If it’s your first time in Europe, put Belgium at the top of your “must visit” list. Sightsee in Brussels, taking in the superb Grand Place and the Mannaken-Pis, the lively Ixelles District and the modern EU buildings. Watch gem cutters at work and learn about the history of diamonds in Antwerp's splendid Diamond Museum and do your shopping along the Meir. Spend the day discovering Liege and tour the many castles in Wallonia. Don't miss the Flanders Field Museum for the history of WW1 in Belgium and see soldiers' personal effects. La Roche-en-Ardenne is a great place to spend the day cycling, kayaking and exploring caves. Go on a boat tour along the canals around medieval Bruges to see its splendid historical sites.