Planning a trip to Europe is no easy task for anyone. With so many options available, planning your itinerary can be overwhelming. Thankfully, we’ve the perfect solution for you! Civitatis is an industry-leader online platform that offers a wide range of tours, activities and experiences for travellers in destinations all around the world. They work with local tour operators to provide high-quality experiences that allow tourists to explore the culture, history and natural beauty of their destination while ensuring unforgettable moments both for adults and children.

Spanning from the vibrant streets of Madrid to the ancient landmarks of Athens, we’ve put together a list of five unique activities to do in five of the most exciting destinations Europe has to offer and that you can’t miss. Whether you’re interested in discovering the history, culture or the beautiful landscapes, we’ve got you covered!

Madrid: Prado Museum & Royal Palace Guided Visit

Explore the rich culture and history of the Spanish capital with a guided tour of the Royal Palace of Madrid and the Prado Museum, the most important museum in Spain. The tour begins at the Plaza del Oriente, where visitors will get to explore the inside of the Royal Palace, one of the largest in Europe. Travellers will then be guided to the emblematic Museo Nacional del Prado, where they will be able to explore some of the most iconic works of art, including pieces by Goya, Velázquez, and Bosch. The tour will later conclude at the entrance of the museum leaving enough time for visitors to continue to explore the most iconic spots of Madrid—such as Parque del Retiro or Puerta del Sol—by themselves.

Lisbon: Dolphin Watching Cruise

Travellers looking to be in contact with the local wildlife will take pleasure of this unforgettable dolphin-watching boat trip off the coast of Portugal. This tour begins departing from Lisbon’s Santo Amaro Docks. Visitors will then cruise down the River Tagus while enjoying the spectacular views of Lisbon’s riverside monuments before sailing out to the Atlantic Ocean in search of dolphins. Keep an eye out for other marine species, such as sea turtles and sharks, during this 3-hour adventure!

Athens: Greek Cooking Class

This is the perfect activity for travellers looking to indulge in the culinary delights of the Mediterranean. During this cooking class, visitors will have a chance to learn about Greek cuisine while preparing traditional dishes under the guidance of an expert chef. The class includes preparation of starters, salad, main course, and a dessert. After testing their culinary skills, travellers will then enjoy the delicious dinner while taking in incredible views of the Acropolis.

For vegetarians, this workshop also offers an alternative to the main course.

Bucharest: Bran and Peles Castle Day Trip

This day trip from Bucharest takes visitors through the mountainous landscapes of Transylvania and Wallachia to visit Peles Castle, a summer residence of the Romanian royal family, and Bran Castle, known for its association with the infamous Vlad “The Impaler,” who inspired the famous Bram Stoker novel “Dracula.” The tour also includes a walking tour of the picturesque old quarter of Brasov. Itinerary changes may occur depending on traffic and season, and Peles Castle is closed on Mondays.

Barcelona: Montserrat Wine Tour

Experience the Montserrat mountains and monastery, delicious tapas, and Catalan wines on this day trip from Barcelona. Starting from the Barcelona Nord Terminal, the expert guide will provide interesting information about the history of Barcelona and Catalan culture. The tour includes a guided tour of the Montserrat Monastery, free time to visit the Museum of Montserrat, and a visit to a local winery where you can learn about wine making traditions and enjoy a wine tasting with three fine wines and homemade tapas. The tour ends after seven and a half hours in the center of Barcelona.

Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie or an adventure seeker, there are endless possibilities for discovering new experiences in these European cities. Civitatis offers the best activities to ensure you make the most of your time and create unforgettable memories during your visit. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore and immerse yourself in the beauty and charm of Europe!