Articles

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 …

Aussie Southern Explorer

Ideal for a second trip to Australia, or for those just keen to see a different side of the country, this 14-day air-inclusive trip focuses on the southern states, Victoria, Tasmania, and South Australia, showcasing the country’s culture, its colonial history, and its best wine regions.

Book this trip by Oct. 31, 2017 and you could save up to $244!

Itinerary

Day 1
Depart North America

Depart from North America on board award winning Qantas

Magnificent Europe – Westbound 2018

From Budapest to Amsterdam, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation.

Your river cruise adventure begins with visits to three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria. A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. Admire …

Highlights of Peru

Tap into your inner Indiana Jones for an epic encounter with an ancient civilization and the baroque splendor of a conquistador’s capital city. Inca treasures, wild landscapes and ancient legends are brought to life in the Sacred Valley, centuries-old ruins of Cusco and Machu Picchu, and the charismatic streets of Lima.

Book your 2018 experience early and save 10%*

Itinerary

Day 1
ARRIVE LIMA (2 NIGHTS)

Bienvenidos a Lima, founded in 1535 by conquistador Francisco

Best of France

Enjoy France à la carte – châteaux, chic beach resorts and delicious cuisine served with a dash of French Riviera, medieval Bastide villages and a healthy helping of Bordeaux. Journey through the romantic Loire Valley to the beaches of Biarritz and Carcassonne with its enchanting city walls. Marvel at Avignon’s famous bridge, see the D-Day Landing beaches in Normandy and visit Claude Monet’s home in Giverny.

For a limited time only, pay early and save. …

Eastern Europe Explorer

Immerse yourself in a fascinating web of the old and the new on a 12 day adventure from Prague to Budapest. Experience the history, culture and cuisine.

Book & pay in full by October 31, 2017 and receive $750 off per person for our escorted land journeys!

Itinerary

Day 1
Prague

Your journey into wonder begins in the glorious city of Prague. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to a centrally located hotel for your two

A Historical Tour of East Berlin

From August 13, 1961 until November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall divided East and West Berlin. Since the wall came down, East Berlin has been renovated and revitalized into a world-renowned historical center for artistic and cultural expression.

The Jewish Quarter

Touring the Berlin Wall

Scattered throughout the city, tourists can explore traces of the wall’s remains and memorial sites commemorating the history behind this wall. A range of self-guided and guided tours provide ample …

New England Rails and Sails Autumn Foliage

Tour the length and breadth of New England from mountain hamlets to seaside villages in this leaf peeping tour of the northeast.

Includes

14 Meals (5 dinners, 1 lunch and 8 breakfasts) Round trip airport transfers Visit Kennebunkport, one of Maine’s coastal jewels Free time in Portland, Maine with its vibrant waterfront Full day touring in Acadia National Park to the top of Cadillac Mountain with its breathtaking seascapes and the unique under-water cavern at…

Downton Abbey & Royal England – a luxury private driver guided tour

Follow in the footsteps of European Royalty with your own guide to bring you the best of England. Uncover the rich history and heritage behind the modern cultures of the English-speaking world as your explore royal residences, palaces, treasure houses and castles.

The heritage city of Bath still evokes Jane Austen’s literature while you will get close and personal with William Shakespeare’s writings at his birthplace in Stratford upon Avon or get into the role …

U.S. National Parks: From Sea to Shining Sea

In 1872, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the United States. Today, there are 390 areas under the National Park domain. Every state with the exception of Delaware has some National Park Service land. This land includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, lake and sea shores, rivers, trails, historic sites, and the White House.

The National Park system provides plenty of opportunity for a variety of vacations and tours. …

Cumberland River Cruise

Cruise from Nashville to St. Louis, following the Cumberland and Mississippi Rivers on a route of adventure and captivating history. Admire the most picturesque scenery in the American Heartland, including the Kentucky Lakes and rolling landscape of 170,000 acres of protected forest. Enjoy guided excursions such as the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Travel to Dover and receive a private tour of the historic battleground where Ulysses S. Grant won his first major Union …

Complete Mississippi River Cruise

Relax and enjoy the passing landscapes as we make our way along the Mississippi River from New Orleans, LA to St. Paul, MN. As you visit 10 states in 22 days, experience life as it once was on the western frontier. Starting in Lower Mississippi, explore southern plantations, stately antebellum houses, and Civil War battlefields. In Memphis, known for Blues and barbeque, immerse yourself in the rich culture of one of the mid-South’s most vibrant …

10 Handy Luggage Tips to Make Sure You Don’t Arrive Empty-Handed

Lately I’ve had a lot of bad luck with my luggage while traveling on long-haul flights. My bags were delayed three trips in a row – reaching my destination only 1 to 3 days after I had arrived. After these three consecutive luggage mishaps, I was confident the airlines could not mess up a fourth time.

They didn’t – but my bout of bad luck did not end with that fourth flight. Arriving at Paris …