Explore the Gastronomic Delights of Piedmont with Puzzle Travels! May 6-11 2024

We are thrilled to announce our newest adventure – a captivating Wine & Culinary Tour in the heart of Piedmont! Join us from May 6-11 for an unforgettable journey through this enchanting region, where vineyard-covered hills and delectable cuisine await.

Immerse yourself in the world of renowned wines, from Barolo to Barbera, as we visit historic wineries nestled amid picturesque landscapes. Indulge in exquisite culinary experiences, savoring the flavors of traditional Piedmontese dishes prepared by local chefs.

Don’t miss the chance to explore charming villages, vibrant markets, and iconic sights, all while enjoying the warm hospitality of Piedmontese locals. Secure your spot for an extraordinary adventure where every moment is a piece of the puzzle in your unique travel story!

Cheers to new discoveries and unforgettable memories!

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Explore the Gastronomic Delights of Bordeaux with Puzzle Travels! April 15-20 2024

Embark on a sensory journey through Bordeaux with Puzzle Travel’s curated experience from April 15-20. Immerse yourself in the world of exceptional wines, discover the art of distillation at renowned cognac producers, and explore the picturesque vineyards of this renowned French region. From Michelin-starred culinary delights to boutique cooperages and cultural strolls through Bordeaux’s charming streets, this adventure promises a harmonious blend of gourmet indulgence, cultural enrichment, and the timeless charm of Bordeaux. Join us for an unforgettable exploration of this iconic wine destination.

Cheers to new discoveries and unforgettable memories!

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Embracing the Sacred: The Religion of Football in Brazil and the Hallowed Grounds of Maracanã

In the heartland of Brazil, where passion runs as deep as the Amazon, football transcends mere sport—it is a fervent religion that binds the nation together. With Puzzle Travels, step into the sacred realm of Brazilian football and embark on a pilgrimage to the iconic Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

In Brazil, football is more than a game; it’s a cultural phenomenon, an expression of identity, and a source of unbridled joy. The streets come alive with the rhythm of samba, and the vibrant colors of team jerseys paint a mosaic of unwavering devotion. As you delve into the electric atmosphere of Maracanã, you’ll witness the soul-stirring chants, the thunderous roars, and the palpable energy that surges through the stadium.

Our immersive journey takes you beyond the spectator experience. Engage with locals, feel the heartbeat of the crowd, and understand the historical significance of Maracanã, a temple where legendary tales of triumph and heartbreak have unfolded. From the hallowed halls to the pitch itself, every inch of Maracanã breathes the spirit of Brazilian football.

Join Puzzle Travels to witness firsthand the magic of football in Brazil, where the beautiful game becomes a transcendent experience, uniting millions in a shared celebration of life, passion, and the pursuit of glory.

Solidarity Mission to Israel: A Journey of Support and Unity | February 11-16 2024 | March 10-15 2024

In the face of challenges, solidarity becomes a beacon of hope. Now, more than ever, is the time to stand with Israel and show unwavering support. At Puzzle Travels, we believe in the power of unity, and our upcoming Solidarity Mission to Israel is an opportunity to be part of a collective effort.

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As the nation faces complex circumstances, your presence becomes a gesture of resilience and encouragement. By joining this mission, you contribute to the rebuilding and strengthening of communities affected by recent events. Every step taken on this journey embodies a symbol of solidarity, fostering connections that transcend borders.

Additionally, through volunteering initiatives, you have the chance to make a meaningful impact and extend a helping hand to those in need. Your visit to the Kidnapped Families Square becomes a moment of empathy and shared humanity, reinforcing the bonds that unite us all.

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Together, let us be a source of support for Israel, a testament to the enduring spirit of resilience and hope.

For the full day-by-day mission please click here

If you want to arrange a private solidarity mission please contact info@puzzleisrael.com.

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Antarctica Expedition February 21 – March 3 2024 | Special 10% discount for Puzzle travelers

We invite you to embark on a new chapter of adventure with Puzzle! We’re thrilled to unveil an exciting destination and introduce a thrilling addition to our repertoire – sailing expeditions to Antarctica.

Unveil the mysteries of the White Continent on Puzzle Travel’s Antarctica expedition. Aboard a specially designed ship, navigate through icy waters to witness breathtaking landscapes, colossal glaciers, and incredible wildlife. Experience the ultimate polar adventure in the world’s last frontier.

