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.
When to go: May-August for the best weather to see the vast Fjords of Norway.
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. Find out more about seeing Norway with Insight.
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.
When to go: June-August for the warmest temperatures to experience the astonishing history of this important region.
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. Find out more about seeing Poland with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: Portugal's outstanding climates means good temperatures all year round.
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. Find out more about seeing Portugal with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: June-August for the warmest climate to see for yourself the country which grew to become a world superpower.
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 trip to Russia will not disappoint. Find out more about seeing Russia with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: June-September for the warmest temperatures to experience a country which has recently flourished.
If you like your vacations set against dramatic scenery and mesmerizing 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.
Find out more about seeing Scotland with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: June-September for the highest temperatures which allows more comfortable viewing of this mountainous country.
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. Find out more about seeing Slovakia with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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.
When to go: May-October for the best temperatures across the country; November-December for a great festive scene.
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. Find out more about seeing Spain with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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 to go: June-August for the best temperatures which allows the best chance to experience the incredible variety on offer.
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. Find out more about seeing Sweden with Insight.
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.
When to go: May-September for the best temperatures; November-December for superb Christmas markets.
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. Find out more about seeing Switzerland with Luxury Gold Vacations.
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