Top 5 places to visit in Europe in 2021

Thinking about where you’ll travel to on your next holiday? There’s certainly no better time to start looking at where in the world you could go, but you don’t have to travel far to feel a million miles from home. There are some incredible countries, cities and towns in Europe – why not take a look at the top 5 European destinations that are currently trending with travellers looking to get away in 2021.

1. Visit Italy

Italy has so much to offer travellers – whether venturing to the country for the first time or heading back to rediscover its charms, there is something for everyone. From the majestic Italian lakes in the north to the iconic cities of Tuscany and the hidden gems of the Amalfi Coast there is so much to see and do. Enjoy local flavours, explore hilltop towns, uncover Italy’s history and even more on a guided holiday to Italy where each region offers travellers something new to experience.

2. Explore Croatia

The infamous walled city of Dubrovnik has seen a surge in popularity with travellers, especially since Game of Thrones aired, but there is so much more to this country than being a spectacular backdrop for an award-winning TV series. Istria, the heart-shaped peninsula in the north, is home to medieval towns and has a notable Italian influence in its architecture and delicious cuisine. And we must mention the islands - with over 700 of them sprinkled with historic coastal towns and beautiful beaches, the best way to discover their highlights has got to be on a coastal cruise of the Adriatic.

3. Spectacular Switzerland

Famous for its dramatic alpine scenery, iconic rail journeys, and course chocolate, Switzerland is proving popular with travellers for 2021. Journeys on board the Bernina Express and Glacier Express provide magnificent views of the Swiss landscapes. You can follow in the footsteps of 007 and venture to the top of Schilthorn. You’ll enjoy the incredible views of the Bernese Alps from the revolving restaurant that sits almost 3,000 meters above sea level.

4. Turkey's Treasures

Straddling both Asia and Europe, Turkey’s culture reflects both vast continents. Spend time in Istanbul where you can see the incredible Blue Mosque and explore the Grand Bazaar - why not try out your bartering techniques while picking up a souvenir of your trip? Pergamon, Ephesus and Pamukkale offer more insight into Turkish history and no tour to Turkey is complete without a visit to Cappadocia. The Goreme Valley, with its unique chimney-like rock formations and man-made caves, is the perfect place to partake in a glass of local wine and enjoy the stunning views as the sun sets.

5. Experiences in Norway

Perhaps you’d like something a little different. Venture to Arctic Circle for a stay in Tromso where you’ll get the opportunity to experience something incredible. Take a husky-driven sled to go in search of the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) and watch as colourful waves of light dance across the sky. A guided holiday to Norway offers even more – on a trip to Camp Tamok, Sami hosts will introduce you to their fascinating culture which includes a reindeer sled ride and learning the art of lasso throwing.

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  1. Amalfi coast

    Amalfi Coast

    ​Pastel-shaded villages perched on a winding coast overlooking the azure sea - it's this picture-postcard scenery that makes this region so special.

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  2. Tuscany

    Treasures of Florence & Tuscany

    Unearth unique traditions and sensational cuisine on this relaxing tour, taking in iconic monuments and art-filled cities to the stunning vineyards of Chianti.

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  3. Secret lakes of Italy

    Secret Lakes of Italy

    Soak up the stunning scenery at six 'secret' beauty spots, and sample the wonderful wines and cuisine of northern Italy.

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  4. Croatia's Opatija Riviera

    Croatia's Opatija Riviera

    Discover Medieval towns, Roman ruins and relax on unspoilt beaches - this Croatian holiday gives you it all.

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  5. Croatian Island Hopping

    Croatian Island Hopping

    Explore Croatia's picturesque islands and historic coastal towns on an exclusively chartered cruise ship.

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  6. dubrovnik

    Dubrovnik and the Highlights of Montenegro

    Enjoy Croatia's famous walled city, Dubrovnik, and the beautiful bays and medieval towns of Montenegro.

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  7. Deluxe swiss railways
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    Deluxe Swiss Railways

    ​Travel through Switzerland's untouched landscapes and stunning scenery on historic railways, discovering elegant towns, romantic castles and delicious local cuisine​.

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  8. Hot air balloons, Cappadocia, Turkey

    Treasures of Turkey

    ​Delve into the rich culture and history of Turkey on an intoxicating journey across this incredible land. 

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    Norway - Huskies and the Northern Lights

    Travel to the Arctic Circle and search for the Northern Lights on this thrilling winter adventure.​

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