Italian Intermezzo (Winter 2014-15)

Italy

Day 1Stylish MilanWelcome to Italy! After being greeted by your Tour Director at Milan’s Malpensa Airport, your transfer departs at 09:30 & 12:30. This evening, you are invited to a warm and friendly Welcome Reception with the opportunity to mingle and get to know each other over a pleasant evening of dinner and wine.(Welcome Reception & Dinner)Day 2Verona & Venice, the Queen of the AdriaticHead east to elegant Verona this morning for a leisurely walk past the well-preserved Roman Arena still used for opera performances. Stand beneath the balcony in the courtyard of Juliet's house, supposed location of the famous balcony love scene. After some free time for browsing around the local market, it’s on to the glorious city of Venice.(Buffet Breakfast)Day 3Venice & the Magic of La SerenissimaEven for the experienced traveller, there can be no better joy than waking up in Venice. Transfer to Giudecca Island to witness the skill of mask makers, glassblowers and gondola builders. Then appreciate the splendour as you cruise by Palladio’s San Giorgio Maggiore to St. Mark’s Square. Your Tour Director will explain the glorious history of ‘La Serenissima’, once one of the greatest trading centres of the world – its wealth and power is echoed by the riches of St. Mark’s Basilica. See the Doges’ Palace and its adjoining Bridge of Sighs. Spend the afternoon as you wish.(Buffet Breakfast)Day 4Pisa & Florence, Birthplace of the RenaissanceBid farewell to Venice and follow the smooth highway across the fertile valley of the river Po, into the peaceful landscapes of Tuscany. Continue to Pisa to see the world famous Leaning Tower in the ‘Meadow of Miracles’ and also the 11th century Cathedral and Baptistry. Now on to beautiful Florence, treasure house of the Renaissance.(Buffet Breakfast / Dinner)Day 5Florence, David & the Wines of TuscanyIn the morning, meet a local expert for a walking tour of the historic centre. Visit the Academy Museum to see Michelangelo’s masterpiece ‘Statue of David’. Admire the marble clad Cathedral and Baptistery, where Ghiberti’s ‘Gates of Paradise’ have been recreated in all their glory. Next stop is Signoria Square filled with Renaissance sculpture. Finally, learn all the secrets of traditional Florentine leather-work. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino, Montepulciano - the wines of Tuscany are famous the world over. During your stay, sample some of these robust reds and learn about their origin. During your free time, suggestions include shopping for leather goods at Santa Croce or relaxing amid the terraces of the Boboli Gardens. Be sure not to miss the magnificent museums and galleries which house some of the most famous works of art in the world?(Buffet Breakfast)Day 6In search of St Francis en route to RomeTravel through the vineyards of the Chianti region this morning, past Lake Trasimeno - the Italian Peninsula’s largest lake and site of a great battle in ancient times against Hannibal and his war elephants. Climb into the foothills of the Apennine Mountains to delightful Assisi, a stone built town spilling over the steep hillside. With a local expert, visit the tomb of St Francis and the beautiful frescoes by Giotto in the great basilica, before continuing along the valley of the river Tiber towards the ‘Eternal City’ of Rome. Tonight, why not throw your coin into the Trevi Fountain to ensure your return to the city?(Buffet Breakfast)Day 7Papal & Imperial RomeToday is devoted to the ‘Eternal City'. Join a local expert for an in-depth visit to the Vatican Museums, full of priceless art treasures collected by the Popes. Insight has arranged special VIP entrance to avoid the crowds, together with behind-the-scenes access to the Bramante Staircase - a marvel of Renaissance architecture normally off-limits to the general public. Now into the Sistine Chapel, where the Popes are elected to admire Michelangelo's famous ceiling. Next door in St. Peter's Basilica, wonder at another of his works, the emotive ‘Pietà', and stand beneath the dome completed after his death. Then cross the Tiber to visit the Colosseum, scene of many gladiatorial contests. After seeing the Roman Forum, the rest of the day is yours to shop in the boutiques or relax at a sidewalk café.(Buffet Breakfast / Celebration Dinner)Day 8Arrivederci RomaBid farewell to the glories of Italy. Departure transfers arrive at Rome’s Fiumicino Leonardo da Vinci Airport at 07:00 & 09:30.(Buffet Breakfast)ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTSVerona: Walk past the well preserved Roman Arena to Juliet’s balcony in the courtyard of a Renaissance villa.Venice: Cruise to St. Mark’s Square by private launch. See St. Mark’s Basilica, bell tower, clock tower, Doges’ Palace and Bridge of Sighs. Witness hand made Venetian glass-blowing.Pisa: See the Cathedral, Baptistery and ‘Leaning Tower’.Florence: During your guided walking tour, see the Cathedral, belltower, ‘Gates of Paradise’ on the Baptistery and visit Signoria Square. Witness a leather-work demonstration.Rome: Enjoy a private guided tour of St. Peter’s Basilica.HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONSVenice: Welcoming and friendly, timeless in style, the Carlton on the Grand Canal remains true to its name, overlooking Venice’s main artery.Rome: Beautifully decorated in a classic Roman style, the Romanico Palace is situated in the heart of Rome, just a short walk to the ‘Dolce Vita’ of Via Veneto and close to the Spanish Steps.SIGNATURE DININGRome: In a restaurant adjacent to the Piazza Navona, celebrate at a delicious Roman feast - all served with abundant local wine, while musicians and soloists sing classic Italian love songs at your table.A Welcome Reception with drinks and Welcome Dinner (WD), 7 Buffet Breakfasts (BB), 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) and 1 three-course table d’hôte Dinner, plus tea or coffee (D).SIGNATURE EXPERIENCESVenice: Visit an artisan showroom and workshop to see master craftsmen honouring age-old Venetian crafts.Florence: Visit the Accademia Museum with an art expert to study Michelangelo’s masterpiece, the Statue of David.Florence: Learn what to look for in a local vino rosso and what foods to pair them with - useful information when ordering Florentine cuisine.Assisi: A local expert will explain why the Basilica of St. Francis is considered one of the crowning achievements of medieval Europe.Rome: Gain VIP fast-track entrance into the Vatican Museums and enjoy a special private viewing of the Bramante Stairs before being confronted by the genius of Michelangelo in the Sistine Chapel.Rome: Witness the wonders of ancient Rome! See the Forum, once the Roman Empire’s bustling centre of commerce, law and religion and visit the Colosseum, still echoing with the ghostly cries of gladiatorial combat.

DepartingFrom 29/03/2015 to 05/04/2015

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Grand Canadian Rockies with Calgary Stampede - RedLeaf (Summer 2015)

