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Find out more about touring Europe. You can tour Europe and incorporate City Breaks or short breaks. Mainland Europe is easy to get to from the UK via Air or Ferry. The popular area of Italy, France and Spain hve a huge number of travel options by coach or by train, and one of the most popular holidays is a Mediterranean cruise.

The history of Europe. Continental Europe comprises the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Europe is generally divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean 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.

Europe is the 2nd smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres - just 2% of the Earth's surface. Of Europe's 50 Countires Russia is the largest, taking up 40% of the continent, while Vatican City is the smallest.

Europe, mainly Ancient Greece, was the birthplace of Western culture. It played a predominant role in global affairs from the 15th century onwards, especially after the beginning of colonialism. Between the 16th and 20th centuries, European nations controlled at various times the Americas, most of Africa, Oceania, and large portions of Asia. In 1900, Europe's share of the world's population was 25%. Both World Wars were largely focused upon Europe, greatly contributing to a decline in Western European dominance in world affairs by the mid-20th century as the United States and Soviet Union took prominence. During the Cold War, Europe was divided along the Iron Curtain between NATO in the west and the Warsaw Pact in the east. European integration led to the formation of the Council of Europe and the European Union in Western Europe, both of which have been expanding eastward since the revolutions of 1989 and the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991.


  Top Tours in Europe
Andorra, Carcassonne and Catalonia Coast Andorra, Carcassonne and Catalonia Coast 10 days from £846 pp
A 3 Country tour that takes you from Barcelona’s bizarre buildings, through the grandiose peaks of the Pyrenees, to the hidden villages and valleys of Andorra, medieval towns of France and back to the Blue Flag beaches of Spain’s Costa Brava. Excellent value for money escorted tours - 10 days from just £846 pp.
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Undiscovered Bulgaria Undiscovered Bulgaria 8 days from £945 pp
8 days from £945 pp. Undiscovered Bulgaria gives an insight to the culture, history and charm of this fascinating country. Delightful scenic drives through the picturesque Rila Mountains - where youwill take lunch at a local restaurant. See the accredited UNESCO Rila Monastery with its unique woodcarvings.
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Icelandic Adventure Icelandic Adventure 10 days from £1995 pp
10 days from £1995 pp. A land of fire and ice, of epic vistas fit for epic sagas, Iceland is a uniquely spectacular holiday destination. Many travel companies focus solely on the southwest of the island; we offer a complete circuit of its natural attractions, giving you the chance to relax in the geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon, admire the pastoral splendour of Borgarfjordur, wonder at the bizarre volcanic formations of Lake Myvatn and a 3-night stay in the colourful and stylish city of Reykjavik, Europe’s northernmost capital.
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