UNESCO Travel in Europe

When it comes to UNESCO World Heritage sites, Europe is an absolute treasure trove with a whopping 400 locations. From awe-inspiring architecture and historic cities to ancient monuments and glorious natural wonders, you’re truly spoilt for choice.

With 55 sites, Italy takes the crown (alongside China) as the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. Some of our favourite Italian cities have made the list, including art-filled Florence, the watery wonders of Venice and the historic heart of Rome. Beyond the cities, the Dolomites mountain range is a jaw-dropping heritage spot and the perfect backdrop for hiking and biking adventures, or even climbing if you tackle the epic Via Ferrata walkways.

Spain - with its compelling culture and stunning natural landscapes - is another great pick when it comes to discovering UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe. There's the wondrous works of Gaudí in Barcelona, Granada's mighty Alhambra fortress and the famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela. Elsewhere in Europe, you can discover the ancient ruins in Greece, the stunning Norwegian fjords and Croatia's terraced Plitvice Lakes - all well worth a visit.

Wherever your UNESCO travels take you, we'll craft a tailor-made itinerary filled with memorable experiences and pair you up with expert guides who will bring to life the sites you venture to.

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