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Senior Tours in Europe - Best Tours & Trips 2019

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By far one of the most popular travel destinations in the world is Europe. Home to many diverse countries, landscapes, cultures and languages, Europe borders the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and the bright blue Mediterranean sea to the south. It remains a fascinating place to visit time and time again.

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Travel Style Travel Style Relaxed A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full on For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Mixed You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

Trip Type Trip Type Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided / Independent Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Great Cities of Eastern Europe

SmarTours
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15 days
$ 213 / day
$ 3,199
From : $ 4,319
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit the concentration camp at Auschwitz, now a museum honoring the victims of the Holocaust
  • See the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church and the Citadel on Mount Gellert.
  • See historical sights including the Monument of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
  • Voyage to the charming artist’s town of Szentendre
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour taking you along the Ring Boulevard, past Emperor Franz Josef’s Hofburg Palace and the ornate State Opera to a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, the Cathedral of St. Stephen’s
  • Visit the quaint towns of Duernstein and Telc en route to Prague
  • See the 14th-century Charles Bridge and explore the charming Old Town in Prague
  • Helsinki Tour
  • Danube Bend
Visits:
Auschwitz, Budapest, Helsinki, Krakow, Matthias Church, Prague, Vienna, Warsaw, Austria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Poland
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13-Night Jewels of Ireland Tour

13 days
$ 258 / day
$ 3,349
From : $ 4,119
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Open-Top Double-Decker Bus Tour of Dublin
  • Scenic Tours of Connemara, Dingle, West Cork & Glens of Antrim
  • Kiss the 'Stone of Eloquence' Atop Blarney Castle
  • Horse & Carriage 'Jaunting Car' Ride in Killarney
  • Scenic Boat Trip around Dingle Bay & Harbor
  • Sheepdog Demonstration with Local Farmer in County Clare
  • Scenic Catamaran Cruise on Killary Fjord
  • Connemara Ponies & Traditional Farming Methods at Dan O'Hara Homestead
  • Knitting & Spinning Demonstration at Donegal Woollen Mill
  • Visit 'Game of Thrones' Film Locations including The Dark Hedges
  • Irish Step-Dancing Display at Cabra Castle
  • Sample Locally-Brewed Beer at a Traditional Drogheda Pub
  • Walking Tours of Kinsale, Galway, Derry & Drogheda with Local Guides
  • Dublin Castle
  • Russborough House
  • Blarney Castle
  • Blarney Woollen Mills
  • Blasket Centre
  • Foynes Flying Boat Museum
  • Cliffs of Moher, Lissadell House
  • Belleek Pottery Factory
  • Donegal Castle
  • Slieve League Sea Cliffs
  • UNESCO Giant’s Causeway
  • The Dark Hedges
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Boyne Valley Visitor Centre with Newgrange or Knowth Tomb
  • Guinness Storehouse or General Post Office (GPO) Visit
Visits:
Belfast, Dublin, Galway, Ireland
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Delightful Danube

8 days
$ 400 / day
$ 3,199
From : $ 3,935
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Visits:
Budapest, Vienna, Wachau, Germany, Hungary
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10 Days Central European Capitals Tour: Prague, V ...

10 days
$ 113 / day
$ 1,125
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visit The Golden City Prague exploring the history and modern culture on foot
  • Visit to the opera or a classical music performance at the city Vienna
  • See the Schonbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburgs.
  • Explore a Green Oasis in the City Budapest
Visits:
Bratislava, Budapest, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Prague, Vienna, Wachau, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
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River Cruise to Northern France

ROW Adventures
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
7 days
$ 711 / day
$ 4,975
From : $ 6,119
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Visit the Abbey of Hautvilliers where the monk Dom Perignon first made Champagne
  • Visit to the world famous cellars of Moet and Chandon for a tour and tasting
  • Visits to small family-run vineyards
  • Visit Meaux and Coulomniers, one of the centres of Brie cheese
  • Visit the magnificent Chateau of Vaux-le-Vicomte
Visits:
Paris, Reims, France
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Irish & British Focus with Paris

