• Village on Cliffs in Spain

    5 Best Overseas Adventures: Southern Europe

    Picking an overseas travel adventure can prove to be quite a challenge... especially if you&#39;re looking to explore Southern Europe. There are so many wonderful locations to choose from! So, to make things easier for you, we&#39;ve rounded up our top five <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/europe/" target="_blank">Southern European destinations</a>. Yet, no matter where you choose—whether it be the lavender fields of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/provence-tours/" target="_blank">Provence</a>, the vineyards of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany-tours/" target="_blank">Tuscany</a>, or <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/croatia-tours/" target="_blank">Croatia&#39;s </a>cinematic Dalmatian Coast—you&#39;re guaranteed to have a trip of a lifetime with Classic Journeys.<br><br><b>TOP 5 TRIPS IN SOUTHERN  EUROPE:</b><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ehpt&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015r3I" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank"><b>SPAIN</b></a><br>Passionate flamenco vs. the cooling splash of the Alhambra’s pools. The gleaming simplicity of white-washed mountain villages vs. the gaudy Gaudî masterpieces of Barcelona. Vast plains studded with gnarled olive trees vs. the soft, decadent beaches of the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/barcelona/" target="_blank"><u>Costa Brava</u></a>. Spain is an intense and exciting land full of contrast. Our <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/southernspain/" target="_blank"><u>Culture + Walking</u></a> and <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/barcelonafamily/" target="_blank"><u>Family</u></a> adventures introduce you to the people of Spain and immerse you in their diverse lives. From the intricacy of Moorish palaces to stylish cosmopolitan promenades, you’ll get an unforgettable look at a country where a thousand years of fierce history and easy-going 21st style blend perfectly in culture, architecture and truly remarkable food.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/france/" target="_blank"><img alt="France" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ehpt&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015r3N" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/france/" target="_blank"><b>FRANCE</b></a><br>The seductive power of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/france/" target="_blank">France </a>is irresistible. You can try to wave off the lunchtime splash of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bordeaux/" target="_blank">Bordeaux</a>, but the glass always seems to find your lips. When a maman leans out her window on folded arms and cocks her head in that come-here-and-tell-me-who-you-are way, what can you say but, “Of course.” If a breeze heavy with lavender tugs at your senses, it’s almost impossible not to give in. Our Culture + Walking, Culinary and Family trips go happily with the French flow, whether we’re on a lazy low-tide walk at <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/normandy/" target="_blank">Mont-Saint-Michel</a> or catching the rays on the ramparts of a clifftop castle overlooking the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bordeaux/" target="_blank">Dordogne River</a>. The cuisine is remarkable, the hotels are magnifique... and with your local guide, you’ll slip easily into la vie française.