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A JOURNEY THROUGH ITALY

Experience Italy like never before with this comprehensive itinerary.  Discover the local markets in Rome and Venice: dine in a private Roman palazzo; exclusively visit Palazzo Corsini in Florence; attend a specialty wine, olive oil and cheese tasting at a Florentine enoteca (wine shop); learn to make tortellini in Bologna; and sample a glass of wine and traditional snacks at a Venetian bacari (wine bar). Route ~ Rome/ Florence/ Venice  One of the most famous sculptures in Florence, under the Loggia dei Lanzi, by Donatello © Nniud Photography

SIGNATURE BRITAIN

This independent program features classic destinations to delight Anglophiles, beginning with Edinburgh, Scotland.  From there, travel to York, the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District, the Cotswolds, Bath.  Oxford and, finally, London.  Visits include Edinburgh Castle, York Minster, Chatsworth House, Warwick Castle and Windsor Castle.  Route~ Edinburgh/Bolton Abbey/ Broadway/ Bath/ London

IMAGES OF PROVENCE & THE BASQUE COUNTRY

Discover the food and wine of France’s Provence region and the Basque Country of Spain, along with the historical links between the two regions.  Attend a private lunch in a Provencal farmhouse, and visit a French olive mill and a wine estate for private tastings.  Tour the walled city of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage site.  Sample pintxos (small plates) in San Sebastian with a gastronomy expert and privately tour an award-winning Spanish cheese farm.

Visit the spectacular Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Route ~ Marseille/ Avignon/ Toulouse/ San Sebastian/ La Rioja/ Bilbao

SIGNATURE FRANCE This independent program features Paris, Burgundy and Provence.  See the highlights of the “City of Light,” wiht a visit to Versailles; then travel by TGV train to Dijon.  Experience the Burgundy wine country with a tasting at the home of a countess. Continue by TGV to Avignon and glorious to St-Remy= de-Provence, les Baux and Pont du Gard.

SIGNATURE SPAIN

This independent program takes you from Madrid into the charming Andalusian countryside.  Among the highlights of this quintessentially Spanish journey are the stately Royal Palace in Madrid, the majestic Mezquita in Cordoba, the imposing Alhambra in Granada and the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art at Jerez de la Frontera.

ANCIENT CAPITALS: ROME, ATHENS & ISTANBUL

Explore the ancient capitals of Rome, Athens and Istanbul on this exciting journey. You have the rare opportunity to visit the Vatican Museums and Sistine Chapel after hours.  Explore Rome’s “underworld” at the Church of San Clemente and Catacombs of San Callisto and San Sebastiano.  Sample Greece’s famous ouzo and visit the Acropolis in Athens.  Embark on a private cruise on the Bosphorus in Istanbul and visit the city’s many treasures.

A TALE OF THREE CITIES:  BUDAPEST, VIENNA & PRAGUE

Explore three fascinating cities of history and culture.  In sparkling Budapest, privately cruise the River Danube and tour the State Opera House.  In Vienna, marvel at resplendent Schonbrunn Palace and lunch exclusively with the present day owner of Castle Deustsch-Altenberg.  In the “Golden City” of Prague,  privately visit the Estates Theatre for  a concert and the library halls of Strahov Monastery. Route~ Budapest/Vienna/Prague

ADRIATIC GEMS: SLOVENIA & CROATIA

The journey to Slovenia and Croatia offers spectacular lakes and mountains, picturesque villages and modern capital cities, along with ruggedly beautiful shorelines, pretty Adriatic islands and an abundance of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.  Travel by hand-propelled plenta (boat) across Lake Bled, attend a klapa (a capella) concert in Split, explore the isalnd of Hvar, meet a local family in Mosta, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and enjoy a private organ concert in Kotor, Montenegro.  Route ~ Ljubljana/Zagreb/Split/Dubrovnik

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