Visit UNESCO-World Heritage Sites
Don’t just take in breathtaking sights – experience them by going deeper into destinations and immersing yourself in the culture. Explore more than 100 World Heritage sites across all of our Europe itineraries – sites that represent the best of human heritage and the natural world. Take a guided tour in ancient cities, like Athens, to learn about its history and influence on civilizations around the globe. Enjoy the Works of Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona and surrounding areas, which are known for being brilliant contributions to architecture in the 19th and 20th centuries. If you’re a Shakespeare fan exploring Copenhagen, you’ll want to check out Kronborg Castle. Serving as the setting for Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle takes you back to the Renaissance.
Explore Art Museums Rich in History
A museum visit is well worth the trip in Europe. In Amsterdam, stop by the Rijksmuseum to marvel at masterpieces from Rembrandt, Van Gogh and Vermeer. In Athens, tour an excavation site with archaeologists at the Acropolis Museum. When in Rome, visit Vatican City to view the Vatican Museums, founded by Pope Julius II in the early 16th century. You’ll discover nearly 20,000 works of art on display, from Roman sculptures to Renaissance masterpieces. If you stop in Oslo, check out the Norwegian Museum of Science & Technology where you can enjoy more than 100 interactive activities and 25 exhibitions that highlight technology, science and transportation.