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Europe’s travel bucket list: 10 wonders to see before you die

by Caroline 1st October 2015
Blue domes, Oia, Santorini

We’re always looking ahead to the next wonderful travel experience, and when Lonely Planet published their global bucket list earlier this year it inspired us to draw up our very own guide, especially for Europe.

Delve into our travel bucket list of 10 European wonders to see before you die – and then share the ones that make it onto your list!

Sistine Chapel, Italy

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Revel in the Renaissance splendour of this historic chapel, nestled in the heart of the Pope’s official residence in Rome. Book ahead to avoid some of the queues.

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The Alhambra, Spain

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Situated in historic Granada,the Alhambra is part palace, part fort and one of the world’s most magnificent examples of Moorish architecture. Make sure you set aside plenty of time to explore this jewel in Andalucía’s crown.

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The Eiffel Tower, France

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Climb right to the top for one of the world’s most amazing views across the city of romance from 900 feet in the air.

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The Berlin Wall, Germany

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Take a tour along the route of the historic wall and learn more about the iconic structure that once divided Europe.

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Troll’s Tongue, Norway

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Hike through some of Europe’s most breath-taking countryside to stand on the tip of Norway’s famous Troll’s Tongue point.

The 3,000 foot high ascent isn’t for the faint-hearted and the hike can take up to 12 hours, but the panoramic views are worth it.

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Sagrada Familia, Spain

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Gaudi’s unique basilicas are an unmissable part of any trip to Barcelona. Big, bold and undeniably beautiful, his unique style has to be seen close up to be truly appreciated.

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Santorini, Greece

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Cruise ships lining the magnificent caldera, piercing orange sunsets and sumptuous food at every stop. No wonder it made it onto Lonely Planet’s list!

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Venice, Italy

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(image @ Matt Caville)

Truman Capote famously said that visiting Venice was like eating a whole box of liqueur chocolates in one go and it’s easy to see why. This Italian city is a culture vulture’s dream, with a style and charm all of its own. Perfect for day trips or a longer holiday.

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Northern Lights, Finland

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Witness the natural world’s most amazing light show from a cosy cabin in Finnish Lapland. What better way to spend a winter’s night?

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Colosseum, Italy

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Soak up some ancient history as you stand in the arena where Roman gladiators once met their fate.

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Can you tick any of these off your travel bucket list already? Which ones have you added? Share your thoughts in the comments below or over Facebook and Twitter.

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