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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Hidden Villages of Provence - 8 days

“As a walking guide in Provence, I explore these landscapes for a living. If I had to pick my favourite place to take groups, where the...

Countries visited: France
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Images of Provence & the Côte d’Azur - 7 days

Les Deux Garçons a charming if unassuming café in Aix en Provence, promises as much a French experience as biting into a buttery, freshly baked croissant....

Countries visited: France
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Splendours of Italy & Southern France - 16 days

Founded by the Greeks then ruled by the Italians, Nice didn’t actually become a permanent part of France until 1860. This storied heritage means...

Countries visited: France, Italy
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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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Spirit of Amalfi - 8 days

Emperor Tiberius’ Villa Jovis is perhaps the most awe-inspiring of all his island residences. A lasting symbol of Roman opulence, it is l...

Countries visited: Italy
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The Cinque Terre Explored - 8 days

Up until last century, the towns of Cinque Terre were extremely isolated, but in the 1920s a trail was built between Riomaggiore and Manarola. It became a...

Countries visited: Italy
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Magical Tuscany & the Portofino Peninsula - 10 days

Known for its ancient tradition of producing macramé lace, the colourful fishing port of Portofino is an example of centuries-old Italian culture....

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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