Why should you do a ‘Taste of’ Itinerary?

Sample the most fascinating cities and regions in the world on one of our carefully crafted Taste Of packages. Read more...

At Tempo Holidays, we offer a huge range of packages in over 50 different countries. When choosing one of our ready-made itineraries, the sheer number of options can be overwhelming. Add to that our ability to tailor-make any holiday to your wishes and you have a lot of choices to make. It is exactly for this reason that we offer many 'Taste of..." short breaks to introduce you to a new country, city and culture, and perfect for those short on time.  Each of our Taste Of itineraries are basic, designed to give you an introduction  to cities or regions with a guided tour or hop on/ hop off bus ticket, while allowing you to add accommodation and sightseeing tours.

A Taste Of itinerary is the perfect start to building your own dream trip, whether tailor-made or ready-made. Or if you are working on a very limited time frame, a three to four day taste itinerary that combines local tours with down time and the flexibility to add in evening activities or a short cooking class, is ideal. Below are a number of sample Taste Of itineraries for each region.

UK, Ireland & Central Europe

Edinburgh

A Taste of Edinburgh allows you to explore all the wonders of Scotland's capital. With its imposing hill-top castle, winding cobblestone streets and beautiful panoramas from Arthur's Seat of the city then out to the sea, Edinburgh is a great place to start your exploration of Scotland or the UK as a whole. Our Taste Of itinerary spans for three days and includes a Hop-on Hop-off bus ticket as well as a walking tour along the unforgettable Royal Mile. To top off your stay, enjoy a special guided tour through the grounds of Edinburgh Castle and learn of its bloody past.

Extend your stay in Edinburgh with one of our fabulous day tours to the Highland Countryside, to classic castles like Stirling or Alnwick Castle or to the ancient Roman ruins of Hadrian's Wall.

Or explore Scotland further afield on one of our many ready-made itineraries. Discover Central Scotland on a self-drive independent itinerary out of Edinburgh through the Trossachs National Park and across to the Isles of Mull & Iona, where many Scottish kings are buried - including Macbeth. This route also takes in Glasgow. If the Scottish Isles appeal to you, why not try our Island Hopping Adventure over 14 days, visiting the famous Isle of Skye among other important influential clan sites.

Latin America

Lima

Lima is one of South America's modern hubs of trade, tourism, fashion and gastronomy, leaving well behind its reputation as simply being a stopover city. With world class galleries and museums, delicious food and a UNESCO listed colonial centre, Lima is a fascinating place to start your exploration of Peru and Latin America. Over three days, experience a Taste of Lima with a full-day city tour ending with a in depth introduction to Peru's history at the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology. Add on some optional sightseeing with a full-day Culinary Tour or a day trip to Pachacamac Archaeological Site.

Lima is also the perfect starting point to explore the ancient wonders of Peru. From Lima, explore the Mysteries of Paracas & the Nazca lines, etched into the ground by the ancient Nazca people between the 1st and 6th centuries.  This UNESCO heritage site is best seen from the air and is truly astounding. Our most popular tour in Peru is the Discover Cuzco, the Sacred Valley and Macchu Pichu, exploring the magnificent ancient Inca ruins. If you are feeling more adventurous, you can also trek the Inca Trail over four days on a guided walk.

Italy

Milan

Bustling Milan is often your first point of call after a long haul flight from our side of the world. Ease yourself into your travels with the Taste of Milan itinerary, including accommodation over two nights and a Hop-on Hop-off bus to all the major sites of Milan - the most impressive being the massive Gothic cathedral. Add on a Milan City  Tour to round out your exploration of the cosmopolitan fashion capital, or indulge in a little retail therapy on a shopping tour. Extend your stay in Milan with full day trips to nearby Lake Como, a retreat through the centuries for the rich and famous, or pop across the border to Switzerland to visit the alpine town of St Moritz.

After Milan, get the blood pumping on a walking tour of the captivating Cinque Terre region - comprising of five pastel hued villages clinging to the cliff's edge on Italy's western coastline. Milan is also the perfect springboard for tours down into Italy, whether that is through the picturesque Umbria and Tuscany, or by train to Venice, Florence or Rome.

Greece

Athens

Explore the birthplace of Western philosophical thought in Athens, the ancient centrepoint of Classical Greece. A Taste of Athens includes a city tour of both new and old Greece, with a thorough exploration of the astounding Acropolis and Acropolis Museum. Add on a Night Out in Athens or a walking food tour to experience classic Greek hospitality or extend your exploration of Ancient Greece with day tours out of Athens to Argolis or Delphi.

Athens is also the starting point of a Grand Tour of Greece or the self drive Peloponese Delights, visiting some of the most beautiful coastal towns of mainland Greece. For a more relaxed pace, try one of our independent island-hopping itineraries and adjust your schedule to island time. Relaxation is the order of business as you explore on the Island Delights or Cycladic Adventure itineraries (just a couple of many), with the iconic white washed buildings topped with Greek blue.

Middle East

Dubai

For a family adventure, break up the long haul flight to Europe with a Dubai Stopover. A Family Taste of Dubai takes in the very best amusements that Dubai has to offer, from Ski Dubai to Aquaventure to Dubai Aquarium. There is an abundance of sightseeing activities you can add onto your stay, or extend your trip with an Arabian Nights adventure. Plus, it is only an easy one hour flight to Oman, where you can enjoy a thrilling Desert Adventure in supreme comfort.

India & the Subcontinent

Kathmandu

Explore spiritual Nepal with a Taste of the Kathmandu Valley. This tour encompasses heritage walking tours of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur, visits to serene temples and even a flight around Everest. Add on a hike to a hidden monastery or a crafty Kathmandu tour for more of an in-depth look at the lives of the local people and their traditions.

While there, why not try your feet on a trekking adventure on our Everest, Because it's there! guided walk. For a more spiritual experience, try our Namo Buddha Yoga Retreat or see unusual wildlife on the Chitwan Wildlife Extension.

Wherever you are planning for your next holiday, as you can see from the sample itineraries above, a Taste Of package provides you with the perfect starting point. We offer such itineraries in most cities we visit around the world - contact us or have a look at our brochures for more.