Basque Country ~ Spain & France

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Discover what it means to be Basque in its Spanish and French regions.
  • Marvel at the shimmering, titanium-clad Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, Frank Gehry’s wondrous masterpiece.
  • Savor the shared love of food and drink at a txoko, a private Basque dining club.
  • Bask in the idyllic beauty of La Concha Bay in San Sebastián.
  • Delight in picturesque Espelette, where flame-red strands of peppers adorn whitewashed homes.
  • Fill your glass right from the cask in a rustic cidrerie, a Basque cider house.
  • Learn about the Routes of Santiago de Compostela as you visit sites on these famed pilgrimage paths.

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Celtic Wonders

11 DAY Land Journeys


  • Immerse yourself in Scottish and Welsh history at Edinburgh Castle, Conwy Castle and Caernarfon Castle.
  • Walk in the footsteps of ancient Roman soldiers along Hadrian’s Wall.
  • Tap your toes to lively Scottish and Welsh music and meet musicians who share their cultural legacy with you.
  • Explore the vibrant city of Dublin.
  • Savor lunch along Loch Lomond and admire the beauty of the Trossachs.
  • Marvel at the sparkling blue lakes and glacier-carved valleys of Lake District National Park and the soaring mountains of Snowdonia National Park.
  • Embark on a voyage across the Irish Sea from Wales to Ireland, the Emerald Isle.

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Classical Cities of Spain

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Stay in the heart of Segovia’s old town at a 17th-century convent-turned-deluxe hotel overlooking the Spanish plains.
  • Marvel at Segovia’s Roman aqueduct and fairy-tale Alcázar.
  • Study the paintings in Madrid’s Prado Museum and visit La Granja de San Ildefonso, a royal palace whose gardens rival those of Versailles.
  • Feast your eyes on the “Golden City” of Salamanca, home to a beautiful 12th-century university, the country’s oldest.
  • Sip Duero Valley wines and savor a delicious lunch at a hacienda.
  • Survey the medieval wall and battlements that surround the historic city of Ávila.

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Enchanting Bavaria

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Bask in Bavaria’s sublime beauty, surrounded by highland peaks, flower-filled meadows and shimmering lakes.
  • Kick back, unwind and feel rejuvenated at your chalet-style resort and spa in tranquil Oberstaufen.
  • Celebrate Bavarian-style in a traditional alpine hut, complete with tasty dishes, refreshing beer and rousing music
  • Enter a storybook landscape while cruising Lake Constance and meandering through Lindau’s lovely island old town.
  • Be enchanted by Bavaria’s sumptuous architectural gems.
  • Observe local craftspeople and farmers in action as you learn about cherished Alps folk arts and customs.
  • Revel in gorgeous, panoramic vistas and a delectable fondue lunch on a Swiss mountaintop.

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Florence in the Serene Season

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Experience the true essence of enchanting Florence during a quieter time of year.
  • Stroll through the city’s intimate streets and beautiful piazzas, a veritable outdoor museum of Renaissance glories.
  • Marvel at the breathtaking Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, clad in white, pink and green marble and topped by Brunelleschi’s magnificent dome.
  • Take more time to enjoy Michelangelo’s David and the centuries of priceless art in the Uffizi during this tranquil season.
  • Relax with the locals and treat yourself to irresistible Italian specialties, from handmade pasta to heavenly gelato.
  • Revel in the medieval brilliance of Tuscan towns San Gimignano and Siena.
  • Sip Italy’s iconic wine in the romantic Chianti countryside.
  • Enjoy three UNESCO World Heritage sites without the high-season crowds.

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