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Europe Tours

Combine the best of amazing cuisine, epic scenery, and fascinating history on any of these memorable Europe tours. From the emerald blue waters and serene islands of the Mediterranean to the rugged snow-capped Alps, there’s an adventure tour perfectly suited for you in Europe. You can book these tours with an experienced guide or opt for a self-guided tour, depending on your preferences. Whether you choose to be accompanied by a local expert or be on your own, Europe tours offer the flexibility to explore the old world in your own way!

Tours of Europe

Tours of Europe have been a staple for adventure-minded people for centuries, and that trend is not going to slow down any time soon. Picturesque landscapes, dazzling architecture, world-class food, and rich history all combine to provide the perfect destination for your next adventure. While experiences will differ from country to country and region to region, there is nothing quite like setting out on a tour of Europe to discover what iconic places like Paris, Tuscany, or the Mediterranean have to offer!

Mountaineering, cycle tours, inn-to-inn walking, and bouldering are just some of the many activities that you can find throughout these Europe tours. Mountain ranges like the Alps and Pyrenees are top destinations for high-altitude sports like climbing and ski touring in France, Italy, Switzerland, Austria, and Spain. History lovers can explore ancient ruins and medieval villages while walking or cycling through historic sites in Ireland, Scotland, England, and France. Beachgoers will find similar adventures in the sun and sand along the Mediterranean coastlines of Italy, Spain, and Greece. As you can see, no matter what you're looking for, you'll find it in these amazing tours of Europe!

When is the Best Time to Experience Europe Tours?

The best time to experience Europe tours is subjective, as it depends on the country you are visiting and what you are hoping to accomplish throughout your trip. Generally speaking the best time to experience Europe tours is during the summer months, as weather conditions at this time will be the most favourable and you will have access to a stronger tourist infrastructure; however, travelling during the summer does come with the downside of higher tourist volumes.

The shoulder seasons of late-spring to early-autumn are another great time to set out on a European tour, as the weather will likely be a bit cooler and you will encounter less tourists at the usual hotspots - hopefully preserving a bit of your sanity!

For those who enjoy the charm of the holidays and exploring in colder weather, the winter months will be the best time to experience Europe tours. Whether you decide to visit quaint alpine villages blanketed in snow, hit the slopes for an unforgettable skiing adventure, or head into the larger cities to wander through vibrant Christmas markets, the winter season has so much to offer when visiting Europe.

Different Types of Europe Tours

Europe Walking Tours

Europe walking tours are by far the most popular way to experience the continent, as travellers can slow down and take in the sights and sounds around them. Consider booking a scenic Europe walking tour to appreciate all that the old world has to offer.

Europe Bike Tours

For those who aren’t keen on walking or are looking for a bit more of a thrill, Europe bike tours are another great way to explore the continent’s world famous cities and serene countrysides. Whether you are cycling through the hills of Tuscany, traversing the Harz Mountains, or meandering along the Algarve Coast, Europe cycling tours are a great way to get around.

Europe Cultural Tours

Everyone knows that the wide variety of European countries offer much in the way of cultural opportunities, so why not make it the focal point of your trip? Check out these incredible Europe cultural tours to plan your perfect adventure.

Europe Family Tours

Traveling to Europe with loved ones for the first time is a life changing experience, which makes it all the more important to get it right! Remove the planning and guesswork by booking one of these amazing Europe Family Tours so that you can focus on the journey ahead!

Best Europe Tours

The European continent is home to many amazing adventure tours, from cycling in the Netherlands to sailing in the Greek islands; however, only a few of them can claim to be the best Europe tours. Take a peak below at some of the best Europe tours on offer and discover your next amazing adventure!

Tour du Mont Blanc

The Tour du Mont Blanc is a world famous trekking route that navigates the rugged and beautiful terrain of the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. This multi-day adventure features some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet, so gear up for the trip of your life on a spectacular Tour du Mont Blanc trek.

