European Heritage Journeys

In conjunction with European Heritage Days 2018, UNESCO has launched a new web platform solely dedicated to sustainable travel to European heritage sites. World Heritage Journeys is co-funded by the European Union and promotes sustainable travel to some of the most remarkable World Heritage sites in Europe. It encourages people to travel beyond the major tourist hubs, staying longer and experiencing more of what the local region has to offer.  This initiative is part of a new alliance formed between UNESCO and National Geographic.


World Heritage Journeys invites travelers to travel along four cultural heritage itineraries—Royal EuropeAncient EuropeRomantic Europe and Underground Europe—which intertwine to tell fascinating stories of Europe’s heritage and history. The website has practical information and tools to support travelers in planning their European holidays based on local knowledge about the destinations’ cultural heritage.

World Heritage Journeys:

World Heritage Properties (33)


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7 Responses to European Heritage Journeys

  1. restlessjo says:

    What a great idea! When I have a little more time, I”ll check it out. Thanks, Brian! I’m privileged to have been to quite a few of these sites. 🙂 🙂

  2. I’ve been to several of these places. We like to stay longer in fewer places when we travel. We spent a week in Bruges and it was wonderful. We had the time to really get to know the city.

  3. margaret21 says:

    I’ve long given up on the Big Destinations. There’s so much to be gained from visiting sites of similar interest, though less well known, not least not having to battle with the crowds. Slow Travel wins hands down!

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