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Giving the Gift of Travel

Posted by Mary Nadal on Dec 3, 2019 4:03:59 PM

 

What do you get for the person who has everything? An experience they'll never forget.

Treat your special someone to a romantic escapade in Paris, send Dad on a tour of whisky distilleries in Ireland, make Mom’s Downton Abbey dreams come true in England, or take the whole family on an unforgettable adventure to see the pyramids and cruise the Nile River.

Whether they love food & wine, adventure, art, or shopping, we’ve got ideas for everyone on your list.

1. For the Special Someone

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Romance in Paris

Stroll the cobblestone alleys with your special someone, savor a freshly baked croissant and steaming cafe au lait at a sidewalk bistro, and wander hand-in-hand among artistic masterpieces at the Louvre.

Unforgettable Prague & Budapest

Savor the endless charms of these romantic cities. Find magical medieval squares, get lost in poetic streets filled with hidden treasures to be discovered, and relax at indulgent thermal springs in the “City of Spas.”

Buenos Aires Adventure

Dance a passionate tango with your amor in Buenos Aires and relax among gardenias and roses at a traditional estancia in the beautiful Argentinean countryside.

2. For Him

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Italy Gran Turismo Experience

Indulge his wildest dreams as he drives a Ferrari through the steep, winding roads of Tuscany along the route of the legendary Mille Miglia race.

Beer Capitals of Central Europe

Taste some of the world’s best beers in some of the world’s best beer cities, touring breweries in Germany, Czech Republic, and Poland to learn about the traditions and legends of each country’s beloved beverage.

Golf and Game Drives in South Africa

From birdies to the Big Five: combine the excitement of a game drive in Kruger National Park with the chance to hit the links at some of the most unique and scenic golf courses in the world.

 

3. For Her

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Blue Lagoon Spa Escape

Pamper her with a wellness escape to Iceland’s hot springs and famous Blue Lagoon, where she’ll relax and rejuvenate with waterfall massages, luxurious saunas and more among the beautiful natural scenery.

Downton Abbey Experience

Step into the world of Downton Abbey, visiting the lovely Oxfordshire Cotswold village and countryside where many of the show’s scenes were filmed, enjoying tea and learning about the real life local legends of these charming English towns.

Outlander Scottish Highlands & History

Channel Claire Beauchamp in Scotland’s rugged, beautiful Highlands, visiting Culloden Moor, Inverness, and many of the scenic locations portrayed on the hit show.

 

4. For the Whole Family

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Santa’s Finland Escape

Deep in the heart of Finnish Lapland lies Santa Holiday Village. Greet the real Santa Claus, meet friendly huskies on a dog sledding adventure, and, with some luck, even experience the Northern Lights.

Australia City, Rock & Reef

Explore the wonders of the Land Down Under: feeding adorable kangaroos, swimming in the azure waters of Bondi Beach, marveling at astonishing Ayers Rock, and snorkeling on the dazzling Great Barrier Reef.

Ancient Egypt Expedition

Cruise the Nile River and visit the iconic ancient sites, enjoying a sunset camel ride among the Great Pyramids and taking part in an Egyptian costume party on board your river cruise ship!

 

5. For the Thrill Seeker

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New Zealand Adventure

Jetboating, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, canyoning, paragliding, skydiving: Queenstown, the ‘Adventure Capital of the World” has it all. Get your adrenaline fix amidst stunning scenery featuring crystal-clear lakes set against dramatic mountains.

Gorillas of Rwanda

Embark on your search for the awe-inspiring Rwandan mountain gorilla. Track the gorillas through the lush forests and prepare yourself for an unforgettable encounter with these majestic creatures.

Jewels of Costa Rica

Hike the mighty Arenal volcano and see the tropical rainforests via zipline and the adrenaline-pumping Tarzan Swing. Explore the canopy with a treetop walkway and take advantage of Tamarindo’s gorgeous beaches and excellent surfing.

 

6. For the Foodie

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Jewels of Thailand

Visit bustling food markets and sample Bangkok’s famous street food eateries. Then visit tranquil Chiang Mai for a private cooking lesson at a local family’s home and learn about traditional northern Thai flavors.

Culinary Journey of Peru

Cebiche, pisco, lomo saltado: explore Peru’s complex gastronomic heritage. Learn to cook traditional Peruvian dishes and shop for local ingredients at a Peruvian market. Visit awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and learn about the culinary influence of indigenous cultures.

Bon Appetit France

Indulge in decadent French cuisine and sample local specialties as you travel through four different beautiful regions: Ile-de-France, Normandy, Loire Valley and Champagne.

 

7. For the Wine Aficionado

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Spanish Sherry & Portuguese Port

Experience Portugal’s charming Douro Valley, visiting wineries to taste and learn about the traditions of port. Cross into Spain to see historic Seville and Jerez, sampling local sherries and discovering the secrets of this centuries-old wine.

Argentina & Chile Wine Exploration

Journey through Argentina and Chile’s premier wine regions. Enjoy top-class wines paired with traditional Argentinian and Chilean cuisine, and even a wine-and-chocolate pairing with chocolate sourced from a local organic producer.

Australian Wine Triangle

Explore the picturesque wine regions of Australia. Sample award-winning wines, artisan cheeses, and indulgent chocolates as you journey across this beautiful and vibrant country.

 

8. For the Culture Connoisseur

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Classical Music Capitals

Visit the Vienna home where Mozart composed works like The Marriage of Figaro, walk in the footsteps of Dvorak in Prague, admire the beautiful art nouveau Liszt Music Academy in Budapest, and pay a visit to the Berliner Philharmonie, home of one of the world’s preeminent symphony orchestras.

Italian Art Cities

There are few places on Earth as abundant with art and architecture as Italy. Explore the unparalleled richness of Italian art and architecture on this journey filled with Michelangelo, da Vinci, Botticelli, and Rafaello just to name a few.

Amsterdam, Bruges & Paris by Rail

From the Flemish masters to the French Impressionists, discover priceless masterpieces in some of the world’s most famous museums, including the Louvre, the Rijksmuseum, and the Groeningemuseum.

 

9. For the Luxury Lover

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Luxury African Safari

Botswana is one of Africa’s wildest countries, with infinite horizons of unspoiled wilderness and an incredible diversity of wildlife. See the Big Five in style from a modern, sophisticated sanctuary on a private island.

La Vie Est Belle French Luxury

Let France enchant you with its endless allure: the incomparably elegant streets of Paris, the ultrachic Riviera, the Rhone Valley’s verdant rolling hills crossed with vineyards. Gourmet cuisine, award-winning wines, and artistic masterpieces fill your days on this luxurious journey.

Greece a la Carte

Explore the sun-drenched Greek Islands, from the trendy nightlife of Mykonos to the spectacular scenery of Santorini. Discover hidden gems in sleepy old world villages and sample world-class wines and artisan delicacies from small local producers.

 

Need more ideas? Download our full 2019 Gift Guide here! 

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