Avanti tours

I know I said we were going to get back to our discussion about the bachelorette getaways. The problem is that I don’t think there is enough about travel. So instead, let’s look at some trips that Avanti, a tour company, has put together for those of us still interested in taking a summer vacation.

  • First, let’s look at what Avanti has to offer in London. You are going to be able to go on a a Beatles’ tour. You will also be able to take a look at the city’s street art and grafitti, and tour a gin distillery. You might also enjoy a Harry Potter afternoon. As you can see, this is not your average London tour.
  • Are you a foodie? You might want to try Avanti’s tour of Barcelona. Here you will be doing a tapas tour. There will be cooking classes you can take. You will also be going to a dinner show. There is also a food walking tour.
  • Avanti will be doing a tour of Madrid too. You will be able to do tapas tours here as well. You will also be doing taverns and market tours. Madrid has a royal palace that everyone visiting must see. They also have some interesting museums.
  • Avanti also takes people to Prague. Here you will be choosing between a beer tour and a coffee house tour. There will be are visits to the markets and cooking classes. There will also be a royal palace here to visit.

Christmas in Europe

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We are home from a weekend trip, which was very nice and very much filled with time with friends. And we also had some time with my sisters which is nice and kind of made me even more excited about Thanksgiving than I already was.
In light of that, we are going to look at some Christmas traditions in Europe… Christmas in America has become very commercialized. I think that’s something we can all agree on. Christmas is a time to remember the one whose birthday it is. It is a time to rededicate our hearts and lives to Him. And I do love Christmas and all that comes with it, the music, the plays, the parties, and the times with family and friends. Sure, gifts are always nice, but that has never been the focus of my family’s celebration.. Apparently, Christmas celebration in Europe are more about family and friends, special food, and things like that.
Avanti, a partner of my host agency M Travel, has itineraries recommended for those that want to see Christmas in Europe. A four-day, three-night excursion is recommended. You will stay in Munich, Germany, and will be able to take day or evening trips to the different Christmas markets you want to see. I think you’ll be basically just with whoever you’re traveling with and not mixing with either other travelers or tour guides.
If you would rather be part of a tour group, Insight Vacations may have the perfect Christmas trip for you. Insight will also let you see different Christmas markets around Europe. And on these tours you will also get to meet some of the people making the Christmas delights. Please let me know if any of this inspires you to take a Christmaslized. I think that’s something we can all agree on. Christmas is a time to remember the one whose birthday it is. It is a time to rededicate our hearts and lives to Him. And I do love Christmas and all that comes with it, the music, the plays, the parties, and the times with family and friends. Sure, gifts are always nice, but that has never been the focus of my family’s celebration.. Apparently, Christmas celebration in Europe are more about family and friends, special food, and things like that.
Avanti, a partner of my host agency M Travel, has itineraries recommended for those that want to see Christmas in Europe. A four-day, three-night excursion is recommended. You will stay in Munich, Germany, and will be able to take day or evening trips to the different Christmas markets you want to see. I think you’ll be basically just with whoever you’re traveling with and not mixing with either other travelers or tour guides.
If you would rather be part of a tour group, Insight Vacations may have the perfect Christmas trip for you. Insight will also let you see different Christmas markets around Europe. And on these tours you will also get to meet some of the people making the Christmas delights. Please let me know if any of this inspires you to take a Christmas vacation in Europe. vacation in Europe.

Avanti’s Italy part #3

I think we are going to continue on with Italy. There is more of this training, and I’m finding it fascinating… I am going to be honest, my family rarely stays in hotels, we’d rather stay with friends or family, and when we do have to have a hotel it’s the cheapest place we can find. I don’t know anything about starred hotels or what that even means. [Alert : this is likely to be a future post] but even the three star hotel looks very nice to me. And this hotel is in Florence. It actually looks more like a home there would instead of your average hotel.

 

san Gimignano is another place you can visit through Avanti. This city is in North Italy, and is famous for its architecture. It is also known for its white wine, apparently they grow the perfect grapes to make the wine. You can see the vineyards… Another city is Lucca, and this is a walled city. You can walk around the walls of this city and get an amazing view. Montepulciano is a city you should visit if you are into history. This city is also known to have excellent food and wine.

