Below are three popular countries to visit in Europe on a guided tour. I've highlighted some famous attractions for each of the countries below.
Spain tours might feature the impressive Prado museum in Madrid, the enormous Plaza de Espana in Seville and the beautiful buildings of Barcelona, such as La Sagrada Familia, the extraordinary cathedral designed by Antoni Gaudi. Many itineraries incorporate the 13th-century Alhambra palace complex in Granada. Also, there usually are opportunities to take in a flamenco show and tastings of tapas or Rioja wines. To see limited-time offers and search for Spain tours, click here.
Brush up on your ancient history at the Parthenon in Athens, in Olympia (where the first Olympic Games were held) and at Mycenae, excavated in the 19th century. The sky-high monasteries of Meteora were erected on natural sandstone pillars, some more than 1,000 feet high. Many itineraries include a cruise to Greek isles like Mykonos and Santorini, where you can relax on the beaches and dine on fresh seafood. To see limited-time offers and search for Greece tours, click here.
These vacations showcase stunning Alpine scenery, ritzy mountain resorts, famed railways and national favorites like chocolate and cheese fondue. Spend time in St. Moritz, nestled against a beautiful lake, or Zermatt, in the foothills of the Matterhorn. Walk the old quarters of Lucerne or Zurich, or tour Chillon Castle on Lake Geneva. You might ride the Glacier Express over hundreds of bridges or the Jungfrau Train to Europe's highest railway station.
During the holidays, Christmas markets appear in many Swiss city squares, featuring merchants selling handcrafted ornaments, toys and woodcarvings, as well as local treats like roasted chestnuts, raclette and mulled wine. To see limited-time offers and search for Switzerland tours, click here.