Spring to it - 22 spring trips to see Europe in 2022


Spring is an amazing time to visit Europe - holiday crowds are non-existent and the weather is agreeable in many locales.


Here are 22 trips to celebrate spring in Europe in 2022.


Portugal

Trails of Madeira

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1345

The subtropical island of Madeira, a piece of Portugal far out in the Atlantic Ocean, offers dramatic scenery, black sand beaches, volcanic craters and gushing mountain streams. Hiking along the levada irrigation channels is a unique experience, allowing you to access the rugged interior.



Best of Portugal

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$2475

With a legacy of empire, Portugal offers a wealth of charming historical towns, splendid cities like Porto and Lisbon, monasteries and great food. Add to this the beguiling landscapes like the Douro Valley and welcoming people and you have a one-week tour that is hard to beat.

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Self-guided Portuguese Camino

Self-Guided Trip

14 days from CA$2490

Quieter than the Camino Frances, the Portuguese Camino follows the route the body of the Apostle St. James took en-route his final resting place in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Starting in the city of Porto you walk this ancient pilgrimage route through small hamlets and pretty forests, over ancient bridges and through market towns dating back to the time of the Romans. As your luggage will be transferred for you, all you need to carry is your daypack. (Photo credit - Tim Taylor)


Self-guided trails of the Camino de Santiago

Self-Guided Trip

11 days from CA$3149

The Camino de Santiago in Northern Spain is an ancient pilgrimage route, popular with pilgrims and hikers alike. For those who do not want to stay in shared accommodation (as infamously shown in the movie "The Way") and do not want to carry their luggage, this self-guided trip from Cruz de Ferro to Santiago de Compostella along the final section of the Camino Frances, is perfect. Enjoy the best of this hiking route in comfort.


Hiking in the Picos de Europa

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1895

Dramatic limestone peaks and green valleys make up the mountain range in Spain known as the Picos de Europa. It is a tranquil area made for walking and many bird and animal species thrive in this inaccessible wilderness. Discover all this from your centrally located family-run hotel offering stunning views of the highest mountains in the area. Two levels of hikes, moderate and challenging, are offered on alternating dates.


Discover Andalucía

Small Group Holiday

14 days from CA$2850

Flamenco, bullfights and rhythmic guitars; white villages perched on top of cliffs; a Moorish heritage culminating in Granada's Alhambra; wonderful trails leading through gorges, hills and hamlets; beautiful hills covered in forests, orange groves and olive trees; an entire region given over to romance and heightened emotions. This is Andalusia. This 2-week tour of southern Spain will show you the three main Moorish cities of Seville, Granada and Cordoba, along with villages such as Ronda, Cazorla and Grazalema. Those wanting to explore their surrounds on foot have ample opportunities to do so.


Walking the French Riviera

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$2379

It is the furthest east you can go on the Côte d’Azur, but the pretty seaside town of Menton will not disappoint. It is one of the most attractive towns on the French Riviera, what with its shady streets, pastel-coloured mansions and excellent restaurants. With the town as your base you will explore the villages, gardens, coastal paths, mountain trails and fantastic viewpoints of this picturesque corner of France.


Wine and Walks in Chianti

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1899

It is the classical Tuscan view of poppy fields and stately cypress trees leading you into a vista of town walls and fortified towers high up on a hill. Enter the town and wander its cobblestones streets, visit its galleries and shops and sit down for a gourmet meal. On this one-week hiking trip you will discover pretty towns, the renaissance cities of Siena and Florence and sample several varieties of Chianti wines. This is La Dolce Vita, Tuscan style.


Hiking on the Amalfi Coast

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$1899

Steep mountains rising from the turquoise Mediterranean, slopes covered in lemon groves, white-washed villages lining deep valleys where they meet the ocean. Explore covered alleys leading to hidden courtyards and sit down for a glass of wine or some gelato. Follow ancient footpaths and stairs up the hills to hamlets tucked away in forest-covered hills. Hike up to a vantage point and marvel at the views over this, the Amalfi Coast. This is one of the best coastal hikes in Italy.



Northern Italy Explorer

Small Group Holiday

10 days from CA$3239

Italy, Oh Italy - land of la Vita Bella! Where style and flair live next to Michelangelo and Bellini. Where ancient Roman ruins stand next to Renaissance churches. Where picturesque hilltop towns look over verdant vineyards. Where good food and wine are a way of life.

This tour takes you from the canals of Venice to the museums and churches of Rome. In between we explore the villages of the Cinque Terre, see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, spend time in the museums and churches of renaissance Florence, before delving in to lesser-known but beautiful Umbria, where the medieval town of Spello is a true gem.



Adventure Cruise in Croatia

Small-Ship Cruise

8 days from CA$3935

Endless Roman ruins, romantic Venetian towns and Byzantine churches. Sun-bleached hills descending to cobalt blue seas, which in turn straddle a coast dotted with picturesque isles. Cruising Croatia's Dalmatian Coast between Dubrovnik and Split on a small cruise boat allows you to get to places larger ships cannot go - like the glorious old town of Korčula on the island by the same name. Small sandy beaches, hidden coves, wineries that make world-class white wines, olive groves and sleepy villages await you in Croatia, along with trips inland to the gorgeous waterfalls of Krka National Park and a river trip to Mostar in Bosnia & Herzegovina


Island Walks in Greece

Small Group Holiday

8 days from CA$2199

An excellent introduction to both the Greek islands and walking holidays. Discover the valleys, olive and citrus groves and Venetian town and market of beautiful Naxos, before taking a ferry to Santorini with its spectacular views. Walk the Cliff Trail along the island's caldera and soak up the atmosphere at pretty Oia. Finally, explore Paros with its Byzantine cathedral and walk an ancient trail to the island's east coast. All the while, enjoy the great food and hospitality Greece is known for.


Highlights of Greece

Small Group Holiday

15 days from CA$3499

Miles of turquoise coastline, sun-bleached ancient ruins, great food and a passionate people. Experience our Greece from the tavernas of the Greek islands to the monasteries of Meteora; from the oracle of Delphi to the Acropolis in Athens and from the hills and ravines of Crete to the sheer cliffs of Santorini. Come and discover Greece with us!


Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia Explored

Small Group Holiday

15 days from CA$2930

This two-week tour of Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia has you discover the highlights of these countries that share so much history yet are so diverse. Visit the capitals of Bucharest, Belgrade and Sofia, explore the castles and fortress towns of Transylvania, discover ancient Roman ruins at Plovdiv, the Ottoman Citadel at Nis and Soviet monuments in Sofia and churches, monasteries and mosques everywhere.