Guidebook to 30 walks and 3 treks centred on Zagori and Konitsa in mainland Greece. From easy strolls to demanding hikes along remote mountainous traverses, including the rugged peaks of Mt Timfi and Mt Smolikas in the Pindos range, Drakolimni Lake, and the dramatic Vikos Gorge. With background information on architecture, history and wildlife. Zagori in Greece's Northern Pindos National Park is among the last relatively undiscovered and unspoilt hiking destinations in Europe. This guide presents a selection of thirty walks and three short treks showcasing the region's captivating scenery, from dramatic gorges to mystical forests, crystal-clear turquoise rivers, rugged alpine peaks and characterful mountain villages. Routes vary from easy walks on clear paths to strenuous ascents and mountain traverses, meaning that there is something to suit most ambitions and abilities. Clear mapping accompanies the route description, and the introduction to the guide covers all the practicalities, including getting to Zagori, accommodation, equipment, maps and safety. There is also a wealth of information about the region's rich history, architecture, geology, plants and wildlife, as well as fascinating notes on points of interest encountered on route. The routes are presented in five chapters, covering Central Zagori, Vikos Gorge and vicinity, Mt Timfi, Konitsa and Mt Smolikas, and Valia Calda National Park and Metsovo, with highlights including Mt Timfi and Mt Smolikas (Greece's second highest mountain), the breathtaking Vikos Gorge, traditional stone arch bridges and the alpine tarns of Drakolimni (Dragonlakes). With so much stunning scenery, this is a region that cries out to be explored. Seasons: The best time to walk the routes is in springtime (end of May - June) and autumn (September - October) when the sun and temperatures are milder and the region quieter. Centres: Kipi, Dilofo, Tsepelovo, Monodendri, Elafotopos, Papigo, Konitsa, Pades, Metsovo, Vovousa Difficulty: Routes range from easy one-hour strolls on clear and well-waymarked paths suitable for all hikers (Grade 1) to strenuous ascents and rugged non-technical mountainous routes for which a very good level of fitness, route-finding skills and experience in high mountain terrain are required (Grade 4). Must See: Vikos Gorge; scenic villages with unique architecture; amazing 18th-century stone bridges and cobblestone path network; Drakolimni alpine tarns (also known as the Dragonlakes); rafting opportunities on the Voidomatis River; stunning mountain scenery; the mystical Valia Calda National Park You can find a reading sample (PDF) underneath the picture. Language: English 248 Pages Size: 17.2 x 11.6 x 1.5 cm ISBN 9781852849412
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Meet our Driver and sit comfortably, admire the wonderful landscapes full of vineyards and hazelnut groves.The hills are soft and welcoming, creating fairytale landscapes to say the least.After about an hour's drive you will arrive at the first winery we have carefully chosen for you.The tour includes a visit to the structure, a visit to the cellars and tasting of four wines with a sommelier, it will last about an hour and a half and once you are finished you will move with the van to reach Neive, a village whose historic center retains a medieval layout, made of cobbled streets leading up to the Clock Tower and elegant terracotta buildings.Here you can enjoy a typical Piedmontese lunch, and when lunch is over you'll have an hour of free time to discover this beautiful village.After lunch you will reach the second winery where a sommelier will guide you in the last tasting.Once the visit is over you will return to Turin.
Enjoy the best of the Campania region in two days!On the first day your driver will pick you up at your address, and you will reach Pompeii, where your guide will be waiting for you.The Pompeii tour will last 2.5-hour and you will see the highlights of the Ancient buried city - from the Theatres to the Temple of Isis, from the House of Menander to the Lupanariae district, to then end into the Forum - the main square.At the end of the Pompeii tour follow your driver on the Amalfi coast. Stop on the panoramic views to take pictures and enjoy a 1-hour free time in Positano.On the second day you will visit another UNESCO World Heritage site: Herculaneum. Your guide will show you how different the sites are, even tho so geographically close. The archaeological site tour will last 2.5 hours. Then you will have a break for lunch before heading to the National Park of the Vesuvius. Reach the top of the crater and enjoy the spectacular view!
