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EUROPE TRAVEL GUIDE

Amsterdam's charming grachtenpanden

Europe Trips, Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

Europe is a must-visit destination for many travelers due to its wealth of historical landmarks and deep-rooted culture. Although they may share borders (and in many cases languages), no two European countries are alike. Whether they inhabit colder northern regions, like Sweden or Germany, or live in vibrant Italy or Spain, Europeans do share a certain passion for savoring the moment. They take pleasure in whiling away an afternoon over a cappuccino, going for an evening stroll after work, shopping for hours at the local patisseries, butcher shops and vegetable grocers, and picking the choicest items at each stop. Europeans like to linger over a meal, and they do love to share their slower lifestyle with visitors. So whether you're looking for paella in Valencia, glitz and glamour on the Côte d'Azur or enotecas in Tuscany, you're certain to encounter a version of la dolce vita — the good life.

TRAVEL FEATURE

The Italian Pavilion, one of the exhibition sites at Expo Milano 2015
FEEDING THE PLANET
Expo Milano 2015
Join Expo Milano on an educational journey through the current state of food and the environment. From May 1 to October 31, 2015, this major event will focus on how to make healthy, safe food available globally while also respecting the planet and its resources. More than 140 countries will be participating to make the Expo an eye-opening experience.

Get a taste of a sustainable future

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Glendalough, a glacial valley in County Wicklow, Ireland

72-HOUR VACATIONS
The Seine waterfront and Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDES
A view of London and the River Thames

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Birmingham, England

Budapest, Hungary

Dublin, Ireland

Frankfurt, Germany

Glasgow, Scotland

London, England


HOTELS
A guest room at Il San Pietro di Positano in Italy, one of GAYOT's Top 10 Hotels in Amalfi Coast, Capri and Sorrento

Featured European Hotels

Top 10 Hot European Hotels

Top 10 Hotels in France

Top 10 Hotels in Italy

Top 10 Hotels in Spain

Top 10 Hotels in Amalfi Coast, Capri and Sorrento

Top 10 Hotels in Florence

Top 10 Hotels in Rome

Top 10 Hotels in Tuscany

Top 10 Hotels in Venice


Top 10 Business Hotels in Amalfi Coast, Capri and Sorrento

Top 10 Business Hotels in Florence

Top 10 Business Hotels in Rome

Top 10 Business Hotels in Tuscany

Top 10 Business Hotels in Venice



Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Amalfi Coast, Capri and Sorrento

Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Florence

Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Rome

Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Tuscany

Top 10 Romantic Hotels in Venice


Top 10 Spa Hotels in Amalfi Coast, Capri and Sorrento

Top 10 Spa Hotels in Florence

Top 10 Spa Hotels in Rome

Top 10 Spa Hotels in Tuscany

Top 10 Spa Hotels in Venice


DINING
Find the best restaurants in France, including Paris, Lyon and Strasbourg

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France

- Top Restaurants in France

Italy

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Top Restaurants in Italy

The Netherlands

Spain


- Top Restaurants in Spain

United Kingdom

- Top Restaurants in the UK

- More European locations

Select by City:

Amsterdam

Budapest

Dordogne


Florence

Geneva

Krakow

London

Lyon

Nice



Paris


Prague

Reims

Rome


Seville

Stockholm

Venice

Vienna

Winchester, UK


ARTICLES
The 2016 Volvo XC90 in Catalonia, Spain
Lufthansa Private Jet Service

Sunborn Yacht Hotel to Dock in Barcelona

Exploring the Costa Daurada in the All New Volvo XC90

Adrià's Audacity Culinary Genius or Gastronomic Dead End?


Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester


Foods of Europe

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BOOKS

Irish Pantry: Traditional Breads, Preserves, and Goodies to Feed the Ones You Love
THE FLAVOR OF THE EMERALD ISLE
Irish Pantry
Learn the authentic Irish way to preserve jams, bake cakes and breads, and whip up condiments with "Irish Pantry." Noel McMeel shares traditional culinary delights from his home country that make for great snacks, desserts or gifts. From sweet Bailey's Fudge Squares to tangy Pickled Pearl Onions, there's a special recipe for every palate.

Step into the Irish Pantry



The Country Cooking of Ireland cookbook takes you on an impressive journey through Ireland
A CULINARY JOURNEY
The Country Cooking of Ireland

Forget the heavy meats, creamed dishes and potatoes of traditional Irish cooking. This cookbook delves into modern Irish cuisine, while still including a few of the classics.

Bring your appetite and start cooking



Lunch in Paris: A Love Story with Recipes
INGREDIENTS: FOOD AND ROMANCE
Lunch in Paris
A delightful love story with delicious recipes such as oven-roasted pork ribs with honey; goat cheese, tomato and anchovy tarts; and mussels with white wine and fennel.

Get ready to cook your heart out



This Is Rome is a wonderful read for children
KID-FRIENDLY READING MATERIAL
This Is Rome

With their vibrant illustrations and humorous text, M. Sasek's books are the perfect gift for burgeoning armchair travelers. First published in the 1960s, his guide to Rome has now been reprinted.

Take your child on an illustrated tour of Rome



Walking and Eating in Provence
GUIDE TO A SAVORY TRIP
Walking and Eating in Provence
Escape to the captivating hillsides of southeastern France and find out where to enjoy the best of Provençal specialties like bouillabaisse and ratatouille.

Find out what's in store with GAYOT's review
UJC42815

GAYOT's list of the best luxury trains has exciting excursions on as many continents as possible, from dramatic treks across the Austalian Outback to elegant tours through the great cities of Europe.
Situated in scenic locales from Napa Valley to Champagne, France, these iconic wine routes boast world-class vineyards, charming towns and unforgettable views.