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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Highlights of Europe return Eurostar (Winter 2018-19)
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Highlights of Europe return Eurostar (Winter 2018-19)

16 days
$ 250 / day
$ 4,155
From : $ 5,407
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
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  • Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
    Highlights
    • Heidelberg: See the red sandstone castle and explore the baroque Old Town
    • Innsbruck: Walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades and see the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace. Venice: Cruise to St Mark’s Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Basilica. Rome: See the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum as well as other Medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered through the city. Florence: Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square
    • See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods. Lucerne: View the emotive Lion Monument and walk the covered Chapel Bridge to see the Jesuit Church. Paris: See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, facades of the Louvre, the River Seine and its romantic bridges, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe. Scenic Drives: Romantic Road, Tyrol, The Dolomites, Veneto, Apennine Mountains, Tuscany, Umbria, Chianti Hills, Italian Lake District, Swiss Alps, Burgundy.
    • Paris: Meet a local foodie for a behind-the-scenes look into Parisian life. Sample some local delicacies in a pâtisserie, boulangerie, fromagerie and chocolatier on a gourmet walking tour that takes you off the beaten track.
    • Paris: Rendezvous at Le Petit Prince de Paris, an atmospheric French bistro that believes 'There is no love more sincere than that of good food'. Your Celebration Dinner offers home-style cooking, using local ingredients and is accompanied by delicious French wines.
    • Heidelberg: Revel in the merriment as you raise a stein and feast on local German specialties in a beer hall-style restaurant. Prost!
    • Veneto: Delight in a prosecco tasting with the expert vignerons at a local winery and learn the secret to making the perfect Bellini.
    • Rome: Food and family go hand in hand in Italy and are pillars of the Italian way of life. Experience it for yourself with an invitation from your local EatWith host and join them for a truly Italian, home-cooked meal.
    • Tuscany: Savour home-made cuisine at a family-style dinner with fresh ingredients prepared to traditional recipes, set among the beautiful Tuscan countryside.
    • Florence: Choose your dining experience from a selection of hand-picked local restaurants, each offering their own unique cuisine and ambience on your Dine-Around Evening.
    • Dining Summary: 14 Buffet Breakfasts (BB) and 6 Dinners with Wine (DW), all with tea or coffee. Festive Highlight Dinners: 14 Dec Christmas Day in Lucerne. 28 Dec New Year's Eve in Heidelberg.
    • Rhine Valley: Delight in a private estate viewing of one of these Rhineland castles and learn more about these living cultural monuments situated along the Middle Rhine.
    • Venice: Witness the ancient skill of glassblowing and watch artisans create delicate works of art.
    • Venice: Meet a gondolier and learn about the age-old tradition of gondola navigation on the iconic Venetian canals.
    • Vatican City: Be among the select few to gain VIP access into the Vatican Museums, see the Bramante Staircase and Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.
    • Eurostar: Relax on the smooth, high-speed Eurostar train from London via the Channel Tunnel.
    • Amsterdam: Cruise in a glass-topped boat through the old waterways, where the wealthy merchants built mansions during the Golden Age of the 17th century.
    • Florence: Join a Local Expert to view the multi-coloured marble cathedral, bell tower and baptistery, adorned by Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise. Visit the political heart of the city, Signoria Square. See the area around Santa Croce Basilica, famous for the quality of its luxury goods.
    • Christmas Markets: Embrace the magic of Christmas time in Europe. 25 Nov explores Heidelberg, Innsbruck, Florence, Lucerne & Paris; 16 Dec explores Innsbruck & Paris.
    • Heidelberg: See the red sandstone castle and explore the baroque Old Town with your Travel Director.
    • Innsbruck:: Walk the narrow streets of the Old Town, lined with medieval houses and arcades, to see the Golden Roof and Imperial Palace.
    • Lucerne: View the emotive Lion Monument and walk the covered Chapel Bridge to see the Jesuit Church.
    • Mount Pilatus: Enjoy a spectacular journey to the summit of Mount Pilatus to witness a panorama of snow-capped peaks as you take in the pristine mountain air.
    • Paris: See the many attractions Paris has to offer such as Notre Dame Cathedral, the Eiffel Tower, facades of the Louvre, the River Seine and its romantic bridges, the obelisk in the centre of the Place de la Concorde and enjoy a drive along the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe.
    • Rome: See the mighty Colosseum and Roman Forum as well as other medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and Baroque churches, scattered through the city.
    • Scenic Drives: Throughout your journey, enjoy the scenery as you drive along the Romantic Road and later pass the areas of Tyrol, the Dolomites, Veneto, the Apennine Mountains, Tuscany, Umbria, the Chianti Hills, the Italian Lake District, the Swiss Alps and Burgundy.
    • Venice: With your Travel Director cruise to St. Mark's Square and see the Doge's Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St. Mark's Basilica.
    Visits:
    Florence, Heidelberg, London, Lucerne, Paris, Rome, Venice, Austria, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, United Kingdom
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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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    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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    Danube Discovery Cruise

