Europe

      Amsterdam

      architecture    art    history    performing arts   
      This three-day itinerary explores Amsterdam in depth, visiting the city?s major attractions like the Rijksmuseum and lesser known treasures including antique markets, houseboats, and historic brown cafes. It?s ideal for open-minded travelers who enjoy art, architecture, and contemporary culture. Best any time but July and August.

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      Andalusia

      architecture    food and wine    golf and tennis    history    sun and sea   
      This 11-day driving tour begins in Seville ? one of Spain?s most charming cities ? and explores the picturesque pueblos blancos or white towns of Andalusia, the sun-splashed Costa del Sol, and the magnificent Alhambra in Granada. It?s perfect for those who enjoy architecture and the outdoors. Best in spring and fall when the crowds have thinned out.

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      Barcelona, Catalonia, and the Costa Brava

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      This 14-day driving trip starts in cosmopolitan Barcelona, and visits the Monastery of Montserrat, the spectacular Catalan Pyrenees, and Spain?s rugged Costa Brava or "Wild Coast." Explore Catalonia?s nature reserves and Romanesque villages while staying in dramatic paradors. Ideal for those who enjoy architecture and the outdoors. Best in spring and fall.

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      Florence

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      This four-day itinerary explores the superb Renaissance art and architecture of Florence in depth. There?s enough time to compare Davids (Michelangelo?s, Donatello?s, and Andrea del Verrocchio?s), explore the antique stores of Oltrarno, and discover hidden treasures like Vasari?s Corridor. Ideal for art lovers and history buffs. Best from mid-April to mid-June or mid-September through October.

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      Food and Wine Lover's France

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      This 14-day driving trip begins in historic Dijon and visits the legendary wineries and charming towns of Burgundy, Alsace, and Champagne. It explores Beaune, Colmar, Strasbourg, and Nancy before ending in historic Reims. Ideal for those who appreciate the finer things in life. Best in May, September, or October.

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      Germany's Romantic Road

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      This two-week driving tour begins in Heidelberg and explores the castles and vineyards on the banks of the Neckar River, the medieval villages along the Romantic Road, Mad Ludwig?s Neuschwanstein castle, Garmisch and the Bavarian Alps, as well as Munich, everyone?s favorite German city. Best in spring or fall.

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      Hill Towns of Umbria and Tuscany

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      This 12-day driving tour begins in Orvieto and explores the walled hill town of Spoleto, the magnificent frescoes of St. Francis?s Assisi, Siena ? Italy?s perfectly-preserved Gothic city ? the vineyards of Chianti, medieval San Gimignano with its noble towers, and romantic Lucca. Perfect for art and wine lovers who want to savor Italy?s incomparable charms. Best in spring or fall.

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      London

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      This five-day itinerary explores the city in-depth, visiting major attractions like Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London, as well as hidden treasures like the Hermitage Rooms and the Portobello Road Market. It?s ideal for art lovers, history buffs, and those who enjoy theater and the performing arts. Suitable for first-timers or return visitors. Ideal in early spring or late fall when crowds are at their lowest.

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      London, Paris, and Rome

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      This 14-day itinerary provides an in-depth exploration of Europe?s most exciting capitals: London, Paris, and Rome. There?s plenty of time to discover the cities? hidden corners -- colorful markets, ancient wine cellars, and leafy parks -- in addition to their magnificent monuments and museums. Ideal for first-timers who appreciate a leisurely pace or return visitors who want to dig deeper. Best in early spring or late fall when the crowds have thinned out.

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      Paris

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      This five-day itinerary includes all the city?s major attractions as well as lesser known charms -- from the stately monuments of the Champs Elysee to the legendary cafes of St-Germain-des-Pres. Add it to the beginning or end of any trip to Europe. Suitable for first-timers or frequent visitors. Best in spring and fall.

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      Provence and the Cote d?Azur

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      This two-week driving tour begins in Arles and explores the Roman and Papal history of Avignon, the hillside villages of the Luberon (popularized by Peter Mayle?s "A Year in Provence"), cosmopolitan Aix-en-Provence, Gorges du Verdon ? the Grand Canyon of France ? and the glittering resorts of the Riviera. Ideal for those with an appreciation for art, history, and the finer things in life. Best in spring or fall.

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      Rome

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      This four-day itinerary includes Rome?s major attractions such as the Forum and the Vatican, as well as some lesser known treasures. It uncovers La Dolce Vita, Roman style -- from the trattorias of Trastevere to the chic shops surrounding the Spanish Steps. Add it to any European itinerary. Suitable for first-timers or frequent visitors. Best in spring and fall.

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      The Best of the English Countryside

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      This two-week driving tour begins in the lovely Georgian city of Bath and explores Stonehenge, the Cotswolds, Stratford-upon-Avon, the stately country houses and gardens of central England, the Peak District, the Lakes, and the medieval city of York. Ideal for those who enjoy history and the outdoors. Best in spring or fall.

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      Venice, the Dolomites, and the Italian Lakes

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      This 16-day sojourn through Northern Italy begins in stylish Milan, before traveling by rail to Venice, arguably the most romantic destination in the world. It explores the spectacular Dolomites, the charming city of Verona, and Italy's incomparable lakes -- Como and Maggiore. Ideal for those who love art, architecture, and breathtaking scenery. Best in spring or fall.

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      Vienna, Budapest, and Prague

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      This 13-day rail trip visits the magnificent palaces, art museums, and cafes of Vienna; the one-of-a-kind cultural crossroads of Budapest; and breathtakingly beautiful Prague, where 700 years of history is remarkably preserved. Ideal for experienced, adaptable travelers who enjoy architecture and the performing arts. Best in late spring or early fall.

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