Take a short hop across the channel and begin your family European holiday in the delights of Disneyland Paris, Brittany’s charming coastline or pause for thought in Normandy, with its landscape shaped by wartime.
Bring the medieval back to life in the majestic Dordogne, or enjoy a truly great outdoors in Jura, home to 31 waterfalls. If you’re a wine lover, drink in Burgundy, land of endless great grapes.
Looking for a different type of holiday in Europe? Why not get stuck into outdoor adventure with surfing in Gascony, hiking in the Pyrénées Mountains or canoeing in the Ardèche. For brilliant beaches try France’s answer to the Spanish Costas in Languedoc & Roussillon.
Home to the famous Italian Lakes – Garda, Idro and Maggiore –the northern region allows you to spread your wings with water sports before drying off to discover stylish resorts. Or head east to the Adriatic and discover the grandeur of Venice by boat.
Head to the heart of the boot to see artistic delights in Florence, rolling hills in Tuscany and legendary ruins in Rome. If you can tear yourself away from the mainland, delve into Sardinia’s emerald coast, tackle Sicily’s rocky hills or unwind in Elba’s peaceful coastal villages.
Portugal serves up stunning sandy bays, rich landscapes and some of the best golf and surfing holiday opportunities in Europe. Don’t forget to tuck into the spectacular seafood!
Touch down in Spain the ultimate European holiday destination and unwind into a different pace of life that promises glorious weather, over 2,000 beaches, cultural cities and sumptuous food and drink. Try Costa Brava for beautiful botanical gardens, Verde for lush mountains or head down to Dorada for city living.
Get yourself to Germany to see beautiful lakes and landscapes, before you delve into rich history, and even richer cuisines. Anyone for beer and a pretzel?
Experience Alpine charm in Austria. Lush countryside paves the way to picturesque, colourful villages, with great cities like Salzburg within easy reach, too. Here’s the place to adventure with tons of outdoor activities on offer at the country’s 6 national parks.
For outdoor delights, head to Switzerland. A skier’s paradise all year round, the country offers endless snow-capped peaks to enjoy. For those not on the piste, find fabulous carnivals, stylish resorts and around 20,000 miles of rivers (and lots of lakes) to explore.
Feel the mix of Mediterranean and Italian ambience as you weave your way through Croatia’s endless beaches and small islands. Croatia is fast turning into the new much desired holiday in Europe destination.
Hop on an easy ferry transfer to enjoy Holland’s easy-going atmosphere. The famously flat country is packed with character and culture, like museums filled with the world’s best-loved art. Why not indulge in the national passion for cycling and explore on two wheels?
Journey to the most southerly point of Scandinavia and discover Denmark’s wild, untamed landscapes filled with dense beech forests. For city delights, head to Copenhagen, a capital that blends modernist architecture with seafaring traditions.
Good things come in small packages and at 51 miles long by 32 wide, Luxembourg is a small country packed with holiday potential. Lush valleys and thick forests surround ancient cities steeped in history. Don’t miss Europe’s so-called most beautiful balcony in Luxembourg City!