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Introduction

Thailand, the Land of Smiles, is one of the few countries to have not been colonized. Formerly known as Siam, Thailand literally means the land of freedom.  Famous for stunning beaches, gorgeous temples and palaces, luxury resorts and spas, markets galore, a delicious cuisine and the friendliest people, Thailand boasts a truly unique culture and is an Asian destination not to be missed. With a long, rich heritage and abundant natural resources, from the verdant limestone islands of the Andaman Sea, to its mist-covered mountains in the north rising up to the Myanmar border, the tranquil villages along the Mekong River and the vibrating energy of Bangkok, Thailand is a fascinating destination for travelers of all types.

What to See and Do in Thailand

Visit the Capital Bangkok

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Southeast Asia’s greatest urban metropolis has been the capital of Thailand, formerly Siam, since the 18th Century. Known in Thai as ‘The City of Angels’, this resilient city of contrasts has resisted centuries of foreign meddling and influence to maintain a uniquely strong Thai identity. Bangkok is a city built on water and the Chao Phraya River forms the snaking backbone of the city. The varied facets of Bangkok life are displayed right on the water’s edge with bustling markets, compounds of worship and areas of contemporary commerce.

Explore the Ancient Siamese Capital Sukhothai

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Sukhothai, which poetically and suitably translates as ‘The dawn of happiness’, was the first great Siamese Kingdom and a crucial stop for any discovery tour of Thai history. Little remains of the once great Kingdom, which existed from the 13th to the 15th Century, save the spectacular old capital which sits just 12km from the new city. The ruined city is often associated with King Ramkhamhaeng, one of Thailand’s most revered monarchs and generally considered the founding father of Thai culture. The old city of Sukhothai has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1991.

 

Discover the Northern Culturally Rich City of Chiang Mai

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Founded in the 13th Century as the capital of the Lanna Kingdom, Chiang Mai is northern Thailand’s most politically and culturally significant city, while being a quiet and pleasant place to live. It is also the preferred base from which to explore and unravel Thailand’s various northern delights.

The long history of the city is evident in its layout and architecture. Largely due to the constant threat of invasion from the Burmese, Chiang Mai was built as a walled city with a moat for added protection. Many parts of the ancient wall can still be seen today and some sections have even been restored to their former glory. The city is dotted with colorful temples, some of which are made of wood conforming to the original architectural style.

 

Soak Up the Pristine Beaches of Phuket

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Wash away your worries at Thailand’s largest island with its exquisite white sandy beaches, clear emerald sea water and bright sunlight. Over time, the island has shaped itself into the distinctive Phuket of the present with its diverse ethnic groups, culture, architectural influence, and fine cuisine.

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Paris Eiffel Tower Trocadero

Introduction

A visit to Paris is always a wonderful experience for first-timers and returning visitors alike. After all, the romantic “City of Lights” is arguably the most beautiful city in the world.

With so much to do, see, and visit, wandering through Paris’s streets is magical. With its prestigious monuments and museums, its large avenues and narrow streets, and its famous bridges, this city will take your breath away at every turn. Soak up the Parisian atmosphere with an afternoon of window shopping and a leisurely stroll through the different quarters with a stop on the terrace of a typical Parisian cafe.

Veronictravel proposes to rediscover Paris with a local guide, who will share the essential visits as well as his experience of the city. Come and feel the atmosphere of Paris like a local.

Visit Paris

Itinerary in Paris

This itinerary around Paris will show you the Paris you have always imagined and its secrets. With a lovely stay in one of our carefully selected hotels for its charm, comfort and location, you will love visiting Paris. This tour can include:

  • Paris has a wide range of accommodation options from unique boutique hotels to charming one-bedroom apartments for two or larger three-bedrooms for a larger family.
  • A walk through the different quarters of Paris to get a better understanding of Parisian lifestyle with stops at some of the best spots only known to locals.
  • A relaxing moment in a timeless location — lunch in one of the typically Parisian restaurants in “the passages” with a delectable menu. Or lunch at the Flea Market, surrounded by the hip and trendy atmosphere of the flea market, enjoy this delicious lunch of gourmet cuisine in an unusual location.

 

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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.

