Destinations and Experiences

Southern Africa
Southern Africa: Luxury Safaris, Rovos Rail, and Cape Town
January 28 - February 12, 2018
From $6,995 excluding air

Discover the remarkable beauty and vibrant culture of South Africa and Zimbabwe as you explore modern cities, track wildlife on safari and explore the natural wonder of Victoria Falls on the Zambezi River. Talks by local experts, excursions with expert guides and safari game drives combine to make this the travel experience of a lifetime.

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Astounding Antarctica
February 12 - 25, 2018
From $9,995 excluding air

Join this truly life-changing adventure to experience the boundless beauty and pristine vastness of Antarctica. This remote continent and its precarious waterways have hosted some of the most valiant explorers in history, and have been the scenes of both triumph and tragedy since Captain Cook first sailed the region in 1773. Embark from Ushuaia, Argentina, and cruise through notorious Drake Passage to the South Shetland Islands amid the Antarctic Peninsula—exploring the dramatic landscapes and remarkable wildlife that call this continent home. Trek through penguin rookeries, observe vast flocks of seabirds, learn about Antarctic ice conditions, and discover the sites of both past and present scientific expeditions.

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Cruising Tahiti and French Polynesia
February 13 - 23, 2018
From $6,795 including air

Join us for a uniquely designed nine-night program in the tropical paradise of French Polynesia’s Society Islands. Sail for seven nights aboard the Five-Star M.S.Y. WIND SPIRIT, rated the #1 Tahiti cruise by Condé Nast Traveler and spend two nights in the Five-Star LE MÉRIDIEN TAHITI in enchanting Papeete. Includes air from Los Angeles,† all onboard gratuities, complimentary alcoholic and nonalcoholic beverages throughout the cruise, complimentary watersports and an exclusive excursion on each island. Explore idyllic island landscapes and early Polynesian culture on Tahiti, Moorea, Bora Bora, Taha’a, Raiatea and Huahine. Bora Bora Post-Program Option offered.

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River Life Along the Dutch Waterways
April 25 - May 3, 2018
From $2,995 excluding air

Come celebrate the beauty of Holland and old-world Flanders in springtime. Cruise for seven nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe, small river ship M.S. AMADEUS BRILLIANT when the picturesque Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Meet local residents during the exclusive RIVER LIFE FORUM® for a personal perspective of daily life and cultural heritage in the Low Countries.  Expert-led excursions include the historic canals of Amsterdam, storybook Bruges, the world-class Kröller-Müller Museum, famous Keukenhof Gardens, Hoorn, Maastricht and Antwerp. The Hague, Delft and Kinderdijk Pre-Cruise Option and Amsterdam Post-Cruise Option are offered. This comprehensive itinerary is continually praised as the ideal Dutch and Flemish experience.

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Italian Landscapes: Tuscany & Umbria
April 26 - May 8, 2018
From $3,895 excluding air

Experience central Italy’s timeless beauty and artistic heritage on a leisurely 13-day idyll through storied Tuscany and Umbria. Ancient hill towns, timeless landscapes, and openhearted people render the country’s essence on this small group tour. Spend more time in the Eternal City of Rome with an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

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The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby
May 2 - 6, 2018
From $2,889 excluding air

Delight in the horse capital of the world with an exclusive Kentucky Derby experience in Lexington. Enjoy downtown accommodations at the Hyatt Regency Lexington while exploring what makes the Run for the Roses a truly special event including Dawn at the Downs, the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, working horse farm tours, Keeneland race track, and more! Sit front and center for all the excitement on Derby Day, take in the sights, grandeur (and hats!!) at Churchill Downs. This specialty tour offers an unforgettable way to experience “The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports”.

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Southwest England: Bath, London, and the Cornish Coast
May 16 - 27, 2018
From $3,995 excluding air

Discover Southwest England during a 10-night journey featuring stays in Bath, Falmouth, Exeter and London. Visit ancient Roman baths, sprawling estates and charming fishing villages. Experience history at the Bedruthan Steps, Salisbury Cathedral, St. Michael’s Mount and Heartlands, a renovated mining landscape. This small-group program concludes with a stay in vibrant London.

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Grand Danube Passage
Grand Danube Passage
June 10 - 24, 2018
From $4,695 excluding air

Discover eight European countries, antiquated capitals, charming villages and the storied Danube River. During this 13-night journey, admire archaic facades, castles and cathedrals; laud epic panoramas; and enjoy engaging culture experiences. Celebrate each region’s heritage and flavors, and Personalize Your Cruise with a choice of excursions in select ports. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.

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June 13 - 20, 2018
From $4,495 excluding air

Undiscovered by Europeans until the 16th century, the Galapagos Islands holds a central position in modern history as the birthplace of the theory of evolution. Join fellow alumni on the deluxe Isabela II for a wondrous journey to one of the most biologically unique places on earth. Each island in this volcanic archipelago hosts species that are exquisitely adapted to the available food sources and surrounding environments: the marine iguana, which eats mostly algae and is the only sea-going lizard in the world, and the Galapagos tortoises—some species of which were hunted to the brink of extinction by 18th- and 19th century whalers.

