Experience the Extraordinary

Need some inspiration? Take a look at some of our sample itineraries below.  These sample itineraries were created by experts and are meant to inspire your next trip. They are ready to be customized to suit your interests, tastes, and budget so you can connect with local cultures and experience authentic travel on your own terms and departing whenever you choose.

Southern Explorer

South Africa

A 10 Day Experience:

This adventure is one of our most popular safaris. Experience the vibrant culture, scenic beauty and natural wonders of southern Africa. Spectacular Cape Town and Kruger National Park are artfully combined with the majesty of Victoria Falls.

Getting To See:
  • Cape Town
  • Kruger Private Reserve
  • Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
  • and more!

Day 1 Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa
You will be welcomed by an African Travel, Inc. representative and whisked away to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day unwinding.

Day 2 Cape Town
Spend your day on a private tour of Cape Peninsula. Drive past the sparkling beaches of Camps Bay and Clifton. Wind your way along legendary Chapman’s Peak. Drive to the rocky seascapes of the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Continue along the coast to the delightful penguin colony at Boulders Beach. (BL)

Day 3 Cape Town
Today’s sojourn explores the nearby winelands on a private tour based on your love of food, wine, art, nature or all of the above. Revel in the scenery – like the breathtaking views of Paarl and the picturesque little village of Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of the Cape. Take a stroll through historic Stellenbosch with its Cape Dutch architecture, absorbing the quaintness of this lovely university town. (BL)

Day 4 Cape Town
Today’s township excursion offers insight into South Africa’s creative energy. Meet the people empowering their local communities in one unforgettable morning. Later tonight, enjoy a vibrant and authentic African culinary experience. (BD)

Day 5 Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve
With a couple of short flights, you’ll be in a private reserve bordering the famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy the tranquility of the African bush before embarking on your late afternoon game drive. This superb sanctuary is home to an abundance of wildlife, so keep your eyes peeled. (BLD)

Day 6 Kruger Private Reserve
With your skilled ranger explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush during your game- viewing activities today. Perhaps take a guided walk through the bush, meet the local Shangaan people, or arrange for a candlelit alfresco dinner as the Southern Cross begins to twinkle. (BLD)

Day 7 Kruger Private Reserve
A day of exploration awaits and your passionate guides are here to share. The Sabie River has the richest biodiversity of any South African river, with the highest recorded density of leopards in Africa, one of the highest predator densities and many endangered and rare species. (BLD)

Day 8 Kruger Private Reserve / Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
This morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Victoria Falls. You are transferred to your luxury accommodations. Later this afternoon, sail upstream on a sunset cruise. As the sun sets, be ready with your binoculars to zoom in on the hippos cavorting in the river. Look out for the elephants as they make their way to the riverbank for their last drink before settling down for the night. (BLD)

Day 9 Victoria Falls
Enjoy Victoria Falls, hailed as one of the world’s Seven Natural Wonders. Keep an eye out for rainbows as you walk the misty rain forest trails of Victoria Falls. Then take a helicopter flight over the falls and be awed by their sheer size and grandeur from above. (BLD)

Day 10 Victoria Falls / Depart
After a delicious farewell breakfast, you are transferred to Victoria Falls Airport for your flight back to Johannesburg. You may be leaving Africa behind, but you’ll return home with memories that will last forever. (B)

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

African Romance

South Africa

A 12 Day Experience:

Africa embraces you…start in stunning Cape Town, followed by a luxurious safari on a private Kruger-area reserve, and finally fall in love at your Eden-like beach retreat in Mozambique.

Getting To See:
  • Cape Town
  • Kruger Private Reserve
  • Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
  • and more!

Day 1 Arrive Cape Town, South Africa
Your romantic journey begins in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful cities.

Day 2 Cape Town
Be swept away on a full-day guided tour of the stunning seascapes of “The Fairest Cape.” View the pristine beaches of Camps Bay and hug the cliffs along legendary Chapman’s Peak Drive on your way to the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. Linger over lunch and view a colony of penguins at beautiful Boulders Beach. (BL)

Day 3 Cape Town
Start your day at the top of Table Mountain to view the city before descending into Cape Town for a private guided tour. Cape Town has some of the most colorful neighborhoods and the locals are equally interesting. Explore the sights of the city, including Woodstock. The Brooklyn of Cape Town, Woodstock has plenty of industrial spaces, quirky shops and artists to discover. (BL)

Day 4 Cape Town
Taste your way through Stellenbosch on a guided walk of family-owned specialty shops: artisan breads, locally grown teas, biltong and droëwors (cured meats) and sweet treats like koeksisters and Amarula mousse. Enjoy a special wine tasting this afternoon. (BL)

Day 5 Cape Town / Kruger Private Reserve
Fly off to your lodge in a private nature reserve in the renowned Kruger National Park, which has earned its reputation as one of the country’s finest bush experiences. In the afternoon, depart on your first game drive in the company of an experienced ranger. The game-viewing activity extends into a thrilling night drive in search of the nocturnal animals out on their nightly prowls. (BLD)

Day 6 Kruger Private Reserve
Twice-daily game drives, accompanied by expert rangers and trackers, who all have a wealth of knowledge to unravel the intricate nuances of the African bush. (BLD)

Day 7 Kruger Private Reserve
Explore the rarer sights and wonders of the bush, or perhaps take a guided walk through the bush. Dine under the ancient jackalberry tree, enjoy a romantic private dinner in your suite or feast in a traditional boma under a canopy of stars around a roaring fire. (BLD)

Day 8 Kruger Private Reserve / Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique
Greet the dawn for one final game drive before flying off to Mozambique. Your beach home is set in a protected marine conservation area with pristine beaches and unspoiled coral reefs. (BLD)

Day 9 Bazaruto Archipelago
Board your speedboat for an island-hopping adventure around the Archipelago. After a short hop to Bazaruto Island, hike up Bazaruto Dune for beautiful panoramic views. Then head to Two Mile Reef for spectacular snorkeling amongst tropical fish, turtles, and corals. Finally sip champagne and enjoy a picnic on a secluded beach at North Point, taking a final dip in the clear waters before returning to your beach villa. (BLD)

Day 10 Bazaruto Archipelago
The day is at your leisure to explore. The Bazaruto Archipelago has earned its reputation as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean.” Opt to dive, snorkel and fish in one of the healthiest spots in the world on a tailored low impact ocean safari exploration of the Mozambique shelf or the Archipelago. (BLD)

Day 11 Bazaruto Archipelago
Another day in paradise to soak up the sun and enjoy your surroundings. (BLD)

Day 12 Bazaruto Archipelago / Depart
Bid farewell to Africa and fly back to Johannesburg and your onward international flight home. (B)

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

French Culinary Adventure

France

9 Delicious Nights

Join us on this delicious journey to explore the hidden foodie gems of France. Travel in comfort and ease where every step of the way is carefully crafted. You will experience how getting a taste of a place is the best way to really know its culture and history. Travel guides are experienced experts in their fields to make this bespoke trip an outstanding value. We provide gluten and dairy friendly options.

Getting To See:
  • Paris
  • Marais
  • Dijon
  • Lyon
  • Beaune
  • Vinay
  • & More!

DAY 1 ARRIVE IN PARIS

All the flavors of France come to life on this unforgettable journey which kicks off in Paris, the ‘Ciity of Lights’. On arrival, you have one group transfer to your hotel where you are at leisure. Private transfers at additional charge can also be arranged if needed. Spend time strolling past iconic landmarks in search of hidden treasures, before joining your fellow travelers and Travel Director for a Welcome Dinner with wine and an orientation drive through the city.

DAY 2 MARAIS & FRENCH CUISINE

Explore the intriguing and beautiful Marais district on a walking tour. See the mansions and courtyards of this delightful corner of Paris. Then, dive into culture, savoring the exquisite flavors of French cuisine as you meet a Parisian chef for an unforgettable lunch experience. Delve into local culinary secrets, tantalizing aromas, and delicious flavors which you will have an opportunity to create yourself and then enjoy. Next, visit the greatest collection of Impressionist art in the world at the famous D’Orsay Museum. Gain insights into the works of such acclaimed artists as Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cezanne and Van Gogh, and admire the architectural particularities of this train station turned museum. Lunch provided.

DAY 3 DIJON – LYON

Journey through the Burgundy region of France to the city of Dijon, filled with ancient architecture, ranging from the 15th century to the Revolution. Mustard lovers rejoice as you make a special visit to the Maille shop where you can taste several varieties of this liquid gold and the opportunity to take some home. Continue to Lyon, known as the Gastronomic Capital of France and to some, the world. With over 4,000 restaurants and home to famed chef Paul Bocuse, it’s no wonder Lyon is a gastronomic icon. Strolling through the maze of hidden courtyards, cobbled streets and hidden traboules with our local expert, you’ll step back in time to discover Lyon’s secrets. The World Heritage city was formerly home to ancient Gauls, powerful Romans, Gothic cathedral builders, and wealthy Renaissance silk merchants. You finish the evening with a mouthwatering three-course French feast, paired with local wine.

DAY 4 FLAVORS OF LYON

This morning immerse yourself in the very heart of the Les Halles Paul Bocuse covered market to discover the best of local cuisine. Strolling through the market with your Local Expert, you experience the best produce of the region and learn all about the Meres Lyonnaises. Here, you will enjoy multiple tastings. Next, you’ll join a local chef for a hands-on cooking class for lunch and wine to further your appreciation and understanding of the flavors in the region.

DAY 5 BEAUNE

Head to Beaune today, the wine capital of Burgundy with its 13th century walls and myriad of wine cellars. Our first lesson of wine on our journey is in the Musee du Vin. Our in-house guide will take you on a journey of wine, its history, and how it’s made. The rest of your evening is at your leisure to explore the taste and culture of the city.

DAY 6 BEAUNE WINE TASTING & SIGHTSEEING

Visit Clos de Vougeot, a wall-enclosed vineyard, (clos), in the Burgundy wine region. It is the largest single vineyard in Cote de Nuits entitled to a grand cru designation. The Clos de Vougeot vineyard was created by Cistercian monks of Citeaux Abbey and our in-house guide will show us around and walk us through tasting of three wines. A hospital foundation from the Middle Ages, the Hospices de Beaune, is one of France’s most prestigious historic monuments. Its flamboyant Gothic architecture, its polychrome roofs and a renowned vineyard make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems. The Hospices de Beaune is also famous for its 60 hectares wine estate, producing prestigious wines. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore as you wish before enjoying an included dinner.

DAY 7 BEAUNE & VINAY

Departing Beaune, you will stop at Chateau de Mersault for a tour and taste some of the delicious wines crafted there for hundreds of years. Next, travel through vineyards to Epernay for a visit to one of the great champagne houses where you will discover the secrets of champagne production. This evening is yours to unwind and experience the French lifestyle as you settle into your countryside hotel in Vinay, in the heart of the Champagne region.

DAY 8 REIMS & CHAMPAGNE TASTING

Travel to Reims to meet your Local Expert this morning for a historic tour of the city and visit Reims Cathedral. This cathedral is where the kings of France were crowned and is recognized worldwide as one of the defining models of Gothic art. The cathedral hosted thirty-three sovereign coronations in just over 1000 years! Then visit another of the Champagne houses to taste more champagnes after a tour to learn the way they create this special bubbly. The rest of the day is yours to taste and explore more of this tasty city.

DAY 9 VINAY & PARIS

This morning after breakfast, travel back to Paris. Join a Local Expert for a sightseeing tour of this spectacular city. Drive along the Champs Elysees and view the Arc de Triomphe before we give you some free time with a hop-on hop-off bus pass. Spend a relaxing time seeing more sights or shopping for souvenirs before you end the day celebrating an epic adventure during a Farewell Dinner not to be missed.

DAY 10 DEPART PARIS

For now it’s time to bid a fond au revoir to France and your fellow travelers at the end of a magical and memorable holiday. Take the one group transfer to the airport or a private transfer at additional charge can be arranged.

South Africa’s Natural Wonders

South Africa

A 10 Day Experience:

Take in breathtaking views of Cape Town, then journey to the marine and wildlife kingdoms of Grootbos Nature Reserve and Shamwari Game Reserve.

Getting To See:
  • Cape Town
  • Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
  • Shamwari Game Reserve
  • and more!

Day 1 Arrive in Cape Town, South Africa
Welcome to Cape Town, South Africa’s beautiful “Mother City” and your ideal city sanctuary for your active holiday.

