Grand Canadian Rockies - SilverLeaf (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 8The 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 9Along 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 10The 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 11Rocky 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 SilverLeaf Service as you journey through the Rocky Mountains to Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean. Your custom-designed, single-level, glass-domed SilverLeaf coach allows views of spectacular scenery as the train crosses the Continental Divide and over the Yellowhead Pass back to British Columbia. Relax and take in the dazzling vistas, and enjoy delicious meals at your seat. On arrival in Kamloops, your bags are waiting at your hotel room.(Full Breakfast / Lunch)Day 12Rocky Mountaineering back to VancouverYour magical Silverleaf 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 13Depart 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 Hotel Grand Pacific overlooking Victoria's Inner Harbor and Vancouver's most glorious address at the Four Seasons.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 04/05/2015 to 19/09/2015

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Grand Canadian Rockies with Stampede and Alaska Cruise Inside Cabin - 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 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 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 25/07/2015

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Europe’s Rivers and Castles - Paris to Prague

Europe

Day 1: Arrive ParisOn arrival, be met at the airport in Paris and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is then yours at leisure.Day 2: ParisThis morning, see the sights of Paris during a guided tour, including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs Élysées and more. The rest of the day is then at your leisure. This evening, perhaps attend an optional Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show (own expense).Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: ParisEnjoy a full day to explore Paris at your own pace. Two optional experiences are also on offer - ‘Montmartre and Illuminations’ tour and ‘Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower’ tour (both at own expense).Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Paris, Luxembourg, Remich, Embark ShipTravel by high-speed train to Metz, then transfer to Luxembourg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour. In Remich, board your river ship, and tonight enjoy a -Welcome Dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: Trier, BernkastelEnjoy a pleasant morning cruising along the pretty Moselle River. Having entered Germany, you’ll arrive in Trier and enjoy a tour that includes the Roman Baths and the Roman Amphitheatre. Continue along the Moselle to Bernkastel, a charming town overlooked by ruins of Landshut Castle. Visit a vineyard for a wine tasting, then take a walking tour through the old town centre.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Cochem OR Koblenz, RüdesheimToday, perhaps travel to Cochem, where a tour here includes a visit to Cochem Castle, a towering fortress overlooking the Moselle River. Alternatively, explore the 2,000 year-old city of Koblenz on a walking tour. Later, cruise through the Rhine Gorge along the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, home to a most impressive collection of automated musical instruments.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Mainz OR HeidelbergDisembark your ship in Mainz today, and choose from two different sightseeing options. Perhaps take a guided tour of historic Mainz and visit the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed bible. Alternatively, travel to the ancient university town of Heidelberg and visit the town’s castle.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: WertheimDisembark in the medieval town of Wertheim this afternoon, and take a guided walking tour. Later, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 9: Würzburg, KitzingenEnjoy a guided tour of Würzburg today, and visit its Residential Palace. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Perhaps explore more of the city at your own pace or enjoy an excursion to medieval Rothenburg on the Romantic Road (own expense). After dinner back on board, disembark in Kitzingen and enjoy a unique wine tasting event in Germany’s oldest wine cellar.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 10: BambergToday, travel to World Heritage-listed Bamberg, and perhaps enjoy a tasting of the famous Rauchbier (smoked beer) during a guided tour. Later, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal, and this evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: Nuremberg, Disembark Ship, PragueDisembark your ship in Nuremberg after breakfast this morning. Take a guided sightseeing tour of this historic city. Afterwards, travel by coach into the Czech Republic and on to its lovely capital, Prague.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: PragueExplore Prague on a tour today, and visit the World Heritage-listed Prague Castle, Saint Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, and the city’s lively Old Town. The remainder of the day is then at your leisure. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Terezín Concentration Camp Memorial (own expense). This evening, you may like to enjoy an optional folklore dinner show (own expense).Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: Depart PragueThis morning following breakfast, your holiday concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: Arrive ParisBe met at the airport in Paris and transferred to your hotel.Day 2: ParisSee the sights of Paris during a tour. After time at leisure, perhaps attend a Parisian Cabaret Dinner Show (own expense).Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: ParisExplore Paris at leisure today. Two optional experiences are also on offer - ‘Montmartre and Illuminations’ tour and ‘Seine Cruise and Eiffel Tower’ tour (own expense).Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Paris, Luxembourg, Remich, Embark ShipTravel by high-speed train to Metz, then transfer to Luxembourg, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour. In Remich, board your river ship, and tonight enjoy a -Welcome Dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: Trier, BernkastelEnjoy a pleasant morning cruising along the pretty Moselle River. Having entered Germany, you’ll arrive in Trier and enjoy a tour that includes the Roman Baths and the Roman Amphitheatre. Continue along the Moselle to Bernkastel, a charming town overlooked by ruins of Landshut Castle. Visit a vineyard for a wine tasting, then take a walking tour through the old town centre.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Cochem OR Koblenz, RüdesheimToday, perhaps travel to Cochem, where a tour here includes a visit to Cochem Castle, a towering fortress overlooking the Moselle River. Alternatively, explore the 2,000 year-old city of Koblenz on a walking tour. Later, cruise through the Rhine Gorge along the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine. Arrive in Rüdesheim this evening and tour Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Mainz OR HeidelbergDisembark in Mainz today and choose from two different sightseeing options. Perhaps take a guided tour of historic Mainz and visit the Gutenberg Museum, home to two copies of the world’s first printed bible. Alternatively, travel to the ancient university town of Heidelberg and visit the city’s castle.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: WertheimDisembark in the medieval town of Wertheim this afternoon, and take a guided walking tour. Later, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 9: Würzburg, KitzingenEnjoy a guided tour of Würzburg today, and visit its Residential Palace. Afterwards, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure. Perhaps explore more of the city at your own pace or enjoy an excursion to medieval Rothenburg on the Romantic Road (own expense). After dinner back on board, disembark in Kitzingen and enjoy a unique wine tasting event in Germany’s oldest wine cellar.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 10: BambergToday, travel to World Heritage-listed Bamberg, and perhaps enjoy a tasting of the famous Rauchbier (smoked beer) during a guided tour. Later, cruise onto the Main-Danube Canal, and this evening, indulge in a Farewell Dinner on board.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: Nuremberg, Disembark Ship, PragueDisembark your ship in Nuremberg after breakfast this morning. Take a guided sightseeing tour of this historic city. Afterwards, travel by coach into the Czech Republic and on to its lovely capital, Prague.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: PragueTake in the city’s beautiful sights on a guided tour before time at leisure. Perhaps take an optional excursion to Terezín Concentration Camp Memorial (own expense). This evening, you may like to enjoy an optional folklore dinner show (own expense).Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: Depart PragueYour holiday concludes this morning with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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

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Iconic Italy - Rome to Budapest

