Although Europe may be best known for its Blue Flag Beaches, white sandy coastlines, and bustling port cities, travelers should not overlook the pristine inland waters of the vast continent. Europe is populated with sparkling lakes, winding rivers and jaw-dropping waterfalls just begging for tourists to dip their toes in. Book your next vacation to Europe to experience one (or more) of these nine inland waters for yourself.
Set sail on Europe’s high seas with a cruise. Explore the water and coastal destinations of one of Europe’s many cruise options, from big luxury cruise lines to chartering a small fishing boat.
The Sea of Tallinn
Set sail from the large port city of Tallinn in Estonia. On board a cruise through the Baltic sea you can visit other amazing coastal cities like Helsinki, Riga, Copenhagen or Stockholm.
Riga to Stockholm
See everything the Baltic Sea has to offer on a cruise from Sweden to Latvia. Riga and Stockholm both have old world charm that complements each other perfectly
Poland’s Scenic Shores
Poland’s vast coastline is central Europe’s gateway to the Baltic. Drop anchor in Gdynia to visit the beautiful Hel peninsula.
Fishing in Sopot, Poland
Embark on your own fishing or cruise trip from Sopot.Originally a medieval fishing village, Sopot has grown along with the neighboring cities of Gdańsk and Gdynia.
The Norwegian Fjords
See Norway’s famous fjords up close on cruise through the Norwegian Sea. These impressive geographical features are best seen from the water, as their massive cliffs and inlets are difficult to all take in from land.
Cruise Your Own Way along the Adriatic Coast
Apart from taking a cruise ship, you can also charter a private yacht and set your own schedule, like here in Montenegro.
Sunsets in the Mediterranean
Cruises aren’t all just about being on the ocean. Take some quality time to see a sunset from the warm beaches of the Mediterranean.
Stay on the Shore
Your holiday doesn’t have to completely center around your time on the water. Take a few extra days in a seaside hotel, like these in Monte Carlo.
Cruise from Oslo to Copenhagen
Take the overnight cruise from Copenhagen to Oslo and explore two countries in a weekend. Two bustling metropolises now, both cities grew out of small Norse villages around the turn of the first millennium.
Hire a sailing ship and explore the many cosy harbors, islands and coastal waters around Denmark.
Cruise Around the Adriatic, Croatia
There’s more to the Adriatic sea than just Italy. See the wonderfully preserved medieval city of Dubrovnik in Croatia and all the other charming coastal cities when you make port for the night.
Cruise the Atlantic Along the Iberian Peninsula
Explore the beautiful Atlantic ocean from the coastal towns and cities along Portugal and Spain’s western borders, and out to the islands farther into the ocean. Madeira island, Portugal pictured here is a colorful retreat is southeast of the European mainland.
Cruise the Arctic
While you may not think of the Arctic as an ideal cruise location, the breathtaking views of Iceland and surrounding natural features like glaciers and icebergs are well worth braving the cold. It’s also a unique chance to see some Arctic wildlife like whales or orcas.
Music is at the heart of every country, city and person in Europe. But the type of music you’ll find during a trip to Europe can vary dramatically. From modern rock festivals to classic opera performances, you’re sure to see and hear a wide range of performances. Browse this gallery for a taste of some of Europe’s most interesting music scenes.
Europe is full of iconic sites and landmarks. From the Eiffel Tower in Paris to flower fields of the Netherlands, there’s always something new and exciting to see. In this gallery, you’ll find just some of the must-see landmarks scattered throughout Europe in this gallery. Get to know a little about them here so you know which ones to add to your trip itinerary.
Push your limits at Europe’s most exhilarating and unusual theme parks!
The Nürnberger Lebkuchen dough can also be used to create little Gingerbread-men, frosted hearts with greetings and the like. Use your own creativity using this traditional recipe from Bavaria!
Malta’s Mdina is a uniquely gorgeous and historically important place. Explore it to step into the past.
Europe is home to some of the World’s most beautiful mountain ranges. The Alps, The Pyrenees and the Carpathian Mountains all stretch along Europe’s landscape. And atop these ranges you’ll find marvelous snowcapped peaks. Browse this gallery to learn more about Europe’s tallest peaks. Then, experience their natural grandeur in person on your next European adventure.
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Europe’s thermal spas invite you to relax in the lap of luxury. Filled with natural waters and accompanied by lavish treatments, Europe’s pools and modern resorts provide you with the perfect opportunity to unplug, relax and unwind.
Dashing through the winter forest on a sled, or skiing down the steep slopes, sitting in a chair lift as it rises towards the peak or walking across a suspension bridge – doesn’t that sound fun and exciting? The Mátra and Bükk Mountains have many excellent fun and adventure parks, with segway courses, streetball courts and pool ball pitches for anyone seeking an adrenaline rush. You can even ride down the hillside on two wheels or on cross-country rollers.
Europe is full of big adventures. Adventures so big, in fact, that they can’t be contained within four walls. Welcome to the wild side of Europe, where trees shade your discoveries and rivers refresh your explorations. In short, there are a lot to enjoy about the wonders of nature in Europe. From the European Alps to all of the national parks in Europe, adventure awaits. So put on your walking shoes and let’s get moving.
Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, the world’s leading cava producing town, brings together the top cava producers every year at Cavatast. Cavatast has tasting areas where you can enjoy sampling a variety of cavas and try the flavours of the food on offer, too. Cavatast also has a store set up in a central shopping area to make it easy for visitors to purchase the many cavas on display, as well as a busy schedule of related activities and specialised workshops led by wine professionals.