Europe Adventure Travel & Expeditions
“Europe adventure travel” may not be your first description of a getaway on the Continent—yet with Zegrahm you’ll visit so many unique destinations that you’ll soon change your view of Europe from well-trodden to well-off-the-beaten-path. Our Europe adventure tours come in many flavors, depending on your particular interests: from the Viking traditions in the Northern climes to the sun-soaked shores of the Mediterranean, and offer a surprising mix of both culture and natural history. Visit medieval villages along the Dalmatian coast; Zodiac cruise along the rugged British coastline or into the fjords of Scandinavia; snowmobile across the white expanse of Vatnajökull in Iceland, Europe’s largest glacier; marvel at the Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula’s dramatic cliffs in Ireland; enjoy a grand tour of the Black Sea encompassing Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria; and, of course, sample the tantalizing flavors of Mediterranean cuisine in Sicily.
All Europe adventure tours with Zegrahm boast a stellar team of experts—naturalists, historians, photographers, and the like who have fallen in love with and studied the myriad attractions for which Europe is known. Imagine driving to Mt. Etna’s crater with a geologist at your side, photographing a hundred thousand puffins in Iceland with a professional offering tips on how best to capture these vibrant creatures, or exploring the ruins of Greco-Roman sites and Byzantine basilicas in the company of an esteemed archaeologist. For us, Europe eco travel means delving deep into the tapestry of cultures and millennia of history and geography that define the Continent. We hope you’ll travel with us to the very heart of history.
The itineraries we offer vary from year to year; below please find our upcoming Europe adventure travel expeditions.
Expeditions to Europe
Our Black Sea expedition features all of the countries rimming this infamous sea—Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria. In the company of our expert leaders, explore lands with centuries upon centuries of history, rich architecture, contemporary cultures, and stunning landscapes. As we venture forth from Istanbul for our Black Sea tour, we discover four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including Romania’s winding Danube Delta and several archaeological masterpieces. Enjoy a local Georgian dining tradition, visit busy bazaars, and sample regional wines.
From mighty seafaring capitals to sleepy fishing villages, trace the coast of Western Europe on this sweeping journey that highlights the region’s great art, fine food, and important historic sites. Browse local markets for a taste of daily life and stroll along scenic waterfronts that echo with centuries of maritime history. Raise a glass and soak in the charm and atmosphere of the celebrated wine towns of Porto and Bordeaux. Nature hikes on bucolic islands reveal terraced gardens, peaceful pastures, and wild, windswept coastlines.
Azores adventure travel offers magnificent architecture, exotic markets, charming villages, dramatic scenery, island endemics, and a long and storied history. The dramatic volcanic islands on this Azores expedition feature historic architecture, lush gardens and vineyards, marine mammals, seabirds, beautiful beaches, and colorful markets. Search for endemic birds on a Canary Islands tour and stroll through charming towns laced with shop-lined cobblestone streets.
This odyssey through the Adriatic and Ionain seas visits historic ports and fabled shores, tracing ancient trade routes and celebrating the legacies of powerful empires. History spans the millennia here—from Paleolithic times to Roman conquest, from Byzantine rule to Venetian dominance. Discover the architectural legacies of these powerful civilizations on this Adriatic tour with visits to superb Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque palaces, monasteries, and churches.
Just as Istanbul straddles the continents of Europe and Asia, the Republic of Turkey sits astride both ancient and modern worlds. Travel through time as you explore the country’s enthralling history, one that reaches back to 7500 B.C. and is evidenced by a series of fascinating ruins, from Bronze Age kingdoms to wonderfully intact medieval mosques and Ottoman palaces.
Explore remote and isolated coastlines of the British Isles where windswept cliffs and promontories teem with some of the largest seabird colonies in Europe, all at the height of their breeding season, on this exciting British Isles tour. Walk through heather-clad moorlands and among the ruins of fortress-castles that echo the lore of the Celts and Anglo-Saxons.