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...

Countries visited: Italy
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Jewels of the Cinque Terre & Portovenere (self-guided) - 7 days

 

Though not officially part of the Cinque Terre, Portovenere, which sits on the Gulf of Poets, is arguably just as beautiful. The area was...

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...

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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Tuscan Trails (self-guided) - 7 days

World Heritage Listed since since 2004, Tuscany’s Val d’Orcia has a surprisingly engineered aesthetic. When the merchants of nearby Siena came...

Countries visited: Italy
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Colours of Tuscany - 8 days

The deep green of cypresses in rows. The glowing ruby of a waiting glass of Sangiovese. The burnt orange of terracotta rooves, mottled brown village piazza...

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...

Countries visited: Italy, Switzerland
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Cycling through Provence (self-guided) - 7 days

The Carte Gastronomique de la France is legendary among French culinary historians. Devised by Andre Bourguignon in...

Countries visited: France
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Peregrine Reserve
Peregrine Reserve

Splendours of Capri & Amalfi - 9 days

The frozen streets of Pompeii remind us of a simpler time, when mornings were spent at the busy market and a hard day’s work was rewarded with a soak...

Countries visited: Italy
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Peregrine Reserve
Peregrine Reserve

Essence of Turkey - 12 days

Inside the hamams they slap, slough and scrub. Outside in the bazaar they shout, sell and spruik. Turkey’s reach knows no bounds. Every day is a feast...

Countries visited: Turkey
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