Destination Europe

Over the years, we’ve put together trips for individuals, couples and families alike who wish to tailor design a vacation specific to their own interests.  Via Mondo Specialists are available to help advise, book and perfect your itinerary.  Chat and interact directly with a Via Mondo Specialist and get assistance in fine-tuning the details and booking your trip.  Browse through Via Mondo pre-designed itineraries created by a professional Via Mondo Specialist, which are designed to make planning your trip easier.   Customize each European vacation and make it your own.

Explore Italy your way! For many of us, we enjoy the freedom to venture abroad at our own pass. For some of us, the dates and destinations of a guided tour doesn’t match our schedule. We get that and over the years have put together personalized packages to meet the needs of our guests. The travelers we speak with want our expertise and know how, so we offer our years of experience and education to put together the most memorable trip to Italy. Our local connections makes it possible for us to offer up the best vacation ever. Here are some memorable itineraries we’ve put together for our guests. Pick one of these or personalize your own itinerary.

We are having a great time in Italy! Very sad our trip is coming to an end. The Hotel is Beautiful! Loved the tours. John, our guide, kept the kids interested on a thirteen hour excursion. ~ Kim. B.

Tuscan Splendor 

Home of the Renaissance, a period of European history, enchanting and irresistible Florence is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine. 6 day stay in Florence gives you just the right amount of time to experience the best of Tuscany. Discover the Renaissance city of the Medici. Florence is filled with sculptures such as Michelangelo’s David and paintings such as Botticelli’s Venus. In this journey, you visit 3 medieval towns: San Gimignano with its skyline towers, the infamous Siena, the location of the Palio races and Monterggioni, a walled city surrounded by olive trees and vineyards.

The 6 day package includes accommodations, museum visits, day tours, private transfers to and from the airport, breakfast daily and a traditional Tuscan lunch.



Ancient Italy 

A mix of ancient sights, awe-inspiring art and vibrant street life, Italy’s Eternal City is one of the most beautiful and exciting capitals. A 7 day exploration of Rome, Pompeii and Amalfi with almost 3000 years of mind boggling art, architecture and culture on display. We take you to the ancient ruins of the Forum and Colosseum to witness the greatness of the Roman Empire. Home of the Roman Catholic Church to visit St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museum and examine Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel frescoes. We continue the ancient theme down in Pompeii, known as sin city with a day in beautiful Amalfi.

The 7 day package includes accommodations, museum visits, day tours, private transfers to and from the airport and breakfast daily.




Highlights of Italy by Rail 

Getting around Italy by train is the most popular way to travel through the country. Revel in the magic of Italy on this 12 day journey to explore the cities of Milan, Florence and Rome. Begin the journey in Milan where you visit il Duomo, Milan’s gothic cathedral and De Vinci’s Last Supper then journey down to the capital of Tuscany and visit the surrounding hilltop towns such as San Gimignano, Siena and Monterggioni. Conclude the trip in Rome, the birthplace of the Roman Empire and the cathedrals of all cathedrals, St. Peter’s. To round out the experience, you journey to the the Amalfi coast for a relaxing day.

The 12 day package includes hotels, museum visits, day tours, private transfers to and from the airports, train tickets, breakfast daily and a group lunch.

France is one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. You can just wander along at your own leisurely pace or zip along to see the magical monuments, castles, chateaux and museums this country has to offer. Your time in France will be a wonderful and varied experience. Symbols such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the Latin Quarter make Paris one of the most visited places in the world. Take a look at our options or create your own itinerary.

City of Lights

Paris can be seen as the most interesting city of Europe and probably even as one off the most amazing city’s worldwide. People from all over the world travel to Paris to discover and experience this fairy-like city. Paris brings to mind words like love, art and fashion. A trip to Paris is a perfect getaway. You’ll be awe struck on your visit to Versailles. This incredible Palace and its extensive gardens are opulent. We think you’ll see the best of Paris and the most breathtaking countryside with this 6 day trip.

Journey into the stunning French countryside and escape the bustle of Paris with a tour to the Loire Valley. Explore fairy tale-like castles and tour the Chateau de Chambord, which was the inspiration behind Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. Nothing is more impressive than Normandy. Travel through Normandy hillside and costal farmland to the historic battlefields and beaches of WWII.


The 6 day package includes accommodations, museum visits, day tours, private transfers to and from the airport, breakfast, traditional French lunch, and two tastings.

Tour de France by Rail 

The Tour de France is a famous 3 week road bike race held in France every July. To complete your visit to France, a tour of some of the most picturesque cities and towns are in order using various means of transportation of course. This is a 9 day adventure to Paris, Nice, Monaco, Monte Carlo and the stunning Saint Tropez by rail. The French Rivera is calling your name!

