The Magic of EuropePosted on 01/18/2018
Steeped in more than 25 centuries of history, art, architecture, and culture, Europe is a brilliant mosaic of sights and sounds – and every country is certain to stimulate your senses.
With so many countries, cities, and regions to choose from, deciding on just where to travel in Europe can seem a daunting task. Remember that we’re your best resource for planning and booking your European adventure as we have access to the very best vacation values and are available 24/7 should you need emergency assistance while exploring the world.
Guided by Experts
If the thought of translating a foreign language, maneuvering subway stations, and driving in a different country makes you weary, then an expertly led guided tour of Europe is just for you. Guided and escorted tours eliminate all logistic hassles by arranging your transportation around town, between cities, and just for fun. You can look forward to high-speed trains, scenic railways, ferries, day cruises, and more.
A guided tour includes pre-screened, brand-name hotels with the right address and the right amenities. Additionally, many meals are included in your tour – some in very famous and historic locations, hotels, and restaurants.
Seeing the major sights at a destination is only part of the equation. A tour offers a pre-planned, pre-purchased itinerary with VIP access to the must-see sights. All this simply helps you bypass most lines for nearly all must-see sights so that you have more time to relax and explore. Whether it’s Switzerland, England, Scotland, Ireland, or Eastern Europe, there’s an escorted tour to match nearly every interest and budget.
Sailing through History
A truly memorable way to experience Europe up close and personal is by cruising the Mediterranean and Agean Seas. Spain, France, Italy, Greece and many larger islands in the Mediterranean and Agean Seas are stops on many ocean cruise itineraries. Sailing these seas presents a fantastic opportunity to explore multiple destinations and cultures, all while having the convenience of a floating hotel.
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Soak in the sights, sounds, and flavors from the comfort of a sidewalk café, as your Europe cruise takes you to choice seaports dotting the coasts of Italy, Greece, Sicily, Spain, France and other historic lands. Experience the daily bustle of European city life as you traverse narrow, winding cobblestone streets that mark their age in centuries.
Ocean cruising is a great way for families to experience Europe as most everything is included for one price. Guided excursions on land will likely cost extra, but certainly worth it as most land-based tours will be led by experts knowledgeable in all the sights you’ll explore.
Europe from a Difference Perspective
If a romantic getaway through Europe is what you’re after, look no further than a river cruise. It’s one of the most stress-free ways to travel. River cruise ships are small enough to feel friendly and relaxed, the water’s calm and the sights never stop coming, from castles and vineyards to sleepy riverside towns, and some of the world’s great capitals.
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River ships have all the amenities of a fine hotel, providing the ideal opportunity to comfortably be transported each day to and from your next destination — where enriching discoveries are usually just a short walk from your ship. Most all land excursions are included.
On ship dining is a quintessential ingredient to river cruising. Highly-trained chefs are passionate about food and committed to providing an enriching culinary experience, whether you’re savoring authentic regional specialties or classics from home.
When it comes to European river cruise itineraries, some of the most interesting can be found along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Rhone, and Douro.
Be an Explorer
Whether you’re the type of person who loves to dive right in and discover things on your own or one who is just a little hesitant on where to begin planning a do-it-yourself trip, independent travel is a great and rewarding way to explore the globe. It can also be a lot of work to plan the perfect getaway.
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Fortunately, there are a number of independent travel companies who can combine all the planning, arranging, and coordinating of a trip into an all-in-one package. You just choose where to go, for how long, and the type of accommodations that best fit your budget. Independent travel packages ensure you won’t find yourself forced into the unknown.
Best of all, the endless your hours you would normally have done in planning and organizing your trip have already done for you, saving you time and money. Cities like London, Paris, Barcelona, and Rome are great places to start your independent adventure.
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