Well, 2019 is quickly coming to halt, which means it is time to plan your holiday travel before it is too late.
To help, FlightHub and JustFly, two Montreal, Quebec-based online travel agencies, have put together their list of the top European cities to visit before the end of the year. So, pack your bags, grab your passport, and see which European cities are topping the charts as we say goodbye to 2019, according to a JustFly news release.
The ancient city of Rome is a place rich in history especially for those who love to sightsee. Rome features some of the most notable landmarks on Earth and is a must-see for anyone with an inclination toward travel. Some landmarks you can’t miss include:
- The Colosseum
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- The Trevi Fountain
- Lastly, The Parthenon
Considered one of the European Union’s most beautiful cities, Krakow is a time capsule of history without the same overcrowding you may see in some of Europe’s other major attractions. Beginning as a stone age settlement, Krakow has endured it all, including World War II, to remain a look into the past of Poland and European history, the news release said. Krakow’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that served as the country’s political heart from 1038 to 1596, is a must-see! Some other places you can’t miss in Krakow include:
- The Wieliczka Salt Mine
- Tatra Mountains
- Pieskowa Skala
From something of a hidden gem to one of the most recognizable cities on Earth, London stays on the list of top cities to visit in Europe. Here, history buffs can enjoy the Tower of London, sports fans can catch a football match with the local hooligans, and those who prefer urban exploration can take a ride on the famous Tube public transit system. One thing you won’t find though is peace, with tens of millions of people visiting the city every year. That combined with a thriving urban population in one of the world’s biggest cities means London may not be for the traveler seeking some relaxation, the news release said. Some famous sites:
- Buckingham Palace
- The Tower of London
- The British Museum
Prague, Czech Republic
Similar to Krakow, Prague is another ancient city of Europe despite intense action during World War II retained much of its historical and cultural architecture, making it a must-see for those with a penchant for history. One unique thing to see is the Prague Astronomical Clock installed in 1410 and is the oldest operating clock in the world. So, what separates an astronomical clock from a regular clock? An astronomical clock can track, in addition to the time, of course, the movements of the sun, the moon, zodiacal constellations, and sometimes even the locations of planets, the news release added. Some other spots to see:
- Prague Castle
- The Church of Our Lady Before Tyn
Paris goes by many names ranging from “The City of Lights” to “The City of Love.” However, the fact is, it is one of the world’s most popular destinations for travelers of all types. Those looking to spend time with their special someone can find numerous romantic-type hideaways to enjoy. Those looking for some historical landmarks will find no shortage with The Notre Dame Cathedral, The Eiffel Tower, and the banks of the Seine River. For museum fans, Paris is of course home to one of the world’s most famous, The Louvre Museum. This museum was established in 1793 and is home to famous pieces like The Mona Lisa and the Venus De Milo among countless others, the news release said. Some other things to see include:
- The Palace at Versailles
- Arc de Triomphe
Europe is a hotbed of traveling opportunity and adventure that’s for sure. Whether you choose one of these destinations or one of the many others you can find in Europe, the sky’s the limit for travelers of all types when exploring this breathtaking continent before the year ends.