Easter Vacation In Europe

Easter is a great time to travel and there are plenty of Easter vacation deals in Europe. In recent years, Easter has gained popularity among travelers, as it falls right between the end of winter and springtime that brings new life into our world. In spite of what some people may be saying about the end of the world being close, it is not in 2012.This Easter I was able to enjoy a few days holiday in Europe with the family. We flew out on a Thursday morning and returned on the Monday evening. We had decided not to do too much travelling because of the distance needed to get from one place to another so we chose three local destinations to visit. From a weekend break, we could move about between these places with no hassle, which meant that we had three different experiences over the course of our holiday. This blog post details them so if you are ever lucky enough to be going on Easter holidays, you can see what I got up to when I was there!

Easter Vacation In Europe

Easter is a wonderful time to explore Europe. Flights are cheap, accommodation is cheaper and there are activities to fill your time! The UK is a great destination for travellers of all ages who can enjoy many interesting things here. All owners of international driving licenses will be very pleased: the UK is one of the few European states that allows foreigners that have no residence in the country to drive with the license issued in their own country for a short term (up to six months).It’s the most amazing holiday of the year- Easter vacation! Most people spend the halcyon days at home, but if you are an advanced backpacker and adventurous traveler, you know that it’s time to grab your backpack and hit the road. Where should you go? Here is a list of top 10 countries that will wow you for sure.

1. Craiova

Romania

Craiova in spring is literally blossoming. Considered once upon the time the capital of Southern Romanian Aristocracy, Craiova offers now the most beautiful landscapes with amazing flowers in its parks, gardens and public spaces. During Eastern and spring, many projects on urban regeneration are underway in the Botanical Garden, Nicolae Romanescu Park, as well as on the main boulevards in Craiova. 

In Romanescu Park, one of the largest parks of Europe, ranked among the most beautiful city parks in Europe, there are hundreds of thousands of beautiful and colourful tulips and different other flowers. Designed by the French architect Édouard Redont at the beginning of the 20th century, Romanescu Park was awarded with the gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition in 1900. It occupies an area of about 100 hectares and is located in the southern part of Craiova. Ample reliefs, alleyways, springs, water mirrors, waterfalls, a charming castle, a suspended bridge, the hippodrome, velodrom, pier and zoo are all enclosed in the frenzied abundance of vegetation. Inside the Zoo, a new attraction for children and tourists is coming up this year: Zoofetaria – a cake shop with pastries in form of animals, or frosted with images of animals.

From April to September, the Romanescu Park is the perfect host for concerts, theater plays and festivals at the Summer Theater – the largest open-air showroom in Craiova, with a unique architecture and perfect acoustic. 

Another reference place of Craiova, with all ingredients required for a relaxing day in nature is the Botanical Garden, which awaits its visitors in the spring with amazing floral paintings and interesting and mysterious wood sculptures, spread all over the place.

For those who love walking under the moon light, Craiova is waiting them with unique decorations in one of the most beautiful areas of the city, which has the greatest historical and religious importance – the park around the House of Bania and St. Dumitru Cathedral, where dozens of lanterns and strings of lights are magically lighting up on evenings. 

Travellers coming to Craiova can spend their time also at events as the Easter Fair, already a tradition in Craiova, organized every year in the central area, where they can find traditional seasonal products, handmade products from local and regional producers, workshops and pony rides for children, a carousel and a children’s train etc.

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2. Vienna

Austria

Vienna is in the top 10 European destinations that are most successful with travellers. Vienna is welcoming and safe. The city is an open-air museum where history and cultu!re meet. You can enjoy Mozart’s piano concertos in the Golden Hall of the Muzikverein, discover the Schönbrunn Palace or just stroll through the many Easter markets everywhere in the city. Three Easter markets await you in Vienna.

Book your activities and hotel in Vienna today for a wonderful Easter holiday

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3. Zagreb

Croatia

Zagreb is certainly one of the most fashionable European destinations in recent years! It is a perfect destination for a city trip in winter with the best Christmas market in Europe. Go shopping and enjoy the beautiful terraces and parks at Easter.

If you want to celebrate Easter with huge decorated eggs, Zagreb is the ideal destination. You will be amazed by its originality and charm. If you do not know what to do during your stay in Zagreb, check out the many activities we offer and book your guided tours and excursions as well as your hotel, guesthouse, B&B or apartment at the best price in Zagreb.

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4. Rome

Italy

The best place to celebrate Easter in the Catholic tradition is certainly Rome. Italy, home to the Vatican, is one of the most Catholic European countries. No wonder that Easter is celebrated here with as much fervor as Christmas.

Churches are open at Easter and full of people,but most museums are closed on Sunday and Easter Monday. Take advantage of this opportunity to visit places such as the Spanish steps or the Trevi Fountain.

Of course restaurants and many shops are open at Easter in Rome. Discover the best activities and tours in Rome and plan an unforgettable trip to the capital of Italy by booking your hotel, guesthouse, B&B or apartment at the best price in Rome.

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5. Prague

Czech Republic

Prague is the romantic city par excellence in Europe but it is also a perfect destination for your Easter holidays. The people from Prague love Easter and  have one of the most important Easter markets: the Prague Easter Market on the Old Town Square. You will have plenty of time to enjoy it.It starts on April 1st and lasts for three weeks.

Come discover Prague, its castle, the old town, and the thousand and one things to see and do in this city. Travellers from all over the world love it !

