Veer off the beaten path and discover Parma, a charming town with a rich history. Parma is famous for cheese, Parmigiano Reggiano, and ham, Prosciutto di Parma, as well as beautiful cathedrals, palaces and the opera house. Your package includes a private guided walking tour of Parma, as well as a half-day excursion to the surrounding countryside where you will visit local farms and sample the delicious wine, cheese and prosciutto of the region.
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Combine the sophistication and glamour of Paris with the beauty of the legendary French Riviera (anyone for rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous?) then throw in travel from Paris to Nice on a modern, high-speed French TGV train, and you have the perfect week in. . . well, if not paradise, something very close to it.
Enjoy the works of world-renowned architect Antoni Gaudí in Barcelona, savor tapas and the amazing social scene in Madrid and experience a traditional Flamenco show with dinner in Seville – your opportunity to experience the Spanish passion for life, music and art to the fullest.
Relax in the Tuscan countryside as you experience beautiful villages, dip your toes in thermal springs, and learn about Tuscan cuisine. Enjoy a relaxing three-night stay at the 3-star superior Locanda del Loggiato in the historic Tuscan town of Bagno Vignoni, located in the beautiful Val d'Orcia, which is home to Italy's famous Brunello di Montalcino wine.
Tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims and many other travelers set out each year from their front doorstep or popular starting points across Europe, to make their way to Santiago de Compostela. Most travel by foot, some by bicycle, and a few travel as some of their medieval counterparts did, on horseback or by donkey. In addition to people undertaking a religious pilgrimage, the majority are travelers and hikers who walk the route for non-religious reasons: travel, sport, or simply the chal...
Rüdesheim am Rhein is one of the famous wine making towns along the Middle Rhine Valley, with a romantic hillside setting on one of the more scenic parts of the river. You'll sample local wines, have a memorable dinner, and take a Rhine cruise to admire some of the historic castles that are found in this region.
Ireland, the "Emerald Isle," has some of the most beautiful scenery in Europe, which is why it's often been selected for movie locations: "Braveheart," "Far and Away," "The Quiet Man" and "Ryan's Daughter" have all been filmed here. Most recently, the HBO series "Game of Thrones" has used several locations in Northern Ireland. Explore some of these filming locations and other spectacular scenery with this self-drive program.
Experience Tuscany at the 5-Star Castel Monastero, a luxurious and peaceful retreat and wellness center in the Chianti countryside provides relaxation, gourmet meals and wonderful spa treatments. Restored in typical Tuscan style near Siena between Florence and Rome, this property offers scenic vistas of the medieval village square, chestnut forests and rolling hills covered with wheat.
Explore Ireland at your own pace, stopping to experience and enjoy this ancient Celtic Culture as you go! Start in the vibrant capital city of Dublin. Discover Ireland's sunny southeast in the crystal city of Waterford. Then marvel at the spectacular scenery along the Ring of Kerry, an easy day-trip from your base in Killarney. Learn about and experience the history of rural life in Ireland with a visit to Bunratty Castle & Folk Park then spend your final night at Dromoland Castle.