Unique Experiences in Europe 2023

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Are you interested in visiting Europe for your next holiday, but unsure of the things to do and see in Europe? Don’t worry, in this blog, we’ve compiled a list of 6 unforgettable experiences in Europe that you don’t want to miss out on!

Bioluminescent Plankton – Wales

Bioluminescent plankton that have been witnessed across Wales, United Kingdom, have been said to be the ‘northern lights of the ocean’. A magical experience, this natural phenomenon sees ethereal blue light flashing along the edges of waves. Mostly seen on Welsh beaches in Gower, you’ll need patience to witness this phenomenon. Like the Aurora Borealis, it’s better viewed in darkness!

Hot Air Balloon – Turkey

If you find yourself in Turkey, make sure to book a hot air balloon tour! Popular locations include Cappadocia and Pamukkale, but you’ll probably find available hot air balloon tours across the country. Experience breathtaking views below with a hot air balloon tour in Turkey.

Pompeii – Italy

Although it’s a well-known tourist location, don’t be discouraged by the amount of tourists that flock to Pompeii, Italy. It’s certainly a unique site, and if you want the full experience, we recommend booking a guided tour or purchasing an audio tour to truly understand the history behind this ancient Roman city. If Italy and bordering countries are of interest to you, Silversea cruises can take you to Italy, Spain, and others – all in one trip!

Medieval Town of York – England

York is considered to be one of the well-preserved mediaeval cities in the UK – you’ll find many structures, monuments, and more, originating from the mediaeval era that still stand and exist to this day. If you’re a fan of history and mediaeval culture, then you certainly don’t want to skip a trip to York. Plus, it’s only around 2 hours from London, so you can easily find hotels in West London to stay in for a day trip to York.

Human Fish – Slovenia

Intrigued by human fish? Slovenia’s karst region is an underground territory where you’ll find človeška ribica or human fish, also known as baby dragon or olm. For a chance to see these strange aquatic creatures (named ‘human fish’ due to their fleshy and human-like colouration), you’ll want to head to the Postojna Caves, one of the world’s longest cave systems. Although it’s not 100% guaranteed that you’ll see one of the bizarre amphibians, traversing through the cave is still an awe-inspiring experience, featuring magnificent stalagmites and impressive acoustics within the concert hall.

Bran Castle – Romania

Situated in the Transylvania region of Romania, Bran Castle is also known as the home of Count Dracula. Perched on the edge of a cliff, it’s a gothic, mediaeval fortress that will surely excite anyone who’s interested in history, lore, myths and legends. In fact, it’s very much associated with the Dracula myth that it is known as Dracula’s Castle outside of Romania – despite the fact that there’s actually no real connection between Vlad the Impaler (Vlad III Dracula), Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Bran Castle. Nonetheless, it’s still a worthy site to visit if you’re in the country.

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