Places We Have Been

Sicily and the Island of Malta - February-March 2020

Post trip write up to come.

Previous Trips

Ancient Egypt and Nile River Cruise Egypt and River Nile trip was a fantastic adventure. We visited Cairo, Lexor, Karnik, Valley of the Kings, Edfu, Kom Ombo, the Island of Agilika, Abu Sombal and more.
Copenhagen/Oslo/Scenic Norway In September 2019 we traveled to Copenhagen, Odense and explored the home of Hans Christian Anderson. We stayed in Oslo for two nights, traveled to Drobak, the original home of Santa Claus. We visited the Grieg Homestead, home of the famous pianist and conductor with a 30-minute concert in his own concert hall. We had the pleasure of visiting the famous Kon-Tiki Museum and then traveled to Stalheim with its breathtaking views of the mountains. We took the Flaam Railroad on our way to Leikander. Our travels concluded with a trip to and into the Geiranger Fjord then traveling through the Eagles Road to Ajesund before our departure home.
Alaska Cruise & Land
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In August 2019, our travelers spent 4 glorious days on land visiting Anchorage, the Wilderness Park, The Iditarod trail and Denali Park ending with a ride back to Anchorage on the fabulous Alaskan Railroad. We boarded our ship, The Radiance of the Seas, in Seward with views of the Hubbard Glacier (viewing only) and port stops in Juneau, Skagway, Ketchikan and Ice Strait Point concluding with a scenic cruise down the Inside Passage to Vancouver.
Portugal - Barcelona
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In May 2019, we spent 3 glorious days in Lisbon and even got to 'enjoy' 3 days in the 99’s. We toured Lisbon’s colorful downtown neighborhoods of the Barrio, Alto, Alfama and the Baixa. Included in the trip were visits to Sao Jorge Castle, Belen Tower and Jeronimos Monastgery with a fantastic soulful Fado performance and dinner to end our stay.

Traveling to Faro we made stops in Evora, Beja and Lagos. A memorable stop was to “The end of the World”, St. Vincent’s at the Promotory of Sagres. We then flew to Barceloa for our final 3 nights visiting the Picasso Museum and the Barcelona Cathedral.

Our visit to the Sagrada Familia Church was memorable and was designed by Antoni Gaudi. We also visited the delightful Park Guell. We enjoyed two ½ days of free time in Lisbon and an entire day In Barcelona.
Seine River / Paris
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In September 2018, our adventures took 21 travelers from Paris to Normandy with a return to Paris. On our cruise ship the Amadeus Diamond, many stops and excursions were offered to such delightful ports and cities as Conflans, Rouen, the Abby Trail, Etetat, Honfleur, the Normandy Beaches, fascinating Normandy, the Chateau Gaillard, the home of Giverny and the Palace of Versailles. We concluded with 2 breathtaking nights in The City of Lights, Paris!
Greece and Isles
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In May 2018, we visited Athens, Corinth, Olympia site of the original Olympics, Delphi before flying to the Isle of Mykonos for 2 nights with free time to explore. We then took a ferry to the Island of Santorini where we spent another two nights before taking a ferry back to Athens for some free time before departing for home.
Germany & Switzerland
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In September 2017 we traveled to the Bavaria Alps, explored the Neuschwanstein Castle, the Linderhoff Palace, Innsbruck, Lake Constance, Lindau, and Birnau, while topping off this exciting trip on the top of Jungfrau Mountain.
Northern Italy
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In May 2017 we traveled to Venice, Bellagio, Lake Como, Varenna, Stressa, Lake Maggiore, Milan and finished with three days in Cinque Terra
Rhine River Cruise August 2016 We traveled to Amsterdam and Volendam the into Germany and made port stops in Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz, Rudesheim, Mannheim and Speyer . We continued into France with a stop in Strasburg, ending our cruise in Basel, Switzerland.
Southern Ireland
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May 2016  (We visited Kilkenny, Waterford, Cork, Blarney Castle, traveled the Ring of Kerry, stopped at Burren and walked the beautiful Cliffs of Moher, traveled to Connemara, Galway via Clonmachoise and ended with a couple of days in Dublin.)  
Southern Spain
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October 2015 (The highlights of our Spain trip included Madrid, Toledo, Cordova, Seville, Gibraltar, Ronda (the Bull Fighting Capital of the world), Granada and the Alhambra and Malaga and the beauty of the Costa Del Sol. Five travelers took an extended trip to Barcelona. )
Southern Italy
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April 2015 (Assisi, Siena, Perugia, Tivoli Gardens, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Isle of Capri and Blue Grotto, Pompeii and Rome)
Danube River Cruise/Prague
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Vienna, Budapest, Melk, Bratislava, Szentendre, Esztergom, Prague
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September 2013 (French Riviera, Provence, Paris)
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April 2014 (Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Mykonos, Patmos, Santorini, Crete and Kusadasi, Turkey) 
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August 2013 (Seward, Anchorage, Denali, Hubbard Glacier, Juneau, Skagway, Icy Strait Point, Ketchikan & Inside Passage)
England Tour
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August 2013 (Cotswold Region, Bath, Stonehenge, Warwick Castle, Strafford Upon Avon, Runnymede, Oxford, Hampton Court, London)
Tuscany Tour
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September 2012 (Lucca, Carrara, Colonnata, Pisa, Viareggio, Florence, Siena, Volterra & Rome)
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June 2012 (inside passage, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skagway, Ice Strait Point, Hubbard Glacier, Denali National Park)
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April 2012 (Rome, Assisi, Siena, Bologna, Venice)
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September 2011 (Paris, Versailles, The Lourvre, Geverny (Monet’s Home and Gardens), Loire Valley Castle Tour, Mumm Champagne House, Reims Cathedral and Menet & Chandon Champage Cellars.)
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March 2011 (Athens, Corinth, Epidaurus, Mycenae, Olympia, Delphi, Islands of Hydra, Egina, Poror, Mykonos, Patmos, Santorini, Crete and Kusadasi, Turkey)
Southern Spain February 2011 (Madrid, Seville, Gibraltar, Malaga, Ronda, Mijas, Cordoba, Granada)
Scotland/Wales March 2010 (Edinburgh, Chester England, Cardiff)
Italy April 2010 (Rome-Pompei-Assisi)
Ireland July 2009 (Dublin, Sligo)
Mexico March 2009 (Mexico City, Cuernavaca)
Italy March 2009 Siena- Pisa-Perugia
France January 2008 (Chartres, Loire Valley tour, Paris, etc.)
Switzerland January 2007 (Basel, Zurich, Lucerne, Mt. Palatus)
England February 2006 (Cantebury, London, Cliffs of Dover)

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