Europe Travel Guide

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There are no limits to what you can discover and enjoy in Europe.

From the ancient monuments of Italy and regal elegance of France to the culinary delights of Spain and the enchanting islands of Greece, your dream vacation will come to life when you plan your trip with a top travel specialist.

Let your imagination run wild with the inspiration and information provided by Zicasso’s Europe Travel Guide.

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Positano, Italy
Europe is Overbooked This Summer - 3 Ways to Prepare for Your Travel Experience
If you are traveling to Europe this summer, the headlines of harrowing travel challenges may have you worried as your departure comes near. While you should look forward to the beautiful summer weather...
Oia White City, Santorini Island, Greece
European Travel in 2022 is Booking Up: How to Plan Your Trip Now
Whether looking for the perfect couple’s trip to Greece, a family getaway to Spain or the trip of a lifetime to Italy, now is the time to consider your vacation plans for 2022. With Zicasso travel specialists...
Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
How to Plan a Trip to Europe: Frequently Asked Questions
Embarking on your plans for a trip to Europe brings questions, and this list of those frequently asked will help you get started to create a memorable vacation. Europe can immerse you in epic history,...
Villandry Castle in Loire Valley in France
How to Spend 10, 14, or 21 Days in Europe
How to plan your trip to Europe depends mostly on the amount of time you have, in addition to your interests, needs, and expectations. Our examples of how to divide your time with 10, 14, or 21 days in...
10 Most Requested European Itineraries 2022
Find inspiration from this collection of Zicasso's ten most popular sample itineraries to Europe. With so many opportunities on where to go and what to see, it can be challenging to decide how best to...
Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany
Top 10 Things to Do in Europe
Europe is full of exceptional experiences that feel both historic and timeless, and there are so many essential things to do. From artisan crafts to ancient ruins, diverse cuisine, and fascinating architecture,...
Hamburg skyline in winter with Christmas trees
12 Best Destinations in Europe for the Holiday Season
The festive winter break from Christmas to New Year offers comfort, coziness, and culture at these 12 best destinations in Europe for the holiday season. Sip spiced wine as you sit around a cozy fire...
A couple hold hands strolling through the village of Saint-Émilion in Bordeaux, France
Top 5 Countries in Europe for Couples
Europe is a fantastic destination for couples to discover, with plenty of destinations in which to uncover legendary passion, spirited culture, and immersive scenery. Whether eager to bask in the flavors...
Thermal hot springs in Tuscany, Italy
10 Most Romantic Things to Do in Europe for Couples
Couples escape to Europe year in and year out because of the charming experiences in many glamorous city’s and far-flung towns, with the following being the 10 most romantic things to do during your European...
7 Perfect Itineraries for First-Timers to Europe

Visiting Europe for the first time can feel overwhelming with possibility, and choosing what to see and do within your vacation days can be challenging.

From touring the Louvre to visiting a Tuscany winery, witnessing Moorish architectural design to exploring storybook castles, Europe is an exciting place to discover local history and intertwining culture.

As you consider your plans, these sample itineraries can inspire any first-time trip to Europe.

15 Best Places to Visit in Europe

Europe is a dazzling continent with epic history and natural beauty, and the list of must-see destinations is endless.

Dramatic mountains lead to fairytale castles, and pebbled coastlines offer Mediterranean sunsets while traditional recipes lay the foundations for mouthwatering cuisine, and Roman foundations can lead to Moorish palaces.

This list gives you a guide to the best places in Europe to capture the diverse culture and celebrate the wonders of custom, history, legend, and cuisine.

One Country or Several? How to Decide Where to Go on Your Trip to Europe

Trying to decide the best way to visit Europe? There are good reasons to consider both a single-country focused trip or a multi-country travel experience.

Europe offers epic history, fairytale castles, Mediterranean sunsets, and mouthwatering cuisine. Each European country has something vastly different than its neighbor in terms of heritage and culture. With 44 countries on the continent, the number of days you have in each country will directly affect the type of experience you have in Europe.

Explore the pros and cons of both trip styles, and learn more about which might be the best for you.

11 Best Spain Itineraries for 2022

From Madrid to Mallorca, Seville to San Sebastian, Barcelona to Bilbao, Granada to Girona, Spain has it all.  Overflowing with art and history, modern culture collides with the past with so much to see and do.

The following sample itineraries offer essential experiences as you consider your own ideal vacation.

