5 Cultural Experiences To Have In Europe This Summer9th April 2019
The summer is fast-approaching and if you’re yet to book a holiday for this glorious season, we have some tours departing between July and September that offer unique cultural experiences you won’t want to miss, and we’ve rounded up our Top 5.
What can you look forward to?
1) Take an after-hours private tour of the Rembrandt House Museum
In vibrant Amsterdam, you’ll enjoy a little exclusivity as we have secured private out-of-hours access to the Rembrandt House Museum, which is especially poignant as 2019 marks the 350th anniversary of this iconic artist’s death. Here, you can also encounter a reconstruction of his workshop rooms as well as a vast collection (over 250) of his prints.
2) Experience the Sistine Chapel in splendid isolation, away from the usual crowds
Visiting the Sistine Chapel is something on many people’s bucket lists, but the throng of tourists this site attracts each year can be somewhat off-putting. On our September Rome & the Sistine Chapel tour, we can offer you a private visit for just you and your fellow Andante travellers. This special access extends also to the Vatican Museums and the ornate Raphael Rooms.
3) Sample amazing wines at a Tuscan winery
If you’re dreaming of a holiday in glorious Tuscany, you can’t miss the chance to visit one of its spectacular wineries. Nothing compares to sampling delicious vintages produced in the local area and on our Relaxed Tuscany tour, you can do just that.
4) Explore Zekate House in Albania
While exploring Albania, it’s worth paying a visit to the best surviving example of an Ottoman tower house – Zekate House in Gjirokastra. With no set operating hours and opened by appointment only, take a tour of this striking building on our Land of the Eagles tour. Built in 1812, it is one of the grandest of its kind and provides a fascinating insight into the upper echelons of Ottoman life.
5) Wander the grounds and interior of a stunning villa in France
The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a magnificent architectural wonder in Belle Epoque style that began its life in 1907 and stands today in the same beautiful spot, overlooking the water in Cap Ferrat. Inside this villa are examples of Flemish tapestries, 18th century furniture and Vincennes porcelain. The garden, meanwhile, is just as spectacular with fountains that switch on to musical accompaniment a few times per hour and botanical influences coming from Japan, Spain, Florence and Provençe.