Top Five European Locales with a View
You are probably traveling to Europe thinking that you will be sipping on wine in charming cafes, wandering through world-renowned museums or traversing cobblestone streets. While there are certainly opportunities for urbanites, adventurers can definitely take their pick of stunning locales with sweeping vistas that are off the beaten path. Make sure to protect your vacation investment, be sure to purchase travel insurance for your trip.
Here are some of the best views you can see in Europe. Make sure you get to see them by including them in your itinerary, and protect your trip with a travel insurance plan.
The Atlantic Road, Norway:
The Guardian put this 8-kilometer stretch along the western Norwegian fjords on their list of the best road trips on earth, and we cannot blame them. Here you can see rolling green mountains on one side and the crashing waves of the North Atlantic on the other. The zigzag course, uniquely designed bridges, and dramatic architecture make this one of the most famous thoroughfares in the world.
This UNESCO-protected site is a collection of six monasteries that literally mold themselves into the breathtaking peaks of the Peneas Mountains overlooking the valley of the Thessalian plain. The Greek meaning of Meteora is "suspended in the air." The views from these structures, some of which date back to the 11th century, make its name is a perfect fit.
Yes, the Eiffel Tower in Paris is a great spot to see 360-degree views of the City of Lights, but Paris' only neighborhood on a hill, Montmartre, gives you an even more panoramic view of this beautiful metropolis, complete with the impressive tower in the distance. This is also a much more peaceful place to view Paris, as the park around the Eiffel Tower can become quite hectic with visitors during peak travel seasons.
Manarola is a romantic fishing village that is part of the UNESCO-protected "Cinque Terre" collection of towns along the rugged coastline of the Italian Riviera. Although there are five towns, Manarola is the crown jewel of the Cinque Terre. The sprawling wine fields, colorful cottages, and rocky cliffs provide stunning and peaceful views.
In southern Bavaria, not too far from the Austrian border, lies the Old World mountain village of Garmisch. Aside from the charming chalet-style architecture of the town, and the fresco-adorned beer halls, the breathtaking views of the German Alps in the distance make this a perfect weekend getaway from Munich or Berlin.
Some of these places will definitely take you into the wilds of the great outdoors, so it may be wise to pick up an adventure travel pack to go with your travel insurance if you plan on visiting one of these European vistas.
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Submitted on: 2013-11-29 17:35:19