Europe tourism is gaining weightage of late due to the increase in the number of leisure travelers all over the world. Among all the continents, Europe has the richest cultural and historical heritage which attracts people to it. There is the birthplace of democracy in Athens, the graceful canals of Venice, the Renaissance of art in Florence, the splendor of Paris the multilayered historical and cultural canvas of London. There are also the Moorish palaces in Andalucia, the remains of one of the seven wonders of the world in the country of Turkey, the majestic and excellently restored palaces of St Petersburg which was earlier the capital of Russia and the ongoing project of La Sagrada Familia by Gaudi in Barcelona.
Apart from the great museums, energetic nightlife and panoramic views you also have a chance to indulge in a bit of culinary adventure which has lent an impetus to the tourism in Europe. Trying a pizza in Naples, souvlaki in Santorini or even Haggis in Scotland has a pleasure of their own. At the same time, Britain has some of the finest restaurants in the world, while the Doner Kebab of Turkey is one of the key parts of the contemporary food culture in Germany. There is also the sumptuous Indonesian Rijsttafel or rice table in Netherlands. All in all the culinary delights of Europe are as varied and diverse as its culture and history.
For nature lovers there are the rugged Scottish Highlands with glens and lochs, the famous fjords in Norway which are almost chipped to perfection as if by giants, there are also the vine raked valleys of the Loire and fairy tale landscape of Cappadocia. There is no shortage of beaches either and you can enjoy sun sand and sea in the circuit of the Mediterranean Northern coast. There are also the lesser known coastal regions of the Baltic and Black seas.