Top 15 Best Experiences in Europe

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There is no lack of destinations to explore, things to do, and experience in Europe. Out of hundreds of iconic and gorgeous attractions for having the best experiences in Europe, only a few of them manage to stand out of the rest. We have listed some of the best experiences in Europe when you set your foot off this beautiful continent.

The idea of having a great vacation in Europe seems to be a dream for a lot of travelers. Of course, the combination of ancient ruins, age-old castles, and untamed and serene landscapes builds a sense of optimism which is unmatchable.

From exploring the nightlife at the height of Eiffel Tower to hovering around the waterways of canals in Venice, there is no lack of amazing experiences in Europe.

Before you get overwhelmed when planning out the top adventures in Europe, sit back and relax as we have come up with a bucket list of much-try and incredible experiences in Europe. Even though you visited Europe a few years ago, you should still check out our list of different things to do on this list.

Top 15 Best Experiences in Europe

Hogwarts Express at Harry Potter

Hop aboard the Harry Potter’s fame Hogwarts Express, London, the UK

Yes, you read it right! This is the real Hogwarts Express, which comes straight from the world of the Harry Potter series. Now you can feast your eyes with the natural beauty of Scotland by hopping on the Jacobite Steam Train (official name).

It departs from Fort William. Don’t miss this serene 135 km train ride which loops around some of the breathtaking locations of Scotland, such as Loch Morar, Ben Nevis (Britain‘s highest mountain), and Loch Nevis.

So get your DSLR ready if you do not want to miss any sight on this magical journey.

Read also: Top things to do in London and day trips from London

If this looks interesting, here’s a Harry Potter full tour and transfers from London

Sunset over the Eiffel Tower

Watch the picturesque sunset over the iconic Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Nothing can be more magical than exploring the sunset on the Eiffel Tower. It is one of the amazing and best experiences in Europe, which adds romanticism when you grab some French wine and cheese bought from a local store.

There is nothing more memorable than having a picnic in front of the tower and spend the days and nights here.

Read also: Top things to do in Paris, day trips from Paris, and three days Paris itinerary

Here’s a really good tour to see the beautiful sunset in Eiffel Tower

Italian Pasta

Have an exceptional culinary experience in Spain, Italy, France, Germany, and Belgium

Nothing can match the flavor of Italian pasta, Spanish Churros, French hospitality in fine dining, and Belgian pralines in their respective countries.

Once you try sausages in Germany, your perspective might change by having them as a meal. Having local and famous dishes in their respective countries is one of the top best experiences in Europe.

Here’s our travel guides for these destinations: Spain, Italy, France, and Germany.

Here’s a really good tour to see the beautiful sunset in Eiffel Tower

 Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany featured

Visit the fairy-tale land of Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany

This castle does look as pretty as a picture. So, what you see should be believed. When you stand at the viewpoint from the bridge facing the castle, you will feel that painting comes true.

Whether you are getting there in summer or winter, you can rest assured that it is going to be one of the best travel experiences in Europe.

Day trip to Neuschwanstein Castle from Munich 

Augustiner Weissbier in Munich

Taste the authentic German beer in Munich, Germany

The age-old legacy of brewing beer is dated the way back in 800 BC by the monks in Germany. More than 600 breweries had been started by the 15th century in Germany to export beer to various countries like England, Holland, and Scandinavia.

The Purity Law of Reinheitsgebot was enacted in 1516 to ensure the brewing of German beer only with hops, barley, and water, with no additives. Until date, it is still the world’s oldest food regulation.

Explore other parts of Munich and read our travel guide about the top things to do in this beautiful city.

Check out this Munich Bavarian beer and food tour

 Casa Batllo Barcelona

Visit Antoni Gaudi in Barcelona to witness its artistic excellence

There is a famous saying in Spanish “Barcelona es la Ciudad del Gaudi!” which means “Barcelona is the city of Gaudi.” Well, it does not mean that Antonio Gaudi owns the city. It means Barcelona has no lack of creative works by the Catalan architect, such as Casa Mila, Casa Batllo, and Park Guell.

Even though you will feel the endless charm in these buildings, you may have heard of Sagrada Familia, which was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s been over 150 years since this Catholic basilica was built.

It is well regarded to have a sky-high façade and majestic interior. It is one of the most unusual experiences in Europe.

Antoni Gaudi works eScooter tour in Barcelona

Semana Santa procession in Granada Spain

Join in the vivid fiesta in Spain

The Spanish are fun-loving people, and so are their fiestas. The Holy Week, Semana Santa, which follows Eastern and Good Friday, is one of the most popular holidays in Spain. The week is full of carnival-like street festivals, especially in the Sevilla region of Andalucia.

