The World’s Best Escorted Holidays – Europe
When it comes to escorted holidays, Europe includes some of the most spectacular trips. Ancient sites, mountains, lakes and romantic cities- there is something to inspire everyone. Whether you prefer to take the coach, train or boat, slow travel has never been so luxurious or diverse. Here is a rundown of the top five countries for Euorpean touring holidays on the continent and what you can expect to see and do.
Europe’s hidden beauty and best kept secret, Croatia is a Mediterranean paradise strewn with Europe’s last remaining deserted beaches and hundreds of islands. Along with this, it also includes the stunning cities of Zagreb, Split and Dubrovnik. Historically, many famous artists and members of the aristocracy cottoned-on to Croatia’s beauty, with past visitors including James Joyce and Puccini.
The Piltvice Lakes National Park is a UNESCO world heritage site, where emerald green lakes are joined together by magical waterfalls. Also a UNESCO world heritage is the fifteenth century town of Sibenik, built by Croatian kings. Dubrovnik is possibly the most impressive city in Croatia, a walled maze of narrow streets, open courtyards and cosmopolitan cafes. You can see all of these beautiful locations on an escorted tour of the coast.
A cruise along the Rhine is a fantastic way to experience Germany’s medieval castles and villages with a backdrop of ancient woodland and majestic hills. For lovers of history, heritage and legend, this has got to be one of the most rewarding escorted holidays in Europe.
The Rhine Land is full of myths and fable, the villages appearing like mythical kingdoms straight from a fairytale. Enjoy the local beers, explore historic towns that have changed little over hundreds of years, and immerse your imagination in the many stories of the region.
Whether you are exploring the Italian lakes in the north or being driven along the gorgeous Amalfi coast in the south, Italy is an amazing place to take an escorted holiday. Because the passing scenery is so lush and diverse, every leg of the journey reveals something new.
Drive around the rolling vineyards and hilltop towns of Tuscany, pass by picturesque whitewashed villages along the Amalfi coast, or climb high into the mountains of the north where glistening lakes and snow capped peaks await.
When it comes to no-fly holidays from Britain, an escorted tour of France is a luxuriously romantic option. If you want to take your nearest and dearest on holiday, France is the classic choice and for very good reason.
Architecture, fashion and fine dining in Paris are a great way to kick-start a cruise along the Seine. Exploring France from the deck of a ship complements the romance of the landscape, with beautiful towns such as Rouen and Honfleur decorating the banks of the river.
If you enjoy train travel then Switzerland is surely most stunning country to enjoy on an escorted tour. The Glacier Express climbs high into the snow-capped Alps travelling between valleys and glaciers, passing traditional villages and farm houses.
Breathtaking views and sweeping heights mean that taking the train is a perfect way to enjoy some of the most pristine and stunning scenery that Europe has to offer.