Explore the heart of Italy using your tastebuds
Ah, Italy. Just a whisper of the name and you can almost smell the fragrant basil and taste the creamy mozzarella, the fresh tomatoes, the homemade bread…delizioso!
Discover the vineyards of Tuscany and sample wines produced in one of Italy’s oldest wineries, Avignonesi. Imagine sipping on a chilled glass of vino bianco as you look out over the rolling countryside, feeling the late afternoon sun on your face.
Explore the quaint villages and towns of Northern Italy, take a boat ride on Lake Orta and then wander around Turin, the Italian capital of chocolate. Taste local recipes and try your hand at making them yourself in a cooking class – learn how to make pasta the way Italians do!
Cruise through Europe
Take a cruise along the second longest river in Europe, the Danube, and get the chance to visit four breathtaking capital cities while enjoying the luxurious comfort of a river cruise ship.
Imagine waking up and enjoying your morning coffee while overlooking Budapest’s picturesque riverfront. Leave the boat for the day and explore the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the city, stroll around the old town and sample some traditional Hungarian goulash. You’ll also get to visit Bratislava, Vienna, Prague, Salzburg and the enchanting Strudengau Valley.
After a long day exploring and discovering, you can enjoy a nightcap on the deck, relax in your cabin, and then fall asleep while the boat gently makes its way to its next destination.
Feel adventurous in Switzerland
Switzerland – home of creamy milk chocolate, the Matterhorn, cuckoo clocks, and cows with bells around their necks. Thanks to the stunning Alps, Switzerland is also one of THE destinations in Europe to lace up your hiking boots and explore your more adventurous side.
Take a gondola ride 5,000 feet up a Swiss mountain, enjoying panoramic views of the Alpine countryside, and emerge to see the breathtaking vista and the sapphire-blue lake of Oeschinensee. Marvel at the snow-topped mountains and majestic glaciers – from your vantage point, you’ll feel like you’re on top of the world.
Enjoy a bike ride through picturesque valleys and towns, and spot the traditional Swiss chalets nestled amongst the stunning natural landscape. Hop on the train that runs between the lake-side town of Thun and Interlaken and relax as you watch the scenery pass you by.
Southwest Germany offers something for everyone, with its wonderful countryside (the famous Black Forest is here), medieval towns, impressive castles, and romantic cities.
Wander along the cobbled streets of Stuttgart – known as the world’s biggest village – sample local produce at the markets and admire the charming ‘fairytale’ style traditional timber houses.
Discover the history of automobiles by visiting the Mercedes-Benz and Porsche museums. Step even further back in time with a visit to breathtaking Heidelberg Castle.
Spend the day in nearby Ulm, a quaint Germanic town situated on the banks of the river Danube. See the world’s tallest complete church, explore the old Fisherman’s quarter and stroll along the canals, before stopping for Bratwurst and beer.