5* Deluxe Room
The Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok on the riverside is up there with the most spectacular places to stay in the Thai capital, which certainly has its fair share of luxury hotels to choose from. Firstly, the location of the Shangri-La Bangkok is difficult to beat, both in terms of practicality and scenery. Nestled on the east bank of the majestic Chao Phraya River, the views from your window or balcony will be enough to take your breath away. However, the Shangri-La Bangkok experience is much more than just great views. This hotel boasts six dining venues, a riverside swimming pool, 802 stylish Thai-themed rooms and even has its own river cruise which glides past some of Bangkok’s best-loved cultural jewels.
5* Lanna Deluxe Room
Centara Khum Phaya Resort & Spa is part of the Centara Boutique Collection. Featuring Thai-Lanna architectural style, the hotel’s rooms and suites feature teakwood interiors and large private balconies or terraces with direct pool access. Each of the suite categories comes with an outdoor pavilion for private massage, Jacuzzi or dining.
Other hotel facilities include a lagoon style pool with three islands and expansive sun decks, fully equipped fitness centre, wellness spa, business centre, a Kantoke restaurant, Kham Saen Thai restaurant and swim-up pool bar. The resort is located in the city centre, approximately 15 minutes from Chiang Mai International Airport, 10 minutes to the famous Night Bazaar and Old City Centre, 15 minutes to Chiang Mai Zoo and Chiang Mai Aquarium, and about 30 minutes to Chiang Mai Night Safari.
5* Superior Ocean Front Room
This property is 1 minute walk from the beach. A stone’s throw from Patong Beach, the luxurious Amari Phuket enjoys spectacular views of the Andaman Sea from its private beach. It features 2 outdoor pools, a first-class spa and 2 dining options. Free Wi-Fi is available in the public areas. With every room sea-facing, Amari Phuket lives up to its name. Rooms and Suites are spacious with private balconies.
5* Superior Studio Room
A scenic speed-boat ride away from Phuket, through the spectacular, world famous Phang Nga bay, Paradise Resort is situated in a remote corner of the idyllic island of Koh Yao Noi. Nestled within a national reserve tropical rain-forest on it’s own private bay, and surrounded by towering limestone cliffs, Paradise KohYao is well named. With it’s tranquil environment, guests from all over the world return again and again to get ‘back to nature in total comfort’ in this remote hideaway. Chill out in relaxing hammocks strung between the palm trees along our private beach, indulge in a massage at the beach side salas, or partake in a few tropical beverages under the trees at their new Beach Club, sprawled between their main infinity pool and the crystal waters of the Andaman Sea.
Tropics, temples and tremendous beauty
- November 1-12, 2019
Base trip price per person:
There is no destination in Southeast Asia which draws crowds quite like Thailand.
Thailand is famous for its golden riverside temples and palaces, its colorful botanical gardens, and its beautiful beaches and dense forests.
Begin at Bangkok, the dynamic capital of Thailand, we will take you through a delightful and eye-opening trip with royal palaces, cultural music and dance, mouth-watering cuisine as well as traditional market. Away from the urban life, in the midst of nature of Chiang Mai, immerse yourself in the culture by visiting temples and dining with local families. End your trip relaxing under swaying palm trees, jumping into crystal-clear waters, drenching yourself in sunshine in the best of southern Thailand’s islands!
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- Hand picked deluxe hotels with daily breakfast
- Transfer services in air-conditioned vehicle
- Entrance fees and boat fees where applicable
- Meals as listed in the program prearranged at local restaurants based on local food
- English speaking local guides
- Champagne welcome brunch at Bangkok hotel
- Farewell dinner for the group with wine or local beer
- Freshwater (two bottles/person/day)
- Tour manager throughout
Thailand’s capital is south-east Asia’s most enigmatic city, a head-on clash between tradition and modernity – an urban cornucopia of smells, tastes, sounds and sights that one is unlikely to forget. Created as the Thai capital in 1782 by the first monarch of the present Chakri dynasty, Bangkok is a national treasure house and Thailand’s spiritual, cultural, political, commercial, educational and diplomatic center. More than anywhere else in the country, Bangkok expresses Thailand’s uncanny ability to blend the old with the new. This lends a thrilling sense of discovery to one’s sightseeing and adds an element of surprise when exploring what is the Orient’s most fabled city. Ultimately it is from the people that Bangkok derives its unique flavor. Fun-loving and easy going, they possess a rare tolerance which imbues the city with a real sense of freedom.
