Around The Sun Europe Journeys
Around The Sun Europe Journeys
Around The Sun has a particularly strong interest in all the Mediterranean European countries – not just Italy, but Spain (Lucrezia lived in Spain for two years and speaks fluent Spanish), France and Greece.

 

We now offer trips to Italy, Spain, Portugal and Morocco (yes, we know Morocco is African, but Morocco is only 14.3 km from Gibraltar - closer than England is to France!).

 

If you're returning to Europe, chances are you'll have some firm ideas about what you want to do. But if you don’t already have firm ideas, or if you’re planning your first trip, the range of options is daunting.

Around The Sun – and all our experts - will be pleased to talk to talk to you if you want to bounce around some ideas.

All our suggested itineraries can be run privately, or customised so the departure dates and itineraries completely suit you. Many of our itineraries can be adapted for those who wish to to travel completely independently (self-guided).

If none of our guided small group trips meet your needs, please contact us so we can develop a customised, private itinerary that will deliver you a perfect holiday. See Create Your Own Journey

Italy

If you were only allowed to go to one European country in your life, the choice would be clear: Italy.

You want mountains? The Italian Alps are truly superb. You want lakes? The Italian lakes are fairy tale perfect. You want history? You can’t go past Rome. You want art and architecture? How about Florence and Venice? You want food and history and drama? You have to see Naples. You want knockout coastal scenery? There’s the Amalfi Coast. You want wine. Tuscany. The list goes on.

And you can walk, ride, swim, eat, drink, ski, sail, shop – or just sit and watch. Or, even better, eat, drink, sit and watch all at the same time – an Around The Sun favourite!

Around The Sun offers a number of small group guided tours to Italy that combine iconic sites as well as off-the-beaten track gems - including a Sicily trip that will be led by Lucrezia. Four of the trips include generous time on Italy’s spectacular coastline – there might not be surf, but the water is warm and crystal clear, the weather is perfect, the scenery is magical, the people watching is peerless, and the food is unbeatable.

Spain

Our first Spain itinerary has just been published. It gives a brilliant introduction to the north of the country. Check it out!

Portugal

Portugal copy is still in the oven. Sign up for our newsletter and we'll let you know when it's on the table. Or even better, email us now!

Morocco

Morocco copy is still in the oven. Sign up for our newsletter and we'll let you know when it's on the table. Or even better, email us now!

Europe Journeys & Suggested Itineraries

Amalfi Coast - Self Guided Walking Tour

This self-guided walking tour takes you through picturesque villages on ancient paths along the world's most dramatic coast. We carry your luggage and look after the logistics. Detailed maps and trail descriptions are provided, accommodation and breakfasts are included - as well as our brilliant local operator's recommendations for the best bars and restaurants.


Days:8 days/7nights
Luxury:medium to high
Type of Tour:self-guided
Experience: walking
Challenge: Easy to Moderate
Cost:
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Italia with Lucrezia - History, Food & Wine

Lucrezia’s signature tour includes her all-time favourite Italian destinations: Umbria (including Perugia & Assisi), The Cinque Terre, Tuscany (including Florence), Naples, the Amalfi Coast, and the little-known Cilento Coast. The tour includes many of Italy’s must-sees, but still succeeds in taking you off the beaten track. The three-day Rome itinerary can be excluded on request if you have already been there.


Days:16
Luxury:**** four star
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Car Touring / Culture
Challenge: Medium
Cost: on request
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Highlights of Sicily - History, Food & Wine

Sicily today is the distillation of 3000 years of history, multi layered culture and traditions set against a stunning backdrop of outstanding natural beauty.

This trip is a more in depth tour of many facets of this rich and diverse region.


Days:10
Luxury:**** four star
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Culture by car
Challenge: Easy
Cost: Contact ATS
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Explore Sicily Trip

Sicily is a distillation of three thousand years of history, a blend of zestful traditions, ancient cultures, outstanding natural beauty and exuberant people. This trip allows you to savour the best of the Mediterranean's most captivating destination!


Days:7
Luxury:**** four star
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Car Touring
Challenge: Easy
Cost: Contact ATS
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Hike, Bike & Eat in Croatia
Days:10
Luxury:Medium to high
Type of Tour:Private Guided Tour
Experience: Hike, Bike, gourmet food & wine
Challenge: Easy to moderate
Cost: from $6299 per person
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Enchanting Tuscany Trip

This trip combines fascinating traditional walking paths with the classic pleasures of Tuscany: beautiful landscapes, living history, sunshine, food and wine. Explore the timeless countryside along perfumed olive groves, fields of brilliant sunflowers and pastel coloured farmhouses framed by rows of cypress trees.

 


Days:7
Luxury:**** four star
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Walking / Car Touring
Challenge: Easy (one medium day)
Cost: Contact ATS
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Barcelona to Santiago De Compostela

This tour provides an overview of four stunning regions in Spain's north - Catalunya (Catalonia); Euskadi, which is the name the Basque people give to their own land; Asturias, which begins in Unquera; and Galicia and the Atlantic Coast.


Days:12
Luxury:medium to high
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Culture by car
Challenge: Easy to Moderate
Cost: from $4,995
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Cycling in Puglia - Off the beaten track in Southern Italy

Journey - at a perfect speed - through unexplored landscapes, past old stone churches, dramatic coastlines, quaint farms, trulli and oil mills still in use today just as they were centuries ago. The ravines and ancient ruins of Puglia tell the story of the many civlisations that have passed through this little known region - the Messapians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, Swabians and Aragonese rulers. Featuring the extreme south-east of Italy, this is Around The Sun's only tour in this little known region. And it's a gem!


Days:8 days/7nights
Luxury:
Type of Tour:Cycling
Experience: Cycling
Challenge: Easy to moderate
Cost: POA
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Cinque Terre & Italian Riviera Deluxe Trip

A walk in the Cinque Terre - an area encompassing five medieval towns perched on a spectacular coastline - offers the most magic travel ingredients: splendid scenery; varied landscape; great food and wine; warm, turquoise water, and a sense of discovery…. Then, to cap it all, the trip finishes on the gorgeous Portofino Peninsula.


Days:6
Luxury:**** four star
Type of Tour:Small Group Guided Tour
Experience: Walking
Challenge: Medium
Cost: Contact ATS
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Journey Finder

All ATS itineraries can be run for private groups or adapted to meet your interests.

Planning a Holiday?

Congratulations on finding Around The Sun! We’d love to talk to you about your next holiday adventure.

Around The Sun trips are based on the expertise and knowledge of Richard Everist and Lucrezia Migliore – and the expertise and services of a select group of friends who operate the best tour companies in the world.

Around The Sun showcases a careful selection of small group trips (with guides and expert leaders), and we design customised private journeys (both guided and self-guided).

All our suggested itineraries can be run privately, or customised, so the departure dates and itineraries completely suit you. Many of our itineraries can be adapted for those who wish to to travel completely independently. See Create Your Own Journey.

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