Southern and Northern European Highlights

Romantic
Romantic
21 - 23
days

Travel through a wealth of European landmarks, from capital to commerce hubs, where style, culture, history, and cuisine combine into a marvelous experience.

In this trip

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

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Zurich, Switzerland

  • 2

    Munich, Germany

  • 3

    Nuremberg, Germany

  • 4

    Heidelberg, Germany

  • 5

    Cologne, Germany

  • 6

    Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 7

    Brussels, Belgium

  • 8

    Strasbourg, France

  • 9

    Freiburg, Germany

  • 10

    Milan, Italy

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Things to do in and around Zurich

  • Zürich | Zurich General view
  • Kunsthaus in Zurich
  • Zurich Street
  • Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (Albi, 1864 - castillo de Malromé, Gironde, 1901) Las dos amigas (c. 1894-1895)
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  • Zurich
  • Swiss National Museum in Zurich
  • Zurich, Fraumunster
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  • Lungern - Brienzer Rothorn
  • Jungfrau & Sphinx Observatory
   
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Zurich

Switzerland, Zurich region

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The heart of Swiss commerce, finances, and academia, Zurich boasts museums, galleries, a buzzing nightlife, and a superb atmosphere.

Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland. It is located at the northwestern tip of Lake Zurich. Zurich is home to many churches and houses of the old town, the most expensive shops along the famous Bahnhofstrasse, as well as world-class museums, operas, and theater. The Lindenhof in the old town is the historical site of the Roman castle, and the later Carolingian Imperial Palace. Zurich offers a great deal of variety when it comes to night-time leisure. It is the host city of the world-famous Street Parade, which takes place in August every year. Zurich is known for its nightlife, offering a huge variety of restaurants, bars, and night clubs.
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Things to do in and around Munich

  • Christmas in Marienplatz
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  • München Munich 308 Alte Pinakothek (5)
  • English Garden
  • Composition (1962) - Bram Van Velde (1895 - 1981)
  • Schlosspark Linderhof, Westpaterre
  • Schloss Neuschwanstein from Marienbrücke
  • Augustinger Bräu
  • Frauenkirche, Munich
  • 284 Marienplatz is a central square in the city centre of Munich
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  • Erdinger Pikantus
  • Partnachklamm
  • 29 Amalienburg, Munich, 7-01
  • Bavarian National Museum
  • EWR Süd VJ 101C in München
  • Löwe
  • IMG_5635
  • Wank
   
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Munich

Germany, Bavaria region

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Munich is a fabulous city, known for its rich history, culture, art, as well as modern amenities and great nightlife.

Munich is the capital and largest city of the German state of Bavaria. It is located on the River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps. Munich is home to many national and international authorities, major universities, major museums and theaters. Its numerous architectural attractions, international sports events, exhibitions, conferences and Oktoberfest attract considerable tourism. Since 2006, the city's motto has been "Munich loves you".
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Things to do in and around Nuremberg

  • Nuremberg
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  • Nürnberg
  • Zeughaus Nürnberg (IMG_7487)
  • Nuremberg House, 1673
  • Blick über Würzburg
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  • 2009-11-14 Nürnberg 047 Lorenzkirche
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  • Burg Zwernitz
  • Rothenburg: Röderbogen
  • Water tower Nuremberg
  • Bamberg Germany
  • Regensburg
   
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Nuremberg

Germany, Bavaria region

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While commonly associated with the Third Reich, Nuremberg's history begins in the 11C, thus offering a wealth of varied sites.

Nuremberg was, according to the first documentary mention of the city in 1050, the location of a roman Imperial castle and is often referred to as having been the 'unofficial capital' of the Holy Roman Empire. Because of the city's relevance to the Holy Roman Empire and its position in the centre of Germany, the Nazi Party chose the city to be the site of huge Nazi Party conventions – the Nuremberg rallies. Between 1945 and 1946, German officials involved in war crimes and crimes against humanity were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg Trials. Sites in Nuremberg include: Nuremberg Castle an Heilig-Geist-Spital, the largest hospital of the Middle Ages.
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Things to do in and around Heidelberg

  • Heidelberg (HDR)
  • Heidelberg, the romantic city
  • Deutschland (Allemagne) - Heidelberg (Vol. 2)
  • Heidelberg 027
  • Hedelberg - Old Bridge
  • Europa Park 209
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  • Wine
  • Reichsburg - Mosel_9867
   
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Heidelberg

Germany, Baden-Wurttemberg region

Night lifeFoodCulture1 night

Notable as a university town, Heidelberg is equally lauded as a town that melds seamlessly with its surrounding natural landscape.

