Show Mom how much you care by giving her the gift of an unforgettable experience that she will cherish for years to come.

The Ultimate Gift for Mom - A Relaxing Vacation She Didn't Plan

Consider giving Mom an incredibly thoughtful and memorable gift—a well-deserved, fully-planned vacation. And, there's nothing like a guided tour or river cruise for a stress-free trip with everything arranged for her, not by her. From booking flights to transportation, checking into hotels, ticking off iconic sites, and having a genuine cultural experience, it’s all already handled for her. Find her a trip to a place she's always dreamed of or travel with her to discover one of her favorite destinations through her eyes!  With us, it's easy to show Mom she means the world to you. Let our team handle all the details and planning, so Mom can travel and actually enjoy the vacation for once.

Take Mom to Italy

Soak up Italy's striking scenery, delicious cuisine and wines, rich history, and priceless art. Italy never ceases to surprise and delight

Explore these perfect Italy getaways for Mom.

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Italy Vacations for Mom

Explore the "land of la dolce vita" with your mom, where you can stroll through art-filled plazas, savor a multi-course Italian feast, and end your day with a dreamy scoop of gelato. Plus, for wine-loving moms, Italy's world-renowned vineyards offer an exquisite treat. Dive into the heart of Tuscany, Florence, known as the cradle of the Renaissance, and wander around its open-air museums and historic piazzas.

Take her to one of the dreamiest places on earth - Venice, Italy. Cruise the Grand Canal's milky green waters, visit St. Mark's Square, the stunning Doge's Palace, and take that iconic photo in front of the Bridge of Sighs.

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No matter what, you have to take Mom to Rome. It's said that if you can only visit one European city, you better make it Rome. Together, you can set foot in ancient sites like the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Pose together like supermodels on the Spanish Steps, toss a coin in the Trevi Fountain, explore the museums of the Vatican, and marvel at the Sistine Chapel.

Take a relaxing trip to the Amalfi Coast for sunshine, alluring turquoise waters, and cliffside lemon groves. You can also take Mom to the beautiful Italian Lakes District or visit the five colorful cliffside villages of Cinque Terre to de-stress among some of the most gorgeous scenery in Italy.

Where to Go if Your Mom Has Never Been to Italy

When it comes to traveling with Mom, Italy is ideal. The country is practically bursting with things to enjoy with delicious food (hello gelato!), ancient art and architecture, scenic landscapes, and vibrant culture. On a guided vacation in Italy, you can visit the cities of Rome, Pompeii, Verona, Milan, Venice, and Florence, as well as stunning lakes in the north, the splendor of the Umbrian landscape, and the unforgettable Island of Capri.

Where to Go if Your Mom Wants to Travel Through Italy Again

Then you have to take your mom to Piedmont & The Italian Lakes - both are Italy’s hidden gems and off-the-beaten-path destinations. You’ll taste locally produced wines and nibble on artisan chocolates in the Acosta Valley, a dramatic mountainous region bordering France and Switzerland. You’ll also visit the region of Piedmont, where you’ll sample sparkling wines in the town of Asti and enjoy a traditional lunch at the home of a local family. A highlight of your vacation is sure to be a visit to Lake Orta, one of the most stunning of the Italian Lakes that has remained virtually undiscovered by American travelers.

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Spain Vacations for Mom

When it comes to relaxation, Spain is in a league of its own. The concept of siestas, tapas, the refreshing taste of sangria, and the delightful scent of orange blossoms in the air - are just a few unique aspects that make Spain a truly unparalleled destination for relaxation.
The architecture of Antoni Gaudí dots the city of Barcelona. Gaudí's vibrant, lively works perfectly symbolize life in Barcelona. Playful Park Güell is definitely a must-see site while in Barcelona. You'll also 100% want to visit the stunning La Sagrada Familia, where giant mosaic spires pierce the sky like a jeweled crown. Inside, a tree canopy carved from stone holds up the roof as the sun pours through the stained glass onto sea creature caverns. Mom will probably also enjoy Las Ramblas - a famous shopping quarter where you can see a Miró mural, enjoy street performers, shop artisan crafts and luxury stores, visit art galleries, and wander the famous La Boqueria market stalls. 

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Of course, you'll want to visit Seville. Take Mom to see Seville's Cathedral, the final resting place of Christopher Columbus. It's impossible to resist a stroll through the famous Plaza de España, with its winding stream and mosaic tiles.  No trip through Spain is complete without several bites of tapas - the famous Spanish finger foods. The best place to wind your way through a tapas meal is in Seville. With Mom, take you to the markets and try to taste all the varieties of tapas you can.

Explore Spain's elegant capital of Madrid with Mom! Stroll the city's vibrant streets to The Plaza de Cibeles, home to one of the city's most famous sites, The Fountain of Cibeles. This gorgeous fountain will inspire you and your mom as you gaze at the woman seated in her chariot led by two lions; built in 1782, the fountain began its life as a site for collecting fresh water for soldiers and locals. Today, it's mostly known for being a great spot to celebrate soccer wins with Real Madrid fans. Take Mom to the Prado Museum and share the experience of viewing the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings and masterpieces of Botticelli, Velázquez, and Goya. The museum also boasts an impressive foreign collection.

