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Europe Things to Do

  • Eiffel Tower

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Paris Things to Do

    This is of course a world famous symbol of Paris. Being very bad people, we did not go up it because that would have involved queuing. The Eiffel Tower is situated on the Champ de Mars. It was designed and built by engineer, Gustave Eiffel in 1889. It was originally the entrance arch to the 1889 World's Fair. The Eiffel Tower is 324m high, still...

  • Tower of London

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    London Things to Do

    The Tower of London dates from Roman times. The present building contains nearly 1,000 years of history within its forbidding walls. One of the most popular tourist attractions in England, it is according to paranormal experts the most haunted location in the world. The Tower holds the royal gems because it's still one of the royal palaces,...

  • Colosseum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Rome Things to Do

    On the outside of the Colosseum it is pretty obvious that it is not in its top form and has seen better days. What do you do with an old Roman amphitheater after the fall of the Roman Empire? Well, you can use the stones to build other things, after all, the stones are pre-cut and ready to use – a sort of early Home Depot. Part of St. Peter’s...

  • Sagrada Familia

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Barcelona Things to Do

    The icon of Barcelona! ....and with good reason - Construction commenced over 100 years ago and, having been moved on more than one occasion, its most recent deadline is 2030. Even if you have visited this building before the fact that it is in a constant state of development means that there is always something new to see. For me, having first...

  • Doge's Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Venice Things to Do

    On every visit of the doge's palace I was surprised by the contrast between the brightness, the clear colours and the elegance of the outside facades and the rather dark decoration from the inside of the Doges Palace. The sculptured and gilded wooden ceilings, the paintings of the masters Tintoret, Veronese, Bassano, Palma the Young and others do...

  • Tivoli

    4 out of 5 stars

    Copenhagen Things to Do

    Been there in December, there was a Christmas market. It's a nice place to stroll around. If you're with kids they will love the rides there. There's a entrance fee I just don't remember how much but it was reasonable.

  • Schonbrunn

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Vienna Things to Do

    Visit to Schonbrunn is main attraction in touristic program all touristic arrangements from Balkan area. That was for me too, because that was the way I visit Vienna for first time. That excursion cost 20 euros and including transport with touristic bus (in mine case from Bratislava), visit Schonbrunn palace and park with tour guide on native...

  • Reichstag

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Berlin Things to Do

    Parliament (Reichtag) is one of the most impressive building in Berlin. It was constructed in 1871. In 1933 it is known for a "famous" fire, when probably it was fired by Nazis and made them as one of the most popular party in Germany. After Second World War it was badly damaged, later was not used by purpose, as the parliament was moved to Boon....

  • Buda Castle - Budavar

    Budapest Things to Do

    It was noon when we came across the changing of the Guards in front of the Hungarian Presidential Palace. The crowd watching wasn't that big, although I imagine the crowds would swell in high season. The palace is called Sandor Palota (Alexander Palace), and is located by the Funicular. The display was quite small compared to displays I had seen...

  • Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

    Florence Things to Do

    If you just came from the inside of the Cathedral, then you know how absolutely magnificent and massive this church is. If you are able to climb 463 steps, sometimes rather steep, and are not afraid of heights or claustrophobic, then I highly recommend you make the trek up to the top of the dome. Not only is the view magnificent on nice days, but...

  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Gamla Stan is Stockholm's old town. It is located on an island. It used to be known as the town between the bridges. Gamla Stan dates back to the 13th century. Here you can find Stockholm's impressive baroque royal palace, where we watched the changing of the guard. Stockholm's Royal Palace was built in the 18th century to replace the previous...

  • Churches and monasteries

    Lisbon Things to Do

    I was pleased to find that excavation at the rear of the cathedral had continued since my last visit in 2008. In consequence, the site is much easier to interpret. There are information boards in English and walkways above the excavations, so you can get excellent views of what once was. The dig goes deep enough to expose some of the pre-Roman...

