• This tour captures the essence of the Italian experience including visits to Siena, Montalcino, Pienza, Montepulciano and Bagno Vignoni. We have selected absolutely stunning accommodations and include superb meals, wine tastings, and a personalized walking tour of Siena. You will be led by talented, engaging, and very experienced bilingual Italian guides, whose intimate knowledge of love of all things, places, and people Italian will assure that your vacation is a visual, culinary, and cultural delight.

    We have taken great care to develop a tour that offers you the full pleasures of the enchanting Tuscan countryside as well as visits to a delightful collection of small villages and towns. We travel through vineyards, past olive groves, and along narrow ancient roads lined with cypress. We wander the narrow alleyways of tiny medieval villages like Murlo, Montisi, and Castlemuzio; listen as the monks chant at Sant’Antimo; relive movie scenes from “The English Patient” as we stroll the grounds of Santa Anna in Caprena; delight in a visit to the elegant Castello Banfi Estate and vineyards; and spoil ourselves on our last night at the 5-star spa hotel, Fonteverde.

  • The area around Shoreham is perfect for cycling. It’s famous for its tidy apple orchards, grand views of Lake Champlain, pastures with grazing sheep and cows, and the classic beauty and simplicity of the surrounding towns and villages. Mountains form a backdrop to our rides – the Green Mountains to the east and the impressive skyline of the Adirondacks rising over the lake to the west. It makes for a wonderfully varied experience of rural Vermont. Dominic and Molly Francis are our hosts at the beautifully restored Shoreham Inn. They have retained its fine country feel and essential 1790 Vermont character while adding those comforts and amenities that make our stay special. The dining room, with its exposed beams and open fireplace, exudes warmth and charm and sets the friendly atmosphere for delicious home-cooked meals.
  • The area around Shoreham is perfect for cycling. It’s famous for its tidy apple orchards, grand views of Lake Champlain, pastures with grazing sheep and cows, and the classic beauty and simplicity of the surrounding towns and villages. Mountains form a backdrop to our rides – the Green Mountains to the east and the impressive skyline of the Adirondacks rising over the lake to the west. It makes for a wonderfully varied experience of rural Vermont. Dominic and Molly Francis are our hosts at the beautifully restored Shoreham Inn. They have retained its fine country feel and essential 1790 Vermont character while adding those comforts and amenities that make our stay special. The dining room, with its exposed beams and open fireplace, exudes warmth and charm and sets the friendly atmosphere for delicious home-cooked meals.
  • It seems almost unfair that Vermont, so spectacular with its hills, valleys, farms and small villages, should also have, as its westerly boundary, one of the most lovely lakes in the country. Lake Champlain is the sixth largest in the U.S., but what really makes it so special is the unspoiled natural beauty of its shoreline, and the unsurpassed views across the lake to the Green and Adirondack mountains.
  • It seems almost unfair that Vermont, so spectacular with its hills, valleys, farms and small villages, should also have, as its westerly boundary, one of the most lovely lakes in the country. Lake Champlain is the sixth largest in the U.S., but what really makes it so special is the unspoiled natural beauty of its shoreline, and the unsurpassed views across the lake to the Green and Adirondack mountains.
  • The area around Shoreham is perfect for cycling. It’s famous for its tidy apple orchards, grand views of Lake Champlain, pastures with grazing sheep and cows, and the classic beauty and simplicity of the surrounding towns and villages. Mountains form a backdrop to our rides – the Green Mountains to the east and the impressive skyline of the Adirondacks rising over the lake to the west. It makes for a wonderfully varied experience of rural Vermont. Dominic and Molly Francis are our hosts at the beautifully restored Shoreham Inn. They have retained its fine country feel and essential 1790 Vermont character while adding those comforts and amenities that make our stay special. The dining room, with its exposed beams and open fireplace, exudes warmth and charm and sets the friendly atmosphere for delicious home-cooked meals.