European twin-centre holidays

While we specialize in twin-centre vacations in Italy, we also have a lot of experience in creating holidays that include other European cities, such as Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin and Barcelona. If you are planning a special holiday in Europe, here are some of our favourite twin-centre breaks in Europe to inspire you.

Venice and Paris

This is a great twin-centre vacation for romantics and we recommend it as a special break, for example for a proposal, honeymoon or vacation to celebrate an anniversary. It is also a good option if you don’t have a lot of time as you could enjoy this twin centre in as little as 4 days and there is a seasonal night train that links the cities, meaning you can fall asleep in Venice and wake up in Paris!

In Venice, we highly recommend taking in the sights of the Grand Canal on a private gondola ride. However, if you have a limited budget then take the CitySightseeing boat to travel around the city – the views are just as nice, although the atmosphere is a little less romantic!

If you would like to go up the Eiffel Tower in Paris then we recommend getting “Skip the Line” tickets, which you can purchase with a guided tour. This will allow you to make the most of your time rather than spending your precious holiday time in a long queue.

Island Hopping

If you fancy a luxury beach break but get bored of staying in just one location, we recommend combining a vacation in Sicily with island hopping in Greece. Sicily boasts some of the prettiest beach resorts in Italy, with Cefalu being a popular choice, while Greece has some equally beautiful coves and beaches, with several pretty islands to discover as well as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. We particularly love Mykonos, Santorini and Rhodes in Greece and you could also throw in a day trip to Athens.

To keep you entertained on your vacation, you could enjoy wine tasting in Sicily and glass-bottomed boat tours in Greece.

Northern Lights and Italian Springs

If you are thinking of something relaxing but are not taken by a beach break then consider a twin-centre vacation to some of Europe’s finest spa resorts. We love the combination of the natural geothermal springs near Reykjavik with the Tuscan charm of Terme di Saturnia near Grosseto in Tuscany. This twin centre also gives you plenty of opportunity to discover the natural attractions, such as the Northern Lights in Iceland or the natural beauty of the Tuscan countryside. You could also enjoy SCUBA diving near Grosseto and tours of the Golden Circles near Reykjavik.

Rome and Barcelona

Several of the low-cost airlines offer direct flights between these two iconic cities, making a twin-centre vacation to Rome and Barcelona more affordable. In addition, plenty of the main attractions can be enjoy for free. For example, you can marvel at Rome’s Colosseum and Roman Forum or enjoy a picnic in the parks around Villa Borghese, while in Barcelona you can take in the uniqueness of Park Güell or relax on the beach and soak up some rays. Eating in these two cities can be quite affordable too – try an authentic Italian pizza in a Rome pizzeria and tapas in Barcelona.

Dubrovnik and the Italian Lakes

If nature is your thing then you can’t beat the outstanding natural beauty of the waterfalls in Croatia and the mountain backdrop of the Italian Lakes. From Dubrovnik you can visit one of the country’s beautiful nature reserves, such as Mljet, which features lush forest and pretty coastal views. Meanwhile, Lake Garda in Italy offers holiday-makers a social atmosphere, with lots of bars and cafes, and pretty lake-side walks and safe cycle routes.


If you are thinking about a twin-centre holiday in Italy or Europe and would like us to create a tailor-made vacation for you that suits your needs, interests and budget, contact a member of our dedicated team on 0844 993 4139 or click here to send an online enquiry.

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