Traveling to Europe
Traveling to Europe is like traveling through time. Each
country will take you from the triumphs of the past centuries to the
discoveries of the present. Elaborate palaces, gothic churches and other great
structures reflect the beauty that is Europe.
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Park International Hotel,
The Park International Hotel is excellently located
in fashionable Kensington only 200 meters from the Gloucester Road Tube
Station, near Harrods and Kensington Palace & Gardens and approximately 45
minutes by car from Gatwick Airport and 40 minutes by Heathrow Express from
Heathrow International Airport.
Your travels to Europe can start off with a
visit to the Tower of London. Formerly used as a prison house, the Tower now
holds the crown jewels of England, making it one of the countrys most
popular tourist spots. Another feature that any traveler to Europe should not
miss is the Yeoman of the Guard, known as Beefeaters, who still wear the
uniforms that date back from the rule of the Tudors.
largest city, London is host to more than 25 millions visitors a year; yet, it
is never too crowded to be enjoyable. There is always time for tea and a
leisurely stroll through Londons famous parks and gardens. Popular
destinations abound, including theatres, concert halls, shops, restaurants,
sports venues, world famous landmarks, and hundreds of restaurants with cuisine
from around the world. Festivals and musical, theatrical, and sporting events
occur year round. London offers the best of British food, fashion and cultural
pursuits, but its multicultural population gives it an international flair, as
Another place that travelers to Europe should look into while in
England are the Houses of Parliament. Collectively called New Palace of
Westminster, this seat of the British legislature is composed of several
buildings, including three towers: Victoria Tower, Middle Tower and the very
popular Saint Stephens or Clock Tower, which houses the Big Ben.
France also offers much
when it comes to sight seeing. The Musee de Louvre currently houses the famous
Mona Lisa of Leonardo da Vinci as well as the Venus de Milo. Also travel to the
Paris Eiffel Tower and the Avenue des Champs-Elysees. A visit to the
Notre Dame Cathedral or Disneyland Paris will also make any traveler to Europe
sigh with contentment.
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Holiday Inn Amsterdam
The Holiday Inn Amsterdam is situated about three
miles from downtown, seven miles from Schiphol International Airport, and six
miles from Dam Square.
is also another European traveler haven. Visit the house of Anne Frank a
girl whose diary accounts of German concentration camps were published years
after she died. Also tour the Rijksmuseum, which houses one of the largest
collections of Dutch and Flemish paintings in the world, including those of
19th century painter Vincent van Gogh.
From its canals to its
world-famous museums and historical centers, Amsterdam is one of the most
romantic and beautiful European cities. There is nothing quite like this small
capital and its deep cultural heritage. Not only is Amsterdam colorful, serene,
and romantic, it is also exciting and sophisticated. Amsterdam is a major port
conveniently located near Schiphol Airport and is the site of many national and
international business conferences. It is also at the heart of the ever
expanding European Union.
The Federal Republic of
Germany is the most influential countries of Europe. It has witnessed the most
controversial periods of history like Nazism, the Holy Roman Empire and the
building and demolition of the Berlin wall. With many magnificent castles it
has wealth of art and culture. German is the widely spoken language in Germany,
but outsiders can find many English speaking locals especially in the common
The nine stars of Southwest Germany comprise
Baden-Baden, Freiburg, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Heilbronn, Mannheim, Pforzheim
Stuttgart, and Ulm. They are considered to be some of the most beautiful cities
of Europe. Each of the cities play a vital role in the culture of Germany.
Baden-Baden has few of the finest resorts and also has Europes second
largest opera and concert hall. Freiburg is known as the historic city center
and is famous for cobblestone mosiacs, open streams and ancient alleys.
Heidelberg has world famous castles and Germanys oldest university.
Karlsruhe has the famous museum Center for Art and Media. Look out for various
amusements along the Nectar river of Heilbronn. Pforzheim is the capital for
watches and jewelry. Stuttgart is famous for theatres and opera. Ulm is the
birth place of Albert Einstein and is also house to the worlds tallest
The weather here is very unpredictable as there is a
possibility of rain almost all months, so carry clothes accordingly. April and
May are the months of spring which brings in full bloom of fruits and flowers.
the months from May to September have very fine weather with sunny skies and
offers the best time for traveling and site-seeing. People who have a passion
for sports like swimming, hiking, and cycling can have the best time here
during these months. Winter sports can be enjoyed at the resorts in the months
from November to early March.
Christmas in Germany may be one of the most
unique experiences you ever have. With the famous Christmas markets in almost
every town you come across, you are sure to have a time of your life. Whether
you visit Germany during the Holidays Season for business or pleasure, you will
have a lot to talk about when you return home.
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Crowne Plaza Rome Saint
The Crowne Plaza Hotel Rome St. Peters is situated
close to the Villa Doria Pamphili, less than two miles from Vatican City, and
approximately 16 miles from Leonardo Da Vinci Fiumicino Airport.
Though Italy has been primarily associated with
fashion, the country also offers an old-world charm that would make any
traveler to Europe swear to come back. Their return is assured, according to
tradition, if they toss a coin into Romes Trevi Fountain, which was
designed by Nicola Salvi.
Traveling to Europe, particularly to Rome
will of course not be complete without a visit to the Pantheon, considered as
one of the few surviving ancient temples in the world. Equally impressive is
the Colosseum, the gigantic amphitheater that witness the combats of
gladiators. Though already partly destroyed, the Colosseum continues to
fascinate travelers in the country.
The best way to prepare for a visit
is to study a little of the history of the region, to be as well rested as
possible, and to arrange an itinerary that allows time to explore, rest, and
reflect on the magnificence of it all. There is a steady stream of spectacular
festivals, exhibits and events for the whole family. Guided walking tours and
bus tours for every energy level and budget provide great assistance in
becoming acquainted with the past and present of this amazing city. Rome is a
city in which it is recommended that driving and walking anywhere near areas of
traffic be avoided if possible. The streets are extremely congested, and
drivers are not considered to be responsible for watching out for pedestrians.
Known as the shopping and fashion haven in Italy, Milan is also a
major center of arts and architecture. Any traveler to Europe will certainly
enjoy traversing Piazza del Duomo, at one of which stands the Duomo, a huge
Gothic Cathedral made of white marble.
Lover of arts will not be disappointed when
traveling to Europe especially to Madrid (Spain) where the finest museums in
the world can be found. Among them are Museo del Prado, which is the most
famous in the group; the Centro de Arte Reina Sofia named after the current
Queen; the Thyssen-Bornemisza art museum that houses close to 800 paintings;
the Lazaro Galdiano Museum; the National Library, which houses every book
published in Spain; Museum of Bullfighting; the National Museum of Decorative
Arts; and the Cultural Center of Madrid.