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Taste Moselle Rieslings and visit the wine town of Bernkastel-Kues on this 12-day Paris to the Swiss Alps itinerary. Discover ancient Roman Trier and enjoy scenic cruising past Sankt Goar, home to Rhinefels Castle, the largest fortress on the Rhine. Also visit the quiet German town of Speyer and picturesque Strasbourg. Vineyard-flanked slopes and historic cities, along with hotel stays in Paris and Zürich, make this cruisetour irresistible.

Paris to Swiss Alps Cruise Itinerary

 

Alaska beauty mountains flowers view

Alaska beauty mountains flowers view

On this 8-day Southeast Alaska cruise, enjoy the largest staterooms in the industry with modern amenities and private balconies that provide a front row seat to Alaska’s majestic wildlife and spectacular scenery. At a capacity of only 175 guests, this new ship is the only fully stabilized small ship in the region and can sail into unique ports inaccessible to larger vessels.
Along with this cruise, complimentary excursions and unique experiences, including exclusive access into Glacier Bay and a Valley of the Eagles Nature Tour in Haines are available. A guest favorite is the Hot Chocolate Bar on the sun deck, available as you cruise under the beauty and grandeur of Tracy Arm’s vertical cliffs.

Marrakech palm trees pool

The Club Med Resort, set in Morocco’s oldest palm grove, reflects the intimate aspect of the medina, with its beautiful gardens, refined cuisine and warm welcome. The local architecture combines brick, tadelakt, pisé, red ochre and colourful zillij tiles, to create a relaxing haven to welcome you after a stroll through Djemaa el-Fna Square or the medina.

Discover Le Riad, the 5Ψ Luxury Space within the Marrakech La Palmeraie 4Ψ Resort. An ideal choice for those who want to combine privacy, privileged, customised service and luxury comfort, with the warm and friendly Club Med spirit: a private, exclusive space comprising a dedicated pool and bar.

5 reasons to choose Club Med Marrakech La Palmeraie:

  1. An oasis of well-being set in Morocco’s oldest palm grove, where you can discover the warm welcome and refined cuisine of Marrakech
  2. To work on your drive on the practice or play the 18- hole golf course* at the foot of the Atlas mountains
  3. To see the explorer in your children at the Mini Riad inspired by the caravans of the desert
  4. The 5-Trident Luxury Space of Le Riad, ideal for those looking for intimacy and privileged services without letting go of the Club Med Spirit
  5. To go out and discover the souks of Marrakech

Why book with VeronicTravel?

VeronicTravel has a privileged relationship with Club Med, meaning that any special needs you may have during your vacation will be tended to, at no extra cost.

Yacht cruise through Greek Islands

Yacht cruise through Greek Islands

Succumb to the charms of Eternal Greece during an 8-day cruise. With Athens as the departure point, gear up for an unforgettable sailing experience discovering exceptional islands and cities. You will sail through the Cyclades archipelago with a stop at Paros and Mykonos. You will continue onto the Dodecanese archipelago where you will discover the medieval city of Rhodes, with its impressive walls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will sail onto Crete, which lies between the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. Your cruise will conclude with the exploration of two of Greece’s major sites, from Napflio: the Mycenae ruins and the Epidaurus theatre, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Map of cruise through Greek Islands

Resort in Cambodia, village feel

Relax at this ‘the green village’ − a 5-star luxury resort near Siem Reap in Cambodia. Set within 8 acres of lush gardens, lemon-grass meadows and rice paddies, this elegant retreat is a gateway to the Angkor World Heritage Site and numerous natural and cultural wonders. If you ever wanted to stay in a Cambodia village with the luxury of 5-star facilities, then this is the place to stay. Half of the 45 villas offer a private pool. One thing to remember is that the villas do not offer ultimate privacy which many honeymooners require. Great food and service. The resort is large which means that older folks must walk quite a bit from room to pool to restaurant.

