Cassie’s Top 20 Europe Trips for 2020

Explore itinerary options to trendy destinations all across Europe...

"What do you recommend that we do for our first time in Europe?

Europe is amazing! There’s so much to do, and so many ways to experience it! If it is your first time to these destinations, our recommendation is that you take a tour! Most of the itineraries on our Top 20 list of Europe Trips for 2020 include the must-see and must-do activities, ALREADY built into the itinerary for you! You get the most out of your travel dates.

Affordable touring vs luxury tours...

Suggestions #15-20 are “affordable tours,” designed for travelers that want a mix of value, included excursions, and free time to customize their experience at each destination. When selecting an affordable tour, travelers can enjoy a savings of up to 40 perfect compared to booking a vacation on their own.
Suggestions #1-14 are “first-class tours,” basically a perfectly planned vacation package. You receive MORE included sightseeing and behind-the-scenes local experiences. Plus receive VIP access at the must-see sites. With all the logistics worked out and hotels that are perfectly located, these tours include everything you need to get the most out of your free time. Yes! Free time does exist while on a tour!
Prefer to customize a similar itinerary on your own? Talk to Cassie – as a former Tour Guide, she knows how to tackle the logistics and customize a trip that fits your pace and budget.

Early Birds! For travel in 2020, book tours #1-14 by November 29th & save 10% per person. (Tours #15-20 save $50.)

#20 Gourmet Tuscany (8-days, affordable tour)

The town of Montecatini serves as your home base to explore the surrounding landscapes of breathtaking Tuscany. Prepare an authentic Italian dish inside a rustic Tuscan farmhouse during a cooking lesson. You’ll indulge in picturesque scenery, world-class local wines, traditional cuisine, and cultural discoveries on this affordable Italian tour package.

Estimated departures available from mid-February thru mid-November.
Estimated tour rate $1,669 per person, a $209 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by October 20th & save $50 per person.

#19 Prague, Vienna + Budapest (9-days, affordable tour)

On this splendid tour discover the former Habsburg Empire. Your tour starts and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll overnight in some of Central Europe’s most exciting cities: Prague, Vienna, Budapest, and Salzburg. Vibrant cities and historic sights – along with some beautiful scenery of the Alps and the Danube River – make this a comprehensive tour for value-minded travelers. 

Estimated departures available from mid-March thru December.
Estimated tour rate $1,449 per person, a $161 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by October 20th & save $50 per person.

#18 Highlights of Morocco (10-days, affordable tour)

This tour takes in the Imperial cities of Morocco, Fez, Marrakech, Meknes, and Rabat as well as some more inspiring cities, such as Ouazarzate, Casablanca, and Erfoud. From the Middle Atlas mountain range and Ziz Gorges to arid desert, this budget-minded Morocco vacation will amaze you with spectacular scenery and exotic cities.

Estimated departures available year-round. 
Estimated tour rate $1,199 per person, a $120 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by October 20th & save $50 per person.

#17 England, Scotland + Wales (13-days, affordable tour)

Experience some of Britain’s fascinating towns as you travel through England, Scotland, and Wales, with overnights in London, Leeds, Edinburgh, Strathpeffer, Glasgow, Liverpool, Cardiff, and Plymouth. On this affordable tour, you’ll also travel to charming towns like Stratford-upon-Avon, York, and Bath. Be sure to bring your camera as you make your way through Lake District, Snowdonia, and Dartmoor National Parks.

Estimated departures available from mid-April thru early-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,319 per person, a $179 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by October 20th & save $50 per person.

The hot list! This itinerary is one of the most popular affordable tours.

#16 Central Europe (15-days, affordable tour)

Learn about Central Europe’s rich history and see its historical sites as you travel through the heart of Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic. Visit the vibrant cities as well as charming villages and scenic countryside.

Estimated departures available from April thru December.
Estimated tour rate $2,299 per person, a $154 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by October 20th & save $50 per person.

The hot list! This itinerary is one of the most popular affordable tours. 

#15 Scenic Switzerland by Train (9-days, affordable tour)

This tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes – all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. From your carriage windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snow-capped peaks, glacial ice fields, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages.

