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Experience the essence of ‘la dolce vita’ on a journey through the very best of Italian art, architecture, landscapes and cuisine. From the ancient cities of Rome, Florence, and Venice to the glistening lakes of the north and sunny shores in the south – fall in love with the wonders of Italy. Insider Experiences include: a Cultural Insight at the Vatican, a walk through the ruins of Pompeii with a Local Specialist, and a special Be My Guest dinner experience on Lake Maggiore.
Discover the intrigue of the Iberian Peninsula, a sought-after land conquered by various civilizations throughout history. Follow the fortunes of the Spanish, Portuguese, and Moorish Kingdoms as grand castles, stupendous religious buildings and incredible works of art are revealed. Thrill to a fiery Flamenco show during a Signature Evening and enjoy Signature Dining experience with paella, one of the world’s greatest dishes.
Welcome to Mexico’s spectacular Copper Canyon on this 10-day journey by motor coach and train. Begin in Phoenix for 1 night prior to traveling through southern Arizona into Mexico. Gain a unique Cultural Insight when you visit the first cultured pearl farm in the Americas, and experience an exquisite meal of traditional foods during a Be My Guest lunch with restaurant owners Alma Casavantes and her husband Paco Cabrera. Enjoy several small, picturesque towns before boarding your private rail car on the “train ride in the sky”!
This journey around Europe's most popular countries and cities brings together the best of its history, scenery, legends, locals and experiences. Exclusive Insider moments abound as you experience Authentic Accommodations at the historic Grand Europe in Lucerne, walk the ancient streets of Rome, or raise a glass of French wine in a charming Paris bistro.
The best of the great American West awaits you on this 15-day adventure across seven states. You’ll experience the grandeur of sandstone spires, thundering waterfalls and wide-open prairies. You’ll join a Local Specialist to explore the spouting geysers, bubbling hot springs and mud paint pots in Yellowstone. You’ll walk in the footsteps of Crazy Horse, Wyatt Earp and ancient herds of buffalo. You’ll enjoy a unique Navajo cookout and Regional Meal on the floor of Monument Valley. And you’ll never forget the experience. At the heart of the journey are some of America’s most breathtaking National Parks.
A truly memorable exploration of the British Isles, from the unhurried pace of the Irish countryside to historic English towns. London’s West End shows you all the major sights during a Signature Experience - Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Westminster Abbey, Trafalgar Square and Buckingham Palace. Enjoy authentic and intimate Signature Dining at a selection of fine local restaurants in your Dine-Around evening in Killarney. Experience it all, plus the best of Welsh hospitality and the austere beauty of the Scottish Highlands on one remarkable 17-day journey.
In 9 days see the best that Italy has to offer - our perfect intermezzo! Meet and mingle with fellow travelers during your Signature Dining welcome reception, a pleasant evening of dinner and wine. Travel the gorgeous Italian countryside to magical Venice for 2 romantic evenings before heading on to Florence, home of the Renaissance. Finish with a flourish in magnificent Rome and step back to a time when the Roman Empire stretched far and wide. Marvel at the masterpieces in the Vatican Museum after you’re fast-tracked through the VIP entrance. Your Signature Experience includes a behind-the-scenes viewing of the Bramante Staircase.
Spain is a rich tapestry of imagination and beauty. In 10-days experience all of the Highlights of Spain; From intriguing Barcelona to a Signature Experience at Granada's Alhambra to Seville's beautiful Plaza de Espana and Madrid's Prado Museum. Your journey comes to an end with a Signature Dining feast of garlic-scented tapas, and a toast to a memorable Spanish vacation!
Explore the beauty of Scandinavia on a trip from Copenhagen to Aalberg and across the sea to Stavanger, around Norway to Oslo and east to Stockholm in Sweden. Insider Experience include a fascinating walking tour through Copenhagen with a Local Specialist, a ride on the famous Flåm railway for a Cultural Insight into one of the most exciting train journeys in the world, a delicious Be My Guest Dinner of Norwegian specialties and more! Charming medieval towns and cities, picturesque fjords and breathtaking mountains and waterfalls await you.