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Adriatic Sea
Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations
June 27 - July 5, 2018
From $4,495 excluding air

Cruise from Venice along the stunning Dalmatian coast and through the Corinth Canal to Athens on this seven-night itinerary aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship M.S. LE LYRIAL. Visit five countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites exploring the influence of the Roman, Greek, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations. Tour Split’s Diocletian’s Palace, Dubrovnik’s 15th-century walled city, Kotor’s medieval fortifications, the remarkable archaeological site of Butrint, Corfu’s Old Town and ancient Delphi. Enjoy a COASTAL LIFE® FORUM with local residents and a folk music performance. Venice Pre-Cruise and Athens Post-Cruise Options.

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Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
July 5 - 12, 2018
From $4,395 excluding air

Join this one-of-a-kind, exploration-style cruise through the Inside Passage from Juneau, Alaska, to Vancouver, British Columbia, during the long days of summer aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, all-Suite, small ship m.v. Star Legend. Navigate isolated inlets inaccessible to larger vessels for superior views of Alaska’s spectacular scenery. During naturalist-led Zodiac excursions and from the comfort of your own spacious, ocean-view Suite, see Arctic-blue glaciers, rarely observed marine life, untouched coastlines and abundant wildlife. Call at the historic towns of Sitka, Wrangell and Ketchikan, where you will step back into the gold rush era. Fairbanks and Denali National Park Pre-Program Option and Vancouver Post-Program Option.

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Emerald Isle
Riches of the Emerald Isle
July 10 - 21, 2018
From $4,095 excluding air

Experience the finest in Irish culture during stays in Ennis, Killarney, Mallow and Dublin. Explore lively Galway, traverse the Burren landscape and admire the resplendent Cliffs of Moher. Enjoy Blarney Castle and Dublin’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity College. This ten-night, small-group experience features first-class hotels, fascinating insights from local guides and experts, a Travel Director and ample meals with wine at dinner.

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Newfoundland and Labrador
August 10 - 28, 2018
From $4,295 excluding air

"Journey through time to learn about the birth of a continent. Walk in the footsteps of the New World’s first peoples and explore the home of the first Viking explorers. This exciting tour starts in St. Johns, Newfoundland and explores the National Historic Sites of Cape Spear and Signal Hill. Observe the nature and geology of Gros Morne National Park — a United Nations (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. Visit L’Anse aux Meadows, North America’s first authenticated Norse settlement and another UNESCO World Heritage Site of Red Bay, the Labrador home to Basque whalers during the 1540's. As these destinations highlight your experience, view historic lighthouses along the route and watch whales, dolphins and numerous species of birds along the coast and within the harbors, bays and coves of Newfoundland and Labrador."

Reims: featuring the Centennial of the WWI Armistice
September 18 - 18, 2018
From $2,995 excluding air

Discover the essence of France’s Champagne country and explore the history, culture and joie de vivre of this magnificent region. Sip Champagne, stroll through picturesque towns and more during your seven-night stay in Reims. Experience a program crafted to offer a balance of planned activities and time to follow your own path.

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Apulia: Undiscovered Italy
September 19 - 27, 2018
From $2,595 excluding air

Spend seven nights in Polignano a Mare and explore Apulia, Italy’s unrivalled southern destination. Witness the region’s architecture, villages and historical sites during daily excursions. See an ancient amphitheater, visit cave dwellings and wander labyrinthine passageways. Along the way, meet friendly locals and taste regional flavors. For solo travelers, there is no single supplement.

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Barcelona: Art, Culture, and People
September 20 - 28, 2018
From $2,795 excluding air

Explore enchanting Barcelona on a seven-night, small-group adventure. Marvel at Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, and visit the impressive Picasso Museum. Learn how to prepare Catalán cuisine, and sample the Penedès region’s renowned wine. In addition to ample free time, this program includes first-class accommodations, a Travel Director, enlightening lectures and generous meals with wine at dinner.

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Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
October 5 - 8, 2018
From $1,789 excluding air

Hear the thrilling roar of hundreds of burners simultaneously igniting, turning the Balloon Fiesta Park into a remarkable site with hundreds of thousands of smiling, upturned faces, awestruck by the spectacular beauty of hot air balloons filling the big blue New Mexico sky. Enjoy hotel accommodations and free time in Old Town Albuquerque, exploring museums, shops and galleries. Sit front and center at the Chasers’ Club hospitality patio for two morning and evening sessions featuring Dawn Patrol and Evening Glow. Join the Emory Alumni Association for special access to experience the world-renowned attraction, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta!

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Classic China & the Yangtze
October 17 - 30, 2018
From $4,595 excluding air

Comprehensive in scope yet briefer in duration than many China tours, this relaxed small group journey combines monumental Beijing and the Great Wall; a three-night cruise on the fabled Yangtze; Xian with its astounding Terra Cotta Warriors; and cosmopolitan Shanghai. Explore dazzling Hong Kong with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

The Wonders of Peru: featuring an Amazon Cruise
October 18 - 29, 2018
From $5,995 excluding air

Immerse yourself in Peru’s wonders. See Lima’s highlights, then experience a three-night, intimate Amazon cruise. Enjoy wildlife-watching and a rain forest hike. In the Andes, explore ethereal Machu Picchu with a guide. This ten-night journey features free economy airfare, round-trip between Miami, Florida, and Lima; expert local guides; a Travel Director; and generous meals with wine at dinner. For solo travelers, the single supplement is waived.

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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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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 June 2015. All dates and prices are subject to change.