NEW: 2021 Grand European Adventure

$3,600 plus airfare / 14 days, 12 nights

Give us 12 days!  In return, get an an incredible European Adventure through major European must-see sights and cities and countries.  We will explore and experience Europe’s most popular, most exciting, most unique and unforgettable, landscapes, cities, and must-see sights!  Top off each day of this adventure with experiences of unsurpassed local hospitality, authentic cultural events, and incredible culinary treats and feasts to create memories and to make friends that will last you a lifetime!

Date & Price

Tour A: October 8-22, 2020 (LAST 2 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

Tour B: October 1-12, 2021

COST: $3,100.00 + Airfare

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available. 

NOTE: This trip can be done in segments; go only as far as you want!

What's Included

  • A very small, friendly group of 4-6 people 
  • Full-time services of a friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Europe come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to at least 22 sightseeing events in each of these cities: London, Amsterdam, Dublin, Paris, Madrid, Venice, Rome, Athens, Munich, Lisbon, Zurich, Lisbon, and much, much more.
  • Pay as you go for optional daily activities (see itinerary below for more details)
  • 13 days/11 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2021
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your drinks, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Day 2

After arriving in Dublin, we will explore major historical and cultural spots of the city that make it famous, including iconic Temple Bar District area (accommodation for 2 nights).

Culinary recommendation: traditional Irish beef and Guinness stew

Instagram moments today:

Temple Bar

 

Day 3

Today we will explore Irish countryside by train and on foot, including stops at the medieval Malahide Castle and the fishing village of Howth with arguably best fish and chips anywhere in Ireland!

Culinary experience: local fish and chips.

Instagram moments today:

Malahide Castle
Fish and Chips

Day 4

We will take morning flight to London and visit major royal sites of the British monarchy, including the Buckingham Palace.  We will end our organized tour at the Tower of London.  Late afternoon and evening are free for exploring this great city on your own.  (accommodation for 2 nights)

Food to try today:  Steak and Ale shepherd’s pie.

Instagram moments today:

Buckingham Palace
London Bridge

 

Day 5

This morning we will explore traditional English countryside in Oxford, including must stop for lunch at pub made famous by Tolkin and C.S. Lewis.  After return to London we will visit the Southbank neighborhood of London, including stops at the Tate and the Globe.

A must meal when in London: Sunday Roast with Yorkshire Pudding.

Instagram moments today:

Oxford

Day 6

We will take an early train to Amsterdam and spend majority of our day here. After exploring canals and off the beaten path sites of this incredible city, we will take another train that will bring us to Paris in time to enjoy picnic at the Eiffel Tower.  (1-night accommodation)

Dutch lunch: pancakes, thick fries, and apple pie.  Raw herring is the local delicacy for the brave at heart.  Parisian dinner: three course meal at the oldest restaurant in town!

Instagram moments today:

Amsterdam

Day 7

We will explore all major sites of Paris, including stops at the Rodin Museum, the Notre Dame, the Latin Quarters, and the Montmartre artistic district.  Finally, we will take late flight to Zurich. (1-night accommodation).

Must-try foods when in Paris: baguette, pain au chocolate, pastries, macarons, and cured ham waffles.

Instagram moments today:

Eiffel Tower
Notre Dame

Day 8

This morning, we will visit the chocolate factory and then drive to Luzern and through the Swiss Alps.  In the afternoon with will stop in the Principality of Liechtenstein before entering pristine and enchanting landscapes of Austria and Germany.  We will arrive in Munich for dinner. (1-night accommodation)

Food to experience: winner schnitzel with spätzli.

Instagram moments today:

Swiss Alps

Day 9

Today, after morning in Munich, we will take train to magical and always enchanting Venice.  (2 nights’ accommodation.)

Food to try: cicchetti dishes, baccala Mantecato, spritzer, and gelato.

Instagram moments today:

Gelato on Rialto Bridge

Day 10

This morning and afternoon will explore the Venetian Lagoon, including stops in Murano and Burano.  Rest of the day is for personal exploration of the city after dark.

Food to try: bigoli spaghetti dishes, more spritzer and gelato.

Instagram moments today:

Venice Canals

Day 11

After early breakfast, fly to Athens and explore the most ancient parts of the city, Agora and the Mars Hill and the world-famous Acropolis and Parthenon.  After free time for lunch, we will be introduced to modern Athens, the Parliament Square, and city’s famous food market.  Rest of the day is free for personal explorations of the city.  (2 nights’ accommodation).

Food discoveries: Greek salad, spinach pie, and moussaka.

Instagram moments today:

Pantheon

Day 12

Full day cruise of the Greek islands.

Greek Dish of the Day: fish soup

Instagram moments today:

Greek Islands

Day 13

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP to reschedule.  ALTERNATIVELY, stand your trip by 2 extra days and visit Madrid, Spain.

Itinerary specifics subject to change

NEW: 2021 Truly Authentic Japan

$2,800.00 + Airfare / 9 Days, 8 Night

Spring is one of the most beautiful times to visit Japan. Starting in March cherry trees blossom into downy flowers and continue through May. Come and enjoy beautiful sakura!

