Madeira’s warm Mediterranean climate makes this a great destination for beach holidays, yet this archipelago of four islands off the coast of Portugal is far from being just another beach destination. Full of breathtaking scenery, Madeira has amazing hiking opportunities across striking and sometimes rugged landscapes, or, if hiking is too much you can take a leisurely stroll through attractive gardens. Known for its numerous cable cars, no trip to Madeira is complete without taking at least one cable car ride, and it’s rich in culture too! Our top 10 things to do in Madeira gives you all the details of the islands’ best attractions.
Turin is a very elegant city, filled with stately buildings, grand boulevards, and attractive parks that some might say rival Paris. But with Turin, it’s only in more recent years that this city, the capital of the Piedmont region of Italy, has become a tourism hot spot for visitors from around the world. Turin is not just a place where you can wander along its streets and soak in its atmosphere; it’s the home city of the FIAT motor company, and it gave the world the first saleable hard chocolate. Come discover all that this appealing city has to offer, while enjoying the scenic backdrop of the snowy Alps. Our top 10 things to do in Turin will have you packing your bags, ready to go!
If you think that Malaga is ‘just another city on the Costa del Sol’, think again! Steeped in history and culture, Malaga is actually one of the oldest cities in the world and has far more to offer than beaches and bars. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga today boasts many art museums and architectural sites, but it has many other faces too. If you want to relax on the beach one day, you can then spend another shopping and dining in the city’s excellent restaurants, and if the bar scene is your thing, enjoy endless evenings in Malaga’s many friendly bars. If you’re planning a visit, read on to discover our recommendations for the 10 best things to do in Malaga.
Spelt Majorca and Mallorca, whichever way you spell it this island is the largest in the Balearics! Part of Spain, Majorca has been attracting package tourists for decades to its beautiful beaches, nightlife, and great weather, and although the beaches and nightlife are still a big draw for tourists, this island has a lot, lot more to discover, from old towns to beautiful villages, castles, cathedrals, winding mountain roads, and Roman and Moorish remains. Read on to discover what we recommend as the top 10 things to do in Majorca.
The easternmost of Spain’s Canary Islands, Lanzarote boasts a wonderful climate with low rainfall and warm temperatures all year-round. Lanzarote is the perfect destination for a beach holiday, but a trip to this island also gives travelers the chance to see volcanos and other geologic attractions up close, to visit beautiful towns, and interesting museums, and to cruise around on the water. Lanzarote is now appealing to a broader market, including independent travelers, so if you’re wondering what to do in Lanzarote, whether visiting as a couple, as a family, or with friends, read on to discover our top 10 things to do.
Situated just 62 miles (100 km) off the coast of Africa, the island of Fuerteventura is part of Spain’s Canary Islands, though it has many similarities to nearby Africa. The rugged landscape features volcanoes and cliffs that make way to beautiful beaches, and the homes and buildings have an African feel to them. Renowned for being a sun and sand destination, Fuerteventura has many other things to see and do as well. Read on to find out which Fuerteventura attractions should be on your top 10 list.
Back in the 14th century Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Bringing Europe out of the clutches of the Black Death and the Dark Ages, the Renaissance signaled a time of light, beauty and discovery and Florence still very much represents that today. This magical city is the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany, and it attracts millions of tourists every year. Filled with Renaissance art and architecture, monuments, and culture, Florence has enough to keep you busy for weeks. If you’re itching to see the best of the city though, we’ve put together our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Florence.
The capital of Scotland since the 15th century, Edinburgh is known around the world for its historic architecture but also as a center for culture and education. Both its Old and New Towns are listed together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and events like Hogmanay and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival attract thousands of additional tourists to this already popular destination. A great city to visit at any time of the year, Edinburgh has many different attractions. Continue reading to discover our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Edinburgh.
Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is a vibrant and bustling city set on the River Danube. Full of majestic architecture, and brimming with culture, this is one of the most visited cities in Europe and is frequently ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Budapest is a very popular short break destination, but to really be able to get the full flavor of this wonderful city, you’ll need to stay for longer. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a week, narrowing down your choices of what to do in Budapest can be tricky with so many delightful sights to see, that’s why we’ve put together a list of our top 10 things to do in the capital of Hungary.
Bilbao is an inviting blend of striking architecture, surrounded by green hills and beautiful countryside. Known for its wonderful Basque cuisine and ample culture, this city in Northern Spain is far more than just the home of the Guggenheim. Whether you’re a fan of modern architecture of the more traditional styles, Bilbao features both. The city’s cooler climate makes this a great place to visit in the summer months, when many other Spanish cities are sweltering, but be prepared for rainfall at any time of the year. If you’re planning a visit, here are our recommended top 10 things to do in Bilbao.