Popularly known as the Rose of the North, Chiang Mai is blessed with stunning natural beauty and unique indigenous cultural identity. Founded by King Mengrai the Great as the capital of the Lanna Thai kingdom by merging the various city states in the region in 1296. Today Chiang Mai is the economic, communications, cultural and tourism centre of Northern Thailand.
About 700 kilometers from Bangkok, Chiang Mai is situated on the Mae Ping River basin some 310 meters above sea level. Surrounded by high mountain ranges, it covers an area of approximately 20,107 square kilometers. The terrain is mainly jungles and mountains, parts of which are within national parks which are still fertile and verdant with plentiful flora and fauna. There are many sites and locations where tourists prefer to visit to study the lifestyle of the tribal people who live on high hills.
The largest island in Thailand and is a province in itself. Phuket is a beautiful island with many great beaches, rocky capes, mountains and forested hills as well as lush farmlands incorporating crops such as rubber, pineapple and tapioca. Phuket is also a central point from which travelers may discover alternative but equally exciting destinations.
Phuket has a major International airport, hotels of all categories, excellent infrastructure, established international standard restaurants, small local eateries, shopping centers, excellent nightlife, marina, movie cinema and a wide choice of recreation activities.
Phi Phi Island is Thailand’s island-superstar. For some, it’s the only reason to touchdown in Phuket. Even with all the hype, it doesn’t disappoint. Phi Phi’s beauty is a large chunk of the allure. The islands, when approached by boat, rise from the sea like a fortress. Sheer cliffs tower overhead, then give way to beach-fronted jungle.
Phi Phi is a group of six islands. The two main islands are Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Leh. The larger and inhabited Phi Phi Don attracts hundreds of visitors to stay on its lovely shores while the smaller uninhabited Phi Phi Leh hosts stunningly beautiful bays and beaches, including the world-famous Maya Bay, which was the set where The Beach (with Leonardo Di Caprio) was filmed. Just a 45-minute speedboat trip or a 90-minute ferryboat ride from either Phuket or Krabi, these picture postcard islands offer the ultimate tropical getaway.
Phang Nga Bay lies between southern Thailand’s mainland and Phuket Island. Also known as Ao Phang Nga National Park, it’s characterized by limestone cliffs and rock formations, as well as mangrove forests and small islands. Among the islands are Koh Tapu, known as James Bond Island for its appearance in a Bond film. Koh Phanak Island is known for its caves and lagoons. The bay’s waters are dotted with coral reefs.
Koh Yao Noi and Koh Yao Yai are a pair of large islands in the middle of Phang Nga Bay, equidistant to Phuket and the Krabi mainland. While the pace of development is accelerating on Koh Yao Noi in particular, the islands remain a quiet refuge that feels far removed from the crowds of Phuket. It is a little slice of paradise that tends to attract a much smaller crowd than its neighbors. Koh Yao Noi (and neighboring Koh Yao Yai) is a relaxed, eco-minded island with far less tourism than the bustle of Phuket or the thumping party scene of Koh Phi Phi. It tends to cater to a higher end and sporty crowd and has maintained a peaceful elegance.
Explore Scandinavian city life and see the stunning nature of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark
Request a quote for Group trip, SCOTLAND AND IRELAND LANDSCAPES 2019
Rating: 5 star
The Glasshouse, Autograph Collection is a modern 5-star boutique hotel set behind the historic facade of 172-year-old Lady Glenorchy Church. A short walk from both Edinburgh Waverley Rail Station and York Place Tram Stop, it features an amazing 2-acre roof garden with views over Calton Hill. Each bedroom has floor-to-ceiling windows, with views of the roof terrace or over Edinburgh city center. Luxurious touches include a flat-screen TV, Nespresso coffee maker, an iPod docking station, a free newspaper and Highland Aromatics toiletries in the bathroom. Most bedrooms offer a balcony or private seating within the roof garden.
Rating: 4 Star The Atholl Palace Hotel, the epitome of Scottish Baronial splendour, stands overlooking wooded parkland grounds and the town to the surrounding hills. Originally opened as the Athole Hydropathic in Victorian times, the hotel retains many features of the traditional large country house, with bedroom facilities and standards which often exceed expectations and complement spacious, relaxing public areas. The historic nature of the Atholl Palace Hotel means that every room is unique, with quirky original features, however, the truly outstanding feature of all our rooms is the view. Each of the 78 bedrooms is furnished to the highest standards with more than just the comforts of home. The Hotel also features a SPA and indoor swimming pool and other local attractions within the town are only a short walk away.
