In these countries, has its own “Venice”.
There are many places that have a romantic vacation on the water no worse than Venice.
Like to ride boats and walk along the canals, but has already enjoyed plenty of it in Venice?
Go to any of these places over the new year experiences and water excursions, recommends RBC.
Hamburg, who became this year the venue of the summit of “Big twenty”, merry is famous for the Reeperbahn, no less fun St. Pauli district, a huge artificial lake Außenalster, as well as many rugged channels of the blocks. The Hanseatic city on the Elbe, so there can easily rent a boat and go on a river cruise (like, for example, entertained the first lady during the G20 summit). Or just walk on the port, then sit in one of the coastal beach clubs, like StrandPauli, enjoying the wind from the river.
Moored to the jetties of the houses of the boat, bent over the channels, the bridges, sticking out of the water pile — Italian Koju called the “Venice in miniature”. It occupies the southern tip of the Venetian lagoon and is just an hour’s drive from the famous city on water. In Chioggia multiple channels, and the most picturesque of them is the canal Vena, with its nine bridges, among which stands out the main view of Vigo. After strolling along the waterfront, dine at one of the local fish restaurants: seafood here is excellent.
A small town in the East of France is often referred to as the “Savoyard Venice”, Annecy, the administrative center of the Haute Savoie, is on the shores of the lake, passing through the settlement channel TEW is connected with the river Fier. Travelers come here to wander through the narrow cobbled streets, admire the medieval buildings, like replicated in all the guidebooks of the Island Palace, stand on the Bridge of lovers and rent a boat, swim across the lake. Swimming is also not forbidden — lake Annecy is one of the cleanest in Europe.
The popularity of the rugged narrow channels of the medieval Belgian city increased significantly after it became the scene of the crime drama “Lie low in Bruges”. Ride through Bruges on a boat, drink a lambic at one of the local restaurants and don’t forget to take pictures on the famous Horse bridge.
Went swimming in the canals of Amsterdam, but the thirst for water walks never subsided? It is necessary to include in your journey a small, but famous all over the country, the village of Giethoorn, in a half-hour drive from the Dutch capital. Previously, she was also known as “the village without roads,” and people walked across it on boats. In the old part of Giethoorn road is missing today, so we’ll have to leave the car parked and go on foot or ride a Bicycle. Hire a motor boat or a traditional boat-punt and go to admire the gingerbread houses with thatched roofs and wooden bridges (there are more than 170) and perfectly manicured lawns. Finally, restaurant De Lindenhof, a two star Michelin: here you can order a la carte dishes to get a tasting set of four positions or just dessert.
If Amsterdam is called “Venice of the North”, once occurred in the Yangtze river Delta, on the shores of lake Taihu, Suzhou — Venice of Asian. One of the main attractions of the city is the Grand canal, built many centuries ago. And others esperase historical part of the city TV take a ride on a speed boat tour, watching the ancient bridges and down to the water with stone stairs. Night wait for more experiences: from the types of illuminated Chinese lanterns brightly lit houses and pagodas will take your breath away.
Newport beach, USA, California
Boats and yachts — basically a popular pastime in the sunshine state, but located 40 miles South of Los Angeles in Newport beach is especially good for these lessons. It is situated on artificial Islands on the shores of the Bay, and places where you can enjoy a boat trip or just Charter the yacht rental, are at every step. And in winter there is a spectacular Christmas boat parade, with a history spanning over a hundred years.
Cape coral, USA, Florida
This city is called the “coastal Wonderland” — the total length of navigable canals in its territory is 640 km from Cape coral is dotted with them, in addition, it is washed by water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico, the Caloosahatchee river, so that boats here are a popular way of transportation. The city has many firms that rent rent boats and kayaks and organizes boat trips, though mostly in the sea.
Yachts, launches, pleasure craft, paddle boats and rowing boats along the banks of the river paraná Tigre ply all kinds of water transport. Part of the city built on the many river Islands to explore that while mandatory for all tourists arriving here the river walk. To get to Tigre from the capital of Argentina Buenos Aires long — way by car takes only half an hour if no traffic.
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