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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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.

 

Introduction

Discreet, yet charming and beautiful, Slovenia is a true hidden gem. Tucked away between Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary, Slovenia offers mesmerizing landscapes for nature lovers. Here, you will find anything that you need to enjoy a relaxing and unforgettable vacation. The capital, Ljubljana dates back to the Middle Ages, rebuilt under the Austrian Empire, renovated by the famous Slovenian architect Plecnik, and dotted with touches of Art Nouveau architecture.

Located on the border of the Austrian Alps, Bled and its majestic lake are the entryway to the “Triglav” national park, which lies at the heart of the mountain and valleys. The town of Piran, also known as “the Italian”, brims with Venetian charm on the Adriatic Sea.

It is a real pleasure to spend a holiday in Slovenia at any season. The choice of activities to enjoy while here is endless: biking, sailing, golfing, hiking in the mountain, skiing and many cultural excursions.

Itinerary in Slovenia

A Week in Slovenia via Trieste

Travelers will depart for Piran, Slovenia, from Trieste, a historical town–also known as “the last city of the North East” of Italy, and arrive on the 47-kilometer Slovenian coastline, bordered by Italy, and Croatia. Located to the north of the Adriatic and at the heart of the Slovenian Istria, the ancient city of Piran will seduce with its charm and authenticity. The tour will include a visit to the heart of the country to the Karst region, where you will visit caves and the Predjama Castle, flanked on a mountain. The week will end with a visit of the capital Ljublijana, the political, administrative, and commercial capital of Slovenia.

 

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Introduction

Just North of New York City, Westchester County and the Hudson Valley are rich with wonderful sites to visit.

Between the historical mansions, art centers, gourmet restaurants, antique shops, authentic villages, beautiful nature along the Hudson river, and the Military Academy ”West Point”, there is something for everyone.

The road between New York and Boston is also dotted with numerous universities that are full of history, museums, gorgeous architecture, and also contemporary art.

Day Excursion to Westchester County

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North of New York City, an “art de vivre” one day excursion. Discover residential neighborhoods, a lovely seaside promenade along the Long Island Sound, art exhibitions, gourmet restaurants, and one of the most famous wine shops in the New York region.

Itineraries Beyond New York City

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This week-long tour of parts of New England and the Hudson Valley will start off with a day discovering Hudson Valley’s spectacular homes including Rockefeller and Boscobel mansions. This itinerary will include a visit to the gorgeous open-air museum Storm King Art Center, prestigious West Point Military Academy, and the spectacular Hyde Park Mansions. The tour will continue onto to the historical seaport of Mystic, followed by a full day in Newport to see the impressive 19th century mansions. The last day will be spent relaxing on the charming vacation island of Martha’s Vineyard.

 

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New York City – Newport – Boston

This week long tour of New England will start off in New Haven visiting the prestigious Yale University, followed by a a night in Newport to discover the old mansions, summer residences, of American wealthy families of the 19th century. From here, you’ll take the ferry to Nantucket where you will spend the next three days discovering the island and whale watching. The tour will conclude in Boston where you will discover the impressive history here and Harvard University.

 

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Introduction

With its luscious green countryside, the morning mist above the apple trees, horses and cows grazing peacefully, and the nearby seashore with its long sandy beaches and renowned cliffs, Normandy is truly a unique and magical part of France. Most famous for the painful memory of D-Day, many visitors flock to the cemeteries of Omaha and Utah Beach to pay their respect to the soldiers who fought for freedom. From the numerous small villages filled with iconic half-timbered houses and grey stone churches, to the unforgettable Mont Saint Michel, and the atmosphere of seaside resorts of Cabourg, Deauville, Trouville, and Honfleur known worldwide thanks to famous writers and the impressionist painters, Normandy is a truly special place.Horse lovers will adore this region for its prestigious stud farms and racetracks. Spend a few extra days in this green, calm part of France, and you will succumb to the region’s discreet charm, making you want to return again and again.

