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Discover Mount Vesuvius and the ghostly ruins of Pompeii

Mount Vesuvius and Pompeii

Travel to southern Italy and many delights await you. On the Sorrento Peninsula, the stunning, sun-soaked Mediterranean scenery of the Amalfi Coast entices visitors searching for romantic breaks away and picturesque walks along its coastline. History-lovers are equally satiated, as the area is rich with fascinating treasures. On our Highlights of the Amalfi Coast trip, we visit the legendary Pompeii and Herculaneum; places frozen in time after the eruption of Vesuvius.

Uncover the fascinating history of Chianti wines in Tuscany

Tuscany

 

One of the world’s best-known and most loved red wines is Chianti, or more specifically the Chianti Classico Wine. Produced in Tuscany, in the region stretching between Florence and Siena, this wine has a long history and a protected wine-making tradition. On our Chianti Walking & Wine trip, you can experience these traditions first hand and, of course, sample some of its most delicious wine.

Bucket-list adventures for 2022

Llamas on the Inca Trail

If the pandemic threw your bucket list busting plans into disarray, 2022 is the year for making up for lost time. Before taking the plunge, it's worth remembering that some trips are best experienced if you're well prepared. The trek to Machu Picchu, a wilderness cycling quest through Namibia, or glacier hiking in Iceland, are all far more enjoyable if you're ready for the adventure ahead. 

Uncover the Legends of Jordan with our Local Leaders

The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

From the striking carved Treasury in the Rose Red City of Petra to the other-worldly desert landscapes in the Wadi Rum, it comes as no surprise that Jordan has continued to enchant visitors for centuries. Inhabited by humans since the Palaeolithic period, you’ll find that every traveller has left their mark on this beautiful Middle Eastern gem. With most of their monuments remaining remarkably intact, you can still visit Roman amphitheatres, Crusader castles and cities filled with intricate Christian mosaics on our adventures in Jordan.

Pepper Trail: Bird Detective

Guinean Cock of the Rock

The setting: somewhere in New Mexico. Oil field waste pits have not been properly netted to protect wildlife from their toxic mixture. Migratory birds, mistaking these holding ponds for water, have become trapped and died. The oil companies are in clear violation of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, but Fish and Wildlife Special Agents need help in building their case. How many birds have been affected? How many species? Are any endangered? Time to call Pepper Trail, bird detective.

World Food Day Celebration with 5 Foodie Tours

corsica charcuterie

This year, to celebrate World Food Day 2021, we’re introducing you to a selection of some of the greatest gastronomy regions across the globe. From Sicilian street foods and traditional Finnish dishes to the Portuguese Vinho Verde, these foodie tours will pique the palate of any discerning gourmand. Whether it’s visiting a local food market or getting hands on at a cookery class, the itineraries on our foodie tours let you discover regional delicacies that give you a real flavour of each destination.

 

Sample Local Wines and Street Foods in Sicily

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