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!
Turkey Active Adventure (ETKK)
A bridge between continents and cultures, Turkey has always been a meeting place for travellers eager to exchange just about everything. That trend continues with this activity-heavy romp through southern Turkey. Swap your trusty walking stick for a bike and a raft as you hike, pedal and paddle your way through the steep canyons of the Lycian Way, past ancient ruins, around peaceful olive groves and into small villages untouched by time. Exercise should always be this inspiring.
Highlights: Trekking the Lycian Way, cycling from the mountains to the coast, sea kayaking in spectacular coves, hiking through ruins and Turkish villages.
Trekking in the Dolomites (EIDT)
Beloved by mountaineers and nature lovers alike, the Dolomites sit perched atop northern Italy like a rocky crown. This exhilarating trip through the mountains features day treks through some of Italy’s most unbelievable scenery, with plenty of visits to small villages along the way to soak up the unique local Ladin culture and cuisine. Nights are spent in mountain refuges, where your hosts will ply you with hearty home-cooked meals. Eat up; you won’t find tastier mountain-trekking food anywhere else.
Highlights: enjoying magnificent hiking amongst towering peaks, passing by the highest peak in the Dolomites, revelling in the chance to learn about local Ladin language and customs.
Trekking in Iceland (ELST)
Iceland is one of those rare places on Earth that feels more science-fiction than fact, even when you’re actually there. Gushing geysers, bubbling hot springs, mammoth volcanoes and acres of polar ice lend this laidback island nation a palpably otherworldly allure. Your adventures here will bring you into close contact with all of it- hiking glaciers, scaling volcanic craters and learning the colourful lore from your expert guides. There’s no spacesuit required for this out-of-this-world experience; just healthy legs and a wide-open heart.
Highlights: Exploring the ever-changing geographical wonderland of Iceland, trekking along the sides of volcanoes and across a frozen glacier, camping behind the mountains in a secluded campsite along the Laugavagur Trail, searching for thermal springs in Iceland's fertile landscapes
Trekking in Garfagnana (EITG)
The difference between a tourist and a traveller? Tourists visit. Travellers explore. And once you’ve seen, smelled, felt and tasted northern Tuscany, you’ll want to devour as much of it as possible. This journey into Garfagnana—one of Italy’s top trekking regions—offers plenty of exercise for mind, body and soul alike. Over eight days, you’ll hike the unspoiled mountains by day, learn to prepare delicious local cuisine in the evening and put your well-used feet up at the end of it all to soak in the simple pleasures of country life.
Highlights: Enjoying day hikes in stunning Tuscany, tasting local specialties, savouring home-cooked meals, relaxing at our authentic countryside accommodation
Sweden Family Adventure (EWFA)
Most family trips call it a day once the sun goes down. Not this one. Way up in northern Sweden, the fun starts at dusk when nature flips on the Northern Lights for a show that’s second to none. This wintertime trip for active families sets you up in a remote wilderness lodge for three days spent ice fishing, snowshoeing and mushing about with the sled dogs under a clear hinterland sky. Later, you’ll learn about local Sami culture from an expert and rendezvous with genuine reindeers before bunking down for a night in the original ICEHOTEL®. The Northern Lights are brighter than they've been in a decade right now, and once you’ve seen them in person, your memories of them will never, ever dim.
Highlights: Dog-sledding through icy wilderness, seeing the Northern Lights in all their glory, spending a night in the renowned ICEHOTEL®
Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSH)
Scotland may be known for its whisky but it’s also overflowing with glens, rivers and lochs that are waiting for the adventurous. This energetic 7-day trip offers a combination of hillwalking, adrenaline-sport options and local culture. Test your nerves rafting the River Tay's white waters and settle them again sampling the local whisky. Admire the views around Ben Vrackie, Glen Shee and the best of the Scottish Highlands. This is a great option for the typically independent traveller wanting to get further afield in the rolling hills.
Highlights: Rafting the River Tay, hiking down 'glens' and up 'bens', sampling Scotland's finest export- whisky
Prague to London Adventure (EYPL)
Ah, a relaxing week’s vacation in Old Europa. What could be finer? Don’t ask anyone who’s taken this trip! Our 7-day odyssey across five countries is a blur of beauty, culture and adventure from start to finish, with loads of optional activities to pick and choose from. From the varied architectural wonders of Prague to the nightclubs of Amsterdam and Berlin to romantic Bruges and classic London, this trip contains more European awesomeness per minute than should be permissible by law. (We won’t tell if you won’t.)
Highlights: Partying across Europe, exploring historic cities and museums, discovering medieval towns straight from a fairytale, embracing a variety of cultures, sampling regional wines and delicacies.
It’s tough to pack all of Europe into a single trip, especially when you’re travelling with kids. The solution? Take smaller bites. This brief-but-brilliant 8-day journey through three of the continent’s most scenic cultural hotspots blends the highlights of Paris, Bruges and Amsterdam into a digestible experience that will stay with the whole family long after you’ve come home. Eiffel Tower? Check. Canals? Check. A museum about chocolate? Check. Best trip ever? Check and mate.
