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Continental Europe

The European programme ranges from 5 to 12 days. New tours include In the Footsteps of Luther, Germany's Baltic coast, France's Champagne region & Dordogne Valley, Italy's Dolomites & Adriatic Coast, Switzerland's Alps, Holland's Dahlias and a Luxembourg Christmas. We return to both the Basque country and Poland but this time by air and coach.

We base our tour in the city of Bilbao, which has matured into its role of a major European art centre while at the same time retaining its down-to-earth soul.

This new two-centred tour takes in some of the most spectacular scenery that both Germany and Austria have to offer.

One of the most popular locations in the whole of France, the Dordogne is a world away from city life.

On the first Sunday in September Zundert is host to the annual Flower Parade which attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year.

Bonn’s Christmas marke tis set in the beautiful old town where its town hall is transformed into an enormous Advent calendar with one window lit up each day.

For this tour we are based in the port town of Rostock, The town celebrates 800 years of history in 2018.

Valkenburg is a unique Dutch city with cobblestone streets with twinkling lights reflecting off the soft marlstone walls of the fascinating ‘velvet caves’.

Luther Country encompasses a wide range of fascinating churches and museums that are perfect for anyone interested in culture or history.

With nine miles of golden, sandy beaches and a lively centre with plenty to see and do, Lido di Jesolo is a stylish and very Italian resort.

A diamond in the Italian Lakeland crown, Lake Maggiore boasts a majestic backdrop of Alpine peaks, with the green, wooded slopes tumbling to the water’s edge.

This grand 12-day, two-centred tour is based first in the Astoria Hotel on the shores of an Italian lake and then moves to the Hotel Tyrol Soll in the Austrian Tyrol.

Luxembourg is without question one of the most beautiful countries in Europe and ideal for a festive holiday.

Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, towers over the Haute-Savoie region of Eastern France.

This new tour takes in two of Poland’s most important and culturally significant cities, Warsaw & Kraków.

This new tour is based just outside Reims, the capital of Champagne. Known as Royal Reims due to it being the place of coronation for many French monarchs.

Switzerland and Italy are two very popular destinations in their own right. This tour spends time in both, exploring the mountains of Switzerland, and stunning Lakes in Northen Italy.

Switzerland is blessed with some of Europe’s most impressive scenery and its Alpine ranges rise above lush green valleys sprinkled with flower-decked villages.

The spectacular mountain scenery, clear, fresh air and excellent accommodation combine to draw people back year after year to the Austrian Tyrol.

For 2015 our tour is based in southern outskirts of Paris. We visit the fabulous châteaux and gardens of Versailles and Vaux-le-Vicomte, and have an afternoon at Monet’s

The snow-capped peaks of the awe-inspiring Dolomites offer pretty Italian villages with a Tyrolean Austrian feel and spectacular scenery every direction you turn.

During the autumn grape harvest, there are celebrations and fireworks displays to mark the new wine season.

The romantic Rhine Valley is a place of myths and legends, offering a dramatic and varied landscape with historic towns, pretty villages and castles perched on virtually every hilltop.

Deep in the heart of southern Holland, often referred to as the Dutch Alps, is the pretty town of Valkenburg.

Armistice Day in Ypres, Flanders for the Last Post at Menin Gate, Passchendaele, Essex Farm, the German Cemetery at Langemark and a day at the Somme.