You'll find there's much more to Salzburg than The Sound of Music; spend some time taking in the rest of this sophistacated city's baroque architecture, art and culture.
When to go: June-September for a warmer climate and clearer skies; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.
City sights and stunning countryside combine in perfect fashion in Austria. The architectural splendour of Vienna is as enticing as the snow-capped mountain peaks and crystal-clear lakes that you'll find when off the beaten track. With Insight, you can experience the best of both worlds. Find out more about seeing Austria with Insight.
Minsk may be landlocked, but you’re craving some sea air, you can visit Minsk Sea, a picturesque artificial lake not far from the capital.
When to go: June-August for the warmest climates & the best chance to see the spectacular rebuilding effort post-WW2.
Often overlooked by tourists, Belarus should not be an afterthought when it comes to travel. Outside of the cities, you’ll find dense forest, two national parks, crystal clear lakes, and quaint villages. If you want a taste of something more urban, head to the capital city of Minsk, or to equally modern Brest. Find out more about seeing Belarus with Insight.
You can’t come to Belgium without tasting some of what its world famous for: Chocolate and beer. Visit the Chocolate Museum, and then sample some of the hundreds of varieties of Belgian beer.
When to go: May-October for the warmest temperatures; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
What it lacks in size Belgium more than makes up for in sights and attractions. The small but welcoming country is home to charming villages, beautiful countryside, a seemingly endless array of castles, and cities full of good food, museums, and shopping.
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If you enjoy exploring on foot, you’ll love Sofia, Bulgaria’s compact capital. But small size doesn’t mean a lack of things to see. Museums, art galleries, parkland, bars, cafes, and a multitude of places to shop and dine can be found here.
When to go: May-September for the warmest climates; a chance to see the unique architecture Bulgaria offers cannot be missed.
Long sandy beaches on the Black Sea coast beckon those who want to relax by the water, while mountain ranges call to avid hikers. Traditional seaside towns with cobbled streets are made for aimless meandering among locals, modern cities await exploration, as do the many noteworthy UNESCO World Heritage sites showcasing Bulgaria’s rich history. Find out more about seeing Bulgaria with Insight.
Don’t miss a visit to the capital city of Zagreb, a fascinating city full of interesting things to see and do, including having what’s thought to be the world’s best sunset.
When to go: May-October for the warmest climates which allows breathtaking views of varying scenes of the Dalmatian Riviera.
Croatia is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations – and it’s not hard to see why. The dazzling coastline might be the first thing that steals your heart, but the walled city of Dubrovnik, UNESCO protected city of Split, mini-fortress of Korcula, and national parks just begging to be explored will keep you coming back for more. Find out more about seeing Croatia with Insight.
In Prague you get the perfect balance of history and modernity. Explore one of the most beautiful and intact medieval centres in Europe, while also enjoying the city’s nightlife, bars, cafes and concerts.
When to go: May-August for the best weather; November-December for amazing Christmas markets.
You may be drawn to the Czech Republic by dreams of seeing Prague, but there’s much more to this central European country than its stunning capital. Countless castles dot the richly diverse landscape where you’ll find everything from orchards and vineyards, to rolling plains, mountains and picturesque towns suspended in time. Find out more about seeing Czech Republic with Insight.
Take a stroll along Strøget in Copenhagen, the longest pedestrian shopping street in Europe, and don’t leave without a visit to Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest theme park in the world.
When to go: May-October for the warmest climates and clearer skies to show off the incredible vistas Denmark offers.
Though small, Denmark is a powerhouse when it comes to things to see and do. Outside of the cities you’ll find rugged landscapes, historical towns, and Viking ruins that speak to Denmark’s storied past. Spend time in the charismatic capital of Copenhagen for excellent shopping, Michelin-starred restaurants, rich history, and innovative design.
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One of the most multifaceted cities in the world, London really does have something for everyone, from history and architecture buffs, to foodies and shoppers.
When to go: May-September for the warmest climates; November-December for a fantastic festive atmosphere.
England is about so much more than Yorkshire pudding and iconic red phone booths. Take in the diverse landscape dotted with lush fields and craggy peaks; explore historical cities and quaint villages; visit stately homes and museums; and feel the buzz of London as you shop, stroll and eat your way through the vibrant capital. Find out more about seeing England with Insight.
In addition to exploring Helsinki or enjoying Finland’s vast Nordic wilderness, make time to visit Santa Clause in his village in the Arctic Circle, or say hello to his reindeer in Rovaniemi, the capital of Lapland.
When to go: June-August for the warmest climates of the year to experience the immense forests that Finland offers.
No matter what you travel for, you’re likely to find it in Finland. Nature-lover? 37 national parks and 188,000 lakes should keep you busy. If an urban escape is more of what you crave, Finland’s chic towns and stylish capital of Helsinki offer much in the way of arts, entertainment, culture and architecture. Find out more about seeing Finland with Insight.
Paris is packed with must-see sights, but it’s also a city that’s about so much more than its famous landmarks. No matter what you see and do in Paris, the city will draw you in and mesmerize you.
When to go: May-September for the best weather; November-December for great Christmas markets.
Paris gets a lot of attention (with good reason), but France as a whole is a vacation destination like no other. Art, history, food and wine, fashion, and architecture can all be enjoyed here, from the sun-kissed Cote D’Azur, to the vineyards of Burgundy and Alsace, to the sparkling streets of Paris. Find out more about seeing France with Insight.