Art and Culture in Central Europe

Romantic
Romantic
14 - 20
days

Experience Europe's diversity on this lovers' route from Vienna to Paris, going through cities full of palaces, and small towns surrounded by lovely nature.

In this trip

  • CultureCulture
  • Night LifeNight Life
  • BeachesBeaches
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Vienna, Austria

  • 2

    Salzburg, Austria

  • 3

    Venice, Italy

  • 4

    Sirmione, Italy

  • 5

    Lugano, Switzerland

  • 6

    Freiburg, Germany

  • 7

    Paris, France

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Things to do in and around Vienna

  • On top of Vienna
  • The Museum of Fine Arts, Vienna, Austria
  • Schönbrunn Castle
  • Liechtenstein Museum
  • Hofburg, Vienna
  • Tulln an der blauen Donau
  • Stift Kremsmünster
  • Karlskirche (panorama)
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Vienna Upper Belvedere
  • Österreichische Galerie Belvedere palace (Wien)
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  • The Danube Linz Austria
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  • IMG_0108 St Stephen's Cathedral
  • A Mediterranean Harbour at sunset (1771) - Claude-Joseph Vernet (1714-1789)
  • Baden, Austria
  • Graz City Hall
   
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Vienna

Austria, Vienna region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life2 nights

Vienna, the luxurious capital of Austria, has vibrant nightlife, contagiously joyful atmosphere and fascinating history.

Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria. Art, music, and culture hold a long tradition in Vienna. The Burgtheater is considered one of the best theatres in the German-speaking world. Vienna is also home to a number of opera houses. Many concert venues offer shows for tourists, featuring highlights of Viennese music. There many museums in Vienna, and several of them are in the Museumsquartier. Architectural styles range from classicist buildings to modern architecture. A Vienna ball is an all-night cultural attraction. Major Viennese balls generally begin at 9 pm and last until 5 am, although many guests carry on the celebrations into the next day.
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Things to do in and around Salzburg

  • Salzburg
  • Monchsberg
  • Hohensalzburg Castle
  • Dom vs Festung
  • Getreidegasse
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  • From Untersberg Peak
  • salzburg residenz
  • Neue Residenz
  • Mirabellgarten, Salzburg_2213
  • IMG_1712 - Salzburg - View from Mönchsberg - Erzabtei St Peter, Stiftskirche St Peter, und Franziskanerkirche
  • Hallstatt, Austria
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  • Mozart Geburtshaus - Mozart's Birthplace
  • Anthropomorphic Animal Carvings (Cat Lady and Frog Man), in the Folklore section
  • Hellbrunn Palace
  • Salzburg's modern art museum
  • Stift Kremsmünster
  • Kremsmünster 6617
  • Peterskirche Cemetery 1
  • Himmelfahrt 2007 Salzburg F1010021
  • Zeller See
  • Swarovski Kristallwelten Innsbruck
   
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Salzburg

Austria, Salzburg region

FoodCultureHistoricNight lifeNature3 nights

With its narrow streets and golden domes, this unique city has a buzzing art scene, lively nightlife and heavenly food.

Salzburg is the fourth-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Salzburg. Salzburg's "Old Town" is internationally renowned for its baroque architecture and is one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997. The city has three universities and a large population of students. Tourists also frequent the city to tour the city's historic center, many palaces, and the scenic Alpine surroundings. Salzburg was the birthplace of 18th-century composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the mid‑20th century, the city was the setting for parts of the musical play and film The Sound of Music.
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Things to do in and around Venice

  • Venice
  • Doges Palace
  • Grand Canal, Venice
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  • Venice Gondolas
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  • Trieste Miramare Castle
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  • Venice
  • Lido di Venezia
  • Bridge of Sighs, Venice
  • A view of Verona
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  • Tre Cime di Lavaredo
   
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Venice

Italy, Veneto region

HistoricCultureNight lifeFoodNature2 nights

Famed worldwide for its romantic canals and gorgeous masks, this thriving city offers its visitors a wealth of cultural attractions.