Rating: 4 Star The Grand Central Hotel is one of the longest established hotels in Glasgow. The Hotel has been brought back to its former glory with a modern contemporary twist. The Hotel features a comfortable lounge along with a now popular Glasgow meeting place, the Champagne Central bar. While still retaining the character for which it’s known the Hotel has 186 luxury bedrooms ranging from the Hotel’s classic rooms to suites. The Grand Central, because of its central location is ideal for visiting the city’s shopping areas and many of the city’s visitor attractions, coupled with direct rail links from Central station.
Rating: 5 Star A medieval Irish castle relocated to the heart of Dublin and re-imagined for the boom years. The Fitzwilliam is Terence Conran’s big Irish hotel design statement, and it’s not a quiet one. This hundred-odd-room palace lords over the west side of St. Stephen’s Green, complete with park views from the terrace, a Michelin-starred restaurant and a second casual-chic Conran-designed eatery — and it’s about as central as it gets, around the corner from the shops on Grafton Street and walking distance from more nightlife than any one person can handle.Situated in the heart of Belfast city next door to the Grand Opera House, the Fitzwilliam Hotel is a new boutique style hotel.
Rating: 4 Star
Belmore Court and Motel offers two distinctive choices of places to stay while in Enniskillen. The Belmore Court offers 30 modern, superior and executive bedrooms and with a choice of double, twin, triple and family rooms. Finished to the highest of standards, these rooms offer a new level of luxury, space and style. The motel standard rooms also offer a choice of room types: double, twin and family rooms, as well as having the option of having a mini kitchen for light meals and snack; cooking facilities, fridge, crockery and cutlery. The motel accommodation puts the emphasis on comfort. Townhouses have been transformed into 30 rooms furnished to a high standard – one and two bedroom apartments suitable for 1 to 6 guests. All are ensuite with LCD television, tea and coffee making facilities and direct dial phone. All rooms are designed to a high standard with ensuite, 32″ LCD multi-channel television and direct dial telephone. The motel has several ground floor apartments which are suitable for people with disabilities. There are also a number of family rooms. Continental style breakfast is served in the breakfast room. There is no bar or full restaurant on site. Complimentary Wifi and free, private and safe car parking are provided. All room are non-smoking. Smoking areas are provided externally.
*The group will be staying in the hotel section.
Rating: 4 Star
This contemporary hotel with leisure facilities, free parking and free internet access is opposite the racecourse, close to Galway city and just 1.2 miles from Galway Airport. The rooms in the hotel are equipped with a TV, a desk and the private bathroom is fitted with a bath and a hair dryer.
In the evenings, relax in the comfortable Enclosure Bar, which serves drinks and bar snacks. Head to the restaurant to sample fine Galway cuisine. Clayton Hotel’s leisure centre has a swimming pool, sauna and steam room. Service at Clayton Hotel is precise, friendly and of a high standard. The hotel is ideal for exploring Galway and its great restaurants, pubs and shops.
Rating: 4 Star
Croke Park Hotel is located on Jones’s Road close to the famous Croke Park Stadium, the home of Ireland’s national Gaelic sports. Ideally situated 10 minutes drive from Dublin Airport it is a short walk from the city center’s main thoroughfare, O’Connell Street. With 232 spacious, air conditioned and sound insulated rooms it is a perfect base for business or leisure guests and also features a tempting bistro and bar in addition to its fully modern gym.
Rating: 4 Stars
The Holiday Inn London Kensington is centrally located near Hyde Park and the High Street Kensington tube station, making it very well connected to the public transport network. The hotel has 706 rooms, all of which are furnished in a contemporary style and feature tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TV, safe, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. The Boulevard Restaurant serves contemporary European cuisine, while the Lounge Bar serves traditional afternoon tea. The hotel also has a Health Club & Spa.
- July 02-16, 2019
- Optional Pre-trip Extension to London July 02-06, 2019
From medieval old towns and fairytale castles to rolling green hills and craggy coastlines, the allure of Scotland and Ireland beckons your imagination. Leprechauns vs. lake monsters. Bagpipes vs. Blarney Stone. Guinness vs. gallons of whiskey. It’s impossible to choose a favorite when Scotland & Ireland go head to head. Hence you need to do them both.
