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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.

Speak to one of our experts to discuss European touring options, a great way to combine the cultures, traditions, coastlines and cuisines of multiple countries.

Featured European Holidays

Northen Lights, Jokulsarlon Lagoon, 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 $7,084 pp

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Cappadocia, 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 $4,833 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 $3,478 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 $3,858 pp

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Carpathian Mountains, 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 $2,570 pp

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Thoughts. Opinions. Experiences

Cudillero, fishing village in Asturias, Spain
Summer destinations for an unforgettable trip
Anna Souroullas
Looking to book a trip but unsure on where to go this summer? With the summer fast approaching, we have pulled…
Goreme at sunset Cappadocia Eastern, Turkey
Paul Craven
One of the first things that stands out when arriving in Turkiye is the sheer number of mosques. As you drive…
Black rhino mother and young baby black rhino Kenya, Lewa conservancy
Where to travel in June, July and August
Anna Souroullas
If you’re looking to travel across June, July and August, there are some fantastic destinations just lying in wait ready for…
Cantabria Coast, The Basque Country, Spain
Where to travel in April and May
Anna Souroullas
April and May are some of the best months for travelling. For many destinations it is their shoulder season, the months…
Mount Nemrut at sunset in Turkey
Mesopotamia – the land between two rivers
Justin Wateridge
Driving through fields of cotton, potatoes, wheat, corn and pumpkin, we cross the Tigris; a river of huge historical significance but…
Biertan, Saxon villages with fortified churches in Transylvania, Romania
Redefining Romania: Breaking the curse of stereotypes
Justin Wateridge
History, borders and imagination have conspired against Romania, labelling it with stereotypes that are not only hard to dislodge but grossly…
Side of a dark brown bears body and head amidst green foliage.
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…
Garden view Castello di Urgento, Puglia, Italy
At ‘home’ in Puglia
Kate Hitchen
'Everything you eat is made at home' said Diana, owner of Castello di Ugento. Home for her is a newly renovated…
View of the village Adishi. Upper Svaneti, Georgia, Europe. Caucasus mountains
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.
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…

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