Venice is a city in northeastern Italy sited on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. The city in its entirety is listed as a World Heritage Site, along with its lagoon. It is also known for its several important artistic movements, especially the Renaissance period. Venice is one of the most important tourist destinations in the world for its celebrated art and architecture. The city has an average of 50,000 tourists a day.
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Things to do in and around Sirmione

  • Sirmione
  • Sirmione Italy
  • Sirmione
  • Sirmione (Italy)
  • Double sky
  • A view of Verona
  • Botanical gardens of Villa Taranto
  • Riva del Garda, Arco, Torbole
   
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Sirmione

Italy, Lombardy region

Small townsNatureActiveFoodCulture2 nights

A gorgeous little town on the shore of Lake Garda, boasting a medieval castle, quaint cobbled streets, nice beaches, and great food.

Sirmione is a commune in the province of Brescia, in Lombardy, northern Italy. It has a historic center which is located on the Sirmio peninsula that divides the lower part of Lake Garda. The main historical landmark of Sirmione is the so-called Grottoes of Catullus (Grotte di Catullo), the most striking example of a Roman private edifice discovered in northern Italy. The edifice had a rectangular plan and measured 167 x 105 meters. The town is famous for its thermal springs.
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Things to do in and around Lugano

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  • Lugano - Santa Maria degli Angeli
  • In giro per Lugano
  • parco civico
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  • Jungfrau & Sphinx Observatory
  • 2005-10-07 Castles over Bellinzona
  • Balade de Zinal (entre Sorebois et le Petit Mountet)
   
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Lugano

Switzerland, Ticino region

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A popular lakeside town offering a wealth of outdoors activities, historic sites, and easy access to nearby attractions.

Lugano is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Switzerland. The city is home to a number of historic buildings and museums, whilst the surrounding area has many natural sights. Lake Lugano and the surrounding mountains provide a wide variety of outdoor activities. The area surrounding Lugano is home to mountain biking trails. The city of Lugano, the villages of Barbengo, Bre, Gandria and Biogno, and the sites of Cantine di Gandria and Castagnola are all part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites. The heritage sites of national significance includes libraries, churches, museums, a cemetery complex, and notable houses throughout the city.
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Things to do in and around Freiburg

  • Freiburg Photowalk
  • Muensterside
  • Freiburg
  • Münsterplatz III
  • Red
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  • Wine
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  • Westweg von Hausach nach Basel (Westvariante)
  • Badenweiler
   
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Freiburg

Germany, The Black Forest region

NatureCultureNight lifeHistoricActive2 nights

Surrounded by the Black Forest, Freiburg combines old-world charm and modern-day progress.

Historically, the city has acted as the hub of the Breisgau region. One of the famous old German university towns. The city is known for its medieval minster and Renaissance university, as well as for its high standard of living and advanced environmental practices. According to meteorological statistics, the city is the sunniest and warmest in Germany and holds the all-time German temperature record of 40.2 °C/ Because of its scenic beauty, relatively warm and sunny climate, and easy access to the Black Forest, Freiburg is a hub for regional tourism. Also the home of the longest cable car run in Germany to Schauinsland mountain.
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Things to do in and around Paris

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  • Sacre-Coeur
  • Le Louvre, Paris
  • Place des Vosges, Paris
  • Versailles 10/10/2013
  • Château de Vaux le Vicomte
  • Eiffel Tower from Champ de Mars
  • Champs-Élysées from Above
  • Lac Daumesnil
  • Rodin Museum building
  • Fontainebleau, Paris
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  • 295 Paris - place Vendome
  • Notre Dame
  • Musee d'Orsay wide view
  • Place des Vosges
  • The view from the terrace of Art Study Giverny
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  • Latin Quarter
  • Fontaines
  • Water feature and ferris wheel at Tuileries Garden
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  • Château de Chantilly - 24-12-2007 - 15h44
   
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Paris

France, Ile-De-France region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 nights

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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