Europe

Krossnes pool in Iceland.

A Pool Can Be More Than a Pool

If you are a multi-tasker with limited time in Iceland, you will be well-rewarded by a visit to one of the outdoor pools.
The Chef's Table on board the AmaKristina.

AmaWaterways Welcomes 19th Ship, AmaKristina

AmaWaterways has welcomed its 19th ship, AmaKristina, to the river cruise line’s expanding European fleet.
The Atrium on Norwegian Jade has been enhanced with a refreshed look and décor.

Norwegian Jade Freshens Up for Summer Season

Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Jade has returned to her seasonal homeport of Tampa as an essentially new vessel following extensive renovations to the ship’s staterooms and public spaces, just in time for her summer season sailing from Hamburg, Germany to the Norwegian Fjords.
Husavik Harbor in Northern Iceland.

Variety Cruises Adds Iceland to Small Yacht Itineraries

Variety Cruises has added Iceland to its 2017 small yacht itineraries.

Hopscotch Around the UK

Let's take a hopscotch tour through the UK in order to better help you tap into these markets. We have...
Eden Project in Cornwall. (Michelle Arean)

Globetrotting: Southwest England

A Culinary Feast from Countryside to Bustling Cities
While sailing on AmaVida in Portugal, guests can go on visits to vineyards.

Flavor-Packed Iberian Peninsula

Culinary tourism seems to be about the most popular ingredient on the menu when it comes to the travel demand for new and involving experiences
Susan Farewell.

High Notes from the High End

Just back from Traveller Made®’s annual Essence of Luxury travel show, which took place this year in Deauville, the French seaside resort that’s certainly no stranger to luxury.

Viking Toasts to Two Decades Sailing the World’s Rivers

Viking is celebrating 20 years in the river cruising business.
The Bristol Cathedral, Southwest England

Eye on the World: Southwest England

Eclectic towns, cultural cities, street art, captivating castles, and memorable meals filled my days while touring Southwest England during this year’s ExploreGB.
Katarina Line is offering Cycle & Cruise programs for 2017 in Croatia. 

Cycle and Cruise in Croatia with Katarina Line

Small ship cruise company Katarina Line has launched its latest Cycle & Cruise programs for 2017 along the picturesque coastline and islands of Croatia.
Adventures by Disney's Rhine River Cruise includes a visit to the famous storybook Heidelberg Castle in Germany.

Adventures by Disney’s Themed European River Cruises for 2018

Adventures by Disney is offering new, themed European river cruise vacations for 2018.
The newest destination to be added to the Earth Journeys cruise collection is Iceland.

Tauck To Double Small Ship Cruising Capacity

Tauck has put into place a 4-year plan to double its small ship cruising capacity through fleet expansion, strengthened partnership programs and new itineraries.
Royal Caribbean International’s Empress of the Seas will offer new overnight itineraries to Havana.

Royal Caribbean’s 2017 and 2018 Itinerary Highlights

Royal Caribbean International (RCI) is rolling out a number of new itineraries and offerings for 2017 and 2018.
A guestroom at the Tower Suites Reykjavik in Iceland.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Introduces New Destinations

What do two luxurious retreats in Iceland, a historic gem in Armenia, and an island hideaway in Nicaragua have in common? They are the latest properties Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has introduced into its portfolio.
Oceania Cruises is bringing the flavors and heritage of traditional Cuban cooking on board all Cuba sailings. 

