The Friendly Planet Newsletter

Published Jun 25, 2022
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Welcome to Europe
 
Whether it's the charming ambiance of picturesque towns and the lively atmosphere of bustling cities, postcard-worthy landscapes dotted with timeless castles and palaces, or world-renowned wine and cuisine, Europe is a beautifully unmatched region that is bound to capture the hearts of travelers. Our expertly-designed itineraries blend the iconic bucket list sites with plenty of immersive experiences and include international round-trip flights, professional tour guides, many meals, high-quality accommodations, and more!
 
 
Food & Wine
 
You can find incredible food anywhere in the world, but there's no doubt that Europe is home to some of the best cuisine and wine. Indulge in the hand-crafted pasta creations in Italy and fresh-caught seafood along the coast. Sample award-winning wines at historic wineries and local quintas as you cruise along the Douro River Valley. Taste some of the world's finest cheese selections in France paired with a premium glass of wine. End your culinary journey on a sweet note with Turkish baklava, a Swedish cinnamon roll, or Spanish flan!
 
 
Nature
 
Europe boasts some of the most beautiful destinations for nature lovers. Admire Iceland's Northern Lights as they dance above the country's dramatic landscape of countless waterfalls and mountain peaks. Lace up your shoes and hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park before enjoying a boat ride across the emerald green Kozjak Lake. Stroll along the towering Cliffs of Moher or through the endless greenery of the Scottish Highlights. Cruise through Nærøyfjord, one of Norway's most spectacular and awe-inspiring fjords, offering an overload of striking mountains and valleys. No matter which beautiful region you explore, the nature in Europe is sure to take your breath away!
 
 
Cities
 
Packed with top-notch food scenes, intriguing history, friendly locals, and shopping streets, European cities have something to offer everyone! Immerse yourself in Istanbul's history and art at the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, and Hagia Sofia before browsing the Grand Bazaar. Explore Budapest, one of Europe's most regal and storied cities punctuated with fascinating architecture along the majestic Danube River. Step back in time to Ancient Greece as you discover the iconic architecture of the magnificent Parthenon perched atop the Acropolis. Or, embrace the spirit of "hygge" as you stroll along the canal and admire the colorful, quintessential Copenhagen houses.
 
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† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties. Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit. You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your bookings, and some restrictions apply. Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour. Valid for bookings made on or after May 24, 2022. Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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