Admire a Gothic cathedral. Hike donkey trails. Swim in idyllic coves. And you must stay in a finca! There are many great things to do in Mallorca.
For a relatively small continent, Europe is a huge vacation destination. It’s rich in culture and history – and the food and wine is some of the best in the world!
Quick Europe information:
About: Europe covers about 3,930,000 sq. miles (10,180,000 sq. km)
Population: 747.7 million (in 2020)
Countries in Europe: 44 countries (according to the UN)
Smallest country: Vatican City – yes, the Vatican City in Rome is its own sovereign city-state and country
Languages: 24 official languages, with the most common languages being English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Dutch and Russian
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Beethoven was born in Bonn, Germany. You can visit his old house (see his pianos). But there are more things to do in Bonn too, like taking a river cruise to Drachenberg Castle.
Yes, visit Porto! But plan wisely. Here’s how to enjoy the best things to do in Porto (hello bookshops!) – without the crowds.
What to do in Dresden? Is 2 days in Dresden enough? Yes. Ogle the Green Vault treasures, bicycle the Elbe, taste Pilsner beer and see Zwinger Palace.
Here’s our guide on how to get from the Venice cruise port to the Santa Lucia train station. Do it yourself? Or should you take a taxi to Mestre?
Bicycling on river cruises is all the rage! After our Scenic cruise with e-bikes, we sussed out the best cycling cruises. Some ocean cruises have bicycles now too.
The best hotel in Stockholm? We loved the Hotel Diplomat. With a prestigious waterfront location, it’s a gracious, old-world style hotel with all the modern touches.
“Where is Diocletian’s Palace?” visitors often ask when in Split, Croatia. Shopkeepers laughingly reply, “You’re in it!” The ruins of the 1,700-year-old palace are the heart of the inner city.