Over the course of 2011 we posted over 200 blog posts on top travel destinations with Celtic Tours World Vacations. Here are our favorite 10 from Europe and the South Pacific:
The Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Swabians, Angevins, Aragonese and Jews made this unique island their own, leaving behind an eclectic history that you can still touch today. Sicily has its own rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, architecture and language. But you really have to experience Sicily to understand it…
Can you imagine the feeling of being in the middle of the desert with the huge Ayers Rock as a background, listening to the sounds of a didgeridoo as you dine on a delicious meal. As darkness overcomes the desert plain, you will marvel at the canopy of stars that are so bright here in the desert, they almost light the landscape, this is a dining experience you will never forget. You will be greeted with champagne and canapés and can relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery and the magnificent way in which Uluru changes color in the setting sun.
3. 10 Things to do in Lisbon with kids
The family-oriented Portuguese welcome children everywhere and there are plenty of opportunities in and around Lisbon, Portugal to keeps kids entertained. Here are 10 of our favorite family friendly activities.
4. The Oldest Monastery Brewery in the World!
Most people visit the Weltenburg Abbey for the beer, but the abbey church is not to be missed! The Weltenburg Abbey is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. And the oldest monastery brewery in the world.
5. Padua: Founded by a mysthical Trojan, Immortalized by Shakespeare & Home to the “Saint of Miracles”
Founded by a mythical Trojan, Immortalized by Shakespeare and home to the “Saint of Miracles,” Padua is set amongst the shadows of Venice, in the historic Euganaean Hills. Boasting a picturesque network of arcaded streets, numerous bridges and large communal piazzas Padua is home to one of the oldest universities in Europe.
6. Fountains of Siena
Step into the middle ages with a visit to Siena. The Tuscan hill town's magnificent cathedral, built in the 1200s, is a marvel of marble floors and astonishing artworks. In just about every part of Siena, there are fountains to sit by and admire.
7. Top 10 Things to Do in Viti Levu, Fiji
The heart of Fiji’s 333 islands, Viti Levu is the largest island in the Republic of Fiji, the site of the nation’s capital, Suva and not surprisingly home to roughly 75% of the population. Here you will find Fiji’s only two cities, verdant mountainsides, volcanic peaks, lush river valleys and a plethora of reefs. With so much to offer, Viti Levu is often used as a base camp by tourists. We recommend going inland to explore all that Viti Levu has to offer.
8. Dive in! The Great Barrier Reef
One of the 7 natural wonders of the world, larger than the Great Wall of China and the only living thing on Earth visible from outer space, the Great Barrier Reef attracts travelers from all over the world to explore her depths.
9. Casa Battlo
Casa Batllo, in Barcelona, Spain, is a completely unreal masterpiece of architecture and imagination. Originally built in 1877, the building was completely restored by Antoni Gaudi in the early 1900s for Josep Batllo, a wealthy aristocrat. Everything about Casa Batllo is completely remarkable from the skull and bones façade to the amazing detail in planning the natural interior lighting.
10. The Grove of Monsters
Nestled in the small hill town of Bomarzo, an hours drive from Rome lies the mythical Grove of Monsters. One of Italy’s best kept secrets, The Grove of Monsters is a great stop when day tripping from Rome.
Tell us what your favorite blog post of 2011 was!
Travel with Celtic Tours World Vacations!
Like us on Facebook!