Now’s the Time to Cross the Pond!

Posted on 12/04/2023

A vacation in Europe offers a chance to see thriving cities, breathtaking countryside, fairytale castles and the world's finest museums. Enjoy a palate of pleasures for the senses — enticing, entrancing and exciting. Watch history come alive, savor new foods, shop for exquisite fashion, enjoy top-notch theater, and discover new passions. Visit fairytale castles where kings and queens walked the halls. Whether you plan a full day of sightseeing or a long afternoon sitting at a sidewalk cafe, vacations in Europe are perfectly magical and undeniably magnificent.

London

A diverse and exciting city with some of the world’s best sights and attractions, London is an international capital of culture, music, education and fashion. London is home to a bevy of English bobbies, avant-garde fashion, double-decker buses and pubs filled with “football” fans. England’s capital is teeming with noteworthy sights, from the Tower of London to Abbey Road. Take a dinner cruise along the Thames River, which provides a stunning backdrop to many of the city’s top tourist attractions. With so much to see and do, it’s hard to narrow down the long list of reasons to visit this legendary city.

Tower Bridge
This iconic symbol of London is best viewed from the River Thames, aboard a boat cruise or on 
the flanking pedestrian boardwalks.

Westminster Abbey
Westminster Abbey is England’s coronation church and the final resting place of its great kings, queens, poets, musicians, scientists and politicians.

Buckingham Palace
Indulge in royal fever with a glimpse of Buckingham Palace and the Changing of the Guard ceremony.

Rome

Every year, millions of tourists from around the globe come to the Eternal City to admire the treasures and masterpieces of Roman art and architecture. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and it is a city that is best enjoyed leisurely, like a full-bodied glass of wine. Iconic sites like The Vatican, Trevi Fountain, Spanish Steps, Roman Forum and St. Peter’s Square will both astonish and inspire you. Add fascinating  grand history and exuberant street life, and no other city comes close to making your dream Rome holiday a reality.

Spanish Steps
One of Rome’s most popular attractions, the Spanish Steps, is a majestic Roman Baroque style staircase encircled by elegant hotels, upscale boutiques and chic cafes.

St. Peter’s Basilica
Dominating Rome’s skyline, St. Peter’s Basilica houses sacred relics, the Vatican Museums and the world-famous Sistine Chapel.

Trevi Fountain 
One of the most famous Baroque fountains in Italy, Trevi Fountain is where many believe the tradition of throwing a coin into the fountain assures your return to Rome.


Paris

The French make life's simplest pleasures a palate for the senses. Famous for its wines, sophisticated culture, fashion houses and classical art, Paris is a must-see destination. More than a well-deserved sojourn for the soul, Paris vacations are a soiree for the senses.

Artfully combining rich heritage with metropolitan style, France’s capital is home to countless ways to be entertained and enlightened. Romance, history, culture, fashion and food remain at the epicenter of this culturally diverse city.

Notre Dame Cathedral
One of the most visited monuments in the world, visitors come to admire this 15th-century, Gothic cathedral's stained glass windows, towering steeple and iconic gargoyles.

Sidewalk Cafes
Serving as the center of social life, Paris’ sidewalk cafes are more than a place to sip coffee — its a deliciously French tradition.

Iconic Museums
With more than 130 museums in Paris, it's easy to get lost in the great masterpieces that are housed here, including the Musee d'Orsay and The Louvre.

 

Barcelona

Flanked by the Mediterranean Sea, Barcelona is a 2,000-year-old city, steeped in cultural heritage, vibrant art and impressive architecture. From the scenic Barceloneta district to the Gothic Quarter, Barcelona is sure to bring joy to travelers of every age. In addition to the beaches, carnivals, festivals, street performers, fantastic food, eye-popping murals and striking edifices, the real star of Barcelona is its friendly people.

Sagrada Familia 
Founded in 1882 by architect Antoni Gaudi, construction of this one-of-a-kind UNESCO World Heritage basilica continues today and is expected to be completed in 2026.

La Boqueria
The Mercat de Sant Josep de la Boqueria is a large public market and foodie heaven on Las Ramblas, a major pedestrian thoroughfare.

Magic Fountain
The four columns shown are part of the Magic Fountains of Montjuïc, which offer an impressive light, music and color display in the evenings, with the national museum at the top of the hill.
 

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