What Kind Of European Bus Tour Are You?

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There are so many ways to get around Europe. We’ve driven through Italy, France and Spain. We’ve traversed the continent by train. What we haven’t done is a bus tour.

I probably should get around to that.

So when researching bus tours I had a fun idea. What bus tour am I… and which one are you?

Share your answer in the comments below!

I want to be romanced

Example: A Taste of Italy or Highlights of France

You are ready for a romantic journey with your loved one. Who knows what will happen… maybe even a proposal? What better way to do that than seeing the cities made for love? From the unbridled passion of Rome to the perpetual elegance of Paris. Don’t forget to indulge in a little history (and pasta) while in Italy. Or freshly baked bread and art galleries in Paris. 

Florence at sunset from the Ponte Vecchio… does it get any more romantic?

I want old stuff (history)

Example: A Taste of Greece

Sometimes you just want to see something old. Something meaningful. Something majestic. And there’s no doubt that Greece has been around a long time. From the ancient city of Athens featuring temples to gods, to the tomb of Agamemnon, the ancient King of Mycenae who was murdered by his wife Clytemnestra after the Battle of Troy. If fascinating history flicks your switch then look no further than Greece. 

The Parthenon in Athens

I want landscapes and nature

Example: Great Britain Tour – England, Wales, Scotland

This person is in love with nature and wants to see rugged mountains, green rolling hills, white sandy beaches and some of the world’s best natural reserves altogether. For that desire, nothing beats the old country. As a bonus, Beatles fans will want to stop in Liverpool and theatre lovers can’t go past Stratford-Upon-Avon. Don’t forget a hearty serving of classic fish and chips, and beer to wash it down. 

Gorgeous Stratford-Upon-Avon

I want to see little green men & rainbows (without taking drugs)

Example: Irish Explorer

You have a love of leprechauns, do you? Well it’s off to Ireland with you. The emerald isle is as green and beautiful as you can imagine. I recommend avoiding blood pudding (don’t ask what’s in it!), but encourage you to take on the noble quest for the legendary pot of the gold at the end of the rainbow. Perhaps it’s just a Guinness beer or four-leaf clover. But if it is real gold, save me a little.

Ireland’s Ring of Kerry

I want to eat all day

Example: Taste of Eastern Europe – Munich, Vienna, Prague

If food is all you can think about, then head to Eastern Europe. You won’t be disappointed with Vienna’s schnitzel or Munich’s pretzels. You’ll be spoilt for choice in Prague with an abundance Europe’s most delicious street food. And if you haven’t burst before Bratislava, indulge in some of Europe’s finest beers.

Schnitzel in Salzburg… yum!

I want to see it all

Example: Europe Taster – UK, Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium

This person only has a limited amount of time in Europe and wants to see it all. They are ok with a day in each place, because they are after the feel of the destination rather than an in-depth exploration. They want to eat one meal in each place from pancakes in Amsterdam, to fish and chips in London and bratwurst in Germany.

Tower Bridge in London

I don’t like buses

Example: Croatia Sailing Tour

I hear you. You don’t want a luxurious bus tour. Road travel is not your idea of a vacation. Instead you want the wind in your hair and the waves at your feet. Sailing is for you! There are few places in the world as beautiful and ancient as Croatia. From the old walls of Dubrovnik to the most gorgeous islands in Europe. Get off the road and onto a sailboat… and just float away.

Dazzling Dubrovnik

Tough choice, eh?

I know which one I am picking. I want to eat all day! How about you? Do you have an idea?

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Reader Comments...

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A really nice summary of the beauties Europe has to offer. I really love Italy and Greece as they are extremely rich in culture and they offer a ton of fun things to do.

John @ Pretravels Apr 19th, 2016

I think a rail pass for Ireland would be grand. To see the land of my wife's and my ancestors.

John Apr 20th, 2016

I want to explore my British/Scot/Irish roots.

Shaaron Kirkwood Apr 20th, 2016

I love both history & landscapes.so a tour around both greece & great britain would be the ideal for me...

chandima Apr 20th, 2016

Either Ireland or the taste of Eastern Europe would be amazing.

