Top 10 Destinations Loved by Travelstart Customers


Turkey is not just Istanbul, what Turkey has to offer is beyond anyone can imagine. It’s a mix of middle-eastern culture combined with a European flavor.

2014-09-27_2246Hagia Sophia from inside by Moyan Brenn

Most Famous Attractions

  • Bosphorus Cruise
  • Turkish Hamam (baths)
  • Whirling Dervishes & Belly dancing shows
  • Hagia Sophia (Church converted into Mosque)
  • Sultan Ahmet Mosque
  • Topkapı Palace
  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Grand Bazaar (known as Byazite)
  • Egyptian Market (Spices Market)
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Theodosian defensive wall
  • Chora Church
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque and the Museum of Islamic Art.

Getting there & around: Istanbul is a big city that requires catching a bus, a tram or the underground to get from one place to another.

Best season to visit: April till May

Must eat & drink: Kebabs, Moussaka, Fish at Galata Bridge, Börek, Simit, Grilled Chestnuts Ice Cream, Tavuk Gögsü (dessert pudding made with chicken and milk. Yes, chicken, better eaten with a pinch of cinnamon), Baklava, Turkish delights, & Sahlep (Sa7lab).

Some of Turkey’s highlights: Cappadoccia, Fethiye, Pamukkale & the beach side.

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In recent years Dubai has become a tourist hub, due its massive shopping facilities, nightlife and other entertainment options.

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Most Famous Attractions

  • Burj Al Arab
  • Snow Penguins at Ski Dubai
  • Wild Wadi Water Park
  • Atlantis beach at The Palm
  • Shopping: Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Wafi Mall, the list is endless.

Getting there & around: Buses & Metros are the cheapest way to get around. Be aware that walking in Dubai is not an option specially in summer, as it has a desert classic weather.

Best season to visit: Avoid summer at all cost. So the best time to visit is October through April.

Must eat & drink: Indian, Pakistani & Thai food are all over the place, and are all served as if cooked in their homeland.

Some of the Emirates highlights: Skydiving over YAS Island

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Though cloudy and rainy around the year, ghastly weather as the Brits call it, who doesn’t love the capital city of London? If you want history, modernity, vintage or luxury, London is the place to be. Home to Royalty, musicals, street markets, castles, & parks, most enjoyed during Christmas time, or in summer where lots of outdoors activities can be practiced.

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Most Famous Attractions

  • Buckingham Palace
  • Kensington Gardens & Palace
  • Regent Park & the Zoo
  • London Eye
  • Westminster Abbey
  • Tower of London
  • Tower Bridge
  • Big Ben & the Houses of Parliament
  • Museum of London
  • Shakespeare’s Globe Theater
  • Camden Town
  • Harrod’s
  • Lion King Musical
  • River Thames
  • Bricklane Street -vintage street
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir -the biggest Hindu temple outside India

Getting there & around: Get yourself an Oyster card which gives you unlimited use of public transports, be it underground and buses, or buses only. Taxis are insanely expensive.

Best season to visit: Each season brings its own flavor, so winter is Christmas, decorations & sales all over the place, summer is your chance to enjoy outdoors activities, music festivals, and summer sale as well.

Must eat & drink: Salt beef sandwich specifically in Selfridge’s, Cinnamon & Sugar Pretzel at Mr. Pretzel, Salmon Pasta at Spaghetti House, Fish & Chips and English Breakfast served at all English Pubs. 

Some of England’s highlights: The countryside -Cotswolds- & Lake District.

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Kuala Lumpur

Located in Southeastern Asia, known as Asia’s green capital and among the fastest growing metropolitan regions in the country, in terms of population and economy.

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Most Famous Attractions

  • Petronas Twin Towers – the tallest twin buildings in the world.
  • Batu Caves
  • Sri Mahamariamman
  • Central Market
  • Petaling Street
  • National Palace
  • Islamic Arts Museum
  • Make sure to attend Thaipusam procession at the Sri Mahamariamman Temple

Getting there & around: Taxis but make sure to haggle with drivers specially red and white taxis who charge tourists higher than usual.

Best season to visit: It has a tropical weather therefore it can be visited all year round, except for October through May -monsoon season- which is the insanely rainy season.

Must eat & drink: It’s a mix of Malay, Chinese and Indian food in one plate, you have to try the Apam Balik, Mee Goreng Mamak, Nasi Kerabu, and Ayam Percik

Some of Malaysia’s highlights: For animal lovers it’s Kuala Gandah Elephant Orphanage Sanctuary.

