Top European cities for a spring break

Finding the best places to visit in Europe is not always easy, especially in the spring. With all that diverse culture, scenery, and history to choose from, how do you pick where to go? Let Corrib Travel help you, below are just some of the suggestions the team have. Call 091 564713 for more ideas.

Amsterdam: Canals, bicycles, tulips... Amsterdam seems made for spring. A walk, boat tour, or bike ride along the canals that weave through the city is a must. Enjoy a coffee, a beer, or a smoke in one of the city's many and varied cafés, and explore the recently renovated Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum.

Vienna: Visit in the spring and you may see the Austrian capital shake off its rather staid image to reveal a surprisingly carefree attitude. Music festivals crop up in its stately squares and crowds of people gather in its pristine gardens. A stay in Vienna is like taking a journey back in time to the days of the empire, when the city ruled not only Austria but a large part of central Europe. It is little surprise that today Vienna’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Copenhagen: An eco-friendly city located on the coast, you will be struck by two things as you stroll through the compact Danish capital: how neat and well-designed everything is, and how everyone is on a bike. Copenhagen's parks are well worth exploring on a sunny day; alternatively, take a canal tour that passes by many of the popular sights.

Budapest has a lot to offer. First, it is a spa city, so you can experience bathing, health and beauty treatments, and much more in wonderfully decadent surroundings. It is also a city of culture. The banks of the Danube and the Castle district of Buda are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spring affords longer evenings to stroll over to Margaret Island in the middle of the river and amble around the cobbled streets of Buda – giving you the best views of the striking Parliament building.

Paris: It's such an obvious choice, but Paris cannot be beaten as a spring destination. Paris is a beautiful and cultured city, famous for its food, art, architecture, fashion, and romance. By day, visitors can wander the Parisian streets, passing quaint bakeries, fresh markets, and intriguing boutiques. For those looking to learn more about the city, there are many museums to satisfy your thirst for knowledge.

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