Europe

Top Travel Destinations 2019

With the summer holidays just around the corner, we are delighted to present a selection of travel destinations in Europe to you, including some great tips for last-minute summer getaways. Be inspired by our European destinations – for you to discover and enjoy!

Tip Number 1: Croatia

Situated on the east coast of the Adriatic Sea, Croatia is a true gem and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the Mediterranean. Whether you are looking to relax at the beach, swim in crystal-clear water, explore beautiful national parks, visit stunning islands or discover charming cities, such as Pula, Dubrovnik or Split: Croatia has all the ingredients and caters to people of all ages.

Tip Number 2: Ohrid

Home to a wealth of churches, monasteries and mosques, this enchanting town is beautifully situated on the shores of the eponymous lake in North Macedonia. Lake Ohrid is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dazzles with water as clear as crystal, delightful sandy beaches and an extraordinary fauna, including some very rare species of fish. It is also one of the oldest lakes in the world. Considered an insider’s tip, Ohrid was ranked in fifth place on the Lonely Planet’s 2017 “Best in Travel” list of top cities to travel to.

Tip Number 3: Tirana

The Albanian capital of Tirana sits at the foot of Mount Dajti and is surrounded by numerous lakes. This colourful city, also referred to as the “undiscovered pearl of the Balkans”, is rich in culture and history. It is also an ideal starting point for exploring a beautiful country of extraordinary diversity. With fascinating towns, lovely beaches and fantastic national parks on offer, Albania is an excellent choice for hiking, culture and beach holidays.

Tip Number 4: Seville

Situated on the banks of the river Guadalquivir, Andalusia’s vivacious capital city is surrounded by fertile countryside. The history of Spain’s fourth-largest city spans more than 3,000 years, during the course of which many different cultures shaped the city. Considered the home of flamenco, bull fighting and delicious tapas, Seville is the epitome of Andalusian culture and a choice destination for a city break.

Tip Number 5: Canaries

Whether Lanzarote, Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, La Palma or Tenerife, the Canary Islands are among the nicest and most popular holiday destinations in Europe. Rugged coastal cliffs, spectacular volcanic landscapes, exotic forests and fine sandy beaches: the islands are full of wonderful contrasts and offer a wealth of inherent beauty. Sun worshippers, culture lovers, golf fans, hikers, families and solo travellers alike will find their holiday bliss in this beautiful archipelago.