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50 Things To Do In Europe In Your Lifetime

As St Augustine said, the world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. We’ve teamed up with British Airways to bring you 50 European experiences you should do before you die. Tick off the ones you've already done.

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    Eat paella in Barcelona, Spain
    Feel the sand between your toes on a glorious beach in Malta
    Ski or apres-ski in the French Alps
    Find a new favourite bottle of red in Bordeaux, France
    Rent a bike in Holland
    Eat pizza in Naples, Italy
    See the black sand in Tenerife, Spain
    Visit the chocolate museum in Bruges, Belgium
    Throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy - and make a wish
    Write a letter to Juliet and pin it to Juliet’s balcony in Verona, Italy
    Put a 'love lock' on the bridge over the Seine, Paris, France
    Put your hand in the Mouth of Truth in Rome, Italy
    Sunbathe at the Côte d'Azur aka the French Riviera
    Visit the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City, Rome, Italy
    See the remains of the Berlin Wall in Berlin, Germany
    Visit the ruins of Pompeii, Naples, Italy
    Climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
    Eat fish and chips on the beach, Brighton, East Sussex, England
    Sunbathe in the Costas, near Alicante, Spain
    View the tulips, Amsterdam, Holland
    Wander through the Louvre art museum and visit the Mona Lisa in Paris, France
    Dance all night in Ibiza, Spain
    Take a tacky 'Look, I'm propping it up' photo next to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
    Take a gondola ride in Venice, Italy
    Drink beer at Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany
    Visit Sintra, the National Palace, Portugal
    Instagram the Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
    Walk around the medieval walled city of Dubrovnik, Croatia
    See the summer in at Lake Geneva, Geneva
    Eat pesto - in the place that it was invented - in Genoa, Italy
    Celebrate Hogmanany in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Slurp ice cream in Sicily, Italy
    Visit the The Glasgow Necropolis - a Victorian cemetery, in Glasgow, Scotland
    See the Swiss Mountains, Uferpromenade Friedrichshafen, Germany
    Visit the famous Durrell Wildlife park in Jersey, UK
    Go on a river cruise along the Thames, London, England
    Spend a lost weekend at a Great British music festival, England
    Participate in Tomatina, the world’s biggest tomato fight, Buñol, Spain
    Go shopping in Milan, Italy
    Walk across the Ponte Vecchio in Florence, Italy
    See the Little Mermaid in Copenhagen, Denmark
    Have a Turkish bath in Istanbul, Turkey
    Stand at the Top of Europe, Jungfrau Mountain, Switzerland
    Yodel in Innsbruck, Austria
    Get scared at Dracula’s Castle, Transylvania, Romania
    Visit the Duomo and see the Turin Shroud, Turin, Italy
    Visit Tirana, the capital of Albania
    Visit Spreepark, the abandoned amusement park close to Berlin, Germany
    Visit Salzburg Old Town, Salzburg, Austria
    Return to a European destination a second time because you loved it so much the first

50 Things To Do In Europe In Your Lifetime

You've ticked a few things off the list, but there's still loads more for you to see. Why not start off close to home? Jersey and Amsterdam are both less than an hour’s flight from London. Or explore the beaches on the French Riviera?

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You've got a few stamps in your passport and are well on the way to becoming a Global citizen. Why not try somewhere a little more off the beaten track? Croatia and Istanbul are jewels in Europe's crown.

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You've been well and truly bitten by the travel bug. You've done it (almost) all - and bought the t-shirt. We're probably preaching to the choir here, but why not try the often overlooked places, like Malta, Malaga and Lanzarote? Travel beyond the beachy tourist hotspots and there's Roman ruins, natural wonders and beautiful views a-plenty.

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Wow! You're a seasoned traveller and know Europe like the back of your hand. However, look twice and there might be a spot or wrinkle that you've overlooked. How about exploring Greece for a second time? Or flipping your travelling style - upgrade or downgrade your hotels a few levels and see how the other side lives. If you ever need a travel companion, we're always up for an adventure!

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With British Airways, travel to Europe is more affordable than ever...

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Why not check some more destinations of your European bucket list? British Airways offers daily flights to Europe from London Gatwick, starting at just £39 one-way. Check here for a list of destinations and to book your next trip.

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