If you are planning a city break but confuse where to go, we have selected the best destinations for a city break in Europe with friends, family or lovers. Read about what to see and where to go in places that are firm favourites with Brits year after year, whether you are on your first trip to see any of them or a returning visitor coming back for more.
The city of Athens is not only an open-air museum of world-class cultural heritage attractions but also a contemporary metropolis with an urban personality. An intellectual beacon of the ancient world with spectacular Mediterranean landscapes bathed in the renowned light, Athens is a sophisticated cosmopolitan hub with delicious gastronomic delights, electrifying nightlife, creative vibes and a booming art scene. Book Delphi day trip along with their exclusive wine tasting experience, visit the Acropolis museum and more to make your visit count.
Venice and its mainland are particularly rich of museums and historical buildings of great artistic and cultural importance. Floating between the sea and the lagoon is the beautiful island of the Lido of Venice. A few minutes away from Venice, kilometres of golden sands offer something for everyone, and, following careful environmental works, a sea that has grown cleaner year after year: the beaches of the Lido Island have been awarded the important eco-label Blue Flag, four years in a row.
Antwerp is known as as exotic spices landed on the quays, more and more intellectuals also set foot in this flourishing city, enriching Antwerp with their ideas and creations. Although it always remains respectful of the numerous historic buildings, which bear witness to the city’s rich history Antwerp today wants to become a city known for its iconic architecture. Examples include the new Law Courts, the new MAS museum or the Port Authority building and more.
Paris, The City of Light
The capital of France and one of the most beautiful cities in the world is known for it’s stunning architecture, amazing food, some of the most fashionable shops, art, museums, history and a joie de vivre unique to the city. And it’s not just a city of romance. You can take a city sightseeing tour to include the Eiffel Tower, the Sacre Coeur or Notre Dame, a ride on the Bateau Mouche along the Seine, a stroll around one of the many galleries of world famous art such as the Louvre or a walk in the Tuileries Gardens for make your break memorable.
Reykjavik is one of the most popular destinations in Europe – if not the world – right now. What makes it among the best city breaks for couples is a vibrant nightlife scene combined with stunning scenery – Reykjavik is surrounded by volcanic terrain and when skies are clear the sunsets are spectacular. It’s a compact city so most areas are within walking distance. Visit Hallgrimskirkja Church, explore the City by Foot, experience Reykjavik’s Nightlife and eat Your Way Through Reykjavik.
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