HEAD FOR EUROPE THIS SUMMER!
Although Europe is a popular travel destination all year, the best time to visit is from June to September! As it may not be as humid as Singapore, it’s the perfect weather to walk out and about to enjoy cultural events, festivals, visit antiquities and museums, or take road trips, engage in activities and go on an adventure or two. You could also walk among picturesque nature or relax on its beautiful beaches. Here are some ideas to get you started!
There’s so much to discover and enjoy in the United Kingdom’s (UK) magnificent capital! Firstly, it boasts 5,000 acres of quality green spaces across eight beautiful parks. Explore these parks by strolling or renting a bike.
London is also a treasure trove of history with an unrivalled selection of museums to visit, including the British and Natural History museums. Take an unforgettable boat cruise along the legendary River Thames to learn and see how the city changes. Then there’s the entertainment, nightlife, street life, theatres, shopping and so much more. London has it all, so soak in its vibrant atmosphere as much as you can!
Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Dublin—a small capital with a big heart and the warmest welcome! You must certainly visit the National Gallery and discover stunning Irish artworks, a Caravaggio, and other European works. Trinity College’s magnificent Georgian and Victorian architecture also attracts more than two million people who love visiting it just to soak in the atmosphere on its grounds.
Allow Dublin to enchant you further with its beautiful beaches and parks, the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin Zoo and much more. Shopping and dining will be a first-class experience unlike any other!
Known as the “Athens of the North”, Edinburgh boasts neo-classical Georgian architecture and is one of Europe’s most beautiful and elegant cities. The city is traditionally said to have been built on a series of hills overlooking the sea!
Lose yourself in learning the history of Edinburgh castle, a majestic building perched on Castle Rock. You could also step onboard the former Royal Yacht Britannia, a beloved vessel of the late Queen Elizabeth II. Immerse yourself in its regal elegance as it is now permanently moored in front of Ocean Terminal. Edinburgh is also home to outstanding cuisine, and the bustling Food & Flea Market is a must-visit where locals will give you the warmest welcome!
With its broad, leafy boulevards, museums, monuments, café societies, bistros and boutiques, Paris is a city that celebrates the metropolitan French lifestyle.
The true essence of experiencing Paris lies in discovery. Explore narrow lanes and interesting curiosity shops, or spend hours in museums or a street café watching Parisians go by. Indulge in a drink and your favourite pastry. A croissant is a must-try! There are also major attractions like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Arc de Triomphe, and the bohemian Montmartre—an artist’s haven and home to the Sacré-Cœur Basilica with its panoramic city views. As someone once said, “Paris is always a good idea.”
The vibrant capital of Italy is one of the world’s most romantic cities. Rome melds majestic classical ruins, fantastic art and a rich street life together in a beautiful way.
As the saying goes, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” — and when you look at the incredible mix of architecture, you’ll see why. From the magnificent Colosseum—one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—to the futuristic Parco della Musica, Europe’s most-visited music venue, Rome is forever evolving. Art lovers can visit masterpieces by the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael. Food lovers can lose themselves in divine cuisine, and shoppers can shop till they drop!
Framed by the Montserrat mountains and the Mediterranean sea, Barcelona is a city burning with passion and creativity. It’s always been an attractive destination for the inspired, the motivated and the curious. The city has an irrepressible energy that makes it the destination that’ll make a difference to any European trip!
Explore the Gothic Quarter, or savour the widest offerings at various restaurants, tapas bars and markets. You could relax on the beach too! There is also nothing like being awestruck by the enchanting architecture of Catalan artist Antoni Gaudí. His distinctive creations, like the impressive and imaginative Basilica of La Sagrada Familia, make this seaside city unique.
From the Parthenon to the Old Temple of Athena, this bustling seaside city is still watched over by its ancient architecture—as if to remind it of its noble origins. The capital of Greece, Athens is an inspiring blend of rich history and modernism. Explore one of its outstanding museums in the morning, then indulge in some retail therapy at Ermou, the number one shopping street in the afternoon! It’s filled with the most amazing mainstream clothes, shoes, accessories and cosmetics. For more bohemian finds such as clothes, handmade jewellery and sandals, head for charming Plaka, where you can also wine, dine and enjoy Greek music till dawn. Athens is truly a city of discoveries!
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