Explore Spain and see a land of diversity in culture, religion, and terrain. This eight day escorted tour takes you to five cities in the central and southern interior: Madrid, Cordoba, Seville, Granada, and Toledo. Madrid is renowned for its grand monuments, royal heritage, world-famous arts museums, and cosmopolitan shopping. Beyond the plains sits Cordoba, an ancient city of diverse heritage. In Andalucia, the most romantic city in Spain beckons-Seville. Seville’s Gothic cathedral and epic La Giralda bell tower glow golden at night. Due east from Seville is Granada, the last strong hold of Muslim rule in Spain. The final destination is an optional visit to Toledo, one of Europe’s oldest cities and home to famous painter El Greco.
Leave everyday life behind and escape to Tuscany! Known for its beautiful landscapes, its rich artistic legacy and vast influence on high culture, Tuscany is widely regarded as the true birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. On this 7 Night itinerary you will experience Tuscan cuisine, taste superb local wines of the Chianti Region, travel the magnificent countrysides and see the marvels of the Leaning Tower and the bronze doors of the Baptistery in Florence.
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
From romantic cities to foodie havens and artistic epicenters, this itinerary enlivens all your senses. Starting from Lyon, France’s culinary capital, savor the beauty of legendary vineyards and imbibe in local vintages like Beaujolais and Côtes du Rhône. Enjoy hunting for truffles, refining your Provençal cooking skills, and learning how to pair chocolate with wine. Trace the steps of famous artists in Arles and Avignon and be inspired!
See the best-known natural treasures tucked along the rugged coastline of Snæfellsnes Peninsula, famous for its mystical glacier and ties to the ancient Sagas. Each day brings unique encounters with local traditions, such as meeting Viking horses and enjoying homemade ice-cream at a dairy farm. Sample freshly caught seafood, walk among geological wonders of the Golden Circle and take in the magnificence of the world-renowned Blue Lagoon. At day’s end, relax in the Icelandic countryside for optimal viewing of the Northern Lights.
Discover the wonders of North and South Iceland and visit Iceland’s most famous attractions. You’ll get an excellent overview to what makes Iceland so unique. A special feature of this tour is a day trip to the newly-popular northern town of Siglufjörður, nestled in a dramatic fjord on the edge of steep mountains.
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.
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.