Europe could be described as home to some of the most beautiful tourist destinations on the planet. Comprising a number of countries, the western part of the continent has a rich and diverse culture. They have become popular holiday destinations for people all over the world for their architecture, traditional cuisine and tourist spots. It is a reminder of some of the biggest events in history – the Black Death, the Renaissance, the Age of Discovery, the Protestant Reformation, the Age of the French Revolution, the Age of the Industrial Revolution and the World Wars. Due to these aspects, tourists and travel-lovers make it a point to visit Western Europe at least once in their lifetime.
Your journey will begin in London, which is reputed to be one of the world’s most important global cities. Have some of the most iconic views of the London skyline while you’re on the London Eye, complete with a glass of chilled Pommery Brut Royal Champagne. If things don’t end there, you must enjoy a cruise on the river of Thames and click some Instagram-worthy photographs. Moving on, you’ll visit our favourites such as Big Ben, the Tower Bridge and the Buckingham for a complete London experience. However, don’t forget to visit the lesser-known favourites such as the quaint neighbourhood of Little Venice, the awe-inspiring Eltham palace and the picturesque Camden passage. Treat yourself to an English meal with fish and chips, cream-and-jam-filled scones, toffee pudding and Eton Mess (a dessert made from whipped cream, meringue and strawberries) while you’re travelling!
The next major stop would be in Paris, where you would be treated to a number of interesting destinations. Apart from the classic Eiffel Tower, check out some of the more unusual destinations in time. Our choices include the grand Opera of Paris, the historic Grand Palais and Petit Palais, and the famous monument of Arc de Triomphe. All of these destinations have their own history, but keep your eyes out for the various forms of colourful street art in and around this beautiful city. A secret: the streets of Rue Crémieux is the perfect background for your social media pictures, trust us! If you’re hungry from all that travelling, gorge on Parisian favourites such as the duck confit, French onion soup and couscous. However, try croissants, crépes, éclairs and macaroons if you’d like something sweeter.
And with that, we come over to Switzerland – the land of the Alpine mountains. If you’re fortunate enough, you’d be blessed with the breath-taking views of Mount Jungfrau and Mount Titlis. If you’re looking for something closer to home, visit the Jungfraujoch Ice Palace for a lifetime experience. If that’s not all, take a city tour to Lucerne and click pictures at the Lion Museum and the Chapel Bridge. Also, pay a visit to the Rhine River falls (one of the largest waterfalls in the entire European continent). Switzerland is renowned for its cheeses and chocolates, but you can try their cheese fondue, biberli (gingerbread), Haselnusslebkuchen (hazelnut gingerbread) and the Basler flour soup at mealtimes. If you’re visiting at Christmas, try their special dry honey biscuits called Tirggel for sure!
Austria is best known for its gorgeous locations, as seen in the classic 1965 musical-drama The Sound of Music. A trip to the famous Swarovski Crystal Garden in Wattens has to be in your bucket list wherein you can treat yourself with crystal jewellery, watches and a host of other things. P.S. Anything bought from here would be a very nice momento for your near and dear ones. Moving on, you can enjoy the cold breeze kissing your cheeks with a sip of tea accompanied with some snacks while amongst The Alps. Your visit would beincomplete without experiencing the ‘Chambers of Wonder’; which is like a cherry on the cake.Some of the most Austrian delicacies include palatschinken (pancakes), wurstsemmel (ham rolls), sausages, apfelstrudel (apple strudel), coffee, hot chocolate and alcoholic drinks, to name a few.
Italy is a country that is known for its art and culture, so you might find some stunning tourist spots over here.Prepare yourselves for a city tour in Venice, city of Romance , floating on the majestic Adriatic sea. You will travel around on a boat, as the buildings are lined with canals and bridges. Pay a visit to the impressive cathedral of Saint Mark’s Basilica, the enclosed Bridge of Sighs and Doge’s palace, which is built in the Gothic style of architecture.
Next you will visit the world-famous Leaning Tower of Pisa, which is listed as one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the other surrounding monuments as well, such as the beautiful Florence Cathedral and Baptistery. The Piazza deiMiracoli is home to some of the finest specimens of Italian medieval art and should form part of your itinerary.
The last spot on your journey shall be Rome, where history and civilisation begun, a city renowned for the grand stadium of Circus Maximus and the central hub of Piazza Venezia. The most ancient amphitheatre, Colloseum , still standing in its mighty glory , the worlds most visited Trevi Fountain, which brings back Luck to you and many more attractions in this city are a Must Visit. Sample a variety of Italian foods such as pizza, lasagne, ribollita (vegetable soup thickened with bread), risotto, truffles, gelato, tiramisu and much more. The list simply does not end here, so keep exploring.
In the end, Neem Holidays should be the perfect choice when planning a trip to Western Europe. With our experienced tour guides and a well-planned itinerary at hand, you will indeed be promised an unforgettable vacation. Make use of our Enchanting Europe package to make the holiday of your dreams come true.