It’s nearly impossible to mention the Greek Isles without mentioning Santorini, where whitewashed houses cling to rugged cliffs and blue domed rooftops mimic the cerulean sea. Shaped by a volcanic eruption that devastated the landscape in the 16th century, the modern culture is imbued with the ephemeral philosophy that life is short. What better way to enjoy it than with good food, great wine and excellent music? With this tour, you’ll get a taste of all three while learning how local craftsmen make traditional Greek instruments while soaking in the beautiful panoramic views from the scenic hilltop location.
Old Town Dubrovnik has always been incredibly scenic, but its historic sites gained even greater fame after being featured as the fictional capital of King’s Landing in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” Of course, you’ll want to wander through the streets and get an up-close view of the architecture on foot. But if you want to take it a step further, venture out onto the water to soak up those iconic coastal views via jet ski. Your adventure will start in Cavtat, the resort city nestled in a tranquil crescent-shaped bay in southern Croatia, before zipping through the crystal-clear waters of the greater Adriatic.
Florence and Pisa, Italy
If you aren’t one for large groups and giant bus tours, we completely understand. Dodge the crowds with this exclusive, small group tour in Pisa and Florence for a taste of both destinations. Start with Pisa to get that iconic photo with the famous leaning tower before traveling to the world-renowned Uffizi Gallery in Florence, seeing legendary works by Botticelli, Michelangelo, da Vinci and more. Continue on to the city of Florence, boasting famed architecture, more than 70 museums and an abundance of Italian charm. Then immerse yourself in one of the world’s great art collections at the impressive Uffizi Gallery, where you’ll have reservations that enable you to avoid the long lines.