The June Travel Guide

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The country will be taken over by football fever once again this month, when EURO 2024 begins on the 14th in Germany. Elsewhere, the summer will get into full swing, with concerts, foodie events and sporting spectacles taking place across the globe.

International Events

Tollwood Festival, Munich


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The Tollwood Festival takes place at the Olympiapark in Munich and spans a whole month. There are live music and theatre performances as well as sprawling markets to browse and handicrafts to admire. Some major names will take to the stage this year, including Take That, Toto and ZZ Top.

21 June – 21 July

Festival of St John of Porto, Portugal

Dating back to the 14th century, this tribute to Saint John the Baptist always takes place on the same evening each year. Expect Porto’s streets to be filled with music, revellers, bonfires and… barbecued sardines! Don’t be alarmed if you find yourself tapped on the head with a few plastic hammers – this is one of the event’s odder traditions. The evening culminates with a breathtaking firework display by the river so be sure to secure a waterside spot in plenty of time.

23 June

Il Cinema Ritrovato Festival, Bologna

Can you imagine a more picturesque or romantic setting for an open-air cinema screening than an Italian piazza? No, us neither. Head to the capital of the Emilia-Romagna region to enjoy classic cinema in unforgettable venues, and of course, Bologna makes for a fascinating – and delicious – city break too.

22-30 June

Midsummer, Sweden

The month of June gifts the Northern Hemisphere its longest day of the year and marks the official start of summer. Hurrah! In some parts of Sweden, the sun doesn’t set at all around this time, meaning that it’s possible to still see the sun at midnight – a marvel known as the midnight sun. Many Swedes celebrate the solstice with maypoles, flower picking, summery cuisine, and all-night dancing…

24 June 

UK Events

Royal Ascot

Fascinating fascinators and marvellous millinery flock to this historic occasion on Britain’s social calendar.

18-22 June 



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The UK’s biggest contemporary performing arts festival returns and this year’s headliners include Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA and Shania Twain.

26-30 June

West End Live 


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Enjoy free performances from some of the biggest shows in London in Trafalgar Square. Entry is on first-come, first-served basis.

22-23 June