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Treat yourself to a Christmas winter wonderland!

September 27th, 2016 by



The crunch you hear as your boots press on crisp snow underfoot, the sun gently warming your skin as you admire the breathtaking white backdrop. The icicles caressing wine-red berries on passing trees. The tingle of the open log fire on your toes as you reflect on the day’s activities over a home-cooked meal. Treat yourself to the best parts of winter for the Christmas holidays…

CHRISTMAS MARKETS: Vienna, Munich, Salzburg

You’re wrapped up warm, meandering through wooden stalls selling handmade crafts, sipping on glugwein and being ever-tempted by the sweet smell of roasted chestnuts that lingers in the air. A short festive break in Vienna, Munich or Salzburg will be sure to excite the senses and get you in the Christmas spirit.

Vienna City Break
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Munich City Break
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Salzburg City Break
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AUSTRIA: Cross-country skiing

During the winter months the Austrian landscape is a magnet for cross-country skiing. Skiers of all levels will love Leutasch and Seefeld, with its gentle plateau trails, peaceful valley runs and more challenging routes on the wooded hillsides offering stunning valley views. Book a tour-only holiday before October 31st and receive 5% off!

Cross-country skiing in Leutasch & Seefeld

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NORWAY: Cross-country skiing

Cross-country skis are one of the best ways to explore the stunning Norwegian countryside of Venabu, made up of mountain ranges, dramatic glaciers, spectacular fjords and medieval churches. It’s far enough north to have a good chance of seeing the Northern Lights too – especially in December and January.

Cross-country skiing at Venabu
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SWITZERLAND: Cross-country skiing

Picture-postcard pretty Kandersteg is very much unspoiled, with streets full of cuckoo-clock style houses and breathtaking scenery. Glistening trails undulate through snowy pines near the hotel and extend up to the sunny plateaux at Oeschinensee and Sunnbuel. The combination of high trails and open plateaux make it a superb cross-country ski choice for all ages and abilities.

Cross-country skiing at Kandersteg

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AUSTRIA: Winter walking

Enjoy winter walking on idyllic plateau, forest, river and valley trails, taking you through pretty Tyrolean hamlets. This region offers some of the prettiest and most extensive walking trails in Europe, and you’ll discover a different area each day of the week. Book a tour-only holiday before October 31st and receive 5% off!.

Winter Walking at Leutasch & Seefeld

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NEW Guided Walking tour for 2017: Walking in the Prosecco Hills of Veneto

September 13th, 2016 by
Hills of Valdobbiadene

Hills of Valdobbiadene

Raise a glass of bubbly to our newest guided walking tour, Walking in the Prosecco Hills!  Just an hour’s drive north of Venice, in the foothills of the Dolomites, is one of the world’s best, yet largely undiscovered, wine regions. Here ancient terraced vineyards clinging to every possible slope are dedicated exclusively to grapes for Italy’s most prized sparkling wine: Prosecco.

We’ll spend a week walking through picturesque rolling hills and sampling the area’s delicious cuisine and authentic bubbles.  We also visit charming medieval villages such as Cison, Follina and Asolo as well as the beautiful capital province of Treviso. There’s time for a visit to one of the best local producers of Prosecco for a wine-tasting and to learn about the wine making process.  And, on your free day, you’ll have to option to visit the stunning city of Venice.

Based in the elegant Hotel Villa Soligo, a 4*** historic neoclassical style residence with spa, wellness center and outdoor swimming pool there will be opportunities to try some of the best local restaurants in the area which offer authentic cuisine and delicious homemade dishes such as spiedo (spit roasted meat), wild mushroom risotto, gnocchi, mouth-watering handmade cured meats and cheeses, all washed down with prime quality Processo!


Guided walking tours
Italy: Walking in the Prosecco Hills

This 7 night guided, center based walking tour is rated moderate in difficulty. You’ll join a group of generallly 4-15 people to discover the wonderful Prosecco hills on foot.  Departures are on selected Saturdays from Apr 8 to Jun 24 and Sep 9 to Oct 14, 2017 with prices from USD$1,475 to USD$1,515 per person, based on 2 people sharing a double room (inquire for single supplement). Tour (land only) includes accommodations  at the 4-star Villa Soligo, all breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners and 1 wine tasting.  Nearest available airport is the Vencie Marco Polo airport.

Walking in the Prosecco Hills

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