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EUROPE TRAVEL GUIDE

Amsterdam's charming grachtenpanden

Europe Trips, Hotels, Restaurants, Spas and More

U.S. travelers frequently say "Europe" as though it were a homogenous mass. To a certain degree, there's truth to it. Whether they inhabit colder northern regions, like Sweden or Germany, or live in vibrant Italy or Spain, Europeans do share a certain indulgent way of life. They take pleasure in wiling 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 at the Côte d'Azur or enotecas in Tuscany, you're certain to encounter a version of la dolce vita — the good life.

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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 Rome
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

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Amsterdam
Budapest
Dordogne

Florence
Geneva
Krakow
London

Lyon
Nice


Paris

Prague
Reims
Rome

Seville
Stockholm
Venice
Vienna
Winchester, UK


Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester

BOOKS

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.
The Country Cooking of Ireland by Colman Andrews

Lunch in Paris: A delightful love story with delicious recipes
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.

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.
This Is Rome

Walking and Eating in Provence
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.

Guides for other parts of the world

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Located in world-renowned wine regions from Napa to Bordeaux to South Africa, these historic roads offer both great wine and beautiful scenery.
Beyond the crowds on the Adriatic Sea, the clamor of Rome and the charmed Toscana lies an Italy yet undiscovered by many American travelers.