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Europe

Close to home but far from uninteresting, Europe is a continent that only grows bigger the more you explore it.

From the English Channel to the Caspian Sea, Europe’s richly varied history and ever-changing landscape have created a patchwork of independent nations, each with their own story.

Ancient ruins and architectural glories sit beside contemporary art and mouth-watering gastronomy, whilst towering alpine peaks and wolf-trodden forests contrast with impossibly dramatic coastlines and mesmerising wildflower meadows. Europe can truly rival anywhere for diversity of culture and scenery.

In the south, the Mediterranean Sea decorates the shores of the Latin states. North African influences can be found, alongside classical architecture of impossible beauty and cuisines to complement it. Towards the east, Europe juxtaposes Asia as the Christian heritage of Georgia and Armenia dazzles against the backdrop of the Caucasus Mountains.

Moving northwards, the fjordlands and tundra of Scandanavia offer a refuge for some of the continent’s largest mammals. And Iceland, with its fiery tectonic reputation, hides tales of elves amongst its bubbling hot springs and crashing waterfalls.

Featured European Holidays

Northen Lights, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, Iceland
Iceland

Land of Fire and Ice

Just below the Arctic circle, a holiday to Iceland offers an exciting mix of nature, culture and fun. Volcanoes and glaciers have combined to create a landscape that is dramatic and raw and the Icelanders know exactly how best to explore it, be it by super-jeep or ice crampon.

9 days

from $7,906 pp

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Cappadocia, Turkey
Turkey

City, Coasts and Mountains

Combine city, coast and mountains with a mixture of classic sites and some of those less-visited. This is the perfect introduction to Turkey, travelling in style and staying at some of the country’s finest hotels.

12 days

from $5,394 pp

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Food and Wine, Georgia
Tiblisi, Georgia

Explore the Wine Regions

A wonderful trip for wine lovers and culinary connoisseurs with a sense of adventure. Get a real taste of Georgia by delving into the heart of local culture and discovering the country’s living traditions and history through its delicious food and wine.

7 days

from $3,881 pp

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Highlights of Dalmatia

Perfect for your first time in Croatia or for a family adventure, this holiday explores southern Dalmatia, staying between Dubrovnik and Split with visits to the islands of Vis and Hvar. Experience all the key UNESCO sites with a sprinkling of fun activities appealing to any couple or active family.

8 days

from $4,306 pp

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Carpathian Mountains, Romania
Romania

Conservation in the Carpathians

Just two and a half hour’s drive north of Romania’s capital lies Europe’s most extensive unfragmented forest, home to the continent’s largest population of wolves, bears and lynx. You will be greeted by the professional guides at Foundation Conservation Carpathia who will look after you throughout your experience.

5 days

from $2,869 pp

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Sunset over Meteora in Greece
Greece

Ancient Epirus and Beyond Group Tour

This is a Greece group tour with a difference, focusing not only on the great poleis or city-states of the south but on some of the fascinating sites of the regions of Acarnania, Epirus and Boeotia. You will be accompanied by Greek historian, Carolyn Perry, who will bring this region’s history to life.

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Side of a dark brown bears body and head amidst green foliage.
Travel
Experience Europe’s wildness, with purpose
Steppes Travel
The world is changing. The past year has been a staggering challenge for all; travel grounded to a halt, and the…
View of the village Adishi. Upper Svaneti, Georgia, Europe. Caucasus mountains
Stories
Georgia: Traversing the Svaneti Region
Steppes Travel
This article is an excerpt from our new Steppes Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your…
View of Islamic buildings through blue mosaic archway.
Stories
Islamic Cities – Through Time and Space
Justin Marozzi
By journalist, historian and travel writer - Justin Marozzi This article is an excerpt from our new Traveller magazine – please get…
Snow Capped Mount Ararat and Khor Virap, Armenia
Stories
Armenia: A History of Biblical Scale
Justin Wateridge
“It used to be ours,” lamented my guide, Kristine. Towering against the horizon and history was the magnificent snow-capped peak of…
statues on Mount Nemrut in Turkey, UNESCO
Stories
Turning Back Time
Katie Benden
When I heard that the FCO had lifted their warning on travel to Eastern Turkey, I was truly warmed to know…

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