Splendid Venice Venezia – Starhotels CollezioneSan Marco Mercerie 760, Venice 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in Venice's designer-shopping district, this hotel is 500 meters from Piazza San Marco, the Doge's Palace, the Rialto Bridge, and the Bridge of ...
Club Quarters Hotel, Trafalgar Square8 Northumberland Ave, London 4.0 out of 5.0
Located in the heart of London, this hotel is within walking distance of Benjamin Franklin House, Trafalgar Square, and Nelson's Column. Also nearby are Big ...
Park Plaza County Hall London1 Addington Street, London 4.0 out of 5.0
The hotel is perfectly located on the vibrant South Bank, by Westminster Bridge overlooking the River Thames and is within walking distance of many of the city’s ...
Park Plaza Westminster Bridge London200 Westminster Bridge Road, London 4.0 out of 5.0
This fantastic new hotel is located on the South Bank, near London Eye. Waterloo and Westminster stations are within 5 minutes walk, making easier to travel ...
Your Europe vacation
From fjords to Fendi and catwalks to cathedrals, Europe's been a destination for conqueror and traveler alike. Lounge on the beaches of Spain and Greece. Drink pints with the Dubliners. See Mona Lisa in the Louvre. Shop (and eat) your way through Rome, Paris and London.
Whether this is one of your first Europe vacations or an annual pilgrimage, let Orbitz help you arrive in style. We've hand-picked Europe's top 10 attractions, and our insider guide offers the lowdown on the best time to go as well as tips from local experts on Europe travel.
Since this is the land that practically invented vacation, it's always the best time for Europe travel. The climate is as far-reaching as it is diverse (beaches, mountains, wine country, forests) so the best time is your call. In Italy, it's temperate in the north, hot in the south -- while parts of Norway spend days without sunlight.
Summer -- Europe's high season (next to winter) -- draws visitors from around the planet. Off-season varies from country to city -- Paris is, well, Parisian in late autumn, while spring and summer bring in international crowds. London is high season year-round, but expect spikes during Christmas, royal weddings and the 2012 Olympics. August is a popular vacation month for Europeans, and many shops and restaurants close.
Dining in Dublin
Dublin's blackboard bistro, tucked behind Trinity College, is a firm favorite with locals for its great food and value. And The Globe, on Georges Street, is well known for showcasing up-and-coming bands nightly.
Cappucinos in Rome
Head to Rome's Piazza di Pietra for a chocolate cappuccino at Non Solo Bevi, where the baristas paint the inside of your glass with melted chocolate before adding the milk and espresso.
St. Stephen's Day in London
If you visit London during Christmas, spend St. Stephen's Day (December 26) like the locals with a walk in the park. Hampstead Heath is a stunner near St. John's Wood (where the celebs live) with its tall grasses, ponds and knobby trees. Regent's Park is another beauty filled with swans, deer and folks with spotted dogs.
With a little careful planning and a dose of adventure, you can find cheap hotel rates and flights if you're willing to mix it up. For example, it might be cheaper to get from Chicago to Rome by way of Brussels, Belgium.
London's South Bank is perfect for a Sunday stroll by the Thames. Take in the street performers and book stands, have an ice cream or enjoy dinner and drinks.
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