14 days
$ 204 / day
$ 2,855
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Visits and admissions to Dalkey Castle, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Clonmacnoise Monastic Site
  • Explore Cliffs of Moher, Blarney Castle, Blarney Woollen Mills
  • See the House of Waterford Crystal, Cardiff Castle, Roman Baths & Pump Room, Stonehenge and Tower of London
  • Experience Paris with Independent Sightseeing
  • Amazing Welsh Evening in Cardiff
Visits:
Derry, Dublin, Edinburgh, England, Ireland, United Kingdom
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The Sounds of The Hebrides: Mull, Luing, Shuna and Jura

St Hilda Sea Adventures
Premier
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6 days
$ 199 / day
$ 1,196
From : $ 1,869
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Cruise over natural anchorage of Tayvallich, once a famous Viking harbor
  • Explore Tobermory, one of the most picturesque towns in the Western Isles
  • Get an opportunity to see eagles, sharks, whales, porpoises and dolphins, as well as many types of seabirds
Visits:
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Amalfi Coast Walking

Butterfield & Robinson
Preferred
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6 days
$ 1,466 / day
$ 8,795
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Explore Villa Jovis, the summer residence of Emperor Tiberius
  • Discover Amalfi
  • Experience Walk the fabled Path of the Gods over Positano
  • Opportunity to Hike paths perched high on the mountainside while soaking up the stunning views of the islands of Ischia and Procida.
Visits:
Amalfi Coast, Naples, Italy
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Pilgrimage to Portugal, Spain & France featur ...

Collette
Premier
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12 days
$ 197 / day
$ 2,369
From : $ 2,914
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Gather for a memorable farewell dinner in Barcelona.
  • Enjoy regional wine with every included dinner.
  • Worship in the most revered basilicas of Fatima and Lourdes.
  • Spend time at the magnificent Cathedral of Burgos.
  • Explore the pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela with a local guide.
  • Visit Gaudi's masterpiece "La Sagrada Familia" and celebrate mass.
  • Travel back in time in the amazing medieval city of Carcassone.
  • Learn about the “Way of St. James.”
  • View the site of the fifth apparition in Valinhos.
Visits:
Barcelona, Porto, Santiago de Compostela
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Highlights of Sicily & Southern Italy

14 days
$ 209 / day
$ 2,929
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • Rome : Welcome dinner at a local restaurant
  • Castel gandolfo: Guided visit of the Papal Palace and the Barberini Gardens
  • Sorrento–capri : By jetfoil
  • Capri: Guided visit of Capri village, including a funicular ride
  • Pompeii : Guided walking tour of the excavations
  • Naples : Guided visit; pizza tasting
  • Bari: Guided walking tour
  • Lecce: Guided walking tour; taste pasticciotto with almond-flavored iced coffee
  • Alberobello: Guided walking tour; visit a trullo
  • Matera: Panoramic view of the Sassi houses
  • Scilla: Picture stop
  • Reggio calabria: Guided visit of the Bronzi di Riace museum
  • Strait of messina: Ferry crossing
  • Taormina: Visit the ancient Greek Theater; dinner at a local restaurant
  • Agrigento: Guided walking tour of the Valley of Temples
  • Palermo: Guided sightseeing, visit the cathedral, and the Norman cathedral in Monreale; farewell dinner at a local restaurant
  • Spectacular scenery combined with fascinating architectural remains and ancient history—all of this awaits you on this fabulous “off the beaten path” vacation through Southern Italy and Sicily
  • If you’re interested in Roman history, this tour is certainly for you
Visits:
Agrigento, Matera, Mount Etna, Naples, Palermo, Rome, Sicily, Sorrento, Italy
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Portugal Biking

