13-Day Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia

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13-day tour featuring Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Siem Reap and more…

Explore several of the world’s greatest treasures and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals on this fascinating journey through Southeast Asia.

As a hub of culture and cuisine, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life. In vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, explore the city on a walking tour and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong.

No visit to this part of the world would be complete without time at the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These ancient temples, built between the 9th and 13th centuries, are unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. See several of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century and honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Beyond the temples, witness Khmer culture come to life at a traditional Apsara dance performance and enjoy some free time to explore this charming town on your own.

Tour pricing starts at $2,839 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available February through March 2016

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13-day Great Canadian Rail Journey

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13-day tour featuring Toronto, Niagara Falls, Banff, Jasper, Victoria, Vancouver and more…

This breathtaking vacation crosses Canada using the scenic railroad. Your trip begins in Toronto with an orientation tour and excursion to Niagara Falls. Board a Niagara Falls sightseeing cruise for a thrilling boat ride to view thundering Niagara Falls from the river level. Back in Toronto, board the Art Deco cars of VIA Rail’s The Canadian train for your 3-night rail journey through Ontario, Manitoba, and Saskatchewan. Watch the scenic countryside, lakes, and sun-dappled forests from your windows as you relax in first-class, refurbished cars from the 1950s. In Banff, visit Sulphur Mountain for a ride on the Banff gondola with panoramic views of Banff’s spectacular scenery. Next, enjoy a wine pairing and dinner at a local winery in Kelowna, then catch a ferry to Victoria for a visit to Butchart Gardens and free time on your own. Your Canadian vacation ends back in Vancouver.

Tour pricing starts at $4,656 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available May through September

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15-Day Jewels of the South Pacific

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15-day tour featuring Auckland, Queenstown, Melbourne, Sydney and more…

Experience the best of the South Pacific on an unforgettable trip filled with fascinating wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the region’s favorite cities.

In New Zealand, float by boat through the Waitomo caves under the brilliance of thousands of glowworms, visit the picturesque farm that brought the Hobbiton movie set of The Lord of the Rings trilogy to life, and find inspiration from the majestic beauty of Fiordland National Park, where you’ll cruise Doubtful Sound to experience its pristine natural setting just as the Maori and European explorers did hundreds of years ago. Visit Te Puia, Rotorua’s most prominent thermal area, and experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this vacation is sure to leave you with priceless memories for a lifetime.

Tour pricing starts at $4,479 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available February through March 2016

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10-Day Discover Japan

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10-day tour of Kyoto, Takayama, Tokyo, and more.

From bustling cities to quiet mountain villages, experience the distinct flavor of Japan during this amazing vacation.

Discover Japan’s culture as you try on a traditional kimono, partake in a tea ceremony, taste sake, attempt calligraphy, learn about the Yuzen dyeing technique used on kimonos, take part in a gold leaf class, browse a farmers market, and participate in a Japanese cooking class.

Beyond the fascinating structures and shrines, you’ll also have a chance to visit one of Japan’s greatest gardens—Kenroku-en.

According to the ancient Chinese book of gardens, gardens should have six different sublime qualities, but it is rare to find all six qualities in a garden.

Dating from the 1670s, Kenroku-en does, in fact, combine the six attributes of a perfect garden—spaciousness & seclusion, artifice & antiquity, and water-courses & panoramas.

At the end of your journey you’re sure to have lots of stories and photos to share with loved ones back home!

Departures April through October 2015 at $3929 per person, tour only.

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8-day Normandy, Brittany & Chateaux Country

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15-day tour of Paris, Caen, Normandy, Angers, and more…This trip is the perfect way to see the highlights of Paris plus the World War II landing beaches in Normandy, and Brittany, and the Loire Valley in a short amount of time.

In Paris, enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant, followed by an orientation drive through the “City of Light.” Visit magnificent Notre Dame Cathedral, and ascend to the second floor of the Eiffel Tower during your guided sightseeing. Travel to Rouen, and walk through this pretty town; hear about Joan of Arc, and admire the cathedral.

Enjoy a cider tasting, before arriving in Caen, where World War II comes alive at the fascinating Memorial Museum for Peace, and the Normandy American Cemetery with its visitor center at Omaha Beach where you can sign your name in the visitor’s book. Also enjoy a guided visit of the famous Abbey of Mont St. Michel, before arriving in the Loire Valley, where a special “châteaux day” has been included: visit the jewel of the French Renaissance, Château Chambord, and Catherine de Medici’s lovely Chenonceau.

Also enjoy a wine tasting at the Père Auguste wine cellar in Civray de Touraine to learn about the local wines. Highlight is a two-night stay in the grounds of famous Château du Breuil. To top it off, you’ll explore Chartres’ Cathedral, and back in Paris, there is time to join an optional excursion to the Louvre Museum.

