Recent reports have shown that Paris, Rome and Venice are the top city destinations and here are the top things to do when you get there. It is the perfect time to take a break before the Christmas madness.
Top 5 things to do in Paris
1. The Eiffel Tower
The most instantly recognisable monument on the Paris skyline is a must for visitors and should be at the top of your to do list. The Eiffel Tower attracts more tourists than any other paid attraction in the world.
2. L’arc De Triomphe
An iconic monument to France’s evocative history, L’Arc De Triomphe offers spectacular views from its observation deck.
3. Cathedral of Notre Dame
The impressive Notre Dame Cathedral is considered one of the best examples of French Gothic architecture in the world.
4. The Louvre Museum
One of the finest art galleries in the world, The Louvre is home to hundreds of classic and modern masterpieces including Leonardo Da Vinci’s famous Mona Lisa.
5. River cruise on the Seine
Board the Bateaux Parisienne River Cruise for the best way to see all of the famous city landmarks of Paris.
Top 5 things to do in Rome
1. St Peter’s Basilica
St. Peter’s was until recently the largest church ever built and it remains one of the holiest sites in Christendom.
2. Vatican city tour
Skip the queues and take a private guided tour of the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and Basilica of St. Peter including the most famous artworks by Michelangelo and Raphael.
3. The Trevi Fountain
Throw a coin in the fountain and make a wish! This is also a perfect spot to stop and enjoy a gelato and admire the beautiful people go by.
4. Campo Dei Fiori Market
Rome’s oldest market is a bustling one-stop shop for fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, kitchenware, linens and toys. Hang with the locals from 7am-1pm Monday to Saturday. Pick up great local produce and enjoy the lively atmosphere.
5. Villa Borghese Gardens
A stunning landscape garden park hosting a number of priceless art collections, within the Galleria Borghese. Wander through bust-lines paths and admire the many fountains and statues. This is Rome’s version of Central Park!
Top 5 things to do in Venice
1. St Marks Basilica
Dominating the Venice skyline, this elaborate landmark Cathedral is a must for visitors to the city.
2. Take a gondola ride
No trip to Venice would be complete without a punt down the pretty waterways in an iconic gondola.
3. St Mark’s Campanile
The bell tower of St Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy, located in the Piazza San Marco. It is one of the most recognizable symbols of the city. Visitors can take a lift to the top to admire views across the Venice lagoon.
4. Tour the Grand Canal
A great way to see Venice is onboard a vaporetto around the city’s main thoroughfare. Tickets can be purchased from most stops, from the tobacconists (tabbachi) and from HelloVenezia offices.
5. Teatro La Fenice
La Fenice is Italy’s oldest opera house. Take in a theatrical performance or just take the tour – which comes on the usual walking and audio forms.
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