From England and France to Italy and Germany, Europe encompasses a vast area with a mixture of cultures, languages, heritage, architecture, and customs all across the continent. Whether you crave an outdoor adventure, beautiful scenery, a relaxing escape, or a buzzing city full of history, these European Best-seller destinations have it all!
Europe contains some of the most fascinating, historic UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world. There are over 400 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe alone, and at least one can be found in every country.
European Cuisine is filled with variety throughout the European countries with classics like Pizza in Italy, Croissants in France, Wiener Schnitzel in Germany, Bangers and Mash in Great Britain, and so much more.
From the Mediterranean to the Nordics, Europe boasts such an amazing blend of cultures and landscapes for you to discover. You have mountains, the ocean, lakes, culture, history, and so much squeezed into a relatively small area. Add to that the sense of freedom of a road trip, you’ll find it’s the perfect way to explore!
For centuries <b>Italy</b> has drawn foreign visitors - mostly for its architectural, artistic, and scenic splendors. Italy can truly be all things to all people. From the passion and excitement of noisy urban crowds to the quiet, rural idyll where the traditional life can be experienced. Italy's great cities are replete with rich attractions and culture alongside some of the most pristine beaches and spectacular mountains in the world.
<b>Spain</b> is one of the most popular countries in the world for tourists, and the experiences you can have while on vacation here can be just as varied as you are. The best way to experience Spanish life today is to visit one of its largest cities, such as Madrid, the country`s capital; Barcelona, its second city; and provincial capitals such as Seville and Valencia. Andalucia, the epicenter of Moorish rule in Spain, is known for its beautiful landmarks such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Alhambra. The north of the country features such varying experiences as Catholic pilgrimages in Galicia, skiing in the Pyrenees, and immersing yourself in the culture of the gorgeous Basque Country. For beach vacations, Spain is tops, from the Costa del Sol to the Balearic islands of Ibiza and Mallorca to the Canary Islands.
Ireland, `the Emerald Isle`, offers some of the most beautiful landscapes and views in the entire world, from castles in ruins in verdant valleys to rocky cliffsides overlooking the Atlantic. It is a country that is fiercely proud of its native language and culture, and venturing outside the major cities, you will be able to view a more rural experience. This is most popularly achieved by driving the 111-mile Ring of Kerry in the western part of the country, or visiting the charming Gaeltacht where Irish is only spoken. But definitely do not discount the cities, home to charm, history, and great landmarks, such as the cosmpolitan capital of Dublin, and large cities such as Limerick and Cork.
<b>Greece</b> is THE land of ancient sites and architectural treasures: the Acropolis in Athens, the amphitheater of Epidaurus, the reconstructed palace at Knossos, the belly button of the cosmos at Delphi, fallen columns galore on the sacred island of Delos, and frescoed Minoan palaces on Crete. But don't expect a visit there to be a sober study of the ancient world, the Greek propensity for partying dates back to Dionysus. Then there are 1400 islands to explore. Greece is much more than what you were taught at school or the predictable summer image of glorious sunsets and sandy beaches.
<b>France</b> remains one of the worlds most talked-about and written-about destinations. Whether the romance of Paris sweeps you off your feet or you fall gently for the relaxed life of Provence, France is a place for lovers, and will leave you spellbound. Paris is undoubtedly one of the world's great cities, with enough monuments, museums, restaurants, theatres and shows to last a lifetime. The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history while the Loire Valley is world famous for its châteaux. And there is more to explore.
<b>Germany</b>'s landscape is straight from the Fairy tales: castles, deep dark forests and mythical rivers. The German landscapes are extraordinarily diverse, with graceful big-city appeal, small picture-postcard towns, pagan-inspired harvest festivals, a wealth of art and culture, and the perennial pleasures of huge tracts of forest, delightful castles and fine wine and beer. From Charlemagne and the Holy Roman Empire to the rise and fall of the Berlin Wall, no other nation has molded Europe the way Germany has - for better or worse.
Thousands of years of history are on full display in vibrant <b>Portugal</b>, fast becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in western Europe. Each region of Portugal offers something unique to the traveler, like unparalleled beaches and resorts in the Algarve; rolling plains that lead to mountains in the Alentejo; delicious food and drink in the Minho and the Douro River Valley; and of course the country`s bustling capital, Lisbon, which boasts the best of everything that Portugal has to offer, from restaurants to historical landmarks.
