While you may associate the idea of embarking on an expedition with journeys to the far-flung corners of the globe, you may also be glad to know that there are also a number of options available closer to home.
Scotland is home to some of the continent's most rugged and appealing landscapes, historical landmarks and charming cities - places that you may take for granted for being part of the British Isles but that can offer unexpected delights in abundance.
Europe can provide both ends of the spectrum when it comes to weather. You have the chance to explore the jagged landscapes of Iceland, where glaciers and volcanos combine to create otherworldly backdrops, or sail along the Dalmatian coast, hopping from one picturesque island to another. Destinations across the continent can also provide distinctly different holidays in terms of pacing. An in-depth exploration of the Bearing Sea will appeal to photography fans and nature lovers, whilst a tour of the Greek islands is bound to be a much more laid-back affair.
The trips available also offer a variety of modes of transport. From luxurious river cruises to iconic rail journeys, there are so many ways to see the wonderful sights of Europe.