Europe offers much more than the London Bridge, Eiffel Tower and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Walk past the ‘typical touristy attractions’ and explore a number of unique experiences that Europe comprises of, you will certainly be left surprised, asking for more.
We present to you 15 such Eurotrip experiences that you would regret if you skip!
1. Get spooked at the Dracula’s Castle, Romania
A visit to the Bran Castle, popularly known as the Dracula’s Castle is a must indulge experience for vampire lovers on their Euro trip. Although most certainly there exists no real vampire in the splendid medieval castle (hopefully), the dark haunting passages and spooky rooms of this 14th century palace makes you shudder with the thought of a possible encounter.
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2. Get high on adrenaline in Switzerland’s ski resorts!
Blessed with one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, Switzerland is among every ski enthusiast’s universal favourites! A Euro trip is incomplete without indulging in the heart racing adventure sport in Switzerland’s outstanding ski slopes. You can plan your visit in accordance with the different winter music festivals that take place in Switzerland so that you can groove to some outstanding music after you are done skiing.
3. Experience Nature at its best at Northern Light Sky in Finland!
Very few things can be as romantic as the sky lit by the Northern lights. Its the best pace to fall in love or to propose your crush. The gorgeous snowscape terrain, glorious lights and the seclusion Saariselka are worth falling in love with. The best way to observe the Northern Lights within the comforts of a heated glass igloo at the kakslauttanen Arctic Resort in Saariselka!
4. Party like there is no tomorrow at the Budapest Bath Parties, Hungary
It doesn’t get hotter than this! Partying in one of Budapest’s many steam pools with awesome music, in the company of the hottest young people of Europe is something that just cannot be missed!
5. Drive across themed roads in Bavaria, Germany
Each road trip lays the foundation of an interesting story, Bavaria however gives you a kickstart by offering roads of different themes like the Castle road, Romantic road, or Sisi road! Brush up your medieval history in some of Bavaria’s Castles or challenge yourself to adrenaline rushing adventure sports, a drive through Bavaria offers kickass versatile experiences.
6. Get Underground in Slovenia!
Slovenia boasts of more than 10 Thousand caves, sneak into one of them and you shall be awestruck by a unique world full of magical, outworldly structures! You can take the thrilling underground cave ride at the Postojna cave,or click selfies along with the outworldly underground creatures.
7. Get up and close with an active volcano!
A volcano is the perfect example of the adage – ‘The things that are the most attractive are sometimes the most dangerous too!’ A night hike up the Stromboli volcano can be extremely rewarding, as it offers spectacular views, and if you are lucky you can witness mild fireworks from a safe distance.
8. Feel alive at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival!
Spell binding performances galore at the world’s largest arts festival. The festival hosts performances across different art forms like Cabaret, Children’s shows, Comedy, Dance, Physical Theatre & Circus, Music, Musicals and Opera, Spoken Word and Theatre. This has to be on your bucket list if you want to witness the bests talents and surprising amateurs ‘live’.
9. Train Journey on the Trans Siberian Railway, Russia
There are very few things that can be as rewarding as a train journey spanning 8 days through 8 different time zones on the world’s longest railway across the vast Eurasian landscape of Siberia.
10. The Italian ‘buon appetito’ experience at Amalfi Coast along the Mediterranean
Known all over the word for its delicious and versatile cuisine, a culinary tour across the country’s Amalfi Coast is a must indulge experience for food lovers and for non-food lovers to fall in love with food & the place!
Sample the delicious truffles of Umbria, savour the delicious wines of Tuscany, enthrall your taste buds with Mediterranean flavours of the coastal towns, visit the cheese factories in Emila Romagna and if you want to take away the delicacies to anywhere you go and eat them anytime you want, learn the skill of cooking them from the plethora of cooking trips options available across the country!
11. Hot Air Balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey
If you ever had a childhood dream of visiting magical places of the fairytales that you adored, you must definitely take the Hot Air Balloon ride in Turkey’s Cappadocia. The view from the hot air balloon over unreal moonscape terrain, full of hills resembling butterscotch swirl ice cream, chapels, underground caves, volcanic peaks and fairy chimneys is spellbinding.
12. Support the winning team at an Ashes Test Match at Lords, England
For a cricket lover, a Eurotrip is incomplete without watching the most intense cricket rivals at war in ‘The Home of Cricket’. The best part is since India doesn’t play the Ashes, you can support the team that looks strong at that point of time !
13. Hop from one country to another within seconds !!!
Of the many things to do in Europe, visit the international border to be in two countries at the same time! The Border town of Baarle-Nassau in Netherlands and Baarle Hertog in Belgium are unique for the way they split through restaurants, shops and even homes.
14. Enjoy the classic Moulin Rouge experience
The birthplace of the Can-Can Dance and inspiration of cabarets worldwide, you just cannot afford to skip the Moulin Rouge in your Eurotrip! Get awestruck by talented (ahem) performers as you sit back and enjoy the finest Parisian evenings with a glass of fine wine.
15. Live your wildest dreams in De Wallen – Windows of Amsterdam
Post hitting puberty every man dreams of a street where on either side would be scantily clad babes demonstrating their talents. Your fantasy land exists in Amsterdam where the hottest bods try to seduce you from behind huge glass windows across in De Wallen; also known as the red light district of Amsterdam. After all something that is illegal almost everywhere else is legal there.
We are sure that each of the above mentioned experiences will leave you asking for more. Do share with us your lists of such unconventional experiences in Europe.
Further Read: 12 Things You Don’t Need On Your European Packing List
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