You'll find there's much more to Salzburg than The Sound of Music; spend some time taking in the rest of this sophistacated city's baroque architecture, art and culture.
When to go: June-September for a warmer climate and clearer skies; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.
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 Insight, you can experience the best of both worlds. Find out more about seeing Austria with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: May-October for the warmest climates which allows breathtaking views of varying scenes of the Dalmatian Riviera.
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. Find out more about seeing Croatia with Luxury Gold.
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.
When to go: May-August for the best weather; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.
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. Find out more about seeing Czech Republic with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: May-October for the warmest climates and clearer skies to show off the incredible vistas Denmark offers.
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.
Find out more about seeing Denmark with Insight.
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.
When to go: May-September for the warmest climates; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
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. Find out more about seeing England with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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 mesmerize you.
When to go: May-September for the best weather; November-December for great Christmas markets.
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. Find out more about seeing France with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: May-September for the warmest temperatures; November-December for great Christmas markets.
Give yourself over to the mesmerizing 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. Find out more about seeing Hungary with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: April-October for the warmest and driest climates; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
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. Find out more about seeing Italy with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
For a country that you could drive across in a day, you will be amazed at just how alluring Montenegro (‘Black Mountain’) is. With its three contrasting southern, central and northern regions, you can look forward to a striking range of landscapes, climates and activities. Few places in the world can give you picturesque beaches, lakes, mountains, valleys, canyons, caves, tranquil countryside and ancient towns in an area covering 13,812 km2. Sharing its borders with Albania, Croatia, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro includes a stunning coastal belt along the Adriatic Sea. Find out more about seeing Montenegro with Insight.
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