Tour pricing starts at $2,466

Departures available: April through October, 2015

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13-day Maritimes Adventure

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13-day tour featuring Boston, Portland, Bar Harbor, Baddeck, Caribou, Charlottetown, Halifax and more…

On this fascinating vacation, get acquainted with the local culture and the seafaring traditions of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Maine. Start your trip in Boston and head north via New Hampshire’s shoreline and along Maine’s rocky coast to Portland. Spend time in Bar Harbor, Maine’s oldest summer resort, and visit Acadia National Park, one of America’s most visited national parks.

Travel into Canada and enjoy a catamaran ferry to Digby, a popular summer resort. Continue to Peggy’s Cove, a charming fishing village with a famous lighthouse perched on a massive granite ledge, and Halifax, where you tour the city with a Local Guide.

Then visit Sherbrook Village, where renovated buildings recall the 1860s. Via the Canso Causeway, cross over to Cape Breton Island. In Baddeck, visit the Alexander Graham Bell Museum; enjoy a drive along the Cabot Trail, the area explored by John Cabot in the late-15th century; and see picturesque Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

A ferry whisks you over to Prince Edward Island, where you’ll enjoy a 2-night stay in Charlottetown before traveling through New Brunswick to Saint John. Visit the summer home of FDR and pass quiet fishing villages along the coastline into Maine. Your vacation ends back in Boston.

Tour pricing starts at $3,135 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2015 departures available June through September

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10-Day Best of the Hawaiian Islands

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10-day tour of Big Island, Oahu, Maui, and more…

Whether you’re looking to renew your spirit, explore historic sights, or experience breathtaking
natural beauty, this 9-day Hawaii vacation is sure to delight. Smell the fresh fragrance of the
island flowers, feel the sand in your feet, gaze at the tranquil ocean waves, savor the sumptuous
cuisine, taste the aromatic coffee, and just relax on the Big Island, Oahu, and Maui.

Feel moved by the USS Arizona, which commemorates the crewman who lost their lives in the historic attack on Pearl Harbor. Stroll the quaint, historic town of Lahaina, with its many art galleries and shops. Stand in awe as you admire Kilauea Crater in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Tour pricing starts at $2,909 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

Departures available: November 2014 through March 2015

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8-day Classical Greece

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8-day tour featuring Athens, Corinth, Mycenae, Epidaurus, Nauplia, and more…

This vacation from picturesque fishing villages to ancient historic ruins is a classic. Spectacular ancient history will unfold in Athens, where you will visit the Acropolis; ancient Corinth; Mycenae, with 19th-century excavations; Epidaurus; Olympia, where athletes of antiquity competed; and Delphi, with a special visit to the Archaeological Museum.

Enjoy a whole afternoon in the unreal, fantastic landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries. Visit Varlaam Monastery, famous for its frescoes, and St. Stephen’s, featuring a unique collection of icons and an incredible panoramic view. Next is Thermopylae, the site of the heroic battle of Leonidas’ 300 doomed Spartans against Xerxes’ huge Persian army. Drive past Thebes and Marathon before returning to Athens.

Tour pricing starts at $1,569 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

2014 departures available August through October

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9-day Classic Fall Foliage

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8-day tour featuring Boston, Bar Harbor North Conway, Ludlow, and more…

New England is steeped in history and known for its amazing fall foliage, and on this vacation you’ll have a chance to experience the spectacular beauty and historic places.

A couple of living history museums will show you what life was like in New England’s past, including a living museum simulating life in a 1800s New England coastal village, a living history museum of Vermont’s rural past, and a living history museum showcasing 19th-century New England.

A sightseeing tour in Boston highlights landmarks that were pivotal to the United States’ history, and a visit to Cornelius Vanderbilt’s mansion gives you a taste for life in a bygone era.

Tour pricing starts at $2,389 p.p.d.o.

2014 departures available: September through October

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7-day St. Petersburg & Moscow

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7-day tour featuring St. Petersburg, Moscow and more…

The perfect vacation in two majestic cities! Start with a special welcome dinner with your traveling companions that features caviar, blinis, pickled cucumber, and vodka, and enjoy guided sightseeing including visits to the world-famous Hermitage Museum, St. Isaac’s Cathedral, and the magnificent Catharine Palace (if closed, visit Pavlovsk Palace instead). Travel by high-speed Sapsam Train to Moscow, where sightseeing includes Red Square and the Kremlin. An included farewell dinner celebrates the success of your Russian vacation.

Tour pricing starts at $2,049 (Tour only) p.p.d.o.

Departures Available: July 2014 through September 2015

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