Destination Europe!

  • Bunnik Tours
  • 15 Sep 21

For the world's second smallest continent, Europe really packs a punch. With some of the world's most popular attractions to marvel over, centuries of history to uncover and rich cultures to experience, we could spend the rest of our lives exploring Europe! Travel in groups of just 20 travellers and enjoy the majesty of Europe with Bunnik Tours.

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy by Mirza Ariadi

The Colosseum, Rome, Italy by Mirza Ariadi

Small Group Tours

Europe is a rich and diverse continent full of history, stunning scenery, world-famous museums and more. You'll be spoilt for choice with our tours covering over 30 European countries, visiting both major cities and the quaint little towns in between. We offer a range of schedules and itineraries from in-depth experiences to shorter highlight tours, so there's something for every traveller!

Europe regional map 2022


Scandinavian Discovery - 21 days

A stunning journey through Scandinavia, including Finland and northernmost Norway.

Visit the Arctic Circle and discover some of the world’s most secluded townships. Experience the natural phenomenon of the ‘Midnight Sun’, ride the amazing Flåm Railway and travel through Norway’s spectacular fjords.

 

Japan Discovery tour map

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Enjoy dinner in the Gallery at North Cape, Europe’s northernmost point, and the perfect place to experience the phenomenon of the 'Midnight Sun'.
  • Enjoy a drink in an ice bar where everything is made of ice from the lakes of Lapland, including the glasses our drinks are served in!
  • Ride the famous Flåm Railway, enjoying some of Norway’s most dramatic scenery as you wind your way through mountains and past fjords.
  • Enjoy a unique experience as you 'Dine with a Dane'. We’ll split into groups, visiting homes of local Danish families who will host us for a home-cooked dinner.

Tromso, Norway by Marion Bunnik

Tromso, Norway by Marion Bunnik
 

Helsinki Cathedral, Finland by Marion Bunnik

Helsinki Cathedral, Finland by Marion Bunnik

Scandinavian DISCOVERY

Intrigued by the stunning European Alps? Take our 20 day Alpine Discovery and explore the alps across five countries.

ALPINE DISCOVERY

 


Spain, Portugal & Morocco - 27 days

Enjoy the trip of a lifetime through three vastly different countries.

Marvel at the architectural wonder of Barcelona and the charming cities of Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon before revelling in sunny southern Spain. Across the Strait of Gibraltar lies fascinating Morocco with its medieval towns, bustling medinas and vast desert landscapes.

 

Special Experiences on tour:

Spain, Portugal and Morocco tour map

  • Learn how authentic port is made and get to taste it at one of the many producers in Porto.
  • Taste the famous Portuguese custard tart at Antiga Confeitaria. No visit to Lisbon would be complete without it!
  • Tonight we’ll experience a traditional Spanish tapas dinner.
  • Spend two nights in the magical town of Chefchaouen, one of the prettiest in Morocco, washed in hundreds of shades of blue.
  • We experience the atmosphere of Marrakesh’s main square, Jemaa el-Fnaa, as we pass through a wondrous mix of food, music and entertainment, getting a taste of this fantastic city.
  • We’ll take a cooking lesson in a beautiful Moroccan riad, then enjoy the food we’ve prepared for lunch.

Casa Milà in Barcelona, Spain by Dennis Bunnik

Casa Milà in Barcelona, Spain by Dennis Bunnik

Lisbon, Portugal by Emily Fraser

Lisbon, Portugal by Emily Fraser

Spain, Portugal & Morocco

Keen for a deep dive into Spain and Portugal? Experience Northern Spain and Portugal on our 25 day tour.

Northern Spain and Portugal

Immerse yourself in the cultural melting pot of Morocco on our 20 day Moroccan Discovery tour.

Moroccan Discovery

 


Jewels of Dalmatia - 21 days

Discover the splendour of the Adriatic coastline and its surrounding treasures.

Be enchanted by the romance of Lake Bled, visit the ancient cities of Dubrovnik and Split, relax in charming coastal villages and marvel at the stunning Plitvice Lakes, all while experiencing generous local hospitality and delighting in the region's delicious cuisine.

Jewels of Dalmatia tour map

Special Experiences on tour:

  • Discover the culinary delights of Sarajevo on a gourmet walking tour. Enjoy a degustation of cheeses, smoked meats, and other traditional foods, relax in a typical tavern and try two types of homemade rakija.
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals and taste the regional cuisine at a special home-hosted dinner.
  • Visit the Alpine Dairy Farming Museum, learning about the life of herdsmen in an authentic environment and tasting the locally produced cheeses.
  • Take part in a gingerbread heart making workshop, learning about the tradition of gingerbread as you make your own.
  • Take to the waters of the Krka River and enjoy a cruise on Rudolf’s Raft passing under the river’s four bridges while indulging in traditional delights and entertainment.

Lake Bled, Slovenia by Dennis Bunnik

Lake Bled, Slovenia by Dennis Bunnik
 

Dubrovnik, Croatia by Adam Dickson

Dubrovnik, Croatia by Adam Dickson

JEWELS OF DALMATIA

 


Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan - 22 days

Give your adventurous spirit free reign in some of Europe’s best kept secrets.

Discover breathtaking scenery in Gobustan National Park and connect with locals as you sample their cuisines and handicrafts. Explore quaint villages, be enchanted by the cave city of Vardzia and stand in awe at Burning Mountain.

