Experience the Treasures of Europe…
One-of-a-kind wine tours to Germany and France… Hidden vineyards… Savvy antique tours for decor, furniture, vintage and design objects… Truffle tours to France… Authentic German Christmas market tours… 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…
German Pinot Noir Road Tour –
With Tasting Led by David Schildknecht
Aug. 25 – Sept. 1, 2013
The German Wine Country Tour for Pinot lovers. Limited to a small number of travelers. Reserve now…
REVOLUTION IN RED German Rieslings have gone cult. German Pinots aren’t far behind. Stay ahead of the curve and join a small group of wine enthusiasts on a wine tasting tour this August to savor the bounty and beauty of Germany’s great undiscovered Pinot Noirs and other reds. Most of them are still unknown outside Germany. You’re going to love them!
Wine Tour Package Top wine regions, including the Rhine area, the Pfalz, Franconia, Baden and the Black Forest… Eight nights, nine days, workshop and Pinot tasting with leading U.S. wine critic David Schildknecht… Private driver, hand-picked hotels. estate visits and private tastings… Tooth-to-tail eats, artisanal specialties and cultural highlights included.
Our German Pinot Noir Wine Tour is the very first of its kind. Offered in cooperation with the German Wine Institute and the VDP (Association of German Prädikat Wine Estates), Germany’s association of leading winemakers.
A great pick for wine lovers, somms, bloggers and wine activists, slow foodies, gastro geeks, adventurers and Scotch-drinking skeptics. Join us! Space is limited. Reserve now.
The Wines and Vineyards of Franconia —
Including a Day at the Grape Harvest – October 11-18, 2013
Celebrate Franconia, its vineyards, its wines and its winemakers — and help bring in the harvest!
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, tooth-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. This fall, 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 the Fall Wine Festival in Iphofen 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 as you help with the harvest at the vineyard in the heart of wine country. It’s incredible fun! Join us for this discovery tour and enjoy the wine country of Franconia at the most romantic time of the year. Reserve now.
Provence Truffle Tour
Hunting for Black Gold in Southern France
February 20-27, 2014
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.
Our Signature Antique Tour…
Fall Antiques Extravaganza —
An Antique Tour to Europe’s Attic
Sept. 25 – Oct. 4, 2013
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 Prague, 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.
Furniture, decor and design objects, vintage, small antiques, art, collectibles estate finds and much more.
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.
Enchanted Christmas Markets Tour
Including Germany’s Toy Route December 1-9, 2013
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 city of 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 Kaiser Heinrich II is buried. Tour Dresden and other cities and see the world famous Frauenkirche. 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.