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Best European destinations to visit this spring

Best destinations to visit this Spring in Europe

Winter is gone and sunny days are coming. Trees are in bloom, love and sweetness are in the air. Spring is the perfect season to discover the most beautiful European destination in Greece, Portugal, France, Ireland, Croatia or Spain. Here are your favourite destinations in spring. Book your accommodation today at the best price guaranteed  as well as your best activities for a perfect holiday in Europe.


Stavanger - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Copyright Tatiana Popova - European Best Destinations
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Stavanger

Norway

Stavanger is a beautiful destination located in Norway. It is famous among trekking lovers and lovers of the most beautiful landscapes in Europe. Although it hardly ever snows in Stavanger (in comparison to other cities in Norway like Bergen), it's so pleasant in spring with the trees in bloom and  the beautiful houses of Stavanger illuminated by the sun. 

 

If you are adventurous, put on your trekking shoes and set off to discover Kjerag that is ranked among the best trekking places in Europe. There are many beaches in the region (along the coastline of Jaeren) ; they are perfect for fauna and flora watching. Book your accommodation at the best price in Stavanger. The highest rated hotels in Stavanger are the Thon Hotel  and the Clarion Hotel for their excellent value for money ; they are situated in the heart of the city. 

 


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Dublin

Ireland

Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is even more alive on sunny spring days with numerous music and cooking festivals, walks and discoveries. If you have the opportunity to go to Dublin in early June we recommend Ireland's largest garden festival "Bloom in the Park" in the Phoenix Park ; it is one of the most beautiful city parks in Europe.

 

Book  a priority entrance ticket to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin today ( you will be offered a pint of beer) or a Giant’s Causeway full-day tour from Dublin.

 

Book your accommodation in Dublin. The most appreciated hotel is "The Marker Hotel" in the heart of Dublin's cultural district and Ariel House in the leafy suburb of Ballsbridge.

 


San Sebastian - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Copyright Dzmitry Melnikau Michal Bednarek
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San Sebastian

Spain

San Sebastian  in Spain (the Basque country) is a dream destination, a unique place in the world. The region has a strong identity, traditions, a quality of life, a relationship with nature and different elements. San Sebastian is both traditional and modern. The gastronomy (only local products) is very fine with a touch of modernity, creativity, poetry and fantasy ; it is unique in  this region of the world.

 

Come discover one of the most beautiful bays in the world (probably the most beautiful one in Europe), an incredible architecture, superb museums, a shopping destination, leisure and well-being areas; they are perfect for an unforgettable holiday in  spring as well as at throughout the year.

 

Book your best activities in San Sebastian now as well as your accommodation at the best price guaranteed.

 


Montreux - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Copyright Albin Hillert - European Best Destinations
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Montreux

Switzerland

Montreux is worldwide known for its quality of life, clean air, breathtaking landscapes.

 

Freddie Mercury stayed in Montreux at the end of his life for the serenity of the place but also for work (he had  a recording studio built there).  "Made in Heaven" Queen’s  last  album was created in Montreux.

 

The place is also known for its famous Jazz Festival : the "Montreux Jazz Festival" which takes place in July. Book your stay in Montreux now by selecting your accommodation at the best price and your best activities in Switzerland.

 


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Porto

Portugal

Porto is fantastic throughout the year! It has been elected three times  «European best destination». The city, its friendly inhabitants, will enchant you. Porto is ranked among the safest cities in the world. Take a stroll through its typical and authentic narrow streets ; the city is  also ranked among the most romantic destinations in Europe.

 

Treat yourself to an overview of Porto by helicopter, discover its Museum of Contemporary Art, the Serralves Foundation, activities for young and old such as "World of Discoveries" an interactive museum dedicated to Portuguese explorers.

 

Book your best activities such as a cruise of the 6 bridges on the Douro River, a visit to the Port wine cellars or a guided tour of the Douro Valley. Book your accommodation today in the best hotels, apartments and guesthouses in Porto.

 

We particularly recommend Porto Moments, a superb Airbnb with views of Porto and the InterContinental Palacio das Cardosas hotel, the most beautiful 5-star hotel in the city.

For average budgets we recommend the superb "The Artist" hotel located near the Bolhao market as well as "The House Ribeira" located in the heart of the historic centre of Porto.

 

Come discover one of the most beautiful cities in Europe this spring!

 


Lisse Keukenhof Park - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Copyright Anton_Ivanov - European Best Destinations
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Keukenhof - Lisse

Netherlands

Keukenhof famous floral park is a must.  "Keuken" means "Cuisine" in Dutch. The Teylingen castle’s gardens were the kitchen gardens of a Countess of Bavaria in the 15th century, hence the name of "Keukenhof", « the garden of the kitchen. »

 

You may not know it but millions of bulbs  are offered by bulb creators to the park managers all year round. Each flowerbed has its own creator’s name written on it and  the place where you can buy the bulbs. These large flower mats are great advertisements for the greatest flower designers around the world. Discover Keukenhof by booking your accommodation at the best price guaranteed and your best activities in the Netherlands.

 


Panoramic view of Baska town, Krk, Croatia, Europe. Best destinations for spring time in Europe - Copyright Matej Kastelic - European Best Destinations
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Krk Island

Croatia

Croatia with its 1185 islands is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. The island of Krk is travellers’ favourite. It is 38 km long and 20 km wide and a paradise on earth, THE place to be in spring for an unforgettable holiday in Croatia.

