Time Out Melbourne

Planning your next European trip?  With Emirates you have a choice of 33 cities.  Bon Voyage!



Yes, you can visit the clog-making museum, buy tulips at the Bloemenmarkt, or try some cheese at the Wegewijs emporium. For some sober reflection, gaze at Rembrandt’s ‘The Night Watch’ at the Rijksmuseum or visit the home of Anne Frank. Explore the canals, cafés, and gardens, and the famed red-light district of this enchanting European destination.


Ramble down La Rambla and admire Gaudi's breathtaking fairytale architecture. Pick up a platter at a pintxo bar or gaze upon Spanish surrealist art at the Fundacio Joan Miro museum. Roam through a multitude of Gothic cathedrals or relax with some fresh seafood by the water. Barcelona is one of Spain's most vibrant and artistic cities, infused with the vivacious Catalonian spirit.


Explore the cobblestone streets of Temple Bar and visit Oscar Wilde’s alma mater, Trinity College. Drink the perfect pint of Guinness and have a brush with royalty at Dublin Castle. Catch a play at the world-famous Abbey Theatre or enjoy the mournful beauty of Irish folk music. Ireland’s enchanting capital blends ancient and the modern and forms the gateway to a fascinating culture.


Stand up for a play at Shakespeare’s Globe or take a seat at the West End. Visit the home of Dickens or gawp at the splendour of Buckingham Palace. Get lost at the boho Camden markets all day or dance at Ministry of Sound all night. The UK capital is packed with entertainment, culture, history and life, making it one of the world’s greatest cities.


Fancy some flamenco at the Casa Patas? Or how about embarking on an alcoholic homage to Hemingway, with a tour of some of his (many) favourite bars? Tour the city in search of Goya’s many artworks or pop down to Slaughterhouse 10, a century old centre of meat trade-made-art. Spain’s capital has plenty to offer in terms of charm and grandeur.


Armani! Chanel! Missoni! Prada! Versace! The fashion capital of Italy is all about names, names, names. Gaze upon Da Vinci’s ‘The Last Supper’, visit the Duomo, the third largest church in Christendom, or bask in football glory at the historic San Siro stadium. There’s history, glamour and cosmopolitan atmosphere galore.


Explore the Kremlin, Red Square and the Cathedral of Basil – all marvels of Russian architecture and history. Visit the Pushkin State Museum, or get a glimpse of Stalinist Russia at Patriarch’s Pond. Take in the view from 02 Lounge and explore the hip galleries of Winzavod. This historic capital city is a world unto itself.


Select a table at a café or roll out a towel on the (admittedly pebbly) beach and take in the sights of the Cote D’Azure. Surrounding suburbs offer quaint seaside villages, so rent a Vespa and explore. At Nice, there is nothing better than enjoying the crystal waters and natural beauty of the French Riviera.


Whether you are falling in love at the Eiffel Tower, browsing world-famous art at the Louvre or strolling the Seine, it is hard not to be captivated by Paris. Explore it all, from Place de la Bastille to the Arc de Triomphe, from cafés to Michelin-starrers. Indulge in the French capital, the world’s beacon of culture, food and fashion.


Prague is known for some of the best beer in the world, so grab a pint of the local favourite Gambrinus at one of the many beer bars. Club all night in the Prague underworld or travel back in time 1,000 years at Prague Castle. From Wenceslas Square to contemporary art at DOX, Prague is a fascinating mish-mash of medieval and modern.

Explore Europe with Emirates, find out more.

Sign up to our monthly Travel newsletter

Time Out Promotion

Updated on 27 Sep 2012.

Oak and Vine

Oak and Vine

A restaurant that pays tribute to Victoria's produce growers and suppliers

Readers' comments, reviews, hints and pictures

Community guidelines

blog comments powered by Disqus

Get the Time Out weekend planner. Straight to your inbox, every Thursday.
Read more