No matter how you choose to get there, London, Paris and Rome are still the major arrival points for Australians flying to Europe. Below is a short guide to these cities and why we can’t get enough of them.
One of the world’s oldest yet most modern cities, London wears many hats, which is most likely why time in the UK capital appeals to so many people. Love your history? London more than delivers, with fascinating attractions such as the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament, as well as smaller-scale gems such as the 2,000-year-old ‘Ancient Yew’ in St Andrew’s churchyard, Totteridge, or The Olde Wine Shades on Martin Lane, which has been serving up the nectar of the gods since 1663.
London is also a spectacularly contemporary city, with galleries like the Tate Modern and cutting-edge restaurants finding themselves on the London ‘unmissable’ lists. Then there’s the West End, the beautiful parks, the iconic black cabs. We just love London.
City of love, city of light, city of exquisite food, fashion, art and so much more. Paris is truly inspirational, and one of the most exciting places to touch down if you’re flying to Europe from Australia. Paris oozes culture, from the world-famous Louvre to the Musee D’Orsay to the Centre Pompidou. Then there are the spectacular gardens, such as the Jardin des Tuileries and Parc des Buttes-Chaumont. No visit would be complete without locking eyes on the Eiffel Tower or Arc de Triomphe, and no one can dispute the sheer deliciousness of the Parisian pastries. A destination unto itself, Paris can also be the perfect starting point to an epic European holiday.
Flights to Europe that arrive in Rome will get your European adventure off to a jaw-dropping start. Explore the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and of course, the Colosseum. The Eternal City will take your breath away, with museums featuring art from Renaissance masters like Michelangelo and Botticelli. Don’t miss the thriving foodie neighbourhoods of Testaccio and Trastevere, and sample some of Italy’s finest coffee, pasta and gelati while you’re there. From Rome, the whole of Italy awaits.
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