During spring time, all the usual parks and temples look extra beautiful with cherry blossoms, or sakura, in the background. You’ll be so impressed by it at nature, historical, and cultural sites and experience Japanese culture during spring time. You will see vivid pink petals fluttering all the usual areas of Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Mt. Fuji, and Tokyo. And along the way taste authentic regional and local delicacies.

Date & Price

TOUR A: April 17-25, 2021

COST: $2,800.00 + Air

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making visa and flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Some tour members arrange to fly into Osaka (KIX) and out of Tokyo (NRT)
  • Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in Osaka.
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first-class seats might be available. 

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your China adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-10 people 
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Japan come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to at least 30 sightseeing events: city tours of Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, and Hiroshima, major castles of feudal period, major Buddhist temples and shrines  … and much, much more.
  • 9 days/7 nights’ accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between hotels/cities (express train and/or domestic flight).
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts and half of your dinners
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2020
  • Fine print: You are responsible for cost of your drinks, free-time sightseeing and travel, airport transfers, optional tips for guides, drivers, and single room supplement.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Osaka.  Following that meeting, become familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings.  We will walk to the heart of the city, the Midosuji Street. After dinner, take an optional walk to the historical heart of the city.

Walking: light (moderate, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 3

Today is a long day with the trip to Hiroshima.  Our walking tour will start with the famous garden, Shukkei-en, followed by visits to the Hiroshima castle (home of mighty rulers in ancient times), and end at the at the Atomic Bomb Dome (the global symbol of peace). Upon return to Osaka, will have one more opportunity to experience many cultural and shopping treasures of this great city.

Walking: moderate.

Day 4

We will spend most of our day in Koyto’s Higashiyama district and follow the Philosopher’s Path.  Path is lined up with hundreds of cherry trees.  We will stop for a late lunch near the Temple of Honen-in.  We will spend evening in world famous Zen Gardens in northern Kyoto

Walking: moderate.

Day 5

This morning we will visit Japan’s first capitol in Nara and her major Buddhist temples.  In the afternoon, we will visit Japan’s best preserved and most beautiful feudal Himeji Castle. 

Walking: moderate to strenuous (if you select to climb to the Castle)

Day 6

This morning, we take a high-speed train to Tokyo.  We will explore Tokyo’s popular Western District, including stops at Meiji Shrine and iconic urban ward of Shibuya and Harajuku.   

Walking: moderate (and more, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 7

This morning, with help of the water bus explore the historic Asakusa district, museums on Odaiba, and Hama Rikyu garden.

Walking: moderate.

Day 8

Today, is your free day.  Optional stops include days trips to Hakone (with views of Mount Fuji), Yokohama (Japan’s largest Chinatown district) or last-minute shopping.

Walking: moderate.

Day 9

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Note: itinerary is subject to change

NEW: 2021 Best of Authentic China

$2,500 + Air / 10 Nights

This tour is all about giving you the most authentic taste of China. Visit various royal palaces and temples to get the first hand glimpse into unique Chinese wooden architecture. Hold your breath when you climb on the Great Wall and be amazed by the Terracotta Warriors; key symbols of powerful and funerary culture of the imperial China. Be in close contact with the precious, cute, Giant Panda. And throughout the trip, enjoy authentic culinary delights peculiar to each region and city that we visit.

Date & Price

TOUR A: April 2-11, 2021

COST: $2,500.00 + Air

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • This tour requires Chinese visa that must be obtained prior to departure
  • We are glad to assist with making visa and flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Some tour members arrange to fly into Chengdu (EDI) and out of Beijing (PEK)
  • Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in China.
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first-class seats might be available. 

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your China adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-10 people 
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of China come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to at least 30 sightseeing events: visit with the Giant Panda, meet the life-size Terracotta Warriors, walk the famous Great Wall of China, visit imperial sites in Beijing and Xian, including Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven ad Summer Palace, tour major city highlights of Chengdu, Xian, and Beijing, including Giant Buddha, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Ancient City Wall, Muslim Quarter, Tian’anmen Square, Hutong, … and much, much more.
  • 10 days/8 nights’ accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between hotels/cities (express train and/or domestic flight).
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts and half of your dinners
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2020
  • Fine print: You are responsible for cost of your drinks, free-time sightseeing and travel, airport transfers, optional tips for guides, drivers, and single room supplement.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Chengdu.  Following that meeting, become familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings.  After dinner, take an optional walk to the historical heart of the city.

Walking: light (moderate, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 3

Today, we will visit Giant Pandas.  In the afternoon, we will explore ancient Wenshu Temple, renmin Park, and Jinli Old Street. Evening is free for personal discoveries and explorations of this great city.

Walking: moderate.

Day 4

Today we will travel to Leshan to see Giant Buddha and Mount Emei.  We will return to Chengdu in the evening.

Walking: moderate to strenuous (if you select to climb to the Castle)

Day 5

This morning, we take a high-speed train to Xian.  Following 4 hours, we will arrival in the ancient capital and visit the Big Goose Pagoda and Ancient City Walls. 

