Destinations and Experiences

Provence
Provence & the French Riviera
June 1 - 11, 2017
From $3,295 excluding air

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 amphitheater, the hilltop village of Les Baux, and St. Rémy 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.

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Sorrento
Sorrento
June 7 - 15, 2017
From $3,045 excluding air

Discover a region of southern Italy renowned for its beauty and fascinating history on a journey to Campania. Settle in Sorrento and explore the spectacular Amalfi Coast, featuring visits to picturesque Positano and Amalfi, where colorful villages cling to the mountainsides. In Paestum, explore the remains of a Greco-Roman city and the breathtaking ruins of ancient temples. Discover the impressive collection of the Archaeological Museum in Naples. Tour the compelling ruins of the Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum, consumed by an eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A.D. 79. Learn about life in Italy today during an open forum with area residents. Sample local delicacies, including a special tasting of the regional specialty, buffalo mozzarella. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insights during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, educational programs, and an extensive meal plan, plus wine with dinner.

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California
Food & Wine: San Francisco & Wine Country
June 16 - 21, 2017
From $3,039 including air

California's culture comes alive on a trip through the state’s famous flavors and fare. Enjoy the bustle of world-class cities and the beauty of wine country. Sample local specialties in San Francisco and Berkeley. Indulge in rich wines, olive oils, and cheeses in Napa and Sonoma. From a hands-on cooking class to savory tastings, you’ll experience the trends and traditions that define the region.

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England
England
July 13 - 23, 2017
From $4,390 excluding air

Southern England beckons on this journey showcasing medieval castles, delightful estates, and the effervescence of cosmopolitan London. Dip your toes into enchanting England during stays in Canterbury, Broadway, and London. Learn about Canterbury’s history while visiting fascinating historic sites. Stand along the breathtaking White Cliffs of Dover before walking the hallowed corridors of Leeds Castle. Roam sprawling acres of blossoms and foliage at the RHS Garden Wisley, Hidcote Gardens and Leeds Gardens. Peak inside Chartwell House, former home of Sir Winston Churchill, and explore the endearing villages of the Cotswolds. Wander the galleries of remarkable Blenheim Palace and enjoy the scholastic atmosphere of notable Oxford University. Travel to London via Windsor and watch the changing of the guard at Windsor Castle. Then enjoy free time in London’s vibrant atmosphere to make your own discoveries. Local guides and experts provide intriguing insight during included excursions and interactive talks. This small-group experience features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

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Alaska
Discover Southeast Alaska
July 14 - 21, 2017
From $3,295 excluding air

Discover the endless beauty, abundant wildlife, and native cultures of Southeast Alaska. Aboard the nimble, 66-passenger Admiralty Dream, you’ll have access to the breathtaking byways of Alaska’s Inside Passage. With skilled naturalists by your side, you’ll encounter magnificent peaks and fjords, and ice-blue glaciers of unfathomable proportions—while learning about the traditions of Alaska’s indigenous cultures.

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Great Lakes
The Majestic Great Lakes
July 15 - 24, 2017
From $6,199 excluding air

Picture yourself surrounded by pristine islands draped in verdant wilderness and rocky shores caressed by sparkling blue waters. From Montreal to Chicago, cruise all five Great Lakes and the scenic St. Lawrence River aboard the 202-guest M/V Victory I. Treat yourself to elegant amenities and stunning vistas as this beautifully appointed ship takes you to charming islands and lakeside towns steeped in intriguing maritime history. Encounter the voluminous grandeur of Niagara Falls from the thrilling perspective of a Hornblower vessel. Sail the shimmering waters of Georgian Bay, a striking setting with lush, pine-dotted islands. Explore the jewel of Lake Huron, Manitoulin Island, rich with ancient native tradition. Witness the legendary Soo Locks at Sault Ste. Marie, and discover the Victorian atmosphere on idyllic Mackinac Island.

