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CHIANTI COUNTRYSIDE | DAY TOUR

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Chianti Countryside-day tour starting in Florence

Our Chianti wine tour can be organized year round upon request. The are arranged on an tailor made basis by our concierge service.

Trip Length 5-8 hours
Where Florence/Chianti/Florence
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Full time tour guide, licensed
Meeting spot To be arranged.
Price upon request

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Peru Amazon to Machu Picchu

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Begin your journey to Peru with Eva’s guided tour to the Amazon and Machu Picchu. On March 12, 2018 join us for the trip of a lifetime as we visit Lima, the Peruvian Amazon and Puerto Maldonado, the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and the ever enigmatic Inca ruins at Machu Picchu.

Group Departure begins in Lima March 12 2018. Customized dates available as well.

Details in brief

Trip Length 10 days/9 nights
Start/Finish Lima/Lima
Walk Rating Moderate to Challenging
Included All breakfasts, some lunches, some dinners.
Hotels 5 star and Luxury
Price double occupancy* $5,075.00USD
Single Supplement Upon request

Highlights

  • A transformational travel experience with Eviactive, that explores Peru’s unique, culturally historic, and bio-diverse country.
  • Peru discovery through the eyes, hands and hearts of the Andean people.
  • Experience ecological and locally owned properties in the Amazon that assist in preserving the environment.
  • An exploration of colonial Cusco, remarkable weaving of the Andean women, the Sacred Valley – heart of the Inca civilization – with its salt extraction pools (Salinas) near the village of Maras, the famed Pisaq Market, and the enigmatic Machu Picchu.
  • Our signature off-the-beaten path experiences and an in-depth spirited journey.

Botswana Zambia Astounding Wildlife

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Highlights of Botswana – Zambia

  • Experience one of the natural wonders of the world – magnificent Victoria Falls from the Zambian side.
  • Explore Moremi Game Reserve, a rich and diverse wildlife sanctuary in the delta.
  • Discover the fascinating world of the Okavango Delta, one of the world’s largest inland deltas situated in the middle of the largest stretch of continuous sand in the world, the Kalahari basin.
  • Stay in distinctive safari accommodations.
  • Track Africa’s big five game animals on safaris by vehicle, boat and on foot.

Preferred Hotels | Tuscany

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If Tuscany is your next destination, let us plan an inspirational experience at one of our preferred luxury hotels. Other hotel choices available, just ask. Tell us your dream – be it wine tasting, cooking, meandering through the vineyards, checking out the architecture, or just relaxing. We’ll make it happen.

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Peru Travel Tailor-made

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Highlights Peru Travel Tailor-made

Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

  • Trace the path of the ancient Inca civilization. Walk along a part of the Inca trail. Visit the protected site of Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological wonders.
  • Visit The Sacred Valley of the Incas , undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas. Today the Sacred Valley remains a lush agricultural region and an area where many of the Andean people live as they have for centuries.
  • Explore the colorful Pisac Indian Market filled with local handicrafts and the famed Peruvian ceramic beads made into necklaces, earrings and other Peruvian artifacts.
  • Investigate extraordinary ruins, walk along cobbled streets, and become acquainted with Spanish colonial history.

This is a Tailor-made journey. Contact our concierge service for assistance. Click on the PDF for a detailed itinerary sample.

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Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness Retreat

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Highlights of Canyon Ranch Health and Wellness Retreat

Our group trips bring together unforgettable journeys and memories to last a life time.

  • More than 40 fitness classes to choose from.
  •  Healthy and at the same time gourmet meals.
  • Fitness assessments.
  • Dance classes.
  • Spa facilities for every treatment imaginable.
  • All meals, snacks, guided hikes, guided cycling activities, included spa treatments.
  • Impeccable service.
  • Eviactive’s attention to details, camaraderie and passion for travel.
  • The healing power of Tucson’s desert.

GROUP DEPARTURES:

4 nights/5 days September 05 – September 09, 2018
5 nights/6 days October 05 – 10, 2018
Included All meals, fitness classes, guided hikes, guided bike rides, fitness assessments, lectures by top professionals, spa credits, and more.
Hotel Canyon Ranch Tucson

Relax and Renew in this Arizona Resort. Contact us for rates.

Yoga in Italy

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Highlights of  Yoga in Italy

Our group trips bring together unforgettable journeys and memories to last a life time

  • Morning yoga every day, afternoon yoga classes most days, with some evening meditation classes.
  • Guided walks in the stunning and healing Tuscan countryside.
  • Walking excursion to a local a vineyard for a wine tasting experience.
  • Day trip to the Cinque Terre.
  • Organic, vegetarian meals and fresh detox fruit and vegetable juices
  • Last night celebratory dinner with Prosecco and home made pizza cooked in the wood-fired oven
  • A better and healthier you.

GROUP DEPARTURES:

7 nights/8 days April 28 to May 5, 2018
 Price 2,700 Euros double occupancy private bathroom, 2,550 Euros shared bathroom, Single occupancy supplement 300 Euros
Included  7 nights accommodations, all breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners, wine tasting, guided walks and tour of Cinque Terre, visit Lucca and awaken your senses with a concert of Puccini’s music, sumptuous Tuscan vegetarian meals, 10 yoga classes, and more.
Hotel  Yoga in Italy

Relax and Renew in this Tuscany resort overlooking the hills of Lucca.

