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Guide to Grape Harvest Seasons Across Europe

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Aug 19, 2022 11:08:46 AM
The European grape harvest season is almost upon us! Traveling during grape harvest season is a unique time to see Europe in its brilliant splendor! Not only are the leaves changing color, but towns start to buzz with action, there are plenty of festivals to celebrate the grape harvest and some vineyards even allow you to participate in the grape stomping action. Join in the action with this Guide to Grape Harvest Seasons Across Europe.

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Topics: Spain, travel, food, italy, germany, croatia, portugal, greece, austria, france, europe, food and wine, switzerland

10 Destinations For Olive Oil Connoisseurs

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Aug 18, 2022 2:32:11 PM
A very important symbol of the Mediterranean, the olive tree, its fruits and the oil produced from them, have long been a common ingredient in Mediterranean cuisine dating back 6000 years. In ancient times, olive oil was also used for a variety of purposes including as lamp fuel, pharmaceutical ointment and in anointing rituals for warriors, royalty and other important people. Today, olive oil is commonly used as a cooking ingredient or enjoyed with a loaf of bread and a glass of fine wine. Olive oils differ based on a variety of factors including when the olives are picked and where the olives are grown. If you love olive oil, travel to these 10 Destinations For Olive Oil Connoisseurs.

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Topics: Spain, travel, food, italy, croatia, portugal, greece, argentina, europe, food and wine

The Smallest Countries in Europe

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Aug 10, 2022 1:02:00 PM
Some of the best experiences in Europe are visiting the quaint little towns or smaller cities, but what about the small countries.  Add a stop in Luxembourg on your way from Paris to Frankfurt, take a day tour of Vatican City on your trip to Rome or hop over to the small island country of Malta on your next trip to Europe with this short list of the Smallest Countries in Europe!

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Topics: Spain, travel, italy, germany, croatia, greece, austria, france, switzerland, Travel Destinations 2022

Seasonal Travel to Croatia

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Jul 27, 2022 10:51:33 AM
Experience Croatia tinged in an autumnal pallete, soak in the sun during the summer or hit some of the best Christmas Markets in Europe! Wondering when is the best time to visit Croatia? Check out this blog post on Seasonal Travel in Croatia and pick your favorite time to travel

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Topics: europe travel, travel, bucket list, croatia, adventure, family, island travel

22 Places to Travel in 2022 (Part 1, Staff Picks)

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Dec 29, 2021 3:06:13 PM

We have scoured the earth for the top travel destinations for 2022 in far flung places such as Dubai and Cape Town, often-overlooked treasures such as Norway and Turkey and destinations that are closer to home such as Sedona and Costa Rica. 

Travel the world with a personalized Keytours Vacations travel package. Enjoy a treasure hunt in ancient Athens, dolphin watching in Costa Rica or contemplating the mystery of the Great Pyramids. The choice is yours!

To help you start planning, we have curated a few of our favorite vacation packages. Our travel packages are fully customizable. Add a day, a week, a sightseeing tour, another destination or let our expert travel consultants design something truly unique.

We have narrowed it down to our top 22 destinations for 2022. Here are the first 11, handpicked by our staff!

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Topics: Spain, travel, italy, bucket list, croatia, costa rica, european vacations, europe vacations, greece, peru, south africa, turkey, trending, usa, dubai, island travel, middle east, Travel Destinations 2022

Movie and Show Sets in Europe That You Can Visit

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Nov 6, 2021 1:52:00 PM

Though most movie and shows are filmed in a studio in Hollywood, travelers to Europe can catch of glimpse of famous movie backdrops on their next vacation. Keytours Vacations offers tailor-made and custom packages and day trips to destinations around the world!

From the movie buff to the neophyte, you can find your inner-Hollywood as you travel to Edinburgh, Sicily or Split and check out these movie and show sets in Europe! We have put together a few popular sightseeing tours to some of the most famous movie backdrops in Europe:

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Topics: travel, italy, bucket list, ireland, croatia, european vacations, europe vacations, scotland, sicily, trending, excursions

Europe Foodie Experiences

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Nov 3, 2021 9:38:52 AM

Savor the flavors of Europe with these curated foodie experiences. You can take a macaron cooking class in France, a food on foot tour of Dublin, find hidden Portugal on horseback, go truffle hunting in Assisi or sample Viennese coffee in Austria! Add a foodie experience to your European vacation to connect with the culture and enjoy tasty offerings! We have curated a few of our favorite foodie experiences in Europe:

 

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Topics: Spain, travel, food, italy, bucket list, ireland, croatia, portugal, european vacations, europe vacations, greece, france, trending, food and wine, excursions

The 9 Best European Cities for 2021

Posted by Sandra Thomas-Comenole on Oct 14, 2021 11:15:00 AM

Every year, Condé Nast Traveler asks their readers to vote on the top travel destinations in Europe. This year, top destinations ranged from Porto, Portugal to Istanbul, Turkey. Check them out below!

9. Galway, Ireland
8. Reykjavik, Iceland
7. Bruges, Belgium
6. Dubrovnik, Croatia
5. Siena, Italy
4. Salzburg, Austria
3. San Sebastian, Spain
2. Porto, Portugal
1. Istanbul, Turkey

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Topics: Spain, europe travel, travel, italy, bucket list, trips to europe, ireland, croatia, portugal, iceland, belgium, ireland travel, european vacations, europe vacations, austria, turkey, trending, europe

National Drinks Around the World: Part I

Posted by Mary Nadal on Oct 7, 2019 10:20:06 AM

 

Swirling a ruby red Chianti while overlooking a Tuscan landscape, quaffing a mug of Löwenbräu at Oktoberfest, clinking glasses of raki over meze in a Turkish tavern: some beverages are inextricably linked with the culture of their origins. In fact, just about every country in the world has a signature drink (usually alcoholic, but not always). Discover some national drinks of the world, and maybe plan a trip to enjoy it the best way: right there in its homeland. 

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Topics: italy, germany, croatia, wine, beer, russia, turkey, drinks

Architectural Gems of Croatia

Posted by Mary Nadal on Sep 9, 2019 11:52:52 AM


Croatia is a land rich with history, art, and culture, and these architectural gems are not to be missed. 

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Topics: croatia, split, zagreb, trogir, architecture, history, art, dubrovnik, korcula

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