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Scotland
Scotland
July 31 - August 8, 2017
From $3,390 excluding air

The vibrant history and beauty of Scotland is legendary. Settle in historic Stirling, and visit Stirling Castle and the site of the historic Battle of Bannockburn. Visit Luss and Loch Lomond in the heart of The Trossachs National Park. Travel to St. Andrews, and visit the Castle, Cathedral, and the Old Course. See the highlights of Edinburgh — its castle, the Royal Mile, and Old Town — and admire the Forth Bridge, the world’s first cantilever bridge and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Attend the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo, a spectacular performance by military bands from throughout Britain and the world. In Perth, see Scone Palace, and in nearby Crieff, visit the Glenturret distillery for a tour and, as they say in Scotland, a “wee dram” of Scotch whisky. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight during included excursions and lectures. This Alumni Campus Abroad program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, educational programs, and an extensive meal plan.

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Jewish Heritage
Jewish Heritage River Cruise
August 12 - 25, 2017
From $4,495 excluding air

Join this 14-day journey up the Danube, stopping at charming towns and cities to discover picturesque architecture, magical cityscapes, and centuries of history that have formed the area. Spend two nights in Budapest before embarking for Vienna. Then sail westward with guided sightseeing in Dürnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg. After embarkation, journey on to Prague to spend your final three nights including a guided city tour and a special included excursion to Terezin and its former concentration camp.

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Tuscany
Food & Wine: Flavors of Tuscany & Umbria
September 9 - 18, 2017
From $4,129 including air

Tucked-away towns and villas make up the core of Tuscany and Umbria, while the cultural capitals of Rome and Florence offer urban elegance and historic remnants of the once-great empire. From handmade pasta in heavy sauces to wood-grilled steaks, discover the simple, honest flavors for which central Italy’s medieval villages and sweeping countryside are known.

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Switzerland
Switzerland
September 13 - 23, 2017
From $3,745 excluding air

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, Mönch, and Eiger peaks. Walk (or take a train if you prefer) through the Lauterbrunnen Valley to the car-free mountain village of Mürren, 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 travelers. The program includes first-class accommodations, engaging excursions, an enrichment program, and an extensive meal plan plus wine with dinner.

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South Africa
Journey to Southern Africa
September 17 - October 2, 2017
From $7,045 excluding air

From the majesty of the Cape of Good Hope to the vast expanse of rural Africa and the splendor of Victoria Falls, Southern Africa has inspired travelers 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 traveling 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.

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Oktoberfest
Oktoberfest: Beers of Belgium & Germany
September 19 - 30, 2017
From $4,669 including air

On this culinary adventure, you’ll journey through Belgium and Germany, from enchanting Bruges to medieval Bamberg to lively Munich, where you’ll raise a stein with locals at the legendary Oktoberfest festivities. Be sure to bring your appetite when you discover the local beers, fare, and traditions that make these regions such celebrated destinations.

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Europe
Face of Europe
September 22 - October 7, 2017
From $4,990 excluding air

Throughout 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 travelers, there is no single supplement.

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Italy
Pearls of Italy
October 7 - 18, 2017
From $4,990 excluding air

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.

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Australia
Exploring Australia & New Zealand
October 7 - 28, 2017
From $8,857 including air

Your 23-day journey begins in Cairns. Ride the historic railway to the mountain village of Kuranda then descend via the gondolas of Skyrail. Board a boat for an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef, then embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour and learn about the ancient culture of the Walpiri tribespeople. Travel to Sydney where you tour the highlights of the city, board a catamaran for a lunch cruise around Sydney Harbour, and enjoy ample leisure time. Tour the Koala Sanctuary Park, where koalas roam free. Fly to New Zealand and explore Mt. Cook National Park. Take a cruise through the breathtaking fjords of Milford Sound. Visit Rotorua and experience the Maori culture at a traditional hangi dinner and performance. Celebrate your journey’s end in Auckland. Enjoy more time in this sparkling “City of Sails” at your own pace on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

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Galapagos
Galapagos
January 24 - 31, 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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Antarctica
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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Tahiti
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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Holland
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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Italy
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.

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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England
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.

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.

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
Alaska's Glaciers and the Inside Passage
July 5 - 12, 2018
From $4,295 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.

Newfoundland
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
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.

Apulia
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
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
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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China
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.

Amazon
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.