Europe Travel Guides
From all our trips throughout Europe we are bursting to share with you our best kept secrets from each of these countries.
All so different and varied we have created guides so you can get the best out of each of them. How to miss the crowds in Rome, where best to capture the insta-perfect sunset in Santorini, where to sample the best baklava or what clothes to pack for your ski trip, we are here to make your trip as seamless and relaxing as possible.
To whet your appetite and inspire your imagination, we’ve put together a number of guides for Europe which answer some of the questions we get asked most frequently.
November and December are fantastic months to visit Europe and experience its magical Christmas markets. Soak up the festive atmosphere as you listen to traditional carols, pick up beautiful traditional handicrafts, and enjoy speciality foods and drinks as you wind through stalls surrounded by miles of twinkling fairy lights.
We’ve selected our favourite rural European hideaways, each offering something seriously special away from the crowds. From the verdant vineyards of Portugal’s Douro Valley to the fresh mountain air of Andalucia, Europe never fails to amaze us. Retreat to the total seclusion of these rural properties and forget about the world for a while.
When Africa bumped into Europe millennia ago the force of the collision created the Alps, Europe’s highest, most extensive mountain range. So came the soaring peaks, crevasse-laced glaciers and sparkling rivers and lakes of a massif that meanders through France, Monaco, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Slovenia, Liechtenstein and Germany.
For us, a winter escape is not all about seeking out the slopes or the sun. Instead, it is the snow dusted wonderlands of northern Europe, the breath-taking landscapes of the Arctic Circle, the endless adventure offering of Scandinavia and the luxurious boltholes of Iceland that tick all our travel boxes for a snowy sojourn.
Most of Lapland is in Scandinavia, occupying a third of Finland and Norway and covering the northern reaches of Sweden, even parts of Russia. It’s synonymous with snow blanketed landscapes waiting to be explored by husky or reindeer drawn sled and delivers year round beauty and unique experiences.