Canada

Day 1Vibrant VancouverWelcome to Canada's vibrant port city of Vancouver. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city's premier shopping and entertainment district. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.(Welcome Dinner)Day 2Victoria - putting the British into British ColumbiaExperience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Explore historic Gastown, Chinatown, the eclectic community of English Bay and view the famous totem poles in Stanley Park. Now board your ferry in the exclusive Seawest Lounge; relax and enjoy scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)Day 3Exploring VictoriaBegin the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens. After a brief talk by a representative, there is ample time to explore the 55 acres of exquisite floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views which have delighted visitors for over one hundred years. Perhaps embark on an optional whale-watching cruise this afternoon.(Full Breakfast)Day 4The Ultimate Resort of WhistlerJourney across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. Travel to Whistler and join a guided walking tour of the lively European-esque village and learn about this Olympic venue. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. The Highlight Dinner tonight is a gastronomic experience, made with only the best local ingredients and served at one of your resort's fine restaurants.](Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)Day 5On to the Napa Valley of the NorthTravel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Visit a winery and taste an array of outstanding local wines. This evening is at leisure.(Full Breakfast)Day 6The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National ParkJourney through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff before reaching your iconic hotel. This evening, you are offered a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.(Full Breakfast / Dine-Around)Day 7Banff at LeisureToday is entirely at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or indulge in optional activities like a float trip down the Bow River or a helicopter tour of Mount Assiniboine.(Full Breakfast)Day 8Banff – CalgaryTravel to Calgary, your home for the next two nights. Later enjoy the evening chuckwagon races followed by live musical entertainment at the Grandstand Show.(Full Breakfast)Day 9Calgary StampedeVisit the world's largest rodeo and take in all the action. Enjoy access to all events including the world-famous rodeo and fairgrounds.(Full Breakfast)Day 10The Three Exquisite Lakes of Louise, Moraine and EmeraldEnjoy an interpretive walk along the shore of Lake Louise and learn about the history and geography of the area. Later, see another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, crowned by ten notable peaks. Stop at the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint and pass by the spectacular Natural Bridge en route to Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. Built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, your destination is the luxurious Emerald Lake Lodge. After dinner, savour a liqueur at the hotel before stargazing under the night sky and roasting s'mores, a traditional campfire treat by a lakeside bonfire.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)Day 11Along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National ParkToday, motor along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier and Columbia Icefield, North America's largest sub-polar ice pack. At the Athabasca Glacier, climb aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier. Your home for tonight is at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of immense forests, jewelled lakes, soaring waterfalls, soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows and majestic mountains. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your Tour Director and travelling companions.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)Day 12The Captivating Canadian RockiesJoin your Tour Director in the morning for an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Stroll along the canyon's trail, past beautiful waterfalls, astounding rock formations, and learn about the underground river system. Join an informative presentation about some of the park's most interesting residents including elk, moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, black bear, beaver and caribou. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Jasper is the base for a host of optional tours and activities. Perhaps enjoy a boat cruise on Maligne Lake or join a guided nature walk at Mount Edith Cavell along the “Path of the Glacier.” The choice is entirely yours!(Full Breakfast)Day 13Rocky Mountaineer TrainRelive the golden age of rail travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world's great rail journeys. For the next two days, succumb to RedLeaf Service as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Your carriage has roomy, reclining seats, and large picture windows. Breakfast and lunch are served at your seat. View spectacular scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide and over the Yellowhead Pass back to British Columbia. Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.(Full Breakfast / Lunch)Day 14Rocky Mountaineering back to VancouverYour magical Redleaf carpet ride onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train continues today. Relax while rail staff ensure your every need is attended to, topping off your drinks or perhaps bringing you a snack. Follow the river into the Thompson Canyon with its rugged walls and dry sagebrush landscape until it dramatically merges with the Fraser River. On arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your hotel. Raise your glasses this evening and revel in rich flavours at a lively Celebration Dinner.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Celebration Dinner)Day 15Depart VancouverHead out to North Vancouver and the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Cross the spectacular suspension bridge, 230 ft (70 metres) above the Capilano River, and join the award-winning Treetops, a guided nature tour along a series of elevated walkways. Then 13-day tour guests take a departure transfer to the airport, or for those extending their stay in Vancouver, back to the hotel. Please do not schedule flights before 2 p.m. Guests on the 20-Day Land Tour and Cruise are transferred to Canada Place to board Holland America Line's ms Noordam for an unforgettable Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise.(Full Breakfast)ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTSVancouver: Explore Chinatown and Gastown, visit the totem poles of Stanley Park and take in spectacular views of English Bay.Victoria: Enjoy an introduction to this sparkling city, including the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.Banff National Park: View Moraine Lake, the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.Jasper National Park: Enjoy Jasper National Park's wildlife from a unique perspective with a local expert. Take a guided walk past roaring waterfalls.HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONSExperience country luxury at the baronial Fairmont Banff Springs Resort and superb lakeside locations at the Emerald Lake Lodge and Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. From the luxurious Four Seasons Whistler to the The Hotel Grand Pacific overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbour and Vancouver's most glorious address at the Four Seasons.SIGNATURE DININGWhistler: Your resort's setting and reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a Highlight Dinner with wine.Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary dining at one of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.Jasper: Join your Tour Director for a lively Highlight Dinner with wine.Vancouver: Enjoy an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine at one of Vancouver's excellent restaurants.SIGNATURE EXPERIENCESButchart Gardens: Enjoy a delightful breakfast and an informative talk surrounded by 55 fragrant acres.Whistler: Take a guided walking tour of this European-esque village and learn about this Olympic venue.Okanagan Valley: The climate and setting of the valley provides the perfect conditions for grapes. Enjoy a tasting at a local winery.Lake Louise: Join an interpretive walk along the milky-blue waters at the foot of Victoria Glacier.Yoho: Enjoy a liqueur before roasting s'mores round a bonfire.Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.Maligne River: This system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why on an interpretive walk.Rocky Mountaineer: Relive the golden age of rail travel on one of the world's great rail journeys.

DepartingFrom 27/06/2015 to 18/07/2015

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Grand Canadian Rockies with Stampede and Alaska Cruise Ocean View Cabin - GoldLeaf (Summer 2015)