    SmarTours
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    15 days
    $ 233 / day
    $ 3,499
    From : $ 4,724
    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
    • Hofburg Palace (Vienna)
    • St. Martin’s Cathedral (Bratislava)
    • Matthias Coronation Church (Budapest)
    • Gypsy Concert (On Board – Budapest)
    • Old Town with Concert (Osijek)
    • Petrovaradin Fortress (Novi Sad)
    • Kalemegdan Fortress (Belgrade)
    • Iron Gates Gorge
    • Baba Vida Fortress (Vidin)
    • Palace of Parliament (Bucharest)
    • Optional Dracula’s Castle Extension
    Visits:
    Belgrade, Bratislava, Bucharest, Budapest, Croatia, Lucerne, Munich, Prague, Romania, Vienna, Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia
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    Radiant Rhine Cruise

    SmarTours
    Premier
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    9 days
    $ 333 / day
    $ 2,999
    From : $ 7,647
    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
    • Experience walking Tour of Amsterdam
    • You’ll visit major highlights of Anne Frank’s House (Amsterdam)
    • Visit Haymarket (Cologne)
    • Visit Jewish Baths (Cologne)
    • Visit Gothic Cologne Cathedral (Der Kölner Dom)
    • Walking Tour of Old Town (Koblenz)
    • See the fabulous St. Castor’s Basilica (Koblenz)
    • Schängel Fountain (Koblenz)
    • Mannheim Palace
    • Walking Tour of Strasbourg
    Visits:
    Amsterdam, Cologne, Koblenz, Rotterdam, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, France, Germany, Netherlands
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    Amalfi Coast Walking

    Butterfield & Robinson
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    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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    Tuscany Biking

    Butterfield & Robinson
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    6 days
    $ 883 / day
    $ 5,295
    From : $ 6,036
    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
    • Enjoy tasting of Tuscan reds
    • Explore vine-covered hills of Chianti
    • Explore Siena
    • Visit a private wine estate for a tasting
    Visits:
    Florence, Siena, Tuscany, Italy
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    Burgundy 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
    • Experience the Ride along the Saône River
    • Have a great opportunity to ride the Bike across valleys.
    • Discover France
    • See the Canal de Bourgogne and the magnificent Castle of Châteauneuf
    Visits:
    Burgundy, France
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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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    Ireland Biking

    Butterfield & Robinson
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    6 days
    $ 916 / day
    $ 5,495
    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
    • Explore the sleepy village of Roundstone on foot
    • Fabulous cycling along the breathtaking Wild Atlantic Way to the famous Cliffs of Moher
    • Ride through the spectacular limestone landscapes of the Burren National Park
    • Enjoy cycle your way through Inagh Valley
    Visits:
    Connemara, Galway, Ireland, United Kingdom
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    Provence Luberon Biking tour
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    Provence Luberon 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 : $ 11,990
    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
    • Visit the fairytale gothic hilltop village of Les Baux
    • Experience Peter Mayle's Provence by bike, passing the picturesque villages of Gordes
    • Experience awesome Ride through the beautiful Vaucluse Mountains
    • Visit the fairytale gothic hilltop village of Les Baux
    Visits:
    Aix En Provence, Avignon, France
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    Barging Ireland

    ROW Adventures
    Preferred
    Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
    7 days
    $ 629 / day
    $ 4,400
    From : $ 5,016
    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 : 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
    • Tour the legendary 6th Century Clonmacnoise ruins
    • Full day excursion to Portumna Castle and Galway City
    • Traditional Guinness and oyster lunch
    • Visit the unusual haunted Leap Castle
    • Tour Birr Castle’s Gardens and Science Centre
    • Visit the Craggaunowen Re-Creation Project
    • Tour of the Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery
    • Visit a traditional Irish hand-weaving workshop
    Visits:
    Dublin, Galway, Ireland, United Kingdom
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    We want to let you know how wonderful our recent tour to St. Petersburg and Moscow went. With the help of our two excellent tour guides and three very capable drivers (our three Vladimirs), we were able to have an awesome experience in Russia. The beauty of the cities, churches, Christmas lights and markets were not understated by your descriptions. From the delicious foods to our unique experience in making our own matryoshkas, the trip exceeded our expectations. We were delighted with the hotels you chose for us and appreciated the hospitality of your staff.

    As avid travelers across the continent, we are fortunate to count Moscow as our 32nd European capital visited. We can assure you that Moscow moves to the top of our list as a dynamic urban area steeped in wonderful tradition. It is a delightful blend of history and modernity in a clean, safe, and welcoming environment. We are grateful to you and to Express to Russia for helping to facilitate our week.

    We wish you the best as you continue your work assisting sojourners to your wonderful land!

