The great cities of Europe are the key to discovering the countries in which they sit. In each, you will get a real flavor of the history, culture, character, and, of course, cuisine of the nation – an ideal introduction for those on a short break.
For travelers with more time available, these cities provide a perfect base for exploring farther afield. For anyone keen to tour more of the continent in a single trip, they are the hubs around which national and international travel revolves, with excellent rail, road, and air links.
From vibrant Barcelona to elegant Stockholm, to timeless London, romantic Paris to revitalized Berlin, there is something for everyone in Europe.
This ten-day tour of Portugal and Spain includes Madrid, Salamanca, Porto, and a riverboat cruise deep into the Douro River Valley for an authentic taste of life in a seldom-visited region steeped in a wine-making culture thousands of years old.