Along with religious festivals, you can also look out for some of the fun festivals like La Tomatina, the Spanish variant of Songkran, but played with tomatoes rather than water, along with Las Fallas and San Fermin.

Even without the specific fiestas, you can also learn or enjoy the traditional Spanish dance “Flamenco,” which is usually performed on the streets across Madrid.

most visited tourist attractions in europe colosseum rome italy

Visit the Ancient Rome and Coliseum

Visiting the Ancient Rome and Coliseum in Italy is one of the best experiences to do in Europe. You can easily explore the major highlights of Palatine Hill and Roman Forum, along with the Arch of Constantine, Roman Senate, and the House of the Vestal Virgins. You will want to explore the complex political system and footprints of legendary emperors.

You will love to hear the tales of iconic gladiators fighting in the greatest land of Rome. After exploring enough of architecture and history, you can explore some of the iconic structures on your VR in their glory.

Get on the fast track and skip the line to see Rome attractions priority tickets

Guinness Storehouse in Dublin

Visit the Guinness Storehouse of Dublin, Ireland

You may never want to miss the opportunity to get the fantastic Guinness Connoisseur experience of Dublin in Ireland. Dublin houses the famous black beer to have extreme skills in Europe.

You can explore the iconic Guinness as a brand and their rich heritage and know why it is “Made of More.” Also, discover the making of each pint at the storehouse while learning the 250-year-old art in this iconic stout.

A visit to Dublin is one of the best holiday experiences in Europe.

Loch Ness Scotland

Head to the Scottish Highlands and Loch Ness, Scotland

Having a memorable tour along the breathtaking scenery of the Scottish Highlands is a great way to explore most of Scotland and spot the well-known Loch Ness monster. You can also explore the world, which is timeless and steeped in rich history.

Go through the historical sights of Scotland, embrace the highest mountain of Britain, and walk through the untamed wilderness and picture-perfect towns.

Soaking in the beautiful and stunning heights of Ben Nevis and the Great Glen is one of the memorable and best experiences in Europe.

As you move towards Britain‘s highest mountain, you can explore the serene UNESCO World Heritage Site. Forth Railway Bridge, which is also the world’s second-biggest bridge.

Loch Ness, Glencoe & the Highlands Tour from Edinburgh 

Catacombes in Paris

Explore the Upside Down World of Paris Catacombs

Paris has another side under the city itself, which is well known as the Final Resting Place of 6 million Parisians and the world’s largest necropolis.

Visiting the Parisian Catacombs is not the tour for faint-hearted people. You will immediately get the eerie experience of a haunted place.

Only a few people have dared to visit those tunnels. The history of Paris is deeply linked to these dark and claustrophobic spaces.

Catacombs & St John in Lateran Combo Tour 

Amstersdam Canal Cruise

Canal Cruise in Amsterdam

The Dutch capital center of Amsterdam is well regarded for its canal system and outdoor experiences in Europe. Embrace the urban canal ring and other waterways of the city by taking a boat ride here in Amsterdam.

Along with offering the serene backdrop to the historic center, Amsterdam’s canals provide the best opportunity to discover amazing attractions and sights of the city from a new perspective.

Everything in this city looks truly magical from its canal system. You can also go for Heineken experience with skip-the-line entry and canal cruise.

Read also: Places to visit in the Netherlands and top day trips from Amsterdam

Amsterdam City Canal Tour 

Moulin Rouge

Enjoy a Night Show at Moulin Rouge

Whether you love it or not, Moulin Rouge is a great show. The authenticity and quality of the show have been a matter of debate among the audiences for years.

However, the shows are almost houseful. So, people book shows in advance.

Paris: Moulin Rouge Show with Champagne 

Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany featured

Spend a night in a palace or castle

Europe has a lot of stunning palaces and castles, and it is not that possible to visit all of them. There are some castles not open to the public, such as Versailles, Neuschwanstein Castle, and Windsor Castle for a full night stay. Nevertheless, there are different palaces and castles in Europe where you can spend a night to feel the royalty at its best.

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Evan Kristine

Evan Kristine

Founder of Pretty Wild World and one of the leading experts in Europe travel, the Nordics, and Scandinavia Destinations.

Evan Kristine has been mentioned in big publications such as The Huffington Post and the Thought Catalog has been sharing her useful travel tips and hacks to the world for more than five years now.

Nowadays, she is a full-time traveler exploring and documenting her journey around the world providing you the next best travel idea for your great next adventure.

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