Destinations and Experiences

Holiday Market
Holiday Markets
December 4 - 12, 2018
From $1,995 excluding air

Delight in Germany’s merry Christkindlmarkts on a seven-night, first-class cruise along the Rhine and Main Rivers. See Cologne’s cathedral, sail the Rhine Gorge, and admire medieval Miltenberg and Rothenburg. Visit Koblenz, Würzburg, Bamberg and Nuremberg. Enjoy a choice of excursions in several ports, lectures, and ample meals. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived.

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Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl Parade & Los Angeles
December 29 - January 2, 2019
From $2,379 excluding air

For over a century the city of Pasadena attracts visitors for America’s New Year celebration with the Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl game.  The Tournament of Roses Parade is a festival of flowers and music and watched in person by hundreds of thousands along the parade route each year.  Join Emory Alumni in Los Angeles to get behind the scenes access to all the Rose Bowl Parade festivities and much more!  Enjoy private float viewing, Los Angeles private tours, New Year’s brunch on the Hornblower Yacht, an option to enjoy the Rose Bowl game and other popular Los Angeles activities over the New Year holiday.

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South Africa
The Pride of South Africa | Namibia | Botswana | Zimbabwe
January 31 - February 14, 2019
From $7,995 excluding air

Travel the breadth of southern Africa, where history is rich, culture is diverse and “Big Five” game viewing is extraordinary. Follow Nelson Mandela’s long road to freedom in South Africa. Enjoy a unique three-night river safari aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star Zambezi Queen on Namibia’s legendary Chobe River. Experience superb game viewing aboard four-wheel-drive safari vehicles in seldom-visited Botswana. Visit three UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Zimbabwe’s incomparable Victoria Falls. Enjoy Five-Star accommodations in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Victoria Falls. Pre-Program Option in the MalaMala Private Game Reserve, bordering Kruger National Park.

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Costa Rica
Costa Rica's Natural Heritage
February 2 - 12, 2019
From $3,681 including air

In this small nature-kissed Central American democracy, discover staggering biodiversity in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rain forest; Central Valley to Pacific Coast.  Your small group of no more than 18 guests sets out from San Jose on a comprehensive 11-day exploration.  Take an excursion to Poas Volcano National Park, home to one of the world’s largest craters, and visit the Doka Coffee Estate.  Explore Carizal’s Botanical Orchid Garden.  Spend three nights at a hotel in the Arenal region with views of magnificent Arenal Volcano.  Visit an elementary school; experience the rainforest on a Hanging Bridges walk; and tour Ecocentro Danaus Biological Reserve.  Continue on to the amazingly diverse Monteverde Cloud Forest Biological Reserve and its Hummingbird Gallery.  The journey concludes with a three-night stay at a Guanacaste beachfront resort, and a Tempisque River “floating safari.”  Encounter more ecological wonders on a 4-day/3-night Tortuguero National Park pre-tour option.

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Israel
Israel
March 2 - 11, 2019
From $5,385 excluding air

Experience the artsy and old town neighborhoods of Tel Aviv. Visit Caesarea, an archeological park first settled in fourth century B.C., then on to the walled city of Akko (historic Acre), the most complete and well-preserved town in the Holy Land. Embark on a scenic cruise on the Sea of Galilee. Savor the buttery flavors of freshly pressed olive oil during a tasting at a local factory in Capernaum. Walk through iron age tunnels at Tel Megiddo. Discover religious shrines in Jerusalem. Spend a poignant morning at the site of Masada, an isolated flattop rock overlooking the Dead Sea.

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New Zealand
New Zealand: Land of the Long White Cloud
March 6 - 21, 2019
From $5,495 excluding air

From Maori culture to city life to fiords, experience New Zealand on a 13-night adventure. Discover urban life in Auckland and Dunedin; explore Maori traditions and see the intense haka war dance; and immerse yourself in New Zealand’s incomparable outdoors. Cruise Lake Manapouri and Doubtful Sound fiord in Fiordland National Park. Trek through the enchanting backdrops of “The Lord of the Rings” movies, and stand before the Franz Josef Glacier. Embark on an inspiring TranzAlpine train ride through the beautiful Southern Alps to Christchurch. This small-group trip features first-class accommodations, enlightening lectures, extensive meals and wine with dinner.

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Singapore
Singapore, Thailand, and Angkor Wat
March 28 - April 10, 2019
From $6,995 excluding air

In modern cities and centuries-old ruins, discover the diversity of Southeast Asia during a 10-night journey to Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia and Cambodia. Explore Singapore’s Malaysian and Chinese roots. Take a two-night train journey to Bangkok aboard the elegant Eastern & Oriental Express. In Kuala Kangsar and Kanchanaburi, choose from a selection of included excursions, featuring hiking, river cruises, plantation tours and more. In Bangkok, visit golden temples and explore the ruins of the ancient capital of Ayutthaya. Fly to Siem Reap, and discover the serene Angkor temples. Enjoy deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner.