Canada

Day 1Vibrant VancouverWelcome to Canada's vibrant port city of Vancouver. On arrival at Vancouver International Airport, transfer to your luxury downtown hotel in the heart of the city's premier shopping and entertainment district. At 6.00 pm, join your Tour Director for a Welcome Reception with drinks and a light meal.(Welcome Dinner)Day 2Victoria - putting the British into British ColumbiaExperience the best of Vancouver during your exclusive sightseeing tour. Explore historic Gastown, Chinatown, the eclectic community of English Bay and view the famous totem poles in Stanley Park. Now board your ferry in the exclusive Seawest Lounge; relax and enjoy scenic coastal views all the way to Victoria. On arrival, an orientation tour introduces you to the Inner Harbour, the ornate Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)Day 3Exploring VictoriaBegin the day with breakfast at Butchart Gardens. After a brief talk by a representative, there is ample time to explore the 55 acres of exquisite floral displays, meandering paths and spectacular views which have delighted visitors for over one hundred years. Perhaps embark on an optional whale-watching cruise this afternoon.(Full Breakfast)Day 4The Ultimate Resort of WhistlerJourney across the Strait of Georgia back to the mainland. Travel to Whistler and join a guided walking tour of the lively European-esque village and learn about this Olympic venue. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure. The Highlight Dinner tonight is a gastronomic experience, made with only the best local ingredients and served at one of your resort's fine restaurants.](Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)Day 5On to the Napa Valley of the NorthTravel into the lush Okanagan Valley region, known for producing some of the best fruit and hybrid wines in the world. Visit a winery and taste an array of outstanding local wines. This evening is at leisure.(Full Breakfast)Day 6The Unspoiled Wilderness of Banff National ParkJourney through four of Canada's most breathtaking National Parks: Mount Revelstoke, Glacier, Yoho and Banff. Enjoy a sightseeing tour of Banff before reaching your iconic hotel. This evening, you are offered a selection of restaurants for your dining pleasure.(Full Breakfast / Dine-Around)Day 7Banff at LeisureToday is entirely at leisure to relax and enjoy the hotel facilities or indulge in optional activities like a float trip down the Bow River or a helicopter tour of Mount Assiniboine.(Full Breakfast)Day 8Banff – CalgaryTravel to Calgary, your home for the next two nights. Later enjoy the evening chuckwagon races followed by live musical entertainment at the Grandstand Show.(Full Breakfast)Day 9Calgary StampedeVisit the world's largest rodeo and take in all the action. Enjoy access to all events including the world-famous rodeo and fairgrounds.(Full Breakfast)Day 10The Three Exquisite Lakes of Louise, Moraine and EmeraldEnjoy an interpretive walk along the shore of Lake Louise and learn about the history and geography of the area. Later, see another great icon of the Canadian Rockies, Moraine Lake, crowned by ten notable peaks. Stop at the Spiral Tunnels viewpoint and pass by the spectacular Natural Bridge en route to Emerald Lake, one of Canada's most outstanding wilderness settings. Built of hand-hewn timber and featuring massive stone fireplaces, your destination is the luxurious Emerald Lake Lodge. After dinner, savour a liqueur at the hotel before stargazing under the night sky and roasting s'mores, a traditional campfire treat by a lakeside bonfire.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)Day 11Along the Icefields Parkway to Jasper National ParkToday, motor along the unforgettable Icefields Parkway and witness amazing scenes such as the Crowfoot Glacier and Columbia Icefield, North America's largest sub-polar ice pack. At the Athabasca Glacier, climb aboard a specially designed Ice Explorer for a guided tour over steep grades, snow and ice as you ascend part way up the glacier. Your home for tonight is at the beautiful Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, in the heart of Jasper National Park, an alpine wonderland of immense forests, jewelled lakes, soaring waterfalls, soothing mineral hot springs, rugged glaciers, colourful meadows and majestic mountains. Tonight, enjoy a Highlight Dinner with your Tour Director and travelling companions.(Full Breakfast / Highlight Dinner)Day 12The Captivating Canadian RockiesJoin your Tour Director in the morning for an interpretive walk at Maligne Canyon, one of the most beautiful gorges in the Canadian Rockies. Stroll along the canyon's trail, past beautiful waterfalls, astounding rock formations, and learn about the underground river system. Join an informative presentation about some of the park's most interesting residents including elk, moose, mountain goat, bighorn sheep, grizzly bear, black bear, beaver and caribou. The rest of the day is yours to do as you please. Jasper is the base for a host of optional tours and activities. Perhaps enjoy a boat cruise on Maligne Lake or join a guided nature walk at Mount Edith Cavell along the “Path of the Glacier.” The choice is entirely yours!(Full Breakfast)Day 13Rocky Mountaineer TrainRelive the golden age of rail travel aboard the Rocky Mountaineer train, one of the world's great rail journeys. For the next two days, succumb to GoldLeaf Service as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Your carriage has two levels - take in dazzling vistas upstairs from the glass-topped dome coach, and enjoy gourmet meals downstairs prepared by talented onboard chefs. View spectacular scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide and over the Yellowhead Pass back to British Columbia. On arrival in Kamloops, your bags are waiting at your hotel room. Hotel: Assigned by Rocky Mountaineer.(Full Breakfast / Lunch)Day 14Rocky Mountaineering back to VancouverYour magical Goldleaf carpet ride onboard the Rocky Mountaineer train continues today. Relax while rail staff ensure your every need is attended to, topping off your drinks or perhaps bringing you a snack. Follow the river into the Thompson Canyon with its rugged walls and dry sagebrush landscape until it dramatically merges with the Fraser River. On arrival in Vancouver, transfer to your hotel. Raise your glasses this evening and revel in rich flavours at a lively Celebration Dinner.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Celebration Dinner)Day 15Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage CruiseHead out to North Vancouver and the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park. Cross the spectacular suspension bridge, 230 ft (70 metres) above the Capilano River, and join the award-winning Treetops, a guided nature tour along a series of elevated walkways. Then 13-day tour guests take a departure transfer to the airport, or for those extending their stay in Vancouver, back to the hotel. Please do not schedule flights before 2 p.m. Transfer to Canada Place to board Holland America Line's ms Noordam for an unforgettable Alaska Glacier Bay Inside Passage Cruise.(Full Breakfast / Dinner)Day 16Cruising the Inside PassageThe ms Noordam is designed for Alaskan cruising with its airy lounges, teak decks and roomy verandahs, allowing for comfortable observation of the ever changing panorama of unspoiled virgin forests and vast wilderness that stretches from British Columbia to Skagway, Alaska. Enter a region so isolated, it can only be accessed by sea or air. Come face-to-face with the grandeur of the Ice Age. Slowly glide past a maze of bays, glacier-carved fjords and waterways protected from the open sea by islands and other land masses. Juneau is a place to let your imagination run wild. Stop in rustic shops offering jade and ivory sculptures, silver jewellery, wooden masks, intricate beadwork and apparel designed by native Alaskans. Visit Gold Rush era bars such as the Alaska Hotel with its ornate Victorian furnishings, or the Red Dog Saloon showcasing Wyatt Earp's gun. Perhaps take an optional guided tour of the State Capitol or climb aboard the Mount Roberts Tramway. Follow in the footsteps of the original North Americans as you explore the Mendenhall Glacier and the immense Juneau Icefields just outside the city, or trek through the lush Tongass National Forest. And no need to hurry, daylight here lasts well into the evening! As a trading post for prospectors headed to the Klondike Gold Rush, Skagway was once known as “hell on earth,” an untamed, violent town controlled by organised criminals. Today, of course, the town is a bit more civilised, though its colourful past is carefully preserved in the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park. For a truly memorable excursion, why not board vintage parlor cars for an optional ride on the narrow gauge White Pass and Yukon Railroad, built in 1897 to take miners to the gold fields. In the watery wilderness of Glacier Bay National Park, behold a landscape at its literal moment of creation. Your ship becomes a time machine as you travel thousands of years back in time, witnessing the life cycle of a new land from Sitka-spruce forests alive with grizzlies and wolves to the algae, lichens and mosses that were the beginnings of life in the region. In this isolated land, the shrill noises of modern life are replaced with the deep, thunderous boom of building-size icebergs calving into the sea from a vast river of ice. It is raw, primordial…and unforgettable. Call in at Ketchikan, salmon capital of the world! Part of the town is built along a steep hillside, part is built on pilings over the water where bald eagles watch from waterside perches. An outstanding collection of totem poles makes the town an essential stop for anyone interested in native art. To make the most of your time ashore, consider taking an optional guided tour through town, a harbour cruise or a float plane “flightseeing” trip. If you prefer a more hands-on experience, you can take a sport fishing charter, kayak expedition, jeep ride or mountain excursion on a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The adventure never stops. While cruising, a full breakfast (FB), lunch (L) and dinner (D) is served on board each day.(Full Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)Day 22Depart VancouverAfter disembarking, a departure transfer takes you to Vancouver International Airport, or the tour hotel in Vancouver for passengers extending their stay. Please do not schedule flights before 12.30 pm.(Full Breakfast)ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTSVancouver: Explore Chinatown and Gastown, visit the totem poles of Stanley Park and take in spectacular views of English Bay.Victoria: Enjoy an introduction to this sparkling city, including the Inner Harbour, Parliament Buildings and Bastion Square.Banff National Park: View Moraine Lake, the Spiral Tunnels and Natural Bridge.Jasper National Park: Enjoy Jasper National Park's wildlife from a unique perspective with a local expert. Take a guided walk past roaring waterfalls.HIGHLIGHT HOTELS AND LOCATIONSWhistler: Your resort's setting and reputation for fine food is hard to overlook - join us for a Highlight Dinner with wine.Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary dining at one of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.Jasper: Join your Tour Director for a lively Highlight Dinner with wine.Vancouver: Enjoy an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine at one of Vancouver's excellent restaurants.SIGNATURE DININGMaui: At a beachside restaurant, enjoy a delightful Highlight Lunch.Banff: Experience traditional, regional and contemporary dining at one of the Fairmont's fine restaurants.Jasper: Join your Tour Director for a lively Highlight Dinner with wine.Vancouver: Enjoy an end-of-tour Celebration Dinner with wine at one of Vancouver's excellent restaurants.SIGNATURE EXPERIENCESButchart Gardens: Enjoy a delightful breakfast and an informative talk surrounded by 55 fragrant acres.Whistler: Take a guided walking tour of this European-esque village and learn about this Olympic venue.Okanagan Valley: The climate and setting of the valley provides the perfect conditions for grapes. Enjoy a tasting at a local winery.Lake Louise: Join an interpretive walk along the milky-blue waters at the foot of Victoria Glacier.Yoho: Enjoy a liqueur before roasting s'mores round a bonfire.Athabasca Glacier: Travel in a specially designed Ice Explorer for a remarkable excursion onto the icy slopes.Maligne River: This system mystified early French Canadian fur traders. Find out why on an interpretive walk.Rocky Mountaineer: Relive the golden age of rail travel on one of the world's great rail journeys.

