July 31, 2019
Christmas markets signal the beginning of Advent with wooden chalets clustered together to sell local handicrafts, mulled wine, and holiday cheer. Dating back centuries, the tradition comes from winter markets of the Late Middle Ages across the German-speaking part of Europe and other parts of the former Holy Roman Empire, including what's eastern France and Switzerland today.
Winter markets took place over the course of several days, instead of week, letting residents stock up on baskets, wood carvings, seasonal food, and other supplies for the looming cold months. Dresden's market may be the oldest in Germany, with the first event approved by Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, in 1434. Eventually these seasonal markets turned their focus on Christmas celebrations, as known today. Here are some of the best Christmas markets in Europe for a holiday treat.
Here are some of our favorite ones for this year (also featured in our Christmas Markets Journey), and some equally impressive ones we are looking at for our 2020 edition
July 30, 2019
A glittering Adriatic coastline, historic cities and dramatic landscapes make Croatia one of the most exciting destinations in Europe. You’ll discover UNESCO-listed cities, superb seafood and hundreds of exquisite islands. Dubrovnik is a treasure trove of 16th-century architecture, and it’s merely the start. You will more likely be equally impressed by Split's waterfront Palace of Diocletian where shops, restaurants and apartments are laced through 3rd-century ruins. Head north to Zagreb with its stylish locals, cafes and museums. Savor the Italian flavor of Istria, the Adriatic's largest peninsula and home to Pula's Roman amphitheater.
A leisurely Croatia tour of the coast will take you past some of Croatia’s 1,000-plus islands. After enjoying Hvar’s sophisticated nightlife, relax on the tranquil island of Vis amid its rolling vineyards and olive groves. Croatia's warm hospitality is exemplified by a select group of local partners. So read up, and when ready, make sure to let us design your very own Croatian experience and go, for you, BEYOND TRAVEL!
June 19, 2019
Your days are spent working hard and juggling every aspect of life, but you still dream about that destination that’s been on the top of your travel bucket-list for longer than you can remember. So what’s holding you back from taking that vacation you know you deserve?
If we were to tell you that an exclusive journey had been designed and planned to your dream destination according to the dates you’re available, within your specific budget and in line with what you love doing most on vacation, wouldn’t that make your dream vacation just that much more attainable?
June 15, 2019
From futuristic cities to ancient traditions, Asia is fast becoming one of the most sought-after travel destinations. Delving into local authentic experiences to get a real feel and understanding of a region is becoming more of a priority for today's discerning traveler, as well as experiences that allow for personal transformation and growth, makes Asia such an up and coming continent to explore.
We here at Art in Voyage understand the ways that travel is evolving, leaving traditional travel packages, tours and trips far behind to create personal, immersive and rewarding travel experiences. Creating and curating dream journeys is an art form we have perfected over many years, and it’s our customer centric culture and professional knowledge that few other travel companies can offer.
Instead of providing an extensive list of travel packages and tours to Asia, we have curated three bespoke journeys to our top destinations in the region, which will certainly not be found on Google or on other travel sites, but that’s what we pride ourselves in. If Japan, Indonesia, or Thailand are on your travel bucket-list, read on to discover the road less traveled we take on our journeys to these mystical and magical destinations.