Europe Tour Holidays

Escorted Tours to Europe

Scenic beauty, a fascinating artistic heritage and an epic history, all of this and more makes Europe a dream destination for curious travellers. Lovely landscapes offer a diverse feast for the eyes, whether you head south to Spain and Italy, north to Norway and Iceland, or east to the Baltic States and Russia. Right here at home in the UK, there are ‘wow’ moments aplenty as you take a steam train ride through the Scottish Highlands or journey along Ireland’s West Coast.

Hunt for the Northern Lights, which come out to play over Norway’s sparkling fjords and majestic mountains, or gaze in awe at Iceland’s cascading waterfalls and spouting geysers. Head to warmer climes to find beaches in all shapes and sizes, from dramatic and rugged to golden and idyllic. Then there’s Italy’s Tuscan hills, which are dotted with Cypress trees, while pastel-shaded houses cling precariously to the glorious coastline of Amalfi. And if you want to reach really dizzy heights, a holiday to the Swiss Alps offers jaw-dropping views in every direction. There’s a long list of man-made wonders to consider when choosing your European tour, too. Italy is crammed with treasures from top to toe, with Rome’s Colosseum, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and Florence’s Duomo for starters. The chateaux of France, and Spain’s Alhambra Palace will leave you utterly spellbound. And you’ll wonder how on earth Greece’s Meteora Monasteries were built on towering rocks in the 11th century. The chance to step back in time is never too far away wherever your travels take you, with well-preserved historic treasures around every corner. Delve into the seemingly endless alleyways in Malta, where the Knights of St John would have roamed in the 14th century. Or stroll through Italy’s myriad medieval villages, which stand to this day untouched by time. Ponder life back in 79AD when the well-to-do city of Pompeii was smothered in hot ash by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. And you can walk in gladiators’ footsteps in Roman amphitheatres scattered right across the land. Sightseeing aside, a wonderful way to experience your chosen European holiday hot spot is through its cuisine. A cheese fondue, Kalamata olives, nutty olive oil, sun-ripened tomatoes, fish freshly plucked from the sea, earthy truffles – each country, and each region boasts its own specialities. And nothing quite beats breaking bread with the locals, or drinking a glass of wine in the very vineyard where the grapes were grown.

Destinations in Europe

  1. Sun shining through a wooded area

    United Kingdom

    There's a reason why we call the UK our very own green and pleasant land; boasting a unique heritage and unrivalled history, it's the envy of many other nations. From pulsing cities to stunning countryside, you’ll find a wide range of things to see and do here. The shared culture and distinct local flavours that contribute to the UK really must be seen to be believed.

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  2. The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

    Turkey

    Sitting astride two continents, a position that has given rise to a culture that reflects both East and West, our holiday packages to Turkey show a country where European aspirations mix comfortably with Asian traditions. With a heritage stretching farther back than the Byzantine Empire and even the Trojan War, the country we now know as Turkey has seen some of the most important events in all of human history.

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  3. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia

    Bulgaria

    With a beguiling blend of nature and history, you're guaranteed an unforgettable adventure in Bulgaria. The keen explorer simply cannot resist being helplessly drawn to the freshening sea breeze and miles of turquoise water characteristic of Bulgaria’s coast, and many cities feel the benefits of this refreshing ambiance.

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  4. Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

    Croatia

    An escorted tour to Croatia offers the opportunity to discover a country that has, in recent times, become one of the most popular destinations in Europe thanks to a rewarding mix of sublime scenery and towns and cities that are positively brimming with history.

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  5. Tree silhouette in front of the Northern Lights

    Finland

    From winter magic to irresistible summers; wild beauty to contemporary culture, you can expect vitality and excitement whenever during the year you visit Finland. Known as Suomi to the locals, Finland’s scenic landscapes are nothing short of extraordinary; whether you fancy photographing your way around fabulous parks or taking in beautiful coastline dotted with islands, we're sure you'll be able to indulge your nature-loving side.

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  6. Colourful clock tower in St. Tropez

    France

    France is a fantastic place for a holiday. Everywhere you go, there’s something new and exciting to experience. Here no two regions are the same, and whether you prefer captivating countryside chateaus or stylish seaside resorts, you're all but guaranteed a good time. Plus, there’s the added benefit of not having too long a journey; at its shortest, France lies just 20 miles off the coast of Kent and is easily accessible using all major transport methods.

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  7. Sunset over the Cologne Cathedral and Rhine River

    Germany

    A country where medieval architecture meets the modernity of today’s world, Germany is where fairy-tales come to life. Here treats and temptations are abounding in the form of soul-stirring scenery, spirit-lifting culture and much more. Nestled in forested hillsides, castles that could have inspired the Disney classics rub rafters with charming half-timbered buildings, making them all a delight to discover.

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  8. Ancient ruins in Greece

    Greece

    Widely regarded as the birthplace of Western civilisation, Greece is an enticing destination for culture vultures and history buffs (though if you're happier taking in beautiful landscapes and exploring new places, you won’t miss out!). An array of archaeological gems offers much insight into this country’s vast and ancient heritage.

