If you’re one of those people who wants to get the best of the summer weather, but also take in lots of new sights and sounds, then a European city break is just what you’re looking for. Europe’s mainland has plenty to offer in terms of locations and the more southerly nations can certainly get plenty of warm weather. Read on to find out a few of our suggestions, which you may not have thought about before:


Lisbon, Portugal
The Portuguese capital is a city steeped in history and contains a wealth of stunning buildings to visit. There’s also the river Tagus running aside the city, so you can count on plenty of delicious seafood and of course glorious sun. A particular highlight here is to visit the Jeronimos Monastery (or Heironymites Monastery to some), as this is the final resting place of the famous explorer Vasco da Gama.

Budapest, Hungary
Not only is Budapest the capital of Hungary, it’s also the largest city in the country. As such there’s plenty to do here in terms of sights and historical features. The city is also known for its many municipal parks, which make for beautiful and romantic walks.

Dubrovnik, Croatia
This striking walled city is another one for lovers of architecture, but this Croatian location is also famed for its nightlife and choice of incredible hotels and restaurants. There’s even something for beach lovers, with the warm and gentle waters of the Adriatic Sea on your doorstep.


Marseille, France
When it comes to summer coastal cities, then the Marseille – the second largest in France – is a top choice. This city served as the European Capital of Culture in 2013, and with so many incredible sights and sounds, it’s not hard to see why. A very liberal place, there are often parades and festivals held over the summer, so it’s also a good choice for those who like to party.

Added Travel Advice
If any of these are tickling your fancy, then the smart move is to get booking these now so you can ensure you get accommodation during the busier period. Also when it comes to travel, with a little research you can also find a bargain on your flights if you get booking now, as this post from Card Cutters shows you can get around the EU for under £30 in many cases.

Whatever your preferences, make sure you consider the above and organise yourself a fantastic summer city break in Europe.