Walking: moderate (and more, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 6

This morning, we will drive to visit the Terracotta Warriors.  We will return to Xian in the late afternoon.  Evening is free for personal explorations of this historic city. 

Walking: moderate.

Day 7

Today, we will take another high-speed train to Beijing.  In the afternoon, we will visit the Summer Palace, Hutong, and historical city center.

Walking: moderate.

Day 8

We’ll begin our day with a walking tour of the Forbidden City.  Next, we will tour historical Tian’anmen Square.  We will finish our day at traditional local restaurant and enjoy world-famous Peking Duck dishes.

Walking: moderate.

Day 9

Today is a long day with the trip to the Great Wall of China.  Upon return to Beijing, will have one more opportunity to experience many cultural and shopping treasures of this great city.

Walking: moderate.

Day 10

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Note: itinerary is subject to change

2021 CITY BREAK: Romantic Paris

$1,750.00 + Airfare / 6 Days, 4 Nights

Looking for a fantastic experience to share with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day? 

It is true that Paris is a great place to visit any time! Yet, nothing sets the mood for romance and for a memorable Valentine’s Day quite like spending time with your loved one in PARIS, FRANCE!  During the days leading up to February 14, the “City of Lights” is even more enchanting and more inviting with her romantic culture, culinary delights, world-famous museums, and spectacular sights than during the rest of the year! In 2021, celebrate your relationship in Paris!
Reserve space for this once-in-a-year opportunity to celebrate your relationship and to enjoy this magical city: Paris awaits you!

When in Paris, stroll the elegant boulevards and sample offers from the outdoor cafes; explore the masterpieces of the Louvre (world’s largest museum); experience shopping at Galleries Lafayette; and take excursion to the magnificent Palace of Versailles, home of Louis XIV.  There is no better place to experience the Valentine’s Day than in this romantic city!  Authentic Paris awaits you!

 

Date & Price

TOUR A: February 11-16, 2021

TOUR B: May 20-25, 2021

TOUR C: September 16-21, 2021

 

COST: $1,750.00 + Airfare

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available. 

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options (add Paris?) to customize your European adventures! 

What's Included

  • Fully customized, a la carte, authentic, worry-free, stress-free, worry-free, adventure with you making all choices and selections!
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Paris and  come alive for you.
  • All authentic tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to pre-selected  historical, cultural, and local events of your choice
  • 6 days/4 nights accommodations in upscale, centrally located, hotels.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2021
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your meals, free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP to reschedule.

Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Paris.  Our meeting we be followed with a walk to become more familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings.  After Paris Metro orientation, we we will explore few most memorable cultural and historical sights of Paris, including stops at the Eiffel Tower.  After dinner, take an optional trip to the Montmartre neighrhood.

Walking: light (moderate, if you join after-dinner walk).

Day 3

Today we will start our explorations of the city in the place where Paris did, on the Ile de la Cité.  Our walking tour will introduce you to city’s early history.  We will stop at the two of the world’s most iconic medieval Gothic churches: the legendary Notre-Dame Cathedral and the elegant and intimate Sainte-Chapelle. After free time for lunch, we will stroll through the bohemian Latin Quarter, named for the language heard on these streets during the Middle Ages (because of students attending the Sorbonne University).  Th rest of the day is free for personal explorations of this magical  city.

Walking: strenuous.  After dinner, take an optional walk to the Notre Dame.

Day 4

Today we will explore artistic Paris, starting with a hike up Montmartre to tour the colorful neighborhood that was the playground of artistic geniuses a century ago — including Van Gogh, Picasso, and Renoir — and generations of hopeful artists since.  We will enjoy spectacular views of Paris from the Sacré-Cœur Basilica before proceeding to the Louvre where you come face to face with the works of Raphael, Delacroix, and Leonardo, and timeless treasures including Mona Lisa, Winged Victory, Venus de Milo, and hundreds more. We will finish our day on a romantic Seine River cruise, just in time to celebrate the Valentines Day.

Walking: strenuous.

Day 5

Today, we travel to the countryside and visit the elaborate palace that Louis XIV, XV, and XVI called home. We will make the 30-minute train trip to Versailles, where we will explore the dazzling Hall of Mirrors and other sumptuous rooms of the palace. Afternoon is free time to wander through the expansive gardens and visit the farm animals at Marie Antoinette’s hamlet — or zip back to Paris early via one of the frequent trains.

Walking: moderate to strenuous.  After dinner, take an optional walk to the Left Bank.

Day 6

This is our travel day.  Paris CDG and Paris ORY airports can be easily reached by regional train or taxi from our Parisian neighborhood. For those not ready to return home yet, Paris is a great jumping off point to London, Dublin, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, and many other exciting destinations (ask us for help you with travel logistics and itinerary suggestions). Cheerio!

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

2021 Spring Break – Greece

$2,850.00 + Airfare / 9 Days, 7 Nights

BEST SPRING BREAK EVER. REALLY!

