While all of our tours are private and customized, we want you to know that we can offer experiences beyond the typical highlights. Here are some of our specialty tours that let us get creative in the planning process and offer you a completely unique way to travel.
Exclusive Wine Tours
For the discerning oenophile, I have the pleasure of working with some of the best local producers and wine experts in Europe. Our friendly and informal wine focused tours can be from a single day excursion to a full week program. We pride ourselves on visiting small local wineries to learn more about their traditional methods and to get a sense of their own family wine making traditions. Depending on the season, we can include some unique experiences such as grape stomping during the harvest festival, making your own blend and have it bottled to take home, wine tours by helicopter or boat, underwater wine tasting, private pairing dinners and events and so much more. We're able to coordinate tours throughout various locations in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Croatia, Austria and Switzerland. Let us plan a memorable wine tasting excursion for your next trip!
Farm to Table
The concept of farm to table in the US has been passed around more than Mom’s homemade stuffing on Thanksgiving Day. But in Europe, it’s a phrase virtually unheard of by those that live here. Neither a trend, nor a fad, it’s just a way of life. Here are just a few of the unique experiences you can expect on one of our Farm to Table Tours: Lodging in charming, locally run Agriturismos with homemade dinners made from resources on the property served family style, market visits with hands on cooking classes in the home of your personal chef, visit an artisanal cheese maker for a class and tasting, truffle hunting with a local farmer or an afternoon tasting at an extra virgin olive oil producer.
Active Travel: Mind & Body
These are great tours for people who want to enrich their travel and become actively involved in local experiences that go beyond the guidebook. Our Active Travel tours focus on nourishing both your mind and your body in a sophisticated way without worrying about the logistics. Here are some of the experiences we are able to incorporate into a personalized trip to Europe: Art classes such as pottery, watercolor or even glass blowing demonstrations, photography tours, retreats, hiking through the countryside of Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Ireland or France including biking together with a small group or private guide visiting countryside towns, hands on cooking courses, museum lectures with professional docents, private or group language courses, yoga classes, spa treatments, wine pairing and tastings, musical performances and chamber groups, poetry readings, theatre tickets, local exhibitions, volunteering and more.
Our Silver Voyages promise to offer a first class travel experience designed for a more mature audience. You may find yourself at a new chapter in your life, ready to get out there and explore the world with the comfort of knowing you are in good hands. You’re not in your 20's anymore, so why travel that way? No hostels or sharing bathrooms on these trips! Safe, central locations, friendly hotel owners, small high-quality restaurants, local tips and recommendations specific to your own special interests. We want you to feel taken care of every step of the way. You'll have plenty of free time to wander and explore on your own without the stress of having to plan every little detail, that's out job. If traveling solo, you won’t feel that way! We’ll make sure to choose friendly, educated, mature & passionate private guides or small groups who share your enthusiasm, so at the end of your trip, you go home feeling as if you've made new friends.
LGBT Friendly Tours
Chic, stylish, sophisticated, exclusive. Just a few words that describe our LGBT friendly tours throughout Europe. With attention to each and every detail, we are able to create a holiday where you feel pampered and taken care of from start to finish. Our gay friendly tours offer a privileged selection of luxury & boutique hotels in exciting downtown locations, romantic countryside escapes and extravagant coastal hideaways. All of the professional tour guides, drivers and hotel staff we work with are gay friendly and will go above and beyond to make sure your trip is phenominal. We offer insider tips on the best restaurants, nightlife, galleries, concerts, brunch spots, designer shopping, spa treatments and more. We are also happy to help arrange pre/post cruise services if you are traveling with one of the popular LGBT cruise lines that depart out of Europe each season.