Kuching Malaysia

Kuching Malaysia

This 17-day voyage begins with a three-day immersion in the wonders of Cambodia’s Angkor Wat before a 14-day cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong. After a day at sea, search for the perfect cat sculpture in the busy markets of Kuching, Malaysia. Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei is next offering a choice of exploring the waterfront food scene or venturing to 600-year-old Kampong Ayer on the Brunei River where life takes place on stilted boardwalks and in stilted shacks.

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At Kota Kinabalu guests can learn about Borneo’s rarest birds, mammals and amphibians at Kinabalu Park. Moving onto the Phillippines the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River fascinates, Coron offers snorkeling over coral reefs and wartime wreckage, and Boracay is a classic beach getaway. An overnight call at Manila allows plenty of time to explore, reflect at the grand Manila Cathedral, before dancing the night away. Bask on the beach at one of the exclusive resorts of the Hundred Islands on the way to the tour’s conclusion in Hong Kong. Star Legend docks directly in the harbor making access to the Victoria Peak tram and any number of local historic, culinary, cultural or shopping attractions easy.

Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China

This 14-day itinerary brings together three of the region’s powerhouses with a tour that begins in Beijing with four days of land explorations. Guests start their tour with some of the world’s most expansive architectural creations including the Forbidden City, the 9,999-room compound that 14 emperors called home and the Temple of Heaven, a tranquil park that gives travelers perspective on the local life of the city. Tiananmen Square may be familiar to many but this public plaza, one of the largest in the world, holds much that guests have not imagined, including Chairman Mao’s mausoleum.

A map showing the itinerary of the cruise going from Tokyo to Beijing

Next is a visit to the Great Wall, the longest man-made structure in the world. Guests will also visit the Terracotta Warriors, the vast army sculpted to accompany China’s first emperor into the afterlife, before embarking on the 11-day voyage to Tokyo. Setting out from Beijing (Tianjin) there are two days at sea allowing time to relax, enjoy the spa, visit the Bridge and participate in informative lectures and briefings. Karatsu, Japan is the first port. Karatsu is known for its pottery which is produced across 60 local studios. From here the tour proceeds to an overnight call in Busan, South Korea. Take in the 7th century Beomeosa Temple on Geumjeongsan Mountain for its history and for the breathtaking view out onto the sea. Busan is a bustling city to rival Seoul, with a beach and creative food scene. The itinerary heads back to Japan with opportunities to visit what remains of a period building known now as the Atomic Bomb Dome at Hiroshima; take in a sweeping 360-degree view of Kyoto from the Umeda Sky Building; and dive into the bustle of the fish market in Shimizu (the gateway to Mount Fuji). The tour concludes in Tokyo where everything – food, fashion, tea, art, culture – is the epitome of Asia’s modernity.

View of Canyons of Sedona in Arizona
View of Canyons of Sedona in Arizona

Introduction

Explore the scenic landscapes of the Canyons for a trip riddled in emotion. You will be awed by the grandeur of these Canyons. From the immense Grand Canyon and the golden towers of Bryce Canyon, to Sedona’s famous red stones and the contrasting colors of Arches National Park. Antelope Canyon will amaze with its fantastic lighting, while Lake Powell and Death Valley are not to be missed. Travel to the American West to discover its unique spirit and its spectacular panoramas!

Things to See and Do in the Canyons

Explore the Wondrous Grand Canyon

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Stretching almost 300 miles from end to end, the vast and stunningly beautiful Grand Canyon is one of the world’s seven natural wonders. With its awe-inspiring, steep, and rocky walls which descend a mile into the canyon’s floor, the Colorado River tracing through, this Arizona landmark is a sight not to be missed. 

Spend the Day Exploring the Lake Powell Area

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Lake Powell is an 186-mile long lake lying mostly in Utah and straddling the Utah/Arizona border. With its nearly 2,000 miles of shoreline, this the desert oasis has so much to offer. Spend the day exploring the gorgeous scenery and beaches or go fishing. Hikers can enjoy access to dozens of canyons from here.

