Whether you choose the “Grand Tour of Western Europe” traveling from Rome to London or “The Greco-Roman Odyssey” from Athens to Rome, you will have your own personal guide throughout. Stephan Straub has been guiding American travelers through Europe for 41 years. His knowledge of Art History is conveyed to travelers by walking the city streets and visiting key sites together. With this kind of guiding, travelers are immersed in the culture and can begin to see how the history and art of one culture affects others. Our groups soon begin to feel like a group of friends walking through history, while surrounded by everyday modern life.
This approach requires that travelers be accommodated in hotels located in the heart of city historical centers. Our tours use perfectly located 4-star hotels in the larger cities visited and family-owned 3-star hotels in our smaller cities. The family-owned hotels are consistently travelers’ favorites.
Isolating travelers in buses is not how we travel. Instead, we join the people of Europe on their excellent trains when it’s time to move across their continent. We want to join the cultures that we visit, not be isolated from them. And, it’s a more comfortable way to travel; saves precious time too!
To make sure that our travelers see and understand the most spectacular sites of Europe’s cities, mornings are dedicated to the group being together with its personal guide. From lunchtime til dinner, all travelers are free to see and do what they choose!