There is no better way to start your spring than with this trip to inviting and sunny Greece! The crowds are few, the prices are lower than in high season, and the weather is warm.  March is the best time for a perfect Spring Break!

Serene and idyllic Greek islands. Ancient Athens!

These destinations alone are enough to lure anyone who loves travel and discovery.  This trip has been designed for those who wish to explore and experience authentic side of Greece.  We will explore past and present culture, history, and everyday life of Greece’s most important cities.  Experience authentic Greece, the birthplace of modern-day democracy, theater, even the Olympics.  Join us for this customized, authentic experience of an ancient but influential country!

Date & Price

March 13-21, 2021 GREECE

$2,850.00 + Air

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available.  

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your Spring Break adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-12 people
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Italy come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to at least 35 sightseeing events: Athens, Santorini, city walking tours; the Acropolis, the Ancient Agora, Parthenon, the historic Plaka district, the Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Theater of Dionysos, experience Monastiraki district, food walking tour, a day-long Aegean cruise and … much, much more.
  • 9 days/7 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between hotels/cities.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts and 4 additional meals
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2020
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your drinks, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP. Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Athens.  After initial orientation session, we will take a neighborhood walk and tour your cities most memorable sights.  Optional after dinner walk as we explore the Old City. Walking: light (moderate, if you join after-dinner walk).

Day 3

After breakfast, we will explore the most ancient part of the city, Agora and the Mars Hill and the world-famous Acropolis and Parthenon.  After free time for lunch, we will be introduced to modern Athens, the Parliament Square, and city’s famous food market.  Rest of the day is free for personal explorations of the city.  Walking: strenuous.

Day 4

After morning in the artistic neighborhoods of Athens, we will take ferry to the island of Santorini.  We will be introduced to the island living and try authentic Greek salads for dinner at the beach.  Walking: moderate.

Day 5

For our first full day at Santorini we will take a driving our of this small, traffic sparse, picturesque island.  We will spend some time in Fira, Santorini’s main town.  Evening sunsets will be celebrated every evening from a different part of the island.  Walking: moderate.

Day 6

Today, we will walk the island to the idylic village of Oia, with her collection of whitewashed houses and blue domes proudly decorating the steep slope at the top of a cliff.  Viewpoints from here are some of the most iconic in the Greek seas, and provide my favorite Santorini sunset experiences. Walking: strenuous.

Day 7

After breakfast, enjoy your last day in Santorini, including stops at the black, red and white beaches. Time permitting, we will take evening sunset cruise to see the island from the sea.  Walking: moderate to strenuous.

Day 8

In Greece, we will travel back to Athens for the final day in Greece.  Once in the capitol, you will have opportunity to re-visiting Athens famous food market near Monastiraki.  Walking: light to moderate.

Day 9

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

 

2021 Spring Break – Italy

$2,850.00 + Air /

Experience La Dolce Vita, Italian Spring Break!

There is no better way to start this spring than with a break trip to the place that defines and practices “the good life”!  La Dolce Vita (translated either as “the sweet life” or “the good life”) refers to the Italian approach to living and attitude about life. Every meal is a celebration, every meeting is a party, and very day is a blessing.

During early spring, Italy has few tourists, the prices are lower than in high season, and the weather is getting warm. March is a great time for worry-free, stress-free, first=hand experience of La Dolce Vita!

Ancient Rome, Captivating Florence, Exciting Venice!

These destinations alone are enough to lure anyone who loves travel and discovery.  This trip has been designed for those who wish to explore and experience authentic side of Italy.  We will explore past and present culture, history, and everyday life of  Italy’s most important cities.  Experience authentic Italy and its many marvelous and varied regions. Join us for this customized, authentic experience of ancient and modern Italy!

Date & Price

$2,850.00 + Air

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available.  

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your Spring Break adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-12 people
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Italy come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – covering access to at least 25 sightseeing events: Rome walking tour, Florence Renaissance walk, Venice walks, Vatican City walking tour, St. Peter’s Basilica, St. John the Lateran Church, Santa Maria Maggiore Church, Vatican Museum, Pantheon, the Colosseum and the Roman Forum, Spanish Steps, Trevi Fountain, Piazza Navona,  Christmas markets in Rome, Florence, “Holy Staircase,” dinner at a convent, papal audience, Palazzo Vechio, Dante’s home, Accademia and Michelangelo’s David, the Baptistery, the Duomo, lectures on the Renaissance and the Roman Empire, the Emmanuel monument, Venetian Lagoon, San Marco, Rialto Bridge, and much more.
  • 9 days/7 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between hotels/cities.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts and 4 additional meals
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2021
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your drinks, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP. Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Rome.  After initial orientation session, we will take a neighborhood walk and tour your cities most memorable sights.  Optional after dinner walk as we explore the Old City. Walking: light (moderate, if you join after-dinner walk).

Day 3

Today we will explore the center of Ancient Rome.  We start with visits to the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the Piazza del Campidoglio, before capping our day at the 2000 years old Pantheon. Walking: strenuous (watch out for unpaved streets of the Ancient Rome and the Roman Forum).  After dinner, take an optional walk to the Spanish Steps.

