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Europe

EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE OF EUROPE

From the hills, castles and sea lochs of northern Scotland to the beaches and classical archaelogical sites of Greece, Europe has so many fantastic holiday destinations and experiences to discover.

We run a range of tours in this region that give a taste of what is on offer. These include an extensive selection of Turkey tours taking in the amazing city of Istanbul, classical historical sites, with the country's beautiful scenery and beaches. In Greece you can discover more ancient history and explore some of the gorgeous Greek islands with their sandy beaches and clear blue seas. Further north we tour all around the UK and Ireland. With so much available it's just a question of finding the time to fit it all in!

TOP TRAVEL DEALS & UPCOMING TOURS

Tour name Country Days Start Date Offer Price
Great British Encounters Great Britain 7 26th of May 2019
Great British Encounters
£879 View Tour
Great British Encounters Great Britain 7 9th of Jun 2019
Great British Encounters
£879 View Tour
Great British Encounters Great Britain 7 16th of Jun 2019
Great British Encounters
£879 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 25th of May 2019
Anatolian Adventure
£999 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 1st of Jun 2019
Anatolian Adventure
£999 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 8th of Jun 2019
Anatolian Adventure
£999 View Tour
Anatolian Adventure Turkey 10 15th of Jun 2019
Anatolian Adventure
£999 View Tour
Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 1st of Jun 2019
Turkey Encounters
£1499
£1200
20% Off
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Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 15th of Jun 2019
Turkey Encounters
£1499
£1200
20% Off
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Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 29th of Jun 2019
Turkey Encounters
£1499
£1200
20% Off
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Turkey Encounters Turkey 15 13th of Jul 2019
Turkey Encounters
£1499
£1200
20% Off
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Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 25th of May 2019
Taste of Turkey
£719 View Tour
Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 1st of Jun 2019
Taste of Turkey
£719 View Tour
Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 8th of Jun 2019
Taste of Turkey
£719 View Tour
Taste of Turkey Turkey 8 15th of Jun 2019
Taste of Turkey
£719 View Tour
Discover Turkey Turkey 8 27th of May 2019
Discover Turkey
£769 View Tour
Discover Turkey Turkey 8 3rd of Jun 2019
Discover Turkey
£769 View Tour
Discover Turkey Turkey 8 10th of Jun 2019
Discover Turkey
£769 View Tour
Discover Turkey Turkey 8 17th of Jun 2019
Discover Turkey
£769 View Tour
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands Turkey 14 5th of Jun 2019
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands
£2099 View Tour
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands Turkey 14 12th of Jun 2019
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands
£2099 View Tour
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands Turkey 14 19th of Jun 2019
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands
£2099 View Tour
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands Turkey 14 26th of Jun 2019
Classic Turkey & Greek Islands
£2099 View Tour
Classic Greece & Santorini Greece 10 25th of May 2019
Classic Greece & Santorini
£1839 View Tour
Classic Greece & Santorini Greece 10 1st of Jun 2019
Classic Greece & Santorini
£1839 View Tour
Classic Greece & Santorini Greece 10 8th of Jun 2019
Classic Greece & Santorini
£1839 View Tour
Classic Greece & Santorini Greece 10 22nd of Jun 2019
Classic Greece & Santorini
£1839 View Tour
Classic Greece Greece 7 25th of May 2019
Classic Greece
£1189
£1047
12% Off
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Classic Greece Greece 7 1st of Jun 2019
Classic Greece
£1189
£1047
12% Off
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Classic Greece Greece 7 8th of Jun 2019
Classic Greece
£1189
£1047
12% Off
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Classic Greece Greece 7 22nd of Jun 2019
Classic Greece
£1189
£1047
12% Off
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Istanbul to Athens Explorer Turkey 15 31st of May 2019
Istanbul to Athens Explorer
£1999
£1600
20% Off
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Istanbul to Athens Explorer Turkey 15 14th of Jun 2019
Istanbul to Athens Explorer
£1999
£1600
20% Off
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Istanbul to Athens Explorer Turkey 15 28th of Jun 2019
Istanbul to Athens Explorer
£1999
£1600
20% Off
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Istanbul to Athens Explorer Turkey 15 12th of Jul 2019
Istanbul to Athens Explorer
£1999
£1600
20% Off
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Best of Turkey Turkey 10 31st of May 2019
Best of Turkey
£999 View Tour
Best of Turkey Turkey 10 14th of Jun 2019
Best of Turkey
£999 View Tour
Best of Turkey Turkey 10 28th of Jun 2019
Best of Turkey
£999 View Tour
Best of Turkey Turkey 10 12th of Jul 2019
Best of Turkey
£999 View Tour
Taste of Greece Greece 5 27th of May 2019
Taste of Greece
£589 View Tour
Taste of Greece Greece 5 3rd of Jun 2019
Taste of Greece
£589 View Tour
Taste of Greece Greece 5 10th of Jun 2019
Taste of Greece
£589 View Tour
Taste of Greece Greece 5 17th of Jun 2019
Taste of Greece
£589 View Tour
Discover the Balkans Greece 16 3rd of Jun 2019
Discover the Balkans
£2389
£1909
20% Off
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Discover the Balkans Greece 16 17th of Jun 2019
Discover the Balkans
£2389
£1909
20% Off
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Discover the Balkans Greece 16 1st of Jul 2019
Discover the Balkans
£2389
£1909
20% Off
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Discover the Balkans Greece 16 15th of Jul 2019
Discover the Balkans
£2389
£1909
20% Off
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Taste of the Balkans Greece 8 3rd of Jun 2019
Taste of the Balkans
£1129 View Tour
Taste of the Balkans Greece 8 17th of Jun 2019
Taste of the Balkans
£1129 View Tour
Taste of the Balkans Greece 8 1st of Jul 2019
Taste of the Balkans
£1129 View Tour
Taste of the Balkans Greece 8 15th of Jul 2019
Taste of the Balkans
£1129 View Tour
Balkans Explorer Croatia 11 25th of May 2019
Balkans Explorer
£1699 View Tour
Balkans Explorer Croatia 11 8th of Jun 2019
Balkans Explorer
£1699 View Tour
Balkans Explorer Croatia 11 22nd of Jun 2019
Balkans Explorer
£1699 View Tour
Balkans Explorer Croatia 11 6th of Jul 2019
Balkans Explorer
£1699 View Tour