Europe

Day 1: Arrive RomeArrive before midday and be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, join a local guide for a sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: RomeA guide will take you to the Vatican today, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s renowned artwork in the Sistine Chapel. Later, visit a selection of the city’s ancient Roman sights, including the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: Rome, Pompeii, SorrentoTravel to the ancient city of Pompeii. After a guided tour of this fascinating site, continue to the idyllic coastal town of Sorrento. Later, visit a family-owned mozzarella farm for dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 4: Isle of Capri, Sorrento, Freedom of ChoiceCruise to the Isle of Capri today. On a tour of the island, visit the Marina Piccola, the Blue Grotto (weather permitting) and ruins of the Imperial Roman villas. Later, return to Sorrento and perhaps take a leisurely walking tour of the town. Or, journey along the World Heritage-listed Amalfi Coast and enjoy free time to explore the town of Amalfi.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 5: Sorrento, Assisi, PerugiaOn your way to Perugia today, head to the medieval town of Assisi and visit the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi. Continue on to Perugia.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 6: Perugia, San Gimignano, FlorenceExplore the medieval walled town of San Gimignano. Afterwards, over a light lunch, you’ll taste locally-made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines. Continue to Florence, Tuscany’s capital.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: FlorenceThis morning, pay a visit to the Galleria dell’Accadamia, where exhibits include Michelangelo’s famed statue of David. Later, explore Florence on a guided tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 8: Florence, Pisa, Stresa, Freedom of ChoiceMake a stop in Pisa to see the iconic leaning tower, then continue to Stresa. Later this evening, enjoy dinner at your hotel or dine at an ambient local restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 9: Stresa, Lake MaggioreCruise Lake Maggiore in the Italian Lake District. Continue to the Borromean Islands, so named after a 16th-century family, the Borromeos, who transformed the region with villas and gardens.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Stresa, Valpolicella, VeniceIn Valpolicella, stop for a tour and a light lunch at a mansion and vineyard owned and run by a descendant of the poet Dante. Arrive in Venice and transfer by private boat to your hotel on the Venetian islands.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 11: VeniceEmbark on a guided tour of Venice, then visit a Venetian glass factory for a glass-blowing demonstration. Afterwards, enjoy a gondola ride. This evening, indulge in a three-course Venetian meal on the terrace of the Restaurant La Cusina.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 12: Venice, Ljubljana, ZagrebStop in Ljubljana en route to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. On arrival, enjoy a city tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: Zagreb, BudapestTravel to Budapest and check in to your hotel. Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 14: Depart BudapestTransfer to Budapest airport where your tour concludes.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: Arrive RomeArrive before midday and be met and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon, join a local guide for a city sightseeing tour. Tonight, enjoy a special Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: RomeSet out on an Ancient Rome tour, visiting some of the city’s best Roman sights, including the Colosseum, the largest amphitheatre built in the Roman Empire. Later, your guide will take you for an in-depth discovery of the Vatican, where you’ll see Michelangelo’s renowned artwork in the Sistine Chapel. These intricate frescoes sprawl across the ceiling for over 1,100 metres. After you explore the Vatican Museum, the rest of today is yours to spend at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: Rome, Pompeii, SorrentoTravel to the ancient Roman city of Pompeii today, destroyed and buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in AD79. Rediscovered in 1748, the perfectly preserved ruins of Pompeii are now a World Heritage-listed site and one of Italy’s most popular attractions. After a guided tour of this fascinating area, continue to the coastal town of Sorrento. This evening, visit a traditional, family-owned mozzarella farm for a guided tour and a delicious dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 4: Isle of Capri, Sorrento, Freedom of ChoiceCruise to the picturesque Isle of Capri. Known in Greek mythology as the isle of the sirens, Capri was a favoured resort of the Roman emperors and remains a popular coastal holiday spot today. On a tour of the island, visit the Marina Piccola (Small Harbour) and the Belvedere of Tragara, which is a high panoramic promenade lined with villas. You’ll also see the famed Blue Grotto (weather permitting) and ruins of the Imperial Roman villas. Later, return to Sorrento and choose from two sightseeing activities. Perhaps enjoy a walking tour of Sorrento, where lovely scenery and views of Mt Vesuvius await. Alternatively, journey along one of Europe’s most famous coastlines, the World Heritage-listed Amalfi Coast. Delight in the sea views, small inlets and the many charming villages dotted along the coast. Enjoy free time to explore the town of Amalfi before returning to Sorrento.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 5: Sorrento, Assisi, PerugiaOn your way to Perugia today, head to the medieval town of Assisi and visit the Basilica of St Francis of Assisi, the birthplace of St Francis. This important site of Christian pilgrimage is now a World Heritage-listed landmark. After time to absorb the architectural and spiritual beauty of this site, admire the beauty of the Italian countryside as you continue on to Perugia. Regarded as an artistic centre of Italy, Perugia was once home to famous 15th-century fresco painters Bernardino Pinturicchio and Pietro Vannucci.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 6: Siena, FlorenceTravel to Siena and explore the World Heritage-listed medieval city centre. Learn about its 17 fiercely competitive contrade (districts), which have existed since the middle ages. Admire the striped façade and ornamentation of the Duomo, then linger at the Piazza del Campo. Afterwards, enjoy a Tuscan gourmet food experience. Over a light lunch, you’ll taste locally-made olive oils, delicious antipasti and regional wines for a delightful taste of Italy. Continue to Florence, Tuscany’s capital and an important centre for Renaissance art.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 7: FlorenceThis morning, pay a visit to the Galleria dell’Accadamia, where exhibits include Michelangelo’s famed statue of David. Then set out to explore Florence on a guided tour, and visit the main sights of this ‘outdoor museum’ city. See the Ponte Vecchio, the Arno riverfront, the many monuments of the Piazza del Signoria, the 13th-century Duomo, Baptistry and Belltower, the Basilica of Santa Croce and the Piazzale Michelangelo.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 8: Florence, Pisa, Stresa, Freedom of ChoiceFarewell Florence after breakfast this morning. Make a stop in Pisa to see the iconic leaning tower, then continue to Stresa, a popular retreat for Europe’s aristocrats. Upon arrival this afternoon, perhaps stroll along the lake’s elegant promenade, lined with luxury villas and opulent Art Nouveau hotels. Later this evening, enjoy a choice of two great dining options. You may wish to relax and enjoy dinner at your grand hotel, or dine at an ambient local restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 9: Stresa, Lake MaggioreCruise over Lake Maggiore, enjoying views of the lake’s mountainous backdrop. Visit the Borromean Islands, named after a 16th-century aristocratic family, the Borromeos, who transformed the Lake Maggiore scenery with villas and landscaped gardens. Visit the family’s villa, which is now a well-known museum.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Stresa, Valpolicella, VeniceJourney to Venice via the wine region of Valpolicella. Stop at Tenuta Serego Alighieri, a historic mansion and vineyard owned and run by Count Serego Alighieri, a descendant of the poet Dante. Learn about the family’s famous Amarone wine and enjoy a light lunch, then continue to Venice where you’ll transfer by private boat to your hotel on the Venetian islands.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 11: VeniceKnown to many as the most beautiful city in the world, Venice stretches across 118 small islands in the Venetian Lagoon. On a guided tour, see the Bridge of Sighs, St Mark’s Square and St Mark’s Basilica, then visit a Venetian glass factory for a glass-blowing demonstration. Afterwards, take in the elaborate architecture of the city during a gondola ride. This evening, indulge in a memorable three-course Venetian meal on the terrace of the Restaurant La Cusina, set right on Venice’s Grand Canal.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 12: Venice, ZagrebTravel to Zagreb, the capital of Croatia. Upon arrival, enjoy a tour of the city, visiting the Stone Gate and the little chapel of Our Lady of the Stone Gate.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: BudapestToday travel through Slovakia to Budapest in Hungary and onto your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 14: Depart BudapestAfter breakfast this morning transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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Rockies Odyssey

