The trip from the buzzing capital of Poland to the culture-brimming city of Krakow is one that countless travelers and commuters make every year. It promises to whisk you from a city of skyscrapers and rattling trams to an ancient Old Town that’s a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site, flaunting Gothic spires and the mighty … Read more
Few sights in Spain are as stirring as the honey-hued spires of the Granada Alhambra rising before the snow-capped Sierra Nevada. It’s a place every lover of the Iberian Peninsula should see at least once, which is no doubt why the trip to this historic and wonderful city deep in the hills of Andalusia is … Read more
So, you’re looking to swap a chic and sleek financial hub for the beer-sloshing capital of Bavaria? Excellent. Both of these enthralling cities should be on any Germany bucket list. Thankfully, they are very well connected, so smashing the 190 miles between the towns shouldn’t be hard. Whether you want to jet over to the … Read more
You might not know it, but Frankfurt actually rivals Berlin in size. It’s the epicentre of a metro area that has a population of nearly six million. It’s also the country’s financial capital, and the home of its largest airport. That all means a trip from one to the other is a trip between two … Read more
The journey from Madrid to Valencia takes you straight across the heartlands of western Spain. Between dusty sierras and the lands where one Don Quixote used to roam, it could be a 190-mile, multi-day odyssey filled with flamenco dances and tastes of Manchego cheese. Or, you could smash it in less than 1.5 hours, which … Read more
Once you’re done soaking up the rays on the Algarve’s award-winning beaches and tasting the fresh seafood of the south coast, you might want to plot a course north to the culture-rich, party-mad capital of Portugal. That’s Lisbon, which lies some 218km away, beckoning with its grand Age of Exploration architecture and formidable Moorish castles. … Read more
Hallstatt is a real fairy-tale town. Flanked by the green summits of the Salzkammergut, it’s a medley of gingerbread houses with steep gables and wood-carved balconies, all strung lazily along the edge of a mirror-like lake. Wanderlust stoked? Good. The trip in from the nearby city of Salzburg is easy to make. It’s just 31 … Read more
Charge the camera, prep the walking poles, and wax down those hiking boots – Interlaken is Switzerland at its most adventurous. Straddling a narrow isthmus between opal-hued Lake Brienz and turquoise Lake Thun, it’s the gateway to the wonderful Bernese Oberland, where trekking paths weave around glaciers and the mighty summits of the Eiger and … Read more
So, you’re looking to get to Geneva from Zurich? It’s easy to see why. Glistening lake waters, the outline of the Alps and even Mont Blanc, the amazing exhibits of CERN, and a charming old town all await in this bustling city of western Switzerland. Thankfully, the journey in from the banking hub of Zurich … Read more
There’s a sort of Yin-Yang relationship between Rotterdam and Amsterdam. One’s industrial, cool, and proud of its urban design. One’s a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, with cosy cafes and artworks by the Old Masters. We’ll let you discover which is which, as you complete the easy 56-kilometre trip from city to city. It’s one … Read more
On a city-hopping tour of France, both Paris and Lyon are musts. Going from the first to the second means going from the iconic Eiffel Tower and the romantic cobbled streets of Montmartre to the historic capital of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. There, you’ll be able to wander shadowy alcoves and alleys in the atmospheric Vieux … Read more
The cultural, political and economic heart of Germany, Berlin pulses with history and to the beat of its infamous nightlife. Filled with architecture both new and old, this busy but leafy green city attracts visitors who are intrigued by its story. Discover its many museums and memorials, walk through its parks and gardens, admire the palaces and check out the club scene. Read on for our top 10 things to do in Berlin to find out more about this popular city.
Sample its tasty cuisine, boogey away to the sounds of its nightlife, wander through the well preserved Gothic Quarter, spend a day on the beach, and marvel over its quirky architecture. You can do all this and more when you visit Barcelona. Take a look at our top 10 things to do in Barcelona for more ideas.
Known as City of Art and History, this ancient city has much more to offer, from its ample historic buildings to its monuments and gardens, you can visit Bordeaux for a wine tour and tasting, and stay for a night at the opera, then enjoy its restaurants or its great shopping opportunities. Discover all these attractions and more in our top 10 things to do in Bordeaux.