Grand Spain & Portugal - End Madrid, Summer 2020Enjoy an in-depth portrait of the local people, their cultural heritage and their multifaceted countries; this trip includes adventuring in Santander, San Sebastián and Barcelona.Authentic DiningJabugo: In a small village dotted with chestnut trees and holm oaks, experience the lingering aroma and incomparable taste of pure Jamón Ibérico.Lisbon: Delight in a taste of the famous Portuguese delicacy, Pastéis de Belém.Madrid: Honest culinary traditions and a fiesta of fresh ingredients are the hallmarks of your Spanish Highlight Dinner. The perfect accompaniment to good conversation and a chilled glass of beer or wine.Rueda: Some of Spain’s finest wines hail from the Rueda region. During your tasting, learn about the Verdejo grape and what to look for in a fresh white.Gijón: Meet Flor, a local of Gijón, to join her for a delicious meal of locally-sourced produce that she has prepared just for you.Barcelona: At a typical Catalan restaurant, savour a delicious Celebration Dinner that incorporates classic cooking with the freshest produce.Dining Summary: 17 Breakfasts (B), 1 Lunch with Wine (LW) and 5 Dinners with Wine (DW) all tea or coffee.Insight ExperiencesToledo: At a Damascene workshop, meet a master craftsman for a personal insight into this ancient craft.Seville: Visit Cristina Heeren Foundation, a beneficiary of a TreadRight Foundation grant. This private dance school is dedicated to promoting the conservation of flamenco and supports young enthusiasts from all over the world with a special focus on new talent from the Andalusian region. Feel the passion behind the choreography as you put your rhythm to the test during a dance lesson. Later, share in the dancers’ devotion as you witness emotions come to life in a flamenco performance.Granada: Join a Local Expert at the Alhambra Palace, the ultimate in Moorish architecture, an arabesque fantasy in stone, complemented by the glorious Generalife gardens.Madrid: Witness the world’s finest collection of Spanish paintings plus an impressive foreign collection as you tour the Prado Museum with an expert art historian.Top Rated HighlightsMadrid: With your Local Expert, see the Royal Palace, the monument to Cervantes in the Plaza de España, the grandiose Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol.Toledo: Explore this magnificent ancient city with your Local Expert to see some of the most exquisite architecture.Toledo: Enjoy a visit the Church of Santo Tomé to marvel at an El Greco's masterpiece.Granada: Explore 'The City of the Pomegranate' with a Local Expert. During sightseeing you'll see the icons dedicated to this fruit throughout the city.Seville: Explore with your Local Expert visiting the Plaza de España in Maria Luisa Park, strolling through the Santa Cruz Quarter and see the gates to the Alcazar.Seville: Step inside the impressive cathedral, passing the altarpiece dripping with gold and marvel at the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings. Afterwards, perhaps walk the ramps of the Giralda Tower for views over the city.Lisbon: Explore with your Local Expert, from the Lower Town, beneath the hilltop Bairro Alto to the Terreiro do Paco. Visit the Belem Quarter to see the Monument to the Discoveries and the ancient Belém Tower.Lisbon: Visit Jerónimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal’s trade over the centuries and UNESCO World Heritage Site.Fátima : Join the faithful at one of the world’s holiest sites and pay homage at the Chapel of the Apparitions.Salamanca: See the golden stone buildings and handsome arcades of Plaza Mayor for which this city is famous for.Ávila: Walk within the ancient walls of this unique town.Madrid: Explore the old town with your Local Expert.Oviedo: Led by your Local Expert, see 1,000-year-old wall paintings in some of Europe’s oldest churches. Admire the incredible altarpiece, one of the finest in Europe, when you visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour.Picos de Europa National Park: Venture into this magnificent national park to admire the stunning picturesque scenery and rocky trails.Picos de Europa National Park: Visit the holy cave of Covadonga and see the tomb of Pelayo who is celebrated for winning the Battle of Covadonga against the Muslim Moors in 722 and later became the first King of Asturias.Santillana del Mar: Step back in time when you visit this perfectly preserved and ‘most beautiful village in Spain.’Bilbao: See the spectacular modern Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry and sites of this Basque region gem during your orientation with your Travel Director.Getaria: See the rock known as El Ratón, or the mouse.San Sebastián: Led by your Local Expert, enjoy a guided walking tour of the Old Quarter including Plaza de la Constitucion.San Sebastián: Ascend Monte Igueldo to marvel at the views of the town and La Concha Bay.Pamplona: Spend free time exploring this city, known for its annual Running with the Bulls festival.Barcelona: Explore the medieval maze of the Barri Gotic, the Gothic Quarter, with your Local Expert and travel along Passeig de Grcia to see the elegant wrought-iron street lamps and flamboyant Modernist buildings.Barcelona: Venture inside Gaudi’s extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família and marvel at the contrasts of architecture. Above see its giant, tree-like pillars and spectacular vaulting. Admire the wonderful rainbow of the incredible stained-glass windows.Scenic Drives: Enjoy some of Spain's best scenery as you travel along the River Tagus, through the regions of La Mancha and Andalucía, past the River ...
