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<p>Experience the endless charm of Europe, from Italy’s historic cities to sun-washed Greek beaches, with our European tours. Whether viewing ancient ruins in Rome or cruising from Santorini to Mykonos, our Europe tours can show you the best of your favorite destinations. Featuring trips for families, seniors, couples, and more, discover tours of Europe for all types of travelers. Explore our featured tours, and start planning your personalized Europe trip with our travel specialists.</p>

Experience the endless charm of Europe, from Italy’s historic cities to sun-washed...

Experience the endless charm of Europe, from Italy’s historic cities to sun-washed Greek beaches, with our European tours. Whether viewing ancient ruins in Rome or cruising from Santorini to Mykonos, our Europe tours can show you the best of your favorite destinations. Featuring trips for families, seniors, couples, and more, discover tours of Europe for all types of travelers. Explore our featured tours, and start planning your personalized Europe trip with our travel specialists.

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Highlights of Greece in 10 Days: Unforgettable Aegean Journey

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,195

Delight in beauty, charm, and luxury on this 10-day Greece highlights tour. The vibrant flavors of Crete emerge from the mixture of captivating coastline and dramatic mountains; the colorful sunset in Santorini will bathe the famous whitewashed walls in layers of red and orange; and the mythology of the Parthenon will shine from atop the Acropolis. This unique exploration will immerse you in ancient life, preserved traditions, and enchanting nature.

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Vineyards in Douro Valley, Portugal
Wine Delights Tour of Spain and Portugal

12 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $9,043

Bask in splendid flavors during this ultimate 12-day wine tour of Portugal and Spain. Experience the genuine traditions and authentic history of winemaking around the Iberian Peninsula while traveling from Porto to Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela to San Sebastian. Sample remarkable wines, taste delicious cuisine, and delight in the diverse customs of the regional culture that embody the distinctive charms of the countries’ layered heritage.

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Aerial view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France
The Perfect London, Paris and Rome Tour

13 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,065

You will find magnificent treasures and unparalleled inspiration on this perfect 13-day London, Paris, and Rome tour. The soul of a country can be seen most prominently in its capital city, brimming with vibrant life, cultural heritage, and the essence of past, present, and future. On your custom-tailored tour, you can stroll down the Champs Elysees, visit a pub Charles Dickens frequented, and Stand on Palatine Hill overlooking Rome.

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Santorini blue domes with caldera and ocean
A Perfect Greece Vacation Package: Mykonos, Santorini, and More

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,920

Embrace the history, culture, food, and breathtaking scenery of Greece on this vacation that combines experiences in Athens, Mykonos, and Santorini in nine days. Feel Greek mythology come to life as you explore the Acropolis, spend time on the sweeping golden sands of Mykonos, and discover the Cycladic charms of Santorini. This tailored trip shares the best of Greece, from Athens across the Aegean Sea.

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St Mark's Basilica in Venice, Italy
Luxury Italy Tour in 14 Days

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,923

Classic beauty and indelible charm will radiate from ancient ruins, Renaissance artwork, and captivating coastlines during your custom-tailored 2-week tour of Italy. The iconic wonder of Italy will seduce you with panoramas of the rugged Amalfi Coast and the glamour of St. Mark’s interior shimmering with gilded mosaics. The Colosseum reflects remarkable achievement of ancient engineering and the Uffizi Gallery displays the triumphs of spirited expression. Wander along the cherished shores of Lake Como and travel into the past while strolling down the streets of Pompeii. Embrace Italy as an embodiment of culture with classic style and timeless charisma.

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Fanad Head lighthouse Donegal.
Wild Ireland Tour: Intrigue of the Atlantic Isle

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Discover the windswept and rugged Western coast of Ireland on this 9-day self-guided tour. Stretching from Kinsale in the south and snaking around the west coast to Londonderry in the north, the Wild Atlantic Way offers endless sights, activities, and encounters. You will not have to look hard to find incredible vistas, friendly locals, and tasty bites between Shannon and Donegal when following the advice of our experts.

