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Things to do in Europe in Summer
Written by Dikshya Shaw on July 17, 2021 Share on

10 Amazing Things To Do In Europe In Summer

Europe is the ideal destination to spend your summer holidays. There are so many things to experience, including the blazing sun, the warm atmosphere, the smell of the melting chocolates, the cool breeze, and what not! The activities Europe offers will make you gasp with surprise, and you will not want to leave the place ever. It provides you with a bucket full of memories that you can take back on your way back home. Be a witness to the dolphins in Madeira, try your hands at making chocolates at a workshop with the help of a master chocolatier in Brussels, be swamped up by the northern lighting in Iceland.

Try out a cooking class after visiting the Colosseum and Vatican in Italy; enjoy the feisty flamenco and the architectural masterpieces of Spain’s Barcelona and Andalusia; feel the cosy breeze when enjoying boat trips and beachfront beers in Greece, Portugal, and Croatia; and traverse Istanbul’s cultural melting pot in Turkey. Europe, the most culturally diverse continent in the world, inspires even the most seasoned traveller with its natural beauty, plenty of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and an amazing variety of cuisines. It’s possible to encounter multiple languages during a day’s travel, so a local guide is always a good idea.

Also Read: Places to Visit in Europe in January

 

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10 Things In The Perfect European Bucket List In Summer – Where To Go & What To Do

Europe offers a million things to do and see, many activities that will allow vacationers to know Europe and indeed themselves better. Be an audience to the unflawed, untrained, and unnoticed version of Europe. Get hold of your European bucket list, the monuments you would like to see, the walks you would like to do, the museums you would like to see, and get set to experience a memorable time in Europe in the summer.

  1. Uncover the bygone mysteries of the Vatican City in Rome
  2. Ride on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey
  3. Take a cable car up to Tampa Mountain in Brasov, Romania
  4. Discover the hidden cave beaches of Algarve in Portugal
  5. Join the San Fermin parade in Spain
  6. Have an adventurous scooter ride around Sardinia in Italy
  7. Lose yourself on the unflawed beaches of Montenegro
  8. Feel free on the beaches of Nice in France
  9. Experience a summer skiing in Saas-Fee, Switzerland
  10. Depart on a canal tour in Amsterdam, Netherlands

1. Uncover the bygone mysteries of the Vatican City in Rome

St. Peter's Basilica, Città del Vaticano, Vatican City, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Vatican City, home to the Pope, is a treasure of iconic art and architecture. Museums, churches and prehistoric architecture attract millions of tourists every year. Vatican City showcases the admirable ceilings of St. Peter’s Basilica, the mesmerising Sistine Chapel, and Raphael Rooms and Vatican Library. History lovers and art enthusiasts will surely take an interest in the hidden secrets of history and legendary arts. You are bound to adore the Museum of Secular Art’s ancient sculpture, the Museum of Sacred Art’s, the Map Gallery, a gallery of candelabras and tapestries.

Also Read: 10 Things to do in Vatican City

2. Ride on a hot air balloon in Cappadocia, Turkey

Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia, Turkey, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Be stunned at the endless sky studded with knobbly yet graceful hot air balloons of Cappadocia, which invite thousands of tourists every year, who go back home remembering paradisal Turkey and its unmatched beauty. You can witness from the hot air balloons, the rocks and caves of Istanbul, resulted from earlier volcanic eruptions caused gazillions of years ago. An aerial ride over the caves and huge rock formations is more amusing than a tour on the ground. You will feel the Aladin’s magic carpet vibes from such heights as you witness the magical views of Turkey. Experience the best summer holidays in Europe here, and do not forget the rosy gorges, hidden underground cities, primitive caves, and picturesque castles nestled gracefully on rocky protuberances.

Also Read: Turkey’s 8 Must-Do Things

3. Take a cable car up to Tampa Mountain in Brasov, Romania

Tampa, Brasov, Romania, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Brasov exhibits a dynamic modern city life, with fascinating scenery and a lot of thrilling and fun-filled activities. Brasov, situated in central Romania, is surrounded by the Carpathian Mountains, the perfect resort for skiing and ice skating. Enjoy a lovely cable car ride or a hiking tour up to Tampa Mountain. Apart from these, the mountain summits provide clifftop views of Brasov. Also, The Black Church, a Gothic cathedral, is a must-visit.

Also Read: Amazing Things to do in Bucharest in Romania

4. Discover the hidden cave beaches of Algarve in Portugal

Praia da cordoama, Algarve, Portugal, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Crystalline and translucent waves striking into rocky coastlines, strangely shaped limestone constructions, flocks of seagulls flying overhead, and golden-coloured moist sand are the main attractions of the Algarve in Portugal. These awesome landscapes are more than just pictures. Bask on the sunny beaches, go on boat rides, and explore the magnificent limestone structures hidden in these caves. Try to spot the concealed and exceptional seashores, as Benagil. These beaches add additional reasons to why you should choose Europe to spend your summer vacations.

