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NEW FOR 2013
The Loire Valley is the quintessence of romantic France.
The rural charm of this region is in no way inferior to the cultural wealth of its cities. It’s the castles on the River Loire that are the reason, above all else, why this region is so famous. Kings, feudal lords and ladies of the court, seduced by the beautiful natural setting of the Loire Valley - the ‘Garden of France’ - built several hundred castles, manor houses and dreamy residences.
We have three new trips in this area. Please contact us for details.
The Matterhorn, the formidable mountain in the shape of a tall pyramid, has become the landmark of the village of Zermatt, if not of Switzerland as a whole.
On this walk you arrive Zermatt, the traffic-free village at the foot of the Matterhorn, on foot over a high route that offers ever-changing breathtaking scenery and which saves the grand finale of the sight of the Matterhorn, towering above Zermatt, right to the last day. The walking route covered on this holiday keeps you amongst the high mountains from start to finish and the views are unparalleled.
Board a traditional wooden vessel for your cruise of Kvarner Bay and islands or Southern Dalmatia. There are planned walks each day – the longest is 6 hours and the shortest 3 hours. This leaves plenty of time for swimming and relaxing on board and exploring the charming ports you cruise to.
This walking tour starts in the beautiful pilgrims’ town of Assisi, built against the slopes of Mount Subasio and made famous by the exalted saint, St Francis. Visit typical Umbrian towns with their Etruscan, Roman and Medieval origins. The tour finishes in Spoleto, a very special town with many squares, quaint cobbled streets, Roca (fort) and famous aqueduct, the Ponte del Torri.
Enjoy the beauty of Bulgarian nature, taste the spirit of an ancient and rich culture, discover unknown crafts and traditions, become acquainted with the fine cuisine and wines.
We have two trips: Best of Bulgaria (guided, 7 nights/8 days), and Walking in the Orpheus Mountains (Footloose, 7 nights/8 days).
Our programme has been split into four modules which can be combined to give an extensive exploration of South America over 47 days. Tours have been designed with the Kiwi traveller in mind and offer a combination of walking, history, local culture with a sprinkling of adventure.
Your hosts on these guided modules:
Kiwis Nicholas White and Silvana Gottini have lived and worked in South and Central America for numerous years both as independent travellers and tour leaders for small group adventures there. Their passion and respect for the countries and the dedicated team of local guides, porters, cooks, and all the people who contribute to the success of our clients’ experience, is the essence of these tours.
*ONE DEPARTURE ONLY: 21 February 2013 or 20 February 2014
GUIDED - 13 Days/12 Nights
A great trip to immerse in local life with an emphasis on walking, wine trails, cuisine and breathtaking scenery.TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Feel the passion of Buenos Aires and the rhythms of a spectacular Tango show
- Marvel and the magnificent Iguassu Falls and walk the rainforest trails
- Explore northern Argentina’s coloured canyons, salt lakes and unique culture
- Mendoza’s flamboyant harvest festival and stage show will enchant you
- Wander the narrow twisting streets of the bohemian port of Valparaiso and its street art
- Indulge in delicious multi course wine matching cuisine
- Meet local winemakers as they show you their winemaking processes
- Enjoy 4 highlight dinners and 3 lunches matched with wine featuring delicious local cuisine