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Head to Spain's capital, Madrid, where you'll spend a couple days lazing around their parks and museums before hopping a train to the coastal city of Barcelona. It's there you'll experience eclectic live music (Kid Rock?!), spirited local bars, and tapas touters who will correct you: "No 'es Barcelona' -- 'eth Bar-thay-lo-nah'".
Looking to live it up in two of the most beautiful countries of Indochina? Look no further. This trip has you staying at the best hotels in Hanoi and Saigon, aboard a luxury "junk" in Halong Bay (and there ain't nothin' junky about it), at a private island resort on the Gulf of Thailand, and at the globally-renowned Raffles hotels in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. Angkor Wat? Check. Ho Chi Minh? Check. Silver-service delivered to your OTT suite? You betcha.
Spend seven days surveying Greek ruins, eating authentic Italian dishes, and wondering when the hell Mt. Etna will erupt as you take a tour of temple-ridden Sicily and its surrounding shores. Included in your tour are all your breakfasts and a 10%-off voucher for your dinners, as Sicilian hotel dinners are just awful. Love World Heritage Sites? Boom -- Villa Romana del Casale. Hate World Heritage Sites? Boom -- Marsala, where there's a ton of great wines. Hate Wine? Boom -- Mt. Etna, a badass volcano that also has an indifference to both wine and UNESCO.
Heading to France or Switzerland this Fall? You could be doing both if you snag this insane pass from Rail Europe; it'll set you up in first class seats for a total of three days of train travel in France, and another three days of train travel in Switzerland. Aside from the aforementioned first class seats and the associated feeling that you've "made it", the passes allow free entrance to over 400 museums and discounts to a plethora of shows, castle tours, and cool attractions like Château du Clos Lucé (Da Vinci's crib, son!).