  • Charles Bridge

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Prague Things to Do

    I believe this is one of the "must see" tourist attractions in Prague, the Charles Bridge. Not quite like a circus but it is busy, crowded and touristy. Lots of souvenirs for sale and street performers trying their best to sell CD's and make their tips. The bridge tower is impressive. The views from the bridge are great! It crosses the Vltava...

  • Kilmainham Jail

    Dublin Things to Do

    Kilmainham Jail or Kilmainham Gaol as it is known in Ireland is a former prison where the main rebellious leaders of the Irish Revolution were incarcerated. There is a small museum where you can look at various artefacts from people who were imprisoned. Unfortunately you are not allowed to wonder around the prison on your own, you must take a group...

  • Dachau - Concentration Camp

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Munich Things to Do

    The term holocaust is an ancient word derived from the Greek language—"holos" (whole) and "kaustos" (burned)—but following the conclusion of World War II the term took on an entirely new meaning. The murder of 6 million Jews in killing centers controlled by Nazi Germany in the name of racial purity revealed the cruel lengths to which humans could...

  • Retiro Park

    Madrid Things to Do

    I have mentioned in other tips on tis page that I spent a most relaxing morning wandering round the Retiro Park away from the hubbub of central Madrid and one of the things I stumbled upon was the Estanque or boating lake. In my experience, boating lakes tend to be about the size of a decent jacuzzi and you basically end up going round in such...

  • Manneken Pis

    3 out of 5 stars

    Brussels Things to Do

    I still wonder from were came the idea of building a fountain with the water streaming out a pipi, zizi or as used in Brussels and Brabant dialect a "pisellewiet" or "tichke". What we know is that according to documents from 15th c. there was at the same place already a stone statue called " Juliaenekensborre " or " ‘t Menneken Pist " supplying...

  • Le Seu Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Hard to miss this attraction and has to be on the 'to-do' list of any visitor to Palma. Coming from the airport you get your first view of the Cathedral dominating the city skyline. The outside is fantastic; but take time to check out the interior. The entrance fee is 6 Euro. “Le Seu”, also referred to as the Cathedral of Palma, is a Roman...

  • Benidorm

    Benidorm Things to Do

    Did you know some 4 million visitors each year are testament to the resorts amazing organization and facilities here? With more restaurants, clubs, shops, pubs and bars than you could fit in a lifetime the facts are plain to see; Benidorm really does offer something for everyone. Visit PLAZA TRIANGULAR and be at the place of commercial Benidorm....

  • Duomo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Milan Things to Do

    If you buy the ticket then you will be able to get up on the roof of Cathedral Terraces. Views from the roof of Duomo are stunning. Just have a look at the pictures. When you are on the roof the first your impression is as if you get in the forest of spires. That magnificent masterpiece is worth the money you spent for your visit. Opening times of...

  • Pleasure Beach

    4 out of 5 stars

    Blackpool Things to Do

    The pleasure beach is a large funfair/amusement type park. Its got various rollercoasters including the big one (pepsi max), revelution, grand national to name a few, as well as the iceblast and other thrill rides. There are rides such as ghost train, dodgems, wallace and gromit rides for the less adventurious patrons. Its also has nickeleodan land...

  • Lycabettus Hill

    Athens Things to Do

    There are seven hills in Athens, the Acropolis is the most famous but Lycabettus is the tallest one. Oh, what sweet memories I have from this hill! I used to live in close distance so many times I went up there just for the sunset over the city. Don’t miss the chance and spend some hours to visit the hill. You can climp the stairs and follow the...

  • Canal Boat Tours

    4 out of 5 stars

    Brugge Things to Do

    One of the best ways to see Brugge is on a 30 minute canal tour. You can pick up a canal boat at several departure points across the town and all cost 7 euros for the trip. (2013 prices). The boats all take the same route and this is a nice way to see the town from the canals. Commentary is in Dutch, French, English and German.

