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The Best Group Trips to Europe in 2022

Explore the very best of Europe in 2022 – from the Northern Lights in Iceland to Mount Etna in Italy – on one of these thrilling TRIPS by Culture Trip.
Mark Nayler
15 Dec 2021
It’s time to stop fantasising about your dream trip and actually book it. Whether it’s wine-tasting in the Tuscan hills or gliding over Turkish mountains in a hot-air balloon, Culture Trip has you covered. Here are our recommendations of the top European TRIPS by Culture Trip to take in 2022, which focus on everything from food and wine to extreme sports.
1 . Hiking frozen waterfalls and glaciers in Iceland

Soak in natural hot springs under the Northern Lights (weather permitting) and tour the Golden Circle – Thingvellir National Park, the Geysir Geothermal Area and the Gullfoss waterfall – in a private super jeep on this five-day tour of the Land of Fire and Ice. On top of that, you’ll hike through waterfalls, over glaciers and across black sand beaches. Make sure you also taste Icelandic spirit “brennivín” as well as fermented shark, a local delicacy.

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2 . Island-hopping and dram tasting in Scotland's Outer Hebrides
Leave the modern world behind on a seven-day adventure in the Outer Hebrides, a remote cluster of islands off Scotland’s northwestern coast. After a night in Inverness, head to the Isle of Skye to hike to the Fairy Pools and through the desolate peaks of the Trotternish hills. On the Isle of Lewis, tour a distillery where whisky is made with local spring water, visit the 5,000-year-old Calanais Standing Stones and explore wild beaches by foot or kayak.
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3 . Mountain hikes, fine wine and hearty fare in Georgia

Food and drink are at the centre of your nine-day trip to Georgia, known as the Cradle of Wine for its millennia-long winemaking heritage. You’ll taste the national dish “khachapuri” (a hearty cheese-filled bread), attend a masterclass in traditional Georgian cooking and see how the country’s wine is made in subterranean clay vats. Nature-orientated highlights include hiking through the Lagodekhi National Park and Caucasus Mountains. Finish with a massage and a soak in the sulphur baths of Tbilisi.

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4 . Maze-like markets and ancient history in Turkey

Commence your 12-day Turkish odyssey in Istanbul. Lose yourself in the colourful chaos of the Grand Bazaar – one of the world’s largest markets, with over 4,000 stalls – and explore the 15th-century Topkapi Palace, home to 25 sultans through the years. From there, hit the key sights in the capital of Ankara, before beginning an overland adventure that will see you hot-air-ballooning over the meringue-like rocks of Cappadocia, hiking through the ancient underground city of Kaymakli, and relaxing on Antalya’s pristine beaches.

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5 . Volcanic adventures and gripping stories in Sicily
The Mediterranean’s largest island is home to one of Europe’s tallest active volcanoes, Mount Etna, which you’ll zoom across in a jeep on this thrilling trip. Get started with a walking tour of 3,000-year-old Palermo, the Sicilian capital, before hiking in the Madonie Mountains, exploring the volcanic landscapes of the Aeolian Islands and visiting three Unesco-protected hilltop villages, rebuilt after an earthquake in 1693. Wind up in Syracuse, at the boisterous Mercato di Ortigia.
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