If you’re considering a trip abroad, then Europe may be on the list. There is plenty to offer and it is rich in culture. However, before you make your plans, it’s good to know exactly where you’d like to visit and how you’ll get around. In addition to this, you’ll need to ensure that you look at any information relating to visas. You can look at a Europe Visa website online and in abundance. So, let’s take a look at some bucket list cities that may not have been on your list before but may definitely make their way onto your list now!
Celebrate wine culture in Vevey, Switzerland
In the Swiss town of Vevey, on the shores of Lake Geneva, this year there is a very important event that only takes place every 10 years: Fête des Vignerons. This idyllic place offers you alternatives such as the Train des Vignes, which connects Vevey with the aforementioned Lavaux wine-growing area to Puidoux-Chexbres, an ideal starting point for walks in the vineyards. The so-called train of the stars that connects the town with the Les Pléiades viewpoint mountain at 1,360 meters. If you go in the spring, organize your trip to coincide with the Cully Jazz Festival , the spring festival with concerts at local wineries and cozy bistros. And if you go in summer, you might be interested to know that the Strassenkünstler-Festival is held in August: three days in which groups of artists present more than a hundred street shows in the squares of the old town.
Krakow, the cultural jewel of Poland Krakow_Poland
Krakow, in Poland, is becoming a young and dynamic city that attracts thousands of visitors who have hated to speak of it as a destination not to be missed. And it is that, for years now, it has been the cultural and artistic center of Poland. Its historic center, declared a World Heritage Site, is divided into three areas: the medieval city of Krakow, Wawel Hill with its castle and the Kazimierz district, the old Jewish quarter.
Currently the Kazimierz neighborhood is the most interesting and active in the city artistically speaking. Here are the art galleries, artists’ workshops and live the youngest of the city. In the neighborhood there are a lot of cultural plans and we can try the Kosher food that is fashionable in some of its restaurants.
Mix of cultures in Istanbul, Turkey
The first thing that strikes you when visiting Istanbul is its architecture. Get up close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, which currently display a series of Christian frescoes in contrast to Muslim culture. A rich sample of the multiculturalism that reigns in Turkey. Also to the Galata Tower from where you will have a total panoramic view of the city. At sunset do not miss an unforgettable picture: at sunset the mujahideen calls to prayer from the minaret of the mosque. You can easily find your perfect Istanbul trip and look at what is best for you – whether it is a hotel or maybe an airbnb. The city is full of inspiration. If you still do not have a date to visit the city, wait until autumn, between September and November the 16th Art Biennial will be held with a large number of exhibitions and shows throughout the city. There will also be a musical, cinema and theater offer. And, with this Biennial, Istanbul has become a benchmark for artistic dialogue between cultures, between East and West.
The so-called ‘pearl of the Emerald Coast’ is an Eden for lovers of cool summers and oysters. Located on the coast of French Brittany, a wonderful region that shares a language of unknown origin with the Basque Country. And also with Galicia Celtic origin and symbolism. Among the main attractions are Mont Saint-Michel, the seven kilometers of trails lined with secret coves. They lead to Grouin Point and the picturesque local seafood restaurants that populate the bay.
In the 19th century it was said that the waters of this small town near Porto were curative. It became a place where posh characters from the Portuguese country spent the summer and thus began an incipient tourist industry in the municipality. Today it is the shadow of what it was long ago and precisely therein lies its charm. There is a giant beach, a casino inaugurated in 1974, and the fish market at the foot of the beach. Also, it has an architecture that combines traditional houses! These are dominated by tiles with skyscrapers. Benidormense courts are some of its charms. Don’t forget to try the snails and barnacles cooked with piripiri in any of the bars on the promenade!
Welcome to the home of limoncello. The liqueur made with lemon that has crossed the Italian borders. This town in the south of Naples stands out for its historic center that brings together artistic and architectural elements from different historical stages: from the Byzantine and Arab elements of the Veniero Palace, built in the 13th century, to its cathedral, in Romanesque style, passing the Museo Correale di Terranova, full of Neapolitan painting from the 17th and 18th centuries, furniture, porcelain and archaeological finds. In addition, from here you can reach Pompeii and Hercolano by train and by boat, the sumptuous beaches of the Amalfi Coast and the islands of Capri, Procida and Ischia.
What is said to be one of the most beautiful towns in the Peloponnese was the capital of Greece during the 19th century. In addition, it was occupied by the Venetians and this heritage can be seen in its neoclassical buildings, its streets decorated with marble and the four fortresses that preside over the city. You must go up to the top of Palamidí and have a drink on one of its terraces, from which to contemplate the almost floating castle of Bourtzi. And when going to the beach? Arvanitia and Karathona will be your Olympus. Of course during your stay, you can explore Athens too, an ancient and cultural city with plenty of charm and Greek hospitality. What could be better?
For those in love with warm summers and putting on a sweater when the sun goes down. This Asturian village’s beautiful fishing is the ideal place to switch at a reasonable temperature and to get purple to oricios -erizos for uninitiated bable- among other delicacies. Get naked on the beach of Torimbia and let yourself be seduced by the Indian architecture of the town! And if you are a mountaineer, you just have to look back to marvel at the picture of the Picos de Europa or drop by the so-called Asturian Forest, a natural space of 75,000 square meters just 2 km from Llanes. It’s full of activities.
The capital of dance, Vienna
Vienna is one of the favorite destinations when choosing one of the trips in Europe. And it is impossible that this majestic city leaves us indifferent. Spend a quiet evening at the opera, stroll through the old town, enjoy an excellent Viennese coffee or a cake at Sacher. These are some of the musts of the Austrian capital Vienna. That legacy lives on in the more than 450 galas and dances that are held each year in the city. If you think that here they only move to the rhythm of a waltz, you will discover that the city is bright, bustling and incredibly vibrant! Vienna is easily accessible and there are plenty of other cities nearby to check out too.
I hope this bucket list helps you plan your trip!