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 …

Highlights of Wales | Snowdonia National Park More than half (52%) of Wales’ Snowdonia National Park or Eryri (“highlands”) in the western coast is covered by mountain ranges. In total, the park covers more than …

Highlights of India | The Taj Mahal Taj Mahal, Agra, India Widely considered to be one of the most beautiful buildings in the world, the Taj Mahal is an ivory-white marble mausoleum complex on the …

Highlights of India | Varanasi Holy town Varanasi and the bank of the Ganges river Often called the City of Lights, Varanasi is one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities. Colourful, intense and mystical, it …

Highlights of India | The Red Fort The Red Fort, Delhi, India Red Fort, also called Lal Qalʿah, is a historic fort in the city of Delhi, overlooking the Yamuna River. It served as the …

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 …

Highlights of Wales | Millennium Coastal Path The Millennium Coastal Path in Wales is a pedestrian walkway and bicycle path that cuts through the Millennium Coastal Park, a nature reserve that was once an industrial …

Highlights of Wales | Caernarfon Castle The Anglo-Saxons fell to the Normans in 1066, but the combination of the presence of the Welsh rulers, the Vikings, the mountainous terrain of the land, and the fact …

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 …

Highlights of Myanmar | Yangon Yangon, formerly known internationally as Rangoon, is Myanmar’s largest city. It served as the capital of independent Myanmar from 1948 to 2006, until the military government moved its administrative functions …

Isfahan,Iran

Masjid-I Sheikh Lotfallah in Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Iran

Highlights of Iran | Isfahan Isfahan (also spelled Esfahan) is an essential stop on a trip to Iran. Located about 340 kilometers south of the capital of Iran, Tehran, Isfahan was capital of Persia in …

Gothic Germany

Ulm Minster

Highlights of Germany | Gothic Germany The term Gothic is often used to refer to a turning point and new era of European architecture that is generally seen as starting in the mid 12th century. …

Evora, Portugal

Highlights of Portugal | Evora Evora’s town square One of Portugal’s most unspoilt medieval towns, Evora is a UNESCO World Heritage site just an hour and a half from Lisbon, the capital of Portugal’s south-central …

Highlights of Myanmar | Mandalay Mandalay is Myanmar’s second largest city (after Yangon) and its last royal capital. Built in 1857 on the Irrawaddy River or Ayeyarwady River by King Mindon prior to complete British …