Easter is one of the favorite period of the year for European children. They are told that thousands of huge bells full of chocolate eggs leave Rome and lay their chocolates all over Europe. According to legend, if you make a funny face while the bells are in the sky just above your head you might keep a funny face forever at one of this great European easter destinations.
Easter in Europe is also a time of year when sunny days are back, flowers in bloom and days longer and warmer. While the sunny days are ahead, we tried to compile the best destinations for you. Enjoy Europe’s best destinations for your Easter holidays.
Let’s have a look at the best Easter destinations in Europe:
Colmar, in Alsace, is a destination to be discovered throughout the year. It is the ideal place to be at Christmas; its market is famous! Colmar is also a very romantic destination for Valentine’s Day and a perfect destination for a city trip at Easter for example.
Colmar celebrates Spring from 3rd April to 19th April 2020. Light is back and illuminates the colourful facades, pastry chefs are decorating chocolate eggs, craftsmen are making authentic and unique products. There are two major Easter markets in the heart of the town. Top chefs are ready to propose their best menus and best Alsatian wines, street musicians are playing music in the historic centre of Colmar and dozens of concerts of classical music, jazz, world music are being organized in St. Matthew church and the Salle des Catherinettes.
The city is an open-air museum where history and culture meet. You can enjoy Mozart’s piano concertos in the Golden Hall of the Muzikverein, discover the Schönbrunn Palace or just stroll through the many Easter markets everywhere in the city. Three Easter markets await you in Vienna as well as other exciting attractions, let’s make the most out of your time in Vienna.
Madeira is certainly the most beautiful island in Europe with a mild climate all year round and an unspoiled nature. Madeira is rich in history, culture, gastronomy, tradition. You can enjoy the famous typical “Madeira Wine” on a terrace. For a perfect stay we recommend the “Belmond Reid Palace” ,Winston Churchill’s favourite hotel. He also used to paint in the nearby fishing village of “Camara de lobos”.
Madeira is the perfect destination at Easter for hikers, lovers, adventurers, retired people or young couples.
Start your Easter journey on the Royal Botanic Gardens Easter trail and try out the delicious chocolate bar made with its very own secret recipe. Uncover the missing ingredients to claim your chocolate reward from Mackie’s of Scotland. If you want a break from chocolate, why not check out Alba Puppets Easter Show at Edinburgh Castle to see what mayhem is about to ‘hatch’. Show off your artistic talents at the Fabergé Family Fun event at the Palace of Holyrood where you can take part in an Easter egg hunt with a difference. Join the search for special bejewelled Fabergé eggs, complete puzzles with some traditional Scottish music and dancing throughout the day run by local performers CeilidhKids.
Dynamic Earth is offering a science fueled Easter this year with activities to celebrate Edinburgh’s International Science Festival including extreme explorer adventures, bird friendly craft and the opportunity to explore alien worlds.
Millions of travellers love Milan. Discover the Piazza del Duomo, the Vittorio Emanuele II shopping mall. Milan is modern, traditional with an incredible architecture. It is also the capital of fashion, the ideal place for shopping enjoying the sun and the delicious Italian cuisine.
Plan your visit to Milan at Easter and enjoy lots of activities in Milan and its region.
Easter on the island of Malta is a must event. For those who want to live Easter in a traditional way, Malta and especially Valletta are perfect destinations. Easter Monday is when Maltese meet as a family and children are offered chocolate eggs.
If you like dolphin watching celebrate Easter with your family on the island of Gozo located a few kilometres away!
Zagreb is certainly one of the most fashionable European destinations in recent years! It is a perfect destination for a city trip in winter with the best Christmas market in Europe. Go shopping and enjoy the beautiful terraces and parks at Easter.
If you want to celebrate Easter with huge decorated eggs, Zagreb is the ideal destination. You will be amazed by its originality and charm. If you do not know what to do during your stay in Zagreb, check out the many activities we offer!
Nice symbolizes the French Riviera. Nice is a chic and authentic destination. Discover the traditional Provencal markets in one of the best easter destinations. Watch local artisans work and enjoy the cuisine. Nice is a very pleasant destination at Easter. The sun, sea, sky, colorful houses and gastronomy will enchant you!
BONUS – Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is the romantic city par excellence in Europe but it is also a perfect destination for your Easter holidays. The people from Prague love Easter and have one of the most important Easter markets: the Prague Easter Market on the Old Town Square. You will have plenty of time to enjoy it.It starts on April 1st and lasts for three weeks.
Come discover Prague, its castle, the old town, and the thousand and one things to see and do in this city. Travellers from all over the world love it !