Day 4

In the morning, we will visit major sites of Christian Rome and then move on the Vatican City, including the Vatican Museum. Walking: strenuous (especially around the Vatican City and in the Vatican Museum).  After dinner, take an optional walk through the mysterious and charming streets of the medieval Rome

Day 5

After breakfast, and an optional audience with the pope, we will take train to Florence. Upon arrival in Florence, we will become familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings.  We will cap off the day with the Renaissance Walk though Florence. Walking: moderate (and more, if you join after-dinner walk).  After dinner, take an optional walk to the Duomo and our favorite Gelateria in town.

Day 6

After breakfast, we will explore the Farmer’s Market and follow up with walk through historical center of Florence. Our stops include Brunelleschi’s magnificent cathedral dome, Ghiberti’s Baptistery doors, the Baptistery, and the Accademia Gallery where we will have time to appreciate Michelangelo’s masterpieces, including David. Walking: light to moderate. After dinner, take an optional walk to the Piazza Michelangelo for the best views of the city, followed by return to our favorite Gelateria in town.

Day 7

This morning, we will take express train to Venice. Upon arrival, our local guide (who is also an artist!) will take us for a historical walking tour through the backstreets of Venice, ending in St. Mark’s Square and the shimmering, mosaic-filled Basilica. Along the way, we’ll learn about the city’s remarkable past and its challenging future. The afternoon and evening are free to explore the imposing Doge’s Palace, take in a church concert, waltz on St. Mark’s Square, or pub-crawl your way through this unique city. Walking: strenuous.

Day 8

This morning, we will explore the Venice’s lagoon. We will visit my favorite island, where you’ll have free time to explore and enjoy lunch on your own. After returning, we’ll set you free to discover Venice’s other famous sights and find dinner on your own in the tangled maze of alleys and trattorias. Tonight, we’ll regroup for a classic, romantic gondola ride through Venice’s moonlit canals. Walking: moderate.

Day 9

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

 

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

 

2021 French Countryside (Burgundy / Champagne)

$2,400.00 + Airfare / 9 Days, 7 Nights

Experience history, culture, food, and social diversity of France as you travel off the beaten path and through the French countryside to take-in the daily life in the French Republic – and do it the way locals do it! We will start in historical region of Burgundy in east-central France. It’s famous for its Burgundy wines as well as pinot noirs and Chardonnay, Chablis and Beaujolais.  The area is crisscrossed by a network of canals and studded with grand châteaux.  Next, we will explore Champagne, the region known for her sparkling white wines, picturesque countryside and villages, and great medieval cathedrals. The Champagne region is home to some  the most iconic leaders that France has ever had:  Joan of Arc (Jeanne d’Arc), who came from the village of Domrémy, and General de Gaulle, who is buried at Colombey les Deux Eglises, in the Haute Marne. We will end our great adventure in the most romantic city on this planet: Paris!

Date & Price

TOUR A: May 16-24, 2021 (Sunday through Monday) – 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

TOUR B: September 4-12, 2021 (Saturday through Sunday) – 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE

  • $2,400.00  + Air
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available.
  • Add an optional stopover in London, either before or after your visit to Paris.
  • NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your Paris romantic vacations! 

What's Included

  • Fully customized, a la carte, authentic, worry-free, stress-free, worry-free, adventure with you making all choices and selections!
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Paris and  come alive for you.
  • All authentic tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to pre-selected historical and cultural sights as well as many unique local events of your choice.
  • 9 days/7 nights accommodations in upscale, centrally located, hotels.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2020
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your meals, free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

  • Day 1: Overnight flight
  • Day 2: French Countryside / Burgundy
  • Day 3: French Countryside / Burgundy
  • Day 4: French Countryside / Champagne
  • Day 5: French Countryside / Champagne
  • Day 6: Paris (move to your hotel; city walk)
  • Day 7: Paris and Versailles (French royalty)
  • Day 8: Free Day
  • Day 9: Fly home
  • Extend your trip by staying in London (pre or post trip option; ask for details and pricing)

NOTE:  Due to limited seat availability, this tour may be sold out by the time we receive your request.  If we cannot confirm your place, you will be contacted immediately.

2021 Scotland / Ireland

$2,850.00 + Airfare / 10 Days, 8 Nights

Experience two breathtaking, charming, proud, unique, magical, and cheeky cultures: magical Ireland and enchanting Scotland. Explore major cities and cultural centers of both cultures:  Dublin, Irish countryside, Edinburgh and the Scottish Highlands. Take a train ride through the countryside.  Visit the country side and off-the-beaten path, authentic, unchanged by time, places in each country. Join us for this incredible, worry-free trip!

Date & Price

TOUR A: May 25-June 3, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

TOUR B: June 1-10, 2021 (6 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

TOUR C: July 2-12, 2021 (SOLD OUT)

TOUR C: September 18-26, 2021 (8 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

 

COST: $2,850.00 + Air

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Some tour members arrange to fly into Edinburgh (EDI) and out of Dublin (DUB)
  • Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in Scotland.
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available. 

