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If you are a history buff, enjoy amazing Mediterranean cuisine or just love the images that Wilhem von Gloeden left us from the early 20th century, then you want to travel to Sicily. Starting in Palermo, this Coda tour will travel across the island and explore the best of the sites left behind by Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Normans and Arabs. You will be awestruck by the Temples of Agrigento and will be wowed by the romantic views from hilltop Taormina. After Sicily, the tour continues to Malta, home of the Knights of St. John, and site of one of the most beautiful harbors in the world. Spend three nights in Malta exploring pre-historic ruins, Arab-period villages and, a special treat, the Caravaggio masterpiece "The Beheading of Saint John."
Start in Palermo (PMO); End in Malta (MLA).
SAVE $750 WHEN BOOKED WITH SICILY & MALTA*
*Direct bookings only. Not combinable with Early Booking Discount.
Sardinia, blessed with an incredibly sunny climate, is Italy's most undiscovered region. This is one of the most scenic parts of Europe with a beautiful rocky coast, islands everywhere, and the Mediterranean at its most emerald green. Interspersed among the rocks are seductive beaches. Underground temples, ziggurats, mysterious objects and dwellings whose proportions are attributed to a mythological race of giants, honeycomb the land. Today, its people are simple, pure and hardy. You will enjoy meeting them as much as they will you. Its distinctive cuisine and wines are brutally honest yet delicious, and you will relish these as well. You will also discover that pink is the dominant color of Sardinia. Pink sands and flamingoes line the coast just as wild peonies rise at whim throughout the rugged interior. We will also spend a day in Corsica, a department of France, for a look at Bonifacio, built on the top of soaring cliffs. The setting is spectacular. Our guided tour in Sardinia & Corsica is your best way to discover these off-the-beaten track Mediterranean islands.
Start in Cagliari (CAG) & End in Rome (FOC).
This fascinating tour brings you the best of Ireland and Scotland. Ireland's capital, Dublin, is the birthplace of writers including Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, and home of Guinness beer. Nicknamed the "Emerald Isle” for its lush landscape of rolling green hills, it’s dotted with castles and ancient sites, such as massive 12th-century Cahir Castle. Scotland is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Western Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Edinburgh, the capital, is loomed over by its iconic castle, and Glasgow, is famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also the ‘home of golf’, typified by the 16th-century Old Course at St Andrews. This escorted tour promises to be a favorite with Coda travelers. These areas are best seen with professional guides who bring the history, both ancient and modern, to life for you. And the flowers are in bloom this time of year. Join us and discover these countries where so much of American heritage is derived. Also available are the trips to just Ireland or just Scotland if you have been to one but want to see the other with a fun group of guys.
Start in Dublin (DUB); End in Edinburgh (EDI)
Delve into Ireland, nicknamed the "Emerald Isle” for its lush landscape of rolling green hills on this fascinating tour. Ireland's capital, Dublin, is the birthplace of writers including Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett, and home of Guinness beer. Ireland is dotted with castles and ancient sites, such as massive 12th-century Cahir Castle.
Start in Dublin (DUB); End in Belfast (BFS)
Scotland is a magical land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Western Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). Edinburgh, the capital, is loomed over by its iconic castle, and Glasgow, is famed for its vibrant cultural scene. Scotland is also the ‘home of golf’, typified by the 16th-century Old Course at St Andrews.
Start in Glasgow (GLA), End in Edinburgh (EDI)
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Macedonia, Kosovo, Albania, Montenegro, Croatia and Bosnia & Herzegovina all lie entirely within the Balkan Peninsula, a word of Turkish origin meaning “chain of wooded mountains.” Once part of the former Yugoslav Republic, Macedonia is a land of contrasts, ranging from Skopje, with its modern shopping centers and timeless Turkish baazar, to the medieval monasteries of Ohrid. Macedonia’s blend of Orthodox mystery and the exotic Ottoman legacy combine with the world-class beauty at Lake Ohrid. If you wondered about places where Americans are truly liked, visit Kosovo with us — where a statue of Bill Clinton stands in the capital, Pristina.
Start in Skopje; End in Sarajevo.
Live the dream of sailing the Italian and French Riviera aboard the world’s largest and most luxurious 5-masted sailing yacht! This collection of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful islands and ports is a yachtsman’s fantasy, a traveler’s dream. These beautiful ports string together like perfect pearls, each glowing with its own special beauty. Sparkling cities and charming villages. Secluded harbors and immaculate beaches. You’ll discover the mystique and magic of the Rivieras that only an intimate yacht can show you. On this exceptional voyage you’ll visit the spectacular island of Corsica, an outdoor lover’s playground with glittering bays, glitzy coastal cities and fabulous beaches. Visit the Tuscan island of Elba, where Napoleon was imprisoned, before enjoying some of Tuscany’s most historic and beautiful cities: Lucca, Pisa & Florence. Explore the wonders of the magnificent UNESCO site of Cinque Terre, and enjoy some of the world’s most glamorous ports – Portovenere, St. Tropez & Cannes. Shop the boutiques, sample the charming cafes, indulge in a little people watching along famous promenades, and on the pristine white beaches. Surrounded by natural wonders of Corsica, the treasures of Tuscany, and the magnificent Cinque Terre, it is easy to fall in love with the Mediterranean.
Start in Rome (FCO); End in Nice (NCE).
Apulia (also known as Puglia or Le Puglie), the spur of the Italian Boot, is an enchanting region that spreads lengthwise along the sea with marvelous beaches and the rocky, boulder-encrusted Riviera of Otranto and Santa Maria di Leuca, where the calm and crystalline waters of the Ionian Sea mix with those of the intense and azure Adriatic. For history, Apulia offers a wide range of places that testify to the ancient origins of this land: from prehistory to Magna Graecia, from the Imperial Age to the Renaissance and the Baroque splendor of Lecce and of Salento. The trulli, for example those of Valle d'Itria, offer an evocative testimony to the rural past of the region. This is the “other side” of Italy and one you should not miss, even if you have not yet done some of the more traditional destinations. You will marvel at the beauty and sophistication in Apulia.
Start and End in Bari, Italy.
Escape with us this autumn to vibrant Madrid and monumental Andalucía on this 12-day deluxe program. We stay in meticulously restored historic palaces in Madrid, Córdoba, Granada and Seville — with three days to explore Ronda and surrounding hilltop towns from our lovely inn, gorgeously situated in the stunning countryside of southern Spain. Early November is harvest season, with bright and sunny days and cultural life of the region in full swing.
Start in Madrid (MAD), End in Seville (SVQ)