FlixBus recommends its Summer 2018 European InterFlix Route: Travel to 5 Cities for Only €99
Are you looking for an epic summer getaway that won’t drain your bank account? With the FlixBus InterFlix Ticket, you can travel to any five European cities of your choice – out of a possible 1,700 FlixBus destinations – for only €99 and take in the breathtaking scenery, historical architecture, bustling nightlife, serene beaches and so much that Europe has to offer. The options are endless, but this year, FlixBus recommends the Ultimate Summer 2018 InterFlix Route: Prague -> Munich -> Florence -> Marseille -> Barcelona
Prague: A City So Beautiful That History Spared It
Start your unforgettable vacation in Prague, the Czech capital known as “City of a Hundred Spires.” It is named so after the numerous beautiful towers that dot the city in Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and Art Nouveau architectural styles. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Prague was spared the destruction wrought on by WWII, and retained its historical city center. Today, it remains the best-preserved capital on the European continent, providing an enchanting amount of heritage and sheer beauty to residents and visitors alike.
The best way to experience Prague on arrival is simply by walking through the city’s charming streets. Top must-see sites include the Old Town Square with the famous Astronomical Clock, the Charles Bridge, Prague Castle, Old Royal Palace and the Golden Lane, amongst many famous churches including the St. Vitus Cathedral.
InterFlix Insider Tip: Stunning Views and Urban Legends at Vyšehrad Castle. To enjoy Prague as a local, after visiting the most famous tourist spots, invest a few hours at Vyšehrad Castle at the other side of the Vltava River. Walking the old walls surrounding the castle offers a 360° view of Prague from another perspective.
Munich: Much More than Beer and Sausage
Next, we’ll take you to the remarkable city of Munich which also happens to be the FlixBus headquarters. As the capital of Bavaria, Munich is often portrayed as the quintessential German city where people can be spotted wearing traditional clothing such as lederhosen and dirndl while carrying large mugs of beer. And, to be honest, this isn’t too much of an exaggeration – especially if you happen to visit during the world-famous Oktoberfest beer festival!
That said, Munich offers much more than just some of the best beer and sausage in the world. First on our list is the beautiful Englischer Garten (English Garden), which is larger than both London’s Hyde Park and New York’s Central Park. Other top locations within the city center include the daily market at Viktualienmarkt, the Baroque Nymphenburg Palace and the famous Glockenspiel clock that chimes in the Rathaus (town hall) tower every day at 11 a.m., noon and 5 p.m.
InterFlix Insider Tip: Surf’s Up on the Eisbach. Year-round surfing in the center of Munich – yes, it really exists! At the southern end of the English Garden is the Eisbach Wave, a hotspot among local surfers – professionals and semi-professionals – and visitors alike.
Florence: The Birthplace of the Renaissance with a Side of Beef
From Munich, you call fall asleep on a 10 p.m. FlixBus and wake up the next morning for an espresso in the heart of Florence before exploring the birthplace of the Renaissance. This dazzling city is home to some of the most-famous artists in history including Leonardo Da Vinci, Botticelli and Michelangelo whose masterpieces you can see in the Uffizi and other world-renowned galleries scattered throughout Florence.
Besides art, walking through Florence is like admiring a postcard: every corner is special. From the Ponte Vecchio bridge to the awe-inspiring Florence Cathedral to the quirky street art that lines the cobblestone streets, there is no shortage of photo opportunities.
InterFlix Insider Tip: The Perfect “Fiorentina”. As with every Italian city, Florence has its own special culinary delight. While most people connect pizza and pasta with Italy, beef is the guest of honor at a traditional Florentine dinner table with the Bistecca alla Fiorentina. Try this and other traditional dishes, including an assortment of truffles, at the I’Tuscani 4.
at the I’Tuscani 4.
Marseille: Both Ancient and Thrillingly Young
Next, move toward the sea for some maritime vibes in France’s second-largest city, Marseille. Home to the vibrant Vieux Port (old port), Marseille dates back to 600 BC with a history that – as with many port cities – has been speckled with stories of grittiness and crime. Today, this city is a hub for museums, hip dining, stylish boutiques and was even named the European Capital of Culture in 2013. Don’t miss the newly-opened museum Mucem for fantastic architecture and views of the city and check out the Cours Julien neighborhood for great bars and late-night food including the local culinary specialty bouillabaisse, an aromatic seafood stew.
InterFlix Insider Tip: A Day Trip to Les Calanques. Just a short trip from Marseille is an 85-sq-km, pine-clad oasis called Parc National des Calanques. A day trip to this park provides opportunities for sunning, boating, hiking, and a prime opportunity to appreciate the beauties of nature.
Barcelona: Something for Everyone and Always Sunshine
Finally, we’ll bring you to the sizzling streets of Barcelona. This spectacular Spanish city has so much to offer: architecture, art nouveau, beaches, parties, shopping and much more! The stunning Sagrada Família Church by Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi and other modernist landmarks line the city’s colorful skyline. The church is one of nine UNESCO Heritage Sites in Barcelona, a list which also includes the eccentric architecture of Park Guell and Casa Mila. Other feasts for the senses include the Parc de la Ciutadella, the Parc de Joan Miró and the Montjuic Castle. As one of the most bike-friendly cities in Europe, you can also travel green from landmark to landmark within the city.
InterFlix Insider Tip: Free Views atop Las Arenas. Go up to the roof of the Las Arenas shopping mall in Plaza de España for incredible (and free) views. There, you can take the opportunity to do some shopping followed by a drink and delicious meal on the terrace of the B Hotel next door.
Looking for a round trip? This is also easily bookable with InterFlix, for example, the route Regensburg -> Graz -> Zagreb -> Budapest -> Krakow or Lille -> London -> Amsterdam -> Cologne -> Bruges. With a total of 300,000 daily FlixBus connections, your perfect summer getaway can take you almost anywhere in Europe for less than €100. Whether you dream of sipping champagne in the heart of Paris or enjoying a plate of ˝zagorski štrukli˝ (home made pie of cheese and sour cream), in the small Croatian village of Varaždin, FlixBus can take you there. Visit https://interflix.flixbus.com/
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