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Self-Guided Tours in Europe

Touring Europe on your own is an experience of a lifetime - one that whisks you to centuries-old destinations brimming with culture and offers endless opportunities for extravagant adventures. Select from more than 50 independent tours in Europe, each of which provides well-planned itineraries in popular destinations, travel aboard Europe's renowned trains and stays in centrally located hotels. Comprehensive sightseeing trips are included in many independent packages, giving exclusive introductions to landmark sites with the help of a local guide. Assuredly, there are also abundant opportunities for you to get acquainted with the cities at your own pace.

Enjoy a personalized journey on these DIY Europe tours. With less structure than traditional European tours, you have the chance to explore the points of interest that most align with your travel bucket list. Take the opportunity to venture through cities at leisure, perhaps delving further into the historic, artistic or culinary scenes as it suits you.

Travel through cities across the continent with one of our independent vacations. Connect the cobblestone streets of London with France's historic arrondissements and Rome's piazzas by train, or perhaps travel from chic Paris to the vineyards in the south of France by high-speed rail. Visit the Imperial Cities of Berlin, Prague and Vienna or complete the "Classic Grand Tour" of Italy, complete with visits to Rome, Florence and Venice. Navigate through the vibrant cities of Spain from a first-class seat on an efficient AVE train. Our independent vacations can also take you to Ireland or the Scottish Highlights, where castles, verdant landscapes and fascinating lore leave you craving more. Take your expedition into your own hands with any one of these self-guided tours of Europe.

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  • DestinationItaly
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Spanish Steps
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Sorrento
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  • DestinationItaly
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Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid, Seville
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  • DestinationSpain
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  • DestinationPortugal
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Edinburgh
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  • DestinationScotland
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Landwasser Viaduct Glacier Express
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4.3 stars(10 reviews)
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Seine River Cruise
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Alhambra Palace
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Eiffel Tower
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Lauterbrunnen Valley
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Jungfrau Railway
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Cuisine & Culture: Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
23 Oct 2022
TIFFANY LEIGH RETZLAFF
5 stars
“This was my first trip to Europe so I didn't really have a frame of reference for what to expect, but everything with Vacations By Rail was great and a very smooth experience! The hotels booked for us were lovely and in excellent parts of town, the trains between cities were easy to navigate, clean, and comfortable, and we loved the optional add-on experiences! We particularly enjoyed the sightseeing tours we took on the first day that we traveled to each city - these helped us to get a feel for the area and plan for the thing we wanted to see and the places we wanted to eat! We had a lovely trip overall and would happily recommend Vacations By Rail to others who like a little bit of structure on trips but a good amount of free time to do as you please!
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Berlin, Prague & Vienna
23 Aug 2019
Bryan Zielenieski
5 stars
“Awesome experience! I will be sure to use your services again!
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The Titanic Trail and Wild Atlantic Way
03 Nov 2022
David J
4 stars
“There were some instances later in the trip where we felt lost and people didn't know what to do, We were not given passes for the hop on hop off bus in Dublin that was included and we paid out of pocket
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Grand Train Tour of Switzerland
22 Oct 2022
MARY SALO
4 stars
“The trip itself was 5 star, the only reason I rated it down was I felt there could have been more communication prior to the trip. The trains are fabulous and Switzerland is beautiful!
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