The top 5 European trips to take this summer!

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?

1. Paris

With famous landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Left Bank, the Arc Du Triomphe and Notre-Dame cathedral to explore, a few days in Paris will definitely be get you in the mood for romance. It’s distinctive cafe culture combined with gritty urban landscapes alongside designer boutiques and tempting patisseries, meaning there’s always something new to discover.

Favourite halal eat:
Le Confidentiel,
6 Rue Robert Estienne

2. Geneva

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 a 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

3. Barcelona

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, and Barcelona has beaches too. What more can you want?

Favourite halal eat:
Wild Beef, Carrer de la Diputació

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4. Stockholm

Funky Stockholm is fast becoming a top European destination with its unique landscape and laid back vibe. Encompassing fourteen islands, with more than fifty bridges straddling an extensive 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

5. Rome

A truly remarkable city offering so much to travellers, Rome is home to nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture, and culture. 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 is by walking its ancient and beautiful streets.

Favourite halal eat:

Luna Caprese,130 Via Rasella

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