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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Highlights of Southern Spain & Morocco - 15 days

As much a merging of these two countries as you’re likely to find, the famed flamenco actually originated from the Moors (Moroccans) that ruled...

Countries visited: Spain, Morocco
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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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Galicia Experience - Independent - 5 days

It’s impossible to sample everything in Galicia – an area as famous for its wines and cheeses as its seafood. But no trip here is complete...

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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Slovenia & Croatia - 8 days

Caves and waterfalls abound in Plitvice Lakes National Park, but it’s the 16 interlinked lakes flowing between Mala Kapela Mountain and Pljesevica...

Countries visited: Croatia, Italy, Slovenia
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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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Splendours of Russia & Ukraine - 12 days

Boasting its own dramatic and tragic past, Russia is a treasure trove of cultural marvels. From the backstreets, bridges and cathedrals of St Petersburg to...

Countries visited: Ukraine, Russia
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Azerbaijan, Georgia & Armenia - 17 days

"The mountains sing. Their hoary peaks, in their snow-white fur hats, carry on a conversation among themselves. They are laconic witnesses of time long...

Countries visited: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia
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Croatia's Dalmatian Coast - 8 days

At the turn of the fourth century, Roman Emperor Diocletian built a monumental palace in Croatia as a retirement gift to himself. After being abandoned in...

Countries visited: Croatia
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