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your Scotland and Ireland adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-12 people
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Ireland and Scotland come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to at least 30 sightseeing events: Dublin and Edinburgh walking tours, explore Dublin Castle, Malahide Castle, Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, St. Stephen’s Green, Grafton Street, Temple Bar, Christ Church Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Cathederal, Four Courts, The Trinity College, the Library and the Book of Kells, National Museum of Scotland, Grassmarket, the Royal Mile, St. Giles Cathedral, Palace of Holyroodhouse, some of the oldest Scottish pubs, Scottish Highlands tour, St. Andrews … and much, much more.
  • 10 days/8 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between hotels/cities.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts and half of your dinners
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2019
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your drinks, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Edinburgh.  After initial orientation session, we will take a neighborhood walk and tour of Georgian Edinburgh.  Optional after dinner walk as we explore the New Town.

Walking: light (moderate, if you join after-dinner walk).

Day 3

Today we will explore the medieval Edinburgh. Our walking tour will take us up the Royal Mile with its wealth of historic buildings, quaint shops, narrow lanes, and hidden courtyards, then onto Grassmarket and Greyfriars cemetery. This afternoon, we will visit Edinburgh Castle at your leisure and soak up the dramatic views from this military stronghold and birthplace of the city. After dinner, take an optional tour of local pubs.

Walking: strenuous (including some hills and stairs).  After dinner, take an optional walk to few historical pubs of Edinburgh.

Day 4

Today, we are off to the Scottish Highlands!  We start by visiting scenic and iconic Dunnottar Castle and enjoy a quintessential Scottish lunch in a local pub.  Time permitting, we will make extended stop at one of local Highland Games to have a first hand experience of Scottish culture and customs.  We will end the day with an optional mystery walk through the Old Edinburgh.

Walking: moderate.  After dinner, take an optional walk through the mysterious Old Edinburgh.

Day 5

Today is a free day; go back to your favorite spots in Edinburgh, take a whiskey tour, or visit St. Andrews.

Walking: light to moderate.

Day 6

After free morning, we will take a short flight from Edinburgh to Dublin.  Upon arrival in the capitol of Ireland, we will settle into our new hotel and take a late afternoon walk through the memorable and historical center of the city.  After dinner, join us for a river walk.

Walking: light to moderate. After dinner, take an optional River Walk.

Day 7

This morning, we will explore calamitous history of Dublin, from the days of Viking raids to the hard centuries of British occupation, to its remarkable literary legacy, to the modern city of today.  We will visit St. Partick’s Cathederal, the Christ Church Cathedral, and the Trinity College.  In the College Library we will marvel at the remarkable Book of Kells, a jolt of Irish creativity that helped pull Europe out of the Dark Ages. Late afternoon and evening will be free to take in some of Dublin’s other world-class sights, such as the National Museum or Dublin Castle.

Walking: moderate. After dinner, take an optional the Temple Bar.

Day 8

Today we will explore Irish countryside.  Our first stop is a picturesque fishing village of Howth.  Here we will enjoy a cliff walk (look for dolphins!) and taste arguably the best fish and chips in all of Ireland.  Next, we will explore the Castle and the local Irish village of Malahide.  In the evening, we will return to Dublin for a historic pub walk.

Walking: moderate to strenuous (depending on the distance of your cliff walk). After dinner, take an optional pub walk.

Day 9

Today is a free day; take an optional train trip to Cork or Galway to explore western Ireland, visit Guinness Factory, or do last minute shopping in Dublin.

Walking: light to moderate.

Day 10

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

 

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

2021 Spain / Portugal

$2,850.00 + Airfare / 10 Days, 8 Nights

Iberian Tapestry: Spain & Portugal

A tapestry takes different colors and cloths, and weaves them together into a beautiful design.  This Iberian Tapestry tour weaves together the sights and cultures of Spain’s and Portugal’s most famous cities (Lisbon and Madrid) into one marvelous vacation. Fans of art and architecture will be delighted by the visits to the famous Prado Museum, which houses 8,000 pieces of Western painting and is one of the world’s most prestigious art museums. From the larger cities to the differing countryside and landscapes, from its world-class art, historical sights, and magnificent cathedrals to its sunny climate and unique cuisine, this trip is a great introduction to the Iberian Peninsula!

  • Madrid: Witness the world’s finest collection of Spanish paintings plus an impressive foreign collection as you tour the Prado Museum with an expert art historian.
  • Lisbon: Visit Jeronimos Monastery with its beautiful Manueline architecture, reflecting Portugal’s trade over the centuries.
  • Optional trip to Seville: From the Moorish Patio de los Naranjos, step inside the cathedral, past the altarpiece dripping with gold, to the Tomb of Columbus, held aloft by four kings.

Date & Price

TOUR A: June 10-19, 2021 (Thursday through Saturday)

TOUR B: September 2-11, 2021 (Thursday through Saturday)

COST: $2,850.00 + Airfare

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Some tour members arrange to fly into Madrid (MAD) and out of Lisbon (LIS)
  • Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in Spain.
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available. 

