1. COPENHAGEN - DENMARK
The Danish capital is one of the oldest, most famous and beautiful cities in Europe. It is well-known as the happiest and greenest major city in the world and can be distinguished through its beautiful canals, cobblestone streets and historic architecture. One should visit the Tivoli Gardens, which is the world’s second-oldest amusement park, have a walk around Nyhavn’s brightly coloured gabled town houses and definitely try the Danish cuisine.
Tip: May to August is the best time to visit Copenhagen given the longer days, the warm temperature and full bloom in the countryside.
2. PARIS - FRANCE
Paris mon amour! The secret streets, the small patisseries and the smell from the perfume stores are some of the characteristics that make Paris the favourite destination for many people all around the world. Fashion, gastronomy and art are the main ingredients for a successful visit in Paris. Follow the signs and visit Musée du Louvre to admire the art of love. Then, walk Champs – Élysées and try to spend a day at the Château de Versaille (Palace of Versaille). We recommend you to pre-book your tour at the Palace. After your visit at Tour Eiffel, have a break at the historic Café de la Paix. If you have extra days, visit Montmartre, Arc de Triomphe and take a riverboat cruise along the Seine. For the fashion lovers, do not forget to visit Galeries Lafayette, the museum of fashion and elegance, and close your trip with a visit at 31 Rue Cambon were the house of Chanel was rising back in 1918.
Tip: Don’t book a table at a fancy and expensive restaurant. Best food in Paris, is always hidden at the back scene.
3. BUDAPEST – HUNGARY
Budapest essentially is an all you can do destination, with a rich cultural and historical background, amazing architectural beauty, delicious cuisine and exciting nightlife. The city is split by the River Danube and got its name from the once two autonomous cities Buda and Pest in the 19th century. The beauty of both parts can be witnessed through a walk around the Szechenyi chain bridge. It is correctly considered as one of the cheapest destinations to travel with the average price of a pint of beer at €1.67 and a two-course meal with a glass of wine at €17. Buda Castle and Castle Hill, Hungarian Parliament Building and St. Stephen’s Basilica are some of the must-see attraction with a visit at Scechenyi Bath, the biggest and most popular thermal baths in Budapest, definitely not to be missed.
Tip: Don’t forget your swimwear.
4. BARCELONA - SPAIN
There is no way one would visit Barcelona and won’t love it. The cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is an architectural masterpiece greatly influenced through Gaudi with La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, Casa Mila, and Casa Calvet being some of his important pieces. Yet, the city offers everything that is attractive about Mediterranean cities with a beautiful waterfront, months of never-ending sunshine, bustling markets and amazing tapas!!
Tip: Don’t forget to book your tour at the Camp Nou, Barcelona’s Football club stadium
5. ATHENS – GREECE
Athens, the mother of democracy. From the first moment you will understand that Athens is one of a kind, there is nothing else similar to this city. A combination of culture, architecture and excellent cuisine. With over 77 museums, Acropolis Museum is the most famous. Walking through the streets you will see many flea markets full of handmade and traditional goodies, going through Plaka you will smell the traditional Greek coffee and taste the best food. Stop by Monastiraki for a souvlaki and have a cocktail at one of the roof tops. Lastly, if you are a shop alcoholic, have a walk at Ermou Street for a fascinating shopping experience.
Tip: Walk don’t drive!
6. ROME - ITALY
Rome and Romance. Without a doubt, these two go together. Considered as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, this is the ideal romantic gateway destination. Get your coins ready and toss them at the iconic Trevi Fountain, followed by a bite at the Piazza di Trevi. A charming romantic dining experience should be enjoyed at Piazza Navona, a warm and popular spot lined with traditional Italian restaurants in rustic building and live traditional Italian music. Art and architecture is another major attraction of the city with the Colosseum, Roman Forum and the Pantheon being amongst the most famous places to visit. Yet, the city blends its culture and history with its energetic nightlife, which with the addition of the Italian gastronomy, the well-known Italian wines make this an exciting and elegant destination.
Tip: Despite the season, try their iconic gelato!
7. LONDON - ENGLAND
London is the city of Royals and Lords, a city that covers all your wishes. One of the most expensive capitals in Europe, London has the most exceptional museums that you will ever visit, and has the power to offer you the craziest shopping experience of all times. In London you can taste amazing dishes in luxury restaurants or unexpectedly good street food in every corner of the city. We recommend a long walk from St. Pauls Cathedral to Tower Bridge or a relaxing walk in the Hyde Park. Find some time to have a drink at Soho or for a brunch at Notting Hill. If you are visiting London for a very first time, then you have to visit London Eye, China Town and Borough Market.
Tip: Spend your money wisely!
8. PRAGUE - CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague can rival any other European city in terms of pure beauty, yet the city has many more to offer other than that. Split by the Vlatav River, the city with the Renaissance architecture can impress even the most demanding traveller. Known as one of the cheapest capitals in Europe, this is definitely a value for money destination. Sight-seeing is for sure an option with the Prague Castle, the largest castle complex in the world, topping the list and Charles Bridge, Old Town Square, St.Vitus Cathedral and many world-class museums to follow. If all the sight-seeing becomes too tiring, one can have a walk across the medieval streets during daytime, enjoy the delicious Czech cuisine and drink the best beer in the world at a price less than a bottle of water.
Tip: During your time there buy an unlimited monthly transport ticket, it will cost you only €20.
9. AMSTERDAM - NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam is the center of Europe, where culture, kindness and art are met. If you choose Amsterdam, note that is one of the best “value for money” destinations. Best time to visit the city is late spring where everything is greener and tulips are blooming, with boats ready to take you into a romantic tour on the canals and in Dam Square you can find everything you need from Royal Palace to small coffee shops. If you love art, Van Gogh Museum is a must and if you love history then Anne Frank house is always open. Historic buildings, hundreds of museums and kind people is what make Amsterdam a unique city.
Tip: Be careful of the bikes!
10. VIENNA - AUSTRIA
Vienna, the city of sad Princess, a city made of gold, a city that through the years accommodated the most important and famous Operas and theatres. Vienna has officially a place between the most beautiful cities in Europe, with extraordinary architecture and buildings that satisfy even the most demanding visitors. Spend your first day at Schönbrunn Palace to get the vibe of the city. Then walk through the old streets and end to the Hofburg, where you can visit Sisi’s Museum, Silver Collection and Imperial Apartments. This place combines everything from fashion to art and history. Opposite Hofburg, you can find many modern coffee shops, and you will notice that each one matches harmonically with the elegant old architecture. As for food, schnitzel, tafelspitz and smoked meat are must. All dishes are meat based, as expected for Viennese cuisine. Lastly, if you are a collector and antique lover, then this is your city. You can visit the famous flea market at Naschmarket on the weekends for special pieces.
Tip: Don’t forget to visit Prater Park.