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Dutch Waterways
Dutch Waterways
April 8 - 16, 2019
From $2,595 excluding air

Glide through the waterways of the Netherlands and Belgium during a seven-night cruise aboard an exclusively chartered, first-class river ship. This program includes outings in Amsterdam, where a special canal cruiser shows you the city’s highlights, and the fairy-tale village of Giethoorn and Antwerp, which has an impressive medieval cityscape. Design the rest of your trip from a selection of included excursions, which range from cycling to chocolate tasting to, of course, tiptoeing through tulips. Enjoy an extensive meal plan featuring wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. There is no supplement for solo travelers.

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Chile and Argentina
Chile & Argentina
April 10 - 19, 2019
From $4,995 excluding air

Experience the views over Santiago before visiting la Chascona—one of Pablo Neruda's three homes in Chile. During a tour and tasting at Santa Rita Winery, view pre-Hispanic relics from Atacameños, Mapuches, and Rapa Nui cultures. Later in the week, you'll become a winemaker for the day at Santa Rita as you take part of each step of the winemaking process. During a day trip, visit Fundacion Origenes, a non-governmental organization that includes an organic sustainable agricultural farm and school for local children. Also, learn the unique qualities of Haras de Pirque—a horseshoe-shaped vineyard that combines the owners' passion of thoroughbred horse breeding and fine wine-making. Explore the historic port city of picturesque Valparaiso with a history dating back to 1536. Partake in a Chilean cooking class during which you'll prepare a traditional meal. After arriving in Mendoza, embark on a panoramic city tour before visiting an olive oil factory founded in 1906. Your accommodations for this adventure include five nights at the Hyatt Mendoza, and at luxurious Casa Real Hotel amid the beautiful Santa Rita Winery.

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Elbe
Journey along the Elbe
May 27 - June 7, 2019
From $4,595 excluding air

Cruise through enchanting scenery and centuries of history aboard the exclusively chartered, first-class MS Elbe Princesse. Enjoy eight nights of cruising the Elbe and Vltava rivers in Germany and the Czech Republic, plus one night each in first-class hotels in Berlin and Prague. See Berlin’s famed landmarks, including the Brandenburg Gate, and discover Cecilienhof Palace in Potsdam. In Wittenberg, explore Martin Luther’s legacy. Admire the Elbe Sandstone Mountains and Prague’s Old Town. In addition, enjoy a choice of included excursions, featuring cycling, a beer tasting, history tours and more. This journey includes an extensive meal plan with complimentary drinks onboard.

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Tuscany
Tuscany, Cortona
May 28 - June 5, 2019
From $2,995 excluding air

In Cortona, a town steeped in history, settle in to your deluxe, intimate hotel overlooking a beautiful valley for a weeklong Tuscan adventure. Discover the Renaissance treasures of Florence. Visit Montepulciano, walking through its ancient winding streets, and marvel at Siena’s Gothic structures and remarkable Duomo. Explore Cortona’s Etruscan legacy at the Praetorian Palace and the Museum of the Etruscan Academy. Delight your senses with Brunello di Montalcino wine and locally produced cheeses and prosciutto, and learn about Tuscan cuisine during a cooking demonstration. This small-group program includes deluxe accommodations and an extensive meal plan, complemented by wine with dinner.

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Europe
The Great Journey Through Europe
June 6 - 16, 2019
From $3,995 excluding air

This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountain travel including five nights aboard the deluxe Amadeus Silver II. Journey through the Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the Rhine River. Spend two nights each in Zermatt and Lucerne; ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn, the Glacier Express from Zermatt to Andermatt and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value! Amsterdam Pre-Program Option.

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Seine
Grand Seine River & Normandy Passage
June 23 - 30, 2019
From $3,395 excluding air

Cruise the Seine River from Paris to Honfleur on this delightful seven-night passage to Normandy on the exclusively chartered MS Renoir, a first-class ship. Explore Paris and the Cathedral of Notre-Dame. Discover Giverny, home of impressionist painter Monet, and the charming town of Honfleur. Visit the D-Day beaches on this 75th anniversary of D-Day. Best of all, customize your journey by choosing from a selection of included excursions that range from a castle tour to cycling! All meals are included, and wine, beer and soft drinks are complimentary with lunch and dinner onboard. There is no supplement for single travelers.

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Alaska
Discover Southeast Alaska by Small Ship
July 5 - 12, 2019
From $3,495 excluding air

Head out on a summertime expedition through some of nature’s more secluded landscapes as we discover the remote inner reaches of Alaska’s Inside Passage aboard the 66-guest Admiralty Dream. Enjoy the agility and flexibility of small-ship travel, up-close encounters with wildlife, stunning scenery, cultural experiences, and the guidance of two expert naturalists including an Orbridge Expedition Leader. Capture the sight of whales breaching next to your boat, bears fishing along the shoreline, and eagles looking down from their nests—all part of nature’s amazing show. This program also offers an optional pre-extension to Denali National Park. Explore this vast and stunningly beautiful wilderness—home to Mt. Denali, the highest mountain in North America. Ride the Alaska Railroad, stay in a hilltop lodge with panoramic views located inside the park, and learn how this magnificent area became one of our nation’s most breathtaking conservation areas.

