The Best Autumn City Breaks

Autumn City Breaks

In Autumn crowds depart and city breaks become more affordable, so why not take your friends and go on your next adventure? There are many beautiful places to explore around Europe this time of the year. We made a list of our favorite cities to visit this Autumn. 🙂

city breaks this autumn

Ljubljana

Start your sightseeing at the Prešeren Square, right next to Ljubljanica river. The Square will guide you towards the river, where you can relax on the banks for a while and enjoy the Slovenian atmosphere.

Next, head to the Triple Bridge, designed by Slovenia’s most renowned architect and follow its work along the Central Market up to the Dragon’s Bridge. Make sure you also visit the 900 years old castle on the hill.

Spend a night behind bars

No, not like that but you can experience sleeping in a cell at Celica hostel. The hostel was converted from a prison, the cells (rooms) are designed by individual artists so each room is unique.

Day trip to Lake Bled

Enjoy a day at Lake Bled relaxing on a boat. Go around the lake and visit Bled island, or you can walk up to the castle and admire all this from above.

A one-hour car ride from Ljubljana to make sure your wishes come true. According to the legend, if you listen to the church bell and ring it yourself three times, your wishes will come true.

Book a tour to Bled Castle and Island here.

city breaks this autumn

Budapest

A few days in Budapest means lots of walking around, sightseeing. The city is full of beautiful sights such as the Parliament, the Castle Quarter or the Hero’s Square.

You can visit the Zoo, chill along the Danube banks or go to Margaret Island (right on the Danube) and explore the island on a pedal cart.

📍 Read more about Budapest’s top sights here.

Danube Cruise

Explore the city on a cruise on the Danube. Sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful architecture along the river.

The “City of Spas”

If you get tired after sightseeing you can enjoy a few hours at one of the many thermal baths in the city. Budapest is renowned for its numerous thermal baths dating back to 1920. These serve both for bathing and medicinal purposes.

city breaks this autumn

Amsterdam

Cozy up in a cafe near the canals and enjoy the brownish views of fallen leaves, the people walking around the canals and the boats slowly crossing by.

Wander around the streets in the city centre and enjoy every minute of it. Stop at a stand and buy yourself a paper cone of hot fries with mayo.

Cruise on canals

Explore the city on a cruise and enjoy the beauty of the canals of Amsterdam. Admire the boathouses, discover the city’s attractions and get insider tips from your guide.

city breaks this autumn

Berlin

Enjoy autumn’s honey colors in Berlin’s numerous parks and admire the city’s beautiful architecture. Start your tour with the Tier garden, go up to the Victory Column and continue your way to Reichstag’s building. The Parliament is better seen after lunch or at least not too late in the afternoon as you can climb up to the glass cupola and have a 360 view of the city.

Afterwards, you can head to the Holocaust Memorial and Brandenburg gate which is really fascinating in the evening when the Sun goes down.

Don’t forget to go to walk around Alexanderplatz where you can see the TV Tower and Weltzeituhr. Also, your visit should include a walk along the Spree River, Checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin Wall.

👉 Read more about the top sights in Berlin.

Berlin by bike

Berlin is very bike-friendly, you can go sightseeing on a bike tour and enjoy a nice ride in the city while you stop at the landmarks to find out about Berlin’s history.

city breaks this autumn

Lisbon

Fresh food, beautiful skyline and lots of Sun. Lisbon is perfect in the Autumn when temperatures drop and you can walk around comfortably, sightseeing and enjoying the colorful city. While you’re there, make sure you ride the old wooden tram.

In the Autumn prices also drop, so you can do more with less money. As soon as the summer season is over, the number of people on the beaches drop so you can enjoy the stunning views.

Visit Alfama

Alfama is the oldest neighbourhood in Lisbon. It is full of beautiful medieval streets. And for an amazing experience, go to an authentic Fado music show. Fado is the traditional music of Lisbon, it reflects the culture, history and identity of the people.

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