Entries tagged: Europe

Icons of Portugal and Spain

Icons of Portugal and Spain

Discover incredible European delights, medieval history, and a warm, welcoming culture on this luxurious 14-day journey through the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal and Spain come to life with private cruises, tours of the medieval towns, and cultural excursions that peek into everyday life. Private Cruise on Douro River Take a private lunch cruise on the Douro River to see the terraced vineyards, old manor houses, and villages among one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world. Private Cooking Class Chef Pilar Latorre welcomes you to her home for a unique cooking class in her atelier where you’ll prepare and enjoy […]

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London Layover

London Layover

Whether you have a half day or 48 hours, London is still calling. Read the article below and in the current issue of Quest Magazine. By Kristy Hathaway, Editor of Just Opened London From bustling streets, new restaurants, underground bars, one-off pop-ups, impeccably curated exhibitions and West End plays starring some of the world’s greatest talent, it’s impossible to get bored in london. You may not have weeks, months or even years to spend in this vibrant capital, yet that doesn’t mean a whistle-stop tour during a brief stopover won’t deliver a taste of all on offer. SIGHTS | Be […]

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Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

Ker & Downey’s Top 4 for 2014

As we bid farewell to 2013 and an incredible year of discovery, we’re also looking ahead to 2014 and which treasures in the big, beautiful world should be on your list of places to visit next. 1. Georgia – The Caucasus, Eastern Europe This year we fell in love with the history and heart of The Caucasus region, and now it’s catching on. 2014 is the year to experience Georgia while you can still count yourself among the first pioneering travelers. 2. Borneo – Southeast Asia One island encompassing three countries, Borneo is a tropical paradise that should be high […]

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Liane’s Journeys and Holiday Traditions

Liane’s Journeys and Holiday Traditions

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Liane talks about her journey to Norway this year and her family’s holiday traditions. This year I reconnected with family and the land […]

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Jennifer’s Ker & Downey Journey to Europe

The end of the year is just around the corner. How do you want to finish off 2013? Maybe you want to travel to a new destination or start a new family tradition that includes a hand-crafted Ker & Downey journey. Recently we asked some of the sales team at Ker & Downey to share their travel experiences from this year with us and, to get in the holiday spirit, some of their special holiday traditions. Below Jennifer talks about her journey to the England, Scotland, and Ireland this year. I recently came back from a trip to the United […]

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Celebrate the Summer with Festivals Around the World

This article first appeared on Ker & Downey on June 25, 2013. It has been updated to reflect 2017 festival dates.  Ker & Downey loves a party, and no matter where you go in our big, beautiful world, you’ll find a reason to celebrate. With the summertime festival season in full swing around the globe, we’ve rounded up our favorite festivals that aren’t to be missed this year. Australia Aberdeen Australia Highland Games – First Saturday in July  The Scottish heritage is alive and well in Aberdeen, New South Wales. To commemorate their heritage, residents of Aberdeen organized their very […]

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Uncovering the Secrets of Georgia

Uncovering the Secrets of Georgia

For a truly authentic journey away from overcrowded tourist attractions and busy streets, consider Georgia, one of the world’s best-kept secrets. On Ker & Downey’s 7-night journey, you’ll visit Tbilisi and the surrounding area, Telavi, Kvareli, and Signagi, including the Bodbe Monastery, one of the major pilgrimage sites of the region, and Jvari Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Georgia is a seldom-traveled country full of hospitable people, beautiful scenery, and a long history of Christianity that has permeated the region and shaped its culture for centuries. The Apostles Simon and Peter first preached Christianity in the region in the […]

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Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Family Friendly Summer Travel Experiences

Summer is quickly approaching, but there’s still time to plan the ultimate Ker & Downey journey with your family, and world travel is not out of the question. There are plenty of places where children of all ages are not only welcomed, but truly engaged. Plan a summer vacation that will create unforgettable memories and maybe even give the “travel bug” to your own little trailblazers. We’ve put together some options, sure to please everyone in your family. Cruise the Blue Bodrum Peninsula, Turkey For a truly unique and tranquil holiday, board a luxurious private gulet, a traditional Turkish wooden […]

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