Happy October everyone!
The leaves are changing colour to beautiful shades of brown and yellow, and the air is becoming crisp and fresh. Europe is one of the best continents to visit during this special season as they have:
- plenty of exhilarating traditional events and festivals
- exquisite nature to experience
- historic buildings and myths perfect for the darker nights.
As Fall is now in full swing, lets build our travel bucket list and start checking places off. With a blanket over my legs and a hot cup of tea by my side here we go. Get ready to be inspired!
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Experience Fall in Iceland, Europe
The Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights are an absolute must-see for any lover of travel and you can experience the magic in Iceland.
The best times to see the turquoise magic in the night sky you should visit from September to April. But the start of the year, is not ideal, as poor weather often prevents the best conditions to get a glimpse of this breath-taking phenomenon.
Experience Fall in Scotland, Great Britain
To enjoy the outdoors during Fall, visit Scotland’s National Trail for a long adventure or multiple short ones. The 864 km hiking route, is a challenge and a worthy contribution to any European travel bucket list.
Bes sure to pack correctly for the weather conditions, as Fall in Scotland can be warm and cold, dry and wet, still and windy. Preparation is the key to success. The natural beauty of Scotland will keep you inspired and motivated on your path.
Well known footpaths along the route include:
- Cuthbert’s Way
- West Highland Way
- Rob Roy Way
- Great Glen Way
- Cape Wrath Trail
Experience Fall in Transylvania, Romania
Halloween is the absolute best time to take a trip to Bran Castle, also known as Dracula’s Castle in central Romania. During this spooky time of year, the castle holds incredible events, such as a themed dinner, to celebrate the most famous vampire that ever “lived”.
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Experience Fall in England, Great Britain
The best time to visit England in the Fall is around November 5th as the country celebrates Guy Fawkes Night.
This special night rejoices the failed plot, in 1605, of a man and his rebel group in blowing up the Houses of Parliament. All the major cities and many towns, organise family friendly festivities, a spectacular firework display and a giant bonfire to burn a figure of Guy Fawkes.
Our favourite city is Lewes in East Sussex as they have an epic parade, where people wear medieval costumes.
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Experience Fall in Berlin, Germany
The last day of Fall, officially, is December 20th. So, you have plenty of time to experience the many Christmas markets available in Berlin. Germany is famous for its love of Christmas. As well, as its shopping experience, German sausages, tasty gingerbread and themed crafts, Berlin offers much more.
If you follow us on Instagram, @PreParture_inc, you will have seen that we have an exciting announcement to celebrate the return to our favourite season. If you are intrigued, pop over to Instagram and follow us, to be the first to hear the news.
Other European Destinations to add to your fall bucket list are:
- Amsterdam, Copenhagen because the beauty of the canals becomes framed by the many tones of brown from the trees. Fall also adds romance ideal for visiting the Van Gogh Museum and observing his masterpieces.
- Barcelona, Spain because the blistering heat subdues to provide a great climate to comfortably experience the Sagrada Familia and Park Guell.
- Dubrovnik, Croatia because the summer crowds return home and the city is all yours to explore. Don’t miss the city’s Good Food Festival, 14th – 20th October 2019.