Wanderlust getting to ya? We know the feeling. We get the travel itch all the time.
One of the many great things about living in the United Kingdom is that we have a variety of travel destinations right at our doorstep. So forget Brexit. It's time to leave…for Europe!
It's rare to find someone who doesn't have Europe on their bucket list, but the continent has so many great cities, it's hard to choose where to go and how to get there. Our editors have tackled both of those conundrums for you.
Omio is a travel site where you can compare and book hundreds of trains, buses, or flights to the destination of your choice. You can filter by the fastest or most affordable route, too. No matter how limited your time and money, Omio expertly accommodates your travel needs. Whether you're traveling to one city or ten, Omio makes travel planning easy and hassle-free.
Now that you know how to get around Europe, here's our list of the top five cities to visit. Happy travels!
Lisbon offers a rich and varied heritage, stemming from its maritime history. Its steep, cobblestone streets and vibrantly colored buildings are what make this city on the Atlantic truly unique.
If you like art, you'll love Lisbon. There's no shortage of museums such as the National Tile Museum or the National Museum of Ancient Art.
If you get hungry after all that walking around, check out the Mercado da Ribeira. From fruit stalls to cutting-edge eateries, this food market has every type of cuisine under the sun. Lisbon is known for its plethora of bars, restaurants, and cozy bakeries, so have at it, foodies!
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Amsterdam is a youthful and vibrant city renowned for its nightlife and clubs—"Raven," "Claire," and "Shelter"—to name a few.
Not into the club scene? Take a romantic cruise along the canal, bike around the city, or visit remarkable museums such as Anne Frank's house.
Amsterdam is also known for its coffee culture. Lot Sixty One is one of the best coffee houses in town. Sip a cold brew in its rustic environs.
Prague, Czech Republic
If you're into Gothic architecture, Prague is the place to be. St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague Castle and the Charles Bridge are all stunning marvels. Make time for the Astronomical Clock, the most meticulously preserved medieval mechanical clock on the planet.
Prague is bisected by the Vltava River, where you can take a cruise while snapping pics of grand Renaissance buildings.
Between its medieval monuments and hip "ruin pubs" (old buildings converted into bars), Budapest is the perfect blend of historical and trendy. Each ruin pub is filled with shabby chic furniture and has its own quirky theme: "Instant" has crazy animal pictures, "Fogas Ház" has a tree motif and "Kuplung's" theme is a giant whale.
Budapest is known for its spa culture and thermal baths such as Gellert Bath and Szechenyi. Whether you chill in the pool, get a spa treatment, or attend a "sparty" (spa party) at night, Budapest's baths are a great place to meet locals and live like one.
Barcelona is an incomparable city. With a total of 20 Michelin Star restaurants and plenty of food markets, it's a bonafide foodie capital. Its easily accessible beaches are also renowned, such as Sant Sebastià.
And then there's Antoni Gaudí. The architect built dazzling buildings such as "Casa Milà," "Park Güell," and "Sagrada Família." The last remains unfinished to this day.
Feel like it's time to take advantage of these nearby cities? Well, Omio makes booking your Euro-trip so simple. Just enter your departure date from each city, and Omio clearly displays every possible route of travel and the prices for each.
When you book with Omio, all your train, bus and flight tickets can be downloaded to the app. No need to worry about losing your paper boarding passes (Phew!).
Plus, Omio sends regular updates throughout your experience, so you don't have to check each provider for possible delays. And if you have problems with any of the providers, Omio can help get a refund.
Whether you visit just one of these amazing cities or all of 'em, we recommend using Omio to book your way through Europe.
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