Cruise along Dublin’s 200-year-old canals. Experience Waterford’s ancient craft of crystal. Marvel at the cliffs of Moher. Enjoy Ireland’s most scenic coastal drive and take in the culture of its capital. In Waterford, gain a Cultural Insight and witness how the town’s eponymous crystal is crafted. Experience a hearty Be My Guest lunch with spectacular views of the on the dramatic and rugged coast. You’ll discover the true intrigue of Ireland on this 11-day round-trip adventure.
A taste of the world’s most romantic cities that will appeal to couples and solo travelers alike. Step behind the scenes for exclusive Insider Experiences at iconic emblems such as the Eiffel Tower, Vatican City and Venetian canals, where Local Specialists share knowledge as only a friend could. Watch and wonder during a special Cultural Insight glassblowing demonstration at one of the oldest workshops in Venice. Toast an unforgettable journey during your farewell dinner in unforgettable Rome.
Join this in-depth journey of Ireland and Scotland. From exciting Dublin and the scenic Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher in Ireland to the beautiful Highland Country and lakes of Scotland the beauty of these island countries will be imprinted in your memories. Visit castles, farms and historic battlefields. See the famed Old Library at Trinity College with exclusive Signature Event fast-track entry. Visit Loch Ness to look for the monster. Then finish this intriguing 15-day guided vacation with a Signature Dining Celebration Dinner at Edinburgh’s famous Forth bridges – a unique water’s edge setting for your grand final.
Experience a world of natural phenomena - by day marvel at waterfalls, volcanoes and stunning landscapes and by night, seek out the dancing lights that fill cloudless skies
Explore the Benelux countries on this enchanting 11-day journey. Begin in bustling Amsterdam with visits to the Rijksmuseum and Delft. Next head to Luxembourg to explore the city and General Patton’s grave before moving into Belgium at the lovely canal town of Bruges. Enjoy the local specialties before heading to Brussels for your final two nights. All along the way you’ll gain Cultural Insight into the tradition of cutting and preparing diamonds for export, manufacturing the highly collectible Royal Delft Pottery, the delicate creation of lace, and more. During very special Be My Guest dinner, you’ll dine in an 18th century farmstead in picturesque Bruges.
Papal legacy, Renaissance wonders and Venetian splendor come to life on the adventure of a lifetime. Experience it all on an epic 11-day journey from Rome to Florence, finishing up with three unforgettable nights in Venice. Experience a Cultural Insight in the Vatican when you ascend the smooth and step-less spiral staircase designed by famous architect Donato Bramante. Travel to a Tuscan wine and olive oil estate for a special Be My Guest dinner. In Venice, a Local Specialist will reveal a centuries-old food market, the narrow ‘calle' (or streets) and beautiful architecture, including Marco Polo's house.
From Big Ben to the Eiffel Tower, with Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon and Stonehenge in between – this trip is filled with special Insider Moments where you’ll discover the delights of Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace in London, travel through the south of England, then savor a Regional Meal in the City of Lights, and take in all the sights of Paris.
Venture to America's impressive canyon country, where the incredible natural structures of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Mesa Verde and the Grand Canyon are yours to discover.
Welcome to Bonnie Scotland! On this 8-day guided vacation, visit impressive Edinburgh, with its foreboding castle and Royal Mile, the iconic golf course at St. Andrews, Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye, before ending your trip in Glasgow with a special Be My Guest Farewell Dinner at a working hill farm on the banks of Loch Ard.
Discover the intriguing cities of central Europe as local experts guide you through the history and culture of Prague, Vienna and Budapest, with a memorable pause in musical Salzburg. Relax and enjoy a leisurely discovery of five fascinating, imperial jewels! From the Baroque opulence of Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna to the delightful reality of Budapest on the Danube, you’ll thrill at the sights and experiences on this fascinating 11-day journey!
Discover the scenic delights and mouthwatering cuisine that make this part of the country truly one-of-a-kind. Explore the Prado Museum in the vibrant capital of Madrid. Experience the Galician town of Santiago de Campostela, a destination for pilgrims since the Middle Ages. On the second half of your journey, bask in the sun in San Sebastian and marvel at Gaudi’s architecture in Barcelona on a special Signature Experience guided by a local expert.