In late November and December you're better off focusing on the great cities of Europe.
Since slipping out from under the Iron Curtain, Prague has become Central Europe's finest all-rounder.
If asked to come up with a dream image of a cute European town, Cesky Krumlov would be it.
A Czech sculptor pokes at Prague’s political hypocrisies, writes Elspeth Callender.
'Pleasant journey," says the carriage attendant when she sees I've locked myself out.
The spa is the star in this former monastery, which teeters on an Amalfi Coast clifftop.
Rob McFarland tackles Europe by bike, one dumpling at a time.