Blog posts • Jun 08, 2016 09:21 BST
Judy Fine has recently returned from our Treasures of Sicily holiday and has put together an excellent slide presentation of the many and varied sights and experiences she enjoyed on this four-centre tour of this diverse island with its historical and cultural riches and wealth of natural beauty.
Blog posts • Mar 16, 2016 10:40 GMT
We think it’s essential that our staff are familiar with our holidays so that they can provide our clients with the best possible information and advice, so our training often includes staff educational visits. Monica Phipps, one of our sales and reservations consultants, and travel advisor Gemma Last jumped at the chance to experience everything that our new Naples & Capri trip has to offer.
Blog posts • Mar 10, 2016 11:06 GMT
Staff educational trips form an important part of our customer service standards, but as well as being informative, they are also great fun, as David Kay, RWH product manager for Italy, found out on a recent whistle-stop trip to Venice.
Blog posts • Nov 10, 2015 18:09 GMT
The dreamy locations of the Inspector Montalbano TV Series have placed this part of Italy firmly on the tourist map. Rupert Parker, journalist, photographer and member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, investigates and finds baroque hilltop towns, stunning beaches and is tantalised by a possible sighting of the famous detective.
Blog posts • Jul 10, 2015 15:46 BST
The Cinque Terre is a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. Colourful houses and ancient vineyards cling to steep terraces set amid some of the most dramatic coastal scenery in Europe. Al and Jane Sarjeant have just returned from leading a group there, and were once again captivated by its beauty.
Blog posts • Nov 04, 2014 10:08 GMT
Enthusiastic walker Gerry Carson has just returned from one of our new holiday destinations, the Garfagnana Valley in central Italy. Gerry reports that he had a great time in this less-visited area, and his photos certainly showcase the beauty of this ideal mountain walking location.
Blog posts • Sep 16, 2014 13:06 BST
When you’re leading a group, you are always concentrating fully on them, totally absorbed on making their holiday the best possible, looking out for their safety while making sure that none of the sights or experiences are missed. It’s pretty full on, and hugely enjoyable.
Blog posts • Oct 26, 2010 16:43 BST
Although it is difficult to summarise the holiday in a few short words, it was without a doubt amongst the best trips I have made. There is an extraordinary ‘permanent impermanence’ about Sicily, characterised in part by its volcanic nature, and the general feeling of being in a time warp.
Blog posts • Oct 12, 2010 16:17 BST
Walking in the Mountains of Tuscany was a wonderful trip that my son and I had taken 15 years ago. It was every bit as wonderful all these years later. T
Blog posts • Oct 12, 2010 16:14 BST
This could be described as the perfect holiday – good walking, great scenery, good weather, good food and good company. We were particularly lucky with the double act of Wendy and Stephen who shared the leadership of the D and D+/C walks that were offered each day.
Blog posts • Oct 12, 2010 16:00 BST
The Gargano Peninsula is a lovely coastal part of Puglia and thankfully doesn’t appear to be well known to many tourists yet – which is nice for a walking group. We were a group of 15, none of whom knew each other prior to the holiday and we gelled pretty quickly – although there were two of the group who never joined us on any walks.
Blog posts • Oct 12, 2010 15:51 BST
Our magical week walking along peaceful valleys, through attractive alpine villages and challenging mountain climbs in warm sunshine, contrasted heavily with its turbulent past in the latter stages of Austro-Hungarian rule. Fierce fighting during WW1 along the border with Italy, finally led to Italian sovereignty in 1919 as part of the Treaty of Versailles.
Blog posts • Sep 22, 2010 15:34 BST
The forecast for the week was not good – an increasing probability of rain until Wednesday, when over 40mm was expected. However, if it hadn’t rained, we wouldn’t have experienced the amazing sight of the vertical, jagged-topped mountains poking through the thick layer of cloud, completely hiding Lake Iseo below.
Blog posts • Jul 09, 2010 09:36 BST
Four intrepid Americans set off to experience the Cinque Terre with Ramblers Worldwide Holidays this last May/June. We had spectacular weather (never rained once), wonderful coastal scenery and some grand strenuous (for me) adventures in the Ligurian Alps.