Destinations and Experiences

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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Chile
Chilean Wonders (New Departure Date)
January 29 - February 9, 2020
From $4,745 excluding air

Experience the wild nature and welcoming culture of Chile on this nine-night adventure of a lifetime. Explore dynamic Santiago and savor an asado—or barbecue—with Chilean cowboys. On Chiloé Island, peek at penguins in their natural habitat. Then surrender yourself to the icy mountain splendor of Patagonia’s famed national parks. The previous departure dates for this trip, February 5 and 19, are no longer available.

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Civil Rights Tour
On the Road to Freedom: A Civil Rights Journey
April 24 - 30, 2020
From $1,899 excluding air

On the road to Freedom: A Civil Rights Journey into the heart of the movement. Follow the path of empowerment where it begins at Tuskegee Institute, walk in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legendary marches, learn the moving story of Rosa Parks and the Montgomery bus boycott. In Selma, engage with an activist who took part in the peaceful voting rights march that devolved into unforgivable violence known as “Bloody Sunday” and walk across the now famous Selma bridge. In Birmingham, discover ‘America’s most segregated city,’ visit the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church as you learn the story of the victims of the 1963 KKK bombing. Return home with a better understanding of the catalysts that ignited a movement which would define this pivotal moment in American history and discover how they echo through the racial climate in America today.

Croatia
Croatia & the Dalmatian Coast
April 27 - May 8, 2020
From $4,445 excluding air

Trace Croatia’s dazzling Dalmatian Coast to the magnificent walled city of Dubrovnik. Along the way, discover villages rich with Roman landmarks, seafaring legends, and a buzzing cafe culture brewing along bustling cobblestone lanes. Meet master craftsmen, savor traditional dishes, and get to know this sun-kissed country, its storied history, and soulful people.

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Japan
Insider's Japan
May 6 - 18, 2020
From $6,957 including air

A truly fascinating land of rich traditions and dizzying modernity is revealed on this well-crafted 13-day small group tour. See Tokyo and Kyoto’s many highlights, engage in local life, and head off the beaten path to alluring historic destinations. Japan’s pastoral side dazzles at magnificent Mt. Fuji and on an Ashi Lake cruise. Overnight in a traditional ryokan inn and travel by express train to lovely Takayama in the Japanese Alps. A traditional tea ceremony and a cooking class offer hands-on Japanese cultural experiences. Explore culturally rich Kanazawa and ancient Nara. Discover Hiroshima reborn on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension.

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Swiss Alps
Swiss Alps & The Italian Lakes
May 13 - 22, 2020
From $3,945 excluding air

Enjoy high alpine splendor in glamorous St. Moritz and get to know the much-loved Italian Lakes region. Along the way, enjoy the natural beauty and distinct cultures of two countries. Stand in awe of magnificent scenery, architecture, and masterpieces including a baroque palace and da Vinci’s “The Last Supper” in Milan on this exciting eight-night journey.

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Italy
Hill Towns of Italy
June 16 - 24, 2020
From $3,545 excluding air

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Tuscany, from its hilltop towns and fertile valleys, to its Renaissance masterpieces and irresistible Tuscan cuisine. Explore olive groves, wineries, and winding lanes, and linger inside welcoming basilicas and soulful piazzas on this weeklong adventure based in the beautiful Estrucan town of Cortona.

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Baltics
Changing the Tides of History Cruising the Baltic Sea
June 29 - July 8, 2020
From $6,695 excluding air

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. By special arrangement, enjoy an enriching presentation by former President of Poland Lech Wałęsa. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star LE DUMONT D’URVILLE from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Stockholm, Sweden, visiting Gda´nsk, Poland; Tallin, Estonia; Helsinki, Finland; and Visby, Sweden. Spend two days in St. Petersburg. Wonders of Norway Pre-Cruise and Splendors of Stockholm Post-Cruise Options.

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Rhine
Cruise the Rhine River
July 5 - 13, 2020
From $3,445 excluding air

Treat the entire family to a seven-night Rhine River cruise that will delight travelers of all ages! Journey aboard a first-class ship, and explore the storied Rhine Valley, Amsterdam, Cologne and more. Visit four countries and choose from a variety of included excursions, from wine tasting to hiking and cycling, plus onboard fun for the kids!