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Blissful Discoveries of Croatia Itinerary

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,715

Croatia extends an elegant hand on this resplendent 11-day tour of the compelling country. Experiences will prove breathtaking, from soaring above the lavender fields of Hvar and delving in the history of the Romanesque settlements in Split to the sumptuous flavors of locally grown oysters and hidden off Hvar’s glittering shores. This tour allows you to discover Croatia like never before.

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Buckingham Palace and the Queen's Garden in London, England.
Legendary London and Paris Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,090

Tailored for those seeking to discover the best of London and Paris, this 8-day tour highlights the reasons these destinations must be visited. Uncover the origins of Rome in London in addition to visiting its royal palaces and the English countryside. Savor authentic French cuisine and make memories within France's fabled heritage sites of Versailles and the Eiffel Tower.

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Morning view of Positano on the Amalfi Coast in Italy.

Ancient marvels, classic culture, and divine cuisine will immerse you in the splendors France, Italy, and Greece on your 28-day trip. Bask in extravagance as you witness the castles of the Loire Valley and the charming villages of Santorini. Venice will enchant you, and the charisma of Tuscany will welcome you with a glass of celebrated wine. From the chic ambiance of Paris to the Renaissance grandeur of Florence, the Colosseum in Rome to the Parthenon in Athens, you will experience wonder, discover the beauty, and embrace your unforgettable trip of a lifetime.

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Berlin, Germany
Beacons of Central Europe: Prague, Nuremberg, Berlin Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,025

Central Europe is imbued with stunning history, landscapes, and legends, and this 10-day tour of the Czech Republic and Germany has been handcrafted to immerse you in all of it. As you make your way from Prague to Nuremberg and Berlin, you will enjoy a blend of leisure and guided explorations that will ensure a relaxing and adventurous exploration of each region.

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Village in Aurel, Southern France
Luxury European Escapade: France, Italy, England Tour

18 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $15,205

All the clocks in the world will not give you the time needed to fully explore Europe, but this 18-day tour of France, Italy, and England has been designed to provide you with a robust introduction to each country. From the rugged beauty of the French Riviera to the rolling vineyards of Tuscany and the urban charms of Paris and London, this tour ensures a blend of opulence and adventure.

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The Tower Bridge at sunrise in London
The Grand Tour of Great Britain

22 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $10,577

If the United Kingdom was a book, those who visit London only read a page, and this 22-day tour of England, Scotland, and Wales is designed to give you an up-close and personal look at each land you visit. This vacation ensures that you will enjoy the entire story of this magnificent country. At each destination, a blend of leisure and active exploration will provide you with a balanced and well-rounded experience.

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20-Day Iberian Exploration Tour of Spain and Portugal

20 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

Experience natural beauty and captivating history during this handcrafted 20-day Spain and Portugal tour for families. Local guides and private transfers create a luxurious ambiance as you uncover genuine traditions and authentic charm from flamenco to fado. You will balance heritage and history with activity and gastronomy as you hike through a steep gorge, sail the Mediterranean Sea, discover enchanting castles, and trace the past in medieval towns.

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Essence of the Scottish Highlands: Nature and Distilleries

9 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,505

Long a land of myth and legend, the Scottish highlands are known to inspire the imagination, and this 9-day tour of the many national parks and protected areas has been designed to introduce you to the charming culture, heritage, and natural beauty of Scotland. From Perthshire to the rugged peaks of the Nevis range, this tour will provide you with the utmost enjoyment while immersing you in the many splendors of Scotland.

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Magical Czech and Croatia Tour: City of Spires to Shining Adriatic

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $2,665

Rich culture and unique treasures appear in abundance on this 10-day tour of the Czech Republic and Croatia. You will follow a course that leads from the landlocked beauty of Prague and the banks of the Vltava river to the sun-drenched shores of the Adriatic and Dalmatian coasts. Guided tours and iconic adventures will ensure your appreciation of every region along the way.

