March marks the beginning of spring and we can already see glimmers of dazzling sunshine awaiting us just around the corner. We mustn't forget however that important little season that gently coaxes us out of our winter slumber, and gets us ready for the summer fun ahead – springtime! Now is the perfect moment to enjoy all of Europe’s fabulous destinations while avoiding the lines and crowds that the summer season is famous for. We've put together our top 5 list of European destinations that’s sure to help put that spring back in your step, and help you shake off the winter blues.
From Hamburg to Berlin, Germany explodes with activity as soon as the temperatures start to rise. Soak in the gentle spring sun in front of the Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, or wander through the historic streets of Bremen for a simply delightful spring holiday. Springtime is also a perfect opportunity to hop on a bicycle and drift through the many parks, gardens and waterfronts that call Berlin home.
Experience this and much more at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Berlin?
Spring sees the Turkish city transform into a colorful metropolis of flowers and festivals. Tulips are the National flower of Turkey, and there is no shortage of them in Istanbul. From the Old Town to the shores of the Bosphorus, these flowers add a splash of color to the city. To be close to the Bosphorus, stay at Radisson Blu Bosphorus Hotel, Istanbul.
It’s not just the flowers that add color. Every Spring, the famous Indian spring music and dance festival – Holifest starts. As well as boutique areas you can enjoy Indian cuisine, music and dance performances. To unwind after a day of festivities, stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Istanbul Tuzla for access to pools, spa, Japanese garden plus great dining experiences.
Springtime is a great season to visit the French Riviera. Not only will you miss the crowds, but the beautiful beaches will be more spacious, and you can still ski in the mountains. If you’d rather explore the city, head into the Old Town, where the quiet cobbled streets will take you back in time.
After a day of exploring you can take in the great sea-view at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice. Complete with pool and private beach.
If you want to explore the beautiful architecture of London without feeling the cold of winter, and without the crowds, spring is the best time to go. Certain touristic ventures will be easier to see due to the shorter queues, like the London Eye, and the Tate Modern.
To have a truly springtime experience, travel to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show to see plots of gorgeous gardens, tenderly cultivated to perfection.
For a relaxing way to see the city, take a boat trip along the Thames which has the reputation for being particularly beautiful in spring. To continue this relaxation, make sure to stay at the Radisson Blu Hotel London Stansted Airport.
Just like Istanbul, Amsterdam bursts into color with millions of tulips. During April, the month-long Tulip Festival brightens the streets and adorns gardens along the canals. Even museums such as the Van Gogh and Vondelpark are surrounded by the flower. See the city-wide festival easily, by staying at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Amsterdam City Center.
For a truly wonderful experience, travel to the world’s largest flower garden at Keukenhof. Gardens upon gardens of multicolored tulip carpets adorn the area, and visitors can walk among them all.