Butterfield & Robinson
Preferred
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
6 days
$ 833 / day
$ 4,995
From : $ 5,694
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays. Luxury - 5 star
Highlights
  • Ride from Monsaraz to Evora, where you'll be surrounded by vineyards
  • Explore Lisbon
  • Enjoy the perfumed air of the Alentejano countryside
  • Wine tasting at the impressive winery Monte dos Perdigoes
Visits:
Lisbon, Portugal
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Authentic Danube & Prague

10 days
$ 350 / day
$ 3,499
From : $ 4,304
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Visits:
Bavaria, Nuremberg, Passau, Prague, Vienna, Austria, Czech Republic
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Rome & the Amalfi Coast

Collette
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
10 days
$ 245 / day
$ 2,449
From : $ 3,012
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
Highlights
  • In Minori, sample some of the local specialties at a family-owned limoncello factory.
  • Enjoy a tasting and lunch at a local winery at the foot of Mount Vesuvius.
  • Discover the amazing mountaintop monastery of Montecassino.
  • Tour a buffalo milk mozzarella factory.
  • Visit the fascinating National Archaeological Museum in Naples.
  • Take a panoramic tour of Classical Rome featuring an in-depth, guided visit of the spectacular Colosseum.
  • Visit the seaside resort town of Sorrento.
  • Discover the excavated ruins of Pompeii at the foothills of Mount Vesuvius.
Visits:
Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri, Naples, Rome, Sorrento, Italy
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Magical Ireland

SmarTours
Premier
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
13 days
$ 215 / day
$ 2,799
From : $ 7,177
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level : Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
Highlights
  • Merrion Square (Dublin)
  • Christchurch Cathedral (Dublin)
  • Guinness Brewery (Dublin)
  • Castle Ward House & Gardens (Northern Ireland)
  • Titanic Belfast Experience
  • Giant’s Causeway (Antrim)
  • Kylemore Abbey (Galway)
  • Cliffs of Moher (Clare)
  • Ring of Kerry
  • Dingle Peninsula (Kerry)
  • Blarney’s Castle
  • Medieval Castle Banquet
Visits:
Dingle Peninsula, Dublin, Galway, Killarney National Park, Ireland, United Kingdom
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Glories of Greece & Three Continents Cruise p ...

