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Tour Europe & Britain in utmost style on a luxury guided tour. Explore the Emerald Isle, a storyteller's paradise, discover Italy's grand past as you tour Tuscany and Venice, indulge in the passion and creativity of Spain as you visit Barcelona and Madrid, all with your dedicated Travelling Concierge alongside.
You'll find there's much more to Salzburg than The Sound of Music; spend some time taking in the rest of this sophisticated city's baroque architecture, art and culture.
City sights and stunning countryside combine in perfect fashion in Austria. The architectural splendour of Vienna is as enticing as the snow-capped mountain peaks and crystal-clear lakes that you'll find when off the beaten track. With Luxury Gold, you can experience the best of both worlds.
When to go: June-September for a warmer climate and clearer skies; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.
Don’t miss a visit to the capital city of Zagreb, a fascinating city full of interesting things to see and do, including having what’s thought to be the world’s best sunset.
Croatia is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations – and it’s not hard to see why. The dazzling coastline might be the first thing that steals your heart, but the walled city of Dubrovnik, UNESCO protected city of Split, mini-fortress of Korcula, and national parks just begging to be explored will keep you coming back for more.
When to go: May-October for the warmest climates which allows breathtaking views of varying scenes of the Dalmatian Riviera.
In Prague you get the perfect balance of history and modernity. Explore one of the most beautiful and intact medieval centres in Europe, while also enjoying the city’s nightlife, bars, cafes and concerts.
You may be drawn to the Czech Republic by dreams of seeing Prague, but there’s much more to this central European country than its stunning capital. Countless castles dot the richly diverse landscape where you’ll find everything from orchards and vineyards, to rolling plains, mountains and picturesque towns suspended in time.
When to go: May-August for the best weather; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.
Take a stroll along Strøget in Copenhagen, the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, and don’t leave without a visit to Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest theme park in the world.
Though small, Denmark is a powerhouse when it comes to things to see and do. Outside of the cities you’ll find rugged landscapes, historical towns, and Viking ruins that speak to Denmark’s storied past. Spend time in the charismatic capital of Copenhagen for excellent shopping, Michelin-starred restaurants, rich history, and innovative design.
When to go: May-October for the warmest climates and clearer skies to show off the incredible vistas Denmark offers.
One of the most multifaceted cities in the world, London really does have something for everyone, from history and architecture buffs, to foodies and shoppers.
England is about so much more than Yorkshire pudding and iconic red phone booths. Take in the diverse landscape dotted with lush fields and craggy peaks; explore historical cities and quaint villages; visit stately homes and museums; and feel the buzz of London as you shop, stroll and eat your way through the vibrant capital.
When to go: May-September for the warmest climates; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
Paris is packed with must-see sights, but it’s also a city that’s about so much more than its famous landmarks. No matter what you see and do in Paris, the city will draw you in and mesmerise you.
Paris gets a lot of attention (with good reason), but France as a whole is a vacation destination like no other. Art, history, food and wine, fashion, and architecture can all be enjoyed here, from the sun-kissed Cote D’Azur, to the vineyards of Burgundy and Alsace, to the sparkling streets of Paris.
When to go: May-September for the best weather; November-December for great Christmas markets.
In addition to Budapest, don’t miss out on Hungary’s other must-see cities and town, including Szeged with its interesting architecture, or the charming town of Szentendre.
Give yourself over to the mesmerising beauty of Budapest – actually two cities “Buda” and “Pest” - and then dive into the rest of Hungary’s many diverse offerings. Head to one of the estimated 300 thermal baths where you can “take the waters” as the locals do; visit Lake Balaton, Europe’s largest freshwater lake; stop in charming towns; and be sure to take a river cruise along the Danube.
When to go: May-September for the warmest temperatures; November-December for great Christmas markets.
One for storytellers, the Emerald Isle’s rugged coastlines and unrestrained beauty is enough to inspire anyone to turn creative and pen their first novel. While Ireland’s traditional Celtic influence will make it difficult for you to say goodbye.
When to go: June-September for a warmer climate and clearer skies.
Everywhere you go in Italy you’ll be treated to a different yet equally palate-pleasing cuisine, from rice and fish dishes in Venice, to exquisite pasta and sauces in Rome. Come to Italy with an appetite.
There’s a reason so many people want to visit Italy – you can’t help but fall in love with some aspect of the country, be it the unforgettable food, the wealth of Renaissance architecture and priceless art, or the landscape dotted with olive groves and vineyards. From high fashion, to humble homemade wine on a country road, Italy has it all – and then some.
When to go: April-October for the warmest and driest climates; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
The rich assortment of cultural and historical influences on Montenegro has resulted in cuisine that captures the best of Italy, Turkey, Hungary and Croatia. Depending on which zone you are exploring, you’ll notice different culinary styles.
The coastal area typically offers Mediterranean dining, with grilled seafood playing a dominant role. Traditional Montenegrin dishes include stews, soups and wood-fired meats, accompanied by fine local wines and domestic beers.
