By Eric Hrubant
I hope your summer is off to a great start! I realize you’re probably focused on beach weekends, family barbeques, graduations and summer weddings, but right now is also the time to start planning your fall vacation! Continue reading to find inspiration in three recommended fall destinations: Barcelona, Rome and Japan. Our team at CIRE can plan a bespoke vacation that suits your tastes. Immersive tours, stylish accommodations, fascinating guides, delicious food and wine experiences. Get in touch today to start planning your fall getaway!
The Catalan Capital
There’s no better way to discover Spain’s second-largest city than through her art and wine. View Gaudí’s masterpieces at Casa Mila, Sagrada Familia, Casa Batllo, and Güell Park. See more world-class art and architecture at the Picasso Museum, Miro Foundation, Mies van der Rohe’s Barcelona Pavilion, and Dalí Museum. Hungry yet? Explore La Boqueria with a private chef followed by a cooking class—tasting amazing cuisine that is both traditional and innovative. Sip as a local might during an incredible wine experience in a private cellar and vineyard tour outside of Montserrat.
The Eternal City
Tour the history of this great Italian city with visits to the Roman Forum, Domus Aurea (pictured here), Ara Pacis, Mausoleum of Augustus, and the Palazzo Colonna. Witness the spirit of art come alive at the Borghese Gallery, Contarelli Chapel, and the Piazza Navona. Visit the Vatican followed by Castel Gandolfo. When in Rome (quite literally), see the iconic Umbria region first-hand at Orvieto.
The Land of the Rising Sun
Take in the spectacular fall colors of Japanese gardens and sites surrounding Mt. Fuji. Spend a night or two in a traditional ryokan (inn). Learn firsthand about ancient arts — sumo, geisha, and taiko — and meet artists keeping these traditions alive. Ride Japan’s famous bullet trains and see contemporary architecture by Pritzker Prize-winning architects. In contrast, witness the exquisite natural beauty around Lake Ashi, overlooked by many visitors to Japan, and have a private Zen meditation lesson at a temple in old Kyoto.
Ready to start planning your luxury fall vacation? We’re ready for you!