NEW Shows Travel Fondaco dei Tedeschi - a Venice Jewel Friday, October 7th To start your weekend next week, Giacomo is taking you to one more beautiful famous sight of Venice, the Fondaco dei Tedeschi. It was the headquarters and restricted living quarters of the city's German (Tedeschi) merchants. After several interventions, in the 1930s it was transformed into the main post office. It has been finally converted into a luxury department store. The tour will show the several layers of the building and end on the rooftop terrace with a breathtaking view!
The Enchanting Village of Eze on the French Riviera Friday, October 7th Olga is taking us to Eze, a medieval village perched high on a hill above the French Riviera in south-east Provence from where it has lovely views along the coast and out across the sea. We will walk its narrow streets, visit a unique exotic garden and more!
The medieval City of Caen, France Friday, October 7th Enjoy a charming city in France with us, the medieval city of Caen. The city is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen, heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city. Explore it with us!
A Very, Very Old House in Prague Sunday, October 9th Our host Max from Prague is back! Let’s give him a warm welcome on Sunday, he will take us to a 800 year old house in the city, The House of the Golden Melon. This special place used to be two medieval townhouses, then an aristocratic residence, a 19th century dancing school, a piano rental visited by the likes of Rachmaninoff, Grieg and Tchaikovsky, apartments, and so much more. We'll explore what lies beyond the facades of an average historical house in Prague, mention stories from the rich and long history of the building, and learn about the near-detective work historians sometimes conduct to find out about the past of houses, examining walls, floorplans and historical records.
Luxor City By Night, Egypt Sunday, October 9th Let’s go back to Egypt with Lesley. We will visit Luxor, but in a different way. Let’s get off the touristy parts of the city and explore it at night like a local! We will get to see the typical street food, architecture, people, market and more.
Yom Kippur & Sukkot Special, live from Israel Sunday, October 9th Our host Anna wants to show you on this tour one of the biggest holidays in Judaism, Yom Kippur, with a special guest, Chief Rebbe of Chabad Askelon, Rav Menachem Liberman. They will take us to Yeshiva, a religious school for boys to the school’s synagogue, to talk about some of the attributes of religious ceremonies. Let’s enjoy this unique opportunity. Half of the proceedings from the show will be donated to the Chabad community!
The island of Giudecca in Venice Monday, October 10th Giacomo is taking us to a very unique place, Giudecca, the closest island to Venice. This charming island is a great place to explore to avoid the crowded touristy areas of Venice. With old squares, churches and wonderful views of the sea and of St. Mark's Basin it is easy to see why many artists are also drawn to Giudecca. The area has a burgeoning reputation as a hub of artistic activity, let’s explore it!
Nowa Huta: A Perfect Socialist Town Wednesday, September 28th Join Zuzanna to explore a new city tomorrow! We will be joining her at Nowa Huta, Poland. The city was designed from scratch in the late 1940's and 1950's with an idea for it to become the most perfect town for a Socialist society. Every little detail of the town was thought to make it a gold standard for the Stalinist regime. Join us to see how it’s going nowadays!
Tombs Of Egyptian Nobles Tuesday, October 11th Lesley is taking us to a once in a lifetime opportunity, let's see the tombs of Egyptian nobles! The tombs are a work of art, its colors, materials used, built, everything stands out as it is very different from what we have now. Let Lesley show you and tell you all about it!
Edinburgh's Georgian New Town, Charlotte Square Tuesday, October 11th Let Sam take you to another sight of the charming Edinburgh. We will go to one of the best preserved Georgian squares of the city. Enjoy the beautiful architecture, rich history, lovely gardens and more!
Series - NEW Episodes Treasures of Rome Friday, October 7th Let's walk together to the romantic Trevi Fountain and let us toss a coin for you while you make your wishes! You will also see the ruins of the ancient Roman aqueduct that still feeds water today to the Trevi fountain! Learn the meaning of the Trevi fountain. See the ruins of an ancient Roman aqueduct still in function today. Let me toss a coin for you, while you make your wish!
Amsterdam Day Trips to Remember Saturday, October 8th Explore the Grote Markt, Haarlem's medieval central market square surrounded by bars, cafes, and some of the city's most notable buildings like the City Hall and the Hal building of the Frans Hals Museum. There's also a statue of Laurens Janszoon Coster, a Haarlem native and alleged inventor of the printing press. Saint Bavo Cathedral, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the Netherlands, looms over the square.
Spirit of Japan Tuesday, October 11th On this tour, we will visit a beautiful dahlia garden located in Machida City, Tokyo. There are about 4,000 dahlias with 500 varieties on display. Machida City built the gardens with the local community in mind, not just as a green oasis with pretty flowers, but also as a place of employment for people with cognitive disabilities. Let's admire dahlia flowers that are taken care of with so much love.
Coming Soon Monaco: The Home of Super Wealthy Tuesday, October 12th Monaco is an amazing place that is situated on the Côte d’Azur. You can see wealth everywhere here: there are luxury yachts in the port, the most expensive cars in the world drive on its streets, and the items in the shop windows don’t have price tags. Monaco offers many attractions and international events that are worth knowing about. Enjoy it with Olga?
Lichtenberg's Medieval Castle, Germany Friday, October 14th It was in the 13th century that the Lichtenberg family really built this Castle on a hill at an altitude of 400 m. The ruins of the fortress are among the most beautiful in the region. The 16th-century Gothic-style chapel is particularly worth a visit. The marble mausoleum is one of the most beautiful in Renaissance Alsace. A monumental stairway leads you up to the tops of the towers. From here, you can catch a glimpse of the spire of the Strasbourg Cathedral. See it with Juliane!
The most secluded area of Venice Friday, October 14th Let’s visit the neighbourhood of Cannaregio with Giacomo. Perhaps due to its location being the farthest from the famous St Mark’s Square it is also relatively free of tourists. As a result you will be happy to find yourself in one of the most authentic and less touristy areas of Venice where notable Italians have lived throughout the ages. Our main stop there will be at the church of Madonna dell’Orto is one of the most important monuments in Venice, inside we will find a whole array of beautiful artwork including original paintings by Tintoretto!
Our Picks for the Next Days Friday, October 7th Neumagen Dhron: is the site of the discovery of the famous Roman wine ship (220 AD) and many other relief and inscription stones from the 2nd - 4th centuries, is considered the "oldest wine village in Germany". During this tour, we will discover some of those stones and will walk through this beautiful village on the banks of the Moselle.
Exploring Karnak Temple in Egypt: join Lesley as we take a closer look at one of the most complete temples in Egypt. Set in a massive complex with one of the only complete sacred lakes, we will also explore the 1000 years of history with all the pharaohs who contributed to this incredible complex.
Tales of Edinburgh's Darker Side: Part 3: the Grassmarket is a wonderful to shop and eat today but it has a much darker past. Experience the Grassmarket after dark, hear about the infamous Burke and Hare. See the pub haunted by a playful spirit. Discover the story behind the Porteous mob lynching. Join Sam!
Saturday, October 8th Sunset On Egypt's River Nile: let's sail on the famous river Nile, the longest river in the world with some of the most incredible history. And take a look at some of the wildlife that lives along the banks of the Nile while watching the sun go down.
Monday, October 10th Rural Egypt On Horseback: come with me as I take you through the rural parts of the West Bank in Luxor. We will see the locals going about their daily lives and get a real snapshot of real Egyptian life! From the houses to the farming to nature and the culture this tour really will give you a view of Egypt not many have ever seen.
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