Halloween is the second largest holiday in the world, after Christmas. This fall holiday at the end of October provides ample opportunity for fun and excitement, and it’s the ideal time to take a trip to Europe! The European Halloween is full of local flavor and culture. Moreover, this old continent is the authentic land of fairy tales, haunted castles, gloomy dungeons, and dark and scary alleyways. A visit to Europe during Halloween will also give you many opportunities to shop your favorite European items. In fact, you can actually use this as an opportunity to earn extra money by doing personal shopping with ShopTrav.
To help you plan your trip, we’ve compiled a list of the freakiest towns to visit during Halloween. These destinations will enable you to enjoy colorful parades and experience many unique Halloween traditions and displays:
- London, England
London is one of the most popular Halloween destinations in Europe, and one of the freakiest. The city has a very dark and bloody past, is full of old castles and dark streets, and boasts some of the best Halloween parades ever. What’s more, you can even get paid to travel in London by helping people around the world shop from UK through the ShopTrav app. London also has some of the best Halloween tours planned for visitors, so make sure you check them out.
- Rome, Italy
Rome may seem to be an unusual Halloween destination. However, over the years, the city’s Halloween celebrations have grown to be quite extravagant. The city is full of medieval architecture, which becomes the perfect setting for Halloween parties, late-night movie screenings, and thriving clubs. The darkened streets, bedecked with spooky Halloween decorations, transform into the stuff of nightmares. If you’re planning to travel to Rome this Halloween, make sure to sign up for one of its ghost tours, which are a big hit with tourists.
- Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is famous the world over for its Gothic architecture. There are numerous Halloween attractions all over the city. The most famous ones include the Jewish Cemetery, the Charles Bridge, and the Torture Museum. While the city is not too extravagant in its celebration of Halloween, its natural architecture provides the most incredible setting for Halloween parties, plays, and parades. Also, there are lots of exciting local souvenirs that are sure to be loved by people back home, so why not take this opportunity to travel and make money by distance shopping with ShopTrav?
- Transylvania, Romania
Transylvania has become famous all over the world as the home of Count Dracula. The Bran Castle is the stuff of horror stories, and is the perfect place to visit during Halloween. And if you want a special local Halloween flavor, visit any of its little villages that are steeped in age-old traditions even to this day. The simple, quaint yet beautiful aura of the city is going to leave you pumped up with excitement.
You can also buy local costumes and souvenirs to keep as mementos. Or earn a sizable amount by shopping these items for people back home who cannot afford the hefty international courier charges when shopping online.
- Barcelona, Spain
No holiday in Europe is complete without a trip to Spain. The Spanish are known for their exuberant celebrations and are sure to give you a hell of a time (pun intended!). The nightlife, the clubs and parties, the Gothic architecture, and the elaborate parades are sure to add a special charm to your holiday. And if you are short on cash for partying, you can actually use the ShopTrav app and travel to earn funds!
These are some of the freakiest Halloween destinations in Europe. Make sure to add them to your bucket list this year!