There are no limits to the types of customized tours we create. Give us your idea and we can create a group tour designed around your passion; be it gardening, genealogy, quilting, astronomy, agriculture, European markets, UNESCO sights, adventure, or any other interest. The list is endless. Here are some of our thoughts, we look forward to hearing your ideas…
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Shakespeare’s England and London Theater Tour
Travel to England with your university theater department to discover Shakespeare’s England. Visit the Shakespeare landmarks that depict life in Elizabethan times, and then take a behind the scenes tour at the newly transformed Royal Shakespeare Company. A visit to the Globe Theatre in London illuminates the era of Shakespeare’s London. The Globe is a working theater presenting numerous productions of works by Shakespeare and his contemporaries, as well as modern writers. End your tour in London, taking in a production at a famous West End Theatre.
Austrian Christmas Market Tour
Snow capped Alps, roasting chestnuts, warm gluhwein and homemade crafts. Austrian Christmas Markets can be found in every major city and town from the last week of November right up to Christmas eve. These enchanting marketplaces offer local handicrafts, exceptional gift ideas and culinary delicacies. Traditional music and dance add to the festive spirit of the season.
The medieval square in front of Innsbruck’s well-known Golden Roof is transformed into traditional Austrian Christmas market. The picturesque old town is the perfect setting for this traditional market with its large and lighted Christmas trees, carved manger with life-sized statues and numerous lovingly decorated stalls. Vienna is host to approximately 25 markets throughout the city. Local guides tell interesting and amusing stories about Christmas from the time of the Habsburg era to the present. Traditional and original handicrafts are sold on narrow cobblestone paved alleyways, niches and courtyards.
This is a great opportunity to discover the history and tradition of Christmas and to bring home beautiful, original gifts for your family and friends.
European River Cruise
Unpack once and let Europe come to you. Whether you are traveling with your choir, art or culinary tour, cruising is a great way to see Europe. European River cruising is like no other cruise, the ships are small, cabins are large, port time is plentiful and scenery is stunning. You’ll get to know your crew and enjoy wonderful meals and onboard activities as you watch the best of Germany float by. Germany’s Rhine River is one of the most important rivers in Europe, perhaps most famous for its legendary Lorelei rock and the imposing medieval castles that line the banks of the middle Rhine valley, a UNESCO world heritage site. You’ll pass miles of vineyards along the Moselle River, an area known for its outstanding wines. German river cruising has become affordable and the cruise schedules allow you adequate time in port to perform or tour, based on your special interest.
Food and Drink Tour in Scotland
It’s not just haggis anymore. Scotland’s international culinary reputation is growing rapidly. Scotland produces fine natural ingredients with its clear streams and rivers, family farms and miles of coastline. Explore the seafood trail in Argyle, travel the “ale trail,” linking 23 breweries across Scotland, experience the whisky coast to sample blended and single malt scotch, and visit Scotland’s’ farm shops and farmers markets throughout the country. The regional specialties in Scotland can become an element of a larger theme or the complete focus for your group interested in the ever growing movement towards slow food and local products.
Mediterranean Cruise on a Turkish Yacht
The southwest Mediterranean coast, known as the Turquoise Riviera, is replete with secluded coves bathed by the turquoise waters, where time has done little to spoil the crystal clear waters, pine-clad inlets and uncrowded beaches. The quintessential – and most relaxing – way to visit this exquisite area is to charter a private “gulet,” the traditional wooden Turkish yacht. Two to three yachts may be chartered for larger groups! Land excursions will take you to sites along the Lycian Way where you will explore ruins of spectacular ancient cities such as mountaintop Termessos, Olympos and the extraordinarily intact Roman theater of Aspendos. A 4-day cruise is often combined with a land portion to visit another region of Turkey and the theme of the tour can be study, music, or cooking.