UK and Western Europe

The UK and Western Europe offer something for every kind of traveler. The region boasts a rich history, stunning landscapes, beautiful architecture, and exquisite food and art. No matter your interest, we can help you craft an experience in this region that you will never forget!

Popular

  • Paradores & Pousadas of Spain and Portugal
  • The Major Capitals – London, Paris, Rome…
  • Tuscany, Italy
  • Provence, France

Authentic and Undiscovered

  • Camino de Santiago Trail, Spain
  • Isle of Skye, Scotland
  • Molise Region, Italy
  • Carmargue Region, France

Highlights

Chasing dreams and golf balls in Ireland

With rolling hills, towering cliffs, ancient Megalithic tombs, crumbling castles and bustling villages thick with lively pubs, Ireland is a place that perfectly joins nature and culture. Adventurers, history enthusiasts, golfers and nightlife seekers alike, all congregate to this culturally rich and diverse country. For adventurers, strap on a pair of sturdy boots and discover this beautiful Island’s landscape on foot and bike. Travel between towns and hear legends long-treasured by the Irish about beloved heroes, giants, witches and hags. Trek down the well-worn pilgrimage tracks and journey through slopes and valleys. For golf lovers, pull on your gloves and tour the country’s amazing golf courses. With over 400 different courses, there are options for every level. A wonderful ‘loop’ can be done whilst keeping your home-base snuggly in the heart of Dublin. Druids Glen Golf Club, Portmarnock Golf Club, and the K Club are all within an hour of Dublin and provide a wonderful variety of golf experiences. Enjoy the tests that these courses offer by day, and return to Dublin to enjoy the buzzing atmosphere of Temple Bar at night! The magic of Ireland awaits! Memories of exploring Ireland’s majestic landscapes, rich history and wild myths will stay with you long after you return home! Just tell us the kind of experience you are seeking, and we are sure to be able to find it for you in Ireland.

Bienvenue à France!

France is known for its art, culture, dramatic geography, the iconic Eiffel Tower, and so much more. Start with Paris – the main attraction and a city that simply won’t let you leave without falling in love with it! Explore all the key landmarks with a private guide, or perhaps do it more independently on a hop-on/hop-off bus tour. Explore the museums and engage in the extraordinary art collections, but also make time to simply wander the cobblestone streets and linger in cafes, absorbing the sophisticated Parisian culture. Visit the Palace of Versailles, and be sure to walk through the elaborate gardens, full of magnificent statues, busts and marble vases. Escape into the French Alps for some adventure – mountain biking, hiking, skiing, the possibilities are many and the setting is awesome. Indulge in fantastic food and wine and perhaps linger in a classic villa in Bordeaux, Burgundy, or Cotes du Rhone. Explore the French Riviera, steeped in sophistication and luxury, and pulsing with a vibrant summer scene. There’s no shortage of excitement and interesting experiences to be had in France – what strikes your fancy?

More than Bagpipes, Haggis and Kilts – A closer look at Scotland

Welcome to the U.K.’s northernmost country, a land of evocative beauty, dark legends, rugged castles and, of course, malt whisky. Move past Scotland’s clichés of Bagpipes, Haggis and Kilts and imagine for a moment, kayaking to your own private castle on the shores of Loch Ness. Picture a journey through malt whisky country, travelling between distilleries by canoe, or touring the Scottish islands by luxury yacht to see vast seabird colonies. Whether you’re hiking the hills in search of red deer or landing the king of fish; you are sure to form lasting memories. For those socialites and night-goers, the nightlife in Scotland is truly a communal experience. With a worldwide reputation for friendliness and warm hospitality, the locals will welcome you to their festivities with open arms. Take to the streets in Edinburgh and Glasgow for brews, dancing and celebration that lasts all night. From street parties to music and film festivals, to the famous St Andrews’ Day celebration, there is always a fun event to attend. Whether you’re looking for history, culture or adventure, Scotland covers it all, making it truly your go-to destination.