 

There is a wide variety of landscapes on the island of Krk: You can swim in the blue waters of the lagoons, walk in the beautiful forests, be amazed by the landscapes, climb mountains,watch rare species of birds and plants, meet friendly people and enjoy very good food. Krk is only 30 minutes away from the beautiful city of Rijeka.

 

Book your hotel, guesthouse, villa, apartment, at the best price guaranteed now. 

 

 


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Zadar

Croatia

Elected "European Best Destination", Zadar is a dream destination for nature, dazzling landscapes and beautiful sunsets lovers.  You can not get bored in Zadar, you can go on a boat cruise and discover the islands that faces this beautiful city like the island of Ugljan and discover the charming town of Preko.

 

You can also rent a car and discover Pltivice National Park, awarded the title of the most beautiful national park in Europe. Zadar is a perfect destination for a roadtrip in Croatia. It is the place to go all year round and particularly in spring when the temperatures are milder.

 

Book your hotel at the best price guaranteed in Zadar as well as your best activities  such as an active 4-hour sailing trip.


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Athens

Greece

 Athens is the place to go at least once in a lifetime. You will approach one of the greatest civilizations, discover its philosophers who have marked the world and our way of thinking. Athens is also a perfect destination for shopping day or night.

 

Lovers will book their room in the mythical "Hotel Grande Bretagne" a luxurious 5-star hotel located in the heart of the city of Athens offering a rooftop terrace with great views of the city.

 

Athens also offers plenty of accommodations at great prices. Book your youth hostel, apartment, B&B or hotel at the best price guaranteed as well as your best activities in Athens such as a guided tour of the Acropolis.

 


Ljubljana - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Copyright Matej Kastelic - European Best Destinations
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Ljubljana

Slovenia

The capital of Slovenia is a dream for travellers from all over the world. It is not only one of the most romantic destinations in Europe with its baroque districts and art nouveau buildings, it is also one of the best destinations to visit in spring.

 

Ljubljana is a unique destination in the world, beautiful and rich as Vienna, colourful and warm like a city in the Mediterranean. Ljubljana is traditional, historical, modern and creative.

 

Discover the largest selection of hotels, B&B, apartments at the best price guaranteed and the best things to do in Ljubljana such as a Slovenian Wine tasting experience or a private tour with a local.


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Stari Grad

Croatia

Stari Grad is  one of the oldest cities in Europe (2,400 years old ! ); it is also one of the best European destinations and it is classified by UNESCO for the quality of its landscapes. This city, created by the Greeks, is one of the jewels of tourism in Croatia nowadays.

 

Come discover Stari Grad next spring and book your stay at the best price guaranteed as well as your best activities in Hvar such as a one day  visit of the best of Hvar island and local dinner.

 

 


London - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Copyright PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek
Copyright PHOTOCREO Michal Bednarek

London

United Kingdom

London will always be one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Why ? Maybe because it is multi cultural ; you will come across locals who dress in wacky clothes in London but also extremely serious people who work in the "City" and are dressed in a suit.

 

Some neighbourhoods are dedicated to fashion victims, some to  altermondialists, some are romantic such as the famous Notting Hill area ranked among the "best film locations in Europe".

 

Book your best activities in London today such as a Warner Brothers Studio tour, a visit of Tower Bridge or a "Jack the Ripper" tour in London East End. Also select your hotel at the best price guaranteed in London for an unforgettable city break in a city that will never stop surprising you.

 


Le Havre - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Bains des Docks ©OTAH
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Le Havre

France

Le Havre is  atypical. It is classified by UNESCO for its amazing architecture and its modernity. Le Havre is a city of contrasts, the cradle of Impressionism. The city houses the largest collection of Impressionist art in the Malraux Museum.

 

Le Havre is a city of art and history ; it is also a cruise destination ( ranked among the best cruise destinations in Europe), a seaside destination of international renown (it hosts very big nautical events like "The Jacques Vabre race"). Come discover the incredible architecture of a destination that will never stop surprising you.

 

Book your stay in Le Havre today ! It is one of the best European destinations to discover this spring.

 


Monte Carlo - Best destinations for springtime in Europe - Copyright Matej Kastelic  Michal Bednarek
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Monte-Carlo

Monaco

Some people may imagine that Monte Carlo is a bling-bling destination. It is not! Monte Carlo is rich in history and heritage, it is unique in the world! it mixes  leisure, business, entertainment, gambling, relaxation, well-being, gastronomy and ecology.

 

Monte-Carlo is an exceptional city to discover this spring. Book your hotel, guesthouse, B&B at the best price guaranteed

 


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Plovdiv

Bulgaria

Plovdiv is the second largest city in Bulgaria. The city is dynamic and has been one of the most trendy cities in Europe for some years now. It is not surprising that Plovdiv was selected as the European Capital of Culture. It‘s moving and has always been moving.

 

Plovdiv is a city of history, architecture with its famous Art nouveau houses, a city of gastronomy and wine. Discover the best things to do and see in Plovdiv, and also book your hotel, guesthouse, apartment at the best price guaranteed in Plovdiv.

 


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Amsterdam

Netherlands

Amsterdam is visited by millions of travellers each year. The city is so beautiful in summer, but much quieter, more pleasant and less expensive in  spring. Come live and discover Amsterdam as a local, in low season, from April to the end of June and treat yourself to the best of Amsterdam such as a walk on its famous canals, a visit to the Van Gogh museum, or a 3-hour guided bike tour of historical Amsterdam.

 

Book your accommodation at the best price guaranteed for a perfect holiday in the capital of the Netherlands.

 


 

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