1. Join A Free Walking Tour
Booking tours is nothing new when you're abroad, but did you know most European cities offer free walking tours? You just tip your guide at the end, but they last a little over two hours and offer you a ton of interesting and fun information. From quirky local legends, to the meaning behind the architecture, to a look into the history you're currently walking across, these tours are a great way to gain some appreciation as to what you're actually looking at. Sure, a building with a mosaic and baroque architecture is beautiful - but it's infinitely more fascinating when you know the history behind it. 

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