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No other region of the world approaches the popularity of Europe as a travel destination. Europe offers a bewildering array of diversity and culture, cosmopolitan cities and spectacular scenery. As the birthplace of Western Culture there is much history to explore, from the ruins of Ancient Greece and Rome to the abundance of museums around the continent. Europe also has some of the most well known landmarks in the world from Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower and Coliseum.
On the south west tip of Portugal lies the sunny Algarve, famous for its superb climate, fantastic beaches, and golden-hued rock formations. The Algarve is much more than a coastline! Visitors will be charmed by the unspoilt interior landscape, dotted with quaint villages on hills and mountainsides that are decorated in spring with lace-like almond blossom. There are modern resorts offering every amenity a holidaymaker could wish for, as well as historic whitewashed towns and fishing ports, full of tradition and atmosphere. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the value for money that can be found in the bars, shops, cafes and restaurants, while visits to local markets will also provide an entertaining and rewarding pastime.
If you are considering a holiday that combines sun, scenery and fantastic beaches then look no further than Tenerife Coast & Country. Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and has a rich history with the earliest known settlement dating back to 200 BC. The island has a rugged volcanic landscape, which is dominated by Mount Teide towards the centre. It has both sand and pebble beaches along its 213 miles of coastline and a huge variety of flora and fauna.
Tenerife is the most popular of the Canary Islands for visitors and on this 7-night escorted stay you will experience the very best of what it has to offer. Excursions during your holiday will include trips to the UNESCO World Heritage colonial city of La Laguna, a visit to Mount Teide National park as well as plenty of time to relax at your own pace. Come with us and discover “The Island of Eternal Spring”.
We have a special place in our hearts for Lake Garda. With a breathtaking Alpine backdrop, picturesque towns and friendly people, it is one of our most popular holiday destinations with many of our Lake Garda customers booking time and again with us. Our award-winning local guides are passionate about the region and love to share their inside knowledge of its history, culture and traditions. Discover the charms of Lake Garda, Venice and Verona on this superb holiday. On your free days, relax in the splendid lakeside setting and enjoy the special holiday atmosphere that only Lake Garda can offer.
Adorned with scented lemon orchards and silvery green olive groves, with dramatic cliff tops giving way to picturesque fishing villages, the Sorrento peninsula is truly a breathtaking sight! Overlooking the scenic Bay of Naples, it is a perfect location for a touring holiday, with easy access to the spectacular Amalfi Drive, the romantic island of Capri and the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Have fun exploring the old town of Sorrento and its labyrinth of atmospheric cobbled streets, and enjoy some banter with the locals while you shop for great souvenirs and southern Italian specialities.
For a taste of ‘Real Italy’, head for Le Marche, a region of outstanding natural beauty situated between the Apennines and the Adriatic Sea. Renaissance art, awe-inspiring mountainous landscape and fine beaches are just some of the lures of this wonderful destination. Your holiday base is Pesaro, birthplace of famous opera composer Gioacchino Rossini, which boasts the happy combination of a charming historic centre and a superb beach. You’ll discover true Le Marche gems ; the university city of Urbino, with its countless artistic and architectural masterpieces, Gradara, whose beautifully preserved castle is thought to be the scene of Dante’s tragic love story of Paolo and Francesca, the hilltop fortress of San Leo, and the medieval citadel of San Marino, smallest republic in the world.
On this 9-night holiday to Russia you will travel to where some of the world’s most famous art, literature and history was created. Your journey will bring you to the capital Moscow and from there to St. Petersburg, which is the country’s second largest city and is located on the Baltic Sea.
In the first half of the trip you will visit Moscow and see the iconic squares and palaces that make the city so renowned. You will see Red Square, which is the enormous plaza that houses St Basil’s Cathedral amongst others. Other highlights are the Kremlin, which is a huge compound of government buildings containing the seat of the president and the Kremlin Armoury, which houses some of the most valuable jewels in the world.
For the second half of your stay you will visit St. Petersburg, which has more of a Scandinavian feel than the capital and is home to the Winter Palace, the former residence of the Russian monarchs. It is also home to Catherine’s Palace in the town of Tzarskoye, which boasts some of the most opulent architecture and interior design you are ever likely to see. Book now with Travel Department and experience everything that “Land of the Tsars” has to offer.
What's more is that you can enjoy this fantastic trip of a lifetme without having to pay a single room supplement.
The tiny island of Malta has a unique charm. Its colourful history and influences from Mediterranean neighbours have resulted in a magical blend of culture, cuisine, language and landscape. Malta enjoys a delightfully sunny climate and offers a treasure trove of historic sites to visit. Discover the island on excursions to the fascinating capital Valletta, medieval Mdina, the Three Cities and the nearby island of Gozo. Marvel at the breathtaking 'Azure Window' at Dwerja, the Citadel in Victoria and the prehistoric Ggantija Temples. On free days, relax by the sea at your hotel in St Julian’s.