Tours of Germany, Italy, Spain and Switzerland

 

Germany Tours Italy Tours Spain Tours Switzerland Tours

Whether you are on an escorted tour or independent tour, you will have the opportunity view the famous castles and rivers of Germany, travel along the Romantic Road and visit some famous castles as well as viewing charming Bavarian villages. At Christmas time, you can experience the the joy of a Chrismas Market.

From the Grand City of Rome to Romantic Venice, the Northern Lake of Italy to Sunny Naples, we offer tours from 2 - 7 days. With weekly departures, these short tours are easy to combine with other tours or as pre and and cruise tours.

We offer escorted and independent tours to some of the most historic cities of Spain. Tours include such major cities as Barcelona - Madrid - Cordoba - Seville - Costa del Sol - Granada and Toledo.

Known for its splendid mountains ans scenery, Switzerland can be explored by motorcoach or by train. Both tours are offered from 3 nights to 7 nights

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German Rail Pass Promotion

Book the German Rail Pass Promotion to enjoy 10% off the 5-days or 20% off the 10-days-within-1-month German Rail Pass. Just book by April 29, 2014. Valid for travel February 3 - May 31, 2014.

 

New Renfe Spain Pass: Yours To Explore Spain

The Renfe Spain Pass is an e-pass that lets you travel on the national rail network of Spain, with your choice of first (Business/Club) or second (Tourist) class travel for 4, 6, 8, 10 or 12 train segments (trips) within a one-month period. Also included with this pass are Renfe reservations on Spanish trains.

 

2014 marks the 4th centenary of El Greco's death. Several exhibitions and an extensive cultural programme this year will recall the work of Domenikos Theotokopoulos and its subsequent influence on art. Toledo, the city where El Greco enjoyed his greatest creative period, will be the main centre for the celebrations. A festival to which everyone, including you, is invited. READ MORE IN OUR BLOG.

The Swiss Pass Receives a New Name!
From January 1, 2015 the Swiss Pass will be called the Swiss Travel Pass. The scope of services will remain unchanged. In addition, the product range will be simplified. See more below:

Swiss Travel Pass
Range of services: travel by train, bus and boat; including panorama routes (exclusive of mandatory reservation fee) and local public transport in 75 towns and cities
Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 days (consecutive)
Reductions: 50% reduction off most mountain railways
Bonus: including Museum Pass (free admission to 480 museums)
Youth discounts: Yes

Swiss Travel Pass Flex
Range of services: travel by train, bus and boat; including panorama routes (exclusive of mandatory reservation fee) and local public transport in 75 towns and cities
Validity: 3, 4, 8 or 15 days (flexible within 1 month)
Reductions: 50% reduction off most mountain railways
Bonus: including Museum Pass (free admission to 480 museums)
Youth discounts: Yes
Attention: Reductions and bonus valid on a selected travel day only.

Swiss Family Card
Range of services: free travel for own children (exclusive of mandatory reservation fee)
Validity: 1 month
Reductions: Free travel for children under the age of 16 if accompanied by at least one parent who is in possession of a valid Swiss Travel System rail pass or ticket

Swiss Transfer Ticket
Range of services: travel from any Swiss border railway station or airport to the selected holiday destination (and return). Travel must be by most direct route.
Validity: 2 transfers within 1 month
Reductions: 50% off most mountain railways on the transfer days
Youth discounts: Yes

Swiss Half Fare Card
Range of services: up to 50% off travel by train, bus and boat, most mountain railways and local public transport in 75 towns and cities
Validity: 1 month

Germany Festivals Italy Festivals Spain Festivals Switzerland Festivals

Melt
July 17 - 19, 2015
Grafenhainichen Germany


Set in one of the most unique festival locations in the world, Melt!brings life to the gigantic monuments of the machine age with its colorful lighting and thumping tech beats. This is the ultimate "Industrial Meets Electronic" music festival that takes place in the massive industrial museum of Ferropolis , Germany. The event location spreads over 6 floors, and has a  of nearly 100 live acts over the weekend.

 

http://www.meltfestival.de/en.html

 

Battle of the Oranges
February 14 - 17, 2015
Ivrea Italy

It’s a familiar story: commoners rise up against an oppressive ruler. At the Carnevale di Ivrea , however, the battle isn’t waged with guns and swords—oranges are the weapon of choice. Every year, the tiny northern city of Ivrea in the Turin province stockpiles 500,000 kilograms of fresh oranges for Battaglia delle Arance (Battle of the Oranges), a re-creation of a historic fight between townsfolk and a ruling tyrant. Teams wage a full-on fruit war, and not even a red-capped declaration of sovereignty can protect you from getting juiced.

 

http://www.storicocarnevaleivrea.it/English/

 

 

Carnivale in Viareggio
Februaru 22, 2015
Viareggio Italy


Since 1873, people have flocked to the Tuscan coastal city of Viareggioto party during Carnevale, the one-month period before Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It's a long tradition that has grown over the years, making Viareggio the lively, fun-loving venue of one of Europe's most famous and largest Mardi Gras-style festivals. In Italy, it's second to Venice as the most popular Carnival in the country. Millions of Italians tune in to watch Carnevale's Fat Tuesday parade, which is broadcast live on national TV each year.

http://viareggio.ilcarnevale.com/en/

 


 

 

 

Las Fallas
March 14 - 19, 2015
Valencia Spain

The Las Fallas celebration dates back to the Middle Ages when excess winter supplies were torched in an equivalent to a spring cleaning. Today’s rendition takes a more grandiose approach, paying homage to Spain’s history and culture with spectacular displays of pyrotechnics.

The Festival features Parades,various exhibits, Firework events, street light displays, and the Flower Offering.

The greatest expression of religious devotion in the whole Fallas Fiesta calendar, with an elegance, grandeur and visual impact that is rarely surpassed.

This is what is known as the “Ofrenda de Flores a la Virgen de los Desamparados”, a floral offering to the Kingdom of Valencia’s patron saint, Our Lady of the Forsaken. All the Fallas Committees take part in this event, decked out in their finest, to present their bouquets of flowers to the enormous image of the Virgin which stands in the centre of the plaza named after her, overlooked by her Basilica.

A parade of thousands upon thousands of “Falleras” and “Falleros” fills the city streets, wearing regional costumes and adding to the visual charm with the colours of the flowers. Each Committee brings its own music band and, in some cases, a spectacular basket with the most original and creative floral decorations.

Because of their incredible numbers of participants, the Offering is held on two days.

 

http://www.fallasfromvalencia.com/en


 

 

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