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    Surprisingly charming and delightful!

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

    I recently returned from the 11 day Classic Poland trip which I took with my cousin. We were pleasantly surprised with just how whimsical and charming much of Poland is. Our guide, Jolanta Postrzygacz, was fabulous. She consistently went the extra mile to make everyone happy including offering "treats" representative of Poland during longer coach rides. While the hotels weren't super deluxe, they were pretty comfortable and most of the included meals were wonderful. The tours were very informative and enjoyable. It was an excellent trip and I highly recommend it!

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    Great Time with Grandfather

    5.0
    • Value 5.0
    • Guide 3.0
    • Activities 5.0
    • Lodging 5.0
    • Transportation 5.0
    • Meals 5.0

    I technically took the abbreviated version of this exact cruise a few years back, essentially a one-way trip through the Fjords starting in Bergen and going up to Kirkenes on the Russian border. It was a graduation present from my grandfather, and we took the trip together. He is not the most mobile of travelers, and a cruise was a great compromise for us. I loved being able to talk and read with him on the many rocking chairs looking out the ship's walls, and it was helpful to get the occasional reminder from the Captain about the feature we were passing. We got a solid feel for Norway's coastline and culture from watching attentively from the boat, and also getting off at the majority of the daytime stops. We took part in a bunch of the optional activities (which we booked right beforehand, there was no trouble with that) and there were plenty of options we both liked. One my favorites was seeing a Sami settlement, learning about their culture and how they farm reindeer. The bus ride that took us from the boat to the Sami was also incredible -- the landscape had totally changed, we saw the rows and rows of fish racks, and we even saw wild reindeer run past! The optional activities also meant that when I wanted to take a hike one day, I could go and my grandfather could do whatever he wanted, and we'd see each other in a couple of hours.

    A couple of other things that made this trip for us: the food and the ship itself. The ship's room was definitely close quarters, but my grandfather is a big man and we still had no trouble with anything. The entire ship is handicap accessible, and there is a gym and a hot tub I utilized multiple times! Most importantly: the food. My grandpa is a HUGE foodie and an adventurous eater, and that was definitely his primary concern, and we were both satisfied with the quality of the food. We both felt there was a good balance between having good food, and having enough classical Norwegian food. Plus, if you feel like getting fancy, there is a separate restaurant on the ship that is an extra fee.

    The only reason I give "guide" a lower rating is because we weren't really guided for much of the ship, only during the optional excursions and the occasional information from the captain.

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    Operator Hurtigruten

    A knowledgeable, interesting and friendly local guide

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

    Travelsphere never let us down. Over the past 15 or so years we have travelled with them 8 or 9 times, on short breaks to Paris and Germany, and longer ones to Canada, Italy and America. Our latest was last weekend on the "Experience Riga" trip....it was wonderful, we had a terrific Tour Manager in Gerry, a knowledgeable, interesting and friendly local guide in Gita and they ensured that our trip to this fantastic city was a triumph. I want to go back there as soon as possible!

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    Operator Travelsphere

    Excellent coverage of major cities and Guizhou Province

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

    Road Scholar (also known as Elderhostel) offers hundreds of tours worldwide, using local tour companies, sometimes universities. I have taken RS tours to Africa, China, and France and look forward to more. This was my first "tour" of China, but my 20th visit, with the rest on business. Our guide, Mei Mei, was one of the finest I've seen on tours. We started with Beijing and continued to Xian and then to Guizhou Province for a week in this fascinating area, which was new to me. We were able to meet the people in the villages, thanks to our guide, and enjoyed the chance to see and photograph such a variety of places in China. Hotels were excellent and appropriate to this type of tour (usually centrally located and very fine). Meals were family style and always good. Road Scholar makes its tours educational and doesn't push shopping as so many commercial ones do. Touring in China is very safe. You do have a lot of walking and RS tells you this in the tour, but it seems that a great deal of the walking is in those huge airports! I recommend Road Scholar and always turn to their catalogs to choose my next trip.

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    Good tour vastly enhanced by high quality leader

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

    Beppe Salerno was my guide on a cycling trip through Puglia in Southeastern Italy.

    Although I had cycled for many years and ridden in Italy before this was the first commercial trip I had ever taken. Riding with Beppe was central to the unique experience provided by this trip.

    Beppe provided unique insights into Italian life and culture as well as useful commentary on cycling routes and styles. His knowledge of Italian wines and cuisine transformed the trip from simply a “ride on a bicycle” to a gastronomic adventure. He introduced me to new wines, new dishes and to the people who grew, bottled and prepared them. We discussed history, dialects, regionalisms, music and architecture.

    Beppe's skills are many. Paramount among them, in my opinion, is his ability to motivate people of diverse backgrounds and with widely divergent interests into a cohesive, collaborative group enjoying the company of others while reveling in the delights of a shared ride.


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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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