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City of the Month

moliceiros boats in the Aveiro canal

The characterful Portuguese city of Aveiro is our City of the Month for March… Located at the edge of the Ria de Aveiro, a saltwater lagoon, the charming old town is crisscrossed by a network of scenic canals and is sometimes described as ‘the Venice of Portugal’. In fact, taking a canal cruise by moliceiros[…]

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Helsinki

Charming Helsinki is our City of the Month for February…  Finland’s capital is a vibrant but laid-back coastal city with an appealing combination of great food, an influential design scene, and a wealth of high culture. Architecture ranges from traditional, functional wooden constructions to romantic art nouveau through to sleek modernist buildings. Helsinki has one[…]

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Krakow

Each month we showcase an exceptional European city – Kraków is our focus in January… Showcasing a stunning range of architecture – from Gothic and Renaissance to Baroque and art nouveau – Kraków is considered one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Ringed by Planty Park and what remains of the city’s medieval walls, the Old[…]

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Temple Bar, Dublin

Each month we showcase an exceptional European city – Dublin is our focus in December…  Dublin, Ireland’s capital, has a reputation for being an extremely lively city with a friendly ‘village’ atmosphere. Besides a thriving social scene, with medieval castles and cathedrals standing alongside Georgian architecture, Dublin is a historical and contemporary centre for education,[…]

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Each month we showcase an exceptional European city – Budapest is our focus in November… Hungary’s capital is a cultural hub and offers baroque, neoclassical, eclectic and art nouveau buildings alongside contemporary architecture. The city is divided into two parts by the Danube river: Buda – the hilly west bank – is predominantly recreational and[…]

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Every month we focus on a European destination – in October we’re showcasing Dubrovnik… Dubrovnik – nicknamed the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ –  is blessed with a stunning location, lapped by crystal waters, on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. Set against the backdrop of the shimmering Adriatic and enclosed by ancient walls, the compact Old Town offers[…]

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Each month we showcase a European city – our focus in September is Oslo… Oslo is an enticing city, where the natural beauty of epic scenery meets urban sophistication and high culture. Surrounded by Oslofjord, forests and mountains, Norway’s capital has a refreshingly clean atmosphere. In fact, Oslo has one of the lowest carbon footprints[…]

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Each month we showcase a European city – our focus in August is Barcelona… Barcelona is one of Europe’s most captivating and vibrant cities. With outstanding architecture – from Roman remnants via Gothic grandeur to the sculptural creations of Gaudí and his peers – Barcelona boasts nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites, countless museums, and a wealth[…]

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Each month we provide the low-down on a European city. Our focus in July is Vienna… Offering a wealth of historic grandeur, with some of Europe’s most exquisite imperial buildings, visitors to Vienna can immerse themselves in fine art, design, architecture, and musical performances while experiencing the city’s vibrant food, elegant wine, and celebrated coffee[…]

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We provide the low-down on our featured city – this month, our focus is on Munich… As Germany’s third largest city, after Berlin and Hamburg, Munich is also the Bavarian capital. With a diverse array of attractions, from museums to the regal architecture of palaces and cathedrals, Munich is also a sociable city with many[…]

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