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Poland 2018!

Poland 2018!

Join us and our escort, Sarna Rose, president of Poland Culinary Vacations for our 2nd “Culinary and Spa” focused FAM in another amazing region of Poland! Lesser Poland (Malopolska), located in the southeast part of the country, is one of Poland’s most beautiful and delicious regions. In addition to its many unique historic and resort attractions, it is home to the regions magnificent capital city: Krakow, designated as a European City of Culture in 2000. The Old Town district of Krakow was built around Europe’s largest medieval market square, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But Lesser Poland is also home to the highlanders, or gorale, as they are called in Polish. And, while were in the charming town of Zakopane and surrounding areas, we will spend lots of time immersed in highlander culture: cooking, singing and dancing in their homes and restaurants. The highlanders’ rich culinary and cultural traditions make this region one of the most exciting Polish destinations to explore in depth. Outdoor Attractions:  Lesser Poland offers an exceptionally varied and pristine landscape. First-rate hiking and biking trails run through the Tatra Mountains, offering stunning views of gorgeous scenery. Winter sports facilities and folklore events attract travelers here in every season. This region is also famous for its many fine health resorts and national parks that protect its unique environment. Urban Amenities: Krakow, the capital of Lesser Poland, boasts many of the best museums, theaters and architecture in the country. Krakow is also home to one of the world’s oldest and most distinguished universities, the Jagellonian University founded in 1364. Krakow’s Main Square is filled with unique and beautiful cafés, restaurants, and pubs. The square is frequently...
Medieval Treasures 2018!

Medieval Treasures 2018!

Cruise with FAMTrips.travel from Basel, Switzerland, as you and your guests will experience the romantic Rhine and peaceful Main rivers to discover the true medieval treasures throughout charming Switzerland, iconic France, and Bavarian Germany! As we sail together on AmaWaterways lovely AmaDante, you can appreciate these amazing sites from your own lovely French balcony stateroom for you and your guests. Ancient castles, grand palaces and medieval towns are yours to enjoy throughout this journey! Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. Visit the Alsatian capital of France, Strasbourg and the metropolitan capital of Germany, Frankfurt. You will walk the cobbled streets of Bamberg, an entire village dedicated as a world heritage UNESCO site! Discover the many medieval treasures on this unforgettable journey. June 7: EMBARKATION – BASEL, SWITZERLAND Embark your cruise in Basel. Tonight, our FAMTrips.travel group will share a special dinner in the alternative dining venue, The Chef’s Table. This wonderful experience is just a hint of the fine dining you will experience daily as you sail with AmaWaterways on the lovely AmaDante, with their award-winning staff whose attention to detail and special guest satisfaction is always first class! If you have chosen to arrive into Switzerland early, you may have chosen to explore beautiful Zurich or Lucerne on your own, or you may have enjoyed the lovely 3 night Pre Stay in Zurich that is offered which includes a city tour of Zurich, as well as the opportunity to tour beautiful Lucerne or enjoy a lake cruise as you pass through Lucerne! This optional pre-cruise tour can be booked through FAMTrips.travel,...
Taste of Bordeaux 2018!

Taste of Bordeaux 2018!

Join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways as we delight in the most amazing region of France-Bordeaux! Together we will explore this thriving tourist destination and mecca for wine enthusiasts. In one week together we will discover vineyards and amazing landscapes in the Bordeaux region and meet those famous people that make the wine! This itinerary is truly magical each day! Many of the motorcoach and walking tours will take you throughout the most beautiful vineyards and inside of so many amazing Chateau properties that have been in the winemaking industry for generations! For those who are interested to do some biking tours, Bordeaux provides a background canvas of countryside not to be missed as your group winds its way from chateau to chateau! You can begin with an optional two-night stay in Paris, the magical “City of Light,” and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights. Continue on to Bordeaux, the capital of Aquitaine in Southwestern France and one of the world’s undisputed wine capitals. Or if you prefer to begin your journey in Bordeaux, AmaWaterways can fly you directly to Bordeaux to begin this lovely cruise. You’ll revel in the beauty of so many stately chateaux, abundant vineyards and stunning scenery as you sail along the Garonne River and its surrounding natural estuaries, as your ship, the AmaDolce calls upon unforgettable port cities including Cadillac, Pauillac, Bourg and Libourne. Enjoy tastings of some of the region’s most distinguished wines and visit notable sights before concluding your journey in the Loire Valley. Join FAMTrips.travel to experience the finest service available on the rivers of Europe, lovely accommodations, exceptional tours...
Rhine and Moselle Splendors 2018!

Rhine and Moselle Splendors 2018!

Join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways for the special “ Rhine and Moselle Splendors” river cruise itinerary on the AmaDante as you sail from Luxembourg to Basel, Switzerland! Begin your splendid journey along two of Europe’s most alluring rivers, the Rhine and Moselle. Expand your imagination in fairytale villages, such as Cochem and Bernkastel, where folklore and history come alive in every street. Whimsical fantasies also come to life at Siegfried’s Mechanical Museum and at Schwetzingen Gardens. Encounter fascinating Roman ruins, medieval towns with colorful half-timbered houses and enchanting castles as you cruise along two of Europe’s most captivating rivers.As you visit the countries of France, Germany, Luxembourg, and Switzerland on the AmaWaterways Amadante, you will realize why this amazing river cruise company delights its passengers with their special brand of service as you enjoy their excellent cruise staff, delightful cuisine, and their wonderfully organized touring program throughout the week! It will be a magical voyage on these two special rivers of Europe, the lovely Rhine and Moselle. you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. AmaWaterways always includes a large variety of complimentary tour activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your FAMTrips.travel fam experience will be full of discovery and wonder. AmaWaterways includes so many excellent amenities throughout your cruise such as special complimentary regional wines and beers at both lunch and dinner, most all complimentary tours throughout the program, free wi-fi, and so much more! It is no...
Barcelona Paris – The Colors of Provence 2018!

Barcelona Paris – The Colors of Provence 2018!

Join AMA Waterways and FAMTrips.travel as we set sail from Lyon to Arles on the magnificent Rhone River through Provence and the French countryside. The exciting pre option to stay in Paris “the city of lights.” And post optional stay in magnificent Barcelona add fabulous dimensions to this FAMTrips.travel river cruise program! From the magic and mystery of Barcelona to the romance of Paris, and including the beauty of the Provence region of France, this itinerary is truly captivating. If you elect to add the pre stay, you will begin in Paris, with a lovely three night stay, city touring and ample time to explore the most wonderful city in the world on your own, as well. You will also travel in style aboard the high-speed TGV train from Paris to board the ship in Lyon. During the cruise, itself, you will cruise through France’s legendary wine growing regions, home to such famous vintages as Beaujolais and Cote du Rhone. We will enjoy wine tastings at local vintners, marvel at ancient Roman ruins, stroll through medieval villages and shop for Provencal crafts. Our itinerary includes the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avignon as well as Arles, the city where Vincent Van Gogh spent much of his life. Optional Pre Stay in Paris: July 23-26, 2018: You will stay at the lovey Le Parc Trocadero for your three night pre cruise tour with breakfast included each morning and a lovely city touring included, as well. Additional optional tours will be offered for you to take with your group, too! You won’t want to miss the illuminations of the Eiffel tower...