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your Spain and Portugal adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-12 people
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Spain and Portugal come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – most at no extra cost – including access to at least 30 pre-selected historical, cultural, and local events of your choice: walking tours of Madrid and Lisbon; Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums, Church of Santo Tomé, El Greco’s famous painting, Lisbon’s Monument to the Discoveries, ancient Belem Tower, Lisbon Cathedral, the Santa Cruz Quarter, the statue of Don Quixote in the Plaza de Espania, Royal Palace, Gran Via, Cibeles Fountain, Parliament and Puerta del Sol
  • Optional day trips to Segovia, Toledo, and Sintra Palace
  • 10 days/8 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between Madrid and Lisbon
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • Optional day (or multiple days) trips to Barcelona
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts and 4 additional meals
  • ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2020
  • Fine print: You are responsible for the cost of your drinks, free-time sightseeing, travel and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before heading for the airport.  Know your itinerary.  If any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Madrid and following that meeting we will venture out to become familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings.  After dinner, you may choose to take an optional walk to explore Madrid’s major monuments and classy Plaza Mayor, the heart of the city.

Walking: light (moderate, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 3

Today, we will start with a walking tour of the historical center of Madrid.  Next, we will explore the Almudena Cathedral and sumptuously decorated Royal Palace.  The palace has over 2,000 rooms, tons of luxurious tapestries, and a king’s ransom of chandeliers, the Royal Palace is truly one of the great palaces of Europe. Late afternoon and evening are free for personal discoveries and explorations of this great city.

Walking: moderate.

Day 4

This morning we will tour one of Europe’s premier art museums — the masterpiece-packed Prado — where you will see paintings by Velázquez, Goya, El Greco, and others. Then we’ll visit the Reina Sofía, Spain’s greatest modern art museum, home to Picasso’s Guernica. The rest of the afternoon is yours to stroll through the majestic Retiro Gardens (Madrid’s most popular park), do a little shopping, and maybe even catch a performance of flamenco.

Walking: strenuous.

Day 5

Free day in  Madrid.  Take an optional bus ride to Spain’s old capital city of Toledo (and go back in time about 500 years).  Enjoy enjoy traffic-free, winding medieval streets of this incredible city. Or choose a day trip to Segovia, famous for its Alcazar Castle the the Roman built aqueduct.  Free evening back in Madrid.

Walking: moderate (and more, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 6

Today we fly to Lisbon, Portugal.  Upon arrival will start our explorations of the city by visiting neighborhoods of Alfama and Baixa.  In the afternoon we will visit the historic São Jorge Castle and from here enjoy majestic views of the city.  We will explore the food district in time for dinner.

Walking: moderate to strenuous, with some hills and stairs.

Day 7

Our day starts with a walking tour of Belém District, home to many of the city’s most historic buildings. Sticking close to the waterfront, we will learn about Portugal’s golden age of exploration at the heroic Monument to the Discoveries, and how faith, money, and a knack for sailing combined to build the dazzling Monastery of Jerónimos.

Walking: moderate to strenuous, with some hills and stairs.

Day 8

We will start with a morning visit the world-class Gulbenkian Museum, where we’ll see how an international oil tycoon assembled a priceless art collection spanning 5,000 years. You will have free afternoon and evening to continue to explore the museum or return to Lisbon for dinner on your own.

Walking: moderate to strenuous, with some hills and stairs.

Day 9

Today is a free day in Lisbon.  You will have opportunity to travel to Sintra, a longtime royal sanctuary, its forested terrain is studded with pastel-colored villas and palaces. The Moorish- and Manueline-style Sintra National Palace is distinguished by dramatic twin chimneys and elaborate tilework. The hilltop 19th-century Pena National Palace is known for a whimsical design and sweeping views. Return to Lisbon for the last evening.

Walking: moderate to strenuous, with some hills and stairs.

Day 10

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

 

Itinerary specifics subject to change.

2021 Switzerland / Germany

$2,850.00 + Airfare / 10 Days, 8 Nights

Experience charming Switzerland, proud Bavaria, and quaint Austria.  Explore quaint, historical, cultural centers of Zurich, Luzern, Munich, and Salzburg. Visit Mozart’s birthplace, see the fairytales castles of Germany’s Bavaria, and snow covered peaks of the Swiss Alps.  Stay in centrally located, well-known, quality, hotels.  Enjoy plenty of free time for your own discoveries and adventures to explore the culture, history, and everyday life of these unique countries.

In your free time, consider additional events such as (1) the Sound of Music tour of the movie sites and sets, or (2) drive on the German Autobahn with a car of your choice, or (3) visit major World War II sites and memorials.

