This was a sell-out trip in 2022!
France Beyond Paris reaches outside the traditional tourist destinations to focus on the uncrowded charms of Normandy and Brittany. Dramatic coastlines, quiet villages and architectural charms form the highlights of this week-long journey. There will be many fresh air experiences: optional e-biking, walking in small villages, the Normandy beaches, and private visits to several memorable sights. Of course, the WW2 museums and Bayeux tapestry are on the schedule. Our time together will focus on the comfortably spacious and soothing parts of Normandy and Brittany. Come take a further look!
Come to Portugal: Safe and Seductive! From the historic beauty of Lisbon and Porto, to the pretty towns of Estoril and Cascais, and Porto’s lush wine estates – Portugal is the current darling of savvy travelers to Europe. This 12-day trip combines history and natural beauty with great food and wine to create lasting memories. Portugal was the first country in Europe to develop the post-Covid Clean&Safe seal. All of our suppliers along the way proudly maintain this certification.
Freshly baked bread, olives, cheese, red wine or crisp vinho verde (young wine), chargrilled fish, cataplana (seafood stew), smoked meats – the Portuguese have perfected the art of cooking simple, delicious meals. Dining means experiencing the richness of Portugal’s bountiful coastline and fertile countryside. All washed down with some very drinkable wine!
Indulge in the casual and relaxed pace of Southern France. These azure skies give meaning to the term “French Blue”, and the gnarly olive trees, heady lavender, perky sunflowers, and sublime local wine and food are unsurpassed. Our week introduces you to the countryside of Provence as well as the impressive Mediterranean coastline. Explore the land of Van Gogh, Chagall and Cezanne. Immerse in the most famous French markets, filled with local produce and goods as well as the works of French artisans. All this and more await your exploration!
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