Camino de Santiago

The Camino de Santiago are a collection of pilgrimage routes that cut across the Spanish countryside on the way to the resting place of Saint James the Great in Santiago de Compostela. Stunning views, charming villages, and a rich history all allow you to walk in the footsteps of past pilgrims, creating an unforgettable adventure that is hard to beat!

Dolomites Tours

Dolomites tours in the north of Italy are an incredible adventure that allow you to experience the breathtaking mountain terrain and unique culture of the South Tyrol region. Trek through quaint villages and serene alpine passes on a life changing Dolomites tour.

Top Countries for Europe Tours

The top countries for Europe tours are those with great cultural opportunities, fascinating highlights, and a good infrastructure. That isn’t to say that other countries that are not on this list aren’t worthy of visiting, just that the following are the most popular European destinations for many tourists. Read on to discover which destinations are the top countries for europe tours:

1. Tours in Austria

Featuring the rich culture and architecture of Vienna, as well as the impressive mountain peaks of the Austrian Alps, Austria is a dream destination. Check out these amazing tours in Austria to find your perfect adventure.

2. Tours in England

From the picturesque rolling green hills of the Cotswolds to the rugged terrain of the Peak District, tours in England are a fantastic way to get out and experience the United Kingdom.

3. Tours in France

The iconic streets of Paris, the breathtaking landscapes of Provence, and the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc have long been top destinations for the adventurous. Book one of the many tours in France to experience the ultimate adventure in Europe.

4. Tours in Germany

Tours in Germany offer much more than sightseeing and beer drinking! Take your time exploring the culture of Bavaria or the well-known Malerweg Trail on a walking tour in Saxony.

5. Tours in Greece

From the ancient history of the mainland to the picturesque islands of the Aegean Sea, tours in Greece are a highlight for many travellers visiting Europe. If you want to discover the gods of ancient Greece, consider booking an exhilarating Mount Olympus Tour today!

6. Tours in Italy

Live la dolce vita on one of these spectacular tours in Italy. Whether you walk the stunning Amalfi Coast or head up into the rugged mountains of the Dolomites, there are plenty of amazing adventure tours in Italy to experience!

7. Tours in Portugal

Bordered by inland Spain and the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean, tours in Portugal offer some pretty incredible coastal adventures. From pilgrimages on the Camino de Santiago to cycling tours on the Algarve, there is no shortage of excursions on tap in Portugal.

8. Tours in Scotland

From the rough and tumble Highlands to the historic centre of Edinburgh, tours in Scotland offer a variety of amazing adventure opportunities. Book your next trip in Scotland for the ultimate UK experience.

9. Tours in Spain

One of the most popular travel destinations in Europe, Spain features a number of unforgettable outdoor opportunities that range from religious pilgrimages to cultural sightseeing tours and everything in between. Book one of these incredible tours in Spain for your next holiday.

10. Tours in Switzerland

Cozy alpine villages, breathtaking mountain peaks, and plenty of winter sport opportunities are what characterize the many tours in Switzerland that are on offer. Book your next alpine adventure in the Swiss Alps today!

Frequently Asked Questions About Europe Tours

How many days are enough for a Europe tour?

The amount of days required for a Europe tour depends on whether you are looking for slow travel or to hop from city to city, but generally speaking you will need at least 10-12 days to experience Europe.

When is the cheapest time to go to Europe?

The cheapest time to go to Europe is in the late-autumn and winter months, although many countries have a drastically reduced tourist infrastructure during this time.

What is the best way to tour Europe for the first time?

The best way to tour Europe for the first time is to travel by train, which is not only efficient, but allows the chance to take in the views inside and outside of the city.

What is the most affordable country in Europe to visit?

The most affordable country in Europe to visit depends on a number of factors, but in Western Europe it is generally considered to be Spain.

What are the top countries in Europe to visit?

There are plenty of popular European destinations, but the top countries in Europe to visit are France, Italy, and Spain.