Day 2 Cape Town
Spend the day exploring the stunning Cape Peninsula. Your private guide will share the natural wonders along the coast from the penguin colonies to the wonders found at the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. (B)

Day 3 Cape Town
Relish a leisurely day in Cape Town. Stroll through the Malay Quarter or visit Kirstenbosch Gardens. Chat with One&Only’s Back to Nature Guide for inspiring ideas for where to trek or explore in the city. (B)

Day 4 Cape Town
There’s still nothing like exploring the magnificent Table Mountain from up close. Rising from the south of Cape Town this ‘flat-topped’ mountain is a natural nirvana enjoyed by everyone from eco-enthusiasts and photographers, to rock- climbers and hikers. (BLD)

Day 5 Cape Town / Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
Transfer by helicopter to Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, a luxury eco-reserve, renowned for its natural beauty. Accompanied by specialist guides, go on 4×4 flower safari drives, horseback riding, bird watching, cave tours, beach visits and walking trails. (BLD)

Day 6 Grootbos Private Nature Reserve
The reserve is positioned on the doorstep of a marine paradise. Head out for close encounters with Africa’s Marine Big Five. Spend the morning watching whales, sharks, dolphins, seals and penguins as they feed, frolic and play. Then participate in the Living the Futures Tour and marvel at the Florlegium, Africa’s first collection of botanical illustrations by local and international artists. (BLD)

Day 7 Grootbos Private Nature Reserve / Shamwari Game Reserve
Fly to Shamwari Game Reserve, a secluded wildlife haven in the Eastern Cape. Meet your ranger and set out for your first game drive. Keep your eyes peeled for the graceful leopard, the powerful rhino, elephants, lions, buffalo and a multitude of other wildlife. (BLD)

Day 8 Shamwari Game Reserve
Wake up with the chattering birds and get ready to explore this extremely diverse reserve with valleys, clifftop views, and bush plains filled with an abundance of big game, birds and a standout rhino and elephant experience. (BLD)

Day 9 Shamwari Game Reserve
Dedicated to nature conservation, Shamwari strives to educate and promote awareness. In between safari drives, visit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre and the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries. (BLD)

Day 10 Shamwari Game Reserve / Depart
Take in one last morning game drive before traveling to Port Elizabeth for your flight to Johannesburg and your onward arrangements. (B)

Breakfasts, Lunches and Dinners as indicated (BLD).

Regent Seven Seas Voyager: Irish Pride and Spanish Flair

Belfast to Barcelona

A 16 Day Experience:

Begin your 15-night Cruise tour journey with a 3-night land tour of Northern Ireland visiting St. George’s Market, Ulster Museum and the Botanic Gardens. Visit Belfast City Hall and tour Titanic Belfast’s state of the art experience through nine galleries on six floors. Travel to Larne to join the Antrim Coast and then return to Belfast via the inland route of Bushmills and Ballymena. Day 4, board the beautiful Regent Seven Seas Voyager.

Getting To See:
  • Belfast, Ireland
  • Dublin, Ireland
  • Waterford, Ireland
  • La Rochelle, France
  • Bordeaux, France
  • Biarritz, France
  • Gijon, Spain
  • Tangier, Morocco
  • Melilla, Spain
  • Alicante, Spain
  • Palma De Mallorca, Spain
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • and more!

Day 1 Belfast, Northern Ireland

Day 2 Dublin (Dún Laoghaire), Ireland

Day 3 Waterford, Ireland

Day 4 Cruising the Celtic Sea

Day 5 La Rochelle, France

Day 6 Bordeaux, France

Day 7 Bordeaux, France

Day 8 Bordeaux, France

Day 9 Biarritz (Saint-Jean-De-Luz), France

Day 10 Gijon, Spain

Day 11 Cruising the Atlantic Ocean

Day 12 Tangier, Morocco

Day 13 Melilla, Spain

Day 14 Alicante, Spain

Day 15 Palma De Mallorca, Spain

Day 16 Barcelona, Spain

Windstar Wind Surf Vatican & Croatian Coastlines Cruise Tour

Italy and Croatia

A 10 Day Experience:

Enjoy a 9-night cruise + 2 hotel nights in Rome. Delve into architectural and epicurean wonders on both sides of the Italian peninsula during this 10-day adventure.

Getting To See:
  • Venice, Italy
  • Rovinj, Croatia
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Kotor, Montenegro
  • Giardini Naxos, Italy
  • Sorrento, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • and more!

Day 1 Venice

Day 2 Rovinj

Day 3 Split

Day 4 Dubrovnik

Day 5 Kotor

Day 6 At Sea

Day 7 Giardini Naxos

Day 8 Sorrento

Day 9 Rome

Day 10 In the Heart of the Eternal City

Day 11 Check out and transfer

Princess Grand Princess Alaska Cruise Tour

Alaska, USA

A 10 Day Denali Explorer:

Embark on an Alaskan adventure with a 7-night cruise followed by a 3-night land tour! Board the beautiful Grand Princess in Vancouver, Canada and visit Ketchikan, Juneau and Skagway Alaska with the opportunity to experience much of the local culture through excursions like Dog sledding, Klondike Summit and Totem Bight State Park. Spend 3 glorious days cruising Glacier Bay National Park, College Fjord and sailing into Anchorage. Then, start your tour by riding the rail car to the exclusive Princess Wilderness Lodge.

Getting To See:
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • Ketchikan, Alaska
  • Juneau, Alaska
  • Skagway, Alaska
  • Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
  • College Fjord, Alaska
  • Anchorage, Alaska
  • Fairbanks, Alaska
  • and more!

Cruise itinerary: 10 Days | 3 Ports | 2 Scenic Cruising | 3 Nights on Land

Day 1 Vancouver, Canada

Day 2 At Sea

Day 3 Ketchikan, Alaska

Day 4 Juneau, Alaska

Day 5 Skagway, Alaska

Day 6 Glacier Bay National Park (Scenic Cruising), Alaska

Day 7 College Fjord (Scenic Cruising), Alaska

Day 8 Anchorage (Whittier), Alaska

Day 8 Mr. Mckinley Princess Wilderness Lodge

Day 9 Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge

Day 10 Fairbanks

Day 11 Check out

Variety Cruises Galileo 8-night Hiking Adventure

Greece

An 8 Day Adventure:

Join George and Iro the outdoor specialists guiding your hikes through ancient Greece exploring Temple of Apollo, passing the St. Anne church, the ruins of the temple of Aphrodite and the ancient cistern passing through eons old olive tree groves. And that is just day 2! Many beautiful hikes filled with insider insight in the history and stories from Ancient Greece.

Getting To See:
  • Marina Zeas
  • Ancient Epidaurus
  • Nafplion
  • Gythion
  • Pylos
  • Karakolon or Olympia
  • Delphi
  • Athens
  • and more!

Day 1 Marina Zeas (Athens) – Ancient Epidaurus

Day 2 Ancient Epidaurus – Nafplion

Day 3 Nafplion – Mycenae

Day 4 Gythion

Day 5 Pylos

Day 6 Katakolon or Olympia

Day 7 Ita For Delphi

Day 8 Marina Zeas (Athens)

Princess Cruise Line – Galveston

12 Day Caribbean Islander

A 12 Day Experience:

Enjoy an exotic 12-day Caribbean cruise sailing out of your home port of Galveston! Because it’s a 1-way cruise ending in Ft. Lauderdale, the cruise hits ports that no other cruise from Galveston visits. Prices tend to be higher during peak travel times late spring and early summer, but late summer and early fall are the cheapest times to cruise out of Galveston because of hurricane season (doesn’t peak until October) Fall is a less busy travel time.

Getting To See:
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Cozumel, Mexico
  • Aruba
  • Curaco
  • Antigua
  • Tortola, British Virgin Islands
  • Ft. Lauderdale, FL
  • and more!

Day 1 Galveston, Texas

Day 2 At Sea

Day 3 Cozumel, Mexico

Day 4 At Sea

Day 5 At Sea

Day 6 Aruba

Day 7 Curaco

Day 8 At Sea

Day 9 Antigua

Day 10 Tortola, British Virgin Islands (water shuttle required, wheelchair access limited)

Day 11 At Sea

Day 12 At Sea

Day 13 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Scotland Highland Panorama and Skye Small Group Journey

Scotland

A 5 Day Experience:
Getting To See:
  • Edinburgh
  • Ullapool
  • Portree (Skye)
  • and more!

Day 1 Edinburgh – Ullapool

Depart Edinburgh around 9 am. Your journey takes you north over the Forth Road Bridge to the charming highland village of Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay. From here, head into Cairngorm National Park and the ancient pine forests of the Rothiemurchus Estate. Spend lunchtime on the beautiful shores of Loch Insh before a short forest walk takes you to the ruins of Loch and Eilein Castle. Panoramic views of Loch Ness follow as you travel down to the banks of the famous Loch and the village of Dores where you can do some Nessie spotting! Then it is on to the shores of Loch Broom where you will spend 2 nights in Ullapool. On some tours it may be necessary to stay in Inverness in which case the itinerary will be subject to slight changes.

Day 2 Ullapool (Northern Assynt)

Today, visit the far northwest Highlands and the grandeur, expanse, and wildness of the mountains of Assynt with its abundance of wildlife. This area is historically famous as being the first crofting area to be bought by the local crofters, the Assynt Crofters’ Trust. You will be immersed in the history of the area and visit the 15th century ruins of Ardvreck Castle, once the stronghold of the MacLeods of Assynt. The day is full of amazing views of some of Europe’s oldest landscapes from the stunning white sand beach at Achmelvich Bay to the traditional fishing village of Lochinver. With the chance of seeing wildlife such as whales and red deer as well, this is sure to be a memorable day. Overnight in Ullapool.

Day 3 Ullapool – Portree

Today, leave Ullapool heading south to take in the drama of the river Droma as it plunges 200 feet down into the Corrieshalloch Gorge. From here, travel past the mountains of the Beinn Eighe National Nature Reserve and along the picturesque coastline of Loch Torridon. The tranquil setting of Applecross is your destination for lunch before taking one of the highest roads in Scotland, Bealach nam Bo – meaning the Cattle Pass – with its jaw-dropping views, hairpin bends, and precipitous cliffs. In the afternoon, stop in Plockton where you can see palm trees growing alongside Loch Carron and take sone time to enjoy its sheltered serenity. Then it is over the sea to Skye and the delightful harbor town of Portree with its friendly welcome

Day 4 Portree (Skye)

Today is a very flexible day on Skye. There are many possibilities depending on the weather and your guide’s knowledge will come to the fore in developing the best day out for you. For example, you might travel north to the stunning Quiraing mountain pass and enjoy a spectacular walk through some of Skye’s extraordinary geological scenery or visit the Kilt Rock, composed of basalt columns – reminiscent of the pleats in a kilt – with its waterfall cascading over the cliffs and down into the sea below. After lunch, you can travel to Neist Point for a walk out to the lighthouse at the most westerly point on Skye. Alternatively, a visit to Dunvegan Castle, the ancient ancestral seat of the Clan McLeod, may be possible. Talisker Distillery is also on Skye, as are the famous Cuillin Hills. Return to your accommodation in Portree in the late afternoon and enjoy a free evening in the village.

Day 5 Portree – Edinburgh

Travel south from Skye, stopping first at the famous stronghold Eilean Donan Castle, used in the film Highlander, set at the head of 3 lochs as protection against Viking raiders. Continue east through the rugged mountains of Kintail including the splendor of the Five Sisters and drive down through Glen Garry past Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, then onto Fort William for lunch. In the afternoon, explore spectacular Glencoe, scene of the infamous massacre of the Clan Macdonald in 1692, before stopping in Killin for refreshments beside the Falls of Dochart, arriving into Edinburgh around 7 pm.

Rome Tuscany And Venice Self Drive Discovery

Italy

A 9 Day Self-Drive Experience:

Start in historic Rome and complete your trip in romantic Venice. Embark on a journey of discovery in charming Tuscany, one of the most iconic Italian destinations. On this holiday you can select from a variety of properties in the Chianti countryside and be regaled with the best landscapes of the region, its renowned art cities and, of course, it’s delicious food wine.

DISCOVERY DRIVE JOURNEY – Departs Daily. On this 9-Day /8-Night self-drive program, you will visit Rome, Tuscany Countryside, Florence, Bologna and Venice. Includes accommodation at a hotel of your choice, private arrival &departure transfers, rental car for 5-days, and suggested sightseeing tours of your choice.

Getting To See:
  • Rome
  • Tuscany
  • Venice
  • and more!

Includes

  • Sightseeing tours of your choice.
  • Rental vehicle with outlined inclusions
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activities of your choice

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included.
  • Rental vehicle gas, parking, tolls, and all other items are not listed as included.
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • One-way fee for rental car

Japan Pop Culture & Cuisine

Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka

A 10 Day Experience:
  • Explore Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka with expert guides.
  • Discover curated ramen shops and izakaya’s known only to locals.
  • Immerse yourself in the worlds of manga and anime with a master-led drawing class in Tokyo.
  • Take part in an exclusive photoshoot with a geisha in the streets of Kyoto.
  • Relax as Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train whisks you across the country in first class.
  • Please note: USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour.
Getting To See:
  • Tokyo
  • Kyoto
  • Osaka
  • and more!

Day 1 TOKYO You’ve Arrived

  • Airport Arrival – Meet & Greet and Hotel Escort – Vehicle/Driver/Assistant (Narita)

Day 2 TOKYO Get a Lay of the Land

  • Insight into Iconic Tokyo: Highlights (with Snacks, 4 hrs.) – Private
  • First Afternoon at Leisure

Day 3 TOKYO City Streets and Tasty Treats

  • Discover Tsukiji Fish Market & Art of Sushi Making (with Lunch, 3 hrs.) – Private, by Public Transit
  • Family-Friendly Tokyo Culinary Evening (with dinner, 3 hrs.) – Private, by Public Transit

Day 4 TOKYO Abstract Impressions

  • Manga & Anime Immersion (with Drawing Class & Lunch, 7 hrs.) – Private, by Public Transit

Day 5 TOKYO TO KYOTO The Journey Continues…

  • Train Station Transfer with Private Vehicle – Vehicle/Driver
  • Train – Tokyo – Kyoto [(2.5hrs)] – First / Green Class
  • Private Train Station Transfer – Vehicle/Driver

Day 6 KYOTO A Sight to Behold

  • The Secret Paths of Arashiyama (with Tea, 4 hrs.) – Private, by Public Transportation
  • Kyoto Afternoon at Leisure

Day 7 KYOTO Hone Your Skills

  • Kawaii Bento Making Class (with Lunch, 3.5 hrs.) – Private, by Public Transportation
  • Highlights of Nara (with Lunch, 8 hrs.) Private, by Local Train and Public Transportation

Day 8 KYOTO TO OSAKA On the Road Again

  • Transfer – Private – Kyoto – Osaka [(1 hr.)] – Vehicle/Driver
  • The Showa Era: The Modernization of Japan Through Food Culture (with Lunch, 3.5 hrs.) – Private, by P
  • The Flavors of Osaka by Evening (with dinner, 3 hrs.)

