If you are going to visit a big city this can be very tiring. The time we spent on a city trip varies usually from 1 to 4 days. In this short time, all points of interest and especially highlights will be visited. Because a city trip is often booked in sunny periods the hustle and bustle is high and the temperatures in large cities can be enormous.
However, this kind of city trips can reduce stress. The head is cleared. Preparations for making a city trip provide you already of a good mindset as well as thinking about different things. The everyday concerns can be put aside. Forget the worries at work and the hustle and bustle of family concerns seem not to exist.
During a trip are the concerns completely forgotten.
Because you have such a short time to visit a city, we do as much as we can in the time we spent on a city trip, so daily concerns do not exist anymore. We are busy with city maps and we plan routes. We want to see all the places of interest and are busy scheduling when and what we want to visit, at what time and above all in what order. During our visit of a city we want to walk through the city, make bus tours, cycle around or take a boat trip. If possible we want to visit churches, mosques and basilicas.
We want to make pictures of everything and we are busy with making selfies. Whenever possible, we try to take pictures with as less people on it as possible. Finally, a picture with a clear blue sky and no one else on the picture but only yourself in front of a building is the most beautiful to show to family and friends.
If you’re in a busy period or you were just very busy in the past period and you don’t have multiple holiday weeks left, then it is definitely a must for a city trip.
I have visited several larger cities such as: London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Amsterdam, Munich, Venice, Athens and Rome. Of course, you can visit the standard large famous cities but there are very many cities that are a bit smaller but definitely worth a visit.
Beautiful cities are: Verona, Valencia, Salzburg, Hamburg, Pisa, Florence and my favorite Edinburgh. Furthermore, European cities like Düsseldorf, Köln, Alkmaar, Maastricht, Aachen, Innsbruck, Bath, Montpellier are all very fun as day trip.
Obviously lots of cities which are not included in the above lists are absolutely worth visiting but are still on my list. Even overseas there will be beautiful cities worth visiting.
Perhaps you have any tips which cities are worth to visit?
The last city trip I have done was from Croatia. A day with the catamaran to Venice. Venice is an old city with beautiful buildings located in a lagoon crossed by canals. Appointed from the beginning of our era and since 1987 on the World Heritage list of the UNESCO. First inhabited by fishermen and then built up by refugees after the raids of Attila around 453 and of the Lombards in 568.
Summers can be very hot and very busy. Fortunately, the narrow streets have a lot of shade. The best thing is to start your tour from the right of the San Marco square. You will then see little streets with beautiful buildings and canals. Of course, you can go directly to the Rialto Bridge and San Marco square, but the many palazzos, churches, basilicas and the cute little squares invite you for walks around the famous hustle and bustle in the middle of the city.
If you plan it right there is a lot to see in 1 day, but do you want to know more about the many beautiful buildings that are built around 14 and 15 hundred, then you should plan a few days to spent a good time. Watch the beautiful Venetian masks in the many little shops. The difference between counterfeit and handwork is plastic or paper marché. The unique handwork masks have a stamp and certificate of originality. You can take a boat trip in one of the famous gondolas but a tour on a small taxi boat on the Canal Grande is definitely worth a visit. Don’t go to a restaurant where the waiters pull you inside their restaurants but get a sandwich in an authentic place and chat with the owners. Try to avoid the busiest periods and visit the little side streets.
So if you have some time left than book that city trip!