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As far as location goes, France has been a major attraction for people the world over for decades. Central to European history for centuries, France and its penchant for art, architecture and gastronomy has made it one of the world’s top destinations.
From the WWI Battlefields of the north to the southern sun-baked landscapes of Provence, France never ceases to amaze. Scale the heights of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, seek out the masterpieces of the Louvre or follow the impressionist’s trail to Monet’s house at Giverny. For a touch of class, experience the splendours of Versailles and the Chateaux of the Loire Valley.
The Louvre, France
Revolution and evolution have shaped the Germany we know today. From the booming financial district of Frankfurt to the remains of the iconic Berlin Wall, you’ll find countless examples of the nation’s colourful heritage.
From fairytale castles along the Rhine to Munich with its charming cobble-stoned streets; famous beer halls and festive spirit. From Nuremberg for the mighty ramparts, traditional markets and St. Sebald’s Cathedral to the medieval city of Rothenburg, be entertainment with rousing songs and dances in taverns and beer gardens, colourful carnivals in Spring, spectacular fireworks displays during Summer and wine or beer festivals in Autumn.
Neuschwanstein Castle, Bavaria
Sat in the very heart of Europe, with four official languages and a rich cultural diversity, Switzerland is a land of contrasts. It is surrounded by snow-capped summits and romantic lakes, charming cities and towns and spectacular scenery. It is also home to world-famous watches and delicious chocolate as well as an international reputation in banking and insurance.
To fully appreciate Switzerland’s glorious lake and mountain scenery, take a cable car ride, scenic train journey or a steamer cruise across the expanse of Lake Lucerne on a beautiful summers day or crisp winters morning. Then enjoy evenings of traditional entertainment such as yodelling, flag throwing and performances on the mighty alphorn.
Glacier Express, Switzerland
Italy is a culturally rich country with its wealth of Renaissance architecture, Roman history and priceless art.
Scenically, embrace the Apennine Mountains, olive groves and vineyards of Italy’s Mediterranean south. Enjoy the wonderful palaces and squares, magnificent cathedral and superb art collections in the Accademia and Uffizi galleries in Florence, and trace the course of history through 2500 years from the grandeur of the Forum and Colosseum, to the grandiose Altar of the Nationis in Rome. Venice is simply unique with its maze of narrow streets, canals and unexpected city squares, while you’ll also find Murano glass and porcelain carnival masks in the many exquisite shops.
Exquisite porcelain carnival masks
Spain is one of the most diverse and visually stunning nations of Europe where vibrant, cosmopolitan cities contrast with sleepy villages, lost in time. Spain has fiercely independent regions, each with their own culture, gastronomy, folklore and language. As anyone from Bilbao or Barcelona and they will attest; they are Basque and Catalonian respectively, not Spanish.
Spain’s Costa Brava is one of the most dramatic coastlines in the Mediterranean and the lively port city of Barcelona bursts with cutting edge creativity from its impressive old town to the daring architecture from the Modernist period (1890-1920). Further south find Seville, the breathtakingly romantic regional capital of Andalucia,which has a landscape painted with orange trees and scattered whitewashed houses.
City of Barcelona