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Europe Things to Do

  • Eiffel Tower

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    Paris Things to Do

    The Eiffel Tower is the most famous monument in the world, with over 7 million visitors a year it is the most visited monument that you have to pay for in the world. The tower stands 1,007feet high (307m). Built by Gustave Eiffel in 1889 for the Great Exhibition, the tower was designed as a temporary installation, to be dismantled in 1910. However,...

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  • Trevi Fountain - Fontana di Trevi

    4 out of 5 stars

    Rome Things to Do

    This magnificent piece of art was designed by Italian Architect Nicola Salvi and completed by Pietro Bracci. The man standing in the middle is Neptun (God of the Sea) accompanied by 2 tritons It's probably the most famous fountain in the world and the biggest one in Rome. It's also known for making your wishes come true by throwing a coin in it....

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  • Tower of London

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    London Things to Do

    The Crown Jewels were originally kept in Westminster Abbey but after they were stolen in 1303 they were moved to the Tower of London. Although they were recovered, most of them didn’t survive Oliver Cromwell’s Commonwealth. After Charles I’s execution, Cromwell ordered all the treasure to be “totally broken, and that they melt down all the gold...

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  • Sagrada Familia

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    Barcelona Things to Do

    The Segrada Familia is a stunning piece of architecture and a must-see for any visitor to Barcelona. Booking in advance is advisable, plan to go early before the crowds build. It's easy to book on-line, print off your entry bar-code and jump the queues! I took the wrong bit of the e-mail confirmation, but the staff were very helpful and found my...

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  • Palazzo Ducale - Doge's Palace

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    Venice Things to Do

    The gothic-style Doge's Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) is the main tourist attraction of Venice and the historic seat of Venetian government. The palace was the residence of the Doge of Venice, the supreme authority of the Republic of Venice, open to the public since 1923. The ducale palace has on average more than 1 million visitors per year....

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  • Nyhavn

    Copenhagen Things to Do

    I just strolled there on July around noon, shirtless, soaking up the intense sunshine! Very colorful, relaxed and copacetic. Got a beer at a café, very expensive like 13 USD! There was a team doing optical illusion. Rent a bike! that's the way to explore CPH best.

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  • Fisherman's Bastion - Halaszbastya

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Budapest Things to Do

    The term "bastion" made me first believe that I would see a military fortification. There is nothing like that "the Fisherman's Bastion - Halászbástya " looks like a fairytale castle. This may explain its success among tourists. Now if you fear to see here on the Buda hill something like the Castle of Sleeping Beauty at Disneyland set your mind at...

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  • Kilmainham Jail

    Dublin Things to Do

    Kilmainham Gaol today enjoys a certain "celebrity status" as its guest register since it opened in 1796 and closed in 1924 boasts most of the famous political heroes of the fight for Irish Independence. Names such as Eamon De Valera, Joseph Plunkett, Mrs Joseph Plunkett amongst many others can be found over cell doors throughout the prison. The...

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  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The old part of Stockholm is known as Gamla Stan.It is a maze of winding streets,with all sorts of different architecture.The best way to experience the area is just to take a wander and see what you can find.

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  • Stephansdom - St. Stephen's Cathedral

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    Vienna Things to Do

    The cathedral has two towers which are noticeably different in height, and both of which can be climbed for close-up views of the colourful roof and out over the city to the countryside beyond. The South Tower is the tallest at 137 metres high, and you must climb 343 steps to reach the Türmer Stube near the top. If you want to do this, the...

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  • 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...

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  • Il Duomo - Santa Maria del Fiore

    Florence Things to Do

    It's like going to Paris and not see the Eiffel Tower, it's like going to New York and not see the Statue of Liberty or going to Athens and not see the Acropolis. Everyone who has been to Florence (Firenze) will say you gotta see the Duomo! It is spectacular! But, on our trip to Italy, we saw many spectacular churches and cathedrals. The...

