Touring holidays of Europe

Luxury, tailor-made, touring holidays to destinations in Europe including France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria and Eastern Europe by air, car and train

Our luxury touring holidays of Europe are tailor-made for individuals (perhaps a couple, family or friends travelling together) and include stays in personally-selected hotels of charm and character in each country. We offer a selection of suggested touring holidays in many countries of Europe including France, Italy, Switzerland, Spain, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia which can be booked as they are (often with a choice of luxury or value, 4- or 5-star hotels) or adapted in any way, for example with extra nights in certain places or special interest activities included. Our touring holidays are from 5 to 14 nights or more and combine regions within a country and countries. Travel is by air, with or without a hire-car, by train and self-drive or a combination of all these. The rail touring holidays include journeys on luxury trains such as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express, Al-Andalus or the Glacier Express.

Fly-drive touring holidays

Fly-drive touring holidays include flights, hotel accommodation and car-hire. These holidays are popular in countries such as France, Italy and Spain, as well as in Australia and New Zealand. In some places, there may be additional services such as private transfers, ferries or hydrofoils and train travel too.

Rail touring holidays

A rail touring holiday includes most of the travel arrangements of the itinerary being by train, so either all the way from the UK by train and rail in between places. However, it is also possible to fly one way or both and then to tour in between only by train. Switzerland, Central and Eastern Europe as well as Spain and Italy are popular destinations for a rail touring holiday.

Self-drive touring holidays

Self-drive touring holidays include a ferry or Eurotunnel crossing for your own car and passengers, and hotel accommodation. These holidays are usually to France and Spain but also to Italy, where we arrange for you to have overnight stops out and back as required.

Rail-drive touring holidays

A rail-drive touring holiday is a variation on a rail holiday in that you tend you travel from the UK and back to the UK by train and have the use of a hire-car for a touring holiday in your destination. A typical example of this is taking the Eurostar to Avignon and back but having a hire-car to tour Provence and the South of France in between. Another example might be to take the sleeper train from Paris to Milan, and then a train to Florence, where you collect a hire-car for a touring holiday of Tuscany. France and Italy are both popular destinations for a rail-drive touring holiday.

Small group tours

Our small group tours are for a maximum of 14 passengers only and these tours have set departure dates. Our small group tours have a special interest theme, such as wine appreciation or gardens of Italy. Some of these tours are accompanied by an experienced food and wine expert for example, others include the services of local guides for visits.

It exceeded expectation all round.
Mrs S, July 2019

Our touring holidays of Europe include

● Travel arrangements with flights, car-hire, ferries, private transfers, and trains as required
● Sample touring itineraries to book as they are or adapt
● Flexible durations and multi-centre stays
● Accommodation in personally-selected 4-or 5-star hotels

Included in all our holidays

● Concierge service
● Handcrafted helpful hints and local information provided with all our holidays
● Personal service by your sales consultant who looks after all aspects of your holiday
● Full financial protection with our ATOL (3076) for all holidays including a flight and our ABTOT for all non-air holidays

● Travel arrangements with flights, car-hire, ferries, private transfers, and trains as required
● Sample touring itineraries to book as they are or adapt
● Flexible durations and multi-centre stays
● Accommodation in personally-selected 4-or 5-star hotels

Call us on 01392 441245