Catamaran Alia The Newest Boat in the Galapagos

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Highlights

  • Newest Galapagos Islands Catamaran with 9 cabins, all with private balconies.
  • Luxurious private rooms and a panoramic Jacuzzi
  • Snorkeling, swimming and kayaking in pristine waters teaming with underwater life.
  • Guided hikes on uneven foot trails and paths help you see the islands’ animals and landscape of the Galapagos Islands in their natural habitat.
  • Sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas.
  • Archaic volcanic tunnels
  • Like Darwin before you, cross paths with giant tortoises.
  • Explore both land and marine fauna in the Galapagos archipelago
  • Galapagos Islands is an inimitable adventure.

New Zealand Sampler

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New Zealand Sampler – Bespoke 11 night Itinerary

Highlights of New Zealand Travel

  • Imagine the most glorious scenery of New Zealand’s north and south Island.
  • Experience Hawke’s Bay New Zealand eclectic mix of visual and sensual. experiences and an area that is New Zealand’s leading producer of red wines.
  • Marvel at the greatest concentration of Art Deco architecture below the equator.
  • Don’t miss Cape Kidnappers, home to the largest accessible gannet colony in the world, perched on the edge of a rugged coastline.
  • Walk, hike or bike along the miles of nature trails and if you get a clear day, you can see as far as volcano of Ruapehu in the distance.
  • Auckland 2 nights, Hawke’s Bay 3  nights, Nelson area 3 nights, Queenstown 3 nights

Fort Lauderdale Tropical Treasure

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Fort Lauderdale Tropical Treasure, Ballroom Dance Extravaganza

November 20 – 27, 2017.

Highlights of Fort Lauderdale -Ballroom Dance Extravaganza on Crystal Serenity (limited availability)

  • Snorkel, dive, or swim in the Turks & Caicos, home to one of the world’s largest coral reefs.
  • Be amazed with Stingray City in the shallow waters of Grand Cayman
  • Tickle a childlike wonder in the warm waters of the western Caribbean
  • Ballroom dancers at sea on Crystal Cruises, with our award-winning intentionally acclaimed dance professionals.
  • Tropical Treasure, ballroom dance extravaganza starting and ending in Fort Lauderdale.
  • Enjoy nightly dancing to live music, nightly shows, daily group dance lessons hosted by our Evia dance professionals, cocktail parties, and more.
  • Pre night dancing at Goldcoast Ballroom in Coconut Creek.
  • Complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits.
  • Complimentary gratuities for all dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse butler staff.
  • Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute® and Computer University@Sea® with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, wellness, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad filmmaking.
  • Complimentary fitness and Wellness at Sea® programs with classes in yoga, mat Pilates, Spinning®, and so much more!
  • Dance in style with our international pros. 
  • Thank you to everyone. We are now sold out. Join us December 15, 2018 as we sail from New Orleans. Click here for more information
  • Or join us in 2019 from Monte Carlo to Lisbon. Click here for more information
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Thailand Luxury Itinerary

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Highlights Thailand Luxury Itinerary

  • Discover Thailand, a country rich in culture, cuisine and heavenly islands.
  • Immerse in the enticing and impeccable Thai  hospitality.
  • From luxury accommodation in off-the-beaten-track locations to privately guided tours, our in-depth, first-hand knowledge of Thailand will provide a highly bespoke experience.
  • Explore the riches and bustling adventures of Bangkok, Thailand.
  • Discover the Emerald Buddha (Wat Pra Kaew) and the giant gold Reclining Buddha at Wat Pho.
  • Cook  Thai specialties and take home exceptional recipes.
  • In 12 days of of Thai experience, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime.

Preferred Hotels New Zealand

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Preferred Hotels New Zealand from the North to the South Island.

Queenstown Preferred Hotels

Spire Hotel

the-spire-hotel-staffModern elegance in the heart of Queenstown. The centrally located hotel offers superb hospitality. The Spire Hotel Queenstown was completely redone in June 2014 as a luxury boutique hotel iThe Spire Hotel Queenstown features ten spacious luxuriously appointed guest suites. As close to perfection as you can get, The Spire is elegant, beautiful and defines what luxury in Queenstown, New Zealand is all about. Our professional, friendly and genuine team makes our luxury boutique hotel the perfect base from which to work and play in New Zealand’s premier alpine resort. The Imperium Collection has simply the best luxury accommodation Queenstown has to offer.

Azur Lodge

For those who want to be near Queenstown and take in the natural, rugged beauty of the region Azure Lodge is the right choice. Azure Lodge offers nine private villas designed to let you absorb the incredible views in chic luxury and total privacy.      deck-chairs-tss-w950h595

Queenstown New Zealand

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Highlights Queenstown New Zealand

  • Queenstown New Zealand presents an eclectic mix of visual and sensual experiences.
  • Queenstown New Zealand offers year-round travel excitement, a skiing paradise in the winter and a hiking heaven in the summer.
  • Gateway to Milford Sound with jaw-dropping natural scenery.
  • Queenstown Time Walk

Hiking Routebrun Track South Island

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Highlights Guided Hike Routeburn Track South Island

  • Ultimate alpine adventure, weaving through meadows, reflective tarns and alpine gardens.
  • Spectacular vistas over vast mountain ranges and valleys.
  • Wind through the Routeburn gorge along the crystal-clear Route Burn (river).Take in spectacular views of the Hollyford valley and Darren Mountains.