YOUR PACKAGE INCLUDES:
- 10 nights at 4/5 star hand picked hotels with daily breakfast
- Welcome cocktail reception (2 drinks per person)
- Welcome dinner (3 courses with wine tea/coffee)
- Dinner at your hotel on day 3 (3 courses with tea/coffee)
- Lunch at a local pub/restaurant with beer tasting on day 7
- Lunch at the Doolin Music House (light lunch with 1 glass of wine)
- Farewell dinner at a local restaurant (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)
- Edinburgh Castle
- St. Andrew’s Castle
- St Andrew’s Cathedral
- Royal Lochnagar Distillery
- Balmoral Castle
- Titanic Belfast
- Marble Arch Caves
- Cliffs of Moher
- Cruise on Loch Lomond
- Ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
- Traditional Irish music session at the Doolin Music House
- English speaking guide on all tours
- Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel included
- Service charges and taxes
- All transfers by deluxe motorcoach
- 3 nights at 4 star hotel with daily breakfast
- Lunch at a local restaurant (2 courses with tea/coffee)
- Farewell dinner at the Swan at The Globe (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)
- All tours and entrances as mentioned
- Modern motor coach
- English speaking guides
Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel
Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Thanks to its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture, including numerous stone decorations, it is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe. Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is a city with a fantastic position. The view falls on all sides – green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the buildings and the red cliffs. It is a city that calls you to explore it by foot – narrow streets, passageways, stairs and hidden church yards on every step will pull you away from the main streets.
Elegantly arranged along the Tay, Perth is a pleasant city with large tracts of parkland surrounding an easily navigated center. Perth was once the capital of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament once sat here. Today, the city is laced with gorgeous city architecture, unrivaled surrounding landscapes and an intriguing royal history. The ‘Fair City’ of Scotland continues to inspire locals and travelers alike.
Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.
Culture, history and super-friendly people are what Belfast is all about. Visit here and you’ll experience a place unlike any other in Europe. This is a city that can trace its history back to the Bronze Age; a city that built Titanic; a city forging a unique food scene; and a city that dances to its own beat. From its mighty shipbuilding past to the dynamic arts scene that swirls around the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast likes to mix it up.
A harbor city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.
Welcome to Dublin, a lively capital city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laid back city is an adventure in itself. Dublin is all about the muse behind the music, the craic, and, of course, the people! Dublin has been named Europe’s friendliest city twice by TripAdvisor for good reason. So grab a pint, strike up a conversation, and settle in for the experience of a lifetime.
London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center.
At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.
Explore Scandinavia. Experience the city life and see the stunning nature
of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Denmark
Places you’ll visit:
The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and lies clambering up the mountainsides, overlooking the sea, embracing you. You can roam through living history in this modern city, before continuing on to explore the wildest and loveliest fjords of Norway. Bergen is a large city with a small-town charm and atmosphere. You can enjoy local attractions, museums, art galleries, cafes, and restaurants. Visit Fantoft Stave Church, and Troldhaugen, the home of the composer Edvard Grieg.
The Flam Railway has been described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. The train runs from the end of Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the Sognefjord, up to the high mountains at Myrdal station. The journey features the finest aspects of the stunning scenery of Western Norway.
See the major sights of Copenhagen, including the Little Mermaid, Nyhavn district, The Royal residence, the Parliament Christiansborg Castle. Visit Rosenborg Castle, the home of the Danish Crown Jewels.
The beautiful Swedish capital prides itself on being open to anyone and everyone. A curious city, eager to try anything that is new, anything that’s different. Stroll the cobblestone streets of Old Town and over the picturesque bridges that span the city’s canals. The 19th-century Skansen was the world’s first open-air museum and is still a premier place to learn about Swedish history.
Helsinki, the capital of Finland, is a vibrant seaside city of beautiful islands and great green parks. The city’s rhythm is laid back yet at the same time refreshingly active in terms of both the number and quality of restaurants and nightclubs.
