If you’re planning a trip to Europe, you may be a little overwhelmed by just how many great destinations there are to see. How do you narrow it down into one trip? Once you arrive in Europe it can be tempting to stay and travel forever. That’s why so many people choose to take a Europe tour. If you’re wondering which destinations to include, I have a few of my favourite European cities to give you a starting point as you begin planning your trip:
Edinburgh is seriously underrated, with most people visiting London and overlooking its Scottish cousin. Edinburgh is packed full of history, with incredible architecture around every corner. One good reason to visit Edinburgh? The Scottish.
These are some of the warmest, most welcoming people I’ve ever met, with great senses of humor. Be sure to check out the free Harry Potter walking tour if you love the books, and you’ll get to see all the top spots where J.K. Rowling wrote the famous books and got her inspiration. There’s even a school that she based Hogwarts off.
Budapest has enjoyed a massive surge in popularity over the past few years, so you should get there before it’s completely overrun with tourists. The city is divided in two, with Buda to the east of the Danube and Pest to the west. Be sure to head up to the castle for a great view over the city, have a cup of coffee at the famous and gorgeous New York Cafe, and dance the night away in one of the many ruin bars (I love Fogas House).
I visited Krakow as part of a trip to Auschwitz, and this can be done as a day trip, with many different companies available to pick you up from your hotel. But I loved the city for its own charms, with a gorgeous Old Town, delicious food, and plenty to see and do. Feel brave? Check out the haunted house, or spend some time thinking in the escape rooms.
Vienna is another bright point in Europe. This is a very clean city, with excellent food and incredible museums. Be sure to visit Sissi’s Palace, and if you get a chance to visit Vienna around Christmas, the markets are some of the best in Europe. Don’t forget to try the schnitzel while you’re in town. Pick up a public transport card from the airport and you’ll be able to easily make your way around the city.
Ready to plan your trip? Do yourself a favour and avoid the bulk of the planning. You’ll get to meet plenty of like-minded travellers and won’t need to worry about figuring out how to get from point A to point B. Book a tour today and get started on your European adventure.