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Guides & Tour Companies

The web sites below provide information that will help you locate a tour or guide. Some of these are third party operators, such as clearinghouses and agencies that contract with local or other tour and guide operators. They help you locate a specific tour or guide in an area of your choosing. In addition you can book a service through these web sites for not just tours and guides but, services for transportation and tickets to activities or events. Please note that while you may book a service through one of these web sites they are not responsible for the quality of service or its execution. Read the descriptions of each tour and its terms before booking.

Other sites may be the tour companies or operators themselves. They create the agenda contract with accommodations and transportation and provide the guides or escorts for the tours. You will be contracting directly with them for services and booking. Because they control and oversee all the functions of the tours they are continually recognized by the travel industry with awards for excellence.

If you want more local specific tours please go below to the country listings and find your country. These tours are typically half or full day tours and day trips out and back from major cities. These tours are usually very informative and can be theme specific. Where possible, tour will be listing by types and locations.

Some web sites may require you to register as a potential customer before they provide you with information and pricing. Remember, when you register they ask for personal information like your name, address, phone number and they will always require your email. Make sure they protect your privacy before signing up as web sites may sell your personal information for solicitation.

Tour Guides & Companies…

Web Sites – Tour Types – Serviced Areas

Abercrombie & Kent

Luxury Small Group Journey’s, Cruises, Multi-Day Regional Trips, Culture, Wildlife & History. British, Ireland, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece & Turkey, Central & Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia & the Baltic States

Adventures By Disney Tours

Family friendly vacations packages from 3 to 9 days with included amenities. Activities for children & family. British Isles, Mediterranean countries, Central Europe, France, Scandinavia, Baltic States.

Affordable Tours 

Aggregate web site featuring package tours and cruises from over 13 operators. Most European countries and major destinations.

Alexander Roberts Tours

Region or country specific tours, river or small ship cruises for private, group, customer traveling. 36 European countries and major city destinations.

Boundless Journeys

Walking, Hiking, Culture, Nature, Trekking, Expedition Cruising, Family Friendly. France, Switzerland, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey

Brendan Tours 

A subsidiary of the Travel Corporation, Brenden has package tours from 4 to 23 days. Culture, History & Sightseeing. Ireland  & Scotland

CIE Tours

Culture, History & Sightseeing, Escorted, Group, Independent  tours. Ireland, Great Britain, Italy & Eastern Europe

CityDiscovery

Large networks of tour operators with various styles of tours from day trips to theme oriented tours. Most European Countries

Civitatis

A large third party network of tour operators with various styles of tours from day trips to theme oriented tours. All European countries.

Context Travel 

Walking Seminars in 14 European Cities. Groups, Family or Private. Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice, Paris, London, Berlin, Athens, Istanbul, Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Madrid, Barcelona

Contiki Vacations –

Multi-day country or regional package tours from 3 to 30 days durations. Superior, budget, camping & skiing trips. All of western & eastern Europe, Turkey, Scandinavia, Russia, Balkan and Baltic countries.

Cosmos

A bonded and accredited travel agency provide various tours in Europe. Great Britain, western, central and eastern Europe, Mediterranean and Scandinavian areas.

David McGuffin’s Exploring Europe 

European travel through individual and group guided tours focusing on culture, history, art, and engaging experiences. Ireland, Italy, Christmas Markets, UK, Germany, Austria & Switzerland

European Castles Tours

Multi-day, Day Trips, Castles. Germany, Ireland, Austria, France, Italy, Portugal

European Destinations 

Aggregate travel web site with various tours and packages. All European countries except Ukraine, Moldova, Albania & Belarus

G Adventures Tours 

Tours featuring local accommodations, transportation and lifestyle connecting you closer to the country and its people and culture. Most European countries.

Gate1 Tours 

Tour agency with Escorted & Group Tours, River Cruises, Bus & Sea Cruise Combinations, Rail & Independent travel. France, Germany, UK, Spain, Portugal, Central Europe, Italy, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, Croatia, Iceland, Ireland.

Getours 

On Line travel brokerage with escorted,    leisure, river cruises & independent tour styles & vacation package. Tours to 26 different European countries and regions.

Globus 

On line service offering packaged tours and planning for multi or single country trips. River cruises & faith based tours. British Isles, France, Central Europe, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Scandinavia, Iceland, Benelux.

Go Ahead Tours 

Escorted tours offering exciting and enlightening cultural experiences. British Isles, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Greece, Russia, Scandinavia, the Baltic’s & Balkans.

