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The Wines of Tuscany

The Central Italian region of Tuscany evokes thoughts of rolling hills, sun-bathed vineyards, olive trees, and historic architecture. Long dominated by the city states of Siena and Florence, this was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, as well as some of the world's most famous wines.

 

The Great Peaks of Russia

Five Russian summits, five of Russia’s highest peaks. Elbrus in the Caucuses, Yudychvumchorr in the Kolsky Peninsula, Narodnaya mountain in the Urals, Klyuchevskaya Sopka in Kamchatchka, Belukha mountain in Altai. Throughout the ages, these mountains awed and thrilled people. They are places of power and magnetism.

Basque Country

The homeland of the proud and resilient Basque people is split between France and Spain. From our San Sebastián home base, we tour the ancient Basque capital of Guernica, the dazzling Guggenheim Bilbao, and then cross into France for more Basque Country charms.

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