Celebrate the festive season at Europe’s theme parks

From hair-raising roller coasters to grand-scale illusions, today’s theme parks offer something for everyone, and come Christmas-time, they get even more exciting. Indeed, many of Europe’s most popular theme parks put on festive displays especially for the holiday season. Experience snowy scenes, twinkling lights, live entertainment and maybe even a visit from Father Christmas.

The joy of the open road: Motorcycling in France

Any motorcycle owner will know that there’s nothing like the sense of freedom and exhilaration of a ride – especially when exploring a whole new destination. From the glorious green landscapes of the Loire Valley to the winding mountain roads of the Pyrénées, France appears practically tailor-made for bikers. So that leaves just one problem: with a road network spanning

Christmas markets in France

Christmas markets in France are a traditional affair, but with the added bonus of delicious Gallic treats too. Otherwise known as Marchés de Noël, city squares across the country are transformed into winter wonderlands for the festive season, with merchants travelling from far and wide to sell the very best of food, wine and gifts. Every lovingly decorated display, Christmas tree and

Old World sites in Europe

As the birthplace of many of a civilisation, Europe is undeniably saturated in historical value. In fact, aside from its delicious food scene and exciting calendar of events that take place in the ‘Old Continent’, the majority of tourists also visit to immerse themselves in its wonderful heritage. From the Medieval town of Bruges to the picturesque Loire Valley, take

Gift ideas from the Christmas markets

It’s that wonderful time of year again – where people gather together in the chilly town squares to visit Europe’s best Christmas markets, soak up some festive cheer, see the twinkling light displays and enjoy a steaming mug of comforting glühwein. While the markets’ winter wonderland atmospheres are undoubtedly a huge draw, there are countless unique gifts to find for

The Best Christmas Markets in Europe

Is there anything as festive as a traditional Christmas market? As you wander down historical streets laced with the warming scent of cinnamon, where fairy lights twinkle from the branches of towering trees and magnificent landmarks stand over dainty medieval houses, you’ll find yourself falling in love with the season all over again. Treat yourself to a pre-Christmas getaway with

A chocolate lover’s guide to Europe

No matter the question, chocolate is the answer. So whether you prefer Switzerland’s creamy Alpine milk chocolate or the delicate constructions of a French artisan chocolatier, you’ll find the perfect tonic among Europe’s superlative cacao creators. Spend your days marvelling at decadently decorated chocolateries and attend some of the most renowned chocolate festivals in the world. And if you’re travelling

Spooky Spots and Haunted Places in Europe to Visit this Halloween

In the words of a deviously dark novel from the 1960s, ‘something wicked this way comes…’ If you’re interested in all things macabre and supernatural, prepare for your preferred time of year: Halloween is almost upon us. Between gorging on sweets and carving creepy pictures into pumpkins, why not take the time explore a notoriously haunted spot? With Europe on

A magical road trip through Breton mythology in Brittany

Steeped in legendary figures and fearless sea crossings, you won’t find a much more colourful history than that of Breton mythology. Having braved the ocean to escape the Anglo-Saxons, the newcomers became the heroes of local fables – some true and some… more imaginative. But whatever the real stories were, there’s no doubting the magical allure of these Breton destinations.

#WhatNext: Two trips in one – try one of these dual holidays in Europe

Beach or city? Town or countryside? With these dual holidays in Europe, you won’t have to choose! These kinds of trips (which are also known as a multi-centre holidays) mean you can visit more than one kind of place in a single getaway. Think mornings people-watching in a buzzing town plaza followed by long afternoons on deserted white-sand beaches, or