Recent Searches
Clear
Things to do in Europe

Things to do in  Europe

Welcome to Europe

Whatever type of traveler you are, Europe’s multi-faceted appeal is guaranteed to excite and inspire. Take an Italian cooking class after visiting the Colosseum; enjoy the feisty flamenco and architectural grandeur of Spain; sip beachfront beers in Greece, Portugal, and Croatia; and explore the undisputed capital of cool, Berlin. Fine French fare and the Eiffel Tower make Paris a must, while the Swiss Alps, Scottish Highlands, and Austrian lakes are unmissable for staggering natural landscapes. Finally, stray from the beaten track in Romania, the Czech Republic, and Hungary, before heading to the cosmopolitan Scandinavian capitals for cutting-edge cuisine or visiting good old England, which has historical appeal galore.

Top 10 attractions in Europe

#1
Colosseum

Colosseum

star-568,389
The Colosseum has been a symbol of Rome since 80 AD, and today it’s a top monument in Italy. Some 50,000 spectators once gathered in the amphitheater’s tiered seats to watch gladiatorial games, and though parts of its original marble facade were pilfered over the years to build the likes of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Colosseum remains remarkably intact 2,000 years later.More
#2
Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia)

star-511,482
Once one of Europe’s oldest drawing schools, Florence’s Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell’Accademia) is now one of the city’s most visited museums, home to one of the world’s most impressive works of Renaissance art—Michelangelo’s 17-foot-tall (5.2-meter-tall) David. Other works on display include 15th- and 16th-century paintings by the likes of Botticelli and Lippi, unfinished Michelangelo sculptures, and a museum of musical instruments.More
#3
Acropolis

Acropolis

star-511,224
An archaeological wonder, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world's most instantly recognizable landmarks, the Acropolis is the star attraction of ancient Athens. Dramatically perched on a jagged clifftop—the so-called sacred rock of Athens—the ruins overlook the modern city and date back to as early as 510 BC.More
#4
Louvre

Louvre

star-4.543,966
Primarily associated with the steady gaze of Leonardo Da Vinci's famous Mona Lisa, Paris' Louvre museum is home to a 35,000-strong collection of paintings and sculptures considered one of the greatest in the world. The contemporary glass Louvre Pyramid heralds the museum's entrance, which millions of tourists flock to every year to feast their eyes on masterpieces that span from antiquity to the 20th century.More
#5
River Seine

River Seine

star-4.527,246
The lifeblood of Paris, the River Seine acts as a dividing line between Paris’ historically sophisticated and bohemian halves; it provides transportation via riverboat and plenty of opportunity for romantic strolls; and its riverbanks are a UNESCO World Heritage Site lined with the city’s top landmarks, including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Musée d’Orsay, Jardin des Tuileries, and the Louvre.More
#6
Santorini Volcano

Santorini Volcano

star-4.55,672
The “Santorini volcano” may refer to two different peaks: the first, Thira, exploded around 1600 BC and ended the thriving Minoan civilization and may have spawned the legend of Atlantis. Millennia of eruptions formed the second “Santorini volcano”—the island of Nea Kameni, drawing visitors eager to hike to the rim of its active crater.More
#7
Roman Forum (Foro Romano)

Roman Forum (Foro Romano)

star-552,336
A sprawling mass of ruins, the Roman Forum (Foro Romano) was once the center of ancient Rome, with temples, courts, markets, and government buildings in full swing until the 4th century AD. While all that remains today is an array of ancient columns and arches, the forum is one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy, and excavations occur to this day. Aside from a lesson in Roman history, visitors can get a great view of the Eternal City from the overlooking Palatine and Capitoline hills.More
#8
St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco)

star-4.59,771
The crown jewel of Venice, St. Mark's Basilica (Basilica di San Marco) is an ornate cathedral which blends elements of Gothic, Byzantine, Romanesque, and Renaissance architecture. Topped by soaring domes and replete with astonishing golden mosaics, the church is so opulent it is known as the Chiesa d’Oro, or the Golden Church.More
#9
Bosphorus

Bosphorus

star-4.57,245
The Bosphorus Strait defines Istanbul. It is the divide between Europe and Asia, and the main connection between the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara. Dotted with parks and elaborate Ottoman mansions, including Dolmabahce Palace, and spanned by three intercontinental bridges, the Bosphorus is the veritable heart of the city.More
#10
Stonehenge

Stonehenge

star-521,915
An archaeological marvel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the world’s most enigmatic tourist attractions, Stonehenge draws up to 1.3 million visitors annually. The site itself—a circle of gigantic stones standing in the heart of the English countryside—is made even more impressive by its mysterious history. Although Stonehenge’s original purpose remains unknown, onlookers gather to admire the 3,500-year-old structure and ponder its astronomical, spiritual, or even supernatural meaning.More

Trip ideas

Harry Potter Tours in London

Harry Potter Tours in London

Top activities in Europe

Skip the Line Ticket Eiffel Tower Summit Priority Access with Host
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Bateaux Parisiens Seine River Gourmet Dinner & Sightseeing Cruise
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Skip the Line: Colosseum Small Group Tour with Roman Forum & Palatine Hill
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Harry Potter Tour of Warner Bros. Studio with Transport from London
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle, and Bath from London
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Stonehenge, Windsor Castle and Bath with Pub Lunch in Lacock
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Small-Group Tour of Colosseum Underground, Arena and Forum
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Eiffel Tower Skip the Line and Small Group Tour with Summit Access by elevator
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Pisa, Siena and San Gimignano Day Trip from Florence Including Lunch
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Skip-the-Line Vatican Museums & Sistine Chapel Group Tour
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Louvre Museum Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Venus de Milo & Mona Lisa
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Small-Group Wine Tasting Experience in the Tuscan Countryside
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Legendary Venice St. Mark's Basilica with Terrace Access & Doge's Palace
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out
Cinque Terre Day Trip with Transport from Florence
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Frequently Asked Questions