Castle Hopping in Europe
Castles have always fascinated travelers and Europe claims some of the most intriguing. In these centuries-old palaces, see where battles, banquets and even a few beheadings have taken place, as well as admire priceless jewels and pristine gardens.
Copenhagen is a great city for walkers. Take advantage of fall’s crisp weather and lower airfares to explore this city known for its parks, plazas and sleek Danish modern design.
Discover Krakow with Your Teens
Explore Krakow with your teens. The city, a less “obvious” European pick than Paris or London, is also less costly. Yet Krakow still offers history, a castle, cafes and trendy shops, all must-haves for European tours with hard-to-please teens.
Poland's Auschwitz and Birkenau
Somehow, we always imagined it to be raining at Poland´s Auschwitz and Birkenau, the infamous killing complex of W.W. II. But the sun shone when we toured, led by a Butterfield & Robinson hand-picked guide whose two, non-Jewish uncles were sent to Auschwitz for giving water to an escaped prisoner.
Rent an Apartment in Europe
Traveling through Europe can be cost effective if you stay in an apartment or home. Homes away from home give you more space for your money than you get in a hotel. Instead of two double beds and a bathroom, your apartment or villa adds a living room often with a pull-out couch and a kitchen.
Three Easy Trips from Copenhagen
Three very different gems, all within an hour’s drive north of Copenhagen, reward travelers: an impressive, contemporary art museum; the bucolic home of one of Denmark’s most well-known writers and a 150-room, Renaissance castle, among the nation’s most beautiful.
Venice, Italy, for Families
Known for romance and revelry, Venice also rates as one of Europe’s best cities for families. The absence of cars coupled with the fairy-tale like setting of pastel palaces reflected in the canal waters make Venice a walker’s delight.
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