A vacation to the isle of Britain would be incomplete without stopping in Scotland. Edinburgh and Glasgow are some of the most cosmopolitan cities in the United Kingdom, set in an urban landscape with many historic buildings dating from the Victorian era and even earlier, impressive considering Scotland was not spared from the Blitz of World War II. Further afield, rivers flow through beautiful valleys that reach the peaks of the Highlands, an area with its own authentic cultural traditions. Whether you are in mainland Scotland or on one of the offshore islands, this nation offers so many charming experiences for the traveler, from fairytale castles to abbeys in ruins to picturesque villages.
<b>Switzerland</b> is a pristine country of lakes, mountains and forests. The best known of the continent`s mountain ranges, the Alpine chain, runs through most of Switzerland and provides the majority of the country`s magnificent natural sights. In the summer, towns such as Interlaken become green mountain centers for walking and mountaineering, and there are few places more naturally beautiful in the whole of Europe. Zurich, Geneva, Bern and Lucerne are models of Swiss efficiency, offering a wealth of perfectly serene history. Less busy are the lakeside resorts, including fashionable Montreux on Lake Geneva.
Apart from Russia, no other country can stake such a proud claim to bridging `the East and the West` like <b>Turkey</b>, which sits astride two continents. It is called the `Cradle of Civilization`, where there are more Roman archaeological sites than in all of Italy, and more ancient Greek ruins available for viewing by the public than in Greece. The history from the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Ottomans, and finally the modern Turkish nation are all on display here, and the Turkish vacation experience can encompass everything from being in the hustle and bustle of a metropolis, to attending a whirling dervish dance ceremony, to sunning yourself on the country`s beautiful shores, to climbing mountains and skiing at top resorts, to enjoying an iconic hot-air balloon ride over the Fairy Chimneys of Cappadocia.
Our #1 Bestseller and the perfect introduction to Italy!. Visit these fascinating cities starting in: Rome (the Eternal City, with its stunning architecture like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and delicious food) after that, travel north to Florence (capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture) and finally, to Venice (set on gorgeous canals, intimate Gondola rides will guide you past sumptuous palaces and under sculpted bridges). Travel between these cities by very convenient train rides which allow you an opportunity to observe the lovely country side. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
This top seller in Spain is a perfect introduction to Europe. Visit Madrid (its famous museums, nightlife and endless energy) and Barcelona (Gaudi, Gothic Quarter and always in the biting edge of fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times). A flight connects these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Experience beautiful Portugal through two of its most popular destinations!. Begin your vacation in Lisbon (the dazzling capital with an ancient fortress at its heart with charming neighborhoods, local festivals, nightlife, and delectable food) and then, take a train to Porto (the former residence of the Royal Family; visit medieval cathedrals, concert halls, the national library and museums with breathtaking art treasures and porto wines!). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Discover the best of France and Italy! With our European vacation packages, you can combine Paris and Rome into one unforgettable getaway. Explore the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysses and Roman Coliseum all on one vacation. Be enlightened by Europe's historical background with masterpieces from more than two millennia of artistic achievement, and much more. Customize your independent itinerary with a trip to the Louvre or the Vatican with flights between the cities. With so much to see and do, we want you to make the most of your vacation. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Our most popular combo for Czech Republic, Austria and Hungary! Visit Prague (`The City of a Hundred Spires` with 1,000 years of art and architecture), Vienna(City of music, cafes, waltzes, parks, pastries, and wine with stately streets and Baroque palaces) and Budapest(Two cities in one: Buda built upon hills, Castle Hill and Gellert Hill and Pest, as flat as a pancake, the perfect contrast between the right and left banks, a vibrant city). Transportation between cities by train. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotels and activities.
