River cruises cast European gems in new light
The European continent is a glorious tapestry interweaving a long history through a multitude of cultures and landscapes, which results in sights and scenery unlike anything we have here in Australia.
Architecture that varies from enchanting medieval towns that look like they belong in fairytales to more familiar, sprawling contemporary urban centres, Europe is back on the radar of Australian holiday seekers this year, and for good reason.
The landscape is just as diverse, ranging from soaring alpine peaks, vine-clad hills and cottage and castle gardens bursting with colour. Add to the mix the endless options when it comes to fabulous food, wine and art and it’s no wonder Europe is a bucket-list destination.
However, with so much on offer, where do you even begin? Are you wanting croissants in Paris? To listen to some Mozart in Vienna? Would you want to see where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned or visit infamous sites from the Second World War, such as Nuremberg? Bavarian beer or a tipple of plum brandy from Belgrade?