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Architecture, Culture, and Cuisine Top a Grand European Tour

The highlights of any European tour are impressive architecture, art and heritage, wine and gastronomy. Anyone can go to Europe, but to get an insider view and authentic insights, you need a tailor-made itinerary from Enchanting Travels. Not only will our bespoke tours take you to Europe’s top cities, we’ll include character-filled villages and towns, and picturesque landscapes.

Imposing castles and medieval cathedrals are an essential part of a UK and Ireland trip. Whether it’s the Cotswolds, County Kerry, or the Isle of Skye, the countryside exudes tremendous charm. London leads the pack in iconic world cities, while Dublin and Edinburgh are literary hubs; all display cutting-edge culture, art, museums, and theatre. Chat with locals at a pub and sip on a local draught, but do also set aside time for another quintessential British indulgence—full afternoon tea at a posh hotel.

Across the English Channel, relive World War II history on the sands of Normandy’s beaches in France. Paris, the stylish city by the Seine, is always utterly captivating. In Bordeaux sip the world’s best wines and savor exquisite farm-to-table meals. Provence has the perfect ambience for learning to cook classic regional dishes, against the backdrop of swaying lavender fields. From there, turn to the sun-kissed French Riviera: a paradise with luxurious accommodations, chic bars, and romantic seaside cafés.

Just across the border is Italy’s Ligurian coast with famous Portofino and uber-quaint villages. In the heart of Italy, Tuscany has everything: fabulous Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, splendid wines in Chianti, olive groves and food to warm the soul. All this complements outstanding architectural gems in Italy’s biggest cities: Rome, Florence, Milan, and Venice.

Spain is hard to resist. Seville seduces you with its live flamenco dancing, and any visit to Barcelona must pay homage to Gaudi at Sagrada Familia Basilica. Madrid’s trio of must-see museums hold stunning art collections, while in Granada it’s the Moorish palace complex of Alhambra that dominates. Loosen your belt before you arrive in Spain for it is a true gourmet paradise. Squeeze in a trip north, to sample wines and regional cuisine at prestigious wineries in Rioja and San Sebastian.

Germany too produces fine white wines, but it’s more famous for terrific beers, with Munich the undisputed beer capital. Old and new architecture stands tall: grand Romanesque churches of Cologne; the glittering modern masterpiece, the Elbphilharmonie, in Hamburg; fairytale Neuschwanstein Castle, overlooking the scenic Bavarian countryside. Vibrant Berlin and traditional Frankfurt may call out to you, but let your itinerary also include picturesque towns like Nuremberg or lovely Baden-Baden, set on the edge of the pine-scented Black Forest.

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German Christmas market

Christmas Cheer in Germany

5 Days: $ 2,290 / person
Celebrate the festive season in style on this Germany vacation! Indulge yourself at colorful Christmas markets in Munich and Nuremberg where delightful food spreads, mulled wine, cookies and traditional Bavarian goodies are the order of the day.
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Bavarian Countryside and Romantic Road

8 Days: $ 2,790 / person
Delve into the delights of the Bavarian countryside, where fairytale castles rub shoulders with pastel-colored, preserved villages, historic sites and spa destinations. Framed by the distant Alps and ringed in by lush forests, this self-drive tour will take you deep into the heart of Southern Germany, famed as much for its natural beauty as for […]
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Unique Germany: A Delightful Immersion

11 Days: $ 6,590 / person
From the vibrant art and culture scene of Berlin, this Germany vacation takes you to medieval Oberwesel on the Middle Rhine, where beautifully preserved architecture and rich history await you. At picturesque Heidelberg, journey back in time to experience the country’s medieval grandeur, or explore the postcard perfect landscape on a leisurely cruise.
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Our unique tours are built on extensive knowledge of our destinations, an outstanding team of professionals, and personalized, top-notch service. We were recognized with the Travel Weekly Magellan Gold Award in 2019 for being the World’s Leading Tour Operator – Overall, and were nominated as Europe’s Leading Tour Operator in 2019 by World Travel Awards.

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