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Which Are The Best Destinations In Europe For Easter Travel?

Visit Amsterdam in the spring
Best destinations in Europe for Easter [Image by Mabel Amber from Pixabay]

Travel company Expedia has some tips on the most popular destinations to visit this Easter. Meanwhile, spring is already here, so you don’t have to wait for the holidays if you need a break. As the weather warms up and the spring flowers come out, Expedia has released its annual trending trips list – the Easter Travel Outlook.  Read on to discover seven of the best places to be for the coming holidays.

Where to travel this Easter according to Expedia.

This year, the Easter holidays run from March 29 and the following are the best places to be in Europe.

1. Visit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Tulips in Keukenhof, Amsterdam the Netherlands
Tulips for Easter in Amsterdam [Image by Nicolas IZERN from Pixabay]
Amsterdam comes top in Expedia’s list and while the city is trying to drop its negative image as a party city, it is still a popular destination. In fact, the city is a popular choice in the spring, with millions of tulips blooming in nearby Keukenhof. Those of us more mature folk will recall Max Bygraves’ popular song, Tulips from Amsterdam. Meanwhile, a visit to the city’s art galleries and museums is always a pleasure.

2. Visit Paris, France this Easter

Spring in Paris, France
Easter in Paris, France [Image by nkoks from Pixabay]
Paris is always a perennial favorite for tourists and now, with its preparations for the summer Olympics, it is the perfect time to visit. Gaze at the iconic Eiffel Tower or people watch at the many café terraces of the City of Light. Moreover, experience the beautiful cherry blossoms seen in the city. Needless to say, while visiting Paris this Easter, enjoy the delicious cuisine in the city’s many restaurants.

3. Visit Barcelona, Spain

Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain
Sagrada Familia in Barcelona [Image by Patrice Audet from Pixabay]
Third in line according to Expedia is the hugely popular Barcelona in Spain, one of the best cities in the world for sightseeing. This year, temperatures are already warming up for a pleasant and sunny holiday. Stroll the city, visiting the work of iconic Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, especially the Sagrada Familia, which has recently opened two new towers. If the sun is warm, head to the gorgeous beaches during your stay.

4. Easter in Rome, Italy

Visit Rome at Easter
Easter visit to Rome [Image by Marco Cocciatelli from Pixabay]
Rome is one of the oldest cities in the world and is always on top of the European destination lists. A visit to the Colosseum and Roman Forum is always fascinating, as are the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. Besides all the iconic sites, Rome is full of excellent restaurants and some people say you haven’t eaten pizza until you’ve visited the city.

5. Head to Malaga on the Costa del Sol in Spain

Museums and art galleries on the Costa del Sol in Spain
Museums and art galleries on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain [Image by Enrique from Pixabay]
On Expedia’s list, Spain is the only European country to feature twice. Malaga is an exciting and historic city on the Costa del Sol and a major destination. Meanwhile, its beautiful beaches are washed by the Mediterranean and its climate is pleasant all year round. However, spring is the ideal time to visit before the summer heat kicks in. Moreover, the city is perfectly situated for day trips to the many popular seaside towns and villages on the Costa del Sol.

6. Istanbul, Turkey for an Easter break

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul, Turkey [Image by Şinasi Müldür from Pixabay]
Coming in sixth place on the list, Istanbul is also an exciting and historic city, poised on the edge of Europe and a gateway to Asia. Its unique blend of culture and architecture from both continents offers many fascinating sites to visit. One must-see site is the Byzantine Hagia Sophia, which was originally a church but is now a mosque and boasts an impressive 6th-century dome and rare Christian mosaics.

7. Visit Lisbon, the capital of Portugal

Tram in Lisbon, Portugal
Tram in Lisbon, Portugal [Image by Frank Nürnberger from Pixabay]
No. 7 on Expedia’s list of Easter destinations is Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, which has always been a popular place to visit. With its almost guaranteed sunshine all year round, Lisbon is also one of the most affordable cities in Europe. Here, visitors can explore modern art and museums and enjoy some of the best food on the continent of Europe. Moreover, the city boasts convenient public transport, including the No. 28 tram which takes people to popular neighborhoods like Alfama, Baixa and Graça with many historical sites to see along the way.

Visit one of these seven destinations in Europe this Easter and to help you get there, Expedia predicts that the most affordable flights will leave on March 30, or Easter Saturday.



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