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Christmas tree in front of the Roman Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Best Places to Enjoy the Holiday Season in Europe

Traveling during the holiday season is something I think everyone should do at least once. In cities and towns of various sizes, you’ll see the local people spilling out into the streets each night, shopping, eating, drinking, singing, dancing, and socializing. And as a visitor, you’re warmly invited to mix with the locals and join the party.

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Long view interior shot of the central hallway in the Orsay Museum in Paris, France

11 Noteworthy European Virtual Museum Tours

While I typically spend my days crafting custom travel itineraries for travelers, this time I’ve planned a virtual museum tour itinerary for all of you. As usual, my recommendations are based on personal experience and plenty of research. These are what I consider to be 11 of the most well-done virtual tours for European museums available online today. 

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Three people laughing and holding their beer and pretzels during Oktoberfest in Munich

European Cultural Festivals to Enrich Your Travel

Cultural festivals are a wonderful—and very fun—way to experience the local culture. There’s one for every season, and they vary from large to small .

Whether you time your travel plans to attend a certain festival or you stumble upon one during your vacation, there’s no denying that festivals are a great way to connect with the culture and become a temporary local.

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Windmill and tulips at Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse, Netherlands

Special Interest Travel: Themed River Cruises in Europe

Many people travel as a way to explore their interests and make new discoveries. Travelers with special interests or hobbies will often make a point to visit sights and take tours that complement them.

Special interest cruises are common and sail throughout Europe. Some examples include Wine Cruises, Christmas Market Cruises, Beer Cruises, History Cruises, Music Cruises, Religion Cruises, and more!

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