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Visiting San Gimignano in Tuscany

Visiting San Gimignano in Tuscany

In the heart of Tuscany, the hilltop village of San Gimignano is one of our favorite day trips from Florence or anywhere in Tuscany. This charming little hilltop hamlet not only has some of the best-preserved architecture in the region, with churches and signature towers rising from the rural landscape, it has an interesting history

Omiš: The Ideal Outdoorsy Day Trip from Split, Croatia

Omiš: The Ideal Outdoorsy Day Trip from Split, Croatia

While visiting central Dalmatia, travelers usually focus on beaches, sun and the sea, but there is more to see and experience in the region, along with a wide variety of great day trips from Split. If you have some extra time in Split, or you have a rental car to return to Dubrovnik, I suggest a stop

Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

Potsdam: The Perfect Day Trip from Berlin

We can’t say enough about Potsdam. Just 15 miles southwest of Berlin, the former royal seat of Prussia can easily be reached on the S-Bahn. This makes it the most popular day trip from the city, for tourists and locals alike. You can look forward to lovely palaces and alluring gardens in this jewel of a

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Where to Find the Legendary Lipizzan Horses

Even if you’ve never heard of Lipizzan horses, you probably know what they look like. These beautiful white horses are practically the stuff of legend. The breed dates back to the 16th century, when they were intended for the Hapsburg royal family. A village in modern-day Slovenia, Lipica, or Lipizza in Italian, provided the name. While both

Salzburg Day Trip Ideas

Salzburg Day Trip Ideas

Doing some Bavarian mountain hiking (or just looking) and a trip to the Eagle’s Nest are two popular day trips from Salzburg. But the Austrian region here has a number of interesting possibilities, beyond the typical. Consider spending an extra night in Salzburg and arranging a one or two day car rental if you want

Three Tantalizing Tallinn Day Trips

Three Tantalizing Tallinn Day Trips

Lahemaa National Park If the call of Estonian nature is too beautiful to resist, Lahemaa National Park is waiting to answer. Waterfalls, stream, forests and lakes are scattered around the 725 square kilometer park, and don’t miss the historic sites there either, Palmse and Sagadi Manors. One of the most interesting facets of the park is

Dresden Christmas Markets

Dresden Christmas Markets

30th November – 24th December 2012 Dresden is situated around the halfway point between Berlin and Prague and is a popular stop for guests taking private transfers with us between the Czech and German capitals. There are many reasons to stop off here: admiring the baroque architecture, soaking up a bit of culture in a

Our Top 5 Day Trips from Dubrovnik

Our Top 5 Day Trips from Dubrovnik

When you offer the wide variety of day trips from Dubrovnik that we do, it’s inevitable that some are more popular than others. Here’s the top 5 (in no particular order) most popular excursions enjoyed by our guests on their Dubrovnik vacation. Mostar Where West meets East meets North meets South. Truly a crossroads. Named for

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