At the heart of the Balkans, and for centuries on the crossroads of cultures, religions and empires, Macedonia has a tremendous historical and cultural heritage and extraordinary natural beauty.
Bringing together elements from Byzantine, Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Turkish civilizations, Istanbul has evolved over centuries into a city of great cultural significance.
Vienna's appeal is instant; the striking architecture and plentiful palaces, the cathedral and surrounding horse drawn carriages, the museums and concert halls...more »
As one of the most popular tourist destinations Cyprus has sunny weather all year round, amazing natural beauty, 10,000 years valuable ancient history and stunning coastlines with golden sandy beaches
The city of Reykjavik has a strong heartbeat. The riveting creativity, powerful energy sources, humorous population, wild nightlife and colourful buildings are just some of the reasons to come here.
Galicia is a land of mysteries and surprises. Pilgrims from all over the world converge on Santiago de Compostela which is a majestic and ancient capital...more »
Welcome to Ibiza. An island steeped in history, mystery and intrigue. Enveloped by pine swathed mountains, gorgeous golden beaches and the crystal clear turquoise water of the Med.
Victor Hugo compared the beauty of Bordeaux to Versailles while the rest of us equate it to Paris without the stress, crowds, and expense. The ultimate pilgrimage for gastronomes and oenophiles.
Fethiye is one of Turkey's most beautiful regions with green, pine clad mountains, sandy beaches and historical sites. Activities range from trekking in the...more »
Wander down the beautiful streets of Barcelona or enjoy the fabulous weather whilst having a drink and some tapas at a terrace café. Then get your camera ready to photograph some of the sites...
Explore ancient ruins, sail the Turkish Riviera, party in vibrant nightclubs or scuba dive in clear waters. Fresh & tasty cuisine tempts everyone while the hospitality of the locals is outstanding.
Breath-taking scenery, the marvellous Mediterranean, imposing mountains, traditional cuisine, charming villages and crystal-clear waterfalls are just some of...more »
Prague's historic centre is a haven for history and culture lovers with Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and Astronomical Clock getting camera's clicking. A bustling social scene is the ideal compliment.
County Clare is a must-see when in Ireland. Considered by many to be the home of Irish music as well as the moonscapes of The Burren, Lough Derg and the Cliffs of Moher, it has lots to offer.
Overflowing with historic castles, hilltop churches, thermal spas, Baroque palaces, Art Noveau buildings and thriving festivals Slovenia is a playground for...more »
With Dublin's vibrant arts, fast-growing foodie rep, 100-miles-an-hour nightlife - and more top class bars than you can shake a shillelagh at - in the Fair City there's adventure around every corner
Retrace the steps of well-known civilizations like the Romans, trek through lush green countryside and experience a once in a life-time event by ascending high into the skies in a hot air balloon.
Europe is a continent that has absorbed as much through its borders as it has pushed through others. Without it, the world’s history books would be far lighter; there would be no Greece to establish modern civilisation, no Rome to divide and conquer, and no Britain to build an empire. But neither would there be the collision between antiquity and innovation that makes this one of the world’s greatest cultural hot pots.
The continent’s capital cities are where you’ll discover exactly what this means, with tourists gravitating towards the galleries of Paris, the museums of London, and the ruins of Athens accordingly. But stray from the worn path and you’ll discover much more, from the extensive intricacy of Scandinavia’s fjords to the unparalleled beauty of the Mediterranean’s coastlines, from the historic towns of central Europe to the blurring of East and West in countries like Russia and Turkey.
Europe doesn’t offer the same appeal to the frugal traveller as other regions but it is one of the easiest and safest continents to navigate, and as a result it has replaced the influence it once held over the rest of the world by force, with an irresistible magnetism that attracts tourists by choice.
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life" - Jack Kerouac