Italy Rome Lazio Trevi Fountain Gary Goodwin
Discovering Cultural Istanbul
Istanbul is a vibrant city straddling not only the Bosporus and Golden Horn, but also different cultures, and has retained many of its historical buildings and artifacts. The Ramblers Worldwide Holidays programme ‘A Cultural Week in Istanbul’ beautifully captures these different facets and manages to include many varied experiences in a busy week using, as a base, a good centrally located hotel.
The Enchanting Terracina
The best thing about Ponza was returning to Terracina. We’d had a wonderful time but even pre-breakfast strolling by the sun cleaned sea and through the waking town couldn’t compare with sitting on deck watching the declining sun glowing and Terracina growing into view with its temple proudly perfectly poised above on a headland which had long been holy before the Romans came.
Trek India And See Spices, Plantations and Hill Stations
Another chance to visit India, and no disappointment. What a lovely holiday, really lives up to its title! The spices grow deep in the forest – cloves, cardamom, vanilla and much more – and we were given fragrant vanilla pods by a villager and taught to shoot bows and arrows by another.
Exploring Santorini with Cruise & Walk
28 days on a cruise seemed so long – but with so many activities on the ship and walks from the ports the time soon flew by. A big bonus was being able to visit Odessa, which was previously cancelled, and well worth the visit.