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Stories of Travel

Why Take a Cruise?

Why Take a Cruise?

If you're thinking about your next escape, you may be wondering whether a Princess Cruises® vacation is the best option. Cruises tend to be the most versatile, inclusive, and exciting. Quality at Your Fingertips On a cruise vacation, you have unique shore excursions,...

New destinations, memorable experiences for 2020

New destinations, memorable experiences for 2020

We are pleased to announce new BellaTerra destinations in 2020 will include Slovenia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Bosnia and Herzegovina. In addition, we are expanding our travel experiences in Croatia. Whether you are interested in art and history, want an active...

A Summer Month in Transylvania

A Summer Month in Transylvania

We spent August in Transylvania, one the largest regions of Romania – sometimes called “the new Tuscany.” Transylvania is not a made up, mystical locale for a movie, it’s a real place with real people! It’s a culturally and ethnically diverse region with Hungarians,...

A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

We’ve just returned from the Henley Royal Regatta.  Wow, what a spectacle! Henley is arguably the most important rowing event of the year anywhere in the world – it is certainly the most glamorous.  The HRR has been held every year since 1839 with the finals the first...

The Differences between Traveling First and Business Class

The Differences between Traveling First and Business Class

When you are considering and planning a custom trip, it's important to think about every tiny detail. That's what makes the trip special and unlike any other! And one of those tiny details is a big one: the flight. When flying to European destinations, you will have...

Five Place in Europe Made Famous by Popular Culture

Five Place in Europe Made Famous by Popular Culture

A good movie or TV show can sweep you off your feet, transport you to a land of imagination, and inspire you to expand your traveling horizons. It's natural to want to visit the real-life filming locations or settings of your favorite entertainment. In fact, this...

Appreciating the Diverse Cultures of Spain

Appreciating the Diverse Cultures of Spain

While Spain is a single nation, it's actually composed of many cultures. Visitors can experience a fascinating variety of languages, foods, celebrations, and traditions by traveling from one region to another. Here are a few of the major cultures of Spain and where...

How to Pack for a Leisurely Vacation in France

How to Pack for a Leisurely Vacation in France

Taking a trip to France is something that many people dream of. Maybe it's meeting your sweetheart for a week in Paris, or students discovering Europe together. Countless artists have visited, hoping to gain a spark of the inspiration that has led thousands of...

Unique Museums of Spain and France

Unique Museums of Spain and France

Avid travelers who enjoy visiting Spain and France have made it a priority to experience the Louvre in Paris and El Prado in Madrid. Both of these iconic museums are must-sees and are more than worthy of several visits. But, often some of the smaller and less...

Castles of Eastern Europe

Castles of Eastern Europe

Looking for places that are unusual, mysterious, beautiful, historic?  Like to visit places off the beaten path? These castles in Eastern Europe are breathtaking, and something your custom European adventure could include if you're looking to travel to Eastern Europe....

Six Reasons to Travel to Europe in the Winter

Six Reasons to Travel to Europe in the Winter

When most Americans travel to Europe, they do so in the late spring or summer, doubtlessly a gorgeous time to see the continent. While there's nothing wrong with taking a holiday during peak months, there are distinct advantages to going in the winter. In case you've...