Hidden Gems Tour

Hidden Gems Tour

If you have already visited the more popular European cities and are looking to experience the true diversity of Europe, then this multi-center tour to the secret cities and destinations is for you! It is entirely customizable, meaning that you can change the destinations, number of nights and activities to suit your preferences - our team of vacation advisers will spend time getting to know you so that they can suggest the best locations and tours to enjoy! 


Trip Highlights

  • Vibrant city tours, featuring fascinating architecture, palaces and secret city corners
  • Pre-arranged decadent meals at high-class restaurants
  • Market tours
  • Thrilling 4 x 4 driving tour
  • Day trips to UNESCO World Heritage Sites and National Parks
  • Island hopping in the sunshine
  • Wine-tasting and vineyard tours
  • Tours of the Italian Lake District, featuring pretty islands and charming towns


Detailed Description

Places visited: Vibrant cities, tranquil spots in nature, luxury beach resorts - please see the itineraries below.

Departure dates and prices: Dates are flexible and customizable for private departures. Prices vary depending on the season and star of accommodation chosen and prices start from $2999 per person - please contact us for a personalized quote

Best for... Culture / Leisure / Romance / Nature / Beaches / Sunshine

Detailed itinerary:

Option 1

Rimini, Italy
Rimini is located on the Adriatic coast and is referred to locally as the "Miami of Europe". It features 15 km of sandy beaches and has an energetic atmosphere with bars, restaurants and clubs. Here you will have free time to relax on the beach and will also be treated to a decadent three-course meals at a top local restaurant.

Funchal, Portugal
Funchal is a laid-back city that has been made famous due to its local Madeiran sugar, which is referred to as "white gold". It has a lovely climate, fruity local wine and handmade crafts, which make for wonderful gifts. It is the perfect city to relax in after a vibrant stay in Rimini!

Istanbul, Turkey
Istanbul was recently featured on a list of the Top 25 Vacation Destinations in Europe. It is a wonderfully aromatic and diverse city, with rare architecture and a historic center featuring UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Despite its heritage, it has a cosmopolitan atmosphere and is perfectly combined into a European city break.

Option 2

Split, Croatia
If you're a sun seeker then island hopping in Croatia should certainly be on your bucket list! Split is one of our favorite resorts in Croatia - it is surrounded by remote islands, with sandy beaches, secret coves and palm-tree-lined boulevards to discover and enjoy. There's also plenty of charming architecture to discover in Split, including the epic Roman palace.

Santorini, Greece
The coastal town of Santorini can only be described as glorious! The whitewashed villas are capped with vibrant blue hues that set them perfectly against the glistening turquoise waters and sparkle in the Greek sunshine. As well as relaxing on the beach and enjoying fresh cuisine, you will be treated to wine tasting in a quaint Greek vineyard surrounded by olive groves!

Option 3

Zagreb, Croatia
Croatia has some of the most stunning natural scenery and is the perfect place for a relaxing escape in the tranquility of nature. Discover the beauty of the National Parks near Zagreb, which feature epic waterfalls and diverse forest woodland that you can escape and rejuvenate in.

Italian Lake District
Immerse yourself in the tranquil natural landscape that can only be found in the beautiful Italian Lake District. Relax by the waters lapping at the rock banks with a glass of Prosecco, enjoy lake-side strolls and drift between charming towns and pretty islands on our popular boat tours. To make your stop in the Lake District even more memorable, our vacation also features a night in Verona - the city that inspired Shakespeare to write Romeo & Juliet.

Killarney, Ireland
While Ireland is a popular vacation destination, charming and magical parts of it remain undiscovered, including Killarney, which is a charming town immersed in natural landscape. From here you can enjoy the nearby National Park to listen to the local birds and see rare wildlife, and you will also be treated to a day trip to the Giant's Causeway, which sits on the wild North Atlantic Ocean. It is a series of basalt columns that appeared due to a volcanic eruption that are set against a dramatic landscape of cliffs. It has long been an inspiring destination for artists and it is also a wonderful place to enjoy hiking.


Trip Itineraries at a Glance

OPTION 1: For City Vibrancy

Day 1 to 4: Rimini, Italy

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • Free time to relax on the beach
  • Three-course meal, featuring local Italian cuisine at a traditional restaurant

Day 4 to 7: Funchal, Portugal

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • Market tour to discover local wines and traditional delicacies
  • Madeira Peaks tour - choose from a thrilling 4 x 4 tour or relaxed walking tour

Day 7 to 10: Istanbul, Turkey

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • Full-day city tour, featuring Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia and much more!


OPTION 2: For Secret Sunshine

Day 1 to 7: Split, Croatia

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • City walking tour to discover the stunning boulevards and the Roman palace
  • Optional day trip to Trogir - a UNESCO-protected town with palm-tree-lined boulevards and charming architecture
  • Day trips to the local islands with the best beaches, including Hvar, Brac and Vis

Day 7 to 10: Santorini, Greece

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • Private guided tour
  • Wine-tasting and vineyard tour


OPTION 3: For a Tranquil Escape

Day 1 to 4: Zagreb, Croatia

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • Day trip to Plitvice National Park in Croatia's Lake District, featuring enchanting lakes and captivating waterfalls

Day 4 to 7: Lake District and Verona, Italy

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • Tours to Lake Orta (including a boat ride to San Guilio island), Stresa on Lake Maggiore, Isola dei Pescatori and Isola Bella
  • Overnight stop on Lake Como, with a day trip to Brescia or Bergamo
  • Coach transfer to Sirmione on Lake Garda
  • Overnight stop in Verona - the city of love!

Day 7 to 10: Killarney, Ireland

  • Private airport transfer to your hotel
  • Free time to enjoy the walking trails and Ireland's first National Park
  • Day trip to Giant's Causeway - a fascinating series of basalt columns set against the dramatic coastal cliffs
  • Private transfer from your hotel to the airport for your flight home


Here at European Tours & Vacations we are dedicated to creating dream vacations in Europe that are tailored to the exact needs of our clients. We personalize our holiday quotations so that you can choose where you fly from, when you travel, what star of accommodation you stay in and what optional tours or activities you want included. What you get with us is a tailor-made and unique vacation with all the details pre-arranged so that you can sit back, relax and simply look forward to your vacation in Europe. 

If the itineraries above have inspired you, contact our team on +44 1223 637328 or click here to send us an inquiry and we'll create a customized quote tailored to your needs. You can also visit our homepage for an overview of the European tours and vacations that we offer.