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Hop on Hop Off Europe

We’ve teamed up with our mates at Lonely Planet who have provided us with a bunch of useful information for each of Busabout’s Hop-on Hop-off destinations – what to see and do, where to party, the best places to eat and drink…the lot. Get reading and get excited!

Where we go

  • Amsterdam

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  • Ancona

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  • Avignon

    Surrounded by 4.3km of superbly preserved stone ramparts, this graceful city is the belle of Provence's ball. Famed for its annual performing-arts festival and its fabled bridge, the Pont St-Bénezet (aka the Pont d'Avignon), Avignon is an ideal spot from which to step out into the surrounding region.

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  • Barcelona

    Stylish Barcelona is a forward-thinking place, on the cutting edge of art, design and cuisine but with an equally rich past stretching back to Roman days. 

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  • Berlin

    Something old, something new. Reminders of Berlin's once-divided past sit side-by-side with its united present – Norman Foster's Reichstag dome, Peter Eisenman's Holocaust Memorial and the iconic Brandenburg Gate are all contained within a few blocks of each other.

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  • Bern

    One of the planet's most underrated capitals, Bern is fabulous. With the genteel, old soul of a Renaissance man and the heart of a high-flying 21st-century gal, this riverside city is both medieval and modern.

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  • Bruges, Belgium

    Bruges dreamily evokes a world long since gone. In the 14th century, Bruges was one of Europe's leading trade centres. But during the following century, the waterway linking the city to the sea silted up. Despite attempts to build a new canal, Bruges' economic lifeline was gone. Traders and townsfolk abandoned the city, leaving it suspended in time. 

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  • Cesky Krumlov

    Crowned by a stunning castle, and centred on an old-town square, Český Krumlov's Renaissance and baroque buildings enclose the meandering arc of the Vltava River.

     

     

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  • Dresden

    In life, Dresden was famous throughout Europe as 'Florence on the Elbe', owing to the efforts of Italian artists, musicians, actors and master craftsmen who flocked to the court of Augustus the Strong, bestowing countless masterpieces upon the city....

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  • Florence

    One of the most written about cities in Italy, Florence (Firenze) has a strange effect on visitors. Travellers who normally loathe art galleries queue for hours to get into them....

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  • La Spezia For Cinque Terre

    Named after its five tiny villages (Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso), the Unesco-listed Parco Nazionale delle Cinque Terre encompasses some of Italy’s most picturesque and environmentally sensitive coastline. 

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  • Lauterbrunnen

    Mind boggling beauty mixed with heart pumping adrenalin – Lauterbrunnen is an adventure junkies paradise. But from rosti and rafting to skydiving and shots, whether it's relaxation or exhilaration you're after, Lauterbrunnen has it all.

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  • Lucerne

    Recipe for a gorgeous Swiss city: take a cobalt lake ringed by mountains of myth, add a medieval old town and sprinkle with covered bridges, sunny plazas, candy coloured houses and waterfront promenades.

     

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  • Madrid

    Madrid may not have the effortless elegance of European capitals like Paris or Rome, but it has a raw energy that is infectious. Explore the old streets of the centre, relax in the plazas, soak up the culture....

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  • Munich

    Munich (München) is truly the capital of all things Bavarian. It's a heady mix of world class museums, historic sites, cosmopolitan shopping, exhausting nightlife, trendy restaurants, roaring beer halls, vast parks and, of course, Oktoberfest.

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  • Nice

    Nice is the Côte d'Azur's most cosmopolitan city. It's a heady mix of old and new, ethnic and domestic, sunshine and smog: strollers, skaters, beach-bums, and business people jostle for position along the beachfront.....

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  • Paris

    What can be said about the sexy, sophisticated City of Lights that hasn't already been said a thousand times before? 

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  • Prague

    It's Prague's perfect irony. You are lured by the past, but compelled to linger by the present and the future.

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  • Rome

    An epic, monumental metropolis, Rome has been in the spotlight for close on 3,000 years....

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  • Salzburg

    The joke 'if it's baroque, don't fix it' is a perfect maxim for Salzburg; the tranquil Old Town burrowed in below steep hills looks as much as it did when Mozart lived here 250 years ago.....

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  • San Sebastian

    Stylish San Sebastián (Donostia in Basque) has the air of an upscale resort, complete with an idyllic location on the shell-shaped Bahía de la Concha. The natural setting – crystalline waters, a flawless beach, green hills on all sides....

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  • Siena

    According to legend, Siena was founded by the sons of Remus, although it was the Middle Ages that heralded the city's golden age. Between the 13th and 15th centuries, painters of the Sienese School produced significant works of art....

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  • Stuttgart

    Hemmed in by vine-covered hills and full of greenery, Stuttgart is a haven for its residents, who enjoy a high quality of life. For tourists, its a peaceful city with some fascinating museums. 

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  • Tours

    Hovering somewhere between the style of Paris and the conservative sturdiness of central France, Tours is one of the principal cities of the Loire Valley. It's a smart, solidly bourgeois kind of place, filled with wide 18th-century boulevards, parks.....

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  • Valencia

    Valencia is where paella first simmered over a wood fire. It's a vibrant, friendly, mildly chaotic place with two outstanding fine-arts museums, an accessible old quarter, Europe's newest cultural and scientific complex – and an exciting nightlife scene.

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  • Venice

    Arriving in Venice (Venezia) is like stepping into a surreal never-never land. Where most cities have car-choked roads and impenetrable one-way systems, Venice has gondolas, vaporetti sestieri (districts) for a glimpse of Venice's beguiling and melancholic nature (water buses).....

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  • Vienna

    Vienna is a city that straddles both the past and present with ease. No other city effortlessly combines a rich history that has left behind such remarkable gifts....

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