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Idyllic Islands of Europe Vacation Packages


Europe is home to hundreds of breathtaking islands scattered within and around the continent that range from long established celebrity hotspots to lesser-known hidden gems. While your first thought is probably resorts and beaches, don’t forget the many islands that boast rugged cliffs, hiking, adventure sports, and even skiing. With such diversity, history, and culture, you'll always find somewhere intriguing to explore in the Idyllic Islands of Europe.

BEST VACATION PACKAGES

The Coast of Dalmatia enchants visitors during this totally flexible vacation package around the idyllic Croatia. Visit Dubrovnik (the "Pearl of the Adriatic"; with sun-drenched beaches on one side and imposing mountains on the other), Brac Island (with its warm and welcoming beaches, trendy marina area, and beautiful scenery), and Split (an exuberant, buzzing city with a perfect balance of history and modern sensibilities). Connect each destination with ferries. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

Included:

  • Flight into Dubrovnik and out of Split
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Dubrovnik
  • Ferry from Dubrovnik to Brac Island
  • Hotel for 2 nights in Brac Island
  • Ferry from Brac Island to Split
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Split
  • *You will need to arrange transportation to and from the ports on your own*
  • Ferries/hydrofoils for the Islands do not operate in off seasons (autumn and winter) due to weather conditions

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Around the European Seas

  • Best of the Aegean

    Internationally famous for their beauty, unique culture, history and the amazing beaches. The Aegean Islands are the most popular and world-famous islands in Greece. Amazing water sports, ancient Greek history, delicious cuisine, friendly locals and unique traditions are just a few characteristics you`ll discover on these islands.

  • The Mediterranean

    The coastlines of southern Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa are shaped by the Mediterranean Sea. Not only does the Mediterranean have beautiful resorts and beaches on the mainland, there are literally thousands of islands to explore, each with their own beauty, over 2,500 miles from Spain east to Turkey. The cultural and culinary experiences of each Mediterranean country are unique and delig

  • The Adriatic Sea

    The cities and countries that are situated on the Adriatic Sea are some of the most beautiful and awe-inducing vacation destinations in Europe. The Adriatic Coast stretches on for 2,300 miles, up the eastern coast of Italy to Slovenia, and then on from Slovenia to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia again, Montenegro, and finally Albania. Come to the Adriatic and prepare yourself for an unforgettable experience.


  • Black Sea Coast

    The Bulgarian Black Sea coast (called Chernomorie in Bulgarian) is one of the trendiest resort destinations in southeastern Europe. Once the playground of Communist Party loyalists and their families, today these resort towns rival the French and Italian rivieras. Many are `ancient cities,` having been settled as far back as five millennia. So, if you`re looking for an off-the-beaten-path beach vacation that doesn`t skimp on quality, consider the beautiful Black Sea coast.

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European Seaside Resorts

  • French Riviera

    The southeast coast of Provence, France, is sprinkled with some of the world`s most popular beaches and destinations, including Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Saint Tropez and Menton. Known all over the world for its glamour and beauty, the Riviera is a playground for the rich and famous and a true paradise destination. The French Riviera offers a picture-perfect stretch of coastline, historic hilltop towns, twisting mountain roads and white pebble beaches leading into the azure water. The entire stretch of coastline in the south of France is dotted with a countless number of sights to be explore.

  • Amalfi Coast

    Just south of Naples, the beautiful and unspoiled Amalfi Coast, dotted with small seaside towns, is a true Italian gem of remarkable beauty and distinct natural landscape. Traditional houses, painted in pastel colors, follow the slope of the foothills of Mounts Lattari, creating a picturesque scene. From the characteristic terraces, the strong scents of the lemon groves, the vineyards, the broom and the vibrant colors of bougainvillea combine with the salt air to delight the senses.


