Europe & the Middle East 2017 by Intrepid Travel

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real life experiences sure the highlights still take our breath away but travel should be more than just ticking boxes we think the real magic happens off the beaten track joining a family for dinner in spain or bonding with locals at a russian bath house because it’s those real life travel experiences – the most spontaneous and simple of moments – that stay with you long after you’ve returned home eat stay and live local just the right balance travel made easy we design our trips from the ground up which the best small group adventures strike the we’ll deal with the logistics of travel – organising means using an experienced local leader local perfect balance between included activities and itineraries transport and accommodation – so transport and – wherever possible – small ‘you time’ so while there’s always an itinerary in you can focus on the fun stuff why spend hours locally run accommodation many

 back to main menu finland norway estonia sweden scotland latvia denmark lithuania berlin amsterdam netherlands poland brussels prague germany belgium luxembourg krakow czech rep paris slovakia vienna cesky krumlov budapest austria france hungary bled switzerland ljubljana zagreb slovenia croatia venice plitvice np avignon florence cinque terre spain barcelona madrid cuenca valencia romania serbia bosnia herzegovina split brač island dubrovnik rome belgrade sarajevo mostar montenegro kotor italy kosovo bulgaria macedonia albania greece morocco basix combo map 

 back to main menu moroccan salad jo stewart chefchaouen morocco chefchaouen rabat morocco uncovered casablanca meknes fes mor oc c o 13 days casablanca to marrakech marrakech visit the grand mosque of hassan ii in casablanca which with the world’s tallest minaret is one of the most impressive temples in morocco midelt mt m’goun sahara ait benhaddou m’goun valley encounter the morocco of old in medieval fes – a vibrant medina of carpet sellers metal workers and leather tanneries join the nightly carnival of acrobats fortune-tellers dancers and medicine men that colour marrakech’s djemaa el-fna square comfort xmkc maximum group size 12 days 1-2 casablanca/meknes welcome to casablanca morocco’s most contemporary city pay a visit to the grand hassan ii mosque which has the tallest minaret in the world travel to the imperial cities of rabat and meknes and discover the old ways of morocco’s imperial society day 3 chefchaouen

cuenca spain paella valencia spain north spain discovery 8 days barcelona to madrid spain while in barcelona make sure to try traditional catalan dishes such as fideua a seafood paella and botifarra amb mongetes haricot beans served with sausage san sebastian pamplona logrono madrid barcelona weave through the winding alleyways of pamplona to the city’s imposing gothic cathedral day 1 barcelona set off to explore the heady streets of barcelona see great works of art in the picasso museum soak up the festive vibe of las ramblas or catch the funicular to montjuic for sweeping views of the city day 2 pamplona get acquainted with pamplona on a walking tour learning how the town has served as both a military stronghold and an important point on the camino de santiago pilgrimage trail for centuries days 3-4 logrono head to logrono which is well known for its delicious rioja wine drop by the wine museum to learn more about this area’s famous drop then head out on a tapas crawl

venice italy italy much loved for gifting the world high-end fashion world-class art stunning architecture and ambrosial cuisine italy is a playground for foodies history buffs and nature-lovers whether visiting the southern reaches of puglia or the foothills of the swiss alps in lombardia you’ll find something to cherish in every buzzing city piazza and tranquil landscape the italians enjoy a famously laidback way of living so remember to relax with a spritz and soak up la dolce vita italy get to know the locals with our regionally-focused walking tours in lombardy liguria and along the stunning amalfi coast pages 41-43 only have time to see italy’s greatest hits hop aboard our highlights of italy tour and see the best of venice rome and florence plus stop off in colourful cinque terre page 39 like a good tuscan wine the best way to experience italy is to go slow and savour the many bucolic towns and villages outside the famous cities on our classic italy tour page 38

 back to main menu svartifoss waterfall skaftafell national park iceland hrutafjordur iceland discovery myvatn lake snaefellsnes 10 days reykjavik to reykjavik egilsstadir ic e la n d there’s a lot more to iceland than ice and bjork ford the fjords glaciers volcanoes black sands and thermal springs of this magical land in the world’s far north reykjavik hofn vik hvolsvollur visit the rugged landscapes of thingvellir national park where over a thousand years ago iceland’s first parliament came together hike to the tongue of europe’s biggest glacier and marvel at the waterfall of svartifoss in skaftafell national park original bmsi maximum group size 12 day 1 reykjavik surrounded by volcanic peaks and crystalline ocean reykjavik – the world’s northernmost capital – is also one of its most enchanting day 2 golden circle/hvolsvollur area take a guided tour of the capital passing the city’s delightfully coloured houses and

