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.
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.
There’s a lot to celebrate in Europe – especially during one of Europe’s many fire and ice festivals. Each festival is different from the rest, but they’re all a good time. From Iceland to Malta and everywhere in between, Europe’s festivals are some of the most colorful, festive and energetic celebrations on the planet. Browse some of the best and literally the brightest fire and ice festivals in Europe with this photo gallery.
There’s so much more to Europe than just the big cities and landmarks. Go off the beaten track and discover some of Europe’s lesser-known cities, hidden towns and secret villages that are rich in natural beauty and history.
Europe’s culture is not limited to its numerous art museums and palaces. Some of Europe’s greatest stories can be heard over a glass of wine, beer or other drink within the walls of a pub or finest alcohol outlets off the beaten track.
Away from the excitement of cities like Paris, Barcelona and Florence is a place a little quieter. It’s somewhere you can stretch out your legs and breathe in the freshest air in Europe. It’s the European countryside and farms. Nearly every country is speckled with picturesque fields, bountiful farmlands and sweet serenity. Whether your heart and soul is drawn to farmlands or you want your vacation to go beyond the tourist cities, the European countryside is where you belong.
From retro bars to vintage shops, Cologne is the place that can deliver on hipness without being snobby.
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Hrudka is a traditional meal of Eastern Slovakia and it’s an essential part of the Easter table. Eggs were considered the symbol of life and fertility and because of that, food made of eggs was served especially during Easter (celebrated in spring), when nature wakes up after winter rest.
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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.
A journey through Asturias to see the cider-making process and the curious manner in which it is served here. Includes visits to orchards and cider presses, known in Asturias as lagares, guided tours, sampling traditional foodstuffs and activities that show the cider-making process and local culture.
A deep taste of Swiss eating culture!