Customize your travel to your group’s special interests with our individually customized travel programs…from food lovers to adventure travelers let Central Holidays create the perfect vacation for you. Below please find some thought-inspiring topics to consider, or feel free to offer your suggestions and allow our destination specialists to take care of the rest.
FOOD & WINE
Enjoy a culinary extravaganza or visit some of the finest vineyards throughout Europe – sample exquisite wines...savor traditional regional cuisine... experience the warmth and hospitality of locals that will make you feel at home... join in one of our cooking class itineraries where you can create some of your very own culinary masterpieces - all while exploring the rich diversity of Europe's picturesque towns, enchanting landscapes, and glorious cities.
We offer a full complement of itineraries to religious destinations throughout Europe and the Mediterranean: visit Italy and participate in the weekly Papal Audience at St. Peter’s Basilica, or reflect at the tomb of St. Francis of Assisi, the Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, or the Sanctuary of Loreto; visit the pilgrimage sites of Lourdes in France, Fatima in Portugal, and Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Follow the steps of St. Paul in Greece and Turkey or walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem.
River cruising in Europe is ideal for group travel. On our vast selection of enchanting river cruises throughout Europe and beyond you get meticulously planned itineraries – packed with included sightseeing and time at leisure to explore coupled with a relaxed, casual, and comfortably stylish setting onboard for an outstanding trip each and every time. Our first-class voyages provide your group with the convenience of no packing and unpacking; no checking in and out of hotels; and no traffic jams to deal with – just exquisite travel memories to enjoy. At each port, choose to join in the planned shore excursions, have a program created to your group’s interests, or opt for relaxing onboard in your vessel’s hot tub or in one of the state-of-the-art public areas ideal for sharing your time in Europe. With excellent tour directors and plenty of free time to wander, your group will be enveloped in the charm of each place you visit. Central Holidays also offers Mediterranean cruising with customized pre and post land programs to bring you the best of both worlds.
INCENTIVES, MEETINGS & CONVENTIONS
Our staff offers dedicated service throughout Europe for corporate incentive trips, sales meetings, conferences, convention theme parties and special events. You can choose the modern setting of a convention center or hotel, a prestigious castle, the charm and ambiance of a historic villa, or the luxury of the finest cruise ships afloat.
Visit ancestral villages in Italy, Greece, Spain, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe. Walk the streets of the old Jewish Ghettos and see famous synagogues in Prague, Budapest, Berlin, Krakow, Warsaw, Rome, Florence, Venice, Athens, and Istanbul.
ARCHAEOLOGY & ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS
Visit the sites where gods and goddesses ruled over ancient civilizations. Explore the Palace of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete, Pompeii in Italy, or the Valley of Temples in Sicily and open the doors that bring the past to life. Discover the mysteries of Stonehenge in England or the archaeological wonders of Turkey. Experience the vastness of the Roman and Greek Empires, the influences of the Moors on Mediterranean Europe, and the Byzantine and Ottoman treasures in Eastern Europe and Turkey. Revel in the grandeur of Egypt…from the legendary Sphinx and the great pyramids of Giza to Sakarra’s Step Pyramid, designed by the royal architect Imhotep.
ART & ARCHITECTURE
Abundant throughout Europe, the Mediterranean and beyond are a plentiful array of creations and masterpieces by artists and architects known the world over…Soaring cathedrals; perfectly chiseled statues and columns, baroque palaces, medieval fortresses, ancient ruins of great civilizations, fantastic paintings that cover walls, ceilings and domes of regal castles and churches. Visit the famous museums of Europe – Florence, home of the Renaissance and a living museum itself, with the Uffizi Museum; the Prado in Madrid; the Louvre in Paris.
Have an amazing alpine adventure in breathtaking destinations across the globe! Wherever your ski group travels, our international presence and expertise guarantee the comfort, security, and professionalism you have come to expect from our company. Whether your group prefers downhill skiing, cross country trails, spectacular snowboarding or simply taking in the invigorating mountain air, stunning panoramas and distinctive foreign cultures - they’ll experience the ultimate in ski travel excitement with the vast array of programs meticulously planned and delivered by our specialized team of ski travel professionals.
CYCLING & TREKKING
Enjoy a guided tour cycling through the enchanting vineyards of the Tuscan countryside, or ride a portion of the famous Giro D’Italia. We offer cycling programs for both the leisurely paced beginner to the adventurous expert. Our experienced cyclists will create the perfect program to fit your group’s needs.