If you’re looking for a European city break, you really are spoiled for choice. Cities in Europe have a rich cultural and historical heritage that is perfect for spending your precious holidays. Add to that amazing shopping, nightlife and dining and there’s enough to keep you busy for a lifetime.
Here are five European cities you need to put on your bucket list.
Northern Ireland – Belfast
Belfast has undergone an amazing transformation over the last 20 years. Regeneration has seen the city come to life and boasts an array of world-class and historic attractions. You won’t be stuck for things to do while you’re there. Belfast is also a great base from which to explore Northern Ireland.
You can explore the Giant’s Causeway or see where Game of Thrones was shot. The Galway Tour Company operates many trips that let you explore the great scenery and historical points of interest.
Be sure to visit the Titanic Quarter docklands, where you’ll find the interactive Titanic Museum.
Spain – Barcelona
Barcelona has it all, beaches, museums, shopping, amazing food, great climate. The mix of architectural styles ranges from gothic to modernist and the city is looked over by the impressive Sagrada De Familia, one of the most striking cathedrals in the world designed by Gaudi.
Despite being a bustling city during the summer months, Barcelona still has a relaxed Spanish vibe that comes from having good weather, good food and living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
Iceland – Reykjavik
A relatively small capital city, Reykjavik has only 300,000 inhabitants. But what it lacks in size, it makes up for in culture. It is popular for people wanting an unrivalled view of the Northern Lights.
The city manages to retain a lot of elements of Icelandic culture while still embracing it’s cosmopolitan and creative nature. A thriving nightlife and dining scene accompany the top class shopping and arts venues.
Italy – Venice
Venice has a reputation for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. When people think if it the first thing that comes to mind are the beautiful canals and waterways.
The Venetian architecture, churches and museums will keep you busy, but it will be extremely busy during peak times so you may want to try visiting off-peak.
Germany – Berlin
Since the Berlin wall fell, the city has become a bustling, bohemian and cultural powerhouse of Europe. Home to the world-famous Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra and Opera, the diverse arts scene has hundreds of galleries and museums.
The nightlife is unrivalled and you’ll find something to cater for all tastes, no matter how diverse.
Hopefully, this will give you some inspiration for your next city break. Which European cities are on your bucket list?