Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia. Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Cruising the Danube through Austria, Slovakia and Hungary is often referred to as the best cultural river cruise experience in Europe, passing through the great cities of Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava. This part of the Danube also includes fabulous landscapes and scenery, to rival those of the Rhine! This year we are upgrading our cruise ship to the MS Arena, which is a superior ship to the MS Esmerelda that we have used in previous years.
Staying on the banks of the Rhine in Beautiful Boppard, join us on this relaxing but fascinating tour, direct to the hotel (no overnight stops). Highlights include: 3 scenic cruises, the Drachenfelsbahn, Germany's oldest cog railway, cable car to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress heritage site, visits to Ahrweiler, Bad Münstereifel and Bonn's famous Haribo factory.
The beautiful city of Dresden, the capital of the Eastern German state of Saxony was completed in 1743. However, 80% of Dresden's historic centre was destroyed in WW11, but has been lovingly reconstructed to its former splendour, making it one of the cultural and architectural highlights of Germany.
The 4* Aqua Hotel Onabrava is a fabulous resort in an excellent location in the heart of Santa Susanna and only a 3 minutes' walk from the beach. With live entertainment every evening, wine and water included with your evening meals and excursions to Jardi Botanic gardens, Blanes, Montserrat including the funicular railway and Tossa de Mar including the little road train.
The Heart of Provence is famous for its iconic landscapes of rolling fields of aromatic lavender surrounded by medieval villages, ancient Roman remains, the majestic city of Avignon, wonderful local markets and fantastic food and drink - a true feast for all the senses.
Lake Orta is a hidden gem in the serene and beautiful Northern Lakes of Italy, and our base from which we explore the equally serene Lake Maggiore. We are also including a fabulous day out on the Centovalli Railway with the Maggiore express, finishing the day with a 3hr boat trip from the Swiss shores of Maggiore back to Stresa. Other highlights include the beautiful Borromeo Islands trip and the fabulous Villa Taranto Gardens
Staying in the Dutch town of Valkenburg in Southern Holland, join us for the magical experience of beautifully lit caves beneath the town. This year we are including a visit to the wonderful atmosphere of 'magical Maastricht' the city goes into full Christmas mode with its markets, ice-rink, and beautifully lit Ferris wheel! And we also visit the city of Aachen in the Eifel region for the festive transformation of this historical city with its Christmas Markets around the Cathedral and Town Hall
We still have last minute availablility on the tours below (singles are very limited )