Specialty Tours & Women-only Travel Vacations and Retreats to Europe, US & Beyond since 1998!
Eurynome Journeys invites you to…
join our WanderWoman® Tours, and a small group of adventurous women traveling together, to visit some of the most beautiful places in the world. Travel to Greece, tour Ireland, retreat in Maine, vacation in Italy, discover Malta, explore Egypt, Russia, and more! Our WanderWoman® women-only travel vacations and women’s wellness retreats are designed to provide an exciting, yet hassle-free, alternative to the typical “package tour.” Our tours are active vacations, but the pace of our women-only trips is leisurely with ample time to explore the charm and sights of each destination. Hike, bike, visit museums and galleries, or just relax. The group sizes are small (approx. 6-12) enabling us to stay at unique hotels and inns with local ambiance and to dine at quaint local restaurants. Our trips are not just for solo travelers. So bring along a friend, a sister, your daughter or your mother. We have specialized in women-only small group travel to Europe, the Middle East, the US & beyond since 1998. Learn what women who have traveled with us say about our trips.
“You will come back rested, knowledgeable, recharged, healthy and happy that you went.” Marilyn M., Ohio Traveled with EJ to Greece and to Ireland twice
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Experience White Nights, Royal Palaces, Art Treasures & Caviar! Tour Russia in grand style! Explore Russia’s rich art, history, and culture. Discover the epic role of women in creating the grandeur of the Russian Empire. We begin in our journey in Moscow the capital of Russia. Tour the Kremlin, Red Square, and St Basils Cathedral. Next to the Golden Ring of Russia to explore beautiful countryside villages and towns, dating back to medieval times, with magnificent onion domed monasteries and charming wooden churches. Travel by train to St Petersburg. Visit the opulent summer palaces of Russian royalty. Enjoy a performance at the famed Mariinsky Theater. Russia travel itinerary.
In Search of the Irish Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley with author Anne Chambers -Celebrating Women in History! Early Book discount until 2/14 Join us on an special adventure to the beautiful western coast of Ireland as we trace the life of a 16th century pirate queen Grace O’Malley (Granuaile). We have a special celebration planned to commemorate this 10 year anniversary tour, so if you’ve been wanting to join the tour, this year is the year to do it! Enjoy a guided Burren walk. Visit castles Granuaile attained through war and love. Explore the natural beauty and ancient sites of Connemara and Clare Island. This tour involves easy to moderates walks. Click here for Ireland tour details (Photo: Gail Blais, Dublin, Ireland)
A Delicious Slice of Sicily! Experience the beauty of Sicily’s Ionian Coast! On this 8-day getaway to the eastern coast of Sicily you’ll tour archaeological sites dating to the 8th century BC, ornate baroque villages, a city built of lava, and the enchanting seaside resort of Taormina. Explore Mount Etna by jeep and sample products grown in the volcanic soil of its slopes. Dine at some of Sicily’s finest restaurants, visit local markets, learn Sicilian cooking, and enjoy a wine tasting at one of Sicily’s best wineries. This is an active vacation offering a blend of culture, archaeology, art, history, and cuisine. For a longer trip combine with our Malta tour.
Ancient Goddesses & Medieval Knights Discover the Maltese islands’ mysterious megalithic temples, pre-dating the pyramids of Giza, Egypt. These temples, dedicated to the mother goddess, are the oldest human-built structures in the world. Explore narrow meandering streets of villages and medieval citadels crowned by Renaissance cathedrals and Baroque palaces. Visit Gozo, believed to be the island of the nymph Calypso of the Odyssey. If you enjoy history, walking, wine and excellent cuisine, you’ll LOVE Malta! Combine with a Slice of Sicily, Italy. Travel itinerary
Europe: Greek Isles: October 7-17, 2016
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Island Hopping in Style! Crete, Santorini & Mykonos – Early October is a wonderful time to travel to the Greek islands. The weather is pleasant, the crowds have gone home, the sunlight has a warm glow & the sea is warm enough for swimming. Travel to Chania, one of the post picturesque towns in Crete. Enjoy a fun-hands on Greek cooking class. Optional hike in the Samaria Gorge. Tour the fascinating archaeological site of Knossos, before traveling by ferry to the most beautiful islands of Greece: Santorini and Mykonos w/ a day trip to Delos. Click here for Greek Island Hopping trip details (Photo: Traditional church in Cycladic Islands, Greece )
Middle East: Egypt: November 6-20, 2016
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Egyptian Treasures Past and Present- Travel to Egypt on a small group, women-only tour. Visit sacred sites and temples, cruise the Nile River upon which Cleopatra sailed, explore ancient mysteries and the lives of ancient Egyptian queens (and pharaohs too). Dine with local women and learn about life in modern Egypt. On this tour you will find both ancient and contemporary treasures…and kind, beautiful people you will never forget. Everyone should visit Egypt…at least once! Egypt travel itinerary.
