Croatia encompasses a thousand islands and has a long coastline on the Adriatic Sea. The city of Dubrovnik has massive 16th century walls that circle around the old town and also has gothic and renaissance architecture. You should visit Plitvice Lakes National Park in central Croatia which has alpine forests, waterfalls, caves and is a great place for hiking. Hvar is an island that is popular during the summer and the Hvar Cathedral and Fortress is a great place to visit to watch the stunning views of the city. You can also visit Mljet which is a popular destination amongst sailors and has caves and monasteries. There is so much to see and do in Croatia, it is worthwhile creating a list of the things you want to do so you don’t miss anything.
France is a country in Europe that has alpine villages, Mediterranean beaches and medieval cities. You can take the ferry which is a fun experience for the whole family! But of course, flying is quicker and easier if you’re short on time. France is known for it’s wines and the world famous monument, the Eiffel Tower. You could visit Paris, also known as the city of light, and watch the panoramic view of the city atop the 324 metre high Eiffel Tower. You could visit the
largest art museum the Louvre Museum which houses the popular Mona Lisa. If you’re travelling in a group with family or friends, then you might find it easiest to rent a villa or chateaux in France. If you wish to spend your holiday lavishly you can visit the French Riviera for it’s lovely beaches, glamorous shops and cafes. You could also visit the Moulin Rouge to watch the legendary Belle Epoque cabaret.
Poland is known for it’s medieval architecture and Jewish heritage. Warsaw the capital is popular for it’s nightlife and shopping. You can visit the Royal Castle in Warsaw which has a spectacular art collection and royal apartments which can be seen during your tour. You could visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum which is devoted to the memory of the victims who died during the war. You could visit the Main Square in Kraków which is surrounded by palaces and
churches. You could also visit Kazimierz which is an historic Jewish quarter but now has indie galleries, shops, bars and vintage clothing stores.
Romania is known for it’s mythical region of Transylvania and Count Dracula. Romania is a beautiful country with castles and fortified churches. You can visit the Bran Castle which is an alleged residence of Count Dracula. You can visit the Peleș Castle which was previously the residence of King Charles the first. The Bâlea Lake is a serene glacier that also has a winter hotel and several restaurants to spend your holiday in. You can also visit Salina Turda which is a salt mine in the Durgău-Valea Sărată area of Turda which hosts tours and attractions and includes an amphitheatre, mini golf, boats and a ferris wheel. If you’re interested in volunteering whilst on your holiday, then there are plenty of programmes to get involved with where you can make a real difference.
Czech Republic is known for cheaper than water native beers and ornate castles. Be sure to visit the capital city of Prague and travel through Old Town and spend some time in the Old Time Square where you can see the Astronomical Clock as well as the Gothic Church of Our Lady Before Týn. Be sure to also visit The Old Jewish Cemetery that has graves that are several centuries old.