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Experts in tailor-made vacations to Europe

Experts in tailor-made vacations to Europe

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In 1546, Michelangelo was putting the finishing touches to his design for the dome of Saint Peter’s Basilica, Rome. Just under 50 years later, Shakespeare penned his first play, The Taming of the Shrew. Fast forward another 50, and the English Civil War was raging, throwing up ideas and political philosophy that would inspire the Enlightenment, a period which in turn laid the intellectual origins of the American and French Revolutions.

No matter which angle you choose, Europe has played a pivotal role in world history and critical thought, and what constitutes beauty. Our Europe specialists can help you explore it all, from the art and architecture of the Renaissance in its true homeland of Italy to the relics of Tsarist Russia, the World War I battlefields in northern France and the wild, upland landscapes of Scotland, Ireland and northwest England that stimulated the Romantic movement.

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Start planning your tailor-made trip by calling one of our destination specialists at 1-855-787-6329

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.

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.

Grafton Street, Dublin
Ireland

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.

Alley in old town San Gimignano, Tuscany
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 and honey tasting.

Big Ben and Whitehall, London
England

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.

Edinburgh Castle
Scotland

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.

Portobello, London
England

How to experience London like a local

Take some time to go a little deeper and discover the London that locals love with Audley specialist Andea. Experience vibrant nightlife, historic parks and unusual vantage points to get a new perspective on this dynamic and complex city.

Old Man of Storr, Isle of Skye
Scotland

Highlights of the Isle of Skye

Defined by dark stone crags, sheer cliffs and rugged glens, the Isle of Skye is an otherworldly destination for hiking, fishing, and whisky tasting. Scotland specialist Emily suggests some things to see and do while visiting the Scottish isle.

Positano, Amalfi Coast
Amalfi Coast Region

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.

Ancient statue, Palermo
Italy

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.

Croissants, France
France

Food highlights of France

Discovering French cuisine doesn’t have to be an expensive or complicated proposition. From macarons in Paris to cider in Normandy, France specialist Jesse discusses the simple dishes and regional specialities that he likes to eat when he’s visiting different areas of France.

Champagne, France
France

Experiencing wine country in France

Join specialist Liz as she pursues her love of wine through three different vineyards tours. From the stony fields of Châteauneuf-du-Pape to a tiny domaine in Champagne to the limestone caves of the Loire Valley, she explores the terroir and techniques that produce the bottles she loves.