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Destination of the Week: The Best of Europe

Best of Europe: Paris's iconic landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Photo: Shutterstock
Best of Europe: Paris's iconic landmark, the Eiffel Tower. Photo: Shutterstock


Europe has some of the world's most exciting cities. Gothic cathedrals and Baroque palaces overlook sleepy cobbled squares. Galleries offer breathtaking collections of art, while startling pieces of modern architecture, stylish shops and vibrant nightlife remind us that Europe is very much about the future as well as the past.

This week we highlight five of Europe's top cities (London, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Barcelona) and one region, the Italian Lakes; and give you our top tips for making the most of each destination: From how to beat the queues in Europe's top museums to the best views and shopping – even advice on buying diamonds! 


Buy a book: Insight Guide Western Europe

Read more: 10 places to go in Europe this spring