Explore the World's Most Romantic Vacation Spots – Your Way, Your Pace

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Explore the World’s Most Romantic Vacation Spots – Your Way, Your Pace

Self-guided tours in the dreamiest destinations in the world offer couples privacy and romantic exploration along with complete peace of mind

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Country Walkers, an award-winning provider of walking adventures worldwide, is offering several self-guided tours in 2018 to explore some of the most romantic regions around the globe. Perfect for honeymoons, milestone anniversaries, or simply the chance to cross off a bucket-list destination, the tours offer privacy and exploration along with complete peace of mind, providing the chance to “live like a local” and the liberty to explore at one’s own pace, plus high-end, authentic accommodations in each region.

Destinations include walking the Lubéron in Provence, France; Italy’s Amalfi Coast and the Cinque Terre, exploring the wilds of the Great Ocean Walk in Victoria, Australia; and wandering Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.

Country Walkers.ProvenceFrance: Provence & St. Remy
Open ridge walks along the Alpilles and Lubéron mountain ranges provide sweeping views over the southern French landscape as travelers explore picturesque hilltop villages including Gordes and Bonnieux. Follow in Van Gogh’s footsteps in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, stopping in the exact spots where he painted. Accommodations offer signature Provençal hospitality and style, as well as the flavors of local cuisine and fine wine. Each season offers different highlights: from cool nights and mild walking weather in the spring to street festivals in early summer to bountiful harvest markets in the fall. Tour prices start at $2,698 per person, double occupancy.


Country Walkers.Amalfi CoastItaly: The Amalfi Coast
The Amalfi Coast dazzles with colorful villas, fragrant lemon groves, and elegant seaside towns. Romance beckons as guests wander through the region’s many pastel-colored villages and climb hillside trails to stunning cliff-top promontories offering dramatic views of rocky shores, terraced olive groves and lush gardens. Explore the dramatic isle of Capri and follow narrow walkways to the Belvedere delle Noci viewpoint. Enjoy spectacular coastal views from the hotel terrace and savor the region’s acclaimed cuisine while dining in local restaurants and trattorias. Tour prices start at $2,798 per person, double occupancy.

Italy: Genoa & the Cinque Terre
The Mediterranean region is renowned for beautiful sights, delicious food, and slow, easy living. Cinque Terre is a standout, with its candy-colored houses piled high in layers across the cliffs. This unique itinerary visits the acclaimed Cinque Terre National Park and beyond to discover windswept landscapes with endless coastal views. Explore the terraced vineyards of Corniglia (Cinque Terre’s most rural village), the seaside cliffs of Vernazza, and lively Portofino. Thanks to the extensive rail system and ferries lacing the entire region, travelers enjoy tremendous flexibility in setting their own schedule. At the end of the day, partake in the freshest seafood and local pesto before relaxing at comfortable hotels with access to the Riviera’s iconic, colorful villages. Tour prices start at $2,598 per person, double occupancy.

Country Walkers.Australia.12ApostlesAustralia: The Great Ocean Walk
The wild coast of Australia’s state of Victoria is an unspoiled green ribbon of rolling hills unfurling between the scenic Great Ocean Road and the tempestuous surf of the Southern Ocean. Adventurers experience the primitive and pristine beauty of this beautiful corner of Great Otway National Park, exploring almost 60 miles of untouched wilderness, from sea cliff trails to beach hikes alongside crashing surf. From the charming village of Apollo Bay to the famed Twelve Apostles sea stacks, this is some of the most remote and remarkable terrain many are likely to traverse. Rustic, homestead-style lodgings in sparsely populated seaside towns offer a base, while during the day, travelers marvel at heathlands ablaze with vibrant wildflowers and lush wetlands where rivers and waterfalls meet the sea. Tour prices start at $3,948 per person, double occupancy.

Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island
Below the windswept headlands of Cape Breton Island, the iconic Cabot Trail showcases the Nova Scotia everyone imagines: a land of bald eagles, wild blueberries, foraging moose, and 350-year-old sugar maples. Experience walks in Cape Breton Highlands National Park, soak in the view from the top of Burnt Mountain, or go for a refreshing swim in Bras d’Or Lake. Along the way, spot rare songbirds, go whale-watching, unwind at a spa, or explore the coast via kayak. At night, savor quaint and comfortable accommodations in timber-frame lodges, clapboard inns, and a grand ocean-view resort. Tour prices start at $1,998 per person, double occupancy.
 
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For over 38 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Williston, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking and Self-Guided Walking. All of our walking trips highlight local cuisine, authentic accommodations, and immersive cultural experiences. Country Walkers is recognized as one of the leading providers of Walking Adventures worldwide, having garnered countless awards including National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” and Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best” Awards.

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