People travel abroad for vacation for a variety of reasons. The humdrum, ho-hum every day existence disappears in a froth of history and fantasy as vacationers place themselves in a day in the life of another country. A taste of exotic foods, a cruise on historic rivers and walking in the footsteps of long ago legendary figures stretches the mind, touches the emotions and recharges the vitality strained by the ho-hum. There are too many cool, inspiring, classic and invigorating places to list, but we’ve chosen five of the best private guided tours you’ll ever go on. We think you’ll get a kick out of these.