Guided Tours

From a cruise on the Seine River to a peek inside a working chocolate factory in Switzerland

Touring the Historic Rammelsberg Mine

Legend tells that in the year 968, a knight was hunting deer in the forests of Rammelsberg, a peak in the Harz Mountains.  Stopping for a rest, he tied his horse to a tree.  Restless, the horse pawed at the ground, unearthing a rich vein of silver.  Thus began...

Luxury Dinner Cruise on Le Calife

We ended our first day in Paris with the biggest splurge of our entire trip - a luxury dinner cruise on the Seine River. Our friends had rather brilliantly proposed the idea before our trip, offering to scout around online and book something for all four of us...

Photo Highlights of Peles Castle

Cradled in a valley near the town of Sinaia lies Peleș Castle, the crown jewel of Romania. Originally designed as a royal palace for Romania's King Carol I and his wife, Queen Elisabeth of Wied, it's relatively young for a European castle.  Construction on Pel...
Maison Cailler chocolate factory in Switzerland

Maison Cailler (Nestlé chocolate in disguise)

In 1819, chocolatier François-Louis Cailler founded Switzerland's very first chocolate company.  While non-Swiss folks might not have heard of Maison Cailler, they've most certainly heard of the food giant, Nestlé, which is named after another Swiss founder, H...