Europe's well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure make visiting a breeze, and you'll rarely have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture.

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, officially the Italian Republic, is a country in Southern Europe, occupying the Italian Peninsula and the Po Valley south of the . Photo: vilavelosa, CC BY 2.0.

The of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a constitutional monarchy comprising most of the . Photo: Tomorrow Never Knows, CC BY 2.0.

, officially the Federal Republic of is the largest country in and the most populous EU state. Photo: Taxiarchos228, FAL.

is one of Europe's most beautiful regions. Photo: Przemek Jahr, Public domain.


Britain, Ireland, and the rest of the British Isles, lie just northwest of the European mainland. Photo: brighton, CC BY 2.0.

The Balkan Peninsula in southeastern Europe is located between the Adriatic Sea and the Black Sea. Photo: ajy, CC BY 2.0.

The make up the northernmost part of western Europe, extending into the Arctic. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY 2.5 dk.

is a country with which almost every traveller has a relationship. Photo: Tobi 87, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is by far the largest country in the world, covering more than one-eighth of the Earth's inhabited land area, spanning Eastern Europe and northern . Photo: Strokin, CC BY 3.0.

The Iberian Peninsula is the westernmost section of the European continent, lying between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is an economic union comprising three neighbouring monarchies: , the , and . Photo: Massimo Catarinella, CC BY 3.0.

The are three countries of north-eastern Europe, on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.

is a country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by to the north-east; to the north; , and to the west; and , , and the to the south. Photo: Chern038, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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