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Where to Go in Europe in June: It’s Busy Out There!
June means summer in Europe with temperatures finally (hopefully) warming up. It also means peak tourist season has begun. Choose your summer destination wisely! I know you might be thinking Spain and Italy are the places to be, but if you’ve yet to make your summer travel plans, you might find many historically popular places... Where to Go in Europe in June: It’s Busy Out There! appeared first on European travel blog Rearview Mirror.
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Porto Food Tour: Pastries, Petiscos & Green Wine
Porto’s culinary scene, with its blend of traditional dishes, unique Francesinha sandwich, and refreshing green wine, offers a rich gourmet experience. On a Porto food tour, you’ll explore the city’s top cafes, bakeries, wine bars, and food markets, guided by a local. Porto Food Tour You’ll taste specialties like pastel de nata and petiscos, learn... Porto Food Tour: Pastries, Petiscos & Green Wine appeared first on European travel blog Rearview Mirror.
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Boutique Hotels in Porto: Stay in Famous Ribeira
Porto is a unique city perched along the Douro River in Northern Portugal. It’s known for its old homes adorned with colourful tiles, winding streets ideal for walking, and small, family-run bars and eateries. I found that Porto has a range of exceptional boutique hotels, providing excellent value for the quality of stay they offer.... Boutique Hotels in Porto: Stay in Famous Ribeira appeared first on European travel blog Rearview Mirror.
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Cruising Around Porto: A River Cruise on the Douro
Porto is one of those cities where it’s best just to wander and explore until you get lost. The waterfront area is like a maze of streets with little bars and cafes at every turn. At some point, you’ll most likely find yourself at the water’s edge, where you can get a different view of... Cruising Around Porto: A River Cruise on the Douro appeared first on European travel blog Rearview Mirror.
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Where to Stay in Szeged: Great Value Boutique Hotels
Szeged is often overlooked by travellers heading to Hungary, but it shouldn’t be. While living in Budapest, I tried to visit as many Hungarian destinations as possible and loved Szeged. Known for its Art Nouveau architecture, museums, parks, the impressive New Synagogue and thermal baths, Szeged stands out as a destination that offers more than... Where to Stay in Szeged: Great Value Boutique Hotels appeared first on European travel blog Rearview Mirror.
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Boutique Hotels in Bologna near Piazza Maggiore
More than anything, I love Bologna for its food scene, and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way. But you’ll also find distinctive architecture, like the covered arcades that line its streets and the famous Two Towers, that make it unique. In the following sections, I share my selection of the... Boutique Hotels in Bologna near Piazza Maggiore appeared first on European travel blog <a href="https://ww...
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Boutique Hotels in Wroclaw: Poland’s Most Beautiful City
Wroclaw is a city that often flies under the radar but has much to offer visitors. I’ve visited twice and simply loved everything, from the architecture to the green spaces and even the general atmosphere. The Old Town is not just beautiful but also has a panoramic view from its tower overlooking the main square,... Boutique Hotels in Wroclaw: Poland’s Most Beautiful City appeared first on E...
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9 Unique Alternative Christmas Markets in Europe in 2023
With snow set to fall on many of Europe’s Christmas markets, you might think you’d be better off getting cosy indoors rather than heading out to socialise. But snow just adds to the atmosphere and festive mood. Don’t forget that the cold gives you a perfect excuse to warm up with a classic mulled wine... 9 Unique Alternative Christmas Markets in Europe in 2023 appear...
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Polish Christmas Markets 2023: Pierogi and Vodka
While Christmas markets in Poland might not rival the long-standing traditions of Germany or Austria, they’ve seen a resurgence in recent years. Cities like Krakow and Wroclaw have hosted these markets in various forms for centuries, though the modern versions no doubt differ from the past. This revival comes at a time when visiting Poland... Polish Christmas Markets 2023: Pierogi and Vodka...
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Boutique Hotels in Warsaw: A Guide on Where to Stay
The Polish capital Warsaw is a city often overlooked by travellers to Europe. Yet it has a fascinating mix of history and modernity, from museums and palaces to parks and cuisine. It’s one of my favourite capitals, and it helps that it’s excellent value for money too. In this guide, I’ll share my picks for... Boutique Hotels in Warsaw: A Guide on Where to Stay appeared first on European trave...
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Christmas Break in Krakow: Visit the Markets in 2023
In 2010, I set foot in Poland for the first time and loved every minute of my trip. Krakow, in particular, left a lasting impression. The city’s main square is Rynek Glowny. It’s a focal point of activity and impressive energy. I remember sharing hot raspberry vodka with friends with the warm drink, making the... Christmas Break in Krakow: Visit the Markets in 2023 appeared first on European travel ...
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Boutique Hotels in Krakow Old Town and Kazimierz
Krakow stands out as one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe, with its stunning architecture, excellent museums and historic Wawel Castle. The city always impresses with its food scene, and it continues to be relatively affordable. In this guide, you’ll find a list of the best boutique hotels in Krakow based on my... Boutique Hotels in Krakow Old Town and Kazimierz appeared first o...
Munich stands as one of Europe’s great cities, a place I’ve visited multiple times and always found filled with attractions, from its renowned museums to the vibrant Viktualienmarkt. With its array of eateries, iconic beer gardens, and lively Christmas markets, it offers visitors a rich experience. In this article, I’ll be sharing my picks for... Boutique Hotels in Munich: Where to St... Munich, Hotels Design, Road Trip Itinerary
Boutique Hotels in Munich: Where to Stay in Old Town
Munich stands as one of Europe’s great cities, a place I’ve visited multiple times and always found filled with attractions, from its renowned museums to the vibrant Viktualienmarkt. With its array of eateries, iconic beer gardens, and lively Christmas markets, it offers visitors a rich experience. In this article, I’ll be sharing my picks for... Boutique Hotels in Munich: Where to St...
As the end of the year approaches, the anticipation for Europe’s renowned Christmas markets begins to grow. Particularly prominent in Central Europe, these markets offer a chance to indulge in traditional treats, shop for festive decorations and gifts, or simply enjoy the unique atmosphere with friends over a glass of mulled wine. In this guide,... Best European Christmas Markets 2023: ... Prague, Winter, Best Christmas Markets, Best European Christmas Markets
Best European Christmas Markets 2023: Winter Getaways
As the end of the year approaches, the anticipation for Europe’s renowned Christmas markets begins to grow. Particularly prominent in Central Europe, these markets offer a chance to indulge in traditional treats, shop for festive decorations and gifts, or simply enjoy the unique atmosphere with friends over a glass of mulled wine. In this guide,... Best European Christmas Markets 2023: ...
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Boutique Hotels in Dresden: Stay in the Old Town
With its baroque architecture and rich cultural heritage, Dresden has always struck me as one of Germany’s most beautiful cities. Its allure attracts visitors from all corners, many searching for that perfect place to rest after a day of exploring. In this guide, I’ll share my picks for the best boutique hotels in Dresden, ensuring... Boutique Hotels in Dresden: Stay in the Old Town ap...