Written by Gemma Music
If you build only one European bucket list for 2017, THIS is it! Grab your passport – and a sense of adventure. We’ve compiled our all-inclusive, top-trending, essential, MUST-SEE countries in Europe for 2017.
It wouldn’t be the ULTIMATE bucket list without this idyllic Mediterranean paradise smack bang at the top. This year, go somewhere insanely unforgettable for 2017 and make sure it’s Greece! Just think; gyros for breakfast, lunch and dinner, whitewashed buildings and those Insta-worthy sunsets.
Marvel at this medieval beauty and see for yourself why we’re head over heels. With almost guaranteed sunshine year-round and boasting dazzling beaches in Split, charming cobbled streets in Dubrovnik and a big ol’ serving of history, Croatia deserves to be forever at the top your bucket list.
Iceland in real life is so cool! And by cool we mean freeze-your-toes-off vibes. Well, maybe not that extreme, but you get the point – it’s cold. Home to the elusive Northern Lights, magical elves (seriously!) and authentic Nordic hospitality, Iceland has us wanderlust-ing. Hard. Make sure you experience this Nordic gem for yourself this year.
Strut your way through the streets of Spain during the day, steal a quick siesta then get ready for a fiesta, the Spanish way! Just imagine: sangria, tapas and an endless supply of churros – sounds like our type of #paradise.
Home to some of the most luscious views in all of Europe, make sure you hop over to Austria, stat. Feast on schnitzel, apple strudel and for a slice of culture make sure you visit the Viennese Orchestra. #Fancy!
You know what Germany is all about: Good vibes, an incredible nightlife scene and of course, beer. Prost! Known as one of the major cultural hubs of Europe, you won’t be short of things to see in this incredible country. From Berlin to Munich to castle hopping in the Rhine Valley and exploring the smaller towns – there is something for everyone.
Italy is one of those places where everything is a full-on-sensory overload. From the extremely incredible pizza, the rich architecture to the endless amounts of aperitivo – you won’t be disappointed. Simply bellissimo! This year, the streets of Rome, Florence, Venice and beyond are beckoning – how could you resist?
Well-seasoned travellers are taking notice of Portugal, and you should too. Home to fresh, hearty fare inspired by the landscape, robust history and wine you’ll want to smuggle by the dozen – it’s everything you’ll want. Promise. In Lisbon, search for endless street art, handfuls of Portuguese tarts plus nightlife to rival its European neighbours.
After just a few hours in Denmark, you’ll soon find out why the Danes are some of the happiest people in the world. Culture. Food. Incredible buildings – Denmark has it all.
From Paris to Bordeaux and onwards, through to the French Riviera, the love affair with France is not about to simmer down anytime soon. Spot French poodles, feast on cheese and croissants and be sure to make time for iconic museums such as the Louvre.
This year, find your next incredible adventure with Topdeck and GO!