  • Chania (City)

    Crete Island Things to Do

    With markets selling all kinds and qualities of leather goods and a really interesting indoor food market Chania Town is worth a visit just for the shopping. The harbour is beautiful with an old mosque providing interesting architecture. Boats leave from here for trips and you can also catch a horse and buggy. Have a wonder around the back...

  • Kremlin

    Moscow Things to Do

    The official website of the Kremlin is: The website gives details about different exhibitions at various museums in the Kremlin, and information about entry times and ticket prices. There is historical information on the website too. The Kremlin, Russia’s seat of power, is much more than a place of government. It is an...

  • Marina Grande

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Beaches are a rarity near Sorrento because of the cliffs But there are a few, the best by far is at Marina Grande, a small fishing village that has now become a part of Sorrento. There are some nice Shops, bars and Restaraunts there and it's a lovely place to take a stroll or relax in a bar and take in the Lovely views or watch the local fishermen.

  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Albufeira Things to Do

    The crazy construction that disfigured Algarve, has (thanks God!) spared the central area of old Albufeira. Now, cleaned and organized for touristy exhibition, the central Albufeira looks good, and, for some minutes, allows us to forget the insanity of exploitation seeking for euros (or dollars, or... just money!) that grew around it.

  • Boat Trips

    Ibiza Things to Do

    Speedboat ‘AIR’. Skipper Neil Wood. I took 3 friends out on Neil’s boat AIR in August 2008 and can honestly say I've never had such a blast. Neil took us everywhere we wanted to go - knowledge of the island was awesome. After a cool morning just blazing around, visiting bays and doing some water skiing and wakeboarding (proper good instruction!!!),...

  • Arthur's Seat

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Arthur's Seat is the main peak of the group of hills which form most of Holyrood Park. The hill itself rises above the city to a height of 250m. It provides excellent panoramic views of the city. Many claim that its name is derived from the myriad legends pertaining to King Arthur, You can watch my 3 min 01 sec Video Edinburgh Arthur's Se

  • Oia Village

    Santorini Island Things to Do

    Like an enormous crescent moon, Santorini encloses the pure blue waters of its caldera, the core of an ancient volcano. Its two principal towns, Fira and Oia (also transliterated as Ia), perch at the summit of the caldera; as you approach by ship, bending back as far as possible to look as far up the cliffs as possible, whitewashed houses look like...

  • Hohensalzburg Fortress

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Salzburg Things to Do

    Hohensalzburg, the home of the Archbishops of Salzburg for centuries, is still a draw, both for what's inside and the views from it. You can stroll around the grounds, enjoy the views from the ramparts, visit the Palace Museum, or tour the fortress itself (the latter must be done with an escorted tour, but there is no additional charge). To get...

  • Oleviste-St.Olav's

    Tallinn Things to Do

    Although the tower of this church is impressively tall, and still dominates the skyline of old Tallinn, it is perhaps hard to believe that for a time (from 1549-1625 when the Eiffel Tower was built) it was, at 159 metres, the tallest building in the world! But so it is claimed by some – and disputed by others! It was intended to serve as a...

  • Vieux Nice - Old Town

    Nice Things to Do

    Wow! One of the best memories of Nice is the old town market called Cours Saleya. Old town, Vieille Ville, is another wow, but this is just about the market. Wake up early, walk from your hotel to the old town plaza and viola! Covered cart after cart of flowers, all kinds, make a rainbow right before your eyes. You can purchase just about any type...

  • Lazienki Park and Chopin's Monument

    Warsaw Things to Do

    I arrived at my hotel, then went for a walk in the cold fresh air. The park is almost next door to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. I was surprised to see two peacocks trying to keep warm, near the Belvedere Restaurant. The other thing that was unusual about the park, was the number of crows flocking around the park and trees - some thousands of them it...