Guided Hike on the Routeburn Track

Since the 1880’s the Routeburn Track has proved to be one of the most accessible and popular journeys into New Zealand’s forests and mountains. The Routeburn Track passes through two national parks, Fiordland and Mount Aspiring, and is part of Te Wahipounamu, South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.

We offer full day of hiking on the Routeburn Track, one of New Zealand’s most famous walks. Or if you prefer, try the 2-3 day trek. Our guided day your takes you up the wide smooth track to Routeburn Flats. Your guide will point out the unique flora and birdl ife of the Routeburn Valley. Enjoy a drink and lunch at Routeburn Flats Hut while taking in the splendor of the surrounding mountains. Next, head on to the Routeburn Falls or meander back home. Our guides will transfer you back to your hotel in Queenstown.

The Routeburn Track traverses wild and scenic mountain country between the Hollyford and Dart Valleys at the base of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. Since the 1880’s the Routeburn Track has proved to be one of the most accessible and popular journeys into New Zealand’s forests and mountains.

 

 

 

Hawke’s Bay New Zealand

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Highlights Hawke’s Bay New Zealand

  • Hawke’s Bay New Zealand presents an eclectic mix of visual and sensual experiences.
  • Discover Hawke’s Bay New Zealand’s leading producer of red wines.
  • Experience the greatest concentration of Art Deco architecture below the equator
  • Don’t miss Cape Kidnappers, home to the largest accessible gannet colony in the world, perched on the edge of a rugged coastline.
  • Take a break from the world at the Greenhill Lodge
  • Walk, hike or bike along the miles of nature trails and if you get a clear day, you can see as far as volcano of Ruapehu in the distance.

Auckland New Zealand

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Highlights Auckland New Zealand

  • Auckland, with its international airport is gateway to all of New Zealand.
  • Auckland’s multi-cultural population provides a colourful city which is influenced by Pacific, Asian, European and indigenous Maori culture.
  • Discover the city’s spectacular setting on the clean Waitemata Harbour that results in Auckland being called the ‘City of Sails’.
  • Auckland New Zealand has been rated the third most livable city in the world.
  • Auckland’s water activity and sailing adventures are ready for you when you are.

Buzios Brazil

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THE EXPERIENCE

Buzios, Brazil is one of the most popular tourist cities in the world, offering diversity and style. Buzios is a city with the charm of a rustic fishing village and the elegance of a French resort. Buzios is also home to musicians, painters, sculptors and craftsmen, the city offers an arts and cultural environment through its many ateliers. There is a thriving international cuisine but local favorites of traditional fresh-caught seafood are winners. Buzios offers more than 20 beaches: small or large, rocky or sandy, open to the sea or in tranquil bays. There are many contrasts, but the warmth and happiness of the local people and the natural beauty are consistent throughout. Buzios is famous for warm waters and beautiful coastlines.

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Experience

Rio de Janeiro, where sparkling waters, beautiful people, historic neighborhoods, and museums combine with the rich sounds of Samba to create one of the most striking cities in the world. The “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Marvelous City), as Brazilians call it, displays a unique blend of bustling metropolis with beautiful mountain ranges, rain forests and wetlands, tremendous wealth and crushing poverty. Old traditions are juxtaposed with the city’s push for modernity.

M/Y San Jose – Galapagos Islands

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Highlights

  • Travel through the Galapagos Islands on one of the most luxurious of small 16-passenger boats.
  • Spot sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas, explore archaic volcanic tunnels, and, like Darwin before you, cross paths with giant tortoises.
  • Snorkel, scuba, or kayak in these pristine waters teaming with underwater life.
  • Guided hikes on uneven foot trails and paths help you see the islands’ animals and landscape of the Galapagos Islands.
  • Visit a turtle breeding farm.
  • Explore both land and marine fauna in the Galapagos archipelago
  • Galapagos Islands is an inimitable adventure.

Authentic Tuscan Trails Insider Travel

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Highlights of Authentic Tuscany

  • Discover Florence from an insider’s view, including the Ponte Vecchio, Brunelleschi’s Duomo, Michelangelo’s works, and hidden medieval family towers.
  • Stroll through the Renaissance town of Pienza.
  • Meander through the ancient streets and alleys of the medieval towns of Siena, Montepulciano and Cortona.
  • Sip a glass of world-class Brunello wine.
  • Walk in the hills around Montalcino and take in the sweeping vistas of the Val d’Orcia.
  • Awaken your senses with a cooking class followed by an authentic mouth-watering Tuscan dinner.
  • Learn about the ancient Etruscans.

New Orleans Yucatan Ballroom Dance Crystal Cruise

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New Orleans and the Yucatan: Ballroom Dance Crystal Cruise

December 15 – 22, 2018.

