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Belvedere Palace and Gardens in Vienna, Austria

Belvedere Palace and Gardens in Vienna, Austria

With an unimaginable wealth of art, architecture, culture, and natural splendor, you find inspiration for the experiences that will delight you during your Europe senior tour.

Whether eager to see surrealist art or indulge in cafe life, sip wine beachside or travel to ancient empires, Europe can feel historical and contemporary at the same time. Indulge in iconic images of the past or travel into visions of the future.

From indelible coastline to unforgettable snowcapped mountains, find the right combination of exploration and relaxation to enjoy during your senior Europe trip.

1. Rome, Italy

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Rome is a dream destination for any kind of traveler and seniors can bask in the diversity layered with millennia of history. From ancient Rome to the Renaissance, you can bask la dolce vita as you wander along the banks of the Tiber River or enjoy the simple pleasures of a street-side cafe. Explore the masterpieces of Michelangelo. Indulge in a panoramic view of the historical cityscape. Take your time to discover the grand churches or cycle between the catacombs as you follow in the footsteps of religious, artistic, and cultural pilgrims eager to experience the spirit of Rome.

Highlights: Colosseum | Roman Forum | Vatican City | Via Appia Antica | Piazza Navona | Villa Borghese

Learn more: Italy Tours for Seniors | Top 9 Things to do in Rome 

2. Vienna, Austria

Hofburg Palace on St. Michael Square in Vienna, Austria

Hofburg Palace in Vienna, Austria

Vienna is a spectacle perfect for seniors interested in architecture, opera, imperial history, and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside. Culinary delights can entice you into historic coffee houses while music halls celebrate the compositions of artists like Mozart and Schubert. With the blossoming gardens and flowing fountains in the Belvedere Palace to the opulent Baroque streets, Vienna retains a vibrant ambiance often overlooked by travelers but perfect to explore at your pace.

Highlights: The Hofburg | Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens | St. Stephen’s Cathedral | Spanish Riding School | Belvedere Palace | Vienna State Opera House

Learn more: Austria Tours for Seniors

3. Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany

With surprising glamour, captivating culture, and distinctive landmarks, Berlin is a remarkable destination for seniors where fabulous culinary insights connect to the tangible history. Berlin has a long memory, a thriving cosmopolitan culture, and a relaxed pace where with each new neighborhood can feel like its own unique village. With plenty of green parks for strolling and art galleries that demonstrate the mixture of historical and contemporary ideas, Berlin pulses with life.

Highlights: Brandenburg Gate | Museum Island | Berlin Wall Memorial | Checkpoint Charli Museum | Gendarmenmarkt

Learn more: Germany Tours & Vacations for Seniors | Germany Travel Guide

4. Bruges, Belgium

Historic city center of Bruges, Belgiam

Bruges, Belgiam

Bruges has a reputation for immersing visitors of all ages into a storybook medieval town. With picturesque cobblestone lanes, quiet canals, and colorful market squares set beneath soaring towers, Bruges is a masterpiece of preservation that brims with timeless majesty. Whether wandering along the winding lanes or cruising on the canals, Bruges is perfect for senior travelers interested in exploring at your own pace and eager to discover a historic retreat, a winter paradise, or the spring blossoming with daffodils.

Highlights: Belfry | Town Hall | Liberty of Bruges | Basilica of the Holy Blood | Markt

Learn more: Europe Travel Guide

5. Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Porto, Portugal

Porto is a city that can easily steal the heart of any senior traveler with gorgeous architecture climbing the hills and cafes that line the riverbank with views to the quiet water. Wine cellars brim with elegant and historic flavors while tradition ebbs and flows in the antique neighborhoods. Charismatic culture and delicious cuisine connect through a collection of palm-fringed gardens, elegant lookouts, and the soothing sea breeze. From obvious riverside charm to hidden historic alleyways, Porto has a timeless, hospitable, and accessible spirit that exudes from the simple joys of daily life.

Highlights: Torre dos Clerigos | Palacio da Bolsa | Igreja de Sao Francisco | Cais da Ribeira | Villa Nova de Gaia

Learn more: Portugal Tours & Vacations for Seniors | Portugal Travel Guide

6. Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain

La Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is unique in its reputation as Spain’s second city and yet removed from Spanish culture with a distinctive Catalonian soul. With a bounty of architectural monuments demonstrated in surrealist towers to wide boulevards, Barcelona is the perfect destination for senior travelers eager to participate in a culture that celebrates local cuisine, regional history, and irresistible coastline. From the Gothic Quarter to Picasso galleries, masters of gastronomy to the essence of the Mediterranean, Barcelona is a panorama of perfection for senior travelers who want accessibility.

Highlights: La Sagrada Familia Basilica | Gothic Quarter | Casa Mila | La Rambla | Parc Güell | Montjuic

Learn more: Spain Tours & Vacations for Seniors | Spain Travel Guide

7. Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence is the classic image of Southern France and the best destination to bring the senior traveler’s vision of chic bistros and stylish boutique shops to life. With enticing 17th-century mansions, galleries overflowing with the works of master artists, and a countryside that exudes blossoming lavender, Aix-en-Provence feels ornate and historic, yet easy to explore. Discover the charm of 1,000 fountains, wander through the endless parade of local markets and restaurants, or sample the local pastries while watching the world pass by from a street-side cafe as you indulge at your leisure.

Highlights: Old Town | Cours Mirabeau | Quartier Mazarin | Musée Granet | Atelier de Cézanne | Pavillon de Vendôme

Learn more: France Tours & Vacations for Seniors | France Travel Guide

How to Plan the Best Europe Senior Trip for You

Reichsburg castle on the hillside banks of the Moselle Rivere in Cochem, Germany

Reichsburg Castle in Cochem, Germany

Whether looking for a mysterious castle or a romantic island, an adventurous trek or a cultural village, Europe brims with diverse heritage and scenery perfect for any kind of senior traveler. Cruise down famous rivers to reach dramatic castles. Uncover ancient legends. Embrace the captivating landscapes from an alpine panorama. You can find inspiration with our Best Europe Tours & Vacations. Zicasso’s Senior Travel Guide has more helpful information on where to go and what to see. To start planning your trip, you can submit a Trip Request to get matched with a Europe travel specialist or contact us at 1-888-265-9707.

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