  • Cathedral of Our Lady

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Antwerp Things to Do

    Considered the largest Gothic Cathedral in the lowlands, as it has been rebuilt over the 100's of years there are elements of renaissance, rococco and baroque in the architecture, as well as incredible carvings, as well as paintings by Rubens and many other world class artists. From the 9th to 12th century it was the site of a small chapel....

  • Hermitage

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do One of the main tourist attractions in St Petersburg is The Hermitage Museum and the Winter Palace. Construction of the Winter Palace was commissioned by Empress Elizabeth Petrovna and commenced in 1754 and was completed in 1762. The Architect was an Italian - Bartolomeo Rastrelli (1700-1771). In...

  • Wieliczka Salt Mine

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Krakow Things to Do

    A World Class Attraction: "The Salt Mine of Wieliczka" Note: Temperature in the Wieliczka Salt Mine stays uniform 15 degrees Celsius, i.e. 59 Fahrenheit, round the year. Except it's closed on January 1, Easter Sunday, November 1, December 4, Christmastide (i.e. December 24-25), and December 31. April through Octobervisitors may see the...

  • Soller & Puerto de Soller

    Majorca Island Things to Do

    In Majorca there is a complete Island tour, which takes you through the lovely sights seeing train, to Soller, from there, in a boat to Sa calobra, and from then on a bus through the Tramuntana Sierra, A complete experience through Soller the Mountains and the sea. this tour offer is complete. I booked this journey on an advanced activity booking...

  • Granada Studios

    Manchester Things to Do

    The former studios of the Granada were home to the world famous soap show Coronation street, now moved to media city 2 miles away. This set for the tv show is open to visits until October 2014,filming here stopped at Christmas 2013 and was the 2nd set in its history. There is a great amount to see around the studios not just the rovers return.

  • City walls

    5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    The (mandatory) walk on the walls of Dubrovnik has two different sides: the ocean side and the land side. Most people cover only the ocean side, from where its possible to see the most beautiful points of the city. It's the easiest section with not much to go up and down. To avoid the long lines, our guide made us enter in the southern...

  • Le Jet d'Eau

    4 out of 5 stars

    Geneva Things to Do

    Photos: 1. The Jet d'eau in Geneva harbor. 2. During the European football (soccer) championships in the summer of 2008 a huge ball was suspended above the fountain and kept up in the air by the force of the water. 3. Most people in Switzerland really enjoyed having the football championships in their cities of Zürich, Basel, Bern and Geneva -- but...

  • Romeo & Juliet

    Verona Things to Do

    "Juliet lives here, write to her!" So it says in five languages, right above her mailbox. Evidently people have been writing to Juliet for years, and the letters are answered by her volunteer "secretaries" who are members of the Juliet Club in Verona. There is even a contest every year in February (on Valentine's Day) to choose the most moving...

  • Kauppatori (Market Square & Market Hall)

    Helsinki Things to Do

    Town hall Next to the Market square this is a good restroom spot and they have several fast terminals with free WiFi. Great for us as Internet was 12 euro. Beside making use of the facilities , they have some very interesting art/ photography on display.

  • Vigelandsparken

    Oslo Things to Do

    A friend of mine visited Oslo two years ago and brougt me back a book on Vigeland and his history and the park. Well seeing it in real life was fantastic and he was truly a remarkable sculpture with exciting ideas

  • Reeperbahn - St. Pauli

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Hamburg Things to Do

    St. Pauli is a traditionally working-class district of Hamburg, near the harbor. It includes the red-light district around the Reeperbahn as well as numerous bars and music clubs. The Beatles lived and sang here when they were just getting started, before they became famous. Second and third photos: Family cycling in St. Pauli. Next review: Park...


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  • Jun 5, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    hi everyone, i would like to get an successful trip around Baltic countries, could anyone advice me

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      i live in Finland and i would like to travel around Baltic countries, could someone advice me

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