Bill Fargo Apr 20th, 2016

I love Europe and the chance to win

hans beamer Apr 20th, 2016

I'd love to go on a romantic holiday with my hubby as we have 2 kids under 2 and could use some romance

Fanny Eberhard Apr 20th, 2016

Oh to go to Europe, the rich history, the amazing food, the awesome people, could you imagine. It would be one awesome 45th wedding anniversary present, Good Luck Everyone.

Gord Kaardal Apr 21st, 2016

Love to travel especially when it is free

hans beamer Apr 21st, 2016

this would be a great prize to win my wife loves to travel

Morris Elfenbaum Apr 21st, 2016

Eat amazing food and see it all!!

carrie peterson Apr 21st, 2016

Looking forward to a nice trip to Ireland

hans beamer Apr 22nd, 2016

I would love to see the City of Lights ..... Paris

hans beamer Apr 23rd, 2016

Would really love to go to Scotland & take in all the history & culture that it has to offer.

Donald Boulé Apr 23rd, 2016

I would love to see the great sights of Europe with this contest

hans beamer Apr 24th, 2016

Looking forward to winning the contest and visiting Europe

hans beamer Apr 25th, 2016

I don't believe that is Dubrovnik- at least not the Old Town.

Steve Apr 25th, 2016

That certainly is Dubrovnik, Steve - looking North. It’s the new part, not the Old City. Taken from the top of the hill via the tram.

admin Apr 25th, 2016

Croatia, the nature one and eating all day?!!!

Anna Vawser May 2nd, 2016

I want street food and street art so I am thinking Barcelona might just be the ticket

Paula Morgan May 2nd, 2016

Ooooh tough choices!! I want to combine them and do a mega bus/sailing tour :D

Meg Jerrard May 2nd, 2016

I want landscapes and nature....oh and food....oh and sailing....oh and culture. I guess i want IT ALL!!! muuhahaahahah

Mike May 3rd, 2016


GEOFF WICKENS May 5th, 2016

id love to go on an Italian train journey to see the sights of Italy and sample their delicious cuisines

Angella Willis May 5th, 2016

I want to be excited, amazed, wowed, by what I see, and do, and you have some exiting, amazing places to go

Ann Fitzpatrick May 5th, 2016

Landscapes and nature with lovely food, the Italian train journey would be a dream too!

Nicola Bradley May 5th, 2016

I want old stuff (history)

michelle o'neill May 6th, 2016


SUE WICKENS May 6th, 2016

I love traveling to just everywhere and anywhere.!

John blair May 8th, 2016

I love traveling to just everywhere and anywhere.!

John blair May 8th, 2016

I love traveling to just everywhere and anywhere.!

John blair May 8th, 2016

Fantastic mind-blowing

Irshad Shaikh May 9th, 2016

to travel is to live

Catherine Marriott May 11th, 2016

Ireland....no history...no romance. How does one even pick??

Sherri May 11th, 2016

I want landscapes and nature! Plus Beatles? I think the trip was designed with me in mind. :)

Alana May 11th, 2016

I would love to go on a romantic holiday with my wife we havent been away on holiday since we have bee married ( almost 2 years now)

Stewart Biddle May 12th, 2016

I don't like buses...

Simon Smith May 13th, 2016

I want to see it all!

Geri Jutras May 14th, 2016

Love all of it! Yes Please!

Heather Gibbons May 14th, 2016

I want to be romanced!! I'm nearly 60 so it's about time I was!

Carolyn Webb May 14th, 2016

I like cruising so you can travel while sleeping and only unpack once.

Mary Ronan May 15th, 2016

Would so love to see Greece, plus I have heard the food is amazing, love traveling/exploring

Tamsin Dean May 15th, 2016

The whole of Europe is on my bucket list!

susie white May 15th, 2016

Amazing. I want to travel with kids.

Petra May 15th, 2016

I'd live to go anywhere & everywhere!

Darren Bourne May 15th, 2016

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