DepartingFrom 27/06/2015 to 25/07/2015

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Black Sea Voyage - Budapest to Rousse

Europe

Day 1: BudapestArrive in Budapest and transfer to ship. Board your luxurious river ship and enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board this evening.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: Mohács, PécsToday arrive in Mohács and enjoy an excursion to Pécs. A significant cultural base founded over 2,000 years ago, a tour of Pécs includes a visit to the spectacular Mosque Church, the largest surviving Ottoman building on earth. Discover the underground burial chambers that date back to the 4th century before a visit to St Peter’s Basilica. Rejoin the ship in Mohács for lunch on board and cruise to Villány where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting from the local vineyards. Alternatively, take a guided bicycle tour to Mohács this afternoon. Return to your ship and enjoy dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Vukovar, Novi SadToday visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War including the Ovcara Memorial, a monumental cross that commemorates those that lost their lives in the fight for Croatia’s independence. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on board as you cruise towards Novi Sad in Serbia before disembarking for a tour that includes Danube Park, the beautiful Novi Sad Synagogue, located in the Old Town district, and the Petrovaradin Fortress.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: BelgradeThis morning, enjoy a tour of Serbia’s capital. See the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Orthodox temple of St Sava. Alternatively, visit Tito’s Memorial and the House of Flowers, where the tomb of the former President is located. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore more of this fascinating city.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: Iron GatesCruise through the impressive Iron Gates today, one of Europe’s most striking natural wonders. Enjoy the day aboard your ship as you wind along the Danube through the magnificent gorges of Serbia and Romania. Sit and watch as the spectacular scenery glides serenely by.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Vidin, BelogradchikArrive in Vidin today and see the Baba Vida Fortress, the only well-preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Discover the thick defensive walls and imposing towers that provide a stark contrast to the peaceful surrounds before enjoying a fascinating historical re-enactment. Later, travel by coach to Belogradchik to see the mighty Kaleto Fortress; a beautifully restored castle that sits on the north slopes of the Balkan Mountains and dates back to the Dark Ages.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Giurgiu, BucharestDisembark in Giurgiu today and enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest. Romania’s capital city, Bucharest has been described as ‘the Paris of the East’. Explore the city’s open-air museum or visit the Palace of the Parliament. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the renovated Lipscani district, the historical centre of Bucharest.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: Rousse, Disembark ShipThis morning disembark your ship in Rousse and transfer to the airport.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: Arrive Budapest, Embark ShipBoard your river ship and enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: Mohács, Pécs, VillányArrive in Mohács today and enjoy an excursion to Pécs. Here, a guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the spectacular Mosque Church and the fascinating underground burial chambers. Rejoin your ship in Mohács for lunch on board. Continue to Villány where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting from a local vineyard.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Vukovar, Novi SadToday visit the landmarks of the Yugoslavian Civil War including the Ovcara Memorial, a monumental cross that commemorates those that lost their lives in the fight for Croatia’s independence. Enjoy a relaxing lunch on board as you cruise towards Novi Sad in Serbia before disembarking for a tour that includes Danube Park, the beautiful Novi Sad Synagogue, located in the Old Town district, and the Petrovaradin Fortress.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: BelgradeOn a tour of Serbia’s capital, see the Belgrade Fortress and the Orthodox temple of St Sava. Or, visit Tito’s Memorial and the House of Flowers, where the tomb of the former president is located. Later, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: Iron GatesCruise through the Iron Gates, one of Europe’s most striking natural wonders. Enjoy the day aboard your ship as you wind along the Danube through the magnificent gorges of Serbia and Romania.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Vidin, BelogradchikArrive in Vidin this morning and travel by coach to Belogradchik where you’ll see the mighty Kaleto Fortress. Back in Vidin later, visit the Baba Vida Fortress. Discover the thick defensive walls and imposing towers that provide a stark contrast to the peaceful surrounds, before enjoying a fascinating historical re-enactment.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Giurgiu, BucharestArrive in Giurgiu and spend the day in Bucharest. Romania’s capital city, Bucharest has been described as ‘the Paris of the East’. Explore the city’s open-air museum or visit the Palace of the Parliament. After lunch, tour the Lipscani district, the historical centre of Bucharest.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: Rousse, Disembark ShipDisembark your ship in Rousse where your tour concludes and be transferred to the airport.Meals IncludedBreakfast

DepartingFrom 28-Feb-2015 to 30-Dec-2016

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Black Sea Voyage - Rousse to Budapest

Europe

Day 1: Arrive Bucharest, Rousse, Embark ShipArrive in Bucharest today and transfer to your ship in Rousse. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: Giurgiu, BucharestArrive in Giurgiu and spend the day in Bucharest. Romania’s capital city, Bucharest has been described as ‘the Paris of the East’. Explore the city’s open-air museum or visit the Palace of the Parliament. After lunch, tour the Lipscani district, the historical centre of Bucharest.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Vidin, BelogradchikArrive in Vidin this afternoon and travel by coach to Belogradchik where you’ll see the mighty Kaleto Fortress. Back in Vidin later, visit the Baba Vida Fortress. Discover the thick defensive walls and imposing towers that provide a stark contrast to the peaceful surrounds, before enjoying a fascinating historical re-enactment.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: Iron GatesCruise through the impressive Iron Gates today, one of Europe’s most striking natural wonders. Enjoy the day aboard your ship as you wind along the Danube through the magnificent gorges of Serbia and Romania. Sit and watch as the spectacular scenery glides serenely by.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: BelgradeOn a tour of Serbia’s capital, see the Belgrade Fortress and the Orthodox temple of St Sava. Or, visit Tito’s Memorial and the House of Flowers, where the tomb of the former president is located. Later, enjoy free time to explore at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Novi Sad, VukovarArrive in Novi Sad in the morning and enjoy a walking tour from Danube Park to the old town centre. After your tour, the ship continues on to Ilok, Croatia. Choose between an excursion to Ilok with a wine tasting or a city tour of Vukovar. Vukovar’s rich history bears the influence of the Austrians, Ottoman Turks, Germans, Croatians and Serbians. See Vukovar’s Baroque town center, the Franciscan Monastery, the Castle of the former ruling Eltz family, and the monumental cross that is a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Mohács, PécsArrive in Mohács today and enjoy an excursion to Pécs where your guided sightseeing tour includes a visit to the spectacular Mosque Church and the fascinating underground burial chambers.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: Budapest, Disembark ShipDisembark your ship in Budapest today. Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: RousseBe met on arrival and transferred to your ship. Enjoy time at leisure before meeting your fellow travellers at tonight’s Welcome Reception.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: Bucharest, GiurgiuDisembark in Giurgiu today and enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest. Romania’s capital city, Bucharest has been described as ‘the Paris of the East’. Explore the city’s open-air museum or visit the Palace of the Parliament. After lunch, enjoy a guided tour of the renovated Lipscani district, the historical centre of Bucharest.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Vidin, BelogradchikArrive in Vidin today and see the Baba Vida Fortress, the only well-preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Discover the thick defensive walls and imposing towers that provide a stark contrast to the peaceful surrounds before enjoying a fascinating historical re-enactment. Later, travel by coach to Belogradchik to see the mighty Kaleto Fortress; a beautifully restored castle that sits on the north slopes of the Balkan Mountains and dates back to the Dark Ages.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: Iron GatesCruise through the impressive Iron Gates today, one of Europe’s most striking natural wonders. Enjoy the day aboard your ship as you wind along the Danube through the magnificent gorges of Serbia and Romania. Sit and watch as the spectacular scenery glides serenely by.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: BelgradeThis morning, enjoy a tour of Serbia’s capital. See the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Orthodox temple of St Sava. Alternatively, visit Tito’s Memorial and the House of Flowers, where the tomb of the former President is located. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore more of this fascinating city.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Novi Sad, VukovarArrive in Novi Sad in the morning and enjoy a walking tour from Danube Park to the old town center. After your tour, the ship continues on to Ilok, Croatia. Choose between an excursion to Ilok with a wine tasting or a city tour of Vukovar. Vukovar’s rich history bears the influence of the Austrians, Ottoman Turks, Germans, Croatians and Serbians. See Vukovar’s Baroque town center, the Franciscan Monastery, the Castle of the former ruling Eltz family, and the monumental cross that is a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Mohács, Pécs, VillányToday arrive in Mohács and enjoy an excursion to Pécs. A significant cultural base founded over 2,000 years ago, a tour of Pécs includes a visit to the spectacular Mosque Church, the largest surviving Ottoman building on earth. Discover the underground burial chambers that date back to the 4th century before a visit to St Peter’s Basilica. Rejoin the ship in Mohács for lunch on board and cruise to Villány where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting from the local vineyards. Alternatively, take a guided bicycle tour to Mohács this afternoon. Return to your ship and enjoy dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: Budapest, ViennaYour holiday comes to an end today with a transfer to the airport.Meals IncludedBreakfast

