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!
“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 time to stop and marvel at the Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, Notre Dame and the Eiffel Tower, but there’s plenty more than 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: Hunt for ravens in the Tower of London, get lost in the maze at Hever Castle, whiz under the English Channel by train, partake in a medieval banquet, learn to create sweet and tasty 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: Experience the magic at the "Harry Potter" film studios, learn about the past on a visit to Oxford, serve up some delicious home-cooked fare in London, eat freshly made haggis in Edinburgh