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Europe Tours and Adventures

Europe is home to some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and areas for travel. Road Scholar’s European tours bring you to all of this continent’s most famous cities and destinations, so you can learn about historical events like the French Revolution on a trip to Paris, understand the hard history of WWII in Germany, or enjoy the artwork of Italy. 

No matter your interests, our educational tours in Europe have something for everyone. Explore Europe with Road Scholar today by browsing our collection of adventures below.


Europe Sightseeing

At Road Scholar, our Europe sightseeing tours allow you to see some of the most famous cities and landmarks in the world. Take a look at our top tours of Europe below:

  • Italy: One of the best Europe tours is a trip to Italy, where you can gaze at famous artwork from renowned painters like Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and Raphael in world-class museums, go on riverboat cruises in Venice or bask under the Tuscan sun while exploring ancient ruins.
  • Germany: As one of the world’s top cultural influences, Germany has plenty to offer. From city tours of Berlin and Munich to Bavarian villages and castles along the Rhine, there’s no better way to explore Europe than a cultural adventure in Germany.
  • France: No Europe tour is complete without a trip to France. Wander the streets of the City of Love while gazing at the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower or learn about the hard efforts made on D-Day in Normandy. With plenty to see and tasty cuisine to eat, France is filled with excitement.
  • Turkey: The country of Turkey has some of the richest history in the world, where you can learn about Ottoman Sultans, Byzantine art, and the history of medieval knights. 
  • England: Europe sightseeing tours in England are a must. Through Road Scholar, you can go on hiking tours in England’s National Parks like Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks. You can also visit major metropolises like London, where you can check the time at Big Ben and view the city through a ride on The London Eye.
  • Spain: If you’re looking for an educational tour in Western Europe, look no further than Spain. Spain has plenty to do and see, such as visiting the La Sagrada Familia Church in Barcelona or learning about the history, architecture, and customs of Sevilla.

Whether you’re looking for Europe tours for singles or family tours of Europe, we have educational tours for everyone.


Adventures in Europe with Road Scholar

Interested in group travel to Europe? Look no further than Road Scholar. We have European tours led by local experts who will teach you about the history, landscapes, and wildlife of your destination. By immersing yourself in the culture, you’ll be able to build a deeper connection with the people you meet and get a better understanding of the world around you. As you search for tours of Europe, make sure to review our essential tips for traveling to Europe to ensure a smooth and exciting adventure.


European Tours for Seniors FAQs


1. What can you expect from senior European tours?

At Road Scholar, our educational tours to Europe allow travelers to embark on a unique learning adventure with like-minded learners interested in discovering more about the world. All of our guided Europe tours are led by local experts who will offer you information on the area’s culture, geography, wildlife, history, and more. Along the way, you can ask inquisitive questions to gain a deeper understanding, as well as enjoy spirited conversations with those in your cohort. By the end of your Europe sightseeing tour, you’ll forge lasting memories and relationships that will last a lifetime.


2. What is the best time of year to book a European adventure?

At Road Scholar, we have adventures in Europe throughout the year. The best time of year for European tours for seniors depends on a few factors and personal preferences. For example, scheduling Europe group tours in slower months of fall, winter, and early spring is recommended  if you’re interested in exploring new areas with fewer crowds and lines. However, if you’re looking for warmer weather, a summer European sightseeing tour might match your preferences. Our team can walk you through each of our European tours for seniors to help you find the perfect program that meets your needs.


3. What are popular European tours for seniors?

At Road Scholar, we have an expansive collection of senior European tours.  Whether you’re interested in a Central Europe educational tour or Eastern European tours, we have several programs available. Popular European destinations include France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Croatia, Georgia, Turkey, and beyond. No matter where you’re interested in learning, Road Scholar can find a Europe group tour for you to join.

If you’re not ready to pack your bags and board a flight but are still interested in learning about the various regions in Europe, you can explore Europe online through our online learning adventures. Our virtual tours consist of live lectures, discussions, and performances to immerse you in the culture and history of various destinations without having to leave your couch. You can also have meaningful conversations with your instructor and peers to better understand various topics.


4. How do I prepare for educational tours to Europe?

Embarking on a trip to Europe is an exciting experience. However, getting ready can be daunting. At Road Scholar, our team helps take the stress out of preparing for an overseas trip to Europe by planning itineraries, organizing transportation, and more. However, there are a few actions you’re responsible for to ensure your trip goes smoothly. Take a look at these tips before taking part in one of our guided Europe tours:

  • Pack accordingly by keeping the weather and temperature in mind. Having a variety of garments, from long-sleeve shirts to shorts and overcoats, can help you stay comfortable throughout your trip.

  • Talk with your doctor to ensure your health is suitable for your intended trip. At Road Scholar, you can filter programs based on activity level to find an adventure that works for you.

  • Ensure all your documents are packed and secured, including your passport, relevant medical records, prescriptions, driver’s license, money, and credit cards.

These are some of the top tips for preparing for a European adventure. Our team can provide additional information on how to prepare for the educational tour in Europe you choose.