Just a stone's throw across the Channel, Europe has long been the go-to destination for UK holidaymakers. And, why not? It's a continent that offers everything, from energetic and culture-rich cities to gorgeous beaches and dramatic mountain ranges, all set to a backdrop of some of the world's finest food and wine.
In Portugal, wine tastings and river cruises give way to the sheer grandeur of Porto and the Algarve's dazzling coast, while across the border in Spain, you might choose to stroll through Gaudi's Barcelona, explore sun-kissed islands or get lost among the historic sights of Andalucia.
Of course, in Iceland, Finland, Sweden and Norway, winter breaks offer the quintessential Scandinavian experience, mushing huskies through the frozen tundra or cosying up in an exclusive lodge. There's even the chance to stay at the world-famous ICEHOTEL. Then, in complete contrast, Italy is an evergreen delight, its mix of scenic coastal towns, golden countryside, culture-packed cities and tranquil lakes offering endless opportunity for rest and relaxation.
And, don't miss our collection of luxury rail holidays aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Renowned for its outstanding service, gourmet dining and art deco fineries, it's the world's most iconic rail journey. Or, for something closer to home, take a look at our UK holidays – there's everything from train trips through the Scottish Highlands to days out in Bath and Canterbury aboard the Belmond British Pullman.