Multi city European trip next March

DanielDeronda
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I've given up doing long-haul flights but still want to do a foreign trip.

I've done quite a few cities mainly in Western Europe but am open to ideas.

I have a calendar of around 2wks & can fly or get the train. I think 3 different cities would be cool 

I did Berlin, Vienna & Prague this March.

I'm looking at cities with a good mix of culture, night life & good veggie/vegan food.  I love a lot of different sports so would like to attend a sporting event or your an iconic stadium.

I flew last time but if possible would love the train as well.
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  • My favourite capital city in Europe is the beautiful gem ----old capital of Latvia : Riga----IMO it beats even Prague and Vienna ( though I admit to an overwhelming love for Paris where I have been , and even worked there, virtually every year since I can remember ).

    If you like the thought of Riga, I'm not sure which other 2 cities to include on your tour : perhaps Ghent and then Copenhagen on the way to Riga. Those 3 cities sound a really great combination, all with differing variety of attractions and I personally recommend them all. Wish I was coming with you as I have not seen them for a few years. Happy holiday.
  • Flugelhorn
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    Only went to Riga once and that was 30 years ago - absolutely loved it 
  • themadvix
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    There are loads of good sleeper train services popping up all over Europe, so the train is more feasible than ever. Check out https://www.seat61.com/index-mobile.htm for the best ways to book train travel in Europe.

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  • My favourite capital city in Europe is the beautiful gem ----old capital of Latvia : Riga----IMO it beats even Prague and Vienna ( though I admit to an overwhelming love for Paris where I have been , and even worked there, virtually every year since I can remember ).

    If you like the thought of Riga, I'm not sure which other 2 cities to include on your tour : perhaps Ghent and then Copenhagen on the way to Riga. Those 3 cities sound a really great combination, all with differing variety of attractions and I personally recommend them all. Wish I was coming with you as I have not seen them for a few years. Happy holiday.
    Really? I hated Riga! For a start it was freezing cold - snow never stopped so there was little to enjoy - and what we did see was utterly depressing, lots of museums dedicated to the war, suffering and death. I'm sure its completely different in the summer when its temperate, but I have no plans to go back there.

    If you are travelling in March I would highly recommend Lisbon or the Amalfi coast. Both are choc-full of history and culture, although Lisbon is a little light on the veggie food - everything is fish, fish, fish - there are plenty of tapas places where you can appreciate the port! You'll get a dose of sunshine whilst you are there.

    Btw I love your username @DanielDeronda !
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  • Indout96
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    edited 7 November 2023 at 2:36PM
    If you like the thought of Riga, I'm not sure which other 2 cities to include on your tour
    Tallinn - Riga - Villnius 
    all stunning, and all connected by history (2 million people joining hands between all three in 1989)
    although personally I would go around June.
    https://www.ecksplorer.com/blog/a-guide-to-the-baltic-capitals-tallinn-riga-and-vilnius
    Be aware that Trakai in the article is an hours bus ride from Villnius and then a good 30 mins walk but is a beautiful place.

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  • Doshwaster
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    In March I would be heading south in Europe. Spain is especially good for high speed trains

    Lots of ideas from the Man in Seat 61
    https://www.seat61.com/european-train-travel.htm
  • daveyjp
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    Barcelona, Madrid and Valencia.  All Spain, but all very different.
  • maman
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    What about Italy? I've done two centre Venice /Milan with the train between and I'm sure you could add a third.

    Or Poland? I did Krakow and Warsaw (again with train between) and both were excellent.

    Or you could look up a sporting fixture of your choice and work round that? 🤔
  • michele-p
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    What kind of sport are you into?From memory F1 testing is usually Barcelona in March. Barcelona always has a great buzz, one of my favourite places, the cathedral is amazing, and the Nuecamp impressive even for non football fans!

    We had a fab February weekend in Nice a few years back too, they had a festival with huge puppets. We hired an electric Renault Twizzy for a day and drove to Monaco and did the race route there too. You might tell we like F1! Nice was a gorgeous place for a city break, with a fantastic climate.
  • JacJac1
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    Earlier this year I did London-Munich-Salzburg-Zurich-Luxembourg City-London by train (via Paris) and loved it! I did it with an Interrail pass over 10 days, with lots of tips from The Man at Seat 61 as has already been mentioned.  Stunning scenery from the train, and all very walkable cities. 
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