As a cherished member of the Puzzle family, we’re delighted to extend a special offer just for you: a 10% discount on the formal ship rate for this extraordinary Antarctic expedition (for some of the cabin types).

For a full program please contact: tomer@puzzle-int.com

Unveiling the Mysteries of Tikal: Journey into the Heart of Ancient Mayan Civilization

Embark on a mesmerizing adventure with Puzzle Travels as we explore the legendary Maya site of Tikal, nestled deep within the lush jungles of Guatemala. This UNESCO World Heritage site holds the key to unraveling the mysteries of an ancient civilization that once thrived in harmony with nature.

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Tikal’s towering pyramids and majestic temples rise above the jungle canopy, offering a breathtaking glimpse into the architectural brilliance of the Maya people. As you wander through the expansive archaeological site, each step echoes with the whispers of a rich history dating back centuries.

Our expert guides, fluent in the language of Maya heritage, will lead you through this archaeological wonder, providing insights into the cultural and spiritual significance of each structure. Feel the energy of the ancient plazas and imagine life as it once flourished in this vibrant city.

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Tikal is not just a historical site; it’s a living testament to the ingenuity of a civilization deeply connected to the natural world. With Puzzle Travels, immerse yourself in the magic of Tikal and let the ancient stones speak to you, revealing the captivating story of the Maya people.

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Antigua’s Good Friday: A Living Canvas of Faith, Culture, and Tradition

In the enchanting city of Antigua, Guatemala, the arrival of Good Friday transforms the cobblestone streets into a canvas of sacred artistry. As dawn breaks, a tapestry of sawdust carpets, meticulously crafted by devoted hands, adorns the procession route. Each step taken in the solemn march narrates a tale of profound religious significance, weaving a story that transcends time. The air becomes infused with the fragrance of incense, a fragrant offering to the divine.

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At nightfall, the cityscape is bathed in the warm glow of lanterns, casting a spellbinding aura over the colonial architecture. The rhythmic heartbeat of drums echoes through the air, harmonizing with the collective heartbeat of a community steeped in tradition. Good Friday in Antigua is not merely an event; it is a living, breathing testament to the intertwined spirits of faith, culture, and shared reverence. To witness this spectacle is to be immersed in a story written in the very soul of Antigua.

Unveiling Chile’s Finest Retreats

Chile, a land of captivating landscapes, from the otherworldly Atacama Desert to the majestic Torres del Paine National Park, is home to some of the world’s most remarkable lodges. These retreats not only offer luxurious accommodations but also provide an immersive experience, allowing guests to connect with the unique beauty and culture of each region. Here, we explore three of the best lodges that exemplify Chile’s commitment to unparalleled hospitality.

– Awasi Atacama: Oasis of Tranquility in the Desert**

Nestled in the heart of the Atacama Desert, Awasi Atacama stands as an oasis of tranquility amid the surreal landscapes of the driest desert on Earth. This Relais & Châteaux property offers an exclusive experience with private adobe-style cottages, each assigned a personal guide and 4×4 vehicle for tailored excursions. Guests can explore the otherworldly landscapes, from the Moon Valley to high-altitude lagoons, returning to the lodge’s culinary haven for exquisite Chilean cuisine.

-Vira Vira: Elegance in Pucon’s Playground**

In the shadow of the Villarrica Volcano, Vira Vira is a haven of elegance and adventure in Pucon. Set on a riverside estate, this Relais & Châteaux lodge combines luxurious accommodations with sustainable practices. Guests can indulge in farm-to-table dining experiences, explore the surrounding ancient forests, and partake in activities ranging from fly-fishing to horseback riding. Vira Vira seamlessly blends luxury with environmental consciousness, creating a harmonious retreat in Chile’s Lake District.

-Explora Patagonia: Where Luxury Meets Wilderness**

Situated in the heart of Torres del Paine National Park, Explora Patagonia offers an unparalleled blend of luxury and wilderness immersion. Surrounded by the iconic granite peaks, the lodge provides an ideal base for exploring the breathtaking landscapes. With an emphasis on experiential travel, Explora offers a variety of guided hikes, horseback rides, and boat excursions. The lodge’s unique architecture allows guests to unwind in style while soaking in the panoramic views of Lake Pehoé and the Paine Massif.