 back to main menu bran castle transylvania romania halloween in transylvania even without its spine-tingling tales of dracula werewolves and haunted castles romania is an atmospheric destination and never more so than during the spooky holiday of halloween hear all the legends on our in-depth tour of transylvania for more info enter wmsx on mostar bosnia james johnson durmitor national park montenegro budapest h u n gary balkan adventure osijek bosn ia h er ze gov in a 15 days budapest to dubrovnik cross the chain bridge in budapest and take the funicular up to buda castle for beautiful views over pest c r oatia sarajevo is one of the most scenically located cities in europe see the sights on a guided walking tour and learn about its recent history as a city under siege sarajevo mostar dubrovnik wander through belgrade’s bohemian quarter and grand 19th-century boulevards before launching yourself into its animated nightlife original novi sad

fethiye turkey explore northern turkey uncover lesser-known northern turkey on an 8-day journey from istanbul to van the ‘pearl of the east’ stop by the old silk road city of trabzon visit a tea farm in rize taste kars’ famous gravyer cheese and see the ruined medieval armenian city of ani harabeleri before finishing up in the island of akdamar for more info head to cappadocia turkey cameron gaze cappadocia turkey turkey explored medi gallipoli ephesus 18 days istanbul to istanbul t istanbul tu rkey pamukkale e selcuk r step back in time to when istanbul was constantinople in the backstreets of the r a famous grand bazaar fethiye cappadocia mt nemrut darende konya adıyaman antalya n hike into the valley of love in cappadocia and be wowed by the fantastical natural sculptures of spires domes and pinnacles experience turkish culture first hand by staying the night with a local family and learning about their way of life and traditions

uncover oman crumbling portuguese forts and tranquil fishing villages line secluded shores desert dunes mottle the interior and traditionally garbed bedouins drift through the spice-filled souqs get a taste of old-world arabia in oman a modern nation with an ancient soul for more info enter elso on jerusalem israel niswa oman christophe cappelli discover israel 7 days jerusalem to tel aviv journey to the village of taybeh in the west bank and enjoy a beer from the first microbrewery in the middle east nazareth tay beh tel aviv jerusalem bethlehem explore the famous towns of jericho bethlehem and nazareth and witness daily life playing out on the streets of jerusalem days 1-4 jerusalem welcome to jerusalem a city steeped in spirituality and legend drive out to the mount of olives which overlooks jerusalem’s old city and enter the garden of gethsemane see the church of the nativity in bethlehem and take a walking tour of the city head south to masada stopping

 back to main menu dades gorge morocco cycle morocco tangier 14 days marrakech to marrakech chefchaouen overnight train cycling allows you to get closer to the real morocco from bicycles to berbers bustling souks to the high atlas mountains this classic adventure has it all midelt marrakech end rewarding days in the saddle with moroccan feasts in djemma el-fna hearty meals in the mountains or extravagant berber banquets days 1-2 marrakech get accustomed to your bike on a ride through the frenetic streets of marrakech’s medina day 3 tangier ride out to the legendary cave of hercules days 4-5 chefchaouen cycle the steep hills to the ‘blue city of chefchaouen’ days 6-7 fes ride down through the quiet rif mountains to morocco’s ‘open air museum’ day 8 midelt enjoy a picnic beside the placid waters of aguelmame sidi ali lake. day 9 merzouga desert camp pass the harsh spectacular sand

 back to main menu santorini greece mykonos greece greece sailing adventure – cyclades islands gr ee c e 10 days santorini to santorini mykonos syros sail across the aegean island-hopping through the picture-postcard cyclades swimming off the side of the boat and letting the waves rock you to sleep each night step back in time among the venetian architecture of naxos and learn about contemporary rural living on a day trip to a country village day 1 santorini/ios launch this sailing adventure from the sands of santorini feeling the rush of the ocean breeze as your boat sails for ios day 2 amorgos sail to amorgos a city with a colourful past and classic architecture day 3 small cyclades with its slow pace small cyclades is the ideal place to unwind and take in this beatific region days 4-5 naxos arrive at charismatic naxos admire medieval buildings on a visit to the venetian kastro and check out an old romanesque church day 6 syros discover authentic island life on a