Visiting Austria at Christmas is a special experience. Much like its neighbour Germany, Austria is world-famous for having rich festive traditions. From glühwein and gingerbread to handmade ornaments and intricately decorated trees, it’s hard to beat an authentic Austrian Christmas market. Here you’ll find some of our favourite cities in Austria for you to visit
Imagine sitting on a long, low deck, watching the world as you glide effortlessly along a tranquil river. On either side, picturesque villages, peaceful countryside, and medieval European cities pass you by. Travel doesn’t come much slower than a river cruise. This is one of the most relaxing ways to explore Europe, and there are
There are so many wonderful Greek Islands to choose from. For our own trip, we dabbled with sticking to what we knew or trying somewhere different. After some to-ing and fro-ing, and plenty of research, we settled on beautiful Crete – the largest island, and the most southerly. With just seven days to explore the
Just a ferry ride from England’s south coast, Brittany boasts a varied coastline, enchanting heritage towns and scrumptious fresh produce. Our Breton adventure took us south through Côtes d’Armor and into Morbihan, two of the four departments – or counties – that make up modern Brittany. After exploring the areas around Carnac and the Golfe
Renting a car during your holiday gives you more freedom to explore more of the country you’re visiting. But, if you plan on renting a car while holidaying in Europe, there are some things you need to know: How to rent a car in Europe Local driving laws Documents you need for car rental Age
With its World Heritage architecture, rich history and delicious cuisine, Lisbon city breaks have always been popular with us Brits. Lisbon holidays offer the added bonus of golden Atlantic sands and quiet countryside within reach of the city, not to mention the promise of up to 300 sunshine days a year… Is Lisbon worth visiting?
Looking for a quick getaway that won’t break the bank? We’ve rounded up some of the best budget city breaks to help give you some travel inspiration. 1. Athens, Greece While the Greek islands get their fair share of tourism, Athens offers warm weather and a taste of the exotic at a reasonable budget. Discover
Amsterdam is easy to reach from the UK and has multiple cultural attractions that make for a great, long weekend stay. Here’s a look at the best things to explore in Amsterdam. Top attractions to see in Amsterdam World-class museums full of history, including the Hermitage Amsterdam and Anne Frank House, are among the reasons
Spain is arguably one of the best adventure holiday destinations in Europe. The contrasting terrains between the north and south offers an endless list of activities for travellers of all ages and skill to enjoy. Pick the right time and place, and you’ll have an amazing adventure holiday of a lifetime lined up. In this
As demand for sustainable travel grows, cycling is a great way of minimising your carbon footprint while exploring. Integrated into city breaks, cycling brings opportunities to cover distances while sight-seeing. Guided bicycle tours introduce places of interest and bring opportunities to meet fellow travellers. Beyond that, cycling can just be good, simple fun. Hiring a
If you’re planning a trip this summer, we’ve got some great ideas for the best places to travel in June and July. From a foodie staycation in England, to soaking up the midnight sun in Scandinavia, there really is something here for everyone… Dates to be aware of: In 2023, most school’s summer holidays start
Tenerife’s climate and landscape make the Spanish island an attractive year-round destination for active holidays. The largest of the Canary Islands is ideal for both fly-and-flop sunshine getaways and activity-based holidays. Winter sunshine and temperate summer weather give Tenerife the nickname ‘the island of eternal spring’. That climate explains why it’s perfect for activities both
Seen enough white sandy beaches and ancient ruins to last a lifetime? Then maybe it’s time you start seeking out some of the more unique places that you might not find in every travel guide under the sun. There’s so much beauty in the world – natural and man-made. Here are some truly special places
Winter is a magical time of year, with snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes, and cosy fireplaces to enjoy. So, whether you’re a seasoned skier or a first-time snowshoer, there are plenty of winter adventures to be had right on our doorstep in Europe. Keep reading to discover five of our top picks for winter adventure. 1.
If you haven’t already started making plans, or need a jolt of inspiration, now is the perfect time to start thinking about that first getaway of the new year. If an adventure is in your plans, as it is for many people next year, then we’ve rounded up some of our favourites for the start