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Summer events in Europe

Booked your last-minute flights to Europe? We've got plenty of inspiration for things to do. From unmissable summer festivals to huge sporting events, there are countless activities for every taste and every budget. Here are our highlights for 2019.

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See Europe's top attractions

 

Never climbed the Eiffel Tower? Always wanted to visit the Vatican? Tick off those life goals this summer with our guide to the most popular attractions in Europe. Find out how to skip the lines and get the best prices.

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Visit showstopping theaters

 

Europe is a theater lover’s dream. Catch a live performance for a truly memorable night or just soak up the culture and history of these 6 incredible theaters across Europe, from Paris to Prague.

Summer festivals in Europe

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Ghent Festival in Ghent, Belgium

 

July 19 - 28 July, 2019  

 

For 175 years revellers have flocked to the historic Belgian city of Ghent to participate in one of the biggest cultural festivals in Europe.

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Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary

 

August 7 - August 13, 2019

 

​Enjoy a whole week of music, art, and friendly faces from all around the world on the ‘Island of Freedom’ in Budapest, Hungary.

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Notting Hill Carnival in London, England

 

August 24 - August 26, 2019

 

In late August, colorful costumes and floats fill the streets of Notting Hill to celebrate the culture of London's Afro-Caribbean communities. The result is one of the biggest street festivals in the world!

SUMMER SPORTING EVENTS IN EUROPE

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Wimbledon in London, England

 

July 1 - July 14, 2019

 

The world’s oldest tennis tournament is a must-visit for sports fans. Watch the action unfold on the grass courts while you eat strawberries and cream.

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Palio di Siena in Siena, Italy

 

July 2 &  August 16, 2019

 

Colorful decorations and a carnival atmosphere take over the city of Siena for this famous historical horse race which dates back to 1644. This event happens twice a year, on July 2nd & August 16th.

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Tour de France from Düsseldorf, Germany to Paris, France

 

July 6 - July 28, 2019

 

A proud French institution, this epic bicycle race speeds across France in 21 stages. Pick a scenic point on the route and cheer the riders on!