A tapestry of different cultures, and not too distant from home, there’s a reason why Europe is a consistent favourite amongst travellers old and new. How about Krakow? With mouth-watering local delicacies, and an eclectic blend of architecture, there’s plenty to do and see in one of Poland’s oldest cities. Or stroll around the Muzeum Witrazu, then sit back in the Square for a bit of casual peoplewatching. Later, sample a flavoured vodka or two at one of the many laid-back bars or restaurants. This friendly city is the perfect size for first-time solo travellers – lots to take in, but little risk you’ll get lost! Or how about Budapest? Home to luxurious thermal Turkish baths, and encapsulating a blend of romantic history with lively cultural activity, it’s easy to see why this is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. After something a little bit different? Le Parfum Croisette is home to Hungary’s only perfumer, Zsolt Zólyomi. Perfume-making workshops run regularly here, so you can treat yourself – or a loved one back home – to a truly distinctive gift.
Thermal baths in Budapest