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Best places to travel in Europe

More than half a million of you have voted for their best European destinations for the tenth edition of the competition this year. Here is your ranking of the trendiest European destinations.

Whether you look forward to a city break, a romantic getaway, a family or beach holiday, a cultural or gastronomic trip, alone or with friends, you will be spoilt for choice. Need even more inspiration? Discover dozens more themes such as the most beautiful Christmas markets and beaches in Europe.

Today is the perfect day to plan your next holiday in Europe. Book your flights, accommodation, at the best price. Travel more and spend less! Book now!

1. Budapest, Hungary

Thousands of you from all over the world have voted for Budapest as the best European destination. The capital of Hungary is number one on your travel bucket list.

The city setting is stunning with a rich architectural and historical heritage: it offers an unmatched combination of culture, blooming gastronomy and the advantages of thermal waters and world heritage sights. The pearl of the Danube is not only the best European destination, it is also one of the most beautiful and safest cities in the world. Budapest offers the elegance of Paris, the architectural heritage of Vienna, the charm of Porto, Stockholm’s gentle way of life.

Join Budapest lovers and book your flight, accommodation and best tours in Budapest such as a Danube Cruise, a visit to the Buda Castle or an alternative Budapest walking tour of both Buda and Pest and enjoy your stay in the best destination in Europe! A word of advice: your Instagram account is at risk of blowing up if you share all the photos you will be taking!

2. Braga, Portugal

Braga has been attracting travelers from all over the world for thousands of years. Braga (1 hour by train from Porto) is sparkling, charming and full of life. The city offers the best of Portugal in a friendly and warm atmosphere.

Stroll through its shopping streets and marvel at the beauty of its Gothic Cathedral. Take a romantic break in the Santa Barbara Garden or walk to the top of Bom Jesus do Monte. Even the sky does not seem to be a limit for Braga and its inhabitants. Whether you are a believer or not, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Sameirois breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring.

Shopaholic? No problem, Braga offers a unique experience with a mix of traditional shops, young designer shops and shopping centres. Want to move, dance, laugh and share unforgettable moments? Braga offers high quality events throughout the year. More? The biggest White Night in Europe takes place in Braga with dozens of street concerts. Braga is made for lovers, adventurers, foodies, history buffs and those who seek new trends and experiences. Open your eyes, beauty is all around you!

3. Monte Isola, Italy

Monte Isola is probably one of the most beautiful destinations in Italy. Located on Lake Iseo, just 2 hours from Milan, Monte Isola offers the best of Lombardy on a few square kilometres. This great mountain emerging in the middle of a beautiful lake is paradise on earth. Monte Isola has been banning cars for a long time and has been awarded the “EDEN – European Destination of Excellence” by the European Commission for its commitment to sustainable tourism and the maintenance of local production. 

Monte Isola seduces travellers from all over the world; it has inspired great artists such as Cristo who chose the island for one of his most stunning artistic installations. Monte Isola seduces families, lovers, hikers, those who want to relax, feel authenticity, human warmth and respect for nature. Discover local crafts, fishing nets, local produce such as salami, fish in oil, wild asparagus, extra virgin olive oil, sun dried sardines, fresh tomatoes, arugula or chubs and perches. Monte Isola is also a paradise for gourmets. Like Franciacorta’s wines, it is seductive, sparkling, incomparable. 

Book your plane tickets to Milan or Bergamo as well as your train tickets to Brescia then take a bus or train to Iseo. You will get to Monte Isola by boat (did you notice that Monte Isola is an island?). There are crossings day and night. Book your accommodation at the best price and your best tours in Lombardia. 

4. Metz, France

If you want to discover one of the trendiest destinations in France, Metz is definitely the place to go! The city attracts artists and travellers from around the world. Young designers, investors, start-up companies, have settled in Metz for years. Major cultural institutions like the Pompidou Centre and renowned creators such as Philippe Starck have decided to launch their projects in the city. 

