If you’re the type of traveller who’s just as passionate, if not more so, about arts and entertainment as you are about rest and rejuvenation, you’re certain to applaud our Culture Collection. These vacations give you the opportunity to experience the finest exhibits and performances the world has to offer.
ISTANBUL: BEAUTY ON THE BOSPHORUS
Originally named Constantinople by the Romans, the city has seen three major eras. The first was as the center of the Western part of the Roman Empire. The next major era was the Ottoman Era when Muslims took over from Christians. The current era began when the father of modern Turkey, Kemal Ataturk created a secular society beginning in the early Twentieth Century.
ITALY: FLORENCE THROUGH THE EYES OF AN ARTIST
Florence is many things to many people, the “big city” in Tuscany, gateway to the Tuscan vineyards, a mecca for leather and both the keeper of Tuscan cooking traditions and innovator of Italian fusion cooking. Mostly, however Florence is about Art, particularly the masters that flourished under the Patronage of the Medicis and gave focus and depth to the Renaissance.
Prague, Vienna & Budapest: Eastern Europe’s Enchanted Cities
During the gilded age of the Hapsburg Empire there were no more renowned cities than Prague, Vienna and Budapest. During the days of the Soviet Union that luster diminished but with freedom came a rebirth as they proudly took their place in the “new” Europe.
Argentina: A Nation of Contrasts
Experience the European sophistication of Buenos Aires, the pristine climate of the Altiplano and a natural magnificence of Iguazu Falls.