Summer is quickly approaching, and with it comes long, sunny days, relaxing evenings by the pool, and much-needed vacation time. If you’re in need of some me-time, nothing is more liberating than booking a trip abroad. May we suggest embarking on one of these European summer tours?

Contrary to popular belief, Black people travel everywhere, including Europe. If you’ve ever experienced a European summer, you know there’s nothing quite like it. 

Exploring Europe during the summer should be on every traveler’s bucket list. Enjoy the fantastic shopping, architecture, European nightlife, festivals, outdoor dining, and more.

If you’re the type of traveler who hates planning and thrives on group tours, these European summer tours await you.

Whether you want to eat your way through Paris or discover the richness of Italian culture on a Tuscany adventure, these tours are suited for any traveler’s taste. 

Paris Pastry and Chocolate Tour with City Experiences 

You haven’t tasted a pastry until you have a pastry in Paris.

On this City Experiences tour, eat your way through Paris by visiting some of the best bakeries this world has to offer.

Take in the beautiful streets of Paris while learning the history of the macaron and enjoying croissants, crêpes, chocolate, and more. 

This tour includes six food tastings at six small businesses in the Quartier Montorgueil and the Marais. You’ll even visit the city’s oldest patisserie, dating back almost 300 years. 

croissant paris
Photo Credit: Paul Hanaoka

Discover The Treasures of Tuscany on an Italian Adventure with Intrepid Travel 

Journey from Rome to Venice on this eight-day adventure through the heart of Tuscany. You’ll explore the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza San Marco in Venice, and the Colosseum in Rome.

Led by an expert tour guide, you’ll learn about ancient monuments, stunning vineyards, vibrant cities, and delicious traditional Tuscan cuisine. 

This tour is part of Intrepid Travel’s premium experience, which includes the best accommodations, the highest level of service, and highly rated local tour guides. 

boats in water canal in Venice Italy - European Summer Tours
Photo Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel

Treasures Of The Balkans & Transylvania (Budapest) with Cosmos Travel 

Enjoy a 13-day tour discovering the Balkans as you journey through Hungary, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.

In addition to visiting major capital cities like Budapest, Belgrade, Sofia, and Bucharest, you’ll also get a chance to visit other towns and cities such as the ski resort town of Sinaia and Veliko Târnovo, which was Bulgaria’s capital during the Middle Ages. 

sky view of Budapest - one of the best destination for European Summer tours
Photo Credit: Ervin Lukacs

You’ll also get to visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as Boyana Church, the Historic Centre of Sighisoara, Rila Monastery, the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue in Budapest. This trip is perfect for travelers who crave history and culture abroad. 

Colors of Spain with Click Tours 

This is the perfect trip if you’ve always wanted to visit Spain. This 8-day tour starts in Madrid and ends in Malaga. Prepare to take in the bustling city life and countryside living. Stops on this tour will take you through Madrid, Merida, Seville, Cordoba, Granada, and the Costa Del Sol.

In Madrid, you’ll tour some of the city’s most iconic locations and have an opportunity to take in the stunning Gothic cathedral and view El Greco’s painting at St. Tome Church. 

This tour also includes visiting the archaeological site of the Roman amphitheater, a Flamenco Show, and more.

aerial view of Madrid Spain - European Summer Tours
Photo Credit: Florian Wehde

Amsterdam in a Day: First Entry Rijksmuseum, Canal Boat & Local Tastes with Walks City Experiences 

The fantastic thing about Europe is the ease of getting from one country to the next. If you are exploring Europe this summer, pop over to Amsterdam to explore the city in one day, thanks to Walks City Experiences.

The tour will take you to the best places in the city, such as the iconic art-filled Rijksmuseum, a cruise down the city’s waterways, also known as The Venice of the North, and a chance to try delicious Dutch treats. 

You’ll also get a chance to walk down the streets of the historic center, learn about the Golden Age of architecture, and visit the tasting room of a distiller dating back to the 17th century!

illustration of row houses and water canal in amsterdam
Photo Credit: Gaurav Jain

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