DepartingFrom 31-Dec-2015 to 30-Dec-2015

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Broome to the Bungles with Coastal Cruise

Australia

Day 1: BroomeArrive in Broome and be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy your day at leisure to explore this fascinating place.Day 2: Derby, Tunnel Creek, Windjana GorgeDepart Broome and visit the Boab Prison Tree. Travel on the Gibb River Road to Windjana Gorge. Walk through Tunnel Creek, an amazing natural tunnel in the Napier Range.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Fitzroy Crossing, Purnululu National ParkDepart Fitzroy Crossing and head for the picturesque Purnululu National Park, home to the famed black and orange striped domes of the Bungle Bungle Range.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: Cathedral Gorge, Piccaninny CreekHike to Piccaninny Creek and on to the spectacular Cathedral Gorge. Indulge in an optional helicopter flight (own expense). Enjoy drinks as you watch the sun set over the stunning Bungle Bungle Range.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: Echidna Chasm, China Wall, Halls CreekDiscover Echidna Chasm. Travel to Halls Creek and see China Wall.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Geikie Gorge, BroomeCruise along the stunning Geikie Gorge. Return to Broome.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 7: Broome, Board ShipBoard the ship and sail from Broome at sunset. Enjoy Welcome Cocktails and Dinner this evening with your fellow travelers.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: Lacepede IslandsCruise to the Lacepede Islands and explore this wildlife-rich lagoon with Green Turtle breeding grounds. Enjoy an introduction to the Kimberley coast.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 9: Buccaneer Archipelago, Talbot Bay, Horizontal FallsEnjoy the idyllic white sands of Silica Beach. Journey through the Buccaneer Archipelago towards Talbot Bay and see the spectacular Horizontal Falls.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 10: Montgomery Reef, Doubtful Bay & Raft PointEmbark on an unforgettable adventure today as the magnificent Montgomery Reef ‘rises’ out of the ocean as the tidal waters cascade down into the surrounding deep channels. Join our Expedition Team aboard your Zodiac to experience this natural phenomenon up close and discover the reef’s diverse marine life. Later today, you will cruise through Doubtful Bay and travel ashore at Raft Point to visit the world’s most significant Wandjina art site.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: Prince Frederick Harbour, Hunter River & Naturalist Island Arrive at Prince Frederick Harbour, home to soaring red cliffs, green rainforest and mangroves. Explore the Hunter River and Naturalist Island. See Phillip Parker King’s ‘Nine Pin’ and catch a glimpse of the local salt-water crocodile population. Today you have the opportunity to take an optional helicopter excursion to see the mighty Mitchell Falls (own expense).Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 12: Bigge Island Off the coast of the Kimberley, approximately 6 kilometres from the mainland, Bigge Island is a rugged place free from feral predators. As a result, there are some fantastic wildlife viewing opportunities. Monjon rock wallabies, Northern Quoll, and flat back turtles are among the species that thrive here. The island is most well known for its Indigenous Australian rock art, which was created by the Wunambal people. Here, take the opportunity to wander through caves throughout the island, where you will be able to see paintings including fascinating examples of contact art and Wandjina figures. This is an amazing glimpse into a part of ancient history.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 13: Vansittart Bay, Jar Island With your Expedition Guide, walk across salt flats to view the wreckage of a US Air Force DC3 which crash landed on the beach during World War II. Later, visit Jar Island and discover the island’s outstanding rock art gallery. You will also see examples of the Kimberley’s mysterious Bradshaw (Gwion Gwion) Paintings, which date back 20,000 years.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 14: King George River and Falls, Koolama BayWake up in Koolama Bay, named after a merchant ship bombed by the Japanese in WWII. Enjoy the spectacular scenery along the mighty King George River. The highlight is sure to be King George Falls. This is the highest single drop falls in the whole of the Kimberley. The more active may like to trek to the top for breathtaking views and a dip in the cool refreshing waters.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 15: Historic Wyndham, Freedom of Choice touring Arrive in the outback town of Wyndham and embark on your choice of four activities. Perhaps take a scenic cruise along the mighty Ord River to Lake Argyle; maybe tour El Questro and take a guided walk at Emma Gorge; another option is to fly to the Argyle Diamond mine; or finally, enjoy a scenic flight and land tour of the awe-inspiring Bungle Bungle Ranges.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 16: At SeaExplore the ship and hear interesting lectures and briefings from your Expedition team. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner this evening.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 17: DarwinThis morning your Kimberley Coast Cruise adventure will come to an end. Disembark your luxury small ship after breakfast in the Indonesian City of Kupang, before boarding your APT Charter flight to Darwin where your tour concludes.Meals IncludedBreakfast

DepartingFrom 30-Apr-2015 to 29-Sep-2015

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Italy, French Riviera, Provence & Magnificent Europe

