I've just started researching things to do a few days ago, and while I know I've barely scratched the surface of things to do in the areas, it seems most things that are "top rated" are all things to see rather than to do (such as monuments and museums). Now don't get me wrong, I have a few of these things I'd love to see too - but call me crazy, I don't want to spend my whole trip traveling around just to look at things.
What are some cool things to DO in these areas? I like tours because of the interaction and being able to ask questions. We love great food and will try almost anything (why we picked France and Spain for our first Europe trip!). All other trips I've been on in the past, I remember the cool experiences I did more than just the sites.
What was the most memorable thing you did when you were there?!