Eat, Drink, Sail: Food- and Wine-Themed Cruises

Sip and savor the flavors of Europe, Cuba and the Pacific Northwest on one of these tantalizing culinary- or wine-themed sailings.
Norwegian Airlines Transatlantic flights

Norwegian To Offer Cheapest Transatlantic Flights Ever

The announcement of low-cost fares on Norwegian's Transatlantic routes at a time when the exchange rate is already making Scotland a very appealing destination will undoubtedly generate a great deal of interest among U.S. travelers.
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo performing at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland/Kenny Lam)

Experience Scotland’s Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

Experience the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo on CIE Tours' 5- or 6-day Taste of Scotland itineraries.
Ackergill Tower Hotel is a luxury historic hotel that sits on the shoreline of Sinclair Bay in the Scottish Highlands. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland/Paul Tomkins)

Unusual Places to Stay in Scotland

From five-star eco-pods to medieval castles or even Europe's largest tree house, we've rounded up some of the more out-of-the-ordinary places to stay in Scotland.
Performer on The Royal Mile during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. (Photo credit: VisitScotland/Kenny Lam)

10 Must-See Sights in Scotland for 2017

VisitScotland has dubbed 2017 as the Year of History, Heritage, and Archaeology, which means your clients have year-round events and activities celebrating the best of Scotland's historic places, icons and hidden gems to look forward to.
More than 800 Vikings join a massive dragon ship set ablaze by flying torches for Scotland's Up Helly Aa Festival in January. (Photo credit: Visit Scotland)

Scotland Celebrates Its History with Year-Round Festivities

To further entice visitors to experience Scotland’s fascinating heritage, VisitScotland has dubbed this year’s theme “Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.”
Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway

A Chat with VisitScotland’s Chairman Lord Thurso

In this year that Scotland is celebrating its history, heritage and archaeology, we took a moment to chat with Visit Scotland’s chairman Lord Thurso to dig a little deeper into what this stunning country can offer your clients.
An exhibit at the Cite du Vin museum in Bordeaux, France.

French Tourism Rebounds Two Years After The Start of Terror Attacks

Despite the 2015 and 2016 terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice, France managed to record a record year in welcoming 84.5 million foreign visitors.
European Waterways new 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland luxury hotel barge will cruise through the heart of the Scottish Highlands beginning June 4, 2017. 

European Waterways Announces New Luxury Hotel Barge for Scotland

European Waterways has announced the arrival of its new 12-passenger Spirit of Scotland luxury hotel barge.
On The Go Tours' ultimate bucket list tour that takes travelers to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World, including the Taj Mahal in Agra.

Explore the New Seven Wonders of the World

On The Go Tours is offering the ultimate bucket list trip that takes travelers to each of the New Seven Wonders of the World, including the Great Wall of China and Machu Picchu.
In 2016, Club Med opened Club Med Sanya in China.

Club Med’s Plans for 2017 and Beyond

Club Med has announced 15 new all-inclusive resorts and renovations across the globe for 2017 and beyond, including Club Med Samoens in the French Alps, which is now open for bookings.
Zicasso’s new 10-day custom tailored tour through Germany traces the footsteps of Protestant reformer Martin Luther from Munich to Berlin, including the town of Rotenburg (pictured). (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

Follow in the Footsteps of Martin Luther with Zicasso

From visiting the church where Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to spending the night in the 1,000-year-old Wartburg Castle, travelers can follow in the footsteps of Martin Luther from Berlin to Munich on Zicasso’s 10-day custom-tailored itinerary through Germany.
Windstar Cruises is offering a special food and wine themed cruise hosted by chef, restaurateur, and author Hugh Acheson, that visits Porto, Portugal.

Windstar Cruises Named Official Cruise Line of the James Beard Foundation

Windstar Cruises has been named the official cruise line of the James Beard Foundation.
Canyon Ranch Wellness Resort at Kaplankaya in Turkey.

Hotels Spiff Up

In luxury hotels, Europe doesn’t disappoint.
The Douro River Valley in Portugal. 

Experience Portugal’s Culinary Side

Small boutique tour operator International Culinary Tours is offering a new 10-day itinerary sampling the food and wines of Portugal from Lisbon to the Douro Valley.
Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, a 5-star hotel located in Spain’s Duero wine growing region, will reopen after the winter season.

Spain’s Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine Reopens

On March 1, Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine, an exclusive, 5-star hotel located in Spain’s Duero winegrowing region, will reopen after the winter season.
Intrepid Travel’s 2017 line-up of family-themed itineraries includes a 19-day tour of Namibia and Botswana.

