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Top 5 Coolest European City Breaks

What’s cooler than a weekend break in a European city filled to the brim with inspiring culture, enlightening history and fabulous food and drink? Doing all of that while staying on your own luxury boat!

Here’s our Top 5 Coolest European Cities to help you book a weekend break with a serious dose of cool.

Weekend breaks in Lisbon

An artists paradise, the hilly coastal capital of Portugal has a cobblestoned centre waiting to be explored on foot & by tram. Lisbon boasts a huge amount of museums displaying decorative ceramic tiles & art collections. The National Azulejo Museum, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum & the Palace of Ajuda. Create your own mosaic tile or learn to make Pastéis de Nata - the amazing little Portuguese tarts.

And for something really cool? Have you ever been to a secret concert in someone's house? Food, drinks & joy provided. 

Stay on a boat in Lisbon

Weekend breaks in Paris

Le cool. Once you’re done with the tower, the museum and the church, pull up a deck chair on the Left Bank and watch life go by. Rested, join a secret food tour to sample delicacies of eclairs, fromage, chocolat, crepes & hams (and wine) then enjoy a cocktail at The Little Red Door, if you can find it.

Too cool for school (kids)? Then there’s always Disneyland!

And how about this for cool accommodation?

Stay on a boat in Paris

Weekend breaks in Berlin

Is anywhere cooler than Berlin right now? Stroll around the abandoned airport, rejuvenated into a city park at Tempelhofer Flughafen before heading to the beautiful neighbourhood of Bergmannkiez and the market on Bergmannstrasse.

For contemporary art with a twist, visit the Boros Sammlung, a collection hidden inside a second world war bunker.

And the coolest way to stay to see Berlin? Check out this houseboat...

Stay on a boat in Berlin

Weekend breaks in Rome

Wandering Rome is like exploring a film set - the Piazza Navona, check. Trevi Fountain, check. Spanish Steps, check. When that’s done, cross over the river into Trastevere and lose yourself in the winding streets and cobbled squares before the coolest kids in a very cool city flock to the Piazza Santa Maria to, well, be cool!

Picture a cool classic with timeless design and stay on board this cosy yacht, 30 mins from the Eternal City.

Stay on a boat in Rome

Weekend breaks in Amsterdam

When in the ‘Dam take to the bike paths, there is no cooler way to explore, and the coolest area of all is De Pijp and its market - Albert Cuyp Markt, best enjoyed after the locals favourite meal - brunch!


Coolest for culture? Amsterdam-Noord has been redeveloped with eye-catching architecture that is home to the EYE Film Museum.

Stay on a boat in Amsterdam

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