Living in Ireland, we’re quite lucky to be in close proximity to so many stunning cities across Europe.
With affordable flights available to any number of gorgeous destinations, there’s never much of an excuse needed to pack up and head away on a city break.
Why enjoy an Archway with mates at home when you could do it in a city you’ve never seen before?
Here are some of the best spots around Europe to leave it all behind for a few days…
The Latvian capital is one of Europe’s underrated gems. The largest city of the three Balkan states, there’s plenty to see and do to fill a weekend.
The historic Krakow is one of the oldest cities in Poland and is bursting with art and culture.
The cafes and museums of the Hungarian capital provide ample opportunity for an educational and enjoyable weekend away.
Prague, Czech Republic
One of Europe’s most popular city destinations, particularly when the Christmas markets get into full swing.
There’s plenty more to the beautiful Portuguese capital than sunny weather, although that is an added bonus.
Often flies under the radar when it comes to French destinations but this lovely spot is well worth a few days of your time.
The Scottish capital’s narrow streets and laid-back vibe make this a perfect destination for a relaxing getaway.
Dubrovnik’s popularity has soared since the turn of the century. A must-visit for the sun worshippers out there.
If beautiful architecture is your bag, look no further than the Lithuanian capital.
Sun, history, culture, nightlife. The Greek capital really does have everything.
Our neighbours across the water are no more than a half hour flight away.
Take in all The Beatles culture you can handle in the home of the Fab Four.
One of the smallest capital cities in Europe, what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in history, culture and sheer beauty.