Europe is a vast continent with more than 50 countries and a multitude of cultures, languages, cuisines and people. Whether your itinerary takes you to the Scandinavian north or warm beaches of the Mediterranean south, you’ll be spoiled for things to do and places to see.
Visit the Mediterranean countries of Italy and Greece and wander through ancient Roman ruins while soaking up the sun, before visiting the Vatican City, the smallest nation in Europe. Greece has 6,000 islands, with so many to choose from for a perfect beach break. Wine lovers will enjoy France, famous for its vineyards and foodie culture in local markets, while Spain and Portugal offer year-round sunshine, Iberian culture and fascinating art and history. Tour the Scandinavian fjords that connect to the Norwegian Sea, witness breathtaking scenery in Iceland, or get lost in history at the various museums, galleries and places of worship in Germany, Austria or Hungary. Choose one or two destinations in Europe for a short trip, or plan a long itinerary and tick many off your list – the choice is yours.
Visiting Europe in the spring can be very cost effective, as the weather is warming up but hasn’t yet hit peak season. Summer is a great time to visit any country in Europe – but be aware that it can be very busy and crowded, especially in Mediterranean countries and on coastal and beach resorts that are popular with tourists. If you’d rather not deal with the crowds, wait until autumn, when the school holidays are over and the crowds have eased. The weather should still be warm, but you may need a jacket for cooler evenings. If you’re after a real bargain and don’t mind wrapping up warm, winter is an ideal time to visit Europe, with fewer visitors and many attractions and sights still open. You can also enjoy one of the many Christmas markets on offer.
Iceland is a wonderful quirky country with friendly locals. You can travel to Iceland all year with November to March being popular for the snow
Whatever the duration of your break – a 24-hour stop over or a seven-day visit – there is an abundant variety of historical attractions, eateries,
I initially chose Krakow for its history and its cultural richness. I had previously visited several other Eastern European cities and enjoyed exploring their quaint
A destination that’s on many people’s wish lists, Venice is one of the most fascinating and romantic cities in the world. And with direct ﬂights