A European luxury holiday is truly an experience nobody should miss. Europe and luxury are synonymous, and their adjectives are many: exquisite, magnificent, fine, graceful and elegant. A European luxury holiday would spoil any tourist. The charms of Italy and the elegance of France are sought by many a veteran traveller.
To make the most of your European holiday, experience all the charms that are Europe. Some of the best places in Europe, if you are seeking true luxury are Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Croatia and Cyprus. Of course, you should never miss travelling to Switzerland and indulge in their world famous chocolates.
If you are travelling to Spain, you are bound to figure out some way or the other to enjoy your day. Everything in Spain is colourful and fun. Participate in a local fiesta (festival) to get the real feel of el vivo de Español. Spanish food is also a very rich experience. Tapas are a unique assortment of food that comes with your drinks in cafes. They are also served as appetizers before a meal. These are of many kinds, ranging from olives and cheese to seafood.
Then, you should try to catch up with the Spanish art. Works of great masters like Picasso and Goya are displayed in the Miró Foundation in Barcelona. Also, if you are lucky enough, you might visit when there is a football match. You should not miss a football match – after all, Madrid has the top football team. No football match going on? Venture into a Bull fighting arena for this great classic Spanish spectacle. Also, beaches are numerous in Spain. Hire a motorbike and take a drive along one at night to experience what heaven is like. Spain is also great for just lazing around and people-watching. Simply order a coffee and sit outside one of the many cafes.
Travelling to Italy is another magical experience when on holiday in Europe – fine food, finer wine and the best places to see. You cannot visit Italy without calling in to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa or venturing to the Roman ruins. See the whole area – old, but still standing in its own magnificence. The coliseum still stands out, and tells tales of all the great gladiators it has seen.
The wines of Tuscany are especially good, and you should never leave Italy without sampling them. Any romantic escapade to Italy also demands a visit to Venice. Although the streets may be a bit crowded, the whole concept of floating through a city is so enchanting that you will simply be captivated.
Your next stop – France. The travelling mantra says you should visit the Eiffel Tower. Besides that, experience the fine art at the world famous art museum of Paris, Louvre. Also worth every effort of yours is the Notre Dame Cathedral. And, no one can visit France without sampling the fine light croissants and the special cuisine by the famous chefs.
David R HUghes