Europe is the worldwide leader in tourism, with more than 500 million travelers visiting every year. From winter activities in the Alps to water sports on the Azure coast, Europe offers a wide diversity of experiences one can think of. Visitors can enjoy the most scenic places all year long and pick the destinations that interest them most. Looking for unforgettable holidays and exceptional adventures, it will definitely take a lifetime to explore all of Europe's wonders on one’s bucket list. Here are ten highly-rated European experiences to try in 2022.
10 Take A Nighttime Boat Tour Along The Seine River With A Romantic Dinner
Paris is always a good idea! A charming way of experiencing the beauty of Paris is by embarking on a romantic dinner cruise with loved ones along the Seine River. The boat will float past the most popular monuments, such as the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, and Ile de la Cité. There is no better way to enjoy the magical view from an onboard dining room while having a 3-course meal of French cuisine, accompanied by wine and live music entertainment.
- Price: The Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise has a starting price of USD 122.41 per person.
9 Sintra And Cascais Day Trip From Lisbon, Portugal
The capital of Portugal not only offers an unforgettable experience for party lovers but also meets early birds’ expectations. It’s worth taking a day trip from Lisbon to visit the historic and famous towns of Sintra and Cascais and get a glimpse of the magical nature surrounding the towns. Activities involve walking around Cascais, a seaside resort lined with palaces, gardens, and parks, and discovering its scenic beaches. People will also enjoy discovering the Sintra fairytale town and head to Pena Park’s caves, Sintra Natural Park, and the bluffs of Roca Cape.
- Tip: It is recommended to visit the restaurants and bars and then spend the rest of the day by the fantastic beaches in Cascais.
- Price: This tour price starts at USD 87.95
8 A Day Trip From Vienna To Spitz
With its natural preserved features and lakes, Vienna offers the perfect setting to relax and zoom out from hectic day-to-day life. An ideal way to discover Vienna’s rich culture is to take a boat trip departing from Vienna down to the Wachau Valley. On the way to Spitz, visitors admire the vineyards and forests surrounding the Danube River and visit the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. It is worth ending the day at the picturesque Melk and enjoying the landscape of the baroque churches across the valley.
- Price : The Melk Abbey and Danube Valley tour has a starting price of USD 92.87 per person.
7 A Day Tour From Florence To Discover Tuscany’s Best Regions
Known for its natural hills, best wineries, delicious food, and amazing weather, Tuscany is best experienced through a guided day tour heading from Florence. The first stop will be in Siena to admire its famous Gothic Cathedral, followed by a delicious Tuscany organic lunch in the Chianti hills. Finally, it is worth walking in the streets of San Gimignano before heading to see the famous leaning Pisa tour.
- Price: The Tuscany Day Sightseeing Tour from Florence has a starting price of USD 68.69
6 Discover The Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour, Croatia
The Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the most famous sites in Croatia. It is worth exploring this forest reserve by going on a relaxed air-conditioned vehicle-guided tour, admiring the stunning Lakes, and cascading waterfalls framed by mountains. Unfortunately, it is not allowed to swim in the park. However, it is interesting to see the prehistoric caves around the site.
- Tip: This site is very busy during summer; it is always better to reserve a spot in advance and in the early morning to avoid mid-day bus tours.
- Price: The Plitvice Lakes National Park Tour from Split pricing has a starting price of USD 62.44 per person
5 Discover Two Fairytale Castles On A day Tour From Munich, Germany
Apart from Oktoberfest, Munich has much more to offer. Not very far from the city are situated the fairytale castles of King Ludwig II: Neuschwanstein and Linderhof, which can be seen through a day-guided journey from Munich. On route to the destination, one should cherish the splendid scenery of Bavaria. It is possible to tour Neuschwanstein's interior castle, known to have inspired the Disney Cinderella Castle, and have lunch at the Hohenschwangau nearby village.
- Price: The Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace Day Tour from Munich has a starting price of USD 62.34 per person
4 The Scottish Highlands Day Excursion From Edinburgh
The Scottish Highlands is the ideal destination to visit for an unforgettable experience in Scotland. From Harry Potter to James Bond movie settings, people enjoy a live movie show while visiting the highlands. Not to forget the other popular sites of Glencoe town and Loch Ness. It is recommended to take a cruise along Loch Ness and take a picture of the monster “Nessie” before heading to the incredible Glencoe valley, made famous after the release of the Braveheart movie.
- Price: Loch Ness, Scottish Highlands, Glencoe & Hairy Coos Tour from Edinburgh price starts at USD 74.16 per person.
3 Join The 6 Hours Ibiza Beach Hopping Cruise
Nothing beats a summer vacation in beautiful Ibiza. Not only is the Balearic island known for its lively nightlife, but it is also home to yoga retreats, quiet villages, and stunning beaches. The Ibiza beach hopping cruise will allow people to visit wonderful west beaches: The Cala Bassa and Cala Conta. This incredible experience involves sunbathing in gorgeous turquoise water, snorkeling, and paddle surfing in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Tip: People can have lunch at one of the three different restaurants at each of the beaches.
- Price: The Ibiza Beach Hopping Cruise price starts at USD 67.65
2 Experience Jungfraujoch And Bernese Oberland In The Swiss Alps
Grindelwald, a beautiful village in Switzerland, is best experienced with an expert guide by taking a trip by a luxury coach from the Bernese Oberland region. People will also have the chance to witness the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Jungfraujoch mountain pass. All this and more can be explored while stopping in picturesque Interlaken by taking an unforgettable tour of Jungfraujoch and Bernese Oberland in the Swiss Alps from Zurich.
- Price: This Swiss Alps day trip from Zurich has a starting price of USD 283.05
1 Three Greek Islands Worth Visiting From Athens
Hydra, Egina, and Poros islands can be explored on a full-day cruise starting in Athens. People will enjoy the island-hopping and make the most of their day discovering each one's particular beauty. Apart from the perfect sea view and delicious Greek food served aboard, the cruise will be animated by a folklore show and a live documentary about each island’s culture. If one wishes to discover Egina's Temple of Aphaia, a private guided tour is also available.
- Price: The Hydra, Poros, and Egina Day Tour from Athens price starts at USD 135.55