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Open details for Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

Summit Mount Olympus Trekking Tour

Greece
Trekking
Self-Guided
4 days
From US $175
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This tour is your chance to trek one of the most mystical mountains on earth: Mount Olympus. This self-guided journey starts in Litochoro, an enchanting town at the foot of Greece’s highest peak. Then you’ll spend two days on the mountain, sleeping in a mountain hut on the second night. You should be comfortable hiking up some serious elevation on this tour to reach the summit, a worthy reward for your effort.

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Walking and Dining in Athens Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
3 days
From US $225
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Athens is the oldest city in Europe and the city with the longest history! Strolling through Athens, you will be thrilled to discover this rich history as Ancient, Roman, Byzantine and modern monuments abound. Pedestrian walkways lead you through green parks connecting major sites like the Acropolis, the Acropolis Museum and the Pnyx Theater, which is considered the birthplace of democracy. Dine on multiple courses at fine restaurants and sample the fare at local taverns in each spot. A unique food-on-foot tour!

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Saronic Gulf Walking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
4 days
From US $250
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Aegina island, only 1 hour by ferry from Piraeus port, is a wonderful island in the Saronic Gulf. During this short escape, you’ll discover the island on foot, enjoy the splendid views on the mountains of the Peloponnese, and see the surrounding islands of Agistri and Methana.

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Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek

Slovenia
Walking
Self-Guided
3 days
From US $250
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Take on a quintessential Slovenian trekking adventure to the summit of its highest mountain! The Self-Guided Mount Triglav Trek allows you to hike at your own pace and enjoy the incredible scenery of Triglav National Park.

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Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure Tour

Spain
Family
Self-Guided
6 days
From US $275
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Parents and kids alike will enjoy the diversity of exhilarating activities designed to challenge and thrill on the 6-day self-guided Picos de Europa Active Family Adventure.

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Causeway Coast Hiking Tour

3 days
From US $295
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The Causeway Coast is the jewel of Northern Ireland, a stunning region perfect for adventure! On this 3-day self-guided hiking tour, you’ll see the highlights of this rugged coastline with endless views to enjoy.

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Walking Tinos Island Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $295
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Spend a week in tranquillity, walking around the teeny tiny island of Tinos. This lesser-known island is part of Greece’s famous Cycladic Islands, renowned for their classic white houses with deep blue doors and shutters. And, of course, the sparkling Aegean Sea surrounds you at every step. After a week walking on Tinos Island, you will know it like the back of your hand. Only sleeping in two towns, you’ll get familiar with two villages, meeting locals, and finding your favourite restaurants, viewpoints, and alleyways.

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Mount Olympus & Northern Greece Hiking

Greece
Trekking
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $325
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Mount Olympus is the highest mountain in Greece and the fabled home of Zeus and the Greek Gods. This self-guided trekking tour takes you on the legendary path up the mountain and into the clouds, where you can look out over the expansive landscape of Mount Olympus National Park with the Aegean Sea to the east.

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Mount Triglav Guided Trek

2 days
From US $325
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Take one of Slovenia’s most classic hikes on this two-day guided adventure. The Mount Triglav Guided Trek has you hiking the tallest mountain in Slovenia in two days, with a night spent on the mountainside in one of the mountain huts.

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Mt. Olympus Classic

3 days
From US $325
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Mt. Olympus, the name conjures up visions of beauty and history. Mount Olympus is a place of divine beauty, blessed by the ancient Greek gods and chosen by Zeus to host their home. It is also the highest mountain in Greece.

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Amorgos Island Walking Tour

Greece
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $350
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This week-long tour of Amorgos will bring you a string of tranquil moments day after day. Amorgos is a lesser-known destination in the Cycladic Islands in Greece, but nonetheless impressive. On this tour, you’ll experience authentic Greek hospitality in your two B&Bs and get to walk almost the entire length of the narrow island. Be prepared for a few challenging ascents, but you are never too far from the beach if you need to cool off!