- September 05-18, 2019
- Base trip price per person, double occupancy: $3,219.00
- Single supplement: $1,399.00
- Optional tours:
- North Sealand – Full day tour: $199
- Drottningholm Palace Sweden – Half day tour: $199
- Tallin, Estonia – Full day tour: $149
Your package includes:
- 10 nights at hotels in double/twin rooms as mentioned in the program
- 2 nights overnight ferries outside cabins
- 12 Breakfasts – Buffet style
- 4 Dinners as mentioned in the program
- Deluxe coach for city tours and excursions as mentioned in the program
- Deluxe coach for transfers as mentioned in the program. Transfers are without assistance
- City tours of Bergen, Oslo, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Helsinki (with local guides)
- CruiseBergen– Flam
- Flam Railway (Flam – Myrdal)
- Train Myrdal– Bergen in 2nd class
- Containerporterage service on overnight ferries
- Welcome dinner at Bryggeloftet and Steune: 3 course dinner incl. coffee/tea and 2 glasses of wine per person or 2 beers
- Farewell dinner in a local restaurant : 3 course dinner incl. coffee/tea and 2 glasses of wine per person or 2 beers
- North Sealand – Full day tour of Kronborg Castle
- Drottningholm Palace Sweden – Half day tour of Royal Swedish residence
- Tallin, Estonia – Full day tour of the medieval capital city of Estonia
Since it opened its doors in 1994, Andorra’s Caldea spa center has become a leading site for wellness tourism. Its revolutionary thermal spring leisure concept and its spectacular facilities have turned it into one of the Principality’s leading attractions. It is currently the largest spa center in Southern Europe: over 30,000 m2 to relax in a stress-free atmosphere…
Request a quote for ANDORRA and BARCELONA, with Lee
- JAN 29 – FEB 1, 2019: Barcelona – 4* Hotel
- FEB 1 – FEB 9, 2019: Andorra – 4* Hotel Sport Hotel Village and Resort
Your package includes:
- Non-Stop Round-Trip NYC – Barcelona
- Private Round-Trip Transfers from airport to Barcelona hotel, to Andorra to airport
- 3 nights lodging at Barcelona 4* Hotel [including breakfast] & Barcelona half day sightseeing
- 7 nights lodging at 4-star Sport Hotel Village & Resort
- Daily breakfast and dinners
- Optional Group Discounted Ski Pass
- Optional Trip to Carcassonne
- Optional Trip to Montserrat/Winery/Lunch
- Optional Discounted Ski Equipment Rentals
- Optional Group Discounted Trip Insurance
Barcelona – Package Price for double occupancy:
single occupancy +$925
Andorra only – Package Price for double occupancy:
single occupancy +$600
Visit Tokyo, the enormous and wealthy capital of Japan, for an unforgettable adventure.
Tokyo is home to many of the world’s most famous cultural sites. Japan’s capital is rich with countless cultural gems awaiting exploration. As the most populated metropolitan area in the world, you’ll experience Tokyo’s stunning architecture and neon-laced streets.
Dynamic and cosmopolitan Santiago is a vital and versatile city.
Home to many events showcasing the very best of Chilean culture, it also hosts superb international festivals of sound, flavor and color. The Chilean capital breathes new life into all its visitors!
The city’s diversity shines through in its many contrasting neighborhoods. Set out to explore the city streets and you’ll discover beautiful and original art galleries, design shops and handicraft markets, as well as a great selection of restaurants, bars and cafes. Night owls can enjoy a taste of lively Latino nightlife in hip Bellavista!
Visit downtown Santiago to get a real feel for the city. Learn more about the country in its many fine museums, or wander around the famous Central Market – a gourmet’s delight.
Fans of the great outdoors can head for the hills that surround the city and marvel at panoramic views of Santiago with the magnificent Andes as a backdrop. Take the opportunity to grab a picnic and visit one of the city´s many parks.
You’ll find first-rate shopping opportunities in the stylish Alonso de Córdoba neighborhood and in the city’s many modern malls.
Come to discover why we call Buenos Aires “the city of many passions”
The city’s cosmopolitan, multicultural identity was forged in a melting pot of cultures, from native American and colonial Spanish roots to the influences of immigration from Italy, France, Great Britain, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. You’ll see this eclectic mix of influences in the city’s architecture, food and in the character of its people. And while Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan city always looking towards the latest trends, we also have passionate pride for our history and tradition. Feel the nostalgia in the cobbled streets of neighborhoods like San Telmo, visit old cafes where poets used to gather, witness traditional gaucho displays of horsemanship and folk dancing at the Feria de Mataderos, and explore the political history of the Plaza de Mayo, where huge crowds turned out to see Eva Perón speak.
Buenos Aires is a city that never sleeps, famous for its phenomenal nightlife, which ranges from traditional neighborhood taverns to award-winning cocktail bars, big clubs, hidden gig venues, and underground nightspots catering to every niche. The city’s incredible openness and diversity also make it the top destination in Latin America for LGBT visitors. Just be prepared to stay out late! We eat late, party late and sleep late, if at all!
Designated Ibero-American capital of Gastronomic Culture 2017, the city boasts outstanding culinary options, from elegant 19th and early 20th century “bares notables” to some of Latin America’s most acclaimed contemporary restaurants and bars. Dining is important in Buenos Aires, and you can enjoy the world’s best steaks, Argentina’s famous malbec wines, and hearty Andean fare, plus there’s pizza, pasta and ice cream on every corner thanks to the city’s Italian heritage. Buenos Aires boasts several restaurants recognized in Latin America’s 50 Best. Local treats to look out for include the traditional infusion mate and addictive alfajores – chocolate-covered double-deck cookies filled with caramel-like dulce de leche.
