Taking inspiration from some of the most popular guided tours available with their trusted travel partner Travel Department, DC Thomson Travel highlights 5 amazing holiday experiences, each providing memorable moments in some of Europe’s most popular and fascinating holiday destinations.
Ranging from following in the footsteps of ancient empires to admiring some of the world’s most famous landmarks, we start our holiday recommendation with the spectacular Alhambra Palace.
1. Admire the renowned Alhambra Palace
During a fantastic holiday enjoying the sights of classic Spain – a firm favourite destination – a visit to the grand Andalucian city of Granada gives holidaymakers the chance to enjoy one of the greatest landmarks on the European continent – the former Moorish stronghold Alhambra Palace.
Resting on the top of a hill, the palace has roots traced back hundreds of years.
A magnificent place to enjoy, the palace complex is a stunning example of medieval architecture.
Followed up with an included visit to Generalife Palace and gardens, this fantastic day excursion is one of the key holiday experiences that sits alongside other notable visits to Antequera, UNESCO-listed Cordoba and colourful Seville.
2. Enjoy the sights of the Maltese Capital
The beautiful islands of Malta & Gozo can be the perfect Mediterranean getaway.
During this carefully planned itinerary, holidaymakers will be able to enjoy a lovely sightseeing tour of the Maltese capital showing off the very best of this beautiful city.
Spending a day exploring Valletta, holidaymakers will be able to enjoy the city’s striking old architecture, particularly the beautiful St John’s Co-Cathedral.
Also featured are visits to the stunning Upper Barrakka Gardens and The Malta Experience.
A fantastic visual show charting Malta through the ages, this is a fitting finale to a day spent exploring the striking Maltese capital.
3. Take a walking tour of Dubrovnik Old Town
Expertly guided through the streets of Dubrovnik’s renowned Old Town, holidaymakers will learn about the city’s fascinating history and one of Europe’s popular destinations in recent years.
Surrounding the former Adriatic port are huge walls originally built to protect residents and key buildings such as Dubrovnik Cathedral and its Franciscan Monastery (entrance to both is also included).
Spending a half-day in the company of a guide sharing insider knowledge about the city will also leave holidaymakers with plenty of ideas for further exploration of this wonderful city.
A cable car ride anyone?
4. Visit an Italian icon
During a day excursion where holidaymakers will also be able to enjoy the walled city of Pucca, one of the greatest cities in Tuscany, an afternoon trip to an Italian icon quickly follows.
During a visit to Pisa, holidaymakers will be guided to Piazza dei Miracoli, where they can experience one of the most famous buildings in Italy – the Leaning Tower.
Mistakes during the construction of the tower’s foundations left the landmark leaning to one side.
Now an amazing photo opportunity, the tilting tower is the jewel in a crown of a wonderful day of exploration, also passing Pisa Cathedral and through the famous and excellently titled Square of Miracles.
5. Witness the breath-taking Acropolis of Athens
Following in the footsteps of the Ancient Greeks, this journey through time to some of the world’s greatest historical sites includes time spent in the Greek capital where holidaymakers will be able to admire the wonder of the ancient citadel – the ruins of Acropolis.
Famously the home to the amazing Parthenon temple, the views here looking out across surrounding Athens are truly incredible.
Enjoying plenty of time, we thoroughly recommend visiting Athens’ parliament building where a traditional changing of the guards is performed every hour daily.
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