The Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, and the Buckingham Palace are popular tourist destinations for a reason. But popularity comes with a price—a kind that makes it difficult to capture a photo with fewer people in the frame, let alone enjoy some peace and quiet. 

So when you’ve got your hands on that Schengen visa, which lets Filipinos enter 26 European countries, why not include these spots in your Euro expedition itinerary? 

Indulge in Neapolitan pizza

Trace the beggining of pizza in Naples. (Photo by Bertrand Borie)

Follow your love of pizza by going to the place where it all started. Naples in Italy is recognized as the birthplace of the Neapolitan pizza—not to mention the three-flavored ice cream in a tub known as Neapolitan ice cream. But Naples’ gastronomic offerings don’t end there. After visiting the ruins of Pompeii and soaking up the Capri sun, allot a day or two for a food and wine tour for a truly fulfilling Neapolitan experience. 

Explore Malta’s underwater splendor

Discover a new world underwater in Malta's Blue Hole. (Photo from

Discover a new world underwater in Malta’s Blue Hole. (Photo from

Located in the Mediterranean Sea, Malta is known for breathtaking dive spots like the Blue Hole and The Inland Sea or Qawra. Though the Azure Window no longer stands as an archway to the sea, scuba divers have reported that its rubble has provided an exciting new attraction underwater. 

Relive Greek mythology

The view from the balcony of Perianth Hotel in Greece.
The view from the balcony of Perianth Hotel in Greece. 

Experience what it’s like living in the world of Zeus, Hercules, Aphrodite, and other heroes and mythological monsters as you stroll through the streets of Athens, Greece. Book a private Athens Mythological tour via to discover the legends behind major monuments such as the Parthenon and the ancient agora in the city. 

Bathe in Iceland’s lights and glaciers

Witness the beauty of Aurora Borealis in Iceland. (Photo by Jonatan Pie)
Witness the beauty of Aurora Borealis in Iceland. (Photo by Jonatan Pie)

Color your trip white and green as you witness the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, a dazzling light show best viewed from late August to early April. While you can possibly catch the dancing lights in the capital Reykjavik, you might get better chances in one of Iceland’s most famous glacier lagoons, Jökulsárlón, where the lights may seem to just be the tip of the iceberg. Adventure-seekers can also get a thrill exploring the glaciers on a snowmobile. 

Immerse in Dutch art (and then some)

Van Gogh's self-potrait at the Rijksmuseum. (Photo by Ståle Grut)
Van Gogh’s self-potrait at the Rijksmuseum. (Photo by Ståle Grut)

Amsterdam was home to many notable artists like Vincent Van Gogh and Rembrandt, to name a few. Check out museums—such as Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art—that showcase their artworks. 

Aside from these more traditional attractions, certified feline fiends can hide away at KattenKabinet—a museum dedicated to classy cat collections. Meanwhile, those with a fascination for the bizarre can drop by Museum Vrolik to check out their vast collection of oddities and human deformities.

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