“Culture in Europe? Groundbreaking.”Appropriated and sarcastic Devil Wear's Prada quotes aside, we could be here all day explaining how much we love Europe, and there's a reason why it's the go to place for a cultural fix. The UK is wonderfully fortunate to be perched on the edge of a continent which is home to such an extraordinarily rich and diverse cultural heritage, packed into a relatively small area. Europe is a sweet-shop filled with pick-and-mix of culture, thanks in part to its varied and tumultuous past, and its residents' historic tendency to redraw boundaries every few years. Take your pick of cities forged by rich histories,
or landscapes that have shaped human culture over the centuries, and when you throw in the fact that it's also home to some of the best food and art in the world, Europe is the cultural gift that keeps on giving.
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Home to magnificent mountain ranges, beautiful beaches, captivating cites and pretty much everything in between, Europe packs a lot of bang for its buck. When planning your culture holidays in Europe, our experts are on hand to create your ideal bespoke itinerary, filled to the brim with, you guessed it - culture. You could venture to the vibrant metropolis that is Istanbul, where the frenetic streets buzz with a potent mix of East and West, evoking the city's colourful past. Travel back in time and reconnect in Romania on a cultural trip through Transylvania, discovering a land that time forgot, touring the ancient streets of Sibiu. Perhaps food, art and history appeal? Head to the lyrical landscapes of Provence to explore honey-hued towns, indulge in local produce and marvel at scenery that inspired Van Gough and landmarks like the Palais des Papes in Avignon.
Europe also happens to be a perfect place for one of our trademark and award-winning Big Short Breaks. Head off on a cultural-filled extravaganza, which could be anything from a long weekend in Florence - complete with a walking tour of the city and a private cookery lesson - to a trip to the rugged wilderness of Norway, or listening to Sami storytellers and walking ancient pilgrimage trails. Throw in handpicked luxury hotels and our clued-up Concierges, there to give you the low down on what the locals do, and you have yourself a captivating cultural holiday in Europe.