The 600-page tome by Marc Walter and Sabine Arque features photographs, travel posters and tales of times gone by

The coffee table book king Taschen has put together a visual celebration of the Grand Tour with The Grand Tour: The Golden Age of Travel. The 600-page tome by Marc Walter and Sabine Arque features photographs, travel posters and tales of times gone by. Take life at a slower pace and think about how you can create your own legendary escape.

NEW YORK TO ITALY The ocean liner Kaiserin Maria Theresia of North German Lloyd, c. 1900. This ship was formerly known as the Spree, which had been used to rescue the crew of the burning SS Abyssinia. The hardworking vessel broke its own prop shaft a few years later and was towed into shore. It received a makeover and returned as the Kaiserin Maria Theresia.

INDIA An elephant dressed for a procession in South India, c.1900. If you wish you could see some of this colour and culture take a trip to India to see some of the world’s best festivals.

ITALY Here tourist are captured on film feeding the pigeons in St. Mark’s Square in 1900. You can stop for an espresso or gelatto and take in views of Doge’s Palace.

FRANCE The La Réserve restaurant with its magnificent views of the Baie des Anges opened in Nice in 1876. You can still take a seat on the terrace today and enjoy its first-class food and service.

EGYPT Palm trees, Bedouins and pyramids captured in Egypt in 1900. The perfect place to enjoy your own desert adventure.

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