Traveling is always an amazing experience, but when traveling on a budget you always have to think about money. At times you may have to limit your options because some of them are just too expensive. Therefore, I decided to visit some of the most amazing destinations in Europe and spend some time living in the lap of luxury. You know what? It was worth every penny and I had the most lavish experience in my life. Should you decide to follow in my footsteps, here’s a list of places that you must visit!
Here are a few luxury places to visit in Europe :
If you’ve always wondered what strolling down the streets of a medieval city would feel like? A visit to the town of Carcassonne will let you experience it firsthand. The moment you enter the town, you will feel as if you were in a fairytale. It’s believed that the palace in Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty was inspired by Carcassonne. Once you experience that sleepy, enchanted vibe, you will believe it, too. While there, visit the castle Le Château Comtal and the church La Basilique Saint Nazaire. The Romanesque-Gothic architecture is top-notch. Among many other attractions, one you shouldn’t miss is Carcassonne’s cartoon museum. Then cross the bridge over the River Aude where you can enjoy a sensational view of the illuminated citadel. This was one of the most memorable Mediterranean destinations that I’ve visited.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Located on the Italian Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre consists of five fishing villages that you can reach not only by car but by boat or train also. Each village is pedestrian-only, if driving you leave your vehicle in a parking lot along the road above. These villages, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, are a perfect location for a luxurious getaway from the rest of the world. The unspoiled landscapes of craggy cliffs, terraced vineyards, and panoramic paths are every trekker’s dream. One of the main attractions is the coastal path that connects the five villages, so you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to take a walk through the scenic landscapes. You should start in Riomaggiore, follow the path passing through Manarola, Corniglia, and Vernazza, and finish your walk in Monterosso where you can enjoy sandy beaches and clear blue water. Each of the villages is beautiful in its own way and you will be reluctant to leave, trust me!
Praia Dona Ana, Portugal
Being one of the most popular, alluring cities of the Algarve region, Lagos has much to offer, from many local markets to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world – Praia Dona Ana. This beach resembles the idyllic ones that you can see on a postcard with its soft white sand, azure water so clear that you can see your toes and stunning rock structures. What makes this beach top all others is its contrasting landscape that merges the crystal clear blue-greenish water and the red-yellowish cliffs. Additionally, you’ll be amazed to see that all of the facilities are built into the cliffside. The moment I saw this heaven on Earth, I realized that travel investment is one of the wisest ones in my life.
As one of the most iconic cities in the world, Amsterdam should be explored in style. Stylish boutiques, luxury hotels, art galleries, and the most picturesque canals in the world create a unique combination of a village-like and urban atmosphere. One of the most popular tourist attractions is the Van Gogh Museum which possesses the largest collection of his artwork. Since you’re there to have the most luxurious time of your life, treat yourself with one of the most amazing canal cruises that are the best way to explore the city. While moving slowly along the most beautiful canals in Amsterdam, you will realize why it has such an alluring appeal.
There are always ways to spend money, so instead of wasting it on useless items, you should invest in traveling and experiencing everything that these destinations have to offer. When we look back on our lives, we will cherish the moments and experiences we had and not the things we bought.