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  • Charles Bridge

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    Prague Things to Do

    When the sun's shining, Charles Bridge explodes into its most vibrant persona with its buskers, artists and craft sellers crowding into every available space on both sides of the pedestrian-only roadway. The standard, and variety, of the performers, artists and artisans is exceptional. On any given day the musical offerings can range from operatic...

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  • Reichstag

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    Berlin Things to Do

    A Large impressive building which gives tours up into the impressive glass dome at its peak. Please note: These do however need to be booked in advance. It housed the main parliament in the run up to 1933 (before the 3rd Reich) of the Weimer republic.

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  • 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...

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  • Torre de Belém - Tower of Belém

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Leaving from Belem, in March 30 1922, Gago Coutinho and Sacadura Cabral , succeeded in the first aerial crossing of South Atlantic. The plane, named "Lusitânia" is displayed close to the Tower, in the open garden. It's free to see.

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  • 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.

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  • Marienplatz

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    Munich Things to Do

    Daily a peal from a chiming clock with 32 figures almost in human growth represent stages from history of city. Rathaus-Glockenspiel Every day at 11 a.m. (as well as 12 p.m. and 5 p.m. in summer) it chimes and re-enacts two stories from the 16th century to the amusement of mass crowds of tourists and locals. It consists of 43 bells and 32...

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  • 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...

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  • Duomo - Cathedral

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    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...

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  • Kremlin

    Moscow Things to Do

    Kremlin Armoury is the oldest museum in Russia and one of the richest. Although the Armoury has for centuries been a museum, it still retains its old name. Here, in the time of the princes, grand princes and tsars, arm and armour were made and stored. The collection dates from the time of Ivan the Great and Ivan the Terrible. The heyday of the...

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  • Cathedral of Our Lady

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    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....

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Warsaw Things to Do

    Warsaw is the largest city in Poland. This is the city of Frederic Chopin, Wladyslaw Szpilman, Rising `44 and Pola Negri. Rebuilt from the ruins after the war, the Warsaw Old Town was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Take a walk with a professional guide and explore the streets and squares of the capital. Check out the history of the...

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  • 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...

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  • Old Town

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Tallinn Things to Do

    The Old Town of Tallinn is not to be missed. This was our favourite part of Tallinn. We love history, and to see the well preserved Old Town was delightful. We stayed in Tallinn three nights, and we came to the Old Town each day and each night. The Old Town is small, and can be seen in a short time on foot. It really ought to be seen at both day...

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  • 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...

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  • Wawel Castle

    Krakow Things to Do

    The Sigismund Bell in the Wieza Zygmuntowska tower is part of the combined ticket of the Cathedral visit. The entrance is in the left part of the church, not far from the Black Christ's Crucifix. Climbing the 70 steps is the sportive and funny part of the Cathedral visit. The staircase is in wood, sometimes a bit narrow but as there is a way-up...

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  • Hohensalzburg Fortress

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    Salzburg Things to Do

    Built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard, Hohensalzburg Fortress is noted as not only having never been conquered but also as the largest intact fully preserved fortress in Central Europe. A funicular dating back to 1892 whisks visitors up for a tour of the prince's medieval apartments as well as the view and hint of its vantage point that made it...

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  • Alcazar

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    Sevilla Things to Do

    The Alcázar was built between 913-914 by the first Andalusian caliph Abd al-Rahman III who, for its construction, took advantage of a ancient Roman settlement. In the following centuries, the caliphs preceding added different palaces and gardens to the initial construction. Is the Palace with continued use as the world's oldest royal residence....

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  • Hermitage

    Saint Petersburg Things to Do

    I live in St. Petersburg and I love the Hermitage as it combines the best aspects of world heritage. My favorite masterpieces are the sculptures, the beautiful decoration of the halls and the Italian drawings, i also love the amazing clocks "golden peacock". (By the way, the amazing clocks "Peacock" are working for the visitors each Wednesday at 7...

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  • Arthur's Seat, Holyrood Park and...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Edinburgh Things to Do

    Whenever I am in Edinburgh I try and do this hill. 5 minutes from the city centre but when you are on it it's a world away from the cars, noise and pollution that comes with any city. The views are exceptional and the history of the hill is also interesting. Definitely worth checking out.