Day 9 OSAKA Live Like a Local

  • Full-Day Osaka City Highlights (with Tastings, 8 hrs.) – Private, By Public Transportation

Day 10 OSAKA Bon Voyage

  • Airport – Vehicle/Driver (Kansai)

Lisbon City, Castles & Coast

Lisbon, Cascais

A 7 Day Experience:
  • Enjoy an evening tour of the city with dinner, music, and a show.
  • Head to the Portuguese countryside for a winery tour and tasting.
  • Admire the stunning 19th century Pena Palace in Sintra.
  • Soak up sunshine on the beaches of Cascais.
  • Enjoy a curated selection of hotels.
  • Please note: USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour.
Getting To See:
  • Lisbon
  • Cascais
  • and more!

Day 1 LISBON The Adventure Begins

  • Airport with Meet & Greet
  • Portugal Welcome Package
  • Self-Guided: Time Out Market

Day 2 LISBON Explore a City of Contrasts

  • 1/2 Day City Tour
  • Fado Night (2.5 hrs.)

Day 3 LISBON See the Signature Sights in Style

  • Tagus River Cruise
  • 1/2 Day Market Tour & Cooking Class

Day 4 LISBON Taste and Tipple on a Vineyard Visit

  • Full Day Mafra & Queluz (with Wine & Tapas)

Day 5 LISBON TO CASCAIS Sun and Sand

  • Transfer – Private – Lisbon – Cascais [30 min] – Vehicle/Driver
  • Cascais at Leisure

Day 6 CASCAIS Fairytale Castles and Royal Realms

  • 1/2 Day Sintra & Pena Palace

Day 7 CASCAIS TO LISBON Bon Voyage

  • Transfer – Private – Cascais – Lisbon [30 min] – Vehicle/Driver

Cape, Kruger and Victoria Falls

South Africa and Zimbabwe

A 10 Day Experience:
  • Visit thunderous Victoria Falls and cruise the Zambezi River at sunset.
  • Take daily safari drives through a private game reserve in the Greater Kruger area.
  • Watch penguins waddle their way across the Cape Peninsula.
  • Explore Cape Town and fall under the spell of alluring Table Mountain.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
  • Please note: USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour.
Getting To See:
  • Cape Town
  • Hoedspruit
  • Kruger
  • Johannesburg
  • Victoria Falls

Day 1 CAPE TOWN The Adventure Begins

  • VIP Meet & Greet
  • Welcome to Southern Africa
  • Airport
  • Dinner (Not Included)

Day 2 CAPE TOWN Breathe the Mountain Air

  • Half Day City & Table Mountain – Private Tour
  • Lunch (Not Included)
  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront At Leisure
  • Restaurant Recommendations
  • Dinner (Not Included)

Day 3 CAPE TOWN Venture into the Outdoors

  • Cape Point and Peninsula (with Lunch) – Private Tour
  • Fine Dining Recommendations
  • Dinner (Not Included)

Day 4 CAPE TOWN TO HOEDSPRUIT TO KRUGER Onward and Upward

  • Airport
  • Air – Cape Town – Hoedspruit [2 hrs. 20 mins] – Economy
  • Transfer – Private – Hoedspruit – Kruger [30 mins – 2 hrs.] – Vehicle/Driver
  • Lunch (Included)
  • Conservation Fee – Included
  • Afternoon Game Drive
  • Dinner (Included)

Day 5 KRUGER Safari Sightings

  • Early Morning Game Drive
  • Lunch (Included)
  • Afternoon Game Drive
  • Dinner (Included)

Day 6 KRUGER Under African Skies

  • Morning Game Drive
  • Lunch (Included)
  • Night Drives
  • Dinner (Included)

Day 7 KRUGER TO HOEDSPRUIT TO JOHANNESBURG The Journey Continues…

  • Transfer – Private – Kruger – Hoedspruit [30 mins – 2hrs] – Vehicle/Driver
  • Air – Hoedspruit – Johannesburg [1 hr.] – Economy
  • Private Airport Transfer
  • Dinner (Not Included)

Day 8 JOHANNESBURG TO VICTORIA FALLS See the Signature Sights in Style

  • Private Airport Transfer
  • Air – Johannesburg – Victoria Falls [1 hr. 40 mins] – Economy
  • Airport – Vic Falls Lodges
  • Optional Activities
  • Dinner (Not Included)

Day 9 VICTORIA FALLS Chasing Waterfalls

  • Tour of the Victoria Falls (2 hrs.) – Private
  • Lunch (Not Included)
  • Malachite Dinner Cruise – Shared
  • Dinner (Not Included)

Day 10 VICTORIA FALLS TO JOHANNESBURG Bon Voyage

  • Airport – Vic Falls Lodges
  • Air – Victoria Falls – Johannesburg [1 hr. 40 mins] – Economy

Classic Croatia

Croatia

A 10 Day Experience:
  • Revel in the natural splendor of stunning Plitvice Lakes National Park.
  • Embark on a shared boat adventure through beautiful Adriatic islands.
  • Explore the vineyards and vistas of Korcula with a private guide.
  • Journey back in time as you tour Dubrovnik’s incredible Old Town.
  • Showcasing a curated selection of premier accommodations.
  • Please note: USD per person, double occupancy. Custom designed personal tour.
Getting To See:
  • Split
  • Hvar
  • Korcula
  • Dubrovnik
  • and more!

Day 1 SPLIT Get Settled

  • Airport Transfer with Meet & Greet – Private
  • Croatia Welcome Package
  • Self-Guided: A Taste of Split

Day 2 SPLIT Get a Lay of the Land

  • City Walking Tour (2 hrs.) – Private

Day 3 SPLIT Lose Yourself in Nature

  • Plitvice Lakes National Park Experience (12 hrs.) – Private

Day 4 SPLIT TO HVAR En Route

  • Ferry Port Transfer – Private
  • Ferry – Split – Hvar [1 hr.] – Catamaran
  • Porter Service
  • Hvar at Leisure

Day 5 HVAR Island Time

  • Islands and Caves Speedboat Adventure (6.5 hrs.) – Small Group

Day 6 HVAR TO KORCULA The Journey Continues…

  • Porter Service
  • Ferry – Hvar – Korcula [1 hr.] – Catamaran
  • Ferry Port Transfer – Private
  • City Walking Tour (1 hrs.) – Private

Day 7 KORCULA Treasures and Pleasures

  • The Charms of Korcula (with Lunch, 7 hrs.) – Private

Day 8 KORCULA TO DUBROVNIK Venture into the Outdoors

  • Ferry Port Transfer – Private
  • Transfer – Private – Korcula – Dubrovnik [via Mljet National Park, 5 hrs.] – Boat/Skipper
  • Port Transfer – Private

Day 9 DUBROVNIK Strolling the Magical Streets

  • Old Town Tour (4.5 hrs.) – Private

Day 10 DUBROVNIK Pack Your Bags

  • Airport Transfer – Private

Vancouver & Alaska’s Inside Passage

USA, Alaska

A 12 Day Experience:
  • Gaze in awe at stunning vistas and wildlife aboard your luxury Alaska cruise.
  • Soar over British Columbia’s striking coastline in an exclusive heli-tour with glacier landing.
  • Indulge in the Fraser Valley’s best libations during a private wine tasting excursion.
  • Experience the best of Alaskan beauty back on land, observing rugged mountain peaks & alpine tundra.
  • Showcasing a curated selection of boutique accommodations.
Getting To See:
  • Vancouver
  • Inside Passage
  • Ketchikan
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Seward
  • Anchorage

DAY 1

VANCOUVER The Adventure Begins
Airport Transfer with Meet & Greet – Private
Vancouver Waterfront at Leisure – Self-Guided

DAY 2

VANCOUVER Breathe the Mountain Air
Vancouver Heli-Tour & Serratus Glacier Landing (with Boxed Lunch, 5 hrs.) – Private

DAY 3

VANCOUVER See the Signature Sights in Style
Canadian Cool Climate Winemaking (with Lunch & Tastings, 7.5 hrs.) – Private

DAY 4

VANCOUVER TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE All Aboard!
North Shore: Totems & Rainforest (with Gourmet Picnic Lunch, 6 hrs.) – Private
Cruise Terminal Transfer, 15 min – Private
Cruise Check-in and Orientation
Embarkation and Departure
Silver Muse Inclusions
Silver Muse Amenities

DAY 5

VANCOUVER TO INSIDE PASSAGE TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE Sail the Seas
Navigating The Inside Passage

DAY 6

INSIDE PASSAGE TO KETCHIKAN TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE High Tides
Frontier Findings in Ketchikan

DAY 7

KETCHIKAN TO JUNEAU TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE High in the Sky
Exploring Juneau

DAY 8

JUNEAU TO SKAGWAY TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE A Healthy Dose of History
Adventure Through Skagway

DAY 9

SKAGWAY TO SITKA TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE Nurtured by Nature
The Natural Wonders of Sitka

DAY 10

SITKA TO HUBBARD GLACIER TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE Close Encounters
Cruising Hubbard Glacier

DAY 11

HUBBARD GLACIER TO SEWARD TO ANCHORAGE A Change of Scenery
Journey to Seward
Disembarkation
Transfer – Private – Seward – Anchorage [From Port via Seward Highway, Kenai Mountains, and Turnagain Arm Drive (with Lunch, 8 hrs.)] – Vehicle/Driver-Guide

DAY 12

ANCHORAGE Close Encounters
Airport Shuttle, 10 min – Shared

Alaska’s Inside Passage & Interior

USA, Alaska

A 14 Day Experience:
  • Embark on an extraordinary adventure aboard an Alaska-bound cruise.
  • See the best of Vancouver courtesy of immersive, privately guided excursions.
  • Venture into the wild to observe bears at the remote Lake Clark National Park.
  • Take to the skies in Anchorage and explore icefalls, glaciers and snowy peaks.
  • Featuring a curated selection of inviting accommodations.
Getting To See:
  • Vancouver
  • Inside Passage
  • Ketchikan
  • Icy Strait
  • Juneau
  • Skagway
  • Seward
  • Anchorage
  • Talkeetna

DAY 1

VANCOUVER The Adventure Begins
Airport Transfer with Meet & Greet – Private
Vancouver Waterfront at Leisure – Self-Guided

DAY 2

VANCOUVER See the Signature Sights in Style
Best of Vancouver’s South Shore (4 hrs.) – Private
Chasing Sunsets: Vancouver’s Best Beaches at Leisure – Self-Guided

DAY 3

VANCOUVER TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE Breathe the Mountain Air
North Shore: Totems & Rainforest (with Gourmet Picnic Lunch, 6 hrs) – Private
Cruise Terminal Transfer, 15 min – Private
Cruise Check-in and Orientation
Embarkation and Departure
Celebrity Millennium Amenities
Celebrity Millennium Inclusions

DAY 4

VANCOUVER TO INSIDE PASSAGE TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE All Aboard!
Navigating The Inside Passage

DAY 5

INSIDE PASSAGE TO KETCHIKAN TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE High Tides
Frontier Findings in Ketchikan

DAY 6

KETCHIKAN TO ICY STRAIT TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE Winding the Wind-Swept Shorelines
Indigenous Treasures of Icy Strait Point

DAY 7

ICY STRAIT TO JUNEAU TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE Kayaking the Wilderness
Exploring Juneau

DAY 8

JUNEAU TO SKAGWAY TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE A Healthy Dose of History
Adventure Through Skagway

DAY 9

SKAGWAY TO HUBBARD GLACIER TO INSIDE PASSAGE CRUISE Sail the Seas
Cruising The Hubbard Glacier

DAY 10

HUBBARD GLACIER TO SEWARD TO ANCHORAGE A Change of Scenery
Journey to Seward
Arrival and Disembarkation
Welcome to Alaska!
Transfer – Private – Seward – Anchorage [From Port via Seward Highway, Kenai Mountains, and Turnagain Arm Drive (with Lunch, 8 hrs.)] – Vehicle/Driver-Guide

DAY 11

ANCHORAGE Close Encounters
Lake Clark Bear Viewing (with Lunch, 11 hrs.) – Small Group

DAY 12

ANCHORAGE TO TALKEETNA Explore with an Expert
Transfer – Private – Anchorage – Talkeetna [3 hrs.] – Vehicle/Driver-Guide
Exploring Talkeetna Like a Local – Private

DAY 13

TALKEETNA High in the Sky
Alaska Range Flight Tour (1.5 hrs.) – Private
Alaskan Driver-Guide at Disposal