North America

Day 1: Arrive VancouverBe met and transferred to your hotel. Settle in to your elegant room and enjoy lovely views of the city skyline, then meet your fellow travellers at an informal Welcome Dinner.Meals IncludeddinnerDay 2: VancouverThis morning, take a sightseeing tour of beautiful Vancouver that will introduce you to the city’s must-see attractions. Visit Stanley Park, a world-class, 400-hectare evergreen oasis located just steps away from downtown Vancouver. Then head to Granville Island, the bustling heart of Vancouver’s cultural scene. Here, you’ll see picturesque English Bay and Vancouver Harbour, before enjoying the afternoon and evening to spend at your leisure, discovering this vibrant harbourside city. You may like to wander through the old cobblestone streets of Gastown, the birthplace of Vancouver, or perhaps visit the shopping mecca of Robson Street. Those seeking tranquillity can admire the beauty of Queen Elizabeth Park.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: KamloopsToday you’ll board the famous Rocky Mountaineer and relax in the comfort of your GoldLeaf carriage as you set out into the mountains aboard one of the only passenger trains that covers this historic and awe-inspiring route. View the towering peaks of the Coast Mountains; pass the thundering waters of Hell’s Gate in the Fraser Canyon; and glide past the steep rocky slopes as your luxurious train follows the Thompson River on the way to the city of Kamloops.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 4: Spiral Tunnels, BanffToday your rail journey continues east towards the Canadian Rockies. Journey through vast ranchlands past Shuswap Lake and along the South Thompson River; see the engineering marvel of the Spiral Tunnels; and traverse Kicking Horse Pass, which takes you across the Continental Divide of the Americas and into the province of Alberta. On arrival in Banff National Park, disembark and head for the magnificent ‘Castle in the Rockies’ - The Fairmont Banff Springs.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 5: Banff, Freedom of Choice Sightseeing and DiningToday choose from a range of activities in Banff. You may like to take part in the Banff Experience - which includes a visit to the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Alternatively, absorb views of the park as you take to the skies on a wonderful heli-flightseeing trip; enjoy a float trip or go paddling down the Bow River; relax at the Willow Stream Spa; or go for a cruise on Lake Minnewanka. This evening, enjoy dinner at one of the superb restaurants located within The Fairmont Banff Springs.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 6: Moraine Lake, Lake Louise, Freedom of Choice DiningEnjoy the chance today to Meet a Mountie and hear tales of the iconic Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Afterwards, board the Banff Gondola and ascend to the top of Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll be awestruck by the sweeping panoramic views out over six mountain ranges. Afterwards, tour Banff then travel via the breathtaking Moraine Lake to Lake Louise. Settle in to your beautiful room at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. This evening, choose where to dine from a selection of exceptional restaurants within your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 7: Lake LouiseThis morning, join an expert Mountain Heritage Guide and learn about the rich natural history of the region as you take a leisurely stroll by the shores of this iconic and beautiful lake. Afterwards, board the Lake Louise Gondola and watch for the local grizzly bears as you glide over a prolific wildlife corridor up to a viewing point that offers great views of Lake Louise and its surrounds.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 8: Icefields Parkway, Athabasca Glacier, JasperThis morning, join the Icefields Parkway, a picturesque route that winds through the Canadian Rockies past ancient glaciers, vast icefields, broad sweeping valleys and pristine lakes. After pausing to take in Peyto Lake, stop at the giant Columbia Icefield. Here, you’ll board a specially-designed Ice Explorer vehicle and journey right onto the Athabasca Glacier. Later, stroll along the spectacular Glacier Skywalk for stunning views of the park. Having entered Jasper National Park, you’ll then continue on via Athabasca Falls to The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. After settling in, head over to the shores of Trefoil Lake, located at the foot of Pyramid Mountain within the lodge grounds. Here this evening, immerse yourself in the serenity of the outdoors at a stylish barbecue dinner. Dine on deliciously fresh local Canadian produce as you take in a captivating live performance by a talented group of First Nations entertainers.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 9: Jasper, Freedom of Choice SightseeingThis morning you might choose to explore the surrounding area on an exhilarating Harley Davidson Motorcycle Sidecar Tour; embark on a thrilling Maligne Valley Wildlife Experience; go rafting down the Athabasca River; or ride the Jasper Tramway for stunning views of the park. Alternatively, you may prefer to set out on an Interpretive Nature Hike; or perhaps take part in an Evening Wildlife Discovery. Following your activity, the rest of this afternoon and evening is then at your leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Mount Robson, Blue River, Sun PeaksJoin the Yellowhead Highway and re-enter British Columbia today, stopping to take in views of the south face of Mount Robson - the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies. On arrival in the town of Blue River, board a custom-designed boat and skim over the waterways, watching for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here, as well the caribou, moose, eagles and many other native creatures that call the Monashee Mountains home. Afterwards, enjoy lunch then continue on to Sun Peaks.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: WhistlerFollow the tracks of the gold rush pioneers through the Cariboo region today. Travel via the rural towns of Cache Creek and Lillooet, and stop at Seton and Duffey lakes. Then enter the Coast Mountains on the way to the alpine resort of Whistler.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 12: Whistler, Freedom of Choice SightseeingFor an insight into the heritage of Canada’s indigenous people, enjoy breakfast at the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre this morning. This afternoon, take an eco-trek to Lost Lake; enjoy a floatplane flight; explore Whistler Mountain on a 4WD or Snowcat adventure; enjoy a Blackcomb Mountain Jeep Safari; ride the Peak 2 Peak Gondola; or perhaps set out on a Tree Trek. This evening is then yours at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: Georgia Strait, VictoriaTravel via Shannon Falls to Horseshoe Bay. Here, ride a ferry to Vancouver Island and the small city of Nanaimo. Travel by coach via Chemainus, home to a number of outdoor murals, to Victoria.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 14: Victoria, The Butchart Gardens, Freedom of Choice SightseeingThis morning visit The Butchart Gardens and enjoy breakfast in the original Butchart residence. Afterwards, go on a whale watching cruise; 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. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 15: Depart VictoriaFollowing Breakfast today, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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Rockies Explorer

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 SightseeingThis morning visit The Butchart Gardens and enjoy breakfast. Afterwards, embark on your chosen activity before time at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 3: Georgia Strait, WhistlerRide the ferry across Georgia Strait this morning, then travel the Sea to Sky Highway via Shannon Falls to the alpine resort of Whistler.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 4: Sun PeaksTravel through the Cariboo region to the alpine village of Sun Peaks.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: Blue River, Jasper, Freedom of Choice DiningAt Blue River, enjoy a river safari, watching for the grizzly and black bears that are frequently sighted here. After lunch, stop at Mount Robson on the way into Alberta. Tonight, dine at one of the restaurants within your lodge.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Athabasca Glacier, Lake Louise, Freedom of Choice DiningTravel the Icefields Parkway and ride onto the Athabasca Glacier. Tonight, dine at one of exceptional restaurants within your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 7: Lake Louise, Banff, Freedom of Choice DiningGo for a stroll with a Mountain Heritage Guide then visit Moraine Lake, tour Banff and ride the Banff Gondola. Later, Meet a Mountie. Tonight dine at one of the restaurants within your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: Banff, Freedom of Choice SightseeingToday, choose from a range of Freedom of Choice Sightseeing activities.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 9: KamloopsEnjoy a Rocky Mountaineer rail journey to Kamloops in a GoldLeaf carriage.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 10: VancouverBack aboard the Rocky Mountaineer, travel to the city of Vancouver.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 11: VancouverThis morning, take a city tour of beautiful Vancouver before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 12: Depart VancouverTransfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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Southeast Asia Adventure