Where to Go if Your Mom Has Never Been to Spain

If your mom has never been to Spain, Barcelona is the place to go. You can explore the heart of the Gothic Quarter, see the cathedral, walk through the Roman gate, and stroll through the narrow lanes and old squares. Drive down the famous Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Gràcia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture—journey through the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerizing Sagrada Família.

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Called the "Golden City" for its tawny sandstone buildings, Salamanca boasts a dozen beautiful and historic churches, including two cathedrals, one new and one old (built in the 12th century). Walk through Plaza Mayor, lined with wonderful baroque buildings, to the university, with its ornate plateresque façade and equally beautiful interior rooms. If your mom is a foodie, Salamanca's food hall is among Spain's best. Eat through the hall, enjoying chorizos, cheese, olive oil, and ham. 

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France Vacations for Mom

Mom will love the cities, world-class cuisine, old-world wine, and breathtaking landscapes of France...

Has your mom always wanted to see Paris? Everyone should, at least once. Luckily, France is gorgeous any season you want to go, and Paris is always a good idea. Stroll through the streets of the "City of Lights" and see the iconic sites of the effortlessly chic city together. Discover all the wonders of the Louvre Museum, take that photo for the books in front of the Eiffel Tower, sit on the steps of the Sacre Coeur Basilica, and take in the sculpted figures of the Champs-Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe. Treat yourselves to some delicious crêpes and a stroll along the Seine. Spend an evening in Montmartre - the haunt of famous artists and writers, including Picasso and Dalí - and experience a lounge at the famous Moulin Rouge. Make sure to venture outside the city with Mom to the opulent Palace of Versailles to walk through the lush and manicured gardens and luxurious halls. 

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Is Mom an Oenophile (wine lover)? Head straight to the beautiful vineyards of Bordeaux and Burgundy, where she can indulge in the flavors of the iconic blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Plus, the rolling hills, lush vineyards, and charming chateaus help make for an unforgettable experience.

The Loire Valley in central France is also an incredible wine region to take your mom to and home to numerous châteaux—the elegant country homes and glorious gardens of aristocrats.

And, of course, a trip to France would only be complete with a visit to Lyon, the gastronomy capital of France. The city is famous for its traditional dishes like coq au vin and quenelles, which pair perfectly with the region's world-class wines. So why not treat your mother to a culinary adventure she'll never forget?

Treat your mother to a once-in-a-lifetime trip to France's picturesque Mediterranean coast, where she can indulge in the ultimate luxury of the French Riviera or marvel at the splendor of Monaco. With its sun-kissed beaches, world-class dining, and breathtaking scenery, the South of France is a dream destination that your mother will never forget. 

Where to Go if Your Mom Has Never Been to France

A guided vacation covers the very best that France has to offer. From enchanting Paris to Dijon, and from the Citadel of Carcassonne down to the beaches of the Cote d'Azur – take a trip that will show your mom the France she's always dreamed of and so much more.

Where to Go if Your Mom Wants to Travel to France Again

Looking to give your mom an unforgettable experience? Consider a Uniworld river cruise. A cruise of Burgundy and Provence is a journey she'll cherish, offering a unique blend of French gastronomy, fine local wines, beautiful architecture, and breathtaking views of the Rhône valley. Traveling aboard a Uniworld six-star ship, she'll have history and nature at her fingertips. As the world's most renowned boutique river cruise line, Uniworld offers a mix of luxury and attention to detail with unmatched amenities, personalized experiences, unrivaled value, and incomparable service, ensuring a truly memorable trip for your mom.

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Additional Destinations for a Getaway with Mom:

1. Kyoto, Japan

Why It's Great for Mom: Kyoto, the heart of traditional Japan, offers a serene and culturally rich experience. Wander through tranquil Zen gardens, visit ancient temples, and enjoy the cherry blossoms if you're there in spring. The city's traditional tea houses and kaiseki dining also provide a unique cultural experience we think Mom will treasure.

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2. Cape Town, South Africa

Why It's Great for Mom: For adventurous moms, Cape Town offers a dynamic blend of cultures, landscapes, and cuisines. There's much to explore, from the stunning views atop Table Mountain to the historic Robben Island. Indulge in a wine tour in the nearby Cape Winelands or enjoy a sunny day at one of the many beautiful beaches.

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3. Vienna, Austria

Why It's Great for Mom: Vienna is famed for its classical music, art, and vibrant café culture. Treat your mom to a historic Vienna State Opera concert or visit the splendid Schönbrunn Palace. Don't forget to enjoy some of Vienna's famous pastries together in a traditional coffee house.

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5. Canadian Maritimes (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island)

Why It's Great for Mom: The Canadian Maritimes offers a charming blend of stunning natural landscapes and rich cultural history. Explore the rugged coastline, picturesque lighthouses, and pristine beaches. Experience the warm hospitality and delicious seafood cuisine this region is famous for. Whether it's walking on the ocean floor at the Bay of Fundy or enjoying a scenic drive on the Cabot Trail, the Maritimes provide a peaceful and picturesque retreat that's perfect for a relaxing trip with Mom.

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