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Easter in Europe

 

Easter is celebrated across Europe in the springtime, but each country does it differently. Whether it's feasting on chocolates, going on an egg hunt or taking a hike, everyone takes a break and enjoys the better weather. Try some of these traditions from across Europe in your own home this year, and look forward to experiencing them for real!

Easter in Italy

Vatican City crowd at basilica on a sunny day | Easter holidays in Europe

Like everything else, the Italians do Easter in style. Expect lots of religious events and, of course, plenty of good food.


  • Get a glimpse of the Pope at St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City.

  • Sample special Easter breads from local Italian bakeries.

  • Enjoy fireworks at Florence's Scoppio del Carro event.

Easter in France

Easter holidays in France | Chocolate treats on display

From classic cuisine to captivating landmarks, France has it all – and at Easter there’s even more to see and do.

 

  • Hear the bells ring at France’s most incredible cathedrals.

  • Feast on intricate Easter chocolates and pâtisserie.

  • Join an egg-citing Easter egg hunt at Disneyland Paris.

Easter in the Benelux

Interrailing in Spring | Flowers in Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands

Make the most of spring scenery and explore the elegant cities in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
 

  • Get your fill of Easter eggs in Brussels’ luxurious chocolate shops.

  • Speed past colourful tulip fields in the Netherlands.

  • Witness the many Easter folk traditions of Luxembourg.

Easter in Switzerland

Masthead Across the Alps | Guy standing in front of Zermantt, Switzerland

With its lively cities and spectacular scenery, Switzerland is the perfect place to be during the Easter break.
 

  • Work off all that chocolate with a hike in the Alps.

  • Take a boat trip across one of Switzerland’s scenic lakes.

  • Join the Easter egg hunt in Zurich’s historic Belvoir Park.

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