Highlights of New Orleans and the Yucatan Ballroom Dance Crystal Cruise

  • Awaken your senses with Dixieland Jazz along the great Mississippi River.
  • Ballroom dance on Crystal Cruises Symphony with our award-winning and intentionally acclaimed dance professionals.
  • Dancing nightly to live music hosted by our professionals.
  • Be entertained with top nightly shows, daily group dance lessons hosted by our Evia dance professionals, our signature cocktail parties, and more.
  • Basque in the warmth and sunshine of the Yucatan Peninsula from Belize to Cozumel.
  • Sip complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits.
  • Complimentary gratuities for all dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse butler staff.
  • Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute® and Computer University@Sea® with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, wellness, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad film making.
  • Complimentary fitness and Wellness at Sea® programs with classes in yoga, mat Pilates, Spinning®, and so much more!
  • Don’t miss the boat? Our cruise fare represents savings of 60% off regular cruise fare prices. This dance cruise and discount is only available through EVIA. LET’S TALK

Mediterranean Ballroom Dance Cruise

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Mediterranean Ballroom Dance Cruise

Highlights of our Mediterranean Ballroom Dance Cruise April 8-17, 2019

  • Sharpen your ballroom dance skills on our Mediterranean Ballroom Dance cruise; with our award-winning and internationally acclaimed ballroom dance professionals.
  • Enjoy nightly ballroom dancing to live music, nightly shows, award-winning dance teachers, daily group dance lessons, and more on as we cruise from Monte Carlo to Lisbon aboard Crystal Symphony.
  • Our Mediterranean Ballroom Dance Cruise will take you from Monte Carlo to Lisbon, including visits to the 3,000-year-old Cádiz, the Western world’s oldest continuously inhabited city.
  • Hike in Corsica our lunge on the beaches of Marllorca.
  • Delight in complimentary select fine wines, champagne and premium spirits.
  • Complimentary gratuities for all dining, bar, housekeeping and Penthouse butler staff.
  • Complimentary enrichment via the innovative Creative Learning Institute® and Computer University@Sea® with classes in diverse topics such as world affairs, wellness, art, wine appreciation, digital photography and iPad filmmaking.
  • Complimentary fitness and Wellness at Sea® programs with classes in yoga, mat Pilates, Spinning®, and so much more!
  • Don’t miss the boat? Our cruise fare represents savings of 60% off regular cruise fare prices. This dance cruise and discount is only available through EVIA. 
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South Africa Classic Tailor-made journey

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Experience awe-inspiring South Africa on a seamlessly planned tailor-made journey. A land that is vast, wild, and exciting. See the Big 5 for yourself. Explore South Africa’s the rugged natural beauty. Taste incredible wines and visit the green winelands created by Dutch settlers. Understand South Africa’s tumultuous background and the pain and struggle of the country’s heroes and founders.

Cooking in Florence

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Year round

Trip Length 4-6 hours
Where Florence
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Cooking class, wine, prosecco, full course meal
Minimum of 2 people required for this tour.
Price upon request

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We also offer a 5-day trip to Florence focusing on culture and cooking. Click here for more information on our 5-day trip. Continuing reading for our half day cooking experience.

Cambodia Temperature and Rainfall

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Cambodia Temperature and Rainfall

This chart is provided to help guide your travel plans. June to October are the wettest months. April is the hottest. While December, January, February and March are the driest and coolest months, these are also the peak season travel time. Novembercambodia-rainfall-temperatur-chart is still dry and relatively cool, with slightly fewer crowds.

 

 

 

 

 

Costa Rica Volcanoes and Beaches Guanacaste

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  • Discover rich ecological wonders as you walk or zipline above the treetop canopy on suspended bridges.
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of Costa Rica’s habitats as you explore with your highly trained naturalist guides, keeping an eye out for caimans, monkeys, river otters, toucans and butterflies.
  • Explore the Arenal region with a bird’s-eye view from numerous fixed and hanging bridges positioned at or above the tree line.
  • Relax on a sunset cruise along the ocean shores.

  • Basque in the warm sun of the Guanacaste’s wide open beaches while sipping a margarita.

Costa Rica Volcanoes and Manuel Antonio

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  • Discover rich ecological wonders as you walk or zipline above the treetop canopy on suspended bridges.
  • Gain firsthand knowledge of Costa Rica’s habitats as you explore with your highly trained naturalist guides, keeping an eye out for caimans, monkeys, river otters, toucans and butterflies.
  • Explore the Arenal region with a bird’s-eye view from numerous fixed and hanging bridges positioned at or above the tree line.
  • Visit Manuel Antonio, one of the most bio diverse spots in the world.

Paracus Peru

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Highlights in Paracus

  • Tailor-made-travel* through our concierge service.
  • Visit the only marine protected area in Peru with incredible wildlife similar to that of the Galapagos Islands.
  • Try sandboarding on desert dunes of the Paracus peninsula.
  • Dine under the desert stars.
  • Fly over the Nazca lines.

Suggested Activities while in Paracus:

Desert Adventure

Iclip_image028t is claimed that Paracas is the most arid desert in the world; rain is quite infrequent, and its dunes create an incomparable image at evening or dawn. This region, where the winds blows from east to west, teems with history and culture, and the landscape will take your breath away.

Enjoy the action and adventure of crossing this desert in SUV’s driven by experts who know the spectacular Paracas dunes. It all ends with a dinner under the stars in a choice location. Live this incredible experience where it’s just you and nature. Dinner included and the adventure typically begins in the late afternoon.

 

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Tour the only marine protected area in Peru, home to sea lions, Humboldt’s penguins, dolphins, and hundreds of bird species.The Paracas Natural Reserve is an Eden for nature lovers, where they can admire the ocean, the desert, and incredible wildlife diversity. Not only is it one of the richest aquatic ecosystems in the world, but also a regional reserve for migratory birds. This part of the Peruvian coast is the habitat for 260 marine bird species, but there are others, as well… the Andean fox, Peru Pacific iguana, Andean condor, etc.

