Europe holidays

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Eight great trips for the long bank holiday weekends
With four public holidays over the next two months, we pick exciting breaks in town and country in the UK, France and the Netherlands

Phoebe Taplin

01, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Manchester’s £1-a-night tourist tax comes into force
First city in the UK to impose such a charge hopes to raise £3m a year to develop its visitor experience

Nazia Parveen

31, Mar, 2023 @11:42 AM

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‘The chateau is screensaver material’: readers’ favourite long weekend trips
Great art, walks, history and cycles feature on these short trips that take in atmospheric places as diverse as Lincoln and Lausanne

Guardian readers

31, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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10 sustainable festivals in the UK and Europe
With festivals attempting to clean up their shocking environmental record, we pick the best planet-friendly events, all accessible without flying

Richard Mellor

27, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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10 of the best Paris hotels with a view
From buzzy rooftop bars taking in the Eiffel Tower to sunsets on the Seine, these are some of the best vantage points looking out over this ‘timeless town’

Annabelle Thorpe

26, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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On the trail of the other Saint Francis in Italy’s deep south
A new series of long-distance hikes in Calabria take in captivating scenery and the legacy and legends of eco-conscious Saint Francis of Paola, the first recorded vegan

Liz Boulter

21, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A local’s guide to Toulouse, France: ‘the sun bounces off the pink brick and everything glows’
Food tour operator Jessica Hammer on where to eat, drink and tango the night away in ‘la Ville Rose’

Interview by Carolyn Boyd

20, Mar, 2023 @10:00 AM

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10 of the best hotels in Berlin
A repurposed 19th-century public bathhouse, an old factory housing vintage caravans and a former Stasi spy hub are among the eclectic places to stay in the German capital

Michael Segalov

19, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Six of Ireland’s best traditional pubs
The classic Irish bar, whose hallmarks evoke the qualities of an earlier era, has been in steady decline – but recently its future has started to look a little brighter

Vic O'Sullivan

16, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Unspoilt and snowclad: the perfect Easter skiing spot in the French Alps
The Haute Maurienne valley has slopes for everyone from children to off-piste adventurers yet is still quieter and wilder than its neighbouring ski areas

Gemma Bowes

14, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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See Europe by train: five great family summer holidays with no flying
Mountains or lakes, French forests or Dutch seaside, these fun breaks all start at a train station rather than the stress of an airport

Holly Tuppen

13, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Why you should explore Crete in the spring – and on foot
Greece’s largest and most southerly island is gorgeous in spring – there’s no better time to go trekking

Louise Roddon

12, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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