Venice with its historic attractions and gorgeous canals is one of Italy’s most famous attractions.
Few cities can claim such a priceless art and history heritage as Venice. This unique city with its magical, spectacular scenery is not just beautiful; it is a real miracle of creative genius: a city built on mud, sand and the slime of a difficult, inhospitable landscape.
During centuries of feudalism and barbarism, Venice symbolised democracy and civilization.
What surprises about Venice, now as in the past, is its impressive building structure – a city built entirely on water. For centuries the Venetians, slowly and stubbornly insisted on recovering even the smallest bit of land from the water.
From the very start, building the city was a real engineering miracle due not only to the skill and intelligence of its builders but also to the nature of the place itself.
- Country: Italy
- Region: Veneto
- Metropolitan City: Venice (VE)
- City Area: 160.07 sq mi
- Elevation: 3 ft
- City Population: 264,557
- Time Zone: CET (UTC+1)
- Postal Code: 30100
- Dialling Code: 041
- Patron saint: St. Mark the Evangelist
- 25 April
Milan, a metropolis in Italy’s northern Lombardy region, is a global capital of fashion and design.
Milan has been interesting and vibrant at least since it was the capital of the western half of the Roman Empire. It was one of the most glorious of the Italian Comuni during the Middle Ages. It housed one of Italy’s most spectacular courts during the Renaissance. And so on. Leonardo da Vinci came from Florence looking for work and ended up staying a long time and achieving quite a lot, like many others have done since. Having always been in the thick of things, Milan is gifted with an impressive part of Italy’s heritage: it is a great city of art.
Have a look at the imposing marble Duomo, at our churches, palaces and museums. You will also be delighted by contemporary art and architecture. Countless works of art are waiting for you, and nearly all of them are within walking distance.
While you visit, let the atmosphere of Italy’s most modern and advanced city seep in. You will be captured by the elegance and style; by the energy and the international flair. An incredible shopping experience for all tastes and pockets, in a place where design and fashion have made their home.
Zurich is a cosmopolitan city by the water that combines creative urban life with nature in all its glory.
Zurich is abuzz with activity day and night with its countless events, diverse museums, own food festival and Switzerland’s most vibrant nightlife. And if you’re after rest and relaxation, you can be in the Swiss mountains in less than an hour.
Zurich is Switzerland’s centre of economic life and education. Located in the heart of Europe, the city offers all the modern amenities of a cosmopolitan metropolis, without sacrificing its natural side. Zurich has for years ranked among the world’s top cities in terms of quality of life. It is a boutique city that offers everything that implies, albeit in small and exquisite format.
- Country: Switzerland
- Canton: Zurich
- District: Zurich
- City Area: 33.95 sq mi
- Elevation: 1,339 ft
- City Population: 402,762
- Time Zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
- Postal Codes: 8000–8099
- Twin towns: Kunming, San Francisco, Srinagar
Munich, Bavaria’s capital, is home to centuries-old buildings and numerous museums.
Located at the river Isar in Southern Bavaria, it is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer festival. Munich has a thriving cultural scene and many travellers are absolutely stunned by the quality of the architecture. Although it was heavily damaged by Allied bombing during World War II, many of its historic buildings have been rebuilt and the city centre appears mostly as it did in the early 1900s, including its largest church, the Frauenkirche cathedral, and the famous City Hall.
Munich is a major international centre of business, engineering and research, exemplified by the presence of two research universities, several multinational companies, and world class technology and science museums like the Deutsches Museum and BMW Museum.
Munich has a continental climate, strongly modified by the city’s altitude and proximity to the northern edge of the Alps. This means that precipitation is high, and rainstorms can come violently and unexpectedly.
- Country: Germany
- State: Bavaria
- Administrative Region: Upper Bavaria
- First Mentioned: 1158
- City Area: 19.86 sq mi
- Elevation: 1,710 ft
- City Population: 1,464,301
- Time Zone: CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
- Postal Codes: 80331–81929
- Dialling Codes: 089
- Vehicle Registration: M
Embedded between nearby Alpine peaks and the hilly terrain of the Jura, the French-speaking city of Geneva lies in the bay where the Rhone leaves Lake Geneva. With its humanitarian tradition and cosmopolitan flair, the European seat of the UNO and headquarters of the Red Cross is known as the «capital of peace».