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/italy/" target="_blank"><img alt="Italy" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ehpt&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015r3S" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/italy/" target="_blank"><b>ITALY</b></a><br>Visit <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/italy/" target="_blank">Italy </a>every year forever, and you’d never have to repeat yourself. Each region—sometimes it seems like each village—is its own unique and totally irresistible destination. From the alpine breezes that cool the villas on Lake Como to sun-warmed <u><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sicily/" target="_blank">Sicily</a></u>, the culture, climate and terrain couldn’t be more different. For something more rustic and off-the-beaten-path, head for <u><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/apulia/" target="_blank">Apulia</a></u> in the heel of Italy’s boot. For the flip side of Italian sophistication, our Family trip to <u><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/italyfamily/" target="_blank">Venice, Florence and Rome</a></u> is a wonderful introduction to the best of the best. Or hobnob with rural shepherds—and the yacht set—on a visit to <u><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sardinia/" target="_blank">Sardinia</a></u> that also includes the nearby French island of Corsica. Your options also include our best-selling trips to <u><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany-tours/" target="_blank">Tuscany</a></u> and the <u><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/amalfi-tours/" target="_blank">Amalfi Coast</a></u>.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank"><img alt="Portugal" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ehpt&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015r3X" style="height: 354px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank"><b>PORTUGAL</b></a><br>This is how it feels to be royalty. Funded by centuries of discovery and empire, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank">Portugal </a>has more regal grandeur than any other country we know. Of course, the great cities of Lisbon and Porto are rich with imperial landmarks. Our hotels here are distinctive and very gracious. But Portugal also has more hours of sunshine a year than any other European country, perfect for exploring. So we taste the country’s treasured port wines on walks in the mountainous vineyards where they’re born. On a glorious coastal trail, you’ll face the churning surf that Henry the Navigator conquered to explore Africa and the New World. And we’ll come face to face with the Portuguese people from salt-panners to winemakers. When you join Classic Journeys on a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank">Portugal walking tour</a>, you’ll get a true feel for the unique tempo and personality of this kingdom by the sea.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/croatia-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Croatia" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ehpt&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015r3c" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/croatia-tours/" target="_blank"><b>CROATIA</b></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/croatia-tours/" target="_blank">Croatia </a>is the country where we would live if we could live anywhere. Beautiful doesn’t begin to describe Dalmatia’s Adriatic coastline or Istrian vineyards that Napa should envy. Think cinematic Dubrovnik (aka King’s Landing on “Game of Thrones”), Rovinj perched on the tip of a peninsula, and harbor-side Hvar. This is a country where you can do an artisanal olive-oil tasting lesson, take a country walk a million miles from anywhere, and rest up afterward at your 5-star hotel by the sea, all in the same day. The Croatians are warm hosts and—from vintners to truffle hunters—just about the most engaging people ever.

