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The Ultimate North Island Experience

Drive the Thermal Explorer Highway that links Auckland and Hawke’s Bay through the center of the North Island via Hamilton and Waikato, Rotorua, Lake Taupo and Ruapehu via the Volcanic Loop.

Journey some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the east coast including the stunning regions of The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti-Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.

See a myriad of crystal clear lakes, dramatic volcanic mountains, stunning …

Greek Tourism On The Rise

Travelers have been coming to Greece to discover the cradle of western civilization’s treasure chest of washed out antiquities, sun-splashed sandy beaches, and alabaster villages with panoramic vistas of the vast azure Aegean backdrop since the 1950s.

For the visitor, Greece runs the gamut from a culture dating back thousands of years to a vibrant people who share their zest for life with all those who enter its land and shores. Add in a mild …

Affordable Luxury in Ireland

Begin on the east coast of Ireland in County Wicklow, celebrated for its gorgeous green landscape and beautiful views. Wicklow is a short drive from Dublin so you’ll have some city sightseeing nearby.

In Kerry, you will experience some of Ireland’s most spectacular landscapes. Trace the exhilirating Ring of Kerry, hike the Killarney National Park or grab a bite to eat at a local pub! With 5-star accommodations to come back to at night- you’re …

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special

This 4-day Rwanda trip takes you to see the famous mountain gorillas that inhabit the rainforests of this small but beautiful African country. It also offers you a deeper understanding of Rwanda, with a tour of Kigali opening up Rwanda’s sometimes tragic, but always fascinating history.

Meet your safari driver/guide at the airport, and check into your Kigali hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to shake off any jetlag or sightsee, before …

Dreams of Tahiti

A graceful sailing yacht is the perfect way to experience the true wonder of Tahiti. We’ll let the trade winds fill our sails as we visit one legendary island after another, staying overnight in most to give you time to swim and snorkel in crystal-clear lagoons, meander through lush rainforests, and experience the fascinating Polynesian culture from tikis to tiare flowers. Book now and receive airfare and a hotel stay included in your cruise price!…

Darwin’s Route from Punta Arenas

The end of the world awaits you on the expedition cruise ship MV Stella Australis. Our Punta Arenas and Patagonia excursions retrace much of Darwin’s route through the Fuegian Archipelago aboard HMS Beagle. This eight-day Punta Arenas excursion features the legendary Cape Horn, historic Wulaia Bay, spectacular Glacier Alley, and the penguins of Magdalena Island and Tuckers islands, as well as ice fields, fjords, sub-polar forests and secluded beaches at the southernmost extreme …

Best of Costa Rica

A complete itinerary from coast to coast, exploring the most popular locations of Costa Rica. Explore the surrounding of San Jose, the adrenaline of Arenal, the biodiversity of Monteverde Cloud Forest and the northern Pacific beaches of Costa Rica. This program is full of activities that can be enjoyed by all ages!

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Arrival to Costa Rica

At the pre-arranged time personnel will be at the airport to welcome your passengers, give them

Aboard the Grand Canyon Railway to the South Rim

Williams, Arizona bills itself as the “the gateway to the Grand Canyon,” and for good reason: here, just as would be sightseers have for decades, you can board the Grand Canyon Railway and ride to the canyon’s South Rim. But before we go any further, let’s clear up a few things about the Grand Canyon: it’s a canyon or, in others words, a great big hole in the ground. Like all holes, there are multiple …

How (Not) to Visit America’s National Parks in the Summer

The best way to see the National Parks during the busy summer tourist season is simply not to do it. Stay home. Come back in the fall, when there are fewer visitors and lower temperatures. But if summer travel is your only option, as it was for my husband and me, follow these tips to beat the crowds— and the heat.

Start Early: Many National Parks actually close their parking lots during the day, either …

England’s Lake District: Inn-to-Inn

Walk through the heart of the Lake District, with lodging along the way at some of the Lakeland’s most delightful country hotels and inns. Experience ever-changing spectacular views of fields, moors, woodlands and mountains.

Each day, we guide you on a robust walk across vales and hills. Sightseeing by minibus rounds out an appreciation of Lake District history and culture. Our minibus brings your luggage to the next inn before you arrive. Walks cover from …

Mystic Peru Tour

Traverse the Andes on the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train.

Enjoy overnight lodgings right at the entrance of Machu Picchu and explore the ruins at different times of day.

Discover the Uros Floating islands at Lake Titicaca, and savor the scenery at Taquile Island during a private lunch on the beach.

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Depart North America – Lima, Peru (LIM)

Welcome to Peru! A representative will meet you in the arrival hall and bring

Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your cruise ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, …

No Single Supplement – Peru & Chile

Luxury Hotels in Patagonia, Easter island, Sacred Valley Peru & Atacama Desert off a unique location & an all-inclusive environment to discover South America & its more remote destinations. Book by December 4, 2017, and you could save up to $1,465!

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Arrive Sacred Valley

You will be met at the airport, bus, or train station if travelling from Lake Titicaca and transferred to the explora Lodges in Sacred Valley. The remainder

Active Discovery on the Rhine – Northbound 2018

A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!

Your river cruise adventure begins in Wiesbaden, Germany, near Frankfurt, and ends in Amsterdam—Holland’s lively capital. Active guests can choose to hike near Eltville, and …