Our most popular combination in Greece!. Enjoy Athens (the cradle of civilization and home of democracy, is a heady mix of history and edginess with iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museum), up next by ferry/hydrofoils, visit Mykonos (famous for shopping, beach parties, and the very photogenic Mykonos Town and its windmills) and after that, to Santorini (recognizable for its whitewashed, cube-shaped buildings adorned with blue accents, steep cliffs and tangerine sunsets that light up the sky and sea). Finally, fly back to Athens to finish enjoying what the city has to offer. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
What better combination for your vacation than the pure excitement of England, France and The Netherlands. Start in London (immaculate English gardens, Royal Palaces and vivid nightlife to explore); then, take a train to Paris (a heaven for the romantics; offering grand boulevards, museums, incomparable cuisine and wines); and after that, take a last train to Amsterdam (the eclectic city set on canals and wonderful atmosphere of diversity). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
A favorite vacation package that allows you to experience the best of Ireland on your own terms!. Spend a pleasant stay in Dublin (home to a rich literary tradition, stunning scenery, and fantastic food). On your last morning, pick up your rental car and head for Cork (the `Rebel City,` where you can see the charming Blarney Castle, whimsical sculpture gardens, and moody Drombeg Stone Circle); continue to Killarney (the unforgettable Muckross House and Gardens are a must see as is the breathtaking Ring of Kerry) and Galway (Connemara and Kylemore Abbey are simply stunning). Finish your stay in lively Limerick (a bubbling, revitalized city that honors its past as it looks to the future). Return flight will be out of nearby Shannon Airport. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Tour two cities on one vacation in Iceland and Demark. Experience Reykjavik (spectacular landscapes, from the edge of a fjord to the food of a glacier just minutes away). Then prepare to be amazed in Copenhagen (the cozy European capital filled with stunning architecture, historical sites, world-class museums, and some of the best shopping an dinning Europe has to offer); with a flights in between these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Experience two fascinating cities in England and Ireland with this customizable vacation package. Visit London (a world center of theatre, art, music, literature and culture) and then, fly to Dublin (a delightful mix of history and culture, with medieval, georgian and modern architecture). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Take the time to enjoy this fantastic vacation package through Switzerland!, Start your adventure in Zurich (with museums and galleries which cement the city`s status as the political and cultural capital of Switzerland) then, take trains to Lucerne (a beautiful, small city with cobbled streets, frescoed houses and covered bridges) and Geneva (full of luxurious and exclusive stores; filled with parks and promenades). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Experience Italy with this lovely vacation package, leading you through Rome (Italy's treasure with two millennia of artistic achievement) after that, Cinque Terre (five miles of rocky coast with five small villages overlooking the sea, in the midst of two capes with hundreds of miles of beautiful paths), next is Florence (Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and Raphael's La Velata) and finally, Venice (set on gorgeous canals, intimate Gondola rides will guide you past sumptuous palaces and under sculpted bridges). Travel between these cities by very convenient train rides which allow you an opportunity to observe the lovely country side. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Two Jewels of Morocco!. Visit Marrakech (core of the Berber culture with its medina, the Jemaa el Fna, Morocco`s UNESCO-recognized platform for halqa, the stately Koutoubia minaret and Majorelle Gardens) and Casablanca (vibrant metropolis with the awe-inspiring Hassan II Mosque; the Old Medina and the Shrine of Sidi Abderrahman). A flight connects these destinations. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Enjoy the dreamy scenery during a holiday in Greece! Discover the capital city, Athens (the cradle of civilization and home of democracy; topped with ancient Acropolis and its colonnaded Parthenon Temple) and Zakynthos Island (a charming little Ionian island with breathtaking beaches, beautiful natural landscapes and a rich past ... It is famous worldwide for Navagio (Shipwreck) Beach). Finally, return to Athens for a last night before returning home. Connect these destinations with private transfers a Ferries/hydrofoils. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
Spain is combined perfectly in this flexible Europe vacation package, discovering its main cities. Travel from Madrid (Golden Triangle of Art: Prado Museum; Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums; its famous nightlife and endless energy) to Seville (The Cathedral, Alcazar, Archive of the Indies, Barrio Santa Cruz); and finally, to Barcelona (Gaudi, Gothic Quarter and always in the biting edge of fashion, architecture, food, style, music and good times). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
A once in a lifetime adventure in Croatia. Visit Dubrovnik (The Pearl of the Adriatic) and Zagreb (the most important transport hub in Croatia where Central Europe, the Mediterranean and Southeast Europe meet). Connect each destination with flights. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
What better combination for your vacation than the pure excitement of England and Edinburg. Visit London (a world center of theatre, art, music, literature and culture) and after that, catch a train to Edinburgh (stunning medieval castles and architecture in a fairytale setting). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
The tiny Mediterranean nation of Malta is one of the best beach destinations in Europe. With it's beautiful natural landscapes, rich culture and heritage, laidback atmosphere and exciting nightlife, is an adventure you must experience!. Valetta is a city noted for its fortifications, consisting of bastions, curtains and cavaliers, along with the beauty of its Baroque palaces, gardens and churches. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights, desired hotel and activities.
An excellent combination of cities in France! Visit Paris (The city of lights with impressive monuments, museums, culture and gastronomy), then continue to Nice (capital and gateway to the Riviera, with its brilliant sunshine and relaxed living). Travel between them with the TGV train. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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