Expert travel guides and holiday advice

Europe hosts 44 countries and so there are plenty of hotspots to explore throughout the continent. From Rome and Italy to Berlin and Germany, Europe is vast in its history. Whether you fancy a sunny setting on Spain's Barcelona beaches, or you're keen to hike up Switzerland's Matterhorn mountains, you can pick the holiday according to your preferences while in Europe. The Independent's travel experts have explored some of the best tourist attractions and hotels in Europe.

European Travel Inspiration

Stuck for travel inspiration? The Independents travel experts have curated the below travel destination roundups to help you decide on your next European trip from the best destinations by train to best apres-ski holiday destinations, budget destinations and more.


Whether you're visiting Toulouse or travelling to Paris, read expert city guides on where to eat, drink and sleep throughout France.


Expert city guides for you to read ahead of your next Spanish adventure.


From wine tasting in vineyards to shopping sprees, browse expert guides on what some of Italy's best cities have to offer.


From Munich to Cologne, our travel experts have compiled handy guides on the best cities to visit in Germany.

Best Berlin hotels

The roof terrace at the Hotel de Rome

Best hotels in Berlin 2023: stylish stays for all budgets

From burlesque-inspired boltholes to converted bathhouses, here are the best places to sleep in Europe’s coolest capital

Berlin is a city packed with history, culture and perfect for a city break

Best budget hotels in Berlin

Fancy a city break that won’t break the bank? Here are 10 cheap and chic places to stay in the German capital


From sandy stretches of the Algarve to picture-perfect cities like Porto, Portugal offers holiday experiences to suit every traveller. Our experts have reviewed hotels and tasted traditional cuisine across the country.

Portugal hotel reviews

<p>The city is built into steep hillsides while still hugging the riverfront</p>

Best Porto hotels for exploring Portugal’s second city on a budget

Whether you’re after some peace and quiet or a swish spa, Portugal’s second city has it all

Portugal’s capital city benefits from fine weather almost all year round

Best hotels in Lisbon for partying relaxing and sightseeing

Our selection of the best hotels in the majestic Portugeuse capital 


From buzzing nightlife in Mykonos to stunning sights of Santorini, there's so much to do across the wonderous Greek islands. Read our expert's travel guides on the best hotels and things to do


From beautiful beaches to karst mountain ranges, Croatia boasts adventure and stunning scenery for all types of visitors.


Whether you're visiting Zurich or travelling to Bern, read expert city guides on where to eat, drink and sleep throughout Switzerland.


From sustainable travel to characterful Stockholm, browse expert guides on the best sights, hotels and attractions that Sweden has to offer.


Expert city guides for you to read ahead of your next holiday to Belgium.


Whether you're exploring musical history in Vienna or travelling to Mozart's birthplace in Salzburg, read expert city guides on where to eat, drink and sleep throughout Austria.


Malta is one of Europe's most popular travel destinations. Read expert guides on best things to do and where to stay in Malta, Gozo and Comino.


From meeting Father Christmas in Lapland to enjoying the best of Finnish culture in Helsinki, our travel experts have rounded up the best hotels and things to do across the country

Czech Republic

Expert city guides for you to read ahead of your next holiday to Prague, Ostrava or Brno.


Whether you're on the hunt for delicious Danish pastries or visiting the iconic Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, read expert city guides on where to eat, drink and sleep throughout Denmark.


From beer spas to natural hot springs, ‘the land of ice and fire’ is a playground for adventurers and and nature lovers. Read expert guides on the best hotels, restaurants and things to do in Reykjavik and throughout Iceland.


Whether you're looking for a ramble in Ireland's countryside, or you're after a lively city break in Dublin, Ireland is a great choice for a multi-stop tour or a nature-wrapped road trip. Our travel experts have found the best holidays and have reviewed the top hotels and chosen the best things to do that will suit any kind of traveller.


From seaside breaks along the beautiful coastline to rambles in the glorious New Forest countryside, Britain offers the perfect escape for you. Our travel experts have reviewed hotels and compiled city guides across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

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