Itineraries in Normandy

A Week in “Pays d’Auge” Normandy

  • Discover Charming Honfleur — An old town that inspired so many artists, a stop in Honfleur is a must. Walk up the narrow cobbled streets of Honfleur and you will succumb to the charm of this old town with half-timbered house and slate roofs.
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Honfleur was an inspiration to the Impressionists.
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Deauville and Trouville — These two towns separated by just a the Touque River each boast their own vastly different charm. Deauville stands out for its famed promenade along the long beach full of multicolored parasols, its American Film festival, and its prestigious Polo matches and horse races. The old fishing village of Trouville, on the other hand, is a discrete and charming little town flanked on the cliff facing Deauville. Visitors love the restaurants along the sea port under the sun at the end of the day.

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  • Visit the Famed D-Day Beaches — A guided tour, starting with the museum “Memorial de Caen” to fully understand the World War II history that unraveled here.
  • A Day in the Back Country of Auge — This day tour will start off in the 20th century seaside resorts of Cabourg and the “promenade Proust”, Dives, cite de Guillaume le Conquerant, and Houlgate. We will then go inland to discover the charming old villages, such as Beaumont en Auge.
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Drive down Route 1 California

Introduction

While it is possible to drive from San Francisco to Los Angeles in a day, it would be a shame to miss one of the most spectacular roads of the U.S. Indeed, the legendary Route 1 with its breathtaking views of California’s mountains and cliffs plunging into the Pacific is not to be missed. On this road, you will truly have the opportunity to disconnect, by going on stunning hikes through the cliffs and wilderness, bask in the sun on the beautiful beaches, and stroll along the charming towns that dot the coastline.

Itinerary Down the California Coast

Road trip Along Route 1

This 5-day itinerary is concocted so that you will hit all the must-sees of the famous Route 1, while also discovering the more unknown gems. Take your time to discover one of the most breathtaking roads of the world. This tour includes:

  • An unforgettable romantic retreat on the cliff of Big Sur embracing the beauty of the Pacific Ocean
  • A picturesque and fantastic drive on the famous coastal scenic road to Big Sur.
  • A stop at Point Lobos — Sit on a terrace with a unique view on the ocean and savor your breakfast.
  • A night or two in Carmel — Authentic Relais-Chateaux or typical and comfortable inns by the sea.
  • Pacific Grove and Pebble Beach — Drive through this 17-mile scenic road on the coast from Monterey to Carmel and discover the incredible golf course of Pebble Beach.
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Quimbaya - Filandia, Filandia, Colombia

Quimbaya - Filandia, Filandia, Colombia

Introduction

Known for its rich culture and its diverse landscape, if you are looking for a destination on the rise, travel to Colombia. Indeed, Colombia is the only Latin American country where you can enjoy the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans, the Carribean and the Andes, without forgetting the Amazon. For these reasons, Colombia benefits from a rich fauna and flora resulting in a delicious selection of fruit and tropical juices. Colombia is also the country of coffee, where you can learn everything in the coffee-making process.

With a warm and welcoming people, Colombians celebrate all sorts of holidays and festivals with their culture that intermingles Indigenous, African, and Latin roots. Between the salsa, the cumbia and wild nights out in the more cosmopolitan cities, Colombian are famous for loving to dance and celebrate.

Things to See & Do in Colombia

Discover Historic Bogota

Bogota is Colombia’s high altitude capital. Explore Bogota’s historic center Candelaria with its cobblestoned streets peppered with colorful colonial homes with wooden balconies and patios replete with flowers. Some of the landmarks here to visit are the Teatro Colón, the neoclassic performance hall, and the 17th-century Iglesia de San Francisco.

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Spend a few days in Tayrona National Park

The magical Tayrona National Park, in northern Colombia, is a large protected area with a rich biodiversity between the Sierra Nevada mountains and the Carribean coast covered in a thick rainforest. Probably the closest you will come to visiting Paradise on Earth, this parc is also home to sumptuous white sandy beaches with crystal clear waters. At its heart, the Pueblito ruins are an archaeological site accessed via forest trails, with terraces and structures built by the Tayrona civilization.

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Explore the Charming Port Town Cartagena

Cartagena, the Pearl of the Carribean, is a port town on the Carribean coast founded during the 16th century. With its cobbled streets, brightly colored colonial homes, Cartagena’s rich culture will surprise and enchant you.

