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Vacations® •

Spring 2018 • 7

SUNSET IN SANTORINI

RED SQUARE, ST. PETERSBURG

SCENIC TRAIN RIDE THROUGH THE PYRENEES

KOLOCEP ISLAND

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Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Detours

12 Travel News

14 Vacations® HOT LIST

Cool Islands of Scandinavia

18 Packing List

20 DESTINATION SPOTLIGHT

Best of the Greek Islands

Features

EXTRAORDINARY EXPERIENCES

23 EXPLORING THE BALTIC SEA

St. Petersburg

Little Known Estonia

Journey like a Viking across the Baltic Sea

34 A First-Class Rail Adventure

ADVENTURE

38 Island Adventures in Croatia

41 The Search for a WW1 Soldier

46 Town and Country Roads of

Alpine Bavaria

ULTIMATE FAMILY VACATIONS

48 Venice Family Travels

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

50 Spa-cation like an Ancient Roman in Bath

52 Experiencing Denmark’s Saunagus

WORLDLY DELIGHTS

54 A Toast to Saint-Émilion

56 Hidden Cuisine of Tuscany

60 Simple Food Elevated

CRUISE VACATIONS

64 Active Discovery: A New Way of River Cruising

70 Raise Your Glass to Cruising the Danube

Vacations® is proud to be NATJA’s

(North American Travel Journalist Association)

2017 Gold Award Winner in the

Travel Magazine category.

Welcome to the spring edition of Ensemble Vacations®.

In this magazine, you’ll find pages of inspiration for European destinations,

including some tried-and-true favourites like Italy and France; other

emerging destinations, such as Croatia; and some that are a little more

off-the-beaten path on the Baltic Sea.

Each country has its own unique culture, cuisine and history. And while

sometimes it’s good to slow down and really take your time to enjoy a new

destination, part of the allure of Europe is that you can see so much in a

short time. In Europe, it’s easy to travel widely, whether by guided coach

tours, riding the rails (as one of our writers did across Spain) or on a cruise.

Recently, I was fortunate enough to take my first cruise ever along the

Rhine River with Avalon Waterways. For eight days, we sailed from the

Netherlands to Germany, stopping at a new port each day – no two ports

were the same. One day an excursion had me on a small boat travelling

through Amsterdam’s famous canals, and the next, I was walking through

the streets of Munich where building architecture alone tells the tale of the

destruction of war and post-war renewal. It made for an exciting trip; every

day an adventure.

I hope this magazine gives you new travel ideas; there’s something in here

for everyone. When you are ready, your travel specialist can help you plan

your European dream vacation.

Happy travels,

Karen Leiva

Editor, Ensemble Vacations® Magazine

editor@ensembletravel.ca

Editor’s Letter