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A Taste Of Italy 2019 - 7 Days From Rome To Venice

Globus $2024 7 Details

You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture—and now it is your turn to experience it. On this Italy tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including the Colosseum, the amphitheater used for deadly gladiatorial contests; St. Peter’s Basilica and the Sistine Chapel, world-famous for Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. You’ll see ancient buildings and ruins, and you’ll be able to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Visit San Gimignano, the medieval hilltop town with its towers, and enjoy a Chianti wine tasting, followed by lunch. In Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy, enjoy an escorted walking tour that includes a visit to the Academy of Fine Arts to see Michelangelo’s famous David; later spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Venice, you’ll see the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica and Doges’ Palace. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover hidden treasures in their back alleys. To top it all off, enjoy a farewell drink at the famous Caffė Florian in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.

Throughout this Italy tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so you’ll skip the lines at the famous sights. This gives you more time to experience all there is to see and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, and explore the stunning churches and museums. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian vacation!

Imperial Jewels Of China Beijing To Shanghai

Viking River Cruises $3499 13 Details

This phenomenal itinerary presents China’s key highlights in just 13 days. Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai, China’s most cutting-edge, modern city. Cruise the legendary Yangtze between Wuhan and Chongqing through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Three Gorges. Tour the Three Gorges Dam, an engineering marvel that has changed the face of China. Visit the necropolis at Xian, where you encounter thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors. In Beijing, explore imperial treasures like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and walk through historic Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue. The hospitality of distinctive hotels and the fabulous Viking Emerald round out an amazing trip.

German Highlights 2019 - 12 Days From Frankfurt To Frankfurt

Globus $2519 12 Details

Germany is a country filled with spectacular scenery, medieval towns, fairytale castles, a fascinating history, fun oompah music, and world-class beer. On this Germany tour, you'll see Germany's highlights and visit its most famous cities, as well as its medieval towns and scenic areas. Your vacation begins and ends in Frankfurt with overnights also in Cologne Berlin, Dresden, Nuremberg, Munich, Oberammergau, and the Black Forest. You'll visit the must-see attractions in each city, including the famous gothic cathedral in Cologne, with its twin-steepled towers, the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin, badly damaged during the war and today a symbol of reconciliation, and the Zwinger Palace Courtyard in Dresden.

Magnificent scenery also awaits you on this Germany vacation. Enjoy a cruise along the most scenic section of the Rhine River, with castle-crested hills, terraced vineyards, and pretty wine towns. Enjoy the Romantic Road’s charming villages and countryside before stopping for a walking tour in Rothenburg, a walled town that has retained its medieval character. Visit King Ludwig II's Neuschwanstein Castle, nestled high in the Alps. Drive on the panoramic German Alpine Road to beautiful Lake Constance, Europe's largest freshwater reservoir, and to the charming island of Lindau. Finally, enjoy Germany's lush Black Forest region, where you’ll learn about the art of woodcarving and taste the traditional Black Forest Cake—a special experience included by Globus.

A tour to Germany would not be complete without sampling the local cuisine and beer. That's why Globus has included a beer at a famous brewery in Cologne, founded over 100 years ago. Bratwurst (sausage) has been a tradition in Nuremberg for many centuries, and Globus has included dinner at a local Nuremberg restaurant to taste the traditional Nürnberger Bratwürste.

From the beautiful scenery and exciting cities to the traditional food and wonderful beer, this Germany tour has it all!

Imperial Jewels Of China Shanghai To Beijing

Viking River Cruises $3499 13 Details

This phenomenal itinerary presents China’s key highlights in just 13 days. Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai, China’s most cutting-edge, modern city. Cruise the legendary Yangtze between Wuhan and Chongqing through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Three Gorges. Tour the Three Gorges Dam, an engineering marvel that has changed the face of China. Visit the necropolis at Xian, where you encounter thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors. In Beijing, explore imperial treasures like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and walk through historic Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue. The hospitality of distinctive hotels and the fabulous Viking Emerald round out an amazing trip.

Portugal In Depth 2019 - 11 Days From Lisbon To Lisbon

Globus $1952 11 Details

This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned 2two-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve, and overnights also in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start and end in Lisbon, and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal. Throughout this Portugal tour, you will visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Fátima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the Church of São Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic monument originating from the 14th century; and Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. Built in the 16th century and now regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown.

