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The best places to travel on tour this summer

Mar 12, 2015 by The Go Ahead Tours Team

With sunny skies and longer days, summer is a favorite time to explore new places. Need some inspiration? Read on for our top tours to try once the weather warms up.


Shining cities

From gardens bursting into bloom to bustling plazas humming with activity, Europe’s cosmopolitan capitals spring to life in the warmer months. Here are some of the best tours to go on during the summer.

Barcelona: The City Experience

On this tour of Barcelona sip sangria and soak up the Mediterranean sun in the Catalan capital’s signature beachside plazas and promenades.

Rome: The City Experience

There’s so much to see in the Italian capital, so why not take advantage of summertime’s extra daylight hours? There are plenty of ways to beat the heat while sightseeing on our guided tour of Rome—think subterranean sights like the catacombs, errant spray from ornate fountains and a gelateria on every corner.

Budapest, Vienna & Prague

On our tour of Budapest, Vienna & Prague you'll explore dazzling imperial capitals at the time of year when they really shine—manicured gardens bloom, plazas pulse with life, and canals sparkle in the sun.

Grand Tour of Europe

Traversing Europe from North to South, you’ll stop for the continent’s best sights along the way—from regal London and a Rhine River cruise to lakeside Lucerne and the romance of canal-laced Venice.


Lovely landscapes

Explore the world’s many diverse natural wonders—from sweeping mountain views to the thundering falls—all under warm, sunny skies. Here are some of the best tours to go on to experience the outdoors.

Denali National Park & Wild Alaska Cruise

Swap chill for thrill in the Alaskan summer, the perfect time of year to take a tour to Alaska. Spot whales, waterfalls and glaciers, then visit Denali National Park to spot some wildlife.

A Week in Ireland: Galway, Cork & Dublin

Get to know this beautiful island on a tour through its emerald landscapes, including legends like the rocky Burren and the majestic Cliffs of Moher.

Scandinavia: The Capitals to the Fjords

As you tour through Scandinavia breathe in the fresh air of the soaring green cliffs and narrow blue waterways of Norway’s otherworldly fjord region.

Iceland: Reykjavik to the Glaciers

Discover the restorative powers of Europe’s most otherworldly island of Iceland, home of the original Geysir, a stunning South Coast and the Blue Lagoon.

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Coastal retreats

Summer calls for sun and ocean views, and each corner of the world offers its own take on seasonal seaside splendor.

The Greek Islands: Undiscovered Paros & Naxos

Visit the stunning islands of Paros and Naxos on a guided tour to go where the feta is fresh and the locals embrace a laid-back lifestyle.

Croatia & Slovenia: The Old-World Adriatic (/guided-tours/croatia-slovenia-the-old-world-adriatic)

Dubrovnik’s storied city walls overlook the sparkling Mediterranean, and Split’s historic palaces and fortifications are accented with coastal breezes. For extra aquatic enjoyment on this tour of Croatia](/guided-tours/croatia-slovenia-the-old-world-adriatic), explore the otherworldly waterfalls and lakes of Plitvice National Park.

Sicily: A cultural Journey

In the midst of the Mediterranean, Sicily is an island with a personality on its own—full of flavor and teeming with one-of-a-kind art and architecture. From multicultural Palermo to breathtaking Taormina, on this tour each seaside city reveals new unexpected treasures.


Wild wonders

Enjoy the season’s pleasant weather by relishing the great outdoors and see some of the most majestic wildlife.

Kenya Wildlife Safari

Stop by the Serengeti on our Kenya safari between July and October for a chance to witness one of the Seven New Wonders of the World—the wildebeest migration.

The Galápagos Islands & Ecuador

On this tour of The Galapagos Island and Ecuador swim with sea turtles, snorkel with sea lions, and commune with local avian species, from friendly penguins to fearless hawks.

Belize: Ruins, Reefs & Rainforests

Spend a week in Belize to explore this biodiverse hotspot in Central America. Explore ancient Mayan ruins, climb to the top of the famous El Castillo pyramid, see how cacao is produced, and more.

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