Top 5 European City Breaks
Major cities in Europe are well-known for their historical landmarks, sightseeing attractions, and plenty of activities. Whether you are into romantic cities with a laid-back vibe and destinations full of ancient monuments or picturesque places ideal for vacations, Europe has got you covered. Here is our list of top 5 European city breaks for 2017.
One of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is an ideal destination for couples and honeymooners. If you want to check out some of the most popular attractions, make sure to visit the famous St Mark’s Square and climb up to the San Giorgio Maggiore tower. A ride on a gondola along the canals of La Serenissima is probably the best way to explore the city. Since Venice is one of the most visited cities in Italy, make sure to purchase tickets for museums and galleries before the trip.
The capital of France, Paris or as some like to call it “The City of Light” should definitely be included on your list of places to visit while travelling around Europe. Besides its amazing dining scene and dozens of designer boutiques, it is also home to some of the world’s famous attractions including the Gothic Notre-Dame cathedral from the 13th century, the Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, and Arc de Triomphe.
Amsterdam is one of those European cities that cater to all tastes. If you are on a holiday with friends and wish to party until late at night, check out the famous Red Light District. Vacationers who are more into sightseeing during the day can rent a bike and explore the gabled townhouses and art museums. There are many attractions worth exploring such as Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, Heineken Experience, Dam Square, and the National Maritime Museum.
Vienna is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and attracts millions of tourists throughout the year. Walk down the cobblestone streets, take a metro to the Schönbrunn Palace, or go for a ride on a 19th century Ferris Wheel. The best time to visit Vienna is during the winter season when there are Christmas markets on every corner of the city.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dubrovnik is a small picturesque city on the Adriatic coast in Croatia. It is also the main shooting location for the popular Game of Thrones series on HBO. Does King’s Landing sound familiar? The main draw of Dubrovnik is its old town that is a pedestrian-only area full of palaces, churches, and small medieval houses. Of course, there are restaurants and bars on every corner of the Old Town where you can sit down to have dinner or just a refreshing drink.