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European Destinations and Why???

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European Destinations and Why???

This probably isn't the correct forum for this questions but can anyone suggest which one I post it in?

I'm looking at flying in/out of two or three European destinations (from the UK) for around three days in each place. Which destination/s would you choose and importantly, why? I like sight-seeing, HOHO bus tours etc.

Thanks for your help.

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21. Re: European Destinations and Why???

My favourite cities outside the UK are (in no particular order) Dublin, Amsterdam, Lisbon, Paris, Lucerne, Venice, Rome, Oslo and Cologne.

I didn't car emuch for Brussels, Barcelona, Gothenburg, Florence or Milan. I haven't yet sampled Berlin, Budapest, Bordeaux,Stockholm or Madrid, though they are on my to do list!

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You are spoilt for choice but I also think from London get the train to Paris, so easy. Prague is very interesting, as is Rome. but the list goes on, Venice, Amsterdam etc......


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23. Re: European Destinations and Why???

Madrid, Malaga, Granada, Seville?

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I would not chose Amsters for three days. I think of all the choices you have, there is much more to see and do in other cities. I say that as someone who lives in Brussels currently and has been there a few times. A day, maybe two and you have done Amsterdam. Nice, interestingly but certainly not a Rome, a Barcelona or a Paris.

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I did not understand that you were looking for several separate trips for long weekend getaways. Depending on where exactly you are located you can just pick any city that interests you to visit . I don't see why you couldn't spend a long weekend in Paris or Barcelona and just be aware that you would not be able to see/do "everything".

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26. Re: European Destinations and Why???

+ Jersey -> Channel Islands, beautiful, friendly, mix French/English culture, historic, etc, etc

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27. Re: European Destinations and Why???

Paris, because "we'll always have Paris". Culturally very interesting. The left bank has some really nice cafes for cafe-sitting and people-watching (something Parisians do very well), and the wonderful food.

Berlin, for the history. Berlin was for a few decades, a real oddity as a city. Its post-war history has shaped the place, it's culture and its people. Great restaurants, great clubs, and a learning experience.

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I second Berlin. It has got everything, history and culture with museums, art galleries, food, nightlife

Depending on what time of the year you´re travelling I would suggest Stockholm for spring, summer or early autumn. Stockholm is a small, beautiful, capital built on islands, with several quite interesting museums.

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29. Re: European Destinations and Why???

Vienna - hands down, without a doubt!! Why - it's my second home. I was there in college and LOVED it and have been back every year since.

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30. Re: European Destinations and Why???

Venice, Budapest, Barcelona, all cheap flights from the UK and beautiful cities each with something different to offer, Venice - cultural/historical overkill, a museum on water, Budapest - a city of bridges over the beautiful river Danube, gorgeous fairytale architecture, Barcelona - a city of dynamic architecture and vibrant spaces, buzzing and bustling.

Stockholm, as someone has already said, is also worth considering, again cheap flights, the Venice of Scandinavia.