 

Special Experiences on tour:

Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan tour map

  • Get a real taste of the local traditions and culture at an organic, home-made tea-cream party.
  • Visit a local family for a cooking class of dishes from the Kakheti region. We'll savour our creations for lunch with music performed by polyphonic singers.
  • Enjoy a private, classic trio reception concert at E. Akhvlediani House-Museum, complete with nibbles and an aperitif.
  • Visit a local family where we’ll participate in a hands-on dumpling masterclass and enjoy lunch in their home
  • Visit a nunnery in upper Vardzia, where nuns will teach us how to handcraft wooden crosses and honey wax candles.
  • Master the art of baking your very own Lavash, a traditional Armenian thin bread.

Sighnaghi, Georgia by Nene Samnashvili

Sighnaghi, Georgia by Nene Samnashvili

Baku, Azerbaijan by Alix Saz

Traditional lunch cooked by a local family, Sri Lanka by Dennis Bunnik

Georgia, Armenia & Azerbaijan

 


Turkey & Greece - 24 days

Uncover treasures from these two richly vibrant countries.

Journey from Istanbul to Athens via incredible Cappadocia, magical Meteora and cruise the idyllic Greek Islands. Delve into classical history, explore colourful bazaars, visit the amazing hot springs of Pamukkale, and more on this fascinating small group tour.

 

Special Experiences on tour:

Turkey & Greece tour map

  • Excite your taste buds with some of Turkey’s most famous delicacies, including baklava, Turkish coffee, and of course, Turkish delight!
  • Pay homage to the spirit of the ANZACs in Gallipoli. We visit ANZAC Cove, the Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair Memorials, and Johnston’s Jolly with a specialist Gallipoli guide.
  • Watch on as a local artisan demonstrates how to create a traditional Pide. Once out of the wood fire oven, we’ll enjoy this Turkish pizza for lunch.
  • Visit a local village where we’ll enjoy a hands-on lesson and cook up a Greek feast for lunch.
  • All aboard for a spectacular train ride connecting Diakopto to Kalavryta on the Odontotos ‘rack and pinion’ Railway. Many bridges span over the Vouraikos River and we pass through tunnels and picturesque countryside on our journey.

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey by Dennis Bunnik

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey by Dennis Bunnik

Santorini, Greece by Sacha Bunnik

Santorini, Greece by Sacha Bunnik

Turkey & Greece

Explore the fascinating landscapes, ancient history and delicious food on our 20 day Turkey in Depth tour.

TURKEY IN DEPTH

Indulge with a journey across Mediterranean Greece on our 22 day Greece in Depth tour.

GREECE IN DEPTH

 


Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta - 23 days

From the grand city of Rome to Malta, the ‘Jewel of the Mediterranean’, experience stunning landscapes, picture-perfect towns and exquisite cuisine.

Along the way, we’ll explore the ancient city of Pompeii, discover authentic Sicilian dishes and soak up the sun on the Isle of Capri and the beautiful Amalfi Coast.

 

Special Experiences on tour:

Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta tour map

  • Enjoy an Italian culinary experience, with a hands-on lesson teaching us how to make pizza the authentic way.
  • Spend two nights staying in a traditional, heritage-listed trullo, a conical shaped house unique to the region of Puglia.
  • Stay in one of Matera’s impressive cave residences known as ‘sassi’ for two nights.
  • Take a tour of a local olive farm. Located on the plains of the Marina di Ostuni, the impressive olive trees are thought to be up to a thousand years old.
  • In the town of Modica we’ll stop and try the speciality of the region ‘Cioccolato di Modica’, characterised by a grainy texture and aromatic flavour.
  • Visit the oldest cafe in Valletta and enjoy tea or coffee with freshly prepared pastries known as pastizzi.
  • Visit Ta'Mena Estate, where we’ll be able to taste some local Gozitan wine and produce over a light lunch and tasting.

Sorrento, Italy by Silvia Schweininger

Sorrento, Italy by Silvia Schweininger

The St John's Co-Cathedral, Malta by Dennis Bunnik

St John's Co-Cathedral, Malta by Dennis Bunnik

Southern Italy, Sicily & Malta

Soak up 'la dolce vita' on our 24 day Italian Discovery small group tour.

Italian Discovery

 


Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia - 26 days

Explore the stunning natural beauty of Italy, Slovenia and Croatia.

Enjoy the ‘good life’ in northern Italy, breathe the pristine air of the Alps, relax in the Lake District, and feel the romance of Venice. Experience the beauty of Lake Bled and Plitvice Lakes before a 7-night cruise down the sun-drenched Dalmatian coast.

 

Special Experiences on tour:

 Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia tour map

  • Enjoy a visit to the Gelato Museum dedicated to the history of artisan gelato, with tastings of course!
  • We’ll make our way up the mountains to the open-air Museum of the 5 Torri, which bears the scars of WWI battles fought between the Italians and Austro-Hungarians.
  • Visit a local cheese producer, learning about the life of herdsmen in an authentic environment and tasting the delicious cheeses.
  • In Plitvice we’ll be staying right in the National Park, only 400 metres from the highest waterfall.

Venice, Italy by Dennis Bunnik

Venice, Italy by Dennis Bunnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia by Sacha Bunnik

Ljubljana, Slovenia by Sacha Bunnik

Northern Italy, Slovenia & Croatia

 


 

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