The Best European Cities to Visit in September

Joel Rabinowitz

Whether you’re planning a city break over a long weekend or an extended getaway, September is a fantastic time to travel in Europe. Book your place now with one of these Culture Trip adventures.

Temperatures are still pleasant, but not as swelteringly hot as they are in the middle of summer, and the crowds are smaller than in peak season. From Mediterranean gems in the west to Istanbul and Tbilisi, in the far east, we’ve selected the top destinations in Europe to visit in September with Culture Trip.

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People gather outside the Fifth Season bed and breakfast among the Chaukhi Mountains in Juta, Georgia

Tbilisi, for diverse cultural influences and ancient sulphur baths

Georgia’s location at the juncture between eastern Europe and western Asia is reflected in the eclectic combination of architectural styles in the capital, Tbilisi, with traditional Georgian, Byzantine, Moorish, Soviet and Art Nouveau buildings all on display. As part of this nine-day adventure, our local insider will take you on a walking tour of the old quarter, followed by a lunch of khachapuri – cheese-filled bread, which is considered Georgia’s national dish. Delve into the past at the Museum of Georgia, shop for fresh ingredients at the Dezerter Bazaar, and discover how to cook authentic Georgian cuisine in a cooking class in a local home. After several days of exploring rural parts of the country, you’ll return to Tbilisi and wrap up your trip with a visit to the ancient sulphur baths.

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Next available from 5th Oct 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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Sultan Ahmed Mosque as seen from the Bosphorous Strait

Istanbul and Antalya, for magnificent architecture and beautiful beaches

Whether floating down the Bosphorus between two continents and admiring dazzling structures such as the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace, or wandering between the stalls of the Grand Bazaar in search of sumptuous street food and aromatic herbs and spices, Istanbul is a true feast for the senses. It’s where you’ll start off on this 12-day ultimate Turkey adventure, absorbing the city’s blend of Greek, Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and modern Turkish influences, before venturing inland to the capital, Ankara, and through the heart of the spectacular Cappadocia region. You’ll end up by the coast in Antalya, Turkey’s premier beach destination, which, in September, is one of the most reliably sunny spots in Europe, with temperatures hovering around 25C on average.

From US$2642.65

Next available from 27th Sep 2024

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Trip highlights and details

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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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Additional words by Gethin Morgan.

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