Situated in the north-east of France and only 82 mins from Paris by train, Metz is the perfect sized town for a short break. Its combination of lively shopping streets and riverside walks makes it ideal for pedestrians, cyclists and people looking for amusement and relaxation. Family-friendly parks and gardens are part of the city lifestyle, just like the animated terraces, cafés and bars. Good quality food is easy to find.  The Covered Market, patisseries run by award-winning pastry chefs, and the many restaurants serve local and international delicacies for every budget.

5. Poznan, Poland

Poland is one of the trendiest tourist destinations not to be missed this year. Do you like history, castles?Poznań is made for you with its incredible Renaissance-style town hall, its huge medieval-like castle or the colourful facades of Stary Rynek (the Old Market Square).

Do you like shopping and art? “Stary Browar” (Old Brewery) is one of the most beautiful shopping centres in the world as well as being a business art centre.  Gastronomy is your weakness? Discover hundreds of restaurants recommended by the most prestigious culinary guides. Do you need more? Poznań is one of the greenest cities in Poland which many cyclists and pedestrians mostly enjoy in summer. Poznań also hosts incredible events such as the “Ethno Port” one of the best music festivals in the world.

Looking for a romantic or family trip? We recommend the Poznań Christmas market ranked among the most beautiful in Europe. Do not miss its ice sculpture festival, the only one of its kind in Europe.

6. Málaga, Spain

Forget Barcelona and Madrid this year and go for Málaga! Stroll through the alleys of the old historic centre, fill your lungs with fresh sea air on the quays, shop on the marinha or sip a cocktail on the rooftop of a trendy bar. For a panoramic view of the city, hop on the Grande-Roue or climb to the top of the Gibralfaro Castle for a 360-degree view of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Treat yourself to a day of thrills on the “Caminito del Rey“, one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Málaga province. Finally, enjoy a moment of pure bliss in one of Málaga’s magnificent hammams.

Málaga is a unique destination in Europe and a mix of modern and traditional. The city combines leisure, tourism, beach, gastronomy and shopping together with business and extensive cultural offerings and events of worldwide recognition.

7. Geneva, Switzerland

You ranked it among the most popular destinations to visit in 2019. Geneva is surprising, sparkling and perfect for a city break, for shopping, culture and nature lovers.

Geneva offers a smorgasbord of unmissable experiences in a one-of-a-kind natural setting. From the shores of the biggest lake in Western Europe in just one hour, find yourself at the foot of Mont-Blanc, the continent’s highest peak. Feel like skiing in the morning and shopping in the afternoon? No problem! Anything is possible here!

With its breathtaking views, Geneva will amaze you time and time again! From the famous Jet d’Eau jetting water 140 metres above Lake Geneva, to the picturesque countryside and its vineyard paths, enjoy being spellbound by its diverse and enchanting landscape.

Whether it’s a trip to the heart of the legendary birthplace of fine watchmaking, savouring the delights of dining in top restaurants or soaking up the buzz of the international district, Geneva has it all! Be sure to live a great experience in Geneva! 

8. Cavtat, Croatia

Croatia has to be one of the most beautiful countries in the world and Cavtat, located on the Adriatic coast, is a real gem. Breathtakingly splendid, this small town is only 20 kilometres from Dubrovnik. Cavtat will seduce you with the beauty of its landscapes but also the richness of its cultural and historical heritage… and its gastronomy

Places like Cavtat offering so much to the visitors are quite rare. Its scenery, the rich cultural and historical heritage along with the range of services offered to tourists meet the demands of the present day tourists, thus making it one of the most attractive destinations on the Adriatic coast.

Cavtat caters for all types of travellers. You can walk, take a bike ride, go horseback riding or indulge in water sports. Cavtat is also the ideal choice for a family holiday to bask in the sun or for active holidays. Come recharge your batteries in Cavtat, one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe.

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