In conclusion, these lodges exemplify Chile’s commitment to providing travelers with not just accommodation but an immersive and authentic experience. Whether surrounded by the ethereal beauty of the Atacama Desert, the pristine wilderness of Pucon, or the awe-inspiring landscapes of Patagonia, each lodge invites guests to delve into the heart of Chile’s natural and cultural wonders.

Savoring Buenos Aires: A Culinary Journey through the City’s Top Restaurants

Nestled in the heart of South America, Buenos Aires has long been a trailblazer in the region’s culinary landscape. The city’s gastronomic scene is a testament to its rich cultural tapestry and unwavering commitment to the art of food. Join us as we embark on a flavorful journey, exploring three of the finest restaurants that contribute to the city’s reputation as a culinary pioneer in South America.

1. Mishiguene: Celebrating Culinary Fusion

Embark on a flavorful odyssey at Mishiguene, a culinary gem in Buenos Aires that beautifully melds the traditions of Jewish and Argentine cuisine. In the heart of the city, Mishiguene, meaning ‘crazy’ in Yiddish, reflects the vibrant cultural tapestry of Buenos Aires. Step into this gastronomic haven, where the menu weaves a narrative of culinary heritage, offering a symphony of tastes that range from traditional Ashkenazi delights to Sephardic-inspired dishes. Mishiguene is not just a restaurant; it’s a cultural bridge, inviting diners to savor the intersection of flavors and history in every bite.

2. Don Julio: A Classic Argentine Parrilla

No visit to Buenos Aires is complete without indulging in the city’s iconic parrilla experience, and Don Julio stands as a revered institution in the world of Argentine steakhouses. Located in the Palermo Soho district, this classic parrilla exudes warmth and authenticity. Sink into the rich flavors of perfectly grilled meats, including the renowned Argentine beef, expertly cooked to perfection. With its rustic charm and a menu that pays homage to tradition, Don Julio offers a quintessential Argentine dining experience.

3. El Preferido de Palermo: Timeless Elegance

Experience the renaissance of El Preferido de Palermo under new ownership and visionary chefs who breathe fresh life into this Buenos Aires institution. With a commitment to preserving tradition while embracing innovation, the revamped El Preferido invites diners on a gastronomic journey that fuses Argentine culinary heritage with contemporary flair. 

Embark on a culinary journey through Buenos Aires, where these three exceptional restaurants showcase the city’s diverse and flavorful food scene. Whether you’re seeking avant-garde creations, sizzling parrilla delights, or classic elegance, Buenos Aires offers a feast for every palate.

Portugal: A Captivating Example of Jewish Heritage

In the tapestry of human history, the Jewish heritage represents a rich and diverse thread, weaving through centuries and across continents. For those seeking to trace and celebrate this heritage, Puzzle Travels offers a unique and personalized journey, allowing you to immerse yourself in the stories, traditions, and landmarks that shape Jewish history.

In this article, we explore the concept of Jewish Heritage Travel and how Puzzle Travels can curate an unforgettable experience, using Portugal as a captivating example.

Portugal, with its rich history and vibrant culture, provides a compelling backdrop for Jewish Heritage Travel. Puzzle Travels can curate an itinerary that takes you on a fascinating journey through Portugal’s Jewish heritage.

Example Itinerary:

  1. Lisbon:

– Explore the historic Alfama district, home to Lisbon’s Jewish quarter.

– Visit the Jewish Museum of Lisbon, which showcases the history of Portuguese Jews.

  1. Porto:

– Discover the Kadoorie Synagogue, an architectural gem in Porto.

– Stroll through the Jewish Quarter and learn about its history.

  1. Évora:

– Visit the Évora Synagogue, one of the best-preserved medieval synagogues in Portugal.

– Explore the Jewish Cemetery and gain insights into the local Jewish community’s history.

  1. Belmonte:

– Learn about the Marrano Jews who settled in the region during the Inquisition.

– Visit the synagogue of Belmonte and its connection to the Jewish history of the village

Jewish Heritage Travel with Puzzle Travels is an invitation to embark on a cultural odyssey, tracing the footsteps of generations past and celebrating the enduring spirit of Jewish heritage.

As you explore Portugal or any other destination with Puzzle Travels, you’ll not only witness historical landmarks but also engage with the living traditions that make Jewish heritage so vibrant and significant. It’s more than a journey; it’s an immersive experience, carefully crafted to honor the richness of Jewish history and culture.