Date & Price

Tour A: July 25-August 3 (7 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

Tour B: September 25-October 4 (7 SPOTS AVAILABLE)

Tour C: Swiss Chocolate Train Tour:  November 1-9 (BY REQUEST ONLY)

$2,850.00 + Air

  • Our tours don’t include airfare
  • We are glad to assist with making your flight arrangements and airport transfers, if desired
  • Some tour members arrange to fly into Munich (MUC) and out of Zurich (ZHR)
  • Booking round-trip to one city will require a connecting flight, train trip, or additional overnight stay in Munich.
  • Fly in style: ask me how you can treat yourself to an extra legroom! Premium, business, and first class seats might be available. 

NOTE: at Go Global it is always Your Trip, Your Way.  Pick and choose from our vast listing of daily options to customize your Germany and Switzerland adventures! 

What's Included

  • A small, friendly group of 8-12 people
  • Full-time services of our travel concierge, friendly guide and local experts who will make fascinating history, art and culture of Bavaria, Austria, and Switzerland come alive for you.
  • All tours and admissions – at no extra cost – including access to at least 25 sightseeing events: Zurich walking tour, Munich walking tour, Luzern walking tour, historic Bern, Salzburg walking tour, orientation for walks/hiking in the Swiss Alps, boat ride on the Lake of Zurich, tour of the chocolate factory, visit to the BMW World, Neuschwanstein Castle tour, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace, Munich Residenz Palace, Dachau concentration camp, Bavaria’s Romantic Road, Munich’s Marienplatz, English Gardens, Old Town, historic churches, Hofbrauhaus, Vikualienmarkt, Olympic Stadium and Park, Zurich’s Bahnhofstrasse, Fraumunster, and much more.
  • 10 days/8 nights accommodations in memorable, centrally located, hotels.
  • All group transportation between European cities and hotels.
  • Guaranteed tour price, locked-in the moment you submit your application and deposit.
  • All trip related tips, taxes, and gratuities.
  • All breakfasts and 4 additional meals
  • GGL ALUMNI DISCOUNT of $50 for each trip you have taken prior to 2020
  • Fine print: Your are responsible for cost of your drinks, and free-time sightseeing and travel, and airport transfers.

Itinerary

Daily Activity Key

  • Light (2–4 miles of mostly level walking throughout the day)
  • Moderate (2–6 miles walking throughout the day with some hills and stairs)
  • Strenuous (2–8 miles walking throughout the day with lots of hills, stairs, and uneven terrain)

Day 1

Today is a long travel day; be as rested as possible before you head for the airport.  Know your itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Day 2

Our orientation meeting with start at 3 pm at our hotel in Munich.  Following that meeting, become familiar with our neighborhood and its surroundings.  After dinner, take an optional walk Munich’s major monument and classy Marienplatz, the heart of the city.

Walking: light (moderate, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 3

Today, we will start with a walking tour of the historical center of Munich.  We will explore Munich’s Christian (the city’s name is plural of “monk”) with visits to her oldest churches, including iconic city landmarks of Frauenkirche and the Viktualienmarkt.  In the afternoon we will explore the most famous export, the BMW World. Evening is free for personal discoveries and explorations of this great city.

Walking: moderate.

Day 4

Today we will travel the Romantic Road and explore the picturesque and alluring countryside of Bavaria. We will stop at two major sites of Bavarian royalty, the Neuschwanstein Castle and the Linderhof Palace.  We will also visit rustic and world-famous village of Oberammergau.  We will return to Munich in the evening.

Walking: moderate to strenuous (if you select to climb to the Castle)

Day 5

Today is a free day for personal explorations.  Take an optional trip to Salzburg, the city of Mozart and the Sound of Music.  Follow the footsteps of Bavarian royalty at the Residenz and the Nymphenburg Palace.   Free evening back in Munich.  Explore major WW2 sites of Dachau and the Eagles Nest.

Walking: moderate (and more, if you join after dinner walk).

Day 6

This morning, we will depart for Zurich.  We will make a brief stopover in the Principality of Liechtenstein before we enter pristine and enchanting landscapes of Switzerland.  After setting into our Swiss accommodation, we will start exploring Zurich’s historical district.  We will take our first glimpse of the Swiss Alps right after dinner.

Walking: moderate.

Day 7

Today, we will travel to the top of the Swiss Alps.  We will make stops at historical village Altdorf made famous by stories of Wilhelm Tell) and experience timeless beatify of Luzern and its lake.  In the evening, celebrate the Swiss National Holiday with street parties, food, live music and some of the best fireworks anywhere.

Walking: moderate.

Day 8

We’ll begin our day with a walking tour of Zurich.  Next, we will tour one of the oldest Swiss chocolate factories (including tastings).  In the afternoon, we will arrive in the Swiss capitol of Bern.  In the evening, we will take a boat ride on the lake of Zurich.

Walking: moderate.

Day 9

Today is a free day in Zurich.  You will have opportunity to enjoy this incredible city and its many cultural and shopping treasures.  Consider optional trip to the ancient ice glacier and snow-covered mountain tops of the Swiss Alps.

Walking: moderate.

Day 10

Today is a travel day.  Know your flight itinerary – if any of your flights are delayed or canceled, contact the airline authorities ASAP.

Walking: light.

Itinerary specifics subject to change.