Estimated departures available from late-April thru early-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,499 per person, a $278 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by October 20th & save $50 per person.

The hot list! This itinerary is one of the most popular affordable tours. 

#14 Bonnie Scotland (7-days, luxury tour)

Famous for its historic castles, fascinating and often bloody history, breathtaking scenery, lively cities, charming villages, & the legendary Loch Ness monster, Scotland fills visitors with a sense of magic and delight. Start with a guided tour of a whisky distillery near Glasgow and end with a tour of the Scottish Crown jewels in Edinburgh Castle. In between, you’ll experience some of Scotland’s most scenic areas and fascinating sights.

Estimated departures available from mid-April thru September.
Estimated tour rate $1,929 per person, a $276 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting a regional tour of Scotland.

#13 The Sicilian (10-days, luxury tour)

From palaces to churches, you’ll encounter ancient works of art, architecture that has withstood the ages, and archaeological treasures on this 10-day tour. Relish the baroque-style historic sites and savor authentic Sicilian culinary specialties that have been handed down for generations. Your Sicily tour concludes on the beautiful Taormina Riviera with an opportunity to visit Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano.

Estimated departures available from April thru October.
Estimated tour rate $2,399 per person, a $240 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting a regional tour of Italy.

#12 London + Paris (7-days, luxury tour)

Spend a week discovering two of the world’s most exciting cities on this escorted London and Paris tour. You’ll stay in centrally located hotels and be accompanied by an expert Tour Director who will bring these destinations to life with first-hand, in-depth knowledge. On a guided sightseeing tour with an expert Local Guide in each city, you’ll see the must-see attractions, such as Big Ben and Piccadilly Circus in London, and the Champs-Elysées and Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

Estimated departures available from April thru October.
Estimated tour rate $2,419 per person, a $346 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

The hot list! This itinerary is one of the most popular European city tours. 

#11 The Croatian (11-days, luxury tour)

Spectacular scenery, historical sights, and special experiences await on a fantastic tour through Croatia and Slovenia. This popular destination will amaze you as you experience the beauty of the Dalmatian Coast, Postojna Cave, 15th-century architecture, and so much more!

Estimated departures available from mid-April thru mid-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,859 per person, a $260 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

#10 Britain Uncovered (12-days, luxury tour)

Join us in exploring the undiscovered, authentic, and timeless destinations of Britain. Drive through the magnificent scenery including picturesque villages, wild moorlands, deep river valleys, and the Scottish Highlands. Dip into history with a visit to Bath and try to catch a glimpse of “Nessie” in Loch Ness. An expert Tour Director will bring these destinations to life on this spectacular tour.

Estimated departures available from mid-April thru mid-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,919 per person, a $243 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

#9 The Best of Spain (9-days, luxury tour)

From its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate & unique cuisine, this is the best way to see the highlights of Spain in a short time! You’ll overnight in Madrid, Seville, Granada, Valencia, & Barcelona. A special paella dinner will be prepared for you at a restaurant in Valencia, and you’ll enjoy sangria, a popular Spanish drink, in Barcelona. These are just a few of the experiences & sights included on this tour.

Estimated departures available from April thru mid-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,249 per person, a $250 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting a regional tour of Spain.

#8 Portugal in Depth (11-days, luxury tour)

This guided tour of Portugal is a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned two-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve, with additional overnights in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start and end in Lisbon, and see the interior and virtually the entire coastline of Portugal. From those interested in food and wine, Globus has arranged some special treats for you. Enjoy an olive-oil tasting in Belmonte, a wine tasting at a Port wine cellar in Oporto, and more. All of this awaits you on this wonderful, in-depth vacation of a lifetime!

Estimated departures available from April thru mid-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,349 per person, a $214 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting a regional tour of Portugal.

#7 Northern Italy + Cinque Terre (10-days, luxury tour)

This is the perfect “off the beaten path” vacation for travelers who want to learn more about the culture, food, and traditions of Northern Italy. You’ll spend two nights in Milan, Parma, Rapallo, and Turin, and an overnight in Lucca. A highlight is Cinque Terre, known for its natural beauty with terraces built into the rocky cliffs that drop down into the sea. Words cannot describe the magic and spectacular scenery.

