One day in Bilbao, Spain: top things for your itinerary
European Short Breaks | Spain

One day in Bilbao, Spain: top things for your itinerary

Famous as the home of the iconic Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is one of Spain’s more overlooked destinations. Yet the city has so much to offer if you’re visiting: there is certainly enough should you only have one day in Bilbao. On a visit to Bilbao, you will find excellent museums, superb dining options (not to mention distinctive cuisine), and a charming…

A visit to the Charlie Chaplin Museum, Switzerland
European Short Breaks | Switzerland

A visit to the Charlie Chaplin Museum, Switzerland

The Charlie Chaplin Museum, near Vevey in Switzerland, is a must-see attraction for film buffs, particularly fans of the silent screen and the famous film legend.  This fascinating museum showcases the lifelong work of the famous British-born comic actor, director, filmmaker, and composer who found fame in the United States in the first half of…

One day in Cologne, Germany: top things for your itinerary
European Short Breaks | Germany

One day in Cologne, Germany: top things for your itinerary

The largest city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne is home to one of Germany’s most recognisable and popular tourist attractions, Cologne Cathedral (Kolner Dom), famous for its soaring twin spires. Most travellers will recognise the often-used photograph taken from the opposite bank of the Rhine River. This shows the city’s gothic-styled cathedral standing behind a massive…

A weekend in Bruges: the top things to put on your itinerary
Belgium | European Short Breaks

A weekend in Bruges: the top things to put on your itinerary

Bruges is one of the most popular destinations in Belgium. When you visit, it’s not hard to see why and why many people choose to spend a weekend in Bruges. Millions every year are drawn to Bruges’ picturesque vistas of historic landmarks, cobbled streets, beautiful medieval buildings, and scenic canals. The city’s historic centre has…

The 20 best things to do in Winterthur
European Short Breaks | Switzerland

The 20 best things to do in Winterthur

Winterthur, Switzerland’s sixth-largest city, has something for everyone. It has a pretty old town to explore, beautiful parks and gardens, grand villas to wander around, and 17 outstanding museums to choose from. Its location also positions it perfectly for trips out to other places. These include Kyburg Castle, Switzerland’s oldest castle museum, the Rhine Falls,…

2 days in Oslo: the top things to put on your itinerary
European Short Breaks | Norway

2 days in Oslo: the top things to put on your itinerary

Norway’s capital city has a wealth of attractions to suit visitors no matter what their interests are. Overlooking the Oslo fjord, this attractive Scandinavian city is great for those who love the outdoors, yet also caters for travellers looking for some culture and entertainment. If you’re planning to spend 2 days in Norway’s largest city,…

2 days in Bologna: an itinerary for your short break
European Short Breaks | Italy

2 days in Bologna: an itinerary for your short break

Bologna is one city you should definitely put on your list of Italian destinations. With its distinctive red roofs, elegant porticoes, and two leaning towers, not to mention an unrivalled foodie experience (which is really saying something in a country renowned for its superb cuisine), Bologna is a city that never fails to impress.   This…

2 days in Venice: the top things to put on your itinerary
European Short Breaks | Italy

2 days in Venice: the top things to put on your itinerary

One of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice never seems to age. Riding high on the list of Italian tourist destinations, the city is packed full of architectural, artistic, culinary, and cultural delights. It’s a city of canals, so is famous for its bridges and gondolas, waterside basilicas and bell towers, fine mansions…

One day in Brussels: the top things to put on your itinerary (2023)
Belgium | European Short Breaks

One day in Brussels: the top things to put on your itinerary (2023)

Brussels, the capital of Belgium, is a fabulous place for a day trip or a short break and is one of the top European destinations to visit. It’s a beautiful city, with an elegant central square, fascinating historic sites and landmarks, a grand palace, leafy parks, and an excellent choice of museums. If you’re wondering…