DAY 14

TALKEETNA TO ANCHORAGE Until Next Time…
Transfer – Private – Talkeetna – Anchorage [3 hrs] – Vehicle/Driver-Guide

Australian Outback, Wine & Rail

Australia

A 14 Day Experience:
  • Journey into the heart of the country aboard the luxurious and legendary Ghan Train.
  • Savor award-winning wines with private tastings in the acclaimed Barossa Valley.
  • Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef with an expert Marine Biologist
  • Enjoy afternoon tea on a luxury yacht with Sydney Opera House as the backdrop.
  • Featuring a curated selection of luxury accommodations.
Getting To See:
  • Sydney
  • Adelaide
  • Marla
  • Katherine
  • Darwin
  • Cairns
  • Port Douglas

DAY 1

SYDNEY Here we Go!
Australia Welcome Package
VIP Arrival & Walking Tour (4 hrs) – Guide
Dining Suggestions: The Rocks

DAY 2

SYDNEY Sail the Seas
Harbour Days Sailing Experience (with Lunch, 5 hrs.) – Small Group

DAY 3

SYDNEY Close Encounters
Blue Mountains Eco-Tour (with Lunch, 9.5 hrs.) – Vehicle/Driver/Guide

DAY 4

SYDNEY TO ADELAIDE A Change of Scenery
Private Airport Transfer
Air – Sydney – Adelaide [Separate Purchase] –
Private Airport Transfer
Evening Walking Tour (4 hrs.) – Private

DAY 5

ADELAIDE Taste and Tipple on a Vineyard Visit
Adelaide Hills Food & Wine Experience (with Lunch & Tastings, 8 hrs.) – Private

DAY 6

ADELAIDE TO THE OUTBACK All Aboard!
Private Train Station Transfer
Depart Adelaide
Lunch (Included)
Onboard Experience
Dinner (Included)

DAY 7

MARLA TO THE OUTBACK Lose Yourself in Nature
Outback Sunrise in Marla
Breakfast (Included)
Lunch (Included)
Optional Off-Train Experience in Alice Springs
Dinner (Not Included)

DAY 8

KATHERINE TO DARWIN Cross an Item off the Bucket List
Arrive – Katherine, Northern Territory – Optional Off-Train Experience
Breakfast (Included)
Lunch (Included)
Arrive – Darwin
Private Transfer: Ghan Rail Terminal

DAY 9

DARWIN A Bird’s Eye View
Kakadu National Park by Helicopter and Cruise (with Lunch, 8 hrs.) – Vehicle/Driver/Guide

DAY 10

DARWIN Explore with an Expert
Indigenous Life in Litchfield National Park

DAY 11

DARWIN TO CAIRNS TO PORT DOUGLAS The Journey Continues…
Private Airport Transfer
Air – Darwin – Cairns [Separate Purchase] –
Transfer – Private – Cairns – Port Douglas [1 hr.] – Vehicle/Driver
Unique Experiences at Thala Beach Nature Reserve

DAY 12

PORT DOUGLAS Cultural Immersion
Mossman Gorge Dreamtime (3 hrs.) – Private Tour
Thala Beach Nature Reserve at Leisure

DAY 13

PORT DOUGLAS Vitamin Sea
Sailaway Reef Adventure (with Lunch, 9 hrs.) – Shared

DAY 14

PORT DOUGLAS TO CAIRNS Bon Voyage
Transfer – Private – Port Douglas – Cairns [From Thala Beach Resort] – Vehicle/Driver

Australia: East Coast Exclusive

Australia

A 10 Day Experience:
  • Explore iconic landmarks in chic Sydney such as Bondi Beach and Sydney Harbor.
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Blue Mountains, discovering vast natural landscapes.
  • Gain a unique view of the Daintreee Rainforest on an adventurous hike.
  • Discover Australia’s marine life with multiple opportunities to snorkel in beautiful locations, including the famous Great Barrier Reef.
  • Stay at a selection of luxury accommodations, including a resort named one of National Geographic’s Most Unique Lodges in the World.
Getting To See:
  • Sydney
  • Cairns
  • Lizard Island
  • Mossman

DAY 1

SYDNEY Here we Go!
Australia Welcome Package
Sydney Arrival Revival (with Airport Meet & Greet, Breakfast and Lunch, 7 hrs.)

DAY 2

SYDNEY City Streets and Tasty Treats
Sydney’s Foodie Paradise: Markets, Seafood, and Tantalizing Delights (with Lunch and Tastings, 6 hrs.

DAY 3

SYDNEY Breathe the Mountain Air
Blue Mountains Experience (with Lunch, 10 hrs.) – Private Tour

DAY 4

SYDNEY TO CAIRNS TO LIZARD ISLAND A Change of Scenery
Private Airport Transfer
Air – Sydney – Cairns [Separate Purchase ] –
Air – Cairns – Lizard Island [1 hr.] – Economy
Airstrip – Arrival – Vehicle/Representative

DAY 5

LIZARD ISLAND Underwater Wonderland
MV Monitor – Shared Coral Viewing from Glass Bottom Boat – Vehicle/Driver

DAY 6

LIZARD ISLAND Sun and Surf
Lizard Island Resort – Optional Activities

DAY 7

LIZARD ISLAND TO CAIRNS TO MOSSMAN The Journey Continues…
Airstrip – Departure – Vehicle/Representative
Air – Lizard Island – Cairns [1 hr.] – Economy
Transfer – Private – Cairns – Mossman [Silky Oaks Lodge] – Vehicle/Driver

DAY 8

MOSSMAN Take to the Trails
Daintree Wanderer Exclusive (with Lunch, 8 hrs.) – Private Tour

DAY 9

MOSSMAN A Bit of Time on Your Own
Relax, Explore, and Unwind at Silky Oaks

DAY 10

MOSSMAN TO CAIRNS Until Next Time…
Transfer – Private – Mossman – Cairns [Silky Oaks Lodge] – Vehicle/Driver

New Zealand Exclusive

New Zealand

A 13 Day Experience:
  • Tantalize your senses on an exclusive Waiheke Island escape.
  • Discover the maritime heritage of Auckland on a private guided tour.
  • Soar the skies on an exclusive helicopter tour of beautiful Milford Sound.
  • Enjoy flavorful vintages in vibrant Hawke’s Bay.
  • Unwind at a curated selection of luxury accommodations.
Getting To See:
  • Auckland
  • Waiheke Island
  • Napier
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown

DAY 1

AUCKLAND You’ve Arrived
New Zealand Welcome Package
Airport Transfer – Private

DAY 2

AUCKLAND Explore with an Expert
City of Sails Walking Tour (2.5 hrs.) – Private

DAY 3

AUCKLAND TO WAIHEKE ISLAND Hidden Gems
Ferry – Auckland – Waiheke Island [40 mins] – Fullers Ferry
Double Headland Walk (5 hrs.) – Small Group Tour
Ferry – Waiheke Island – Auckland [40 mins] – Fullers Ferry

DAY 4

AUCKLAND TO NAPIER En Route
Airport Transfer – Private
Air – Auckland – Napier [Separate Purchase] –
Airport (Cape Kidnappers or Greenhill) – Vehicle/Driver – Cape Kidnappers

DAY 5

NAPIER Vintage Adventure
1/2 Day Food & Wine Lovers Delight with Light Snack – Vehicle/Driver-Guide

DAY 6

NAPIER Lose Yourself in Nature
Cape Kidnappers at Leisure

DAY 7

NAPIER TO CHRISTCHURCH Onward and Upward
Airport (Cape Kidnappers or Greenhill) – Vehicle/Driver – Greenhill
Air – Napier – Christchurch [Separate Purchase] –
Airport – Vehicle/Driver (Domestic Apt)

DAY 8

CHRISTCHURCH Get a Lay of the Land
Garden City Walking Tour (3.5 hours) – Guide

DAY 9

CHRISTCHURCH Like a Speeding Bullet
Exploring Arthur’s Pass (with TranzAlpine Train & Lunch, 10 hrs.) – Train/Guide

DAY 10

CHRISTCHURCH TO QUEENSTOWN The Journey Continues…
Airport – Vehicle/Driver (Domestic Apt)
Air – Christchurch – Queenstown [Separate Purchase] –
Airport Transfer – Private

DAY 11

QUEENSTOWN Chasing Waterfalls
Milford Sound Heli-Tour (4 hrs.)

DAY 12

QUEENSTOWN A Bit of Time on Your Own
Matakauri Lodge at Leisure

DAY 13

QUEENSTOWN Bon Voyage
International Airport – Vehicle/Driver

New Zealand Signature

New Zealand

A 12 Day Experience:
  • Learn about Māori culture on a guided Waiheke Island hike and during an authentic hāngi meal in Rotorua.
  • Explore the magical Waitomo Caves and their dazzling glowworm display.
  • Cruise Milford Sound’s stunning fjords before taking to the skies for a scenic flight to Queenstown.
  • Savor the vintage bouquets from the Waipara Valley wine region.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.
Getting To See:
  • Auckland
  • Waiheke Island
  • Rotorua
  • Waitomo Caves
  • Christchurch
  • Queenstown

DAY 1

AUCKLAND Here we Go!
New Zealand Welcome Package
Airport Transfer – Private

DAY 2

AUCKLAND Get a Lay of the Land
City of Sails Walking Tour (2.5 hrs.) – Private
Afternoon at Leisure in Auckland

DAY 3

AUCKLAND TO WAIHEKE ISLAND Vintage Adventure
Ferry – Auckland – Waiheke Island [40 mins] – Fullers Ferry
Double Headland Walk (5 hrs.) – Small Group Tour
Ferry – Waiheke Island – Auckland [40 mins] – Fullers Ferry

DAY 4

AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA TO WAITOMO CAVES Hidden Gems
Transfer – Private – Auckland – Rotorua [via Waitomo (9 hrs.)] – Vehicle/Driver-Guide (Touring One Way)
Footwhistle Walking Tour and Glowworm Discovery (1 hr. 15 min) – Private.

DAY 5

ROTORUA Cultural Immersion
Eco-Thermal Park Tour (4.5 hrs.) – Private
Te Puia Guided Tour and Te Po Hangi & Concert – Shared Tour

DAY 6

ROTORUA TO CHRISTCHURCH The Journey Continues…
Airport – Vehicle/Driver
Air – Rotorua – Christchurch [Separate Purchase] –
Airport – Vehicle/Driver (Domestic Apt)

DAY 7

CHRISTCHURCH See the Signature Sights in Style
City Sights and Waipara Wine (with Lunch, 8.5 hrs.) – Vehicle/Driver-Guide

DAY 8

CHRISTCHURCH Ride the Rails
Exploring Arthur’s Pass (with TranzAlpine Train & Lunch, 10 hrs.) – Train/Guide

DAY 9

CHRISTCHURCH TO QUEENSTOWN En Route
Airport – Vehicle/Driver (Domestic Apt)
Air – Christchurch – Queenstown [Separate Purchase] –
Airport Transfer – Private
Queenstown: Dining Suggestions

DAY 10

QUEENSTOWN Chasing Waterfalls
Milford Sound Cruise & Helicopter Flight with Glacier Landing (4 hrs.) – Small Group Tour
The Heart of Middle Earth: Mt. Earnslaw Farm Experience – Private

DAY 11

QUEENSTOWN Cross an Item off the Bucket List
City Sights (3 hrs.) – Private Tour
Afternoon at Leisure

DAY 12

QUEENSTOWN Bon Voyage
International Airport – Vehicle/Driver

Sydney, Cairns, Port Douglas, Melbourne, Queenstown & Auckland

Australia

Pick your date!

A 15-Day Experience:

Your journey includes round-trip airfare, tourist and superior first class hotels, deluxe motor coaches, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner as outlined, guided tours.

Getting To See:
  • Discover the iconic Sydney Opera House in all its glory.
  • Visit a Koala Conservation Center and observe a “Penguin Parade”.
  • Learn about Maori culture and see spectacular Milford Sound by helicopter & cruise.
  • Explore lush rainforest, sparkling waterfalls, and the black sand beaches of Waitakere Ranges.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of comfortable accommodations.

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN SYDNEY

A welcome package with a detailed itinerary, supplier contact list, various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon arrival at the first hotel on your trip. A transfer in a private vehicle with a driver between the airport and city or hotel is provided.

DAY 2

SYDNEY // BUCKET LIST

After a hotel pick-up, you’ll drive through the historic Rocks precinct – Australia’s first European settlement – passing convict-built cottages and Australia’s first church before crossing Sydney Harbour Bridge. Following a short westbound drive, you’ll arrive at Featherdale Wildlife Park to get up-close with a range of native animals including kangaroos, koalas, wallabies, and wombats. Carrying onward, you’ll enter the Blue Mountains National Park, first stopping at a secluded clearing to enjoy morning tea. Roam the area in search of wild kangaroos and birdlife and then set off for magnificent Kings Tableland to bask in the incredible views overlooking the Jamison Valley. Break for lunch at a local café in the heart of the Blue Mountains, then track to Wentworth Falls, a beautiful waterfall found between Blue Mountains National Park and Kanangra-Boyd National Park. Next, you’ll hop into an awaiting vehicle and skirt around cliffs, driving towards the township of Katoomba. At Eagle Hawk lookout you will see the famous Three Sisters rock formation, marveling at the views of the Jamison Valley and then visit Narrowneck Plateau to enjoy a few more outstanding vantage points. Having discovered the essential highlights of the Blue Mountains, you’ll return to Sydney, arriving at your hotel at approximately 5:00 pm. Discover the mystery and majesty of Sydney Opera House on a shared guided tour of this iconic performing arts center. Become privy to the stories and secrets, some controversial, behind the commissioning and construction of Danish architect Jorn Utzon’s masterpiece and afterward, relax and enjoy a delicious al fresco lunch at the adjacent, Opera Kitchen where some of Sydney’s finest culinary treats are coupled with one of the world’s best views. Please note, there are approximately 200 steps (low impact) on this tour. Also, access to individual theaters is subject to availability and may be limited due to performances, rehearsals, or other events.