Upcoming Archaeologist-led Tour to Ireland
IRELAND: Archaeology of the Aran Islands and Dingle Peninsula August 8-15 Female Roommate opportunity – SAVE single supplement
Discover the archaeology and natural beauty of the Aran islands and the Dingle Peninsula with archaeologist Michael Gibbons as your guide. We begin our journey in Galway city from where we will travel by ferry to Inis Mor the largest and most fascinating of the Aran Islands. W’ell spend two exhilarating days exploring ancient sites such as Dun Aonghasa, which was built over 3000 years ago as a great Celtic fort or perhaps as a temple to some forgotten deity. Next we’ll travel south, with an opportunity to hike along the newly opened coastal trail atop the Cliffs of Moher, before arriving at scenic Dingle Peninsula. Our base for exploring the peninsula will be the medieval town of Dingle, a vibrant small town with great traditional Irish music, food and drink. Discover ancient sites off the beaten path as well as famous monastic sites, an ogham stone sundial, a Romanesque church and more. We’ll take a day trip to the remote and wildly beautiful Blasket Island, crowned by a number of ancient forts. This now abandoned island in the 1920s and 1930s was home to a unique group of island writers. NOTE: This is an active trip and involves easy to moderate hiking on most days. Tour itinerary JUST POSTED: Archaeology of Ireland’s Aran Islands and Dingle Peninsula
Women-only Trips & Ancient Art History tour in the works for 2017!
Europe: Greek Isles: May 31-June 12
Simply Island Hopping Travel Adventure — Our signature women-only tour since 1998! If you where not able to join us this year, be sure to reserve your spot early for 2017! Our journey begins in Athens, the cultural hub of Greece, where we tour the “must see” sites including the Acropolis & the Acropolis Museum. Then we will fly to Chania, Crete and stay right in the old port, which is one of the most picturesque old towns in all of Greece. Enjoy an optional hike in the Samaria Gorge and/or learn Cretan cooking. Explore the fascinating archaeological site of Knossos, believed to have been a center of goddess worship. Next travel by ferry to the most beautiful islands of Greece: Santorini and Mykonos with a day-trip to the sacred island of Delos. Click here for itinerary
Movement, High Vibration Food, and Revolutionary Self-care!! Win a wellness treatment… Avail yourself of an amazing team of yoga, dance and fitness teachers, gear up for outdoor adventures, such as hiking, biking and kayaking in one of Maine’s most pristine playgrounds, or just spend time by yourself, napping or sitting by the sea. Learn to cook nutritious, tasty meals; explore alternative health regimens; and find your Food Fingerprint™ for optimal energy and well-being. This retreat is designed for all women. Come alone, or with your mother, daughter and/or friend. Click here for details.(Photo Kayaking at Curtis Light House Camden, Maine)
Greek Muse Tour – Peloponnese and the Islands of Lesvos & Hydra – Come invoke the Muses & your creativity while traveling through beautiful Greece! Explore traditional Greek culture through dance, cuisine, and local art on the island of Mytilini (Lesvos). Next, travel to the Peloponnese touring ancient sites of myth & lore at Corinth, Epidaurus and Mycenae. Discover the charm of the seaside town of Nafplio, the first capital of modern Greece. Learn about the unique history of the island of Hydra, known as the artists’ island. With time to relax at the beach & hike through the island’s scenic countryside. Optional 2-night Athens post-tour extension. Combine w/island hopping tour & save. Tour details. (Photo: Skala in Lesvos, Greece)
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Travel and change of place impart new vigor to the mind. ~Seneca (5 BCE-65 CE) Travel frees us to be our true selves rather than what everyone else expects us to be. ~WanderWoman
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