Europe TOURS

Great British Encounters

This short but comprehensive tour of Great Britain packs in all the major sites and includes Cambridge, York, Edinburgh, Loch Ness, Liverpool, Cardiff, Stonehenge, Bath and so much more.

Type

Days

Price

Shoestring

7

From

£879


Anatolian Adventure

This 10-day Turkey holiday starts in Istanbul before heading to Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus and Pamukkale. We then spend time enjoying a magical tour of Cappadocia.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

10

From

£819


Turkey Encounters

Explore the mystical sites of Turkey on this 15-day tour. Starting in Istanbul we travel along ancient trade routes visiting Gallipoli, Troy, Ephesus, Pamukkale & Fethiye before arriving in the incredible landscape of Cappadocia.

Type

Days

Price

Small Group

15

From

£1200

£1499


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TAILOR-MADE TOURS

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Our tailor-made tours seek to create a personalised experience – one that is completely exclusive to you. By taking all your interests and requests into consideration, we design an itinerary that ticks off your specific boxes. If you are after adventurous exploration, cultural immersion, a relaxing escape or a balanced blend of everything, we can make it happen.

A highlight of our tailor-made tours is that the itinerary is flexible and incorporates plenty of free time – so you can do some exploring on your own. Our local, friendly guides, experts in their country’s history and culture, will be happy to adjust the activities or your schedule as you travel.

If you are a group of friends, a large family or a company, our tailor-made tours are an ideal, stress-free option. You can even select your own hotels or make use of our recommended accommodation. We have a varied selection of sample holiday itineraries to choose from, either as they stand or as a base for inspiration.

TOUR REVIEWS Europe

The responses were quick when I had a question and there was helpful suggestions along the way.
The tour guides were amazing! They really wanted to show off Morocco and its deep history. The one draw back was the food. It was not what I expected and I feel like we could have had better. Overall everything was great and I couldn't have been more happy with my experience.

Waleed our tour guide was beyond fabulous and catered for everyone's needs, nothing was too much for him. The service and information provided prior to the holiday was of an excellent standard and set the scene for the holiday. Being met at the airport upon arrival calmed everyone's nerves and set the standard of support for the remainder of the holiday.
A little rough and ready in places, overnight train and sleeping on the felucca, but still these and others are experiences that I would never have normally opted for but I am glad I did as I completely enjoyed them. The optional balloon ride, even if you are frightened of heights, like me, is a must.

We had a fantastic tour and there we no major problems. The staff were very helpful.
We had a wonderful time in Egypt and made some great friends while we were there! Our only concern was that everyone got food poisoning at the end of the trip so food hygiene standards may need to be addressed at places the tour visits. Our guide Maghed was the best! He became a genuine friend.

Very nice to have "hand holds" throughout, especially at Egyptian airports and all the staff were so friendly and helpful. Would recommend.
Fantastic tours and guides with good knowledge - the holiday does go at a pace however, to get everything in - no lie-ins if you really want to see everything! Egypt is a place I wouldn't really want to negotiate/navigate through on my own - Encounters saved a LOT of time and stress.

I was very pleased with the responsiveness of everyone that I encountered through Encounters Travel. I worked mostly with Anthony and he was always very helpful.
I thought they selected a wonderful guide for the trip. The one part that I really hope that they change is the night at the Bedouin Camp. It was not authentic and it was so out of the way. I think that people would prefer to spend the extra money for a night in a hotel with a bed and your own bathroom.

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