Europe has always been the destination of choice for those seeking a connection with the history of western culture. Beyond the capital cities and museums hides another Europe vacation opportunity, studded with incredible scenery, quaint villages, quiet coastlines, friendly people and adventurous activities. Europe travel options include some of the world?s greatest treks, walks, bike rides and leisurely sightseeing excursions, which run through landscapes as grand as the Alps, yet as subtle as Tuscany. How about a winter experience in Scandinavia? Or an epic 80+ day tour through a dozen countries? From the turquoise coast of Turkey and medieval capitals of Eastern Europe to Spanish Andalucia, discover the real Europe with the Great Adventure People!
Whether you're looking for relaxed afternoons lazing on the deck of a yacht or time to indulge in the nightlife, this Croatian cruise aims to please. Discover charming villages and stunning scenery as you sail from Split to Dubrovnik on a small yacht. The emphasis is on connecting with the country and culture and you'll fall in love with this region's beauty on hikes to castles and waterfalls. Toss in beach barbecues and snorkelling and you have an incredible and affordable island getaway.
Highlights: Connect with history at Diocletian's Palace in Split, discover secluded islands and deserted beaches, explore Korcula—the birthplace of Marco Polo, wander the forested paradise of Mljet National Park, sail into the ancient port of Dubrovnik—'the Pearl of the Adriatic'
Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)
Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The graceful cathedrals of St Petersburg coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are just waiting to be discovered in this glimpse of Russia.
Highlights: Admiring St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, gawking at the Kremlin Armoury treasures, visiting Golden Ring churches and monasteries, relaxing at Lake Nero, exploring St Petersburg's back streets and ornate buildings
The wise traveller knows that the best way to get under the skin of a destination is to hunker down and stay awhile. This 8-day trip lets you dig deeper on the beautiful Croatian island of Krk. You'll share your base—a cluster of old stone homes with beautiful interiors and a big terrace with a barbecue—with other like-minded travellers but are free to explore any way you want. Witness wine-making and olive oil processing, cycle to Roman ruins, hit the beach or head out on day trips to nearby islands.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, chilling out at your new home in the picturesque village of Gostinjac, Exploring Krk's hidden gems by foot and bicycle, Discovering other islands on optional excursions, Daytripping to the beach, Dining with new friends—the locals.
The Best of Turkey (ETBT)
This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques and tea houses.
Highlights: Exploring ancient historic cities, overnighting in a converted Ottoman mansion, discovering ancient Roman ruins and amazing natural scenery, tasting delicious local cuisine, walking through the astonishing white pools of Pamukkale.
Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET)
Spectacular mosques, rustic Armenian churches and towering stone castles reward those willing to get off the beaten path. From ancient mud brick cities to exotic bazaars and the mysterious fallen stone heads at Nemrut Dagi, this 8-day trip is Turkey at its most fascinating. Travel to the land beneath the snow-capped peak of Mt Ararat, the legendary resting place of Noah's Ark, and immerse yourself in the magnificent sights and legendary hospitality of the people in this lesser known, and lesser travelled, region of Turkey.
Highlights: Exploring ancient mud brick cities, bargaining in bazaars, tasting regional specialties, visiting the mysterious stone heads of Mount Nemrut.
Turkish Treasures (ETTTD)
Standing in the heart of Istanbul, you realize just how much history and beauty Turkey has to offer. Marvel at the Byzantine masterpiece of the Aya Sofya and take in the symmetry of the Blue Mosque. Travel across this ancient land and encounter Cappadocia’s incredible fairy chimneys and its otherworldly landscape. Bask in history as you walk through the incredibly preserved Roman ruins of Ephesus. Your handpicked guide will take the hassle out of planning and leave you free to savour the ancient treasures of Turkey.
Highlights: Uncovering your inner archaeologist as you explore ancient ruins with a local expert, Sharing a meal with the locals in rural villages, Walking through the surreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia, Being overwhelmed by the beauty of Topkapi Palace
Our 15m exclusive yacht is the perfect way to see some of the most beautiful islands in the world. This 8-day adventure takes you from the famous island of Mykonos to the Greek capital, Athens. Relax in the sun or try your hand at sailing as your experienced skipper guides you through deserted bays and famous archaeological sites. You will have plenty of time for hiking, snorkelling, exploring and relaxing before digging into some local seafood.
Highlights: Exploring the Aegean Sea, enjoying the nightlife of Mykonos, marvelling at the Cyclades Islands, discovering historic ruins in Athens.
A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world's most beautiful islands: the Greek Islands. Sail for eight days aboard our 15m (50-ft.) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, and dine on fresh seafood.
Highlights: Relaxing on white sand beaches and swimming in brilliant turquoise water, testing your hand at sailing or just relaxing on the deck, wandering through whitewashed villages, tasting traditional Greek food and wine
A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world’s most beautiful islands—the Greek Islands. Sail aboard our 15m (50-ft.) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, dine on fresh seafood and don’t forget to try the ouzo! This 10-day round trip from Santorini will give you the chance to explore some of the treasures of the Greek Islands.
Highlights: Sail through the pristine waters of the Greek Islands aboard a yacht, capture the ultimate Greek snapshot on Santorini, wander through whitewashed villages on Paros, enjoy the party on Mykonos, discover Venetian architecture on Naxos
Croatia Sailing Adventure - Split to Dubrovnik (ECVS)
The Best of Turkey (ETBT)
Turkish Treasures (ETTTD)
Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Mykonos to Athens) (GVMA)
Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Mykonos) (GVSM)
Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Santorini) (GVSS)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Croatia Sailing Adventure - Split to Dubrovnik (ECVS)||8 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||Standard||
From $1050 USDPromotions Available!
|Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1615 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living Croatia: Krk Island (ECZL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $960 USDPromotions Available!
|The Best of Turkey (ETBT)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1199 USD
|Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $977 USDPromotions Available!
|Turkish Treasures (ETTTD)||9 days||Discovery Adventures||Comfort||
From $1499 USD
|Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Mykonos to Athens) (GVMA)||8 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||Standard||
From $1399 USD
|Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Mykonos) (GVSM)||8 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||Standard||
From $1399 USD
|Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Santorini) (GVSS)||10 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||Standard||
From $1799 USD