You visit the famously glamorous beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez, Cannes and the independent micro-state of Monaco. No matter when you go to Côte d’Azur, the temperatures are always wonderfully mild to warm. Nice is the largest beach resort in the Mediterranean, which offers you a plethora of magnificent seaside beauty, including historic quarters and its well-known breathtaking coastline, La Promenade des Anglais. Your visit to the French Rivera is not complete without a cruise across the scenic Bay of Saint-Tropez. “À bientôt!” (See you soon!)

The 9 day package includes accommodations, museum visits, day tours, private transfers to and from the airport, rail tickets and breakfast.


Greeting from the south of France! We are having a wonderful time and all the tours have totally paid off! EVERYTHING has been spot on. You nailed It! ~Helen

Amsterdam to Strasbourg

You start off in Amsterdam, the capital of Netherlands known for its artistic heritage, elaborate canal system and narrow houses with gabled facades. It’s museum district houses some of the most famous artists in the world like Van Gogh, Rembrandt and Vermeer. Amsterdam is built for biking. Take to the streets on two wheels to discover the local’s favorite hidden gems. Explore the Zaanse Schans neighborhood by land and by boat. You will love the quaint houses, historic windmills, and industrial buildings that makes this country so special.

Chocolate lovers rejoice! Immerse yourself in the heart of Brussels tasting the exquisite quality and rich flavors of locally made chocolate. Your stay is not complete without trying the world famous Belgium beer. There is something for everyone when you visit Belgium.

Strasbourg is a young and dynamic city. It will definitely surprise you for its lively side, making it a hotbed of French and German culture including museums, theaters and festivals. Whether you love fine restaurants, monuments or entertainment, there’s no doubt that you’ll soon fall in love with this captivating city!

The 10 day package includes accommodations, day tours, private transfers to and from the airport, train tickets, breakfast, and two tastings.

We are happy to offer a few trips that travel to Ireland and Scotland. In this section, you’ll find our top multi-destination packages, the best of Ireland and Scotland. You have the opportunity to visit Britain and Wales, on one all-encompassing itinerary! Not sure what tour would fit you best? Our dedicated specialists would love to speak with you! We would be happy to customize the perfect trip for you.

Wild Authentic Ireland

Spend a fascinating 11 days exploring the many wonders of Ireland’s northern half, on our Wild Authentic Ireland Tour. Your trip encompasses everything that makes Ireland such a diverse, captivating and unique country to visit. Discover highlights of the famous Wild Atlantic Way, including Westport Town on Clew Bay, Clifden’s Sky Road, Keem Strand on Achill Island, Surfing Mecca Mullaghmore, Killybegs Fishing Village, the towering seacliffs of Slieve League, and Malin Head on the stunning Inishowen Peninsula. Spend 3 nights in Northern Ireland, visiting spectacular locations such as UNESCO Giant’s Causeway, Dunluce Castle, Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Titanic Belfast, the Glens of Antrim and the Mourne Coastal Route. Complete your tour surrounded by the legends and history of Ireland’s Ancient East – The Land of 5,000 Dawns.

The 11 day package includes accommodations, breakfast daily, private transfers, admissions to the Book of Kells at Trinity College, 6th Century Clonmacnoise, Kylemore Abbey, Glenveagh National Park, Dunluce Castle, UNESCO Giant’s Causeway, Titanic Belfast and Trim Castle. Rental Car with Reduced Excess Insurance.

Flower of Scotland

The hill that Edinburgh Castle stands upon has been Scotland’s remarkable silent witness since the Bronze Age. Today her streets are filled with cutting-edge galleries and museums, tributes to the love of literature and music, fine cuisine, quirky shops, theater, and an extravagance of festivals.

Pitlochry is farther from the sea than any other place in Scotland, and it makes a good base for exploring the surrounding scenery, which is spectacular.

Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, is vibrant and downright sassy. You’ll discover Glasgow’s seagoing heritage as you wander the riverfront walkways. Museums, galleries and trendy street-cafes abound. Listen to the music pouring out of pubs—it’s among the best home-grown sounds in Britain.


The 9 day package includes accommodations, breakfast daily, walking tour and rental car with Insurance, unlimited mileage.

Great Celtic Rambler

On this tour, you’ll enjoy seven nights in Ireland and seven in Scotland – quite possibly the perfect tour duration to comfortably see both countries, without being rushed! Start with two nights in vibrant Dublin City, where you’ll discover a wealth of famous sights and attractions. then enjoy time in Kilkenny – Ireland’s bustling Medieval City, as well as County Kerry – Ireland’s most scenic locale. You’ll also spend a night in County Clare – a beautifully diverse county, known globally for the Cliffs of Moher and unique Burren Region. Off to Scotland for a two night stay in the picturesque and historic city of Edinburgh. Journey north to travel deep into the Scottish Highlands, exploring charming Pitlochry and spectacular Cairngorms National Park along the way. Delight in two nights surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery in Fort William, before your final night in the lively City of Glasgow.

