The Tatras high mountain range in Slovakia has been named the best place to visit in Europe in 2019 through a prestigious travel guide.
The region has topped Lonely Planet & # 39; s Best in Europe 2019 list, with well-traveled judges whoâ & # x20AC; & # x2122; ve their mythical landscape of crooked peaks and plummeting waterfalls. praise, as well as the chance to spot rare brown bears, that & # 39; t & # 39; flourish in & # 39; a wild rugged region & # 39; .
The northernmost point of the & # 39; UK, the Shetland Islands, has also packed a spot on & # 39; This year's European hotlist, came in at number six, with Lonely Planet describing the archipelago as & # 39; mesmerizing & # 39 ;.
The High Tatras Mountains in Slovakia has been named the best place to visit in Europe in 2019. There you can find the brown bear – a rare creature indeed in Europe
The northernmost point of the & # 39; UK, the Shetland Islands, comes in at number six, with Lonely Planet describing the archipelago as & # 39; meaningful & # 39 ;. Pictured is a sand bar connecting St Ninian's Isle to the mainland of the Shetland Islands
Lonely Planet & # 39; s Best in Europe is assembled every year by the European experts of & # 39; travel company to reveal their choice of & # 39; the most exciting and underrated destinations to visit across the continent.
The unheralded High Tatras also impress, thanks to its walking opportunities – & # 39; to the top of & # 39; Slovakia's highest peak, Gerlach & # 39; – sail on & # 39; e Glacier Strbske Pleso and traditional hospitality in mountain huts at high altitude (chaty).
Madrid packed the No2 spot, with tour guide adventurers claiming that it & # 39; s springing back in step with renewed vigor & # 39; and now on & # 39; one of & # 39; the coolest night streets of the continent & # 39 ;, Calle de Ponzano – a strip of stand-only tapas spots and minimalist cocktails bars.
Madrid has packed the No2 spot, with tour guide adventurers claiming that it & # 39; s springing back in step with renewed vigor. Pictured are the Catedral de la Almudena and the Royal Palace
The newly established Arctic Coast Way in Iceland also makes the pop stage, in the # 3. It winds between 21 villages, Lonely Planet explains, and four islands along Iceland's elementary north coast, & # 39; offers the best of Iceland minus the crowds & # 39 ;.
The province of Herzegovina, in the country of Bosnia and Herzegovina, which was struck by a devastating three-year war triggered by the outbreak of Yugoslavia in the & # 39; early years & # 39; 90, takes fourth place in & # 39; makes sense by & # 39; being perfect & # 39 ;.
What to do there? Lonely Planet has some suggestions: & # 39; Potter to & # 39; the streets of medieval Počitelj, explore the Vjetrenica karst wine tunnels, walk to the traditional mountain village of Lukomir, and take a trip along the Ciro cycle path – all of which will provide a new perspective on this picture-perfect region. & # 39;
The Arctic Coast Way, a road that runs between 21 villages and four islands on the north coast of Iceland, has come third
Hercegovina, which was hit by a devastating three-year war triggered by the break-up of Yugoslavia in the early 1990s, takes fourth place by being, in & # 39; the words of & # 39; judges, & # 39; picture perfect & # 39 ;. Above, the medieval village of Počitelj
Bari in Italy will finish in fifth place. & # 39; It enjoys a renaissance that hasn't been a decade in & # 39; making is, & # 39; says Lonely Planet
Why is SHETLAND SO SUPER?
Lonely Planet appreciates Shetland's stunning coastal paths, smart wildlife and fab shops and fish and chip shops, and suggests visitors' spot otters and orcas, and then lets the evening easily in any of & # 39; local Lerwick pubs & # 39; or experience the Viking-inspired Up Helly Aa festival that & # 39; lives in January in & # 39; t life. & # 39;
VisitScotland chief executive Malcolm Roughead said: & # 39; The appearance of Shetland as the only UK destination in & # 39; The prestigious Best in Europe of Lonely Planet 2019 is a testament to the island's strong draw for visitors.
& # 39; Shetland, a Unesco Global Geopark, has something for everyone – it has breathtaking scenery, unique opportunities to see great wildlife and birds, a beautiful coastline, delicious local food & drink, unique culture and heritage, and incredible historical and archeological story to tell. It's somewhere where you can enjoy both a relaxing break and a trip with activity.
& # 39; However, we cannot be suicidal, and it is important that we encourage the tourism industry to provide world-class services, facilities, events, and attractions to keep up with ever-changing consumer demands and ensure that visitors continue to have memorable experiences. in Shetland. & # 39;
The former down-at-all port city of Bari, in Italy, sails to fifth place thanks to a newfound & # 39; spring in its step & # 39 ;.
& # 39; It enjoys a renaissance that hasn't been a decade in & # 39; making is, & # 39; says Lonely Planet.
The sixth-place Shetland Islands, says the guide book, & # 39; has largely been left to the toughest of adventurers & # 39 ;. But it emphasized: & # 39; Those who make the journey to this enchanting archipelago, which can be reached by plane, or an overnight ferry from Aberdeen, will be rewarded with magnificent coastal paths, cruel wilderness animals to see, and fabulous fish and chip shops. & # 39;
& # 39; Beautiful & # 39 ;, & # 39; food-obsessed & # 39; and & # 39; cultured & # 39; Lyon, in France, takes seventh place.
The historic city, which is located at the crossroads of the rivers de Rhone and the Saône, is set to become the new French treasure of international visitors, in order to # 39 in them a global spotlight hosts as the final of the Fifa World Cup in July.
The small 25 km long suburb of Liechtenstein also made a big impression on judges. It walks in eighth place.
Visitors can roll through the country through the Liechtenstein Trail in a weekend.