Also Read: Extraordinary Things to see in Portugal

5. Join the San Fermin parade in Spain

San Fermin parade, Spain, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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This picture might bring you back your memories of the famous Bollywood film “Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara”. Pamplona, the capital of Navarre, is best known for the running of the bulls, famously known as the Feast of San Fermin, which takes place in July. Every traveller coming to Europe should experience or watch the “Bull Running” festival in Pamplona in Spain. The party of young and old, the crowded clusters of white-red attires in the street, diverse food and wine, traditional music and dance, exciting fireworks, and the notorious bullfight all add up to the many reasons why you must spend your summer vacation in Europe.

Also Read: Look at Spain from a Closer View

6. Have an adventurous scooter ride around Sardinia in Italy

Scooter Ride, Sardinia, Italy, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Ride along the streets of Sardinia in Italy and explore the tranquil lanes, small towns, and rough-patched alleys. You can attain these endearing, controllable scooters from anywhere in Sardinia. Take away in these scooters on a wild, enthralling journey. Vroom away undisrupted on plenty of quiet country roads on this island, and endure the cool Sardinian breeze on your face and the simple, flamboyant houses on your way.

Also Read: Which Places to Visit in Montenegro

7. Lose yourself on the unflawed beaches of Montenegro

Kotor, Montenegro, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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If you love the beaches, you will with no doubt grow a fondness for the perfect, immaculate, Hollywood movie-like beaches of Montenegro. Montenegro, a Balkan country, is surrounded by rugged mountains, medieval villages, and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastlines. You need not worry about its population based on its size. It gives shelter to a vast variety of unmixed sand and surf, making it one of the most visited places on earth during the summer holiday in Europe. Also, wander around Montenegro’s old-world historic villages, the Lake Como, and the Norwegian fjords.

Also Read: 8 Romantic Towns to Visit in Europe

8. Feel free on the beaches of Nice in France

Nice, France, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Nice, a city in France located in the French Riviera, is one of the finest places to enjoy your summer vacation in Europe. Nice is best known for its remarkable climate, stupendous beaches, and alluring coastline with arresting views. It has a vast collection of eye-catching architecture, all influenced by the Belle Epoque and Baroque buildings. Though a coastal city, it flaunts both the coastal and urban culture. You can also go cycling and rollerblading down its famous Promenade des Anglais. You can also relax, eat, and gossip inside the shacks and upmarket restaurants on the beaches of Nice. Enjoy the jolly sun and get refreshed under the light blue sky. Engage in adventurous watersports in Nice, like diving, paddle-boarding, kayaking, inflatable boat rides, parasailing, fishing, and more.

Also Read: 8 Top Things to do to Experience the French Riviera

9. Experience a summer skiing in Saas-Fee, Switzerland

Saas Fee, Switzerland, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Sometimes, the name of a place catches the essence and moods of its landscapes. Saas-Fee is such a place in Switzerland, which calls for it. Go skiing in these snow-white mountains and have a hair-raising experience. Dash away in your skis, ski poles, goggles, gloves, helmets, and ski boots against the cold, chilly breeze of these snowy mountains. Come prepared with all your winter overcoats, scarves, and sweaters as it’s gonna be one joy of a ride in ski chair lifts. Try out unique ski lift ideas in this popular snowboarding destination. Ski down slopes of crisp snow accompanied by snowy mountain peaks, green sceneries, and fresh Swiss air.

Also Read: Top 10 Hiking Places in Switzerland

10. Depart on a canal tour in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam, Netherlands, Things to do in Europe in Summer
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Probably the best thing to do on your summer holidays in Europe is to take a ferry ride down the picture-perfect canal encompassed by archaic architecture and different flowers of all vivid colours blooming in the trees. Amsterdam is connected by 165 canals, created over the centuries to start trade and transport, and retrieve land to expand the city. You must not miss out on the experience of cramming some fried herring, a can of Heineken, and the popular Vlaams fries.

Also Read: A Guide to Anne Frank’s House in Amsterdam

Tips for Your Europe Vacation in Summer

  1. Don’t forget to stop for some gelato on the way to Sardinia in Italy.
  2. The Vatican Full Tour includes a visit to the Vatican Museums and the Sistine Chapel.
  3. The San Fermin celebrations start at noon on July 6 and continue until midnight on July 14.
  4. Apart from Switzerland, you can also check out other summer skiing destinations in Europe like Hintertux in Austria and Les Deux Alpes in France.

Also Read: 8 Most Beautiful Castles in Austria

Frequently Asked Questions for Your Europe Summer Tour
How much does it cost to travel to Europe?

Spending a day in Westen Europe costs around 50-80 eurodollars. In comparison to Western Europe, Eastern Europe is a bit cheaper. This is exclusive of your transportation between locations or airfare to/from Europe.

What about Traveller’s Cheque?

You don’t have to bother about the traveller’s cheque. No one uses them.

Can I find free wifi in Europe?

Yes, you can find free wifi in Europe. Nowadays, more and more cafes, restaurants, and coffee shops are offering wifi for customers. Also, you can find wifi in just about every Mcdonald’s and Starbucks.

 

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With an uncountable number of activities to do in Europe, what are you waiting for? Pack up your bags and get set to have an exciting time in Europe with us. Choose from our list of Europe tour packages at Pickyourtrail or customise your own Europe itinerary and make an unforgettable summer vacation to Europe with fun and love.

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