Capitals of Fashion, January 2013 – Final booking NOW!

Final booking is still available for our new Capitals of Fashion shopping & style trip in January 2013.

Timed to take best of advantage of Paris & Milan’s semin-annual sales, Capitals of Fashion will combine the best of European style & fashion with a chance to see the sights of Paris, always one of the world’s most popular destinations, & Milan, newly rediscovered as a tourist destination & named one of 2012-2013′s hottest destinations.

We are delighted to announce that our tour escort for Capitals of Fashion will be personal style consultant Pascale Woods, a native of Provence who is the very epitome of French chic!  As part of your tour package Pascale will spend half a day with you in your very own home, helping you to streamline your wardrobe & put together your Paris & Milan shopping list!

Please contact us immediately to reserve your place on this exciting small group tour:


Rome & the Rivieras 2013

Booking is now open for Rome & the Rivieras, operating in June 2013

The tour begins in incredible Rome, the so-called Eternal City, where we will see the greatest sights of Ancient Rome (including the Colosseum & Forum) & the Vatican (including the Sistine Chapel & St. Peter’s).  We’ll also enjoy the Baroque sights of Rome as we visit the Trevi Fountain & Piazza Navona on our popular evening stroll.

From Rome we travel north into Tuscany for a two-night stop in Florence, the capital of the Renaissance.  Florence is a beautiful city, much smaller than Rome, & a joy to wander as we walk the same streets as Michelangelo, shop in the markets, & soak in the atmosphere.  Just an hour away from Florence is Pisa with it’s iconic leaning tower, which we will visit & even have the opportunity to climb!

From Florence & Pisa we begin our journey along the Mediterranean coastline of Italy & Vernazza, the Cinque TerreFrance, beginning with the villages of the Cinque Terre – five incredibly scenic villages perched along the Tuscan shore & linked together by train, boat & footpath.

Sandwiched between Italy & France is the European micro-state of Monaco, an independent nation just a few square  miles in size!  We will stop to visit Monaco, seeing the Royal Palace & Cathedral as well as some of the streets used for the legendary Formula 1  Grand Prix.

Our final stay will be in the French resort of Nice, a popular destination for vacationers & artists for over a century.  With three nights in Nice there will be plenty of time for us to sightsee together, including visiting the picturesque village of St. Paul de Vence, as well as for you to explore in the Old Town or perhaps sunbathe on Nice’s famous pebble beach.

Designed in collaboration with Dunbar Middle School teacher Keith Bennett, Rome & the Rivieras is a family tour open to all families, not just the Dunbar community.


KB 2013 Rome & the Rivieras flyer PDF

KB Rome & the Rivieras 2013 Itinerary PDF

Sicily & the Amalfi Coast 2013

We are delighted to announce the launch of our 2013 private tour for Edie & Cham Light & friends:  Sicily & the Amalfi Coast 2013.

Departing on September 29th 2013, this 11-day tour begins on Sicily before crossing the Straits of Messina to the Italian peninsula.  Next we wind our way north to the Amalfi Coast & Sorrento, from where we’ll visit the legendary island of Capri.  Finally, after visits to Herculaneum & the Reggia di Caserta, the tour ends in Rome, the Eternal City.  An optional 3-day extension to Rome is also offered.

Please click on the links below to view the Sicily & the Amalfi Coast 2013 tour flyer or the The Eternal City – Rome Extension  flyer.

Sicily & the Amalfi Coast 2013 flyer BTR PDF

The Eternal City Itinerary PDF