Nightlife Trips in Europe

7 Days of Design in Denmark

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Fly into: Copenhagen Fly out of: Copenhagen
Total Duration: 7 days

Start with the museums and chic shops of Copenhagen, then move to Kolding, home to Denmark's preeminent design school. Finish in Billund, where a visit to Legoland shows just how much fun design can be.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Shopping
  • Art and Culture
  • Nightlife
  • Museums

Central Europe by Train

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Fly into: Budapest Fly out of: Warsaw
Total Duration: 10 days

This itinerary gives the flavor of Central Europe. There's plenty to see, including castles in Bratislava and Krakow, bathhouses in Budapest, and libraries in Warsaw. It's best and most easily undertaken by train.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife
  • Great Train Ride
  • History

Discover the Italian Renaissance

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Fly into: Milan Fly out of: Rome
Total Duration: 11 days

The Italian Renaissance, a golden age of art and culture, celebrated beauty, innovation, and mathematical proportion. You can read it in Dante, see it in Michelangelo, and be engulfed by it when you walk into a Renaissance church. This tour highlights key Renaissance sites and masterpieces in eight different locales, including the major cities of Milan, Venice, Florence, and Rome, as well some more remote, less frenetic destinations.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Food and Wine
  • Art and Culture
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife

Essential Portugal: Lisbon and the North Country

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Fly into: Lisbon Fly out of: Lisbon
Total Duration: 11 days

This itinerary showcases some of the best that Portugal has to offer, at a relaxed pace. Start your journey exploring Lisbon, before heading north to discover hilltop towns, castles, and fishing villages. Burn off all the rustic food by hiking in the massive Serra da Estrela, and don't miss the port-making region before heading south again to Lisbon and back home.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Food and Wine
  • Architecture
  • History
  • Shopping
  • Nightlife

Greek Island Hopping

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Fly into: Athens Fly out of: Athens
Total Duration: 12 days

If you're looking for the archetype of the Greek islands—off-the-charts beauty, hedonistic nightlife, white-washed villages, and other-worldly sunsets—choose the Cyclades. Travel the waters from blue-domed Mykonos to Santorini's caldera, and discover off-the-beaten-path places where you can avoid the crowds and slip into the slow island way of life.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Food and Wine
  • Nightlife
  • Art and Culture
  • Architecture

Highlights of the Netherlands and Belgium

The Hague's parliament GAPS/istockphoto
Fly into: Amsterdam Fly out of: Brussels
Total Duration: 11 days

This trip, true to its moniker, gives you all the best of the Netherlands and Belgium. Start among Amsterdam's canals, see the seaside by The Hague, and check out Rotterdam's busy nightlife. In Belgium, you'll see Brugge's medieval splendor, the artistry of Ghent, and the street life of Brussels before heading home.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • History
  • Food and Wine
  • Natural Beauty
  • Nightlife
  • Architecture

Mountains, Vineyards, and Villages in Spain and France

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Fly into: Madrid Fly out of: Paris
Total Duration: 15 days

Why choose between visiting France or Spain? On this trip you'll hit the big cities like Madrid and Toulouse as well as spend time in each country's lesser known towns, like Zaragoza and St-Jean-Pied-de-Port. You'll go through mountains, vineyards and little coastal villages while exploring outstanding museums and churches.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Food and Wine
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping

Southern Germany: Munich to Frankfurt

Rothenburg ob der Tauber Rothenburg Tourismus Service/German National Tourism Board
Fly into: Munich Fly out of: Frankfurt
Total Duration: 14 days

This trip focuses on the best of Germany's southern region. From the bustling beer gardens of Munich to the financial buzz of Frankfurt, along the way you'll see the old-fashioned pomp of Augsburg, the scholarly focus of Heidelberg, and the perfectly preserved streets of Rothenburg ob der Tauber.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Art and Culture
  • Food and Wine
  • Museums
  • History
  • Nightlife

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