Highlights: Taking in the culture and history in Paris, Tasting Belgian chocolate in Bruges, Wandering among the canals and streets of Amsterdam.
Norwegian Fjord Hiking (ENFH)
The Vikings were some of the toughest people to ever walk this earth, and looking at the land that spawned them, it’s not hard to see why. Carved by the relentless North Atlantic for eons, the Norwegian fjordlands are a challenge that beckons hikers and mountaineers of all ages and abilities. This trip will put you on intimate terms with the great green hills, monstrous peaks, enormous glaciers and flat-out gorgeous scenery of this isolated chunk of Scandinavia. Lace up your hiking boots and set forth in search of your own personal Valhalla.
Highlights: Stunning views across the Hardangerfjord, walking on the blue ice of the Foglefonna Glacier, hiking to the summit of Melderskin in the Rosendal Alps, admiring the sheer size of Langfoss Waterfall
Moorish Spain (ESMS)
Al-Andalus was a Muslim state that ignited Europe for centuries. It's now more commonly known as Spain. Discover the romance and intrigue for yourself on an 8-day tour that offers expert guidance but leaves plenty of free time to unravel the mysteries on your own. You'll explore Madrid's museums, walk Toledo's streets and embrace Andalucia's Moorish spirit in converted mosques, Seville's cathedral and the Alhambra of Granada. From gypsy culture to flamenco passion, encounter a culture a thousand years in the making.
Highlights: Exploring the ancient Moorish city of Toledo, Capturing the perfect sunset photo of the Alhambra in Granada, Walking along spectacular El Tajo Gorge in Ronda, Visiting the magnificent Mezquita in Cordoba, Losing yourself in the colourful alleyways of Seville.
Lycian Way Trekking (ETAA)
Walk Turkey's Lycian Way, widely regarded as one of the world's great trails. Gain an appreciation of the landscape of this great country in a way that is impossible from inside a bus. Whether a casual walker or a serious trekker, this active journey will appeal to those looking for a better way to appreciate magnificent scenery. You'll hike through pine forests and olive groves, across flower-filled fields, past shepherd's huts and the soul-lifting views of Butterfly Valley. Then unwind in beautiful accommodations along the coast. This is adventure at its purest and most simple.
Highlights: Trekking the famous Lycian Way, breathing in the fresh air and inspiring views, staying in local beach huts along the stunning coastline, visiting Turkish villages and wandering through ruins.
London to Rome Adventure (EELR)
Crisscrossing four countries, this whirlwind tour of Europe’s most celebrated capitals squeezes unique culture, delectable food and drink, stunning scenery, wild nightlife and centuries of thrilling history into eight days without ever feeling rushed. Browse the galleries and museums of Paris, gape at the Swiss Alps' natural beauty, hike the verdant hills of Cinque Terre and more, for less than you’d ever dreamed possible.
Highlights: Exploring historic cities and their galleries and museums, Sampling regional wines and delicacies, Hitting four countries in eight days.
“I see London! I see France! I see…” Uh, let’s just leave it there, shall we? Europe’s two preeminent capitals await you and the kids on this short-and-sweet sojourn in London and Paris. Culture and exploration are the main attractions here, with loads of time at sites like the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, but there’s plenty more that just history on the bill here. Ride a double-decker bus through London, learn the finer points of French cooking and wrap it all up with a sunset cruise down the Seine. What a week!
Highlights: Hunting for ravens in the Tower of London, Getting lost in the maze at Hever Castle, Whizzing under the English Channel by train, Learning to create fine French cuisine
For centuries, London and Edinburgh were the cities of kings. These days, though, the royalty carry wands instead of scepters and swords. If you and your kids loved reading about Harry Potter, you’re going to flat-out love living it. Beginning with four days spent exploring the castles and museums of bustling London, we’ll deliver you to Platform 9 ¾ and whisk you off to Alnwick—home of the castle that served as the original Hogwarts—for genuine broom-riding training before turning you loose on Edinburgh, one of Europe’s top cities for culture. (NOTE: No Dark wizards, please.)
Highlights: Experiencing the magic at the Harry Potter film set, Learning about the past on a visit to Oxford, Serving up some delicious home-cooked fare in London, Eating freshly caught haggis in Edinburgh
Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA)
Each summer the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on one of our bikes and experience ornate châteaux, rustic markets, vineyards and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, relaxed living and a leisurely pace—ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.
Highlights: Cycling from one glorious château to the next, appreciating the lush Loire Valley scenery, visiting local markets, tasting wine in ancient vineyards, pedalling through the 'Garden of France'.
Turkey is an amazing place—if you're looking to forge a real bond, this 8-day Local Living adventure is your chance. You'll participate in a garden feast with local friends and get a real introduction to life here. And while you’ll share your home with like-minded travellers, your days are your own. Go swimming at the pool or beach, chat with villagers, explore ruins, indulge in Fethiye's nightlife or step out along the legendary Lycian Way itself. With a CEO there for advice, all paths lead to a perfect holiday.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, getting to know the locals in Kayakoy—your Turkish village home, trekking along the world-renowned Lycian Way, exploring Pinara and other nearby historic sites, indulging in the local mud baths, contemplating stunning views over the coastline, being free to craft your own perfect holiday.
