Current Tours

TUSCANY off the Beaten Path

May 2 - 13, 2017


Join us for a unique sojourn in breathtakingly beautiful southern Tuscany, where iconic views
await you at their most ravishing moment:

Tuscany's sublime Val d'Orcia — a UNESCO World Heritage Site — is little changed from its appearance hundreds of years ago. From a delightful small hotel conveniently located for excursions in every direction, we'll explore medieval villages, walk in the unblemished countryside — ravishing in spring! — savor Tuscan cuisine at its best, enjoy fine wines, and marvel at extraordinary art, architecture and gardens, including privately-owned properties, with visits by special arrangement.

For the convenience of individual air travel, we'll gather in Rome to inaugurate our journey. Upon arrival the next afternoon at our welcoming residence in the Val d'Orcia, unpack — for 8 nights! — relax and take pleasure in the tranquility of lesser-visited places and one of Italy's great wine regions—while someone else does the driving on all the winding scenic back roads! More captivating discoveries await you in the Chianti Hills, en route to Florence for the conclusion of our springtime adventure. More…


Past Tours

The Magic of Springtime in SICILY

April 12 - 24, 2016

Experience – beyond the surface – the great natural beauty and magnificent cultural heritage of the “crossroads of the Mediterranean” at an enchanting time of year, when a profusion of wildflowers carpet the landscape and provide an unforgettable background for a rich tapestry of architecture. More...


Autumn "Getaway" in PRAGUE
…and Vienna!

September 9 - 19, 2014

Two "jewels" in the Habsburg crown – both closely associated with the life and work of W. A. Mozart – along with magical Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near the Austrian border, will provide the setting for our distinctive and unrushed early autumn "getaway".

Let us welcome you to a wonderland of medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture-—all very much alive in the 21st century! More...