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Four new guided walking tours in Europe!

March 7th, 2018 by
Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

We are delighted to introduce 4 new guided walking holidays to our portfolio, to some of the most popular destinations! Led by an experienced local guide, escorted trips are ideal for solo travelers, couples and small groups of friends. Share your experiences with the rest of the group, make new friends and stroll through the landscapes together, as a team.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles
– Jim Cahill
View of Mount Etna from Taormina
Striking active volcanoes, black beaches, thermal springs and a stunning cobalt sea make the Aeolian Islands a unique must-see destination. On this 7-night trip we’ll explore the varied landscape by boat and on foot, which is without doubt the best way to take in the natural beauty and contrasts of this part of Sicily
.7 nights, inn to inn, guided
• All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 1 evening meal
• Walk on Mount Etna, Europe’s highest active volcano
• See the continuous volcanic activity of Stromboli
• Discover the picturesque villages of the Aeolian Islands
•Walk around Vulcano’s spectacular crater rim
• Prices starting from $1,545 pp
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Walking the Amalfi Coast

The stunning Amalfi Coast, in the middle of the boot of Italy, you’ll visit picture-postcard Positano and uncover food traditions that are being kept alive by the locals. On this trip we mix awe-inspiring scenery with 2,000 years of history and delicious regional cuisine
.7 nights center based, guided
• All breakfasts, 4 lunches and 6 evening meals
•Walk the heady ‘Path of the Gods’ to Positano
• Stroll through Amalfi’s cobbled streets
•Discover 2,000-year-old history in Pompeii
•Delicious regional cuisine: fresh seafood dishes, vegetables
and fruit, handmade pasta and pizza (invented in Naples!)
• Prices starting from $1,435 pp

Walking Cala Gonone
Walking in Sardinia

With its stark beauty, crystal clear waters, golden beaches and undulating limestone ridges, Sardinia is one of the Mediterranean’s finest gems. Based in the Dorgali area, we explore the idyllic forest-framed coastline of the north and the rugged rocky mountains of the south, walking through valleys, gorges, peaks and spectacular turquoise bays.

7 nights center based, guided
• All breakfasts, 5 picnic lunches, 5 evening meals and 1 wine-tasting
•One of the wildest islands in the Mediterranean
• Stunning sandy beaches
•Fascinating ancient Nuraghic monuments
•Boat trips, paddling and swimming opportunities
• Prices starting from $1,545 pp


Walking in the Austrian Tyrol

Walking in the Austrian Tyrol

Stretching along the valley at the northern end of Tyrol’s largest lake, the quiet village of Achenkirch is the perfect base for a week of walking. Surrounded by the lush meadows and jagged peaks of the Rofan and Karwendel mountain ranges, the walking trails throughout the area are plentiful, and of varying grades.

7 nights center based, guided
• All breakfasts and all evening meals
• Beautiful Tyrolean scenery
• Spectacular views as we climb up the Rofan and Karwendel mountain ranges
• Moderate and challenging walks – pick which level suits you each day
• Traditional local Tyrolean cuisine
• Climb to mountain summits including the imposing Hochiss (2,298m)
• Prices starting from $1,505 pp

From farm to table in Tuscany

February 8th, 2018 by


Montepulciano Tuscany Italy

Two new Tuscany tours for “foodies”

There is no word for “foodie” in Italian; Italians are foodies in the deepest sense of the word. In Italy, food is not simply a meal, it is a culture, a way of life. Ask an Italian to tell you about a dish and they will not just tell you about the fresh local ingredients, but the times and place and people connect to it. Food in Italy is not just is Italy itself.

“When Italians say ‘Mangia! Mangia!’ they’re not just talking about the food…the food was, of course, meant to nourish us, but is was also meant to satisfy, in some deeper way, our endless hunger for one another…We remembered who we were through food.”  
-Sergio Esposito, Passion on the Vine
Italian Cooking Class
Highlights of our Taste of Tuscany walking and cycling tours
• 7 nights center-based accommodations in a warm and welcoming agriturismo
• All buffet breakfasts and 4-course evening meals
• Based in Chianciano Terme, between UNESCO Val d’Orcia and lush green Valdichiana
• Enjoy a day pass to use at the Theia Spa where you can relax in the healing waters
• Fun cooking class with Stefano, owner of the agriturismo – then dine on the meal you prepare!
• Wine-tasting and olive oil tasting sessions included
• A farm-to-table experience with “Zero Mile Cooking”.
Grape Harvesting time in Tuscany
A Taste of Tuscany Walk
 Owner of the agriturismo, Stefano, is extremely passionate about the produce of the local area, and 65% of the produce he cooks with is grown or reared on site on his farm..

Agriturismo La Pietriccia

A Taste of Tuscany Cycling

The views from the agriturismo are stunning. Relax and take in the beauty around you, and chat to Stefano about his farm and products.

View of Chianciano Vecchia
At Lake Chiusi you can enjoy the bird life and lunch at the lakeside restaurant. In the past, residents of Chiusi called the lake “Light of the Moon” because a legend told that in the calm of the night the beautiful good of the sky would come to stare at her reflection in these waters. Above: A glorious view of Chianciano Vecchia, the ancient part of Chianciano.

Explore Coastal Gems, Rural Retreats and Gourmet Getaways!

January 19th, 2018 by

Whatever type of trip you’re looking for, we have a variety of options for you – take a look below for destination inspiration!

Algarve Beach
Coastal Gems

From the sun-kissed beaches of Portugal’s Algarve
to the vertical landscape of pastel villages clinging to hillsides on the Sorrentine peninsula of Italy,
discover the wonders of the coast.

Walking in the Algarve’s Wild West

            6 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | Continental breakfasts & 3 evening meals | Route directions and maps                             Luggage transfers | Walking transfers

• From $1,265pp

Amalfi to Sorrento Walk

8 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 2 evening meals | Route directions and maps | Luggage transfers
• From $2,065pp

Alpine Walking
Lakes & Mountains

These trips make for a perfect rural retreat, with spectacular scenery including dominant mountain backdrops and glassy lakes, with hand-picked family-owned hotels to spend your nights.

Austrian Lakes Walk

8 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & 7 evening meals | Luggage Transfers
Route directions and maps
• From $1,765pp

Walking in the Italian Dolomites

7 nights | Single-center | All buffet breakfasts & evening meals | Route directions and maps
7-day Mobile Card (travel pass)
• From $1,455pp

Villa Beccaris

Gourmet Getaways

There are many foodie adventures to be had throughout Europe: from the Slow Food Movement in gastronomic Piedmont  to the rich flavors of the great garden of the Loire Valley.

Gastronomic Barolo Walk

8nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & gastronomic evening meals | Route directions and maps | Walking transfers  Luggage transfers
• From $2,135pp

Loire Gastronomic Cycling

                 6 nights | Hotel-to-hotel | All breakfasts & gastronomic evening meals | GPS Route directions and maps                    High quality bikes | Luggage transfers | RideWithGPS navigation app

• From $1,815pp

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