Places in Europe
France seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour chalked on the board. Gastronomy Food is of enormous importance to the French, and each region has its own specialities alongside French classics.
This green and pleasant land, this sceptred isle, this crucible of empire and pioneer of parliamentary democracy, is the most eccentric, extraordinary and downright intriguing place on Earth. Variety Packed From the Roman remains of Hadrian's Wall to London's incomparable theatre scene, England is full of astounding variety.
Tours and activities
Skip the Line: Vatican Museums Walking Tour including Sistine Chapel, Raphael's Rooms and St Peter's
Visit the Vatican Museums, Sistine Chapel and St Peter’s Basilica on this must-do Vatican walking tour, in a group of no more than 20 people! With some 12,000 rooms spanning nearly 4,000 years of history, the Vatican...
Tips and articles
Secret Mediterranean islands where you can escape the crowds
There are more than 200 islands in the Med, yet 90 per cent of tourists stay on just 10 per cent of them. We’ve rounded up six lesser-known isles worth seeking out if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet...
7 great reasons to see Europe before the summer
Pining to explore Europe but intending to wait for the sun? Think again: the crowds might arrive in spring and reach full swell midsummer, but European travel in the cooler months is superb timing for off-season price...
How to travel in Europe
Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel...
Seven startling sights of Eastern Europe
Forget the evocative skylines and merry nightlife: beyond Eastern Europe's classic sights you can walk with witches, hear the ocean sing and step straight back in time...