Sometimes it’s the places we think we know best that can spring the biggest surprises, and the myriad nations of Europe offer enough variety for a lifetime of adventures. Historic cities, epic landscapes and a fascinating patchwork of languages and cultures lend the ‘old continent’ a diversity that belies its relatively compact size, and excellent infrastructure means you can squeeze an awful lot into a week-long tour. Southern Europe remains the most alluring region for most travellers, with its glorious weather, superb food and wine, cultural riches and ancient history. Mediterranean favourites such as Italy and Spain are popular for a reason, but new kids on the block such as Croatia and Montenegro are attracting ever more visitors with their blend of stunning coastal scenery, romantic medieval cities and Balkan hospitality.
Central Europe is the enchanting heart of the continent, defined by spectacular Alpine scenery, fairytale castles and grand imperial cities. During winter the green hills of Austria and Switzerland are carpeted with snow, and the great rivers of the Rhine and the Danube light up with twinkling Christmas markets. To the east lies Russia, a land sculpted by its fascinating history of Vikings and Mongols, tsars and revolutionaries. From the artistic treasures of St Petersburg and the onion domes of Moscow to the bleak expanse of Siberia, this vast and enigmatic country has so much to offer. Russia’s Nordic neighbours present a different proposition, with their magical landscape of spruce forest, plunging fjords and barren tundra, home to reindeer herders and the ethereal Northern Lights. Last but not least, don’t forget the islands of the North Atlantic, from the surreal volcanic landscapes of Iceland to our very own British Isles.
Towering mountains and enchanting lochs. Dramatic castles and quaint villages. Infamous battles and gripping legends. This Scottish Journey takes us from coastal cities to Hebridean islands, seeking out one-of-a-kind landscapes, mesmerising history and undeniable charm.
From north to south, this is one Irish journey that delves into the Emerald Isle's fascinating history, rich traditions and cultural heritage like no other. Starting with the legendary Giant's Causeway, our road will lead us to Ireland's rugged peninsulas, quaint villages and ancient landmarks - all while drawing on local knowledge to transport you to the heart of this captivating country.
An intoxicating mix of ancient cities and imagination-firing landscapes, Italy is a land where unforgettable experiences lie around every corner. Savour every moment of this Back-Roads adventure as you journey from enchanting Tuscan villages to tranquil lake-side retreats - sampling an abundance of tantalising flavours and local wines along the way.
(Previously called: Greek Island Hopper)TRIP VIBE = iconic sights and in-depth adventures with a local Trip Leader.When we say 'Greek Island holiday', you say... Endless beaches? Ridiculously blue waters? Perpetual sunshine? Well, yeah, all those things are great. Obviously. But our Greek Island Hopper trip covers all the givens... and more. MORE ancient wonders. MORE eye candy sunsets. MORE fisherman-chic goodness. MORE G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S. Plate smashing. Greek dancing. Schmoozing with the locals. And with us, you won't just see it. You'll do it. One 'opa!' at a time.
From windswept moors and wild coastlines to historic cities and picture-perfect fishing villages, the county of Cornwall is filled with evocative sights and fascinating stories. Join us as we seek out the maritime heritage, rural beauty and culinary pride of this unique corner of South West England on a scenic eight-day tour.
From charming medieval villages to the cobbled streets of Porto, the empires of the past have left their mark on this captivating Iberian nation. Uncover the real Portugal as we journey from Gothic cities to cinematic rural scenery - taking in world-famous pilgrimage sites, sumptuous local cuisine and ancient customs as we go.
The Sierra de Gredos is little known, yet it offers some of the finest walking in Spain.
Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Walking the Northumberland Coast tour.
Discover the beautiful and inspiring landscapes of northern Tuscany's hidden gem - the unspoilt Garfagnana Valley.
Take off on an unforgettable journey down Italy’s rarely visited heel, getting to know another side of this entrancing country
G Adventures 6-day hiking tour of Tenerife, Anaga and beyond
Experience Europe's most famous sites by train with the Eurail Global Pass. Breathe in the romance of Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
Enjoy and explore the adventure on this Loch Ness and the Caledonian Canal Walk tour.
Quintessential Tuscany - the landscapes, the food and the people on this tour.
This Italian adventure takes in some of the most stunning and ancient sites in history