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1. Posted by Naytobes84 (Budding Member 17 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!


Does anyone know any tour companies that do long stays in each country in Europe? For example, Contiki/Cosmos/Top Deck all do a max of 2-3 days, which just isn't long enough.

Are there any companies which do about 5-6 days in each?


2. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4138 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

I think you mean that those companies do 2-3 days in each city rather than country.

But no, I don't know of any.

3. Posted by Naytobes84 (Budding Member 17 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

No, some of them do the country. Like the city and a few other places (like 4 places in Italy for example) but you hardly see one town from the next because you are all over the place. They need to focus on a city for 5 days or so so you get to see more things!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

You might want to book your own accommodation and then book some local tours in each city. We booked a Vatican tour in Rome, for example, cause we felt we'd get more out of the visit with a guide. Most cities offer a variety of tours--you can probably pick and choose what you'd like best to see that way.

Have fun!

5. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

As Tway says you might be best to book your own tours once you get to each place. At least that way you choose the things you want to see. It shouldn't be any more expensive, in fact probably even cheaper if you arrange your own trips. Every major city I've been to in Europe have excursions and tours which hit all the big tourist sites, so maybe this is a better option?

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Do it yourself, is my advice too. Travelling on your own in Europe is easy and safe, information is easy to find and you can book flights, train and bus tickets, tours and accomodation over the internet without too much trouble. All you need is a decent guidebok.

If you are still unsure, look into going with They do a circuit, hitting major cities. You can book hostel beds through their network, the bus drops you off in front of the hostel and you can stay as long as you like. When you are ready to leave the place bus picks you up again. Downside is that you need to arrange for your own sightseeing, if you want a tourguide explaining the sights in the city you need to arrange that on your own and pay extra for it.