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Scotland
Scotland
July 18 - 27, 2020
From $4,995 per person/double occupancy, single rate is $7,795 excluding air

Explore the inspiring history, exuberant culture, and inviting gastronomical delights of Scotland—from the bustling cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, to the windswept islands of Skye and Arran—and the Highlands themselves. Admire craggy cliff-side castles built to protect their inhabitants, sample renown hearty fare and heavenly spirits refined over centuries, and take in the iconic music that illustrates the tales of this extraordinary land. Wander cobblestoned streets, peruse museum relics, visit delightful shops to browse works crafted by skilled masters, and perhaps even try on a traditional tartan or two. 

Paris
Paris featuring the African-American Experience
August 22 - 30, 2020
From $3,845 excluding air

Following World War I, many African-Americans found a home in Paris. During this seven-night journey, discover how African-American culture influenced the City of Light on specially designed excursions featuring Montmartre, the Left Bank, and an evening at a jazz club. Plus, enjoy a Seine cruise and a guided Louvre tour!

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Peru
Treasures of Peru: With Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca
August 24 - September 3, 2020
From $5,087 including air

A land of treasures archaeological, cultural, and natural awaits your small group on this engaging 11-day tour. The Peruvian discovery begins with Lima’s colonial and modern highlights. See several of Cuzco’s important sacred sites then experience Peru’s rich cultural heritage in the beautiful Sacred Valley, visiting Incan ruins and indigenous villages. Overnighting at a nearby hotel, take two guided tours of astounding Machu Picchu. Encounter Sacsayhuamán’s impressive ruins and enjoy a home-hosted lunch in Cuzco. Traveling through Peru’s scenic altiplano, reach stunning Lake Titicaca and spend a day exploring. Discover the Amazon rainforest’s wonders on an optional 4-day/4-night post-tour extension.

Southern Africa
Journey to Southern Africa
September 13 - 28, 2020
From $7,745 excluding air

Thrill to the wildlife and wonder of South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana! Witness abundant animal life and tour historic Cape Town. Walk the footsteps of Nelson Mandela on Robben Island; see his home in Soweto. Travel in Victorian elegance on the Rovos Rail through Hwange Game Reserve to majestic Victoria Falls!

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Greece
Greece ~ Athens & Poros
October 1 - 10, 2020
From $3,245 excluding air

Stand in awe of the Parthenon looming above the city of Athens. Soak up island life amid whitewashed homes and tavernas on Poros. Toast Dionysus, the Greek god of wine, in a vineyard. Discover ancient theaters, lost kingdoms and more during this romantic eight-night adventure celebrating the best of Greece’s Saronic Islands. No single supplement!

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Tanzania
Tanzania
October 6 - 17, 2020
From $6,995 per person/double occupancy, single rate is $8,995 excluding air

Experience the spectacular wildlife, colorful traditions, and sun-drenched savannas of Tanzania during this 12-day journey of a lifetime to the lands of Tarangire, Olduvai Gorge, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the rarely seen Western Serengeti. The year-round migration of grazing herbivores across the Serengeti Plains is one of the greatest spectacles of the natural world. Trekking with expert naturalist guides in 4x4 Land Cruisers, savor the suspense as you scan the breathtaking terrain where it’s possible to encounter lions, cheetahs, leopards, elephants, wildebeests, zebras, primates, antelopes, gazelles, crocodiles, and more than a thousand species of birds.

Rivieras
Rivieras and Islands
October 10 - 18, 2020
From $4,995 excluding air

Cruise for seven nights from Barcelona to Rome aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star Le Jacques Cartier. This unique, comprehensive itinerary immerses you in the dynamic history, inimitable art and culture of the sun-drenched French and Italian Rivieras and islands. Visit up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, including Carcassonne’s medieval fortifications and the picture-perfect cliffside villages of Italy’s Cinque Terre. Explore Corsica’s fortified town of Bonifacio. Visit either Florence or Pisa. Along the enchanting Côte d’Azur, enjoy specially arranged excursions in Monaco, Marseille and Nice. Barcelona Pre-Cruise Options and Rome Post-Cruise.

New Zealand
Exploring Australia & New Zealand
October 10 - 31, 2020
From $9,884 including air

Fascinating culture and natural splendor await in the Lands Down Under on this wide-ranging 22-day small group journey, from Cairns and the spectacular Great Barrier Reef to sophisticated Sydney and nautical Auckland. Embark on an Aboriginal “dreamtime” tour in Alice Springs and watch the sun set over fabled Ayers Rock. With three nights in Sydney, see the city’s sights and explore independently. Visit spectacular Mt. Cook National Park, cruise through breathtaking Milford Sound, and discover Queenstown. In Rotorua, experience Maori culture. Your journey ends in Auckland, with the option to enjoy more time here with a 3 day/2-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.