The Best Guided Tour in Europe — Meetrip
European cities are great for guided tours. With so much history and culture, there is so much to learn. “But where is best?” we hear you ask! Well fortunately for you, we’ve come up with a list of Europe’s best cities for guided tours! Sit tight as we talk you through 5 down to 1.
The historic Dutch capital and home to Anne Frank, Rembrandt and Vincent van Gogh the city is certainly not short of places to go or things to see and do. Take a tour to explore historic canals, Europe’s oldest stock exchange, and of course its world famous red-light district. If you are planning on going soon, be sure not to miss the newly opened Red-Lights Secrets museum which talks you through the history of prostitution in the city.
Dublin has the gorgeous Georgian housing of London but is only a fraction of the size making it one of Europe’s best locations for a guided walking tour. The Irish capital is steeped in history and it is apparent from just walking down its streets. Founded by the Romans, the city still bares marks from the history which shaped it: from the Easter rising right through to the economic crisis of 2008. Explore Kilmainham Gaol, the Guinness Storehouse, Dublin Castle, St Patrick’s Cathedral and many, many more of the city’s wonderful sights.
The City of Love really needs no introduction. With a seemingly endless list of activities to do in the French capital sometimes the problem can be fitting them. Fortunately French tour guides are leading the way in Europe with the introduction of their Segway guided tours. Zip between Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe to really make the most of your time and money.
One of the most visually impressive cities in the world, Vienna has definitely earned its title of “The City of Drams” and surely has to be on everyone’s bucket list. The city is consistently ranked as the most “liveable” city in the world but however good it is for its inhabitants, it is just as good for its tourists. Take a guided tour around some of Europe’s most stunning buildings: St. Stephen’s Cathedral, City Hall, Schönbrunn Palace, and the Austrian Parliament. Round the trip off in a traditional Wiener Kaffeehaus for a slice of rich sacher torte.
It can hardly surprise that Europe’s capital of art and architecture is at the top of our list of the best guided tour. With less than 400,000 inhabitants, there is more history in Florence than perhaps anywhere else in the world. Walk down the same streets which Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Boccaccio, Petrarch, Machiavelli all called home. Just exploring these narrow medieval streets will give you an idea as to what inspired these great writers and artists, however, a guided tour will give you show you the real history behind them. Visit the Uffizi gallery to see the impressive art collection of the Medicis, or ogle at the huge red dome of the Florence Cathedral, or marvel at the imposing Palazzo Vecchio, or stroll along the historic Ponte Vecchio, or… the list goes on and on.