Monthly Archives: July 2017

Classic Greece and Its Islands of Santorini and Mykonos


Discover the magnificent ruins of ancient Greece in their tranquil Mediterranean settings. This comprehensive journey explores Greece’s most important ancient monuments, like the famed Temple of Zeus, archeological site of Olympia and ancient artifacts of Delphi. Explore Athens your way – choose a tour of the incredible Acropolis, or embark on a walking tour of some of the city’s hidden gems. Visit a local farm in the countryside to see how olive oil and wine are produced. Learn how to cook traditional Mediterranean cuisine during a cooking demonstration. Wander the winding streets, vineyards, marketplaces and beaches of Mykonos and Santorini. Explore the excavations of the ancient city at Akrotiri, the most important prehistoric settlement found anywhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. In Athens, enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and entertainment at a family-owned taverna in the lively Plaka district. Learn the history of this fascinating country from local experts on guided tours of Athens, Meteora, Delphi, Olympia and Corinth.

 My favorite parts of this tour are visits to Mykonos and Santorini.  We spend 3 nights in the magnificent and magical Santorini and 2 nights in Mykonos, the whitewashed jewel of the Cyclades Islands.

All the pictures of Santorini and Mykonos were taken by me and my guests.


No visit to Santorini is complete without a taste of Ouzo and Vinsanto (my favorite).

Here’s the details.  July 8-22, 2018.  15 days, 22 meals, excursions included in each city/island.  2 day extension in Crete available. $5799.00 per person includes round trip airfare, round trip transfers (home pickup).


If these pictures have your interest in visiting Greece and the beautiful Greek Islands, please give me a call at 919.708.8217.


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Sailing the Danube River at Christmastime


This week we are doing some Christmas shopping at the world famous Christmas Markets of Germany and Austria.  And, we will be sailing on the beautiful and romantic Danube River.  Our journey starts in Vienna, Austria’s and ends in Frankfurt, Germany. In addition to shopping for gifts for our loved ones and friends, we will be exploring medieval cities, visit historic European sites, castles and of course stop at Christmas Markets at each stop along the way.  What better way to start your holiday season.

Here’s a short version of our itinerary:

Vienna, Austria, Wachau Valley, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Wurzburg, Germany.  Wow, what a treat itinerary we have.

If these pictures get you in the mood to go to Germany and Austria to Christmas shop and see beautiful scenery, then give me a call at 919.708.8217 or e-mail at



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Glamorous Western Mediterranean

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Join me this week as we visit the Glamorous Western Mediterranean on the beautiful Viking Sky ocean liner. France’s famed southern coast and Italy’s Renaissance treasures take center stage on this 8-day Mediterranean sojourn between Barcelona and Rome. Immerse yourself in Catalonian and Tuscan art, architecture and history during overnights in Barcelona and Tuscany.  In the South of France, call on Marseille, France’s oldest city, jet-setting St. Tropez and Monte Carlo, Monaco’s glamorous city by the sea.


Here’s our Western Mediterranean itinerary:

Day 1 & 2:  Barcelona, Spain

Day 3:  Marseille, France

Day 4:  St. Tropez, France

Day 5:  Monte Carlo, Monaco

Day 6 & 7:  Florence/Pisa, Italy

Day 8:  Rome, Italy


Included in our cruise:

930 guests – Viking Sky

8 day cruise visiting 4 countries & 6 ports with a private veranda

All onboard meals

Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard dinner & lunch

One included shore excursion in every port of call

Port taxes & fees included

Airport transfers

All this for $2199 for cruise and $795 for air (limited availability)

Call if you would like more information on this fabulous cruise at 919.708.8217.

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