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Iceland Circumnavigation

Sail Into Summer with an Iceland Circumnavigation cruise aboard the Ocean Endeavour

The Ocean Endeavour is the perfect vessel for expedition cruising. Outfitted with twenty Zodiacs, advanced navigation equipment, multiple lounges and a top deck observation room, she is purpose-built for passenger experiences in remote environments.

Launched in 1982, she has had numerous upgrades, most recently in 2016. At 137 meters in length, the Ocean Endeavour has plenty of interior and exterior space. Ample deck …

3 Day Cruise Iconic Aegean

Our Iconic Aegean Greek islands cruise is the classic experience of discovery for those encountering Greece’s beauty for the first time. Embark on a journey of a lifetime as you cruise along emerald waters through a series of enchanting destinations, and watch as iconic postcard images come to life. Swaying windmills, striking cliffs and legendary ancient cities greet you at every destination, inviting you to explore breathtaking islands and all that’s hidden within them.

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Croatian Jewels – Adriatic Island Cruise

Sail crystal blue waters in the shadow of charming and historical locales. Delight your senses with Dalmatian delicacies and then stop for a swim in Pucisca’s crystal blue waters. Tiny villages and sophisticated ports of call are a daily experience. The towns of Omis and Split promise Roman palaces and seafront promenades. Bask in the sun at Bols’ golden beaches, said to be the best in Croatia. Stroll along the narrow cobble-stoned streets of Korcula, …

Heart of Europe Circle Tour

Going on its 58th year, our signature tour remains as popular as ever. The itinerary offers seven countries, historic cities, spectacular scenery, and lots of local flavor. It is an ideal choice for first-time travelers to Europe or anyone desiring a taste of the Old World at a great value.

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Overnight Flight to Europe

Today brings the beginning of a new adventure . . . anticipation heightens as you realize that your

Historic South and Golden Isles Cruise

As you cruise between ports, expansive wildlife refuges and remote islands stretch out before you, offering an extraordinary view of the wilderness of the South. This is a region of history, legend, grace, and beauty that will leave you inspired.

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Charleston, SC

The port city of Charleston is known for its cobblestone streets, gas-lit lamps, and pastel antebellum houses. The scene of Revolutionary War naval battles, legendary pirate tales, and Civil War

Sydney Escape

Home to the iconic Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney’s icons are well-renowned. Spend six nights discovering why this city is a favorite with travelers the world over. Learn about Australia’s European history in the Rocks District, take the harbor and see the towering skyline rise above you, visit one of the 70 beaches and take a dip and just soak up the atmosphere of this laid back, sunny and friendly city. Travel …

Gems of the Danube

In the heart of Europe’s grand waterway region, rug up and immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Christmas markets, which have brought magic to the banks of the Danube River for centuries. Delight in the magic of Prague as snow falls softly onto the cobblestoned streets. Spend seven nights cruising the majestic Danube as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest.

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Departure

Your journey into wonder begins here. Raise your glass

The Ultimate Territory Adventure in Style

Experience the majesty of the Northern in luxury. Explore Kakadu’s ancient gorges, spectacular wetlands and unique wildlife home to over 10,000 crocs! Meet Aboriginal clans who have lived here for over 65,000 years and hear about their rock art some of which are over 20,000 years old. Your journey then takes you to the majesty of the Red Centre. Natural wonders abound with the iconic Uluru, the mystical domes of Kata Tjuta and windblown Walpa …

Walking in his Footsteps – Mandela’s Centenary

This 10-day South Africa vacation follows in the footsteps of Nelson Mandela to celebrate what would have been his 100th birthday.

Your South Africa vacation begins in Johannesburg, the nation’s largest city. While in Johannesburg, you’ll stay at the luxury 54 on Bath, located in one of the city’s leafy northern suburbs. With 75 premium rooms, 12 executive suites, and three luxury suites, 54 on Bath promises gorgeous amenities during your stay in Johannesburg. It …

Temples of Thailand & Cambodia

Explore Thailand and Cambodia’s diverse wonders on this tour of vibrant rainforests, historic temple ruins and hidden art.

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BANGKOK, THAILAND

Our journey begins in Bangkok. Meet with your fellow travelers and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant. (D)

Accommodation: Vimala Suites

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BANGKOK

After breakfast, enjoy a morning at your leisure. This afternoon, we’ll hop aboard a long-tailed boat for a leisurely trip down the city’s khlongs (canals). A Thai puppet

Kakadu’s Ancient Secrets

Venture to Australia’s Top End, through the untamed wilderness and wetlands of Kakadu – an ancient landscape of billabongs, gorges and hidden canyons teeming with spectacular wildlife. Embark on a journey to the haunt of the Lightning Man, Aboriginal clans and the mighty crocs that roam Kakadu’s floodplains.

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Darwin – Mary River

As this journey departs early morning, accommodation will need to be pre-booked for the previous night at Mantra on the

Brisbane, Gold Coast & Sydney

Discover Brisbane, the sunny, sophisticated capital city of Queensland and gateway to its many famous attractions. Combine art and outdoor adventure in Brisbane, where South Bank’s cultural institutions and restaurants meet riverside gardens and a lagoon. Take a paddlesteamer or ferry down the Brisbane River, abseil Kangaroo Point cliffs and bike ride through the City Botanic Gardens. Enjoy a day trip to Steve Irwin’s Australia Zoo.

When it comes to sun-soaked fun, no other destination …

Introducing Ghana

Travel to Accra, Ghana and visit Manhyia Palace and the Ashanti Kingdom in Kumasi. Explore Cape Coast and see the infamous “Door of No Return”.

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TRAVELING

Depart from Washington Dulles (IAD) for your flight to Accra.

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ACCRA

On arrival at Kotoka International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Overnight on a bed and breakfast basis at Travel Xpress International Hotel or similar.

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Encore European Tour

Join us for our second grand lady the MS Johann Strauss for a European adventure like no other! After embarking in Amsterdam we sail upstream to Dusseldorf, our first exciting & thriving port on the magnificent Rhine. The Rhine takes us to Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine & Mosel where you can take a cable car across the Rhine to the stunning Ehrenbreitstein fortress. After sailing through the Rhine Gorge with its many …