Visit the 700-year-old University of Coimbra, and a cork factory in Evora; spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and enjoy an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. For those interested in food and wine, Globus has arranged some special treats for you. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), a wine tasting at a Port wine cellar in Oporto, Portuguese tapas specialties at a winery, and a cocktail and farewell dinner in Lisbon.

All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal tour—a vacation of a lifetime!

The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only 2019 - 8 Days Budapest To Nuremberg

Avalon Waterways $1949 8 Details

Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany.

As you leave Budapest, you’ll sail past the splendid Parliament Building, and along Danube River, you’ll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and much more. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade.

In the beautiful town of Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets, beautiful Patrician houses, and baroque architecture. Sail further up the Danube River, and you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Here, we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s famous beers!

The last stop on this memorable river cruise vacation is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg. During guided sightseeing, marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. And in your free time, be sure to make a wish at the striking fountain on the Hauptmarkt (Main Square)—a perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!

Grand Tour Of Switzerland 2019 - 10 Days From Zürich To Zürich

Cosmos $1929 10 Details

With its unspoiled scenery, majestic peaks, fascinating old towns, sparkling lakes, rich history, and cities with a cosmopolitan flair, Switzerland is the perfect vacation offering something for everyone. On this Switzerland tour, you’ll experience some of its most beautiful scenery and interesting cities with overnights in Zurich, St. Moritz, Lugano, Zermatt, the Lausanne area, and the Lucerne area.

No tour to Switzerland is complete without seeing the stunning scenery. Enjoy a scenic drive through the high Alps to the tiny Principality of Liechtenstein. Witness quaint villages, finely carved chalets, green pastures, beautiful forests, magnificent mountain peaks, and rolling, green hills on your way to St. Moritz, one of the world's most famous winter resorts. Switch mode of transportation in Täsch, where you’ll board a mountain train to car-free Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the famous Matterhorn. If you desire to see lakes, you'll enjoy Lake Maggiore, Italy’s second-largest lake; stunning Lake Geneva; Lugano, the popular subtropical resort on the shores of Lake Lugano; Interlaken, situated between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz; and Lucerne, situated on Lake Lucerne in the shadows of the snow-capped Alps.

One highlight of this Switzerland tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the “red train”, the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces! Enjoy a visit to a local cheese factory in Gruyères, a picturesque medieval town that has been unaffected with the passage of time. You’ll also spend time in Switzerland’s capital, Berne, and storybook Lucerne.

From stunning scenery and vibrant cities to its special experiences, this Switzerland tour is sure to delight. So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing vacation!

Historic Cities Of Eastern Canada 2019 - 9 Days From Toronto To Montreal

Globus $2015 9 Details

Vibrant cities, stunning scenery, and out-of-the-ordinary experiences await you on this Historic Cities of Eastern Canada tour. You'll start in Toronto and end in Montréal with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, and Québec City.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views of the city and harbor. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.

In addition to the vibrant cities, this Eastern Canada tour includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a thrilling cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You’ve seen photos of Niagara Falls, and now’s your chance to see it up close. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park, located in an area of rich biodiversity.

Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.

This tour of Eastern Canada offers a balance of guided sightseeing tours, leisure time, and a mix of historical, natural, and cultural offerings. It’s an unforgettable vacation!

Celtic Highlights 2019 - 13 Days From Glasgow To Glasgow

Globus $2636 13 Details

From their breathtaking scenery to their vibrant cities and small towns, this fascinating tour delivers the best of Scotland, England’s Lake District, North Wales, and the Emerald Isle. You’ll start and end in Glasgow and overnight also in Inverness and Edinburgh in Scotland; Liverpool, England; Dublin, Killarney, Limerick, and Sligo in Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland. Throughout the tour, you’ll learn about the history and cultures as you visit some of the areas’ must-see attractions. For example, you’ll enjoy a “Living History” tour in Belfast accompanied by a Local Guide who will give you a glimpse into life in the city and its history like only a local can.

You’ll also experience stunning scenery on this Britain and Ireland tour. Keep your eyes out for the Loch Ness monster in Scotland’s beautiful Highlands. Travel through the incomparable landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in Wales, with picturesque villages, mountains, and lakes. Follow Ireland’s Ring of Kerry, a 100-mile panoramic drive with sparkling seascapes, brightly colored farmhouses, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney. Visit the spectacular 668-feet Cliffs of Moher and awe-inspiring Giant’s Causeway, composed of thousands of basalt columns formed millions of years ago.

