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5 Reasons Australia Is On So Many Bucket Lists

Australia shows up on more people’s bucket lists than most other destinations and for good reason.  This continent-nation offers an amazingly wide mixture of landscapes, wildlife, and adventure, providing a veritable palate of opportunities for anyone wishing to enjoy an exhilarating travel experience in ever changing locales: there is no single “Australian itinerary.” With that said, and knowing Australia has so much to offer, here are my five top reasons to visit Australia.

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New Zealand – Food, Wine and Scenic Highlights

New Zealand – a gourmet’s paradise! A land of plenty, a land of fresh, rich foods with distinct characteristics! This journey takes you on a drive through regions accounting for more than 80% of New Zealand’s wine production. Combined with the farmers’ markets, eateries and artisan food producers you’ll encounter along the way, the Classic New Zealand Wine Trail offers New Zealand’s most memorable wine and food experiences.

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Depart USA

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Celebrate Thanksgiving in Tuscany – Live like a local in Tuscany!

Join us on a journey to a land as old as the gods, where good food and wine are a way of life. Sit at our table and savor our wines…immerse yourself in our culture, our family, and our country…let us welcome you to the heart and soul of Italy.

Tuscany is certainly one of Italy’s best-loved and beautiful regions. Looking for real Tuscany wine tours? Visit the countryside! It’s dotted with delightful villages, medieval …

Argentina: The City, The Wines and The Water Falls

Admire street art, stunning architecture and Tango in one of South America’s most beautiful metropolitan cities. Immerse yourself in an Estancia in the Pampas region with Gauchos and horses. Enjoy culinary masterpieces, vineyards and adventures in one of the most scenic wine regions on the planet. Experience the magic of the jungle and one of the world’s greatest wonders, Iguazu Falls.

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Buenos Aires

Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to Recoleta Grand

Visit Zagreb and sail to Dubrovnik

Find out and explore all the secrets and secluded spots of Adriatic Sea. With long seacoast and 1244 islands, Croatian Adriatic sea is a true experience for all seafarers. With the unique combination of sailing, city visits, beautiful beaches, local walks, vineyards and romantic dinners, this sample Croatia tour will introduce you to the true charm of the Adriatic and give the best of land and sea Croatia has to offer. Visit Korcula, the island …

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

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

12 Night Inspiring Australia

On an Inspiring Journey we will take you off the beaten track with immersive experiences in a boutique small group setting. You’ll travel in luxury coaches or 4WD vehicles and stay in boutique retreats, lodges and resorts with gourmet cuisine to match. We offer the perfect balance of freedom from the stress of vacation planning, with the flexibility to shape your journey with a choice of optional experiences. You’ll share your vacation with a small …