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Late summer in Europe

Added 10 Jul 2014
Late summer in Europe
 

Late summer is a beautiful time of year to explore the European continent. Visitor numbers dwindle after the peak of June and July, meaning the cities, towns and sights are quieter. The weather is pleasant - warm days perfect for getting out and exploring the world around you. Below you'll find our top five picks of adventures which have departures in late August and early September. They're in no particular order but each one is perfect for visiting late in the summer so check out what you could be seeing and doing in just a couple of months' time.

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1. Classical Sicily

  • Marvel at the most impressive and best-preserved Greco-Roman sites in the Mediterranean
  • Take in the spectacular views of Mount Etna
  • Sample delicious Sicilian food and wine

Departures include: 6th and 13th September 2014

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2. Bay of Naples and the Amalfi Coast

  • Visit the Roman ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum and the Greek temples of Paestum
  • Roam the atmospheric streets of Naples' old quarter
  • Climb to the crater rim of Mount Vesuvius and walk the beautiful Amalfi Coast

Departures include: 30th August, 6th and 13th September 2014

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3. Highlights of Andalucia

  • Explore the highlight cities of Granada, Cordoba and Seville
  • Spend time off the beaten track in an Andalucian village
  • See jewels of Moorish architecture including the stunning Alhambra Palace and Cordoba Mezquita

Departures include: 30th August 2014

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4. Undiscovered Balkans

  • Discover three fascinating countries in two weeks - Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia
  • Take in the dramatic mountains, lakes and pretty valleys
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ohrid, situated on the shores of a beautiful lake

Departures include: 24th August, 7th and 14th September

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5. In the fifth spot it's not one tour but an entire country! Due to its location, Turkey is ideal for exploring at this time of year and you can do so on any of these adventures: