Experience the Treasures of Europe…
One-of-a-kind tours to Germany, France, Austria and the Czech Republic…German beer and brewery tours… Authentic German Christmas market tours… Savvy antique tours for decor, furniture, vintage and design objects… Wine tours… Truffle tours to France… Slow Food tours and Gourmet tours… Up-close, authentic encounters with people… Art, music and local culture tours. Featured in USA Today, Country Living and Australian House and Garden…
Sampling the Good Life Along the Bavarian and Alpine Beer Trail
Magnificent Brews, Slow Food and Cultural Highlights in Germany and Austria
October 3-13, 2014
The Beer Tour Package for lovers of German beer. Reserve now.
FEEL THE STRESS MELT AWAY as you hit the trail for a ten-day beer immersion tour with extraordinary Slow Food and cultural highlights. This expertly guided adventure includes private coach with driver, hotels and an itinerary loaded with visits to under-the-radar breweries in the nooks and crannies of Bavaria.
Savor local brews and rock to mountain music at an Alpine cow homecoming festival. You’ll taste and celebrate a whole range of beer styles during the trip. Hang with Germany’s up-and-coming craft brewers and pioneering women brewers.
Enjoy a back-roads brewery trek and get an inside look at some of Bavaria’s best award-winning family breweries. Sleep in a castle, an Alpine lodge, a monastery and a hotel that dates back to the 1300s. Experience the dreamy beauty of Murnau, home of the Blue Rider artists’ colony.
Sample luscious artisanal specialties all during the trip and enjoy a private bratwurst workshop with an acclaimed craft butcher. Meet Sister Doris, Germany’s last remaining nun-brewer, and taste her soulful abbey beer.
Everything about this beer tour is unique. It’s a top pick for the beer lover, brewer, craft beer enthusiast, gourmand, Slow Food activist, somm and cultural traveler. Group size is limited. Reserve now to get a spot.
Our German Wine Country Tour
The Wines and Vineyards of Franconia —
Coming in the Spring of 2015!
Celebrate Franconia, its vineyards, its wines and its winemakers!
THE LUSH MAIN RIVER VALLEY The Medieval city of Miltenberg and the regal wine capitol Würzburg… The walled villages of Volkach and Prichsenstadt… Löwenstein Palace and Hallburg Castle… Private tastings, cellar visits and a stint in the vineyards… regional inns, snout-to-tail eats and more.
Franconia is Germany’s “Capitol of Dry.” Its best crisp whites, red and rosés have a loyal following among serious wine-lovers in Germany but are mostly unknown in the U.S. We’ll pull back the curtain and see what we’ve been missing.
Franconia Wine Tour Package: You’ll meet the growers and vintners, see the estates, and experience winemaking from from the inside out. Party at a spring wine festival and enjoy the region’s homey seasonal wine taverns. Visit caves in Sommerach, Miltenberg and Sommerhausen and get up close and personal with the grapes in the heart of wine country. It’s incredibly fun!
Join us for this discovery tour and enjoy the wine country of Franconia at the most romantic time of the year. Reserve now.
Celebrate All Things Truffle on our Truffle Tour
Provence Truffle Tour
Hunting for Black Gold in Southern France February 20-27, 2015
Join our Truffle Tour and Experience the Romance and Mystery of the Truffle at the Peak of the Season.
HUNT, HARVEST AND SAVOR THE TRUFFLE, one of God’s great gifts to humankind, on our special February Truffle Tour, which is timed for the peak of Truffle Season.
Truffle Tour Package: Seven nights/eight days of unrepentant, self-indulgent culinary excess… Regional inns… A private truffle hunt, truffle market, special cooking lesson, truffle tasting… All-day antiquing… Wine tasting, olive estates, lavender distillery and more… What’s not to love?
This tour is all about getting in the spirit of truffle season and living out your passion. You’ll also enjoy artisanal products such as native olives and olive oil, local cheeses, cured meats, wine and lavender. This is a region where people take the joys of the table seriously.
A great pick for gastro adventurers, wine lovers, culinary trend scouts and slow foodies. The truffle is proof that there is a God and that she loves us. Let our truffle immersion tour make a believer of you. Join us in February. Reserve now.
Fall Antiques Extravaganza —
An Antique Tour to Europe’s Attic
Sept. 24-Oct. 4, 2014
Join Us for this Exciting European Antique Tour in September. Space is limited.
SHOP FOR BARGAINS IN EUROPE’S ATTIC Experience the imperial cities of Leipzig and Bamberg plus glorious northern Bavaria, deepest Saxony and remotest Bohemia on a one-of-kind antiques and design tour.
We’ll be taking in Europe’s best antique markets, under-the-radar shops and wholesalers! Space is limited.
Whether you’re a dealer, designer or trend scout… whether antiques are your business, your passion or your pastime… There’s no better time to shop than now. And you’ll be shopping where the selection is immense and the antiques are more affordable than in France, Italy, Belgium and the U.K.
Featured in Country Living, Australian House and Garden and USA Today. Space is limited. Reserve your tour now.
The Magic of Germany at Christmastime
Enchanted Christmas Markets Tour
Including Germany’s Toy Route December 5-14, 2014
Experience the romance and magic of Christmas with all your senses on this fully-guided tour.
A THRILLING CHRISTMAS GETAWAY to the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bamberg and the imperial cities of Nürnberg and Dresden… Lauscha, Seiffen, the Ore Mountains and the back roads of secret Saxony… Christmas shopping, holiday traditions and regional cuisine.
It will be a Christmas adventure like no other. Join us this year on the Christmas Trail! Shop for traditional Christmas decorations, toys, collectibles and antiques, linens, folk art and other treasures. Meet one of Germany’s top authorities on Christmas antiques from the Erzgebirge (Ore Mountain region).
Visit the Imperial Cathedral and crypt where Emperor Heinrich II is buried. Tour Dresden and other cities and see the world famous Frauenkirche. Hear Bach’s Christmas Oratorio in a marvelous Baroque setting. Sample gourmet treats of the season — roast goose, Christmas Stollen cake, authentic gingerbread, hot-mulled wine, Christmas beers and other specialties…
With only 10-20 guests, we can include the kinds of encounters, extras and special touches that make a trip truly memorable. Join us for an unforgettable adventure this December. Reserve now.