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  • Reeperbahn - St. Pauli

    4 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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  • Romeo & Juliet

    Verona Things to Do

    This bust of William Shakespeare is located near the Bra Gate. The inscription comes from Romeo and Juliet and reads: "There is no world without Verona walls, But purgatory, torture, hell itself. Hence-banished is banish'd from the world, And world's exile is death." These words were said by Romeo as he left Verona after being exiled. He was...

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  • Le Seu Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Palma de Mallorca Things to Do

    Started in 1230 and finished in 1601 it's a Gothic church, with the large size usual in that style, dominating most views in downtown Palma. Damaged by an earthquake in the 19th century, the reconstruction of the facade introduced mixed styles in some of its elements.

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  • 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...

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  • 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

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  • Oporto Wine

    Porto Things to Do

    Most port wine places do visits. I visited Krohn and sampled two wines [ enough for me ] . The port takes ten years to mature. There are about 50 port facturies in Porto. Some by the river and some up the steep hills.

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  • Suomenlinna Island & Fortress

    Helsinki Things to Do

    The monumental gate of the King is the emblem of Soumenlinna. It was built between 1753 and 1754 as the gateway ceremonial entrance to the fort, choosing for its location the place that anchored the ship carrying the founder of the fortress, King Adolf Frederick of Sweden, during his visit to the inspection of building work in 1752 La monumental...

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  • Alhambra

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Granada Things to Do

    The first building which can be seen, having entered in Alhambra from a front entrance will be monastery (Convento de San Fransisco), constructed in the end of XIV century on a place of the Arabian palace. Now there there is a hotel - parador (a hotel in a historic building).

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  • Wheel

    Manchester Things to Do

    *Please note Manchester Wheel has been reinstated since 2013 and now sits in Piccadilly Gardens* On many Manchester trips I always keep seeing the wheel but never took the opportunity to ride on it. However, on a recent trip, I've decided to take a ride where I was rewarded with amazing views of the city 60m above the ground! I do recommend riding...

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  • Vieux Nice - Old Town

    Nice Things to Do

    If you like to walk it is a good idea to start at the Promenade des Anglais and walk all the way to the old city and harbour of Nice where you'll find plenty of cosy restaurants and small winding streets. After that you can very well continue your walk on the eastern side of the harbour towards the coastal paths by the sea. Just lovely !.... and...

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  • City walls

    5 out of 5 stars

    Dubrovnik Things to Do

    If you take a day trip to Dubrovnik you should not miss a walk on the city walls. The total length of the city wall is 1920square meters. It takes about two hours to do. Complete walk around the old town in the summer take into account the hot temperatures. Walking on the wall can be very hot during summer, there is no shelter around. Be prepared...

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  • Human Remains

    Pompeii Things to Do

    One of the most impressive sights were the petrified bodies in exhibiting. Reading the guide, Horacio claimed that they were original. It would be too much violent so I told him they were scaled reproductions. He didn't insist and I relaxed. But not very sure. True or imitation, the figures hit the goal - to remember the human dimension of the...

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  • Parliament Palace - Casa Poporului

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bucharest Things to Do

    There are several claims about the size of this building, some say it's the second largest, some the third. It doesn't change the fact that this is a monster of a building - and surely one of the highlights of your Bucharest trips.   Parliament Palace can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Though a reservation is not compulsory, places are...

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  • Day Trip to Capri

    Sorrento Things to Do

    Capri is a lovely, small resort island with an interesting town that has a lowr marina part and an upper part on the hills above. It has beaches for swimming, etc., and has been a resort destination since Roman times, when Emperor Tiberius, in particular, built pleasure villas on the island, the most significant of which was the Villa Jovis, the...

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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

    • Jun 6, 2013 at 9:52 PM

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

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      Jun 6, 2013 at 10:38 PM

      You should ask for advice on the Europe forum. This page is a VT travel guide, not a VT travel forum. Click the blue link in my post above and post your question on the forum. That way you will get useful advice and information.

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