Tour Types

Like everything else, tours come in all different shapes and sizes. If you want to be alone and chauffeured around, there are private tours where you’ll be picked up at your hotel and driven around for a full or half day. Then there are the small day or half day group tours which vary in size from 15 people to 50. The smaller the groups tend to be more personable giving you more of an opportunity to ask questions of your tour guide You will also get to know them and your fellow travelers better. We find the smaller the group, the better and more informed the tour. You may also purchase audio tours where it allows you to do a self guided tour. Then there are the planned larger tours that can cover anywhere from 5- 30 days. The upside to these tours is that they are escorted with almost all the planning done for you. The downside is they do not give you flexibility to change your agenda. You typically book these with a travel agency or tour company that specializes in these types of tours. Everyday is pre-planned with activity and some days have free periods for you venture out on your own or to take a nap. If your transportation from one location to the other isn’t a cruise ship, it will most likely be a bus. Tours can include certain amenities like, pre-paid access to attractions with a guide, hotel rooms and some will also provide several pre-arranged diners when staying over night at a location. Some tours have flights built into their cost but you will be required to take the flight they book you on. On other tours you will be required to book and pay for your own flight.  Ask questions as to what is all included so you do not have any surprises. Nothing more frustrating then arriving at the airport only to find out you have no ticket to your destination hotel or meeting place. In addition to what you may want to consider buying an activity like biking, renting a scooter or other outdoor activities, transportation excursions like a dinner cruise and priority access to certain landmarks.

Various Categories of Tours… 

There are tours and activities of any type or size, the options are endless. The characteristic of a tour or activity can address your particular interest or need. You can find tours that are designed to fit you by scrolling down to a specific interest to find tour operators who provide special tours.

  • Airplane
  • Helicopter
  • Culture and History
  • Art & Museum
  • Architecture Archeology
  • Balloon
  • History & Heritage
  • Local Experience
  • Religious & Spiritual
  • Cruises & Water
  • Barging River & Harbor
  • Sailing
  • Sea Life
  • Speed & Jet Boat
  • Water Sports 
  • Holiday Christmas
  • New Years
  • Seasonal
  • Valentines
  • Sightseeing
  • Battlefields
  • Bicycling
  • Bus & Mini Van
  • Cable Car
  • Castle & Palace Cemetery
  • Day trips
  • Ecco Free
  • Garden & Park
  • Hiking
  • Hop On Hop Off
  • Horse & Carriage
  • Jogging
  • Literature Night Pedicab & Ricksaw
  • Private Car
  • Scooter & Vespa
  • Segway
  • Sporting Venues T
  • rain & Rail
  • Walking
  • Theme 
  • Breweries
  • Educational
  • Factory & Workshop
  • Folk Lore, Ghost & Vampire
  • Food & Cooking
  • Graffiti & Urban Art
  • Local & Neighborhood
  • Music
  • Painting
  • Pub Crawls
  • Shopping
  • War Remembrance
  • Wineries
  • Winter Sports
  • Nature and Adventure
  • 4WD Off Road
  • Birdwatching
  • Motorcycle
  • National Parks
  • Nature &Scenic
  • Volcano
  • Wildlife
Brewery Tours
Cultural Tours
Pub Crawls
War Remembrance / Battlefield / Military Tours…
  • Spirit of Remembrance – WWI & WWII sites / Cold War / 19th Century – France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Rep., Netherlands, Bosnia Hercegovina, Poland, Hungary, Croatia, Slovenia, Greece & Turkey
  • Skylark Battlefield Tours – Insightful educational tours,for groups, of WWI sites  – France, Belgium
  • Battlefield Tours – WWI & WWII tours – France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Ukraine, Netherlands, Russia, Poland, Hungary, Greece & Turkey
  • WWII Tours –  Special tours of WWII sites and events – France Belgium, Netherlands & Luxembourg
  • Holts Tours  – Tour Specialists in Battlefields & History – France, England, Scotland, Germany, Czech Rep., Slovenia, Italy
  • 1916 Rebellion – Tour about the Irish fight for independence from the British Empire – Dublin, Ireland
  • Valor Tours – Military tour company that provides battle site expeditions to Europe for WWI & WWII locations – France, Belgium
  • Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours – WWII tours – France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, England, Austria
  • Matterhorn Travel – WWI tours – France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands
  • Old Country Tours – Historic & Military tours – France, England, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium 
  • Bartlett’s Battlefield Journeys – Tours of the 1st World War – France & Belgium
  • Battlefield Tours LTD – France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium
  • Guided Battlefield Tours – France, Belgium, UK
  • Leger Battlefield Tours – France, Spain, Belgium
Winery Tours

 Tour & Guide Search…

Additional web sites that will provide information and help you locate a tour or guide are listed at our Guides & Tour Companies or Local Guides / Operators. Some of these are third party operators, such as clearinghouses, brokers 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.