Sail from Rome to Lisbon while encountering a tantalizing array of ports and cultures during this 12-night cruise aboard award-winning Crystal Cruises’ Crystal Symphony. Experience sophisticated Monte Carlo, bustling Barcelona, historic Cartagena, treasured Tangier, timeless Casablanca, and the beautiful Canary Islands before finally arriving in captivating Lisbon. These waters were explored and lands settled by Greek and Roman sailors, and, it has been said, Christopher Columbus stopped in the Canary Islands on his way to the New World. Each of these ports is storied and offers its own fascinating history, unique way of life and alluring attractions. Crystal Cruises is world-renowned for excellence, with its award-winning entertainment, specialty restaurants, classes and expert speakers. Enjoy nightly alumni gatherings, and take advantage of opportunities to connect with your fellow travellers during recommended optional excursions in most ports of call. Open bar service, gratuities for select staff and 2-for-1 pricing are included with this adventure.
The great land of Ethiopia is one of the world’s outstanding treasures. This small group tour is led by world-renowned Ethiopia scholar and UofT professor Michael Gervers and explores the culture and history of the country including Professor Gervers’ current research site at Yemrehanna Kristos. An ancient and overlooked land that confounds expectations, Ethiopia is famed for its striking landscapes, thousands of years of history and art, and warm welcomes. Explore the dramatic mountain scenery and stunning early decorated churches in the fertile highlands of Gheralta. Marvel at the immense obelisks at Axum. Spend two days at Lalibela, the wonder of the Ancient World, touring the magnificent rock-hewn churches and observing Christian ceremonies unchanged in 1000 years. Tour castles and battlements of the ‘Camelot’ of Africa at Gondar and travel by boat to the monasteries on Lake Tana. Natural wonders include the spectacular landscape of the Simien Mountains where we observe Gelada baboons up close and the source of the Blue Nile where we walk over a 17th century bridge to view the Falls.
Discover the unique character of Italy’s turquoise lakes while you explore the charming towns, majestic Renaissance villas, and lush gardens that adorn their shores. Explore Lake Orta, perched in the mountains, and admire the spectacular frescoes on the legendary island of San Giulio. Visit baroque villas in the beautiful Borromean Islands, and see rare birds, exotic gardens, and a 16th-century palace filled with antiques. Cruise lakes Maggiore and Como, the great lakes of Italy, by private boat. See Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” and the opulent 14th-century Duomo in the vibrant city of Milan. Roam the 18th- and 19th-century villas of Bellagio and the piazza of Como. Conclude this magical small group journey with an interactive cooking lesson at a local restaurant and a visit to Villa Taranto and its gorgeous gardens. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes all excursions, seven nights at the first-class Hotel La Palma on the banks of Lake Maggiore, educational programs, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner. There is no single supplement for solo travellers.
Fogo Island Inn sits on an island, off an island, off of one of the four corners of the earth. Come and enjoy a four-night stay at this gloriously remote award-winning Inn. Meet visionary owner Zita Cobb to learn about why she returned to create this social enterprise. Sail the seascapes of Iceberg Alley. Hike the stunning shoreline. Tour the artists’ studios. Learn about the new fishing economy and microfinance initiatives. Enjoy gourmet cuisine. Accommodation, all meals and activities included.
Admire the diverse scenery and experience the vibrant cultural heritage of Croatia, a trove of historic cities, pristine parkland, and miles of sun-drenched Adriatic coastline. Begin your journey by exploring Zagreb, Croatia’s capital city. Wander the historic Upper Town and see the detailed art nouveau architecture that is a legacy of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Delight in the crystal blue lakes, cascading waterfalls, and lush forests of Plitvice Lakes National Park. Cruise to Split, a picturesque city by the sea and home of Diocletian’s Palace, the pre-eminent Roman monument on the Dalmatian Coast. Visit the island of Hvar and explore the island’s wine country. Conclude your journey in Dubrovnik, and marvel at the Gothic, Renaissance, and baroque architecture tucked inside the medieval city wall. This 10-night program includes accommodations at boutique and deluxe hotels, all excursions, and an extensive meal program with wine at dinner.
Take in the Big Apple for a long weekend. Enjoy a private seminar at MOMA. Go behind-the-scenes at Chelsea art galleries. Meet Canadian designers. Experience an insider’s Wall Street. You might even get a chance to meet local U of T alumni. Accommodation, most meals, and special activities included.