 

Besides hotels, Avanti also has villas you can stay in villas. These are perfect if you are traveling in a group. Or villas are also a nice option to consider if you decide to go to Italy with Avanti on your honeymoon.

 

Avanti really wants you to immerse in the culture of wherever you are going. So they are going to give you the cooking classes and the wine tastings. They want you to get to know the people, and what their lives are really like in the cooking classes, you will not only learn to cook, but you will also learn how the locals shop.

 

I I find it interesting that one of the tours they call romantic is in what was once a monastery. It has now been turned into a five star hotel. It has two restaurants on the property, and you will mostly be served very fresh foods.

 

I’m still not through this training. And I’m not sure whether I am going to pick this back up tomorrow. But I would love to know your thoughts so far.

Avanti’s Italy part #2

I am hopefully going to be writing a magazine article this week, honestly, it’s just an online magazine. And I’m doing this to get some advertisement for my business. I’ve always loved to write, and hope this is my first of many ventures toward publication… So I need to get this done and move on to other things.

 

Let’s get back to Azamara’s Italy.. One thing I did not mention yesterday is that most of your tours should be covered in your package price, you will not have to pay extra on most things. With Avanti, you are going to be staying in very nice accommodations. The lowest places you can stay at are three star hotels. I’m seeing pictures of rooms that are absolutely stunning.

 

from Rome, we are moving on to Venice, which is where most of you’re traveling is done by water in gondolas. But there are some actual roads there. Not much has changed in Venice in the last six hundred years, wowzers! And again, with Azamara, you are going to stay in very nice hotels. One of your hotel options is a refurbished palace. This hotel does have internet, and also has an elaborate breakfast which most Americans just love. This is what is called a 3+ star hotel. But you can always upgrade to a nicer hotel if you like.

 

Next, we are going to talk about Florence. The picture they have up to introduce Florence is a beautiful picture of a lake at night, with lights shining off of it. You should go to Florence if you love art. This is the city where the Renaissance started, so you are going to see some of the world’s masterpieces.

 

I think that is enough for today.. I think Italy may be one of the places I’d personally like to visit most. What about you?

Avanti’s Italy part #1

I had a really nice weekend, and have several things planned for evenings this week… I also heard that the next couple of weeks we are going to be doing some traveling. We aren’t going anywhere until after Friday, so this week should be pretty normal with work, but after that I’m not sure how much I’ll be around for the next couple weeks. I have several things I want to do today, so let’s get started.

 

Today let’s look at Italy, and what people might do there. Not only is my Grandma Italian, I also have some clients hoping to go sometime next summer… This training I’m listening to is by Avanti, and I think they tend to be on the nicer end of travel. Avanti does not have trips anywhere in the world. They want to do the destinations they do have to perfection, so that’s why they are limited. Avanti has a whole lot of connections with all aspects of travel, making it easier for you, and me, your travel agent, to plan excellent trips without a lot of trouble. You need to describe your dream trip, and Avanti and I can make it happen.

 

Moving on to Italy itself, it sounds like you are going to do a minimum of a six night stay. You will be staying in at least three star hotels. Your breakfasts will be part of the travel package, as well as one three-course dinner at each of your destinations, meaning each city you visit. You can do three days in Rome, three days in Florence or Venice. But really where you go and what you do are up to you. Avanti’s packages are mostly suggestions. You are going to be able to customize anything you wish. You are also more than welcome to add a river cruise before or after your trip to Italy. Italy is great for those who love art and culture, as well as those that love food and wine. Rome itself has a ton of history, because of the great Roman empire which we all learned about in history. And it is also the center of the Catholic faith, of course. You can choose different tours you would like to do. The Vatican is one of your options. You can also do art tours or do a tour of the colleseums. All of these are three-hour tours, but if you decide to do a Pompeii tour, that is going to be twelve hours.

 

I am going to stop this for today and get to some other things… I will pick this back up tomorrow.