These destinations will make your trip so much more unique.
Congratulations! You’re going on your first trip to Europe! This is an exciting time for you, and planning ahead of time will help to make the most of your adventure. You’ve seen just about everyone else on Instagram standing in front of Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Rather than being like everyone else on social media, why not opt to go someplace more esoteric and unique? If this sounds like your type of vacay, here are some hidden gems we think you’ll love. They are a bit off the beaten path, but they are so worth it!
St. Michael’s Mount, England
St. Michael’s Mount is the ideal place to go if you’re looking for something romantic outside of the traditional urban vacation. Here, you can explore tide pools when the tides are low and you’ll love the traditional Cornish fudge that is so decadent. You’ll have an idyllic day in St. Michael’s Mount experiencing a bit of the English countryside and sea.
Grundtvig’s Church, Copenhagen
If you are going to Denmark, this is a Gothic cathedral you just can’t miss. Built in 1940, Grundtvig’s Church features massive columns, pointed arches, and furniture of the traditional Danish design. If you love to admire architecture, this is the church to visit during your trip.
“The Godfather” filming locations in Sicily
If you are a big fan of “The Godfather” series, you’ll be entranced by a tour of Corleone, Italy. This is the birthplace of Vito (Andolini) Corleone, The Godfather himself! Actually, you’ll be visiting the towns used to portray Corleone which are Savoca and Forza d’Agro.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria
This European castle is so spectacular that even Walt Disney himself was inspired by its beauty. The number of visitors to this castle are limited at one time, so be prepared to be patient. But believe us, it is certainly worth the wait!
The Catacombs, Paris
In the Catacombs, you will find over 10 centuries of bones from dead Parisians. This equates to the staggering amount of skeletons from over roughly six million people! As you pass the entrance, “Gate of Hell”, get ready for an unbelievable journey through skulls, skeletons, and the underground workings of the City of Paris.
The Amalfi Coast, Italy
Perhaps there is no other place in Italy that is as colorful and stunning as the Amalfi Coast. From Salerno to Positano, you will enjoy dramatic ocean cliffs, forests, and multicolored houses perched hillside. Enjoy a delicious lunch with locals accented with the fresh flavors of lemons, olive oil, and grapes.