Aren’t you curious about the world we live in? It is a hot melting pot of culture with layers of history and gastronomic delights. The planet is vast to explore places brimming, with an abundance of wildlife, lush green landscapes, fascinating vistas, islands of beaches, snow-covered mountains, to manmade wonders of architectures in urban cities.
Travellers are always picky when it’s come to choosing an ideal place for a holiday escape. Especially families, who always look for places that offer various options from a nice dinner out to a walk in the park or a fun nightlife.
There’s never ending choices of things to do in this world. So, whether you are planning to visit for a weekend getaway or a fortnight, here’s your checklist for the world’s top 10 selling destinations that you should see for an unmissable experience
1. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amsterdam, a city of amazing contrast. Where cycling is one of the most rewarding passionate endeavour for tourists. If you are planning to visit Netherlands, make sure to explore the city in a bicycle, to see the picture postcard version of Amsterdam. Take a bike tour across the bridge to sight the beauty of canal lakes and stroll in the night to have an unbelievably pretty sight of the bridge full of glimmering lights, will definitely give you a magical feel. In Netherlands pedal power have priority over motorists. So, feel free to ride a bike in a city, where cyclists get their own lane, even on a roundabout, you can cycle around while cars wait patiently for you to pass.
People in Netherlands tend to ride helmet-free since they are protected by the cycle-centric rules of the roads and there’s a vast network of cycle paths specially designed for cyclists. “The Bike is Right” is a trending concept in the Netherlands which inspired many tourists from all over the world.
Expect to be blown away by stunning sceneries of rich landscape in the gorgeous countryside full of castles, beaches, windmills, historic town, great local restaurants and coffee shops are reachable within 20 minutes from the city centre to Amsterdam in a train.
2. Kiev, Ukraine
Kiev offers endless opportunities to make the most of your time in Ukraine. The city is known for its magnificent churches, famous museums and monuments with a good selection of tourist attractions, enough to keep you occupied for a week or more. Conveniently, most of them are in the city centre or just a short metro ride away. Kiev also has great cultural potential with the spirit of old glorious times. If you want to discover haunting insights into darkest aspects of Ukraine’s history, search for it at Babi Yar and the Chernobyl museum and don’t miss to visit other famous museums like the National Museum of History of Ukraine, the Museum of Ukrainian Fine Arts, the Museum of Western and Oriental Art to learn more about the rich culture and history of Ukraine. Travelling to Kiev might actually be one of the most pleasurable trips you make. The monument at the Dnipro River is an absolutely stunning sight to see if you are planning to visit Kiev. The monuments are always filled with tourists and locals since people in Ukraine has a tradition of taking pictures in front of monuments on special occasions and for tourists, it has something unique to be shared on their Instagram profiles. It is definitely worth visiting beautiful streets and parks. If you wish to relax in the city take a stroll along Khreschatyk or browse the colourful stalls at Bessarabsky market for a great shopping experience.
3. Barcelona, Spain
When you think of Spain, there will be two things that pop into your mind, first is undoubtedly FC Barcelona one of the biggest football club in the world and stunning architectures that listed as UNESCO site as well. There isn’t any other country like Spain in the world that rival the buildings of Barcelona city.
‘Antoni Gaudí I Cornet’ was a great Spanish architect known for his one of a kind style buildings in the city of Barcelona. He is considered to be the “face” of Barcelona and he transformed the city into Spain’s most modern city at the time of circa 1870. His inspiring architecture buildings are beautifully scattered throughout the city.
Gaudí´s ideas about architecture have influenced a whole generation by his unique style that many architects have tried to replicate. One of the best highlights of his work is the famous Park Guell, at first glance, it looks exactly like magical gingerbread houses, bordered with colourful mosaic tiles. You can see a layer of rock buildings scattered creatively, bizarre fountains and unique structures will take you into a cartoon world. This amazing park is definitely worth a look if you are planning to visit Barcelona.
Stroll into the Gaudi museum where you can snap pictures next to Gaudi’s rich architectural buildings. Barcelona is also famous for its wonderous auditoriums that are designed carefully with glass, decorated with statues and tiles. So, make sure to book a ticket for a performance with music for a unique experience.
4. Bangkok, Thailand
Bangkok, the City of Angels or “Krungthep” in Thai, is well known for cheap shopping, warm weather, gorgeous beaches and beautiful Buddhist temples.
It is a city rich in culture, religion and traditions. One of the most surprising things about Bangkok is everything is incredibly cheap compared to other shopping cities around the world. It’s one of the most preferable cities for cheap shopping, where you can purchase anything to fit your budget. It is also home to Asia’s largest shopping centres and the largest outdoor market in Asia. Bangkok has a great variety of interests to visitors from all origins. The modern, multi-storey building like Emporium shopping mall and Siam Paragon Shopping mall have more than 250 international and local, luxury brands with imported contemporary clothing’s. You’ll be surprised by the vast choices of the city’s finest fashion stores. Most of the people who visit these malls had a good shopping experience and they feel it was a one-stop place for all their needs.
As travellers, we tend to take lots of gifts back home for friends, relatives and work colleagues. It’s a nice way to show that you have been thinking of them while on a city break. So, if you are planning to visit Thailand, it’s worth purchasing Thai silks, because Thai silk is produced by the cocoons of Thai silkworms and Thai silk which is considered to be one of the finest fabrics in the world, for its unique manufacturing process, patterns and colours.
