The most wonderful time of year“ almost here. During the last year, it can look different due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of people planning to travel this year to different destinations and get into the Christmas spirit in the different countries and towns. Traveling in the Christmas season is the easiest way to set the holiday mood and start a holiday tradition. Many ideal holiday destinations are located across Europe. Nowadays certain attractions can be temporarily closed, but a lot of the attractions visitors can visit during the Christmas holidays. Do you know what hundreds of people queue for each year and wish to see the main attractions in Europe?
What is the longest queue you have been part of? We spent a lot of time waiting in queues. You can be the most organized person in the world, and yet the Christmas season rarely fails to sneak up and throw you into a frenzy at the last minute. But there is no need to stress about the holiday vacation. We‘ve collected the longest queues that can wait for you in Europe. It is easier to plan your holidays and to think that book you can bring with you together waiting your turn to see the most exciting attractions in Europe. In this article, we will answer the question: What is the worst tourist attraction for queues? London Eye, London. It is one of London‘s most popular tourist attractions. During the Christmas holidays, it looks amazing, 360° moving views from the heart of the city. This year the London eye will surprise us with a new attraction – a pub in the sky. If you‘re boring to have the same Christmas each year, this year you can have something new. This year's new years goals and wishes are possible to set up from the sky with a beautiful view in London. But also, it is important do not to forget about queues. A lot of tourists want to observe London from the high point of the town. At Christmas time, people usually wait about 2.5 hours.
The most romantic town in Europe – Rome. It is hard to imagine for tourists to visit Rome and do not visit Colosseum. Giant amphitheater built in Rome under Flavian emperors. The colosseum view especially in the evening is mesmerizing. A public amphitheater with the tyrannical emperor's private lake could host tens of thousands of Romas. Colleseum attracts about four million visitors a year. If you want to spend Colesseum from inside, you should spend about 2 hours.
The second popular attraction is not for everyone. These days, we like to keep our dead out of sight, but back in the day, people lived a lot closer to death. A genuine labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris. Tourists can discover a presentation of death with bones arranged in a romantic decor. Do you want to visit it? Be ready to stand in a long line for about 3 – 4 hours.
Eiffel Tower, Paris Eiffel tower is the most recognizable monument from 1889. Each tourist wants to get a bird‘s eye view of Paris. Today Eiffel Tower has a significant part in the television, radio broadcasts, books and attracts more visitors than any other attraction. In the 19th Century, it was a symbol of technological prowess and demonstration of French engineering. Nowadays, Eiffel Tower become a France symbol in the world and welcomes almost 7 million visitors a year. During the Christmas holidays, the Eiffel Tower welcomes every day until night to experience the magical "end of the year" ambiance! A lot of tourists during December go to visit architecture miracle and it has become one of the highlights of the festive season when discovering Paris. Eiffel Tower can be crowded during the Christmas holidays, usually, people wait about 2 hours in line.
St. Peter‘s Basilica, Vatican
Vatican City is an independent city in heart of Rome. Is the center of authority over the Roman Catholic Church. St. Peter’s Basilica Church is one of the largest churches in the world and entrance is free. The construction of the new basilica began in 1506 and was consecrated in 1626. St Peter’s Basilica can accommodate about 20,000 people. It measures 190 m (624 ft) long and the central nave is 46 m (150 ft) tall. The dome stands 136 m (447ft) tall. Inside the Basilica visitors will find sculptures and pieces of art. One of the unique events in the Christmas time is Christmas Eve mass at St. Peter’s Basilica, also known as Midnight Mass or Natale del Signore. A lot of people want to enter St.Basilica and sometimes tourists have to wait for 1.5 hours.
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
Van Gogh‘s art became astoundingly popular after his death, his works sold for record-breaking sums in auctions around the world. The world‘s largest collection of works by Dutch artists at the Van Gogh Museum is in Amsterdam. Van Gogh Museum housing the largest collection of works – about 200 paintings, 500 drawings, 700 letters. To visit a museum is a unique experience for residents and tourists. In the museum, each visitor can find Impressionist and PostImpressionist Art. Tourists usually wait about 1.5 hours to get to the gallery.
We spend a lot of our holiday time waiting to get to popular places. Long queues drive us crazy and doing Christmas holidays more stressful. It is hard to imagine if we will do this time something else, for example, drink a coffee or hot cocoa in a cozy Paris cafe and after it goes to Eiffel Tower without any queue. Can you imagine it? Hard, true. The queue management system can do it possible and to tourist life easier. More happy tourists and no queues. Sounds great, right? Nowadays most popular attractions can start to use virtual queues and do tourist life easier. Each visitor paying money for a ticket wants to make the most value for their money but should stay in line. AKIS Technologies believe that nowadays solutions can make the visitors experience safer, quicker, and more pleasant.