What to Expect
Travel through Europe doesn’t have to be stressful, and it’s not when on a tour. Avoid days spent fussing over maps and attempting to ask for directions in a foreign language, on a tour all of these tasks are taken care of. All you have to do is sit back, keep your eyes open and enjoy yourself.
A typical day on a tour will begin with breakfast at your hotel and then out on the road to your next destination. Guided tours often travel in the comfort of an air conditioned coach bus. Throughout the day the tour will stop at notable landmarks, villages or cities. Sometimes you will be free to explore and find somewhere to have lunch, while other times a guided tours or activity will be prearranged. In the afternoon you will check in to your room at the next city and enjoy dinner with your tour. Tour groups can range in size and can also include particular age groups, depending on your preference.
Tours in Europe can also be as general or as specific as you like. Whether you dream of seeing all of Europe’s iconic landmarks, or prefer to just focus on your own interests – be it opera, cuisine, wine or history, there is a tour that can provide you with the experiences you’ve always dreamed of.
Tours are commonly offer a variety of accommodation styles, transport, some meals, a coach driver, and a tour guide. Some tours run by outside operators, entry fees to attractions and additional activities may also be included.
To find out more about the range of tours available with Travel Associates call 0800 482 776 or enquire online.
Travel Associates can help you take the time and stress out of organising your dream holiday with an all inclusive holiday package. To find out more about the range of holiday packages available with Travel Associates, view our packages below, call 0800 482 776 or enquire online.
European tours commonly focus on Europe’s captivating history and beautiful scenery. For an inspiring and touching experience, nothing comes close to a battlefield tour. ANZAC day in Gallipoli is one experience that many travellers never forget. Tours to the area provide great insight, anecdotes and history of the events that have proceeded, allowing travellers to take in the sights and feel the raw emotion.
From Stonehenge in the UK, medieval castles in Wales and ancient churches in Greece, the famed historic buildings found throughout Europe are also well covered by tours. Travel around the Scottish Highlands and Ireland is particularly popular as tours cover the area’s Viking history and Celtic heritage while visiting significant cathedrals, striking castles and quaint stone villages.
For those who like to let their tastebuds do the travelling, food and wine tours are plentiful throughout Europe. Taste the exotic flavours of Spain or try a tipple on a wine tour in Tuscany, its sure to be a meal you will never forget.
Don't leave home without...
A comfortable pair of walking shoes is essential to pack when on a tour. Even if you’re tour travels by bus, you’ll want to explore the sights you stop at by foot.
Pack a camera to capture those magical European moments and spectacular views.
Things to be careful of…
In any of the large cities you stop at, be weary of pick-pockets, particularly in crowded tourist areas. Always keep your valuables close to you and stay alert.
Some areas in Europe should be avoided at night. If you plan on going out always tell your tour guide where you are going and they will advise you as to whether it is safe or not.