Experience the best of mysterious China, a land whose stunning beauty forms the backdrop to a 5000-year-old civilization steeped in legend, and Lhasa, Tibet, the “Sun City,” during this exceptional, custom-designed, 14-day journey. The comprehensive itinerary features a three-night cruise along the fabled Yangtze River and five-star accommodations in centrally located hotels in Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa, and in Shanghai’s historic Fairmont Peace Hotel. Aboard the newly refurbished m.v. Victoria Jenna, cruise from Chongqing, through the legendary Three Gorges, to Yichang. Visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites. Tour the impressive Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest dam complex, and embark a private boat cruise up the picturesque Goddess Stream, a hidden treasure in Wu Gorge. Walk along the Great Wall and through Beijing’s Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. Visit the ancient capital of Xi’an and view the impressive Terra Cotta Warriors. Explore magnificent Tibetan temples and monasteries, including Potala Palace, former winter residence of the Dalai Lamas. Experience mystical old and spectacular new Shanghai. A Shanghai Post-Program Option is also offered.
It is impossible to separate the southernmost region of the Iberian Peninsula from the desire to explore. After all, Ferdinand Magellan and Christopher Columbus both began their most renowned voyages here. This 11-night program offers you the opportunity to begin a journey here, as well. Discover the cultural riches of Spain and Morocco in a level of luxury early seafarers never could have imagined. Begin with a two-night stay in Seville, Spain, then embark on a 9-night cruise aboard the deluxe MV Aegean Odyssey and follow the path of the Moors. Cruise to Cadiz and visit Jerez de la Frontera, then continue to Morocco, including visits to El Jadida, Rabat, and Tangier, before disembarking in Malaga. Along the way, visit eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the Alhambra in Granada; enjoy single-night hotel stays in Marrakesh and Fez; and bask in the beauty of the western Mediterranean. This adventure includes excursions in each port of call, luxury accommodations, a lecture series by noted scholars, an extensive meal plan, and gratuities for select staff, guides, and drivers.
Escape the chill of November in favour of white sand beaches, sunny skies, and the easygoing spirit of the Caribbean. Begin in Fort Lauderdale where you’ll embark the luxurious Six-Star Crystal Serenity for your 15-day cruise with ports of call in the Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands, French West Indies, Netherlands Antilles, Jamaica, and Cayman Islands. As you cruise from island to island, discover an impressive mix of colonial and Caribbean-style architecture, colourful coral reefs, verdant tropical scenery, and friendly hospitality. Enjoy relaxing days at sea and cruising the Mississippi River before concluding in New Orleans. An overnight stay allows ample time to take in the magic of this fascinating and most European of American cities. Crystal Cruises is world-renowned for excellence, with its award-winning entertainment, specialty restaurants, classes and expert speakers. Enjoy nightly alumni gatherings, and take advantage of opportunities to connect with your fellow travellers during recommended optional excursions in most ports of call. Open bar service, gratuities for select staff, 2-for-1 pricing and airfare are included with this adventure.
Sail aboard Oceania Cruises’ award-winning Riviera on a voyage to Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Monaco, France, and Spain—enchanting destinations steeped in romance, ancient tradition, and glamour. Begin in Venice, a magical city laced with graceful canals and arched bridges. Then sail to Zadar, where centuries-old churches mingle with delightful cafes and Roman ruins, followed by Kotor, Montenegro’s intriguing coastal town. Encounter colourful churches and markets in Sicily’s spirited capital, Palermo, and behold striking monuments of antiquity in Rome. Stop at Livorno, a jumping-off point to explore the glorious Tuscan countryside or the world-class cities of Florence and Pisa. Savour the glamorous atmosphere of Monte Carlo and the cosmopolitan flavour of Marseille, your gateway to the postcard-worthy landscapes of Provence. Visit Port-Vendres, a lovely Mediterranean harbour town along the Vermillion Coast, before your odyssey concludes in Barcelona, Spain’s second-largest city and energetic cultural hub.
Recapture the magic of the holidays as you escape the frantic pace and pressures of the holiday season at home and step into scenes that glitter with fairy-tale charm. Spend seven nights cruising along the Rhine and Mosel rivers aboard the exclusively chartered, award-winning MS Amadeus Silver. Enjoy a customizable journey with a choice of included excursions in many ports of call. Begin your adventure in Germany, then discover historic Strasbourg, France. Cruise to Speyer, your gateway to Heidelberg, before exploring ancient Worms. Visit the village of Rüdesheim, then sail through the romantic Rhine Valley to Koblenz at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. Continue on the Mosel to explore Cochem, Trier, and Bernkastel, the Pearl of Mosel. Travel by train to Luxembourg before ending your journey with a three-night hotel stay in Paris. Your program includes flexible excursions, the chance to shop at holiday markets in three countries; deluxe accommodations; an extensive meal plan featuring wine with lunch and dinner; and no single supplement for solo travellers.