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Open details for The Northern Way to Santiago by Bike Tour

The Northern Way to Santiago by Bike Tour

4 days
From US $350
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Savour every moment of this short-but-sweet bike tour on a section of Spain’s Northern Way as you enjoy the thrilling ride from Nueva de Llanes to Gijón. Pedal your way through enchanting small villages adorned in traditional architecture and take in the wonders of Romanesque chapels. With picture-perfect views of the sea and the mountains accompanying you on the ride you’ll whiz your way through the beautiful Asturian countryside with nothing but the open road before you. Stay in cozy rural accommodations and enjoy the flavours of Asturia as you kick back each evening to enjoy delightful local wines and artisan cheeses.

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Zagori Trekking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
6 days
From US $350
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The Zagori area is one of the best walking regions in Greece. Discover this remote wonderland for yourself on the 6-day self-guided Zagori Trekking Tour.

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Samos Walking Adventure

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $375
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This 8-day walking holiday proves there is much more to the Greek Islands than beaches! On the island of Samos, you’ll spend your days on self-guided walks exploring impressive mountains, lush orchards, ancient ruins, and gorgeous beaches.

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Vikos Gorge Hiking Tour

Greece
Walking
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $375
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Spend 7 days exploring the Zagori region in northwest Greece on this self-guided walking holiday. This tour features hikes between the mountain villages of the impressive Vikos Gorge, one of the most impressive spots to explore by foot in all of Greece.

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Asturias Family Cycling Adventure

Asturias
Biking
Self-Guided
8 days
From US $425
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Finding a holiday that keeps the whole family engaged can be tricky, but the 8-day self-guided Asturias Family Cycling Adventure will do just that! This incredible family tour invites you to explore the beautiful landscapes of northern Spain’s scenic Green Coast while keeping the body active and the mind intrigued for the duration of the tour.

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Open details for Burren Way Hiking Tour (3-day)

Burren Way Hiking Tour (3-day)

Ireland
Walking
Self-Guided
3 days
From US $425
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The Burren is one of Ireland’s most unique regions, one that is perfect for exploring on foot. This 3-day self-guided hiking tour packs the highlights of County Clare into a quick adventure you can fit into any Ireland itinerary!

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Evia Cycling Tour

Greece
Road Bike
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $425
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Evia Island is just a short hop away from Athens and is full of surprises. It is easily accessible by public bus via the bridge that connects the mainland to the island of Evia at Chalkida. This trip starts in the seaside town of Eretria, known for its ancient theatre and temple. You will ride along peaceful backroads to quiet villages and cycle past vineyards and rivers. A coastal ride past tranquil fishing villages and modern shipyards ends at a restored farmhouse run by warmhearted hosts. An island-crossing transfer takes you south to the tiny village of Giannitsa. From there you peddle to Karystos along the river and across a fertile plain with vineyards. The lively town of Karystos is your home for the last days of this trip, where after a day of cycling the warm, azure waters of the Aegean Sea await you for a refreshing swim.

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Open details for The Menalon Trail Pilgrimage Tour

The Menalon Trail Pilgrimage Tour

Greece
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
7 days
From US $425
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During the weeklong Menalon Trail Pilgrimage Tour, you’ll be experiencing a slice of Greek history. The goal is to walk one of the Leading Quality Trails in Europe. You may not expect woodsy and forested scenes in Greece, but some of these mountain towns even see snow during winter. This tour leads travellers down a remote path where you may not see other humans for hours. If you’re looking for a pilgrimage to clear your head, look no further than this 7-day self-guided tour. The walks will challenge you on some days but know that you have comfortable accommodation waiting for you each night.

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Open details for Walk the Le Puy Camino: Le Puy to Aumont

Walk the Le Puy Camino: Le Puy to Aumont

France
Pilgrimage
Self-Guided
5 days
From US $425
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Embark on an unforgettable 5-day journey in southern France, walking part of the most popular French section of the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) pilgrims’ route known as the Via Podiensis (or the Le Puy Camino) from Le Puy to Aumont-Aubrac.

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