Four of The Best: European Cities to Visit This Spring
Now that spring is almost here, why not take some time out from the everyday routine and get away from it all for the weekend? There are some great deals around if you fancy jetting off into the sunset for a short break! From Skiing to Royal Palaces, there’s something to suit every taste and every budget!
Madrid is a cosmopolitan, vibrant city. Whatever pace you like to holiday at, Madrid will have something to suit you. From museums housing famous artworks to exclusive boutique hotels, Madrid is a very modern European city. Enjoy sharing tapas together in a street cafe, or why not dine out experience some history? Try Tienda de Vino. The sawdust floor of the bar may not be luxurious carpet. Don’t let that deter you! The wood panelled dining rooms of this classic restaurant hold historical significance. The food is delicious. Traditional Spanish cooking at it’s very best. Do be careful on the underground train system, certain parts of Madrid are notorious for pick pockets!
London is top tourist destination from people all over the world, but don’t let that put you off. From the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace, London is rich in tradition. It’s not all about pomp and ceremony – London is hub of culture and has a thriving underbelly of counterculture. There isn’t anything you can’t find in London. If you want Opera or Heavy Metal, it’s there waiting for you. The West End is the original Theatreland. There is also the London Eye, an enormous Ferris type wheel where you can see the magnificent views across central London and beyond from up high. There’s no way you can fit it all in one short break! Pick a couple of activities beforehand to get the most out of your time away.
Switzerland is one of the wealthiest countries in the world, so if you’re looking for luxury, then you’re in the right place. Famed for skiing, the Alps, watches, cheese and chocolate, it’s decadence personified. The Swiss are a welcoming bunch. It’s not surprising they’re so full of smiles. Switzerland is officially the happiest place to live on earth. If you’re into skiing, then the legendary St Moritz resort is the daddy of them all. The ultimate in luxury, it’s one of the most exclusive resorts in the world. If you’re up for some VIP treatment, why not get a business class flight and be pampered all the way?
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No list of European cities would be complete without a mention of Paris. Ah, Gay Paris, the city of lovers, best known as the most romantic city in the world. It would be interesting to know exactly how many people have proposed to their significant up the Eiffel Tower. Why not breakfast on delicious French pastries? Check out the Moulin Rouge in Pigalle, the bohemian quarter of Paris. The French capital is home to some of the most highly rated restaurants in Europe. Take a stroll down the Champs Elysee and experience the beauty of this world famous city.