From the majesty of the Cape of Good Hope to the vast expanse of rural Africa and the splendour of Victoria Falls, Southern Africa has inspired travellers and explorers for centuries. Follow in the footsteps of the great explorers on an adventure like no other. From Cape Town, see historic Robben Island, and then travel on to track big game at the Thornybush Game Reserve near Kruger National Park. Next, fly to Johannesburg to visit the historic township of Soweto, former home of Nelson Mandela. Board a Rovos Rail train in Pretoria for the fascinating journey through Botswana and Zimbabwe. Visit the thundering Victoria Falls before travelling on to Chobe National Park. Expert local guides and safari naturalists will bring your experience to life with included “off-road” game drives, excursions and fascinating talks. Your small-group experience includes deluxe accommodations, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner. This journey is crafted to provide ample free time so you can explore on your own.
French Polynesia evokes images of pure natural wonder: soaring emerald mountain peaks, glistening neon-blue lagoons, and powdery white-sand beaches. Awaken your senses to these wonders and more on a 12-night luxury cruise aboard Sirena, Oceania Cruises’ newest masterpiece. Admire Moorea’s picture-perfect beaches and crystalline lagoon; explore ancient temples set amid gorgeous scenery on Raiatea; snorkel in Bora Bora’s postcard-perfect lagoon, a paradise filled with colourful coral and tropical fish; and experience Nuku Hiva’s blend of black-sand beaches and magnificent waterfalls. Relax on the sugary white-sand beaches of Fakarava, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and encounter the pearl farms and pink-sand beaches of Rangiroa. Before concluding your tranquil odyssey in Papeete, Tahiti, visit the “Garden Island,” Huahine, complete with unspoiled beaches and pristine coves.
Southeast Asia’s alluring blend of cultures and traditions has attracted traders and travellers for centuries. Begin your exploration in bustling Bangkok and marvel at the Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha and grand Reclining Buddha. Celebrate the golden age of travel with three nights aboard the opulent Eastern & Oriental Express as it rolls through the rice paddies of Thailand and Malaysia. From the River Kwai Bridge station, drift down the Kwai Yai River and learn about the Thailand-Burma railway.
Explore the Malaysian town of Kuala Kangsar and see Singapore’s iconic Merlion Park and Civil District. Then admire Bali’s breathtaking scenery and meringue-hued beaches. Observe daily life at a traditional Balinese compound, enjoy lunch by a rice field and delight in the engaging and welcoming Balinese culture. Experts and local guides will bring your adventure to life with included excursions and fascinating talks. This small-group experience features deluxe accommodations throughout and an extensive meal plan.
Your adventure begins in Santiago de Chile, where you will visit Colchagua Valley, a historical region famous for its choice Chilean wines. Travel by chartered flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas; where your expedition ship awaits. The journey south begins and we sail through the narrow Canal Gabriel and into the Garibaldi Fjord. Cross the Drake passage and sail into the most remote area of the world, with its endless ocean and continent covered with snow and ice. In Antarctica, enjoy days with landings that include visits to the most interesting places, looking at thousands of penguins and seals, and kayaking. No matter where you have been and what you have seen on previous travels: Antarctica is different from anywhere else you will ever experience. Here in the midst of the great white open, nature is at its most sublime and haunting. This adventure takes in all the highlights of Patagonia and Antarctica, giving you an excellent impression of what this enormous continent of ice is all about. Join us to ‘the bottom of the world’ for a real adventure in the Southern Hemisphere.
This unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime journey features a natural history cruise into the mysterious Amazon River Basin aboard the deluxe, all-Suite m.v. Zafiro, launched in November 2015, and two nights in historic Lima, Peru, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cruise through one of the earth’s most exotic natural realms and our planet’s largest rainforest ecosystem, where the number of butterfly species climbs into the thousands and other species have yet to be classified or even discovered. Led by expert Peruvian naturalists, explore the boundless diversity of nature’s most wondrous offerings from delicate orchids to transparent glass frogs and pink river dolphins, from the treetops of the verdant rainforest to the depths of blackwater tributaries. Visit local villages to observe the traditional way of life of the ribereños (river people) and see a shaman perform an ancient ritual of purification. A special Post-Tour Option to legendary Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley is offered. This unique program is an exceptional value, and space is extremely limited.
During this 12-day journey of a lifetime, observe one of Earth’s greatest natural spectacles by land and air—the best way to experience a safari in Tanzania. Travel into the majestic grasslands of Africa’s premier safari destination during the annual Great Migration of vast herds of wildebeest, zebra, gazelle and Cape buffalo—and see wildlife including elephant, lion, cheetah and leopard. Visit four of Tanzania’s finest game parks—Lake Manyara, Tarangire and the UNESCO World Heritage sites of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater—for spectacular game drives. Enjoy a unique perspective over Tanzania’s plains when you fly from Arusha to Serengeti National Park and from Tarangire National Park to Arusha aboard a privately chartered aircraft. Stay in deluxe Serena Safari Lodges and a comfortable tented camp in Tarangire. An expert curator illuminates human prehistory at Oldupai Gorge, where the Leakey family famously discovered 1.8-million-year-old human fossils. This exceptional travel value includes all accommodations, chartered flights in Tanzania, game drives and most meals.