DAY 3

SYDNEY // ALL ABOARD

Experience Sydney’s iconic city landmarks and opulent waterfront sights from the comfort of a small, shared boat cruise. Sail by the famous Harbour Bridge and Opera House, observing stunning mansions on the water’s edge. You’ll next visit idyllic Store Beach, perhaps choosing to enjoy a refreshing swim if the weather’s warm enough. Next, enjoy lunch at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, home to the famous Sydney to Hobart yacht race. Tour the historic North Head Quarantine Station, where migrants arriving to a new Australia were first sent if they had fallen ill during their sea voyage. Now transformed into a museum, the station chronicles this significant chapter in Australia’s heritage. Afterwards, enjoy a spot of afternoon tea before sailing back to the harbor. Immerse yourself in this truly authentic Sydney experience – a boat cruise, beach, nature, history, and lamingtons!

DAY 4

SYDNEY TO CAIRNS PORT DOUGLAS

You will be privately transferred between your accommodation and Sydney Airport alongside a professional driver. Board a flight in Sydney with service to Cairns. The approximate direct flight duration is three hours and 5 minutes. This flight is not included in the price and must be purchased separately. Transfer between Cairns airport and the beautiful town of Port Douglas with private vehicle and driver. Port Douglas is a vibrant tropical village home to an array of fantastic local restaurants. Among our very favorites include Zinc and Hi Tide by the Beach, two modern Australian eateries celebrated for their fresh seafood and creative flair. Tonight, consider making a reservation at one of these excellent establishments. For a more casual evening, stroll along Macrossan Street and you’re sure to find some delicious pizza and gelato.

DAY 5

PORT DOUGLAS // VENTURE INTO THE OUTDOORS

Today you’ll travel through the rich farming areas toward the World Heritage listed forest region of the Daintree National Park. Step aboard our own personalized craft for a cruise on the mirrored smooth waters of the Daintree River, cruising close to riverbanks and under the overhead canopy of the rainforest seeking out the vivid Ulysses Butterfly, King fishers, Pythons, and other wildlife. Once you arrive at the Daintree section of the Wet Tropics World Heritage protected rainforest, your journey then takes you up the beautiful Alexandra Range passing through the local rain forest. Meet your local specialist guide for an informative tour of the Daintree Rainforest. The Grand Fan Palm gallery allows access into the heart of the world’s oldest surviving rainforest. A cathedral-like Amphitheater of towering fan-palms stands in the heart of the forest, protected beneath the canopy of old-growth rainforest giants and has been a sacred site for generations. You’ll then get to see unusual, exotic fruit originating from all over the globe’s tropical regions at the orchard which is also a host to beautiful species of tropical flowering plants, both native and introduced. Conclude your tour by taking in the outstanding panoramic view at Alexandra Range Lookout of the mouth of the Daintree River, Snapper Island and on a clear day Port Douglas. Finally board the iconic Daintree River Ferry for a short ride before heading back to your hotel.

DAY 6

PORT DOUGLAS // UNDERWATER WONDERLAND

Embark on a day of both adventure and relaxation as you board a beautiful sailing yacht for a shared departure to the Coral Cays of Mackay or Undine Reefs, following the coastline for views of the Daintree Mountains. Once at the protected sites of Coral Cays, nature activities will include snorkeling over the pristine coral reef with a qualified marine biologist offering reef interpretation on a guided snorkel tour. A glass bottom boat coral viewing tour is also on offer. Premium reef sites showcase abundant marine life, including encounters with turtles and an amazing display of giant clam gardens, beautiful corals, and a wide variety of fish. A tropical buffet lunch, morning, and afternoon teas & coffees, supplied by local plantations, will complement a day of adventure and relaxation. Immersed in the northern frontier of Great Barrier Reef, this is the perfect sailing and snorkeling adventure for a conservation-minded visitor. Ideally suited to those who can swim and have a spirit of fun and adventure. Discerning guests can fully enjoy an inspiring full day adventure using wind power to the stunning cays on the Great Barrier Reef in the most environmentally way! Please note: This sailing operates with a maximum of 45 guests.

DAY 7

PORT DOUGLAS TO CAIRNS TO MELBOURNE

You will be picked up from your Port Douglas Hotel and taken by private car to Cairns City or airport. Board a flight in Cairns with service to Melbourne. The approximate direct flight duration is three hours and 25 minutes. This flight is not included in the price and must be purchased separately. You will be privately transferred between your accommodation and Melbourne’s domestic airport alongside a professional driver.

DAY 8

MELBOURNE // GET A LAY OF THE LAND

Embark on a half-day city tour of incredible Melbourne after meeting up with your private guide and driver at your hotel. You’ll first travel through the government precinct, observing the Treasury Building, Windsor Hotel, State Parliament House, Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum. Continue to the inner northern suburbs to enjoy the Bohemia of Fitzroy’s Brunswick Street, home to a vast array of pubs, bars, restaurants, record shops and local designer shops. Enjoy morning tea among the glorious colors and smells of the Botanical Gardens, where magnificent expanses of lush green lawn slope elegantly towards ornamental lakes and massive trees cast boughs of shade over manicured garden beds. Next, you’ll journey past the sporting precinct that became famous with the 1956 Olympic Games and now roars to the cheers of Aussie Rules crowds each weekend. See the nearby Rod Laver Tennis Centre that hosts the Australian Tennis Open each year as well as the world-famous MCG which has hosted most of the major events that have come to this city. Next, you’ll travel westwards to the historic Station Pier in Port Melbourne, a historic arrival point for Melbourne’s European immigrants. Drive along Port Phillip Bay before arriving at remarkable St Kilda, renowned for its sandy beaches, music venues, restaurants, and cafes. Here you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Melbourne’s city skyline, West Gate Bridge, and the Dandenong Ranges from an historic vantage point. Finish your morning adventure with a drive through St Kilda’s funky Acland and Fitzroy Streets before entering the Australian Formula One Grand Prix track at Albert Lake. Your tour concludes with a private transfer back to your hotel. Melbourne is one of Australia’s most dynamic cities that continues to grow on you the longer you stay. From its exciting arts scene to its Alice and Wonderland style hidden bars, it is worth taking your time to get to know this city. Home to the Australian Ballet, East End Theatre District, and a slew of international festivals, there is always something exciting happening in Melbourne. Please speak to your Destination Expert for assistance for further suggestions for your time at leisure.

DAY 9

MELBOURNE // NURTURED BY NATURE

Enjoy a remarkable exploration of Melbourne’s wildlife in this family-friendly private-guided adventure. Meet your private guide and driver at your hotel before driving through beef and dairy cattle farms, horse breeding studs, and swampland. Enjoy afternoon tea en-route before crossing the bridge to Phillip Island. Recognized as a world leader for environmental conservation, Phillip Island’s sandy and rocky shorelines team with wildlife, including over 200 species of birds. On Phillip Island’s northern side, you can look out for masked lapwings, spoonbills, ibis, herons, and black swans. Your next visit is the Koala Conservation Center, one of the few areas in Victoria where you can see a protected koala colony. Walk among the treetops in nature reserve bush land and observe the wild marsupials within touching distance, perhaps also spotting a wild wallaby or two. Time permitting you’ll pass by Swan Lake, the island’s largest freshwater lake, and head to the ‘Nobbies’, a magnificent headland with views that stretch over Mornington Peninsula and Bass Strait. Just under one mile offshore are Seal Rocks, home to Australia’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony. You’ll witness the incredible Penguin Parade at dusk, where Little Penguins arrive in groups on the beach after their day of fishing. Watch as they waddle their way into the dunes where their burrow nests are situated. Observing and learning about penguin behavior and their daily routines is an amazing learning experience and a great memory for the whole family. Your evening finishes with dinner in the township of Rhyll before returning to Melbourne in the late evening.

DAY 10

MELBOURNE TO QUEENSTOWN

You will be privately transferred between your hotel and Melbourne’s international airport alongside a professional driver. Board a flight in Melbourne with service to Queenstown. The approximate direct flight duration is three hours and 15 minutes. This flight is not included in the price and must be purchased separately. You will receive a welcome package on arrival which will include a welcome letter, detailed itinerary, vouchers for each service, supplier contact list as well as various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting. This will be available at your first service. A private vehicle will provide a transfer between the airport and your hotel.

DAY 11

QUEENSTOWN // FROM SEA TO SKY

Embark on a small group tour to explore Milford Sound’s stunning fiord from two different vantage points: the air and on the water. Upon landing in Milford, take an unforgettable cruise past sheer cliffs, gushing waterfalls and perhaps even spot dolphins, seals, and penguins. Afterward, enjoy an exhilarating helicopter flight past spectacular rivers, valleys, and mountains with blue-green ice falls, landing upon Mount Tutoko glacier in the heart of Fiordland National Park. The trip takes approximately four hours and has a maximum group size of six guests. Please note: The Department of Conservation recently reduced the number of concession landings on Ngapunatoru ice plateau (Mt Tutoko). Therefore, a glacier landing on Milford Sound flights can no longer be guaranteed. Alpine landings are offered in lieu.

DAY 12

QUEENSTOWN // TASTE AND TIPPLE ON A VINEYARD VISIT

Today your private driver-guide will meet you at your Queenstown accommodation and take you on an outstanding wine tour through the central Otago region. Your afternoon begins among boutique vineyards and splendid scenery, highlighted by wine tastings at four of the best wineries in the Gibbston, Bannockburn and Cromwell regions. This outing also includes a delightful gourmet platter lunch at the award-winning Carrick Winery, followed by a leisurely stroll through Old Cromwell Town and a drive through the stunning Kawarau Gorge where you’ll learn about the gold history of the region (time and weather permitting). The duration of the tour is approximately five hours and operates with a maximum of five guests. The tour departs at 12:00 pm and returns at approximately 5:00 pm.

DAY 13

QUEENSTOWN TO AUCKLAND

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. Board a flight in Queenstown with direct service to Auckland. Approximate flight duration is one hour and 50 minutes. Please note that flights are not included in the price and must be purchased separately. Set out with your private driver for an airport transfer. Meet your private guide at your city hotel to begin an exclusive half-day walking tour into the heart of Auckland. Nicknamed the “City of Sails” for its abundance of yacht marinas and its rich maritime history, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most bustling city, often confused for its capital. Discover Princes Wharf, once a commercial wharf on the city’s waterfront, has now been re-developed into a dazzling hub of bars and eateries, looking out to Waitemata Harbor. Visit the NZ Maritime Museum and learn of the early arrivals to the country, from early Polynesians to the Europeans. Meander through the entertainment district of Viaduct Harbor, home to buzzing nightlife and gourmet experiences. Stroll through Auckland’s entertainment district, Wynward Quarter for gorgeous skyline views and head just a few minutes east to explore the city’s famous Laneways and the Britomart Pavilions, a chic hub for fashion and eateries, ideal for treating your palette to a sweet treat or adding a new accessory to your wardrobe. Your walking tour concludes with a return to your Auckland hotel.

DAY 14

AUCKLAND // STRETCH YOUR LEGS

Only 19 miles from downtown Auckland is the city’s largest regional park, the Waitakere Ranges. No other city in New Zealand has such a wonderful asset so close to it. In just 30 minutes, leave behind the bustle of the city and step into the tranquility of the rainforest. Setting out with a private guide, travel to the Arataki Center perched high on the ridge of the Waitakere Ranges and enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the Tasman Sea to the Pacific Ocean. Learn about and admire the magnificent traditional Maori carvings. Continue to the lush rainforest where you can walk the easy bush tracks among giant tree ferns and view New Zealand’s famous kauri trees. Move on to experience the power of the wild and rugged west coast where you’ll feel the black sand beneath your feet as you stroll along some of the most awe-inspiring beaches the world has to offer.

DAY 15

AUCKLAND // JET OFF

Meet your private driver for a transfer between the airport and your hotel.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
  • A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
  • Handpicked, high quality hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International or domestic air
  • No early check in / late check out.
  • Travel insurance, visas, and items of a personal nature.

PRICING

Full Tour – Varies
Land Only – Varies
Single Supplement – Varies
Deposit – Varies

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

  • Deposit payment of $750 per person to hold space.
  • Final payment due

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Croatia & the Islands of the Adriatic

Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, Solta Island, Split

Pick your date!

An 11-Day Experience:

Your journey includes round-trip airfare, tourist and superior first class hotels, deluxe motor coaches, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner as outlined, guided tours.

Getting To See:
  • Explore the UNESCO-listed medieval Old Town of Dubrovnik with a private guide.
  • Discover the island of Korcula with a private guide – birthplace of first world traveler Marco Polo.
  • Set off from Hvar with your private skipper on a Dalmation island-hopping adventure.
  • Witness and sample local honey making on Solta Island.
  • Unwind at a curated selection of premium accommodations.

