Top Europe Experiences

Drinking in the panoramic views while hiking in the Swiss Alpswhere all the trails are neatly marked.

Soaking up ancient history in the ruins of the Roman Forum or the Acropolis in Athens

Sailing into Budapest at night on a Danube river cruise, with the Hungarian Parliament Building majestically lit up. 

Biking alongside the canals in Amsterdam en route to the Anne Frank House or the Rijksmuseum.

Touring the Alhambra in Granada, Spainone of the finest examples of Moorish architecture.

Visiting the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican to marvel at the work of Michelangelo.

Enjoying the steamy saunas in Finland before jumping straight into a cold body of water to get the juices flowing.

Enjoying a gondola ride in Venice and hearing the sounds of Italian singing through the canals.

Touring the Old Square in Prague

Sipping an aperitif at a café with views of Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Visiting the idyllic Plitvice National Park in Croatia with it's miles of wooden paths through waterfalls and bright blue lakes.

Touring the incredible natural landscapes in Iceland.

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Top Europe Attractions

Buckingham Palace in London, England

Colosseum in Rome, Italy

Grand Canal in Venice, Italy

Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France

Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Sistine Chapel in the Vatican

Grand Bazaar in Istanbul

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Must See Europe Attractions

1. Rome, Italy

Overview of Vatican City in Rome, Europe

There’s a reason why the expression goes “All roads lead to Rome.” Rome is one of a kind. It is a modern city that lives amongst the ancient ruins of one of the world’s biggest empires. Many tourists enjoy visiting Rome because you can stumble upon impressive spaces like the Colosseum, the Pantheon or the Trevi Fountain.

Vatican City, which lies within Rome, is home to the Sistine Chapel and a gorgeous view from the top of St. Peter’s Dome. In between landmark destinations, you will enjoy breaks for delicious Italian food, music or just a moment to take the magic in.

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2. Paris, France

view of Eiffel Tower in Paris, France lit up at night

Paris is known for its connection to vibrant aesthetics, winding romantic avenues and a river as a centerpiece for a city. It is a city that is centered around the visual arts with the famous Louvre Museum, where one can see world-renowned artists’ paintings and sculptures.

Stunning architecture is also seen from the streets of Paris through the Eiffel Tower, the famous Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe. One is sure to fall in love with a trip to Paris.

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3. London, England

City of London skyline with Big Ben at dusk

London is a stylish and artistic destination for many travelers. Travelers enjoy the unique history, culture and accent that is seen (and heard) through the city’s ties to world-class theater, sports, music and entertainment.

Many visitors to London consider it to be quaint, with its rows of houses, its extravagant Buckingham Palace and iconic “Big Ben” Clock Tower. It is a destination that draws fans of Shakespeare, the Beatles and Harry Potter. This city has charm, class and history!

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4. Scandinavia

Beautiful coast of Scandinavia in Europe 

For more active European tour packages, travelers can enjoy a trip through various countries of Scandinavia. Known for its wild fjords, windswept beaches, untouched forests and cosmopolitan centers, Scandinavia is truly a hidden gem in Europe.

A trip to Scandinavia could include visiting Copenhagen and exploring one of the oldest communal settlements called Christiania, or cross country skiing through the forests of Norway, or immersing yourself in Stockholm's vibrant history and culture. Tour Scandinavia on your next Europe trip for less crowds and more time in nature.

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5. Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting in Europes famous regions

Wine tasting is an excellent impetus for a trip to Europe. There is a lot of character, history and culture wrapped up in the delectable and unique wines from different countries in Europe. Commonly, travelers enjoy a wine tour through the Tuscan Region of Italy or the Provence region of France.

On the Iberian Peninsula, winos enjoy touring the diverse wine regions of Spain or tasting port wine from Portugal’s Douro Valley. There are numerous wine regions throughout Europe, so you can tailor your experience to your timeline, regions and countries of interest. Don’t forget: a wine tour will certainly be complemented with delicious local cuisines as well.

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6. Budapest, Hungary

Overview of Budapest on the shores of the Danube River in Europe 

Budapest is considered a cultural center of Eastern Europe. The Hungarian capital is home to some intriguing experiences such as dipping in the Gellert thermal baths or enjoying craft beverages at a local ruin bar.

The Danube River also serves river cruises through Budapest and throughout Eastern Europe, so it’s a great way to cover a lot of ground with only unpacking once. Gorgeous architecture can also be viewed at the Hungarian Parliament Building or the Buda Castle. 

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7. The Balkans

Lake Bled in Slovenia, Balkan region of Europe

The Balkans are a region of Europe that engage all of the senses. With its rustic wilderness, the desolate beaches and profound historical centers, the Balkans treat travelers to a special experience.

