10 Day Trips from World Cities - Lonely Planet (PDF Chapters)
THESE are the top 10 European destinations to add to your bucket list this year. GETTY With Europe so close, it’s easy to take it for granted. But even the most experienced travellers know Europe is one of the most dynamic continents in the world – filled with good food, rich culture and fascinating history.Travel giant, Lonely Planet have just named their must-see European destinations for 2017. How many have you already visited? GETTY 10. Le Havre, FranceIf you’re yet to book a summer getaway, add Le Harve to the list. They are celebrating their 500th anniversary this year with a five-month-long, art and music festival.9. Pafos, CyprusPafos has been named the European Capital of Culture for 2017 which has brought it to world attention.The island of Aphrodite is filled with an abundance of ancient history including catacombs, temples, castles and Roman-era mosaics. GETTY 8. MoldovaIf the fact this country is known for their secret wine cellars isn’t enough to entice you, let the cliff-perched monasteries in this little-visited country do the job.7. Northern GermanyWhile Berlin and Bavaria are Germany’s calling cards to the rest of the world, the north offers a pristine coast, shimmering seas and picturesque cities like Lübeck and Bremen.6. The Alentejo, PortugalForget Faro, Lagos or even Porto and visit Portugals largest region The Alentejo. It covers a third of the country and is filled with golden plains and rolling hillsides. GETTY 5. Leeds, UKWith two major events happening in Leeds this year – the reopening of the city’s main art gallery and the 50th anniversary of Leeds Carnival – Leed’s has reimagined themselves in recent years as a craft beer lovers hub and an edgy destination for night owls.4. Northern MontenegroOften-overlooked Northern Montenegro will serve you off-the-beaten-track adventures – without the crowd.You can raft through Europe’s deepest canyon, cycle through lunar landscapes or tuck into their food scene with mountain cheeses and beef stew. GETTY 3. Galicia, SpainA seafood lovers heaven, Galicia is also filled with traditional music lining the medieval cobbled streets.2. Gotland, SwedenGotland is located off Sweden’s southeastern coast and is the largest island in the Baltic sea. The total population is 57,000 and half of them live in Visby, the main town.Outside of Visby are secluded hamlets, meadows and beaches.1. Zagreb, CroatiaCroatia’s capital is filled with gorgeous architecture, culture, great food, music and a friendly vibe. You can also do a day trip to the Plitvice Lakes National Park – one of the most beautiful spots in Croatia.YOU need to get in quick to make the most of these cheap seats. TO THE naked eye, this just looks like a regular aeroplane but what’s inside will blow your mind.LOOKING for holiday inspiration? This is the latest travel hotspot for British tourists.THE pound to euro exchange rate is showing signs of recovery as UK manufacturing hits a four-month high. Copyright ©2017 Express Newspapers. "Daily Star" is a registered trademark. All rights reserved.
Designed by Jean Nouvel, this stunning glass-and-steel building is a work of art in itself. It hosts temporary exhibits on contemporary art (from the 1980s to today) in a diverse variety of media – from painting and photography to video and fashion, as well as performance art. Artist Lothar Baumgarten created the wonderfully rambling garden. Newsletter sign up Subscribe now and receive a 20% discount on your next guidebook purchase. Destinations Shop Forum Interests Travel booking © 2017 Lonely Planet. All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.