European Journeys

A Journey is Europe will be an efficient and comfortable experience which can include alpine glaciers, gourmet cuisine, stays in restored castles and visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Edinburgh Scotland

Edinburgh Scotland

Europe is one of the world’s seven continents sitting on the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is divided from Asia by the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, the Mediterranean Sea to the south. The borders of the Europe “continent” can incorporate cultural and political elements as well as geographical features.

Europe is the world’s second-smallest continent by surface area, covering about 10,180,000 square kilometres (3,930,000 sq mi) or 2% of the Earth’s surface and about 6.8% of its land area. Europe is the third-most populous continent with a population of 733 million or about 11% of the world’s population.

Europe has many rich overlapping cultures. There is no easily identified “common culture” or set of “common values”.

When to visit Europe

St Aubin's Harbour

St Aubin’s Harbour

Any time is a good time to visit some corner of Europe. Generally a good times to visit most of Europe are May, June and September, the weather is generally good during those months.

Europe’s spans 45 countries with climates from sunny Greek isles to arctic Norwegian fjords. Europe has different weather in each region however there are a few common trends. In northern Europe (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, the Netherlands and the UK) December through March is quite cold with snow. Southern European areas (south of France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece) have sunny days all of the year although expect some rain in winter. These southern areas also have the hottest summers; inland regions such as central Spain can become uncomfortably hot in July and August. Spring and fall are generally milder, though northern countries see plenty of rainfall and chilly temperatures.

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