Relatively small but packed with top destinations, Europe boasts some of the most-visited vacation spots in the world. And it’s easy to see why: Istanbul, Rome, Florence, Barcelona, St. Petersburg, Santorini, and so many more. To ensure a truly extraordinary experience, one that frees you from the tourist crowds and conventional activities, bookmark these expert Europe travel guides.
In this travel cheat sheet, our Trusted Travel Expert for Russia shares the sights you shouldn’t miss and the ones you can skip.
In addition to basics on hotels and restaurants, our Moscow expert shares the best vodka spot with a view and the most beautiful sites in the Golden Ring.
Mediterranean cruises can be affordable, no matter whether you want a foodie experience or a family atmosphere, a short getaway or a long escape.
Whether you're stopping in Istanbul for a cruise shore excursion or planning to spend more time in the city, this Trusted Travel Expert knows the essential things to do, eat, and see.
Sailing a gulet is the most amazing way to see this spectacular part of Turkey. Our expert can help you find the right boat and the right excursions.
Expert travel advice on Italy villa vacations: best times to go, most underrated locations, and crucial questions to ask before renting.
The best things to do, places to eat, and hotels in the beach region of Algarve, in Southern Portugal.
If you follow our Scotland expert’s advice, you can experience Edinburgh's undiscovered fine dining scene, take a behind-the-scenes tour at a whisky distillery, and visit a castle from Downton Abbey.
Hidden museums, must-have dishes, and the best ways to beat the crowds—this cheat sheet to Tuscany isn’t like any of the standard guidebooks.
Our travel expert shares inside tips for planning the perfect trip to Sicily.
Our cheat sheet will help you do Basque country right: where to find unique Basque products, eat the most delicious meals and avoid a common rookie mistake.
Our cheat sheet will help you do Norway right: book the best hotel with a view, eat the most delicious seafood in the world (on a tiny circle of islands most visitors miss), and avoid a common rookie mistake.
There's more to Paris than what you think you know. Our expert shares the best things to do, see, and eat in the City of Light.
Expert advice for a Barcelona vacation: how to eat like a local, find hidden gems, and avoid a rookie mistake at the Picasso Museum.
With the help of our insider’s guide to Madrid, you’ll know the best time to visit, the palace you can sleep in, and the restaurant where you can taste 140 cheeses.
Our Czech Republic expert will help you find the best things to do in Prague, discover an architectural mecca outside Prague, and try your hand at puppetry.
Hungary's wine region is often overlooked by travelers but it's just one of the insider secrets our expert has up her sleeve for your extraordinary trip to Budapest, the Danube, and beyond.
In addition to hotel and restaurant recommendations, this travel cheat sheet reveals a tip for catching free opera, an unexpected family activity, and an area yet to be discovered by most American travelers.
If there's a way to make Ireland's County Kerry more magical, our experts have found it: Try fly-fishing in the lakes, soaking in a hotel-rooftop hot tub, and sampling locally made Dingle Gin-flavored ice cream.
An expert's guide to discovering the best of Switzerland: things to do, where to stay, the top restaurants, and the most beautiful views.
Our Turkey expert knows all the hidden gems of Cappadocia, from the best views and the most scenic hikes to the most delicious food.
Well-connected guides are key to the perfect Turkey experience; our Trusted Travel Expert knows all the best insider activities, and his guides can open doors closed to everyone else.
Portugal is one of Europe's hottest destinations, but we have insider ways to avoid crowds and find the most interesting activities, foods, and hotels.
Insider secrets on the best things to do in Romania, plus info on hotel and guesthouse accommodations, restaurants the locals love, and more.
Looking for the perfect London vacation rental? Our travel expert has inside tips on London's most underrated, most vibrant, and most romantic locations.
An expert's guide to discovering the best of the Italian and Swiss Alps: things to do, where to stay, the top restaurants, and the most beautiful views.
An expert's guide to discovering great restaurants, and things to do in Provence and the French Riviera.
An insider’s guide to travel in Santorini: where to stay, what to do, what not to do, and more.
Where to find authentic souvlaki, a hotel with 180-degree Acropolis views, and beautiful enclaves without the crowds.
Our Italy expert shares smart tips for a Lakes Region vacation, including how to save money at an elegant hotel and where to find an overlooked lake.
How to plan the best trip to Italy’s Amalfi Coast: where to stay, rookie mistakes, and more insider tips.
Enjoy this Greek island like a local: Find out the must-have dish, the best and most secluded beaches, and how to plan a private dinner on the island where Apollo and Artemis were born.
An expert's guide to the best things to do, see, drink, and eat in Portugal's Alentejo region, full of charming villages, vineyards, and traditional cuisine.
Barge cruises let you float right through Europe's most beautiful cities, visit medieval fortresses and Roman ruins, bicycle through vineyards, and take in breathtaking views.
How to find the perfect Paris vacation rental: what to ask, what to look for, where to be, and more.
The Cotswolds are more than a day trip from London. Here’s what you need to know to spend an extraordinary few days in these gorgeous English villages.
Plan the perfect trip to Burgundy, France. Our travel expert explains how to find the best restaurants, hotels and wineries.
You won't find these crucial tips in other travel guides—the do's and don'ts of a Spain villa vacation.
How to find the perfect villa rental in France—plus the best times to go, rookies mistakes, and the crucial questions to ask.
The Spanish region of Andalusia includes several beautiful cities and seaside destinations. Get expert advice on what to see and do on your vacation.
From an 800-year-old village to underground mountain biking, our Trusted Travel Expert knows how to make the most of a trip to Slovenia.
Hidden museums, must-have dishes, and the best ways to beat the crowds—this cheat sheet to Florence isn’t like any of the standard guidebooks.
Secrets of Venice: How to enjoy Carnevale without the crowds, where to find authentic souvenirs, the absolute must-have meals, and how Italians really tip.
Whether you’re enjoying a private viewing of the Crown Jewels or eating pie-and-mash, our Trusted Travel Expert for England will make sure you feel like royalty.
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