The history, scenery, and legends of Scotland have come alive in the TV series Outlander, based on the best-seller series by American author Diana Gabaldon. On this tour, we will experience Scotland as the home of Gabaldon’s heroes Jamie and Claire by visiting many of the sites that double as their fictional land. We’ll see the standing stones, romantic castles, and sweeping scenery that inspired the books. As we are swept away into Jamie and Claire’s world, we’ll discover a magical mix of mountains, lochs, forests and glens, in a land steeped in fascinating history, culture and heritage.
The brilliant blue of the Mediterranean, idyllic Greek islands, spectacular ancient sites, and jaw-dropping scenery; this trip to Greece has it all. This is the Greece you have dreamed about and this is the perfect trip to experience it. After a good look at Athens’ Acropolis and a wander through the bustling Plaka market, we set off island hopping. We’ll be spending three days on Crete to enjoy its 5,000 years of history and soft sand beaches. From here we’ll take a ferry to Santorini, the island that epitomizes the Greek experience with its sugar-cube houses pasted on the high clifftops of Fira’s crater, washed by the cobalt-blue of the Aegean sea.
Ireland packs a wallop into its small size; with its ever-changing scenery, ancient castles, small villages, charming pubs interesting crafts, it’s a fabulous place to explore. We begin with a good look at Dublin to see the elegant squares with those famous doors, the great buildings and exciting vibe of the city. Then we’re off exploring to see some of the best historic sites; Blarney Castle and the pilgrimage site of Conmacnoise and scenic places including the delightful small towns of Kinsale and Connemara and the scenic drive around the Ring of Kerry, the soaring cliffs of Moher and the otherworldly Burren. Along the way we’ll enjoy authentic Irish music and dance and plenty of time to get into the Irish spirit!
Travel with us to explore the heart of Portugal with stays in Porto, Coimbra, and Lisbon. Visit opulent Porto with its maze of medieval streets and riverside charm. Enjoy the fascinating mix of edgy public art and historic buildings. Beautiful lookouts afford fabulous views over the colourful city and out to the sea. Wander the medieval streets of Obidos and Guimaraes and the historic university town of Coimbra. Delve into the ancient city of Lisbon with its postcard-perfect views from the heights of the city’s seven hills and white-domed churches and ancient buildings to admire in the cobbled streets. Portugal is tradition, history, and idyllic scenery!
Sicily is a history lesson on a plate. And the best way to understand the island’s colourful history is to immerse yourself in its cuisine. Sicily is fascinating, delicious and paradoxical. It has been influenced beautifully by the parade of Phoenicians, Greeks, Normans, Moors, Romans and Spanish who have left their mark in temples, cathedrals and palaces but also in language, customs and above all, food.
Fall under the spell of the glorious Dutch springtime, with colorful carpets of tulips and imaginative flower displays, beautiful cathedrals in fairytale medieval cities, windmills set in green, lush countryside, and the romantic canals lined with traditional houses. View magnificent art collections of Amsterdam, cutting-edge architecture of Rotterdam and Delft pottery, taste local cheeses and chocolate and discover the uncommon beauty and the history of the Netherlands.
Experience the beauty and tranquility of Spain’s Camino de Santiago on this active eight-day hiking and walking adventure with Adventure Women along the famous pilgrim’s trail, the Portuguese Spiritual Way!
Hike through the spectacular eastern Dolomites, sleep in remote mountain huts, meet artisans and cheesemakers, and walk through forests of immense beeches as you get a taste of mountain life high in the Italian Dolomites!
Hiking the Swiss Alps: Hiking, Fondue and Alpen Peaks
Enjoy a beautiful hiking trip in Switzerland in Summer 2020 through alpine meadows and hiking trails in Europe’s famous Swiss Alps. Explore this fabled trekking destination on foot and ride cable cars, toboggans, and scooter bikes while immersing yourself in Swiss culture and culinary delights – from gingerbread to fondue!
Hike through the most beautiful landscapes of Scotland with AdventureWomen as you experience this independent and hardy country, from the charming village of Pitlochry loved by Queen Victoria and the rugged terrain of the Scottish Highlands to the bucolic seascape of Scotland’s West Coast.
Travel to Spain for a nine-day hiking trip in September 2020 on the Camino Sanabrés in Galicia, a portion of the historic Camino de Santiago route walked by centuries of pilgrims. Travel over ancient bridges, visit local churches and monasteries, then relax in thermal baths with spa treatments and enjoy the warm hospitality of northwestern Spain.
Turkey – Culture, History, and Art in the Ancient World
Explore the architectural splendor of Istanbul and the natural beauty of the Turkish countryside with AdventureWomen! From Istanbul to Ephesus and the villages in between, experience the life and culture of modern and ancient Turkey during this cultural adventure.