  • Costa del Sol

    Stretching over a 200 miles from Almeria to Tarifa, with wide sweeps of golden sand, white-washed villages, excellent golf, alfresco dining, fantastic warm weather year round, a wide variety of outdoor activities and some spectacular scenery, make the Costa del Sol one of Spain`s most popular tourist destinations. It offers beautiful landscapes; varied and exquisite cuisine; extraordinary marinas; friendly people; flamenco... and so much more!

  • Cinque Terre

    Cinque Terre means Five Lands (in Italian), and this popular area offers five miles of rocky coast with five small villages (born in the 11th Century as fortresses) overlooking the sea, in the midst of two capes with hundreds of miles of beautiful paths. It offers a unique landscape with twisting coastal footpaths with breathtaking views; beautiful beaches with crystal transparent waters plus old churches, sanctuaries and castles.

  • Turqoise Coast (Mediterranean)

    The Turquoise Coast is one of the most beautiful, unforgettable, and popular seaside resort areas in all of Turkey. The main cities along this stretch of picture-perfect shoreline include Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, and Fethiye, which are chock-full of not only beauty but thousands of years of history.

  • Costa Brava

    One of the most romantic, stunning, unspoiled stretches of coast in Europe. Stretching north to the French border, the Costa Brava is about sun, beaches, coves surrounded by nature, refreshing dips in crystal-clear water, strolls along coastal footpaths, and charming fishing villages. Gloriously wild in parts and tastefully manicured in others, the Costa has some of the finest Blue Flag beaches in Europe, broad and sandy stretches to elegant horseshoe bays and secluded smugglers’ coves. Located on the northeast corner of Spain, Its coastline is almost 200 miles long and very varied, with wide bays, small coves and high cliffs.

  • Normandy Coast

    The coast of Normandy stretches across almost 400 miles of fabulous shoreline. With its beautiful beaches, intense history, and picturesque ancient towns, the coast of Normandy has so much to offer. From elaborate beach resorts to quaint fishing villages, this region delights sunbathers during the summer and offers so much to see year round. For those who want to experience the serene beauty of France, you’ll fall in love with the slow pace, rich history, and beauty of the Normandy Coast.

  • English Seaside Resorts

    The English seaside resorts were the forerunners to the modern-day British mass tourism industry, and even after more than a century they still welcome millions of tourists each year. Originally marketed as spa towns in the nineteenth century, these resort towns became wildly popular when marketed to the burgeoning, and at that time new, middle class in society. Arguably the most important and most popular of the English seaside towns are Brighton, located in East Sussex in the South East; Bournemouth, the largest city in Dorset, in the South West; and Blackpool, the largest city in Lancashire and situated on the Irish Sea coast in England`s North West.

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SUGGESTED ITINERARIES

  • Bastia - Eastern Corsica and the Costa Verde (Self-Drive)
    9 nights from $2,682*
  • Visit Bastia (rich in culture and heritage) as well as the Eastern Area(with its mid-mountain back country and family-friendly beaches) and the Costa Verde Area of Corsica island with this self-drive package. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into and out of Bastia
    • Rental Car for 10 days
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Bastia
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Eastern Corsica area
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Costa Verde Area
    • Hotel for 1 night in Bastia


  • Cinque Terre - Tuscany - Amalfi with Pompeii
    15 nights from $1,484*
  • Start in with a visit to Genoa, then continue to beautiful Cinque Terre, then visit artistic Florence, after that pick up your car for a stay in Southern Tuscany, then drive to Pompeii for a visit to this incredible insight into Roman times, and finally continue for a stay in the Amalfi Coast. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Genoa and out of Naples
    • Hotel for 1 night in Genoa
    • Train: Genoa to La Spezia (Cinque Terre)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cinque Terre
    • Train: La Spezia (Cinque Terre) to Florence
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Florence
    • Rent a car for 8 days
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Southern Tuscany
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Pompeii
    • Hotel for 3 nights in the Amalfi Coast
    • Hotel for 1 night in Naples
    • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel description)


