Shopping Trips in Europe

7 Days of Design in Denmark

Tivoli Gardens gary718/Shutterstock
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

Belgium for Beer Lovers

Brugge reflections morriedin/Fodors.com member
Fly into: Brussels Fly out of: Amsterdam
Total Duration: 9 days

This itinerary stops in cities with a focus on tasty brews, from the brown cafés of Brussels and Amsterdam to the specialty brews of Liege and Ghent, to the bustling byways of Antwerp and side streets of Brugge.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Shopping
  • Food and Wine

Best of Britain: England, Scotland, and Wales

Shakespeare's birthplace gary718/shutterstock
Fly into: London Fly out of: Edinburgh
Total Duration: 14 days

This itinerary has all that you need from a circuit of Britain. You've got the big city pleasures of museums, parks and shopping in London and Edinburgh, the smaller town vibes of Bath and North Wales, and some fine outdoor activities in the Lake District and the Cotswolds.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Great Drive
  • Shopping
  • Architecture
  • History

Central Europe by Train

Lazienki Park Tomasz Szymanski/shutterstock
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

Ferrara Cathedral detail seraficus/istockphoto
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

Obidos, colorful building Jose Manuel-ITP
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

Essential Scotland: Castles, Lochs, and Whiskey

Loch Lomond sunset Abubakr Hussain/wikipedia.org
Fly into: Glasgow Fly out of: Glasgow
Total Duration: 12 days

Scotland's beauty can be rugged, mysterious, and sometimes stark, thanks to the country's famous lochs, craggy moors, and castles—all of which you'll experience on this comprehensive journey. Start in history-rich Edinburgh and head north to the St. Andrews, the birthplace of golf. Then take in the dramatic landscapes near Inverness and on the enchanting Isle of Skye. End on a high note with an invigorating walk around Loch Lomond before exploring the lively city of Glasgow.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Art and Culture
  • History
  • Natural Beauty
  • Architecture
  • Shopping

Mountains, Vineyards, and Villages in Spain and France

Zaragossa Pilar Square nhtg/shutterstock
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

Switzerland Sampler: A First-Timer's Tour

Zermatt cable car ST/swiss-image.ch
Fly into: Zürich Fly out of: Geneva
Total Duration: 14 days

Try the Switzerland Sampler for a taste of this tiny country's wares. From cosmopolitan Zurich and Geneva to the quaint charms of Luzern and Zermatt to Bern's sleepy appeal, this itinerary gives you a good sense of what's to be seen here.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Shopping
  • Architecture

The Best of Scandinavia

Dalarna landscape Mikael Damkier /shutterstock
Fly into: Stockholm Fly out of: Oslo
Total Duration: 10 Days

This itinerary hits Scandinavia's top towns. Start in cosmopolitan Stockholm, then explore the folklore-heavy region of Dalarna. Finish the trip in Göteborg and Oslo, two of Scandinavia's prettiest coastal towns.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

  • Natural Beauty
  • Architecture
  • Shopping
  • Art and Culture

The Good Life in Northern Italy

Villa Monastero in Varenna on Lake Como Ann Forcier/Fodors.com member
Fly into: Milan Fly out of: Milan
Total Duration: 10 Days

No one has mastered the art of living well as successfully as the Italians. This itinerary highlights locales in northern Italy that are dedicated to pleasure, from a luxurious lakeside getaway to gorgeous wine country to a cliff-lined seacoast. The trip is proof that you can have a wonderful Italian vacation without seeing one Renaissance masterpiece or setting foot in a cathedral—though there are plenty of opportunities to do both if you want to.

    This Trip's Top Experiences:

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

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