15 days
$ 286 / day
$ 4,295
From : $ 5,798
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : N/A
  • N/A
  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Olympia: Join a local chef and savour the regional specialties in a fun, exciting introduction to Greek cooking.
    • Athens: Toast the culmination of your journey in true Greek tradition at a lively Celebration Dinner with wine.
    • Cruising: While cruising, enjoy an exquisite variety of Mediterranean dishes as well as flavours, aromas and spices from around the world. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served on board daily. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package, featuring a selection of alcoholic, soft drinks and hot beverages.
    • Dining Summary: 14 Breakfasts (B), 7 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D) and 2 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee. Your cruise includes a complimentary drinks package featuring a selection of alcoholic and soft drinks, and hot beverages.
    • Mycenae: Meet the artisans of a family-run pottery studio and learn about their unique traditional methods.
    • Ephesus: Travel from Kusadasi to reach this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Led by your Local Expert, enjoy your time exploring the famed excavated site of this Greco-Roman treasure.
    • Athens: A member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Athens Divani Caravel Hotel offers comfort and style with fantastic access to the key highlights of Athens. Admire breathtaking views of the ancient Acropolis from the rooftop terrace or relax in the refuge of the hotel's spa with one of their many treatments.
    • Kalambaka: Located in Laspes Kastrakiou, Grand Meteora Hotel offers accommodation with views over the Meteora Rocks and is a short distance to Kastraki Village and Kalabaka Town.
    • Kalambaka: This hotel is the most modern hotel in Meteora, but still retains its traditional roots. It offers unique comforts and splendid spaces of relaxation that characterize them the detail and the originality in the decorative assiduity.
    • Olympia: This is a unique place that combines the energy, the space, the serenity of Ancient Olympia, set in a green landscape filled with olive trees. From every corner of the white marbled spacious lobby, guests enjoy the endless green scenery along with the open air terrace of the lounge café.
    • Olympia: Built in the hill above Ancient Olympia, this hotel exhales good taste.
    • Athens: Ascend the Acropolis with a Local Expert to admire the Parthenon, built in 5th century B.C. Steps away you'll see the Temple of Athena Nike, also known as the Temple of the Wingless Victory, and the six stone-carved caryatids that make up the Porch of the Maidens on the Erechtheion.
    • Athens: See the Arch of Hadrian, erected in honour of the Roman Emperor and used as a divider between the ancient city and the new Roman district, along with the remaining columns of the Temple of Olympian Zeus.
    • Cairo: Admire the remaining Wonders of the Ancient World as you explore through the Pyramids of Giza and the mighty Sphinx. Hear about Egyptian history as you walk through the National Archaeological Museum and learn the art of making papyrus paper out of reeds when you visit a Papyrus Institute.
    • Thermopylae: See the Leonidas Monument dedicated to the brave warrior and his 300 Spartans.
    • Kalambaka: Your Travel Director will provide an orientation of this town situated at the base of the extraordinary Meteora rocks.
    • Meteora: With a Local Expert, visit one of the remarkable centuries-old monasteries of Meteora, teetering on towers of rock and arguably the most spectacular place to visit in Greece.
    • Delphi: With your Local Expert, walk to The Sacred Way once lined with offertory temples. See the reconstructed Athenian Treasury and pass the superb Polygonal Wall to reach the Temple of Apollo, where the people would seek divine wisdom from the mysterious Oracle.
    • Olympia: The stadium of Olympia hosted the ancient Olympic Games and the Heraia, the women's games in honour of Hera. See the Temple of Zeus, athlete's gymnasium and the stone marker where the sprint began.
    • Mycenae: Walk through the Lion Gate past the royal beehive-tombs where Schliemann uncovered golden treasure, while hearing tales of Agamemnon from your Local Expert.
    • Corinth Channel: Cross the amazing rock-cut channel dividing the Peloponnese from mainland Greece.
    • Nafplio: Join your Travel Director in an orientation of this beautiful seaport town and see why it is named one of Greece's prettiest spots.
    • Rhodes: See the classical Acropolis of Lindos and the Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights in Rhodes.
    Visits:
    Athens, Olympia, Egypt, Greece, Turkey
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    Beauiful Croatia

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 4.0
    • Transportation 4.0
    • Meals 4.0

    This was our first Bus Tour. While we did enjopy the spots we visited, we felt that there were too many towns and not enough time in each, necessitating more time on the bus. Nevertheless the value of the tour is undeniable. The Tour director Jon, was extremely professional and he was a huge positive on the trip. The topography of Croatia was spectacular, the Sea and mountain views were gorgeous. Lake Bled, the Postojna Caves, Opatija/Plitvice Lakes, Debrovnik, the Roman Ruins, Zagreb were wonderful. The hotels were all clean and rooms were comfortable. Unfortunately my partner Barbara fell and injured her face and broke her glasses on the way to Debrovnik. Jon was extremely concerned offered to find a doctor ()which Barbara declined) but Jon took the broken glasses to an occulist who temporarliy repaired the frames. Two of our fellow travelors who were Nurses took care of Barbara after the accident.

