Why I love Europe
“Like with many young travellers, Europe is where my life on the road began in the late 1980s with a £140 Inter-rail ticket. Not having travelled outside Britain as a child, I’ll never forget the excitement of arriving at Paris’ Gare du Nord after dark to explore the ‘City of Light’. Since then, I’ve travelled around Europe multiple times returning regularly to my favourite places (Andalucía, the Loire, the Dolomites,...” Read More
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Eastern Europe, Croatia & the Balkans
This epic cross-European adventure offers an intriguing combination of Central Europe's castles and romantic squares with the Balkans' own historic towns and wondrous landscapes. But this trip isn't a cobweb-enshrouded history tour – you'll connect with village life, immerse yourself in urban centres, and get active with outdoor pursuits, including kayaking in Montenegro and hiking through diverse country. With 29 days devoted to this journey, this is your chance to discover what still feels like a well-kept secret.
Explore Central Europe
Home to some of the world’s most celebrated cultural touchstones, Central Europe was built for exploration. This nine-day adventure crosses four countries and makes stops in four of Europe's most fascinating cities – Berlin, Vienna, Prague, and Budapest. Connect with the past at a 16th-century market in Vienna, and by walking along the Berlin Wall with a historian. Make some special memories against a backdrop rich with art, music, and unforgettable flavours.
Versailles Small-Group Tour from Paris with Audio Guide
Experience the grandeur of Versailles Palace and Gardens on a small group tour from Paris. With a maximum of only eight per group, this small group trip to Versailles ensures a more intimate experience. Hotel pickup from centrally located Paris hotels is included, taking all the guess work out of your trip. You can choose from a half-day tour (independent tour), either in the morning or afternoon, or a full-day tour (guided tour). On both the half-day and full-day tours you'll also be able to wander around the garden's groves and pools. If you visit Versailles on a Saturday or Sunday during April to October, you can see the famous fountain show in the gardens. The display is accompanied by music composed at the time of Louis XIV's court.
Rome City Bike Tour with Optional Electric-Assist Bike
Enjoy the best of Rome on a four-hour bike tour with a local guide. Cycle through Rome, discovering its ancient monuments, fancy shopping streets, beautiful churches and fountains. The tour route will provide a reminiscent view of Rome's main attractions, plus some hidden squares and little alleys that are less common among tourists. For a leisurely, yet authentic, look at Rome, this tour should not be missed.
Schönbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert
Treat yourself to a Schönbrunn Palace experience with a combination ticket that includes an audio tour, dinner and classical concert. The UNESCO-listed icon resonates with history and its interiors are stunning; for the former abode of a European dynasty, you’d expect nothing less. This experience lets you explore it at your own pace before a 3-course, candlelit dinner of traditional Austrian fare. Finish on a high note in the historical palace Orangery, and listen to the works of Mozart and Bach, performed by a Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra ensemble.
4-Day Spain Tour: Cordoba, Seville, and Granada from Madrid
Visit Andalusia’s most famous cities — Cordoba, Seville, and Granada — on a 4-day immersion in the home of flamenco, tapas, and Andalusian culture. You’ll travel from Madrid to Cordoba to stroll through cobbled lanes in the city’s Jewish quarter, then spend two nights in Seville, the birthplace of flamenco. Admire Granada’s Moorish architecture at the World Heritage-listed Alhambra, and take a walk through the medieval walled city of Toledo. This comprehensive tour highlights the essential attractions of Andalusian Spain in four days, with 4-star hotel accommodation for all three nights. Please note: Entrance to the Alhambra is not guaranteed due to high demand.