Exploring ‘The North’- a unique England experience

Escape the chaos of big cities and take a breathtaking journey across Northern England’s famed coastline. Often referred to simply as ‘The North’, the landscape belies this bland moniker with an abundance of lush national parks and is simply bursting with history. Experience this beautiful region in a multitude of ways, each as exciting and awe-inspiring as the next. Picture a morning in the Lake District, gently trundling towards the trail head on a traditional steamboat. Or imagine twisting and turning through Grizedale Forest on a mountain bike searching for 40 hidden sculptures. Feel the wind on your face as you hurtle down the Yorkshire Dales like a cyclist on the Tour de France. Upon the completion of your course, treat yourself to the perfect English cup of tea or perhaps, for cheese aficionados, a creamy slice of the region’s famous cheese. For those history buffs, put on a literary hat for a visit to the former homes of William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. Or, float across the North Yorkshire Moors on a heritage steam train, treasuring the ancient land. In Northern England, culture and landscape are intertwined creating the perfect blend of experiences, making it the ideal destination for your next getaway!

Sample Itineraries

France and Italy Honeymoon Adventure (17 days)

Experience the stunning beauty and timeless charms of France and Italy on this comprehensive 17-day trip. Scenic vistas, wonderful food, deep immersion into culture and history. This itinerary features a wonderful mix of activities that provide a highly insightful slice of both countries! And, designed for honeymooners, there’s plenty of romantic ambiance woven throughout the journey!

Spain Family Adventure (13 days)

In this 13-day itinerary, you have a chance to explore Spain's cosmopolitan cities, taking in the culture, history, architecture and food. We've also included some time to enjoy the countryside, and embark on some adventurous activities, like hiking, canyoning, kayaking, and more. We've also incorporated lots of leisure time so that you can explore and enjoy your time in Spain at your own pace!

Foodie and Cultural Adventure in Spain (12 days)

This 12-day trip to Spain has a compelling mix of great activities, perfect if you’re craving delicious food, wine, history and culture. Indulge in luxury accommodation, set amid stunning scenery; enjoy meals at some of the country's best restaurants, including Michelin star restaurants; sip exquisite wine across the country; and explore historical and cultural sites in Spain's cosmopolitan cities and smaller towns.

Paris & Munich Leisure Family Trip (10 days)

This trip is designed to allow you to move at your own pace and explore your preferred sites of interest in depth! Starting in Paris, you will have the chance to do some guided sightseeing around the city, and then wander the streets and linger at cafes at your leisure. In Munich, enjoy a bicycle tour to take in the history and culture of the city, and attend a Football match in one of Europe’s most famous football stadium.

Hiking in the Azores Islands (8 days)

On this 8-day trip through the Azores, you will explore the ancient world of volcanoes on foot. This is a trip for hikers! Track the origins of São Miguel, Pico and Faial Islands to experience thermal springs and nature at its finest. This is an experience that lets you explore some of the best trails in the Azores, such as the rim of the volcanic complex of Sete Cidades or the Pico Island vineyards, classified as a world heritage site by UNESCO.

Italy Culinary Adventure (9 days)

This 9-day journey will take you around the region of Puglia, Italy, which lies in the heel of the boot, along the sun-drenched Adriatic Sea. On this trip you will tour the region by car, by bike and by foot, and partake in one-of-kind culinary experiences – a cooking class, wine, gelato and olive oil tastings, a visit to the famous Li Veli winery, and decadent dinners at the most indulgent restaurants in Puglia. Puglia offers access to the freshest seafood, crowd-free open spaces, irresistible desserts and pastries, distinct wines, and the 50 million olive trees that make this region the world’s leading producer of olive oil.

UK Lake District Adventure (4 days)

On this adventure, experience the beauty of the UK's famous Lake District, a designated National Park! Aside from its postcard tranquility, the area is also very famous for providing inspiration for some of history's most famous poets. Explore the park’s beauty up close with some hiking in the fells, and mountain biking (for all levels)!

Scottish Highlands Cycling (9 days)

This grand tour of Scotland is a classic road cycling tour, connecting the Highland capital of Inverness to the Scottish capital of Edinburgh. Riding some 230 miles (370km) on quiet and spectacularly scenic roads, you will experience an incredible range of trip highlights showcasing the best of Scotland’s natural and cultural heritage and warm hospitality.

UK and Western Europe