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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 …

Temples of Thailand & Cambodia

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

Itinerary

Day 1
BANGKOK, THAILAND

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

Accommodation: Vimala Suites

Day 2
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

Enchanting Cape Town, Safari & Mauritius

This air-inclusive package includes a 3 night stay in Cape Town at the Victoria & Alfred Hotel followed by 3 nights at Thornybush Waterside Lodge. Overnight at Peermont D’oreale Grande before spending 5 nights at the all-inclusive 4 star Tamassa Resort in Mauritius.

Itinerary

Day 1
TRAVELING

Depart from New York (JFK) or Washington Dulles (IAD) for your flight to South Africa.

Day 2
CAPE TOWN

On arrival at Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport, board

Aussie East Coast Experience

With amazing experiences included at each destination, you experience Australia’s East Coast in its entire splendor.

Enjoy a luncheon cruise on Sydney Harbour, and join a guided tour of the Sydney Opera House. Get off the beaten track and explore Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, offering ancient Aboriginal sites and remarkable landscapes.

Cruise to the Great Barrier and witness the stunning Daintree National Park with a guided rainforest walk at Mossman Gorge and a River cruise …

Through the Vineyards of Australia

A perfect pairing of Australian wildlife, scenery and experiences!

Australia’s wine-producing areas are incredibly varied. The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region with over fifty wineries open for tastings and sales. The region specializes in sparkling wines, Chardonnay and Pinot, with an impressive range for full-bodied Shiraz and ‘Cab Savs’.

McLaren Vale is renowned for its Shiraz, Grenache and Mourverdre, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petit Merlot also grown. White wine varieties include Chardonnary, …

Tropical Costa Rica

Lush forests and stunning waterfalls… rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines… Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Luxuriate at a resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s lush cloud forest. Travel Costa Rica and experience the forest canopy on your choice of a hanging bridges nature walk or an exhilarating zip lining tour. Explore part of …

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 …

Sydney, Adelaide, Kangaroo Island and Port Douglas

In Sydney bask in the sunshine by the harbor and discover why this city is a favorite with travelers the world over. Experience the acclaimed Sydney Opera House, and dine with Harbour view. Travel to the Blue Mountains to the see the famed Three Sisters rock formation and learn of Aboriginal history and observe native wildlife.

Explore Adelaide, an elegant city that has preserved its colonial heritage. Just beyond the city center you’ll find the …

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!

Itinerary

Day 1
Arrival to Costa Rica

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

Medellin Alive! – Outdoors in Colombia’s Mountain-High Metropolis

Medellin today – spectacular natural terrains, inner green spaces. (Credit: ProColombia)

News headlines in recent times have reported Colombia achieving a long-awaited peace accord between its national government and an internal rebellion. In fact, international business and leisure travel trends have already indicated the advent of a new era for this South American nation. That change is apparent nowadays from the moment of arrival into the city of Medellin from its international airport – a descent …

India Odyssey incl. Airfare

Delhi, the capital, is made up of Old and New Delhi. Colourful Old Delhi teeming with masses of people has a very strong atmosphere with its narrow winding back streets. Also visit the imposing Red Fort, a city within a city, the important and beautiful Jama Masjid Mosque and the serene cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. Later it’s time to head for New Delhi to see the impressive India Gate on the Rajpath, the Presidential …

2018 Hokkaido Winter Tour

Far to the north of Japan’s glittering metropolitan capital Tokyo is the northernmost island in the Japanese archipelago: Hokkaido. Characterized by its vast wilderness and breathtaking natural beauty, it is often referred to as ‘Japan’s wild frontier’. Exploring the island is a singularly profound experience at any time of year, but Hokkaido is undoubtedly at its most enchanting during Winter.

Due to its northerly locale, Winter in Hokkaido is very different from the rest of …

Secrets of the Cape

Spend 10 days in the beautiful ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town, exploring the sights and wildlife of the Peninsula, and some surprises further afield.

Settle into your hotel, then set out along Millionaire’s Paradise, the road known for some of South Africa’s most glamorous and impressive homes. The route takes you to Hout Bay, from which you can go in for a closer look at Seal Island if you wish. Take in the views of …

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 …