Asia

Day 1: Thurs. 21 May, Arrive ManilaWelcome to Manila, the capital of the Philippines. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel where you’ll stay before your luxury Small Ship cruise.Day 2: Fri. 22 May, Manila, Embark ShipEnjoy breakfast at your hotel before spending the morning on an enthralling city sights tour. Immerse yourself in Manila's past and present visiting the modern & commercial financial district, Fort Santiago and San Agustin Church, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You’ll get a taste of the region with lunch in a local restaurant, before transferring to your luxurious small ship. Board the stylish MS Caledonian Sky and settle into your spacious suite. Set sail in the afternoon. Tonight, enjoy Welcome Drinks and Dinner as you get to know your fellow passengers.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Sat. 23 May, CoronCoron is a place of beauty in the heart of the Palawan province. Today choose between a tour of a cashew factory and the hot springs, or visit Kayangan Lake. Admire the limestone cliffs, clear water and stunning mangrove forests.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: Sun. 24 May, Puerto Princesa, PalawanArrive in Palawan, where limestone cliffs, coral atolls, mangrove forests, pure white sandy beaches and extensive fringing reefs await. Navigate the incredible subterranean river that is home to long tailed macaques, blue-naped parrots and other wildlife. The river hosts a unique ecosystem and is listed as one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. Enjoy a full day, where you will explore the cave’s natural wonders, enjoy a local buffet lunch before returning to your luxury small ship.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: Mon. 25 May, Sandakan, Freedom of Choice touringToday you have a choice of two exciting included activities. Perhaps take a tour to the Sepilok Orang-utan Rehabilitation Centre and the Bornean Sun bear Rehabilitation centre. Or you might like to take in the World War II city sights of Sandakan and visit an English tea house.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Tues. 26 May, TawauToday you will enjoy a walking tour of Tawau Tanjung Market, equipped with 6000 stalls, said to be the largest indoor market in Malaysia. Here you will find dried, preserved food, wooden crafts and decorative hand-woven baskets & souvenirs. You may wish to purchase local batik clothing, woven baskets or hand-made placemats, at the ‘Pasar Gantung’ or ‘Hanging Market’.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Wed. 27 May, Pulau KakabanDiscover Pulau Kakaban today, a stunningly beautiful low-lying limestone island off the coast of Eastern Borneo. Here in the idyllic Derawan Island group spend the morning either exploring ashore or snorkelling over the amazing reefs in the area. Dense, verdant jungle areas abound here. The island boasts a fresh-water lake in the centre of the island. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to snorkel amongst the many non-stinging jellyfish who call this lake home alongside various other types of marine life.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: Thurs. 28 May, Bontang, Sangatte RiverDiscover the Kutai National Park today. Starting at Bontang village, explore the Sangatte River by Zodiac. There may be the opportunity to perhaps catch a glimpse of the rare Malayan sun bear or other intriguing species found here including the clouded leopard, flying squirrel and the Bornean gibbon.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 9: Fri. 29 May, BalikpapanToday arrive into the seaport city of Balikpapan on the eastern coast of the island of Borneo, Indonesia. Rich in flora and fauna, rehabilitation and reintroduction projects for orang-utans and sun bears are now priorities. Travel by coach to visit the Borneo Orang-utan Survival Foundation that was established to help orphaned orang-utans rehabilitate and release them back into the forest. Continue by 4WD to Samboja Lodge, where there is also other animal species. Also visit the Sun Bear sanctuary that covers a total area of 58 hectares inside Samboja Lestari. Enjoy lunch at the lodge, surrounded by lush vegetation and jungle before returning to your Luxury Small Ship.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 10: Sat. 30 May, Pare PareArrive at Pare Pare in the south of Sulawesi. This will be the starting point for an exciting trip inland to Tana Toraja, a spectacular mountainous region rich in culture and known for its unusually shaped houses. Drive through an enchanting landscape of rice fields, local villages and unique architecture and climb into the highlands. The fascinating indigenous culture here has long been a subject of great interest for Western anthropologists who travel here. This evening, arrive at our hotel where you can see the extraordinary boat shaped houses. Enjoy dinner in our comfortable hotel, accompanied by regional music and dance.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: Sun. 31 May, TorajalandThis is very much a day to have your camera ready as we visit the unique Toraja traditional market where there are many buffaloes and pigs for sale to those who need specifically for funerals or other ceremonies. You will visit Kete Kesu, a quaint, village concealed in the mountains. The village is over 400 years old. You can experience first-hand the culture and traditions of the ancient Torajan people. Here you can see Tongkongan houses, the traditional house of the Toraja people that can be distinguished by its oversized boat shaped roof. Building a Tongkonan house is a laborious task and usually all family members join in on the planning and construction. Our next stop is Londa village to see the traditional stone and hanging ancient burial sites. For many this may seem gruesome, but for the local people it is a tradition that has been going on for thousands of years. Visit the stone grave of Lemo with Tau Tau effigies, these life sized effigies are placed on the cliff face and stand watch over the village, symbolising continuity of life. This afternoon, return to your vessel and set sail in the Java Sea.