See Iceland’s highlights and hidden gems on an introductory tour of this spectacular island. Start in Reykjavik, Iceland’s Capital City where you will be charmed by the natural beauty surrounding it and the beautiful brightly-colored rooftops. Discover Reynisfjara’s black sand beach and rock formations that legend has it were formed by trolls centuries ago. Visit the famed Golden Circle including the spectacular Thingvellir National Park, a meeting place of old Icelandic clans. No trip to Iceland would be complete without a stop to the Blue Lagoon, a large man-made lake surrounded by a lava field which is also a geothermal spa.
Enjoy this leisurely paced 9 day tour that offers a little of everything. Start in Dublin with a City Tour. As you make your way south visit the House of Waterford Crystal, Jameson Distillery and a visit to Blarney Castle, with a kiss for good luck. Then continue onto Killarney and the scenic Ring of Kerry. As you travel north visit the famous Cliffs of Moher for that perfect photo opportunity and then onto a two-night stay at the Lodge at Ashford Castle, former estate of the Guinness Family.
Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is full of art, history, and traditions. This Italy tour has everything, beginning with the enchanted beauty of Taormina’s Greek-Roman amphitheater, with its spectacular views of Giardini di Naxos and Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Then tour the Archaeological Park of Syracuse followed by Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples. The Theban poet Pindar described the temples as “the most beautiful city built by mortal men.” Visit Sicily’s capital city, Palermo, among the many distinguished palaces and monuments.
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.
On this quintessential Scottish experience, you visit majestic castles, cruise on Loch Lomond, and visit Edinburgh Castle. You’ll sample Scotch Whiskey, learn of Mary Queen of Scots, Bonnie Prince Charles, and the Atholl Highlanders. Ending with the unforgettable Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, this is an ideal trip for first-timers to Scotland.
This fast-paced tour is great for first-timers. You will see some of Ireland’s most spectacular coastline and mountain views as you drive along the Ring of Kerry. Share a once-in-a-lifetime experience with friends when you kiss the Blarney Stone. Discover the historic heart of Dublin, when you visit the Dublin Castle-one of the most important buildings in Irish history. After returning from this tour, you will want to return for more.
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest
Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure. Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where all products sold in the market are guaranteed as traditionally handmade; Vienna with its impressive Christmas Markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany; Regensburg’s Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.
Experience timeless holiday traditions and elegant pageantry in four countries—Hungary, Austria and Germany. Let iconic capital cities — Budapest and Vienna — decked in holiday finery with glittering Christmas trees illuminated by thousands of lights, bells pealing from cathedral towers and children dressed as angels singing Christmas carols, dazzle you. Wander the stalls of Europe’s most traditional and enchanting Christmas Markets, including Nuremberg, Regensburg and Salzburg, shopping for handcrafted toys and gifts, sipping hot mulled wine and inhaling the fragrance of gingerbread and roasted chestnuts. Cherish all the glory and magic of the season in grand European style as you cruise along the Danube during this festive time of the year.
Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Then there is Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, one of Germany’s sunniest cities and gateway to Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time present you with the chance to taste local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.