Western Europe From Madrid to Amsterdam

Romantic
Romantic
25 - 30
days

From Madrid, move north through France and Belgium to Amsterdam for a trip of diverse cultures, delicious cuisine, breathtaking scenery, and the most romantic cities.

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Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Madrid, Spain

  • 2

    Valencia, Spain

  • 3

    Barcelona, Spain

  • 4

    Zaragoza, Spain

  • 5

    Bilbao, Spain

  • 6

    Biarritz, France

  • 7

    Bordeaux, France

  • 8

    Tours, France

  • 9

    Paris, France

  • 10

    Brussels, Belgium

  • 11

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Things to do in and around Madrid

  • Madrid
  • Edificio Villanueva
  • Madrid near Plaza Mayor
  • Museo Reina Sofia
  • National Archaeological Museum of Spain, Madrid
  • Monasterio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial
  • Untitled
  • Palacio de cristal
  • Estacion de Atocha (Atocha railway station)
  • Plaza Mayor
  • Madrid 454 Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • segovia autumn sunset
  • Avila, Spain-30
  • SPAIN2013
  • Convent of Las Descalzas Reales
  • Madrid - Museo El Prado
  • A fight!
  • salamanca bird view
   
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Madrid

Spain, Community of Madrid region

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Madrid is where ancient and old meet modern and cosmopolitan, where sightseeing, dancing, and shopping go hand in hand.

Madrid is the capital of Spain and its largest city. As the capital city of Spain, seat of government, and residence of the Spanish monarch, Madrid is also the political, economic and cultural center of Spain. While Madrid possesses a modern infrastructure, it has preserved the look and feel of many of its historic neighborhoods and streets. Its landmarks include the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Royal Theater with its restored 1850 Opera House; the Buen Retiro park, founded in 1631; the 19th-century National Library building containing some of Spain's historical archives; a large number of National museums, and the Golden Triangle of Art, located along the Paseo del Prado.
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Things to do in and around Valencia

  • Valência
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  • Valencia Blue
  • Valencia Beach
  • Museum of Fine Arts / Музеят на изящните изкуства
  • Teruel
  • Peñíscola
  • The National Ceramics Museum Gonzalez Marti / Националният музей на кремиката
  • Llotja de la Seda / Silk Exchange / Пазара за коприна
  • Oceanogràfic
  • Alicante 2006 017
  • Cuenca
   
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Valencia

Spain, Valencian Community region

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While Valencia retains a pride and tight connection to its past, it also is extremely modernized in its demeanor and culture.

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain. Its historic center is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda, and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciencies, an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Felix Candela.
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Things to do in and around Barcelona

  • Barcelona
  • Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gòtic
  • Park Guell
  • Terraces in Raval
  • Sitges, Spain
  • Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey
  • Getxo at night
  • Street
  • La Rambla
  • IMG_1575
  • La Sierra de Montserrat
  • Monasterio de Vallbona de les Monges
  • Interior - Palau de la Musica de Catalana
  • 3 - Passeig de Gracia 2 Houses
  • 2011 Barcelona
  • Barcelona Beach
  • Com per aixecar la pedra...
  • Illes Medes
  • Museu
  • picasso museum
  • 007660 - Barcelona
  • Casa Milá (La Pedrera)
  • Girona
  • Abbaye Sant Benet de Bages
   
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Barcelona

Spain, Catalonia region

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A vibrant metropolis set on the Mediterranean Sea, famed for its brilliant architecture, rich culture, and captivating history.

Barcelona is the capital city of the autonomous community of Catalonia in Spain, and the second largest city in the country. Barcelona has a rich cultural heritage and is today an important cultural center and a major tourist destination. Particularly renowned are the architectural works of Antoni Gaudi and Lluis Domenech i Montaner, which have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, and its influence in commerce, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and the arts all contribute to its status as one of the world's major global cities.
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Things to do in and around Zaragoza

  • Up from the highest tower
  • Zaragoza
  • The Basilica, Zaragoza
  • Hacia el museo Ibercaja Camón Aznar
  • The Cloisters, 02.01.14
  • LOS MALLOS DE RIGLOS-HUESCA
  • saltos de agua
  • Seo.
  • Aljaferia
  • PAMPLONA - Navarra.
  • 206espagne
   
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Zaragoza

Spain, Aragon region

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Zaragoza is currently experiencing a sort of "Renaissance," as the rest of the world is discovering its many attributes.

