We’ve packed our weekend cabin bag and headed out to discover the top five summer European destinations to visit this year. Step back into ancient history in Rome or try something completely different by exploring the Nordic realms. It’s never been a better time to visit the continent, so why not give it a go this summer?
With famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Left Bank, the
Arc Du Triomphe and Notre-Dame cathedral toexplore, a few days in Paris will definitely be getyou in the mood for romance. It’s distinctive cafe culture combined with gritty urban landscapes alongside designer boutiques and tempting patisseries mean there’s always something new to discover.
Favourite halal eat: Le Confidentiel, 6 Rue Robert Estienne
Known as the City of Peace, Geneva, is also one of the greenest in Europe. Lying on the banks of Lake Geneva, it’s the perfect base to explore scenic towns such as Montreux and the Olympic HQ at Lausanne. Geneva’s centrepiece fountain, the Jet d’Eau is great place to start, followed by a trip to the Palais de Nations (The United Nations) before rounding off your day in Geneva at one of the boutique cafés.
Favourite halal eat:Baroush, 1, Carrefour de Rive
Whether you’re travelling as a family, couple, or by yourself, Barcelona is full of activities, music, history, and shopping, making it Spain’s go to
city break. Explore the city’s MUHBA museum, La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter and La Rambla. For soccer fans, no visit to Barcelona is complete without visiting the Camp Nou. Oh, Barcelona has beaches too. What more can you want?
Favourite halal eat: Wild Beef, Carrer de la Diputació
Funky Stockholm is fast becoming a top European destination with its unique landscape and laid back vibe. Encompassing fourteen islands, withmore than fifty bridges straddling anextensive Baltic Sea archipelago, Stockholm provides you with beautiful views as you move between the islands to discover what the city has to offer. Vintage music fans can head to the ABBA museum, or for a brush with royalty visit the Drottningholm Palace.
Favourite halal eat: Flames Restaurant, 34 Sveavägen
A truly remarkable city offering so much to travellers, Rome is home to nearly 3,000 years of globallyinfluential art, architecture andculture. One day is simply not enough. Spend a long weekend exploring the Forum, the Colosseum, the Vatican City and outstanding masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. Alongside history, culture and art, savour authentic Italian dishes such as risotto, calzone and gelato. Although an all-year round destination, Rome in the summer is a walking city and the best way to get under it’s skin.
Favourite halal eat: Luna Caprese,130 Via Rasella