With its beautiful countryside, astounding archaeological sites and bucolic villages, Greece charms you to your core. And then there is Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization and democracy, with the famous Acropolis, Pantheon and Temple of Zeus. Outside of the capital, we take you to the ancient theater of Epidaurus, to the Delphi oracle & museum and to the Meteora monasteries, perched on massive stone formations. Our trip also includes some island hopping to Santorini, an island of extreme beauty with deep fuchsias, cobalt blues and oyster pinks. Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece.
Excite your inner adventurer when exploring South Africa! Set out from Johannesburg for safari in Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s leading game sanctuary that covers more than 7,700 square miles of land between the Crocodile River in the south and the Limpopo in the north. It also boasts the greatest species diversity in Africa–more than 140 resident mammal species, including the iconic Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino). A 4×4 vehicle gives you nearly unlimited photo opportunity to snap pictures of zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, wild dog and vast antelope herds. Then explore scenic Cape Town. This once colonial settlement is one of the world’s most picturesque tourist destinations and most beautiful cities. Snug between hilly mountains and pristine white beaches.
Enjoy first-class accommodations in the seaside town of Minori, dubbed “the town of good taste,” where gastronomic delights will awaken your senses. Overlook the terrace gardens spotted with citrus trees that fill the rugged hillsides and cascade down to the sea. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Amalfi and Ravello, historic cities boasting medieval architecture like Saint Andrew’s Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, a partially buried city after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and visit Sorrento for authentic pizza at a local restaurant. Stop in the fishing village of Positano, where white homes overlook the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Cross the Bay of Naples aboard a jetfoil to the fabled Isle of Capri, spotted with open air cafes and boutique shops. From there, explore the lively port of Salerno and then Paestum, one of the best collections of Greek temples in Western Europe. Enjoy the captivating sights, flavors and customs that make Italy’s Amalfi Coast a hit on many bucket lists.
Travel to Italy and revel in renowned attractions and exquisite sites; Doge’s Palace in Venice where you will see the beautiful rooms decorated by 16 century artists, Piazza Della Signoria in Florence, Rome’s Colosseum, plus so much more during this ten-day immersion into “la dolce vita”! You can experience vinegar tasting in Modena and wine tasting at a castle in Umbria and we are sure your heart and soul will delight in the unforgettable sights and museums disseminated along the way.
The most important treasures of Peru are here for you to discover on this seven-day “Peruvian Classic Highlights” Travel Program. Come explore the enchanting cities of Lima and Cusco and have a lifetime experience exploring the lost city of the Inca’s – Machu Picchu, Peru’s most important archaeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.