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 12: Mon. 1 June, Sabalana IslandsToday you will get a chance to explore the stunning Sabalana Islands in the Flores Sea. Here, you may have a chance to take a swim in the pristine waters, discover the marine life or just relax on the white sandy beaches. We’ll explore new frontiers as we delve into remote village life.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 13: Tues. 2 June, Rinca IslandKomodo National Park encompasses three major islands, Komodo, Rinca & Padar and was awarded World Heritage status in 1986. Today you’ll enjoy a real highlight of your journey – the opportunity to meet the formidable Komodo dragons. Escorted by the island’s rangers in the national park, walk to the dragon’s old feeding station. Later, relax on Pink Beach, where fragments of red coral have combined with the white sand to create a pink-hued stretch of coastline. Your day finishes as we watch the incredibly aerial show of Kaaba Islands as thousands of bats fly off in search of food.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 14: Wed. 3 June, Ende, FloresToday, explore Ende, on Flores Island. A fascinating place, it is known for its active volcanoes, interesting indigenous cultures, hand woven textiles, and coral reefs. You have a choice of two activities today. Perhaps you’d like to visit the Rada Ara village, meet the Lionese people and observe their daily life and traditions. Alternatively you may wish to visit the stunning crater lakes of the volcano, Mount Kelimutu.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 15: Thurs. 4 June, Lamalera, LembataThe village of Lamalera on the island of Lembata, Flores is known as the home of traditional whale hunting; which dates all the way back to 1643. Here, you will embark on a zodiac excursion, where the chief of the village and his followers will take you through a welcome ritual ceremony. Walk into the village courtyard to enjoy the local arts & culture including a sample of ‘jagung titi’, locally made corn chips. Observe the traditional whaling gear, use to hunt & harpoon. You may wish to explore the upper village or further browse the lower part, where handicrafts will be on display and you will get a true glimpse into the daily life of the locals.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 16: Fri. 5 June, Kalabahi, AlorYou will anchor close to the small but bustling town of Kalabahi. A few miles into the rugged interior of the island, the Indigenous Melanesian people live a very traditional life, even today. Visit a village in the mountains to witness some of this lifestyle first hand. Enjoy a demonstration of local handicrafts & traditional coffee making and enjoy fresh young coconut with other local treats. On your way back to the ship, visit Kadeland market, a colourful and friendly place, where local women can be seen wearing their rustic bambook mats and where fruits of all shapes, sizes and colours can be seen and sampled. In the afternoon, you may have a chance to snorkel in the crystal clear water and beautiful coral off the beach of Kepa.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 17: Sat. 6 June, Kupang, Disembark Ship. Fly DarwinThis morning, after breakfast, you will disembark you Luxury Small Ship in Kupang, Indonesia. Board your APT Charter flight to Darwin where you tour concludes at the Darwin Airport.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: Arrive ManilaBe met on arrival and transfer to your hotel.Day 2: Manila, Embark CruiseEmbark on a city tour of Manila then board your luxurious expedition cruise.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 3: Coron, Freedom of ChoiceChoose your sightseeing activity.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 4: Puerto Princesa, PalawanArrive in Palawan, where limestone cliffs, coral atolls, pure white sandy beaches and extensive fringing reefs await your discovery.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 5: Sandakan, Freedom of ChoiceToday, choose from an enthralling World War II city tour or visiting the Bornean Sun Bear Rehabilitation Centre.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 6: Semporna, Pulau Pom PomArrive in Semporna, home to the native Bajau people. Afterwards, visit Pulau Pom Pom.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 7: Pulau KakabanDiscover Pulau Kakaban, a stunning limestone island.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 8: Pulau Birahbirahan, Sangatta RiverDiscover Pulau Birahbirahan today. Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 9: BalikpapanEnjoy a visit to Beruang Madu to meet the rescued sun bears. Later, be treated to a local dance performance and a visit to Kebun Sayur market.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 10: Pare Pare, TorajalandArrive at Pare Pare and climb into the highlands of Tana Toraja. Enjoy dinner in your hotel accompanied by regional music and dance.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: TorajalandVisit the fascinating grave sites where replicas of the Toraja ancestors look down over the village.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 12: Sabalana IslandsToday you will get a chance to explore the remarkable Sabalana Islands in the Flores Sea.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 13: Rinca IslandExplore the unique world of Komodo National Park, encompassing three major islands, Komodo, Rinca and Padar. You will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter the formidable Komodo dragons. Later, relax on Pink Beach.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 14: Ende, Flores IslandExplore Ende, situated on Flores Island. A fascinating place, it is known for its active volcanoes, interesting indigenous cultures and superb coral reefs.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 15: Lamalera, LembataOn the island of Lembata, discover traditional whaling villages. Return to the ship for lunch, then enjoy the afternoon at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 16: At SeaEnjoy a relaxing day at sea as your ship makes its way to Australia. Perhaps hear an interesting lecture on board, before enjoying a Farewell Dinner this evening.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 17: Disembark Ship, Depart DarwinArrive in Darwin this morning after breakfast, where you will disembark your ship and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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Arequipa, Colca Canyon and Amazon Cruise