Geneva is Switzerland’s most international city, as it is where the European seat of the UNO is based. Even the International Red Cross directs its humanitarian campaigns from here. Besides being a congress city, Geneva is also a centre for culture and history, for trade fairs and exhibitions.
The symbol of the «world’s smallest metropolis» is the “Jet d’eau” – a fountain with a 140-metre-high water jet at the periphery of Lake Geneva. Most of the large hotels and many restaurants are situated on the right-hand shore of the lake. The old town, the heart of Geneva with the shopping and business quarter, holds sway over the left-hand shore. It is dominated by St. Peter’s Cathedral, however the actual centre of the old town is the Place du Bourg-de-Four, which is the oldest square in the city. Quays, lakeside promenades, countless parks, lively side streets in the old town and elegant shops invite guests to stroll. One of the best-maintained streets is the Grand-Rue, where Jean-Jacques Rousseau was born. The «mouettes», a type of water taxi, enable crossings to be made from one lakeshore to the other, while larger vessels invite visitors to enjoy cruises on Lake Geneva.
Culturally, this city on the westernmost fringe of Switzerland has much to offer. International artists perform in the Grand Théâtre and Geneva Opera House, and an extremely diverse range of museums such as the “Musée international de l’horlogerie”, a watch museum with a collection of jewellery watches and musical clocks, and the International Museum of the Red Cross and Red Crescent, which provides an insight into the work of these humanitarian organisations, invite city guests to visit them.
- Jet d’eau – visible from afar, the 140-metre-high water jet is the ‘landmark’ of Geneva.
- St. Pierre Cathedral – the north tower of the three-naved basilica in the old town of Geneva offers up an unique vista over the city and lake.
- Palace of the United Nations – on passing through the paled gate of the Palace of the UNO, visitors enter international territory.
- International Museum of the Red Cross – the birthplace of the International Red Cross houses the only museum dedicated to the history and work of this organisation.
- Cruises on Lake Geneva – from the cruise boats, visitors can marvel at the unique scenery of castles and magnificent residences set against wonderful landscape and mountain panoramas.
- Mont-Salève – close to the city, the Salève offers delightful walks for hikers and affords breathtaking landscapes.
- Carouge and its bohemian atmosphere – Italian Royal City near Geneva.
- The birthplace of fine watchmaking – from the Flower Clock to the watchmakers’ shops.
- Geneva à la carte – the “Geneva Amazing Experiences”, the 11 maps focus on different aspects of the city and all carry full descriptions in English.
HOTELS IN GENEVA
Elegantly poised at the edge of Lake Leman with magnificent views of the famous Jet d’Eau and Mont Blanc, our beautiful boutique hotel showcases British charm with the finest Swiss hospitality. Enjoy exquisitely decorated rooms and suites, delicious international cuisine in Windows restaurant, and cocktails in our famous Leopard Bar and Cigar Lounge.
4 Seasons Hotel des Bergues
The city’s first hotel, and still the first choice of sophisticated travellers and world statesmen, has been a landmark on Lake Geneva since 1834. Now, as Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, it blends a revitalized sense of history with comfort, relaxation and warm, genuine personal service.
The Hotel Astoria is ideally located in the heart of the city of Geneva, opposite the main railway station “Cornavin” and the main public transport lines, a few steps from Geneva Lake, Geneva’s fountain, flower clock, old town, and the business districts. It is close to the UN offices, international organizations, and the Palexpo Conference Centre.
The Beau-Rivage is on the famous Quai du Mont Blanc, opposite the renowned Jet d’Eau. It is just a few minutes from the Rue du Rhône, the prestigious shopping street and business centre.
Business travel has changed, and Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts is evolving to be the hotel for modern business travelers. They offer the amenities that help you be at your best when you travel for work, and also help you make the most of your downtime when the work-day is done.
Grand Hôtel Kempinski Genève
Grand Hotel Kempinski Geneva is a destination spot all on its own – a lively after work entertainment complex, a luxurious staycation option, a peaceful respite in an urban setting…or a private, lavish haven that far exceeds our guests’ expectations.
Grand Pre Hotel
Located 1200 meters away from Alptitude, the business Grand Pre offers accommodation in the center of Geneva within a 15-minute walk of Musee Ariana. Geneva center can be reached within 20 minutes’ walk. Grand Pre is connected with other parts of Geneva due to a railway station located nearby.