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Head to Colombia’s World Famous Coffee Region

Head to the Valle de Cocora by way of the town Salento to discover the coffee, banana, pineapple plantations. Here you will also find the Quindio wax palms, the world’s largest palm trees.

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Introduction

Discovering New York for the first time is like being in a movie. New York, the city that never sleeps, with its fantastic atmosphere, its diversity and its mood, is fascinating to discover all year round.

Under the snow, New York is lit up by thousands of lights and decorated windows for the holiday season. In the spring, the city gets new life with the blossoming of flowers in Central park, open air cafés in Bryant Park, and roof-tops scattered throughout. In summertime you might want to escape from the heat and humidity by heading over to the Long Island beaches or to the beautiful countryside overlooking the Hudson River for some fresh excursion.
In the Fall, the Indian summer illuminates the woods of Connecticut, the Catskills or the Adirondacks and invites you to admire this incredible nature.

New York is also unique for its diversity, which turns the city into a sort of puzzle. From Harlem to Brooklyn, the history of New York is rich and attractive. The atmosphere will vary widely from the majestic 5th avenue to the narrow streets of Soho. But depending on the visitors’ interest, this great city has so much more to offer, a huge variety of museums, art galleries, music, secret gardens, mansions, and much more.

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Itineraries in New York City

Historical New York City

This itinerary will walk you through some of the Big Apple’s most famous highlights, while giving visitors a real glimpse of what life must have been like immigrating to America in the 19th century. From visits to the world-famous Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge to lesser known gems of New York, including a visit to the historical Morris Jumel Mansion and the Saint John the Divine Cathedral (an architectural wonder) in Harlem, this three-day tour will show new and old visitors an unforgettable perspective of the city that never sleeps.

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New York City Art and Architecture Tour

New York a mecca for art. This three-day tour is a unique way to discover this city peppered with its art from all over. From world famous art museums like the Met, the Cloisters, and the Whitney museums, to East Village historical homes, trendy art galleries and the Highline, and architectural feats like Grand Central and the New York Public Library, this tour gives you a New York, even some New Yorkers might not know about.

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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.

 

 

dubrovnik through the ramparts

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 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.

Introduction

Itinerary in Costa Rica

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Saint Martin view of port with boat and mountains in background

Saint Martin view of port with boat and mountains in background

Introduction

A vacation on Saint Martin Island is where dreams come true.

Located in the Caribbean archipelago, with its white sand beaches and turquoise water, the island of Saint Martin is a small piece of French paradise. With its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, delicious little local or very French restaurants, and adorable seafront boutique hotels and villas, Saint Martin is the ideal setting for a winter sun vacation. Thanks to its warm temperatures, its tropical ambiance, its refined gourmet cuisine, and the various activities available, this island is perfect for both a restful and an active vacation.

 

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Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Bordeaux Between Stones and Vineyards

It’s hard to venture to Bordeaux without exploring the beautiful wine region the city is famous for. Véronique is from this region and can give you all the insider tips on how to uncover the city’s rich cultural heritage while touring the region’s famous wineries and chateaux.

VeronicTravel organizes tours with her personal touch for amateurs of wine in the chateaux of the Medoc, Graves, Entre deux Mers, and in the St Emilion regions.

Itineraries

Bordeaux History, Gastronomy & Wine

This itinerary is comprised of a few days in Bordeaux to visit the city’s famous historic district and its monuments, while indulging in gastronomic meals and drink. The tour will be followed by a stay in Saint Emilion to visit the town’s vineyards, meander in the charming stone-cobbled streets, while enjoying all the delicacies Saint Emilion has to offer. VeronicTravel will organize guided tours to famed and less known chateaux in the area, where guests will have the opportunity to taste the world-class wine and even have the experience of dining in a chateau. If time or interest allows, guests can also have the opportunity to discover Arcachon Bay and the famous dunes of the area.

This tour will include, but is not limited to

  • A panoramic tour of the gorgeous city of Bordeaux
  • Wine tastings in typical wine bars
  • An excursion to the medieval St Emilion and its surrounding chateaux and wineries
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Experience Beautiful Vineyards in Bordeaux Region

Vineyards in the Bordeaux region of FranceExplore the prestigious wine regions surrounding Bordeaux, including the Medoc, the Graves, and a stay in charming St Emilion.