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6. Colmar

France

Colmar, in Alsace, is a destination to be discovered throughout the year. It is the ideal place to be at Christmas; its market is famous! Colmar is also a very romantic destination for Valentine’s Day and a perfect destination for a city trip at Easter for example.

Colmar celebrates Spring from 3rd April to 19th April 2020. There are two major Easter markets in the heart of the town. More than 70 exhibitors offer original and artisanal products. There are so many things to do in Colmar! Book your accommodation in Colmar. European best destinations will make you live unforgettable experiences such as tasting Alsace wines after walking in the vineyards of the region. Walk first, taste later!

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7. Madeira

Portugal

Madeira is certainly the most beautiful island in Europe with a mild climate all year round and an unspoiled nature. Madeira is rich in history, culture, gastronomy, tradition. You can enjoy the famous typical “Madeira Wine” on a terrace.  For a perfect stay we recommend the “Belmond Reid Palace” ,Winston Churchill’s favourite hotel. He also used to paint in the nearby fishing village of “Camara de lobos“.

Madeira is the perfect destination at Easter for hikers, lovers, adventurers, retired people or young couples. It is a 5-star destination! Book your best activities as well as your hotel, B&B, guesthouse or villa in Madeira.

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8. Edinburgh

Scotland

Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B or apartment in Edinburgh at the best price and  the best activities and tours in Scotland. 

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9. Milan

Italy

Millions of travellers love Milan. Discover the Piazza del Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. Milan is modern, traditional with an incredible architecture. It is also the capital of fashion, the ideal place for shopping enjoying the sun and the delicious Italian cuisine.

Plan your visit to Milan at Easter and enjoy lots of activities in Milan and its region. Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B or apartment in Milan at the best price guaranteed for a perfect Easter holiday in Italy.

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10. Valletta

Malta

Easter on the island of Malta is a must event. For those who want to live Easter in a traditional way, Malta and especially Valletta are perfect destinations. Easter Monday is when Maltese meet as a family and children are offered chocolate eggs.

If you like dolphin watching celebrate Easter with your family on the island of Gozo located a few kilometres away! Find your hotel, apartment, guesthouse or B&B at the best price guaranteed in Malta and book the best activities and tours on this beautiful island for a perfect holiday on the island of Malta.

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11. Nice

France

Nice symbolizes the French Riviera. Nice is a chic and authentic destination Discover the traditional Provencal markets. Watch local artisans work and enjoy the cuisine. Nice is a very pleasant destination at Easter. The sun, sea, sky, colourful houses and gastronomy will enchant you!

Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B or apartment in Nice at the best price and your best activities and tours .

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12. Bristol

UK

You will love this unique, beautiful and exciting town! The people are so nice!  Enjoy a complete change of scenery in Bristol and pay for your expenses with the Bristol pound in order to support the local shops.

Take the Bristol Ferry Boat for a guided tour of the town. Stroll around, have a drink or a meal in one of the cafés, restaurants of the town. Visit the original bookstores and unique shops. Do not forget to cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge: it is a symbol of the town.

Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B or apartment at the best price guaranteed in Bristol and enjoy 100% of this unique destination at Easter.

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13. Lisbon

Portugal

The capital of Portugal is one of the most beautiful European capitals. At the edge of the Tagus River, Lisbon offers landscapes of picture postcard It is a lively city. Discover its traditional markets, independent shops, delicious pastries, incredible and romantic castles, chic seaside resorts that inspired the creator of James Bond.

Spring and autumn are certainly the best two seasons to discover Lisbon. There are so many things to do in Lisbon!

Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B, or apartment (even for small budgets). Treat yourself to a City Trip in one of the most trendy European capitals and book your accommodation today at the best price guaranteed in Lisbon as well as the best activities and tours.

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14. Paris

France

All of Paris is watching out for the sound of the Easter bells and looking forward to collecting master chocolatiers’s easter eggs and head pastry chefs’products. Egg hunting in Paris is THE thing to do at Easter.

Notre-Dame and the Sacre-Coeur have great celebrations. Come discover Paris, relax on the terraces and enjoy the first sunny days in the most beautiful city in Europe.

Book your direct access to the Eiffel Tower, your cruise ship or your access to the most beautiful museums in Paris. Make your stay in Paris unforgettable and book your hotel, B&B, guesthouse or apartment in Paris at the best price guaranteed. You can also book your favourite activities and tours in the capital of love.

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15. Keukenhof & Zaanse Schans

The Netherlands

Visiting Keukenhof Gardens is one of the most interesting activities at Easter in Europe. Hundreds of thousands of colourful tulips grow there each year and are admired by visitors at Easter. You can also watch a traditional clog maker at work, walk in the beautiful village of Zaanse Schans and admire its windmills. Find the best accommodation in Keukenhof for your next holiday.

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16. London

UK

London is very special. Feel the presence of famous characters such as Mary Poppins, Sherlock Holmes, Bridget Jones, Oliver Twist, James Bond, Harry Potter, or Mister Bean everywhere in the streets, parks, shops, hotels of London!

Spring is the best time of year to walk in the parks. Take a short boat trip in Hyde Park and admire the 4000 trees and the memorial to Princess Diana. Hyde Park is a haven of peace in London. Visit Richmond Park and get closer to one of the 650 deers who live in the wild.

London is the ideal place for shopping, visiting museums such as the Tate and the British Museum or just strolling through the streets of Notting Hill.

Choose your hotel, guesthouse, B&B, apartment at the best price guaranteed and the best activities and tours in London for a perfect stay in the capital of England. 

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