Set deep in the mining town of San Sebastian, one of Mexico's hidden gems awaits. – Visit a traditional coffee Hacienda and learn about the craft of Mexican coffee. – Enjoy a delicious Mexican lunch in a traditional family-owned restaurant. - Taste the homemade liquors and tequilas of Jalisco, one of our greatest legacies. - Visit an old mining town stuck in time - Learn about the history of mining and agriculture.
VTS enjoy travel has the pleasure to invite you to Sewell, a legendary mining camp placed in the middle of the “Cordillera de Los Andes” with more than 100 years of history. This beautiful place is located only 150 km south of Santiago. The purpose of the construction of this mining camp in such extreme conditions was to give shelter to miners and workers of the copper mine, “El Teniente”. Sewell was declared a world heritage site by UNESCO due to its important contribution to the copper history in Chile, its perfect construction and architecture and also its rich cultural value.
Explore the charming cobblestone streets of an old mining town in the mountains, the Magic Town of San Sebastian del Oeste. Lunch included!Take a trip back in time as you explore the peaceful Magic Town of San Sesbastian del Oeste near Puerto Vallarta. This picturesque village of cobblestone streets and haciendas was once a thriving gold and silver mining town. Now visitors are welcome to explore the quiet streets of this mountain town with an expert guide sharing history and folklore.You will visit the municipal center, the town jail, a small museum and art gallery. Enjoy visits to a tequila gallery and an organic coffee factory with tastings of these delicious Mexican treats. Includes traditional lunch!
Track the origins of Kuala Lumpur, from a tin mining town dominated by the Chinese, to an administrative capital of the British and modern Malaysia. Take a stroll into the historic but private Royal Selangor Club and enjoy a delicious lunch with a view.
Wintertime Amethyst Mine VisitGrab a pickaxe, head out to the mining tour for rare gemstones! At the Lampivaara Amethyst mine, dig out your own amethyst on top of the hill with a stunning view of Lappish nature, and enjoy your lunch at the open fire.
Highlights of this day tour include the mining town of Jerome, the historic Copper Art Museum in Clarkdale, and stunning views from your first-class seat and a delicious lunch at the Verde Canyon Railroad. After the pickup, our first major tour stop will be the historic mining town of Jerome. Soon after we'll visit the copper mining mecca of Clarkdale and the Arizona Copper Art Museum. From the museum, we will tour the historic Verde Canyon Railroad for a chance to be a part of that history. The very first tracks were put down over 100 years ago to transport local workers and ore mined from the surrounding Jerome mountains and are still in use today. With stunning views of the Verde Valley from either your first-class seats or your open-air viewing car, the casual elegance of the train allows guests to discover the heritage uniqueness of the landscape and its diverse ecosystem.
Nominated as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the former mining town of San Sebastian del Oeste is now a quiet mountain village located about 1.5 hours from Puerto Vallarta. With a personal guide you'll visit a coffee plantation, main plaza, and other highlights of the colonial town, with a stop for lunch (own expense). Private transport from your hotel or cruise port is included.
Step back in time and immerse yourself in the excitement of Ballarat’s gold rush days at Sovereign Hill on this 8-hour private tour. Follow your guide through the former gold mining site, which now is an award winning outdoor museum that recreates in fascinating detail the hustle and bustle of life in the 1850s. Have a stress free day as hotel pick up and lunch are included.
Whangaparapara has a fascinating timber trade, mining and whaling history. The first part of this trek takes you along a tramline track. The tramline was used to extract timber from local forests to be taken to Auckland to be milled. After a catered lunch, the second part of the trek takes you on to the remains of the last-established whaling station at Whangaparapara. Meet local characters Tony Litherland and his wife Carol who live aboard a homebuilt houseboat at the site of the historic whaling station.