Category: Europe

From Cornwall to the Highlands: The Best of Britain

This is one of the most interesting times to visit England and Scotland. As the former turns its gaze toward Brexit and the latter grapples with the implications of the shift, both nations are inevitably […]

Unexpected Surprises of Paris Icons

The elegance and romance of Paris stay with you wherever you go for the rest of your life. It’s why Ernest Hemingway called the City of Light a “moveable feast.” And why Discovery Tours makes […]

The Birth of French Impressionism

An endless canvas of vibrant yellow sunflowers … rolling hills of earth-toned wheat and green pastures undulating toward an alpine landscape … the welcoming charms of colorful stone-carved market squares dappled with shade from plane […]

Croatia: Where Culture Runs Deep and Coastal Beauty Reigns

Red-roofed medieval cities huddle on Adriatic shores. A thousand emerald islands unfurl along a sparkling coast like a shining necklace. A forested mountainside is awash in a mesmerizing network of lakes and waterfalls. Croatia is […]

Croatia’s Surprising Vintages and Earthy, Fresh Cuisine

Raise Your Glass! Many travelers think of Croatia as a smaller version of Italy, right across the Adriatic Sea. To be sure, this makes for similarly dreamy landscapes. It also means that the climate and […]

Ireland’s Majestic Castles & Magnificent Beauty

From its ancient and preserved castles to its stunning seaside panoramas, Ireland is pure pleasure to explore. The small size of our Discovery Tours group lets you take in the nation’s historic and natural treasures […]

The Gold Standard of Ireland’s Stud Farms

When British royalty wants to add horses to its farms, it often turns to the Irish National Stud, a horse-breeding facility in County Kildare. In a Discovery Tours small group, you will visit this fascinating […]

Immerse Yourself in Ireland’s Warm Culture

You raise a pint to the uplifting sound of traditional music and listen as your pub-mate recounts how he tried to conquer the croagh just across the lough. He and his bird made it halfway […]

Gate 1 Travel Brings Central Europe into Sharp Focus

Central Europe is an astounding canvas of natural beauty. Dense forests blanket vast expanses, rolling rivers meander through a sloping terrain of granite, and colossal snow-capped peaks soar into a crisp, blue sky. Amidst these […]

Normandy to Catalonia: A Feast of Farm-Fresh Cuisine and Stellar Wines

The Pyrenees Mountains, their snow-capped peaks soaring into the skies, divide France and Spain like a colossal wall torn from larger-then-life mythologies. Historically and culturally, this natural border has allowed the two nations to evolve […]