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    Buon Natale: Embracing the Magic of Christmas in Italy

    Italy offers us a magical experience as it transforms into a picturesque wonderland, brimming with age-old traditions, delectable delicacies and heartwarming celebrations. With a rich cultural heritage deeply intertwined with the spirit of Christmas, Italy is renowned for its vibrant festivities and unique customs that have been passed down through generations.

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    A Recap of the College Football Classic in Dublin, Ireland

    The Aer Lingus College Football Classic is held annually at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and brings American football to Irish turf, offering a unique experience where both traditions converge. Tenon Tours offers exclusive packages with tailored events (including post-tours of the Emerald Isle!). Here’s the inside scoop from our August 2023 trip.

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    Tour Operators vs. Travel Agents—Which Is Right for You?

    Tour operators and travel agents may sound similar, but there are some important differences when it comes to the roles they play in the planning of your vacation.

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    Mark & Jo: Exploring Iceland's Wonders

    Meet Mark and Jo, experienced travelers who always dreamed of visiting Iceland. We’re happy to have come along for such a trip! During an eight-day journey, they marveled at Iceland’s diverse landscapes, from waterfalls and volcanic craters to hot springs and colorful fishing villages. Read more about their experience in this blog post!

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    Nordic Winter Experiences

    Sure, there’s an abundance of cozy indoor activities, but the real magic unfolds outdoors, especially above the Arctic Circle. Whether it’s skiing, chasing the Northern Lights or paying Santa a visit, our Product Manager Linda unveils the exciting winter wonders awaiting you up north

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    Are You a Curious Traveler? Join Us in Germany Fall 2024.

    We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Germany tour in partnership with Christine van Blokland, host of the PBS award winning show, Curious Traveler. Join us on this unforgettable trip September 29 to October 6, 2024! Christine will join us during the tour to share in the experience, and delight us with her stories and knowledge.

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    Must-Visit Christmas Markets in 2023

    Christmas markets are a fabulous way to experience a destination through a new lens, even if you’ve been there before. The magic of twinkling lights, delectable treats and infectious holiday spirit makes for an unforgettable time (and your Christmas shopping a breeze!). Team member Jane details her favorites for 2023!

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    The Beauty & Mystery of Norway's Stave Churches

    Stave churches are not ordinary churches. These mysterious, fascinating structures are built entirely of wood, including the pegs that connect them. They date back to the Middle Ages, built between 1150 and 1350. Our Northern Europe Product Manager, Linda McCormick, details the intricacies and fascinating histories of these structures.

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Holidays & Festivals

Buon Natale: Embracing the Magic of Christmas in Italy

Italy offers us a magical experience as it transforms into a picturesque wonderland, brimming with age-old traditions, delectable delicacies and heartwarming celebrations. With a rich cultural heritage deeply intertwined with the spirit of Christmas, Italy is renowned for its vibrant festivities and unique customs that have been passed down through generations.

Sports

A Recap of the College Football Classic in Dublin, Ireland

The Aer Lingus College Football Classic is held annually at Dublin’s Aviva Stadium and brings American football to Irish turf, offering a unique experience where both traditions converge. Tenon Tours offers exclusive packages with tailored events (including post-tours of the Emerald Isle!). Here’s the inside scoop from our August 2023 trip.

Traveler Spotlights

Mark & Jo: Exploring Iceland's Wonders

Meet Mark and Jo, experienced travelers who always dreamed of visiting Iceland. We’re happy to have come along for such a trip! During an eight-day journey, they marveled at Iceland’s diverse landscapes, from waterfalls and volcanic craters to hot springs and colorful fishing villages. Read more about their experience in this blog post!

Adventure & Wellness

Nordic Winter Experiences

Sure, there’s an abundance of cozy indoor activities, but the real magic unfolds outdoors, especially above the Arctic Circle. Whether it’s skiing, chasing the Northern Lights or paying Santa a visit, our Product Manager Linda unveils the exciting winter wonders awaiting you up north

Castles & Historic Houses

Are You a Curious Traveler? Join Us in Germany Fall 2024.

We are thrilled to announce our 2024 Germany tour in partnership with Christine van Blokland, host of the PBS award winning show, Curious Traveler. Join us on this unforgettable trip September 29 to October 6, 2024! Christine will join us during the tour to share in the experience, and delight us with her stories and knowledge.

Holidays & Festivals

Must-Visit Christmas Markets in 2023

Christmas markets are a fabulous way to experience a destination through a new lens, even if you’ve been there before. The magic of twinkling lights, delectable treats and infectious holiday spirit makes for an unforgettable time (and your Christmas shopping a breeze!). Team member Jane details her favorites for 2023!

Castles & Historic Houses

The Beauty & Mystery of Norway's Stave Churches

Stave churches are not ordinary churches. These mysterious, fascinating structures are built entirely of wood, including the pegs that connect them. They date back to the Middle Ages, built between 1150 and 1350. Our Northern Europe Product Manager, Linda McCormick, details the intricacies and fascinating histories of these structures.

Traveler Spotlights

Alexandra Kehoe: Discovering Her Mother's Birthplace in Italy

This summer, Alexandra Kehoe embarked on an Italian journey with her family. While they wanted this trip to be full of exciting adventures, one of their main reasons for visiting was to visit her mother’s birthplace. Pretty cool, right?

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