European Summer Tours
Why travel with Albatross Tours?
- Leisurely 2, 3, 4 and even 5 night stays
- Small, personal group touring with a maximum group size of only 28 travellers
- Unique tour itineraries designed for you – Australians and New Zealanders
- Genuinely inclusive tours with NO optional costs – even your ‘end of tour’ tips are included
- Stay in authentic style accommodation in superb locations
- See more, experience more with quality leisure time to relax and savour the sights!
- Book with confidence with our Guaranteed Group Departure policy
- With 20 years’ operating European tours, rest assured you will be in experienced hands
European Summer Tours 2015
An Alpine Adventure - 17 Days
Enjoy 3 nights in the village of Chamonix and travel up the stunning Aiguille du Midi. Travel into Switzerland and stay 3 nights in a spa hotel. Catch the incredible Glacier Express for 2 nights in Klosters before relaxing for 4 nights overlooking glorious Lake Garda and enjoy cruises to the idyllic ports of Sirmione and Bardolino and much more.
Best of British - 16 Days
A magical tour with two and three night stays in Bath, Yorkshire, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Lakes District and Scotland. Enjoy numerous visits to castles, country mansions and beautifully landscaped gardens plus unique excursions such as a ‘Braveheart’ tour, exploring the honey coloured villages of the Cotswolds and as an extraordinary finale dine and stay overnight in the glorious Leeds Castle - 'the loveliest castle in the world'.
Magnifico Spain & Portugal - 18 Days
Join us on an incredible journey through the intriguing towns and regions of Spain and Portugal. Not only do we visit classic cities such as Granada, Madrid, Seville, Porto and Toledo but we also visit those wonderful, often ignored cities such as Cordoba, Ronda, Merida, Évora and Salamanca.
Black Forest, Bavaria and the Tyrol - 15 Days
A beautifully paced tour with four nights in the heart of the Black Forest and three nights in the Bavarian Alps amongst King Ludwig’s ‘fairytale’ castles. To cap it all off, relax over three nights in the glorious Austrian Tyrol and three nights in Mozart's baroque city of Salzburg. Explore Innsbruck, Hitler’s infamous Eagles Nest, and enjoy a scenic steam train ride.
La Francaise - 14 Days
Come with us to regional France and immerse yourself amongst those wonderfully preserved medieval villages, sleepy chateaux, manicured vineyards and local fresh produce markets bursting with ripe cheeses, pate and crusty French baguettes. Enjoy three nights in the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Burgundy and the stunning Dordogne.
Provence and Tuscany to Umbria - 18 Days
A totally unique tour with two, three and four night stays capturing the essence and vibrancy of four very evocative regions - each one littered with wonderfully preserved cities, hill top villages, culture, food and wine. Cruise the glorious Calanques of the Cote d’Azur, visit chic St Tropez, explore the fairytale ‘town of towers’ San Gimignano and medieval Spoleto.
The Italian Grande - 18 Days
Imagine… a more leisurely paced tour with four nights in the magnificent Italian Lakes District, two nights in a dreamy Italian castle, five nights touring Tuscany visiting Florence, the Cinque Terre, Lucca, Pisa, Siena, and San Gimignano, two nights in the Umbrian Hills, and as a finale, three nights on the stunning Amalfi Coast visiting Capri, Amalfi and picturesque Ravello, and a last night in Rome.
Italy, the Deep South and Sicily - 17 Days
This amazing 17 day escorted tour fills a void by plunging deep into the south where Italy intensifies, where the food and wine is richer and more aromatic and the sights so striking and different. Commencing in Rome and ending in Palermo in Sicily we spend 5 nights in the regions of Puglia and Matera - the heel and ankle of Italy, before crossing to the glorious island of Sicily for a further 11 nights. Were we stay makes so much of a difference. Avoiding the usual run of the mill hotels, we choose to stay in the white washed, ‘Bee Hive’ Trulli cottages in Alberobello, the extraordinary luxurious ‘Sassi’ caves in Matera, Baglio ‘farmhouse’ hotels and delightful villas.
Croatia and the Adriatic - 13 Days
This unique 13 day escorted tour was specifically developed to not only take in the major cities and highlights of the Dalmatian Coast, but also the classic Adriatic island of Hvar and the historical cities of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Commencing with 3 nights in the UNESCO World Heritage listed city of Trogir before escaping to the wonderful ‘lavender island’ of Hvar for another 3 nights. After visits to Jelsa and dining on the rocks at Milna before reaching the city of Mostar where 2 nights are enjoyed to explore lovingly re-built Mostar and see the War Tunnel in historic Sarajevo. Travel down to Dubrovnik where we stay 4 luxurious nights. Add to this special winery visits, dinners, sea cruises and a cable car ride up Mount Srd, plus carefully planned time at leisure, and you have a tour that is distinctly different!
The Spirit of Gallipoli - 7 Days
Our unique Gallipoli tour offers the most in-depth ANZAC commemorative touring experience during the European Summer months, when the vast ANZAC day crowds have long disappeared. Following two fascinating nights in Istanbul, we stay three nights in the Gallipoli region to enable our highly experienced Battlefield Guides to unfold in detail the compelling stories on the very sites where the ANZAC legend was born.
All Quiet on the Western Front - 8 Days
This tour has been specifically designed for those wanting to experience a fascinating Western Front Commemorative tour in the European Summer. Staying three nights in Ypres (Flanders) and three nights in Amiens (the Somme) this tried and tested tour provides a fascinating and memorable commemorative touring experience. Led by our expert Battlefield Guides, you know you will be in the very best hands.