Is there anything more fulfilling than exploring the streets, vibrant nightlife, and historical sites of a new city? A city break lets you explore the history, culture, and art of a certain place, even if you don’t have much time for traveling.
Discover new hidden gems, marvel at unique architectures or immerse yourself in a new culture. To create memories for a lifetime, make sure you keep updated with the most iconic sites and attractions.
If you are looking to broaden your horizons this year, here is a list of just some of the best European city breaks.
1. Valencia, Spain
First on our list of European city breaks is Valencia, Spain (how to get to Valencia). This sun-kissed beauty with lush greenery never fails to amaze millions of worldwide tourists each year.
Head to the Valencia Cathedral and enjoy looking at the verdant footprint. See the Turia garden- once a riverbed, now an urban park, the futuristic City of Arts and Science or visit some of the most picturesque beaches.
Take some time to explore the old city’s boundary wall, Torres de Quart or visit the gothic Silk exchange.
Why not take some time from your European city break and get to Mallorca or Menorca? Stunning beaches, turquoise clear waters, and sun bleached shores will spice up your holiday. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it?
If you are wondering how to get from Valencia to Mallorca, here is a little help.
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2. Zagreb, Croatia
Second on our list of European city breaks is Zagreb, Croatia. This tiny capital of Croatia has been marked from stopover city to one of the most visited travel destinations in 2019.
Laying on the Sava river, the metropolis boasts with houses with red roofs, cobblestone streets, boutique ateliers and cafes playing pleasant music, making it a perfect European city break for many travelers.
Explore the city’s historic core, the Upper and Lower town, visit the Old town gate or take some photos of the ancient St. Mark’s church. You can even enjoy some live performances on the Strossmayer Promenade.
Labin can be a great lunch stop on your road trip from Zagreb to Istria. Situated on an uphill above Rabac, it is an easy day trip. So, if you are in a hunt for a new Croatian destination, this is where your compass should point.
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3. Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece cannot be ignored when talking about the best European city breaks. Stuff your eyes with wonder while climbing up to the Acropolis of Athens and Parthenon, the two main landmarks of Ancient Greek history. These sites are well preserved, so it’s easy to step back in time. The Temple of Olympian Zeus is also a must if you are looking for something less modern. Stop by at Anafiotika or Plaka neighborhood for an evening meal and marvel at the hidden wonders inside the bustling metropolis.
Feel like having an island holiday after discovering Athens? After your Athenian adventure, get to know some of the Greek stunning islands. Whether it is Crete, Zakynthos, Lefkada or Skopelos- you won’t regret it!
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4. Lisbon, Portugal
Forth on our list of European city breaks is Lisbon, Portugal. A fairytale of wooden trams and iron funiculars, Lisbon is the place to go this year.
If you are fond of seafood, don’t worry- there is plenty of fish to enjoy! Take a tram and head to the beautiful seaside and enjoy dining alfresco.
Now, in the 21st century, the streets have become one of Europe’s loudest and liveliest. If you want to be in the heart of Lisbon, then stay at Baixa or Rossio. Also, don’t miss out on visiting Chiado district- truly artistic region with elegant Belle Epoque shops, theatres, and cafes.
From the vibrant and historic capital of Portugal, take a few days to explore the Algarve region, the beautiful coastline of southern Portugal. Scenic beaches, picturesque fishing towns, and glorious climate make for a pleasant stay and an unforgettable holiday.
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5. Rome, Italy
Last on our list, and the most iconic European city break is Rome, Italy. If eating freshly-made spaghetti while sitting outside at the ‘piazza’ sounds like your type of heaven, then Rome is a must-visit.
Rent a vespa and wander through the narrow streets with your loved one. Explore the hidden ways, escape from your ordinary life for a few days. Watch the stunning sunsets behind the St. Peter’s Basilica or walk around the museums and art galleries.
Climb to the top of the Spanish steps, and enjoy a glass of some good Italian wine or some of their delicious cappuccinos. Or, if you prefer cozy nights and pizza, then go to Da Vittorio Pizzeria and try out some classic Italian pizza in the shape of a heart. You love the thought of it, don’t you?
Tuscany should definitely be one of the main stops on your Italy itinerary. Take a few days to explore its spectacular views, stand-out cities, artistic heritage, and amazing scenery. Head to Pisa, Rigomagno, or Borgo San Lorenzo and discover the unique personality of the Tuscany region.
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Take a Trip to Remember in the Best European City Breaks
Whether you are looking for a city break, romantic getaway, a family or beach holiday, solo or with friends, you will be spoilt for choice.
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