From art to food, stunning and varied countryside, culture and history, Italy has it all.
Start off in Venice and discover this unique city built on the water. Visit St. Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace and the Bridge of Sighs and the Prisons. Travel on to the renaissance city of Florence, home of Michelangelo, with its beautiful squares and architecture. Visit the Accademia Gallery and see the famous statue of David. Rome, the eternal city, mecca of art and history, can keep you busy for days. See the Roman Forum, the Coliseum, Vatican City and the Sistine Chapel and explore the fascinating streets, avenues, and piazzas along the way. If time permits, spend a few days on the Amalfi Coast, one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.
France is a country that caters to many interests. The northern provinces of Normandy and Brittany are steeped in history, both ancient and modern. The Loire Valley, with its many Chateaus, and the wine country of Bordeaux offer something completely different. To the south, find Provence and the French Riviera.
Paris has been called one the most inspiring cities of the world. Visit the Eiffel Tower, Palais Royal, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame and the tree lined beauty of the Champs Elysees. Travel by train from Paris to Aix en Provence, “a town of water and culture” and walk the narrow streets of Old Town. Continue on to Avignon to admire the priceless treasures of Popes' Palace and the see the famed Pont d' Avignon. But be careful, you might not want to leave Provence!
England is one of the most popular destinations in the world for international travel. There is the traditional England of rolling green hills, quaint villages and locals enjoying their afternoon tea. The historical cities of Bath, Chester, Salisbury and York call back to an earlier time. And then there is London.
London's landscape is steeped in British history and tradition. The classic sights of London include Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the British Museum, the Tower of London, St. Paul's Cathedral, and Big Ben. Enjoy day trips to Oxford, Stratford-Upon-Avon, the Cotswolds and Stonehenge. To see a more in depth England, or the rest of the United Kingdom, call us at 336.854.9292 and let us match you up with the perfect escorted tour.