What a dilemma to have BUT a wonderful one…planning a euro tour? At first, when you think Euro you naturally think of Rome, Greece, London, Amsterdam and Paris. This time, we are trying something different. We discovered hidden towns, Europe’s best kept secret and road trips. Fall in love with Europe’s nature and the 5 beautiful places in Europe you have to visit soon!
Travel Junkie Diary
1. Hallstatt in Austria
I’ve seen it in my dreams and in postcards. I’ve heard people mentioning it too. A little town in the upper side of Austria 4 hours away from Vienna, and 15 minutes away by boat. (Boats and ferries are waiting right on the deck once you step out of the Known for salt caves and history being one of the oldest towns in the world. Stay at a bed and breakfast and make sure you reach the top of the 883m mountain, a UNESCO view of the whole village. If weather permits, rent a little boat to tour the town, buy vintage Celtic jewelry and visit the salt caves. If you get lost, don’t worry, there is a tourist information center right on arrival. Hallstatt has officially become one of my magical world on my list and one of the 5 most beautiful places in Europe you have to go to!
How to get there? By train or car then a boat
Electric boat 500 W: 13.- Euro ½ hour / 16.- Euro 1 hour
Swan (pedal boat): 10.- Euro ½ hour / 15.- Euro 1 hour
Rowing boat: 8.- Euro ½ hour / 11 – 1 hours
2. Dorset in England
England has a very special place in so many people’s hearts. Dorset, a county in South West England on the English Channel coast will make your heart grow bigger and one of the most beautiful places in Europe you have to go to! With rich history of shires, vikings, celtic tribes and the middle ages, Dorset not only holds the greatest history of all, but also breathtaking landscapes with over half the county designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three-quarters of its coastline is a World Heritage Site that features notable landforms such as Lulworth Cove, the Isle of Portland, Chesil Beach and Durdle Door.
How to get there? Dorset is easily accessible by road, linking with the M3 from London and the M5 from Birmingham. By road, traveling to Dorset is an enjoyable and scenic journey, being only a couple of hours ride from London and passing through beautiful countryside along the way. You can also reach by ferry from anywhere in the world or by train from London. Click here for schedule. Stay in cottages or bed and breakfast.
3. Algarve in Portugal
They said that it was here that, in the 15th century, the Portuguese set off on the epic journey that led them to discover other peoples and cultures. Algarve enjoys mild weather throughout the year with the sea being in every shade of blue! Food, heritage, families, romance and entertainment is all present here. Beautiful beaches from once coast to another makes this destination of 5 of the most beautiful Places in Europe you have to go to!
4. Bosnia and Herzegovina
Europe’s best kept secret but not for long! It isn’t the first place you have in mind when you think traveling to Europe but there are so many reasons why this hidden treasure is one of them most beautiful places in Europe to have to go to! Despite the turmoil on what the media focuses on, Bosnia and Herzegovina have managed to keep its culture, nature and picturesque homes as part of their hidden gem. With the warmest hospitality in Europe, Beautiful endless landscapes and their adventurous routes and hikes, Bosnia and Herzegovina also has an immense cultural history. They can trace permanent human settlement back to the Neolithic age (10,200 B.C.-2,000 B.C.).
5. Lake Bled in Slovenia
You can feel that the country is situated between the Alps and the Mediterranean Sea from the love and energy you get when you’re there. North of Slovenia, lake bled joins the town of Bled. The lake surrounds Bled Island (Blejski otok). The island has several buildings, the main one being the pilgrimage church dedicated to the Assumption of Mary. Whether it’s sports, activities, romance or nature you are looking for, Lake bled should be on your list and is one of the most beautiful places in Europe you have to go to and found out how the formation of the lake took place!