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29-Aug-2019 | 3 MIN READ | CATEGORY


Smart Airport Transfer's 'Slightly Off The Beaten Track' Top Ten Euro Cities

If you’re thinking of getting away for a short break, flying from one of London’s airports, and want to spend some time in the continent’s coolest spots, smartairporttransfers.com have you covered.


You Can Get To These Places Really Easily - Spread Your Wings!!!

Here are ten of the best non-capital cities you can reach direct from Gatwick, Heathrow, Luton Airport, Stanstead or London City Airport. And remember, we can get you to the airport door-to-door with the minimum of fuss.


#10 Porto

Portugal’s hippest place to see is a beautiful, waterfront destination that’s easier to get around, and effortlessly cooler, than Lisbon. Trams, old libraries, modern museums, a stunning port, great seafood, cable cars and dazzling coffee. - we love it.

Flights from London #Stanstead to Porto with #Ryanair and London Luton to Porto with Wizz Air. 

For Porto's Official Tourism site, click here

#9 Seville

Christopher Columbus chose his final resting place very well – Spain’s colourful, exciting hidden gem. Already influenced by #Roman, #Muslim and #Jewish culture, the city’s access to the Americas made it a key trading port – and that continued diversity is a central part of Seville’s appeal. Dance flamenco, kayak down the #Guadalquivir, gorge on tapas or wander the incredible Seville Cathedral.

Fly from London Gatwick to Seville Airport with British Airways. 

For Seville's Tourist site, click here

#8 Florence

If you’re currently in the early stages of a relationship and want to fall in love with each other just that little bit more, Florence is the perfect backdrop. Yes, there’s the renaissance at the #Uffizi Gallery but you’ll also fall in love with the food hall at the Mercato Centrale, dining in the #Oltrarno neighbourhood and Tuscany is right on your doorstep.

Fly from London City Airport to Florence Airport with British Airways, Operated by BA City Flyer.

For Florence's Tourism, click site here

#7 Nice

If you needed just one reason to visit this stunning French fishing village consider a subterranean medieval street where only the glow of ageing lamps warms it’s imposing arches. The wine, particularly rosé, flows freely. There are more museums than almost anywhere else in France and with Italy right on its doorstep Le Dolce Vita is on tap too.

Flights from London Gatwick to Nice Cote D’Azur Airport with Easyjet. 

For Nice's Tourism site, click here

#6 Bruge

Freitmuseum… the world’s only museum dedicated to chips, what else do you need?! What about a pipeline of beer that runs beneath the city or one of the world’s most impressive beer festivals (in January and February) with over 400 beers? If you want a bit of culture how about a hospital-turned-exhibition centre that’s currently hosting a major Picasso exhibition? Visit #xpo_center

Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels Airport with British Airways.

For Bruge's Official Tourism site, click here

5 #Krakow

Quite simply, visit Krakow to feast… this Southern Poland city offers more places, per square metre, to eat, drink and be merry than any other city on earth! Kielbasa, meat dumplings, pork cutlets, earthy soups, breads, rich creams… you might need two seats on the flight back. Take a cycle ride around the city to work some of that food off, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine – perhaps grab some and sprinkle on all that grub(!).

Flights from Luton Airport to Krakow-Balice Airport with British Airways, Ryanair and Wizz Air.

For Krakow's Official Tourism site, click here

#4 Salzburg

An 18th Century garden of ugly dwarves. The world’s oldest restaurant and oldest coffeehouse. A Puppet Museum. Mozart’s skull. There’s so much wonderfully weird stuff to see in this old town (built upon the cellars of salt in Medieval times). You can even gambol in the gardens from the Sound of Music! Looking for great places to grab a beer? #Augustiner Bräustübl is Austria’s largest beer garden. And, of course, there are giant pretzels.

Flights from London Heathrow to Salzburg Airport with Austrian Airways.

For Salzburg Official Tourism site, click here

#3 Bergen

Norway’s second city is not only beautiful – cuddled by sloped forests and tickled by fjords – Bergen is all uber cool timber alleyways and high end shopping, Edvard Munch artwork and spectacular fish markets. Take a bite out of a warm cinnamon bun while you ride on the Floyen railway or just lazily cruise around the gorgeous bay. There are, of course, bars - champagne bars, whisky bars, beer bars and even bars made from ice. Check out #bryggentracteursted

Flights from London Gatwick to Bergen with Norwegian Air.

For Bergen's Official Tourism site, click here

#2 Hamburg

Germany’s jewel of the north might be a little bit dirty but that filth is sooo… sexy. Music, nightlife and sex is the beating pulse of Hamburg… wander down the #Reeperbahn and you’ll never be more than ten feet from one of those three. Go further afield and explore the city by foot, snack on Fischbrötchen (traditionally pickled herring), drink at The Chug club or visit Europe’s coolest football club,  St. Pauli. If you want something a little bit more sedate, how about the world’s largest model railway? Doesn’t sound it, but it is kinda cool.

Fly from to London Gatwick to Hamburg with Eurowings.

For Hamburg's Official Tourism site, click here

#1 Valencia

Germany’s jewel of the north might be a little bit dirty but that filth is sooo… sexy. Music, nightlife and sex is the beating pulse of Hamburg… wander down the #Reeperbahn and you’ll never be more than ten feet from one of those three. Go further afield and explore the city by foot, snack on Fischbrötchen (traditionally pickled herring), drink at The Chug club or visit Europe’s coolest football club,  St. Pauli. If you want something a little bit more sedate, how about the world’s largest model railway? Doesn’t sound it, but it is kinda cool.

Flights from to London Gatwick to Hamburg with Eurowings.

For Valencia's Official Tourism site, click here