Europe Travel Guides

Focussing on lesser-visited part of Europe, our mini-guides cover where to go and what to do on a short break. How to spend a few days in some our favourite European cities.

Breaking the journey in Maribor, Slovenia

Maribor in Slovenia: a great place to break the journey between Budapest and Ljubljana We wanted to take the train from Budapest in Hungary to Ljubljana in Slovenia and although the timings for the cheapest train were OK (1335/2125 hours), we don't like to arrive...

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How to spend a few days in Belgrade, Serbia

What to see and do on a short break to Belgrade, Serbia Belgrade was an unexpected pleasure. We visited the city in June 2014 and we knew there was enough to occupy us for a full day of sightseeing but we weren't expecting the city to be as pleasant as it was....

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18 hours in Oslo | Norway

How to utilise 18 hours in Oslo (with a little help from the midnight sun) and not spend too much cash … Last June, Kirsty and I headed up to Kirkenes (*), a remote town 400km north of the Arctic Circle in the far northeastern part of Norway. Here we were to...

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Budapest Short Break

How to spend a few days in Budapest   What to do before you arrive Our suggestion would be to get a Budapest Card. If you buy them online in advance the current price is Ft8455 (Hungarian Florints) per person for a 72-hour pass (approximately $33/€27/£22). The card...

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How to spend a few days in Riga

How to spend a few days in Riga, Latvia Riga is a great city. I mentioned in a previous blog that we enjoyed our time in Vilnius but Riga was our overall most-liked city in the Baltic States. I still stand by this assertion. Architecturally, the Old Town and the Quiet...

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How to spend a few days in Vilnius | Lithuania

What to do on a short break to Vilnius, Lithuania After Riga in Latvia, Vilnius was the city we enjoyed the most in the Baltic States. With the largest baroque Old Town in Europe and some interesting excursions within easy reach of the city, there was more than enough...

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