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    The amazing places we saw

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    I liked everything about my RS tour of the Oregon Coast - the amazing places we saw; our well-informed and caring tour director Kathleen Fitzgerald; the capable and quietly efficient bus driver Tim; the vastly knowledgeable Earth Science specialist John Ford; the excellent local guides Audrey and Mike; the variety of group meals and eating locations; the convenient accommodations; and the wonderful tour co-participants. Also, before the tour, helpful Road Scholar staff and volunteers checked on all my health and nutrition needs. In all - an exquisite experience, which made me rush and book another Road Scholar tour for September. :-) Georgiana

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    • Value 1.0
    • Guide 1.0
    • Activities 1.0
    • Lodging 1.0
    • Transportation 1.0
    • Meals 1.0

    Here is a May 2019 review. I would not recommend this tour to anyone. Our group of 10 emailed the company post-tour explaining our dissatisfaction with the whole week, and they are taking absolutely no ownership of any issues. We asked for reimbursement/compensation. It was declined. Please don’t make the mistake of thinking that because the reviews are conflicting, that they have pulled their socks up and improved recently. The more reviews I read, the more I notice many reviews are suspiciously vague and too positive. I suspect those reviews might be fake.

    My main issues are with the safety and cleanliness of the boat. There are absolutely no safety briefings as you board the ship and a lot of my group did not know where the life jackets were. This became relevant when we had awful weather that was throwing the boat around as if it was nothing, breaking the anchor/chain. The crew were telling us that it was quite normal to have rough seas but if that is the case, it makes sense to prepare the group for the possibility. We had to sail for 8 hours in the night and we all had no idea what to expect or do. Things were smashing, broken glass everywhere, you could not stand or even sit without being thrown out of your seat. Communication from the crew was poor especially that night and would not have happened without our insistence.

    The boat stinks. I absolutely refuse to believe that sailing boats normally smell like this. Vomit from seasickness and other human waste fermenting presumably in a septic tank is not something I had ever smelt before and hope never to smell again. This smell comes up through all the drains so it’s inescapable. The toilets were flushing with brown pooey water. Often you would find someone else’s poo in your toilet having made its way around all the pipes of the ship. It's horrifying. Oh, also I had a ‘functioning’ toilet. Half the ship did not so some of the group were literally holding in their poo until they got to land, so as not to make a big unflushable pile and make the smell worse. I didn’t know this until our final night on the boat. Many people bring the smell up when they review this tour and Sail In Greece state ‘no issues were reported by our staff’ every time. But based on what I saw, I doubt the crew are doing a daily updated check in with head office. For example: no toilet paper is allowed to go down the toilet, which is fair, but we were told the bins would be changed each day. My bin was changed once in 7 days. I doubt that if they give that few fucks about the cleanliness of the cabin bathrooms that they are doing daily quality assurance and reporting back on it. Oh and my ‘freshly made’ bed had a top blanket which had some crusty white stuff on it.

    Things described on the itinerary are not likely to happen. Our itinerary described free ouzo, a night of unlimited cocktails, a private boat party with DJ. When we enquired about this, our tour guide had absolutely no idea. Because Niko was such a lovely guy I am reluctant to throw him under the bus but he is employed by the company and he should also be familiar with what has been quoted on the itinerary. Sail in Greece replied to our email saying "at no point did we say drinks are provided" but it absolutely read like that, otherwise we would not have expected it. For 10 separate people to interpret a statement the same way, you've used misleading words.

    Sail In Greece have this disclaimer: ‘the itinerary is subject to change at the captains discretion or due to unforeseen circumstances’ but I think they use this to cover themselves to change things on a whim, things that are completely within their control. We are reasonable enough to understand that the weather can be unpredictable. But we lost two full days of activities and time on the islands due to a administration problems with them needing to get a new captain? It's frustrating beyond belief to be ready waiting to go and the crew can't tell you what is happening. And being stuck on the boat literally all day.

    It was an absolute shitshow and if you read all that I am glad because it probably means you were quite seriously considering this trip. Don’t book with Sail In Greece.

