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EUROPEAN
CHRISTMAS MARKETS
ICELAND
TUSCANY & ROME
HARRY POTTER'S
LONDON
CUBA
SCOTLAND

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The Magic of Europe’s Christmas Markets

River Cruise on the Danube

Does the allure of Europe’s iconic Christmas Markets sound like the ideal voyage to get you in the Christmas spirit?  There are many grand cities along the Danube illuminated with twinkling lights and overflowing with handcrafted souvenirs.  Imagine your family or your dearest girlfriends strolling through these festive stalls, sipping hot mulled wine and savoring the aroma of fresh gingerbread and roasting chestnuts.  The Magic Awaits!

HIGHLIGHTED CHRISTMAS MARKETS

Prague

Nuremberg

Regensburg

Salzburg - Hellbrunn Palace and Christkindlemarkt

Vienna - Schönbrunn Palace and Maria Theresa

INTINERARY
DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN PRAGUE

Hotel check-in

Prague’s Christmas Markets

DAY 2 - NUREMBERG

Embarkation

DAY 3 - NUREMBERG

Nuremberg Christmas Market

DAY 4 - REGENSBURG

City tour

Christmas Market

Royal Palace Christmas Market

DAY 5 - PASSAU

Christmas Market

DAY 6 - LINZ

Walking tour

Christmas Market

Salzburg Christmas Market

DAY 7 - MELK

Benedectine Abbey tour

Dürnstein tour and wine tasting

DAY 8 - VIENNA

Vienna tour

Maria Theresa Christmas Market

Schönbrunn Christmas Market

DAY 9 - VIENNA

Disembarkation and return home

 

La Dolce Vita

Highlights of Tuscany and Rome

Experience Rome, Italy’s magnificent capital, as well as the Vatican.  Enjoy a leisurely jaunt through the scenic Tuscan Hills.  Learn the history of Renaissance Florence.  Fall in love with the quaint villages of Cinque Terre, with their pastel-hued villages clinging to their rugged cliffs.  With a culinary emphasis, you will have the opportunity to join a local chef for an introduction to authentic Italian cuisine  Hungry now?  The Culture, the history and the vibrant locals will delight all and leave you exhilarated.

HIGHLIGHTS

Vatican museums

City tours of Rome, Pisa and Florence

St. Peter’s Basilica

Sistine Chapel

The Duomo

Colosseum

Cook with a local chef

INTINERARY
DAY 1 - ARRIVE IN ROME
DAY 2 - SIGHTSEEING IN ROME
DAY 3 - FLORENCE
DAY 4 - CINQUE TERRE
DAY 5 - PISA & VINCI
DAY 6 - SIENA & SAN GIMIGNANO
DAY 7 - COOK A REGIONAL MEAL WITH A LOCAL CHEF
DAY 8 - ROME & VATICAN
DAY 9 - DEPART ROME
 

Cuba for Cigar Lovers

Cuba is known as a welcoming destination that has a rich history and culture.  This guided trip that showcases tobacco, Cuba’s prized national product, will have you returning home with a better appreciation for the Cuban Cigar.  Experience tobacco fields as well as factories where all cigars are made and rolled by hand.

HIGHLIGHTS

Revolution Square

Meals with local paladars

American antique car ride

Cigar factory visit

Hemingway Museum

Cigar bar

Visit a tobacco farm

INTINERARY
DAY 1 - HAVANA

Hotel check-in

Paseo de Marti

El Cañonazo (cannon firing)

DAY 2 - HAVANA

Habana Viejo (Old Havana)

Sightseeing in a vintage car

Hotel Nacional

Plaza of the Revolution

DAY 3 - HAVANA

Cigar Factory with a rolling demonstration

Casa de Rum

Finca Vigia (Ernest Hemingway's home)

Cubano Show

DAY 4 - VIÑALES

Tobacco farm

Cueva del Indio limestone caves

DAY 5 - HAVANA

Return flight home

 

Experience Iceland’s Northern Lights with an Active Vacation, including Yoga!

Has seeing the Northern Lights, the aurora borealis, been on your bucket list for years?  Experience the colorful bands of yellow, green, purple and pink as they dance across the sky.  The Land of Fire and Ice features incredible glaciers and lava caves, active volcanoes and geothermal waters.  Feel the crunch of ice under your feet on an ice walk!  Soak your travel-weary body in a mineral-rich, geothermally heated wonder.  What could possibly make this awe-inspiring journey more rewarding?  Starting your day with yoga!

HIGHLIGHTS

The possibility of witnessing the aurora borealis

Ice walking on a glacier

The Blue Lagoon

Daily yoga session

INTINERARY
DAY 1 - Barnfoss, Hraunafoss, Langjökull
DAYS 2-3 - Vidgelmir Cave, Thingvellir National Park and Lake Thingvallavatn
DAY 4-5 - Katla Volcano, Thórsmörk
DAY 6 - Glacier ice walk, Skógafoss, Skóga River, Blue Lagoon
 

Immerse Yourself in the World of Harry Potter

An amazing guided trip for Harry Potter enthusiasts both young and old.  Would you love to visit London and see many of the “On Location” sites?  This family-friendly itinerary will have you embracing the English countryside, Bath, Oxford and the Cotswolds.  Visit sites with hints of everyone’s favorite Hogwarts student, brought to life by JK Rowling.  Perfect for the Potterheads in your life!

HIGHLIGHTS

Platform 9 ¾

No 4 Privett Drive

Warren Brothers “Making of Harry Potter Studios”

Hogwarts AKA Oxford’s Christ Church College

Gloucester Cathedral

Other non-Harry Potter must see destinations in London

 

Tour Scotland in Outlander Fashion

Does the word Sassenach mean something to you?  Have you read the works of Diana Gabaldon and been inspired to visit the land of Jamie and Claire?  Here is your chance to take a step back in time.  Perhaps the possibility of passing through the standing stones like a “traveler” has you longing for the Highlands…  Maybe you want to 

visit the battlefield of Culloden.  This tour takes you to many of the places that inspired Outlander.

HIGHLIGHTS

Fort William - where Jamie was imprisoned

The Great Glen - inspiration for Lallybroch

Culloden battlefield site

Clava Cairns - mysterious stone circle

Doune Castle - location used in the TV series

Falkirk - location used in the TV series

The Palace at Holyroodhouse - where Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Frasers met

Fraser Museum

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