The heart of artistic expression. Revolution, industrialisation, war and peace. Europe is much more than a mountain range here, sweeping valleys there and a collection of typical tourist attractions. This may be just one continent, but the history of the world can be found here.
As Europe is so vast, there is so much to explore when you travel with Jules Verne. One of our escorted tours in Europe could take you back to Renaissance France, home to some of the greatest creative minds of all time. Why not experience a barge cruise from Nevers to Briare through the French countryside, opt for a 7-day wine and vine tour around Bordeaux or choose a river journey from Paris to the coast of Normandy?
We might stroll through architecture-rich Italy, with its exquisite examples of Classical, Medieval and Baroque buildings, as well as well-preserved ruins. Whether you’d prefer to visit Venice and cruise the lagoon, discover Italy’s three greatest cities by train or uncover the treasures and secrets of Sicily, there is something for everyone when travelling with us.
Venturing further east into less-visited lands, you’ll discover the beautiful Balkans. The history of Bulgaria, Serbia and Romania stretches back through the ages, with every invasion and occupation, from the Romans to the Ottoman Empire.
Travel further east still and you will arrive at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, where you’ll witness dramatic changes in cultures, climates, customs and people. Whether we travel by waterway or on foot through cobbled streets, and whichever of our accommodating hotels we rest our heads in, you’ll be sure to soak up the many stories this vast continent has to tell.
While there may be many ‘best’ times to visit Europe, when to book your escorted tour in Europe really depends on where you are travelling to and which tour you are hoping to do. If you’re heading to Iceland, for example, the Northern Lights are best seen between November and February, while spring and autumn months are perfect times to visit destinations such as Turkey.
If you’ve been wanting to plan that holiday of a lifetime for a while now, can’t wait to get away with friends, or want to set off on a memorable trip with a loved one, our tours are ideal for all travellers. Allow our expert tour guides to lead the way while you relax alongside a group of like-minded individuals.
Why not secure your escorted tour in Europe today with Jules Verne?
Slovakia is a country land-locked but dotted with lakes and natural springs, this entrancing country has held on to its folklore traditions, which add further wonder to its many fairy-tale castles, dramatic fortresses and ancient ruins.
With snow-capped peaks, turquoise-green rivers and Venetian-style coastline, Slovenia is one of Europe’s least visited countries. Nearly half of the country is covered in pristine forests and the Alps tower over the glacial lakes.
Spain has a wealth of attractions just waiting to be explored. From golden miles of coastline, sophisticated cities and traditional villages to awesome peaks and fertile plains. Discover the unique character of Spain with Jules Verne.
Turkey offers something for everyone, its many influences, staggering scenery, ancient and modern points of interest and unique character and atmosphere make travelling this exotic land a real pleasure.