Join the Six-Star Crystal Symphony when it sails from Incheon, South Korea, across the Yellow Sea to Xingang, the port for Beijing and gateway to the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Continue to Fukuoka on Japan’s third-largest island before crossing the Inland Sea to Hiroshima. Next, Crystal Cruises makes its maiden port call in Takamatsu, a historic town filled with the charm of Edo-era Japan. Visit Osaka, where you have the opportunity to discover graceful ancient cities of Kyoto and Nara, and Shimizu, where Mount Fuji stands in the distance, before cruising to exciting Tokyo. For 20 consecutive years, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine have chosen Crystal Cruises as the “World’s Best” cruise line. Experience this luxury ship’s value with two-for-one pricing, deluxe staterooms, open bar service, all meals and included shipboard gratuities. Enjoy gala entertainment nightly, a world-class spa and more.
Once a part of French Indochina, Vietnam and Cambodia showcase centuries of history and a fascinating blend of European and Asian cultures. Explore Saigon, Vietnam, with visits to Notre Dame Cathedral, the General Post Office and former U.S. Embassy, and in Siem Reap, Cambodian, discover the ruins of the Angkor temples. A special highlight of this journey is a Mekong River cruise aboard the exclusively chartered Mekong Navigator. Visit rural towns and villages, as well as Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. Visit the Royal Palace, and take a look at Cambodia’s troubled past. Take sampan rides to see floating communities and fish farms. During fascinating included excursions, expert local guides will offer context and colourful narratives. While cruising, enjoy luxurious river-view suites and all meals onboard ship plus wine with dinner. Enjoy deluxe hotel accommodations in Saigon and Siem Reap.
From palm-studded, emerald landscapes to man-made wonders and majestic colonial architecture, experience the highlights of Central America on a 16-night luxury cruise from Florida to Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Mexico and California. Board Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta in Miami and sail to Key West, once home to author Ernest Hemingway. Then behold Cartagena’s enchanting architectural treasures, flower-adorned balconies and glorious 16th-century city walls. Cruise through the impressive Panama Canal en route to Puntarenas, a gateway to Costa Rica’s breathtaking tropical splendours. Savour the idyllic beauty of San Juan del Sur, with its gorgeous cliffs, golden sands and gentle crystalline waters. Continue to Puerto Quetzal, a gateway to the lovely colonial capital of Antigua, followed by Acapulco, home to magnificent sprawling beaches. Before concluding your voyage in San Francisco, unwind in sun-kissed Cabo San Lucas, an exclusive resort town complete with picture-perfect beaches, trendy restaurants and chic boutiques.
Bursting with charming villages, ancient olive groves, bountiful vineyards and remarkable natural beauty, Tuscany’s sun-warmed hills have attracted artists, writers and travellers for centuries. After settling in Cortona, delve into ancient Etruscan civilization on a village walking tour before indulging your senses during an excursion through the sun-dappled countryside and a local winery. Visit Montepulciano and discover its Renaissance palaces and unique churches. Travel to Siena and admire the Gaia Fountain, Mangia Tower and the sprawling Piazza del Campo. Marvel at the splendour of Florence’s urban masterpieces as you see the iconic Ponte Vecchio, the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the 14th-century Piazza della Signoria. Broaden your insight of the region while visiting the Praetorian Palace and the Museum of the Etruscan Academy. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, fascinating excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan complemented by wine with dinner.
California is known as the “Golden State,” and this week of spectacular music and exploration in both Los Angeles and San Francisco will be truly golden. Scheduled concerts include Puccini’s Tosca starring Sondra Radvanovsky, often billed as “the finest Tosca of our time”, DakhaBrakha paired with Le Mystère des Voix Bulgares, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a rich all-Wagner programme at the award-winning Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. In “the city by the bay”, our concerts feature the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and Prokofiev’s ballet Cinderella with the San Francisco Ballet. Visits to leading galleries and museums including the Norton Simon Museum, the J. Paul Getty Museum, and the Asian Art Museum round out this exciting tour led by Rick Phillips, host and producer of CBC’s Sound Advice for 14 years .
Experience the timeless splendour of Japan and South Korea on this unique, custom-designed itinerary, featuring two nights in Kyoto and a seven-night cruise across the full length of the serene Inland Sea of Japan from Himeji to historic ports of Japan and Ulsan, South Korea. On board the exclusively chartered, Five-Star small ship m.s. L’Austral, featuring only 110 ocean-view Suites and Staterooms, enjoy this 280-mile stretch of scenic, tranquil ocean with port calls at captivating points of interest, including five UNESCO World Heritage sites. In the enchanting city of Kyoto, visit opulent temples and the Nijō Castle, an imperial gem. Walk through the imposing Peace Memorial Park in Hiroshima, tour the Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima with its awe-inspiring Torii Gate and visit the impressive Himeji Castle, the oldest surviving feudal structure from medieval Japan. In Gyeongju, South Korea, see the glorious Buddhist Bulguksa Temple and the ancient Silla Kingdom royal burial mounds.
