Europe is where the excitement’s at when it comes to Spring Break. The unique thing about Europe is that you don’t have to stick to one country. Everything is so close that you can also zip around from country to country. You also can join in with the local lifestyle and enjoy a glass of wine or chilled beer in the afternoon with fellow students and new friends. In Europe you can make your money go a long way since it's very inexpensive to see more than just one European city. Hop on the train et voilá!
There’s so much to see and each great destination is only a click away, so check out some of the great ideas below to get you started :)
Rome, Florence and Venice
Switzerland and Germany
These two iconic cities are linked together by a quick 1:30 hour train ride. Everyone dreams of seeing the Eiffel Tower or riding The London Eye, and this is the time of your life to achieve that dream!
These Italian favorites let college students get the real flavor of the country and its many different landscapes and styles. It’s a great way to spend your Spring Break eating endless amounts of pasta and trying a variety of wines.
One day you could be skiing the breathtaking Swiss alps, the next you could be wandering through a historic castle in Hamburg. The possibilities are endless!
The cool thing about Greece is that there are so many places to go and things to do. A good suggestion is to start in Athens (a must see) and work your way down to the islands of Crete and Santorini, where you will find gorgeous beaches and fantastic parties.
Like Italy, it takes a whole week in this country to see just a small portion of what it has to offer. Barcelona and Seville are the top spots for tourists. However, you might want to look into Valencia, Madrid or Granada too. Either way, no matter where you go in Spain, it's a requirement to try the local Sangria... it'll never taste the same once you have a sip of authentic Sangria.
If you are thinking of spending a little more time in Europe, you can even add more cities and activities to your itinerary. Ten days to two weeks here opens up many more possibilities. Keep in mind that it is often better to visit less cities and spend more time in each, rather than trying to cram in a city a day. You will be less stressed from all the traveling and you will get to see more of the places you are going to. Plus, you know you can get cheap flights with StudentUniverse, so you can always go back! :)