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Autumn in Europe

New England is famous for its fall foliage with tourists flocking to destinations like Vermont to see the colours come out. However, you don’t need to fly all the way to America for an amazing autumnal display. Here are five of the best places in Europe to visit in autumn.

Romania 

Where could be more perfect for a Halloween-season holiday than Transylvania? If you brave the drive through the Faragas Mountains, notorious for its hairpin bends, you will be rewarded with spectacular views of autumn foliage from the highest peaks of the Southern Carpathians.

Austria 

Canada may be famous for its Maple trees but you’ll also find them in a peaceful alpine meadow in the Silver Region of Austria. In Autumn, the ancient maples of Ahornboden (near Innsbruck) turn from their famous red to a striking, vibrant yellow, making the hillside glow.

France 

The dramatic autumn scenes of the Loire Valley are often compared to those of New England as they compete in blazing hues of orange and red. And as a bonus you can enjoy the fine wines that come from the region’s celebrated vineyards.

Germany 

In Bavaria, Southern Germany, you’ll be greeted by breath-taking vistas as vast ochre forests stretch away beneath a backdrop of frost-tipped mountains. To complete this fairy tale scene, the region is littered with some of Europe’s most spectacular castles and palaces. 

Italy 

The Alpine region of Piedmont is renowned for its autumnal scenery but this simply provides the setting for the main attraction. Italy celebrates its autumn harvest with a number of festivals dedicated to food (expect earthy seasonal treats such as truffles, mushroom and chestnuts) and, of course, wine. Who could ask for anything more?

To find out more about any of these destinations, call our team of personal travel experts on 0191 285 9321 or send an email to holidays@travelb.co.uk.

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