Soak up the Serene Vibes of Sedona

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With its glowing red rock formations, pine forests, and art scene, spending a few days in Sedona is a magical experience. Hike the notable red-rock buttes (Cathedral Rock, Bell Rock, Bear Mountain and Courthouse Rock), browse art galleries, discover Oak Creek Canyon, Sedona has so much to offer.

Discover the Party City of Las Vegas

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Discovering Las Vegas for the first time is like exploring a new planet. During the day, the city is asleep… But when the sun sets, Las Vegas wakes up: the casinos fill up and the games start!

Itineraries in the Canyons

Las Vegas is typically a good base to depart to the Canyons.  VeronicTravel has a multitude of itineraries in the Canyons varying based on your interests and your available time. Our itineraries can include such  activities as boat rental, rafting, helicopter rides, hiking, and biking.

Here are two very basic examples of itineraries in the American Canyons we can build for you:

Starting in Las Vegas:

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    Lake Powell

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    Bryce Canyon

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    Antelope Canyon

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    Grand Canyon

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    Death Valley

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    Mammoth Lakes

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    Yosemite Park

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    San Francisco

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Las Vegas | Zion & Bryce Canyon | Lake Powell | Antelope Canyon | Monument Valley | Grand Canyon | Death Valley | Mammoth Lakes | Yosemite | San Francisco

Starting in Phoenix:

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    Canyon de Chelly National Monument

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    Arches National Park

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    Salt Lake City

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Phoenix | Sedona | Flagstaff | Canyon de Chelly | Arches National Park | Salt Lake City

Introduction

Cuba is a destination unlike any of its neighboring Caribbean islands. A trip to Cuba is very much a a journey to discover its fascinating history–still very much present today, to uncover the country’s architecture of the “good years”, its culture, street art, and the famous cars from the 50s. The locals will great you with their welcoming smiles, the music will move you, and the transparent ocean will enchant you. Cuba is an adventure like no other.

Itineraries in Cuba

Discover Cuba

This itinerary is ideal for first-time visitors looking to explore Cuba’s highlights. Discover Havana rich history with a walking tour of colonial Havana. Soak up the landscapes of the Viñales Valley with its tobacco farms. Spend a few days in Cayo Levisa where you can delight in the peaceful Caribbean sea. Then head to Cienfuegos and Trinidad where you will discover Hemingway’s Cuba.

Visit authentic Cuba locals

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Escapade to Cayo Levisa

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Completely unplug at Cayo Levisa, an isolated little island accessible only by boat with long stretches of white sand fronting the calm and turquoise blue sea. The beach is backed alternately by pine trees and thick mangrove.

Luxury Village Saint Martin pool view

Luxury Village Saint Martin pool view

This luxury villa in the Terres Basses, St. Martin, which comfortably fits 8 guests, boasts superb views of the Caribbean sea.

The villa itself is a magnificent new construction (2017) with five bedrooms, one of which is an independent bungalow with a kitchen. Three bedrooms are off the pool/ terrace level. The master is at a lower level with its own kitchen and a huge dresser.
The living space is massive and includes a well-equipped kitchen (two fridges, two top stoves, two ovens ), living room, and interior dining room.

This a is a unique property in St. Martin and will leave you with an unforgettable memory of this beautiful island.

Beach paradise Fiji

Beach paradise Fiji

Swim with sharks and manta rays, share a kava ceremony with the Chief and local villagers, participate in “Meke” dances, and taste an authentic lovo feast with food cooked underground. Fish, dive and learn the “Bula” dance with your fantastic crew and celebrate life with a true slice of paradise!

See the dramatic changes in landscape, right from the little palm-covered Mamanucas, to the rugged, majestic southern Yasawa Islands to the vivid Blue Lagoon, framed by picture-perfect beaches. Visit a remote Yasawa Island village and be part of a traditional kava ceremony, enjoy a “meke” performance and browse the village market.

