Ideas for Europe trips

Brighton promenade

Top 10 alternative city breaks to discover

Want to go where the locals are, rather than the tourists? Here’s a list of list of quirky destinations that are a bit more unfamiliar and undiscovered.

Sahara Desert

Best winter holiday destinations to escape the cold

According to research by Jet2holidays, two thirds of us opt for a winter holiday to revitalise over the colder months. But where’s best for groups? We look at some of the options. 

Croisi Europe

Top destinations to visit on an ocean or river cruise

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has released the latest destination news from its cruise lines including voyages along the world’s top rivers and across the oceans. Here’s a look at where to have on your radar. 

Valencia, Spain

10 of the best: European cities for foodies

Choosing where to go for the best cuisine can be tough. Here are the 10 cities with the most choice and some tasty tips on what to try in each place.

Hotel Kursaal, Italy

Group Leisure & Travel Show meeting leads to surprising Italian trip

Group travel organisers Laraine and Ashley Tresser recently enjoyed a familiarisation trip to the north Adriatic coast of Italy, following a meeting at last year’s GLT Show. 

Lovell Telescope at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire

8 of the most stunning new UNESCO World Heritage sites for 2019

A total of 29 new UNESCO World Heritage sites have been added to the official list for this year, including one for the UK. Here are 8 of our favourites. 

Oberammergau

Who to travel with for the Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

With the Oberammergau Passion Play taking place next year, in 2020, now is a great time to plan your once in a lifetime adventure.

Barcelona city view

10 group travel ideas: get away with the girls

If you’re organising a short break or holiday for a ladies-only group, here’s ten group travel ideas to cater for all ages and interests.

Copenhagen

Why groups should consider visiting Copenhagen

We look at why groups travelling to Denmark should visit the capital, Copenhagen and where to look for group deals.

Palma de Majorca Cathedral

Palma de Majorca: in autumn and winter

With temperatures of around 18°C during the autumn and winter months, as well as long sunny days and bright blue skies, Palma de Mallorca offers a great city break to escape the winter blues.

Rudesheim in Germany

All aboard Brabant - Fred. Olsen’s first river ship

Popular ocean cruise line Fred. Olsen recently made a splash by branching out into the world of river cruising.

Balmoral

Fancy these cruises? Fred. Olsen hand-picks its top 20 sailings

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has revealed its top 20 destinations in a new brochure for the 2019/20 season.

Paris Uniworld Joie-de-Vivre ship

Floating further afield – favourite alternative European river cruises

Jeannine Williamson talks to GLT about some of her most favourite river cruises and explains why groups should try them.

“This is your last chance to go back,” guide Evelyn warns as we reach the point of no return in our hike up Holy Mountain in Heidelberg. I’m puffing and panting along with the rest of my group but w…

River Cruising Activities: Let’s get physical

River cruising is the new go-to holiday for those who want to take a break and still stay in shape.

The Elbe River

River Cruise Review: Elbe River

Over eight nights, Jeannine Williamson uncovers the best bits of the Elbe River onboard the Elbe Princesse with CroisiEurope.

Oberammergau Passion Play 2020

Oberammergau Passion Play: Q&A with the director and leading actor

GLT spoke to Christian Stuckl, director of the Passion Play which will be taking place in 2020, along with Frederik Mayet.