On this tour of Pompeii, a city preserved by a volcano in 79 AD, we'll walk the ancient streets remarkably like our own. We'll hear about that incredible August day, 1900 years ago, when ash rained down from Mount Vesuvius, turning the sky black and encasing Pompeii in a time capsule.
On this tour of Old Rome, you'll experience: the Piazza Navona; the spot where Julius Caesar was assassinated; Cosmic Caravaggio's; incredible coffee; art that tricks your eye; gelato that delights your palate; the Pantheon; a Renaissance masterpiece; a Baroque beauty; the remains of ancient temples, baths, and latrines; sweet, delicious water from fountains still fed by Roman springs; and a Michelangelo sculpture in Rome's only Gothic church.
"Concept is good"
On this walk through Barcelona, you'll experience the "visual architectural party" of the city's streets; wander the Boqueria Market, Europe's largest, where produce is art and every possible kind of seafood is on brilliant display; ramble through the Rambunctious Ramblas; stop for hot chocolate and churros and learn how chocolate came to Barcelona; walk through a lush, green cloister with its bubbling fountains and gabbling geese....
We begin by seeing four eras of Rome's 2,000-year-old history all in one view. We ascend the Capitoline Hill with Michelangelo's harmonious Piazza; explore the prison where legend says St. Peter and Paul were held captive;
walk through the Ancient Roman Forum, with the Roman Senate House, the House of the Vestal Virgins, and the Arch of Titus; and then on to the incredible Coliseum.
In this audio tour through Vienna, hear about cannonballs, still embedded in the Cathedral Spire, that were fired by Turks 500 years ago; listen to a clock designed in the fantastic Viennese Art Nouveau Style; hear why the Waltz was considered naughty in Strauss' time; explore winding streets Mozart knew and find out where he first performed at age six; savor the aromas of Vienna's intellectual coffee houses; examine treasures in the apartments where emperors lived for nearly a thousand years; and more.
On this tour of Paris' Left Bank, you'll experience: the white hot center of Paris where writers, artists, and musicians come to create; St. Germain des Pres, the oldest church in Paris; the history of massacres and martyrs; chic shops and naughty novels; and the art of the cafe; and much more.
In this audio tour, we'll walk the streets of Salzburg where Mozart roamed; see where he was born and where his family lived; stand where Julie Andrews and the von Trapp gang sang "Do-Re-Mi"; wander the lovely and soothing cemetery built into the mountain; enter the oldest restaurant in Europe (Charlemagne ate there); explore the palace and gardens built by an archbishop for his lady love and their 10 children; visit the festival halls of the renowned Salzburg Music Festival; and more.
In this audio walking tour, you'll encounter no roads, no cars, no buses - just boats, canals, and the watery, magical atmosphere that is Venice. The amazing sites you'll hear about include the astounding Piazza San Marco, called "the drawing room of Europe"; the mosaics of the Byzantine Cathedral; the Bridge of Sighs; a Gondola depot; and the Doges' Palace, with its torture chambers dating from the Inquisition.
On this tour of Florence, explore the distinctive Duomo of Florence; see the Gates of Paradise, the innovative bronze doors that ushered in the Renaissance; savor a hot chocolate with whipped cream; go inside Dante's Church, stroll the square that was once a Roman Forum; stop at a snack-stand selling the Florentine delicacy tripe.