Summer travel across Europe - famous landmarks and grassy hill over blue sky

France vs Italy: Which Cultural Marvel is the Right European Vacation for You?

If ever there were a “Sophie’s Choice” between two beloved countries, this is surely it. France and Italy are two of the best-loved and most-visited countries in the world. They boast incredible cultures with long histories, great food and drink, lovely architecture, comfortable climates, and some of the greatest monuments the world over. Ideally, you […]

Bran Castle at Night with Full Moon, Transylvania, Romania - Cropped

Digging Up Myths, Magic, and Monsters on Your Europe Vacation

Roaming the centuries-old sites and cities of Europe, we’re constantly reminded of just how much history there is to discover, from Iceland to Istanbul. Where there’s history, there’s mythology, and where there’s mythology, there’s magic and monsters. It would be impossible to list all the great spots for a Halloween-inspired Europe vacation in one article, […]

Back-Roads Barge Cruise - MS Jeanine, Burgundy, France

Unique Views and An Unforgettable Journey on Your France Vacation

The canals of France provide idyllic cruising routes through countryside that is culture-rich and captivating. Designed for the traveller looking for something different on their France vacation, a barge holiday with Back-Roads Touring allows you to take a unique journey of discovery at the gentle pace of your hotel barge. If you are hankering to […]