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Work, busy schedules, and everyday life can be stressful. We all need a little time now and then to unwind and relax. For some people, relaxing on sunny beaches is the ticket. Maybe you need a romantic getaway together to reconnect. Or, sometimes life calls for an all-inclusive experience with a bit of luxury. And, wouldn't it be nice to have everything handled and not worry about a thing? Well, you're in good hands. We'll help you find the best trip and take the stress out of travel. Relax and rejuvenate on any of these amazing vacations that we know will help restore and reset your body and mind!
With charming surprises at every turn, Italy always tops the list as a romantic destination. Travel the Italian countryside and ease into La Dolce Vita among the soft, rolling hills of Tuscany. Italy’s striking scenery, delicious cuisine and wines, rich history, and priceless art never cease to delight. Stop by the Colosseum in Rome before heading to the Vatican Museums. In Florence, see Piazza della Signoria, an open-air art gallery where Renaissance masterpieces are housed. In Venice, board a private boat and whisk past the city’s ornate palaces and beneath its bridges to the marble arcades of Piazza San Marco. From Michelangelo to Cassonova, Juliet to the light in Venice, you'll find yourself swept head over heels for the country and the culture.
Home of the world’s finest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, country villas, and lavender fields as far as the eye can see, it’s no wonder this landscape inspired the great Impressionist painters. Uniworld cruises allow you to explore the region’s breathtaking views along the Rhône and Saône rivers. These all-inclusive cruises provide guests with a five-star experience with locally-sourced, farm-to-table cuisine, white-glove service, soothing spa treatments, and curated excursions at each destination.
Looking for a romantic destination close to home? Recharge with a relaxing getaway to Cape Cod. Start in Newport, the Sailing Capital of the World, onto a true taste of Americana in Sandwich, the oldest town on Cape Cod. Listen to waves lapping on the shore from a beachfront hotel in Provincetown at the very tip of the cape. Take a ferry to Martha’s Vineyard, the summer playground of presidents and celebrities, to see its colorful, gingerbread-like cottages. And don’t forget about Nantucket, where cobblestone streets and high-end boutiques are sure to enchant.
While you can experience royal splendor at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, and Edinburgh Castle, you can also slip away into the countryside for a slower pace of life. There are iconic sites, such as Windsor Castle and Stonehenge, and plenty of quaint villages that are perfect spots for sipping tea and basking in your idyllic surroundings. Take a leisurely drive through the rolling green hills of the Cotswolds or relax aboard a steam train as it carries you through the English Lake District. If you love British period dramas, this might be just the romantic vacation your heart desires.
The Rhine Valley is perfect for R&R with its fantastic vineyards, scenery, castles, and more. An all-inclusive Uniworld river cruise is the way to go for a truly relaxing vacation. Cruise along the Rhine—Germany on one side, France on the other. Marvel at castles that were once mighty fortresses and get an insider’s look at one of the only castles on the Rhine that has never been destroyed, Marksburg Castle. Visit historic cities, including ancient Cologne and picturesque Strasbourg; stroll through the fairytale town of Rüdesheim; and taste delightful white wines in the villages where the grapes are grown.
There’s no better way to discover Europe’s best-kept secret than a relaxing, scenic, and all-inclusive river cruise! Following the Douro River through Portugal, you’ll cruise past steeply terraced hillsides, quaint villages, and acres of ripe vineyards. Dine on traditional fare in majestic Coimbra, the birthplace of six Portuguese kings; enjoy private tastings of Port; and explore Porto’s historic Ribeira district, home to iconic Rabelo boats, cutting-edge cuisine, and a thriving art scene. Wind your way through the dramatic landscapes of the UNESCO-designated Douro Valley, heading ashore to visit charming quintas and meet the winemakers who operate them.
Experience Egypt and the Nile’s most wondrous sites in style and luxury without a care in the world (except maybe what wonderful local cuisine your chef is cooking up tonight). Follow in the footsteps of renowned scholars and explorers as you venture into the Valley of the Kings, the ancient burial ground of Egyptian royalty. Visit the famous Egyptian Museum and its unrivaled collection of pharaonic artifacts. Journey to Giza to gaze upon the mighty ancient Pyramids and the Sphinx. Wander amongst the towering ruins of the Temple of Karnak, the world’s largest ancient religious complex, and the entrancing Temple of Luxor.
Explore Croatia’s rich heritage and stunning Dalmatian coastline for a perfectly relaxing vacation. Dubrovnik, known as the Pearl of the Adriatic, is a stunning location for leisurely strolls, lazy days in the sun, and evenings spent at trendy wine bars and romantic sidewalk cafes. Cross the azure waters of the Adriatic to Hvar, famed for being the sunniest island in the country and boasting an interior dotted with lofty mountain peaks and aromatic ﬁelds of lavender. Explore the hidden coves and secluded beaches, or take in the glitz and glamour of Hvar Town with its yacht-lined marinas, famous for being the trendy playground of the rich and famous. It makes for a delightful getaway for travelers looking for sweeping views and a little tranquility.
If you're looking for the beach vacation, look no further than the French Riviera. Spend days enjoying the sparkling Côte d’Azur, hopping from lux spot to lux spot. Stretch your legs on sun-kissed Mediterranean shores, strolling in the footsteps of generations of English aristocrats who once chose Nice as their holiday retreat. Cruise the beautiful Gulf of Saint Tropez, checking out the opulent mansions before gliding into the iconic port of Saint Tropez to explore, visit the beach, and sample local treats. Experience the lifestyles of the rich and famous in Monaco, and don't miss a scenic drive to Monte Carlo, to see the Grand Casino and parts of the Monaco Grand Prix race track.
Travel like a European and hop a couple of Greek islands for a totally relaxing beach vacation. Slow the world down and experience how the locals enjoy life, especially on the islands of Santorini and Mykonos. You can spend days leisurely relaxing and soaking up the sun and island atmosphere. Mykonos's characteristic hillside windmills overlook the beautiful bay and white sandy beachy, and the island's labyrinthine lanes, lined with whitewashed cottages and tumbling cerise bougainvillea, are made for lazy explorations. And the island of Santorini was made for relaxation. Stroll through the volcanic island's quaint clifftop towns where blue-domed whitewashed façades cling dramatically to the multi-colored cliffs providing a spectacular backdrop for exquisite sunsets.
Where better to spend a relaxing trip than on the sunny beaches of Hawaii? Dip your toes in the ocean, work on your tan, treat yourself to a spa day, read that book that’s been calling your name, and sip on a Piña Colada during a classic Hawaiian luau. If you want to get out, you can go on a whale-watching cruise, play a round of golf on any of Hawaii’s abundant courses, take a helicopter ride above rainforests and volcanoes, or enjoy a scenic drive along the legendary Road to Hana.
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