Top Authentic Travel Spots in Europe for 2013 — Part One

Top Authentic Travel Spots in Europe for 2013 — Part One

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Eva and Mark Greenwald, Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises, 203-221-3171, 888-499-7245,, Facebook: Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises.



Want to explore authentic Europe and want to avoid the crowds and the tourist traps? Travel through Europe is great for the whole family; make history come alive for your kids, create amazing family memories, learn about your ancestry, experience new cultures, foods, languages, become “A Citizen of the World”. If you are planning on traveling to Europe, here are ten spots CNN recently uncovered that lie in “travel shadows” and deserve to be on your radar. Paris and Rome are undoubtedly excellent places to visit, but are also packed with bustling tourists from around the world. Check out this list and contact Eva Greenwald of Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises if you want more information on booking your vacation to Europe (203) 221-3171, 888-499-7245, email us at: and check our website weekly for exclusive travel deals and tips: Contact us if you have spots in Europe to add to this list.

1. Porto & the Douro Valley, Portugal

Portugal’s second largest city is the perfect destination for a day trip. There are famous Port houses such as Taylor’s, W &J Graham’s, Fonseca Porto, and Casa Ramos Pinto. The tastings and tours are a great value- check out the Douro Valley and Wine Country tour. The artistic and culinary aspects of the community are thriving, so there is a lot to see and taste!

2. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is starting to steal the cool from Berlin right now because they have so many unique summer pop-up bars in old buildings and gardens. There are so many sights to see, including the Palace of Miracles, folklore shows, Gresham Palace, and Margaret Island. Budapest is also known for its love of music. The Museum of Music History has been recently updated and an amazing attraction to see!

3. Northern Iceland

Iceland is one of the most accessible places to view the northern lights, which is why this is a great place to check out while you are traveling in Europe. Iceland is well known for the Blue Lagoon Spa, Northern Lights in Akureyri, Golden Circle, and Reykjavik. You will see beautiful views of nature, including lava fields and waterfalls.



4. Cinque Terre, Italy

Ciinque Terre is a magnet for hikers because hiking through the five villages along the coastline has beautiful views of the water and the architecture of buildings off the cliffs. There is a secret beach that only locals know about in the smallest of the five towns, Corniglia.

5. Moravia, Czech Republic

This spot is known for bike tours and wine tasting. It’s a lot slower pace than Prague, which makes it authentic and unique to that area. It is also known to be the best-preserved and most historic part of the country. Pictured above is Valtice Castle, with architecture from the 12th century and now is the Czech Republic’s National Wine Center.

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About evagreenwald

I co-own Best Cruises and Travel Now, a full service, home-based travel agency. Our customers save a lot of time, a lot of money, a lot of aggravation from travel mistakes, while we give them expert, personalized travel advice and excellent customer service. Since we are affiliated with Cruise Planners/American Express, our clients can pay for part or all of their trip using their American Express Reward points! We specialize in specialty and theme cruises and trips, honeymoons and destination weddings, corporate travel and sales incentive trips, family and school reunions and friends getaways. We will exceed your expectations!
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