Top 5 Cities in Europe You Must Visit

Deciding where to go on a city break is only half the battle. Choosing how to book an excursion is another issue altogether. Few people use traditional high street travel agents anymore thanks to travel websites and other travel blogs which make reserving accommodation and transport easier than ever when travelling abroad.

Take care though. It still pays to book through a reputable company rather than booking privately. It is not unheard of for city breakers who book and pay for apartments privately to find that their reservation is a con on arrival.

Fortunately, despite the demise of the reliable high street agent, there is a wealth of equally professional internet-based companies which can guarantee that you won’t have a similar experience.

The top five European city destinations:

Paris

Surely Paris is one of everyone’s favourite European cities? Thanks to long-standing regulations limiting the height of buildings, Paris’s low and open cityscape is second-to-none. It is also chic, elegant and exquisitely French.

Make sure you see:

The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Musée D’Orsay, Deportation Memorial

Venice

The only way to enter Venice is by boat along the Grand Canal, where you may well think you have sailed into a film set. Stunning medieval architecture awaits to impress even the most seasoned traveller. Take a gondola ride along the Grand Canal, lined with impressive Renaissance palaces.

Make sure you see:

St Mark’s Square, San Giorgio Maggiore, Church of San Sebastiano, Peggy Guggenheim Museum

London

The most splendid and regal of capital cities and bursting with history, London should be on everyone’s list of places to visit.

Make sure you see:

Tower of London, London Eye, Houses of Parliament, British Museum, Tate Modern, National Gallery

Barcelona

Spain’s glorious city displays medieval and modern architecture. As well as the stunning and fanciful creations by Gaudi, which are littered throughout the city, take time to admire medieval and Roman splendours in the Gothic Quarter. The very latest modern building is the Torre Agbar, shimmering in multi-coloured lights throughout both day and night.

Make sure you see:

Guell Palace and Park, Church of the Sacred Family, Basilica de la Sagrada Familia

Amsterdam

Known as Venice of the North, Amsterdam is a charming city of canals, bridges (more than 1,500) and stunning, colourful 17th century town houses.

Make sure you see: Ann Frank House, The Jordaan, Rijks Museum, Van Gogh Museum, The Flower Market

Ann Frank House, The Jordaan, Rijks Museum, Van Gogh Museum, The Flower Market

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