Whether you want to cycle the Czech Republic, snowboard the Dolomites, sight-see Romania or eat your way around France, Europe serves up some of the best activity holidays. Where else can you quite feasibly take in three countries, three languages and three very different cultures in less than 24 hours? A serving of culture in the morning, madame? A shot of high-octane adventure in the afternoon, señorita? A helping of world-famous nightlife after hours, signorina? Mais, pas de problème!
Whatever you’re into – nature, culture, fashion, art, adventure, snow, sun, water – you’ll find it on Europe's closely knit shores. And the best bit is that Europe lies a mere few hours away so a trip can be crammed easily into a weekend, fortnight or year-long career break.
Head north into Arctic territory to see the breathtaking natural beauty of Norway and the otherworldly northern lights in Iceland. Turn west to float along the canals of Amsterdam, gaze at the renaissance buildings of Florence and hike up high to the Alps. Veer south to explore the stunning Iberian Peninsula; Portugal, Spain and Andorra. Wrap up your journey east and discover up-and-coming hotspots in Slovenia and Slovakia.
Whoever you’re travelling with, whether you want a short city break or a month-long adventure, we’ve got activity holidays in Europe sewn up here on iExplore. Discover our holidays in Europe or take a closer look at our European destinations below.