Tokyo/Kyoto Pre-Program and Kanazawa Post-Program Options are available.
There is no better way to experience Holland and Belgium’s remarkably rich history and culture than on an engaging cruise through its lovely waterways and canals. Personalize your cruise with a choice of excursions, as you explore celebrated river towns and charming villages. Discover the medieval treasures of Antwerp and stroll along the cobbled lanes and tiny bridges of Bruges. Visit The Hague, the seat of Dutch government, and wander through picturesque Delft. Admire Amsterdam’s bridges and canals, and choose from a visit to a gorgeous tulip garden, a bike tour of stunning Waterland or a visit to the renowned Rijksmuseum. Local guides provide fascinating insights during included excursions and lectures that showcase the region’s history, art and culture. This expertly crafted Alumni Campus Abroad program features first-class accommodations aboard a modern river ship and an extensive meal plan that includes wine with lunch and dinner.
For solo travellers, there is no single supplement.
Cruise from Athens through the Corinth Canal and along the stunning Dalmatian coast to the picture-perfect canals of Venice. Enjoy a custom-designed, seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.y. Le Lyrial, launched in 2015 and featuring balconies in most of its ocean-view Suites and Staterooms. Visit five countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations on this comprehensive program featuring ports inaccessible to larger vessels, including Korčula and the Bay of Kotor. Tour the ancient Greek site of Delphi; Corfu’s Old Town, rooted in the eighth century B.C.; the remarkable archaeological site of Butrint, Albania; Kotor’s medieval fortifications and architecture in Montenegro; Dubrovnik’s beautifully restored 15th-century walled city; and Split’s Roman Diocletian’s Palace. To further enhance your cruise, enjoy an exclusive Coastal Life Forum® with local residents and a folk music performance.
Athens Pre-Cruise Option and Venice Post-Cruise Option are offered.
Experience an inspiring Mediterranean odyssey, where each port of call is a striking masterpiece. From ancient cities soaked in colour and culture to cobbled squares framed by elegant cathedrals and cafes, take in extraordinary sights in Italy, France, Monaco, and Spain. From the comfort of Oceania Cruises’ Marina, depart Rome’s port of Civitavecchia for Livorno, a gateway to Florence, Pisa, and the soul-stirring Tuscan countryside. Then cruise to Sardinia’s Emerald Coast to browse the boutiques of Olbia or visit Porto Cervo, a postcard-perfect resort with classic red-roofed villas and a glittering yacht-studded marina. Wander the ancient streets of Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica, an island of lush pine forests and scenic gorges. Behold breathtaking panoramas along Italy’s Cinque Terre, savour Monte Carlo’s glamorous atmosphere, and admire the Picasso collection at Antibes. Stop at France’s oldest city, Marseille, and marvel at Palma’s Gothic cathedral. Before your adventure concludes in Barcelona, explore Valencia’s ultra-futuristic City of Arts and Sciences.
Through history, the great rivers of Europe were the avenues of expansion in art, culture and trade. Unpack once, relax and join us as we explore three magnificent rivers that flow through the heartland of Europe. Cruise the storied Danube, Main and Rhine rivers as well as the charming canals of Amsterdam. Visits to historic cities, such as Bratislava, Budapest, Nuremberg, Vienna, Würzburg and many more, fill your days. Marvel at the natural wonders, such as the bucolic Wachau Valley, and discover the unique cultural landscape of the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. This innovative journey allows you to customize your journey with a choice of cultural and active excursions in most ports. Expert local guides and speakers lead excursions and talks that showcase the region’s art, culture and heritage. This expertly crafted program includes first-class ship accommodations and an extensive meal plan plus wine with lunch and dinner.
For our solo travellers, there is no single supplement.
Join us for a unique, comprehensive, nine-day journey to Scotland’s rarely visited Inner Hebridean, Orkney and Shetland Islands and Norway’s majestic fjords, remote destinations forever linked by their Viking heritage. Cruise from Glasgow, Scotland, to Copenhagen, Denmark, aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship m.s. Le Boréal with 100% ocean-view Suite and Stateroom accommodations. Travel in the wake of early Viking explorers, cruising into ports accessible only by small ship amidst spectacular landscapes in this seafaring region steeped in history and cultural richness. Specially arranged excursions include two of the world’s most scenic rail journeys—The Jacobite steam train through the famed Scottish Highlands and the Flåm Railway through Norway’s stunning fjordlands. Also, visit Kirkwall in the Orkney Islands; prehistoric Jarlshof in the Shetland Islands; the UNESCO World heritage sites of Orkney’s Neolithic Ring of Brodgar and Skara Brae, including a special presentation by local archaeologist and site director Professor Nick Card; and Bergen’s picturesque Bryggen.