Zaragoza is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. It is situated on the Ebro river, near the center of the region, in a valley with a variety of landscapes, ranging from desert to thick forest, meadows and mountains. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basilica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljaferia Palace. Together with La Seo and the Aljaferia, several other buildings form part of the Mudejar Architecture of Aragon which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fiestas del Pilar are among the most celebrated festivals in Spain.
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Things to do in and around Bilbao

  • Bilbao
  • Museo Guggenheim Bilbao (Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao)
  • Bilbao
  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Bilbao, museo marítimo
  • Donostia - San Sebastián
  • DSC_0118
  • Museo Diocesano de Arte Sacro de Bilbao
  • Euskal Museoa, Unamuno enparantzan
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Antiguo parador
  • Gasteiz from above
  • Cave Paintings
  • PAMPLONA - Navarra.
  • Santander
   
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Bilbao

Spain, Basque Country region

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Bilbao is an interesting city with a strong culture of art and architecture, as well as numerous museums on a variety of themes.

Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country.

Since its foundation in the early 14th century, Bilbao was a commercial hub that enjoyed significant importance. Nowadays, Bilbao is a vigorous service city that is experiencing an ongoing social, economic, and aesthetic revitalisation process, started by the iconic Bilbao Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao's buildings display a variety of architectural styles, ranging from gothic to contemporary architecture. The Old Town features many of the oldest buildings in the city, as the St. James' Cathedral or the Church of San Anton.

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Things to do in and around Biarritz

  • Biarritz, Euskadi. HDR
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  • Biarritz
  • France-001913 - Beach near Rock of the Virgin
  • Raie aigle (Myliobatis aquila)
  • Baie de St Jean de Luz
  • Quai Galuperie, Bayonne
  • 2013 Frankrijk 0939 Pau
  • sheep pass
   
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Biarritz

France, Aquitaine region

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This upscale resort town, previously known for its casinos, nightlife, and luxurious architecture, still offers culture and fun today.

Biarritz is a city on the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the Pyrenees Atlantiques department in southwestern France. It is a luxurious seaside tourist destination known for the Hotel du Palais (originally built for the Empress Eugenie around 1855), its casinos, and its surfing culture.
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Things to do in and around Bordeaux

  • Bordeaux
  • real ruins or fake?
  • Le Grand-Théâtre, Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France.
  • Bordeaux 17
  • HDRI Lacanau Beach (France)
  • Saint-Émilion, France
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  • 022a Decorative Arts museum
  • tour Pey Berland BOD2727
  • Musée d'Aquitaine - Bordeaux
  • Les Jardins du Manoir d'Eyrignac, Perigord, France
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Bordeaux

France, Aquitaine region

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Half of this city is UNESCO listed, it also offers great dining and nightlife options for the millions who visit annually.

Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne River in southwestern France. The city's titles are "La Perle d'Aquitaine" (The Pearl of Aquitaine), and "La Belle Endormie" (Sleeping Beauty) in reference to the old center which had black walls due to pollution. Nowadays, this is not the case. In fact, a part of the city, Le Port de La Lune, was almost completely renovated. Bordeaux is the city which has the highest number of preserved historical buildings in France, except for Paris. Bordeaux is the world's major wine industry capital. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century.
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Things to do in and around Tours

  • 2012-09-05 La Loire à Vélo 392
  • Tours (Indre-et-Loire)
  • St. Nicholas Cathedral
  • Art in Bloom 2013
  • Back of St-Gatien Cathedral in Tours, France
  • 34. Château de Villandry
  • Château de Chenonceau
  • Loira_2013_Tours_010
  • Amboise
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  • Chambord (variation 1)
  • Chateau de Langeais, France
   
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Tours

France, Centre region

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This pedestrian-friendly city known as "the Garden of France", has numerous parks, impressive museums, and an excellent historic district.

