Europe is all about intimacy. It's about small villages with long histories, and cities that can be explored on foot in a few days.
The superhuman Norwegians like to call it easy, but for the rest of us ...
Peace and fragrant loveliness inhabit the green hills of Austria's Wachau Valley on the Danube.
It turned French in 1681, German in 1871, French again in 1918, German in 1940 and French again in 1944. Welcome to Strasbourg.
The Lofoten Islands are the most beautiful place on Earth. There, I've said it. I doubt I'll never recant.
From classic cities to quiet islands, travelling by ship is a superb way to explore Europe, writes Sally Macmillan.
Passengers dress to the hilt, ships are decked out in bunting and the entertainment is non-stop.
Egypt's archaeological heritage has been carted off to foreign shores for centuries. What remains is extraordinary, but will it last?
The new Coral Adventurer expedition ship will have all outside-facing cabins with French windows or private balconies.
Don't expect onboard facilities superfluous to Coral Discoverer's purpose: to showcase remote and spectacular destinations.
Some harbours stand out for their natural beauty and easy access to cities and sights.
Now you can experience a stunning Australian coastline on a cruise with French finesse.