Europe

Day 1: Arrive RomeOn arrival in Rome, be met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, get to know your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director during a Welcome Reception.Day 2: RomeSet out on a city tour after breakfast today, visiting some of the city’s best Roman sights, including the Colosseum. Later, your guide will take you for an in-depth discovery of Vatican City, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s renowned artwork in the Sistine Chapel, then explore the fascinating Vatican Museum. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant this evening.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 3: Rome, Freedom of ChoiceToday, you may like to tour a selection of Rome’s catacombs - underground burial places built from the 2nd century, which contain many frescoes and sculptures. Alternatively, join a culinary walking tour. After your activity, the rest of the day is yours to spend at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Rome, Siena, FlorenceTravel to Siena and explore the World Heritage-listed medieval centre. Admire the striped facade and ornamentation of the Duomo, then linger at the Piazza del Campo. Later, over a light lunch, you’ll taste locally-made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines for a truly delightful taste of Italy. Afterwards, continue to Florence, Tuscany’s capital and an important centre for Renaissance art.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: FlorenceToday, pay a visit to the Galleria dell’Accadamia, where exhibits include Michelangelo’s famed statue of David. You’ll then set out to explore Florence on a guided tour. See the Ponte Vecchio, the Arno riverfront, the 13th-century Duomo, the Santa Maria del Fiore and many more.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 6: Florence, Pisa, NiceToday drive along a rocky promontory, offering one of the prettiest landscapes on the Italian Riviera. Stop in Pisa to see the iconic leaning tower, then continue to Nice, a popular resort-city located on the southern coast of France.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 7: Nice, Monte CarloEnjoy a guided sightseeing tour of Nice following breakfast this morning. This afternoon, head to Monte Carlo, and on a walking tour visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco, the official residence of the Prince of Monaco, and venture into the lavish State Apartments, which feature 15th-century frescoes and many spectacular rooms.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 8: Nice, Cannes, Aix-en-ProvenceTravel to Cannes for a walking tour, then continue to the charming town of Aix-en-Provence, famous as the home of French artist Cézanne. Just like many Provençal towns, the city consists of narrow streets, lined with 17th-century buildings. On arrival here, enjoy sample a range of gourmet delights on a culinary walking tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 9: Aix-en-Provence, CamargueDiscover the sprawling wildlife sanctuary of Camargue National Reserve today, with its vast salt flats, wetlands and rice fields. This remarkable area is home to many bird species, including pink flamingoes, but is most famous for its beautiful white horses, an ancient breed of wild horse indigenous to the area. Later, tour the largest vineyard in Europe, Domaine de Jarras, and enjoy a special wine tasting.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Aix-en-Provence, ParisThis morning, board a high-speed train bound for Paris. On arrival, transfer to your hotel then enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 11: ParisEnjoy a tour of the French capital, then travel to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, enjoy a meal and a spectacular show at the Moulin Rouge.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 12: Paris, Freedom of ChoiceToday, perhaps take a culinary walking tour; visit the historic neighbourhood of Montmartre; or join in on a game of Pétanque.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: Paris, Amsterdam, Embark ShipThis morning, travel by coach across France, through Belgium and on to Amsterdam. On arrival, board your luxury river ship.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 14: Amsterdam, Freedom of ChoiceToday, perhaps take a canal cruise; tour the Van Gogh Museum; or enjoy an excursion to Zaanse Schans. After, rejoin your ship and set off along the Rhine. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Welcome Dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 15: Cologne, Freedom of Choice, Andernach, A Royal InvitationTour Cologne’s stunning architecture or join a chocolate-themed tour. Later, explore Namedy Castle on an exclusive visit, then enjoy a lavish banquet dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 16: Rüdesheim, Freedom of ChoiceCruise the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim. Here, you may wish to take a gondola ride or tour a musical instrument museum.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 17: MiltenbergAfter an onboard glass-blowing demonstration this morning, disembark in Miltenberg, where you’ll discover the local way of life during a unique village experience, exploring quaint shops and mingling with locals.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 18: Würzburg, Freedom of Choice, KitzingenTour Würzburg’s Residential Palace or visit Rothenburg on the Romantic Road. Later, dock in Kitzingen and delight in local wines, snacks and musical performances at a wine festival.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 19: Bamberg, Freedom of ChoiceIn Bamberg today, you may like to set out on a medieval city tour, or learn about traditional brewing techniques on a walking tour, including a tasting of Rauchbier (smoked beer).Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 20: NurembergIn Nuremberg, enjoy a historic city tour. Visit famous World War II sites and view spectacular medieval architecture.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 21: RegensburgExplore the city of Regensburg on a walking tour today.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 22: Passau, A Royal InvitationSalzburg, Linz. Gain a privileged view into the luxury of imperial rail travel on a journey aboard the Majestic Imperator, travelling from Passau, via Salzburg, to Linz.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 23: Melk, Freedom of Choice, DürnsteinTour Melk Abbey or enjoy a walking tour through the city. Then, either ride a bicycle to Dürnstein or cruise to Dürnstein.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 24: Vienna, A Royal InvitationEmbark on a tour of Vienna. After dinner, enjoy a Cocktail Reception and a private concert at the newly renovated City Palace.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 25: Vienna, Freedom of ChoicePerhaps tour Schönbrunn Palace; visit the Spanish Riding School; or explore Bratislava.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 26: BudapestTour Budapest, then visit the Hungarian State Opera House for a tour and a private opera recital.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 27: Disembark Ship, Depart BudapestTransfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: Arrive RomeBe met and transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception.Day 2: RomeYour guide will take you for an in-depth discovery of Vatican City today. Later, embark on a tour, visiting some of the city’s sights including the Colosseum. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant tonight.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 3: Rome, Freedom of ChoiceToday, perhaps tour a selection of Rome’s catacombs - which contain many frescoes and sculptures. Or, join a culinary walking tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Rome, San Gimignano, FlorenceThis morning, travel to the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Later, over a light lunch, you’ll taste locally-made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines. Afterwards, continue your journey to Florence.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: FlorencePay a visit to the Galleria dell’Accadamia, where exhibits include Michelangelo’s statue of David. You’ll then set out to explore Florence on a guided tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 6: Florence, Pisa, NiceToday drive along a rocky promontory, offering one of the prettiest landscapes on the Italian Riviera. Stop in Pisa to see the iconic leaning tower, then continue to Nice, a popular resort-city located on the southern coast of France.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 7: Nice, Monte CarloEnjoy a guided tour in Nice, then head to Monte Carlo. On a walking tour, visit the Prince’s Palace of Monaco and venture into the lavish State Apartments.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 8: Nice, Cannes, Aix-en-ProvenceTravel to Cannes for a walking tour then continue to the charming city of Aix-en-Provence, once the home of French artist Cézanne. On arrival, explore the lovely narrow streets, lined with 17th and 18th-century buildings, and sample a range of gourmet delicacies on a culinary walking tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 9: Aix-en-Provence, CamargueDiscover the sprawling wildlife sanctuary of Camargue National Reserve today. This natural area is home to a wide range of bird species, including pink flamingoes, as well as an ancient breed of wild horse indigenous to the area. Later, tour the largest wine-growing estate in Europe, Domaine de Jarras, and enjoy a special wine tasting.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Aix-en-Provence, ParisThis morning, board a high-speed train bound for Paris. On arrival, transfer to your hotel then enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 11: ParisEnjoy a tour of the French capital, then travel to the second level of the Eiffel Tower. Tonight, enjoy a meal and a spectacular show at the Moulin Rouge.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 12: Paris, Freedom of ChoiceToday you may embark on a culinary walking tour or explore the Montmartre district.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: Paris, Amsterdam, Embark ShipTravel by coach through Belgium to Amsterdam. On arrival, board your river ship.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 14: Amsterdam, Freedom of ChoiceToday take a canal cruise and visit the city’s flower market or enjoy an excursion to the picturesque village of Zaanse Schans. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Welcome Dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 15: Cologne, Freedom of Choice, Andernach, A Royal InvitationTour Cologne or travel by coach to Bonn for a city tour. Later, explore Namedy Castle on an exclusive visit, including a lavish banquet in the ballroom.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 16: Rüdesheim, Freedom of ChoiceCruise the Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim. Here, you may wish to take a gondola ride or tour a musical instrument museum.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 17: MiltenbergAfter breakfast and an onboard glass-blowing demonstration, disembark in Miltenberg. Here, discover the local way of life during a unique village experience. Explore quaint shops and mingle with locals on a day to remember.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 18: Würzburg, Freedom of Choice, KitzingenTour Würzburg’s Residential Palace or visit Rothenburg on the Romantic Road. Later, dock in Kitzingen and delight in local wines, snacks and musical performances at a wine festival.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 19: Bamberg, Freedom of ChoiceExplore the medieval city of Bamberg today during your chosen sightseeing activity.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 20: NurembergVisit a number of famous World War II sites during a city tour today.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 21: RegensburgDiscover the lovely city of Regensburg on a guided walking tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 22: Passau, A Royal Invitation, Salzburg, LinzToday, gain a privileged insight into the luxury of imperial rail travel on a journey aboard the Majestic Imperator.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 23: Melk, Freedom of Choice, DürnsteinArrive in Melk and tour Melk Abbey, or enjoy a walking tour through the town. Then, either ride a bicycle or cruise to Dürnstein.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 24: Vienna, A Royal InvitationEnjoy a walking tour of Vienna. After dinner, enjoy a Cocktail Reception followed by a private concert at the City Palace.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 25: Vienna, Freedom of ChoiceOn your second day in Vienna, tour Schönbrunn Palace; visit the Spanish Riding School; travel to Bratislava; or explore the Fine Arts Museum.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 26: BudapestTour Budapest then visit the Hungarian State Opera House for a private opera recital. After the Captain’s Farewell Dinner, enjoy a twilight cruise.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 27: Disembark Ship, Depart BudapestDisembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

DepartingFrom 28-Feb-2015 to 30-Dec-2016

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Eastern Bloc - Budapest to Prague

