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(Last Updated On: 09/04/2021)

Europe is the leading continent with regards to vibrant, habitable, and fun-filled modern cities. There is an abundance of architectural wonders, museums, and restaurants in every European country you’d think of. The nightlife and food scenes across the continent come second to none. The wildlife and natural attractions on the continent are both breathtaking and easy to access. And because of the EU factor and the high-quality road networks around the continent, it is easy for road trippers to explore the entire continent in just one sweep. To experience the European dream you can use a rental car or public transportation.

 

Do You Need An IDP (International Drives’s License) To Drive In Europe?

Well, some countries such as Italy require foreign drivers to have an international driver’s license as proof of driving proficiency. It is good to bring the license even in countries that don’t demand it because you may need it to convince local car-rental agencies and traffic police that you are a decent driver. Also, before traveling, check with the CDC to ensure that the destinations we discuss here are not severely affected by the pandemic. With that in mind, here is a list of 5 must-visit countries in Europe.

 

1. Santorini, Greece

People who have been to Santorini believe that the city is the most romantic place in not only Europe but the entire world. It is perfect for newlyweds looking for a honeymoon destination. You will be fascinated by the amazing caldera views and sunsets. You can hike, go on boat tours, or have a relaxed afternoon at the town’s black volcanic beaches. If you love the bottle, you will love sampling local wines along the Mediterranean. Santorini is also home to some of the most luxurious hotels in Greece.

 

blue rooftops on Santorini, Greece

2. The Experience Of The European Dream: Lake Como, Italy

Lake Como is popular for its endless variety of beautiful villas and villages, delicious foods (is that you, Italian pizza?), and amazing photography areas, all of which are interconnected by daily ferry services. If you have the time and extra dollars to spare, you can hire a motorboat and ride to the little town of Bellagio. In other ways, you may also take a walk or use a gas-powered bicycle and enjoy the beautiful views by yourself. The climate here is amazing all year round and because of the region’s laid-back culture (there aren’t many tourists), you get the perfect opportunity to break from the toils and moils of your normal life. Lake Como also has quite a romantic vibe for honeymooning.

Florence to Como With A Train

Milan to Como With A Train

Turin to Como With A Train

Genoa to Como With A Train

The European Dream: Lake Como, Italy

 

3. Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland’s capital of Reykjavik is among the best European cities for travelers, for many reasons. If you are fascinated by history, you will love Reykjavik for its beautiful and rich museums among them the Viking Maritime Museum, the Einar Jonsson Museum, and the Art Museum. The capital city is also surrounded by an amazing array of attractions, making it the best entry port for international visitors. You’ll see and experience tons of geological wonders including lava points, waterfalls, and the Blue Lagoon. Rocks, glaciers, sandy beaches, and volcanoes also define Reykjavik neighborhoods.

For foodie gems, you will love tasting the wide range of traditional Icelandic foods in places like Sushi Samba and Baejarins Beztu Pylsur. If you love marine wildlife, you can go whale watching at Reykjavik’s old harbor, home to over 20 different whale species. You can also see dolphins, puffins, and porpoises, among other marine wildlife.

 

 

4. Experiencing The European Dream: Prague, Czech Republic

Many tourists love Prague for its amazing events, from holiday parades to daily year-to-year parades. Some of the fun-filled events that you should indulge in when in Prague include Bohemian Carnevale when you visit the city in February, or the Czech Beer Festival when visiting in May. The nightlife here is also a major reason why people visit, with Jazz clubs and other live music dominating the entertainment scene. The annual Prague Spring International Music Festival is one of the Prague entertainment highlights. You can party all night because of the tight security around the city. If you love art and history, a tour to the Mucha Museum or the Kafka Museum will do the trick for you.

Nuremberg to Prague With A Train

Munich to Prague With A Train

Berlin to Prague With A Train

Vienna to Prague With A Train

 

Bridges and birds in Prague

 

5. European Dream Experience: Paris, France

Tons of famous landmarks, endless shopping opportunities, a wide range of delicious food, rich history, and art collections, as well as world-class parks and gardens make Paris stand out from the crowd.  Some of the landmarks that you need to see at least once in your lifetime include The Eiffel Tower, Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Arc De Triomphe, The Louvre Museum, and The Palais Garnier. If you are a shopping enthusiast, you will love rubbing shoulders with high-end Parisian fashionistas at Rue Du Commerce, Boulevard Saint Germain, and other luxury shopping streets. And if you love art, there’s a variety of art collections around Paris to sample, including Musee dOrsay, Musee National Picasso, and Musee du Quai Branly.

Amsterdam to Paris With A Train

London to Paris With A Train

Rotterdam to Paris With A Train

Brussels to Paris With A Train

 

European Dream: The Eiffel tower in Paris

 

Conclusion

Europe is never short of “bucket list” cities and touristy towns. It all depends on your budget, time, and purpose of visiting. This list will only open the gates for you to explore the most breathtaking places on the continent.

 

Here at Save A Train, we will be happy to help plan a trip to the 5 Dreamy Countries In Europe. A train trip across Europe is ideal to travel by train.

 

 

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