Tours is a city in central France. It stands on the lower reaches of the river Loire. Touraine, the region around Tours, is known for its wines, the alleged perfection of its local spoken French, and the Battle of Tours in 732. It is also the site of the Paris–Tours road bicycle race. Tours is famous for its original medieval district, called le Vieux Tours. Unique to the Old City are its preserved half-timbered buildings and la Place Plumereau, a square with busy pubs and restaurants, whose open-air tables fill the center of the square. The Boulevard Beranger crosses the Rue Nationale at the Place Jean-Jaures and is the location of weekly markets and fairs.
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Things to do in and around Paris

  • Paris Skyline Eiffel Tower
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
  • Untitled
  • Place des Vosges
  • Latin Quarter
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
  • 0MB_5705
  • 295 Paris - place Vendome
  • Fontaines
  • Lac Daumesnil
  • Rodin Museum building
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  • Château de Chantilly - 24-12-2007 - 15h44
  • Notre Dame
  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
  • Île St. Louis
  • Avenue de l'Opéra
  • day trip to chartres
  • IMG_3707_DxO
   
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

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The City of Lights boasts fascinating architecture, rich culture, and amazing cuisine, making it one of the best destinations in the world.

Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. Centuries of cultural and political development have brought Paris a variety of museums, theaters, monuments and architectural styles. Among Paris' important museums and cultural institutions are the most visited art museum in the world, the Louvre, and the Musee National d'Art Modern, the largest collection of modern and contemporary art in Europe. The central area of the city along the Seine River is classified as a UNESCO Heritage Site, and includes many monuments, including Notre Dame Cathedral (12th century to 13th century); the Sainte-Chapelle (13th century); the Eiffel Tower (1889); and more. Paris is also known for its fashion, particularly the twice-yearly Paris Fashion Week, and for its haute cuisine, and three-star restaurants.
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Things to do in and around Brussels

  • Mont des Arts Area Of Brussels
  • Belgium-6478 - Grand Place
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • Walking the streets of Brussels
  • Sunset at the Mont des Arts
  • City of Antwerp
  • stadhuis
  • Serres de Laeken Bruxelles
  • готина усмивка :)
  • Vestíbulo del Museo de Artes
  • Town Hall
  • Cityscape of Home I
  • Leuven, Belgium @ Dusk and Night
   
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Brussels

Belgium, Brussels-Capital region

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Belgium's capital is the seat of the EU and boasts a metropolitan cultural diversity, many historic curiosities, and great museums.

Brussels is the capital and largest city of Belgium and the capital of the European Union. Brussels has grown from a 10C fortress town to a sizeable city. The architecture in Brussels is diverse, spanning from the medieval constructions on the Grand Place to the postmodern buildings of the EU institutions. Main attractions include the Grand Place, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with the Gothic town hall in the old centre, the St. Michael and Gudula Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Laeken. Another famous landmark is the Royal Palace. The city has had a renowned artist scene for many years. Brussels is known for its local waffle, its chocolate, its French fries and its numerous types of beers.
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Things to do in and around Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Stedelijk museum Amsterdam
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Beguine Gardens, Amsterdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Koningspark
  • Nine Streets area, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam: Oude Zijde
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Hermitage Amsterdam
  • Utrecht sunset
  • Volendam
  • Rembrandt House
  • Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
  • Nieuwekerk
  • Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & Brouwersgracht
  • Pastoral Windmills
  • Delft
  • Houses and houseboats on Herengracht
  • Sail 2010 - Javaeiland
  • Jordaan
  • shell soup
  • Zandvoort
   
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Amsterdam

Netherlands, North Holland region

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The Dutch capital retains its medieval charm along with historic buildings, rich culture, its iconic canals, and charming streets.

Amsterdam is the capital city of and most populous within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Amsterdam is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, and is home to more than one hundred kilometers of canals. Amsterdam has a rich architectural history, with buildings dating back to 1306. Amsterdam has many parks, open spaces, and squares throughout the city. Shops in Amsterdam range from large department stores such as De Bijenkorf founded in 18709, to small specialty shops. Home to many fascinating museums, the most important ones are located on the Museumplein.
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