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The top 3 destinations in Europe

The top 3 destinations in Europe: How you can get there

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26 May 2016 by Lisa Ayling

Lonely Planet has just released their Best in Europe list, and nothing makes us happier than seeing some of our favourite places make the cut. Here are the top three spots from the list - and how you can get there on a tailor-made, luxury holiday with Wexas.

Aarhus, Denmark

Danish open-faced sandwiches, or smørrebrød.

We love Copenhagen, we really do... but Denmark's second city is worth a visit. It's got fabulous food - in fact, it will be the 2017 European Region of Gastronomy in large part because of its rich farming culture that enables fresh local ingredients to land on your plate. With our Danish Castle Fly Drive, you can experience the vibrant and friendly city for yourself.

Farmland outside Aarhus.

A view of peaceful Aarhus.

The Peloponnese, Greece

An aerial view of the Peloponnese, in southern Greece.

This southern region of Greece is often overlooked, and it's a shame - the pace of life here is slow even by laid-back Greek standards, and afternoons can be spend lingering over an ouzo in the sunshine or ambling through archaeological sites that put you straight into the heart of Greek mythology - this is the home of Corinth, Sparta and plenty of other destinations you'll recall from legend. Get there on a relaxing cruise through Athens, the Dalmatian Coast and Venice.

Boats bob in the clear waters off the coast of the Peloponnese region.

The city of Pylos by twilight.

Venice, Italy

Venice, the floating city, is made up of scenic canals just begging to be photographed.

Speaking of Venice, it's the 500th anniversary of the Venetian ghetto. That's the central island that sits at the heart of the city, and for years preserved Jewish culture in this otherwise very Catholic region. All the more reason to visit, especially when you can do so aboard the fabled Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, in the lap of luxury.Or, if you reserve your Venice holiday before 15 August, 2016, you can travel on our Italian Job itinerary and save up to £300 per couple.

An ornately carved door in the Venetian ghetto.

The canal that runs through the Venetian ghetto.

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