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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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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 …

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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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

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 …

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 …

Four for Free in New Zealand

This 13-day air-inclusive trip is the perfect New Zealand travel opportunity for those wanting to see country’s best sights in limited time.

Start in Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city and one of the world’s most liveable. Perfectly balancing an outdoor and indoor lifestyle, Auckland offers spectacular views from its Skytower, or from majestic Mount Eden if you’d prefer a natural vantage point. Your days here are at leisure to explore, with the option of purchasing …

The Ghan Expedition – Darwin to Adelaide

The iconic Ghan train ride is hailed as one of the greatest rail journeys in the world. The 4 day/3 night Ghan Expedition is a great opportunity to discover the character and rugged beauty of the Australian outback. Departing from Darwin between April 4, 2018 and October 24, 2018, this great red Australian adventurer will transport you to Adelaide via Katherine and other enchanting parts of Australia in total comfort and style.

The Expedition journey …

Living Waters – Tracing Jesus’ Footsteps

Join us on a unique and spiritual experience. Tour the Holy Land and discover the magnificent Holy Land with us!

This journey will take you to new cultural immersive levels to study your faith, teaching you about the history of Christianity while adventuring through thousands of years of temple and architectural history. Participants will get a chance to visit the Roman and Crusader ruins, where the Romans held Paul prisoner. You will also visit the …

Winter Gems of the Rhine

After flying into Frankfurt join us for an adventure on board our second grand lady the MS Johann Strauss. Embark in Mainz before sailing to beautiful, historic Rudesheim brimming with romantic, cobbled lanes and wine taverns. Further downstream is another gem with its own vineyards and Roman remnants, Boppard. After sailing the Rhine Gorge we spend a full day exploring stunning Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine & Mosel rivers before sailing to the …

Irish Myths & Legends

Compete with your fellow travellers as you cook a traditional Irish meal with a local chef. Scenic guided bike ride in Phoenix Park where the President of Ireland has lived since 1750. Immerse yourself in country life as you watch a farmer work with his highly skilled dogs to control a flock of sheep. Cruise to Spike Island to see a fort where 2,300 prisoners were held in Victorian times and enjoy a personalized picnic…

Vietnam Adventure

Explore picturesque Vietnam on this tour of buzzing cities, beautiful bays and lush green countryside. Along the way you’ll witness spectacular sunsets, relish some incredibly detailed architecture and enjoy delectable local cuisine.

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Day 1
HANOI, VIETNAM

We meet the group and get to know each other in Hanoi today. Tonight, we’ll dine at KOTO restaurant – a social enterprise that gives disadvantaged young people the chance to learn new skills. (D)

Accommodation: The Chi

A Weekend in Lovely Hendricks County, Indiana

We learned about lovely Hendricks County, Indiana at a meeting for travel professionals so, when our 40th anniversary rolled around, it was easy to decide to take a few nights in this charming area which is an easy drive from our home in Lexington, Kentucky. We really knew nothing about the area so just put the address of the Visitor’s Center in our map gizmo and let it take us right there. We drove right into downtown …

Treasures of Burgundy and Provence: Rhône & Saône

In the morning, your ship will stop in the medieval town Viviers, which is the starting point for one last spectacular destination: the Gorges de l’ Ardèche. The ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ attracts both nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. The unforgettable and unparalleled landscape, which was carved by the small Ardèche River over millions of years, can be enjoyed from various vantage points. After lunch and after the guests who took part in the excursion …