Kendmare Ireland Lodge Luxurious Charming Views Water

Kendmare Ireland Lodge Luxurious Charming Views Water

The summer season is amazing at this resort nestled in this beautiful part of Ireland. There is much to enjoy in Kenmare and the stunning surrounding countryside.

Club Med Punta Cana beach volleyball

 

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Punta Cana is the ultimate family resort and exclusive couples retreat. From swinging on a trapeze to swinging a golf club, to enjoying couple’s fine dining, there’s something for every getaway-lover.

5 reasons to choose Club Med Punta Cana:

Club Med Punta Cana beach volleyball

  1. Spacious luxurious rooms
  2. 3 gourmet dining options, including 1 all-day snack bar
  3. An endless array of sports and activities
  4. 3 swimming pools, with 1 dedicated to the Mini Club and 1 to the Spa
  5. Club Med Spa by L’OCCITANE® featuring the latest exotic treatments designed to renew the senses
  6. Children’s programs available for ages 4 months – 17 years

Why book with VeronicTravel?

VeronicTravel has a privileged relationship with Club Med, meaning that any special needs you may have during your vacation will be tended to, at no extra cost.

Lighthouse overlooking the New England Coast

Lighthouse overlooking the New England Coast

Enjoy cruising along North America’s stunning East Coast as the M/V Victory II traces historic sites from the Tea Party-era buildings of Boston to the hilltop citadel in Halifax. Along the way, you’ll experience the postcard – pretty sites in the United States as well as Canada’s Atlantic Ocean ports. Explore galleries in lively Provincetown, and revel in the old-world elegance of Newport’s summer home mansions. Tour the first Pilgrim settlement in Plymouth and the old port waterfronts of Portland. Then sail to Bar Harbor, the gateway to the mountains, and the spectacular cliffs of neighboring Acadia National Park, before arriving in Halifax.

FIeld of tulips in holland and windmill in background tulip season

FIeld of tulips in holland and windmill in background tulip season

Admire the genius of the Dutch Masters at Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum on this 10-day Tulips & Windmills cruise. They can explore Hoorn’s seafaring heritage, Arnhem’s World War II history and Antwerp’s Renaissance splendor. See colorful farmland as Dutch tulips come into bloom. Sample Belgian beers and chocolates. Roam Keukenhof Gardens, the world’s largest floral park. The treasures of Holland and Belgium await them on this roundtrip Amsterdam cruise.

Witness the splendor of Holland’s tulips in spring and visit beautifully preserved medieval cities in Belgium. This tour is offered between March to May 2019. 

Buddha at Angkor Wat

Buddha at Angkor Wat

This 15-day itinerary immerses guests in a thoughtful journey from Cambodia to Thailand to Vietnam to survey Southeast Asia’s best ports, dramatic coastal sights and ancient temples. The tour begins in Cambodia with a boat tour of the floating village of Chong Khneas, both Vietnamese and Khmer, before receiving a traditional water blessing from the monks at Wat Atvea. Sunrise over Angkor Wat is a universally inspirational experience and the guided walking tour that follows illuminates the stories of the temples and provides context for the Hindu and Buddhist gods. At Ta Prohm (of ‘Tomb Raider’ fame) visitors will see the haunting art as nature has taken back the temple. Throughout this day guests will see the best of Khmer art and culture through sculptures and bas reliefs mingling visions of Vishnu and Buddha.

map of itinerary for cruise between hong kong going down to southeast asia and a stop at angkor wat

A quick flight to Bangkok allows guests to take in highlights including Wat Pho and the reclining Golden Buddha, five and a half tons of 83 percent pure gold. The tour departs Bangkok on a 12-day cruise to Vietnam before ending in Hong Kong. The first call is an overnight at Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) where, because of its small size, the ship docks near the city center. Choose between exploring the Mekong Delta and village life in the countryside or visit Vietnam War landmarks. Nha Trang, a lovely seaside city brushed by crystalline water, draws visitors into its open-air markets.

