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.
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.
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 Insight.
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.
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