There are certain tourist attractions and landmarks throughout the world that are constantly surrounded by eager sightseers wanting to create a once in a lifetime experience.
You simply can’t go to Paris without visiting the Eiffel Tower, for instance, or visit Northern India without taking a trip to the Taj Mahal.
With peak season now upon us however, it’s important to have plans in place to ensure your visits are as enjoyable as possible.
Here are 3 common tourist attraction related questions answered by our holiday specialists, with ways you could cut the queues and get the most out of these memorable places:
Should I use a tour guide?
It depends on the place…
Modern landmarks often have clear signs and directions in place, however the more ancient monuments won’t have this clearly marked and are unlikely to have much information about why these places are so special.
By hiring a tour guide who knows the area and history inside-out, you will get a much better feel for the landmark you’re visiting while learning loads along the way.
PLUS you can also ask as many questions as you want!
When’s the best time to visit tourist attractions?
Either early morning or night…
After sunrise can be the perfect time to see the world’s most popular landmarks. This is one of the quietest times and, as a bonus, the morning light is perfect for photographs. In the world’s hotter climates, early morning is also likely to be the coolest time of day and is a good way to escape the crowds.
But also see it at night, as many landmarks can be totally different when seen at dusk: many have to be seen twice to give them the justice they deserve. For example, the domed palaces of St. Petersburg in Russia look equally spectacular when lit up at night.
Where’s the best place to see tourist attractions?
Away from the crowds…
Rooftops are often less crowded than the ground below and panoramic rooftops can often be a great way of seeing the best views from a whole different angle. An evening rooftop tour of Milan’s cathedral, for example, gives you unparalleled views of the city skyline.
There is a whole range of ways to cut the queues and experience the most beautiful (and popular) landmarks the world has to offer. Whatever famous places you’re headed to this summer, it may well be worth seeing if these options are available to see the favourite spots in a more memorable way.
To put your plans into action, get in touch with a Not Just Travel travel agent for your holiday booking and enquiries. Our holiday specialists are truly passionate about finding the best locations for you and are guaranteed to make your vacation a trip of a lifetime.