Are you still dreaming about the vacation in Europe you have promised yourself years ago? Well, how about stop dreaming and start planning your next trip to Europe right now! Trust me, you will find everything here – from culture and wonderful history to amazing nightlife, delicious delicacies, picturesque natural beauty, and splendid atmosphere. Especially during winter, some cities in Europe become simply the best. Maybe it is the cold air in the afternoon which makes the cities of Europe mystical; sometimes it is the streets lit by old street lamps, or often it is just a lovely marathon of relishing warm food in a gourmet destination.
I, personally, do not mind the sun fading away around 4 pm. This is the time when the cities of Europe go on illuminating with festive lights while the demure moonlight gives a wonderful allure everywhere around. I love to embrace the cold temperature when it comes together with myriad things that bring warmth and coziness.
Now let’s talk about what you can explore in Europe this winter.
Samuel Johnson, the famous English writer, once said -“By seeing London, I have seen as much of life as the world can show”.
London in winter becomes more romantic than usual and gifts unforgettable experience to all the tourists. The Big Ben over here looks brighter than usual in the cold night sky. You can do ice skating outside. The Natural History Museum and Somerset House in London offer amazing settings. Some restaurants over here set up skate lounges where you can enjoy festive food, drinks, a front row view of the ice-rink. Even if you are not into ice skating, you just sit and enjoy the view of grand buildings lit up magically at night. And Christmas in London is undoubtedly spectacular.
Enjoy Brussels with some finest chocolates and moule frites. This place is really appealing in winter. The baroque architecture at Grand Place is one of the nicest squares in Europe. It is immensely delightful to walk along the lively pedestrian street lined with restaurants that offer warm Belgian dishes like waterzooi, moules frites, beef stew etc. and the seafood markets.
If you love comic strips, you should know that Belgium is home to Tintin and Smurfs. You can enjoy the comic strips displayed at the Museum of Comic Strip Art here. The Musee Royaux des Beaux-Arts houses here have the great collection of paintings by Belgian ancient masters. If you are an art aficionado, you will love this place.
Vienna is a city of elegance, sophistication, and culture. This is the place where Mozart wrote his finest works and died, Schubert was born and Beethoven spent maximum time of his professional life. This city is wonderful throughout the year. But especially in winter, this city offers various Christmas concerts and the sound of waltzes. Other than being close to cultural activities, you can warm yourself up in Vienna with various food like pork, beef goulash together with knodel and boiled potatoes, veal delicacies served with potato salad and wine. This city has all the charm that you can enjoy with your dear ones and make lovely memory.
Best Places to Witness Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis, also known as Northern Lights, is a natural phenomenon which paints the night sky with ethereally beautiful color. The best time to see this is from late September to late March in dark night sky. The places in Europe from where you can witness this wonderful natural phenomenon in the best possible way are Iceland, Paatsjoki in Finland, Lofoten, Tromso, Abisko, and Muonio.
Places Having the Best Christmas Markets
Europe helps people be in the festive mood with warm food, delightful and lively atmosphere and fairytale surrounding during the winter season. The cathedrals and city halls here look majestic during this season.
The best Christmas markets in Europe are as mentioned below-
All these places become wonderful during winter. If you are searching for great Christmas gifts, want to have the lovely smell of Christmas trees or dream of hearing sound of Christmas carols, visit these best Christmas markets in Europe and spend the perfect holiday.
So, what are you waiting for? Start planning for your Europe trip this winter. Just browse our website to get detailed information about various places. Our Europe holiday tour packages can be customized as per your need and convenience.