An Edinburgh/Glasgow Pre-Cruise Option and Copenhagen Post-Cruise Option are offered.
Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic states, the magnificent imperial riches of St. Petersburg and the luminous “White Nights of Summer” on this remarkable six-country, eight-night Baltic Sea cruise. Enjoy a rare opportunity to hear enriching presentations by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa and noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev, former Premier of the U.S.S.R. Cruise the Baltic Sea aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star m.s. Le Boréal, carrying only 110 passengers from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, with an excursion included in every port. Immerse yourself in the cultural renaissance of Gda´nsk, Poland; revel in the medieval charms of Tallinn, Estonia, and Visby, Sweden, both UNESCO World Heritage sites; and discover the stunning architecture of cosmopolitan Helsinki, Finland. Enjoy two days exploring regal St. Petersburg, including a specially arranged early entry into the world-acclaimed State Hermitage Museum, a visit to Peter and Paul Fortress and an excursion to Catherine’s Palace and Petrodvorets, two UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Wonders of Norway Pre-Cruise and Splendours of Stockholm Post-Cruise Options is offered.
A land of sparkling glacial lakes, Renaissance cities and one of the world’s most influential ancient civilizations, Italy has a wealth of natural beauty and culture. This journey showcases the best of Italy as you travel by train to four different regions. Begin in the Italian Lakes District in northern Italy. Cruise Lake Maggiore, and travel to Milan to marvel at Leonardo da Vinci’s “The Last Supper.” Continue to romantic Venice on the Adriatic Sea. See the Piazza San Marco and other historic highlights. Travel south to Tuscany, and explore Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance. Venture to Chianti to sample its renowned wine. Then, as they say, all roads lead to Rome, and your journey concludes in the Eternal City. See the ancient ruins, including the Colosseum and Roman Forum. Local guides provide fascinating insight during included excursions. Enjoy a small group of fellow travelers, first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, plus wine with dinner.
Discover the remote archipelago making up British Columbia’s Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve on this unique 8 day cruise. Boarding Bluewater Adventures’ new flagship yacht featuring larger cabins and ensuite bathrooms, we head south on an expedition exploring the “Galapagos of the North”.
This picturesque journey takes us to the remains of ancient Haida Villages along the protected east coast of Moresby Island. Our onboard Naturalist will interpret the variety of wildlife we hope to see like humpback whales, sea lions, puffins and black bears foraging on the shore. We stop at SGang Gwaay – a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting totem poles that still stand while Haida Watchmen share their oral tradition and explain their significance.
Delicious and healthy meals are enjoyed with 360° views in the wheelhouse with a different, secluded anchorage each evening. Voted a “Trip of a Lifetime” by National Geographic that is not to be missed!
Discover the pristine beauty of Switzerland. Immerse yourself first in the German-speaking area of the country, and settle in lakeside Thun. With an included Swiss rail pass, visit the towns of Kandersteg and Brienz, famous for woodworking and a steam train that winds its way up a mountain for a magnificent view of hundreds of mountains, including the iconic Jungfrau, Monc and Eiger peaks. Walk (or take a train if you prefer) through the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the car-free mountain village of Murren, and explore the capital of Bern. Conclude your journey with a stay in the French-speaking village of Villars-sur-Ollon. Visit a dairy farm in Gruyères and sample farm-made cheese. Journey to Zermatt to see the Matterhorn. Local guides and experts provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program is limited to only 28 travellers. The program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, an enrichment program and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.
Today, Normandy is a peaceful place where life is enjoyed with joie de vivre, but just 70 years ago it was the site of the pivotal World War II battle against the Nazis. Settle in the charming town of Honfleur, and delve into Norman history and culture. Take an emotional journey to Juno Beach, the Canadian War Cemetery and the inspiring Peace Memorial. Normandy’s military past began much earlier than 1944; in Bayeux, see the famous Bayeux Tapestry, an embroidered history of the Battle of Hastings. Journey to Mont Saint-Michel, the breathtaking fortress monastery guarded by the ebb and flow of the tide, and taste Calvados, the local cider brandy, and other renowned food and drink of the region. Local guides and expert speakers provide insight during excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program features engaging excursions, an educational program and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.
There is no supplement for solo travellers.
Let the awe-inspiring beauty of Alaska—America’s last frontier—captivate you as you sail aboard Oceania Cruises’ intimate Regatta, a state-of-the-art haven of elegance. Embark on your voyage in Seattle, the “Emerald City.” Cruise the Inside Passage along Canada’s scenic west coast into Alaska’s more sheltered Inside Passage, an island-studded waterway edged by verdant forests, mountains, and glaciers. Explore Ketchikan’s rustic boardwalk, lined with charming galleries, restaurants, and artisan shops, or see the colourful totem poles on display at Totem Bight State Park. Behold surreal seascapes while sailing Tracy Arm fjord, dotted with blue-and-white icebergs and fringed by towering granite walls and cascading waterfalls. Encounter more magnificent scenery at Sitka, home to the Sitka National Historical Park. Before returning to Seattle, browse the waterfront attractions in delightful Prince Rupert, Canada, home to the fascinating Museum of Northern British Columbia.
