Europe

Discover Europe's lesser-visited must-see destinations with Travelsphere

When it comes to choosing your next holiday destination how on earth do you decide where to go? Without carrying out hours of research or taking advice from a trusted source, it can seem daunting. With a diverse mix of cultures, plenty of fascinating history and truly picturesque landscapes to discover, Europe is ever-changing and distinctive, so we've handpicked five must-see European destinations that are sure to inspire you if you’re craving a new travel experience...

Romania

Romania is a country with a rich medieval heritage and oodles of scenic beauty. Discover a vast collection of castles and fortresses, stunning Black Sea resorts boasting miles of sandy beaches and mountainous regions where gorges, lakes and caves all line up to be admired. Romania is a place with extra bite. It has a truly lively capital, some of Europe’s best mountains, a glut of medieval villages, a bevy of bears and a vast bird-rich wetland – not to mention the legend of Dracula haunting the land. See Romania here

Bulgaria

Bulgaria boasts a diverse range of spectacular sights, from bustling modern cities to peaceful mountain ranges and sandy beaches. Charming churches, silent monasteries and fascinating museums contain elaborate religious murals, while ancient ruins offer a glimpse into the past. Sofia, the country’s capital, features lovely parks, plenty of architecture and a vibrant atmosphere. Venture out into the mountains to discover intriguing wildlife, alpine forests and stunning lakes. See Bulgaria here

Croatia

Croatia has one foot in the old world and one glittering sandal firmly in the new. The fancy yachts floating in the marinas in Dubrovnik and Hvar Town sit alongside beautifully preserved, centuries-old architecture. The stunning walled city of Dubrovnik overlooks the calm azure waters of the Adriatic. Stroll its maze of narrow, marble streets inside the pedestrian-only Old Town and discover hidden squares, palaces and Baroque churches. See Croatia here

Finland

Welcoming locals, exciting activities and stunning scenery make Finland a truly memorable holiday destination. Helsinki, its vibrant capital, boasts a fascinating historical centre with an array of architectural gems, along with stylish bars and modern restaurants. And with plenty of picturesque lakes, lush forests and an array of national parks scattered throughout the country, natural beauty is never far away. See Finland here

Poland

The beautiful medieval city of Warsaw lures many travellers to Poland. Warsaw is the country’s capital, with a well-preserved Old Town and Royal Castle at its heart. See Castle Square, which fronts the Royal Castle, Sigismund’s Column, the city’s most famous landmark, and St John’s Cathedral, or stroll through Market Square and stop by the Monument of Warsaw’s Uprising. Other highlights include a drive along the Royal Route, which is lined with aristocratic residences and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. See Poland here

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