Top 5 European Cities To Visit

Wondering where to go on your next city break?

Why not visit one of these top five European Cities for a short break? Or extend your stay and go on a mini travelling adventure, visiting all five cities together in one holiday.

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Home to more canals than Venice, Amsterdam’s rich history, colourful neighbourhoods and exciting architecture offers both an old and modern sight-seeing experience. Surprisingly close to many beaches, Amsterdam is perfect for a romantic rendezvous, laid-back drinking, indulgent dining, live music, quirky festivals, and theatre and world class museums. In short, you won’t be stuck for inspiring things to do!

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Prague, Czech Republic

The fourteenth largest city in the European Union, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Filled with romance, music and nostalgia, the Czech Republic’s cultural, economic, and political capital combines historical architectural style with modern city life. Must see attractions include Prague’s most important historical monument, Prague Castle; Prague’s oldest bridge, Charles Bridge; the Old Town Hall, established in1338; and you must experience the stunning views across the city from Petrin View Tower, Prague’s 60 metre high replica of Paris’s Eiffel Tower.

Berlin, Germany

A city known for its rich culture, politics, and media and science industries, Berlin is also home to a diverse range of festivals, architecture, nightlife, contemporary arts and high quality living; adding some excitement to your holiday. Since the city’s post -wall rebirth, twenty years ago, Berlin mixes both grit and glamour with attractions accommodating to both posh and punk tastes. Whether fashion, design or music is your thing, you can join the party in this rich, vibrant and quirky city.

Budapest, Hungary

An architectural gem, Budapest is easily the most visually beautiful city in central Europe. A delight by both day and night; positioned next to the Danube River, take a romantic cruise by daylight or under the city’s sparkling evening lights. Great value for money, Budapest food and drink is excellent quality and won’t burn any holes in your pockets. As well as the scenic Danube, a definite must see attraction is Budapest’s Turkish-era thermal baths, to relax and steam on your busy holiday!

Krakow, Poland

Poland’s capital of culture, Krakow is fast becoming one of Europe’s hotspot destinations. Joining the European Union in 2004, Krakow is a truly special city. Complete with a breathtaking city park, delightful architecture, a never-ending river and plenty of historical attractions, Krakow is the big bang at the end of your mini travelling adventure. Spared from destruction during the Nazi invasion of World War Two, landmarks and original buildings have stood the test of time. As well as the Old Town and Kazimierz – the Jewish quarter – tourists flock out of Krakow to the nearby Auschwitz concentration camp, for a must see experience. As well as the historical and world class museums and attractions, a jewel in Europe’s crown, Krakow is home to an exciting nightlife of luxurious restaurants, bustling bars and lively clubs.

How would you visit these top five European Cities? There are a wide variety of Europe tours that will combine a selection, if not all, of these wonderful destinations in a once in a lifetime trip!

Written by Kat Kraetzer, a passionate traveller and experienced travel writer

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