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Once you step a foot you’d instantly feel that “Love in the Air”. Capital of fashion, and perfumes, land of crepes, macarons, croissants and mouth-watering food.

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Most Famous Attractions:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Luxembourg Palace & Garden
  • Montmartre area where Basilica of Sacre Coeur is located
  • Pere la Chaise Cemetery -where Edith Piaf and Jean Jacques Rousseau were buried
  • The Louvre
  • L’Arc de Triomphe
  • Rue Mouffetard with its bistros
  • Euro-Disney
  • Parc Asterix
  • Notre Dame Cathedral & towers
  • The Seine
  • Champs Elysees
  • Fête de la Musique every year on June 21st
  • Tennis Open (Roland Garros)

Getting there & around: Getting lost in the streets of Paris is a pleasure in itself, however getting around by public transports can’t get any easier by bus, metro or RER, get yourself a one day or more pass to have unlimited use of public transports. Taxis are insanely expensive.

Best season to visit: Each season brings its own flavor, even in winter as it doesn’t have the coldest weather in Europe.

Must eat & drink: Crepe Soutzouk from Le P’tit Grec in Rue Mouffetard, Magaret du Canard, Mille-Feuille from Paul, Croissants, Macarons from La Duree, Snails & Frog Legs Soup.

Some of France’s highlights: Lavendar Fields in Provence, the Loire-Valley, the countryside in Toulouse, the scenic village Colmar in eastern France (Alsace), and Chamonix-Mont-Blanc at the Rhône-Alpes region.

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New York

Music festivals, Broadway shows, crazy shopping, stunning beaches, great food, outdoors & indoors activities for everyone, you name it. When in New York be sure that you will find a variety of activities that will please all taste buds.

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Most Famous Attractions

  • Times Square
  • Central Park
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Broadway Show
  • Bryant Park
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Manhattan Bridge

Getting there & around: Taxis, buses, and subways that cover nearly everywhere are your best deal. 

Best season to visit: It depends on the kind of activities that you are looking forward to, here is a detailed guide. However April through June & October are the best times to visit.

Must eat & drink: Burgers, steak, cheese-cake, the list in infinite, U.S.A. is the capital of Fast-food.

Some of USA’s highlights: We are talking about a continent so it’s illogical to write a list.

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The Middle-East’s capital of charm, beauty, greenery and positive energy -even at their hardest times.

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Most Famous Attractions:

  • Jounieh Coastal City
  • Jeita Grotto (20km from Beirut)
  • Beirut National Museum
  • The Corniche
  • Al-Shouf Cedar Natural Reserve

Getting there & around: Shared taxis, regular taxis or public buses, there aren’t any bus stops so you need to stand at the side of the road and signal with your hand. As for taxis they are expensive, the ones shared are less expensive but make sure to let the driver know where are you heading to to avoid any extra charges.

Best season to visit: April through June when it’s not too humid and hot, and September through October, when it’s not too cold or too rainy, also temperatures significantly drop in winter.

Must eat & drink: Lebanese food is one of the best in the Middle-East and largely served around the world, very famous for its salads and mezzas; Fatoush, Tabouleh, Keba Nayeh, Wara2 3enab, Nakanek, …yum yum!

Some of Lebanon’s highlights: Faraya Village, Bekaa Valley, Baalbek, El-Raoucheh, Byblos, Batroun Harbor, Hamra, Harissa, River Rafting at Assi River, Rock climbing and abseiling at Balou’ Balaa.

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They say “When in Rome, do like the Romans do.”. Rome is undoubtedly one of the biggest open air museums in the world, home to the Vatican City. It’s a city that once visited you will be completely addicted to Italy, and one of the few cities that celebrate its birthday on April 21st of each year with parades, fireworks and gladiator shows all over the place.

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Most Famous Attractions

  • The Colosseum
  • Fontana Di Trevi -a bit overrated though and very crowded
  • Centro Storico
  • Sistine Chapel & St. Paul’s Basilica (The Vatican City)
  • St. Peter’s Basilica
  • Piazza di Spagna
  • Piazza Navona
  • Villa & Galleria Borghese
  • Capitoline Museums
  • Trajan’s Forum and Trajan’s Markets
  • Roman Forum & Palatine
  • The Pantheon

Getting there & around: Metro, tram, train & bus. Passes for available for a full day use, a week, or a tourist pass. Bikes are also an option, and if you hold a license go for a scooter, it’s an Italian must try.