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History of WWII Germany Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $7,795

Discover the resounding effects of contemporary history during this 10-day World War II Germany Tour. Trace the rise of the Nazi Party to the fall of the Berlin Wall with specialist guides who inform how the Cold War is indelibly linked to the Second World War. From Berlin to Potsdam and Nuremberg to Munich, witness small monuments that represent powerful actions and once-grand structures that have been reduced to rubble. Whether learning about the Beer Hall Putsch or rejuvenating with a day in Salzburg, this historically based Germany tour will allow you to see first-hand the impact of World War II and the Cold War.

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Culinary Beacons of Europe: Bordeaux and Northern Spain Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,273

The best part of European travel is the abundance of beauty wherever you look, and this 14-day tour of Southern France and Northern Spain is designed to introduce you to both region's endless beauty and charm. From the fertile vineyards of the Bordeaux wine region to the tasty tapas of Santiago de Compostela, this unique tour will ensure your enjoyment of each destination.

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Coastal Villages to Iconic Metropolises: Spain and Portugal Tour

15 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,675

Iberia is an international land of abundant coastal beauty, and this 15-day tour has been handcrafted to ensure your maximum enjoyment of this ocean-spanning environment. From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic, a blend of guided activities and leisure time will provide the perfect balance to your travels, focusing on the coastal communities and cultures that make this region such as exceptional destination.

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Grand Europe Adventure Tour: England, Italy, France, & More

21 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $8,626

The majesty of ancient history and dynamic culture is yours to experience during this customizable 3-week grand European tour of Italy, England, Germany, and France.  Stunning natural landscapes meet iconic cities, while the sweeping countryside brings vineyards, castles, and more. Explore the highlights and hidden treasures that range from antiquity to modernity, for a European tour custom-tailored to your tastes.

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Christmas in Germany: Picturesque Villages and Enchanting Castles

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,095

Germany is a reliable destination full of warm hospitality, and this 10-day tour of Frankfurt and Bavaria has been designed to immerse you in the country's many famous Christmas markets and welcoming culture. With the smell of mulled wine and pine shavings being your constant companion, you will experience a holiday like never before as you explore each destination and their distinctive take on the holiday season.

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Wine and Alpine Splendor Tour in Central Europe

14 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $5,455

Indulge in the grandeur of the alps and the heritage of Central Europe during this 14-day luxury tour of Slovenia, Austria, and Switzerland. Regal castles and charming villages capture diverse cultural layers. From sipping premier wine to lounging in an outdoor spa and enjoying a traditional tavern to searching for secluded ibex, this active tour immerses you in the delights of Central Europe's soaring summits and grand imperial palaces.

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Luxury Escape to Azores: Adventure Tour of Portugal's Islands

7 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,909

The Azores have long held sway over the imaginations of mainland travelers, and this 7-day tour of the main island of St. Michael's is designed to introduce to you what is best of this region. With the capital of Ponta Delgada as your headquarters, you will have your choice of thrilling activities each day to ensure your satisfaction on this luxurious and engaging journey through the Azores.

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Exclusive Sicily Tour of Ancient and Contemporary Charm

11 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $4,571

Experience the essential culture and remarkable history of Italy during this 11-day Sicily tour. This adventure immerses you in the hidden splendor of the island’s western edge. Indulge in secret splendor by sampling the customary flavors of diverse cuisine and basking in the elegant magnitude of glistening mosaics. Sample celebrated wines, witness preserved ancient architecture, and dig your toes into the golden sands of the Mediterranean coastline during this magnificent Sicily tour.

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Best of Greece & Cyprus Vacation

10 Day Custom Tour

Dynamic pricing from $3,405

Perfection and luxury will define your custom-tailored 10-day best of Greece and Cypress tour. The grand colors of the Mediterranean Sea will lure you into relaxation. Greek antiquity will whisper of epic legends. You will follow in the footsteps of kings and explorers while indulging in opulent views of Grecian temples and pristine coastline. Whether on marbled streets or sampling fresh seafood, you will embrace Greece and Cyprus’s lavish charms.

