Europe is full of vacation destinations that are perfect for retirees. Many of the continent’s top places to visit feature attractions that many older Americans will find appealing. Keep reading to see our top picks!

London

Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, and Hyde Park are just a few attractions that appeal to large numbers of retirees who visit the British capital. For some relaxation, a ride around the London Eye Ferris wheel provides the opportunity to see the Palace of Westminster and other city landmarks from a bird’s-eye view. Many of the city’s top attractions are within a short walking distance from one another, which makes London ideal for any senior with mobility challenges. The Tube and other modes of public transportation can also be taken to the city’s best places. Many of the London’s top attractions also offer senior discounts on admissions.

Budapest

Hungary’s capital city is known for its great scenery and low prices on everything from hotels to food. The city’s blend of metropolitan living and small-town appeal also appeal to many retirees. One of the best ways for retirees to see the city is by taking a relaxing boat cruise along the Danube River. Top landmarks around Budapest that are sure to interest any retiree include the Hungarian Parliament Building, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Fisherman’s Bastion. Visitors can also expand their tastes by trying traditional Hungarian dishes like goulash and chicken paprikash at the local restaurants.

Florence

Located in Italy’s Tuscany region, Florence is more walker-friendly than many parts of Rome and other Italian cities, which makes this destination a perfect choice for retirees. The money that is awarded after receiving a life settlement can be used to pay for a luxurious hotel room that is located near attractions like the Uffizi and Santa Croce. Walking across the famous bridge known as Ponte Vecchio will provide opportunities to see many of the city’s colourful historic buildings. The country villas located just outside the city limits provide ideal accommodations for seniors who want to enjoy some peace and quiet.

 

Istanbul

Serving as a gateway between Europe and Asia, this iconic city in Turkey combines many cultural influences to offer something special for visitors. Istanbul’s warm weather and sunny skies throughout the year make it a particularly desirable vacation destination for many retirees. The Hagia Sophia, which was once a church before being converted into a mosque, is one of the most famous landmarks in the city and has enough space inside for seniors to tour the structure comfortably. Seniors on a budget can find plenty of great deals on all types of goods at the Grand Bazaar. Pera Museum and Taksim Square are other popular attractions to visit in the city and are sure to fit into any retiree’s budget and schedule.


Retirees can get the most out of their European vacations by visiting locations that suit their interests

After all, it’s retirement: your time to do exactly what you want! As an added bonus, these four locations are easy to get around and can be explored at a leisurely pace.

 

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