Europe

Take in Prague’s Brews and Views

Drink up the culture of Prague on Eating Prague Tours’ new Brews and Views beer tour.

Explore the UK’s Historic Cotswold Way

Mickledore, UK walking holiday specialists, is offering a self-guided tour of the Cotswolds for independent travelers.
Contiki caters to 18- to 35-year olds and visits European cities such as Dubrovnik.

Snapchat-Worthy Vacations

Did you know that by 2020 Millennials will make up roughly 50 percent of the U.S. workforce, which means they’ll be spending lots of money, including on their vacations. But how they perceive vacations, as you well know, is a whole lot different than previous generations, and in order to cash in on this sizeable generation, you need to get into their mindset. So what do they want?

Happening Berlin

Berlin, Germany’s capital city and cultural center, is a happening place for people, music, partying and chilling out, as well as indoor play and outdoor fun at any time of day or night and any time of year.

Harmonious Hamburg

On Nov. 4, Westin Hotels & Resorts will debut in Hamburg, Germany with the opening of The Westin Hamburg as part of a landmark development that includes the highly anticipated Elbe Philharmonic Hall as well as luxury residences and numerous dining, cultural and nightlife options.

Art and Culture in the Heart of Munich

Munich is the capital of Bavaria and the third most populous city in Germany. With a history that dates back to at least the 12th century, it is steeped in culture and plays host to an abundance of world class museums and art galleries.

Explore Dusseldorf, Top Down, on a VW Safari

There are many ways to explore the posh and modern city of Dusseldorf located on the Rhine in western Germany, but the most exhilarating mode just might be from behind the wheel of a historic and colorful VW Beetle or Buggy.

Hit the Open (German Alpine) Road

The fascinating German Alpine Road in Bavaria, Germany offers more than 280 miles of winding avenues from Lindau on Lake Constance to Schonau on Lake Konigssee that are begging to be discovered by adventurous North American travelers.

Magdeburg the Beautiful

Petra Hedorfer, CEO of the German National Tourist Board (GNTO), Sandra Yvonne Stieger, managing director of the Magdeburg Marketing Kongress und Tourismus GmbH and representatives from across the German National Tourist Board welcomed more than 1,100 delegates from 45 countries at this year’s 42nd GTM Germany Travel Mart in Saxony-Anhalt’s capital city of Magdeburg. One theme that carried throughout the entire event was growth on a local and countrywide scale.

Experience the Real Sicily With BellaVista Tours

BellaVista Tours has added to its product line of flexible escorted tours throughout Sicily with more than 15 new dates through 2016.

AmaWaterways Announces 2016 FAM Dates        

AmaWaterways has announced the 2016 dates, itineraries and prices for its popular Seminars on the River travel agent FAM program.

Harmony of the Seas Sets Her Summer Sights on the Med

This summer, the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, is setting sail for the Western Mediterranean, where she will embark on itineraries in some of Europe’s most popular destinations.

Silversea Announces Tasty New Culinary Cruises 

Silversea Cruises has unveiled three new Culinary Expedition Voyages for 2016 and 2017.

Touring Thuringia, Germany by Train and Car

Last winter, Recommend's Web Editor took a partial self-drive tour through the central German state of Thuringia, traveling first by train, before loading into an Enterprise rental car for the second leg of the journey.

Save on Summer and Fall Travel to Europe

Calling all Europhiles—Pleasant Holidays is offering substantial savings on summer and fall travel to Europe, including reduced rates and complimentary nights and transfers.

Starwood’s Tribute Portfolio Curates Independent Travel Experiences

Tribute Portfolio, Starwood Hotels & Resorts’ collection of upper-upscale independent hotels and resorts, has announced new packages highlighting the independent travel experiences guests can have at its properties.

Avanti Dishes Out New Cooking Classes in Europe

Independent travelers hungry for unique culinary experiences will be happy to hear that Avanti Destinations has added 25 cooking classes to its menu of travel products in Europe.

Rail Europe Rolls Out New Summer Promotions

Rail Europe has just announced several new promotions across its portfolio of European rail products just in time for summer.

The Ritz Returns

After a nearly 4-year restoration project, the Ritz Paris has reopened its wrought iron doors for new and returning guests.
The Marchenzimmer Raum (Fairy Tale Room) at the Boutique Hotel Schieferhof.

At Home in Thuringia, Germany

It was a chilly December night when I settled into my seat at St. George’s Church (Georgenkirche) in Eisenach, Germany for the sold-out Johann Sebastian Bach Weihnachts Oratorium. By this time, my press trip through the central German state of Thuringia had ended, but my affable guide Cornelia insisted I take part in this cherished holiday tradition she and her husband attend annually.

