Planning your next trip to get away from the office, or for a romantic weekend away, even a short holiday with the family? If so, Europe is the perfect destination for a mini-break. There are so many European cities it would be impossible to list them all, but there is much that connects them – they’re all brimming with culture, history and delectable cuisine.
If you’re short on time a great way to see the city is via an organised tour and there are many companies that cater to individual needs and budgets. While some aren’t suitable for young children, many tour companies do offer family-friendly options, so check with them in advance. Below are just a few of european city tours that are worth considering.
Four European City Tours to consider…
Milan is found in the north of Italy and is the home of Milanese, Panettone and Cassoeula. Its most famous landmark is the Duomo di Milano, a cathedral where you can walk on the roof and offers an incredible view of Milan, particularly on a clear day. If you do want to do this, it is best to buy tickets beforehand or online as the queues are huge. The various tours available in Milan vary from foodie tours and hop-on-hop-off bus trips to walking tours and museum visits. Don’t leave Milan without seeing the famous painting from Leonardo da Vinci, The Last Supper.
Russia may not be an instant choice for a European city break destination, but there are plenty of exciting adventures to be had including Trans-Siberian railway tours – which is a spectacular way to see some of the fantastic destinations via the route from Moscow to the Russian Far East. Some of the best places to visit whilst you are in Russia include Saint Basil’s Cathedral, the Hermitage Museum and the Kremlin. The cathedral is located at the heart of Moscow and its architectural design resembles a bonfire full of flames. The Hermitage Museum is full of a collection of arts and cultural pieces preserved from the Russian emperors and the Kremlin hosts the top government offices and four cathedrals.
When travelling to Germany, the first city on your list to visit should be Berlin which exudes a cool and eclectic vibe. Berlin is rich with history and culture dating back to the World Wars and beyond; many monuments and buildings have had a significance in world history. Some of the must-see sites include the Berlin Wall, the Brandenburger Tor, the Neues Museum, the Holocaust Memorial, the Judisches Museum and the Soviet Memorial.
The capital of Italy – Rome is my favourite city in Europe and it’s impossible not to be bowled over by its magnificence. Packed with museums, restaurants and ancient buildings such as the Roman Forum and the Pantheon. Although packed with tourists, it is worth going to the Vatican City and Sistine Chapel, the Colosseum and Trevi Fountain so steeped in heritage and history. However, in-between touring around, people watching and eating amazing Italian fare are essential and it is guaranteed that in Rome you will not struggle to find somewhere decent, as the city boasts an array of amazing restaurants and trattorias – our favourite haunt being Travestere.
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