Dinant, Belgium

Brussels is fabulous but you can escape the hustle and bustle by heading south to the riverfront town of Dinant.

Nestled between the Meuse River and its citadel, it boasts stunning architecture and some amazing views from the mountaintop fortress..

Tbilisi, Georgia

The Georgian capital of Tbilisi is a fantastic city to get lost in.

While it’s very much off the beaten track, it has a lovely Old Town with enticing winding alleyways and traditional balconied houses that are tucked in between magnificent Art Noveau buildings.

Piran, Slovenia

Piran is a postcard-perfect town that’s often compared to Venice, situated on a beautiful peninsula that lies between the Gulf of Piran and the Bay of Strunjan.

Cork, Ireland

Cork,  sometimes referred to as the “real capital of Ireland,”.

It’s filled with happening pubs that host live music, outstanding art galleries and thought-provoking museums, and it offers one of the best foodie scenes in the entire country.

Turku, Finland

Turku was named the European Capital of Culture in 2011. Finland’s oldest town boasts a a burgeoning food and drink scene!

Guimaraes, Portugal

Guimaraes is one of the prettiest cities in Portugal. It’s also home to a 10th-century castle guarded by a statue of the nation’s first king.

From the towers and battlements inside, you can enjoy a fabulous view of the city.

San Gimignano, Siena, Italy

San Gimignano is a charmingly medieval walled village that’s surprisingly still unspoiled by tourism. Renowned for its 14 towers that soar above the skyline offering impressive views of the countryside…

Brno, Czech Republic

Brno is considered Czech Republic’s second city, often overlooked by its more famous sibling, Prague, yet considerably cheaper and much less busy.

While it doesn’t have the Charles Bridge, it does offer plenty of its own cultural and historical attractions, along with a small town feel and a slower moving pace.

Aarhus, Denmark

Voted as one of 2017’s European Cities of Culture, it may not be long before the hordes of tourists start discovering Aarhus.

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