TRAVEL NEWS – July 26, 2022: Not nearly enough of the sun yet? We neither! So fly to the south in September or October for an extra discount, where OAD will be waiting for you with a comfortable bus for the rest of your summer. With the southern sun we call that leaving. Are you coming? Book now an unforgettable excursion trip, round trip or hiking trip and enjoy the late summer. These Zuiderzon offers for autumn are too beautiful (and cheap) to pass up!
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Design and fashion. Fresh pasta and creamy ice cream in all colours. Fiat and Alfa Romeo. Smooth guys and stylish ladies. There are too many to mention in the Boot of Europe. Among the Dutch is Italy has been a favorite holiday destination for years. Rightly so! The Italian culture with all its passion and temperament is something to envy. The rich history of the Romans still flows through the country every day.
Go with OAD to Tuscany and Florence in Italy. During the trip you will get to know the highlights of Tuscany, famous for its art, history and beautiful landscape. Who does not know the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the highly praised works of art in Florence and the most beautiful square in Italy, the Piazza del Campo in Siena. Tuscan pearls such as San Gimignano with its characteristic towers, the Etruscan city of Volterra and the beautiful Barga are also discussed!
A holiday in Sardinia means snow-white sandy beaches, an azure blue sea, the unspoilt interior, charming harbor towns and a wonderful culture. All these aspects are characteristic of this pearl in the Mediterranean. The island of Sardinia has been dominated by many seafaring peoples over the centuries, yet the beautiful island has managed to retain its own culture due to its isolated location. The authentic island of Sardinia is ready to be discovered!
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This holiday Puglia is a very popular trip in the offer of Oad. A trip to pure Italy, Puglia is truly amazing. The region is the birthplace of many Italian pastas and will amaze you with its pristine beauty. You will find bright white towns, fragrant olive groves and azure blue seas. Be surprised by this sun-drenched region in southern Italy.
During the tour of Sicily you will see all the highlights of the island. Sicily is centrally located and is very fertile due to the volcanic ash of Etna. That is why all kinds of peoples have settled here for centuries and a mixture of cultures has arisen here. For example, did you know that Sicily is home to the best-preserved Greek temples in the world? Driving through beautiful landscapes you will be surprised by the unknown treasures that this special island houses.
Portugal is a surprising country with different scenery and some beautiful cities. Lisbon, the capital, is the perfect calling card for this southern European country full of passion and fire. Together with Spain and Gibraltar, Portugal forms the Iberian Peninsula. Portugal is also a land of the sea, with the Atlantic Ocean gently tickling the coast on the west coast. The Azores and Madeira also belong to this country.
During the unique tour, Oad will show you everything that makes Portugal so unique. Starting point is the beautiful city of Porto, city of Douro, port wine and atmospheric streets. We end in the Portuguese capital Lisbon. Beautifully situated on the north bank of the Tagus River. Along the way we enjoy the special university city of Coimbra, the pilgrimage town of Fàtima and the beautiful monastery of Alcobaça. Enjoy the atmospheric town of Nazaré and the old royal capital Sintra.
Madeira also known as flower island with its tropical flowers and plants on a beautiful mountainous island. Despite the fact that there are almost no beaches, Madeira is a walking destination par excellence with its abundance of natural beauty and tranquility. We see the capital Funchal with its old town, the Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe. Take a walk along the irrigation canals at Referta and see the nun village of Curral das Freiras. In the village of Monte you can make a spectacular descent with a typical toboggan. Sun, sea, conviviality and a hospitable population are the ingredients for a successful holiday on Madeira.
Costa de Lisboa
The Costa de Lisboa, also known as the Portuguese Riviera, has a pleasantly mild climate with lots of sunshine. The whole exudes the atmosphere of the French Côte d'Azur. You will stay in the beautiful seaside resort of Cascais with its atmospheric, old center. This trip will show you in detail how varied and rich culture and nature can be in one of the most fascinating regions of Portugal.
Greece is a two-hour flight from the Netherlands and is therefore an excellent destination for a sunny summer holiday. The country bordering Albania, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Turkey is known for its islands with sandy beaches and clear sea water. Diving, snorkelling and water sports are possible here almost everywhere. If you want to see more of the ancient culture, Athens is of course the place to be. The Greeks have a phenomenal history that goes back many thousands of years.
Virtually every piece of land is associated with a myth. During this special tour, Oad takes you to the theater of Epidaurus and the royal castle of Mycenae. We also visit the Byzantine ruin city of Mystrás with its turbulent past. And via the special stalactite caves of Dirou we go to the historic places Olympia and Delphi. We end the trip in the capital Athens where we will admire the famous Acropolis rock with the Parthenon temple.
Spain is a favorite travel destination among the Dutch. And not for nothing. Almost always sun, beautiful beaches, excellent tapas and overwhelming cities such as Barcelona, Madrid and Seville. The Mediterranean country with its fiery history is full of southern European temperament. You can explore Spain all year round. Trekking through the Spanish Plateau or Sierra Nevada, you soon see that Spain is more than the crowded beaches on the Mediterranean Sea. Andalusia is also a beautiful but often forgotten area.
Take a tour of Andalusia with Oad. During the tour you will enjoy typical Spain. Andalusia is the most varied region of Spain in terms of culture and nature. We see the town of Ronda, situated on the edge of a ravine, and the beautiful cities of Seville, Cordoba and Granada. A visit to the Alhambra should not be missed and of course you can attend a typical Flamenco show. The rich history has left Andalusia with a wealth of sights. The most beautiful buildings from Moorish times are…
The best of both sides. So would you Turkey can briefly describe. This large country is located in both Europe and Asia. Turkey is a state with an impressive resume. Many empires and peoples lived in this territory. The Ottoman Empire, for example. The history of the Turks goes back centuries. Present-day Turkey is making considerable progress economically. Nevertheless, due to its location against the borders of Iran, Iraq and Syria, the country also remains a place where tensions can run high. Fortunately, with its busy cities, long coastlines and lovely seaside resorts, Turkey has a lot to offer.
Join Oad on a tour of all the highlights of Turkey. Starting in Istanbul, we descend through cultural and historical places…
Montenegro is a pearl on the Adriatic sea! The small country is incredibly versatile and therefore the perfect holiday destination. The stunning coastline with crystal clear water flows effortlessly into a vast mountain landscape from where you have breathtaking views. Also, the locals of Montenegro will always welcome you with a smile!