Tour Operators Sceptre launches premium Europe tours By Michelle Baran / October 22, 2015 Share 1 -- Ireland specialist Sceptre Tours launched a premium tour brand, Sceptre Journeys, with five European destinations new to the Sceptre portfolio.Launching for 2016, the five new destinations are Austria, Germany, Greece, Iceland and Switzerland. Itineraries also include Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Scotland, Ireland and England & Wales.Sceptre Journeys consist of small-group guided tours with a maximum of 16 passengers and will include sightseeing, immersive culinary experiences and centrally located accommodations. All departures are guaranteed. As an example of pricing, the seven-day Sceptre Journeys trip to Germany is priced from $2,999 per person, including entrance to the Friedrichsbad baths in Baden-Baden; a three-hour boat ride on the Danube River; a Bavarian dinner with live entertainment; and guided tours of Neuschwanstein Castle and Linderhof Palace. All Sceptre Journeys include private roundtrip airport transfers, services of a professional driver and guide and free time to explore at a leisurely pace. To promote the launch of the product, Sceptre Journeys is offering a 2-for-1 air deal on all Sceptre Journeys vacations booked by Dec. 31, for departures that between June 1 and Aug. 31.