Europe Travel Itinerary

Dresden – Florence of the Elbe

Its idyllic location and beautiful baroque architecture make Dresden a truly wonderful city, often referred to as the Florence of the Elbe. As its nickname suggests, the city is situated by the Elbe River, in a lovely valley very close to the border with the Czech Republic. It is the capital city of the Free …

Córdoba – Christian and Moorish History Intertwined

Once the most populous city in the world, Córdoba is today a moderately-sized city in Andalusia, Southern Spain. It size, however, shouldn’t mislead you with regard to its importance and its appeal to tourists. This is the capital city of the Spanish province of Córdoba, with a fascinating history and many remarkable sites. The typical …

Athens – A Young Metropolis with a Rich History

Archeological discoveries indicate that Athens has been continuously inhabited for at least the past seven millennia. However, when it became the official capital of Greece in 1834, it had only about 4,000 inhabitants living on the northern slope of the Acropolis. Since then, the population of the capital has risen to a whopping 4+ million, …

Maastricht – One of Europe’s Oldest Cities

Situated on both sides of the Meuse River, Maastricht is the capital city of Limburg province, the Netherlands. It boasts the second largest number of important landmarks and national heritage sites in the country, right after Amsterdam. Once a Roman city, it evolved into a religious center, then a garrison city, then an early industrial …

Versailles – A Fascinating Suburb of Paris

Mostly famous for its marvelous chateau, Versailles is a large and wealthy suburb of Paris and a major tourist destination, attracting millions of visitors every year. You can find it only ten miles from the center of France’s capital, in the beautiful Île-de-France region. The city had a significant role in the evolution of French …

Incredible Luxembourg City in Western Europe

Placed right in the middle of Western Europe in close proximity to important cities such as Paris and Brussels is the astonishingly beautiful, safe and economically prosperous Luxembourg City. As the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, this incredible city is commonly known as one of the safest in Europe as well as the …

Burgos – Explore, Go Back in Time and Relax

Burgos must be on your ‘to visit’ list this year. Of course you can see it any other time as well, but this year is special, because the city has been declared the Spanish Gastronomy Capital of 2013. So if you only have time to discover one Spanish destination this year, we recommend you choose …

Lyon – Amazing Architecture, Exquisite Gastronomy

It is actually quite impossible for a city like Lyon not to become hugely famous. Established by the Romans at the confluence of two rivers, it was once part of the historic Silk Road, and now it is the second largest city in France, as well as its gastronomical capital. And let us not forget …

Lisbon – A Modern Metropolis with Deep Roots in History

Where the Tagus River flows into the vast Atlantic, a beautiful estuary has formed, creating a natural harbor: a perfect ingredient for a large and flourishing city. According to the earliest archeological finds, the first settlers who were attracted by this haven were several pre-Celtic tribes that left behind impressive megaliths, menhirs and dolmens. Some …

Oxford – A Fascinating City of Universities

This remarkable city welcomes millions of tourists every year and enchants them with its wide streets, beautiful buildings and numerous attractions. Being a city with a very diverse economic base, it has something interesting and useful to offer to all its visitors, regardless of their interests: education, science-based businesses, information technology, publishing, motor manufacturing, and …

Budapest – A City on Two River Banks

Forbes described Hungary’s capital as one of the world’s most idyllic places to live in, and many agree that it also deserves a spot in the top ten most beautiful cities to visit. Budapest began its existence as a Celtic settlement, and later became the capital of Lower Pannonia during the Roman rule. It was …

Salamanca – Where the Purest Spanish Is Spoken

Located some 50 miles from the Portuguese border and a two hours’ drive from Madrid, Salamanca is the capital of the Province of Salamanca and an important educational center in Spain. The University of Salamanca is actually the most important one in the country, attracting thousands of international students every year. Consequently, the city flaunts …

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