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Why Europe?

Europe’s diversity is nothing short of mindblowing. It’s a tapestry of different cultures, cuisines, peoples and histories, woven over thousands of years and, consequently, is an utter thrill to explore. From Scandinavia to Spain, you’re sure to find a destination or ten to take your fancy.

Spectacular Cities

With so many countries creating the European patchwork, there are an inspiring number of cities to discover. Classic tourist spots like Rome, London, Paris and Barcelona are brimming with landmarks, while more obscure destinations have just as much to offer: Lyon is heaven for foodies and Budapest a must for history buffs.

National Parks

As a vast and varied continent, Europe’s landscapes encompass some incredible national parks. Croatia’s Plitvice Lakes are a spectacular complex of waterfalls, peaceful pools and dramatic gorges, while Wild Taiga in Finland offers unique opportunities to see bears, wolverines and other wildlife in their natural habitat.


The Alps, Dolomites, Carpathians, Pyrenees… If you want to get the best view of Europe, head to the very top! From the petite Peak District in England to the majestic Alpine peaks spanning France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland, the hike up and the exquisite views will both take your breath away!

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With a laid-back love of bread, cake, cheese, pastry, wine, and life in general, no wonder France wins over all who visit her. As you explore fields of vineyards, historic chateaux, lively cities and sleepy towns, you’ll soon see just how much there is to discover.


Romantic and captivating, Italy doesn’t leave you much choice but to fall in love with it. Will you find your soulmate in the sweeping rural panoramas of Umbria and Tuscany? Or fashion capital Milan’s chic streets and boutiques? Rome’s ancient monuments, the picturesque cliffs of the Amalfi Coast, and the fabulous lakes Como and Garda are all highlights, too.


Something about Spain gets under your skin. The endless miles of sandy beach, array of vibrant cities, and appetising plates of tapas may have something to do with it. You only have to look at how many holidaymakers just can’t stay away to wonder what you’re missing.

United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is like a delicious, four-course dinner: each dish has its own distinctive flavour, but together, they create an unforgettable experience. From Scotland’s dramatic landscapes and England’s country lanes, to the lush valleys of Wales and rugged coast of Northern Ireland, prepare to be dazzled by all the UK has to offer.

Things to do in Europe


Rome’s ancient amphitheatre could hold around 50,000 spectators for gladiator fights and city games.

Wild Taiga, Finland

See brown bears, elk and wolves running wild in this truly unspoilt Scandinavian landscape.

The British Museum

A spectacular building holding the Elgin Marbles, ancient Egyptian mummies and more fascinating artefacts from world history.

Neuschwanstein Castle

Explore this fairytale castle (and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang filming location) hidden in the brooding Bavarian hills.

Trevi Fountain

Throw a coin in and, legend has it, you’ll be guaranteed a return visit to the Eternal City.

Las Ramblas

No visit to Barcelona is complete without a stroll down the vibrant boulevard of Las Ramblas. Make sure you stop for some tapas!

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Modern holiday home by the sea.
Lovely, comfortable stay and great location

My family and I had a lovely stay here for a 4 night break. The house was immaculate, and surprisingly bigger than I thought it would be. Having two young children this accommodation ticked every box for me and most importantly we felt safe, especial … see more
The Pines At Gleneagles
Lovely apartment, very handy & spacious

I travelled here with my partner and friends for TITP it was perfect. Very spacious, 6 of us stayed there... We walked to gleneagles for drinks got a taxi into TITP & a shuttle bus home & also got a taxi through to auchterarder and it wasn't more tha … see more
One nights stay, wish it was longer!

Myself and friends stayed the night in this beautiful apartment. Excellent location on the Clydeside, seconds away from Glasgows most popular shops, bars and restaurants. The owner and staff were very helpful and communication was great. Will definat … see more
Lough Erne Golf Resort
Beautiful home - Lough Erne Resort.

From the moment of booking the holiday home on the Lough Erne resort to handing back over the keys I've been welcomed with on point emails, the owner replies back instantly. The home is set in the beautiful Lough Erne golf resort, a 5 minute walk fro … see more
Holiday Cottage - Wanlockhead
A little piece of heaven, peace and tranquility

We approached the village of Wanlockhead through the Mennock Pass. It was stunning but the best was yet to come. As we came into the village the views blew me away. Picture postcard. The lodge sat up a hill with the most amazing view across the val … see more
Skeabost Wood Cottage

This place is spectacular - a luxurious warm and comfortable cottage with A lovely view - we were lucky enough to have good weather and wanted to explore .. there's plenty of books and travel tips giving information on the best places to go but this … see more

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