Fairy-tale Christmas and New Year’s experiences.
The wooded highlands and storied past of the Balkans have sheltered abundant cultures, languages and ethnicities. Begin your journey where historic cities blend with natural beauty. Explore legendary castles and give in to the enchantment of white beaches and deep green forests. Discover the painted monasteries, Black Sea resorts and often surprising centuries old wine culture. Trace ancient mythology and civilization throughout postcard worthy archeological sites. Mystery, history and uncommon tourist experiences lure many to the Balkans.
In 2021, eleven amazing spa towns in seven European countries were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a ‘transnational serial’ World Heritage Site, called the “Great Spa Towns of Europe”. These towns, in Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom represent a unique cultural achievement and urban form which was at its height from the late 18th century to the 1930s.
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A travel journalist shares her favorite European spots for the new year.
Europe’s beaches are rated amongst the world’s best for a variety of reasons: their stunning scenery, their unique nature and their lively entertainment offerings. Here is a selection of some of the most unique spots Europe’s coastline has to offer.
Europe is unique in every way. So, it’s no coincidence that it offers some of the most unique lodging options in the world. Whether you’re backpacking through Spain or you’re a spending a month in Norway for school, you’re sure to find an unforgettable place to sleep at night. Consider this gallery your guide to some of the most unique places to stay in Europe.
Pohorje Ultra Trail: where passion for trail running meets the beauty of Pohorje. A tradition of sports and humanitarian events.
There are far more places to swim in Croatia and Slovenia than days in the year. So, pack your swim gear (and sunscreen) and get ready to explore them.
A historic region that symbolizes legendary myths, fierce battles and breathtaking views of islands, beaches and mountains, experience the rich culture, traditions, gastronomy and surprises of each destination along the way.
The aurora borealis, one of natureʼs most mysterious and entertaining phenomenon, has fascinated Scandinavian visitors and locals for generations, starting with the Vikings of old. Witnessing the spectacular light show and discovering the Northern Lights are only the beginning of your remarkable journey.
Go on a fun and exciting tour of the heart of Europe and see some of its best cities, all while entertaining and educating the kids at museums, castles and amusement parks. Work your way from Denmark to the Netherlands, stop in Luxembourg, and on down through Germany and ending in Switzerland.
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Vacation is a time to get away from it all and sit back, pamper yourself and enjoy a truly relaxing getaway. Europe is the perfect place to do that and more. Full of beautiful beaches and unforgettable views, it’s easy to relax and rejuvenate. Take a relaxing cruise through the Adriatic Coast and Mediterranean Islands for an unforgettably soothing experience. So leave your worries at home and get ready to unwind on your next vacation in Europe.
Trace the path of the Celtic Trail on a journey across the distinct countries of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Explore the vibrant histories, myths and cultures surrounded by oceans on this fulfilling trip through stunning landscapes, charming towns and inspiring cities.
Europe is known around the world for its high fashion and exclusive brands. Splurge on an extravagant shopping tour of the hottest cities for fashion. Take a tour of some of the best cities for fashion and luxury, and make some extravagant stops along the way.
With many scenic landscapes along the Danube, with many under state or international protection, your romantic trip begins with a relaxing cruise.
Searching for the perfect beach can be a difficult task, especially in an area you are not familiar with. However, in Europe, you’ll know you’ve found the ideal surf and sand thanks to an iconic marker – a blue flag. Europe’s Blue Flag Beaches meet strict standards for water quality, safety and eco-friendliness, making them the ideal spot for sunbathing, swimming, and playing. Luckily for travelers, there are over 4,000 beaches that have achieved Blue Flag status in the world – and Europe has a large majority of them.
There’s no wrong time to enjoy a sweet treat in Slovenia and Croatia.
Discover protected natural sites and wildlife.
Exceptional biodiversity in protected areas?
Exciting, lesser-known spots worth visiting
One of the best parts of international travel is getting to try the local cuisine, and some of the best dishes in Europe come from the countries on the Mediterranean Sea. Starting in Spain, we’ll highlight some great entrees from all around the coast and on into Turkey.
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Sit back, relax and enjoy the views. Some of Europe’s most magical natural wonders come in the form of waterfalls. From raging falls in Iceland to babbling brooks in Hungary, they come in many forms. See some of the favorite falls here before seeing them firsthand on your trip to Europe.