The next overnight call is at Da Nang (Hoi An/Hue) where three UNESCO sites are must-sees. The Cham people were the ancient rulers of Vietnam and My Son Sanctuary is its most important Champa ruin, Hue is the country’s spiritual heart and Hoi An, a tranquil 16th century trading town, together these provide real insight into the country’s history. A day at sea allows time for a spa break, time in the library or learning more on board about the customs and cuisine of the region before arriving for an overnight in Hanoi (Halong Bay) where guests can explore its surreal beauty aboard a traditional junk. Star Legend docks in the center of Hong Kong’s harbor to conclude and guests are free to ascend Victoria Peak or take the fast ferry to Macau as they wish.

The Anam Resort is luxurious with private pools and beautiful views
The Anam Resort is luxurious with private pools and beautiful views

This resort oozes Indochine charm and luxury. Surrounded by white sandy beaches and majestic coastal rainforests, every element of the resort blends seamlessly with its environment.

This unique hotel features deluxe rooms, suites and villas, world-class cuisine in each of its exciting dining options. A full service spa, kids club and much more to make every stay memorable.

Halong Bay and sunrise

 

Halong Bay and sunrise

Introduction

Steeped in history, the S-shaped narrow country of Vietnam is a country that does not disappoint. From its famous cities Hanoi to Saigon–on either geographical extreme of the country, to the Mekong delta and the authentic remote Tonkin provinces, time in Vietnam seems to slow down. Much like its South East Asian neighbors, Vietnam’s atmosphere is serene, yet full of life, color, scents and flavors — not to be missed.

The best time to travel to Vietnam for the climate is from September to mid-December and mid-February to May.

What to See and Do in Vietnam

Visit Hanoi

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Formerly called Thang Long (“city of the rising dragon”), Hanoi became Vietnam’s official capital city in 1954 after the signature of the Geneva Agreement. The city later suffered tremendously from the American bombardments during the Vietnam War, which destroyed the city. The end of the conflict marked a long period of withdrawal from the outside world. Hanoi started to open up again as recently as the 1990s with the Doi Moi economical opening.

The city of today is a capital of irresistible charm, at the meeting point of tradition and legend, dotted with lakes, tree-lined avenues and lush parks. In its centre, Hoan Kiem Lake truly is the historical heart, where Asian and European influences mingle.

Nevertheless, you may be surprised to see how urbanized the city has become. Indeed, Hanoi is now a diverse metropolis.
Business prospers side by side with the ancestral traditions of the old quarters, where charming narrow streets bearing names of their guilds (Hàng Gai Street–silk street, Hàng Bac–gold and silver street) interconnect.

Spend a Day on a Traditional Wooden Junk in Halong Bay

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A stunning UNESCO World Heritage site of over 3,000 islands of towering limestone dotting the bay and Gulf of Tonkin, Halong Bay is a marvel and one of Southeast Asia’s premier travel destinations. Come here in the morning to board a traditional wooden junk and spend the day exploring the to magical Halong Bay.

Leap Back into Time in Hue

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Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hue is the archetypal Vietnamese imperial city. This historically and culturally rich city is famous for its the imperial citadel, its scattered tombs and its walls surrounded by moats covered with lotuses and water lilies; all on the backdrop of a sumptuous landscape.

Hue is located in the central part of Vietnam, south of the 17th parallel. It was the capital city of Vietnam under the reign of the Nguyen dynasty, from the early 19th century to 1945.

The famous Perfume River divides the city, separating the old city to the North from the modern city to the South. Through history, the city has acquired immense prestige and refinement, making it one of the richest cultural destinations in the country. Hue’s historical and intellectual heritage can be seen everywhere; in the arts, the cuisine, the architecture and more

Let yourself be seduced by the old charm and the serenity of Hoi An

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Hoi An, a small fishing village 30 kms south of Danang, was for many centuries an obligatory stop-over for all merchant ships traveling between Europe and Asia. Hoi An thus benefitted from multiple Chinese, Japanese and French architectural influences. At the end of the 19th century, however, the Thu Bon River linking Hoi An to the sea silted up making it no longer possible for large merchant ships to sail through. Danang took over as the region’s main port. Today, Hoi An boasts over 800 listed historical buildings. Its town center is closed to traffic and has been listed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In addition to its historical interest and the charm of its small streets, the city is renowned for its culinary specialties, its large white sandy beaches and the opportunity to shop in its numerous boutiques (tailoring, ancient ceramics, lanterns and other decorative artifacts).

