The Top Tours of Europe
Experience Europe’s culture, history and scenery with a top tour operator. (Photo: Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images )
In 2009 alone, more than 460 million tourists visited Europe and six of the world’s 10 most popular destinations were European. Many visitors explore Europe’s attractions with the help of a tour company. Organizations such as Forbes, Travel + Leisure, National Geographic and Conde Nast Traveller rate and rank companies that specialize in European tours. Characteristics including service, flexibility, range of accommodation, reliability, authenticity, knowledge of destination, immersion and sustainability factor into the rankings.
Conde Nast Traveller’s 2009 Reader’s Travel Awards ranked the United Kingdom-based tour company Seasons as the most knowledgeable and most reliable tour operator. Seasons offers tour packages designed for couples, families, honeymooners, skiers, golfers, cruisers and even a diet tour package for those who wish to lose weight. Seasons operates luxury tours to Austria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Montenegro, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland. Customize your tour package with options such as spa treatments, child care, sports and recreation, dining, excursions, private butlers, yacht charters and limousine transfers.