It’s easy to see why – a well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze, and rarely will you have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture, and dive into a different phrasebook. Although it is the world’s smallest continent in land surface area, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries.
European countries welcome more than 480 million international visitors per year, more than half of the global market, and 7 of the 10 most visited countries are European nations.
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Quick Tips Banks – Most open Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm. but times vary. Some banks are closed for lunch. Emergencies – For police, dial a local phone number; for ambulance call a hospital. Internet Access – Wifi is standard in most hotels and free in many coffee shops. Mail – Buy stamps at the Post Office. Convenient post offices are located in …
However, with the Olympics due to be held there in 2020 and a record 27 million foreign tourists visiting in 2017, the highest number of visitors to Japan since government records began and with the number of UK visitors passing 300,000 for the first time, Japan is certainly a destination of choice for an increasing number of travellers. Together …Continue reading
Antarctica is the southernmost continent and site of the South Pole with an unique landscape, distinctive ecosystems and is one of the world’s true wildernesses. It is also home to cutting edge science, unprecedented international collaboration and growing numbers of tourists who have discovered it’s characteristics and the challenges it faces. Stepping across the plains, mountains and beaches of …Continue reading
There are many ways to explore the vast array of destinations all over our wonderful planet but if you really want to see your chosen place up close and personal then the best way has to be on a walking tour. Whether you enjoy a more gentle walk averaging three hours daily or more challenging hikes through mountainous terrain we, …Continue reading