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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Pathways of the Amalfi Coast (self-guided) - 8 days

"The great thing about a self-guided trip is that you never really know what’s around the corner. The supplied 'roadbook’ covers...

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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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. 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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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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