It’s easy to see why – a well preserved cultural heritage, open borders and efficient infrastructure makes visiting Europe a breeze, and rarely will you have to travel more than a few hours before you can immerse yourself in a new culture, and dive into a different phrasebook. Although it is the world’s smallest continent in land surface area, there are profound differences between the cultures and ways of life in its countries.

Featured Tours

An adventure travel legends are made of… Immerse yourself in the flavors and history of Italy’s famous Chianti region with this sojourn through renaissance cities, mediaeval villages and cypress-lined avenues snaking through vineyards. Accompanied by the publisher of the award-winning magazine Canadian Geographic, Gilles Gagnier, you’ll have the opportunity to sample several varieties of the world-renowned Chianti and learn about …

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Natural beauty in the Arctic Circle Inspired by the very first Arctic explorers, journey to the far reaches of Norway’s northern tip led by RCGS Explore-in-Residence, filmmaker, photographer and world-renowned underwater explorer, Jill Heinerth. A veteran of over thirty years of exploration, Jill has made TV series for PBS, National Geographic and the BBC. On this exclusive RCGS departure, you’ll …

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Discover Europe’s last remaining wilderness This new winter adventure takes us to the heart of Lapland, some 200 km above the Arctic Circle, where nature is raw and powerful and deep endless forests and mighty rivers dominate the landscape. We base ourselves at Rajamaa, where the Malmström family have been welcoming guests since 1986. Situated on an island in the River …

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From: R 32400

Valletta, the fortress city “built by gentlemen for gentlemen” is the enchanting capital city of Malta. It was built by the valliant Knights of St. John in the 16th century. Sense the presence of the Knights in their military engineering and architectural feats they left behind such as Forts, bastons, watchtowers, acquaducts, churches, cathedrals, art, furniture, silverware, and sculpture. Bequeathed by the Knights of St. John to the …

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Stay in Yllas, a cross country skier’s paradise in the heart of Finnish Lapland. Perfectly picturesque and surrounded by the 7 softly rounded, snow-capped fells of the Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park, the village of Akaslompolo makes for superb cross-country skiing exploration whatever your ski ability. With over 300km of designated tracks – the most in Finland – trails vary from flat and …

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From: R 12800

Ride on dedicated cycle routes through Austria and Germany Follow the curves and bends of the Danube as it flows through steep-sided valleys and wide riverside woods towards beautiful Vienna. The densely wooded slopes and ravine forests help to create the setting for one of the most significant river landscapes of Central Europe; with the largely flat landscape perfectly suited …

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From: R 14400

Discover one of Spain’s most iconic areas by bike It could be argued that Andalucia is the most quintessentially Spanish part of the Iberian Peninsula. Defined by its Moorish architecture this land of contrasts boasts fertile land, historic hilltop towns, stunning beaches and excellent local food. This moderate self-guided cycle takes you from the magical city of Seville, along small …

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From: R 22800

Enjoy self-guided walking on the classic circuit through France, Switzerland and Italy For those confident of their walking ability we offer the iconic Tour du Mont Blanc as a self-guided itinerary. The majestic beauty of the surrounding scenery is best appreciated on foot as you walk point-to-point each day, staying in friendly hotels and auberges at night. Your main baggage …

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From: R 31100

Scenic cycling through small villages and along stunning coastline In the far north of Portugal, on the border with Spain, lies the Minho region: a wild, rugged area of historical and cultural significance. Starting from the Geres National Park, you cycle downhill through small villages and extensive vineyards, following the River Minho towards the Atlantic Ocean. The scenery is a …

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From: R 20700

Enjoy historical villages, the River Douro and some of the world’s finest wine This cycling holiday in the Douro will acquaint you with fascinating and magical surroundings, delicious cuisine and some of the world’s finest wines (including, of course Port Wine, for which the region is famous). The ride begins in Castelo Rodrigo, a medieval village close to where Portugal …

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From: R 19600

Regions

The Algarve is rich in culture and diversity. If you are looking for fast paced resorts or a calm tranquil setting either is attainable. The entire region is approx.5400sq km and is graced with over 100 different beaches.

Austrian Alps

Catalunya

Ireland

The capital and largest city of both England and of the United Kingdom, it is also the largest city in Western Europe and the European Union. Situated on the River Thames in South-East England, Greater London has an official population of a little over 8 million. Considered one of the world’s leading “global cities”, London remains an international capital of culture, music, education, fashion, politics, finance and trade.

It is located between Ios and Anafi islands. It is famous for dramatic views, stunning sunsets from Oia town, the strange white aubergine (eggplant), the town of Thira and naturally its very own active volcano.

The Netherlands

Zermatt is surrounded by a range of fabulous mountains, among which the highest of Switzerland: Monte Rosa, but it is famous for the Matterhorn. It was one of the last alpine mountains to be conquered (in 1865), and the first expedition that reached the top ended dramatically (only 3 of the 7 climbers survived).