Top 10 places to see in Europe

Europe� the name of the continent conjures much sense of romance and mystery with it, with a rich cultural history and fantastic place to visit, who would not want to be a part of the European experience.

Paris, France: There is perhaps no other city in the world more talked about than Paris, the air of nonchalance that envelopes the city acts almost like a sedative, intoxicating you with its beauty, the luxury that the city exudes is unparalleled. Places to visit include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Louvre. For the real cultural experience Saint-Germain-des-Pr�s should be your choice and for the fashionistas there is no other place like Avenue des Champs-Elysees.

Venice, Italy: Emerging right out of some fairy-tale like imagination Venice is perhaps one of the most breath-taking places in the world. As exquisite as a giant museum, imagine gondolas down the river, palazzos, the Rialto Bridge over the Grand Canal, and St. Mark's Square which is perhaps is the city�s crowning glory, with the spectacular St. Mark's Basilica. One of the must to do things when in the city is to take a trip to Murano Island, in order to see the finest glassworks being made.

Barcelona, Spain: One of the most stylish cities, which is ablaze all year round with parties, it is no surprise that Barcelona is a favourite of party animals around the world. Besides the party circuit there is much that the place has to offer, you can start with a historical tour beginning with Barri Gotic, and marvel architectural wonders like the Casa Batllo and La Pedrera the creation of the famed Antoni Gaudi. Stroll through La Rambla, hike to Montjuc and Tibidabo and immerse yourself into the Catalan culture.

Prague, Czech Republic: Prague is perhaps is your escape to pure fantasies, lined with, churches, castles and buildings the city can be appreciated the best when on foot. You can visit the Old Town Square, the Tyn Church, the Prague Castle, and the areas around it like Hradcany and Mala Strana. And while you�re there do not forget to indulge in the nightlife, pulsating with life.

London, United Kingdom: The biggest city in UK, you can experience a world of its own here. The royal experience of the Buckingham Palace, and contrasting with Camden Market the topmost shopping place, can be coupled with Covent Garden or the punky Kensington. When talking about London one cannot forget mentioning the Houses of Parliament, the Big Ben, Tower of London and of course Madame Tussauds.

Rome, Italy: A paradise for the gourmand and history buff alike, you cannot resist visiting the Coliseum, the Trevi Fountain, the famous architectural remains and mausoleums, also Piazza di Spagna and Piazza Trinita dei Monti and do not forget to grab a Pizza slice, or a Prosciutto Panini en route.

Edinburgh, Scotland: With the Scotch Whiskey Heritage Centre being on your must not miss list, Edinburgh offers you a blend of the old and new with old castles and mansions, coupled with a soaring nightlife, you can visit the Edinburgh Castle, Victoria Street, Calton Hill and party at Grassmarket.

Santorini, Greece: Nothing beats taking the tour of this Grecian city by a moped or a donkey, a romantic paradise Santorini offers a beautiful view, with the sunset at Oia and the nightlife at the Coo Club, indulge yourself in Greek delicacies and there you have it, the perfect vacation.

St. Petersburg, Russia: Reminiscent of the Russian old world order, the days of Czars and princes, St. Petersburg in Russia is one of the most impressive places in the world. Few places that you must visit when in the country include the Palace Square, Vasilevsky Island, the Nevsky Prospect, the State Russian Museum and the Radio-Tele Antenna.

Florence, Italy: Florence witnessed the blooming of European culture and is a picturesque city, strolling through the Piazza Della Signoria, the Piazza San Lorenzo next to the Duomo along with the beautiful Medici Villas make up for a beautiful view, and if looking for merry times Oltarno is the place you should visit.