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6 Things to make you say 'Pinch Me' in Europe

6 Unmissable Offbeat Experiences in Europe if you are Travelling from The UK Photo by Sebastian Palomino on Unsplash

Are you an avid traveller going from the UK to Europe and looking for an experience off the beaten path? Look no further. You are at the right place.


1. A week in the picturesque Cinque Terre, Italy

A week in the picturesque Cinque Terre, Italy Share source: Gyorgy Bakos for Unsplash.com

For the romantic at heart, a week in Cinque Terre is too short. The charming coastline that is perfection, the pastel coloured houses and picturesque cafes will make you feel like it's valentine’s day, every day.  

HolidayIQ traveller Kanwar Singh says "It's the perfect destination for holidaymakers. From sightseeing to food to beach everything seems amazing about Italy. You just need to explore"

Best time to visit: Mid May-Mid September
How to reach: Affordable flights are available from London to Pisa, Genoa and Florence. 

2. Enjoy the lip-smacking food of Tuscany

Enjoy the lip-smacking food of Tuscany Share source: Photo by Stefan Johnson on Unsplash

If you are a foodie, do not miss Tuscany. Redefine holidays as you stay at a countryside villa and relish Tuscan specialities made with the freshest of local produce.

HolidayIQ traveller Aishwarya Nayak says "Delectable food paired with the crisp, full-bodied wines of the region was a true delight to the senses. Tuscany is beauty personified. Do stay at a private villa for a hands-down experience of a lifetime  "

Best time to visit: April to May and September - October
How to reach: A picturesque drive is recommended, however, there are daily trains and flights London to Pisa, Genoa and Florence. 

3. Spend a day steeped in history at Malta

Spend a day steeped in history at Malta Share source: Photo by Reuben Farrugia on Unsplash

A true hidden jewel, Malta is a pristine archipelago with abundant history. 

HolidayIQ traveller Suresh Mandan says " Has a warm climate and boasts of recreational, historical architectural and monuments. Valetta is the capital of Malta which is also known as the Fortress city or the city of gentlemen by gentlemen. It has narrow streets, fabulous palaces, beautiful churches and a lot of history since about 1000 years."

Best time to visit: May-August

How to reach: Direct flights from the UK to Malta are available. Taking a ferry is also an option. 

4. Go hiking in St.Moritz, Switzerland

Go hiking in St.Moritz, Switzerland Share source: Shuttestock

Do not miss a chance to trek through the 300 miles of hiking trails overlooking beautiful valleys, glaciers, and lakes surrounding the Engadin region.

HolidayIQ traveller Farida Moiz "Switzerland is at its best during springtime. To enjoy the view from above the mountain peaks you need a clear view which is at times difficult to get in the months of July and August due to foggy weather. The plush greenery over the hills with cattle grazing around and the beautiful countryside make you want to stay there for eternity." 

Best time to visit: Mid January - Mid March 
How to reach: Try the taking a ferry or driving to Switzerland as there are several routes. However, daily trains and affordable flights from Zurich to Geneva are an option too. 
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5. Experience the Culture in Graz, Austria

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For culture lovers, Graz is the place to be. Climb up the historical clock tower, explore the modern art museum and watch in admiration over the red-roofed medieval town.

HolidayIQ traveller Pannikote Vasudeva Balagopal says "The ambience of this place is beyond description with many hills fringing on the borders and a foggy atmosphere prevailing all around."

Best time to visit: April - May and September - October

How to reach: There are daily trains and affordable flights from London to Vienna 

6. Finish off at a thermal spa in Budapest, Hungary

Finish off at a thermal spa in Budapest, Hungary Share source: PC: Jonathan Percy for Unsplash.com

After spending an afternoon at the Budapest history museum, head to one of the thermal spas in the city. 

HolidayIQ traveller Renuka Pokhrana says "Hungary offers some of the best spa treatments in the world. Budapest, with its natural thermal springs, has had a historical culture of public baths.  Baths here have a variety of pools. There are common thermal pools, and large swimming pools filled with hot water supposed to be rich in minerals and the result goes without saying - rejuvenating"

Best time to visit: March-May and September - November 
How to reach: There are daily trains and flights from London to Budapest

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