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Swiss Winter European Vacations
Switzerland is a wonderland for the winter leg of your European vacations. From the countrys most famous landmark, the Matterhorn, view breathtaking mountain panoramas and quaint villages covered by pure white snow. You can take part in a large range of snow activities available: cross-country skiing, tobogganing, horse sleigh rides, dog sledding, snowboarding, skating, and snowshoe trekking. Are all those not challenging enough for you?Heart-stopping extreme games opportunities are perfect for those looking for an adrenaline rush. You can opt to go air boarding, using a high-tech, inflatable body-board that you steer by shifting your weight. Snow kiting is like having your own personal ski lift — wear skis or a snowboard before you are attached to a kite that carries you through the wind. Only for the bold and adventurous!Best of all, at the end of the day, you can relax those tired muscles in the warm pool of your hotel.
Amsterdam European Vacations
Your European vacations will be definitely full of color when you visit Amsterdam!Clogs, windmills, cheeses and tulips are plentiful. Check out the eight windmills in Amsterdam, especially the famous De Gooyer where its location next to the prize-winning brewery Brouwerij t IJ makes it ideal for having a beer. Travel to the Singel and pick out the best tulips at the Bloemenmarkt or taste the flavorful cheeses you can bring home from the Wegewijs emporium. Learn about Amsterdam’s clog-making history from Klompenmakerij De Zaanse Schans, a clog museum located just outside the city. More colorful shoes are on display at the Amsterdams Historisch Museum, which exhibits 700-year-old footwear pieces demonstrating urban evolution of the last eight centuries. Explore the 165 canals that encircle the city and keep the sea at bay. The most charming is Prinsengracht with its green shades and fun houseboats. If you walk in this area you will be able to spot the house of Anne Frank.
Explore Stockholm on European Vacations
Since over three quarters of a millennium ago, when Stockholm was born, there has been a settlement in Gamla Stan the Old City. As early as 1252, pillaging raids abounded in the winding medieval alleyways, small town squares, ancient churches and of course, the Royal Palace. Nowadays, instead of horses or donkeys with carriages on the streets, you can find bus tours galore with tourists from all over the world. For a more relaxing tour of the city, try to avoid the main boulevards and stick to exploring the quaint side streets during your European vacations. Celebrate how far the country has gone by visiting the Stadshuset, the City Hall. Stadshuset is Stockholm’s most prominent landmark and one of the most important too, as it hosts the Nobel Prize banquet every year. Other must-see attractions in Stockholm include the 10,000-pipe organ, the inspiring Golden Hall where Swedish history is depicted by 18 million gold leaf pieces on wall mosaics, and the Council Chamber which looks like an open roof of a Viking longhouse.
Discover the Hidden Gems of London on European Vacations
London is a popular destination city for tourists traveling on European vacations. Even non-Catholics will appreciate St. Paul’s Cathedral, a famous London icon designed by Sir Christopher Wren that was built in 1708. The beautiful mosaics on the walls have captured the admiration of many guests. In the financial district, you can see the Bank of England and the Lord Mayors residence at the Mansion House. No visit to the British capital is complete without seeing the Tower of London. It is an old medieval fortress that has, in its 1,000 years of existence, been a royal palace, a prison, a mint, and a zoo!A selection from the Crown Jewels of the royal family is on display, including the Kohi-i-Noor and the Cullinan diamonds. Hop on a boat and cruise the Thames River for a relaxing afternoon tour of the city’s many attractions. Once you are on land, stroll along the river banks and head to the London Eye; this iconic Ferris wheel used to be the highest in the world at 135 meters.