Alluring Amalfi

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Highlights

  • Soak up stunning views of Amalfi’s alluring coastline.
  • Hike along the Amalfi Coast’s famed paths carved into the rock – once the only access between the isolated villages set among the cliffs.
  • Dine on exquisite local cuisine.
  • Sip the intoxicating limoncello.
  • Go back in time and place on a privately guided tour in legendary Pompeii.
  • Meander the serpentine alleys in the picturesque coastal villages of Amalfi, Positano, Ravello, and Capri.
  • Discover why the Amalfi Coast has for centuries lured kings and queens, artists, writers, and others to the sun drenched isles.
  • Visit the superb gardens of Villa Cimbrone.

Cambodia Classic Itinerary

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Highlights Cambodia Classic

  • Prepare to be mesmerized by the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor Wat.
  • Our crowd avoidance itineraries let you listen to the sounds of nature at work as you stand alone in the morning mist among the soaring trees and serpentine roots of Ta Prohm.
  • Visit the Angkorian waterway late in the afternoon and her only the dip of your boatman’s oar and the call of the redheaded whistling ducks as you sip your sunset drink.
  • Get introduced to the most talented artisans and restorative spas.
  • Visit authentic markets.

Cusco To Machu Picchu Deluxe

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Highlights of Cusco To Machu Picchu Trip

  • Investigate extraordinary ruins, walk along cobbled streets and become acquainted with Spanish colonial history.
  • Explore the Sacred Valley’s vibrant Andean culture.
  • Visit colorful markets.
  • Trace the path of the ancient Inca civilization. Walk along a part of the Inca trail. Visit the protected site of Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological wonders.

WORLD TRAVEL

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WORLD TRAVEL

We offer travel anywhere in the world through our concierge service. Tell us where in the world you want to go and we’ll make it happen.* We have some amazing ready-to- book adventures to choose from. Or, if you’re looking for something more customized then let us design a tailor-made journey. Our custom adventures let you fit as much in as possible or take things at a relaxed pace, combine culture with sports, photography with nature, and more… just ask.

The Benefits of Tailor-Made Travel

  • Travel at your own pace – fit more (or less) into your time
  • Concentrate on what interests you
  • Get personalized advice from the experts
  • Save money by only including things you really want
  • Stay at the hotels of your choice
  • Select where and when meals are included

*Note: Our custom journeys are for travel using 4 star, 5 star and luxury properties only.

Click on one of the country’s below to discover some of our most popular ready-to-book world travel adventures. Want something custom, want more information about world travel, just contact us at info@eviactive.com

 

ARGENTINA: Buenos Aires

ARGENTINA: Patagonia

CAMBODIA: Angkor Wat

COSTA RICA: Volcanoes and Beaches

ECUADOR: Yachting in the Galapagos

ITALY: Amalfi Coast

NEPAL: Anaapurna Trekking

PERU: Trek the Inca Trail

PERU: Machu Picchu in style

PERU: Paracus and the Nazca Lines

 

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NEPAL TREKKING

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Fly over Everest, visit Kathmandu and hike the Annapurna Mountains

We are deeply saddened by the recent earthquakes in Nepal. The loss of life and livelihood is tragic. If you are interested in helping please click here to make a secure donation to help the people of Nepal.

  • Be inspired by the incomparable Mount Everest.
  • Walk through the streets of Kathmandu and take in the exquisite architecture of Durbar Square.
  • In Pokhara you’ll see the last ancestral home of the Nepalese dynasty.
  • See the sunrise over mountains that have for centuries been revered by the Nepalese and have captivated the imagination of Westerners.
  • Trek through terraced hills and past small villages, still home to local mountain people.

PLAN A TRIP

DAY 1: ARRIVAL KATHMANDU

Upon arrival in Kathmandu proceed to clear customs and then to the exit where you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel. You will have a short briefing and a Q&A. Time permitting there is time for a short orientation walk.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Dwarika Hotel In Kathmandu  http://www.dwarikas.com

 

DAY 2: KATHMANDU

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Today you are taken on a tour of Kathmandu Durbar Square and Swoyambhunath Stupa. The stunning architecture of Kathmandu Durbar Square and the complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built in 1200 to 1768 A.D., used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. You will experience that which epitomizes the religions and cultural life of the people. Continue to Swayambhunath west of Kathmandu. The great stupa of Swayambhunath which is considered to be over 2500 years old marks the point where the legendary patriarch Manjushri discovered the lotus of the ancient valley lake. Constructed to specific rules each with a symbolic meaning, the stupa of Swayambhunath is a model of its kind.

An early morning Mountain Flight to see Everest and the central Himalayas up close is possible today.

ACCOMMODATIONS: Dwarika Hotel In Kathmandu (B) 

Amalfi Coast And The Isle Of Capri

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Highlights

  • Discover Naples, the birthplace of the “pizza”.
  • Hike the mountainous trails of the  Amalfi Coast famed for paths carved into the rock – once the only access between the isolated villages set amongst the cliffs.
  • Walk serpentine alleys in picturesque coastal villages of Amalfi, Positano, Capri, and Sorrento.
  • Luxuriate in the Amalfi Coast, a place that has for centuries lured kings and queens, artists, writers, and now you, to her sun drenched isles.
  • Follow the history of the ancient Romans as you tread their well-worn paths.
  • Be intoxicated by the glorious landscapes of the Amalfi Coast.

