History? Culture? Scenery? Cuisine? Europe ticks all the boxes on the ultimate travel destination checklist, no matter what you’re into. The diversity of experiences can be overwhelming, which is one of the many reasons why this continent draws so many repeat visitors – you really can’t see everything in a single go. Whether you come for the classics or dig in for something off the map, the old world always delivers.
Siena is one of the prettiest places in Tuscany (which is really saying something), blessed with charming squares and winding streets made for strolling. Walking is thirsty work, though, so be sure to stay refreshed. We’ll introduce you to a local wine expert who will host a wine-tasting in a 700-year-old Medici fortress to set the right tone.
You simply won’t find a more poignant symbol of passion and reunification than the Stari Most, a 16th-century Ottoman bridge that spans the Neretva in Mostar. Destroyed during the civil war that tore this country apart in the 1990s, the bridge was painstakingly rebuilt using local materials and 400-year-old methods.
Decades after the fall of the Iron Curtain, Europe’s Baltic nations remain a mystery to most travellers. We think it’s high time these gorgeous coastal countries got a little more love. Need some incentive? Come to Lithuania’s Curonian Spit, a gorgeous UNESCO-protected sand dune on the edge of the Baltic Sea. It’ll be love at first sight.