Europe Travel Packages
The world’s second-smallest continent by area, Europe is spread over an area of around 10, 180,000 kilometres, taking up almost 6,8% of Earth’s land mass. Essentially the vast, westernmost peninsula of Eurasia, Europe is separated from the continent of Asia by the Ural Mountains towards the east, and the Caucasus Mountains and the Caspian and Black Seas towards southeast. Other maritime borders include the Atlantic Ocean on the west, Arctic Ocean on the north, and the Mediterranean Sea on the south.
The major regions of Europe include the Baltic states, Central Europe, Benelux, Britain and Ireland, Iberian Peninsula, the Nordic countries, France, Monaco, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Greece, Cyprus Turkey, Italy and the Balkans (most of Eastern Europe). Some of Europe’s top cities include London, Paris, Moscow, Istanbul, Berlin, Rome, Prague, Barcelona, Amsterdam and Athens.
Europe has always played a dominant role in world history. Apart from being known as the birthplace of democracy and Western culture, the Renaissance movement of Europe that spanned between the 14th and 17th centuries led to immense development in culture, law, arts, science, social studies, and philosophy. The Industrial Revolution around the 18th century further led to significant social, economic and cultural changes throughout Western Europe.
While the general climate in Europe is temperate, the weather varies from subtropical, Mediterranean, subarctic to extremely cold, according to the region.