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Traveling with a group is a rewarding experience that lets you connect with a fun-loving group of like-minded people. Our collection of top-rated guided vacations combines unrivaled sightseeing and “must see” inclusions, unique cultural experiences, and expert insight to ensure a memorable journey from start to finish.
English-Speaking Travel Directors
A seasoned Travel Director from our travel partners leads every trip. These experts possess a wealth of local knowledge, and they become trusted friends and travel companions, Not only do they show you around, take you behind the scenes and introduce you to local specialists along the way, they also handle all the details, so you can enjoy your trip without worrying about schedules, prices or directions.
Gain a deeper appreciation of Europe's most renowned cities by seeing them through the eyes of local experts. These local experts will regale you with charming stories, share local customs, and show you hidden gems. From European capitals to remote villages, these local experts are the perfect primer to some of the world's most interesting destinations.
Connect With New Friends
Traveling with a group is a rewarding experience that lets you connect and camaraderie with a fun-loving group of like-minded people. Whether you’re traveling solo or as a couple, you’ll create cherished memories abroad and make lifelong friends with fellow travelers who share your interests in history, culture, food and more.
Unwind in the Best Hotels
We constantly strive to deliver the best, most authentic hotels in every city. You’ll stay exclusively in accommodations that have been independently rated as First Class European Standard. Whether your hotel is a Hilton, Sheraton, Marriott, or Radisson Blu, you’ll stay at centrally located properties with all the modern amenities including complimentary Wi-Fi in most hotels. You’ll find comprehensive information in the accommodations tab on our website, and we encourage you to read unbiased reviews on tripadvisor.com.
Throughout your trip, you’ll enjoy meals and wines made from local ingredients that highlight the unique cultures and flavors of your destination. You’ll find these special meals detailed on each itinerary throughout this brochure.
Included meals are listed on every tour online. Simply click on "itinerary" to view day-by-day meals. In our printed brochure, we use meal codes under each day's description. Here is a breakdown of what the codes mean: (WR) Welcome Reception, (WD) Welcome Dinner, (B) Breakfast, (BB) Buffet Breakfast, (CB) Continental Breakfast, (SB) Scandinavian Buffet Breakfast, (FB) Full Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (CT) Cream Tea, (HT) High Tea, (D)Three-Course (table d'hote - set menu) Dinner, (DW) Dinner with Wine, (FD) Farewell Dinner, (CD) Celebration Dinner, and (BD) Buffet Dinner are shown in the itinerary for each tour and are generally catered by the hotel in which you are residing. (HL) Highlight Lunch, (HD) Highlight Dinner and (RM) Regional Meal will be catered at a local restaurant or special venue. A (DA) Dine-Around Dinner is catered at a selection of pre-selected restaurants.
Travel in Comfort
On your guided vacation you’ll enjoy the most reliable and relaxing transportation options. Traveling on a modern motorcoach, you’ll see the breathtaking landscapes of Europe through panoramic windows while you stay cool and comfortable with air-conditioning, plush seats, and generous legroom. Plus, most motorcoaches have onboard Wi-Fi connections.
At Your Own Pace
To find the right vacation for you, it’s important to consider the pace of your journey: the length of the trip, the number of overnights, and the types of activities you’ll visit. To help you determine how active your guided vacation will be, we include a “pace tip” on the first page of each itinerary. There are three types: Leisurely, Comfortable, and Active. All itineraries involve some walking, often on cobblestone and uneven surfaces in historic city centers. You’ll need to be in good condition, be able to walk 1-3 miles unassisted in one day and be able to keep pace with the group.
Every guided vacation is carefully planned to provide the perfect balance of included sightseeing and free time to explore a destination on your own. You could spend your free time exploring, eating, shopping or relaxing. Or you could choose from our selection of Optional Experiences that can be purchased directly from your Travel Director. Details of optional experiences offered for each tour are listed on the individual trip pages on our website.