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European Tour Destinations

Our European Tours include traveler favorites like Italy and Spain as well as lesser-visited corners of the Continent. From Bulgaria and Romania to the lovely Adriatic nations of Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Macedonia, we cover it all.

For maximum flexibility, choose a travel-any-day vacation such as our popular Italy by Rail, which lets you sit back, relax and enjoy the beauty of the Italian countryside. If a Privately Guided European Tour is more your style, our Gems of Central Europe by Rail journey offers unbeatable value and the very best city-center locations.

Our Escorted Europe Small Group Tours never have more than 16 guests. With our insightful native-born guides, you’ll enjoy comprehensive sightseeing enhanced by special cultural encounters you won’t find on other trips.

Adventurous travelers will love our original winter and summer itineraries that take you to Finland’s Lapland and across Iceland. This year we’re delighted to introduce our Grandeur of Norway tour, as well as exciting trips to Georgia + the Caucasus. Additionally we invite you to travel off the beaten path with us to Undiscovered Greece, where you’ll explore the mountain village of Portaria.

We pioneered travel to the Soviet Union in the 1950’s, and our expertly-guided Discover Moscow + St. Petersburg Russia tour is uniquely comprehensive. We also offer shorter 3 and 4-day European Vacation Packages that include a choice of deluxe and luxury city-center hotels, chauffeured transfers, and privately-guided sightseeing tours.

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Finland's Lapland

Private Tour

18 Traveler Reviews
8 Days
Starting at $5,799

Delight in the sites and culture of Helsinki, the White City of the North, and then fly deep into Lapland. Surrounded by wilderness, our resort is the perfect base to experience Lappish life and the magical wintertime beauty of the Arctic Circle.

Italy By Rail - A Flexible Holiday

Travel on your own in Italy

16 Traveler Reviews
9 Days
Starting at $2,599

With the most flexibility to Italy, our unique approach allows you to create your own Italian holiday. Choose from our fine city-center hotels in Rome, Florence and Venice, and tailor your vacation with a choice of included sightseeing – expertly guide with never more than 8 guests. High-speed Italo trains with reserved First Class seats promise more time to enjoy this trio of cities, including our extended 3-night stays in Rome and Florence

Adventures Across Iceland

Small Group Tour

26 Traveler Reviews
7 Days
Starting at $4,999

Across the island from Reykjavik to Akureyri and the beautiful northern fjords, our expert guides will immerse you in the life, history, culture and cuisine of their homeland. Relaxing geothermal lagoons and excursions to hunt for the Aurora Borealis far from city lights complete our winter Iceland adventure!

Discover Moscow + St. Petersburg

Small Group Tour

56 Traveler Reviews
8 Days
Starting at $4,999

Since we pioneered travel to the Soviet Union in 1954, we’ve come to know Russia best. Our native-born, highly-educated resident guides are there to enrich your exploration of the must-see sites of Moscow and St. Petersburg.  Share the culture of these grand and historic cities that they call home.

Sicilian Delights + Antiquity - NEW

Small Group Tour

9 Days
Starting at $6,299

With never more than 16 guests and our engaging native guide, this exclusive journey across Sicily reveals more sites of antiquity and delves more deeply into the rich cultural legacy of the ancient civilizations that swept across this Mediterranean island, from Romans and Goths to Arabs and Normans. Along the way, you’ll sample fine wines, enjoy wonderful meals, and experience genuine Sicilian hospitality.

Around Iceland Cruise by Small Ship

Small Ship Cruise

10 Days
Starting at $6,799

Our unique circumnavigation of Iceland explores pristine waters teeming with marine life and remote coasts explored by few. With a fleet of Zodiacs and the finest Expedition Team, we promise a full and enriching adventure.

Bulgaria + Romania

Small Group Tour

6 Traveler Reviews
10 Days
Starting at $4,299

With our engaging native-born guides and a congenial group of never more than 16 guests, our unique itinerary plumbs the rich heritage, colorful stories and UNESCO World Heritage Sites of this often overlooked corner of Europe.

Ancient Crossroads: Albania, Greece + Macedonia

Small Group Tour

42 Traveler Reviews
11 Days
Starting at $4,099

With our original style and intimate approach, we’ll open doors and windows to the people, cuisines and centuries-old traditions that you simply can't experience on other Greece tours.  Explore Albania's Balkan traditions and learn about life during the Communist era, visit ancient monasteries in Greece, and see the cultural treasures of Macedonia.

Joys of Greece

Small Group Tour

3 Traveler Reviews
12 Days
Starting at $7,399

From Athens, our off-the-beaten-path itinerary brings to life the ancient sites, romantic villages and idyllic islands you thought existed only in history textbooks or on the silver screen! With never more than 16 guests and our expert Trip Leader, you’ll enjoy enriching sightseeing, wonderful meals and authentic cultural engagement.

Ancient Cultures: Armenia and Georgia - NEW

Small Group Tour

13 Days
Starting at $5,499

With 8,000 years of wine-making tradition and a wealth of medieval monasteries, Armenia and Georgia are truly historic. But they’re also very young democracies – promising a lively adventure enhanced by soaring mountain vistas, illuminating exploration of ancient sites, and a chance to savor two of the world’s great culinary traditions.

Journey to Croatia + Montenegro

Small Group Tour or Private Tour

46 Traveler Reviews
13 Days
Starting at $6,499

The stories and beauty of this pristine, lesser-visited corner of Europe are presented with insight and passion by our expert native-born Trip Leader. Amidst soaring mountains, breathtaking coastal vistas and charming medieval towns, our in-depth sightseeing is enhanced by genuine personal encounters that reveal the true essences of these remarkable lands.

Visions of Russia by Small Ship - NEW

Small Group Tour

14 Days
Starting at $7,899

Enjoy a spectacular voyage through the Russian heartland! Explore exciting Moscow and then cruise north to visit the enchanting Golden Ring towns of Uglich and Yaroslavl. Continue along the Volga-Baltic Waterways to St. Petersburg, the enchanting city founded more than 300 years ago by Peter the Great.


Private Tour

3 Days
Starting at $1,199

Enhance your travels in Scandinavia with our perfectly planned stay in the Finnish capital. Enjoy spacious Style Guestrooms at our landmark hotel in the heart of town and discover the historic sites and local flavors of the city with your personal guide.

Lake Como

Private Tour

3 Days
Starting at $2,199

Nestled against a magnificent mountain backdrop, the lakes and towns of Italy’s northern Lake District capture the true Italian spirit of La Dolce Vita. Our 3-day Private Tour includes transfers and a choice of fine hotels, making it easy to include the Lake District in your travels.