‘The most beautiful city in France’: 48 hours in Bordeaux

The perfect place to spend a weekend.

Fairytale castles: the best châteaux in Dordogne

You’ll be spoilt for choice.

What not to miss: Albania’s historic highlights

Boasting a number of UNESCO protected sites, Albania is home to a wealth of historic treasures.

Looking back: Albania’s communist heritage sites

Travel back in time with a visit to these important historical sites.

The best national parks in the Balkans

How many have you visited?

In the footsteps of an Ottoman

Trace the travels of 17th-century Evliya Çelebi with this journey through the western Balkans.

A summer break in Bratislava

Surrounded by lush hills and bisected by the Danube, the Slovak capital is an ideal location for a summer getaway.

The great, the good and the quirky: art in Umbria and the Marche

On this art treasure hunt with a difference, Dana Facaros takes us through the hill towns of Umbria and the Marche in central Italy.

On your bike: exploring the icons of Flanders

From half-day jaunts to week-long rides, each of these cycling routes offers a unique insight into Flemish identity.

A coastal retreat: the best beaches in North Cyprus

Blue waters, golden sands and sunshine – what’s not to like?

The best alternative European beach destinations

There’s more to European beaches than the Costa del Sol.

Celebrate in style: Easter traditions in Europe

There’s not a hot cross bun in sight!

Sacred wandering: Armenia’s unmissable monasteries

Armenia has a wealth of monasteries – here’s our hitlist of what not to miss.

Boka Kotorska: a driving tour

There is no better way to see the Montenegrin coast than by car.

Wonderful west Sweden: a self-drive holiday along the Bohuslän coast

Stretching from Gothenburg to the Norwegian border, the west coast is one of Sweden’s most enchanting destinations.