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Where you can travel with us in Europe

Our specialists can help you plan your trip, individually focusing on your tastes and interests, to the destinations below.

Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel, the view from the top of Eiffel’s soaring tower, Diocletian’s palace on the Adriatic…. On a tailor-made vacation to Europe with Audley, you’ll see the highlights — and much more — your way. We’ll design your ideal trip with you, paying close attention to your interests, your travel style and your budget. Our Europe specialists know the continent inside out and can lead you to experiences you won’t find in a guidebook.

Snorkel between tectonic plates in the glacial waters of Iceland. Roll out fresh pasta by hand with an Italian nonna in her home. Take a horse-drawn cart around the Gaelic-speaking island of Inis Mór off Ireland. Learn the art of wine blending and create your own personal bottle in Bordeaux. Race down the course where the original Olympians competed on Mount Olympia itself. Hike the wooded hills of São Miguel in the Azores.

The masterpieces of the Louvre. The flamboyant passions of flamenco dancers. The unknowable enigma of Stonehenge’s construction. What excites you? Travel at your own pace, in your own style, with the confidence that we’ll show you the best options, wherever you go.

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Trip ideas in Europe

These itineraries will give you a starting point for what your trip could entail. They cover routes that we've found work particularly well and feature some of our favorite places to stay. Treat them just as inspiration, as each trip is created uniquely for you and there are many more options available.

Our expert guides to exploring Europe

Capturing our specialists’ extensive travel experience in Europe, these guides share inspiration, recommendations and our honest advice for how to enjoy the best of what the region can offer in the most authentic ways. From the wealth of options we describe, you can narrow down the choices and start to shape your own trip.

  • Alley in old town San Gimignano, Tuscany

    Hidden highlights of Tuscany

    This guide describes some of the lesser-known highlights of the Tuscany region. Our Italy specialist Kimberly has included her top things to see and do in Florence, Siena and San Gimignano as well as truffle hunting.

  • Positano, Amalfi Coast

    Our expert guide to exploring the Amalfi Coast & Capri

    Italy specialist Caroline picks some of her top things to see and do on and around the Amalfi Coast and Capri. Highlights include driving along the Amalfi coast, taking a boat tour of Capri, and hiking the Path of the Gods and Path of the Forts.

  • Montmartre, Paris

    An insider’s guide to the districts of Paris

    Away from the bustle of tourist attractions, Paris is filled with enclaves that feel like individual villages hidden inside the city. Specialist Liz explores the four best-known quartiers, including the storied cafes of Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the confectioners of Le Marais.

  • Lavender fields of Abbaye de Sénaque, Provence

    Highlights of Provence

    Visiting Provence is like stepping into a Van Gogh painting — a landscape awash in vivid hues. France specialist Samantha talks about the region’s highlights, including fragrant lavender fields, Roman aqueducts and truffle hunting with a local and his dog.

  • Edinburgh Castle

    Edinburgh for first-time visitors

    UK and Ireland specialist Jasmine offers an insider’s guide to the indispensable sights in Edinburgh, including visits to Edinburgh Castle, Arthur’s Seat and the Palace at Holyrood. She also suggests some ways to see a different side of the city.

  • Big Ben and Whitehall, London

    Historic England: exploring London, Oxford and Bath

    Audley UK and Ireland specialist Elizabeth explains why she’s gripped by England’s history — especially its royal history. She recommends her preferred places of interest for a historic tour of England, from palaces and cathedrals to sites in Oxford and Bath.

  • Cliffs of Moher

    Natural Ireland: the coast, cliffs and countryside

    Discover Ireland’s most scenic areas, from the moonscape of the Burren to the beaches of Connemara and the archeological ruins of the Dingle Peninsula. Specialist Marissa suggests which sights to make a priority during your trip to Ireland.

  • Grafton Street, Dublin

    What to do in Dublin: a first-hand guide

    Unpretentious and lively, Dublin is a compact capital city with lots to offer says Audley specialist Max. You can spend the day exploring Ireland’s history at Trinity College or Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, and spend the evening drinking Guinness in a Temple Bar pub.

  • Gran Vía, Madrid

    In and around Madrid: our highlights

    Gritty and gracious, Madrid boasts a lively street life, a trio of world-class museums and the largest palace in Western Europe. It’s also a good base for exploring some of Spain’s small medieval cities like Toledo, Ávila and Segovia.

  • Plaza de Cibeles, Madrid

    Best of Spain and Portugal

    A private tour of the Alhambra, sipping wine in the sunny Douro River Valley, and watching a flamenco performance in Seville. Spain and Portugal specialist Talia picks some of her top experiences when visiting the Iberian Peninsula.

  • Replica of Michelangelo's 'David', Florence

    Explore the Renaissance

    Walk in Da Vinci’s footsteps, marvel at Michelangelo’s genius and see Shakespeare’s plays as he intended. Our Europe specialists suggest ways to explore the Renaissance across the continent, including both must-see destinations and lesser-known sights that you might otherwise overlook.

  • Vineyard, La Rioja

    Experiences in Spain & Portugal's wine regions

    Both Spain and Portugal are speckled with wine regions, from Spain’s northern Rioja region and Catalonia’s cava to the Douro Valley, which supplies Porto with its world-renowned port wines. Our specialists share their wine-tasting experiences, which can be planned into your tailor-made trip.

  • Traditional fresh pasta, Bologna

    Pintxos to praline brioche: 5 of Europe's signature dishes

    From England to Italy, most European countries still retain strong regional identities, which they often express through food. Our specialists discuss the local signature dishes — regional and national — that they love around the continent.

  • Cataplana, Algarve

    Eat your way around Portugal

    Portuguese food isn’t as well known as Spanish cuisine, but it holds similar charms. Discover why locals prefer bacalhau to fresh cod, where people line up to get custard tarts and why a small town bakes phallic pastries.

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