The Christmas holidays are nearing and you are probably wondering where you and your family can go this winter for a nice, much-needed vacation. There are so many places to visit in Europe, so many things to see that it will take you more than one vacation to see the whole of this continent.
Vacation Spots in Europe
You must be familiar with all the countries in Europe. There are 48 nations in this continent and to mention the places for the best spots for winter vacations in all these countries will be a bit of a problem. Here are mentioned the top 10 places to visit in Europe during the winters.
The first name is that of the snow-covered Alps in Switzerland. Whether you want a nice ski vacation, climb mountains, go trekking or just sit back and enjoy the scenic beauty of this beautiful country, this is the place for you. You will never get tired of it.
Do you love the museums, the old historic monuments, the historical theaters, or just like enjoying yourself in some of the cultural events around Christmas? If this is so, then Rome, the capital of Italy, is the place for you.
Be it skiing, cruising, climbing, ice fishing, or just relaxing at the beach, it's all there in Norway. Try out those things which you had never tried at home, hitch a ride on a sledge pulled by dogs, ride on a reindeer, or go and watch the Northern lights.
You can also visit the Vigeland Park in Oslo, or maybe the Akershus Castle, and enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Do not forget to visit Sognefjord and enjoy the best of what Norway has got to offer to its visitors.
One can never leave out Athens while talking about the vacation spots in Europe. If you are a person who simply loves to learn more about the ancient Greek mythology, a visit to this more than 3,000 year old city is a must.
An amazing and ancient city in Greece, the number of places you can visit here will take you a lifetime. The Tower of the Winds, the Arch of Hadrian, the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Odeon of Herodes, and its huge number of islands are just some of the many places that you can visit for a warm winter vacation.
The Old Town Square, the Tyn Church, the Prague Castle, the cobblestone pathways, the streets lines with the old castles, the breathtaking forests. All this covered in a thick blanket of white snow is sure to take you back to the times of the Grimm brothers.
For all those couples who are looking for a romantic getaway this winter, a visit to the romantic city of Paris in France is a must.
Visit all those places that Dan Brown has mentioned in his book Da Vinci Code, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Opera Garnier, and of course, one can never leave out the Eiffel Tower. Fall in love all over again in this romantic city. It is also one of the best shopping destinations in the world, so do not forget to carry enough money.
If it's a warm winter vacation that you are looking for, then how about spending your time on the Tarifa Beach in Spain? This is the place where the Mediterranean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Surfing, windsurfing, watching the dolphins, or just lazing around, you can do all these here on this beach. Enjoy the beauty of the white sand and the blue sea on one of the best beaches in Europe.
If a Holmes fan, this is the place for you in London. Capital of England, this is the best place for vacation. The places to see here are: Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, Madam Tussauds, Big Ben and Camden Market.
Visiting the Dodge's Palace, the Basilica di San Marco, which is one of the most beautiful building in the world and also an important church, cruising down the Grand Canal, or walking down the Rialto Bridge are some of the things you can do if you visit Venice.
Looking for some places where you can ski and snowboard to your heart's content? Then, Chamonix is the place where you and your family should be this winter.
Now that you have the list of places you can travel to in Europe, have you decided where you will be heading to this winter? Just make sure that you make all the preparations beforehand and that you carry enough money with you. Bon Voyage!