  • Rome - Florence - Cinque Terre - Italian Riviera by Train
    10 nights from $1,289*
  • Combine some of the most magical cities in Italy!. Visit Rome (the Eternal City, with its stunning architecture like the Colosseum and the Roman Forum and delicious food) after that, travel to Florence (capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture) and next, the amazing Cinque Terre (five miles of rocky coast with five small villages overlooking the sea, in the midst of two capes with hundreds of miles of beautiful paths) and finally to the Italian Riviera (sapphire blue Mediterranean sea with medieval hilltop hamlets and panoramic vistas) and its charming cities like: Santa Marguerita Ligure and Genoa. Travel between these cities by very convenient train rides which allow you an opportunity to observe the lovely country side. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight into Rome and out of Genoa
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Rome
    • Train from Rome to Florence
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Florence
    • Train from Florence to La Spezia (Gateway to Cinque Terre)
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Cinque Terre Area
    • Train from La Spezia to Santa Marguerita Ligure
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Santa Marguerita Ligure
    • Train from Santa Marguerita to Genoa (Italian Riviera)
    • Hotel for 1 night in Genoa (Italian Riviera)


  • Athens - Mykonos - Naxos - Santorini by Ferry
    12 nights from $1,699*
  • Beautiful Greek Islands!. Start your exciting vacation with a short stay in Athens (the cradle of civilization and home of democracy, is a heady mix of history and edginess with iconic monuments mingle with first-rate museums), and after that, visit via Hydrofoil/Ferry Mykonos (famous for shopping, beach parties, and the very photogenic Mykonos Town and its windmills). Continue to Naxos (in the South Aegean, the largest of the Cyclades island group; mountain villages, ancient ruins and long stretches of beach) and finally, Santorini (recognizable for its whitewashed, cube-shaped buildings adorned with blue accents, steep cliffs and tangerine sunsets that light up the sky and sea). This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
    Included:
    • Flight in and out of Athens
    • Hotel for 2 nights in Athens
    • Ferry from Athens to Mykonos Island
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Mykonos Island
    • Ferry from Mykonos Island to Naxos Island
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Naxos Island
    • Ferry from Naxos Island to Santorini Island
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Santorini Island
    • Ferry from Santorini Island to Athens
    • Hotel for 1 night in Athens
    • Ferries/hydrofoils for the Islands do not operate in off seasons (autumn and winter) due to weather conditions



  • Athens - Paros - Santorini by Ferry
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  • Your Greek vacation adventure begins in the cradle of civilization, Athens, with its rich history and mythology. Take the Hydrofoil/Ferry to Paros and take advantage of the beautiful beaches and numerous activities, then continue island hopping to Santorini and its charming towns, interesting museums and captivating views. This is a flexible package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.

    Important Note:
    Ferries/hydrofoils for the Greek Islands only operate between May 2nd and September 8th due to weather conditions.
    Included:
    • Flight into Athens and out of Santorini
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Athens
    • Ferry Athens - Paros
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Paros
    • Ferry Paros - Santorini
    • Hotel for 3 nights in Santorini
    • NOTE: Please be advised that ferries and hydrofoils only operate between May 2 and September 8 due to weather conditions
    • NOTE: Please be advised that ferries and hydrofoils only operate between May 2 and September 8 due to weather conditions


Experiences and Adventure

  • Wine Regions of Europe

    Europe has some of the best vineyards in the world! Visiting the wine regions of Europe is a dream for every wine connoisseur. It’s at these vineyards that you can not only sip on exceptional wines, but can also learn how it is produced and immerse yourself in the local culture.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Europe

    Europe contains some of the most fascinating, historic UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world with significant ones like the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia, Mont-Saint Michel in France, and The Buda Castle Quarter and Andrassy Avenue in Budapest. There are over 400 UNESCO World Heritage sites in Europe alone, and at least one can be found in every country.

  • Cuisines of Europe

    European Cuisine is filled with variety throughout the European countries with classics like Pizza in Italy, Croissants in France, Wiener Schnitzel in Germany, Bangers and Mash in Great Britain, and so much more. These cuisines are not only delectable but they tell the story of the history, people, and traditions of each country.

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