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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.

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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,...
View to Enipeus Gorge over Prophitis Ilias of Litochoro church at Mount Olympus National Park
How to Plan a Trip to Europe: Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you want to spend time on Mediterranean beaches or explore the history and mythology of Italy and Greece, our answers to the most common travel questions can help you plan your Europe trip. As...
Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
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...
Mother and daughter overlooking Rome
Top 9 Things to Do in Europe with Family
The nine best things to do in Europe with kids can capture the entire family’s imagination and immerse you in the marvels of your surroundings. Wander through the charms of a grand palace or uncover...
Happy family of three having fun together in Paris near the eiffel tower
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...
Reoctor's Palace in Dubrovnik, Croatia
Our 12 Most Requested European Itineraries
Find inspiration from this collection of our 12 most popular sample itineraries to Europe. With so many opportunities for where to go and what to see, it can be challenging to decide what you want to...
Villefranche-sur-Mer, a village in the Côte d'Azur region on the French Riviera
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...
Belvedere Palace and Gardens in Vienna, Austria
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...
Vineyards in southwestern France
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...
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 of famous wines or lounge on a secluded Mediterranean island, explore charming canals or visit a fairytale village, an exclusive Zicasso tour can shape your trip around the experiences you want to have.

We have worked alongside our Europe travel specialists to provide you with suggestions on where to go during your trip to make your Europe couples tour unforgettable.

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 honeymoon or couple’s vacation.

From gliding along the gleaming waterways in gracious boats to stepping foot in the grand castles that sprinkle ancient medieval fortress towns, soaking up the temperate geothermal waters of enchanting hot springs, and sampling the divine delicacies at each culinary hotspot, European experiences will seduce you and your partner during your vacation.

We uncover 10 romantic things to do in Europe for couples and provide ideas on how to see, do, and embrace the elegant activities from one European country to the next.

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.

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.

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.

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 in a German restaurant, enjoy the choirs and songs that celebrate the season in Italy, and indulge in the offerings at markets that fill cities, towns, and villages across Europe with life and color. From alpine views to friendly villagers, when exploring Europe during the winter holiday season, you can experience authentic and timeless beauty.

Bask in the fun and excitement of the season by discovering the 12 best destinations in Europe, where you can experience the traditions and wonders of the holiday season.

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 Europe are a guide to help you plan the best experience according to your travel preferences.

From Munich’s Glockenspiel to Rome’s Colosseum, London’s Parliament building to Paris’s Eiffel Tower, each city has its own allure and each country can bring fascinating insights into the monuments, traditions, and scenery that have captivated travelers for millennia.

A personalized Zicasso tour designs your trip around how you wish to travel, with your timeline, needs, and interests at the center to create the best Europe experience for you.

9 Best Cycling Destinations in Europe

Europe has some of the world’s best cycling routes. You can enjoy them in one country or cross borders on an ancient trail.

Venture into the mountains, enjoy expansive meadows, or wind along a riverbank.

Whether a cycling enthusiast eager to spend days on the road or simply interested in a half-day excursion, these nine best cycling destinations in Europe can take you along scenic routes or between monuments.

7 Best Places to Hike in Europe

With exceptional opportunities for active adventures, the following list provides our suggestions for the seven best places to hike in Europe.

From the Alps to the Dolomites, Via Francigena to the Camino de Santiago, the landscape across Europe can immerse you in thrills or seclusion as you uncover the scenery.

Coastal cliffs, islands, and rolling hills can bring to life a new perspective of the continent.

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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