Local Living Spain: Ibiza (ESIL)
Sun-seekers and those looking for the ultimate summer party have always flocked to Ibiza. Get into a Balearic state of mind with this 8-day visit. Hit the hippie market, get active wind surfing or just chill out on the beach or your gorgeous property—it's your call. This villa was once a schoolhouse and is bursting with character. Rooms have private bathrooms but you share the kitchen and living areas with like-minded travellers. With your CEO taking care of the hassles, you'll find your groove in no time.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, lounging on postcard-worthy beaches, wandering the historic streets of old Ibiza Town, finding hidden coves around the island, dancing to the beats of world-famous DJs, relaxing at your very own luxury villa.
The fertile soil and rich coastline of Costa Blanca have fed Spain for centuries on a steady diet of oranges, seafood and paella. Now, it’s your turn. This Local Living trip into the heart of Spanish foodie heaven exposes you to the lush farmlands, charming mountain towns, blissful landscapes and flavourful wines of the region with an intimate home as your base. Spend your week hiking and biking the picturesque hillsides, then refresh yourself with traditional organic fare and some of the most delicious wines you’ll ever taste. It’s all about balance in Costa Blanca. Come find yours.
Highlights: Enjoying a centre-based holiday with optional day trips and activities, hiking through beautiful landscapes, sampling local specialties like wine and chocolate, exploring picturesque towns of the Costa Blanca region, chilling out after a full day's activities in your home away from home.
By turns cool, cosmopolitan and comfortable, Barcelona is that rare breed of world-class city that makes every visitor feel right at home. Our adventure here—with a centrally located apartment as home base—features a diverse array of activities for travellers eager to try something new every day; art and architecture tours for the culturally minded, tapas and cava bars for gastronomists, hiking the hills near Montserrat for outdoorsy types and plenty of nightlife for the night owls.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, navigating the old Gothic Quarter, sampling the area's gastronomy on a tapas bar crawl, chilling out at the Barceloneta Beach, sampling vibrant Spanish nightlife
If you’ve ever wanted to forge a deeper bond with a destination, this is your chance. Centred in San Gimignano, this Local Living adventure places you in the heart of Tuscany for eight days of exploring. After a chef-prepared lunch, you’re free to explore the town, visit vineyards, discover medieval highlights or embrace your inner artist wandering the Tuscan countryside. You’ll share the accommodation with like-minded travellers, and with a CEO there to point you in the right direction, prepare to fall in love with Italy.
Highlights: Sharing a rental property with optional day trips and activities, eating delicious Tuscan cuisine, making new friends at your home away from home, strolling the medieval lanes of beautiful San Gimignano, relaxing at your haven in the Tuscan countryside
Sweden Family Adventure (EWFA)
Paris to Amsterdam Family Adventure (EFFH)
Moorish Spain (ESMS)
Lycian Way Trekking (ETAA)
London to Paris Family Adventure (EEFH)
London to Edinburgh Family Adventure (EEFL)
Local Living Turkey: The Lycian Way (ETLL)
Local Living Spain: Barcelona (ESBL)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Turkey Active Adventure (ETKK)||8 days||Active||Standard||
From $595 USDPromotions Available!
|Trekking in the Dolomites (EIDT)||10 days||Active||Basic||
From $1190 USDPromotions Available!
|Trekking in Iceland (ELST)||10 days||Active||Camping||
From $2210 USDPromotions Available!
|Trekking in Garfagnana (EITG)||8 days||Active||Standard||
From $1020 USDPromotions Available!
|Sweden Family Adventure (EWFA)||6 days||Family||Standard||
From $2299 USD
|Scottish Highlands Adventure (EUSH)||7 days||Active||Standard||
From $595 USDPromotions Available!
|Prague to London Adventure (EYPL)||8 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $935 USDPromotions Available!
|Paris to Amsterdam Family Adventure (EFFH)||8 days||Family||Comfort||
From $2299 USD
|Norwegian Fjord Hiking (ENFH)||8 days||Active||Basic||
From $1445 USDPromotions Available!
|Moorish Spain (ESMS)||8 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $1599 USD
|Lycian Way Trekking (ETAA)||8 days||Active||Standard||
From $699 USD
|London to Rome Adventure (EELR)||8 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1020 USDPromotions Available!
|London to Paris Family Adventure (EEFH)||8 days||Family||Comfort||
From $2399 USD
|London to Edinburgh Family Adventure (EEFL)||8 days||Family||Comfort||
From $2299 USD
|Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA)||8 days||Active||Standard||
From $850 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living Turkey: The Lycian Way (ETLL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $599 USD
|Local Living Spain: Ibiza (ESIL)||8 days||Local Living||Comfort||
From $1240 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living Spain: Costa Blanca (ESCL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $765 USDPromotions Available!
|Local Living Spain: Barcelona (ESBL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
From $1199 USD
|Local Living Italy: Tuscany San Gimignano (EIGL)||8 days||Local Living||Standard||
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