When to go: April-September for the warmest temperatures; crowds on the coast reach their peak in July and August so visiting in June or September might be preferable.
Oslo, Norway’s capital, perfectly blends the old and the new, boasting both historical treasures, and cutting edge design. Be sure to check out Vigelandsparken Sculpture Park and Oslo City Museum.
Norway has become one of Europe’s most popular destinations thanks to breathtaking natural beauty in the form of waterfalls, fjords, forests, mountains and glaciers the likes of which you won’t find anywhere else.
When to go: May-August for the best weather to see the vast Fjords of Norway.
Make a stop in Kraków for its well-preserved Gothic and Renaissance architecture; winding streets filled with bars, clubs and restaurants; lively market square; and the intriguing Old Town, the city’s historic centre.
Poland is dripping in history, from medieval castles, to architecture that paints a striking picture of the country’s past. But you can also get a taste of urban energy in Warsaw, Krakow and Gdańsk, and explore Poland’s natural beauty, which includes white sandy beaches, freshwater lakes, forests, and rocky snow-capped peaks.
When to go: June-August for the warmest temperatures to experience the astonishing history of this important region.
In addition to its plethora of historic attractions, Portugal’s capital is also where to come for nightlife and great food among the winding streets of the Bairro Alto district, noteworthy architecture, and parks and squares made for lounging among the locals.
Sunny, seductive Portugal is not to be missed. 850 km of sandy beaches, a charming capital packed with historical attractions, an abundance of fresh seafood, a diverse landscape, and a mild climate with 3000 hours of sunshine a year are just a few reasons Portugal makes for an unforgettable European getaway.
When to go: Portugal's outstanding climates means good temperatures all year round.
Make sure to take a canal cruise in St. Petersburg where you’ll pass under some of the city’s 365 bridges, and get to see attractions like the Winter Palace from the water.
The sheer overabundance of things to see and do in Russia can make it seem like a daunting place to visit, but don’t pass up the chance to see some of the cultural and historical gems this vast country has to offer. From world-class museums and the unmistakable onion dome of St. Basil’s Cathedral, to a walk through historic Red Square and a visit to the Bolshoi Ballet, a tour to Russia will not disappoint
When to go: June-August for the warmest climate to see for yourself the country which grew to become a world superpower.
Not to be outdone by tourist favourite Edinburgh, Glasgow is emerging as a must-see city on any Scotland itinerary, thanks to its thriving art, design, film and music scenes.
If you like your vacations set against dramatic scenery and mesmerising landscapes, you won’t be disappointed with Scotland. In addition you’ll get a healthy dose of history, unique shopping opportunities and the chance to check out many colourful festivals.
When to go: June-September for the warmest temperatures to experience a country which has recently flourished.
The capital of Bratislava is a must-see destination in its own right. Make sure to explore the Old Town’s cobbled squares and gaze at the landmark four-towered castle overlooking the city.
Another one of Europe’s hidden gem destinations, Slovakia deserves to be on more traveller’s radars. The country’s array of national parks, underground caves, rejuvenating thermal springs, museums, historic castles, and rapidly expanding capital city are not yet getting the attention they deserve. Go now before the crowds catch on.
When to go: June-September for the highest temperatures which allows more comfortable viewing of this mountainous country.
Barcelona deserves a spot on any bucket list. From the winding alleys of the famed Gothic Quarter, to Gaudi’s unfinished masterpiece the Sagrada Familia there’s enough here to keep you busy for days.
Spain is beloved by many for many reasons. Each of its diverse regions lay claim to their own distinct cuisine, culture, language, and attractions – all of which are worth getting to know. You’ll also find cosmopolitan cities, idyllic towns and villages, fascinating architecture, and over 200 km of rugged cliffs along Costa Brava’s dramatic coastline.
When to go: May-October for the best temperatures across the country; November-December for a great festive scene.
Sweden’s capital of Stockholm is built on a group of 14 islands, which is interesting enough on its own. But there are many more reasons to love one of Europe’s oldest cities, including the quaint Old Town, museums, art galleries, cafes and restaurants.
When you think of Sweden, IKEA might be the first thing that comes to mind, but there is much more to this diverse nation than its famous furniture brand. There are vibrant, lively cities like Stockholm and Malmo to explore, but Sweden is also home to picture-perfect landscapes filled with sparking lakes, green fields and lush forests.
When to go: June-August for the best temperatures which allows the best chance to experience the incredible variety on offer.
You can’t leave Switzerland without shopping for a few things it’s known for, namely watches, Swiss army knives, cheese and of course, chocolate.
Natural beauty can be found everywhere in Switzerland, whether you’re taking a steamer cruise across Lake Lucerne, or a cable car ride above the alpine peaks and green valleys below. The ever-efficient country has not one but four official languages, a rich cultural diversity, and alluring cities and towns you’ll want to linger in.
When to go: May-September for the best temperatures; November-December for superb Christmas markets.