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Top 8 Must-Have Experiences in Europe

9th October 2018

There's enough on the continent of Europe to keep you exploring for a lifetime. We've picked a few iconic experiences not to be missed!

Indulge in the quintessential British experience, Afternoon Tea at the Ritz 

In the spectacular and lavish Palm Court, London, sit back and marvel at the mouth-watering pastries, finely cut sandwiches, scones with clotted cream, and London’s most exclusive range of teas as the elegant chandeliers glimmer above you. The Ritz’s unforgettably British charm will put a smile on your face for years to come.

 

Join a Flamenco show in Granada

In the wonderfully diverse region of Andalusia, Flamenco dancing has been a form of expression and storytelling for generations. For the most authentic experience, find one of the many cave houses in Granada where you’ll find small crowds and narrow walls. The experience is seductive, uplifting, and intimate, and it will have you tapping your kitchen floor and clicking your fingers long after you have left Granada. 

 

Immerse yourself in the raucous atmosphere of Andre Rieu’s Maastricht in Holland

Book a table in the timeless, Vrijthof Square, and listen, as the master of contemporary classical entertainment transforms sleepy Maastricht into a party that will have you up and dancing in no time. 

 

Devour Pintxos in San Sebastian

There are few more enjoyable experiences in Europe than eating your way through the romantic seaside town of San Sebastian in northern Spain. Not only is it gorgeous, San Sebastian is a food mecca and world famous for its traditional Pintxos exclusive to Basque country. In a state of pure gluttony, barhop down San Sebastian’s vibrant alleyways and indulge on the most amazing finger food in the world. These bite-sized marvels will dazzle your culinary imagination and speak to your soul. Do not miss the caramelized Brie on bruschetta.

 

Attend a Mozart concert in Imperial Vienna’s, Golden Hall 

The exclusive concerts in the majestic Golden Hall bring to life the timeless music of one of history’s great composers. Dress your best and enjoy a musical experience like no other. Whilst you’re waiting for the concert, head to a local coffeehouse and try the rich and creamy delicacy, the Einspänner coffee. 

 

Eat roast chestnuts at Nuremberg’s magical Christmas Market

Nuremberg’s enchanting Christkindlesmarkt is widely regarded as Germany’s best. It’s hard not to fall in love with the scent of the gingerbread and mulled wine amidst the snowflakes and lights. This experience will make you feel as if you’re walking in a fairytale. 

 

Ride a Gondola in Venice, Italy 

The magic of Venice and her canals must be seen by Gondola at least once. It is one of Europe’s most recognizable experiences. If Venice wasn’t perfect enough, the Gondola serenades you in the romance of this remarkable Italian city. Pictures won’t do it justice, and you will not regret it, ever.

 

The Northern Lights

The best place to see the spellbinding Northern Lights is in Iceland from the warmth of its dazzling azure thermal pools. For top-tier travellers, stay at the incredible Kakslauttanen Arctic resort in Finland, where you can marvel at this natural phenomenon from your luxurious glass Igloo. This is an experience that must be on the bucket list.  

Don't hesitate another minute. Talk to a travel adviser about how you can start ticking these must-have experiences off your bucket list now.