Share your love of travel with the children in your life and cruise through the heartland of Europe on a journey designed with families in mind. Settle in onboard the elegant, new Amadeus Silver III and enjoy a choice of excursions and activities that showcase the highlights of Holland, Germany and France. In Amsterdam, explore charming canals and sail by historic sites like the Anne Frank House. Marvel at the famed Gothic cathedral in Cologne, sail through the Rhine Gorge and see fairytale castles overlooking the river. Visit lovely river towns and explore Strasbourg, France. Expert guides and lecturers provide fascinating narrative during shore excursions and educational programs. This family program is open to passengers ages 7-years-old and up, travelling with an adult, and features onboard children’s activities coordinated by an energetic Youth Director. Enjoy first-class ship accommodations, including some cabins with connecting doors; an extensive meal plan; and wine with lunch and dinner for the adults.
Journey across the captivating emerald Isle through Dublin, Belfast, Donegal and County Galway. Begin in Dublin with visits to Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Grafton Street. Enjoy excursions to Bend of the Boyne, the archaeological wonder of Newgrange and St. Patrick’s burial place. Learn about the tumultuous history of The Troubles during a locally guided tour in Belfast, and experience the Titanic interpretation centre. Gape at dramatic basalt columns along Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland’s only UNESCO World Heritage site, and experience the historic and effervescent atmosphere of Derry. Enjoy soul-stirring vistas at Glenveagh National Park, mountain-dotted Sligo and the fiercely beautiful region of Connemara. Along the way, delight in medieval architecture, delicious cuisine and opportunities to make your own discoveries during ample free time. Local guides and experts will provide fascinating narrative during excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe and first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.
Scoresbysund, the world’s largest fjord system, beckons you to explore Greenland. Enticing you with some of the best displays of the northern lights, the Inuit settlement of Ittoqqortoormiit and its inhabitants offer you a rare connection to the past with their tradition of living off the land, just as their ancestors did hundreds of years ago.
Iceberg-choked fjords, tundra hikes and the arctic wildlife of Northeast Greenland National Park create picture-perfect scenes every day. This is one of our most active expeditions, where you can hike across mountaintops and watch herds of grazing muskoxen on the horizon. This is pure wilderness at its finest: the untouched Arctic as it was thousands of years ago.
Celebrate Canada’s Sesquicentennial in the legendary Northwest Passage. Experience the iconic sights of Canada’s High Arctic on board the exclusively chartered 90-passenger Akademik Sergei Vavilov on a new route from Resolute to Iqaluit via Ellesmere Island and the dramatic east coast of Baffin Island. Enjoy daily on-board presentations by leading Canadian scholars and special access to research sites. Visit the communities of Resolute, Grise Fjord, and Pond Inlet. Make landings at historic Franklin, RCMP, and Hudson’s Bay sites. Hike spectacular Sunshine Fjord, straddling the Arctic Circle. Spot outstanding wildlife like polar bear, muskox, gyrfalcon, narwhal, and walrus. Take in dramatic scenery of endless tundra, giant peaks and enchanting glaciers. Optional post-expedition extension in Iqaluit. The North beckons — answer by rekindling your sense of adventure on this breathtaking Canadian expedition.
Explore eight countries, discover old-world capitals and stroll through charming villages dusting the banks along Europe’s romantic and historic Danube River. Encounter Prague with visits to Prague Castle and the Old Jewish Quarter. Travel to Passau and step into St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Melk and Dürnstein before sailing through the Wachau Valley toward the Austrian capital of Vienna. Be captivated by the history and allure of Bratislava and Budapest. Wander through Kalemegdan Citadel and ornate Orthodox churches in Belgrade. Sail through the thrilling Iron Gate Gorge and tour Drobeta’s Museum of the Iron Gate Region. Visit Vidin’s Baba Vida fortress before seeing the fascinating highlights of Sofia. Expert guides and lecturers provide compelling narrative that frames the diverse art, culture and heritage of this famed region. This expertly crafted program provides flexibility with a choice of excursions and activities, first-class accommodations aboard ship, and an extensive meal plan featuring wine with dinner.
For our solo travellers, there is no single supplement.