Opulent Accommodations Around the Globe

When your clients ask for a luxurious getaway with all of the trimmings, suggest these opulent hotel and train accommodations.
Belmond’s high-end rail journeys take travelers through the heart of Europe. (Belmond)

Tour Talk: Rail Travel in Europe

Today’s modern traveler wants to connect with a destination’s past, and traveling via rail offers a peephole into those bygone times, a great complement to the castles, museums and cafes often visited when traveling through Europe.

Delta Doubles Network to Scotland

Beginning May 25, 2017, Delta Air Lines will operate two daily nonstop services between New York (JFK) and Glasgow (GLA).

Virtuoso Reveals Top Resorts & Destinations for Honeymoons in 2016

A total of 279 Virtuoso honeymoon specialists from across the U.S. and Canada were surveyed in January 2016 to reveal what today’s upscale honeymooners seek for their romantic getaway.

Crystal Cruises To Build Eight New Ships

Crystal Cruises has signed an order for eight new ships with the Lloyd Werft Group, including the Crystal Endeavor and the Crystal Exclusive Class ships.

Emerald Waterways’ Big Plans for 2017

Next year, Emerald Waterways is debuting three new ships (for a total of seven), new combination itineraries, and a program of active excursions.

Viking Ocean Cruises Announces First-Ever World Cruise

Viking Ocean Cruises has announced that its fourth ship, Viking Sun, will spend her maiden season sailing the company’s first-ever World Cruise departing December 2017.

Celebrate Dad With A Few of His Favorite Things

What better way for your clients to thank the men in their lives this Father's Day than with a few of their favorite things.

The Mind, The Body, The Spirit

Hotel groups and upscale properties around the globe are adding new or upgrading their existing wellness programs for the summer, and we've "traveled" from Miami to Switzerland to bring you the best of what's to come.

Wellbeing Specialists Walk the Walk

London's Hotel Cafe Royal has welcomed two new wellness experts to its panel of resident wellbeing specialists at the property's Akasha Holistic Wellbeing Centre.
Discover Your Italy offers a honeymoon tour that explores Sicily, Taormina and the Aeolian Islands.

Iconic Islands = Idyllic Honeymoons

A trio of destination specialists help set our sails for islands that promise—and deliver—many of the most idyllic and romantic client-pleasing honeymoons.

Travel Therapy Italian-Style

Travel expert and integrative wellness advisor Cassandra Santoro invites travelers to get to know Italy like a native through customized women-only luxury tours.

Discover Tuscany with Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco

Rosewood Castiglion del Bosco in Montalcino, Italy has launched new guest programming designed to immerse guests in the rich cultural heritage of the region through a variety of new activities, on-property and off-property, including moonlight horseback riding tours, an authentic Tuscan grigliata (BBQ) in the property’s vineyard, and an intimate vegetable gardening class.

Trafalgar’s 2016-17 Autumn, Winter and Spring Brochure Offers Off-Peak Savings

Trafalgar’s new 2016-17 Autumn, Winter and Spring (AWS) brochure features up to 40 percent savings for your clients and enhanced year-round earning potential for you.

Friendly Skies: JetBlue and Ukraine International Airlines Partner Up

JetBlue and Ukraine International Airlines have partnered up in a new international air agreement to facilitate American travelers flying from dozens of U.S. gateways to Kiev with connections throughout the Ukraine, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Azamara Club Cruises Introduces Overnight Adventures Program

Azamara Club Cruises recently launched its Overnight Adventures program to allow guests the option to book unique 2- and 3-day land excursions while sailing on the boutique cruise line's destination-immersive voyages.

2016-2017 “Sale-ings”

Sweeten your sales pitch by recommending these incentive-added cruises.

Opera and a Cruise

Your clients will be singing your praises for booking them on European Waterways’ Opera Cruise, sailing Aug. 20-27 from Venice to Mantua, Italy.

Crystal River Cruises Reimagines the Crystal Mozart

Crystal River Cruises has unveiled the ultra-chic design for the brand’s first vessel—the Crystal Mozart.

Tour the Seven Kingdoms with Insight Vacations

This summer, Insight Vacations is taking guests of its Country Roads of Ireland, Natural Wonders of Iceland and Highlights of Spain journeys to Winterfell, Dorne, Castle Black, and other filming locations featured in HBO’s fantasy series “Game of Thrones.”

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