- European Stay & Explore
Introducing our European Stay & Explore holidays
A European Stay and Explore holiday is a chance to visit the continent's greatest destinations and explore each at your leisure. Our European Stay and Explore holidays take in sun-drenched beaches, towering mountain ranges and bustling urban centres - with excursions and activities designed to immerse visitors in the beauty of their surroundings.
Stay and Explore experiences offer many advantages - whether your trip covers one or two destinations, you will have the opportunity to discover nearby cultural attractions and natural beauty spots in indulgent detail.
European Stay and Explore
Our range of European Stay and Explore holidays reach every corner of Europe, not least sun-drenched Italy - where trips take in the drama of the Dolomite Mountain range, the rural charm of Tuscany and Elba and the extravagance of Lake Como and its exclusive villas. Trips to Rome present some of the world's most ancient landmarks, including the Vatican, St Peter's Basilica and the Sistine Chapel.
East of Italy, Stay and Explore holidays reach Slovenia, where visitors tour the vast Triglav National Park and other wilderness environments. Slovenia's landscapes burst with natural wonders, including forests, mountains and crystal clear lakes while the country's charming capital, Ljubljana, showcases a rich eastern heritage.
Sun and beach holidays are available across southern Europe - but we ensure our Stay and Explore destinations capture visitors' imagination and appetite for discovery. The Portuguese island of Madeira is renowned for its cuisine and fine wine - and our excursions include opportunities to taste its finest food and drink and tour local settlements like Funchal and the terraced Eira do Serrado.
In Spain, Galicia is a treasure trove of stunning beaches and fishing communities with opportunities to explore a number of neighbouring regions. Off Spain's east coast, the island of Mallorca, the largest of the Balearics, promises sun, sea and soaring temperatures, while visitors soak up the colourful Mediterranean culture.
In Croatia, the beauty of the Adriatic coast is ideal for sightseeing and catching the sun. Our Stay and Explore trips include excursions to the ancient, fortified city of Dubrovnik, idyllic coastal settlements, like Makarska and Tucepi, and the lush green forests of Krka National Park.
Germany's rugged mountain ranges and rural landscapes hide countless opportunities for central European adventures. Breaks in the southern Tyrolean mountains include excursions to 16th century castles, historic communities and trips on steam trains and riverboats through winding valleys and rolling forests.
Deep in the Mediterranean, the island of Malta is bathed in year-round sun. Our packages include cruises around the island and chances to soak up the sun in Malta's coastal settlements. If you tire of the beach, Malta is home to a wide range of historic attractions, including the walled city of Mdina and the enthralling St Paul's Catacombs.
A Stay and Explore holiday lets you delve beneath the surface of Europe's most thrilling locations - and create unique, unforgettable memories every day.