Mövenpick Hotel and Casino Geneva
Opt for a convenient location near Geneva International Airport and complimentary public transport to Geneva’s city centre when you stay at Mövenpick Hotel & Casino Geneva. Business travellers enjoy our close proximity to the Palexpo convention centre, while leisure guests love that Lake Geneva and the Alps are nearby.
Hotel NH Geneva City
The NH Geneva City, formerly known as NH Rex, enjoys a peaceful spot in a pretty neighborhood near Geneva’s business district. International organizations like the Red Cross and the United Nations are nearby. From here it’s just 2 minutes’ walk to the tram stop, and the city center is just a 10-minute ride away.
Novotel Genève Centre
This property is 7 minutes walk from the beach. Just a 2-minute walk from Lake Geneva and 5 minutes from the Cornavin Train Station, the Novotel Genève Centre offers a fitness and spa centre, free WiFi and a free pass for public transport. You can enjoy healthy and balanced cuisine in the Novotel Café, at the bar or in your room.
Ramada Encore Geneva
Book our Ramada Encore Geneva hotel, just 10 minutes from the city center and airport and in between shopping mall La Praille and Geneva Football Stadium. Enjoy offer easy access to public transportation. Whether you are our guest for just one night or an extended stay, you will find comfortable accommodations at a great price.
The Warwick Geneva
The hotel Warwick Geneva gladly gives what any guest, regardless of origin, desires most. This, of course, is access to the city found down the lobby’s spiral staircase and outside the door. With an ideal location opposite Gare de Cornavin, Geneva’s central train station, Warwick Geneva is minutes from fine examples of the city’s renowned sophisticated attractions.
Reno, Nevada, also known as the “The Biggest Little City in the World,” is sought after by tourists for its entertainment venues and casino gaming opportunities.
However, Reno is surrounded by the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which provides opportunities for skiing and snowmobile riding in the winter, as well as hiking and cycling in the summer.
Lake Tahoe is also within 30 minutes of Reno, and offers chances for water activities and skiing as well.
With its beautiful Riverwalk District, downtown whitewater kayak park, popular events and easy access to unlimited outdoor adventure, the bustling city of Reno has come a long way from its mid-1800s beginning. Originally a small community known as Lakes Crossing that popped up to serve westward travelers, the town enjoyed growth from railroad extensions, legalized casino gambling, liberal divorce laws and, eventually, economic diversification beyond gaming. That means that today, Reno has a lot going on for locals and visitors alike.
Downtown Reno, formerly filled with casinos and tourist shops, enjoyed a renaissance of sorts over the past few years. The casinos are still there, but so are chic condominiums and apartments that come with stylish downtown living. Markets, coffeehouses, lounges, tasty restaurants, a movie theater, brewery and various shops line what’s known as the Truckee River Arts District, culminating with the heart of this urban renaissance – the Riverwalk District. There’s also the Truckee River Whitewater Park at Wingfield Park, host of the annual Reno River Festival, the nation’s leading whitewater event. And anchoring the other end of the Arts District is CalAve, running a section of California Avenue and brimming with hip cocktail bars, restaurants, boutiques and more. Just a few blocks east is the new Freight House District, an entertainment complex at the Aces Ballpark with bars and restaurants. Also downtown, visit the Nevada Museum of Art and the National Automobile Museum.
Just west of downtown Reno in Verdi, is Cabela’s, one of the world’s foremost outfitters and an ideal spot to gear up before hitting the great outdoors. Within an hour’s drive of town, there are 18 ski resorts, the picturesque state capital, thousands of mountain biking and hiking trails, numerous golf resorts, scenic Pyramid Lake, and the truly spectacular Lake Tahoe.
Did we mention Reno’s events? There are food, art and jazz festivals, outdoor expos, fun runs, marathons and bicycle races, Hot August Nights, Artown and Street Vibrations, just for starters. The events list is long and varied, and there really is something for everyone. The fact is, the Biggest Little City has really grown up, and there’s no better place to have a little fun.
- Base Elevation: 8,260 ft. (Tahoe’s Highest)
- Summit: 9700′
- Year Opened: 1964
- Average Snowfall: 350″ (30 feet!)
- Vertical Drop: 1,800′
-20% beginner Green
-30% intermediate Blue
-40% advanced Black
-10% expert Double Black
- Longest Run: 2.5 miles
- Total Trails: 60+
-2 “Six Pack” high-speed, detachable chairs
-2 Quad chairs (fixed grip)2 Triple chairs (fixed grip)
2 Surface Lifts:
-Little Mule (for children in Rosebuds classes only)