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Top 10 Europe Multi-Day Tours & Package Trips

If you want to cover lots of ground in Europe in one visit, a multi-day tour may be the answer. Here are ten extended guided holidays that won't fail to impress.

Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours
Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours: Paris

With an almost unimaginable wealth of historic sites, cultural institutions, and attractions across 50 countries, a multi-day tour of Europe can be anything you want it to be.

History buffs will love exploring the old world centres of cities like Vienna, Budapest, Rome, Prague, and Krakow. Culture vultures can swoop on the collections of the Louvre, the Uffizi Gallery, the Rijksmuseum, and Reina Sofía. Foodies will have the opportunity to sample specialities unique to each and every region they visit, and lovers of the great outdoors can revel in some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet!

There are literally hundreds of Europe coach tours and river cruises on offer, and choosing one will come down to dates, itineraries, inclusions, and of course, your budget. Look for options where key activities and at least some meals are included (ideally breakfast, but also a couple of dinners).

Here are ten of the best Europe multi-day tours and trips. Browse our full range of tours here.

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1. Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise

The iconic Amsterdam to Budapest river cruise route navigates three of Europe’s greatest waterways: the Rhine, the Main, and the Danube. The fairy-tale scenery along the way encompasses hilltop castles, rolling vineyards, picturesque farming country, grand cities like Vienna and Nuremberg, and traditional villages punctuated with domes and steeples. Full of wonder and romance, an Amsterdam to Budapest River Cruise will take you through the very heart of Europe in style. 15 days | Operator: Travel Marvel

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Cruising the great rivers of Europe is what holiday dreams are made of. Along the way you’ll see grand hilltop castles and chateaus, and visit medieval towns and atmospheric old-world cities. And unlike doing a coach tour of Europe, the big attraction of a river cruise is that you only have to unpack once.

2. Best of Europe Coach Tour from London

In the tradition of the Grand Tour of Europe, this cost-effective multi-day/multi-country experience will show you the best of Western Europe in one memorable trip. Starting in London and finishing in Paris, you’ll enjoy the services of a tour director throughout the journey, and that of local guides along the way. Cruise Amsterdam’s canals, lose yourself in Florence’s old centre, marvel at the remains of Pompeii, snap selfies in front of the French capital’s most famous landmarks, and the list of highlights goes on! 18 days | Operator: Cosmos

Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours
Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours: Florence. Image: Bigstock

3. Southern Italy and Sicily Tour from Palermo

The romance of Italy is on full display throughout this fabulous tour of the country’s southern reaches, which begins on the island of Sicily and finishes in the ‘Eternal City’ Rome. See numerous monuments left by the ancients and visit the town of Alberobello — renowned for its UNESCO World Heritage listed trulli (mortarless buildings with cone-shaped roofs). Walk in the looming shadow of Mount Vesuvius at Pompeii, and delight in the one-of-a-kind ambience of the Amalfi Coast. This is the Italian adventure of a lifetime! 13 days | Operator: Collette

Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours
Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours: Amalfi Coast, Italy. Image: Depositphotos

4. Trails and Peaks of Switzerland Tour from Neuchatel

No guided holiday showcases the spectacular Alpine scenery of Switzerland better than this Hidden Trails and Majestic Peaks Tour. You’ll soak in the beauty of Lake Geneva and the Matterhorn, visit charming mountain villages, and see many of the dramatic mountain vistas that define the Alps. Comfortable accommodation, transport and several meals are included. 12 days | Operator: Collette

5. Emerald Isle Tour from Dublin, Ireland/UK

Starting in the characterful Irish capital Dublin, you’ll visit many magical cities and towns across Ireland on this 13-day small group adventure — which is packed with memorable moments. Dine at an Irish country house, explore Belfast in a traditional black cab, take part in an Irish whisky tasting experience, and of course, kiss the famous Blarney Stone. And while there are many activities included in the tour price, guests also get plenty of free time to explore at their own pace. 13 days | Operator: Back-Roads Touring

Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours
Kiss the Blarney Stone in Ireland. Image: Depositphotos

6. Deluxe European Coach Tour from London

Your extended Europe trip will likely be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so why not do it in style? Every moment of this deluxe tour from London to Rome and back up the continent to Paris has been carefully considered and lovingly curated. Visit seven different countries and revel in the history and culture of cities like Amsterdam, Prague, Salzburg, Venice, Rome, Florence, and the list goes on. Stay in upscale hotels and enjoy multiple inclusions. The Europe of your dreams awaits! 16 days | Operator: Insight Vacations

Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours
Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours: Venice, Italy

7. Battlefields of WWI Tour from Lille, France

From the trenches at Ypres, to the emotive Somme, celebrate the bravery of the ANZACs on this six-day guided tour of the WWI Western Front. This tour runs on selected dates throughout the European touring season, and will also introduce you to some of the most charming villages in northern France and Belgium. 6 days | Operator: Back-Roads Touring

Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours
Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours: Somme, France. Image: Depositphotos

8. Highlights of Portugal Tour from Lisbon

The weather is warm, the food is sensational, and life is there to be lived in amazing Portugal! Hugging the western coast of Southern Europe, this may be one of the smallest nations on the continent, but it’s big on engaging travel experiences. And this week-long small group tour (a maximum of 16 guests) reveals all. Wander the cobblestoned streets of capital city Lisbon, visit the World Heritage-listed Monastery of Batalha, cruise along the Douro River in Porto, and sip a fine port from the incomparable Douro Valley. Boa viagem! 7 days | Operator: G Adventures

9. The Best of Turkey Tour from Istanbul

Turkey is without doubt one of the most fascinating travel destinations on the planet, and a guided tour of this incredible country will ensure you see all the highlights safely and comfortably. On this 15-day round-trip from exotic Istanbul, you’ll visit emotive Gallipoli, delve into the ancient secrets of World Heritage-listed Ephesus, soak up the splendour of the Blue Lagoon in Oludeniz, and cruise along the Turkish Riviera on a traditional gulet craft. The tour utilises comfortable accommodation options and a mix of transport styles. 15 days | Operator: Intrepid Travel

Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours
Ten of the best Europe multi-day tours: Ephesus, Turkey. Image: Depositphotos

10. Greek Island Wanderer from Athens

Dreaming of an escape to the wondrous Greek islands? Make that dream a reality on this 14-day guided island-hopping tour from perennial capital city Athens to the stunning Cyclades island of Santorini. Swim in the warm waters of the Aegean Sea, relax on sun-kissed beaches, feast on the freshest seafood, explore whitewashed villages cascading down hillsides, and bask in the warmth of impossibly golden sunsets. This is a dream you won’t want to wake from! 15 days | Operator: Explore!

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