Family Adventures to Book This Year

When planning a multi-gen vacation, recommending activities that appeal to all ages is just as important as price and location.
Dragon boat race on the Elbe River.

Onsite Review: Smile, You’re in Magdeburg

We, and more than 1,100 delegates from 45 countries, were in Saxony-Anhalt’s capital city of Magdeburg for the 42nd Germany Travel Mart (GTM), the largest incoming workshop for Destination Germany hosted by the German National Tourist Board (GNTB) and the Magdeburg Marketing Kongress und Tourismus GmbH.
A rendering of the Alpine Spa at the Burgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne in Switzerland.

Recharge With a Spa Escape

Although nowadays wellness vacations encompass a long list of elements, what traditionally comes to mind when you think wellness is a spa stay. And European hotels know a thing or two about creating the perfect spa escape.
Visit Iceland Northern Lights

From Texas to “Winterfell,” Trafalgar Has the Globe Covered

Trafalgar has introduced five new destinations and added 23 itineraries for 2017.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World Unveils Its 2017 Travel Trends

For the first time in the company’s history, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) has unveiled its picks for the top travel trends for 2017.
Kadriorg Palace, built by Peter the Great. (Carla Hunt)

Onsite Review: Estonia, A Baltic Beauty

The Baltic Sea is the cool new European cruising ground.
Aerial view of Gozo Cliffs. (Viewing Malta)

Spotlight On Malta & Iceland

Sultry Malta and cool Iceland are hot ticket items for those seeking out a singular European vacation.
MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise will sail roundtrip from/to Genoa, Italy.

MSC Cruises’ First World Cruise

Sales are now open for MSC Cruises’ first-ever World Cruise, departing Jan. 5, 2019 and returning May 3, 2019.
Collette is offering a Romantic Road and Fairy Tale Road itinerary through Germany that includes a stop in Rothenburg.

10 Reasons to Book Europe in 2017

Here are 10 reasons on why you should be booking your clients to Europe in the coming year.

Eye on the World: Lithuania

One of the nicest aspects of visiting Vilnius, capital of Lithuania, is that the local people seem to enjoy their city as much as visitors.

Last-Minute Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

Because of the overwhelming amount of deals we've received, we decided to post one last roundup of holiday deals just in time for the annual Black Friday/Cyber Monday "salebration."

Eye on the World: Estonia

Estonia may be one of the smallest countries in the world, but right now its 1.3 million citizens are among the most forward-looking and cheerful.

Festive Christmas Market Itineraries

Insight Vacations is offering travelers to opportunity to experience storybook villages and snow-covered scenery at some of Europe’s Christmas Markets with its 2016-17 Fall, Winter & Spring collection and Signature Hallmarks.

Low Temperatures Equal Active Exodus Tours

The temperatures may be low, but the activity level is high on Exodus Travels’ new seasonal adventures for 2017.

12 (More) Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals

Last week, we whet your budget travel appetites with 10 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Travel Deals to book before the end of the moth. This week, we’re squeezing in 12 more limited-time offers for you and your clients to consider.

5 Unique Christmas Markets in Germany

These unique German Christmas Markets are putting a unique twist on one of Europe’s most beloved old world traditions.

New Air Services Take Flight

Some of the latest air services to take flight include operations to London, Tokyo and beyond.

Eye on Monaco

We’ve got our eyes on the 126-room Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo in Monaco’s Golden Square for its upscale accommodations, clever packages and unique programming.

Zurich Fit

Help clients fight the urge to bundle up and sleep in on their Swiss vacation this fall/winter by booking them on Baur au Lac’s Zurich Fit Detox package.

Hot Luxury Travel Destinations for 2017

Find out what's hot in luxury travel for 2017.

Palazzo Victoria in Verona Offers 20 Percent Discount

Situated in the heart of Verona, Italy the opulent Palazzo Victoria is offering a 20 percent fall discount on its best available rates.

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