Book any Europe trip with Explore before 28 February and save up to £200 on selected departures. There are so many adventures to be had right on our doorstep that it’s hard to choose between them. Explore has listed a few here to get you started:
For History Buffs – The Baltic Republics
Explore the historic medieval centres of Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius on foot on this two-week trip through the Baltic States. Discover the maze of cobbled streets in Tallinn, visit the lively local market in Riga and admire the beautiful architecture and baroque churches in Vilnius. Outside of the cities, visit picturesque fishing villages, stunning countryside and sample delicious local cuisine.
Explore’s Historic Baltic Republics trip starts from £1,395 per person on a twin share basis and includes return flights, 14 nights’ standard hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and an Explore tour leader.
For Nature Lovers – Brown Bear Weekend
Sparsely-populated North Eastern Finland is an untamed expanse of pristine natural beauty. The dense taiga forest, with its many rivers and lakes, offers a haven to the elusive European brown bear. Travelling deep into the forest to specially prepared observation hides, we aim to observe this amazing animal in its natural habitat during this exciting short break.
This trip starts from £799 per person and includes return flights, one night in a simple hut, two nights’ lodge, most meals, an Explore representative and an activity guide.
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For Foodies – Walks and Wine Tasting in Spain and Portugal
This fascinating journey from Madrid to Porto travels through the Ribera del Duero region of Spain and the Douro wine lands of Portugal. Sample regional vintages at local bodegas, explore national parks and river gorges and discover beautiful historic cities and picturesque villages full of culture and charm. Ideal for those who enjoy wine, culture and easy countryside walks, this journey ventures away from popular routes, showcasing a less-visited part of Europe.
Walks and Wine Tasting in Spain and Portugal starts from £1,499 per person on a twin share basis and includes return flights, 11 nights of hotel accommodation, all breakfasts and an Explore tour leader.
For Cyclists – Puglia on Two Wheels
Cycle along quiet provincial roads and discover the ‘heel’ of Italy in the sun-drenched region of Puglia. Take in wide panoramas and big skies on easy rides through this gently rolling land with endless fields of grain, gnarled olive trees and ancient vines. Explore Alta Murgia National Park, the famous ancient ‘sassi’ troglodyte town of Matera, whitewashed villages and the rugged Adriatic coastline. Along the way, there’s time to sample the superb Pugliese cuisine, with cheeses from a local ‘caseificio’, a visit to a family-run bakery and wine tasting.
Puglia on Two Wheels starts from £1,179 per person and includes return flights, seven nights’ standard hotel and breakfast, bicycle hire and an Explore tour leader.
For Families – Active Romania
Romania may seem a little off the beaten track but it has many surprises and an array of activities to suit the whole gang. Begin your eight-day Active Romania adventure in Bucharest with a treasure hunt in the old town, later visit Bran Castle, legendary home of Dracula. This trip also includes a visit to a bear sanctuary and travelling to the heart of Transylvania, where a warm welcome is in store at the charming guesthouse accommodation.
This trip starts from £840 per adult and £760 per child and includes return flights, six nights of standard hotel accommodation, one night of standard guesthouse accommodation, some meals and the services of an Explore tour leader.
For Walkers – Azores Island Hopping
Bathed in the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, these nine volcanic islands rise up from the mid-Atlantic ridge. On a series of easy walks, explore five of these unspoilt islands: San Miguel, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Pico and Faial. Discover crater lakes with stunning views, thermal springs, bubbling mud pools, deep gorges and craggy coastlines. There are also opportunities to take boat trips in search of whales, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Angra do Heroismo, and to spend time in picturesque fishing villages. Graded as easy to moderate this trip includes walks on four days, with extra optional ones available and the maximum altitude will be 2350 meters.
This 14 day trip starts from £1,635 per person on a twin share basis. This price includes return flights, 13 nights’ hotel, some meals, boat crew and an Explore tour leader.
For more information or to book visit: http://www.explore.co.uk/offers/current-offers/save-on-europe-trips or call 01252 884 723 .