Top 5 best European destinations for group holidays

Are you and your friends thinking of your next city trip? Look no further, for we have compiled for you the five best European destinations for group holidays.

There are times when travelling alone is the only way. Other times, going with a friend or partner seems ideal. But there are also times when you need to explore a city or country with a group of friends or family.

Thankfully, countless European cities cater for the group feel. In these destinations, different personalities are served, each desire is fulfilled, and ultimately the shared experience of fun is met between all. 

Here are the top five best European destinations for group holidays, ranked!

5. Berlin – for the history buffs 

Berlin is one of the best European destinations for group holidays.
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One of the best destinations for group holidays in Europe is Berlin, the capital of Germany. This burgeoning metropolis ranks amongst the giants of continental capitals and global cities.

And it is ideal for group holidays. Berlin is a citadel of history, making it the perfect group destination for those who wish to delve deep into the German story and uncover the trials of Nazi power and devastation.

Chief amongst the attractions would be the Reichstag Building (the German Parliament) and the Memorial of the Berlin Wall. You should also visit Museum Island, the Topography of Tower, and the Holocaust Memorial.

At the same time, a trip to the majestic Brandenburg Gate is a must on the to-do list.

To break up the heavy history lesson, take yourself and the group to the top of the Berlin T.V. Tower for panoramic views of the city, stroll through the Tiergarten, or soak up the funky street art and distinctive city architecture.

4. Budapest – for unrivalled European nightlife

Budapest is home to some of the best nightlife in Europe.
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Next on our list of best European destinations for group holidays, we move from the history tour to the mystery tour.

Budapest is the prime location for your group experience, offering some of the best and most unique nightlife in Europe.

Some of Budapest’s top bars can be found in the ‘Jewish Quarter’, or District 7, where you will stumble across the new ‘ruin pubs’. These are converted bars, which were once derelict buildings laid to ruin.

Make the most of the summer weather with some outdoor drinking in the city’s District 6. Alternatively, take a plunge into the Szechenyi Thermal Baths for parties in the pools.

You can also overlook Budapest as you drink at one of the many rooftop bars scattered across the city. 

3. Munich – for the Oktoberfest

Munich is one of the best European destinations for group holidays.
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How could Munich not make the list for best European destinations for group holidays?

Much in the same tune as Budapest, if you and your friends are keen drinkers and enjoy the fun, then the Oktoberfest with a group is an absolute necessity.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the next Oktoberfest will take place between September 17 and October 3 2022, which gives you and your friends a full year to prepare.

Elsewhere, if you need to nurse the hangover or pass the time before another night of beer tasting, take some time to savour the art scene in the city and engross yourself in the history. Indeed, Munich is the ideal place for history school trips as well.

2. Amsterdam – one of the best European destinations for group holidays

There is so much to see and do in Amsterdam.
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The twisting canals of the Dutch capital of Amsterdam are one of the best European destinations for group holidays. Some may say, it is even deserving of first place.

Kick off the group trip with the Heineken tour, and fill the days with tours of the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh Museum.

The Red Light District can provide a bit of light allure and intrigue for the group. Meanwhile, you can take a boat tour of the canals or rent a bike with the gang for a hastened view of the narrow city streets.

1. Krakow – for cheap beer in a charming city

Krakow tops our list of European destinations for group holidays.
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Taking the top spot on our list of European destinations for group holidays is Krakow. The capital of Poland is a haven for cheap beer for the group to drink away the nights. The average price of a beer in the city is a mere £2/€2.50.

Krakow is also a city that has worn the rugged clothes of many of history’s most notorious moments.

Transforming from the sacking of the Tatars in the 13th-century through the World Wars, Nazi occupation, and a spell of Communism, to become what is now a modern capitalist city.

This history is fused with a myriad of architectural styles, ranging from Romanesque to Renaissance. Why not talk a stroll through the city and breathe in the architecture, culture, and spark as you do?

Dan O'Muirigh
Dan O'Muirigh is a keen travel writer from Belfast, County Antrim. He is a passionate sports man who plays Gaelic football for Naomh Gall GAC. He recently graduated with a degree in Law but instead wants to pursue a career in writing. He loves Ireland and believes the island offers something for everyone. He has immersed himself into the country by playing Irish sports, taking part in the culture and learning the Irish language.

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