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Travel Tips for Your Europe Trip
When is the best time to travel to Europe?

Avoid the summer crowds and enjoy the pleasant spring and fall weather when traveling to Europe from mid-April through May, September, and early October. These shoulder season months are some of the best times to visit Europe, particularly countries in the Mediterranean.

Summer, June through August, is Europe’s peak season for tourism. And while sightseeing, beach vacations, island-hopping, and outdoor activities are excellent experiences for a summer trip, it is also the hottest time of the year in many European regions. If summer is your season of choice, plan early as accommodations book out quickly, and come prepared for the high temperatures.

Winter’s off-season months, particularly mid-December through early January, are also great options for European Christmas tours, winter sports, and seeing the snow. Whether you want to spend your summer on the Greek islands, explore Paris in the springtime or in the fall, or visit Italy’s Christmas markets in winter, we can help you find the perfect time to travel to Europe.

Where should I go on my first trip to Europe?

When you travel to Europe for the first time, we recommend exploring the highlights of the most popular destinations. Here are several top countries to visit on your first-time trip:

  • Italy: Europe’s most popular destination. Explore ancient ruins in Rome, enjoy wine tasting in the Tuscan countryside, or sunbathe on Sicilian beaches.
  • Greece: A treasure trove of European history and paradise beaches. Discover ancient Greek history in Athens, sail between stunning Greek islands, or embrace tradition in mainland towns.
  • Spain: Europe’s cultural gem and hidden culinary hotspot. Admire art and architecture in Barcelona, learn about Moorish heritage in Seville, or taste pintxos in the Basque Country.
  • France: One of Europe’s most romantic destinations. Savor pastries with views of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, sip Champagne in the French wine country, or delve into local history in Versailles.

Find trip ideas for these destinations and more in our collection of the best Europe itineraries for first-timers.

What are the best places to visit in Europe?

From ancient cities in Italy to Europe’s best food and wine destinations, coastal towns overlooking the sea to iconic sites steeped in history, here are some of the best places to travel in Europe:

  • Rome, Italy: The iconic Italian city is a beacon of Roman history. Explore the Colosseum, Pantheon, Roman Forum, and more.
  • Florence, Italy: Gateway to Tuscany and home to Renaissance masterpieces, Florence is a paradise for art lovers exploring Italy’s highlights.
  • Tuscany, Italy: Tuscany’s rolling sunflower fields and vineyards are a sight to behold. Sip fine wines at famous estates and discover the region’s historic towns.
  • Athens, Greece: From the ancient heritage sites to vibrant neighborhoods, Athens is a reservoir of Greek history, mythology, and cultural tradition.
  • Santorini, Greece: Iconic white-washed villages with blue-roofed buildings hang on Santorini’s rugged and steep cliffs. From the local charms to picturesque caldera views, the Greek island is an enchanting place to escape to.
  • Barcelona, Spain: Barcelona is a vibrant city of historic architecture and surreal art. From Antoni Gaudi’s phenomenal works to the legendary culinary scene, experience the best of the Catalan capital.
  • Paris, France: Celebrated for its romance and style, Paris is a European icon worth visiting on your trip to France. Explore renowned museums, savor signature dishes, and wander bustling boulevards in view of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Lisbon, Portugal: Portugal’s capital city is a blend of global influences with its own cultural charm to discover on your trip. Visit cathedral ruins, tuck into pasties de nata, and learn about the azulejo tiles.
  • London, England: Home of the royal family, London invites travelers to learn about its monarchy and far-reaching global influence, as well as explore popular culture and trendy neighborhoods.
What should I do in Europe?