Americas-Polar Regions

Day 1: Arrive Santiago (Chile)Welcome to Santiago, the capital of Chile. Settle in to your brand new hotel, then this afternoon explore the city’s iconic landmarks on a guided tour. Enjoy a Welcome Reception this evening.Day 2: Santiago, Valparaíso, Freedom of ChoiceToday, travel to the picturesque seaside city of Valparaíso. There, tour the World Heritage-listed centre, and on a funicular ride, delight in stunning views of the bay and the colourful city below. Later today, return to Santiago and select from a choice of restaurants for dinner this evening.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 3: Santiago, Buenos Aires (Argentina)This morning fly to the lively Argentinian capital. Transfer to your hotel in the fashionable Recoleta neighbourhood and enjoy this evening at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Buenos Aires, Freedom of ChoiceA guided tour of Buenos Aires today begins with a visit to the Avenida de Mayo. After seeing the pink Casa Rosada (Government House), you’ll visit the city’s iconic Café Tortoni, a famous literati coffeehouse established in 1858, and enjoy coffee and croissants in this elegant cafe. Afterwards, visit the city’s oldest barrio (district), San Telmo, and enjoy time to stroll around the charming square. You’ll also explore the Italian-influenced barrio of La Boca, with its colourful houses and pretty pedestrian street, the Caminito. Tonight, choose where to dine from one of three restaurants.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: Buenos Aires, Freedom of ChoiceToday, perhaps head to the island town of Tigre where you can enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. You may like to embrace the Parisian influence on Buenos Aires during a city walking tour. Alternatively, enjoy a fun tango lesson and learn about Argentina’s national dance, or perhaps head to Teatro Colón, one of the finest opera houses in the world. Afterwards, enjoy some free time before heading to the Philippe Starck-designed cabaret, Rojo Tango, for dinner, drinks and the most exclusive tango show in the city.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 6: Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)Today, fly to Rio de Janeiro. Lapped by deep blue ocean, flanked by mountains and lush rainforest, and drenched with white-sand beaches, life here pulsates to an intoxicating rhythm.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 7: Rio de JaneiroToday, travel to Corcovado, famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for stunning views over the city. At sunset, absorb one of the world’s truly exquisite views as you ride a cable car to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain. Then this evening, head for Porcão Rio’s to sample Brazil’s national cocktail, the Caipirinha, before enjoying a delicious Brazilian BBQ.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: Rio de Janeiro, Freedom of ChoiceThis morning, enjoy your chosen sightseeing activity. You may wish to embark on a tour through local favelas, or take a full-day excursion to Petrópolis, The Imperial City of Brazil. Perhaps explore the beautiful Botanical Gardens and Tijuca National Park on a jeep tour. Another option is the historical tour of Rio de Janeiro. After your chosen activity, the evening is yours to spend at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 9: Rio de Janeiro, Iguassu FallsBoard your flight to Iguassu Falls, a system of 275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil that has the second highest annual flow of any waterfalls in the world. View the falls from close to the base of Devil’s Throat, then enjoy an unforgettable Boat Ride Safari that takes in the breathtaking spectacle of Iguassu Falls from beneath the thundering cascades. This evening, dine at the Ipê Grill within your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 10: Iguassu FallsToday spend time in Argentina’s World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park Land on the Argentinian side of the falls. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one located directly over the 82 metre-high Devil’s Throat.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 11: Iguassu Falls, Lima (Peru)Today, visit Parque das Aves Bird Park, set just outside the national park. Walk through the giant aviaries and get up close to a range of native South American birds, including flamingos, parrots and macaws, as well as the iconic toucan. This evening board your flight to the Peruvian capital, Lima.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: Lima, ArequipaThis morning join a city tour conducted by a local guide. Visit the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima and the Convent of Santo Domingo. This afternoon, take an included flight to the ‘White City’ of Arequipa. Tonight, dine on Peruvian cuisine at Alma Cocina Vina in your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 13: ArequipaThis morning, embark on a half-day city tour of Arequipa. Known as the ‘White City’ for its many heritage buildings made of white volcanic material, enjoy the unrelenting beauty of the surrounding landscapes as you immerse yourself in the city. Visit the historic World Heritage-listed town centre, where you have the opportunity to take in the fascinating colonial architecture, including the famous Santa Catalina Convent. This cloister, built in the 16th century, is a vast complex of buildings that once served as a town. Over 450 nuns had lived here over the course of its 400-year history, completely isolated from the outside world. Today, the convent complex is beautifully refurbished, bringing the past vividly alive once more. The afternoon is then yours to spend at your leisure. Tonight, enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 14: Arequipa, Colca CanyonThis morning, travel through mountainous landscapes to Colca Canyon. On your way, see incredible man-made stepped terraces, many of which date back pre-Incan times. Check into your hotel, perched at the bottom of a terraced valley, and enjoy the rest of the day to explore your surrounds at your leisure. You may like to meet alpacas at the hotel’s barn, or try your hand at fishing in the nearby river.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 15: Colca CanyonThis morning, travel to the Mirador Cruz del Condor viewpoint in the heart of the Colca Canyon and gain unparalleled panoramic views of the world’s deepest canyon. Perhaps see the legendary Andean Condor, the bird with the largest wingspan in the world, rising and circling on the morning thermals, silhouetted against the magnificent backdrop of the pastoral Andean scenery. Afterwards, visit picturesque towns in the valley to see their beautiful colonial churches, then return to your hotel for an afternoon at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 16: Puno, Lake TiticacaOn a full day journey, travel to Puno, almost 4,000 metres above sea level. The start of your trip is dominated by the Andes mountains towering over the valleys below. Later, reach the Andean Plains, home to wild vicuña and alpaca, then arrive in Puno.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 17: Puno, Lake TiticacaLocated on the border of Peru and Bolivia, Lake Titicaca is the highest altitude lake in the world. This morning, travel by speedboat to the village of Liquina. Here, visit a special school project organised by APT, and spend time with the teachers and pupils. Afterwards, enjoy lunch with views of the Capachica Peninsula. This afternoon, cruise to the home of the Uros people, a group of man-made islands created from floating reeds.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 18: Puno, CuscoThis morning, board the Andean Explorer for a full day rail journey on to Cusco. On arrival in Cusco, check in to your luxurious hotel that exudes Spanish colonial charm.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 19: Cusco, Freedom of ChoiceA walking tour of Cusco this morning will take you to the square in the city’s historic heart, the Plaza de Armas, as well as the sacred sites of Koricancha and Cusco Cathedral. Afterwards, choose from three restaurants to dine at for lunch.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 20: Cusco, Machu PicchuBoard PeruRail’s Vistadome train and admire the mountainous Andean landscape as you travel to Machu Picchu, located over 2,400 metres above sea level. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a locally guided tour of the iconic Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 21: Chincheros, Sacred ValleyYou may wish to return to Machu Picchu this morning to explore at your own pace. This afternoon, board PeruRail’s Vistadome to Sacred Valley. Upon arrival, settle in to one of Peru’s most prestigious hotels overlooking a river in the valley.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 22: Sacred ValleyA full day tour in and around the Sacred Valley begins with a visit to the colourful markets of Pisac, a hilltop handicraft village that lies near ancient Incan ruins. Later, you’ll visit the home of a local family to sample a typical Andean meal. Afterwards, we travel to the spectacular archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. Here, spend some time further discovering the Sacred Valley before returning to your hotel to enjoy the evening at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 23: Lima, Iquitos, Embark Amazon CruiseThis morning, travel to the lovely city of Chincheros, set high in the Andean highlands. During a traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created. Then fly via Lima to Iquitos, located on the mighty Amazon River. From here, board your river ship for your Amazon River cruise, during which you’ll enjoy the opportunity to go fishing for piranhas, among many other highlights.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 24: Amazon Cruise, Pacaya-Samiria National ReserveWatch for wildlife in the Pacaya-Samiria National Reserve, home to over 500 bird species, more than 100 mammal species, nearly 70 species of reptiles, 58 species of amphibians and almost 270 species of fish. After, cruise El Dorado River and swim with grey and pink river dolphins. As you cruise, watch for Snail Kites, Scarlet Macaws, Amazonian Parrotlets, iguanas and squirrel monkeys.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 25: Amazon CruiseThis morning offers you the chance to spot parrots, macaws, toucans, kingfishers, Black-collared Hawks and manakins. In addition, watch for the many species of monkeys, including the red howler monkeys, the largest in the Amazon basin. Perhaps enjoy a swim in the beautiful warm water before lunch on board, then take a hike among trees that tower up to 55 metres high. Later, join a night safari in search of caiman, frogs, owls and other wildlife as fish bats fly over the water.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 26: Amazon CruiseCruise in skiffs in search of shore-birds, such as sandpipers and kingfishers. Afterwards, visit the Yanallpa community to interact with villagers and learn about their riverside way of life. This afternoon, keep an eye out for some of the Amazon’s unique wildlife, such as sloths, Bald Uakaris and Saddleback Tamarin monkeys. Tonight, enjoy dinner followed by live music.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 27: Disembark Amazon Cruise, Iquitos, LimaBoard a skiff bound for Puerto Miguel to meet local villagers. Returning to the ship, disembark and transfer to Iquitos. Here, visit the Manatee Rescue Centre, where volunteers care for endangered manatees (dugongs). Later, board a flight to Lima, where this evening is at your leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 28: Depart LimaAfter breakfast, your South America journey concludes with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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

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Best of South America with Antarctica Cruise