Chianti countryside and wines

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Highlights

  • Walk with our local expert guide through the cobbled streets of the Tuscan hill towns and off-the-beaten tourist path.
  • Sip a glass of Brunello or Chianti wines.
  • Taste freshly pressed olive oil.
  • Enjoy hearty Tuscan cuisine, wineries, and specialty food tastings (plan includes all breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners).
  • Daily walks among the quintessential Chianti vineyards.
  • Some trips offer an optional pre-breakfast yoga warm-up.

Biking Tuscany

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Highlights of Biking Tuscany Trip

  • Stay in Renaissance Pienza, rebuilt to its current beauty by Pope Pius II.
  • Cycle through rolling vineyards, golden wheat fields and chalky white hills.
  • Savor pecorino cheese, homemade pasta pici, and fruity olive oils.
  • Sip Tuscan wines including the famed Brunello and Nobile.
  • Experience the essence of Tuscany where history and beauty fill the heart as water fills a well.

Buenos Aires

Congress Square downtown Buenos Aires, Argentina

Half Day and Full Day Tours Available

Buenos Aires is an amazing international city that can be visited on its own for a few days, in combination with travel to other parts of Argentina, or as place to spend a week or two as one would in Paris, London, or New York. With a rich tango culture, opera culture, exceptional museums, exquisite architecture,superb gastronomy, and an outdoor cafe life, Buenos Aires is a city of great intrigue and elegance.

Consult our concierge service to plan your Buenos Aires adventure. Read from our list of highlights to be enjoyed. We recommend between 3 and 4 nights in Buenos Aires, more if you really like to get a sense of place or if you plan to try some tango. Our half day and full day tours are available year-round.

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Castellini in Chianti Women’s

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Highlights

  • Visit authentic Chianti, an idyllic terrain of vineyards and lush woods, quaint farmhouses, fabulous wineries, and interesting churches, and Etruscan ruins.
  • Enjoy views over small wine estates and wooded hills.
  • Meander through medieval and renaissance villages
  • Taste the perfect pizza or savor an authentic gelato.
  • Meander through cobblestone streets and discover local shops.
  • Enjoy authentic Tuscan food and wine.

Chianti – Val D’Orcia

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Highlights

  • Visit authentic Chianti, an idyllic terrain of vineyards and lush woods, quaint farmhouses, interesting villas, and fabulous wineries.
  • Enjoy views over small wine estates and wooded hills. Meander through Tuscan villages.
  • Explore castles, some of them hosting highly regarded wineries, others abandoned in the forests.
  • Visit churches that quietly hide some remarkable art.
  • Enjoy outstanding Tuscan food and wine.

Chianti Classic

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Highlights

  • Walk with our local expert guide through the cobbled streets of the Tuscan hill towns of Pienza, Montalcino, Montepulciano, and Montichiello.
  • Sip a glass of Brunello or Chianti wines. Taste freshly pressed olive oil.
  • Enjoy authentic Tuscan cuisine (plan includes all breakfasts, two lunches, and three dinners).
  • Visit the local market in Greve.
  • For group departures we can offer a pre morning yoga stretch class.

FLORENCE GUIDED TOUR

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Florence Guided Tour – 3 hrs

 Year round upon request

Trip Length 3 hours
Where Florence
Walk Rating Moderate
Included Full time tour guide, licensed
Meeting spot To be arranged.
Price upon request

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Cinque Terre

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Highlights

  • Stroll past terraced vineyards that have sustained these villages for centuries
  • Walk along the Cinque Terre’s spectacular coastline and admire colourful homes
  • Explore the fishing villages and mountain hamlets along the way
  • Visit the towns of Portofino and Santa Margherita Ligure
  • Enjoy outstanding Ligurian specialties and excellent local wines
  • Discover what makes these picturesque villages such a sought after destination

Marrakech Jewish Heritage Day Tour, Morocco

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Marrakech is a city of underground channels built by the architects from Cordoba, Spain to provide water for the town and Palmery. Our Marrakech Jewish Heritage Day Tour, Morocco is part of our custom-designed travel, offering all services from start to finish. We can plan your day tour, book hotels, arrange private guides, drivers, and more. Our expertise and specialized guides create a memorable journey. We’ve been there, we have our own stories to share, we share our knowledge.

Marrakech Jewish Heritage Tour  

One-Day Marrakech Jewish Heritage Private Tour includes visiting the Jewish Mellah of Marrakech, the Marrakesh Synagogues, Jewish Sites, Moroccan Heritage & Cultural Sites. Our tour includes a visit to the Marjorelle gardens and combines well with our other Morocco tours.

Highlights of Marrakech Jewish Heritage Day tour

  • Imagine your own journey in an exotic city with generations of stories and the history of many cultures.
  • Experience a barrage on the senses from echoes of the adhān ring in your ears, to mountains of vibrant rainbow colored spices, to indigo blue and yellow tiles on walls and floors.
  • Explore Jewish quarter of this former imperial capital.
  • Learn stories of the Jewish Mellah and the Spice Souk.
  • Stay in elegant and exotic accommodations.

Eat, Drink, Walk Tuscany

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Tuscany Back Stage Pass

Escape to Tuscany’s idyllic landscape. There is something eminently peaceful in wandering through vineyards and olive groves, passing vines tended by generations of winemakers, and savoring traditional cuisine made of the freshest local ingredients. Walk the lush rolling hills and medieval towns with their meandering roads.  Experience the magic of medieval towns and renaissance landscapes and you’ll never want to leave.