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN DUBROVNIK // GET IN & REST

Enjoy your private airport transfer to your hotel with vehicle and driver. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant/guide will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents, your itinerary and answer your questions.

A Welcome Package with a copy of your itinerary, train tickets (if relevant), and any other information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you at your destination.

DAY 2

DUBROVNIK // A WALK THROUGH THE PAST

Meet your private driver for a transfer into the city center of Dubrovnik, from where you’ll set out on foot with your private guide for a walking tour of one of the most beautiful stone-built cities in the world. More than a thousand-year history is reflected in every part of the town. As one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Dubrovnik owes its special charm to the historic monuments which testify to its rich history. While strolling with your guide down Stradun, the main street, pause for a visit of the Franciscan monastery of the Order of Friars Minors, preserving one of the three oldest pharmacies in all of Europe. Continue down to the 15th century knight statue known as the Orlando Column, and the 16th century Sponza Palace, then visit the Church of St. Blasius, dedicated to the patron-saint of the town. You’ll also discover the medieval Rector’s Palace, the magnificent structure of the dukes of Dubrovnik, and the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, home to originals by Tiziano and Rafaelo among other valuable relics. Afterward, you’ll part ways with your guide for some time at leisure to explore this stunning town on your own, allowing you to discover some local curiosities nestled in the intricate network of cobblestone streets. Perhaps take a walk along the city walls (1.5 miles around the old town), visit one of the numerous museums, or take a funicular ride to the top of Mount Srd. Afterward, make your way back to the hotel independently.

DAY 3

DUBROVNIK // HIDDEN GEMS

Set out with your private guide and driver for an unforgettable excursion to the Dubrovnik Hinterland – the region of Konavle. Home to exceptional beauty, Konavle boasts mountains and valleys, green hills and naked stone, and cozy coves towards small fishing villages. Your first stop is to the ancient Mediterranean town of Cavtat, a former Roman colony. Join your guide for a stroll through this picturesque little town, its cobbled streets, traditional, red-roofed houses, and narrow stairways providing plenty of charm. Wander uphill to discover the extraordinary Mausoleum of Racic Family, a work of Ivan Mestrovic, the most prominent Croatian sculptor. After your walk, the adventure continues to the countryside of Konavle. In the village of Cilipi, you will be welcomed by a local family on their humble rural estate of Bakicevo. Enjoy their hospitality in the unique ambiance of a traditional stone-built house. Your hosts will take you around their garden where they grow various sorts of vegetables in an old-fashioned way. The ingredients that will be used for your lunch today come from their garden. With the alluring scents of the local cuisine, your hosts will prepare the traditional Dalmatian specialty of Peka – food prepared under the iron bell, for you. After this delicious lunch, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

DAY 4

DUBROVNIK TO KORCULA // WINDING THE WIND-SWEPT SHORELINES

Meet your chauffeur in the hotel for a private transfer to Dubrovnik Marina where you will board your private motorboat for a transfer to Korcula. En route you will stop in Mljet National Park where you can enjoy a self-guided exploration of the island and national park. Located on Mljet Island, believed to be the island of Ogygia mentioned in the famous epic poem ‘Odyssey’ as the paradise island where the Calypso nymph detained Odysseus for seven years. The untouched nature and the beauty of the Great and Small Lakes connected with the open sea by a narrow channel. In the heart of the Great Lake stands the Isle of St Mary with the sleepy 12th century Benedictine Monastery that can easily be reached by a small boat (not included). Do not miss the walks along the lovely wooded paths by the lake, along the ancient pine forest.

DAY 5

KORCULA // ISLAND TIME

Meet your private guide and driver for a tour of the beautiful island of Korcula. Discover the island’s picture-perfect landscape of vineyards, olives fields, and old villages with typical Dalmatian’s stone houses. Wander inside its ramparts for a visit to the Cathedral of St. Marko, an architectural masterpiece in Gothic and Renaissance style. You’ll also visit the quaint Museum of Icons to discover a unique collection of Byzantine Icons and ceremonial pieces, collected by 17th and 18th-century Korcula sailors on their journeys around the world. Explore the sleepy village of Zrnovo, one of the oldest settlements on the island. Here you’ll visit the unique eco farm of the Marovic family, learning about their organic production while being treated to a light snack of their homemade jams, olive oil and grappa. Through the idyllic landscape of vineyards, olives fields and quaint villages, you’ll continue to the town of Lumbarda, home to the island’s most beautiful sandy beach. Visit the Bire family winery, famous for cultivating the Grk Bijeli grape varietal. Indulge in a private wine tasting before your tour concludes with a transfer back to your hotel.

DAY 6

KORCULA TO HVAR // THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Board a shared transfer by catamaran from Korcula to Hvar. Approximate travel time is 1.5 hrs. Set out with your private local guide to explore incredible Hvar. The adventure begins with a visit to the largest square in Dalmatia, previously bordered by gardens. The picturesque square is surrounded by grand palaces and beautiful historic edifices, such as the town loggia and the Gothic and Renaissance palaces. A stroll through the town’s narrow streets will reveal numerous other monuments, such as the Franciscan and Benedictine Monastery and the mighty Arsenal, a 13th century warehouse for the communal war galley that today houses the Hvar theatre – the oldest theatre in Europe dating from 1612. After the tour of the town, you may wish to visit the Hvar Fortress, a 16th-century citadel built in the time of Venetian rule. Perched on a hill above the ramparts, it dominates the town and offers spectacular views of Hvar and the Pakleni islands. Even though there is some 25 – 30 minutes of a walk up to the top, the stunning views make is all worthwhile.

DAY 7

HVAR // ALL ABOARD

Enjoy a half day private boating excursion along Croatia’s Dalmatian coast aboard ship with an English-speaking skipper. Includes 2 hours of active cruise, while the rest of the time you will spend on an island or anchored enjoying the sun.

DAY 8

HVAR TO SOLTA ISLAND // VENTURE INTO THE OUTDOORS

Discover the beauty of the Pakleni islands en route from Hvar to Solta Island in today’s private transfer, which includes a private boat tour on stunning azure water. With a private skipper guiding your 3-hour cruise, you’ll enjoy an exclusive excursion on a speed boat or deluxe motorboat. The Pakleni islands derive their name from ‘paklina’, referring to a pine resin once used to build ships, and offer secluded beaches and shaded coves to explore. The series of isles boast crystal-clear waters and either white sand or pebbled beachfront. Enjoy time at leisure to swim, sunbathe, and wander through the natural beauty of these stunning, sun-drenched islands. Conclude your memorable boat excursion by continuing your private transfer to Solta Island.

DAY 9

SOLTA ISLAND // EXPLORE WITH AN EXPERT

Meet your private guide and driver for a half day tour of Solta Island, an undiscovered gem of Croatia. Local winding roads will take you past olive groves, lush vineyards, and beautiful bays. You’ll first explore Srednje Selo, the smallest and the least populated settlement on the island, boasting rustic houses and irregular stone-paved alleys. Continue to Gornje Selo, a small village protectively overlooking the rest of the island, with a church bell tower that stands out in every view. Here you’ll enjoy a private olive oil tasting at the Kastelanac family olive groves, learning about their organic production, and even sampling their best fare. Finally, you’ll journey to the village of Grohote, Solta’s oldest and largest settlement. Grohote is the home of the Tvrdic family who have been beekeeping and producing honey on the island for three generations. You’ll enjoy a tasting of their award-winning rosemary honey, an experience not to be missed. At the end of the tour, your guide and driver will take you back to your hotel.

DAY 10

SOLTA ISLAND TO SPLIT // STROLLING THE MAGICAL STREETS

Meet your private driver for a transfer to Split. Approximate travel time is 2 hours, including a public ferry ride.

Set out on foot with your private guide for a walking tour of historic Split, a 1700-year-old town widely recognized as home to Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit this impressive living monument, initiated back in 293AD as a place for Roman emperor Diocletian to live out his final days. Discover the basement halls of the Palace and the unique role they played in the city’s history. View the Peristyle, the monumental courtyard of the Palace which gave access to the imperial apartments, Diocletian’s mausoleum, and the three temples built to the west. Continue on to the Cathedral of St. Domnius (named after the patron-saint of Split), the temples of the Palace, and the emperor’s suites. Afterwards, explore the city’s waterfront promenade, the lively open market, and monuments not only from antiquity, but also from the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Baroque periods. When your tour concludes, feel free to enjoy some time at your leisure to immerse yourself in the town’s famous Mediterranean charm, the mixture of historic layers, and the silent beats of history.

DAY 11

SPLIT // PACK YOUR BAGS

Enjoy a private airport transfer with vehicle and English speaking driver.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
  • A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
  • Handpicked, high quality hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • No early check in / late check out.
  • International or domestic air.
  • Travel insurance, visas, and items of a personal nature.

PRICING

Full Tour – Varies
Land Only – Varies
Single Supplement – Varies
Deposit – Varies

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

  • Deposit payment of $750 per person to hold space.
  • Final payment due

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GERMANY & AUSTRIA

Munich, Salzburg, Vienna

Pick your date!

An 8-Day Experience:

Your journey includes round-trip airfare, tourist and superior first class hotels, deluxe motor coaches, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner as outlined, guided tours.

Getting To See:
  • Explore Munich’s signature landmarks with a private guide.
  • Wander picturesque landscapes and visit tempting beer gardens.
  • Step into your favorite scenes from The Sound of Music and walk in Mozart’s footsteps in Salzburg.
  • Amble through the hundreds of ornate rooms at Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations.

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN MUNICH

A private transfer between your hotel and Munich Airport is provided. If you arrive first at the airport, please note that your driver will meet you in the Arrivals Hall after you exit the luggage carousel area.

A Welcome Package with a copy of your itinerary, tickets (if relevant), and any other information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your destination.

DAY 2

MUNICH // GET A LAY OF THE LAND

Walk through the heart of Munich’s beautiful old town led by a private guide. Along the way, your guide will take you on a journey through the city’s colorful 850-year-old history. You will stop at various attractions that have witnessed events, which have created regional and worldwide interest over the years. From royal scandals over great international celebrations to its rise as one of Europe’s most influential and affluent cities, Munich has experienced it all. Your knowledgeable guide will explain the known and reveal the secrets of this beautiful Alpine city. Discover and explore the bustling cafes or world-famous beer halls of Munich, where your guide will be more than happy to share local favorites with you at your request.

DAY 3

MUNICH // A JOURNEY BACK IN TIME

Munich’s sprawling English Garden is one of Europe’s largest city parks. Take some time for independent discovery of Munich’s very own piece of paradise, situated between the Isar and the city center. The ultimate chill-out zone, a trip to the English Garden won’t cost you a penny. Additionally, the English Garden happens to be host to two of Munich’s most beautiful beer gardens, one at the Chinese Pagoda, the other at a picturesque lakeside spot, ensuring you’ve got the perfect recipe for a relaxing afternoon.

DAY 4

MUNICH TO SALZBURG

Enjoy a private transfer between your hotel and the train station in Munich alongside a professional driver. Settle in for a transfer by train from Munich to Salzburg. The approximate travel time is two hours. Enjoy a scenic train station transfer with a private vehicle and professional driver.

A Welcome Package with a copy of your itinerary, tickets (if relevant), and any other information that we deem you may find useful, will be provided to you on your destination.

Meet your private guide and embark on a walking tour through the baroque city of Salzburg. Immerse yourself in the significant sights of the city, including views of historic Mirabell Palace and Gardens. Gain insight from your knowledgeable guide as you journey through the old town’s cobblestone streets. Today’s tour includes stops at Mozart’s birthplace, the magnificent horse pond structure, the festival district, St. Peter Abbey, and the Salzburg Cathedral.

DAY 5

SALZBURG // A WALK THROUGH THE PAST

This morning, enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace, or relax at your hotel. Meet your English-speaking guide for a unique Sound of Music Tour on a bicycle. On this tour you will see and stop at locations where the beloved movie was filmed, hear all the behind-the-scenes stories and the truth about the von Trapps. Even if you are not a big fan of the show, you will still enjoy this tour. The beautiful city and countryside will dazzle you, and the excitement of the diehard movie fans will rub off on you. So go ahead and frolic through the meadows, skip down the alley or sing along on your bike! Some of the sights you will see include the Nonnberg (nun-mountain) Abbey, Mozart Bridge, Rock Riding, Residence Square, Horse Pond, The Mirabell Gardens, Frohnburg Palace, Gazebo, Schloss Leopoldskron – Leopoldskron Palace and Lake, and St Peter’s Cemetery. Bike rental and guide are included.

DAY 6

SALZBURG TO VIENNA

Enjoy a scenic train station transfer with a private vehicle and professional driver. Settle in and transfer by train from Salzburg to Vienna. Travel time is approximately 2.5 hours. Transfer from the train station to your hotel with a private vehicle and professional driver.

DAY 7

VIENNA // THE JOURNEY CONTINUES

Unearth the historic delights of enchanting Vienna, accompanied by a private guide and driver. Today’s tour invites you to experience the most significant locales and landmarks of the city, gaining insight into Vienna’s storied history. Along the Ringstrasse, admire numerous magnificent buildings, such as the MAK, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Natural History Museum, the cultural district the Museums Quartier, the former Habsburg winter residence, the Hofburg, the Parliament, City Hall and the Burgtheater. The highlight of today’s is sure to be a visit to the showrooms of Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family.