Hoi An is also the closest town to the site of My Son, the oldest and largest archaeological site in Vietnam. This ancient religious site, which has welcomed monarchs and the highest society for almost 9 centuries, is in itself worth going to Hoi An for.

Discover Saigon, the financial capital of Vietnam

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Ho Chi Minh City, formerly called Saigon, is the most populous, modern and lively city in Vietnam. The economic heart of the country, the city attracts entrepreneurs from all over. Each year, new skyscrapers spring up on the skyline.

Above all, it is a city characterized by the various occupations of the colonial era and many buildings in the city centre are testimonies of a French past. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic and unique urban vibe. It is not oddly tidy like in Singapore, nor will you find urban slums omnipresent in India.

Because of its strategic position close to the Delta and at the meeting point of Cambodia and Laos, it has always been a very commercial city, nicknamed “Vietnam’s shopping centre”. You will be able to find anything, and often cheaper than anywhere else.

You will also find in Ho Chi Minh, the Cu Chi tunnels, a vast tunnel network created by Viet Cong guerrilla fighters during the Vietnam War.  You can visit these tunnels to learn about their important role during the war, Vietnamese history, and discover the daily life of rural southern Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh is also characterized by its particularly varied cuisine. Among the Southern specialties, there are mince pork and black mushroom ravioli; curried beef rice vermicelli (bun bo curry) and nuoc mam (fish sauce).

Finally, if you like dancing, Ho Chi Minh’s nightlife, and its wide selection of bars and restaurants will most certainly appeal to you.

The best time to travel to Saigon is from October to mid-May, as it’s not rainy season and not so hot.

Discover the Remote Tonkin Provinces by way of Hanoi — Itinerary

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    One Pillar Pagoda, Ha Noi

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This two-week itinerary starts out in the legendary city of Hanoi, rich in culture and history. The majority of the tour is spent in the remote Tonkin provinces, where travelers will have the opportunity to enjoy homestays with local families, check out local markets, and discover unbelievable beautiful scenery — the Vietnam you have always dreamt about. The trip ends with a day on a boat in Ha Long Bay.

 

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Introduction

Croatia is an enchanting multifaceted country, which really has something for everyone. From Istria and its small fishing villages where time seems to stands still, to the Croatian coast and its numerous islands for lovers of the sea, to the gorgeous lakes lost in nature of majestic cypresses and olive trees for nature lovers, to Dubrovnik, the pearl of the Adriatic, and Roman city, Split for culture vultures, Croatia is rich in history and surprisingly diverse.

What to See and Do in Croatia

Roam Around Dubrovnik

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    Dubrovnik

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Dubrovnik is perhaps the most stunning and most visited of city of Croatia. Famous for its distinctive Old Town, encircled with massive 16th century stone walls and well-preserved buildings from the Baroque, Renaissance and Gothic periods, the city is paved with limestone and a marvel.

Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park

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Plitviče Lakes National Park is a hiking paradise for lovers of the outdoors. This 295-sq.-km forest reserve is located in central Croatia, and encompasses 16 terraced lakes, waterfalls, and a limestone canyon.

Discover Croatia Itinerary

This one-week tour of Croatia is a wonderful way for newcomers to get a comprehensive snapshot of the beauty of this country. The itinerary begins in Zagreb, Croatia’s capital, where visitors will be introduced to the city’s rich history. We then head to Plitvice National Park, a natural wonder. We will then see the beautiful cities of Split and Dubrovnik, both remarkable in their own way.

