Tom & Holly Travels
since 2004
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Tom & Holly Travels Since 2004

(7 Continents - 40 Countries)

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"Retirement is a good thing!"

 

1. COUNTRY (Year) 

# CITIES

  • PLACES

 

1. Greece (2004)                

# Athens

  • Poseidon
  • Delphi

# Piraeus

# Santorini (Greek Island)

  • Akrotiri
  • Oia
  • Fira Town

2. Turkey (2004)    

# Istanbul (Europe)

  • Blue mosque
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar

# Kusadasi (Asia)

  • Ephesus

3. Bulgaria (2004)

# Nessebur

4. Ukraine (2004)

# Odessa

# Yalta

5. Malta (2004)

# Valetta

# Temple of Hagar Qim – 6,000 BC

6. Monaco (2004 & 2005)

# Monte Carlo

7. France (2004, 2005 &2008)  

# Paris

  • Eiffel Tower

# Eze

# Nice

  • French Rivera

# Marseille

# Le Havre

# Avignon

  • Chateuneuf- Du-Pape Vineyards          
  • Palace of the Popes  1309 – 1378

# Colmar

# Strasbourg

8. Italy (2004 & 2005)

# Livorno

# Pisa

# Florence

# Castel Gandolfo

# Rome                        

  • Forum                                                       
  • Coliseum
  • Pantheon
  • Trivia Fountain
  • Spanish Stairs

# Vatican

  • St Peters Basilica
  • Sistine Chapel
  • Scavi – Tomb of St Peter   
  • Vatican Museums
  • Tomb of Pope John Paul II
  • Pope Benedict XVI weekly blessing  

9. Spain (2005)

# Barcelona

  • Codorniu  Cellars
  • Montserrat

# Cadiz

  • Tio Pepe Winery
  • Royal Andalusia School of Equestrian Arts      

10. Portugal (2005)                                             

# Lisbon     

# Sintra

# Cascais

11. England (2005 & 2007)

# Channel Islands

  • St Peter Port, Guernsey
  • Isle of Sark

# Dover

# London                                                                         

  • Harrods
  • Big Ben
  • Parliament
  • Westminster Abbey
  • 10 Downing Street
  • Mounted Horse Guards
  • London Eye
  • St Paul’s Cathedral
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Royal Mews
  • Tower of London
  • The British Museum
  • Shows in London’s West End Theatre District
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Woman in White
  • Billy Elliot The Musical                                                                
  • Wicked
  • The Lion King

# Windsor

  • Winsor Castle

# Hampton Court

  • Hampton Court Palace

# Bath

  • Roman Baths

# Stonehenge

# Oxfordshire

  • Oxford University

# Stratford Upon Avon

  • Shakespeare’s Home
  • Anne Hathaway’s Home

12. Czech Republic (2006 & 2010)

# Prague

13. Hungary (2006 & 2010)

# Budapest

  • Castle Hill
  • Fisherman’s Bastion
  • Hotel Gellert & Spa
  • Gundel Restaurant

14. Slovokia (2006 & 2010)                    

# Bratislava

15. Austria (2006 & 2010)

# Vienna

  • Albertina Museum
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Schonbrunn Palace
  • Palais Auersperg
  • Mozart & Strauss Concert
  • Vienna Residence Orchestra    
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral

# Melk

  • Melk Abbey

# Salzburg

16. Germany (2006, 2007, 2008 & 2010)

# Passau

  • St Stevens Cathedral – Organ Concert

# Regensburg

  • Sausage Kitchen
  • Home of Pope Benedict XVI

# Nuremberg

  • Nuremberg Trials –Palace of  Justice

# Bamberg

  • Home of Claus Graf Stauffenberg – Hitler’s attempted assassin
  • Bamberg Smoked Beer

# Wurzburg

  • Home of Annual Mozart Concert – Sold Out a Year in Advance

# Rothenburg

  • Fortress on Hilltop Spared During WWII

# Wertheim

  • World Famous Glass Blowers

# Mainz

  • Guttenberg Museum

# Rudesheim

  • Drosselgasse – Famous Street of restaurants and Bars

# Cologne

  • Cathedral of Cologne

# Warnemunde

  • Part of East Germany Under Communist       

# Berlin

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Berlin Wall\Checkpoint Charlie                                   
  • Pergamon Museum
  • Schloss Charlottenburg Palace
  • Berlin Cathedral

# Breisach

  • Black Forest

# Heidelberg

  • Heidelberg Castle

# Braubach

  • Marksburg Castle

# Koblenz

# Cochem

17. The Netherlands (2006 & 2008)

# Amsterdam

  • Anne Frank House                                     
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Rijksmuseum

