We’ve just become aware of a new variation on vacation packages: Convertible Caravans of Europe! No, it’s not tent camping. It’s not even touring in convertibles~although that is an option. It’s a collection of independent travelers brought together to tour some of the most scenic parts of Europe driving in a private car at their own pace. Created for those who want to explore in safety, comfort, and in the company of like-minded explorers. Special interest itineraries~for Golfers (and non-golfing companions,) Mancations (fast paced men-only itineraries,) Classic, MYWay (custom tailored itineraries,) Soft Caravans for those with special needs, and my favorite ~ itineraries for foodies! These are small group trips with a minimum and maximum number of participants based on the program. Check out the possibilities and picture yourself touring Europe in a whole new way.
Here’s a taste of the possibilities:
Austria: Salzburg Candlelight Dinner & Concert at Fortress $71
Vienna Vienna Heurigen Show $96
Belgium: Brussels Gourmet Evening Tour $111
France: Paris Behind the Scenes Bakery Tour $31
Gastronomy Tour in Montmartre District $125
Greece: Athens Greek Cooking Lesson $95
Ireland: Dublin Merry Ploughboy Dinner Show $77
Italy: Rome Pizza Making & Meal $111
Florence Handmade Pasta-Cooking Course & Lunch $70
Venice Falling in Love in Venice – Gondola Tour & dinner for couples $160
Portugal: Lisbon Lisbon by Night with Fado Dinner show $109
Russia: Moscow Vodka Tasting Tour $128
Spain: Barcelona Gourmet Walking Tour $28
Turkey: Istanbul Cooking Lesson $83
London Afternoon Tea at the Sherlock Holmes $25
From Prices are per person; can be changed or modified at any time, and subject to currency fluctuation. Valid through December 31, 2013. Tours and activities are subject to availability at time of booking; may be discontinued without notice. From prices shown are in US Dollars.
Discover the majestic Canadian Rockies by luxury rail. Western Canada’s award winning Rocky Mountaineer train travels by daylight only, allowing guests to enjoy the breathtaking scenery while experiencing impeccable service, dining on delicious cuisine and making new friends from around the world.
Executive Chefs Jean Pierre Guerin and Frédéric Couton have created a cookbook that exemplifies the Rocky Mountaineer culinary experience. Eat Play Love: Regionally Inspired Cuisine by Rocky Mountaineer is a collection of recipes that celebrate the unique character of Western Canada.
The inspiration for this book is easily found outside the windows of the train, as guests travel through nature’s wonderland of breathtaking scenery. Many of the 37 regionally inspired dishes are served in the GoldLeaf Service dining room onboard. Each recipe is easy to prepare and all the ingredients can be substituted with locally sourced products.
Couples Tower Isle takes the South Beach dining culture to a new level with a gourmet in-room menu and personalized mini-bar.
Five star dining in the privacy of your room features organic produce, the freshest seafood and a tantalizing blend of island spices and herbs.
Personalize your mini-bar with a top shelf selection of fine wines and spirits.
It’s a little taste of heaven here on earth. Why not reserve your gourmet south of South Beach getaway today?