Ever wonder what travelling around Europe would be like? Instead of daydreaming, start planning your own epic Eurotrip this summer! There are a variety of experiences that fit into any budget, so why not take advantage of the opportunity to explore the "Old Continent" the way you've always wanted to visit it?
Make every day count on this epic Eurotrip as you explore each country while creating lasting memories along the way with these 20 unique experiences. Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime!
1. Attend a massive music festival
Europe is home to some of the world's biggest and most iconic music festivals, from Reading and Leeds to Glastonbury. From EDM in Tomorrowland to folk music in Sziget, you will experience a unique blend of cultures, art, music and entertainment that can only be found at these music festivals.
2. Sample different cuisines
From Mediterranean food to French delicacies and Czech beer, sample different cuisines in each country for an unforgettable experience. Learn to cook at least one traditional dish from each country you visit.
3. Take part in a vibrant pub crawl in Dublin, Ireland
Make new friends or have one last hurrah with your buddies on a pub crawl in Dublin. Enjoy a full night of music and fun at some of the oldest pubs in the city.
4. Take a dip in the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland
As you enjoy the stunning surroundings, relax and recharge in the surreal setting of the Blue Lagoon. Its therapeutic mineral-rich waters are a fantastic experience that should be added to any bucket list.
5. Get a Eurail pass and travel by train
Travelling by train is a great way to explore each country, and with a Eurail pass, you can travel affordably. If you're under 27 years old, you can get a discount of up to 25% off your ticket.
6. Join a free walking tour
Many European cities offer free walking tours led by knowledgeable local guides who can show you the hidden gems and share interesting stories and historical facts about the city.
7.Stay in a hostel and meet new people from all over the world
Ditch the fancy hotels and stay in hostels for a more authentic experience. Hostels are a great way to meet new people and make lifelong friends.
8. Take a canal cruise in Amsterdam, Netherlands
A canal cruise allows you to see Amsterdam's architecture and landmarks from a unique perspective. You'll pass by narrow houses with gabled facades, quaint bridges, and charming houseboats.
9. Witness the midnight sun in Scandinavia
Gaze at the midnight sun from midnight to 2 am during the summer solstice season in Scandinavia for a beautiful natural phenomenon that occurs only once every year.
10. Island hop on a sailboat in Greece during Yacht Week
You can rent a sailboat with friends or join a larger group of travellers and sail from one island to the next. You'll have the opportunity to swim in crystal-clear waters while experiencing the local culture and cuisine.
11. Dance all night at Berlin clubs
Dance away into dawn while exploring the local nightlife scene at Berlin clubs that come alive late nights and early mornings. This is where techno music flows from one club to the next until long after sunrise!
12. Experience a typical European Festival
From Oktoberfest in Munich to La Tomatina in Spain, there’s no shortage of unique festivals that will give you an unforgettable experience.
13. Take a dip in the thermal baths in Budapest, Hungary
Some of the most popular thermal baths in Budapest include the Széchenyi Baths, Gellért Baths, and Rudas Baths, which offer a variety of pools, saunas, and steam rooms with varying temperatures and mineral compositions.
14. Visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour in London, England
At this must-see attraction for any Harry Potter fan, visitors can explore some of the most iconic locations from the movies, such as the Great Hall, Diagon Alley, and Platform 9 3/4.
15. Go on a road trip along the coast of Portugal
This breathtaking drive will take you through charming fishing villages, historic cities, and stunning natural scenery, including rugged cliffs, golden beaches, and crystal-clear waters.
16. Try and learn another language, even if it is just "hello" and "thank you."
Unlike Canada, Europe is home to a diverse range of languages. Learning even a little bit of a new language can help you connect with the local people and better appreciate the places you're visiting.
17. Soak up the sun on a beach in Ibiza, Spain
Famous for its beautiful beaches, clear blue waters, and vibrant party scene, Ibiza is a popular destination for young travellers. Some of the most popular beaches on the island include Playa d'en Bossa, Cala Jondal, and Talamanca, each with its own unique vibe.
18. Visit Germany’s fairytale castles
Step back into fairytale books as you explore towering castles across Germany, like Neuschwanstein castle, the inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty castle.
19. Taste chocolate heaven at Belgian chocolatiers
Get ready to indulge in sweet tooth cravings because when it comes to gourmet chocolates, Belgium is the place where chocolate heaven truly resides!
20. Hike the rugged coastline of Cinque Terre, Italy
The hiking trails that connect the villages are one of the best ways to experience the beauty of Cinque Terre. The trails are well-marked and vary in difficulty, making them accessible to a wide range of hikers. Along the way, you'll enjoy breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea, perfect for your Instagram feed!
Forget Netflix and chill, it's Eurotrip and travel season!
Ready for a life-changing experience and some serious wanderlust? Pack your bags and get ready to explore the incredible wonders of Europe. With so many exciting activities to try, you'll never be bored! Before you go, remember to contact a soNomad agent for your travel insurance needs.