Best season to visit: March through June. Beware of summer time, the weather gets as hot as in Cairo. And September till end of February the rain is just intense.

Must eat & drink: Do I really have to say? Mmmm, the answer is simply Pasta, Pizza, Gelato, Cappuccino & Espresso.

Some of Italy’s highlights: Cinque Terre, The Amalfi Coast, Capri, Bologna (capital of gelato), Sicily’s Greek Ruins, Urbino City, Ravenna’s Mosaics, Piazza San Marco & the Isles of Murano & Burano in Venice, Duomo in Orvieto, Duomo & Ponte Vecchio in Florence, the Ruins of Pompei, and check out more ideas to enjoy Italy differently.

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Home to the European Central Bank, and to Frankfurt’s Stock Exchange, one of the world’s most important stock exchanges. It’s a city where top notch cars are all over the place; Lamborghinis, Abarths, Ferraris,..

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Most Famous Attractions

  • Frankfurt Zoo
  • Römerberg
  • Goethe-Museum and Goethe-Haus
  • Städel Art Institute and Municipal Gallery
  • Jewish Museum
  • Natural History Museum
  • Palmengarten (Palm Garden)
  • Cathedral of St Bartholomew

Getting there & around: Bus, tram and underground, with the possibility to pay passes that give unlimited use.

Best season to visit: March through October, but just so you know it’s like anywhere in Europe the weather is not stable with a very high probability of rain all around the year.

Must eat & drink: Frankfurter (hot dog) & Schnitzel (a bread-crumbed and fried veal)

Some of Germany’s highlights: The Romantic Road, Schloss Neuschwanstein (magical castle), Pinakothek Der Moderne & Oktoberfest in Munich, Cycling by Germany’s rivers, Christmas Markets (are known to be the best in the world), the Zwinger in Dresden, Berlin Wall, Bavarian Baroque, BMW Museum in Munich, Prosche and Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Hiking at the Allgau in Bavaria, Noth-sea islands and Skiing.

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Home to the quirkiest museums; one for bags & purses, another for medieval torture, a third about funerals, you name it! With beautiful scenery, canals, buildings that have a very unique style. It even has a Cat Boat Shelter. One of Europe’s most stunning cities, that though very small but has a lot to offer, from morning outdoors activities to nightlife at its best. Famous for its canals, boat rides, and above all the world’s capital of cycling and tulips.

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Most Famous Attractions

  • Anne Frank house
  • Bloemenmarkt (Flower market)
  • Madame Tussauds
  • Heineken Experience
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Take a cruise & marvel at the stunning views of the canals and Amsterdam’s authentic architectural style
  • I Amsterdam sign area
  • Rijkmuseum
  • Eastern Docklands of Amsterdam
  • Vondelpark
  • Liedsplein

Getting there & around: Amsterdam is best enjoyed on foot or on a bike. But if you prefer public transports then get yourself an OV chipcard that gives unlimited use up to 7 days.

Best season to visit: The Netherlands has a very changeable unpredictable weather that tends to be cold, so Spring time is the best time to visit and see tulips bloom.

Must eat & drink: Vlameese Frittes (fries served with different sauces), Stroopwaffels (thin biscuits with caramel sauce), Bagels, Goat Cheese, Pesto Cheese, Argentinean steak, Indonesian food & Pear juice.

Some of The Netherlands’ highlights: Keukenhof Tulip fields in Lisse, Madurodam miniature park in the Hague, Zans Schanse windmills, Cheese factories, Cities of Volendaam & Marken, Cycling near the countryside, the Elfestedentocht, Hertogenbosch, Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, the Biesbosch, Wadlopen (mud-walking), and Delft (where famous white and blue dutch ceramic is made).

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Our Readers Comments

  1. If you please me I would like to know the price for a trip to Tunisia, Rome, London and Beirut for me and my wife ( My wife is a Romanian Nationality). all the trips will be in 5nighs/ 6 days
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  2. Thank u for all your efforts .
    I’m thinking about euro tour next summer and iwant to know attractions in other european distenations as Prague , vienna , moscow

  3. Thanks passainte ..for ur efforts and sharing the knowledge

  4. Really nice article …
    I’m planning a euro tour next spring n would love to see an article like this focusing on the best euro cities 😉

  5. Awesome list. But where is Spain?

  6. Thnks a lot for this great article… but You forgot z amazing Barcelona spain & Athenes. Greece as well…. booth cities for me are z best destinations in europe ☺☺

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