Destinations and Experiences

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 (Second Departure Date)
July 31 - August 9, 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. The original departure date for this trip, July 24, has sold out.

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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.

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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Amalfi
The Charm of the Amalfi Coast (Second Departure Date)
October 9 - 17, 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. The original departure date for this trip, September 25, has sold out.

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Grand Canyon
Southwest National Parks (Second Departure Date)
October 16 - 25, 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. The original departure date for this trip, September 25, has sold out.

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India
Mystical India: With Ranthambore 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.