Americas-Polar Regions

Day 1: Arrive Lima (Peru)On arrival in Lima, be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Settle in to your room and take in the magnificent ocean views. Tonight at a Welcome Reception, meet your APT Tour Director and your fellow travellers.Day 2: Lima, Cusco, Chincheros, Sacred ValleyFly to the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco this morning. On arrival, travel through the city by coach on the way to the lovely town of Chincheros, set high in the Andean highlands. During a traditional weaving demonstration, learn how the famously colourful materials of South America are created. Later, head to your luxurious hotel, which overlooks the tranquil Sacred Valley.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 3: Sacred ValleyToday, a full-day tour in and around the Sacred Valley begins with a visit to the markets of Pisac, a hilltop handicraft village that lies near Incan ruins. Later, enjoy lunch then travel to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo for a tour of this ancient royal Incan estate before returning to your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 4: Sacred Valley, Machu PicchuBoard PeruRail’s Vistadome train and admire the Andean landscape outside your large panoramic windows as you travel to Machu Picchu, located over 2,400 metres above sea level. On arrival at the ruins, set off on a guided tour of the iconic Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu. This ancient Inca citadel was built around 1450, at the height of the Inca Empire, and remained undiscovered in modern times until the American, Hiram Bingham, brought it to international attention in 1911. Today, it’s a World Heritage-listed site and the most familiar icon of the Inca World.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: Machu Picchu, CuscoWake this morning close to Machu Picchu. Perhaps return to Machu Picchu to experience the site in true serenity, or just relax at your hotel. This afternoon, board PeruRail’s Vistadome for your return trip from Machu Picchu to Sacred Valley. Then, as you transfer by coach to Cusco, watch the picturesque mountain scenery glide by.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 6: Cusco, Freedom of ChoiceThis morning’s walking tour around the World Heritage-listed city of Cusco takes you to the Plaza de Armas, a square in the city’s historic heart. You’ll also visit the sacred site of Koricancha and the Cusco Cathedral. Later, perhaps head to the Limo Cocina Peruana and Pisco Bar for a taste of local Peruvian dishes; enjoy superb Italian cuisine at Incanto; or indulge in fine dining at MAP Café.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchDay 7: Cusco, LimaFly back to Lima and enjoy a tour of the World Heritage-listed Historic Centre of Lima. Visit the 16th-century Convent of Santo Domingo, and admire the beautifully decorated walls with Spanish tiles.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: Buenos Aires (Argentina)Today, board your flight to the enthralling capital of Argentina, Buenos Aires. Be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll enjoy time at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 9: Buenos AiresEnjoy a tour of Buenos Aires today then visit Café Tortoni, an elegant literati coffeehouse, for coffee and croissants. Afterwards, visit the city’s oldest barrio (district), San Telmo; explore La Boca, with its colourful houses and picturesque pedestrian street, the Caminito; drive along one of the widest avenues in the world, Avenida 9 de Julio; pass the parks, gardens and tree-lined streets of Palermo; and visit La Recoleta Cemetery. Tonight, head to the Philippe Starck-designed cabaret, Rojo Tango, to enjoy dinner, drinks and the city’s most exclusive show.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 10: Buenos Aires, Freedom of ChoiceToday, perhaps head to the island town of Tigre where you can enjoy a cruise over the waterways of the Paraná Delta. You may instead like to explore the Parisian influence on Buenos Aires during a walking tour, or perhaps head to Teatro Colón to absorb the ambience and grandeur of one of the finest opera houses in the world. After your chosen activity, the rest of the day is yours to relax or perhaps further explore this magnificent city at your leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 11: Buenos Aires, UshuaiaBoard an included flight to Ushuaia, regarded by many as the world’s most southerly city. On arrival, be met and transferred to your luxurious hotel, which has views of the Beagle Channel. Enjoy the surrounds before your Antarctica orientation and briefing this evening.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: Ushuaia, Embark Antarctic CruiseAfter some time at leisure to explore Ushuaia, this afternoon you’ll board the Sea Explorer to be greeted by your Expedition Team and the ship’s officers at a safety and orientation briefing. Settle in to your suite, then enjoy the Captain’s Welcome Dinner. Later, take in the mountainous scenery as you cruise down the Beagle Channel, passing Magellanic penguin, Rock Cormorant, and sea lion colonies.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 13: Drake PassageOver the course of the next two days, you’ll cross the Drake Passage, which connects the Atlantic and Pacific oceans between Cape Horn and the South Shetland Islands. During this time, you’ll learn about the adventures ahead as you participate in a range of informative and interactive presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of Antarctica. Along the way, watch for the whales, dolphins, giant petrels, albatross you may encounter en route.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 14: Drake PassageEnjoy several insightful presentations on the wildlife, history and geology of the area as you cruise.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 15: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic PeninsulaOn arrival in the Antarctic region your Captain and Expedition Leader will determine the best places to visit based on both prevailing and predicted weather conditions. The area boasts many hundred potential landing and wildlife opportunities. The next five days will be spent visiting various landing sites. Depending on conditions, the route will stress the most scenic bays and channels, and you’ll hopefully enjoy the chance to stop at an active scientific base as well as an historic base, such as the UK’s Port Lockroy.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 16: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic PeninsulaExplore the South Shetland Islands, where around 90% of the land area is permanently glaciated. The islands are part of the Scotia Sea Islands tundra eco-region and support vegetation consisting of mosses, lichens and algae. The South Shetland group consists of eleven major islands and several minor ones, and with the exception of personnel on research stations, there are no permanent residents here.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 17: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic PeninsulaDiscover the Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica and home to the continents mildest climate. On our multi-day exploration, you’ll experience some of the most unique wildlife viewing and inspiring scenery in the world – gentoo, chinstrap and adelie penguin rookeries. Weddell, crabeater and leopard seals, and orca, humpback and minke whales frequent the cold Antarctic waters and we are likely to encounter some here.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 18: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic PeninsulaLanding sites will vary depending on weather conditions. We will have plenty of time to explore the amazing scenery, a pristine wilderness of snow, ice, mountains and waterways, and an incredibly wide variety of wildlife. Guests on the Sea Explorer will enjoy the opportunity to see the many animals, historically significant sites and fascinating landscapes of Antarctica.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 19: South Shetland Islands, Antarctic PeninsulaEnjoy onboard lectures from your Expedition team in between scheduled forays ashore and wildlife viewing today. Our zodiac’s will get you close to the action or for the ultimate experience ask us at time of booking about the optional guided kayaking tour that is offered.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 20: Drake PassageThe adventure, and the wildlife-spotting, continues as you return across the Drake Passage heading back towards Ushuaia. With the added advantage of first-hand perspective, further onboard presentations represent an ideal time to reflect on the unforgettable experiences and encounters you’ve had.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 21: Drake PassageOur cruise to Ushuaia continues today as hear from our onboard team of experts and recount adventures of our time at the bottom of the world.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 22: Disembark Ship, Ushuaia, Fly to Buenos AiresBid farewell to your amazing onboard crew as you disembark your expedition ship in Ushuaia and transfer to the airport for your included flight to Buenos Aires. Settle in to your hotel, then enjoy the evening at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 23: Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls (Argentina and Brazil)Fly to Iguassu Falls, a series of waterfalls that straddles the border of Argentina and Brazil. Ride the Rainforest Ecological Train through forest to a series of walkways and viewing points, including one directly over the 82 metre-high Devil’s Throat. Tonight, dine at the Ipê Grill within your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 24: Iguassu FallsToday, enjoy time in Brazil’s World Heritage-listed Iguassu National Park. View the falls from close to the base of Devil’s Throat. Then visit the Parque das Aves Bird Park to get up close to native South American birds including the toucan. Afterwards, enjoy a Boat Ride Safari that takes in the breathtaking spectacle of Iguassu Falls from beneath the thundering cascades.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 25: Iguassu Falls, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)Fly to Rio de Janeiro today and check in to your hotel before time at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 26: Rio de JaneiroToday, travel to Corcovado, a mountain that’s famous for its iconic statue of Christ the Redeemer, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. Visit the statue and travel to the platform at its peak for views over downtown Rio de Janeiro, Sugarloaf Mountain, Copacabana Beach and much more. This evening at sunset, absorb one of the world’s truly exquisite views as you ride a cable car to the peak of Sugarloaf Mountain, located at the mouth of Guanabara Bay on a peninsula sticking out into the Atlantic Ocean. After time at the peak, head to a local restaurant to enjoy a delicious Brazilian BBQ.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 27: Rio de Janeiro, Freedom of ChoiceThis morning, enjoy your chosen Freedom of Choice sightseeing activity. You may wish to take a tour through friendly local favelas to get an intriguing look at life in Rio de Janeiro. Alternatively, you can enjoy an excursion to Petrópolis, The Imperial City of Brazil. Perhaps you would like to experience the stunning beauty of the Botanical Gardens and Tijuca National Park or, for those who prefer to delve into the past, join a tour of the city’s fascinating historical sights, where the legends woven through the narrow streets are brought to life on an enthralling discovery.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 28: Santiago (Chile)Today board your included flight to Santiago, which boasts one of the world’s most stunning locations, situated in the Santiago basin and spectacularly flanked by the towering snow-capped Andes to its east.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 29: Santiago, Freedom of ChoiceOn a tour of Santiago today, explore the city’s historic centre, including its central square, the Plaza de Armas, which represents the heart and soul of Santiago. Surrounded by the neoclassical facades of Santiago’s most important buildings, it has been a social hub since 1540. Later, select from an array of fantastic restaurants for dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 30: Depart SantiagoTransfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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Croatia and the Balkan Peninsula - Dubrovnik to Budapest

