There’s no way to tour Europe and not be awestruck by its natural beauty, epic history and dazzling artistic and culinary diversity. Europe’s almost unmanageable wealth of attractions is its biggest single draw: the birthplace of democracy in Athens, the Renaissance art of Florence, the graceful canals of Venice, the Napoleonic grandeur of Paris, and the historical and cultural canvas of London. Impressive and unforgettable attractions include Moorish palaces in Andalucía, the fascinating East-meets-West brew of İstanbul in Turkey, the majesty of imperial palaces in Russia’s former capital St Petersburg, and the ongoing project of Gaudí’s La Sagrada Família in Barcelona.
Europe maintains some of the worlds most spectacular natural scenery; rugged Scottish Highlands with glens and lochs; Norway’s fabulous fjords, seemingly chiseled to perfection by giants; the vine-raked valleys of the Loire; and the steppe-like plains of central Spain. The beaches of the Mediterranean’s northern coast, where beach holidays were practically invented. Or strike out to the lesser know beautiful coastal regions such as the Baltic and Black Seas. The Alps march across central Europe taking in France, Switzerland, Austria, northern Italy and tiny Liechtenstein, and make for some of the best skiing in the world. Europe’s diversity and global influence is incomparable as is their cuisine!