Mike Gnitecki had an ambitious trip to Italy planned for this summer — a two-week tour of Rome, Milan and Florence. But halfway through booking his first getaway in more than a year, he decided to cancel it.
As Europe continues reopening its borders to Americans, travelers are jumping at the opportunity to return to the continent. Entry requirements are different depending on the country you’re visiting, but one thing remains the same: It’s complicated to go to Europe right now.
On April 19, the Greek government announced that a phased reopening had begun, marking the first time international travelers could visit since the borders closed in March 2020. There’s been a rush of interest in trips to Greece since, according to AFAR’s trusted travel advisors, but a question lingers: Should you go now?
Popular entertainment is driving theme-based travel more now than ever and Zicasso is a leader in this "set-jetting" trend. Zicasso's Game of Thronesand Downton Abbeyitineraries demonstrate how fully immersive custom tours can be designed through the perspective of widely popular TV dramas.
Zicasso, a service that matches vacation-goers to planning specialists and travel agents, is highlighting a new eight-day Disney-inspired trip to Norway fit for all the ice princes and princesses out there.
Luxury travel specialist Zicasso is paying tribute to the country’s mystical fjords, charming villages and enchanting, snowy hills with a new Frozen-inspired Winter Family Tour of Norway—which means all the young Elsas and Annas can live out their fairytale dreams in the very places that inspired Arendelle.
"Downton" ended four years ago on the small screen, but its charm has never really gone away and with the cinematic release, luxury travel company Zicasso has created an itinerary to fill in all the details of just how a "Downton"-era character would have spent their day.
If the cinematic debut of Downton Abbey has you psyched, you'll love these curated travel experiences that bring its story to life. With the fanfare surrounding the drama, we are sure many viewers will be inspired to take a trip to England and see the grandeur of the Downton Abbey estate for themselves with a unique Downton experience.
Become immersed in the Edwardian-era British aristocracy with an exclusive Downton Abbey-themed vacation so you, too, can travel like a Countess. From taking traditional British tea to exploring the glamorous life of the Crawleys at Highclere Castle, its time to pack your petticoats and monocles and get ready for the adventure of a lifetime
Explore the legendary lands that inspired the 1994 classic animated musical, The Lion King, on a luxurious East African safari that will teach you about the circle of life in a way that’s just as enchanting as the opening scenes of the Academy Award winning movie.
Luxury travel agency Zicasso has created a Lion King–inspired 11-day family safari called Pride of Africa. The itinerary brings travelers through Tanzania and Kenya in search of lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and Cape buffalo. But it also offers some less typical experiences, including cycling and walking safaris in Hells Gate National Park in Kenya.
Inspired by Disney's iconic animated movie, Zicasso's Lion King Inspired Family Safari: Pride of Africa itinerary will immerse you in distinctly recognizable landscapes to experience the enchanting wildlife depicted in the astonishing film. From the wide-open savannas to busy watering holes, a first-hand encounter with a host of phenomenal animals will bring the Pride Lands to life.
The epic series Game of Thrones may be coming to an end, but the travel possibilities are just beginning. See why this Game of Thrones itinerary is making big waves in lieu of the series finale premiere.
Just because Game of Thrones is nearing its end, doesn't mean loyal fans have to give up their Westeros fantasies when it comes to a perfect honeymoon location. See here how this Game of Thrones itinerary will make for a perfect honeymoon.
Explore the origins of sriracha, which began as homemade chili sauce in the seaport town of Si Racha, Thailand, on a custom tour organized by Zicasso. Travelers can go from Bangkok to Chiang Mai to Ho Chi Minh City, discovering along the way other Thai and Vietnamese culinary specialties.
Dining at Spain’s Michelin-starred temples to gastronomy should be on any serious foodie's bucket list, and Zicasso’s Once in a Lifetime Food & Wine Tour of Spain: 17 Michelin Stars in Two Weeks allows you to do just that. The journey kicks off in Barcelona, where you’ll dine at not one but three three-Michelin-starred restaurants (including the legendary El Celler de Can Roca) before embarking on a train trip through rolling vineyards to Valencia—the home of Spanish paella.
It’s a somewhat customizable, if fastidiously detailed, 15-day culinary journey through Thailand and Vietnam, and it’s more or less focused on the region’s most famous condiment-related export. You can book it now, from the luxury travel connoisseurs at Zicasso. The adventure will take you to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Saigon and other smaller cities and towns, where you’ll stay in five-star hotels and hit all the classic stuff.
If you’re a foodie, car fanatic or music lover, get acquainted with Emilia Romagna, a region known for its medieval cities, rich gastronomy, beautiful Ferraris and seaside resorts. This nine-day cultural and culinary tour includes a meal at the Michelin three-star Osteria Francescana restaurant, the dairy farms of Parma and the artisan studios of Cremona, where travelers will sample iconic foods in cities of origin and participate in the production processes.
Travelers will have the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and behind-the scenes visits on a 9-day Switzerland and Germany itinerary that includes: workshops, watchmaking schools, boutiques and museums, where they can learn about the styles and techniques of Switzerland’s well-known luxury watchmakers and the history of hand-crafted, world-famous cuckoo clocks in Germany’s Black Forest.
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” was nominated for four Academy Awards. Though the film was also shot on location in Bolivia and Croatia, the production expanded to feature more of Ireland. The tour company Zicasso guides guests to many of them in a new eight-day Ireland itinerary called “Ireland and the Last Jedi Encounter.”
Luxury travel specialists Zicasso have introduced an exclusive 10-day “Italy in Vogue” tour that takes travelers from Milan to Tuscany (including Florence) and Rome on an unparalleled adventure through the iconic world of Italian fashion.
An eight-day tour through Ireland, during which you’ll stay in the secret hotel the cast and crew stayed in during their time filming in Donegal, check out the secluded island of Skellig Michael, and swing by Malin Head.
Zicasso has created a week-long tour of Croatia centered around the two fantasy series of Star Wars and Game of Thrones, where visitors get to sample the local wines and delicacies, all while touring filming locations for the famous series. It makes you feel transported to a place far, far, away.
An 8-day tour of Ireland, inspired by Star Wars, will include stays in Killarney, Galway, Donegal and Dublin, including a night at the secret hotel in which the cast and crew stayed in during their time filming in Donegal.
The Ireland tour spans eight days with stops in Killarney, Galway, Donegal and Dublin, including spending the night at the secret hotel where cast and crew stayed while filming The Force Awakens. Tour number two takes fans on an epic nine-day Croatia tour through Dubrovnik, Croatia, which was used as the casino city of Canto Bight on the planet of Cantonica.
The 10-day Italy in Vogue tour features highlights like a private VIP fashion show at the Ferragamo Boutique in Florence, browsing the Milan Fashion District with an English-speaking personal shopper, a private master class in the art of perfume-making, and access to one of the Milan Fashion Week events if the tour is taken during that time.
True fans should rest assured that if they want to go all-in, luxury travel operators like Zicasso offer Game of Thrones-inspired itineraries to Spain and Iceland that get fans of the fire and ice saga that much closer to Westeros.