The Best of Turkey - 22 days

Turkish Delight was invented over 230 years ago by confectioner, Bekir Effendi, at his shop in the Bahcekapi district of Istanbul. Its popularity quickly...

Countries visited: Turkey
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Treasures of Turkey - Independent Journey - 15 days

There are many strange natural wonders in Turkey, but Pamukkale is perhaps the most surreal. Named the ‘Cotton Castle’, this unique formation of...

Countries visited: Turkey
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Central Turkey & the Black Sea - 15 days

The Ottoman era is alive and well in Safranbolu. Back in the 13th century, it became an important caravan station on the main east-west trade route. By the...

Countries visited: Turkey
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Madrid Experience - Independent - 4 days

The Buen Retiro Park in central Madrid is more than just a ‘place to retreat to’ – it’s a gallery in its own right. Dotted...

Countries visited: Spain
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Secrets of Italy - Independent Journey - 10 days

With cars banned over a decade ago, the Cinque Terre is best explored on foot (or, for the foot-weary, by train) and with an empty belly. Seafood is...

Countries visited: Italy
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Heartland of Central Europe - 9 days

An ancient symbol of the Czech lands, Prague Castle is the most important monument and cultural icon in the country. Founded around 880, the castle is the...

Countries visited: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
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Secrets of Italy - 10 days

It has been said that the first Margherita pizza was created in Naples in 1889 and named after the visiting Queen Margherita of Savoy. Chef Raffaele...

Countries visited: Italy
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Flavours of the Dordogne - 8 days

The residents of the small towns of the Dordogne have navigated centuries of difficulty. So when it comes to the hearty and rich flavours of its famous...

Countries visited: France
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Spirit of Sicily - 11 days

As the largest Mediterranean island, Sicily’s landscape is draped in soft hills and rugged mountains. Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe...

Countries visited: Italy
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Italian Lakes Discovery - 8 days

The great Mark Twain wrote in his 1869 novel, The Innocents Abroad: “One almost believes that nowhere else than on the lake of Como can there...

Countries visited: Italy, Switzerland
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