Travel To Europe: Our Favourite Cities
There is never a bad time to travel to Europe, any season, any time of year presents an opportunity to experience something new and exciting in this cosmopolitan continent. From the modern metropolis that is Helsinki to the ancient ruins of Rome, you can spend years going from country to country and still not see it all. Here are a select few of our favorite cities to visit.
2-course dinner with wine: €100 ($149.95 AUD)
Car Hire: €40 ($60.19 AUD)
3-Star Hotel: €80 ($120.37 AUD)
Straddling the edge of the Baltic, the modern, cosmopolitan city of Helsinki oozes the cool factor. The city boasts a natural beauty that blends effortlessly with cutting edge design, architecture art and food. The city marries its history perfectly with its forward thinking outlook with an array of attractions that will leave you wanting visit time and time again.
3-Star Hotel: €135 ($202.89 AUD)
Two-course meal: €20 ($30.06 AUD)
2 Day trip to Normandy: €360 ($541.68 AUD)
The city of love, Paris is France's capital, is more than just another major European city. It is at the forefront of art, fashion, gastronomy and culture. Through layers of history you can discover different aspects of this city that makes it so memorable. From the banks of the siene, Lourve and Effiel tower, the city is not just the sum of its major attractions, but a melting pot of different cultures, religons and ideas.
3- Star B&B: €70 ($105.20 AUD)
Civic Museum Pass: €24 ($36.07 AUD)
Dinner for two - €40 ($60.12 AUD)
Nothing prepares you for the wierdness that is Venice. This Italian marvel is comprised of more than 100 small islands in a lagoon surrounded by Adriatic Sea. There are no roads, just winding canals that include the Grand Canal thoroughfare. The city is rich with Renaissance and Gothic palaces that are as famous as they are priceless . This includes St. Mark’s Basilica, which is tiled with Byzantine mosaics, Piazza San Marco and the Jewish Quater.
3-Star Hotel: €150 ($225.43 AUD)
Three-course dinner in casual restaurant: €35 ($52.60 AUD)
Concert ticket: €40 ($60.12 AUD)
While Amsterdam is one of the oldest cities in Europe, it comes with a very modern twist. Its liberal outlook attracts many tourists from all over the world the city houses some of the best architecture and art in the world. From the Museum District with it's Van Gogh Museum, to war relics such as Ann Frank's House, Amsterdam has something for everyone. Cycling also defines the city’s character, and the best way to experience it is to hop on a bike and explore everything it has to offer.
3-Star Hotel: €80 ($120.37 AUD)
2-course dinner: €50 ($75.14 AUD)
Guided Walking Tour: €20 ($30.09 AUD)
Barcelona is an enchanting seaside city with boundless culture, fabled architecture and a world-class drinking and dining scene. You'll be in awe of the absolutely surreal Sagrada Família Church and other modernist landmarks designed by Antoni Gaudí that dot the city. Museu Picasso and Fundació Joan Miró feature modern art by their namesakes. Day and night Barcelona heaves with vibrancy and culture with dinner taken later and entertainment till the wee small hours.
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