This package is the perfect introduction to the diversity of the cultures, sights, architecture and cuisines that are available across Europe. Visit cities that see themselves as the heart of European culture: Paris, Vienna and Satzburg (birthplace of Mozart). Wander around the old towns of cities that were once behind the Iron Curtain: Bratislava, Budapest and Prague. Listen to local music and taste regional delicacies. If this is your first time in Europe or you want to pack a lot into a short time, this is the one for you.
If 18 days is not enough for you, then why not add on a week of Latin influence? Rome, the Eternal City, has a lifetime of history within the city limits. Climb the Colosseum where men fought with wild beasts or simply throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain like so many before you. The Vatican is much more than the masterpiece of the Sistine Chapel. You will also get a peek into the museums that will have you planning your next visit, even before you leave. Then the millionaires’ playgrounds of Nice and Monte Carlo beckon. So many things clamour for your attention.
Consider our most popular package. Take in the delights of Western Europe. Start with the sophistication of sitting in a Parisienne cafe, add on the charm of the old world of Luxembourg. Follow this up with a drive through the German wine growing region of Trier and wear a pair of clogs in Amsterdam. Everyone is fascinated by the art in the Louvre Museum and delighted by the architecture of the Palace of Versaille, home to the Emperor Napoleon. Follow this up with a short flight to Venice to board a cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean, stopping off at the beautiful islands of Santorini and the old Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
As an alternative to France, Germany and the Netherlands, many people choose the flamenco dance of Spain and fado music Portugal . Shop for leatherware in Madrid and be delighted, amused and bemused by the crazy architecture of Gaudi that stamps its mark all over Barcelona. The Costa del Sol is a haven for holiday makers and retirees with its golden sandy beaches and secluded villas. Explore Toledo, peppered with the influences of the invading and co-existing cultures of Christians, Muslims and Jews. Follow this up with a short flight to Venice to board a cruise of the Eastern Mediterranean, stopping off at the beautiful islands of Santorini and the old Croatian city of Dubrovnik.
Finally, for those looking for people fascinated by Vikings, fjords and very, very long hours of daylight try this for size. Your holiday starts in Copenhagen, the fairytale home of Hans Christian Andersen. Take a tour of Stockholm and test your taste buds on the pickled herring that is considered a delicacy throughout the region. See a Viking ship that was built for a king and sunk on her maiden voyage! There is nothing that can prepare you for the grandeur of Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest fjord, followed by a rail journey on one of the most beautiful routes you could imagine. Returning to Copenhagen, you board your MSC cruise ship for the journey northwards to Helsinki with outdoor cafes and trendy restaurants. Then onwards to St Petersburg, the home of the Hermitage, reputedly one of the finest galleries on Earth. There is nothing more to be said about this package, other than …. wow!