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  • Corsica at Sunset

    6 of Europe's Best-Kept Secrets

    <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/europe/" target="_blank">Europe</a> is known for having some of the most iconic sites in the world. From the picturesque canals of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/italyfamily/" target="_blank">Venice</a>, the standing stones at <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/londonstonehengecotswolds/" target="_blank">Stonehenge</a>, to the lavender fields of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/provence-tours/" target="_blank">Provence</a>. It’s easy to find yourself on a merry-go-round of repeating travels. But you can still find amazing places off the beaten path… the places not known yet to tourists. And with the help of Classic Journeys, you’ll find that Europe is full of them!<br><br>Here you’ll find six of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Which one will you visit first?<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/istria-slovenia-walking-tour/" target="_blank"><img alt="Croatia" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ei9Z&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015rP9" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/istria-slovenia-walking-tour/" target="_blank"><b>Slovenia + Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula</b></a><br>Just a generation ago, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/istria-slovenia-walking-tour/" target="_blank">Slovenia and Croatia’s Istrian Peninsula</a> were part of Yugoslavia. Now, they’re two of the great under-the-radar and off-the-chart destinations in all of Europe. These unspoiled next-door lands sit right at the top of the Adriatic Sea just east of Venice. The scenery is so insanely perfect that you don’t want the walks to end. Think vineyards rolling into olive groves sweeping to the Adriatic and mirror calm mountain lakes reflecting snow-capped Alps.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/basque/" target="_blank"><img alt="Basque" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ei9Z&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015rPE" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/basque/" target="_blank"><b>Basque Pyrenees</b></a><br>A museum sheathed in titanium. Wild horses that eat baguettes. Villages with names in three languages—Basque, French and Spanish. Farmers on tractors yield the right of way to fierce but friendly pelota games in village squares. Garlands of brilliant red pimientos dry in the sunlight… then show up on a dinner plate stuffed with seafood. You’ll be surprised at the richness of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/basque/" target="_blank">Europe’s oldest culture</a> that few have had the chance to experience.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sardinia/" target="_blank"><img alt="Corsica" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ei9Z&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015rPJ" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sardinia/" target="_blank"><b>Sardinia + Corsica</b></a><br>Travel between the isles of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sardinia/" target="_blank">Sardinia and Corsica</a> and you&#39;ll only venture eight miles...but they&#39;re worlds apart. <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sardinia/" target="_blank">Corsica</a>—part of France, but defiantly non-French—is blanketed in fragrant herbs and dotted with quaint villages. <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/sardinia/" target="_blank">Sardinia</a> seeks adventure. Travel through the island and see how it&#39;s rustic, mysterious; with a few thousand years of Phoenician, Spanish and Italian blood in its veins. Together, these two gorgeous islands are some of the least-touristed spots in Europe. When you leave behind the yacht-studded harbors for the mountains, pastures and vineyards of the interior, you have the rarest of privileges—to see and experience countryside and culture that seem to have stood still in time.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/montenegro/" target="_blank"><img alt="Montenegro" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ei9Z&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015rPO" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/montenegro/" target="_blank"><b>Montenegro</b></a><br>How will you explain <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/montenegro/" target="_blank">Montenegro</a> to your friends who haven’t been (and that will be 99.9% of them)? Do you start with its Adriatic coast, where golden stone villages nestle on secluded, palm-lined bays? You can’t leave out the wild mountains with their sheer canyons and whisper-quiet lakes. You’ll certainly have stories about the hospitable Montenegrins… the olive growers, grappa-makers, shepherds and artists. You’ll fall in instant love with this compact Balkan land because it’s still so undiscovered, unexpected and unforgettable.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/prague/" target="_blank"><img alt="Prague" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ei9Z&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015rPT" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/prague/" target="_blank"><b>Prague to Budapest</b></a><br>The journey from <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/prague/" target="_blank">Prague to Vienna to Budapest </a>is one of Europe’s best hidden gems. These one-time capitals of the Habsburg Empire, with its spires and castles, create the continent’s most inspiring skylines. Out in the countryside, the sights are spectacular. Powder-blue cathedrals leap up from the heart of valley towns. Incredibly intact villages are so perfectly preserved that the U.N. recognizes them as World Heritage Sites. Vast farmlands make it feel as though you’ve stepped back into feudal times. This is a rich slice of Europe’s life and history that most travelers never see.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/apulia/" target="_blank"><img alt="Apulia" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ei9Z&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015rPY" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/apulia/" target="_blank"><b>Apulia</b></a><br>When we ask our Italian guides where they&#39;d most like to take our friends who think they know Italy on a walking tour we get one response: <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/apulia/" target="_blank">Apulia</a>. And then they use their hands. To paint a vista of gnarled olive trees silhouetted against a lapis lazuli sea. To express the amazing sunlight. To sketch the saw-toothed skyline of a village comprised entirely of trulli—the conical stone roofs unique to the region. Best of all, Apulia (pronounced ah-pooh-lya) passes the most important Classic Journeys test—it offers fine leisurely walking, elegant accommodations, and a glimpse into a region and culture that&#39;s not quite like any you&#39;ve encountered before.

