Eating and Shopping in Europe
If you're all about the material satisfaction, Europe's got it all. From luxury brands and iconic department stores to flea markets and one-off finds, you'll have no problems picking up something you'll love – and don't get us started on the food...
Take a foodie tour through Europe
Do you dream about tapas and tagliatelle al ragù? Eat your way through Europe with our 2-week foodie tour through the gastronomic capitals of France, Spain and Italy. Six cities, countless dishes – you won't be able to resist.
Hit the flea markets
Whether you're after a bargain or just browsing, practice your haggling and blend in with the locals at the best flea markets in Europe. It's the perfect place to find a one-of-a-kind souvenir.
Learn from the locals
Looking for a truly unique culinary travel experience? Why not join locals at their table and learn all about Europe through its food and it’s people, from dinner in Barcelona to a foodie canal cruise in Amsterdam you’ll get a truly authentic taste of Europe.
THE BEST SHOPPING CITIES IN EUROPE
Home to some of the world’s most famous fashion labels, Paris is one of the best shopping cities in Europe. Head to the Champs Elysées and the Triangle d'Or in the 8th arrondissement, then browse the famous department stores on the Boulevard Haussmann.
Milan is synonymous with fashion. Stroll through the arcades of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, then find Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Prada, Valentino and Versace within the Quadrilatero d’Oro (the area between Via Montenapoleone, Via Sant’Andrea, Via Monzani and Via della Spiga).
You can find all the big-name stores in and around Placa de Catalunya, while it’s not hard to find boutique designer, antique and specialist food and beauty stores across the city. Avinguda Diagonal is the place to look for international high-end fashion
Geneva is full of luxury designer boutiques. Stroll along the rue du Rhône for designer fashion, accessories and jewelry, then stop by the famous Manor department store for a huge variety of quality goods under one roof.
A trip to Istanbul wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the incredible Grand Bazaar, one of the largest covered markets in the world. For designer shops, head to Adbi Ipekçi Street in the Şişli district.
SUMMER FOOD FESTIVALS IN EUROPE
Stragusto International Street Food Festival, Italy
July 24 - July 28, 2019
For 4 days in July, the buzzing Sicilian city of Trapani becomes the capital of Mediterranean street food, showcasing the many incredible flavors of the coastal region.
International Berlin Beer Festival, Germany
August 2 - August 4, 2019
During the first week of August, Berlin turns a 2-kilometer stretch of the city into a beer lover's paradise, featuring over 2000 beers from 90 countries. Prost!
Copenhagen Cooking & Food Festival, Denmark
August 23 - September 1, 2019
In late summer, foodies flock to Copenhagen for the this 10-day festival full of culinary events, from small dinners to big street parties.
La Tomatina Festival, Spain
August 28, 2019
If you would rather play with your food than eat it, the Spanish town of Bunol has you covered – literally. On the last Wednesday of August, the streets turn red in this world-famous tomato fight.