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1. Posted by Emmyloopy (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

Hiya All!!!.
I have only just found this web site, and its just brill!!!

Help me with my query...

I turned 30 this year and I decided I wanted to do something abit different, so with the help of my boyfriend we intend to see as many as Europes capitals as we can in this year.

Now, we are not backpackers, hotels all the way for us!!!, and both have work commitments that stop us for just taking months off at a time.
We have so far managed 5 this year, (London, Prague, Edinburgh, Dublin and Berlin), and are planning more trips as we speak. We know we aren't going to get through them all, so which ones should we definately not miss, and why???.

Any advice and opinons will be greatly recieved!!

Em.

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Wow, there are so many.

Amsterdam: A great city, I wouldn't miss Amsterdam, it's a beautiful and fun city (I believe that it's technically the Capital along with Den Hague).

Rome & Vatican city: Get 2 for 1 and see A LOT of great stuff!

Moscow: would be a definite for me, but it's a little far from the rest.

Tallinn: is a great city, especially the walled Old Town with all the cafes and resturants, etc.

Riga: not far from Tallinn and a nice Old town area.

Athens: not the nicest city but lots of cool stuff nearby.

Paris: pretty major city, lots to see if you've never been there.

Vienna & Stockholm are also very nice.

And just in case I left out someone's city...there are lots of other nice Capital Cities in Europe.

That should keep you busy for a while .

3. Posted by Emmyloopy (Budding Member 5 posts) 11y

BRILL, I've been to Paris and Amsterdam in the past, and yes, enjoyed both, will have to leave them out until another year though in an attempt to 'bag' as many new cities!!
Thanks for your reply!!

Em.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 11y

Budapest - one of the most beautiful cities you will see ;)

If you're going to Vienna, then I would recommend that you continue on from there to Budapest - it's only a few hours away. And maybe even stop off in Bratislava on the way through, also a very nice (albeit much quieter) city.

5. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I would go with Tallinn too. A really lovely old town. Easyjet fly there now as well so it's cheap to get to. Go in the summer though.

Helsinki is nice too. Bit pricy though.

6. Posted by georgep (Respected Member 201 posts) 11y

Definitly Stockholm I love this city and the Lonely planet guide of sweden saids it's the most bautifull capital city.

And i would not forget Copenhagen if i where you.

Maybe combine them and take the train to get from one to the other (will take 5 hours or so)

Greetings,
George

7. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

Definitely visit Madrid and Lisbon!
I absolutely loved the cities and their southern European atmosphere ! You can also easily get from one to the other (5 hours driving distance).

8. Posted by JennyCook (Full Member 95 posts) 11y

I know it's not a capital, but Barcelona is definately not one to be missed. it's an incredible sity, and a long weekend will give you long enough to explore the city, although i've been there about four or five time now and i'm always finding new things to see and explore. I love it there!

9. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

I enjoyed Prague (Cracow will be an alternative) - both packed with tourists summer time.

10. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Not a capital city, but Antwerp is really very pretty.