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 cider 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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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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Hill Towns of Italy

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Witness the beautiful Val d’Orcia, where golden fields touch the horizon.
  • Encounter Orvieto, a hill town in the Umbria region that will steal your heart.
  • Savor the delicate, rich flavors of freshly pressed olive oil during a visit to
    a fourth-generation olive farm.

  • Observe Pulcinella count the hours atop Montepulciano’s clock tower.
  • Witness the fiery glow of a Tuscan sunset from the terrace of your hotel.
  • Marvel at the incredible walled city of Assisi, the birthplace of Italy’s patron saint, St. Francis.
  • Experience three UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Israel ~ Land of Cultural Treasures

9 DAY Land Journeys


  • Experience Israel’s diverse religious heritage by visiting historical sites steeped in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
  • Tour cosmopolitan Tel Aviv and Old Jaffa on the Mediterranean coast.
  • Engage with a local Druze family while enjoying lunch in their home.
  • Take a sensory journey in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market.
  • Discover the stark beauty of the Dead Sea, a unique, natural phenomenon.
  • Savor crisp falafels and buttery olive oils, Israel’s delectable flavors.
  • Experience six UNESCO World Heritage sites.

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Italian Riviera

8 DAY Land Journeys


  • Marvel at the intoxicating beauty of the Cinque Terre while cruising on the Ligurian Sea’s lapis waters.
  • Discover the revered tradition of winemaking during a wine tasting at Castello di Tagliolo, a castle owned by the same proprietors since 1498.
  • Explore Lucca, a Tuscan town steeped in medieval splendor.
  • Indulge in a delicious seafood lunch at a seaside restaurant in Vernazza.
  • Witness Michelangelo’s favorite medium, Carrara marble, at its source, the Fantiscritti Quarry.
  • Learn the secrets of Ligurian cuisine during an intimate cooking class.
  • Experience Portovenere and the Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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