Surrounded by the turquoise waters of the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, the European continent has an unimaginable wealth of history and culture. The alluring canals of Venice, Moorish palaces of Andalucia and Napoleonic magnificence of Paris leave every visitor awestruck. When talking about the heritage of the continent, Central Europe, which has been the centre of historic events like the two World Wars, gets an honorary mention. The countries in this region are thronged by hordes of cultural enthusiasts all round the year. Here is a list of some of the best destinations, where tourists can go for a vacation by opting Europe holiday packages.
Famed for its rich history, local beers and ornate castles, the Czech Republic is among the most visited tourist destinations in the continent. Also known as Czechia, it includes the historical territories of Moravia, Czech Silesia and Bohemia that are collectively called the Czech Lands.Situated in Prague, the national capital, Charles Bridge is a historical stone river crossing, constructed under the fosterage of King Charles IV. While here, tourists can treat their eyes to scenic vistas of the medieval buildings all around. Built in the 9th century, Prague Castle is the residence of the president as well as a popular attraction. You can wander through its palaces, museums, courtyards and gardens, admiring the largest such complex in the world. Other spots that can be visited here with Europe packages are the Prague National Gallery, Prague Jewish Museum, Spilberk Castle, Old Town Square, Podyji National Park and Kampa Island.
Featuring a landscape, comprising rivers, forests, beaches and mountain ranges, Germany is a popular tourist hotspot. Historically called the land of poets and thinkers, the country has a culture, which has been shaped by intellectual and popular currents. It is well known for aspects, such as local Christmas customs and the Oktoberfest. It has 41 UNESCO-listed properties, further cementing its place as a destination worthy of a visit. Deutschland, as it is called locally, has numerous points of interest, including the 19th-century Romanesque Revival palace, Neuschwanstein Castle. Situated on a hill, the palace has richly painted walls and intricate mosaics on the floor. Brandenburg Gate in Berlin is one of the most renowned landmarks of the nation. This 18th-century Neo-Classical monument, designed by Carl Gotthard Langhans, has sculptures of four horses on top. While in Deutschland on Europe tours, holidaymakers can also head to Europa-Park, Cologne Cathedral, Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie Museum, and the castles of Heidelberg and Hohenschwangau.
Located in the Carpathian Basin, Hungary has one of the most famous folk traditions in the world. It stands out artistically with detailed paintings on the ceiling and walls of the churches in the Bereg region, and Holloko embroidery on skirts, slippers and smocks. Besides, Hungarian folk music, played on ethnic instruments, will give you immense joy. Hungary is studded with architectural landmarks like medieval townhouses, Roman ruins, Neo-Classical buildings and art nouveau bathhouses. People, coming here on their holidays in Europe, can visit Chain Bridge, Fishermans Bastion, Hungarian State Opera House, City Park, Hungarian National Museum and Citadella. You can also head to the prominent Szechenyi and Lukacs thermal baths in Budapest.
Lined by the glittering Baltic Sea, Poland is renowned for its Jewish heritage and medieval architecture. The nation has rich cultural wealth, visible in its 54 monuments and 14 UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dating back to the 13th century, the Main Square in Krakow is one of the largest medieval town squares in Poland. Spread across 40000 sq metres, this square is best known for its lively street life and as host to the biggest events in the nation. Situated in the Wilanow district, Wilanowski Palace reminds of the rich culture of the Polish state. The museum and park within the palace host concerts and cultural events, including Summer Royal Concerts and International Summer Early Music Academy. Besides, Wroclaw Zoo, Tatra Mountains, Polish Aviation Museum, Royal Castle, Lazienki Palace, Wroclaw Town Hall and Stolowe Mountains National Park can also be visited during Europe travels in Poland. With so much to see and do, the central part of the continent will surely become as much popular as the western one.