- By John
- On Sep 30, 2018
- Travel Tips
This is a great introduction to Europe. By starting in London, you get your first taste of Europe without a language barrier. Ride the London Eye, tour the Tower of London, explore the amazing British Museum, ride the Underground, and even take the double-decker bus tour through the city. Take the cheap tour to Europe, begin to travel by Chunnel to get to Paris and spend several days exploring this gorgeous city. And then to Gothenburg, Edinburgh, Reykjavik and Istanbul.
Gothenburg, Sweden’s largest port city, truly has it all; it’s home to some of Sweden’s most iconic art and design, Volvo’s manufacturing, and a great foodie scene. If you find yourself with a hankering for nature while in Gothenburg, head out to the Archipelago of Gothenburg, where you’ll find scenic, car-free islands waiting to be expored.
The gorgeous, elegant capital of Scotland, Edinburgh is an epicentre of history and culture. In Edinburgh, do some shopping on Princes Street, wander around the Old Town, hike up to Edinburgh Castle, and visit Holyrood Palace.
Not only is the Icelandic capital of Reykjavik home to the iconic Blue Lagoon, it also boasts a fabulous arts scene, lots of historical attractions, wild nightlife, and drool-worthy cuisine. During your weekend in Reykjavik, plan on taking a food tour, hit up one of the renowned jazz café’s, sign up for a whale watching or puffin tour, and for awesome views, stop in at the Hallgrimskirkja Church.
A city straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is both a major cultural and commercial hub. Over your weekend, make sure to visit the Blue Mosque (there are some excellent views from the top), do some shopping at Grand Bazaar, visit the Hagia Sophia Museum, visit a Turkish Bath, and don’t forget to try the coffee!