  • Discover the Tuscany countryside, culture, food, and traditions.
  • Visit the Tuscany of your dreams on this awesome trip.
  • Check out Chianti’s main wine market town of Greve.
  • Walk past vineyards to the Castello di Brolio, home of the original Chianti Classico recipe.
  • Enjoy guided visits to important Tuscan towns of Siena, Florence and Pienza.
  • Meander up the steep hills of Medieval Montalcino.
  • Savor the super Tuscans: Brunello di Montalcino and more.
  • This is a bespoke travel group limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Classic Patagonia and Buenos Aires

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Highlights for Classic Patagonia and Buenos Aires Trip

  • Discover a city where old world European charm melds with a new world vibe
  • Scintillate to the music and spectacle of a tango show
  • Gaze at wide open space carved by glaciers
  • Walk across wind-swept steppes to Lago Argentino
  • Strap on crampons and climb Perito Moreno Glacier
  • Indulge in gourmet meals

Cusco To Machu Picchu Women’s Adventure

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Highlights of Cusco To Machu Picchu Trip

  • Visit religious and cultural ruins of the Inca civilization.
  • Learn about Spanish colonial history.
  • Trace the path of the ancient Inca civilization.
  • Visit colorful markets.
  • Explore the sacred valley with its ruins and vibrant Andean culture.
  • Walk along a part of the Inca trail to the protected site of Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological wonders.

Inca Trail Hike

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Highlights of Inca Trail Hike

  • Take a scenic drive from Cusco airport to the Sacred Vally of the Incas.
  • Explore the Sacred Valley’s vibrant Andean culture.
  • Visit colorful markets in Pisac or Chinchero.
  • Trace the path of the ancient Inca civilization.
  • Revel in your accomplishment after a 4-day hike the Inca Trail.
  • Enenter Machu Picchu via the sun gate and visit the protected site of Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological wonders.

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands 8 days

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Highlights

  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
  • Cross the Equator line
  • Hike through the Andean countryside and visit the condor restoration project
  • Visit Otavalo, an indigenous market and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit the leather town of Cotacahi
  • Watch local weavers as they demonstrate artistic weaving techniques used for centuries
  • Enjoy deluxe historic accommodations and traditional local food.

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands 10 Days

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Highlights

  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
  • Cross the Equator line
  • Hike through the Andean countryside and visit the condor restoration project
  • Visit Otavalo, an indingenous market and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit the leather town of Cotacachi
  • Watch local weavers as they demonstrate artistic techniques used for centuries
  • Enjoy deluxe historic accommodations and traditional local food.

COOKING AND CULTURE – FLORENCE AND TUSCAN HILL TOWNS

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Capture the essence and flavors of Tuscany on our iconic cooking and culture trip. Visit Florence and the Tuscan Hills. Feast your eyes on picturesque rolling hills, charming renaissance gardens, medieval towns, and hill-hugging vineyards. Whether it’s your first time, or if you’ve been there before, let the magic of Tuscany memorize you.

Highlights

  • Florence Cooking and Cooking will awaken your senses.
  • Tuscan wine tour and tasting.
  • Heritage architectureal  walking tour of Florence.
  • Tour of Siena including Piazza del Campo and Palazzo Pubblico.
  • Sleep in the noble house of a Renaissance Villa, surrounded by heritage protected vineyards.
  • Cooking with our Master Chef, making authentic regional foods using updated versions of centuries-old Tuscan family recipes.
  • Go deep into the heart of the Tuscan countryside.
  • Sip wine fat our carefully selected vineyards.
  • Meander the cobbled streets in Medieval Siena a and Renaissance Florence with our expert local guide.
  • Visit authentic food markets and learn about local produce.
  • Eat, drink, walk and be immersed in Tuscan culture. Enjoy!

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Florence – Chianti: Culture & Shopping

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Highlights

  • Greve, the main market town in the heart of the Chianti region.
  • Guided walking tour of Florence, from Italian Gothic architecture to Renaissance gems.
  • See Michelangelo’s David, the Florence Duomo and more.
  • Sip a glass of perfect wine at the Villa del Cigliano.
  • Designer outlet shopping in the heart of Tuscany.
  • Quintessential Tuscan landscapes.

Vatican, Rome

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Guided tour of the Vatican

Private Tour of the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel and St. Peter’s Basilica – 4hrs

Galapagos Treasures of Galapagos Boat Tour

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Highlights

  • Discover the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands
  • Cross the Equator line on this Galapagos boat tour
  • Hike through the Andean countryside
  • Visit Otavalo, an indigenous market and UNESCO world heritage site
  • Visit the leather town of Cotacahi and watch master weavers demonstrate techniques that have been used for centuries to produce colorful cloths.
  • Swim with seals, come face-to face with blue-footed boobies, and other animals that led Darwin to his theory of the evolution.
  • In the Andes mountains, enjoy historic accommodations and traditional local food.

Galapagos Odyssey First Class Yacht

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Highlights

  • Spot sea lions sharing the beach with marine iguanas, explore archaic volcanic tunnels, and, like Darwin before you, cross paths with giant tortoises.
  • Sail aboard a 1st class 16 passenger yacht.
  • Hike on uneven foot trails and paths designed to help you see the islands’ animals and landscape.
  • Visit a turtle breeding farm.
  • Explore both land and marine fauna in the Galapagos archipelago
  • Galapagos Islands is an inimitable adventure.