Europe

Day 1: BudapestBe met on arrival in Budapest and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure, before tonight’s Welcome Reception.Day 2: Budapest, KrakowAfter breakfast this morning you’ll travel to Krakow.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: Krakow, Freedom of ChoiceToday, choose from a guided walking tour of Kraków or perhaps visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory Museum. This afternoon, visit the Wieliczka Salt Mine, where statues, chapels and even a cathedral have been carved out of the rock salt by the miners.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 4: Krakow, Czestochowa, WarsawToday stopping at Czestochowa. Visit Jasna Góra Monastery to see the Black Madonna before travelling to the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for a poignant tour of the concentration camp.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 5: Warsaw, Freedom of ChoiceTour Warsaw for an insight into the effect that the war had on the city and its people. Visit the site of the Jewish Ghetto then head to Łazienki Park. Later, enjoy a musical celebration of composer Frédéric Chopin during a private concert. This evening, chose to dine at the Marconi Restaurant within Hotel Bristol or indulge in a special dinner at a traditional Polish inn featuring classic cuisine.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 6: Warsaw, BerlinBoard a train from Warsaw to Berlin today.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 7: Berlin Freedom of ChoiceExplore Berlin on a guided sightseeing tour today. Visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin State Opera House and Alexanderplatz. You’ll also see ruins of the infamous Berlin Wall and visit Checkpoint Charlie. Later, visit the Reichstag, the historic parliamentary building that was set alight by the Nazi Party in 1933. Absorb the city views from its glass dome and enjoy a glass of Sekt on the lovely roof terrace. Later either enjoy a cruise through the city on the Spree River or tour Museum Island.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: Berlin, PotsdamVisit Potsdam, the former residence of Prussian kings and enjoy a tour of Sanssouci, the summer palace of Frederick the Great.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 9: Berlin, Dresden, PragueTravel into Germany and on through the Dresden Elbe Valleys. During a tour of Dresden, you’ll see the Castle of the Electors of Saxony, the Saxon Wall, the Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche - Church of Our Lady. Afterwards, continue to the country’s thriving capital, Berlin.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: PragueTake a sightseeing tour of Prague and visit the World Heritage-listed Prague Castle. See Saint Vitus’ Cathedral and stroll over Charles Bridge to the Old Town to see the Prague Astronomical Clock. Tonight, delight in a Welcome Dinner and dance at La Rotonde restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 11: PragueToday, enjoy free time to relax and explore more of the Czech capital.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: PragueAfter breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: Arrive BudapestBe transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception tonight.Day 2: Budapest, KrakowToday meet your fellow travelers and continue to Krakow. Check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner at a local restaurant this evening.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 3: Krakow, Freedom of ChoiceToday, choose from a walking tour of Kraków or perhaps visit Oskar Schindler’s Factory to uncover one of the most fascinating stories of the war. Later, visit the World Heritage-listed Wieliczka Salt Mine, which began operating in the 13th century.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Kraków, Warsaw, Freedom of ChoiceToday, visit the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum for a tour revealing the history of the concentration camp. Tonight, you may like to dine at the stylish Marconi Restaurant within Hotel Bristol. Alternatively, perhaps indulge in a special dinner at a traditional Polish inn.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: WarsawOn a tour, visit the site of the Jewish Ghetto then head to Łazienki Park, where you’ll see Łazienki Palace, set on an artificial island on Łazienki Lake. This evening, enjoy a musical celebration of locally born composer Frédéric Chopin during a private concert performance of his famous work.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 6: Warsaw, BerlinBoard a train bound for Berlin. This evening, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 7: BerlinDuring a guided tour today, visit the Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin State Opera House and Alexanderplatz. See the Reichstag and the ruins of the infamous Berlin Wall. You’ll also visit Checkpoint Charlie, the former crossing point between East and West Germany, and the Checkpoint Charlie Museum. Following your discovery, head back to your hotel and take part in the time-honoured tradition of high tea.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 8: Potsdam, Berlin, Freedom of ChoiceTravel to Potsdam for a tour of the former summer palace of Frederick the Great, Sanssouci, including the lush terraced gardens. Return to Berlin and either cruise through the city on the Spree River or visit Museum Island.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 9: Berlin, Dresden, PragueDepart Germany today and head to Dresden to see the Castle of the Electors of Saxony, the Saxon Wall, the Semper Opera House and the Frauenkirche on a guided tour. Afterwards, continue to Prague and check in to your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: PragueOn a city tour, visit World Heritage-listed Prague Castle and Saint Vitus Cathedral then stroll over Charles Bridge on the way to the Old Town. Tonight, enjoy a farewell dinner at the award-winning La Rotonde restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 11: PragueToday, descendants of the Czech Republic’s royal family welcome you to their 18th-century Baroque home, Chateau Jemniste. Discover the property on a tour, before lunch and a private falconry display.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 12: Depart PragueYour tour concludes in Prague with a transfer to the airport.Meals IncludedBreakfast

DepartingFrom 28-Feb-2015 to 30-Dec-2016

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Calgary Stampede and Alaska Cruise

North America

Day 1: Arrive VictoriaBe met on arrival and transfer to your hotel for a Welcome Dinner.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: Victoria, The Butchart Gardens, Freedom of Choice SightseeingVictoria, The Butchart Gardens, Freedom of Choice Sightseeing This morning visit The Butchart Gardens before the crowds have arrived, and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. Afterwards, perhaps go whale watching; take a seaplane flight; tour the city’s historic houses and gardens; fish for salmon; ride in a horse-drawn carriage; or delight in afternoon tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: Georgia Strait, WhistlerRide the ferry across Georgia Strait to Vancouver this morning, then travel the Sea to Sky Highway via Shannon Falls to the alpine resort of Whistler.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 4: Echo ValleyLeaving Whistler and the pretty Coast Mountains after breakfast, today you’ll travel past stunning lakes and via the rural towns of Pemberton and Lillooet on the way to Echo Valley Ranch and Spa. Part wilderness resort, part luxury ranch and part eco-lodge, this is a truly unique property set in a private valley amid the rolling Cariboo Mountains. After settling in, enjoy a hearty meal in the Dove Lodge dining room.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: Echo Valley, Freedom of Choice SightseeingAfter breakfast, personalise your experience by selecting from three different outdoor activities. You may like to go horse riding on a guided adventure along one of the many gentle trails surrounding the ranch. Alternatively, enjoy a guided hike and learn about the flora and fauna of the region. Or perhaps join a dedicated fishing guide and head to one of the many nearby lakes to try your hand at fly fishing for rainbow trout. Following your activity, enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Wells Gray, Jasper, Freedom of Choice DiningOn the way to the Canadian Rockies today, you’ll stop to visit Wells Gray Provincial Park, which protects most of the highest regions of the Cariboo Mountains. Here, among other incredible sights, you’ll see stunning Spahats Creek Falls, rising from snowmelt and springs at a pass between Raft Mountain and Trophy Mountain. Afterwards, continue on to Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies - before arriving in Jasper National Park. This evening, enjoy the freedom to choose where to dine from one of several restaurants within your lodge.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Freedom of Choice Dining Travel the Icefields Parkway and ride an Ice Explorer onto the Athabasca Glacier. Later, travel to Lake Louise and choose where to dine. Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: CalgaryAfter a stroll by the shores of Lake Louise with a Mountain Heritage Guide, travel to Calgary. Here, you’ll experience the cowboy fever of the annual Calgary Stampede, a famous event that attracts the world’s best rodeo champions. Your two-day ‘Stampede Thrill Package’ includes: a rodeo ticket for the main grandstand; gate admission; souvenir program; an evening ticket to the Chuckwagon Races and the Grandstand Show; two Skyrides over Stampede Park; and a Stampede shirt and bag.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 9: CalgaryEnjoy a full day today to return to Stampede Park and absorb the excitement of the Calgary Stampede.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Banff, Freedom of Choice DiningBack in the Canadian Rockies, take a tour of Banff, ride the Banff Gondola then Meet a Mountie. This evening, dine at one of restaurants within your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 11: Banff, Freedom of Choice SightseeingToday you may like to take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Or perhaps enjoy a heli-flightseeing trip; take a float trip or go paddling down the Bow River; relax at the Willow Stream Spa; or enjoy a cruise on Lake Minnewanka.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: Spiral Tunnels, KamloopsBoard the Rocky Mountaineer and relax in your GoldLeaf carriage as you cross back into British Columbia on your descent from the Rockies.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 13: VancouverContinue your rail journey aboard the Rocky Mountaineer back into the Coast Mountains and on to Vancouver.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 14: VancouverThis morning, take a sightseeing tour of beautiful Vancouver. Visit Stanley Park, Granville Island, picturesque English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, before enjoying the afternoon at your leisure. You may like to wander through Gastown, visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street, or admire the beauty of Queen Elizabeth Park. Tonight, as the land portion of your trip draws to an end, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 15: Holland America Line CruiseBoard your ship and enjoy a Sail Away Dinner at the renowned Pinnacle Grill plus a lunch here on the day of your choosing.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 16: Cruise the Inside PassageEnjoy a full day at sea as your ship glides past the rocky headlands and over the icy waters of the Inside Passage.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 17: Tracy Arm, JuneauCruise through the icy rivers of Tracy Arm before arriving in Juneau, Alaska’s capital. Here, soak up the native Alaskan atmosphere.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 18: SkagwayJourney to Skagway, a gateway for the gold rush. Spend time exploring a town where frontier history still lives on.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 19: Glacier BayWake up to the breathtaking sight of World Heritage-listed Glacier Bay National Park.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 20: KetchikanDock in Ketchikan today, set on the shores of the Tongass Narrows near one of America’s largest wilderness areas.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 21: The Inside PassageContinue south through the picturesque Inside Passage.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 22: Depart VancouverTransfer to the airport in Vancouver, where your tour ends.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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Namibia Air Safari and South Africa Journey