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Multi-City Ireland by Train + Navy vs Notre Dame 2020 Watch American football in Ireland! Tickets to the Aer Lingus College Football Classic: Navy vs. Notre Dame are included in this 7-night vacation package. Cheer on your team at this exciting match! Your vacation includes inter-city train tickets, and you’ll stay in some of Ireland’s best destinations, like Waterford, Ennis, Galway, and Dublin. Roam ancient Irish castles, chat with locals at friendly pubs, and find live music venues all over the city. Score a touchdown with this fun vacation!Explore the Emerald City by rail! On this 7-night vacation, explore Dublin and other must-see Irish cities. Your trip begins in Dublin, where you can attend the Navy vs. Notre Dame Aer Lingus College Football Classic! Whether your team wins or loses, you can end the night in an Irish pub with a glass of Guiness! Be sure to visit the best Irish sights, like historic Dublin Castle and Grafton Street! Take a relaxing walk over Ha’Penny Bridge and snap incredible vacation photos.From Dublin, you’ll travel by train to Waterford. In Ireland’s oldest city, you can discover fascinating Viking history! Don’t miss the famous Waterford Crystal factory too! Next, you’ll board a train to Ennis. This charming city is close to the stunning Cliffs of Moher.Spend your next two nights in Galway, a city rich with traditional Irish architecture! You may hear live music as you weave through the city streets. Take a look inside family-run shops and cozy pubs, and try authentic fish ‘n’ chips at nearby restaurants! Spend your final night in Dublin to complete your week of football and fun.
San Francisco Sightseeing Spend 3, 4, or 5 nights exploring San Francisco! Relax as you spend time exploring this iconic coastal city. Walk down Lombard Street, head to Fisherman’s Wharf, or spend a day at Alcatraz! Snap a picture of the incredible view from a cable car, then eat a delicious dinner in San Fran’s Chinatown! The tour includes a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour to bring you right to the best sights in the area.Cross San Francisco off of your bucket list! Discover one of the most vibrant cities in California. Palm trees, artsy restaurants, and Victorian architecture await you in this gorgeous getaway! Wear your walking shoes to walk along the stunning bright blue bay.With a hop-on hop-off bus tour included in your package, it’s easy to see the best sights in Frisco. The bus takes you on an introductory loop of the city, but you can get off when you see something that piques your interest! After that, spend some time exploring on your own. Take a picture of the amazing Golden Gate Bridge, and be sure to have a meal in Chinatown. Stroll through the unique neighborhoods of San Francisco, like Pacific Heights, Union Square, and Haight-Ashbury. Just outside of the city, you can tour the famous Alcatraz prison! See the best of San Francisco with this vacation package.
Hike, Bike, and Zip-Line in Guatemala Watch your wildest dreams come to life on this incredible 10-night adventure vacation! Visit ancient ruins, hike volcanos, and go on several zip-lining excursions! For your convenience, the vacation package includes all transfers, airfare, comfortable hotels, and awesome tours. Consider upgrading your trip for even better accommodations!Satisfy your wanderlust with ten days of incredible adventures! Start in gorgeous Antigua, where you’ll take a guided tour and go zip-lining! You’ll hop on a mountain bike for a ride through the stunning countryside and a visit to nearby markets and shops. You’ll also have a truly unforgettable day hiking Pacaya Volcano!Next, you’ll explore Lake Atitlan. Head to Cerro de Oro for hiking and kayaking! Then you’ll stop by the villages of Santiago Atitlan and San Juan la Laguna. Walk the streets of these locales, trying the local food and taking pictures of your favorite sites.Next stop: Peten! Your first stop is at the Iximche Archaeological Site. Then take a quick flight from Guatemala City to your next destination! In Peten, you’ll get your adrenaline pumping with a zip-lining excursion in Ixpanpajul Park! Watch the sunset as you tour Yaxha Archaeological Site. Finally, you’ll visit Tikal Archaeological Site before you fly back to Guatemala City!
Iceland Nature Adventure: Glacier Hikes and Snowmobiling If you’ve ever found yourself yearning for an incredible winter adventure, this trip to Iceland is calling your name! Spend 7 nights exploring the snowy outdoors and cozy local shops. Use your rental car to get from place to place at your leisure. You’ll stop in towns like Reykjavik, Southern Iceland, Hofn, Reykholt, and more! Nature’s beauty will encompass your journey as you see the Northern Lights, go snowmobiling across vast snowy plains, and take a glacier walk tour!Spend 7-nights in Iceland on this incredible brag-worthy adventure! Your journey starts in Reykjavik with a night to relax and stroll around the city. Pick up your rental car and start your trip through more of the country!You’ll get to see the best of Iceland in Hofn, Borgarfjordur, and Kirkjubaejarklaustur! Snap photos of the natural ice and wilderness that surrounds you, sightsee around town, and try local Icelandic dishes at restaurants! You’ll get a snowmobiling experience like no other at Myrdalsjokull Glacier. After that, you’ll take a stroll along Solheimajokull Glacier!For the final portion of your adventure, you’ll return to Reykjavik. Take one last walk through the streets of Iceland before you board your flight home!
