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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 lovely countryside of Provence as well as the impressive Mediterranean coastline. Explore the land of Van Gogh, Chagall and Cezanne.  Discover the magical arid landscapes and millennia of culinary traditions, celebrated wines and rich history.  Acres of peaceful countryside await your exploration.

 

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Oct 5 2019

Savoring Puglia – October 2019

With a Visit to Matera: "City of Stones" and 2019 European Cultural Capital

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AMAZING AMALFI HAS SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS!

We offer an insider view of the island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast like no other. In 2019, we are upgrading to a 5-star experience on Capri. Read on….

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May 11 2019

The allure of Sicily lies in its contrasts. Palermo, cradle of the Mediterranean and “a city of extremes, a mixture of panache and poverty.” Along our west to east route we visit Agrigento’s magical Greek temples; top wineries; meals that are tantalizing cultural mosaics. Majestic Mt. Etna and its surrounding cities, once the center of Magna Graecia, mark the end of our 9-day adventure.

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May 15 2019

Italy’s Secret Corner: Le Marche – May 15-20, 2019

Food, Wine, Shopping and Art Between the Appenines and the Adriatic

Only two hundred miles but worlds away from the crowds of Florence. This five-night foray into the heart of Italy highlights the food, wine, crafts and “good life” of Italy’s Marche region, on the Adriatic Sea. Good wine and top-quality food, cities filled with art and culture, overnights in historic castles and palaces, and none of the mass tourism found in other regions of Italy. 

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Sep 26 2019

The Croatian Coast – Fall 2019

An Active Adventure for the Discerning Traveller

Only ONE space left! Perfect for the discerning single traveler.

Boasting an impressive 1246 islands, islets, ridges and rocks, the Croatian Adriatic is one of the last remaining oases of astounding natural beauty and pristine turquoise waters. Its people, having lived through events we can barely imagine, have come out the other side with wisdom and a true appreciation for their land. An increasingly coveted destination among discerning travelers, Croatia waits for you with millenia of rich historical heritage, splendid architecture, vibrant cultural life and authentic local cuisine. Join us for a luxurious 9-day foray along its renowned Adriatic Coastline, basing in three splendidly diverse locations: Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar, and Istria. 

This trip can also be run on a custom basis for specific groups on alternative dates. Please inquire for  more information.

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May 1 2019

The Croatian Coast – Spring 2019

An Active Adventure for the Discerning Traveller

Boasting an impressive 1246 islands, islets, ridges and rocks, the Croatian Adriatic is one of the last remaining oases of astounding natural beauty and pristine turquoise waters. Its people, having lived through events we can barely imagine, have come out the other side with wisdom and a true appreciation for their land. An increasingly coveted destination among discerning travelers, Croatia waits for you with millenia of rich historical heritage, splendid architecture, vibrant cultural life and authentic local cuisine. Join us for a luxurious 9-day foray along its renowned Adriatic Coastline, basing in three splendidly diverse locations: Dubrovnik, the island of Hvar, and Istria. 

This trip can also be run on a custom basis for specific groups on alternative dates. Please inquire for  more information.

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May 20 2019

AMAZING AMALFI HAS SOLD OUT FOR THE LAST 7 YEARS!

We offer an insider view of the island of Capri and the Amalfi Coast like no other. In 2019, we are upgrading to a 5-star experience on Capri. Read on….

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In October 2018 we’re escorting a select group of gourmet explorers on a tour of Italy’s sophisticated and picturesque Piedmont region. Famed Barolo and Barbaresco wines, the chocolate and hazelnut concoction gianduja and the star of the culinary world: the rare white truffle, vermouth, cinematography:  all were born in the Piedmont.

Highlights of the week:

Wonderful food – many meals are included; rustic to refined

– Marvelous, renowned wines, and our own sommelier in Turin to share much about the many appellations and styles of Piedmont

Truffle lesson with one of the judges from the Alba International Truffle Fair

– Lodging at pristine, romantic accommodations

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We start on Italy’s tiny Lake Orta, a shiny jewel amidst the stunning Alps. Days on the lakes, exploring their islands and chairlifting to the tops of mountains; evenings tasting secrets from our Villa’s double Michelin-starred chef, followed by spirited discussions of our day’s discoveries. Then we travel south to a 5-star spa hotel, in pursuit of the mysterious white truffle… Won’t you join us?

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