Europe may be the world's second smallest continent but its 50 countries sure pack a big punch. As popular to visit as ever, there are many ways to experience the history, culture, natural beauty and charm that Europe has to offer and no matter how you decide to take it in, it is a not-to-be-missed destination that should be on everyone's 'to-visit' list.
Besides fantastic regional cuisine, some of the world's most famous landmarks, museums, galleries, boutiques and endless hours of fun, a European vacation gives the visitor great insight into the origins of the 'new world.' From stylish London to ancient Greece, there is a lot to see, and whether you're travelling by Eurail trains, a comfy motorcoach, a rented car or floating by on a river cruise, be prepared to accept that it's hard to see it all and most everyone who goes once, returns for more.
Well-serviced from most major Canadian cities, seasonal charter flights operate to the more popular European cities including London, Paris, Rome and Lisbon. Accommodations vary from fun, backpacker style hostels to posh 5-star historic hotels and just about everything in between.
Europe's great rivers are a perfect alternative to overland sightseeing and river cruising has become an increasingly popular way to see the continent from a new vantage point. Mediterranean and Aegean Sea cruises add another element to the European experience and ports of call explore both laid-back beach towns as well as major, historical city centres.
Diverse, picturesque and utterly fascinating, European vacations entice, enrich and educate, leaving a lasting, lifelong impression on everyone who visits.