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angkor wat


Sunrise over Angkor Wat

When touring the largest religious monument in the world, it’s best to arrive early. If you do, you’ll see dawn’s warm hues paint a canvas for the lotus-shaped towers of Angkor Wat. Built at the end of the 12th century, a visitor can only imagine the Herculean effort that went into putting all the sandstone blocks in place, using elephants, coir ropes, pulleys and bamboo scaffolding. But greater than its scale, is its ornate beauty and historical significance.

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german christmas


T'is the Season

With another Oktoberfest put to bed for the year, winter is a delicious time to take a southern swing through Germany on AutoVenture’s Romantic Road tour.

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Behind the Green Curtain

Cast aside your preconceptions and open yourself to an exotic, breathtaking journey through Iran, one of the world’s most captivating destinations. From Iran’s busy bazaars, historic treasures and towering minarets, to its expansive gardens and palaces, your private, AutoVenture chauffeured tour will capture all the majesty this ancient land has to offer.

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machu pichu


Peru: Climb the Inca Trail and Wander the Mighty Amazon

Explore the ruins of the ancient Inca civilization, and wander the world’s mightiest river in a luxury cruise vessel with AutoVenture’s Inca Trail and Amazon Tour.

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croatia wine


Croatian wine country: A wine enthusiast's oasis

Sipping wine, gazing at historic castles and the bluest Adriatic waters with the warm sun overhead — it all melds together to create an epiphany about how wonderful it is to be alive.

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dublin distillery


A flavorful tradition reborn

One of the delicious perks of Irish life is to relax with a glass of the Emerald Isle’s nectar of the gods: Irish whiskey. And you can leave it to AutoVenture to squire you to one of the finest distilleries in the land.

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New England

A living postcard of Americana

Once New England kicks off its thick, white quilt of wintertime snow, it becomes a magical place to wander with covered bridges, quaint towns, colonial architecture, succulent seafood and foliage that bursts into flames of color every fall.

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We're getting closer to the culture

July 20th was a big day for restoring relations between the U.S. and Cuba as embassies were reopened. Although Cuba is still under a U.S. trade embargo and American citizens cannot freely travel to Cuba, this is a major step forward.

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Apaixone-se pelo Porto (fall in love with Porto)

To fall in love with Porto is to unhinge yourself from your cares back in the New World, and immerse yourself in charms of an Iberian coastal city with bell towers and cobblestone streets. Porto will lure you with its cafés, lose you in its labyrinth of wine cellars and romance you with dancing in the plaza.

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The battle that changed the course of history

Who knows what the present would look like had Wellington not vanquished Napoleon at Waterloo. Perhaps the Brits would be enjoying croissants for breakfast instead of blood sausage. And Waterloo would be a euphemism for victory instead of failure.

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