Barcelona: Art, Culture & People

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Stroll through this vibrant seaside city along leafy boulevards filled with architectural treasures.
  • Marvel at the incredibly inventive details of Antoni Gaudí’s masterpieces, named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Admire a remarkable collection of Pablo Picasso’s artwork from his formative years.
  • Learn how to prepare traditional Catalán dishes during a special hands-on cooking session.
  • Sip a refreshing glass of sparkling cava in the scenic Penedès wine region.
  • Explore Montserrat, a ninth-century monastery tucked into a mountainside.

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Greece ~ Athens & Poros

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Visit the Acropolis and witness magnificent views of Athens.
  • Imagine ancient Greek plays being performed in the fourth-century-B.C. theater in Epidaurus.
  • Explore the charming, car-free island of Hydra.
  • Recap the myth of King Agamemnon, who is said to have lived in Mycenae.
  • Learn a Greek folk dance at a festive farewell reception.
  • Spend time in Nafplio, a historic Venetian seaport that was the Greek capital from 1823 to 1834.
  • Discover Greek wine at a tasting at a Peloponnese winery.
  • Experience three UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Normandy ~ Deauville: 75th Anniversary of D-Day

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Contemplate the extraordinary bravery of the Allied landing forces as you walk along the beaches of Normandy.
  • Immerse yourself in wartime history with riveting details from expert guides.
  • Explore the impact of World War II at the Caen Memorial Museum.
  • Marvel at stunning Mont St.-Michel, a UNESCO World Heritage site, rising majestically over the tidal waters.
  • Delight in the wonderful local color and delicious cuisine along Honfleur’s picturesque harbor.
  • Study the vivid, intricately embroidered details of the famed Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Sip Calvados, the region’s celebrated cider brandy, in an apple orchard.

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Sketches of Sicily

9 DAY Land Journeys


  • Discover ancient Sicilian treasures, and marvel at man-made creations seemingly untouched by time.
  • Soak up thespian history at Taormina’s ancient theater, which frames a spectacular image of sapphire coastline and a brooding Mount Etna.
  • Sample the region’s delectable pizza after an exclusive cooking demonstration.
  • Gaze at intricate Roman floor mosaics—including scenes of mythological sagas and African animals—at Villa Romana del Casale.
  • Tour a family-run olive farm, and sample the organic olive oil produced on the property.
  • Explore former centers of the Elymian civilization: Segesta and Erice.

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