“The Italy Bella Tour was truly a “grand” experience with exciting highlights: outstanding productions, private tours, and spectacular cathedrals, led by your carefully selected guides.” ~ Kathleen & Charles M., Tampa, Fla.

ITALY

Opera in Northern Italy
La lirica in Florence, Parma, Bologna and La Scala!

The Renaissance in Florence
An incomparable treasury of art.

The Glory of Rome
The Eternal City from classical antiquity to the Baroque.

Italian Villas & Gardens
From Rome to Florence in the footsteps of Edith Wharton.

Cucina Romagnola
Great food and wine in the breadbasket of Italy.

ALSO: THE STONES OF VENICE & VERONA • SICILY • FOOTSTEPS OF SAINT FRANCIS • THE PIERO TRAIL • UMBRIA • AMALFI COAST

GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND

London
"He who is tired of London is tired of life."
Dr. Johnson got it right.

The Edinburgh Festival & the Scottish Highlands
The world’s best arts festival, castles, lochs, and Scotch.

Literary England
The Romantic poets, Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, Dickens and the Brontes.

Downton Abbey & Masterpiece
Explore the world of Downton, Jane Austen in Bath, Inspector Morse in Oxford, and Shakespeare and the classics in the West End and Stratford.

ALSO: ROMAN BRITAIN • BOSWELL & JOHNSON IN THE HEBRIDES •

FRANCE
Paris & Provence
The City of Lights and a poetic land of great food, perched villages and sunny landscapes.

D-Day in Normandy
Battlefields, memorials and monuments along a magnificent coastline. Plus WW II sites in Paris.

The Chateaux of the Loire
The favorite palaces of the Bourbon Kings of France.

ALSO: BRITTANY • GREAT WINES OF BURGUNDY • MARCIAC JAZZ FESTIVAL

CENTRAL EUROPE
Hapsburg Vienna, Prague & Budapest
Music, monuments and fine dining in three beautiful capitals

Berlin: Capital of the New Germany
Rediscovery of an exciting and provocative city of art & culture

Treasures of Saxony: Dresden, Leipzig & Weimar
Rebirth & renovation in the world of Goethe & Bach, Schiller & Wagner.

Mozart in Salzburg & Vienna
Retracing his steps in the cities of his birth and artistic flowering.

ALSO: WARSAW & CRACOW • LEGENDS OF THE RHINE • MUSIC FESTIVALS
IN THE ALPS

SPAIN
Don Quixote’s Spain & the Spanish Renaissance
Cervantes and the world’s favorite knight with Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces of historical Castilla and La Mancha.

Barcelona & Madrid
Goya, Picasso and Gaudí; zarzuela and flamenco.

A Medieval Pilgrimage
Paris to Santiago de Compostela: a spiritual journey and the rise of the Romanesque.

ALSO: ANDULUCIA • MALLORCA • SAN SEBASTIEN & BILBAO GUGGENHEIMGODS AND HEROES OF ANCIENT GREECE • AMSTERDAM • BRUSSELS & BRUGES • MANY MORE!

RUSSIA
St. Petersburg & Moscow (suspended for 2017)
The Hermitage and Mariinsky, Bolshoi and Red Square. Expert guides and fine dining.


THE GRAND TOUR FEATURES:
• MAXIMUM 25 PARTICIPANTS
• FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS IN 4- or 5-STAR HOTELS
• EXPERT GUIDES
• EXCLUSIVE ATTRACTIONS & PRIVATE EVENTS
• PRIME TICKETS TO MAJOR PERFORMANCES
• PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION
• FINE DINING IN THE REGION'S BEST RESTAURANTS
• MINIMAL PACKING & UNPACKING
• PLENTY OF FREE TIME
• A TRUE LEARNING EXPERIENCE!


Photos: View of Dresden, Germany;
The Grand Tour at the Villa Medici at Poggio a Caiano in Tuscany.

 

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