See the many treasures of the Hermitage, one of the world's best art galleries.
Visit the Peter and Paul Fortress, the city's first permanent building.
See the Catherine Palace and marvel at the phenomenal wealth of the Tsars.
Explore the beautiful canals and grand buildings of one of the world's prettiest cities.
These tour ideas are designed by our specialists, who've traveled the routes themselves and have a guidebook-like knowledge of Europe. Each trip idea highlights a route we've loved traveling, which showcases aspects of Europe we're passionate about, not just the run-of-the-mill tourist circuits.
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These itineraries are designed to give you some suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Europe, and they showcase some of the routes that we've found work particularly well. Treat them simply as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely for you by one of our specialists based on your particular tastes and interests.
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Experience Dublin’s nightlife on a musical pub crawl.
Sip Irish whiskey with farmhouse cheese pairings.
Drive the spectacular and iconic Ring of Kerry.
Hike Torc Mountain with a guide.
Kayak on one of Killarney’s lakes to Innisfallen Island.
Explore Newgrange — an ancient passage tomb that predates the Egyptian pyramids.
Visit the iconic Cliffs of Moher.
View the rugged landscape of Connemara National Park.
Learn the rules of hurling during a hands-on Gaelic games experience.
Soak up the history of ancient Athens and the modern Acropolis Museum on a private tour.
Kayak to a deserted beach for a swim and snorkel.
Visit the pretty, traffic-free island of Hydra.
Explore the ancient ruins and beehive tombs at Mycenae archaeological site.
Enjoy the freedom of a rental car to explore the Peloponnese.
Witness the mighty Geysir erupt as you explore the Golden Circle.
Learn about traditional Icelandic cuisine on a private food tour of Reykjavík.
Soak in the astounding scenery of the islands and mountains north of Snæfellsnes Peninsula on a boat trip with a fresh sushi feast served on board.
Explore Langjökull Glacier from tunnels which take you into the glacier itself.
Discover the original relics from Pompeii on a privately guided tour of Naples Archaeological Museum.
Hike the panoramic trails of Ischia and enjoy lunch at a traditional agriturismo.
Explore the cosmopolitan city of Naples on a guided walking tour.
Relax at Ischia’s thermal baths and beaches.
Explore the largest city in the Azores, Ponta Delgada, on a private walking tour.
Visit the twin lakes of Sete Cidades by bicycle and 4x4.
Embark on a whale- and dolphin-watching tour outside Ponta Delgada.
Hear traditional Portuguese fado music at a special dinner in Lisbon.
Discover the history of Lisbon on a private walking tour.
Tour the vibrant and eclectic palaces of Sintra.
Sample Swiss wine on the shores of Lake Geneva.
Watch as the setting sun paints the familiar Matterhorn shades of pink and gold.
Visit the longest glacier in Europe.
Marvel at the power of Geneva’s Jet d’Eau.
Spend time in Switzerland’s most indulgent mountain resorts.
Portugal and Morocco
Experience the best of Lisbon on a guided tour through the city's historic districts.
Witness the whimsical architecture of Sintra's palaces.
Hike Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains and visit a local family for a cup of mint tea.
Immerse yourself in the spice-scented souqs of Marrakesh.
Tour the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca.
Ireland and Scotland
Walk the quirky streets of Glasgow on an orientation tour.
Experience the whiskey reputation of Islay.
Explore the castles and Glens around Oban.
Taste a variety of whiskey in Speyside.
Marvel at the dramatic coastline of the Antrim Coast.
Experience a unique distillery tour in Dublin.
Tour Lisbon’s historical heart and sample some local delicacies.
Explore the eccentric palaces and gardens of Sintra.
Visit Roman ruins in the historic city of Évora in the heart of the Alentejo countryside.
Learn how to cook traditional Algarvian Cataplana.
Hike the Algarve coastline near Lagos.
Netherlands, Luxembourg and Belgium
Enjoy the freedom of your own car on this self-drive trip. Audley can arrange a rental vehicle for you if you require one.
Cross countries and cultures, passing through The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
Create your very own Delftware pottery to take home.
Take a step back in time at Bastogne and the site of the Battle of the Bulge.
Marvel at the kaleidoscope of hues at Keukenhof Gardens.
Explore the Kremlin and Armoury complex and see Russia's Fabergé Eggs.
Explore the art of the Hermitage State Museum.
Take a hydrofoil into the Gulf of Finland to visit Peter the Great’s palace.
Explore the palace of Catherine the Great at Tsarskoe Selo, home to the Amber Room.
Watch out for Nessie on a Loch Ness boat trip.
Visit a traditional working farm to witness trained sheepdogs lead sheep through a variety of obstacles.
Look out for otters, seals and porpoise on a boat trip along the coastline of Islay.
Explore the Cairngorms National Park on a quad bike trek.
Explore medieval towns and cities with half-timbered houses and cobblestone streets.
Discover the Romanesque style Neuschwanstein Castle built in keeping with King Ludwig II’s whimsical tastes.
Follow the Romantic Road through tiny Bavarian villages.
Uncover the significance of Berlin, Munich, Nuremberg and Rothenburg’s place in World War II history.
Enjoy an evening of Opera followed by a revealing behind the scenes tour of Munich's National Theatre.
Explore Glasgow's vibrant street art with a local.
Visit some of Islay's iconic whisky distilleries for tastings.
Embark on a wildlife cruise around Islay's rugged coastline.
Drive through the mountains of Argyll, visiting several picturesque castles along the way.
Cycle along the shores of beautiful Loch Lomond.
Explore Istanbul's highlights, such as the Blue Mosque and Spice Market.
Take a leisurely cruise along the Bosphorus admiring Europe on one side and Asia on the other.
Fly high above Cappadocia on a sunrise hot air balloon ride.
Try your hand at mastering Turkish cuisine on a cooking class with a local family.
Explore the Antrim Coast including Giant’s Causeway and the Carrick-a-rede rope bridge.
Visit Ireland’s most northerly point, Malin Head.
Learn about traditional Irish life at the Glencolmcille Folk Village.
Discover the impressive Slieve League cliffs.
Glamp in a bubble dome and stargaze.
Visit the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum.
Experience traditional Basque culture with lunch at a secretive gastronomic society.
Drive and hike through the verdant vineyards of La Rioja.
Taste a variety of Rioja wines and indulge in delicious Basque pintxos.
Cross the border into France and explore more of the Basque coastline.
Tours at Game of Thrones locations across Northern Ireland (These tours are not official Game of Thrones tours and are not licensed, approved, or endorsed by Home Box Office, Inc., the owner of the trade marks for Game of Thrones.)
Experience an evening of folklore and storytelling at Dublin’s oldest pub.
Marvel at the Dark Hedges on the Antrim Coast.
Walk in the footsteps of Jon Snow as you visit Game of Thrones filming sites.
Experience archery and axe throwing.
Capture the trip by taking a photo with the direwolves from the show.
Visit some of the prettiest villages in the Cotswolds with a local guide.
Take an afternoon tea lesson in London.
Marvel at the striking architecture and impressive history of Canterbury Cathedral.
Admire the White Cliffs of Dover.
Enjoy fish and chips in the pretty, medieval town of Rye.
Eat your way around Reykjavík on a private food-focused walking tour.
Snorkel between the tectonic plates in Þingvellir National Park.
Wander through icy tunnels carved in the depths of Langjökull glacier.
Watch icebergs calve from glaciers and float across Jökulsárlón lagoon.