Europe is the most popular region for travelers, particularly first time international travelers that want to experience a new culture but still want the modern comforts that most European countries provide. There is no shortage of tour companies that travel through Europe. Some companies focus on one country at a time, while other companies offer tours through the entire region. Larger tour companies like Globus or Travalgar offer all kinds of options through Europe. If you want a broad reaching tour that visits a large number of countries, then you're likely to visit just the major cities in each country. Some of the most popular places to visit include Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Brussels, and Paris. If you want to see a country in more detail, then it's best to do a tour of just that country.
Most visitors who go to Europe head to Western Europe, but there are many great places to visit in Eastern Europe as well. Whether you're looking for beaches, mountains, history, or culture, much of Eastern Europe is slightly more affordable and bit a less touristy (although this continues to change as there are less and less off-the-beaten path destinations).
Although Europe is generally a region that is easy to visit on your own, there are some benefits to booking a tour in Europe. If you want to cover a large area, a tour may be the most efficient way to explore the area. Tours are efficient and reliable, so you know you'll see everything you planned with few challenges along the way. Most tours also offer guides who are knowledgeable on the places you'll visit. It's always helpful to have a knowledgeable person traveling with you who can answer any questions or offer and insight into a city, its history and culture.
For many travelers, particularly first time travelers, tours are a fun way to meet other people. There's always a social component to traveling as part of a tour and it's fun to have a group of like-minded travelers to hang out with as your explore a new city.
Contiki is a large and well known tour operator that offers more than 270 tours around the world. The company is one of the original tour companies that offers organized tours to young adults
. They cater to travelers who are between the ages of 18 and 35 years old and the average age is 26 years old. The company has years of experience offering fun and energetic tours with the interests of young adults in mind.
Intrepid Travel has been around since 1988 and it has grown into a well known and popular tour company. They offer tours to over 100 countries and focus of small group travel and authentic local experiences. They offer a balance of organized activities and free time, so you can wander around on your own, but also have informative, structured activities.
This company appeals to all ages and budgets. Whether you're traveling alone, as a couple, or with friends, they offer an experience that you're sure to enjoy.