Scuba Diving on the Galapagos Sky

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Highlights of our Galapagos Sky – Luxury Scuba Diving Trip

  • Visit the Galapagos in a 16 passenger dive boat
  • 9 crew members to attend to all dive and other needs
  • Explore both land and marine fauna in the Galapagos archipelago
  • Swim with radiant fish, colourful marine life and other animals endemic to the region

GIRLS’ TUSCAN GETAWAY

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Girls’ Tuscan Getaway Highlights

  • Visit the Tuscany of your dreams on this awesome trip and create a memory of a lifetime.
  • Stay in the Noble House of an authentic Renaissance Villa where you will cook Tuscan family recipes with our professional Chef.
  • Visit Greve, the main market and wine town in the heart of the Chianti region.
  • Walk past vineyards to the Catello di Brolio, home of the original Chianti Classico recipe.
  • Sip a perfect glass of wine at a Tuscan vineyard.
  • Guided visit to important Tuscan towns of Lucca, Florence and Volpaia.
  • Enjoy a unique personal adventure in the company of other women.
  • Be treated to quintessential Tuscan landscapes and rolling hills.
  • Walk between the iconic cypress trees made famous by Renaissance painters.
  • This is a bespoke travel group limited to a maximum of 10 people.

Mindo Cloud Forest | Day Trip

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Highlights

  • Visit Mindo Cloud Forest, one of the richest Eco-systems in Ecuador.
  • Hike in primary forests filled with the wildlife specific to a tropical environment.
  • Discover flora and fauna of a rainforest and learn how important the rainforest is to our survival.
  • Taste a traditional lunch based on regional organic food products.

Patagonia Hiking: El Chalten & El Calafate

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Highlights

  • 4 nights/5 days
  • First Class or luxury accommodations as specified by the client in El Chalten and in El Calafate
  • 2 nights in El Chalten with amazing Patagonia hikes and views of Fitz Roy Mountain
  • 1 night in El Calafate and trip to Perito Moreno Glacier
  • 1 night in Buenos Aires

 

Piedmonte and the Lakes Region

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Highlights of Piedmonte and the Lakes Region Trip

  • Walk amongst pristine glacial lakes.
  • Take in vistas of the Italian Alps.
  • Explore the lake-side towns of Stresa, Lugano and Bellagio.
  • Enjoy the fine local cuisine and the wines of Piemonte and Lombardia.

The Tuscan Vacation Sampler

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Highlights for the Tuscan Vacation Sampler

  • Walk into a Tuscan painting, past iconic cypress trees and sculpted hills.
  • Meander through the cobbled lanes of a living renaissance town.
  • Visit the medieval walled cities of Montalcino, Cortona, and more.
  • Discover authentic cheese and leather shops as you wander through serpentine alleys.
  • Hike along paths used for centuries by the Etruscans and Romans.
  • Taste famous wines of Chianti, Bruenllo, and Vino Nobile.
  • Follow in the footsteps of the ancient Romans as you hike past working farms and vineyards to the Romanesque Abbey of Sant’Antimo.
  • Try your hand at authentic Italian cooking.

Tuscany’s Chianti Region

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Highlights

  • Visit Tuscany’s authentic Chianti region with an idyllic terrain of vineyards, lush woods, quaint farmhouses, fabulous wineries, interesting churches, and Etruscan ruins.
  • Delight in fabulous views over small wine estates and wooded hills.
  • Meander through medieval and renaissance villages
  • Reawaken your sense with perfect pizza and sumptuous gelato.
  • Discover Pienza, the perfect mix of architecture, food and trasdition.
  • Explore the small hamlet of Chianti with picture perfect towns like Greve and Castelini in Chianti
  • Breath the timeless character of medieval Montalcino and Montepulciano.
  • Savor authentic Tuscan food and wine.

Quito And The Galapagos Islands

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Highlights

  • Meander through the streets of Quito, a UNESCO world heritage city.
  • Swim in warm blue waters teeming with marine life and some of the world’s best snorkeling.
  • Marvel at creatures that are unique to the Galapagos Islands.
  • Participate in daily on-shore walks and discover land animals that led Darwin to his theory of evolution.
  • Relax aboard an adventure cruise in the waters off the coast of Ecuador with only the sounds of nature and the lights of the night stars in the sky.

Sicily: Eastern Island

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Highlights

  • Stunning beaches and turquoise seas.
  • Miles and miles of vineyards rivaling Tuscany and Piedmonte.
  • Walk along Mt. Etna, Italy’s highest mountain.
  • Stunning architecture left behind by centuries of invaders, from the Phoenicians to the Greeks, from the Moors to the Romans.
  • Sicilian delicacies such as grantia, fresh seafood, artisan chocolate, and heady wines.

Tuscany-Umbria Sojourn

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Highlights of Tuscany-Umbria Sojourn

  • Stroll through the Renaissance town of Pienza.
  • Meander through the ancient streets and alleys of the medieval towns of Montalcino, Montepulciano and Cortona.
  • Experience lunch in a Tuscan farmhouse.
  • Sip a glass of world-class Brunello wine.
  • Walk in the hills around Montalcino and take in the sweeping vistas of the Val d’Orcia.
  • Visit the Umbrian towns of Orvieto and Todi.
  • Walk through the rolling Tuscan countryside.
  • Learn about the Etruscans.