Europe is a continent where the tourism industry is so developed that its hard to plan European Trips that not tourist traps many don’t even try. Venice, Italy and Paris France’s are two amazing cities in Europe; it is just that tourists often find themselves “cheated” when visiting the most popular destinations in Europe. But there are still places left that haven’t been damaged by the tourism industry so you better pack your bags and plan one of these seven great European trips before they become a tourist trap.
Seven Great European Trips That Are Not Tourist Traps!
The capital of Latvia, this Baltic city hides so many treasures that it easily captivates and entertains all of its visitors. Many people choose to visit the city because it is less expensive than the neighboring Scandinavian countries but Riga is so much more than that.
Considered as one of the most beautiful north European cities, Riga boasts an amazing art modern architecture and historical atmosphere. The cobblestone streets and beautiful squares make the perfect setting for a relaxing afternoon, while during the night, the city transforms itself as a vibrant nightlife centre.
2. Calabria, Italy.
Though the country is a tourist trap itself, Calabria is one of the least popular regions of Italy, at least to the wider public. Locals and travel-connoisseurs know the beauty Calabria hides and soon, it will become more popular than other Italian regions.
The rural charm of Calabria is one of a kind with numerous Greek ruins scattered across the region. The cuisine is so different compared to other Italian regions, and will make every foodie want more. The beaches … we can not forget the beaches. They are some of the most beautiful ones in the whole world. Calabria is a hidden gem for sure.
Often times left behind, Slovenia is one of those European countries that hides its natural treasures and at the same time, invites people to visit it and get to know the culture and atmosphere. Bled is one of those cities that won’t leave you disappointed. Located on the lake by the same name Lake Bled, the charm of Bled is like no other – it’s like the city has stepped out of a fairy tale. Its castle, ancient church and typical architecture are one of a kind; not to mention the amazing Iglica Waterfall and its caves.
Northern Ireland’s capital city has such an interesting history riddled with violence that is comes a bit as a shock that Belfast is not as popular as Dublin. Murals from the conflicts between the pro-English Protestants and the pro-Irish Catholics are scattered throughout the city, historic pubs and buildings as the Belfast City Hall are waiting to be discovered. Not to mention that the city has a newly opened Titanic Quarter – after all, the famous ship was built in Belfast.
5. Phu Quoc, Vietnam.
A counterpart of the famous Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, Phu Quoc is a paradise. Especially for those who want a quiet, relaxing and beautiful trip. Largely undeveloped, the island boasts clear waters, and untouched sceneries. From riding in boats, to snorkeling and diving in uncrowded waters or just laying on the beautiful beaches is a sure formula for the perfect holiday.
6. Cappadocia, Turkey.
Turkey has been long a favourite tourist destination, especially with its beautiful seaside resorts and one of a kind Istanbul. The country has so much more and Cappadocia is one of those places. Cappadocia is a land with numerous jagged and rounded rock. Valleys and chimney formations made of pink clay and so many other shapes. What drives most people here is the possibility to explore the land from a birds-view in a hot air-balloon.
Often called the Balkans’ best kept secret. Bulgaria is a place with rich history, beautiful nature and bustling lifestyle. The snow-capped mountains are perfect for a winter holiday. While the green fields and hidden villages make the most with summer travelers.
The seaside resorts are the most famous place in the country. Tourists from all over Europe come to party like in Bulgaria. However its so much more than that. It’s the wine, cuisine, people and the culture. The picturesque villages and beautiful mountains just add the icing to the cake.
Those were just a few of Europe’s best kept secrets – places that will surely gain more popularity in the future so don’t wait any longer. Put up the Out Of Office, plan your European trips now and go explore these beautiful places before they become the next tourist trap.
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