For anyone planning a holiday, here’s the top 10 European countries to visit in summer. Happy holidays!
With many castles, museums, art galleries, stately homes, royal palaces, zoos and theme parks to visit, it’s no surprise Britain is top of this list. The UK’s principal tourist destination is London, with the Tower of London being the single most visited attraction. Most visited by residents of France, United States and Germany.
Beyond the long stretches of golden sandy beaches, Spain has thousands of heritage tourist attractions spread across the country. At least 20 cities contain or are themselves listed as world heritage sites, including the most visited Barcelona, Madrid, Toledo and Granada. Most visited by residents of Britain, France and Germany.
Rich in culture, cuisine, history, fashion and art, Italy also has miles of beautiful coastline, beaches and mountains. Italy contains more world heritage sites than any other country in the world and has many priceless ancient monuments. Most visited by residents of Germany, United States and France.
Popular with hikers and skies, Norway’s main attractions are its bird-indented coastline and its mountains, ski resorts, lakes and woods. Its key cities include Oslo, Bergen, Stavanger, Trondheim and Tromsø. Most visited by residents of Germany, Sweden and Denmark.
Home to a mix of architectural styles and artefacts, Malta is also home to glorious beach resorts in particular Mellieha Bay, Ghajn Tuffieha and Golden Bay. Gozo and Comino are also popular beach spots for holiday-makers. Most visited by residents of Britain, Italy and Germany.
Many tourists visit Germany to experience a sense of European history and the diverse German landscape. The country has 14 national parks, 14 biosphere reserves and 98 nature parks. Its popular cities include Dresden, Munich, Weimar and Berlin. Most visited by residents of Netherlands, Switzerland and United States.
Saint Petersburg and Moscow are Russia’s most popular tourist destinations. Recognised as world cities, they house world-renowned museums, famous theatres, ornate churches, impressive fortifications, beautiful squares and wonderful streets. Both also have rich palaces and beautiful parks. The most famous natural tourist destination in Russia is Lake Baikal. Most visited by residents of Germany, China and France.
The Emerald Isle is famous for its lush scenery, scenic coastline and villages and towns by the shoreline. Its popular cities includes Dublin, Cork, Galway, Limerick and Waterford. Ireland is home to many festivals, the largest inner city park in Europe and many geological attractions, namely the Cliffs of Moher and The Burren. Most visited by residents of Britain, United States/Canada and Germany.
Switzerland’s alpine climate and landscapes is a big draw for skiers and mountaineers. Its key cities are Zürich, Bern, Lucerne, Basel, Geneva, Lausanne and Canton Ticino. The country’s most visited tourist attractions are the Rhine Falls, the Berne Bear exhibit and Zoo Basel. Most visited by residents of Germany, Britain and United States.
Greece is loved by holiday-makers for its rich culture and history as well as its long coastline, many islands and beaches. Its major tourist destinations include Athens, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Corfu, Crete and Chalkidice. Most visited by residents of Macedonia, Germany and Britain.