There is no doubt that there are millions of people out there, not only Americans but other nationalities as well, who dream of spending that one dream vacation in Europe. There are so many places to go to but Europe has charmed its way into the hearts of a lot of many people as the destination for all sorts of things and occasions.
There are so many unforgettable movies with Europe as its setting. There is Under the Tuscan Sun that tackled a very Beautiful Story with most of the unforgettable scenes and most of the characters important realizations happening in a small, Obscure Village in Tuscany.
In what seems to be the toast movie of the publishing slash fashion industry, The Devil Wears Prada, the characters are all crazy about going to the Paris Fashion Week and be the first to witness the unfolding of the worlds best designers collections. There are also films that are now viewed as masterpieces and were once filmed in historic Germany or in the streets of Madrid. All these make people even more excited at the prospect of going to Europe.
Among all the other continents, vacationing in Europe tops most peoples list mainly because of the different sites to see and the various cultures to experience. England seems to be getting a lot of attention because of the very popular royal family including the late Princess Diana. Londons One Downing Street is one of the most familiar addresses around the world. Paris is known as the Fashion Capital Of The World so obviously you go there for shopping but France, if you go beyond Paris, has more to offer.
The provinces offer tranquil havens for Weary Souls. Spain has flamenco and a lot of other festivities that attract happy go lucky people who want to dance their emotions away or learn a new dance skill that you can teach to people when you go home.
The Berlin wall is a landmark like no other. Its importance to the modern world is something that cannot be denied and even if it was torn down, nothing can ever destroy what it stands for at least not anytime soon. Vatican City is visited not only by Catholics but also by people of other religious faiths. One of the citys greatest but saddest moments was the death of Pope John Paul II. For one day, leaders of nations and millions flocked to the city to pay their respects to one great leader.
So you see there is nothing like a vacation in Europe. All you have to do is to really plan your vacation so you will be able to cover the countries you want to cover for the entire period of your visit. Tours and packages are available all year round but have their own advantages and disadvantages.
Some tours and packages are crammed so you do not really get to explore as much as you can but they can also help you go to more areas even for just a short period of time. If you are game to go backpacking then that will be a different kind of adventure but can still be fit for Europe as long as you just take the right stuff with you and more importantly the right company to join you.