The Best European Cities to Visit in Autumn

Lisbon offers a bewitching blend of heritage and vibrant contemporary culture
Lisbon offers a bewitching blend of heritage and vibrant contemporary culture
Nick Dauk

Change is in the air as Europe’s landscape makes way for winter. Take advantage of the last days of tourist season and book your spot on one of these immersive Culture Trip adventures.

As Europe prepares to transform into shades of red, orange, yellow and brown, cities like Tbilisi, Prague and Florence embrace cooler temperatures and quieter crowds before the holiday season begins. Whether you’re meandering along the coastline of Southern Italy, exploring old towns in Central Europe, or shopping in Istanbul, autumn is a wonderful time to soak in all that Europe has to offer with Culture Trip.

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A view of Istanbuls Golden Horn as seen from the Bosphorous Sea

Istanbul, Turkey

As if strolling the Grand Bazaar wasn’t reason enough, a visit to Istanbul in the autumn months will give you an opportunity to attend the oldest trade show in the country: the Izmir International Fair. If you can’t make it in the early days of September; October and November will embrace you with milder temperatures, which are ideal for comfortably exploring Koprulu Canyon National Park and sailing over Cappadocia in a hot-air balloon. Feel and see how cool Istanbul and Ankara are during this two-week Turkey tour.

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Istanbul, Turkey

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ENDS AT

Antalya, Turkey

DURATION

12

GROUP SIZE

18

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Tbilisi Castle with the cityscape in the foreground and background

Tbilisi, Georgia

Early autumn is one of the best times of the year to immerse yourself in Georgia’s natural beauty. Green trees take on multicoloured shades as the last sunny days grace the season in and around Tbilisi. Hiking through Lagodekhi National Park and into the Caucasus Mountains is as serene as the photos would suggest. And when the chill comes in late autumn, the country’s hearty cuisine and rich wine heritage will warm you up. Fall in love with Georgia on this nine-day adventure with Culture Trip.

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Next available from 15th Jun 2024

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Trip highlights and details

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Tbilisi, Georgia

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ENDS AT

Tbilisi, Georgia

DURATION

9

GROUP SIZE

16

PHYSICAL RATING

Moderate

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STYLE

Discovery

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Naples cityscape on a sunny day with mountains beyond

Naples, Italy

Europe in autumn is splendid – and Southern Italy is an excellent destination at this time of year. As the tourist season comes to an end on the Amalfi coast, it’s an ideal time to visit cities such as Positano and savour the last days of sunshine without the crowds. Tourist-free towns such as Bari make Puglia equally alluring, offering a fantastic holiday where you won’t wait in long queues at restaurants or museums. Our starting point, Naples, is always a little chaotic, but you won’t have fight through so many crowds to get the best pizza in town on this laid-back autumn tour through the Amalfi coast and Puglia.

From US$2295

Next available from 25th May 2024

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Trip highlights and details

STARTS AT

Naples, Italy

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ENDS AT

Lecce, Italy

DURATION

10

GROUP SIZE

14

PHYSICAL RATING

Easy

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STYLE

Discovery

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Additional words by Gethin Morgan.

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