Europe offers its visitors a wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and festivities. Its extraordinary heritage extends from its fame as the birthplace of democracy in Athens to the haunting buildings in Auschwitz, and everything in between. Visit the Forum in Rome, experience the enchantment of Paris, travel by gondola along the graceful canals of Venice, and see the remains of one of the Seven Wonders of the World in Turkey. There is no end of things to do and see in Europe!
Beyond its extraordinary heritage, Europe also stands as the leader in art, music, fashion, architecture and design. And, as for incredible scenery, there are the majestic fjords of Norway, the breathtaking Alps of France, Italy and Switzerland, the amazing scenery of the Scottish Highlands, the beautiful beaches of France, Spain and Portugal, and the priceless gems of the islands of Greece and Croatia.
With so many things to do and see, it is always wise to include the well-known and famous main attractions. Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Venice’s gondola rides, Athens’ Parthenon, Edinburgh’s namesake Castle, Rome’s Coliseum, Ireland’s Blarney Stone and Pisa’s Leaning Tower are all famous for sound reasons!
With the acceptance of the single European currency, the euro, by twelve European countries two decades ago, travel and purchases within much of Europe has been greatly simplified. All inter-bank commerce and stock exchange trade is now denominated by this official currency.