Top experiences in this area include Lake Bled in Slovenia, the Bay of Kotor in Montenegro and the charming Dubrovnik in Croatia. Travelers either travel along the seaside or overland to explore some of the interesting capitals and countrysides that make up the Balkans.

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8. Berlin, Germany

Berlin in Germany on a sunny day

Berlin is a place of contrasts between lively arts and culture and challenging historical moments. As a city, it draws visitors for its connection to sites from WWII and the Cold War. Sites that are important to visit on such a tour are the Berlin Wall, the Reichstag and various memorials and museums. One can also enjoy Berlin for its connection to artists that work and create exhibitions of engaging art throughout the city.  

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9. Prague, Czech Republic

City of Prague in the Czech Republic, top attraction in Europe

Prague is a hotspot in Europe for its unparalleled craft beers, the spires that strike the architecture of the skyline and the Bohemian art that is found throughout the city. It is known as one of the spectacular cities of Europe for its interesting culture, arts, cuisine and history.

There are a range of experiences to have including strolling along the Charles Bridge, enjoying the Old Town Square’s architecture or witnessing the Jewish Ghetto. There’s a reason why Prague is on many people’s lists!

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10. Wildlife Viewing

Wildlife watching in Europe, Scandinavia

When we think of Europe, we commonly think of it as large metropolitan cities, unique with their ancient architecture and cobblestone streets. Europe is also home to some splendid wilderness areas, where travelers can enjoy wildlife viewing and opportunities to explore nature.

Some of the top national parks in Europe are Plitvice Lakes in Croatia, the jagged countryside of Saxon Switzerland in Germany and the mountains of Belluno Dolomites in Italy. By wandering beyond the enticing cities, one is sure to find beautiful natural surroundings.

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Europe Tour Reviews - Summary
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The trails, adventure, sights, food and tour guides were amazing! May 2018

5.0

Coast-To-Coast Scotland

H+I Adventures provides nothing less than the epic mountain biking adventure you're looking for. I went on the Skye + Torridon trip about 4 years ago and it blew me away. The trails, adventure, sights, food and tour guides were amazing! I didn't know what to expect and they blew me away. Not only are they knowledgeable about bikes and trails, but they are some of the nicest, most genuine people you'll ever meet. I left with new, lifelong friends and I'm currently back in Scotland to take another trip with H+I into the Cairngorms... and I'm stoked and excited beyond belief. You can't go wrong with H+I Adventures, my only advice is be ready for an epic trip! Read more

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Great trail running adventure April 2018

5.0

Hiking the Balkans Reviews

I had been to Skopje once before, where I looked at Mt Vodno and dreamt of doing a trail run up it. Fortunately, Hiking the Balkans managed to get me in touch with Dean, a fantastic running guide who showed me all types of cool paths on the mountain. Dean’s pace and fitness levels were great: we covered 21km and almost 1000m uphill in under three hours (excluding breaks). The views were great and Dean told me lots of fascinating things about the mountain and about Macedonia itself. I’ll definitely be in touch next time I’m in Macedonia and have time for a trail running expedition Read more

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trustworthy and creative team! March 2018

5.0

EATour Company Reviews

I highly recommend Sean and his EATour Team! Sean delivered a five star trip for our week long tour of Portugal and Spain. We enjoyed the perfect combination of highly rated restaurants and hotels with native home cooking and overnights at local manors. We toured the historical sights with local and informative tour guides. We enjoyed private tours of vineyards and tasted the local wines and cuisine. Our time was thoughtfully organized although allowed us free time to explore the Portuguese and Spanish culture on our own. I was a corporate meeting planner for five years and I would highly recommend Sean and the EATour team to any corporate or private tours. Relax and enjoy...the EATour Specialist are a trustworthy and creative team! Read more

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Scandinavian Dream! February 2018

5.0

Four Scandinavian Capitals

I want to thank you and Indus Travel for arranging a fantastic trip to Norway. Working with you and your constant update on the itinerary and details really gave us confidence and security to just sit down, relax and enjoy the trip. We had a fantastic time from the time of arrival to the day we left Norway. I have referred Indus to many of my friends who will be contacting you soon for travel arrangements. Many thanks for all your help. Read more

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Having tested first-hand this package I wholeheartedly recommend it. February 2018

5.0

Edible Italy: Culture and Cooking

I participated in the trip organized in May 2017 and was very pleased at the level of effort the organizers put into organizing such a nice package. All the locations are beautiful, all the guides and chefs are very good and a lot of information is covered. Even I learned a few things! Having tested first-hand this package I wholeheartedly recommend it. Read more

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We had a wonderful trip! February 2018

5.0

France and Italy Adventure Tour

We had such a wonderful time on a tou! Excellent hotels, a lot of activities and interesting guides, fast paced adventure with some free time that was really nice and we visited all the cities in Europe I was dreaming about in one trip! Read more

Operator Discovery Nomads

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