DAY 8

VIENNA // BON VOYAGE

A private transfer between the airport and your hotel in Vienna is provided.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
  • A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
  • Handpicked, high quality hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International or domestic air
  • No early check in / late check out.
  • Travel insurance, visas, and items of a personal nature.

PRICING

Full Tour – Varies
Land Only – Varies
Single Supplement – Varies
Deposit – Varies

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

  • Deposit payment of $750 per person to hold space.
  • Final payment due

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ITALY

CRADLE OF THE EARLY CHURCH

Pick your date!

A 12-Day Adventure:

Your journey includes round trip economy airfare from Washington Dulles, superior first class hotels, deluxe motor coaches, buffet breakfast daily, dinners as outlined, guided sightseeing.

Getting To See:
  • Rome
  • Sorrento
  • Naples
  • Amalfi Coast
  • Venice
  • Positano
  • Florence
  • & More!

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN ROME

You will arrive in Rome, meet your escort and your private deluxe coach and drive to Sorrento.

Dinner and overnight will be at the hotel.

DAY 2

NAPLES & POMPEII

This morning you will go for a visit in the city of Naples to the National Archaeological Museum, one of the world’s most important museums which houses the treasures of Pompeii and Herculaneum. From there you will go to visit the ruins of Pompeii, which was destroyed completely by the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 AD. It was covered with hot lava because of its close proximity to the volcano and lay undiscovered until the 17th century. Pompeii was a Roman city, which existed at the time of Christ and was ruled by the same powers that ruled in the land of Jesus at that time. In this visit you will gain insight into daily life in Roman times and thus have new understandings of the prevailing culture at the time of Jesus.

DAY 3

AMALFI COAST

Today you will explore the wonders of the Amalfi coast, one of the most scenic drives you can take anywhere in the world. You will stop in Positano for a scenic photo opportunity on your way along the stunning coastline to Amalfi where you will have time for lunch. Afterward you will also visit Ravello before returning to Sorrento to for the evening. Dinner will be on your own.

DAY 4

ROME

Today after an early breakfast you will say farewell to Sorrento and begin the drive to Rome. Once in Rome, you will proceed to the catacombs, burial place and meeting place of the early Christians. They were forced to meet in secret, underground, to escape persecution during the time before Constantine. You will proceed to check in at your hotel and have time to settle in before dinner at a local restaurant.

DAY 5

ROME

This morning you will begin with a visit to St. Peter’s Basilica. This is Catholicism’s most sacred shrine and holds hundreds of precious works of art, some salvaged from the original 4th century basilica built by Constantine and others commissioned from Renaissance and Baroque artists. From there you will go to the Vatican Museum, home to the Sistine Chapel and Raphael Rooms, as well as one of the world’s most important art collections. These are housed in palaces originally built for Renaissance popes. Following your visit you will proceed to the church of St. Peter in Chains. At this church you will see Michelangelo’s statue of Moses, which alone makes a trip to Rome worthwhile. Tonight you will go to the famous Trastevere area where you will enjoy a special & typical Roman dinner.

DAY 6

ROME

Today you will be visiting Imperial Rome. You will go to the Coliseum, Rome’s greatest amphitheater, commissioned by Emperor Vespasian in 72 AD. It was here that the Romans watched as the early Christians suffered and died as they were thrown in the arena with lions and other wild animals. You will proceed through the Roman Forum, where you will see several ruined temples, triumphal arches, and basilicas. The Arch of Titus was erected in 81 AD to commemorate the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD. After your visit to the Forum, you will proceed to the famous Trevi Fountain, and on to the Piazza di Spagna, where you can climb the Spanish Steps. From here you will be on your own for a free afternoon of last minute shopping or additional sightseeing. Dinner will be on your own.

DAY 7

FLORENCE

This morning you’ll leave Rome on your way to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, the artistic and cultural awakening of the 15th century. Along the way, you’ll stop at Orvieto to visit this charming town and the beautiful Duomo. Thomas Aquinas made Orvieto famous as a place of spiritual pilgrimage. The cathedral was begun in 1290 and the famous sculptures, reliefs and mosaics of the façade illustrate the way of salvation for the faithful. After lunch on your own you will proceed to Florence, to check in at your hotel and have the balance of the day free. Dinner will be at a local restaurant.

DAY 8

FLORENCE

This morning you will begin with a walking tour of Florence. During the time that the Medici family was powerful in this area (14th -16th centuries), Florence was at the cultural and intellectual heart of Europe. You’ll stroll along the Ponte Vecchio, the beautiful old bridge lined with shops spanning the Arno. You will then proceed to the Duomo, the spiritual, geographical and historical heart of the city. This cathedral is the fourth largest in Europe and is still the tallest building in Florence, as well as one of the oldest. We’ll see the Baptistery with it’s celebrated bronze doors by Pisano and Ghiberti, (Dante was baptized here), the Campanile, designed by Giotto in 1334, the great Dome by Brunelleschi and finished in 1463, as well as many other features and famous works of art at the Cathedral Works Museum near this amazing structure. After lunch on your own, you will visit the Galleria dell’Accademia. Founded in 1563, it was the first school established in Europe specifically to teach the techniques of drawing, painting, and sculpture. The most famous work on display is Michelangelo’s David, which established Michelangelo at the age of 29 as the foremost sculptor of his time. Dinner and overnight will be at a local restaurant.

DAY 9

FLORENCE

This morning you will begin with a visit to the world-renown Uffizi Gallery, Italy’s largest art gallery.

After your tour of this great collection, you will have the afternoon free to linger in the museum, to do some shopping, or just relax in your room or at a local café – you choose! Dinner will be on your own.

DAY 10

VENICE

This morning you will head to your final stop on your tour: Venice, one of the most the unique and charming cities of the world. You will enjoy seeing the city from the water as you experience a Gondala Serenade through the Grand Canal. Afterward, you will have dinner at a local restaurant before returning to the hotel for overnight.

DAY 11

VENICE

After breakfast, you will take a boat to the area of the Piazza San Marco, the pigeon-filled square dominated by the Basilica San Marco, the cathedral of Venice. According to tradition, during the 9th century, the Venetians stole the body of St. Mark, which was buried in Alexandria. They then proclaimed St Mark as their patron saint and in that way, they became linked to the origins and spread of Christianity. After the visit you will have free time to explore the markets and shops on the island before enjoying your Farewell Dinner on your final evening in this enchanting land.

DAY 12

FAREWELL

After breakfast, you will go to the Venice airport for your flight back to Houston to contemplate all you’ve seen and learned about the history of Christianity and the culture of Italy, ancient and modern.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners.
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing. ➔
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person,
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
  • A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
  • Handpicked, high quality hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • No early check in / late check out.
  • International, domestic, and internal airfares, unless specified.
  • Travel insurance, visas, and items of a personal nature.

PRICING

Full Tour – Varies
Land Only – Varies
Single Supplement – Varies
Deposit – Varies
Final Payment – Varies

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

  • Deposit payment of $750 per person to hold space
  • Balance Due

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NEW ZEALAND

Auckland, Rotorua, Waitomo Caves, Queenstown

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An 8-DayExperience:

Your journey includes round-trip airfare, tourist and superior first class hotels, deluxe motor coaches, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner as outlined, guided tours.

Getting To See:
  • Discover why Auckland is nicknamed “The City of Sails”.
  • Explore the incandescent Waitomo Glowworm Caves.
  • Immerse yourself in Māori culture at a hāngi dinner and cultural performance.
  • Cruise the stunning fjordlands of Milford Sound.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of quality accommodations.
  • Unwind at a curated selection of premium accommodations.

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN AUCKLAND

You will receive a welcome package on arrival which will include a welcome letter, detailed itinerary, vouchers for each service, supplier contact list as well as various brochures of the destinations you will be visiting. This will be available at your first service.

Meet your private driver for a transfer between the airport and your hotel.

DAY 2

AUCKLAND // SIGHTS AND INSIGHTS

Meet your private guide at your city hotel to begin an exclusive half-day walking tour into the heart of Auckland. Nicknamed the “City of Sails” for its abundance of yacht marinas and its rich maritime history, Auckland is New Zealand’s largest and most bustling city, often confused for its capital. Along with your guide, you’ll not only discover the city’s history, sights, and sounds, but you’ll also experience a glimpse into daily Aucklander life. Discover Princes Wharf, once a commercial wharf on the city’s waterfront, has now been re-developed into a dazzling hub of bars and eateries, looking out to Waitemata Harbor. Visit the NZ Maritime Museum and learn of the early arrivals to the country, from early Polynesians to the Europeans. Meander through the entertainment district of Viaduct Harbor, home to buzzing nightlife and gourmet experiences. Stroll through Auckland’s entertainment district, Wynward Quarter for gorgeous skyline views and head just a few minutes east to explore the city’s famous Laneways and the Britomart Pavilions, a chic hub for fashion and eateries, ideal for treating your palette to a sweet treat or adding a new accessory to your wardrobe. Your walking tour concludes with a return to your Auckland hotel.

After arriving in New Zealand from North America, guests often find that jet lag begins to set in by the afternoon. Today, recharge for the days to come with a half-day at leisure. Should you be feeling energetic, Auckland is a vibrant city that is easily explored on foot.

DAY 3

AUCKLAND TO ROTORUA TO WAITOMO CAVES

This morning you will meet your private driver guide in the lobby of your hotel and begin your scenic journey from the city of Auckland to Rotorua. En-route the transfer will visit the Waitomo Caves that are famous for their glowworms. Lunch and entrance fees are not included. The transfer takes nine hours, depending on the type of touring in Waitomo.

Admire the shimmering spectacle of Footwhistle Cave, home to a stunning glowworm display within the largest cave found in Waitomo. Led by your knowledgeable private guide, you’ll enter this fascinating cave and learn of its rich history while viewing a magnificent display of the bio-luminescent insects, some mere inches away from you. Meander around the cave’s corner to discover the remains of one of New Zealand’s lost treasures – the ancient Moa, once the country’s largest bird that fell extinct almost 600 years ago. Experience the soothing sounds of the cave’s stream flowing below you in the darkness, as low lights cast a warm glow over stunning limestone formations of stalactites and stalagmites. After enjoying a relaxed stroll through the cave, you’ll take a seat in Footwhistle’s cathedral for a short but breathtaking show as the cave is illuminated by a dazzling magnesium torch. Just outside of the cave’s entrance, a traditional Ponga hut offers a special tea tasting featuring kawakawa, a special herb to the Maori often used as a health tonic. A memorable experience for all, this glowworm cave adventure offers a relaxed atmosphere in which you can see how nature truly shines.
ITINERARY DAYS 4-5

DAY 4

ROTORUA // CULTURAL IMMERSION

After an early morning pick-up, journey through the forests and farmlands outside of Rotorua en route to Wai-o-Tapu, host to New Zealand’s largest boiling mud pool, colorful hot springs, and the world-famous Lady Knox geyser, which – with luck – you’ll watch erupt before your eyes. Next, you’ll set off to Waimangu Thermal Valley where your experienced guide will provide details relating to the massive eruption of Mount Tarawera in 1886 and its long-lasting effects on the local environment while exploring the exotic, seemingly lunar landscape. This tour departs at 8:00 am, takes approximately four hours and 30 minutes to complete, and operates with a maximum of 15 guests.

A representative of Te Puia will pick you up from your hotel this evening for a Maori Hangi dinner and cultural concert. Begin the experience with Te Po; an intimate time for sharing knowledge while enjoying food, culture, and friendship. Taking place at Te-Heketanga-a-Rangi (The Heavenly Origins), which is an area comprising of twelve monumental carvings reaching skywards – each one representing a Maori deity – you’ll hear the stories of the past and see how these traditions live on today. Feeding guests is regarded by Maori as an honor and a sign of a tribe’s Mana (standing), and as a result, you can expect a lavish banquet meal during the evening. This meal combines contemporary cooking techniques with traditional Hangi (earth-cooked oven meal), where Kai (food) is steam-cooked by hot rocks in the earth, giving it a delicious smoky flavor. Following dinner, you will be returned to your hotel.

DAY 5

ROTORUA TO QUEENSTOWN

A privately driven vehicle will provide a transfer between the airport and hotel today.

Board a flight in Rotorua with service to Queenstown. Please note that your flight will require a connection. Approximate flight duration is three hours and 35 minutes. This flight is not included in the price and must be purchased separately. Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

This evening, consider dining at one of Queenstown’s many excellent establishments. For a fine dining experience, we recommend Botswana Butchery, Rata or Eichardt’s Bar. For something quick and casual, Ferburger is a local favorite.

DAY 6

QUEENSTOWN // CHASING WATERFALLS

Today you will be picked up from your hotel and travel from Queenstown along the shores of Lake Wakatipu, through the scenic rolling countryside to Te Anau. After a short break at Te Anau, continue via the spectacular Milford Road to Milford Sound. Here you’ll board a vessel that hosts up to 150 guests, features three viewing decks, and embark on a relaxing cruise of Milford Sound. The cruise provides excellent opportunities to take in the incredibly scenery of waterfalls, rainforest, mountains and wildlife, all while an on-board naturalist guide provides insights into the region throughout the journey. After the cruise, settle in for a coach transfer to Milford Airport to board a twin-engine aircraft for the return flight to Queenstown (weather permitting). During this 35-minute scenic flight, take in panoramic views of the spectacular alpine scenery as you return to Queenstown.