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Visit the Fortified Island of Korcula

Korcula Island

With over 16,000 people living on Korcula, this is a major island in Croatia. It is also the island with the longest tradition open to the world for more than a century. Legend has it that Marco Polo is originally from the island. Korcula is an island with a thousand faces with particularly varied landscapes and strong folkloric traditions.

Paradise beach bed vacation

 

Couple walking on beach Mauritius

The idyllic natural setting is enhanced by the sublime decor designed by Marc Hertrich and Nicolas Adnet, and the Resort’s top-end comfort is perfectly reflected in its beautifully spacious rooms. The exceptional CINQ MONDES Spa and luxurious infinity pool add an ideally Zen touch.The Resort is entirely devoted to fulfilling its guests’ desires and offers discreet, personal service in its swimming areas, bars and “Table Gourmet” restaurants.

5 reasons to visit Club Med La Plantation d’Albion:

  1. Space and elegance in the luxurious suite between sea and mountains
  2. To enjoy the intimate spaces: infinity pool, the Club Med Spa by CINQ MONDES*
  3. To let the kids discover the local nature as of 2 years old in Petit Club Med®*
  4. To discover golf, scuba diving* and flying trapeze
  5. To discover the luxurious flora: cactai, banyans…

Why book with VeronicTravel?

VeronicTravel has a privileged relationship with Club Med, meaning that any special needs you may have during your vacation will be tended to, at no extra cost.

View of Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes

View of Lake Michigan Sleeping Bear Dunes

Embark on a thrilling expedition along North America’s historic five Great Lakes, Victorian-era towns rich with seafaring history, and remote islands with spectacular wildlife viewing, and fascinating local cultures. The Great Lakes make up the largest body of freshwater in the world. The 10-day Great Lakes Grand Discovery cruise immerses you in the history of America’s Westward expansion.

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Cruise China and Yangtze River sunset

Cruise China and Yangtze River sunset

This wonderful trip will give the first time visitors to China an excellent overview of all the fascinating sights and sounds that China has to offer including 3 nights in Beijing, 2 nights in Xian (Terra Cotta Warriors), 1 night in Chongqing, 3 night Yangtze River Cruise aboard the newest and most deluxe 5-star vessel – the M/S President 8, and 3 nights in Shanghai. The trip includes 3 intra China domestic flights from Beijing to Xian, Xian to Chongqing, and Yichang to Shanghai, but does not include international airfare.  Twenty-seven meals are included – 12 breakfasts, 9 lunches, and 6 dinners.  English speaking tour/cruise director, English speaking guides in each city, and English speaking guides while on the ship are included.

China and Yangzte River Cruise

Shanghai skyline

Shanghai skyline

This 14-day itinerary is a fascinating combination of China from the Middle Kingdom to now with a four-day land tour of key sites and an 11-day voyage from Beijing (Tianjin) to Hong Kong with stops in Japan and Taiwan. It all begins with a tour of key sites including Beijing, the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Temple of Heaven and the Terracotta Warriors of Xian. A day at sea gives guests a chance to recharge and prepare for a stop in Qingdao. As the 19th century gave way to the 20th, this seaside town was colonized by Germany which brought the beer making tradition that sparked the creation of Tsingtao Beer, a perfect complement to local spicy noodle and duck dishes. The Tao religion also came into being here. Another day at sea allows time for pampering or a workout before an overnight stop in Shanghai.

Map of itinerary for cruise from Beijing down to Hong Kong

Shanghai is a bustling city with towers along the Bund that rival any world capital, shopping for every taste and a culinary tradition with modern flourish. It is on to Ishigaki Island in Japan where swimming is not allowed, but glass bottom boats provide a window onto the colorful fish and distinctive blue reefs. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is the next stop where old and new is definitely the order of the day. Participate in a Chinese Kong Fu tea ceremony, visit the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial, The Confucius Temple or Taipei 101 which is not a class on world affairs but a 1,671-foot tall skyscraper. The tour concludes in Hong Kong packed with things to do and dim sum to sample, but the tram to Victoria Peak is a must for the expansive view.

