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Audley launches six new European destinations

Published: 01/06/2021   /   Updated: 01/06/2021

Bespoke travel operator Audley has launched six new European destinations. Clients can now book vacations exploring Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Audley’s specialists have prepared some sample itineraries, grouping the destinations together to allow clients to explore more than one country on their vacation.

In ‘Belgium Grand Tour with Luxembourg’, clients explore the Flemish-speaking region of Flanders, the francophone region of Wallonia and Luxembourg. Clients spend time among the fairy-tale turrets of Bruges, wandering its cobble streets and exploring the many canals. They also explore the coast of Flanders by bike. In capital city Brussels they enjoy the international atmosphere and cultural charms. In Wallonia clients learn about World War Two’s Battle of the Bulge. They then visit the up-and-coming and recently revitalized industrial hub of Liège before finishing in Luxembourg City, where visitors walk the many green pathways that wind around the base of the fortified old city as well as visit its cliffside tunnels and caves.

This 10 day bespoke tour costs from $5,680 per person. For more information please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/belgium or call 1-866-819-2398.

Grand tour of the Netherlands’ sees clients take a varied cultural tour through the country’s main cities with the traditional highlights complemented by experiences that are exclusive to Audley. Clients will explore traditional Dutch icons including still-functioning windmills, distinctive Delftware pottery and meandering canals as well as tasting renowned cheeses. As well as the main sights of the cities, Audley offers tours that explore their hidden corners, for example a sunset canal cruise through Amsterdam and sampling Dutch dishes on a city bike tour. Walking tours are led by local experts to give an insight into classic Dutch lifestyle and hands-on experiences include cycling through cobblestone streets, sampling local cuisine, gazing at the great artworks of the Golden Age Dutch Masters and wandering through the architectural innovations of Rotterdam. Audley’s clients also have the chance to take home a unique souvenir from their vacation by creating their own piece of Delftware pottery.

This 10 day bespoke tour costs from $5,455 per person. For more information please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/netherlands or call 1-866-580-3156.

For clients keen to explore Germany and Austria, Audley’s specialists have designed a tour taking in the countries’ musical highlights. ‘Classical music of Germany & Austria’ is a 10-day bespoke tour that explores different aspect of classical music with a Mozart-themed walking tour, a private lesson in how to dance the graceful Viennese waltz and concerts in prestigious venues.

Performances of Mozart’s arias and duets are enjoyed over dinner in Austria and clients attend a Mass to hear the crystalline tones of the Vienna Boys Choir and as well as take a private behind-the-scenes tour at the Munich Opera House after enjoying a performance.

A culinary tour of Salzburg completes the itinerary, as clients learn to bake Bavarian pretzels and apfelstrudel and enjoy a culinary tour of the city on a horse-drawn fiacre.

This 10-day bespoke tour costs from $6,720 per person. For more information please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/germany or call 1-866-929-2161.

Audley’s Lake & Mountains of Switzerland’ tour takes clients from the largest lake on the Rhône River to the Alps’ longest glacier. They will enjoy leisurely cruises across glittering Alpine lakes, scenic train journeys through the photogenic peaks and high-altitude views sampling one of the country’s best-kept secrets — its wine - along the way. The itinerary includes a meeting with an artisanal producer to sample local vintages and learn about the storied history of the Lavaux region. The tour ends with a few days in the indulgent mountain-resort town of Zermatt.

This eight-day bespoke tour costs from $3,495 per person. For more information please visit www.audleytravel.com/us/switzerland or call 1-866-583-4355.

Alex Bentley, Head of Product for Audley, said: “In our annual survey, European destinations consistently top the list of where our clients want to travel to next. Now we can offer them a breadth of singular experiences and a new curated selection of exceptional hotels, with the same focus on personalization and quality they have enjoyed across other regions of Europe that we already offer.“

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