Whether chasing sunshine on Greek beaches or snow covering the Dolomites, learning about ancient European civilizations, or touring famous food towns, here are some of the top things to do in Europe:

  • Explore Europe’s ancient sites, including the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, and the Colosseum in Rome, Italy.
  • Discover the depth of flavors of famous cuisines on European food tours and cooking classes.
  • Admire the unique architecture of royal castles and palaces across Europe’s diverse regions with distinct cultural backgrounds.
  • Sip the finest European wines as you tour the best wine countries across the continent.
  • Visit Europe’s best cities for art to appreciate the iconic masterpieces tracing centuries of creative history.
  • Sail between Europe’s breathtaking islands, whether you choose to explore the Greek islands, Azores islands, Italian islands, or another archipelago.
  • Experience Europe in winter, whether skiing down the slopes and participating in winter sports or celebrating the festive spirit at Christmas markets.
  • Traverse the breathtaking landscapes and countryside as you explore the best places to hike or top cycling destinations in Europe.
What are the best islands to visit in Europe?

From sailing the Greek islands to island-hopping in Croatia, there are many stunning islands to visit in Europe on vacation. Depending on where you decide to go, here are some of our top recommendations for your Europe island-hopping trip:

  • Santorini, Greece: With stunning caldera views, a rich culture, and unique culinary traditions, Santorini offers a wealth of enticing experiences which make it one of Greece’s top islands to visit
  • Sicily, Italy: Home to Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe, millennia-old ruins and heritage sites, and charming coastal towns, the Mediterranean jewel of Sicily is one of the best Italian islands to explore.
  • Hvar, Croatia: Known for its sunny climate, lavender fields, and historic towns, Hvar is a wonderful island in the Dalmatian archipelago with a rich history and culture to explore. Visit historic Renaissance cathedrals, Spanish fortresses, sea caves, and more, during your island-hopping adventure.
  • Azores, Portugal: Each island has its own charm and attractions, from the lush green hills of São Miguel to the majestic peak of Pico. You can enjoy hiking, whale watching, diving, surfing, or just relaxing in the natural hot springs.
Where are the best beaches in Europe?

Most of the best beaches in Europe are in the Mediterranean, from Greek island shores to Italian coastlines. Some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean include:

  • Red Beach, Santorini, Greece
  • Spiaggia Grande, Amalfi Coast, Italy
  • Bogatell, Barcelona, Spain
  • Banje Beach, Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Praia da Marinha, the Algarve, Portugal
  • Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece
  • En Vau, Calanque, France
  • Spiaggia dei Conigli, Lampedusa, Italy
  • Ses Illetes, Formentera, Spain
What is the most popular food in Europe?

European cuisine boasts some of the most recognized culinary cultures in the world, including Italian, French, Greek, and Spanish. You can savor regional delicacies on food and wine tours in Europe, whether authentic Neapolitan pizza in Naples or traditional Paella in Valencia. To learn more about Europe’s most popular cuisine, explore our food and wine travel guide or our Italy food and wine travel guide.

How many days should I spend in Europe?

We recommend spending 10, 14, or 21 days in Europe. Shorter trips are excellent options for exploring famous cities in your favorite countries, while longer trips are ideal for multi-country adventures or discovering a country’s hidden gems.

Should I plan a multi-country trip to Europe?

We typically recommend visiting a single European country to explore as much of a specific destination as possible. Single-country trips are fantastic options for first-timers or if you want to slow down on vacation.

Provided that you give yourself enough time between transfers to explore and tour each city or town you visit, multi-country travel is a great option to see more in a single trip. We encourage you to set higher budgets for a comfortable and logistically-friendly experience. Explore our guide on single vs. multi-country trips to Europe to learn more about which is right for you.

What are your most popular Europe itineraries?

Whether you want to explore the highlights of Italy, tour the capital of Greece and the Greek islands, or discover Spanish history and culture, our most requested European itineraries offer some of the best travel routings for your preferred European destination.

What else should I know about how to plan a trip to Europe?

Explore more information in our frequently asked questions about planning a trip to Europe and inspiration in our Europe travel guide.

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