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Since 1990, Europe Express has worked exclusively with travel advisors to bring you affordable custom vacations to Europe. Because we’re dedicated to sending you on the trip of a lifetime, we’ll work with your travel advisor to take care of all the logistics—from air, rail, and transfers to hotels, sightseeing tours, and travel insurance. Being able to book every aspect of your trip all in one place helps your travel advisor ensure that your trips runs smoothly from start to finish. Europe is what we do here, and we do it better than anyone else. 



While it’s hard to go wrong with a trip anywhere in Europe, here are three popular itineraries that treat you to some of the best experiences on the continent:


Rome, Florence, and Venice

Whether you’re interested in wandering through the ruins of an ancient civilization, exploring the wonders of the Vatican Museums, or indulging in a plate of rigatoni carbonara, Rome is the European capital for you.

Renaissance art, medieval bridges, energetic piazzas, and creamy gelato—Florence has it all. Spend your time here strolling through the lush Boboli Gardens, sipping on cappuccinos, or exploring the iconic terracotta-tiled Duomo.  

There’s much more to Venice than just gondolas. There’s the Gothic Doge’s Palace, the arched St. Mark. Basilica, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, the nearby lagoon islands of Murano, Burano, and Torcello, and more!


Paris and Bordeaux

From the marvels of the Musée d’Orsay to the shopping in the Marais, Paris has all the makings of a perfect European escape. Enjoy a picnic in the Tuileries Garden, taste-test chocolate in St-Germain, or take in the city’s major landmarks from a cruise along the Seine.

This UNESCO-listed city is a traveler’s dream come true. It features a stunning 18th-century square with the world’s largest reflecting pool, a vibrant waterfront scene, a futuristic wine museum, and close proximity to some of the best vineyards on the planet.


Lisbon and Porto

The hilly Portuguese capital is a revelation of panoramic views and stunning architecture. Relax for a moment in the courtyard of the Jerónimos Monastery, gaze down upon the city from the ramparts of the Castelo de São Jorge, or wander the narrow cobbled lanes of the old Alfama district.

A glass of sweet port, a passionate fado show, a stroll across the soaring Luís I Bridge, and an exploration of azulejo art: These experiences and so many more await you in the cultural coastal mecca of Porto.

10 Reasons to Visit Europe

Europe is a cultural, culinary, artistic, and historic destination unlike any other. Here are 10 reasons to consider this incredible continent for your next vacation:


1. Food
Pizza, pasta, and gelato in Italy. Paella and tapas in Spain. Sausages in Germany, waffles in Belgium, and cheese fondue in Switzerland. No matter where you go in Europe, there’s a tantalizing array of dishes that are worth the trip by themselves.

2. Art
Whether you’re interested in the Renaissance art of Florence, the contemporary art of England’s Tate Modern, or the street art of Berlin and Lisbon, Europe has thousands of museums, galleries, and alleyways showcasing masterpieces by some of the most vaunted artists in history.

3. Architecture
Rome and Greece have their ancient ruins, while Germany is peppered with traditional half-timbered villages. Europe features some of the most varied architecture in the world, from Gaudí’s modernist structures in Barcelona to the Gothic spires of Milan’s Duomo.

4. Castles and Palaces
With more than 20,000 castles in Germany alone, Europe is a veritable castle and palace wonderland. Notable among these are Prague Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Portugal’s National Palace of Pena, and the collection of opulent chateaus in France’s Loire Valley.

5. Mountains
When it comes to breathtaking mountain views, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more iconic destination in the world than the Swiss Alps. Other fantastic mountain locations in Europe include the Bavarian Alps, England’s Lake District, and Italy’s Mt. Vesuvius.

6. Beaches
Croatia, Greece, Portugal, Italy, Spain—even Iceland and Denmark: You name it, Europe has a shoreline destination to rival any in the world.

7. History
From the ancient Minoan civilization of Crete to the ruins of the Roman Empire scattered across the continent, Europe is essentially one giant, open-air history museum.

8. Festivals
The twinkling lights of Europe’s Christmas markets. The carnival atmosphere of Munich’s Oktoberfest. The vibrant blossoms of Amsterdam’s Tulip Festival. Whatever your interests, Europe has a celebration for you.

9. Beer and Wine
With more than two million acres of vineyards in France and 1,300 breweries in Germany, Europe has no shortage of superb wine and beer. Try the Cava in Spain, the port in Porto, the cabernet sauvignon in Bordeaux, or the Chianti in Italy.

10. Walkability and Public Transportation
One of the best parts about travel across Europe is the accessibility of its main attractions by bus, train, and foot.



OCTOBER 3rd @ 6pm


Are you curious about all the great activities and experiences that Germany has to offer? Join Europe Express for a 30-minute webinar on Thursday, October 3rd at 6:00pm CST! They’ll discuss everything from what to eat and how to get around to the best destinations to visit across the country. They will also go over some great tips to keep in mind for your next trip.



NOVEMBER 12th @ 6pm


From the romance of Paris to the history of Normandy, France is a captivating country with endless opportunities to explore. Join us on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00pm CST for our 30-minute All About France webinar, presented in partnership with Cruise Holidays. We will dive into the art, flavors, and culture of France, and tell you about some of the best destinations and experiences across the country.