The 15 day package includes accommodations, breakfast daily, Dublin two day tour and rental car with unlimited mileage & Reduced Excess Insurance.

OMG, just amazing.  I would recommend absolutely everything…and  I LOVED it all… it was BUSY!! Paddy Wagon was a HOOT! ~ Kathy

Whenever you think of Spain, you think of Madrid’s Royal Palace and Prado museum, but also the Catalonia capital of Barcelona with Gaudi’s modernist landmarks. The whimsical buildings like the Sagrada Família church are not only unique, but playful. In this package, we take you to the two most iconic capitals in Spain where you venture to Toledo and Segovia blending history and ancient architecture together and Montserrat, a mountain top monastery. If you would like to add to this trip or create a Spanish vacation tailer-made for you, contact us to get started. Mola!

Land and Sea Spain

Start at the Capital of Spain, Madrid and visit the monuments, historical sites, alleyways, parks and hidden squares on two wheels. Leave the crowded streets and find those off the beaten path Spanish plazas capturing those unforgettable memories. Experience the spectacular cities of Toledo and Segovia to learn about Spanish history while witnessing magnificent ancient architecture. The city of Toledo has been heavily influenced by the combination of Christian, Muslim and Jewish culture then explore the city of Segovia, a rich architectural legacy, including medieval walls, Romanesque churches, a former royal palace and a Gothic cathedral.

Leaving the center a Spain to the beach resort of Barcelona in the Catalonia region of Spain. While in Barcelona, you visit the Park Guell, the Sagrada Familia and the Gothic Quarter, but no visit to Barcelona is complete without a visit to Montserrat. This mountain top abbey will take you away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets into Catalonia’s multi-peak mountain range. To truly experience Barcelona like a local, you set sail on the beautiful Mediterranean sea on a luxury 37-foot yacht.


The 7 day package includes accommodations, museum visits, day tours, private transfers to and from the airport, rail tickets and breakfast daily.

Thessaloniki is the second largest city of Greece and the most important center of the area. We start your travels here at the heart of it all.  A visit to Athens is must! Whether it’s your first time visiting or your umpteenth there is always something fresh and new to experience. A visit to the Greek Isles would not be the same without the breathtaking and gorgeous island of Santorini. A bit of rest and relaxation before you head back home. Want to change it up?! To create your own memorable trip together, contact a Travel Planner today!

Timeless Beauty

Thessaloniki is a modern metropolis bearing the marks of its stormy history and its cosmopolitan character, which give it a special beauty and charm. Take a tour in the center of Thessaloniki and plan to visit its nearby destinations.

Athens is an amazing city. The city is undergoing a cultural rebirth, rediscovering itself in the process and reevaluating what is important for its people and its future. Athens throughout the ages has always been a destination for those wanting a historical experience. With the Acropolis being the city’s natural center and the Parthenon perched above looking to Piraeus and the surrounding mountains, the city is filled with historical remnants of its glorious past.

Santorini is truly unique not only for Greece but for the entire world. In fact everything seems to be perched on these cliffs from its many boutique luxury hotels to its fabulous restaurants.

The 10 day package includes accommodations, archaeological sites, museum visits, day tours, private transfers to and from the airport, airfare between locations, breakfast and cruise with barbecue lunch.

Fairy-Tale Castles

When it comes to Slovenia, think unique travel experiences with a personalized itineraries made exclusively according to your wishes. Hop on the Pletna boat and paddle away on Lake Bled equipped with a picnic basket and a bottle of your favorite Slovenian wine. A scenic helicopter ride over the magnificent Julian Alps or decide for an extraordinary underground cave experience. For a bit of soft adventure, visit the old tunnels of the lead and zinc mine of Mount Peca by kayak, mine train or mountain bike.  Far away from the crowds, experience the unique underground setting of the Postojna Cave for a romantic getaway.  Experience a gastronomic adventure 160 meters below the surface. A world-class gastronomic  adventure in Slovenia’s deepest dining room. Get lost in the vineyards on two wheels with wine tasting stops to catch your breath. Fascinating Vipava valley, a true hidden corner in the heart of Europe, home to excellent cuisine and fine wines. Stunning landscapes offer plenty opportunities for hiking, paragliding and unique gourmet experiences surrounded by pristine nature. Enjoy a world-class dinner served by top chefs. Break away from the city hotels and stay a night at a tourist farm.  Love surprises?  Consider a secret dinner is all about jumping into a deliciously  unpredictable surprise experience. Top class chefs, boutique location, a variety of dishes.

    • Vintage Gourmet Tour
    • Vintage Boat Tour & Fonda Sea-Bass Farm

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