Whether or not Europeans invented partying is up to debate. And even if though they technically did not invent techno, it certainly feels like they did, by the sound of their clubs. One thing is for certain though: whatever your idea of a good party is, you will find it in Europe, if you know where to look. For best results, we recommend a combination of party cities included here.
Warm-hearted, fun loving and free-spirited, Denmark is a traveler's delight. The smallest and most southern of the Scandinavian countries, Denmark offers an interesting mix of lively cities and rural countryside. Ancient castles, ring forts, jazz festivals, the sleekest modern design you'll ever see and the people who invented Lego. Denmark's ancient past almost tells its own story with its barrows, country manors, churches, well-preserved market towns and modern architecture. In Denmark you will find that the distances are short and this makes it possible to combine it all.
England remains one of the most popular destinations in the world for international travel. Millions of people each year are drawn to the frenetic charm of London, the historical attractions of places such as Salisbury, York and Chester, and the rural splendor of the Lake District. Then there is the traditional England of rolling green fields, quaint villages and tweed-wearing locals. Not to mention the English football teams have more fans who live abroad than they do in their home towns while London remains one of the leading international centers of commerce and culture.
Germany's landscape is straight from the Fairy tales: castles, deep dark forests and mythical rivers. The German landscapes are extraordinarily diverse, with graceful big-city appeal, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture, and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, no other nation has molded Europe the way Germany has - for better or worse.
Greece is THE land of ancient sites and architectural treasures: the Acropolis in Athens, the amphitheater of Epidaurus, the reconstructed palace at Knossos, the belly button of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, and frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete. But don't expect a visit there to be a sober study of the ancient world, the Greek propensity for partying dates back to Dionysus. Then there are 1400 islands to explore. Greece is much more than what you were taught at school or the predictable summer image of glorious sunsets and sandy beaches.
This mid-Atlantic island is the nearest European neighbor to the U.S. An entirely improbable land at the top of the world, Iceland contains (among other things) a visible line separating two continents, glaciers covering volcanoes, thirty-foot-high exploding gouts of hot water, the landscape used by NASA to represent the Moon, people speaking ancient Norse, a town entirely overrun by elves, and days when the sun never goes down. Play golf at midnight because the sun never sets in summer. Fly to the Westmann Islands and visit some of the 10 million puffins that live there. And say hello to Keiko, the world's most famous killer whale.
Ireland is a unique country with breathtaking natural landscapes and a fascinating history. It is full of statues, monuments, dolmens, and other stone arrangements of cultural and historical significance dating back to the days of the ancient Celts. Take a glimpse into the spiritual past and present of Ireland by visiting its churches, monasteries and cathedrals. In Ireland you will also find a great variety of natural wildlife preserves, public parks and artistically-cultivated gardens.
For centuries, Italy has drawn foreign visitors, mostly for its architectural, artistic and scenic splendors. Italy can truly be all things to all people. For some the Italian experience is full of passion and excitement, urbanity, crowds and noise. For others it is a quiet rural idyll where the traditional life can be experienced. Its great cities are replete with fantastic works of art ranging from the Roman times to the Renaissance. Even then, many visitors will forego the rich attractions of culture in favor of some of the most unspoilt beaches and spectacular mountains in the world.
The third largest country in Western Europe, it presents visitors with countless lakes and waterways, surrounded by vast pine and spruce forests in the north, mixed with romantic oak, birch and other leafy forests further south. Sweden offers blood-boiling rapids, soothing streams and wakeboarding waves. And there is so much more - from the Höganäs ceramics of western Skåne in the south, to the finely carved wood, bone and textile handicrafts of the Sami people in northern Lapland - and all the provinces in between, with their countless workshops full of weavers and spinners, gold and silver smiths, stonemasons, woodcarvers and much more.
Spain is a country of passion, excitement and enthusiasm unlike any other in Western Europe. Madrid, the magnificent capital, Barcelona, Valencia and Seville are effervescent cosmopolitan cities with some of the best museums and galleries in Europe. Costa-style resorts take much of the coast up although cities such as Alicante, Marbella, Malaga and Mallorca's Palma retain their charm. And everywhere you can find secret hideaways with empty beaches. The best way to explore rural Spain is to visit Galicia and Asturias, the arid villages of Andalucia and the peaks of the Sierra Nevada and the Pyrenees.
Combine London (Grand museums, stunning architecture, Royalty, glorious parks and an amazingly diverse cultural scene) and Dublin (Delightful mix of medieval, Georgian and modern architecture, a wealth of history and culture, a legendary literary tradition, and pub crawls) with a flight between cities.
Combine Barcelona (fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times) and Ibiza (The "White Island" with its Hippie-Culture, beautiful beaches and Nowadays clubbing capital of the world)with a flight between cities.
Experience two Nordic stars! Visit Copenhagen (A cozy European capital, filled with stunning architecture, historic sites, world-class museums, and some of the best shopping and dining in Europe.) and Stockholm (Built on 14 islands around one of Europe's largest and best-preserved medieval city centers, with stunning and extremely varied scenery in every direction.) Travel between them by flight. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Our top seller in Spain and a perfect introduction! Visit Madrid (Golden Triangle of Art: Prado Museum; Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums; its famous nightlife and endless energy) and Barcelona (Gaudi, Gothic Quarter and always in the biting edge of fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times). Travel between them with the new HighSpeed train. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
The `White Island` for its typical architecture, Ibiza has been popular since the 1960s, when it become famous for its Hippie-Culture and nudist beaches. Nowadays, Ibiza is known as the 'clubbing capital of the world`, hosting the best parties.
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