From Scandinavia’s frozen wilderness to the idyllic islands of Greece scattered across the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Europe oﬀers a wide spectrum of cultures, landscapes and tantalizing cuisines. And let’s not forget the history. Rome is awash in ancient landmarks, including the mighty Colosseum, where gladiators once did battle.
For architecture that delights and surprises, it’s hard to look beyond the Catalan capital, Barcelona, where the eccentric work of Antoni Gaudi imbues the city with character. Along the Adriatic Sea you’ll ﬁnd the romance of Venice and the charm of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast. You could even go into the heart of Eastern Europe on a Danube river-boat cruise.
Along the Adriatic Sea you'll find Croatia's wonderful Dalmatian Coast, full of Roman palaces, terracotta-roofed towns and even Europe's most postcard-pretty waterfall at the Krka National Park.
The Eternal City
Italy's evocative capital city is soaked in history, from the mighty Colosseum where gladiators once did battle to the intricate splendour of the Trevi Fountain, a Baroque
A perennial favourite, Barcelona is a constant delight thanks to the eccentric architecture of Artoni Gaudi, which is found through the Catalan Capital, plus acclaimed cuisine and world-class art.
Europe has been influenced by a tapestry of cultures over the centuries, from the Phoenicians to the Romans to the Moors. Discover crumbling medieval castles, lavish cathedrals and imposing sea forts.
Greece, often referred to as 'the cradle of Western civilization', is made up of thousands of islands including Crete, Rhodes and Santorini, which are riddled with ancient ruins and blessed with picturesque beaches. Explore white-washed villages with blue-domed churches and find a family-run trattoria to grab a healthy bite to eat and a glass of ouzo.