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VeronicTravel will organize guided tours to famed and lesser known chateaux in the area, where guests will have the opportunity to taste world-class wine and even have the experience of dining in a château.

A Day in St Emilion

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A holiday in the Bordeaux region would be incomplete without a visit to the charming medieval town of St Emilion. Stay in a château of St Emilion is the ideal place to enjoy the town and its impressive underground. Activities here include anything from discovering the vineyards by horse or bike, wine tasting and gastronomic lunches in town or in a countryside auberge.

 

Testimonial

Bordeaux, Wine & Culture

Ruth

Dear Veronique, Nick and I enjoyed the trip enormously. We talk about it every day, and have been telling our friends about it. I think about how all the people we came in contact with were so well informed and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge. We were so fortunate to be welcomed in chateaux, chalets, and hotel particulier. You certainly have a lot of friends! We saw the beauty of Bordeaux and it’s regions and sampled its bounty, and felt your love and connection to it and its history. Thank you for sharing all this with us!

Horseback riding in Argentina wine country

 

Horseback riding in Argentina wine country

Introduction

Discover Argentina, the second largest country of South America! From the impressive Iguazu falls to the imposing Andes mountains, and the world-famous wine region to the cultural and vibrant cities, Argentina’s diversity will fascinate.

Argentina is a fascinating land of contrasts and of unspoiled nature along its 3.694km (2.295mi.) from north to south and 1.423km (885mi.) from east to west. You can find impressive waterfalls, appealing landscapes, delicious wines, peaceful lakes, breath-taking glaciers, the world´s southernmost city also known as “the end of the world” as well as abundant wildlife.

Buenos Aires, the capital city, is itself worth spending some time to discover its elegant Parisian vibe and so many diverse neighborhoods.

Buenos Aires

The capital of Argentina and the center of the political, economic, and intellectual life of the country, Buenos Aires has a strong European influence reflected in its refined cuisine, its luxury boutiques and in the elegance of its inhabitants. Despite modern constructions and dynamic activity, it has managed to preserve old traditions and charming corners.

The cosmopolitan atmosphere and the individual personality of each of its neighborhoods fascinate its visitors. Almost 13 million people live there and can enjoy the plentiful nightlife. During the day, a wide variety of attractions are offered: museums, art galleries, antique stores, large green areas and parks, renowned sporting events and golf courses. This is the birth place of tango music, which is included in the UNESCO list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.

Iguazu Falls

Nature blessed the Argentine, Brazilian and Paraguayan border with a show of her splendid talent. Iguazú Falls leave every visitor speechless. You can literally stand only a few meters away from this impressive mass of water; a total of 275 falls dropping over 70m (230ft.). Garganta del Diablo (Devil’s Throat) is the most impressive waterfall, where the falling water gives the illusion of magical rainbows. The National Park is full of exotic subtropical vegetation surrounding the falls: several plant species with giant trees, ferns, lianas and orchids, 400 species of colorful birds (toucans, parrots, woodpeckers, humming birds and butterflies, with fascinating vivid colors and designs), and other fauna such as jaguar, tiger-cat, foxes, tapir, monkeys.

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  • Iguazu Falls VT

Iguazu National Park was designated World Heritage Site by UNESCO, while the close Jesuit Missions have been declared Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. This magical part of the world was recently voted as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

Itinerary in Patagonia

Patagonia, the southernmost region of South America is a mesmerizing part of the world. With its glaciers and lakes,  arid steppes, grasslands and deserts, this is a voyage that will forever be engraved in your memories.

This week-long tour of Patagonia takes you to the following places:

  • Ushuaia — a full day cruise to Penguin Island
  • A tour of the Ushuaia National Park and the Train to the End of the World
  • El Calafate — full day of minitrekking, or full day Big Ice, or Perito Moreno
  • A full day boat trip to view the glaciers

Torres del Paine National Park

Located on the Chile side of the Patagonia region and known for its soaring mountains, bright blue icebergs that sever from glaciers and golden grasslands, or pampas, sheltering rare wildlife, the Torres del Paine National park is an absolute must on your visit to Argentina.

