Ten Best Unusual Weekend Getaways in Europe for Those Who Want Something More
When thinking of weekend trips, the thoughts go directly to cities like London, Budapest, Rome or Paris. All classic weekend cities are fantastic, but as it is becoming increasingly popular with tourists to go away on weekend trips to places that remained unexplored for the eyes of foreigners for many years. Therefore, in today’s article, we have developed the top 10 alternative cities for weekend trips in 2019 that are full of uncharted surprises.
After decades of communist repression and isolation, the magnificent country of Romania opened its borders for any curious visitor that is ready to get culturally shocked around every corner. Its capital boasts the hottest Bucharest stag do experiences for thousands of foreigners every weekend.
One of the great additions to this trip is the option for exploring charming natural surrounding that is full of untouched natural wonders that cuddle the city. Of course, everyone has heard about notorious count Dracula and yes, of course, you can visit its castle and museum dedicated to the worlds most famous vampire lord
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo is becoming an increasingly popular destination among all the foreigners who want to experience multicultural heritage stacked in such a small area. Bosnia’s capital is incredibly beautiful and welcoming.
Sarajevo’s old town is on the UNESCO World Heritage List and is well worth a visit. In the evening there is a vibrating nightlife scene with many bars and restaurants serving good drinks and food at exceptionally low prices.
Bulgaria’s capital is often forgotten, which is a shame because the city offers amazing architecture and cultural events. This is one of Europe’s most affordable travel destinations and a city that everyone should visit sometime. There are Roman ruins, Byzantine churches, mineral springs and a large selection of cafes and restaurants.
In Sofia, you can also go on a free walking tour that takes you around the city’s various gems. The tour is run by students and passionate young people who love their hometown and they are more than willing to show you around everything you want to know.
Slovenia’s capital is a quiet and beautiful city with friendly locals, good food and cheap prices. The old town is filled with buildings from the Middle Ages and small shops, cafes and cozy restaurants. It is very romantic to walk around the river, especially over the bridges with “love-locks”. The atmosphere is calm and relaxed, which makes Ljubljana a perfect weekend getaway when you want to escape from the stress of overcrowded cities of Europe.
In Ljubljana, there are also opera houses, the zoo, several museums and many attractions, including the fantastic Ljubljana castle. On Saturdays, there is a lively market in the center and every Sunday a large flea market is arranged, perfect for some unique finds on the weekend trip. Don’t forget to visit the famous chocolate shop – Moja Čokolada and blow your mind with sweetness.
Bologna is a beautiful city in northern Italy that is often forgotten in favor of cities like Milan, Rome, and Venice. If you have visited these already, you should focus on Bologna. The city is a well-known university town and there is a lively nightlife as well as many cafes and restaurants.
The atmosphere in the city is harmonious, yet lively thanks to all the students. Enjoy good food, good wines, and a genuine Italian university town.
Pleasant climate, nice beaches, shopping, salsa, night clubs, and bars are just some of the reasons to pack your bag and go on a weekend trip to Montpellier. Have you already visited Paris and Nice and are looking for a weekend trip to wonderful France, then you should definitely go to Montpellier.
Been to Barcelona and Madrid? Take a look at the wonderful Granada with the magnificent Alhambra, a large palace and castle area overlooking the beautiful Sierra Nevada. The city is lively and offers both culture and history, and you must not forget all the cozy cafés and restaurants that are found around the city.
Don’t forget to visit El Bañuelo, an Arabic bath. The price level is also lower than in Barcelona and Madrid, both in terms of hotel and entertainment.
When foreigners think of Greece; Crete, Rhodes, Samos and several other Greek islands appear in their minds instantly. Thessaloniki is very popular among the Greeks themselves during the summer months and it is not so strange. The lively town has many restaurants, cafes, and bars unique in appearance.
Thessaloniki also has a fantastic architecture with “the white tower” as the foremost symbol. Those who seek sun and heat are not disappointed, there are lovely beaches and the climate is pleasant all year round. Thessaloniki provides a genuine Greek holiday.
Wroclaw is the third largest Polish city and largest one in western Poland that offers both culture and nightlife in a very unique fashion. The city is also less touristy than classic Warsaw and here you get a more genuine experience of Poland.
Here is a free tour that takes you to the city’s best attractions. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the Old Town, which foreigners find to be both charming and cozy.
Sardinia is sometimes called “the Caribbean of Europe” thanks to its wonderful and white beaches. Alghero is no exception and more and more people are discovering this pearl in the Mediterranean.
Enjoy the tranquility and genuine Sardinia with paradise beaches and good food. It is easy to relax here, which makes it an excellent weekend destination to get away from the stress in Sweden. Around Alghero, there is also a wonderful and untouched nature.