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ESSENTIAL ITALY, switzerland, & france

11 days

A journey starting in charming Venice, on to Lake Como, then through the mountains of Switzerland, on to Burgundy wine country, and ending with a grand finale in the city of lights, Paris.


Ultimate european christmas markets

7 days

Visit the most famous European Christmas markets where a swirl of excitement attracts visitors every year. Start in the magical city of Vienna followed by a stop in Mozart’s hometown of Salzburg before Munich, and the world’s largest Christmas market. End in Zurich, Switzerland and see the famous Swarovski Christmas tree.


Essential Scandinavia

10 days

Visit three, gorgeous Scandinavian capitals—Copenhagen, Stockholm, and Oslo–with side trips to Bergen and the Fjords. Start in Denmark’s Copenhagen before cruising overnight to Norway’s capital, Oslo. Visit the charming city of Bergen before flying to Sweden’s watery capital, Stockholm.


Best Of The Baltics

9 days

We’ll visit Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania; Riga, the capital of Latvia; and Tallinn, the capital of Estonia. 


Definitive Italy

8 days

Rome, Florence, and Venice are three of the great cities of Italy, and we bring you their art, architecture, cuisine, and history on this leisurely, small-group tour the includes a day–and lunch at a noted winery–in the unspoiled countryside of Tuscany.


Enchanted Ireland

8 days

Ireland enjoys lush landscapes and traditions as well as great whiskies and beers. Its residents are known as storytellers, and the pubs are still the centers of social life where tales are told and newcomers are welcomed for a bit of craic, an Irish word for good conversation and good times.






Travel with Rudy Maxa, one of America’s premier consumer travel experts, and the host and executive producer of Rudy Maxa’s World, the Emmy Award-winning, public television travel series featuring destinations all over the world.

When you let The Original Savvy Traveler arrange your trip through Europe, you are guaranteed peace of mind. Rudy and his professional team of travel experts have curated extraordinary itineraries featuring top destinations from Rudy’s shows. The team provides personal service and assistance from booking all the way through your journey.

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