This scenic 75 km (46 mile) hiking trail was created as part of this year's celebrations 300 years ago that Liechtenstein became a sovereign nation by all 11 municipalities.
Vevey ranks ninth in the & # 39; Lonely Planet listing and is located on Geneva Lake in Switzerland and is considered one of & # 39; the pearls of & # 39; the Swiss Riviera & # 39 ;.
This June, the city is set to host a three-week wine festival, Fête des Vignerons, which is held only once in 20 years.
Participants are advised to raise their stomach during one of & # 39; myriad of & # 39; The Old City's quality eateries, offering everything from 20-course tasting menus to cheap and cheerful fondue.
A swim in the lake can be a good way to work it all out, the judges suggest.
& # 39; Beautiful & # 39 ;, & # 39; food-obsessed & # 39; and & # 39; cultured & # 39; Lyon, in France, takes seventh place. Pictured is the Church of Saint-Georges at the & # 39; e river Saone
The small 25 km long suburb of Liechtenstein made a big impression on judges. It walks in eighth place. Above is a view of Vaduz Castle with snow-covered alpine mountains behind
Vevey ranks ninth in the & # 39; Lonely Planet listing and is located on Geneva Lake in Switzerland and is considered one of & # 39; the pearls of & # 39; the Swiss Riviera & # 39 ;. This June, the city is set to host a three-week wine festival, Fête des Vignerons. It is held only once in 20 years
Rounding out Lonely Planet & # 39; s list of Europe's best in 2019 is Istria in Croatia.
The peninsula, which is at the & # 39; head of & # 39; The Adriatic Sea between the Gulf of Trieste and the Kvarner Gulf, was lauded by the experts for its historic sites, beaches, tours with gourmets, music festivals and truffle hunting excursions.
Thanks to the expansion of European flight connections, this heart-shaped landmass is easier to reach than ever.
Beaches, history and great cuisine – Istria has something for everyone. It is in tenth place on Lonely Planet & # 39; s list of the best in Europe of 2019
See a map of the top 10 destinations you should visit in Europe in 2019 according to prestigious travel guide Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet's spokesman and spokesman, Tal Hall, said: & # 39; Lonely Planet & # 39; s Best in Europe 2019 list shows the European destinations that are not worth planning a trip at the moment.
& # 39; From cultural city breaks to amazingly inspiring scenery, high-end foodie destinations and the best spots to escape to & # 39; e crowds, there are plenty of experiences to enjoy across the continent this summer.
& # 39; Whether these are solid favorite favorites that have something new to offer, or places that you may never have come to, these destinations would be on & # 39; e wishlist of every traveler should be. & # 39;
LONELY PLANET'S BEST IN EUROPE 2019
1 High Tatras, Slovakia: A mythical landscape where & # 39; snow willows cover the ground blanket and fearful beasts patrol the woods & # 39 ;.
2. Madrid, Spain: & # 39; The nightlife of & # 39; a city, always among the best in Europe, just keeps improving & # 39; and & # 39; an emphasis on sustainable living has led to broad shifts in pedestrian, bicycle and rental plans, expanded footpaths, and new emission controls that & # 39; re transforming the city.
3. The Arctic Coastal Road, Iceland: & # 39; Wow with the natural wonders of which Iceland is famously famous – thunderous waterfalls, colossal glaciers, steaming fumaroles – and endless opportunities for snow sports, wildlife and adventures in & # 39; wilderness … the best of Iceland minus the crowds. & # 39;
4. Hercegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina: Potter around the streets of & # 39; a medieval Počitelj, explore the tunnels of Vjetrenica's karst wind, walk to the traditional mountain village of Lukomir, and take a trip along the Ciro cycle path – all of which will provide a new perspective on this picture-perfect region.
5. Bari, Italy: It has & # 39; a spring in its stride … a new impressive old town sets the scene, the interior storefronts replaced by family reunion eateries … cultural spaces are reopened, from the quaint Teatro Piccinni theater to previously condemned heritage hotels such as the Oriente & # 39 ;.
6. Shetland, Scotland: Adventurers to the northernmost point of the & # 39; UK will be rewarded with & # 39; amazing coastal trails & # 39; can & # 39; otters and orcas & # 39; s spotted heads & # 39; spot and enjoy & # 39; fabricated fish and chip shops & # 39 ;.
7. Lyon, France: Set to become the new French leave of international visitors, it steps into & # 39; the global footprint that & # 39; s the final of & # 39; e Fifa World Cup in July. & # 39; Beautiful & # 39 ;, & # 39; food-obsessed & # 39; and & # 39; cultivated & # 39;, Lyon has also recently received a knot from the & # 39; EU for its efforts to make tourism accessible and sustainable.
8. Liechtenstein: Ride a weekend in a hilly country through the Liechtenstein Trail. Created as part of the celebrations 300 years ago that Liechtenstein became a sovereign nation, this painting 75 km of hiking trail & # 39; spreads across peak and meadow & # 39; by all 11 municipalities.
9. Vevey, Switzerland: Vevey will only hold more cork once in 20 years than the three-week wine festival, Fête des Vignerons, comes to town in June. Visitors can line their stomachs in one of the # quality mild eateries of & # 39; e Old Town, and offer everything, from 20-course flavor menus to cheap and cheerful fondue, before finishing their food with a swim in the lake.
10. Istria, Croatia: It offers history (the impressive Roman Amphitheater of Pula and the mosaics of Unesco-listed Poreč for starters), beaches, tours in gourmet bikes in the & # 39; spring, music festivals in & # 39; e summer and truffle hunting excursions come fall. And expanding European flight connections make this heart-shaped peninsula easier to reach than ever.
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