Europe

Budapest

Enjoy castles, cruises, and thermal baths.

Fall is one of the best times of year to experience the Hungarian capital like a local. Wine, food, and arts festivals fill up the city’s calendar, and many are held in storybook-worth spots such as the Buda and Vajdahunyad castles. In early fall, make the most of the warm days and go wine tasting in the Etyek-Buda wine region. When chilly weather sets in, you can take a romantic cruise along the Danube River, indulge in seasonal delicacies by booking a traditional cooking class, or warm up at Budapest’s famous thermal baths.

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Munich, Germany


The king of all beer festivals, Oktoberfest is an iconic event that should be on everyone’s fall bucket list. For the full experience, kit yourself out in a dirndl or lederhosen, snag a table at one of the brewery tents, and feast on traditional Bavarian foods such as pretzels, spaetzle, and bratwurst. While in Munich, take the time to explore Bavaria’s lakes and mountains, visit the fairy-tale Neuschwanstein Castle, or head up to the mountaintop Eagle’s Nest (which is open until October). The region’s famous views are even more impressive when the alpine forests ablaze with colorful foliage. Find things to do in Munich

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Tours in Europe by Country

Below we have listed Attractions, Activities and Tours in Europe, select a country in Europe to view the latest Tours:

Museums & Galleries

Below is our top 10 list of Museums in Europe:

  • Uffizi Gallery, Florence. …
  • The Louvre, Paris. …
  • Museum of Modern Art, New York. …
  • National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Seoul. …
  • National Museum of African American History and Culture, Washington DC. …
  • Acropolis Museum, Athens. …
  • Museum of Qin Terracotta Warriors and Horses, Xi’an. …
  • State Hermitage, St Petersburg.
  • The Museum of-the-Second-World-War-Gdansk-Poland
  • State Hermitage, St Petersburg.

World Heritage Sites

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has designated 171 World Heritage Sites in Western Europe (including international dependencies).
Here is our list of top 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Nubian Monuments, Egypt. …
  • Kathmandu Valley, Nepal. …
  • Cape Floral Region, South Africa. …
  • Machu Picchu, Peru. …
  • Great Barrier Reef, Australia. …
  • Bruges, Belgium. …
  • Yellowstone National Park, USA. …
  • The Great Wall, China.
Italy is the leading European nation with the highest number of UNESCO world heritage sites; 53 of them. Following closely, with 43 UNESCO world heritage sites in each, are France and Germany. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland follows suit with 31 UNESCO world heritage sites.
Italy is home to the largest number of UNESCO world heritage sites in the world.

National Parks

504 national parks
There are 504 national parks in Europe, covering hundreds of thousands of miles of beautiful mountains, valleys, rivers, forests and biodiversity terrain.
The Pembrokeshire Coast Natural Park, located in Wales (UK), was most popular European national park in 2021, with an index score of 95.
Leading national parks in Europe in 2021 (index score)
National park name (Location) Index score
South Downs (United Kingdom) 88
Sarek (Sweden) 88
Vatnajökull, Iceland
Located in the south of Iceland, get ready to be immersed in ice, volcanoes, glaciers, cliffs, craters and waterfalls. It’s actually the largest national park in Europe and is made up of three parks in one: Jökulsárgliúfur National Park, Caldera of Askja and Skaftafell National Park.
Europe’s best theme parks
  1. Disneyland Paris. The most popular theme park in Europe, Disneyland Paris attracts nearly ten million visitors per year. …
  2. PortAventura Park, Spain. …
  3. Europa-Park, Germany. …
  4. Tivoli Gardens, Denmark. …
  5. Parc Astérix, France. …
  6. Gardaland Resort, Italy. …
  7. Alton Towers, UK. …
  8. Ferrari Land, Spain.

National Parks in Europe

Whether you’re into fair-weather walks, extreme adventure activities, or sunny seaside sightseeing, the great European outdoors has got you covered the length and breadth of the continent. From primeval woodland on the Belarus-Poland border to the wuthering heights of the Yorkshire Dales, here are our picks for 10 must-visit national parks in Europe.

Yorkshire Dales National Park

England

Southern Howgill Fells in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Photo: Kevin Eaves / Shutterstock England Rolling heather-clad moorland, quintessential English vistas, starry night skies, and a network of limestone caves comprise the Yorkshire Dales National Park in northern England, also home to Bolton Abbey and Wensleydale Creamery. From the lush low-lying dales to the craggy, windswept peaks of Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent—part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge—the Yorkshire Dales National Park is one of the best places to enjoy the great European outdoors, whether on foot, by bike, or train.

Soomaa National Park, Estonia

Estonia

A major bird-watching region and stretch of protected wetlands in south-western Estonia, Soomaa National Park is made up of peat bogs, grassland, dunes, forests, and rivers. Visit in one of Soomaa’s five distinct seasons—the classic four plus high-water season—to enjoy this overlooked national park on foot year-round, or by traditional dugout canoe from April to October. In winter, strap on your snowshoes or skis to explore the frozen bogs.

Plitvice Lakes National Park

Croatia

The UNESCO-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park was the first designated national park in Croatia, and remains to this day one of the country’s most popular destinations. Comprised of 16 interconnected and enticingly jewel-toned lakes—ranging from shocking blue to sultry greens and greys depending on the time of day—Plitvice Lakes National Park is crisscrossed by sinuous wooden boardwalks that weave across the water, way-marked hiking trails, and cascading falls that will make you glad you left the house.

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Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park

Spain

Spain’s answer to the Lake District, Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park in the Pyrenees is Catalonia’s only national park. Marked by pine forests, shimmering lakes, peat bogs, and rugged peaks, the park is popular among hikers, climbers, and bikers alike. But the real magic of Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park lies in its seasonality—in winter, the park is an ideal spot for skiing, snowshoeing, and sledding. Come sunny summertime, trekking and rock climbing take the lead.

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Snowdonia National Park

Wales

Occupying a vast swath of north Wales, the Snowdonia National Park encompasses a beachy coastline, the country’s tallest peak, and Wales’ largest natural lake. Come for the myriad hiking trails, mountain biking center, and adventure activities, from below-ground trampolines to ziplines and toboggans. Then, stay for the culture of Welsh-speaking villages such as Beddgelert and Betws-y-Coed, fresh mountain air, and a triptych of nearby castles—Caernarfon, Conwy, and Harlech.

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