From a flavorful tour of authentic dishes to the romance of the coastline, an exploration of the dynamic trails to exclusive views of famous architectural grandeur, discover why Spain is the right destination for any traveler.

Top 7 Things to Do in Europe for Seniors

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.

13 Best Greece Itineraries for 2022

From Athens to Santorini, Meteora to Crete, your vacation to Greece offers modern luxury alongside ancient history.

Island beaches shimmer with white sands, romantic sunsets light the sky, and your days abound with exploration.

Find inspiration for your dream trip in this collection of sample itineraries created for 2022 and beyond.

Best Family Itineraries for 2022

From Costa Rica to Italy, France to Thailand, Australia to Japan, South Africa to Greece, you have an endless number of vacation destinations perfect for your entire family in 2022.

The following sample tours offer inspiring getaways with essential experiences that will give your family everlasting memories.

From ancient temples to elegant palaces, hands-on cooking classes, to unique wildlife, you can find the best destination for your family.

Zicasso Travelers' Top Destinations for 2021

As our Traveler Care team is in constant conversation with our Zicasso travelers, we are frequently asked if anyone is actually booking a trip for 2021?  The answer is yes! For those who have booked their next trip, there have been some changes to what they are looking for and how they want to travel. We spoke to travel specialists from all over the world as they have already begun to reinvent to ensure the safety and comfort of our travelers for post-pandemic travel. We looked at some of the most popular destinations people are booking with Zicasso for 2021 to learn more about the travel trends and the current atmosphere in each country.

5 Best Mediterranean Vacations: Where to Go and What to See

The Mediterranean is a dynamic destination with a surprising diversity of culture, landscapes, and charm and these sample itineraries celebrate them all. From stunning vineyards to ancient islands, lively markets to exceptional volcanic peaks, every new discovery creates an exciting memory and uncovers the incredible breadth along with the Mediterranean Sea. Use any of these five sample trips to inspire your own as you look forward to your next vacation.

16 Best Food & Wine Destinations in Europe

Europe is a fascinating collection of culture and heritage, and food and wine tell the story of both past and present in these sixteen best food and wine destinations.

History across the continent is specific to a country but also intertwined with the surroundings to connect empires, epics, and the delicious flavors that stem from the unique landscapes.

Whether looking for dramatic hanging vineyards or plains draped with vines, this list gives you our recommendations for the best food and wine destinations in Europe.

Top 10 Best European Cities for Art Lovers

Europe abounds with culture from thousands of years of collective heritage and independent progress, and there are plenty of must-see destinations for art. Cities display artwork in elaborate galleries and along the streets as architectural treasures, while museums represent contemporary artists, showcase ancient artisans, and challenge perception with modern designers. Whether focusing on prehistoric artwork or Roman mosaics, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers or preserved Moorish arches, these must-see cities have it all.

7 Best Cities to Visit in Europe with Family

Europe is a destination perfect for children, with countries brimming with family-focused experiences that can provide your family with endless fun during your trip to these three must-see places in Europe with kids.

With fairytale castles, storybook villages, cooking classes, and exciting ways to explore secluded islands to museum galleries, Europe is a fantastic destination for kids of all ages.

We have worked with a Zicasso travel specialist to provide you with a list of must-see places and excursions you can enjoy to balance activities with educational and cultural experiences during your Europe trip.

How to Plan Your Zicasso Trip in 4 Easy Steps

Explore the world with Zicasso and work with a top travel specialist to bring your dream vacation to life. The world overflows with wonders to explore and the sheer number of choices is exciting.

Our primary goal is to make the planning, booking, and traveling process easy and enjoyable as you create the vacation experience you want most. No matter where you go and what you do, Zicasso can help you experience the best of travel without the stress.

Working with our destination experts you can plan a trip to anywhere in the world and suit your travel style. Using insider knowledge of your chosen destination, itinerary ideas, and planning strategies, your chosen  Zicasso travel specialist can guide you through the following three steps.

How to Plan Your Zicasso Trip Budget in 3 Easy Steps

Knowing your budget is an essential component of any trip planning process. Whether the sky's the limit or you have specific parameters, Zicasso is here to help you set your priorities in planning to maximize your investment.

Your interests and preferences on a couples trip will differ from a family-friendly vacation, while a highlights tour will result in wildly different experiences than one designed to take you off the beaten path.

There are three steps in considering the costs of your trip, as a customized vacation that has been designed for you allows maximum flexibility with your spending.

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