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    Expect no help, ignored, no resolution if issue on tour occurs Rate 0

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    • Activities 1.0
    • Lodging 1.0
    • Transportation 1.0
    • Meals 1.0

    Rate 0, would never touch Globus or Cosmos tour again. Be warned if there is an issue with your tour - Don't expect Globus to help you or provide a resolution – care factor is nil. Don't risk it - don't buy Globus or Cosmos. Globus and CEO of Globus accepts and approves employee bad behavior - including lying, disrespect and mock client in front of them and putting the client health and safety at risk - I have proof in emails that support this. Had major trouble on a Cosmos 15 night trip in Sicily - 10 nights of 15 nights trip went through extreme stress and no resolution (not during the trip or after rectification).

    The tour guide was extremely unprofessional in behavior - lying to clients repeating, tour guide was disrespectful, mock, belittle, laugh about and downgrade clients in front of them in Italian thinking they don't understand what you are saying (clients understood what was said and extremely upset), the tour guide and company ignore risks and forced two of the shared clients to share with another that was an issue (that person should not been allowed to purchase a twin share or should of been told to get own room on tour - sharing with this person posed WHS hazards with power cords hanging mid high across room for their medical equipment (trip hazard) and breach of privacy and access to basic amenities (sharing with a stranger twin share - where can't shut bathroom door to go to toilet or shower - as the only power point is in bathroom and her equipment had to be plugged in for life support). Multiple clients on tour complained to tour guide for 10 days and demanded another room, the tour guide did not deal with it and lied, also mocked and disrespected clients in front of them. While on tour multiple complaints emailed direct to Globus as governing body did nothing and swept it under the table and ignored it. Multiple complaints was lodge after trip as well - still no action or resolution, Multiple complaints alerting CEO of Globus (12 pages letter full examples, photos and correspondence - still no action and I specifically ask CEO questions Does the CEO accept staff bad behaviour and breach of code of conduct - approving Globus staff lying, disrespectful, mocking clients and in Italian too and a whole heap more - I received a call today and YES the CEO of Globus approves the bad behaviour of staff and clients being disrespecting, mocking, lying and more. I travel extensively all over the world for 28 years, no other Tour company does this - all other companies will resolve it. Don't risk it - don't use Globus or Cosmos - if you have an issue you wont get help. Use another tour company - there are plenty of good ones out there who will stand by their service.

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    It was fun to be able to spend time alone with our grandson

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    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    We did a grandparent/grandchild trip with Road Scholar and it was a wonderful experience!
    It was fun to be able to spend time alone with our grandson, and it was fun for him and us to meet new people.
    We plan to do another trip next year with our other grandson!

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    Its a stop on your life's adventure

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    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 5.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    Its not a trip, its a stop on your life's adventure and learning. My trip to the gardens of England and the Chelsea flower show with Jenny Smale as our tour guide and Kevin Tooher as our botanical guide was beyond my expectations for a tour of the gardens of England. We stayed in top hotels, rode in a comfortable bus, ate great meals and visited private sites that would have been impossible except for their assistance. Our group bonded and will continue to stay in touch.
    I took hundreds of photos and packaged them into a Powerpoint presentation that I gave to my local garden club. Hope to encourage others to try this tour.
    Can't wait for my next Road Scholar visit.
    I am checking off my bucket list with the family that I never knew I had.

    I have added another Road Scholar trip for 2019. I will be sharing 9 days with a fried in Churchill Ca while we travel on tundra buggies to see Polar Bears. I had been researching this trip for years and then looked over the Road Scholar description. Not only was it thousands cheaper, but also more side adventures and time watching bears than similar trips. I look forward to adding great photos to my review.

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    Senior Tours in Europe Tours and Travel Guide

    Senior Tours in Europe Attractions & Landmarks Guide

    By far one of the most popular travel destinations in the world is Europe. Home to many diverse countries, landscapes, cultures and languages, Europe borders the North Atlantic Ocean to the west and the bright blue Mediterranean Sea to the south. It remains a fascinating place to visit time and time again.