# Marken

# Volendam

# Windmill Village

# Arnhem

# Gouda

# Schoonhoven

# Rotterdam

# Delft

18. Norway (2007)

# Oslo

  • Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • Viking Ship Museum
  • Holmenkollen Ski Jump

19. Denmark (2007)

# Arhus

  • Busiest Port in Scandinavia

# Odense

  • Birthplace of Hans Christen Anderson         

# Copenhagen

  • Christianborg Palace
  • Amalienborg Palace
  • Frederiksborg Castle
  • Castle Krogen “Hamlets Castle”
  • Tivoli Gardens
  • Noma Restaurant

20. Estonia (2007)

# Tallinn

  • Alexander Nevsky Cathedral

# Rakvere

  • Allatilkunud Hing Distillery – Vodka Factory

21. Russia (2007)               

# Saint Petersburg

  • Catherine’s Palace                          
  • Peterhof
  • Fountain Park
  • Yusupov’s Palace
  • Choral Synagogue
  • St Peter and Paul Fortress
  • Hermitage Museum
  • Church on the Blood
  • St Isaac Cathedral

22. Finland (2007)

# Helsinki

# Rovaniemi (Lapland)

  • Arctic Circle
  • Santa Claus Village

23. Sweden (2007)

# Stockholm

# Mariefield

24. Peru (2008)

# Lima

# Iquitos

  • Amazon River – 454 miles

25. Switzerland (2008)                        

# Zurich

# Lucerne

# Mount Titlus

# Basel

26. Belgium (2008)

# Brugge

# Antwerp

27. Argentina (2009)

# Buenos Aires

# Ushuaia

  • Tierra del Fuego

28. Antarctica (2009)(23 Days on the Icebreaker Polar Star)

    • Deception Island

    • Half Moon Island

    • Aitcho Barrientos Island

    • Gourdin Island

    • Brown Bluff – Continent of Antarctica            

    •  Devil Island

    •  Paulet Island

# South Orkneys

  • Laurie Island – Orcadas Station

# Drygalski Fjord

# South Georgia

  • Cooper Bay
  • Gold Harbour
  • St. Andrews Bay
  • Grytvicken
  • Stromness
  • Hercules Bay
  • Salisbury Plain
  • Prion Island

29. Falkland Islands (2009)

# Stanley

# Carcass Island

# West Point island

30. Israel (2009)                                               

# Jerusalem

  • Mount of Olives 
  • Gethsemane
  • Upper room
  • Church of the Holy Sepulcher
  • Western Wall
  • Temple Mount
  • The Dome of the Rock
  • al-Alsa Mosque

# Bethlehem

  • Church of the Nativity
  • Shepherds Field

31. Egypt  (2009)                                                                             

# Cairo

  • Pyramids
  • Sphinx
  • Museum of Egyptian Antiquities
  • Mosque of Mohammad Ali

# Luxor

  • Valley of the Kings
  • Temple of Karnak

# Aswan

# Abu Simbel

# Alexandria

32. Jordan (2009)

# Amman

# Petra

# Dead Sea

# Mount Nebo

# Jordan River

33. Kenya (2010)

# Nairobi

# Masai Mara Reserve

# Amboseli National Park

34. Tanzania (2010)

# Namanga

# Tarangire National Park

# Ngorongoro Crater

# Oldupai Gorge

# Serengeti National Park                                  

# Arusha

35. Mexico (2011)

# La Paz

# Cabo San Carlos

36. China (2013)                                                      

 # Shanghai                                   

# Suzhou

# Nanjing

# Mt Jiu Hua Buddhist Temple

# Jingdezhen

# Wuhan

    • Dongting Lake

# Jingzhou

    • Three Gourges Dam

# Shibaozhai

# Fengdu

# Chongqing

    • Pandas                                                             

# Xian                                                           

   Terra Cotta Warriors                                                      

# Beijing

  • Great Wall                                                             

  • Forbidden City

  • Tiananmen Sq

# Guilin

# Hong Kong

37. Alaska (2013)                  

# Sitka

# Glacier Bay

    • Point Adolphus

    • Frederick Sound

# Petersburg

    • Tracy Arm

# Juneau

# Fairbanks

# Denali National Park

    • North Face Lodge

# Anchorage

 

38. Lesser Antilles (2015) 

( Aboard the Sea Cloud)                

# Barbados

# Dominica

# Iles Des Saintes

# St. Lucia

# The Grenadines

# Bequia

39. New Zealand (2016) 

# Auckland

# Napier

# Wellington

# Akaroa

# Dunedin

# Fiordland National Park     

40. Australia (2016)

# Melbourne

# Burnie Tasmania

# Eden

# Sydney

# Blue Mountains

# Hunter Valley

 

 

 

 

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain