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Grand Canal, Venice

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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 deep and distant waters of Lake Baikal, the aurora borealis dancing over Iceland’s glacier-streaked mountains…. On a tailor-made holiday 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. Watch massive whales breeching in the waters off the Azores. Tap your feet to a flamenco beat in Seville. Marvel at the intricacies of Byzantine mosaic work in Palermo.

The masterpieces of the Uffizi. The tapa bars of Madrid. Traditional custard tarts in Belém. 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 favourite 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.

  • Michelangelo's 'David', Florence

    Italy’s art cities: Venice, Florence and Rome

    From classical Roman statues through Renaissance frescoes to modern installations, you can trace a complete history of Western art in Italy’s great cities. Specialist Kimberly talks about how to deal with the crowds as you take in these important works.

  • Italian market produce

    Food highlights of Italy

    Italy specialist Caroline talks about her love of Italian food in this guide, focusing on the more renowned culinary cities and regions. She also talks about her experiences of creating pasta, catching fresh fish for dinner in Sorrento, wine tasting in Tuscany's Chianti region and where to eat like a local.

  • Northern lights in Iceland

    Seeing the northern lights in Iceland: a Q&A

    Located just south of the Arctic Circle, Iceland has one of the best positions for northern lights viewing in the world. We share our advice on how to witness the phenomenon, from joining guided tours to staying in well-located hotels.

  • Local fishing boats, Lake Como

    A guide to the regions of Italy

    A tour of a private palazzo, or a cooking class with a Sorrento grandmother? We highlight the major sights and unearth lesser-known attractions for some of our best-loved Italian regions, spotlighting tours that really explore their character.

  • Ancient statue, Palermo

    Where to visit in Sicily

    Beyond its azure waters and white pebbled beaches, Sicily offers a complex cultural experience, one that is seen in its Baroque churches, open-air markets, Greek ruins and complex cuisine. Discover why it’s the crossroads of the Mediterranean with Audley specialist Kimberly.

  • Gondolas, Venice

    Secret canals & corners of Venice

    Italy specialist Kimberly describes how to get off the beaten track in Venice and discover some of the city’s lesser-visited highlights. These include Venice’s lagoon islands, Castello, Cannaregio and Torcello and taking in the sights and sounds along the Zattere.

  • Manorala, Cinque Terre

    Visiting the Cinque Terre

    The Cinque Terre is a collection of five historic fishing villages that are literally carved into the rocky shoreline of the Italian Riviera. Italy specialist Kerry-Ann talks about walking along their seaside trails and eating basil gelato on a windy seaside terrace.

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