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    Moreno Glacier

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Discover the exciting nature at Perito Moreno Glacier and inside the National Park Torres del Paine, as well as an unforgettable cruise from Punta Arenas to Ushuaia.

 

 

 

 

 

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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    Bryce Canyon

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    Antelope Canyon

  • Monument Valley

    Monument Valley

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    Grand Canyon

  • Death Valley

    Death Valley

  • Mammoth Lakes

    Mammoth Lakes

  • Yosemite

    Yosemite Park

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    San Francisco

  • Las Vegas By Night
  • Lake Powell Boat
  • Donald Giannatti Bryce Canyon
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  • Arizona.Antelope Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • Grand Canyon Panoramic View
  • Death Valley
  • Mammoth Lakes
  • Yosemite
  • San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge Bike Tour VT

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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  • Sedona Red Rocks
  • Flagstaff Road
  • Canyon De Chelly National Monument
  • Arches National Park
  • Salt Lake City

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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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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    Red Square

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San Francisco Victorian Homes

San Francisco Victorian Homes

Introduction

A visit to the legendary San Francisco remains as mythic today as it was in the 60s. Set on the Pacific ocean, and guarded by the famous Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco will seduce you from the moment you arrive. With its famous steep streets and cable cars, its charming neighborhoods, and colorful Victorian houses, San Francisco is a way of life, fused with art and creativity, fantastic food and wine from Napa Valley, just an hour away.

Between the city’s famous landmarks–including Alcatraz Island, Telegraph Hill with its stunning views, and Chinatown–and its hidden gems, parks with incredible views of the Bay, little known neighborhoods boutiques, a day trip up to Point Reyes–it will be hard not to leave your heart in San Francisco.

Itinerary in San Francisco

San Francisco for Newcomers

This 5-day itinerary is perfect for new visitors to San Francisco. It will take visitors all around the city’s highlights, while giving visitors a good idea of what living in this magical city is like.

This itinerary includes, but is not limited to:

  • A private guided city tour by car or by minibus to see San Francisco’s highlights (one day).
  • Discover the famous Victorian houses facing Alamo park.
  • Guided tour down the famous Lombard street that has eight turns on a block!
  • Visit Chinatown — Atypical walking tour of the oldest and the largest Chinese community in North America.
  • Discover Sausalito — Take the ferry or cross the Golden Gate Bridge to discover this charming town. With its history as a fishing village and then as a hippie village and now an artistic community with unforgettable views of the bay, this excursion is not to be missed.
  • One day excursion to Mount Tamalpais Park, one of the highest peaks in the San Francisco Bay area. On a clear day, it is possible to see San Francisco and the Bay area. This excursion can include hiking, biking, and camping.
  • A one-day guided tour to the famous Napa Valley, considered one of the premier wine regions in the world. The day trip includes a visit to the wineries, a wine tasting, and lunch in a gourmet restaurant.
  • Dinner with a gorgeous view of San Francisco and the Golden Gate Bridge.
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    Golden Gate Bridge

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    Dolores Park

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    Stinson Beach

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    Sausalito, CA

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Introduction

In the past seven centuries, Beijing has survived dynastic collapses, rebellions, colonial incursions, world wars, warlords, revolutions and transitions in and out of communism. Thanks to its complex political history, the Chinese capital is now home to world-class monuments. That said, it is in the small details that the human side of Beijing’s history is revealed. From the name of a city gate recalling an imperial ritual and the recipe originating in the palace kitchen passed down from chef to chef for generations, to the faded Maoist slogan still detectable on the wall of a chic new art gallery, the city is brimming with delicate reminders of its past. Beijing’s mix of new and old is truly unique. Ancient hutong lanes and traditional courtyard homes are sewn neatly between the web of bold skyscrapers. Students, teachers, businessmen and artists come to Beijing from around the world to work hard in the hopes of making their mark. Historical sites are dotted across the city with scenes from the past, offering calm in the face of a competitive new society. These architectural and social juxtapositions create a complexity unique among Chinese cities, giving Beijing a flavor that is distinctly its own.

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