Amsterdam, the 17th century capital of Holland, is often called the "Venice of the North" due to its numerous, boat-navigable canals. Truly rich in history, the oldest part of this populous, multicultural city is Sloten, which dates all the way back to the 9th century.
A Russian jewel on the Baltic Sea, St. Petersburg was founded by Peter the Great, but named after the Saint. There's plenty to fascinate visitors to this most cultured and European of Russian destinations, from the expansive Hermitage Museum to spectacular palaces and cathedrals.
Dubrovnik, also known as 'The Pearl of the Adriatic', is one of the world’s most breathtaking walled cities. Once the capital of the Republic of Ragusa (1358-1808), it's now Croatia’s most popular tourist destination.