what city break ?

any ideas ?

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10/03/2013 at 17:49

My suggestions are:

  • Barcelona
  • Istanbul
  • Cologne
  • Berlin
  • Antwerp
  • Madrid
  • Rome
  • Milan

I loved Rome for its food but not so much for the culture, but Berlin hit everything 'right' for me. Cheap, great culture and atmosphere. Food could have been better but couldnt complain.

10/03/2013 at 19:46

I'd recommend Berlin too. Fantastic city that is often overlooked.

10/03/2013 at 19:52

my main reason for recommending istandbul, aside from the architecture and the people, is THE FOOD. it's the perfect blend of north, east, west and south and almost impossible to eat badly there. best restaurants anywhere.

10/03/2013 at 19:52

but aye, berlin is great too.

seren nos    pirate
10/03/2013 at 20:00

a few years ago I got a cheap flights to brataslava for a few days with my mother..............we loved it..we hired a car for one day...ggota train to vienna another day and the other few days we were around bratislava itself.very cheap and very friendly......

10/03/2013 at 21:34
Lisbon is a very nice, laid back city with great food and very courteous people. Cascais and Sintra are short train ride away and nice places to visit too.
cougie    pirate
10/03/2013 at 22:05
Istanbul is very interesting.
Barcelona easy to get to.
Budapest has the thermal baths.
Lisbon has the Guggenheim.

Lots of choices. Iceland ? Exotic.
10/03/2013 at 22:07
Barcelona. Gaudi buildings, wonderful market

Prague, Great buildings, good value

Paris. Romantic but expensive
11/03/2013 at 08:40

Bruges is fantastic, also really easy to get to on Eurostar. And if you fancy keeping active, cycling around the city and beyond is recommended - the route out to Damme is lovely. If you haven't already, watch the film "In Bruges", not just cos its a great film, but you'll also get a flavour of whats on offer. 

cougie    pirate
11/03/2013 at 08:46
Murders ??
11/03/2013 at 09:37
  • Lyon
  • Bordeaux
  • Marseilles

all great French cities and easy to get to either by plane or Eurostar to Paris and then TGV - great way to travel

11/03/2013 at 10:17

FB - I agree.  I travel by train a lot in Europe and think it's a great way to travel.  If the OP is interested in this, check out Rail Europe for tickets/passes and http://www.seat61.com for a good travel website that is aimed at people travelling by train.

Edited: 11/03/2013 at 10:18
11/03/2013 at 10:40

Quite so Cougie,apart from the hitmen, it's a great city!

11/03/2013 at 10:49

I like Bruges but I'm not sure I'd want to do 3-5 days there - you can see most the city has to offer in a day or 2.  combining it with a trip to Ghent would work as that's not far away (about 50km and you could train between) - it's as good as Bruges but without being so "picture postcard" (fewer canals, slightly more industrial).

11/03/2013 at 10:57

lots of good suggestions, Barcelona, Rome and Berlin I can recommend.
Love Italian cities - Florence was superb (and you can combine it with Pisa), and did a 3 dayer in Milan. Both beautiful and easy to wander around.

11/03/2013 at 11:57

Nobody has said Munich so i'll drop that in along with Salzburg. Both very interesting places and a lot to offer. Both only 2 or 3 hours away

15/03/2013 at 21:53
Budapest is well worth considering.
15/03/2013 at 22:04

Thanks everyone, they've decided to go to Berlin.

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