Explore the Baja California Sur Peninsula This 8- or 11- night vacation brings you through the magnificent Baja peninsula! Discover enchanting wildlife, take scenic boat rides, and spend leisure time learning about the history and culture of each destination! With some tours, beautiful hotels, and your rental Jeep all included, you'll have all you need to make this vacation to Baja best it can be!Your Baja vacation begins in San Jose del Cabo, where you'll pick up your rental Jeep! Spend the night, take in the beautiful new scenery, and start your vacation off right!Then, you'll drive to La Paz. The next few nights here include a boat excursion to Espiritu Santo Island! You'll have the chance to spot wildlife and see more of the natural beauty of this area.Next, drive to Loreto, where you'll take another private boat tour. This will bring you to Isla Coronado! Spend remaining leisure time in Loreto, a charming seaside town sure to win your heart.The final nights of your trip will be spent in Puerto San Carlos and Todos Santos! Spend your time soaking up the sun, shopping, and dining as your trip comes to a close. Savor every moment in the Baja sun!
Epic Ireland Trek: Dublin City & Laragh Hike Hike through Laraugh, Wicklow Way, and Dublin! This awesome 8-night self-guided hike starts and ends in Dublin. You’ll get to see all of Ireland’s natural beauty, from towering mountains to peaceful lakes. You’ll rest in cozy Irish villages along the way, and you’re never far from a pub and a pint of beer! Bring your camera and sturdy hiking shoes and prepare for the adventure of a lifetime!Explore Ireland on foot when you embark on this 8-night hiking adventure! You’ll start your trek in Dublin, the buzzing capital city of Ireland. Walk the "Molly Malone" trail, then explore Dublin! Take a break in a cozy local pub after a day of walking the trails.Next, you’ll head to Marlay Park and Wicklow Way! You’ll find so much to explore on these hikes, from the wild beauty of the Dublin Mountains to the vast green wilderness of Glendalough. You’ll pass Upper Lake, White Hill, and many more incredible natural landmarks. In the evenings after your hikes, explore the charming Irish cities you’ll stay in: Roundwood, Enniskerry, Laraugh, and Glenmalure.In Laraugh, you’ll complete the final leg of your hiking adventure. You’ll return to Dublin to celebrate with a pint of Guinness before you return!
Experience India's Cities & Bhutan This 12-night vacation brings you through some of India's most iconic cities, plus Bhutan! Travel through Deli, Agra, and Jaipur in India before visiting Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro in Bhutan. With plenty of included sightseeing tours and all inter-city transfers included, you just have to sit back, relax, and get ready for an incredible South Asian adventure!Your adventure begins in Delhi! A vibrant city with nearly 19 million inhabitants, you'll understand the way of life here through included sightseeing tours. Visit Old and New Delhi and take a rickshaw ride! Then, you'll travel to Agra, home of the Taj Mahal. Visit this world-famous landmark, in addition to other local sites!Next, travel to Jaipur for your final nights in India. Tour the Amber Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, and more! You'll also have the opportunity to watch a traditional folk dance show and dine at a local restaurant. Then, it's off to Bhutan!Begin in the capital city of Thimphu. Sight-see here before venturing to the nearby Thimphu valley, filled with monasteries and deep valley gorges. Travel next to Punakha for museum visits and more sightseeing! Then, you'll spend a night in Paro, visiting more historic sites. Return to Delhi, and then fly home!Helpful links fortravel to India:Visa& Passport InfoVaccines& Medications Info Helpful links fortravel to Bhutan:Visa& Passport InfoVaccines& Medications Info
Dingle Peninsula Biking Adventure Ready, set, pedal! This 9- or 10-night vacation brings you first through Dublin, then onto Tralee, and then to a handful of charming towns along the Dingle Peninsula. Cycle through Cloghane, Dingle, and Inch on a self-guided biking tour! With overnight stays in cozy B&Bs and the chance to dine in many local pubs, you'll be delighted to find that signature Irish hospitality as you travel along!Begin and end your cycling adventure with a few nights in Dublin! There's no better way to bookend your trip than by experiencing Ireland's vibrant capital city. Explore all of the main attractions including Trinity College, Temple Bar, St. Stephen's Green, and more!Then, you'll take a scenic train ride to Tralee to begin your self-guided cycle tour! Spend your days pedaling through quaint towns in County Kerry. Your nights will be spent on local pubs and cozy B&Bs, giving you a quintessentially Irish experience! Chat with locals as you go, and be sure to stop to take in the gorgeous landscapes along the way.