Land with beaches having palm trees, ruins from ancient times, beautiful reefs, and tranquil rainforests, Sri Lanka adopted its current name in 1972. Ella is a small town in Sri Lanka and famous for its tea plantation and natural beauty. Ella is a must-visit and has views that will leave an impression on you for years to come.If you are planning to visit this adorable town on foot, this is the perfect tour for you. We have planned a perfect six-hour tour for you which is divided into two three hour sections. During the first three hours, we will explore this Sri Lankan Village where we will view vegetable fields, rice fields, and other lush areas. In the second half, we have planned a cooking demonstration for you. You will learn how to prepare food and also can enjoy a Sri Lankan Rice and Curry Lunch.This tour might last for about six hours but the memories will last forever.Tour Timings: 8.30 am to 3:00 pm
This combination tour provides you with the possibility of visiting both the Colosseum and the Vatican Museums in one day. The tour will start from COLOSSEUM. Meet our staff in via delle terme di tito 73. We have a sign that says ONCE UPON A TIME ROME TOURS. You will be able to get lost in the stories and anecdotes that your passionate guide will tell you during the tour, as you learn more about the different aspects of life in Ancient Rome. The Colosseum visit will last around 1 hour and afterwards you will have some free time to enjoy your lunch and relax. We start the second part of the tour at 2:30pm in our office in via Tunisi 5. You will access the Vatican's most famous galleries to see the Laocoon, the Apollo of Belvedere, the Torso of Belvedere, and the Nero's’ Bathtub. Many of those beautiful statues were used by Michelangelo as models to represent the characters in the Last Judgement. The Vatican visit will last around 1.5 hours.
Over the course of the tour, you will learn in detail the remarkable history of London whilst exploring it’s most imposing sites. We specialise in providing tours that are not only informative, but genuinely enjoyable and engaging too. Our guides don’t bore you with huge lists of dates and historical facts. They share their historical knowledge in a way that is fun and interesting to all our visitors. In the first hour of this tour you will visit the Tower of London and learn about the bloody activities of the infamous Henry VIII. Our expert guide will dazzle you with stores of the Crown Jewels at the Tower Bridge, separate myths from facts and take you on a splendid journey across centuries. The second hour will focus on fiction and the arts! Discover Shakespeare’s Globe, learn about the filming of Harry Potter and see a range of spectacular architecture. At last but not least, the third hour will cover key central landmarks steeped in history.
We specialise in providing tours that are not only informative, but genuinely enjoyable and engaging too. Our guides don’t bore you with huge lists of dates and historical facts. They share their historical knowledge in a way that is fun and interesting to all our visitors. In the first hour of this tour you will visit the Tower of London and learn about the bloody activities of the infamous Henry VIII. Our expert guide will separate myths from facts and take you on a splendid journey across centuries. The second hour will focus on fiction and the arts! Discover Shakespeare’s Globe, learn about the filming of Harry Potter and the city's spectacular architecture.Then you will break for lunch for 30- minutes to 1 hour. This time is not deducted from your tour time. The last two hours will cover key central landmarks steeped in history. Including: St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Parliament Square, Churchill War Rooms, 10 Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.
Enjoy a full-day boat tour to discover the 3 most famous islands of Venice Lagoon: Murano, Burano and Torcello. The tour starts just few steps far away from Venice Train Station, more precisely, in front of Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant. After getting onboard, you will head to Murano, and stop there for one and a half hours. Here you will visit one of the many glass factories located in the island and attend a glass-making demonstration. The second stop of this 6-hour tour is Burano, with its marvellous colored houses. The last stop of the tour is Torcello, known as the island where the Venetian civilization was born in the 7th century.Our Venetian islands tour is coming to an end but ... there is one last surprise: the return trip: this itinerary will allow you to enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the Venetian lagoon ... a very romantic and breathtaking sight. The tour ends in Riva degli Schiavoni, close by St Mark's Square
Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. ( 104kM from Negombo at 465 meters above sea level). Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. The city was established in the 15th century was the last royal capital where 2500 years of royal rule ended. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity has plenty of itineraries to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handy crafts to ancient temples and adventure activities. Kandy, the second-largest city of Sri Lanka, is surrounded by mountain ranges and tea plantations. Due to its 3-hour distance from the Negombo, Kandy is a crowd favorite for travelers wanting to spend a day or two visiting its colonial buildings and religious sites. While most guidebooks mention Kandy city as the main attraction, there are more remarkable sights to see outside the city in the rain forest area!