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  9. Hungarian Parliament building at night

    Hungary

    The crowning jewel of Central Europe, Hungary is a truly awe-inspiring place to visit; studded with a mixture of architectural landmarks and grand neoclassical buildings, this is the place to be when it comes to enjoying a unique, enriching travel experience. There’s a prominent Turkish and Roman influence in the country’s culture – evident in the popularity of mineral spas – which only serves to make holidaymakers fall in love with it even more.

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  10. Waterfall between rocks with blue sky backdrop

    Iceland

    Defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields, Iceland is one of the world's most spectacular places. If you're a nature lover, there's no better place on the planet to admire breathtaking views and dramatic backdrops.

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  11. Amalfi coastline with mountain backdrop

    Italy

    If you’re looking for a holiday packed with adventure, Italy is where you should go. A land of warmth and beauty, Italy is the place for fine art, fine food and fine living – a toast to the heritage of Europe’s favourite (and only!) boot-shaped country! Escorted tours of Italy with Travelsphere are an excellent way to make the most of this enchanting destination.

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  12. Church building in Vilnius

    Lithuania

    If you want to be enchanted on your holidays, Lithuania is the place to go. Tradition and folklore are deeply ingrained into Lithuanian culture; here, songs, stories and tales only serve to enhance the quietly eccentric vibe that abounds within this beautiful country.

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Absolutely amazing trip - Travelsphere took care of everything while we sailed round exquisite islands finding hidden gems or places of historical interest at every stop. Highly recommend

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  1. Colourful buildings in Maltese street

    Malta

    Malta is a mesmerising destination that has a definite charm to it, which can make anyone feel relaxed and ready for adventure. Situated in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, between Sicily and the North African coast, Malta has plenty of sights and attractions that’ll appeal to overseas visitors with all sorts of tastes.

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  2. Busy city with flowing river in Norway

    Norway

    Famous for its magnificent mountains and gleaming glaciers, Norway is a truly captivating country. The country has many incredible cultural hubs, like Tromsø, which offers every city delight as well as proximity to the Arctic Circle, making it an enticing place for nature lovers and culture vultures alike.

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  3. The Royal Castle in Warsaw

    Poland

    Packed full of exciting things to see and do, Poland is one of Europe’s most picturesque countries. Home to woods, rivers, lakes and hills, the scenery here is nothing short of spectacular. With history reaching all the way back to the 10th century, there’s more than a thousand years of heritage to explore, including countless Second World War monuments that stand as testament to Poland’s incredible endurance and remarkable survival.

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  4. Cityscape alongside large body of water

    Portugal

    Portugal is a picturesque country. Once a powerful maritime empire, much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s and is truly a sight to behold. But it's not just beautiful buildings that make Portugal the perfect travel destination; it’s also celebrated throughout the world for its fine food, gorgeous scenery and unrivalled hospitality.

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  5. Palace of Parliament in Romania

    Romania

    A pristine landscape of rugged mountains and rolling hills, Romania is one of Europe’s most enchanting countries. Situated in the southeast corner of the continent, stone churches and dazzling monasteries are as common in Romania as vibrant cityscapes and attractions for the modern age.

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  6. Volga River in Russia

    Russia

    As the world’s largest nation, Russia is home to a multitude of natural and manmade treasures that make it one of the most intriguing travel destinations out there. Two of its most famous cities – Moscow and St Petersburg – are home to many magnificent monuments paying tribute to Russian history and culture, including the mighty fortress that is the Kremlin and the Hermitage State Museum, replete with treasures for you to admire and amaze at.

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  7. Lake Bled with a purple sky back drop

    Slovenia

    Combining natural treasures with harmonious architecture and charming rustic culture, you’ll find Slovenia to be somewhat of a hidden gem in the heart of Europe. Seeming to have more in common with its Alpine neighbours Austria and Italy than those of former Yugoslavia, Slovenia is home to everything from snow-capped peaks to turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline.

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  8. City scape with historical buildings standing tall

    Spain

    A tour of Spain will leave you with some truly spellbinding memories. Whether you want to visit captivating castles or cities steeped in history; spend a week in Andalucia or take a rail trip through the Pyrenees, Travelsphere can cater to your needs. Spain touring holidays should be extra special, and you won’t be disappointed with what we have to offer.

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  9. A flowing river through a Swiss mountain range

    Switzerland

    A picturesque country in the heart of Europe, Switzerland is both relaxing and reinvigorating in equal measure. Bordered by France, Italy, Germany and Austria, your Travelsphere Switzerland tour package will show you a land like no other, with plenty of European influence and yet still exuding its own individual identity.

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  10. Lake and mountain range in Austria

    Austria

    The stuff of fairy tales, Austria is famously beautiful. Characterized by mountain villages, baroque architecture, Imperial history and rugged Alpine terrain, no other country waltzes so elegantly between the urban and the rural mode of life.

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  11. Riga Cathedral in Latvia

    The Baltics

    Explore a stunning geographical marvel and experience a vibrant, rich heritage and what’s more, this time we’re using 20 words

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