Start off by strolling through Dracula’s favorite hangout, the annual Garlic Fest in Tours. When people visit the Loire Valley, they often tend to overlook many of the countless chateaus in the region, such as the Chateau Moulin and the Chateau La Bourdaisiere, the later offering travelers a chance to live like royalty by booking a stay. Want to stray away from masses of tourists, seek out the less-visited chateaus, and you will be glad you did.
A key attraction of travel in Europe is that, more often than you think, just thirty minutes outside of any city, there is a good chance that attractive getaways lurk nearby; quiet spots to catch ones’ breath. Explore a few such magical places that Rudy himself has found. [FEATURED: France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Netherlands]Watch Now >>
From a fairy tale fortress to the gentle Pyrenees, Rudy takes in the castles and peaks of this sensational region. Your itinerary includes an unforgettable stop at Carcassonne, the largest fortress in Europe, replete with romantic castle ruins. In the high country, explore one of the world’s natural wonders, a mountain amphitheatre with cascading waterfalls.Watch Now >>
From the high-speed T.G.V. (Train a Grande Vitesse, or, high speed train) that travels between France’s cities, to the steam locomotives that traverse her countrysides, France offers travelers a wide variety of railroad journeys. Whisk across expansive bridges past quaint rural stations on the line from Valence to Grenoble. A steam locomotive will then leisurelyWatch Now >>
Ancient Greek and Roman remnants are more than cold stone, they hold centuries of history and stories. Revisit Rudy’s favorite classical and magical sites around the Mediterranean, including Athens, Delphi, Delos, Paestum, Syracuse, Pompeii, Rome, and Provence.Watch Now >>