Europe has always been a popular destination for tourists who flock to the region because of its affordability, charming locals, beautiful countryside, and the diverse group of people who call it home. Now, Friendly Planet Travel is helping travelers experience more of what Europe has to offer with three new tours to Spain, Scotland, and Ireland.
“We launched our first programs to Europe last year, and the response has been tremendous,” says Peggy Goldman, President of Friendly Planet Travel. “Our European tours continue to gain popularity and our customers keep asking for more, so we are thrilled to expand our European product line to include Spain, Scotland, and a Scotland-Ireland combination.”
All three tours—Discover Spain, Discover Scotland, and Discover Scotland and Ireland—include round-trip airfare from Newark, N.J. (EWR) or New York, N.Y. (JFK); fuel surcharges, airline taxes, and fees; and all ground transportation and transfers. They also include accommodations in first-class hotels; comprehensive touring programs, including entrance fees; and a professional, English-speaking tour director and guide.
The eight-day Discover Spain tour starts at $2,099 and brings travelers to the country’s cosmopolitan cities, historical and medieval hilltop towns, and architectural treasures. The escorted tour visits Madrid, Córdoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo. Highlights of the tour include stops at the Prado Museum, the Mosque of Córdoba, Seville Cathedral, Granada Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, St. Tomé Church of Toledo, and more. Discover Spain also features daily breakfast, three dinners with wine, and headsets for enhanced sightseeing. Travelers can depart on April 19 for $2,099, Aug. 9 or Sept. 20 for $2,299, as well as other dates. An optional three-day extension to Barcelona is also available for just $599.
The seven-day Discover Scotland tour brings travelers to Glasgow, Inverness, Speyside, Blair Athol, and Edinburgh, starting at $2,249. The package includes a visit to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, a cruise on Loch Ness, a stop at the Culloden Battlefield Visitor Center, a whiskey tasting at Blair Athol Distillery, a tour of Edinburgh Castle, and more. Discover Scotland also includes daily breakfast and three dinners. Travelers can depart on Sept. 5 for $2,249, May 16 for $2,499, as well as other dates. An optional three-day post-tour extension to London is available for $699.
The 13-day Discover Scotland and Ireland tour starts at $3,549 and offers travelers an in-depth look at the two countries’ most popular cities and towns, including Glasgow, Inverness, and Edinburgh in Scotland, and Dublin, Kerry, Killarney, Galway, Connemara, Limerick, and Clonmacnoise in Ireland. The tour includes all of the same destinations and highlights of the Discover Scotland tour, plus a visit to the Ring of Kerry, Muckross House, and Clonmacnoise Monastery; the chance to kiss the Blarney Stone; a stop at the picturesque Cliffs of Moher; a Dublin City tour; and a Lough Corrib Cruise. Discover Scotland and Ireland also includes daily breakfast and six dinners. Travelers can depart on May 16 for $3,549, Sept. 5 for $3,599, June 6 for $3,699, as well as other dates.
Friendly Planet Travel’s European product line consists of tours to Ireland, Scotland, Spain, Italy, and Croatia.
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