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Europe Along the Scenic Routes is a privately owned Canadian tour company. With over 10 years experience in providing advice and assistance to others in planning, researching, and coordinating their European travels. Offering fully guided, small group tours with original itineraries made up of interesting blends of famous sights and less known beauties. Groups consist of a maximum of 8 people making for a less obtrusive approach to discovering and experiencing European culture and traditions.

Who are the Europe Along the Scenic Routes tours designed for?

Our small group, active European tours are perfect for all travelers of all ages, from the first time traveler to Europe to the more seasoned or independent traveler. EASR are ideal for:
• Couples, solo travelers, adult families, groups of friends
• Travel clubs, wine societies, small private groups and organizations
• Exclusive tours for families with young children a minimum of 6 people can be arranged if requested EARLY

What's included in the Price?

*A well travelled, informed guide, committed to making your trip informed, exciting and trouble free. *Small family size groups – maximum of 8 people. *14 nights in clean, comfortable centrally located, family run hotels, many in historic buildings. *All breakfasts, most lunches and many dinners. *All transportation for group activities includes air-conditioned comfortable minibus, subways, trams and trains. *All group sightseeing tours and admissions, including: Paris Museum Pass providing free entry to most museums and many monuments.. *Paris orientation and walking tour, including the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysees and the Arc de Triomphe. *Free bottle of champagne (per couple). *Historic Amsterdam walking tour. *Anne Frank House. *Numerous castles, medieval villages, historic sites, Roman ruins, wine tasting and much more.

What's excluded in the Price?

Roundtrip airfare and transfers to and from the tour starting location, drinks, some meals, personal expenses, hotel incidentals. Any expenses incurred during free time, such as meals, transportation or admissions.

Do your tours include international airfare?

Travelers arrive from all over to begin our tours and as such it is not possible to include international airfare in our prices. If you live in Canada or the U.S.A. flights can be arranged at special rates and we would be happy to help you. You may also book these flights through your preferred travel agent.

How many people can join a tour?

We pride ourselves in our small group approach to Europe. Small groups allow you to share great company without crowding your experience. Our tours have a maximum of 8 participants.

What makes our tours so special?

Knowledgeable and Professional Tour Guides provide you expert guidance and commentary. Small group environment ensures you a fun and relaxed personalized experience. Tour itineraries are designed to coincide with local festivals, market days, regional events and other cultural activities contributing to your authentic local experience. Balance of organized activities and personal freedom assures variety for every interest and activity level. Knowledgeable guides, centrally located historical accommodations, sumptuous meals, exclusive activities and personal freedom guarantees you outstanding value.

And don’t be fooled – with large groups you are stuck to a very regimented schedule, right down to the forced gift shop visit. You stay in sterile hotels located outside of and away from the cities you have come to see and visit. They are expensive, you find yourself spending far too much time riding a bus. Sometimes they pass up the most interesting details about a site because it would be impossible for everyone in a large group to see it. And if you can’t hear the guide, or you fall behind because the pace is too fast, you're just out of luck. On your own you walk around with your nose in a guide book. None of this happens with a private guide!

Take any of the big bus tours and your holiday could be one to remember for all the wrong reasons.

 

Testimonials

"I wanted to tell you what a great time we had. The Tour was fascinating, I'm so glad that we got to experience it. The food was great and thank you so much for the champagne. We will enjoy it at home and fondly remember our trip with you."

G. Watson, Burlington, Ontario