Small Group Tours in 2017
Below is a list of our small group tours in 2017 through Europe and the Northeast United States, sorted chronologically. All of our tours are for small groups of 6 – 16 people. Our small group tours are aimed at experiencing and enjoying the history and culture of the region visited, and they excel in unique gourmet experiences. We would love to have you join us on one of our small group tours in 2017!
2017 Small Group Tours
- Puglia & Matera, ItalyAPRIL 2-14, 2017
OCTOBER 15-27, 2017
13 DAYS | $7,190
Discover the magical region of Puglia, flanked by Adriatic and Ionian Sea, and the charming city of Matera as well as delectable local specialties and many renowned wines.
- Amalfi Coast & CapriMAY 2-14, 2017
13 DAYS | $7,490
Enjoy the warm days of spring on this tour to one of the world's most beautiful areas. A feast for the eyes as well as the palate, our Amalfi Coast tours feature fascinating cultural sites, featuring gorgeous luxury hotels, leisurely boat rides, and truly exceptional gourmet cuisine and wines.
- Corsica & SardiniaMAY 7-20, 2017
14 DAYS | $7,890
Experience Corsica's rugged coast, strikingly beautiful landscapes, villages perched on rocky hillsides and beautiful beaches. Travel to Sardinia to experience ancient archaeological sites, a private winery tour and the geological marvel that is the caves of Neptune.
- Prague, Krakow & BudapestMAY 7-21, 2017
15 DAYS | $6,890
Prague and Cesky-Krumlov, the lively squares of Krakow, Renaissance mansions, Wawel Royal Castle, Gothic churches, delectable Polish and Hungarian cuisine, heavenly wines, the Danube, serene river villages, the magic of Budapest.
- Loire Valley & ChampagneMAY 29-JUNE 9, 2017
13 DAYS | $7,190
Taste the Loire's finest wines and clink your glass with private viticulturists in their five hundred-year-old caves. Follow the Champagne Route through the real Champagne, tasting as you go. Best of all, let the French show you their timeless art of la joie de vivre and how to relax in true French style.
- Normandy & Brittany, FranceJUNE 15-28, 2017
14 DAYS | $7,590
A gourmet voyage through the fascinating history of this region, from William the Conqueror's castles to Anne of Bretagne's fortress to Joan of Arc's last days in Rouen to the Allied invasion. Breton oysters and cider, Norman Calvados and Camembert.
- Scotland and IrelandJUNE 2-17, 2017
SEPTEMBER 2-17, 2017
16 DAYS | $6,990
Striking green hills dotted with sheep, megalithic Celtic stones, friendly locals speaking Gaelic, small villages with cobblestone streets, cozy “singing” pubs, ancient churches, the Scottish Highlands, picturesque castles, mountains and lochs.
- Berlin, Leipzig & DresdenJUNE 18-28, 2017
11 DAYS | $5,900
Explore Germany’s vibrant culture and the many faces and phases of her fascinating history, from Imperial Germany to the Cold War. As we travel through Berlin, Potsdam, Leipzig, and Dresden and their surroundings, discover the birth and rebirth of this fascinating country.
- Coastal New EnglandJULY 10-23, 2017
14 DAYS | $5,390
New England tour featuring picturesque coastal towns and villages; a sail and a harbor cruise, the rugged Maine coast, lobster feast on Monhegan Island, Beantown and the Cape, Nantucket Island and the mansions of Newport. Plenty of fresh seafood.
- Switzerland & Italy’s Northern LakesAUGUST 27-SEPTEMBER 9, 2017
14 DAYS | $7,990
Idyllic villages tucked in the mountains, stunning vistas, Alps excursion by boat-train-gondola, Swiss fondue and chocolate, boat rides on Maggiore and Como, fascinating history, all the magnificent beauty of Switzerland and Italy's Northern Lakes.
- Tuscany, Umbria & Cinque TerreSEPTEMBER 10-24, 2017
14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS | $7,190
Magnificent architecture and Renaissance art, Etruscan tombs and Roman ruins, wine villages of Montepulciano, Montalcino, Orvieto, and Chianti, Prosecco "champagne", Pecorino cheese, miracle olive oil, trattorias, panoramic hilltop vistas; A classic tour of Italy.
- Croatia, Slovenia & VeniceSEPTEMBER 13-26, 2017
14 DAYS | $7,190
Come with us to this magnificent part of old, unspoiled Europe: the scenery is gorgeous; the outdoor cafés are enticing; the people are unbelievably friendly; the villages are picturesque and inviting; there are wonderful castles, palaces, and fascinating ancient ruins.
- Bordeaux, Dordogne & LanguedocSEPTEMBER 19-OCTOBER 2, 2017
14 DAYS | $6,990
This France tour features the best wines and gastronomic cuisine, idyllic hilltop villages, optional balloon ride, underground boat ride, prehistoric cave paintings, historic castles and unspoiled medieval towns with no cars, warm friendly hosts, the art of Toulouse-Lautrec.
- Piedmont & Bologna, ItalySEPTEMBER 17-28, 2017
12 DAYS | $6,690
Discover the best Northern Italy has to offer: culture, scenery, food and wine. Enjoy the scenery of ancient medieval villages, a landscaped dotted with vineyards, and taste the pleasures of the Parma food valley.
- Autumn in New England’s VillagesOCTOBER 8-21, 2017
14 DAYS | $5,890
Lobsters, clambakes, rocky shores off deep blue Atlantic waters, three and a half centuries of American architecture. From picturesque harbors and mountain peaks to splendid forests and serene lakes, see our brilliant fall colors unequaled in the world.
- The French and Italian Riviera & Cinque TerreOCTOBER 1-14, 2017
14 DAYS | $7,890
Medieval hilltop villages, Pastis on your veranda overlooking the Mediterranean, Chagall’s art in Saint Paul de Vence, the flowers of Provence, the pink and yellow houses of Portofino, Cinque Terre’s striking cliffs, the incredible beauty of the Côte d’Azur.
- Burgundy & Provence, FranceOCTOBER 3-16, 2017
14 DAYS | $7,890
Great white wines of Burgundy and reds of the Côtes du Rhône, renowned gastronomy of Lyon, sensuous aromas of Provence, all combined with ancient Roman, medieval and Renaissance architecture and humble villages along the Rhône Valley.
- Wines & Back Roads of PortugalSEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 14 2017
15 DAYS | $6,790
Wonderful Portuguese historian as escort, winery visits in the main wine regions of Portugal, gorgeous accommodations in villas, historic “Pousadas” and elegant inns, outstanding cuisine, UNESCO sites, friendly locals, and picturesque villages.
- Rome, Amalfi Coast & SicilyOCTOBER 15-28, 2017
14 DAYS | $7,890
Breathtaking scenery, the grandeur of Rome, Amalfi's stunning cliffs, the magic of Capri, the awe of Pompeii, Sicily's ancient Greek temples, colorful markets, wonderful wines and foods, spectacular scenery, warm hearted people, beautiful Taormina.
- Andalusia, Toledo & Madrid, SpainOCTOBER 16-30, 2017
15 DAYS | $6,990
Medieval castles, royal palaces, narrow streets in ancient villages, magnificent cathedrals and mosques, art, history, culture, relaxing on the terrace of your hotel on the Mediterranean, tapas at a sidewalk café in Seville, Flamenco dancers in coastal Nerja.
About our small group tours in 2017: Specializing since 1994 in small group tours of Europe and the Northeast U.S. We offer gourmet small group tours, indulging in wonderful food and wine, staying at elegant accommodations with regional character, experiencing local culture and scenery at a leisurely pace with friendly local guides, all at an exceptional value.