Spain’s tantalizing northern region flaunts cosmopolitan cities, charming villages and mouth-watering cuisine. Discover Madrid, the vibrant heart of Spain, and the Basque region with its remarkably unique identity. Begin your adventure in Madrid and admire the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and the art nouveau and neoclassical architecture of the Gran Vía. Marvel at El Greco’s greatest masterpiece at the Church of Santo Tomé and visit the synagogue of Santa Maria la Blanca in Toledo. En route to Laguardia, see historic sites and Gothic architecture in Burgos. Awaken your palate at a Rioja vineyard, and explore ageless plazas and bodegas inside Laguardia’s walls. Tour the Guggenheim Museum’s cutting-edge art collections in Bilbao. Delight in scenic San Sebastián and see the Old Quarter, Town Hall and a neo-Gothic Cathedral. Local guides and experts provide compelling insight during fascinating excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features deluxe and first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.
Provence and the French Côte d’Azur conjure visions of sunny olive groves, lavender fields and the vineyards of the Côtes du Rhône. Settle in Avignon and begin your exploration with a visit to the Palace of the Popes and a cruise on the Rhône. Continue on to see Arles and its Roman amphitheatre, the hilltop village of Les Baux, and St. Remy where Van Gogh once lived. Visit Châteauneuf-du-Pape, known for its superb wine. Marvel at the ingenious Pont du Gard, the three-level Roman aqueduct. On the drive to Nice, discover the towns of Aix-en-Provence and Cannes. Explore Nice, including the Chagall Museum. Discover glamorous Monaco and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and the exquisite Villa de Rothschild. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insights during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes informative excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan, plus wine with dinner. First-class accommodations have been reserved in Avignon and Nice.
This unique and exclusive nine-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal, during the best time of year. Cruise up Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River, “the great river,” into the heart of beautiful Seville, an exclusive opportunity only available on this itinerary and by small ship. Visit Portugal’s lesser-travelled Algarve region and the regal city of Granada, Spain. Stand on the “Top of the Rock” to see the Pillars of Hercules spanning the scenic Strait of Gibraltar and call on the enchanting Balearic Island of Palma de Mallorca. Admire the modernist architecture of Valencia. Enjoy stunning scenery and visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites while cruising ancient trade routes from the Mediterranean Sea into the Atlantic Ocean aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star m.s. Le Lyrial. This state-of-the-art small ship, launched in 2015, features private balconies in 95% of the 110 ocean-view, deluxe Suites and Staterooms.
A two-night Barcelona Pre-Cruise Option and two-night Lisbon Post-Cruise Option are offered.
Journey to Apulia and explore this fascinating, less-explored corner of Italy. Over the centuries this region has witnessed the ebb and flow of foreign armies and settlers, many of which imprinted their cultures on Apulia. Settle in the town of Polignano a Mare perched above the sparkling Adriatic. Begin your journey of discovery during an excursion to the vibrant seaport of Bari and its Basilica of St. Nicholas. Gaze at Lecce’s baroque architecture and Ostuni’s trove of ancient walls and white edifices. On a scenic excursion to Trani, visit historic highlights and a family olive mill. Explore the unusual Trulli of Alberobello, and wander through Locorotondo’s tranquil streets. Visit the Sassi di Matera, an extensive cave-dwelling district where troglodyte settlements once lived. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, educational programs and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.
For solo travellers, there is no single supplement.
Lush tropical landscapes, neat colourful villages, world-renowned temple complexes, gorgeous heritage accommodation, and a subtle, distinctive cuisine are highlights of this tour. Gentler, more relaxing, more authentic – the south is the perfect introduction to the wonders of India. A multitude of varied experiences from the Life of Pi’s Indian Cote d’Azur in Pondicherry to the thriving technicolour temples in the power centre of Madurai, the extravagant courtyard mansions of Chettinad, and the fragrant spice gardens and tea plantations of Periyar. Cooking demonstrations, privately hosted lunches, and presentations on temple architecture, early Indian painting, Ayurveda practice, and the continuity of cultural practices. Views are extraordinarily rich, full of colour and life.
Optional extension to the palm-fringed Backwaters of Kerala.
Explore the dazzling golden beaches and multifaceted cultures of southern Africa as Oceania Cruises’ well-appointed Nautica takes you on a spectacular 15-night voyage. With Table Mountain as a dramatic backdrop, begin your luxury cruise in South Africa’s “Mother City,” Cape Town, a cosmopolitan gem boasting magnificent beaches, up-and-coming art galleries, and Victorian and Cape Dutch architecture. Delve into the rich maritime heritage of sun-kissed Mossel Bay, and then behold gorgeous panoramas at Richards Bay’s Lookout Point. Sail to Mozambique, where Maputo beckons with a lively waterfront; admire Durban’s colonial architecture and popular Golden Mile Beach; wander the unspoiled beaches of East London; and stroll past Port Elizabeth’s well-preserved historic buildings. Before returning to Cape Town, discover the scenic splendour of Walvis Bay, Namibia, a bird-watcher’s paradise with an impressive natural lagoon.