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Destination guide

Excitement at every turn in Europe

Europe – it's what bucket lists are made of. From the Swiss Alps glowing like icing sugar above the clouds to the beaches of the Adriatic, shimmering blue and aquamarine, it's hard to believe one land mass can pack so much in. Travelling here means encountering Baltic dumplings and primeval Polish forests, Scandi-design cities and Parisian wine bars, eerie English castles and lonely Greek islands. If you think you can handle it all, Europe holiday rentals are ready and waiting, ranging from ski-in, ski-out chalets in the Pyrenees to lux villas amid the rustic hill towns of Tuscany.

Things to do

Shorten the bucket list in Europe

Europe holiday rentals in Rome are a ticket to the soaring Colosseum and the Pantheon, the Vatican and the Roman Forum – some of the most-visited landmarks on the globe. Those seeking stays in Paris need only glance across the cityscape to spy out the silhouette of the Eiffel Tower and domed Montmartre. London rentals mean glimpses of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. Athens pads have the Parthenon on the menu. You get the idea. Just get the marker pen ready because that bucket list is about to take a hit…

Activities

Endless possibilities in Europe

There are few places on Earth where you can blaze runs down powdered ski slopes an hour before lazing on glowing beaches. There are few places where you can master the art of Italian pizza making before strapping on the hiking boots to conquer glacial mountains. Or where you can wonder at Gothic castles and cutting-edge Nordic architecture in the same trip. Europe's got all those covered and more. Families can laze on sun-splashed Greek isles. Adventurers can pitch tents on Scottish lochs. Cyclists can weave through the Dolomites, while culture lovers have Florence, Paris, Rome and other great cities.

Weather

Always a draw in Europe

The cycle of the seasons only refocuses the spotlight in Europe. During the winter it's the Alps and the Pyrenees that take centre stage, drawing skiers and jet setters to resorts in Switzerland and France and others between December and March. In spring months like April and May, the flowering Polish Tatras and the warming Greek islands wake for the season. Summer – from June to August – is travel time extraordinaire, when Europe holiday rentals in Spain, Italy, Croatia and other sunny climes fill to bursting.

Natural features

Glaciers to great seas in Europe

Europe is one of the most geographically diverse continents on the globe. Topping out with the mighty Caucasus of Georgia and the glacial tips of the French Alps, things only end when the land tumbles down to meet sloshing seas like the Med and the Baltic. Primeval forests host hulking bison in Poland, while the dusty Spanish Sierra Nevada are stalked by black bears. Greece is fragmented into countless islands of blinding beaches, while landlocked nations like Austria are all green pastures and snowy peaks. It's impossible to pin it down.

How many holiday rentals are available around Europe?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 972,456 holiday lettings around Europe. From 99,317 villas to 423,173 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Europe?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Europe. From Vrbo UK travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Spain: 137,522 holiday homes
  • Majorca Island: 15,268 holiday homes
  • Portugal: 35,756 holiday homes
  • Tenerife: 7,239 holiday homes
  • Lanzarote: 3,669 holiday homes

Vrbo UK offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Europe! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Europe?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Europe with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Barcelona: 3,588 holiday lettings
  • Nice: 7,227 holiday lettings
  • Benidorm: 3,200 holiday lettings
  • Benalmádena: 5,716 holiday lettings
  • St Ives: 1,724 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Europe?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Europe are:

  • Mahon (MAH-Minorca): 1,282 self catering accommodations
  • Bourgas (BOJ): 944 self catering accommodations
  • Portimao (PRM): 7,573 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Europe?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Europe. From Vrbo UK travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ambleside: 1,860 holiday rentals
  • Albufeira Old Town Square: 10,012 holiday rentals
  • Vilamoura Marina: 3,074 holiday rentals
  • Javea Port: 10,062 holiday rentals
  • Marina Rubicon: 4,083 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Europe listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Explore destinations around Europe

Faro District
14,797 holiday rentals
Crete
8,105 holiday rentals
England
54,847 holiday rentals
Scotland
7,612 holiday rentals
Madeira Region
2,702 holiday rentals
Wales
9,065 holiday rentals
Budapest
806 holiday rentals
Balearic Islands
19,552 holiday rentals
Tuscany
31,129 holiday rentals
Murcia
4,646 holiday rentals
Northern Ireland
888 holiday rentals
Catalonia
25,259 holiday rentals
Decentralized Administration of Peloponnese, Western Greece and the Ionian
8,717 holiday rentals
Azores
1,156 holiday rentals
Canary Islands
18,777 holiday rentals
Istria (county)
22,250 holiday rentals
Lisbon District
6,252 holiday rentals
Galicia
2,760 holiday rentals
Normandy
9,172 holiday rentals
Porto District
2,916 holiday rentals