Wondering how to make your ultimate Europe adventure truly epic? Europe is a diverse continent - it's steeped in history and offers adventures ranging from beach holidays to winter getaways.
But it's more than just a continent full of pretty sights.
In Europe, you can tick so many things off your travel bucket list. If you’re not sure where to start, we can give you some awesome ideas.
Wine Tasting in Tuscany
Tuscany is famous for being home to some of the world’s most renowned Renaissance architecture and artwork. But it’s also a haven for those who love a sip of fine wine. If you’re a wine connoisseur, you’ve probably swilled a few glasses of world-famous wines such as Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. If you really know your stuff, you’ll know they all come from Tuscany.
Go on a wine-tasting tour in Tuscany, and you’ll see sweeping views of rolling landscapes and vineyards that make those wine teasers extra delicious.
Paragliding in Lauterbrunnen
Some people like to relax with a glass (or bottle) of wine to blow off steam. Adventure seekers prefer to get their blood pumping, and there’s no better place in Europe to get your fill of adrenaline than Lauterbrunnen, a mountainous village in Switzerland. When the weather allows, paragliding tours depart from alpine summits such as Jungfrau, Eiger, Jungfraujoch and Schilthorn so you can see all Switzerland's natural beauty from above!
Hiking in Grunau
Prefer climbing up mountains than gliding in between them? Grunau, a village in North Austria, is one of the best European locations for hiking. And, fewer tourists visit here than other popular hiking destinations such as the French Alps.
Mountainous landscapes, tranquil lakes and dense forests make Grunau a nature-lover’s paradise. While you’re here, check out the Cumberland Wildlife Park and Lake Odseen. If you enjoy the climb but can’t stand the descent, pack your skis and head over to the snow-capped peaks of Kasberg during winter, when ski resorts burst into life.
La Tomatina, otherwise known as the Tomatina Festival, is a sight to behold. If you think this celebration is all about showing off organic produce, you’re very wrong. Every year, at least 2,000 people head to the Valencian town of Bunol to take part in ‘The Tomato Battle.’ Don’t worry – you’ll be completely safe. All tomatoes must be squashed before being hurled at Tomatina guests.
Food Markets in Barcelona
Everybody travels for different reasons, whether it’s to visit iconic landmarks or simply mix with the locals. But we all need to eat, and travel gives us the perfect excuse to broaden our culinary horizons. With around 40 markets dotted around the city, Barcelona is the perfect holiday destination for foodies. For fresh fish dishes, head to La Boqueria. Want to eat like a local? The Santa Caterina Market is worth a visit.
Northern Lights on The Lofoten Islands
The Lofoten Islands are admittedly cold due to their location above the arctic circle. But that’s no reason not to visit. During summer, the days can last for 24 hours. When winter comes, the sun is barely ever visible, making way for a natural phenomenon that can only be seen under the cover of night – the Northern Lights. Fishing has been a long tradition with the people of the Lofoten Islands – be prepared to eat a lot of delicious seafood.