Blanket Bay Lodge has a lovely pool with a beautiful view of the mountains

Nestled amidst rugged snow capped peaks of the Southern Alps on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, Blanket Bay is known for its stunning views. Fans include Ian McKellen, who stayed here whilst filming Orc battles in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

There is nowhere else in the world with so many activities close by – fly-fishing and heli-skiing, the country’s best hiking on the Routeburn or Milford Tracks, jet boating and kayaking, 4WD tours, horse riding, art trails and vineyards, plus flight-seeing over the World Heritage Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. Let us not forget the numerous international standard golf courses around Queenstown.

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India

Visit the tajmahal

Introduction

From its fabulously striking desert landscapes and tales of romance from Rajasthan to the tropical greenery and Backwaters of Kerala, India, often described as a continent, is full of extravagance, eclecticism and elegance. The country’s extensive borders encircle a wide range of landscapes, peoples and cultures. With its spectacular temples with multitudes of rituals and onion-domed mosques created centuries before Shah Jahan’s Taj Mahal, a visit to India will undoubtedly be life-changing.

Itinerary in India

Essence of India

This is the ideal tour for newcomers to India. This 9-day itinerary takes you through India’s deep and rich history. You will begin in Delhi, and visit Udaipur, Jodhpur, Jaipur — where you will visit palaces and mosques, all more stunning than the next — and finally Agra where you will visit the famed and exquisite Taj Mahal.

 

 

Introduction

Travel to Russia to discover the slavic world with its rich history, culture and traditions. A trip to Russia would be incomplete without visiting the two iconic cities of St Petersburg and Moscow.

Travel to Moscow to see the Kremlin and the Red Square where so much history has unfolded.

Visit Saint Petersburg for its culturally rich monuments without missing the Hermitage.

Russia is a vast country also encompassing the Golden Ring, the ancient and massive Lake Baikal, the Red Sea, and so much more.

Itinerary in Russia

This 12-day itinerary is ideal for first-time visitors to Russia interested in the country’s deep history and culture. The first few days will be in St Petersburg, where national treasures like the Peter and Paul Fortress and the Hermitage Museum, as well a lesser known gems will be visited. After six days of exploring the ins and outs of St Petersburg, travelers will embark the night train to Moscow to visit the Kremlin and other not-to-be-missed highlights. The trip will continue on to Yaroslavl and end in the cradle of the Romanov dynasty in Kostroma.

Our Favorite Activities in Saint Petersburg

An imperial city during the 18th and 19th centuries, Saint Petersburg is a beautiful city with a rich European-prone culture.

  • A visit the legendary Hermitage Museum
  • Visit the Catherine Palace, named after Catherine I, wife to Peter the Great. Also known as Tarskoe Selo, the palace owes its grandeur to Catherine and Peter’s daughter Empress Elizabeth who had it redesigned by architects with instructions to rival Versailles.
  • Go back in time and ride a horse and buggy across Saint Petersburg.
  • A visit to the city’s original citadel the Peter and Paul Fortress
  • A visit to the  Saint Alexander Nevsky Monastery founded by Peter the Great of Russia in 1710
  • A visit to the Youssoupof Palace where Rasputin was assassinated
  • Visit the royal palaces of Catherine and Peterhof
  • A musical evening at the Marinsky
  • Experience quintessential Russian culture embodied in traditional dances and songs at a folkshow.

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Our Favorite Activities in Moscow

Russia’s capital has a mixed reputation for tourists, but the city’s rich history and culture make this city a must.

  • A guided tour of the Red Square and St. Basil’s Cathedral
  • A guided tour of the Kremlin, the centre of power in Russia for over 500 years
  • The Bolchoi theatre for a musical evening
  • Shopping at Tsum, a shopping institution in Russia
  • A guided tour of the gorgeously ornate, vaulted hauls of Moscow’s metro stations
  • Have a late dinner at  Café Pushkin

  • Kremlin entrance

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  • St. Basil’s Cathedral

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