Croatia is a new country with an ancient history. Settled in distant pre-history, it has remained at the forefront of European development and dynasty. With its benevolent climate, fertile lands that produce fine grapes supporting a strong wine-making industry, a varied topography that is a pleasure to experience both by foot and by road, and the ever-present Adriatic Sea with its warm breezes and calm waters, it remains a much sought-after and appreciated land by both resident and foreigner.
France seduces travellers with its unfalteringly familiar culture, woven around cafe terraces, village-square markets and lace-curtained bistros with their plat du jour chalked on the board.
Prepare for a roller coaster of feasts, treats and temptations as you take in Germany’s soul-stirring scenery, spirit-lifting culture, big-city beauties, romantic palaces and half-timbered towns.
A country of rich, spectacular food and wines, artisans producing everything from fine olive oils to flawless tooled leathers, fashion designers setting style for the rich and famous throughout the world, and a disproportionate number of the world’s most famous art treasures, this is Italy. It has rolling hills, lush, verdant valleys, snow-capped mountains, ancient hamlets and bustling cities.
Slovenia is the only country in Europe that combines the Alps, the Mediterranean, the Pannonian Plain and the Karst. The changing landscape is constantly surprising, time and again.
Look beyond the chocolate, cuckoo clocks and yodelling – contemporary Switzerland, land of four languages, is all about once-in-a-lifetime journeys, heart-racing Alpine pursuits and urban culture.