Go on a fun and exciting tour of the heart of Europe and see some of its best cities, all while entertaining and educating the kids at museums, castles and amusement parks. Work your way from Denmark to the Netherlands, stop in Luxembourg, and on down through Germany and ending in Switzerland.
Europe’s culinary masterpieces have enticed travelers for millennia. From traditional cultural dishes to modern gastronomical feats, a tour of these delectable destinations is a trip worth taking. Bring a healthy appetite and treat yourself to the amazing tastes, sights and smells on this extensive tour of cuisine.
The Tour de France and the Giro de Italia have made Europe synonymous with cycling. But you donʼt have to be a pro to enjoy the pleasures of pedaling past beautiful countryside and historic sites. Europe is covered with cycle routes and footpaths so you can enjoy the region at your own pace
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Via Francigena is one of the most iconic trails in all of Europe. Once known as the pilgrim route during the medieval times, the road that comes from Canterbury to Rome now serves as one of the most unique ways to travel through Europe. So put on your hiking shoes and get ready to explore the history of Europe one step at a time along the famous path.
Despite the continent’s dense population, Europe is abundantly rich in natural attractions, open spaces and wildlife. Aggressively protected, the beauty of the flora and fauna remain unspoiled. The result is a chance for locals and visitors to connect naturally with beautiful preserves, national parks and untamed wilderness.
In the search for natural beauty and wildlife, each European mountain region has unique experiences and a character of its own. The deep gorges, snow-capped peaks, and glacial views of Europe are accessed by well-maintained trails creating more than just a paradise for skilled hikers and winter sport enthusiasts. Mountain lovers of all ages can ascend and experience the lakes, alpine trains and unique cultures that flourish in and around European mountains.
Trace the path of the Celtic Trail on a journey across the distinct countries of the United Kingdom and Ireland. Explore the vibrant histories, myths and cultures surrounded by oceans on this fulfilling trip through stunning landscapes, charming towns and inspiring cities.
The typical Flemish asparagus is white, as it is grown covered in soil to prevent photosynthesis. This prevents the asparagus turning green and results in a taste a little sweeter and much tenderer than the green asparagus. It is generally harvested from late April to early June.
How architecture and contrasts changed Europe’s cities
The town of Stupava, located only 20 km north-west from Bratislava in the distinctive region of Záhorie, is the cabbage capital of Slovakia. For one weekend a year, Stupava becomes the venue for the largest festival in the Záhorie region. During the event, visitors will have the chance to taste various delicacies prepared with cabbage and combined with roast duck, goose and young wine!
The Chestnut: sweet, healthy and low in calories. The Valle Isarco/Eisacktal Valley innkeepers show us the taste of the chestnut during the “Valle Isarco Chestnut Speciality Weeks” from the middle of October to the beginning of November when everything revolves around the fruit of the bread-fruit tree. Numerous inns all along the route of the Keschtnweg, in the traditional chestnut growing area of the Valle Isarco offer all sorts of tasty treats during this time, which are all prepared using the noble chestnut.
Something which is not yet entirely proven for serious students of linguistics, but is readily apparent to Italophile Austrian gastronomes: the similarity, which is not just a linguistic one, between Austrian dumplings (“Nockerln”) and Italian gnocchi (pronounced: gnoki). In both countries, these small doughy treats are readily given a spicy twist. You would look for these semolina dumplings, the “Grieß-Gnocchi”, in the soup-bowls on the far side of the Brenner Pass, whereas in the world of Austrian soups you will come across them fairly frequently.
One of the best parts of international travel is getting to try the local cuisine, and some of the best dishes in Europe come from the countries on the Mediterranean Sea. Starting in Spain, we’ll highlight some great entrees from all around the coast and on into Turkey.
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A journey through the southwest of Asturias to discover the very special quality wine from the Cangas de Narcea area produced through the so-named “heroic viticulture”.