Enduring, eclectic, endlessly appealing – Europe is easy to explore and impossible to forget.

Not sure whether you want to hike through rugged wilderness, explore 13th-century churches or spend your afternoons sipping wine in the sun? In Europe you can do it all and do it well. A relatively compact continent, Europe is stuffed with remarkably diverse cultures, landscapes and cuisine. The colourful whimsy of Russia’s onion-domed cathedrals will capture your imagination, and the walkable ruins of Italy will keep your feet firmly planted on the cobblestones. From the breezy coastal pleasures of the Mediterranean to the chilly beauty of the Baltics, Europe really has something for every kind of traveller.

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Highlights of Europe

Colourful houses of the Cinque Terre

Explore the Cinque Terre

A collection of five pastel-painted villages and terraced vineyards built into rugged seaside cliffs, the Cinque Terre is a romantic introduction to the Italian Riviera. Once only accessible by the 12-kilometre pathway that links them together, a train line has made the medieval towns easier to explore in a single day.

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Northern Lights reflected over lake in Iceland

Look up at the Northern Lights

The dancing, multi-coloured lights of the Aurora Borealis are a mesmerising natural phenomenon, and one of the best places to see it is the high northern hemisphere. Leave the city lights in the rear-view mirror and grab a front-row seat for a chance to catch Mother Nature putting on a dazzling show.

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Travellers enjoy local Russian food in St Petersburg

Experience Soviet history

Go inside one of Russia’s Soviet-era communal apartments for a tea party with a twist. These grand dwellings were converted to shared working-class accommodation after the 1917 revolution but St Petersburg is the only city where they still exist in this form, and being welcomed inside for a cup of loose-leaf and a biscuit is a unique way to learn about local life.

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Traveller swims in the waters of the Cyclades in Greece

Island-hop in the Mediterranean

Relax on deserted beaches and dive into crystal-clear water – sailing the small islands of Greece is the perfect introduction to life on the Cyclades. Discover islands that resemble Greece as it was 30 years ago as you feast on sumptuous seafood in oceanfront tavernas and soak up sublime sunsets from the deck of your yacht.  

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Fresh strawberries at a Spanish market

Shop at the source

The celebrated Mercado de Abastos (Abastos Market) in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, is the perfect place to pick up some fresh produce or classic Galician dishes like empanadas. You can grab cheese and fruit for a picnic or have a fresh-caught centolo (spider crab) or navalla (razor clam) cooked to order.

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Cycle group stopped by Lake Bled, Slovenia

Get active in the Alps

Crystal-clear emerald lakes, tumbling waterfalls and lush green forest flanked by the towering peaks of the Julian Alps make Slovenia the perfect place for an alpine adventure. Hike, bike or paddle — exercise has never been so exhilarating.

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What to see in 7-10 days in Europe

Be selective – focus on one or two countries and dive in. Gorgeous scenery, mouth-watering cusine and photogenic architecture make destinations like Switzerland and Portugal great choices for short journeys. If you’re looking for something offbeat, many countries in Eastern Europe have a diverse blend of post-Soviet cities, traditional villages and primeval forest within easy driving distance of each other.

Prefer mountains to medieval churches? Iceland is hard to beat for packing a lot of natural wonders into a short amount of time. You can see the country’s spectacular waterfalls, geysers, glaciers, icebergs and fjords in week, with a few days spare to drop in on tiny fishing villages for hot meals and quirky history lessons along the way.

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Go a little deeper with enough time to get a feel for a region. You could see the essentials of Russia, then finish up with a taste of the Baltics. Or maybe you’d prefer to indulge in the delights of Iberia? Why not begin in Madrid, then skate around the coast of Portugal before boarding a short flight to access Spain’s autonomous north.

Looking for more of a sightseeing and sunbathing vibe? A fortnight-long holiday is the perfect length for a European cruise. You could relax on Croatia’s beautiful islands and disembark in Dubrovnik, refreshed and with enough time to stretch your legs on the hills of Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

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Never been to Europe and want an introduction to the iconic cities the continent is known for? It’s totally possible to see dozens of destinations – and see them well – in six weeks. Or maybe you’d prefer to immerse yourself fully in one place and go deeper than the average traveller. You could see everything from the ancient ruins of Pompeii to the mafia legacy of Palermo on a comprehensive journey through Italy – from the top of the boot to the bottom of the ball it’s kicking – in four weeks.

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