5 European Cities Perfect for a City Break

St. Petersburg is one of many European Cities Perfect for a City Break

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European cities are a fascinating juxtaposition of modernity and history. You may find ancient history right next to a towering modern skyscraper. The key to exploring these cities is to absorb everything that you see. Here are 5 cities that are waiting for you to absorb them.

St. Petersburg

The city of St Petersburg, Russia is a fabulous place to escape to for a city break. Make sure you pay a visit to the Hermitage Museum and check out centuries of Russian art. You can also visit the Hermitage Storage Facility and see wonderful carriages, antique furniture, and learn how art is restored. Wander through the city to see the beautiful Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood that was opened in 1907. . Russia is world famous for its opera and its ballet so make sure you catch a performance at the famous Mariinsky Theatre. The city has a fabulous nightlife so make sure you head to the clubs.


This is a fabulous destination for a city break and there are so many things for you to do and see in London. Hop on a Double-decker bus and cruise past the famous landmarks of Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, Buckingham palace and the Tower of London. You can also take a ride on the Coca Cola London Eye and see the same sights from above. There are also plenty of walking tours that you can join if you are interested in the path that Jack the Ripper took, where the Beatles used to hang out, or where the Harry Potter Movies were filmed. Visit a gastropub and try some freshly grown and prepared by top quality chefs and indulge in their extensive beer lists.


Barcelona, Spain is a fabulous to take a city break. Make sure you take time relax on the beach that has been voted one of the top ten in Europe. If you like art be sure to visit the Picasso Museum and see some of his best paintings. Wander around the city and take in the splendour of the architecture of Antoni Gaudi. Make sure you spend at least one of your evenings at a tapas bar enjoying the tasty dishes and local wines. Barcelona also has a great nightlife, so it really has something for everyone.


Prague, Czech Republic, is an exciting city with lots of cobble stone streets and alleys to wander through. Be sure to visit Wenceslas Square in the old town and watch the medieval Astronomical Clock. Wander across Charles Bridge which is lined with statues of Catholic saints and you may even catch a fabulous music performance. Make sure you visit St. Vitus Cathedral and its stunning gothic architecture. You can even wander through some of the crypts. If you like graveyards make sure you pay a visit to the Old Jewish Cemetery that has graves that date back to the 1500’s. The beer is cheaper than bottled water so be sure to have a few after a long day of hiking along the cobbled streets. Those looking a luxury organised trip to Prague should contact Exeter International.


Explore the exciting city of Budapest, Hungary. It is known as the city of baths and the public bathhouses are amazing. Be sure to pay a visit to Széchenyi Baths that are housed in a building that looks like a Baroque palace. This is just one of many architectural wonders in the city. There are more than two hundred art galleries and museums for you to explore as well. Take a dinner cruise on the Danube River for a fabulous outing. Sign up for some cooking lessons and learn how to make Goulash and other Hungarian food.

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