Grand Circle Travel 

Specializing in River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises and Land Tours. Primary small ship & river cruises in the Mediterranean, Adriatic, Atlantic, Baltic and Agean Seas. Rhine, Seine, Rhone & Danube rivers. Also pre and post-trip extended land tours throughout most of Europe.

Insight Vacations 

Luxury, independent, sustainable & insightful tour packages & cruises. British Isles, Central & Western Europe, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Scandinavia, Iceland.

INTREPID TRAVEL

B-Corporation company providing services to travelers around the world for over 30 years. Focus on responsible travel and working with local communities and business.

Isango

Specialist retailer of tours, experiences and attraction tickets. Most European Countries

Kensington Tours

Operator and provider offering 19 different  European tours and event programs. British & Channel Islands, Iceland and all continental European countries.

National Geographic

Expedition offerings of tours and adventure trips. Greece, Turkey, Italy, western & central Europe, British Isles, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Iceland, Scandinavia.

Olde Ipswich Tours 

Small group gourmet tours for local art, history, culture & cuisine. France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Uk, Ireland, Switzerland, Belgium, eastern Europe.

Perillo Tours 

All inclusive tour packages with first class hotels. 9 to 14 day trips. Italy, Greece

Private Guides 

An aggregate web site that locates private tour guides for a particular city or region. A good site with very comprehensive information. All European countries except Andorra, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg & San Marino. N. Ireland is listed under Ireland & Turkey is under Asia.

Private Guides in Europe 

Another web site that you can search for a private guide for a certain city or area and reserve a date and time. France, Italy, Poland, England, Czech Republic, & Austria.

Responsible Vacations 

Specializes vacations located in villas or resorts areas. Inclusive or for families, couples and relaxing holidays.Turkey, Croatia.

Rick Steves 

Rick Steves is a tour operator and guide of European trips that cover multiple countries and regions. British Isles, France, Germany, Benelux, Italy, Spain & Portugal, Eastern Europe, Russia & Scandinavia, Greece & Turkey

Roadscholar

Educational adventures are created by Elderhostel, the not-for-profit world leader in lifelong learning. Most European Countries

Sandeman’s New Europe Tours 

Free Tours in 15 European cities. Partners with professional guides focusing on history & culture. Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Hamburg, Lisbon, Liverpool, London, Madrid, Munich, Paris & Prague.

SITA World Tours 

7 to 12 day multiple country package tours, river cruises. Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Poland & Croatia

Tauck World Discovery 

Know for excellent escorted 1 & 2 week land yours, river & small ship cruises. Special family and culturally immersive tours. Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain & Portugal, Italy, Scandinavia, central & eastern Europe, Turkey & Mediterranean countries.

Thomas Cook 

One of the first individuals to create and organized trips for groups of people in the mid 19th century. Family, inclusive & sustainable vacations. Services are offered throughout Europe and they have store locations throughout the world to assist with travel information.

Thomson Holidays 

Specializes in vacations located at villas or resorts. Inclusive or for families, couples, and relaxing holidays. Croatia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Montenegro, Malta, Greece & Cyprus.

Topdeck 

Specializes in package trips from 2 to 49 days for the younger 18-30 somethings. Trips to all countries except Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Albania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, & Malta

Tour Radar 

Tours for Culture, Nature & parties. Biking, hiking, walking, cruises and combinations. All European countries including Faroe Island, Svalbard, Jersey, Guernsey & Gibraltar.

Tours by Locals

Find local listings for tours and guides. All of continental Europe, British Isles, Turkey & Cyprus.

Tours 4 Fun 

Travel agency web site with various tour offerings. Multiple day & extended options. France, Germany, UK, Spain, Switzerland, Hungary, Italy, Russia, Greece, Turkey, Scandinavia, Ireland, Czechia.

Trafalgar 

One of the largest providers of guided vacations in the world. 67 years of experience creating packaged tours. All of Europe except Malta, Andorra, Iceland, Cyprus, Macedonia, Moldova, Albania, Montenegro, Ukraine & San Marino.

Trip Me 

Coordinates you and local agencies and guides, to create your own trip package and agenda. Bulgaria, Turkey, Romania, Croatia, Greece & Italy

Vacations To Go 

Clearinghouse agency that operates several web sites. You must register on line to get a get quote. Other sites are :Europe Travel

Virgin Vacations 

Tour operator of all inclusive tours in conjunction with Virgin Atlantic & Virgin America Airlines. Create your own customized trip on line. All European countries except Ukraine, Moldova, Andorra, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Malta, Serbia, Montenegro, Macedonia & Belarus.

Viator 

One of the largest third party networks of tour operators with various styles of tours from day trips to theme oriented tours. All European countries.