5. Budapest, Hungary
Budapest was named in 1873, by merging the city names of Buda and Pest. Budapest became one of the favourite cities in Europe for its stunning architecture, history and romantic setting with various bridges over the Danube river. The city boasts the oldest underground metro system that started its operations in 1896. Attracting millions of foreigners every year. The Budapest is more popular for its wondrous cave systems that run underneath the city and natural thermal baths. So, if you are planning to visit Hungary, make sure to visit all the thermal baths in Budapest each setting will give you a unique experience. Especially, ‘Szechenyi Bath’ is one of the best natural hot spring spa baths in Budapest as well as in all Europe. Get yourself soaked in the warm medicinal water. Enjoy the outdoor thermal bath which is filled with steam rising water with a scenic view of the surrounding. Besides, you can get massage treatments, enjoy the saunas, relax by the pools with some beer or wine while immersing yourself in warm water, which directs to the pool from over 1000 meters below the surface.
6. Paris, France
Paris, the city of lights’, or ‘the city of Romance’ that’s how the capital city of France is known by. If you are planning to visit Paris, it’s one of the most appealing, glamorous, and romantic of all the cities. It is a wonderful city where you can see many fascinating things and sights that offer you so many places of interest to see and explore. Paris is famed as a destination brimming with historic buildings and monuments. You will be delighted by the city’s trendiest boutiques, gourmands outstanding food and wine.
The most Prominent landmark in Paris would be the Eiffel Tower. Get an elevator ride to the Eiffel Tower and enjoy an Arial view of the city. It’s one of the best tourist sites in Paris, for a surprise proposal to create unforgettable memories with your partner. Most of the foreigners like to visit the Eiffel Tower after the sunset to gaze the tower full of lights. Also, don’t miss to take a tour to Paris vineyards to learn more on viniculture and you can also sample wines produced in Paris itself at The Clos Montmartre. You can try a decent Gamay and Pinot Noir wine here. And make sure to treat your taste buds with a trendy Parisian cookie which is known as French macarons in France.
7. Rome, Italy
Rome is the capital city of Italy and popular as one of the most visited cities in the world and known as the third most visited city in the European Union. Rome is a beautiful bustling city that has a moderate climate. Tourists are mostly fascinated by its amazing sites, delicious food, and wonderful adventures which gives a great temptation for all types of travellers. The city is brimming with interesting and attractive sights. Rome is probably the best-known city for the old Roman architecture, Colosseum, Roman Forum and Trevi Fountain. The Trevi Fountain is more popular among tourists, people in Rome has a strong belief, throwing a coin to the Trevi Fountain while facing the other way brings good fortune. You can have coffee in the sidewalk cafes in Rome where you can meet happy Italians and a few curious tourists. Apart from history and culture, you can relax in parks and gardens in Rome which is mostly covered by a large area with a scenic view of greenery that attracts many tourists.
8. Cancun, Mexico
Cancun Mexico is located in the southern part of Mexico and its surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico. The city is famed for its amazing beaches, plush hotels and resorts, wildlife, and endless opportunities for adventures. The Cancun has gorgeous hotels and resorts with a mesmerizing view of the beach it’s what makes Cancun a great spot to unwind. Cancun is a great place for water sports for all kinds. There are many fun and exciting things to do in Cancun, take a walk on the shoreline while cool waves of the ocean refresh your feet and washes away your footprints like no one been walked there before. It is a great place to lie down on the beach to get a natural tan and you can try snorkeling to explore the marine life and to see dazzling fish’s swimming around the coral reef and go parasailing over the ocean which has a picturesque view which is extraordinary. Also, you can swim with gentle dolphins for a thrilling experience that you will never forget.
9. Bali, Indonesia
Bali is a popular island in Indonesia. It is located between Java and Lombok. Many tourists from all over the world visit each year. Bali has many tourist attractions to visit during a holiday break. It is a very good place to go on a holiday, which has a beautiful view of towering volcanoes, pristine jungles and awesome weather.
There is always something different for everyone to enjoy in Bali. If you are an adventurer you can have a great time in Grajagan, Uluwatu and river kayaking. If you are a history buff or interested in cultures and traditions visit Pura Luhur Temple, Gajah Cave, Besakih Temple, and Tanah Lot Temple for a spiritual experience. if you are looking for a tropical getaway the island has beautiful beaches like Kuta beach, Sanur beach and Tanjung Benoa beach these beaches are one of the most visited attractions in Bali. You can see the best of Bali after sunset, there are plenty of famous nightspots that will offer you exciting clubbing experience,
10. Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai, United Arab Emirates is one of the busiest and richest cities in the world. Known for its modern technology, ultramodern architecture and history. It is also home to the world’s famous iconic skyscrapers, the largest shopping mall and seven-star hotels. Dubai is setting the example for many cities around the globe. Known greatly for its luxurious concept, Dubai is becoming popular for tourism, shopping malls, and entertainment attractions. it is also an ideal hub for tourists from all over the world.
Dubai is one of the most advanced cities around the world with a pleasant summer atmosphere all year round, and has some of the vast desert areas, beaches making it a famous tourist destination in the world, where millions of people every year want to enjoy and stroll markets, Cafes, hotels and resorts.
There are times, that we all feel like going on a trip in the middle of a hectic schedule. Sometimes travelling is the only option that all it takes to relieve stress. So, take a break from a busy life at work and go on a trip to these exotic places with Travel Center UK bringing you exclusive holiday packages for you to travel alone to find yourself or with friends and family to create beautiful happy memories. Visit and explore as many places as you can to make memorable and colourful moments in life.