Tiny Vatican City. Sprawling Russia. And 48 more countries in between. Europe is both familiar and exotic, known and unknown. Be it a villa in Tuscany, a pilgrimage across Spain, manor homes in England, or the still relatively unexplored destinations of Georgia and Azerbaijan, Europe never disappoints.
Discover treasures of medieval villages perched on hillsides cloaked with dark forests hiding truffle secrets. Listen to fountains splash in sunny squares or waves sweeping the shore. Walk along old pilgrimage routes past roadside crosses and tiny chapels or follow in artists’ footsteps through seaside towns and glittering resorts. Pass through gates of mighty châteaux looming on impossible cliffs and stone doorways leading to flower-filled courtyards. Follow ancient Roman roads around majestic snow-capped peaks and listen to cowbells clank across Alpine meadows. Meander past olive groves, vineyards, and fields of sunflowers. Savor famous wines in lively cafés and buy a picnic in markets bursting with olives, tapenade, goat cheese, and red tomatoes. Contemplate masterpieces of art in monastery cloisters and magnificent cathedrals. Get lost in peaceful green countrysides, dotted by thatched cottages and curious black-eyed sheep.
Stay in one place and go deep or cover some ground for a broader perspective; regardless of your preference, Europe is ready for you.