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Iceland
Circumnavigation of Iceland
July 24 - August 1, 2019
From $6,495 including air

Discover the ethereal beauty of Iceland—one of the world’s most enchanting destinations—on a seven-night circumnavigation of this distinctive Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship Le Champlain, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms. See landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along Surtsey, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Includes round-trip air from Boston, New York-JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington-Dulles. Low Air Add-ons are available for an additional cost from select cities.Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Pre-Cruise Option is offered.

Polar Bears
Polar Bears & Beluga Whales
August 12 - 18, 2019
From $3,995 excluding air

Head north and discover the beauty and wildness of Churchill, Manitoba. This small town on the banks of the Hudson Bay is known for hosting polar bears in the fall. During summer, visitors have the opportunity to spot for polar bears along the local shores—swimming and walking around the rocks and wildflowers—before they return to the pack ice when it forms in early winter. Summertime is also when the bears share the area with more than 60,000 beluga whales—who come to feed, mate, and give birth in the shallow waters—as well as a wide variety of other wildlife. Come and see this annual exhibition that can only be found here in the Canadian north, and meet the local people who call it home. Pioneering spirits and welcoming smiles are waiting for you.

Amalfi
The Charm of the Amalfi Coast
September 25 - October 3, 2019
From $3,095 excluding air

Discover the stunning Amalfi Coast during seven nights in beautiful Sorrento, dramatically perched on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Naples. Admire the pretty pastel homes and fragrant lemon groves. Take the Amalfi Coast road from Sorrento to Positano, and cruise to the pretty town of Amalfi. Witness the dramatic destruction caused by Mount Vesuvius at Herculaneum and Pompeii, see Paestum’s Greek ruins and explore Naples’ National Archaeological Museum. Discover the region’s cuisine with an authentic Neapolitan pizza lunch, and visit a farm to taste the local olive oil and cheese. Enjoy first-class accommodations, and an extensive meal plan, featuring wine with dinner.

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Grand Canyon
Southwest National Parks
September 25 - October 4, 2019
From $3,995 excluding air

Join us on a 10-day journey through a spectacular series of natural wonders in the American Southwest. Travel to Grand Canyon National Park for awe-inspiring views from the park’s rim. Admire the beauty of light striking Antelope Canyon’s narrow sandstone walls, share a peaceful evening with Navajo storytelling, and ponder cultures past and present at a petroglyph site during a river raft ride down Glen Canyon. Continue to Utah where you’ll spend enjoyable time at all five national parks—Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef, and Zion—viewing rock formations and otherworldly landscapes that must be seen to be believed. Joined by an expert Orbridge Expedition Leader and traveling in the comfort of a private motor coach, there is no better way to visit our national parks.

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Douro River
Romance of the Douro River
October 1 - 12, 2019
From $3,795 excluding air

Portugal’s charm is as epic as its history. Spend three nights in Lisbon, and visit the 16th-century Hieronymites Monastery, where monks prayed for Portugal’s explorers, and the Tower of Belém. Continue on a seven-night cruise of the Douro River aboard your exclusively chartered river ship. Glide through the scenic valley where port, Portugal’s famous sweet fortified wine, is produced. Enjoy a port tasting while exploring wine country. In several ports, choose from a selection of included excursions, featuring cycling, historic tours and more. Enjoy an extensive meal plan and a generous selection of complimentary beverages onboard. No single supplement!

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India
Mystical India: With Rathambore Tiger Preserve
November 17 - December 3, 2019
From $5,687 including air

Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches.  Staying at excellent hotels, your small group, limited to just 24 guests, travels the classic Golden Triangle:  bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput.  Begin the 17-day exploration with Old and New Delhi’s important sights and a rickshaw ride.  Discover the “pink city” of Jaipur, enjoying a home-hosted dinner with a Rajasthan family.  Take game drives in Ranthambore National Park in search of the elusive Bengal tiger.  Embark on a camel cart safari in pastoral Kalakho to meet Meena tribespeople.  Marvel at Agra’s awe-inspiring Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, and savor an Indian cuisine cooking lesson.  Experience life along the sacred Ganges in Hinduism’s holiest city, Varanasi, and visit nearby Sarnath, one of Buddhism’s holiest sites.  Absorb the beauty of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal on an optional 5-day/4-night post-tour extension.

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The itineraries outlined in the ad copy above are preliminary and subject to change due to operational conditions. Dates and pricing are current as of August, 2018. All dates and prices are subject to change.