The time to really start planning your 2015 European tour is just around the corner—but why not start early? Here, three types of tours to consider.
The iconic cities tour
Chances are that there are a number of European capitals on your must-visit list. Whether it’s London and Paris, or Rome or Amsterdam, these cities are home to innumerable historic landmarks, diverse and enticing museums, and vibrant culinary cultures. Each different from the next, European capital cities offer a cosmopolitan glimpse at life across the pond.
The charming countrysides tour
Walk through the picturesque landscapes of Tuscany, stroll the lavender fields of Provence or see how the Emerald Isle earned its nickname—tours that take you outside of the city are an opportunity to get away from the urban bustle and slow down to appreciate the sights. Quieter settings enable you to meet the proprietors of a local restaurant or sip wine steps away from where the grapes grown.
The up-and-coming destination tour
Step off the beaten path and discover the less-frequented destinations before the begin to draw crowds, too. Romania and Bulgaria are two hidden gems on the Balkan Peninsula that offer rich history, lush forests and stunning coastline. The otherworldly landscapes of Croatia are drawing more and more travelers each year. On the other side of Europe, Portugal offers a distinct perspective on Iberian life. And, while only technically in Europe, Iceland is gaining ground as a new must-see destination thanks to it’s dazzling topography and viking history.
What 2015 European tour will you take? Tell us in the comments!