Africa

Day 1: Arrive Johannesburg, PretoriaArrive in Johannesburg and transfer to Pretoria. This evening, enjoy time at leisure.Day 2: Embark Rovos RailToday board your train and begin your Rovos Rail journey.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Rovos Rail, KimberleyOn arrival in the city of Kimberley, disembark for a tour before continuing on your rail journey.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: Matjiesfontein, Cape Town, Disembark Rovos RailVisit the town of Matjiesfontein and journey along the Hex River before arriving in Cape Town. Here, disembark and transfer to your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 5: Cape Town, WindhoekAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly to Windhoek, the Namibian capital. Then take in some of the city sight as you transfer to your hotel. Later this evening meet your APT Tour Director and enjoy a Welcome Dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 6: Windhoek, Sossusvlei, NamibRand Nature ReserveAfter breakfast, board your private plane and fly to Sossusvlei, a salt and clay pan that’s surrounded by some of the world’s tallest free-standing sand dunes. Here, set off on an excursion to learn about the harsh environment of the Namib Desert and the myriad of unique creatures and plants that have adapted to survive here. Enjoy a picnic brunch then travel via Sesriem Canyon back to your plane for the flight to NamibRand Nature Reserve. On arrival, travel by 4WD to Wolwedans Dune Camp, positioned atop a 250 metre-high sand dune. After settling in, indulge in sundowners as you take in the changing colours of the desert at sunset.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: NamibRand Private Nature ReserveToday you’ll venture out on a full-day excursion that superbly demonstrates the beauty of the differing landscapes of the Namib Desert. Afterwards, return to your camp in time to relax and admire the panoramic vistas from your tent, set high up on a dune. Tonight, enjoy a lovely dinner prepared by the lodge’s desert chef.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: Swakopmund, Skeleton CoastThis morning re-board your private plane and fly to the coastal city of Swakopmund. En route, take in views of the Sossusvlei area and the great dunes of the Namib Desert. On reaching the coast, you may also see abandoned mining camps, seal colonies, salt pans and lagoons. Landing in Swakopmund, indulge in a crayfish lunch on the beach then continue by air to a private concession area in the Hoanib River Valley. From here, travel to your camp. Straddling Skeleton Coast National Park and the Palmwag area, the new Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp provides a stunning and secluded home for the next three nights. Tonight, relax over dinner and drinks.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 9: Skeleton CoastEnjoy an entire day to explore one of the most remote regions of the Kaokoveld, a coastal desert that’s home to rugged mountains, vast plains and dry riverbeds. During morning and afternoon game drives, guided walks and visits to hide platforms, you’ll track desert-adapted wildlife such as elephants, giraffes, antelopes, lions, leopards and cheetah. You’ll also unravel the history of the original Strandlopers and their unusual stone circles. Throughout, your local guide will provide great insight into this remote and isolated region. This evening, enjoy an alfresco dinner amid the dunes and enjoy spectacular star-gazing opportunities thanks to the clear night skies.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 10: Skeleton CoastAfter breakfast today, set off on a scenic flight to the nearby Skeleton Coast, an isolated stretch that harbours the remains of the many vessels that have been shipwrecked here. After landing on the beach, continue by safari vehicle to explore this infamous coastline. Enjoy a picnic lunch followed by further time to explore this afternoon, then return by plane to your camp in time to enjoy a sundowner and reflect on your wonderful day’s discovery.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: Skeleton Coast, Etosha National ParkYour Namibia Air Safari continues this morning with a flight to the Onguma Private Game Reserve, located on the border of Etosha National Park. This afternoon, transfer to your luxurious lodge, The Fort, and enjoy time to relax. Overlooking the beautiful scarceness of the Etosha pan, the lodge is set within a landscape decorated only by wild animals and hundreds of striking Camel Thorn trees. This evening, you may like to take in sunset from your own private open-air deck before dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 12: Etosha National ParkDuring your morning and afternoon game drives today, experience the wildlife of Etosha National Park, where open desert landscapes create an array of game-viewing opportunities. Here, herds of elephants are not unusual, lions can be found in the grasslands and giraffes rise above the vegetation. You also have a chance of sighting blue wildebeest, zebras, cheetahs, leopards and perhaps even the endangered black rhinoceros. In between game drives and at the end of the day, relax and enjoy the luxury of The Fort.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 13: Etosha National Park, Windhoek. Cape TownFollowing a final game drive, board your plane and fly to Windhoek, where your Namibia Air Safari ends. From here, fly to Cape Town in South Africa. On arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 14: Cape Town, Freedom of ChoiceThis morning, ride the aerial cableway to the top of Table Mountain, then visit the District Six Museum and the Castle of Good Hope. Later, choose from a visit to the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens; take a ferry ride to Robben Island; or set off on a Township Tour. Tonight, join an African drumming session before enjoying a meal of Cape Malay cuisine.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 15: Cape Town, Cape PeninsulaDiscover the Cape Peninsula during a full-day tour. This picturesque journey takes you along Chapman’s Peak Drive to Cape Point, where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Continue on to historic Simon’s Town and then see penguins up-close at Boulders Beach before returning to Cape Town.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 16: Cape Town, Kruger National ParkFly to Nelspruit today, then travel to Kruger National Park and settle in to your lodge.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 17: Kruger National Park, Private Game ReserveMorning and afternoon game drives today offer you the chance to spot Africa’s Big Five as you travel through a private game reserve. Your day then ends with a boma under the stars of the African sky.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 18: Kruger National Park, JohannesburgThis morning, transfer to the airport and fly to Johannesburg.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 19: Johannesburg, LivingstoneToday fly to Livingstone in Zambia. Enjoy a walk from your hotel to Victoria Falls this afternoon.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 20: Livingstone, Freedom of ChoiceToday, perhaps set off on a cultural tour; enjoy an elephant back safari; or embark on a helicopter flight over Victoria Falls.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 21: Livingstone, Embark River SafariTravel into Namibia and transfer to your ship. Watch for wildlife during a sunset cruise then enjoy a Welcome Dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 22: Chobe National Park, Chobe River, Freedom of ChoiceAfter lunch, tour a village in Namibia or perhaps go fishing.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 23: Disembark River Safari, Depart KasaneDisembark your ship, then travel by coach to Kasane in Botswana, where your tour concludes on arrival at the airport.Meals IncludedBreakfast

DepartingFrom 31-Dec-2014 to 30-Dec-2015

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Holidays with a loving touch

When was the last time you and your partner escaped the routine of everyday life and spent some time just getting lost with each other in a new place? Romantic getaways are the perfect way to share in new experiences and create the perfect memories that last a lifetime Flight Centre’s romantic tours provide you with the perfect destinations and activities for kindling love and affection, whether you’re jetting off on your honeymoon or just taking a relaxing getaway with that special someone. With experienced guides who speak the local language and know the best romantic spots, you can avoid the complications that plague other travellers.

You’ll be returning home with fingers and hearts interlocked after sailing and snorkelling the picturesque waters of Turkey, visiting Rotorua’s natural spas surrounded by white-capped mountains, or discovering all the romantic hideaways in New York’s vibrant city. Of course romance is in the eye of the beholders and if adventure fuels your fire, you can enjoy tours that take you to exciting parts of the globe such as discovering the wild and spectacular Bay of Islands in New Zealand. The destinations and opportunities are endless, and each location will come with its own beautiful scenery, exciting activities and memorable moments.

Sharing the beginning of a new year is a special occasion, so make sure you and your partner are in the perfect place enjoying the perfect moment. Flight Centre’s romantic tours can take you to one of the world’s biggest street parties, Hogmanay, in Scotland, where you can revel in the lively atmosphere, or land you in Las Vegas, so you can party on the strip before heading back for some late night champagne at your hotel. You needn’t leave the country, with romantic tours to Australian paradises like the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea in Cairns. If you’re interested in treating you and your partner to a romantic escape, browse through the popular romantic tours below or contact a Flight Centre consultant.

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