DAY 7

QUEENSTOWN // A WELL-EARNED BREAK

Widely considered the world’s adventure capital, Queenstown is the epicenter of activity in New Zealand. We would be pleased to assist with arranging further day tours in advance ranging from jet boat rides to wine tasting. Alternatively, soak up the scenery from the comfort of your hotel.

If you have planned to visit Milford Sound by helicopter or light aircraft, this leisure day offers buffer time to re-schedule the flight in the event of inclement weather.

DAY 8

QUEENSTOWN // UNTIL NEXT TIME

A private vehicle will provide a transfer between the airport and your hotel.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 11 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
  • A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
  • Handpicked, high quality hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • No early check in / late check out.
  • International or domestic air.
  • Travel insurance, visas, and items of a personal nature.

PRICING

Full Tour – Varies
Land Only – Varies
Single Supplement – Varies
Deposit – Varies

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

  • Deposit payment of $750 per person to hold space.
  • Final payment due

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PORTUGAL

Lisbon & Porto Explorer

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A 7-Day Experience:

Your journey includes round-trip airfare, tourist and superior first class hotels, deluxe motor coaches, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner as outlined, guided tours.

Getting To See:
  • Feel the emotion of an unforgettable Fado performance.
  • Wine tasting in the Douro Valley.
  • Tour Porto with private guide, and its UNESCO-listed historic city center.
  • Private guided tour of the capital Lisbon.
  • Expert selection of premium accommodations.

DAY 1

LISBON

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will greet you outside the customs with personalized signage. Your representative will help coordinate meetings with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A Welcome Package will be provided and will include any relevant documents or tickets required for your trip.

You will be picked up tonight by your private driver and transferred to a local authentic Fado show. Indulge in an immersive cultural experience this evening in the vibrant heart of Chiado, Lisbon’s bustling shopping, dining, and entertainment district. Let the melancholic sounds of Fado, Portugal’s national song style, transport you to the early 19th century, when this beautiful art form first emerged in Lisbon.

Delight in an hour-long performance by two talented local musicians and a captivating singer, showcasing Lisbon’s rich musical heritage. Fado’s essence lies in the captivating synergy between the Portuguese guitar and the viola de Fado, which, together with the poignant lyrics and soulful vocals, convey a profound sense of longing and nostalgia.

This unique art form has been rightfully recognized by UNESCO as part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, making it a true treasure of Lisbon’s cultural heritage. Come and immerse yourself in the world-renowned sounds of Fado in the charming district of Chiado and discover the true essence of Lisbon’s musical soul. Return transfer to your hotel at the end of your show.

DAY 2

LISBON

Accompanied by your knowledgeable private guide and driver, embark on a half-day tour of Lisbon, the city of seven hills. Portugal’s stunning capital city is home to layers of rich history, dating back to the occupation of the Phoenicians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Moors. Visit the heart of the city, Rossio Square, then spend some time in Alfama, the Old Quarter. See the Lisbon Cathedral, with history dating back to the 12th century, and admire views of St. George’s Castle, a Moorish fortification. Catch a stunning panorama over the city from the Miradouro da Senhora do Monte lookout. In Belem, the city’s monumental district, walk alongside a pair of UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the stunning 16th-century Jeronimos Monastery, and the Belem Tower, nestled on the bank of the Tagus River. Enjoy a short stop at the Monument to the Discoveries, celebrating the influential 15th-16th century Portuguese Age of Discovery before a transfer back to your hotel. Enjoy time at leisure to explore at your own pace or relax at your hotel.

DAY 3

LISBON

Depart Lisbon for a scenic coastal drive, spotting several sandy beaches hidden within the cliffs, protected by 17th-century fortresses along the coast. Visit the beautiful resort town of Estoril, known as the home of Casino Estoril and Hotel Palácio, former rendezvous points for WWII spies and their handlers at a time when Portugal remained politically neutral. Stroll the Tamariz Beach promenade, admiring the 17th-century Forte da Cruz castle, set behind a backdrop of palm trees. Continue to Cascais, a small fishing village transformed into a luxurious resort town on the Portugal Riviera. Pass through its animated town center and witness cosmopolitan life amid stunning Atlantic beaches. Next, head to Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of continental Europe, and gaze out over the Atlantic from the end of the world. Sintra, home to hundreds of years of history and culture, awaits your discovery. After a short walk in the old city center, find yourself surrounded by old houses now converted into small quaint handicraft boutiques and traditional pastry shops. Ascend the mountain by shuttle for a visit to the 19th-century Pena Palace, Sintra’s undisputed highlight. Boasting an incredible combination of architectural styles, colors, and shapes, you’ll feel as if you’ve entered a fairytale.

DAY 4

LISBON TO PORTO

Meet your private driver for a train station transfer.

Enjoy a train ride from Lisbon to Porto. The regular trains take around 3 hrs., while the highspeed trains take a little less than 3 hrs.

Meet your private driver for a train station transfer.

DAY 5

PORTO

A private guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to escort you on a half-day tour of Porto and its historic city center, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Admire the exterior of the 18th century Porto Cathedral, one of Porto’s oldest monuments, followed by a panoramic viewpoint over the Douro River where you can take in views across to the city Gaia. Head to Batalha Square where you can spot the 18th century Batalha Palace, then walk Santa Catarina Street, the city’s main shopping street, buzzing with action. Head to Liberdade Square where the monument to King Peter IV is centralized within several beautiful neoclassical facades, and continue to see the Clerigos Church and Tower, dominating the city at 250 feet tall. Enjoy a skip-the-line visit to Livraria Lello, likely the world’s most stunningly beautiful bookshop, and the point of inspiration behind the Hogwarts library in the revered Harry Potter series. Venture to Ribeira Square, with its river view and three-story high monumental fountain, and if desired, speak with your guide about making an optional visit to Porto Wine Cellars for a wine tasting (payable on the spot). Conclude with a return transfer to your hotel.

DAY 6

PORTO

Set out with a private tourism driver on a full day discovery of the scenic Douro Valley. Head to Amarante, an important pilgrimage town, where you’ll visit the historic city center, spotting houses overhanging the Tamega River. Visit the 16th century Church of Sao Goncalo Monastery, its chapel home to the tomb of revered Dominican friar, Saint Goncalo. Enjoy the views as you continue through the picturesque Douro Valley, a rich agricultural area known for its wine production and distinct terroir. In Regua, take a walk along the Douro River and catch views of the terraced vineyards that line the riverside, then head to Pinhao for a visit of its famous railway station renowned for its iconic, blue-painted tiles. Over the course of your day, you’ll make visits to a pair of local wineries, where you’ll be treated to wine tastings of different local wines, as well as a locally inspired lunch. Conclude your day on arrival back to Porto. Note: alternate wineries may be used if required for availability purposes.

DAY 7

FAREWELL

Meet your private driver for an airport transfer. Please note drivers may or may not speak English as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to have the presence of an English-speaking Assistant or Guide for your transfer this can be pre-arranged upon request and would be subject to an additional supplement.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
  • A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
  • Handpicked, high quality hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • No early check in / late check out.
  • International, domestic, and internal airfares, unless specified.
  • Travel insurance, visas, and items of a personal nature.

PRICING

Full Tour – Varies
Land Only – Varies
Single Supplement – Varies
Deposit – Varies

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

  • Deposit payment of $750 per person to hold space.
  • Final payment due

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SPAIN

Madrid, Seville, Granada & Barcelona

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A 7-Day Experience:

Your journey includes round-trip airfare, tourist and superior first class hotels, deluxe motor coaches, daily breakfast, lunch and dinner as outlined, guided tours.

Getting To See:
  • Enjoy a breathtaking evening of flamenco in Seville.
  • Explore the palace and gardens of Alhambra with private guide.
  • With private guide, see Gaudi’s Parc Guell and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
  • Set out on a private guided palace and museum tour in Madrid.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of premium accommodations.

DAY 1

ARRIVE IN MADRID

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. For your added comfort, an English-speaking assistant will be on hand to help you make your connection. A Welcome Package will be provided and will include any relevant documents or tickets required for your trip.

DAY 2

MADRID // EXPLORE WITH AN EXPERT

Meet your private guide and driver and set out on a half-day tour to visit a pair of Madrid icons, the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace. The Prado Museum is one of the most important art galleries in the world. Its main corpus is nourished by the royal collections treasured for centuries by different imperial dynasties. Together with Las Meninas de Velázquez and Goya’s May 3rd, 1808, the galleries are full of masterpieces from the Spanish, Italian and Flemish schools. After your visit to the Prado, you’ll continue to Madrid’s Royal Palace, visiting the largest palace in all of Western Europe. Built during the 18th century by Felipe V, the first king of the Bourbon dynasty, it is used in modern times by the Spanish Crown. As you visit, admire the official reception rooms, the museum area, the Royal Chapel, the Throne Room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II. Conclude with a transfer back to your hotel.

DAY 3

MADRID TO SEVILLE

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer. Depart by train from Madrid to Seville. The train ride takes approximately 3 hours. Meet your private driver and vehicle for a train station transfer. Make your way independently to El Arenal Tablao Flamenco this evening, where you’ll cap your day with a magical night of authentic flamenco performance, celebrating Andalusia’s unique, world-renowned combination of song and dance. Located in Seville’s traditional El Arenal district, between La Maestranza Theater and the Bullring, El Arenal Tablao Flamenco has been delighting audiences since its opening back in 1975. Relax, enjoy a drink, and watch a show with up to 17 professional artists on stage at once – bringing the mesmerizing art of flamenco to life.

DAY 4

SEVILLE // SIGHTS AND INSIGHTS

Meet your private guide and set out on foot for a walking tour today, visiting a pair of Seville’s most outstanding monuments: Seville Cathedral, and the Seville Royal Alcazar. Begin with a stroll around Barrio de Santa Cruz, formerly the Jewish quarter, and the most picturesque and delightful part of the city, with narrow winding cobbled streets and whitewashed houses. From there, head to the Seville Royal Alcazar, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, housing different palaces of various periods, and its gardens, which evoke its Muslim past. The upper levels of the Alcazar are still used by the royal family as the official Seville residence. Afterward, you’ll visit the largest Gothic cathedral in the world, the Seville Cathedral, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and home to the tomb of Christopher Columbus. This Roman Catholic cathedral stands on the site of the 12th century Great Mosque, of which only the minaret remains. Locally known as “La Giralda”, it was converted to the cathedral’s bell tower in the mid-13th century.

DAY 5

SEVILLE TO GRANADA

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer to Granada. The approximate travel time is 3 hours. Enjoy a shared tour as you visit the UNESCO world heritage site of the Alhambra palace and gardens. On a rocky hill, on the banks of the river Darro, protected by mountains and amongst the eldest quarter in the city, the Alhambra rises like an imposing castle with its distinctive reddish stone in its ramparts that prevent the outside world from seeing the delicate beauty enclosed within. Originally designed as a military area, the Alhambra became the residence of royalty and the court of Granada in the middle of XIII century. Throughout the XIII, XIV and XV centuries the fortress became a citadel which housed two main areas: the military area (or Alcazaba) and the medina (or court city) where Charles V Palace was built after the city was taken by the Catholics. The complex of monuments also has an independent palace opposite the Alhambra; The Generalife, which is surrounded by orchards and beautiful gardens which you will also visit.

DAY 6

GRANADA // BUCKET LIST

The region of Guadix presents a fascinating physical geography of striking contrasts lying, as it does, between the Sierra Nevada, snow-capped in winter and spring, and the fringes of one of Europe’s few deserts. In this lunar-like landscape, caves have long been used for human habitation. In the nearby city of Guadix we’ll discover that cave dwellings are home to some 3000 people, concentrated in the Barriada de las Cuevas – a warren of cave houses built into the hillside forming a singular urban and social landscape. You will walk up to a lookout point which affords superb views over the city and its eclectic Gothic-Renaissance-Baroque cathedral and imposing Moorish castle. You will visit a unique cave house in the small town of Purullena. Part museum, part family residence, its owners have opened their home to visitors, and are proud to demonstrate some of the surprising advantages of living “underground”. Includes entrance fee to the Cave House Museum.

DAY 7

GRANADA TO BARCELONA

Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer. Please note, drivers may or may not speak English, as their sole responsibility is to transfer clients from one location to another. If you would like to add an English-speaking assistant or guide on your transfer, please request at the time of booking. Board your direct flight from Granada to Barcelona. Flight duration is approximately 1 hour. Meet your private driver and vehicle for an airport transfer.

TRIP DETAILS

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners.
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing.
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with WiFi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Hotel porterage of 1 bag per person.
  • An expert Travel Director and separate Driver.
  • Hotel tips, restaurant tips for included meals, and local taxes.
  • A group airport transfer on the first and last day of your guided holiday.
  • Handpicked, high quality hotels, all tried and trusted.
  • Gratuities to Travel Director, Coach Drivers, and Local Experts.

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

  • International and domestic air.
  • No early check in / late check out.
  • Travel insurance, visas, and items of a personal nature.

PRICING

Full Tour – Varies
Land Only – Varies
Single Supplement – Varies
Deposit – Varies

PAYMENT PROCEDURE

  • Deposit payment of $750 per person to hold space.
  • Final payment due

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