For food fanatics or wannabe wine connoisseurs, there are plenty
of city breaks in Europe that we can recommend to tick all your
boxes. Try Basque tapas, known as pintxos, in San
Sebastian, the culinary capital of Spain; sample some of the best
port in the world in bustling Porto in northern Portugal; enjoy
freshly-caught Swedish seafood in Gothenburg; or indulge in fine
French cheese washed down with some of the best wine Europe has to
offer in Bordeaux.
If it's art and architecture that tickles your fancy, there are
some serious gems to be found across Europe. Whether it be Florence
- the birthplace of the Renaissance; Barcelona to discover the
colourful work of Gaudi; or ancient Valletta in Malta, which has
been described by UNESCO as 'one of the most concentrated historic
areas in the world' and was even crowned the European Capital of
Culture for 2018.
If you're after more of a Nordic city experience, we can create
a tailor-made trip to the cosmopolitan capitals of Stockholm or
Oslo, or for foodies, perhaps Sweden's second city of Gothenburg,
where you can head out on a seafood safari in the summer months and
sample the fresh mussels you harvest. Accessible on a long but
scenic train journey from London, or a quick flight from the UK,
they make an excellent alternative city break if you've seen the
continents' classic hotspots.
Whatever your European city of choice, feel safe in the
knowledge that our clued-up Concierges know the ins and outs of
each and every one. Your in-country Concierge will always be on
hand for a last-minute restaurant recommendation, to make tweaks to
your itinerary or to give you tips on the best times of day to
visit certain spots to avoid the crowds.
On top of that, you can also make use of our fantastic
destination dossiers: these are a compilation of all of our top
tips on where to eat, what to see, where to shop and more. These
have been built up and adapted over the years, using our own
experiences of visiting each of our favourite European cities and
feedback from our loyal clients.
Our expertise combined with the help of our local concierges,
means that on a city break to Europe with Original Travel you won't
miss out on any of the highlights, but can also enjoy the chance to
'live like a local' and hang out away from the tourist