Europe

Day 1: Arrive DubrovnikBe transferred to your hotel before a Welcome Reception tonight.Day 2: Dubrovnik, Freedom of ChoiceThe story of Dubrovnik’s Golden Age unfolds before your eyes as you tour the main sights of the Old Town. This afternoon, embark on an excursion to Lokrum Island, or take a walking tour along the ancient city walls. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 3: Kotor, BudvaEnjoy a trip today into beautiful Montenegro. Tour the Venetian-influenced port of Kotor, then continue to the popular 3,500 year-old settlement of Budva.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Dubrovnik, MostarTravel across the Croatian border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and on to the city of Mostar. On arrival, learn about Mostar’s history during a guided tour.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: SarajevoJourney to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. On arrival, embark on a guided sightseeing tour taking you to the sights along the Miljacka River.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 6: Mostar, Split, Freedom of ChoiceTravel to Split and on a guided tour, see the city’s charming harbour as well as the Diocletian’s Palace. You’ll also visit the Old Roman Square, the Cardo Decumanus streets and much more. This evening, choose to dine at your hotel or in a local restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 7: Split, Plitvice Lakes National ParkDiscover the magic of World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tour the blue-green lakes, connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls, before a relaxing cruise. Tonight, enjoy a BBQ dinner within Plitvice Lakes National Park.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: Plitvice, LjubljanaDeparting Plitvice this morning, you’ll cross the border on the way to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. Set out on a sightseeing tour, taking in the graceful Opera House, the University of Ljubljana, the National Theatre and Ljubljana Castle at the city’s centre.This afternoon, enjoy a cruise down the Ljubljana River, accompanied by music and a glass of sparkling wine.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 9: Ljubljana, Lake BledFollowing breakfast this morning, journey through spectacular countryside to the Julian Alps. Visit the glacial Lake Bled and see Bled Castle, located on the lake’s north shore. Later, cruise to Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia, and explore its 15th-century church.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Ljubljana, ZagrebFarewell Ljubljana this morning as you head for Zagreb, Croatia’s lovely capital. En route, stop for a special lunch at the World Heritage-listed Otocec Castle and enjoy some time to admire the picture-perfect surrounds.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: ZagrebA tour of Croatia’s capital today includes a visit to the Mirogoy Cemetery. Walk through the Stone Gate and visit the little Chapel of our Lady of the Stone Gate.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: Zagreb, BudapestToday travel to Budapest and transfer to your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: Depart BudapestYou will be transferred to the airport after breakfast where your tour concludes.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 1: Arrive DubrovnikBe met on arrival in Dubrovnik and transferred to your hotel. This evening, meet your fellow travellers and APT Tour Director at a Welcome Reception.Day 2: Dubrovnik, Freedom of ChoiceThis morning, let the story of Dubrovnik’s Golden Age unfold before your eyes as you tour the main sights of the Old Town, including Onofrio’s Fountain, Rector’s Palace and Prijeko Street. You’ll also visit Dubrovnik’s Old Pharmacy. Later this afternoon, perhaps embark on an excursion to Lokrum Island, located just off the coast. Alternatively, take a walking tour along the ancient city walls and delight in the wonderful views. Tonight, enjoy a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 3: Kotor, BudvaEnjoy a trip today into Montenegro, a small country that boasts a stunning coastline and mountainous landscapes. Tour the Venetian-influenced port of Kotor, which is surrounded by an impressive city wall. Then continue to the popular 3,500 year-old settlement of Budva, famous for its sandy beaches and Mediterranean architecture. Afterwards, return to Dubrovnik.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 4: Dubrovnik, MostarAfter breakfast, travel across the Croatian border into Bosnia and Herzegovina and on to the city of Mostar, situated on the Neretva River. On arrival, check in to your hotel then learn about Mostar’s fascinating history during a guided sightseeing tour. Afterwards, enjoy dinner.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 5: SarajevoJourney to Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Historically famous for its traditional religious diversity, Sarajevo was nearly destroyed during the Bosnian War of the 1990s but has since recovered to become a genuinely welcoming and enthralling city to explore. On arrival here, you’ll embark on a guided sightseeing tour taking you to the sights along the Miljacka River, which runs through the heart of the town.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 6: Mostar, Split, Freedom of ChoiceTravel back into Croatia and on to Split today. On a tour, see Split’s ancient architecture, its harbour and Diocletian’s Palace, one of the most imposing Roman ruins in existence. You’ll also visit the Old Roman Square, Peristil, the Cardo Decumanus streets, and more. Tonight, choose to dine at your hotel or in a local restaurant, the Adriatic Graso. Overlooking the sea, this restaurant offers delicious Dalmatian slow-cooked dishes.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 7: Split, Plitvice Lakes National ParkToday discover the magic of World Heritage-listed Plitvice Lakes National Park. Tour the blue-green lakes connected by a series of cascades and thundering waterfalls and enjoy a journey by both electric boat and rail. Tonight, enjoy a BBQ dinner within Plitvice Lakes National Park.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 8: Plitvice, LjubljanaDeparting Plitvice this morning, you’ll cross the border on the way to the Slovenian capital of Ljubljana. This vibrant city is centred around Ljubljana Castle, which is perched atop Castle Hill. On arrival here, enjoy time at leisure.Meals IncludedBreakfastdinnerDay 9: LjubljanaFollowing breakfast this morning, set out on a sightseeing tour of Ljubljana. See the main attractions of the city including the graceful Opera House, the University of Ljubljana and the National Theatre. This afternoon, enjoy a cruise down the Ljubljana River, accompanied by music and a glass of sparkling wine.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 10: Lake Bled, ZagrebVisit the glacial Lake Bled in the Julian Alps after breakfast this morning, and see Bled Castle on the lake’s north shore. Cruise to Bled Island, the only natural island in Slovenia, and explore its 15th-century church. On your way to Zagreb, stop for a special lunch at the World Heritage-listed Otocec Castle, and enjoy its picture-perfect surrounds.Meals IncludedBreakfastlunchdinnerDay 11: ZagrebA tour of Croatia’s capital today includes a visit to the Mirogoy Cemetery. Walk through the Stone Gate and visit the little Chapel of our Lady of the Stone Gate.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 12: Zagreb, BudapestToday travel to Budapest and transfer to your hotel.Meals IncludedBreakfastDay 13: BudapestAfter breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward flight.Meals IncludedBreakfast

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

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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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