While most Canadians have Paris, London and Rome high on their list of places to travel, other European destinations such as Budapest, Munich and Reykjavík are gaining speed. Trends have shown that Canadians have a thirst for history and nature when choosing a European destination.

Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, offering 996,308 active properties and over 99,537,682 verified reviews, has provided us with a few of the latest European hot spots for Canadians travelling abroad.

Budapest, Hungary

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Canadians are finding themselves travelling to what is recognized as one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. Budapest is home to world heritage sites including the Millennium Underground Railway – the second-oldest metro line in the world, the banks of Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue and Heroes’ Square. It also has the world’s largest thermal water cave system with over 80 geothermal springs. Stay at the luxurious 5-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest located in the heart of the city and just minutes away from incredible restaurants and several tourist attractions.

Reykjavík, Iceland

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Many tourists are now visiting Iceland’s largest city, Reykjavik, for its astonishing scenery comprised of a coastline full of peninsulas, coves, straits, and islands. It is known as one of the cleanest, greenest and safest cities in the world. Explore museums and fun events, take in the northern lights and hike nature’s precious terrain. The adventure never stops in Reykjavik. Room with a View Luxury Apartments, located in the fashionable 101 district, is in prime location with stunning views of the city

Munich, Germany

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Munich is a city that has become progressively more and more popular amongst Canadian travellers. Complete with world-class museums, a notable music scene and home to some of the largest urban public parks, this is a destination not to miss when travelling to Europe. The city becomes virtually overtaken by tourists during its world-renowned Oktoberfest Beer Festival so plan wisely when you book your vacation. Stay at the Rocco Forte The Charles Hotel which is steps away from the Munich Central Station. Take a minute and smell the roses in their botanical garden or choose from one of the many beauty treatments from their private spa.

Granada, Spain

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Who wouldn’t want to explore a city with more than a thousand years of rich history? Granada is located at the foot of Sierra Nevada, the highest mountain range of the Iberian Peninsula. It is an hour’s drive to the beautiful Mediterranean coast. If you’re looking for a romantic destination with a sense of cultural heritage, Granada is where you want to be. Consider staying at the Alhambra Palace. This hotel is not only a spectacular accommodation, its location is unbeatable. It is a mere 10-minute walk to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Albayzín, the medieval Moorish quarter.

Gdańsk, Poland

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With Poland’s popularity on the rise, Gdańsk is a top spot for history buffs looking to soak up tales of 14th century Teutonic Knights. Gdansk’s Old Town area boasts 17th-century structures, such as granaries, mills, and churches. Tartaczna Deluxe Apartments, located in the heart of Gdańsk, is highly touted for its proximity to tourism hotspots at just 985 feet from the Crane over the Motława River and 985 feet from the Polish Baltic Philharmonic.

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