Best Cities in Europe for Last Minute Vacation Deals

Top Last-Minute Destinations

If you’re looking for last-minute vacation deals in Europe, here are five destinations sure to please every type of traveler. Whether you picture yourself shopping on the high streets, dancing the night away at a pulsing dance club, or sipping a glass of wine watching the sunset, these five European cities make for perfect last-minute vacation getaways.


Paris is a dream for those who are looking for the finest food and wine, high-end fashion shopping, and Gothic architecture. As a very walkable city, Paris is perfect for exploring on foot, and joining an escorted tour is an excellent way to see and do everything on your list. Guided tours can also take you to sites further out, like Versailles or Mont Saint-Michel, and some may provide VIP access to the most desirable attractions.

The City of Light is the perfect last-minute choice for a romantic getaway, a weekend with the girls, or simply exploring solo. If you’re planning your trip at the last minute, Paris is an ideal and friendly city to explore without a set itinerary, since one of the joys of Paris is simply strolling the 20 arrondissements (districts) and winding streets.


London is a popular city at the top of many travel bucket lists and, as it’s just “across the pond”, is an easy last-minute vacation choice. Exploring history through the city’s most famous attractions and monuments is one of the best ways to get a feel for what London’s all about. That, and stopping by the local pub for a pint and plate of piping hot fish and chips.

London has a thriving gastronomic scene from mouthwatering street food to Michelin-star dining. Along with free museums, markets galore, and a buzzing night scene, there are endless possibilities when it comes to planning last-minute activities.


Ahhh, Rome. Going on an escorted tour of the Eternal City takes you through centuries of history in addition to discovering its modern side. Exquisite fashion, delicious food and wine, and charming neighborhoods lined with cobblestone streets are just a few of the Roman delights that await you.

When in Rome, give yourself plenty of time to explore the ancient sites that the city is so famous for. If you’re planning your trip last minute, check for tours that can guide you to the best spots and explain the importance of Rome’s most iconic monuments.


Madrid is your destination if you’re looking for a lively European city that goes all day and night.  Spain is famous for its late timetable, with partiers not even heading out to the bars and clubs until midnight. Madrid is the center of it all, with a vibrant nightlife scene unlike anywhere else in Europe.

Besides being a lively city center, Madrid is brimming with cultural and historical monuments, amazing fresh cuisine, and a friendly atmosphere. The Spanish capital is also known for its beautiful art galleries and sprawling parks; easily accessible for visiting during a last-minute getaway.


When thinking about planning a trip to Greece, the picture-perfect sunsets over white-washed villages in Santorini often come to mind. Taking a last-minute trip to this Greek Isle is easy, as Santorini is laid-back and relaxed. You could spend your days on the island’s black-sand beaches or exploring the quaint villages of Oia and Fira, all while indulging in delicious Greek fare.

Aside from the beaches, Santorini has much to offer. Booking a guided tour to see the best of the island is a fantastic idea for a last-minute trip.

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