For lovers of romance, beauty and culture the French capital is paradise. Top art galleries like the Louvre and the Musee d’Orsay, the beautiful architecture of Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe, shopping on the Champs-Élysées, world-class dining and a rich heritage – the possibilities are endless when you visit Paris. Of course no visit to would be complete without a trip to the top of the world-famous Eiffel Tower.
Thousands of years of history have made up the majesty of modern Rome. The Italian capital is one of the most widely visited tourist destinations in the world and is a centre of heritage, the arts, sport and religion.
Rome’s wealth of historic and artistic treasures attracts millions of visitors each year. Stunning medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture abounds throughout Rome. Some of the most iconic landmarks include the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica, and the Trevi Fountain.
St. Petersburg, Russia
With a rich political and imperial past, St. Petersburg makes a truly intriguing destination. Symbolized by the Bronze Horseman statue that sits proudly in Senate Square, this is a city packed with palaces, theatres, and well-preserved historic monuments.
Walk down the broad, tree-lined avenues and you’re sure to feel the sense of history and grandeur that pervades the city. The oldest landmark you will see during your visit is the Peter and Paul Cathedral, which boasts the tallest Orthodox bell tower in the world. St. Petersburg is also home to the Hermitage, one of the world’s largest art museums.
Munich’s mixture of architectural styles and cosmopolitan way of life makes for a popular tourist destination. Take a stroll around the Old Town area with the Marienplatz at its heart, and watch the street performers.
This picturesque city has many cultural locations and significant buildings like the Alte Hof, the Peterskirche and the imposing Neues Rathaus. There are also numerous parks, including the Englischer Garten, one of the biggest urban parks in the world. Munich also plays host to the annual Oktoberfest, the world’s largest fair.
Soak up the sophisticated atmosphere in one of Europe’s most unique cities. Barcelona is famous for its distinctive and instantly recognisable architecture, particularly the works of Antoni Gaudi.
Take a stroll down La Rambla, one of the city’s main streets, to get a true feel of Barcelona. Here you will find a plethora of cafes, shops, restaurants, street performers, a street market and visitors from all over the world.
The city also boasts a world-renowned beach and eight designated World Heritage Sites, including Gaudi’s iconic Sagrada Família church.
Prague, Czech Republic
Known as the city of a hundred spires, Prague is packed with stunning buildings including churches, palaces and a castle. The unique beauty and character of the city make it a popular choice for tourists from all over the world.
Wander from the medieval King Charles Bridge to the cobbled streets of the Old Town with its mixture of architectural styles, from baroque to gothic. The Old Town Square features the world’s oldest working astronomical clock.
Other must-see locations include Prague Castle and the Art Nouveau buildings on Wenceslas Square in the New Town.
Be inspired by the creative buzz surrounding this exciting Dutch city. The laid-back ambience of Amsterdam makes it a much-loved destination for many. Stroll or cycle along the canals, visit some of the many coffee shops and bars, and enjoy stylish shopping in this most cultured of cities.
The vibrant nightlife scene also makes the city a magnet for clubbers. There are some fine museums throughout the city – the Rijksmuseum and popular Van Gogh Museum are musts for culture vultures.
A touching attraction is the Anne Frank House, where Anne wrote her world-famous wartime diary.
One of the world’s most beautiful cities and a treasure trove of history and the arts, Florence is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. The city is renowned for its culture and famous landmarks such as the Duomo, Campanile and Pitti Palace.
Take a walk across the Ponte Vecchio bridge and through the city centre to take in the wonderful views of this historic spot. Visit the Uffizi Gallery and the Accademia to see masterpieces by Da Vinci, Caravaggio and Michelangelo before indulging in some shopping at the city’s many fashionable boutiques.
Green hills and mountains, majestic fjords and cosmopolitan urban life – Oslo has it all. This clean and beautiful city is filled with diverse culture, history and charm. Be sure to visit some of the city’s many museums and galleries, such as the Munch Museum, National Museum or the Folkemuseet where you can learn about Norway’s Viking heritage.
A boat ride along Oslo’s lakes and between the islands dotted around the city is a must for travellers who want to get a true flavour of Norway.
Krakow is an important cultural centre, one of the oldest Polish cities, and one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. There are numerous important historic sites including Wawel Castle and Wawel Cathedral.
This is a wonderful city to see on foot so after exploring the Old Town, try taking a walk to the atmospheric Kazimierz district with its mixture of Jewish and Christian structures.
Be sure to spend some time at the medieval town square Rynek Glowny overlooked by the majestic Mariacka Basilica, have a drink at a stylish cafe, and watch the world go by.