Santa Marta lighthouse and museum perched on the coastline in Cascais

Day trips from Lisbon

Portugal’s charm isn’t limited to the capital. The country’s signature panache is woven through the steep hills and historical cities of this European gem. If fabulous food, fairy tale castles and unspoiled beaches are your idea of heaven, you’ll be in nirvana. A wealth of unique treasures lie beyond the Portuguese capital, waiting to be explored. Make the most of...

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Nighttime view from across the Garrone River of the Bordeaux wine museum, illuminated and reflecting off of the water.

Top 10 Bordeaux Attractions

France’s famed port city of Bordeaux, among a sprawling region of vineyards, is filled with so many cultural highlights, that UNESCO has put most of it on its World Heritage list. From immersing yourself in the world-topping Bordeaux Museum of Wine, to mingling with the crowds on the beautiful Pont de Pierre, tourist Bordeaux is a wildly varied mix of...

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Outdoor view of The Terreaux Square with fa circular stone fountain in Lyon.

Three Perfect Days in Lyon

Spend any amount of time in Lyon, and you’ll quickly discover a ripe metropolis with cultural treasures, world-class gastronomy, artistic pedigree, and a history that spans centuries back to Roman times. But, where does one start? With 72 hours on the clock, make the most out of your city break with this three-day itinerary, covering the best of what to...

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Puente de Vizcaya, the world’s oldest transporter bridge a dusk.

Top 10 Attractions in Bilbao

With beautiful bridges, stunning streets, and a unique metropolitan take on Basque culture, Bilbao is alive with wonderful things to taste, explore, and experience. From the famed Guggenheim Museum to quaint stores lining the colorful Old Town streets, you might struggle to fit it all in. Pack your camera and a Basque phrasebook, then take a walk through the beautiful...

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Day Trips from Bilbao

Bilbao is packed with stunning architectural sights and modern attractions in abundance - so much so that it can be difficult to pull yourself away from this fantastic Basque city. But outside of its walls sits the beautifully green Biscay province, begging to be further explored. Complete with rolling hills, quaint villages, and sloping mountains, there are many wonders to...

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A daytime view of beautiful Old Town architecture in the Casco Viejo neighborhood of Bilbao, Spain.

Discover Bilbao’s Neighborhoods

Once an important industrial port, Bilbao has bloomed in recent times, becoming a vibrant city where history meets modernity in unrivaled fashion. Its transformation has been so impressive that it was once named European City of the Year. As a leading city in innovation, the streets offer visitors a compelling blend of traditional buildings and shiny, contemporary architecture for an...

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An aerial view from the mountains of the city of Bilbao, Spain on a sunny day with mountains in the background.

Three Perfect Days in Bilbao

Boasting brilliant art galleries, world-class restaurants, and a seemingly endless supply of historical architecture, Bilbao is a city with so much to see and do. As the largest city in Spain’s Basque region, its unique blend of post-industrial charm and niche culture draws travelers from across the world. Planning is the key to making sure you have enough time to...

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Where to Eat and Stay in Malaga

Truth be told, Malaga might just be one of the best places to eat in all of Spain. The coastal location, the wonderful weather, and the local port all work together to make sure the tables of Malaga’s restaurants are laden with fantastic fresh produce and sensational seafood. In fact, while the locals may have the official nickname of Malagueños,...

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Night time view of fireworks in Pisa, Italy, for the festival of San Ranieri in June with the silhouette of spectators shown against the bright lights.

The Alternative Pisa

Pisa is a city awash with fantastic attractions, from the Leaning Tower to art galleries that are stunning inside and out. But sometimes it pays to know a little bit more about a city than you get from the tourist guides. Once you’ve visited all of the iconic sites the city has to offer, dig a little deeper to find...

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Day Trips from Pisa

From the iconic leaning tower to the grand and majestic Piazza dei Miracoli, it can be hard to tear yourself away from Pisa’s exciting architecture and history. But you’re not just in Pisa – you’re in Tuscany. As one of Italy’s most scenic and historic regions, Tuscany is home to scores of medieval cities set among rolling countryside, striped with...

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