Heidelberg is a city in south-west Germany. Heidelberg lies on the River Neckar in a steep valley in the Odenwald. Heidelberg is a popular tourist destination due to its romantic and picturesque cityscape, including Heidelberg Castle - which is a mix of styles from Gothic to Renaissance, and the baroque style Old Town.
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Things to do in and around Cologne

  • Rail to Heaven
  • Kölner Dom
  • Cologne
  • LUDWIG MUSEUM AND DOM KOLN GERMANY JUNE 2013
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  • Eifel
  • Rhin
  • Fish float.
  • Römisch-Germanisches Museum Köln
  • Romano/ Germanic Museum Köln
  • Basilica of St. Ursula Cologne
  • Reichsburg - Mosel_9867
  • the German Corner
   
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Cologne

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia region

CultureNight lifeHistoricFood1 night

Founded in the 1C, Cologne offers seemingly endless historical and cultural activities, all set in a modern-day atmosphere.

Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city. Cologne is located on both sides of the Rhine River. The city's famous Cologne Cathedral (Kölner Dom) is the seat of the Catholic Archbishop of Cologne. The University of Cologne (Universität zu Köln) is one of Europe's oldest and largest universities. Cologne was founded and established in the first century AD. Cologne was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II. The bombing destroyed almost the entire city. With the intention of restoring as many historic buildings as possible, the rebuilding has resulted in a very mixed and unique cityscape.
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Things to do in and around Amsterdam

  • Amsterdam
  • Stedelijk museum Amsterdam
  • Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam
  • Beguine Gardens, Amsterdam
  • durgerdam
  • Rotterdam
  • Vondelpark, Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam: Oude Zijde
  • Nine Streets area, Amsterdam
  • Hermitage Amsterdam
  • Koningspark
  • Utrecht sunset
  • Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam
  • Rembrandt House
  • Keizersgracht, Amsterdam
  • Nieuwekerk
  • Pastoral Windmills
  • Keukenhof Gardens
  • Amsterdam Canals: Herengracht & Brouwersgracht
  • Sail 2010 - Javaeiland
  • Houses and houseboats on Herengracht
  • Heineken Experience
  • Zandvoort
  • Delft
   
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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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Things to do in and around Brussels

  • Mont des Arts Area Of Brussels
  • Belgium-6478 - Grand Place
  • Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium
  • Sunset at the Mont des Arts
  • Walking the streets of Brussels
  • City of Antwerp
  • stadhuis
  • Serres de Laeken Bruxelles
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  • Brussels
  • Vestíbulo del Museo de Artes
  • 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 Strasbourg

  • Strasbourg - Grande Ile
  • La Petite France  (Strasbourg)
  • Rainy day
  • MAMAC 6
  • The towering Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Other view of the plains 2
  • Riquewihr Vines
  • Petite France
  • Musée de l'Oeuvre Notre Dame
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  • Obernai notre commune
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  • Historical Museum / Историческия музей
  • Musée Alsacien
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  • Road
   
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Strasbourg

France, Alsace region

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Strasbourg harmoniously combines its governmental importance with the wonder generated by great museums and superb architecture.

Strasbourg is the capital city of the Alsace region in eastern France and is the official seat of the European Parliament. Strasbourg's historic city center, the Grande ֳŽle, was classified a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1988, the first time such an honor was placed on an entire city center. The city is chiefly known for its sandstone Gothic Cathedral with its famous astronomical clock, and for its medieval cityscape of Rhineland black and white timber-framed buildings, particularly in the Petite France district or Gerberviertel ("tanners' district") alongside the Ill and in the streets and squares surrounding the cathedral, where the renowned Maison Kammerzell stands out.
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Things to do in and around Freiburg

  • Freiburg Photowalk
  • Freiburg
  • Muensterside
  • Münsterplatz III
  • Europa Park 209
  • 2009-05-10 - Titisee - House on the Water
  • Red
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  • Wine
  • Westweg von Hausach nach Basel (Westvariante)
  • Badenweiler
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Freiburg

Germany, The Black Forest region

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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 Milan

  • Milan sky view
  • Milan's Cathedral
  • La Scala
  • Siena
  • Milan: Santa Maria delle Grazie
  • Botanical gardens of Villa Taranto
  • Double sky
  • Piazza della Scala
  • Milan, Undated
  • Villa Litta
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  • Isola Bella, Stresa, Lake Maggiore
  • Jezioro Como
   
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Milan

Italy, Lombardy region

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This buzzing metropolis is Italy's heart of style and chic, offering travelers great shopping, historic sites, and superb cuisine.

Milan is an Alpha leading global city, with strengths in the arts, commerce, design, education, entertainment, fashion, media, research, and tourism. The city is a major world fashion and design capital, well known for several international events and fairs, including Milan Fashion Week and the Milan Furniture Fair. The city hosts numerous cultural institutions, academies and universities. Milan's museums, theaters and landmarks, including the Milan Cathedral, Sforza Castle and Leonardo da Vinci paintings such as The Last Supper, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, attract over 9 million visitors annually. Milan – after Naples – is the second Italian city with the highest number of accredited stars from the Michelin Guide.
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