Estimated departures available from mid-April thru early-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,689 per person, a $269 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting a regional tour of Italy.

#6 Intro to Ireland (7-days, luxury tour)

This tour is an ideal introduction to the Emerald Isle. Experience some of Ireland’s most magnificent scenery and famous towns. You’ll overnight in Dublin, Ennis, Killarney, and Waterford. Highlights include the 668-foot Cliffs of Moher and the Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive through rugged and magnificent landscapes. Words cannot capture the magnificence of these natural beauties; you must witness them in person!

Estimated departures available from April thru mid-October.
Estimated tour rate $1,919 per person, a $275 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting a regional tour of Ireland.

#5 Gems of Iceland + Northern Lights (6-days, luxury tour)

Iceland is a country known for its natural wonders; glaciers, active volcanoes, black-sand beaches, geothermal areas, roaring rivers, majestic waterfalls, and beautiful lakes. On this escorted tour of Iceland, you will start and end in Reykjavik. Witness natural wonders like Gullfoss Waterfall, and bake bread using the heat of Geysir Hot Springs.

Winter tours feature the opportunity to view the Northern Lights.
Estimated departures available from late-September thru March
Estimated tour rate $2,629 per person, a $439 per day average. 
Early Birds! 
Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

Summer tours feature the opportunity to go whale watching.
Estimated departures available from mid-April thru mid-September
Estimated tour rate $3,259 per person, a $544 per day average. 
No Early-Bird discounts available for this tour. This is a “winter” tour.

Choose from either winter or summer departures! This itinerary features the northern lights during the winter, and whales during the summer. 

#4 Classical Greece (8-days, luxury tour)

History comes alive on your guided visits to Greece’s ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis and Olympia; take in the sites of ancient Corinth where St. Paul preached; and explore the ruins in Mycenae. Learn to dance the sirtaki and make the traditional Greek appetizer tzatziki. From picturesque fishing villages to ancient sights, this tour is a vacation of a lifetime.

Estimated departures available from mid-April thru mid-October.
Estimated tour rate $2,019 per person, a $253 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.
Add on a 3-night or 4-night cruise! Ask us for more details.

The hot list! This itinerary is one of the most popular Europe tours. 

#3 The Scandinavian (14-days, luxury tour)

Stunning scenery, cultural treasures, exciting cities, and fun experiences await you on this Scandinavia tour through Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Your tour begins in Copenhagen and ends in Oslo with overnights also in Arhus, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Karlstad, Lilehammer, Flam, Bergen, and Geilo. From the stunning scenery of fjords, forests and waterfalls to the vibrant cities, this escorted tour through Scandinavia will delight your mind and spirit!

Estimated departures available from May thru early-September.
Estimated tour rate $4,289 per person, a $307 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.
This tour can also combine with Iceland! Ask us for details.

The hot list! This itinerary is one of the most popular Europe tours. 

#2 Italian Mosaic (13-days, luxury tour)

Our most popular vacation, this guided Italy tour takes you to not only the main Italian cities – Rome, Florence, Venice and Assisi – but you’ll also get to enjoy some of the smaller towns and scenic attractions. You’ll visit the must-see city sights, such as the Vatican Museums in Rome, Michelangelo’s David in Florence, St. Mark’s Square and Basilica in Venice, and much more. From the relaxing towns of Sorrento and Stresa on Lake Maggiore to the faster-paced cities, this tour of Italy has it all!

Estimated departures available from April thru mid-October.
Estimated tour rate $3,929 per person, a $303 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting to see “all” of Italy.

#1 Scottish Highlights + Islands (14-days, luxury tour)

From its historical castles to its charming landscapes and from its exciting cities to its charming small towns, Scotland has it all. On this comprehensive tour, you’ll visit some of its historical castles; witness its unspoiled, breathtaking scenery; experience its cities and some of its small towns; learn about its fascinating history; and much more.

Estimated departures available from mid-April thru September.
Estimated tour rate $3,879 per person, a $278 per day average.
Early Birds! Book by November 29th & save 10% per person.

This itinerary is perfect for travelers wanting a regional tour of Scotland.

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