    Stepping Back to the Ancient World

    Europe today showcases many throwbacks to its long storied past. Sprawling empires have reigned throughout the ages from Roman to Austro Hungarian. Fundamental philosophies we still adhere to today were formulated in Ancient Greece. Tales of intrigue surround it's many still standing castles.  

    Of course ancient history preserved also has the side effect of some difficult navigation. Cobblestoned streets may sound idyllic but walking for an extended period over the uneven surface can be a major strain on hips, back, and feet.

    Do be prepared for some walking though - many old sections of European cities are compact, with many attractions right on top of each other. Such that you may not realize how long you’ve actually been on your feet going from museum to cathedral to outdoor café.  

    Europe Farther Afield

    Turkey may not have been a common travel destination 20 years ago, but today this is a thriving and popular tourist destination. Turkey’s unique positioning in the world geographically makes it the perfect introduction to the Middle East. You'll notice many European influences as you wander the streets of Istanbul admiring the architecture and smelling the delicious food from various markets.   

    Older travelers may have an ingrained mental block about visiting the balkan states or Central European countries such as Hungary or Slovakia. Iron Curtain remnants are still visible, and life under communist rule remains a not so distant memory for some. But it’s precisely this fact that can make a tour through these countries so impactful. Apart from being uncommonly beautiful, their recent and ancient histories are fascinating to learn about, particularly from local guides.

    The mysterious and stunningly beautiful Scandinavian countries to the North deserve a mention as well. These hidden gems are extremely fun for history enthusiasts - prepare to discover the story of the vikings and their tremendous influence over the look, feel, and culture of such places as Finland, Norway, and Sweden. From castles to fjords, Scandinavia might be a little out of the way, but well worth the extra effort to get there.

    Visiting Russia

    Russia is an extremely proud, complex nation. Constantly at odds it seems, with its neighbors, it nonetheless has a fascinating history to learn about and landmarks to visit. Entering Russia can involve some hoops so make sure you’re really on board to dive into the culture and cover long distances. Consider choosing a guided tour company that has a lot of experience in Russia specifically. This can help unlock all the wonderful things about the country even further, and make the visa process less of a headache.

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    Things to Know Before You Go

    Senior tours in Europe usually involve less walking and focus on in depth cultural and historical points of interest. When younger travelers talk about “immersive” or “authentic” travel, this can often mean situations that older travelers would find uncomfortable.

    For senior travelers, immersive and authentic is still highly valued though maybe with a few more amenities available. This will mean more premium level hotels, personal service, and local restaurants with a fine wine list - rather than the most cutting edge street food vendor.

    Europe tours can be challenging for some senior travelers. Many city streets are paved with cobblestones which, while lovely and picturesque, are uneven and difficult to walk on for extensive distances. Be sure to bring sturdy footwear!

    Top Tour Activities in Europe for Seniors

    1. Guided History Walk - Europe is full of rich and storied histories. Tour companies with seniors in mind often incorporate lively and engaging history walks into their itineraries. These are often highly focused on a particular theme or era and led by scholars and experts in a particular field.

    2. Cooking Class - Cuisines in Europe are extremely variable - often changing dramatically region by region within a single country. Cooking classes are a fabulous way to get to know the culture and meet locals who are eager to share their traditional dishes and cooking methods with visitors.

    3. Coastal Walks - One of the most popular outdoor activities in Europe for seniors is a brisk coastal walk, taking in spectacular views. This activity is particularly common in the United Kingdom, where the coastal trails are rugged yet mostly flat - manageable for a wide variety of physical levels.

    4. Northern Lights - A classic bucket list item that takes some specific planning to check off, the Northern Lights can be seen from a few key places in Europe. Most notably, Iceland, Finland, Norway, Sweden, and parts of Scotland. This activity by definition is not for the un-adventurous - it will be cold, and to get the best views many tours involve off-roading. But if this is unappealing, finding a luxury lodge in these northern reaches is a great way to glimpse the Aurora.


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