30 Best Winter City Breaks in Europe

From festive holiday markets to off-season prices, winter is a fantastic time to travel Europe. Whether you’re after a refreshing ski holiday or a crowd-free visit to a popular city, this list of the best winter city breaks in Europe has got you covered.

Strasbourg street decorated with Christmas lights, one of the best winter city breaks in Europe.

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1 Day Sintra Itinerary: A Super Efficient Guide

Nestled in the scenic central mountains of Portugal, Sintra is unlike any other town I’ve visited. Taking a day trip to Sintra is like visiting a theme park for architecture lovers. From the rainbow towers of Pena Palace to the Gothic mansion of Quinta da Regaleira, this 1 day Sintra itinerary covers the area’s highlights as efficiently as possible.

1 Day Sintra Itinerary - view of red and yellow Pena Palace walls and clock tower.

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What to do in Cascais: Day Trip Guide

Sometimes the best travel experiences happen when you least prepare for them. Before our trip to Portugal, I didn’t know what to do in Cascais aside from relax on the beach. So you can imagine my surprise when we discovered the flower-drenched alleys, rocky coastal views, and amazing food that make a Cascais day trip a must-do!

People splashing in water next to lighthouse beach during Cascais day trip.

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Porto Itinerary: 2 Days of Amazing Sights and Food

Has a single photo ever inspired you to travel somewhere new? For me, this 2 days in Porto itinerary all stemmed from a shot of the Igreja do Carmo. My tile-obsessed self was instantly in love with the famous blue and white azulejos covering the church’s facade, and I knew I had to see it in person.

2 days in Porto itinerary - colorful buildings of Ribeira Square.

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2 Day Vienna Itinerary: Highlights and Hidden Gems (2024)

Vienna is unlike any other city I’ve visited. It’s a place of opulence, elegance, and culture, with an overwhelming amount of gorgeous sites to explore. Fortunately, my 2 day Vienna itinerary efficiently covers the city’s highlights, with a few hidden gems along the way. 

Fountains with statues in front of palace walkway seen during 2 day Vienna itinerary.

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Ultimate Salzburg to Hallstatt Day Trip Itinerary

When it comes to fairytale towns, there’s no competing with Hallstatt. Nestled in the snow-capped mountains of central Austria, this lakefront village looks like something Walt Disney dreamed up. If you’re looking for a magical experience, my Salzburg to Hallstatt day trip itinerary has got you covered.

Salzburg to Hallstatt day trip itinerary - panoramic view of Hallstatt village.

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2 Days in Salzburg: Itinerary for First Time Visitors

If you love snow-capped mountains, opulent buildings, and breathtaking views, a trip to Salzburg is a must. It’s a city steeped in history, from medieval castles to Mozart to The Sound of Music. And if you spend 2 days in Salzburg, you can see it all at a leisurely pace!

2 Days in Salzburg Itinerary - tulips view of Mirabell Gardens.

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25 Non Touristy Things to do in London: A Local’s Guide

Are you tired of the same old suggestions for what to do in London? Sure, Westminster Abbey and afternoon tea are lovely. But if you’re looking to escape the crowds, or need ideas for a return trip, try these non touristy things to do in London.

Visiting colorful Notting Hill mews houses is one of the best non touristy things to do in London.

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