Europe Holidays

About Europe

Europe is one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is generally divided from Asia to its east by the water divide of the Ural Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian Sea, the Caucasus region (Specification of borders) and the Black Sea to the southeast. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean and other bodies of water to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south, and the Black Sea and connected waterways to the southeast. Yet the borders for Europe—a concept dating back to classical antiquity—are somewhat arbitrary, as the term continent can refer to a cultural and political distinction or a physiographic one.

Europe is the world's second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth's surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Of Europe's approximately 50 states, Russia is the largest by both area and population (although the country covers both Europe and Asia), while the Vatican City is the smallest. Europe is the third-most populous continent after Asia and Africa, with a population of 731 million or about 11% of the world's population.

Holidays in Europe

Europe offers a feast of historic, and natural diversity. Between the countries of the former Soviet Union in the east, and the Atlantic islands of Iceland and Greenland in the west, we have European Adventure Holidays pretty much covered. All our trips are designed for those who want a little more of an experience than a week on a beach and for activity lovers there are endless possibilities; you can walk, cycle, mountain bike, canyon, climb, paraglide, trek, sea-kayak or dog-sled your way around Europe. As well as striving to give you, our customers, what you want, we also try to give something back to each European region or community we visit.

Why book an adventure holiday in Europe?

Our selection of European adventures offer you the opportunity to truly get off the beaten track and experience the beauty and excitement of the great outdoors only a short flight away. Choose from walking trips in inspiring mountain scenery, summer activity holidays in Europe where you can try your hand at kayaking, trekking, mountain biking and more, or a winter trip to have fun in the snow. Historic cities, ancient sites, local culture and cuisine all add to the experience on an adventure holidays in Europe.

Cross-Country Skiing: Dobbiaco

Cross-country skiing in the Dolomites
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Loire Cycling Weekend Adventure

Cyclists outside a Chateau close to the River Cher
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Active Pyrenees Family Holiday

Active Pyrenees Family Holiday
Culture rating 4 out of 5Activity rating 5 out of 5Nature rating 3 out of 5


Finnish Wilderness Week

Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi National Park, Finland (Photo by Erkki Ollila)
Culture rating 2 out of 5Activity rating 3 out of 5Nature rating 5 out of 5



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Levadas of Madeira Trekking Holiday

Levadas of Madeira Trekking Holiday
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The Amalfi Coast Trek

Amalfi Coast
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Walking In Madeira Holiday

Trekkers on coastal walk, Madeira
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Lycian Activity Week

Leap of faith
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Mountains and villages of Evia

Views across Evia
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Mont Blanc Trekking Circuit

Views of the Mont Blanc Massif
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Active Turkey Activities Holiday

Active Turkey Activities Holiday
Culture rating 4 out of 5Activity rating 4 out of 5Nature rating 2 out of 5


Carpathian Cultural Discovery Holiday

Bran Castle
Culture rating 5 out of 5Activity rating 3 out of 5Nature rating 5 out of 5



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Spitsbergen Explorer Cruise

polar bear on ice
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Croatian River Adventure Family Holiday

Croatian River Adventure Family Holiday
Culture rating 3 out of 5Activity rating 4 out of 5Nature rating 3 out of 5


Picos Peaks and Gorges Trek

Under the Naranjo de Bulnes while trekking in the Picos de Europa
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Walking in Tuscany

Group shot at the summit
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Mont Blanc Trekking Highlights

Lac Blanc
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Picos de Europa Holiday

Picos de Europa Holiday
Culture rating 3 out of 5Activity rating 3 out of 5Nature rating 4 out of 5