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Feb 3, 2023

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Have you ever wondered what kind of journeys your fellow plane passengers have planned? That’s what’s running through my mind as I sit, seatbelt safely secured, on my way from Toronto to Rome. Where will everyone’s travels take them once we disembark? After all, adventures can go in countless directions. Just consider all the ways you can explore Europe!

Curated travel to travel the globe with Extraordinary Explorations®.

Offered exclusively through CAA Travel, these carefully curated itineraries show you Europe in unforgettable ways. For instance, if you’re dreaming of visiting Austria and Switzerland, you’ll enjoy first-class accommodations, seeing *The Sound of Music *sites on a Danube cruise, walking in Mozart’s footsteps and attending a concert in Salzburg, riding the famous Glacier Express train and even attending a private apple strudel demonstration.

A couple walking in front of a cathedral in vienna.

Easy pace travel through Spain with Insight Vacations.

Prefer more time to immerse yourself in a destination? With Easy pace travel you spend at least three nights in each place, so you can really get to know it. For example, see the Best of Spain on a 10-day tour. Wander through Barcelona, dip your toes in the Bay of Biscay, visit San Sebastián seaside resort and visit the royal palace in Madrid – while enjoying tours by local experts, plus leisure time to explore on your own.

Two women looking at a map in front of a cathedral.

Luxury Gold guided tour of France.

Open to no more than 24 guests, these immersive, Luxury Gold journeys brim with VIP experiences, exceptional dining, magnificent hotels and even a Travelling Concierge. Book the 12-day Ultimate Southern France Tour and journey from Monaco to France while enjoying châteaux stays, a cruise to spectacular Saint-Tropez, transportation via vintage car to a private wine tasting in Aix-En-Provence, Michelin-starred dinners, private cooking classes and wonderful lunches at vineyards.

A fountain in the middle of a city.

Independence style travel through Italy with Globus.

Are you more of a free spirit? With Independence by Globus, you’ll enjoy touring, untethered and unscheduled. Globus experts take care of details like hotels, daily breakfasts and select meals, select guided sightseeing and transportation between cities. Choose to say *ciao *to Rome, Florence and Venice on an 8-day independent tour, and explore three of Italy’s best-loved cities by bike, boat and tastebuds. Local guides will personalize your trip with insider tips along the way.

A woman looking out over a canal in venice.

CAA Member Choice Vacations guided tours of Croatia and Slovenia.

These classic tours are for those who want to see the sights, taste the cuisine and absorb the magic of travel without worrying about the details. Whether your interests are historical, culinary, scenic or a little bit of everything, these trips deliver it all. For instance, discover Croatia, Slovenia and the Adriatic Coast and explore medieval cities, quaint villages, the “Riviera of Croatia”, experience old-world charm on a Pletna boat ride, dine with a local family and so much more.

A woman wearing a hat in front of a building.

Take a city break in London with Trafalgar.

Prefer a “bright lights, big city” getaway? Then Trafalgar city breaks are for you. These trips show you the best local spots that tourists never find. Take the 8-day London Sightseeing Tour and discover all the iconic landmarks, cruise the Thames to Greenwich, discover the lives of the royal family at Buckingham Palace, dine with locals in London and enjoy many more iconic experiences.

Two men hugging in front of tower bridge in london.

Self-drive your way through Ireland and Scotland with Brendan Vacations.

Hit the open road on a self-drive trip planned by the Celtic experts. Let Brendan experts create your Game of Thrones adventure, with visits to The Haunted Forest, Cushendall (The Stormlands), Ballintoy Harbour, an axe throwing session in the filming location at Castle Ward (Winterfell), visits to Game of Thrones doors and a journey along the Antrim Coast to Cairncastle, where it all began. Or, your Scottish Explorer Tour can include The Johnny Walker Experience, learning the “Secrets of the Royal Mile” from a local expert,  a visit to St. Andrews and searching for the Loch Ness monster. The decision is yours, and Brendan’s experts help you plan it.

The irish pub in dublin, ireland.

Book a Transat vacation package to Greece.

European vacation packages make travelling to Europe a breeze because nearly everything is included: flights, accommodations and daily breakfast, transfers, many à la carte visits and even hotel service charges. Do Greece your way and pick from multi-city packages that will fuel your desire for blue-drenched vistas and ancient ruins.

A man and woman walking down a street in santorini.
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While the ways to explore Europe are many, happily, there’s one place to go to book any of them. CAA Travel Consultants have the expertise to help you plan your dream getaway to Europe. Call 1-844-370-9876 or visit your local CAA Store to start. Bon Voyage!