The Sagrada Familia, Spain

The Sagrada Familia, still under construction

La Sagrada Familia The Sagrada Familia, still under construction Perhaps one of the world’s most iconic buildings, the Basilica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (otherwise known as the Sagrada Familia) is a Roman …

Sitges, Spain

Sitges, Spain Sitges at sunset A charming seaside town just 35 km from Barcelona, Sitges, with its pristine beaches, array of art galleries and vibrant bars and clubs, Sitges has something for everyone. Sometimes referred …

Mont-St-Michel, France

Mont-St-Michel, France A rocky outcrop of spires and ramparts rising up from the sea, Mont St Michel is one of France’s most iconic images. The monastery of St Michel began as a dream. In 708 …

Bayeux, France

Bayeux, France The quaint medieval city of Bayeux is home to one big ticket item – the fascinating Bayeux Tapestry, which depicts the Norman Conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. Though the …

Granada, Spain

Moorish architecture in Alhambra, Spain

Granada, Spain Granada Located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain’s southernmost region of Andalucia, Granada was the last stronghold of the Spanish Moors and the brilliance of Moorish spirit and culture endures …

Caen, France

Caen, France The city of Caen, with a dramatic history spanning from the time of William the Conqueror to the D-Day Landing, is a highlight of any Normandy tour. Caen rose to prominence under the …

Bilbao, Spain

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

Bilbao, Spain Bilbao In the heart of Basque Country, 11km from the Bay of Biscay, you will find Bilbao, one of northern Spain’s greatest treasures. Renowned for its famous Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao’s architectural wonders are …

Highlights of Lithuania | Trakai Island Castle Trakai Island Castle, Lithuania Trakai Island Castle is like something from a fairy tale – there is nothing quite like admiring the view of the coral-coloured brick towers …

Riga Cathedral, Latvia

Highlights of Latvia | Riga Cathedral Riga Cathedral, Latvia One of the most recognisable features in the Latvian capital, Riga Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of the Latvian Evangelical Lutheran Church and the …

Turaida Castle, Latvia

One of the remaining towers at Turaida Castle

Highlights of Latvia | Turaida Castle A view over the castle and the Gauja Valley The beautiful Turaida Castle looks like it came straight off the pages of a storybook. One might expect to see …

Rundale Palace, Latvia

Highlights of Latvia | Rundale Palace Rundale Palace 80 km south of Riga, the Latvian capital, one will find Rundale Palace, a magnificent Baroque and Rococo-style mansion used as the summer residence for the Dukes …

Highlights of Denmark | The Little Mermaid The Little Mermaid statue The most photographed attraction of Copenhagen is not a royal palace or the world-famous amusement park Tivoli Gardens, but a statue of a mythical …

Highlights of Denmark | Tivoli Gardens Tivoli, Copenhagen Tivoli, also known as Tivoli Gardens, is an opulent amusement park and pleasure garden in downtown Copenhagen. Opened in 1843, it is the second-oldest amusement park in …

Highlights of Denmark | Amalienborg Palace Amalienborg Royal Palace, Copenhagen, Denmark In Copenhagen, one will find Amalienborg, the home of the Danish royal family. Consisting of four identical 18th-century palaces with rococo interiors around an …

Ankara, Turkey

Ataturk's Mausoleum in Ankara, Turkey

Highlights of Turkey | Ankara Ankara, formerly Angora, the capital of the Turkish republic, is located a little to the west of central Anatolia about 350 kilometres southeast of Istanbul. It is the centre of …

Pamukkale, Turkey

Cleopatra's Pool in Pamukkale, Turkey

Highlights of Turkey | Pamukkale Pamukkale, which in Turkish translates to “Cotton Castle”, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Turkey’s famous and most visited tourist attraction. It is located in near the …

Braga, Portugal

Braga Portugal

Highlights of Portugal | Braga Braga, Portugal Braga is Portugal’s third-largest city and its most important religious centre. With almost four dozen places of worship, Braga is something of an ecclesiastical destination, particularly around Easter. …

Sintra, Portugal

The Pena National Palace Sao Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Portugal

Highlights of Portugal | Sintra The PenaPalace in São Pedro de Penaferrim, Sintra, Portugal Sintra is like something out of a fairy tale. A town nestled among the pine trees on the edge of the …

Moscow, Russia

St Basil Cathedral Moscow Russia

Highlights of Russia | Moscow Moscow is Russia’s political centre and its most populous metropolis. Viewed from the air, Moscow’s city layout resembles concentric rings circling the Kremlin, the seat of the Russian government and …

St Petersburg, Russia

View of the Peterhof Grand Palace - Russia

Highlights of Russia | St Petersburg St Petersburg was Russia’s capital from 1712 to 1918, its reign as imperial capital ending with the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution (October Revolution) that toppled the tsarist regime. The succeeding …