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  • Wine

    6 Underrated Wine Trips That Aren’t France or Italy

    We know that a wine’s flavor is intricately linked to where it’s from. A region’s climate, elevation and soil composition all affect the grapes from which a particular wine is made. The French have a word for this concept: terroir. In a way, when you drink a glass of wine, you’re getting a taste of where that wine is from. Appreciating the concept of terroir, and understanding how it applies to the bottle you’ve just opened, is part of wine’s appeal.<br><br>There’s no science to back this up, but wine lovers agree: a glass of wine seems to taste better when you’re drinking it in its country of origin. International wine trips have become mandatory for wine aficionados, but if your list of destination wine countries only includes France and Italy, it’s time to broaden your horizons. <br><br>Winemaking has become a truly global industry. Thanks in no small part to the spread of agricultural and communication technology, wines are now being produced on every continent except Antarctica. Great wines come from all over the world, and you’ll find amazing wineries in some truly surprising places. If you’re thinking about taking a wine tour, here’s our wine lover’s travel guide, featuring six countries that might not yet be on your radar.<br><br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank"><u><b>SOUTHERN SPAIN</b></u></a><br><br>If you’re interested in wine but aren’t yet an expert, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank">Spain</a> might be the best place for your first wine tour. As with France and Italy, wine is a part of daily life. Spain is the world’s largest producer of grapes, with some 5 million acres devoted to vineyards. Tempranillo is the dominant variety; the red grape is found all over the country and can be grown in all sorts of climates. The two most popular white grapes are Albarino and verdejo – the Galacia region produces a great Albarino that is often served with local shellfish. Cava is the predominant Spanish sparkling wine; the Penedes region, just outside of Barcelona, is the largest producer. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/spain/" target="_blank"><img alt="Wine tour Spain" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002e5pX&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000sBYy" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Venture into the central part of Spain, and you can find some up and coming wineries in and around Madrid. Spanish wines are typically not aged as long and don’t last as long in the bottle as their French or Italian counterparts, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not delicious. While great wines are produced all over Spain, the southern part of the country offers a classic Spanish treat – sherry. Sherry is the exception to the aging rule; wines used to make sherry are fortified with a grape spirit and then aged in wooden casks. The region of Andalucia contains the Sherry Triangle – Jerez, Sanlúcar de Barrameda, and El Puerto de Santa Maria. The Palomino, Moscatel, and Pedro Ximenez grapes grown here are unique to the region and are used to make Spain’s famous fortified wine. <br><br>As a travel destination, Spain’s charms are innumerous; since we’ve recommended the Sherry Triangle, why not explore the rest of southern Spain? The cities of Seville and Grenada offer amazing food, and the Moorish influence can be seen everywhere, making for a truly unique travel experience. At the edge of southern Spain lies one of the world’s great natural treasures, the Rock of Gibraltar. Yes, you can go to the top; most take the cable car, but a brave (and fit!) few opt to hike up the Mediterranean Steps trail.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank"><u><b>PORTUGAL</b></u></a><br><br>Of course, port wine is what brings wine lovers to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank">Portugal</a>. The birthplace of port is the Douro Valley; the Portuguese government set its boundaries as a production region in 1756, making it the oldest officially demarcated wine region in the world – and the only official producer of the famous wine. <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/douro-luxury-river-cruise/" target="_blank">Douro wine tours</a> are a great way to learn about port; unlike most other wines, port is a fortified wine, meaning that a small amount of a distilled spirit is added during the fermentation process. Typically served with a cheese plate or a dessert, it’s a favorite among Portuguese and visitors alike. But it’s not the only wine produced in Portugal. The Vinho Verde region produces white wines, and the Tras-os-Montes region produces rosado, a unique, slightly effervescent wine. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank"><img alt="Wine tour Douro" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002e5pX&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000sBZD" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>As a destination, Portugal has plenty to offer in addition to great wines. Steeped in seafaring history, Portugal’s Atlantic coast is home to dozens of lovely coastal villages. You’ll find some great beaches for relaxing and sunbathing; for pure excitement, there’s nothing quite like standing on the shore of Nazare, watching surfers attempt to ride the area’s giant waves – some of which can reach up to 100 feet high! <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank"><u><b>CHILE</b></u></a><br><br>When thinking of South American wines, most people tend to focus on Argentina. Chile, however, might have a claim as <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-america-tours/" target="_blank">South America</a>’s premier wine-producing country. European settlers in Chile are thought to have planted the first grapevines in the 1500s, so Chileans have had lots of time to perfect their winemaking craft. And Chile’s climate makes it unique: the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes mountains to the east moderate the temperatures. Deserts to the north and <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/patagonia-tours/" target="_blank">Patagonia</a> to the south also help to geographically isolate the country. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank"><img alt="Wine tour Chile" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002e5pX&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000sBZN" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Its location is the reason that Chile is the only major wine-producing country that’s free of the vine-destroying phylloxera aphid. <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank">Chile</a> is known for producing excellent cabernet sauvignon, but fans of exotic varietals will want to try Chilean wines made from the Carmenere grape. And simply being in the country is a treat – with over 2,600 miles of coastline, a border that backs up to one of the world’s most spectacular alpine regions and an average width of only 110 miles, you’re never far from the beach or the mountains. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/istria-slovenia-walking-tour/" target="_blank"><u><b>ISTRIA</b></u></a><br><br>We’ll forgive you if you’ve never heard of Istria. It’s not a country, but a wine region that’s shared by <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/croatia/" target="_blank">Croatia</a>, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/istria-slovenia-walking-tour/" target="_blank">Slovenia</a> and Italy. Sprawling across Croatia’s northwestern Istrian Peninsula, wines have been produced in the region for hundreds of years, but it’s only recently that wine travelers have taken notice. And for good reason. Istrian white wines have benefitted from modernized production techniques, and following the end of the Cold War have been showing up in markets and restaurants across Europe. Malvasia, an Old World light-skinned grape, is most common, but you’ll also find other white varieties, including muscat, chardonnay, and sauvignon blanc.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/istria-slovenia-walking-tour/" target="_blank"><img alt="Wine tour Istria" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002e5pX&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000sBZS" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>It’s not just the wines that make Istria worth visiting. Croatia has long been one of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/europe/" target="_blank">Europe</a>’s best-kept secrets, thanks to its beautiful scenery and generous people. Istria’s vineyards are bordered by some of Europe’s most incredible beaches, and the coastal towns are exceedingly charming and hospitable. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-zealand-tours/" target="_blank"><u><b>NEW ZEALAND</b></u></a><br><br>Boasting some of the most spectacular terrain on earth, the Land of The Long White Cloud has a burgeoning wine scene as well. It’s hard to believe, given the rugged mountains and exotic beaches, but there are sections of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-zealand-tours/" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> that provide great growing conditions for wine grapes, particularly sauvignon blanc. The Marlborough region is where some 70% of New Zealand’s wine production occurs, the bulk of that being white wines. You’ll find some excellent wines here, along with the legendary Kiwi hospitality. Although not as well known, the Bay of Plenty region has started to produce some reds, thanks to its fruit-friendly climate.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-zealand-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Wine tour New Zealand" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002e5pX&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000sBZX" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>If you need a break from wine, the area is also known for its cider and local beer, perfect for watching a rugby game at one of the many pubs. And movie buffs can visit some of the locations used for the Lord of The Rings movies; the set of Hobbiton, Frodo and Bilbo’s home village, was preserved and is open for viewing. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><u><b>SOUTH AFRICA</b></u></a><br><br>A wine tour and a safari in one trip? A <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">safari wine tour</a> sounds awesome, and South Africa is starting to gain attention for its wines. But winemaking isn’t new to the country. The Stellenbosch region, about 25 miles east of Cape Town, has been producing wines since the beginning of the 18th century. Located in one of the world’s great landscapes, South Africa’s 250,000 acres of vineyards have been producing a surprising variety of grapes, both white and red; along with sauvignon blanc, chardonnays, and chenin blanc, shiraz, cabernet sauvignon and pinot noir are grown in the regions around Cape Town. Cape Town itself is a great reason to visit <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">South Africa</a> – the bustling modern city has fantastic nightlife and picturesque beaches. The flat-topped Table Mountain looms over Cape Town, and a gondola ride to the top of this iconic peak is an experience not to be missed.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Wine tour South Africa" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002e5pX&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000sBZh" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Paired with South Africa’s unique culinary offerings – and the South African love of grilling and eating outdoors, among the country’s amazing scenery and wildlife – a South African wine trip is an amazing experience.<br><br>Having a fantastic wine travel experience doesn’t require you to visit France or Italy. From enjoying a sherry after a paella dinner in Spain to sipping on a chilly glass of white in a tent on the African plains, today’s wine tours are a great way to experience the world’s wines – immersed in the countries and cultures that created them. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/world/" target="_blank"><img alt="Wine tours" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002e5pX&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000sBak" style="height: 177px; width: 500px;"></img></a>

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