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Europe's Holiday Destinations - Regions and Attractions

North Atlantic

The wild North Atlantic Ocean in Northern Europe meets the shores of the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, France, Spain and Portugal. Diverse destinations including majestic fjords and glaciers in Iceland, quaint fishing villages in Spain and Portugal with white sandy beaches. United Kingdom, comprises of England, Wales and Scotland. Royal pageantry, gentle rolling countryside, wild moors, seaside towns, and Europes largest city, London, is a memorable destination.

Adriatic Coast

Adriatic Coast in the warm inviting Mediterranean, this inlet includes Italy and San Marino, and the east coast includes the Balkan countries of Slovenia, Croatia, and Montenegro. A contrast of warm sandy shallow beaches on the Italian coast and mountainous, craggy shores with deep crystal clear blue water on the Balkan side.


The Mediterranean countries in Europe of Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Spain, and Turkey bask in long dry summers. Sun drenched rocky coasts and stunning beaches, vineyards, villas, olive groves, rustic villages, abound in this region, all epitomised in Provence. Italy, France and Greece are steeped in history and culture, with magnificent capital cities of Rome, Paris, and Athens.

The Alps

Europe's great mountain range encompasses 8 countries including Austria, Slovenia, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Germany, France and Italy. The Alps are now a huge tourist destination attracting visitors for winter and summer sports, spectacular alpine scenery, and traditional alpine mountain culture and attractions.

Balkan Peninsula

The Balkan Peninsula forms the southeast part of Europe, and includes Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro. Generally a poorer region which is predominantly mountainous, but still rich in culture. A mix of old cities, traditional villages, olive and grapes, and Greek gods and legends.

Baltic States

The Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania gained independence from Russia after World War 1. Now more accessible, these countries welcome visitors. Encounter beautiful forested countryside and lakes, friendly people, enjoy varied ethnic cuisine and visit castle ruins, nature reserves and sandy beaches.

Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg

Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg, previously known as the low countries with Dutch and Flemish culture, language, and lifestyle. Renowned for art, culture and museums, highlights are art treasures from the old masters . Dikes and windmills, wild and windy coastlines, folklore, Belgian chocolate and breweries are all part of the regions appeal.

Black Sea

Comprising of Romania, Bulgaria and Turkey, exotic destinations that are fast becoming popular with tourists visiting the Black Sea resorts. In Romania discover dramatic and unspoilt wilderness, monasteries, Transylvanian castles and the legend of Dracula. Ancient cultural artefacts and forested mountainous countryside are features of Bulgaria. Visit Antalya the Turkish Riveria on the mediteranean coast, and healing hot springs. Istanbul, Turkeys capital is graced with splendid legacies from the Ottoman Empire.

Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains form the largest mountain range in Europe, arcing over 900 miles from which many thermal and mineral waters spill.

They provide habitat to wildlife populations of brown bears, wolves, chamois and lynxes and dramatic scenery in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, and Slovakia.

Central Europe

Central Europe is of a more German nature, and consists of Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Germany, famous for the magnificent Rhine River and wine and beer festivals, Austria for the Alps, delicate pastries and famous choirs, or folk lore and traditions from Slovakia, there's lots of variation in this region.

Iberian Peninsula

The Iberian Peninsula is the southwestern tip of Europe including Spain, Portugal, Andorra and Gibraltar. The warm Mediterranean is on one coast, the strong Atlantic Ocean on the other and the north is bordered by the snow capped Pyrenees Mountains. Hot summers and cold winters are typical of the region. In Spain enjoy the taste sensations of tapas, wine and olives and the exciting atmosphere at the bullfighting fiestas, or the tradition of the religious festivals. Visit quaint fishing villages in Portugal, white sand beaches the Algarve and sample port and seafood in the capital, Lisbon.


Famous as the land of the midnight sun, the northern lights, wild natural areas, and dramatic scenery. Scandinavia, with its Nordic culture, geography and history make a truly unique holiday destination. In Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland you can experience magnificent fjords, off-piste skiing, Viking ruins, and sophisticated cities.