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The Italian Lake District

September 21st-29th, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

Ringed by alpine peaks, the sparkling lakes of Garda, Maggiore, Como, and Lugano command a landscape where mountains descend to meet water and grand hotels rise up in pretty lakeside towns. Here at the convergence of Italy and Switzerland is an area graced with shocking beauty and extraordinary diversity, where each lake has its own charms and treasures to unfold against a backdrop of semi-tropical gardens, gracious old villas, and vibrant villages. Join us this September for an exploration of the Italian Lake District!

*This is a guaranteed departure*


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Across the Alps

September 26th-October 5th, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

We are excited to announce this brand new tour! Starting in the Bavarian capital of Munich, wend your way south Across the Alps to the fabulous Italian Lake District, playground of the rich and famous. On the way, we will pass through 5 countries: Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland, and Italy. We arrive in Munich at the beginning of Germany’s largest Oktoberfest, so we will have a chance to join in the celebrations as we explore the city. Crossing the border, we enter the region known as the Tyrol: these are the Austrian Alps and we’ll make a stop or two as we pass through. Next come the Swiss Alps, where we’ll spend some time in Lucerne, nestled in the shadow of Mt. Pilatus, before finally leaving the mountains via Ticino, which enjoys a very mild climate. Finally we explore the Italian Lake District, tucked into the foothills of the Italian Alps, with a stay in Stresa on the shores of Lake Maggiore.


Barolo Vineyard, Italy

The Italian Kitchen: Gastronomic masterpieces of the emilia romagna and piedmont regions

October 4th-13th, 2018 |  Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

When you think of soul-satisfyingly good food, you think of Italy. Bowls of heaping semolina pasta as yellow as the sun.  Seafood right off the hook, grilled and served to perfection. Vegetables plucked from the earth just moments before they grace your plate. Wine, ever flowing, rich and robust. Take a journey from farm to table in the Piedmont and Emilia Romagna regions of Italy. In a country where food is royalty, these regions are king. From the frenzy of white truffle season, to the majestic grapes that are aged into the Barolos and Barbarescos, and cheese crafted with perfection, we will loosen our belt buckles and explore the gastronomic masterpieces, as we soak up the history and culture of this famed region.


Corsica, France

Corsica & Sardinia

October 25th-November 3rd, 2018 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

These bucolic islands, located in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Italy, are known for their beautiful light, medicinal plants, primeval landscape of rocks, sculpted by the wind and sea, and clear blue waters. They have, for the most part, managed to escape the influx of tourism that has plagued the Mediterranean in the past twenty years. We will visit prehistoric monuments dating from around 1,500-500 BCE; ports of historic importance such as Ajaccio, the birthplace of Napoleon, and ride along coastal roads with spectacular views. You will experience a timelessness, as if looking back through the centuries, catching a glimpse of a simpler way of life connected to land surrounded by sea.


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Venice

Italian Masterpieces

March 28th- April 6th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

As powerfully different as the three famous tenors, the charismatic combination of Rome-Florence-Venice reveals three archetypal faces of Italy. At once sensual, robust, and achingly artistic, these cities and their surrounding villages, steeped in medieval mystery, will stimulate your senses and enliven your perceptions, while rewarding you with glorious vistas and a tantalizing glimpse of La Dolce Vita. Join us for an Italian getaway to these three powerful cities: Venice, Rome and Florence. 


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The Italian Lake District

May 10th-18th, 2019 | Maximum Group Size: 15 Participants | Availability: Open

Ringed by alpine peaks, the sparkling lakes of Garda, Maggiore, Como, and Lugano command a landscape where mountains descend to meet water and grand hotels rise up in pretty lakeside towns. Here at the convergence of Italy and Switzerland is an area graced with shocking beauty and extraordinary diversity, where each lake has its own charms and treasures to unfold against a backdrop of semi-tropical gardens, gracious old villas, and vibrant villages. Join us this September for an exploration of the Italian Lake District!