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Tour Director Experiential Video Series

August 10, 2021

While our Tour Directors were unable to do their jobs in person over the past year-plus, they got creative in their pursuit of connecting our guests with the people and places we all long to see. Thus, our Tour Director Experiential Video Series was born!

Throughout the past year, our TDs have sent in a series of wonderful videos offering glimpses of life from all around the world. These new experiential videos are longer, offering more time for our tour directors to do what they do best – share their knowledge and passion for their countries, often while introducing us to a unique aspect of their corner of the world. Check out the first few experiential videos below, and see our YouTube channel for more! 

Join Italian TD Giulia Tamarri as she takes us on a tour of the famed cuisine from her home country, and be sure to check out our small group tours to Italy here. First, Giulia introduces us to a local bakery and pasta maker: 

Then, she brings us through the Museum of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar in Spilamberto, outside of Bologna:

And finally, Giulia offers a tour of a farm and factory producing authentic (and delicious) Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Enjoy! 

Learn about the history and present-day significance of the Irish language from Amanda Walsh. Click on the screenshot below to watch the video, which also features Amanda's daughter, Clíodhna, reciting a beautiful poem in her native tongue! Be sure to check out our Enchanting Ireland tour to reserve your trip! 

Take a walking tour of seaside Opatija with Biba Galjanic - and visit our Pearls of Dalmatia tour page to book your own trip to this lovely, oft-overlooked corner of the world.

Join Andrew Hutter, Tour Director on our Norwegian Splendor small group tour, for a walking tour around Norway's lovely and cosmopolitan capital of Oslo.


Join Sam on a tour through Cairo's world-famous Egyptian Museum, the greatest repository of ancient relics on Earth. Sam takes us to a few of his favorite works of art and sculpture dating back some 4,000 years, from a thumb-sized statue of Khufu to a life-sized reproduction of Khafra carved from a single block of stone. And join Sam on our Egypt & the Eternal Nile tour to explore this historic nation for yourself.

Not sure what to pack for a trip to Patagonia? Alex Maureira has your back. Check out his video below to learn exactly what you should bring along on your Patagonian adventure. And visit our Patagonia tours page to decide which trip is right for you.

Think English is Scotland's only language? Think again! Let Susan Brown teach you a few well-worn words and phrases from the language of Scots - and check out our Scotland: Highlands and Islands tour to visit these verdant glens and lochs for yourself.

Fanny takes us through a classic Provençal market in search of cheese, olives, and everything else to make the perfect Provençal aperitif spread. Filmed while Fanny was on holiday in Avignon, this video showcases the passion that the French display for their cuisine – and it will have you ready to create your very own hors d'oeuvres platter! Of course, for the real thing, you'll need to book one of our four France small group tours.


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