But that’s not all…Globus has also included out-of-the-ordinary experiences just for you. For example, you’ll visit the Irish National Stud in Kildare whose thoroughbreds command respect on the racecourses of the word. You’ll also taste the famous gingerbread crafted in Grasmere in England’s Lake District. Or how about a walk with a Local Guide on the old city walls in Derry, Northern Ireland?

Bustling cities, smaller towns, scenic castles (Caernarvon, Edinburgh and Blair castles), breathtaking landscapes, tasty treats, and so much more are offered on this incredible Britain and Ireland tour.

Israel And Jordan

Tauck $6290 14 Details


When you travel to Israel and Jordan with Tauck you explore all the threads - civilizations, cultures, history, traditions, religions and the arts - that are so intricately woven together throughout this compelling area of the world. Gain special insights into its diversity from knowledgeable local guides and experts in their fields as our multidimensional Jordan and Israel tours take you from bustling modern-day Tel Aviv to ancient sites such as 4,000-year-old Jaffa, King Herod's port city of Caesarea, mountaintop Masada and Jerusalem's Old City. Expand your understanding of the religions that have so much to do with Israel and Jordan, past and present, during a Tauck Exclusive private panel discussion. Sail on the Sea of Galilee, relax at a resort along the Dead Sea, travel on Jordan's King's Highway to the fabled pink city of Petra, and dine Bedouin-style at a traditional feast. Privately guided tours and special cultural experiences for Tauck guests only bring it all to life, and accommodations at superb hotels - including premium rooms at Movenpick resorts on the Dead Sea and in Petra - put you in the best locations throughout this extraordinary trip.

The Legendary Danube 2019 - 10 Days Prague To Budapest

Avalon Waterways $2669 10 Details

From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

Enjoy two nights in Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Stand in front of Old Town’s medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualization of time unlike anything else in the world.

Travel to Nuremberg, Germany, to board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Passau, known for its narrow, winding streets, offers the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.”

Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

The Best Of Ireland

Tauck $6790 14 Details


The Emerald Isle bids you a hundred thousand welcomes on Tauck's most popular Ireland tours. Splendid scenery, fascinating history, a vibrant culture and warm, hospitable people all contribute to the great charm of Ireland, north and south. Feast your eyes along the Yellow Roads from the Ring of Kerry to the Cliffs of Moher to the Giant's Causeway. Learn the story of three centuries of Irish emigrants building a new life in North America at the Ulster American Folk Park. Get a little taste of the artistic side of Ireland on visits to the Belleek Pottery factory and a literal taste of Irish whiskey at The Jameson Experience. Enjoy the sophistication of Dublin and Belfast and the peaceful ambiance of small villages. Have lunch with a family who run a working dairy farm. Experience the award-winning, magnificent Titanic Belfast interactive museum and savor a special 9-course tasting dinner inspired by the great ship's menu in the city where it was built, Belfast. And find out what it's like to stay in country estates, lakeside resorts and a historic city-center hotel... all on an Ireland journey not to be missed.

Fascinating Israel 2019 - 9 Days From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem

Globus $2276 9 Details

Israel has been a pilgrimage center for people throughout the ages and is a treasure trove of historical and biblical sights. On this Israel tour, start in Tel Aviv and end in Jerusalem with overnights also in Haifa and Kibbutz Lavi. Along the way, you’ll visit the most famous and interesting sights, including many UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Baha’i Shrine, the world center of Baha’i faith; Acre, a historic walled port-city where you’ll see some of the immense underground Crusader city, dating from 1104-1291; and Masada, a rugged cliff-top fortress where Jewish zealots chose death rather than slavery to the Romans.

Also visit many of the sights associated with Jesus, including Cana, site of the first miracle; Mount of Beatitudes, where Jesus delivered his Sermon on the Mount; Capernaum, where Jesus recruited his first followers among the fishermen; the Garden of Gethsemane with its Rock of Agony, where Jesus prayed his last prayer before his arrest; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, erected on the site of the crucifixion; the house of Caiaphas, where Jesus was kept the night after his arrest; and the Church of the Nativity, which stands on the site where Jesus was born.

You’ll also visit the Via Dolorosa; the Mount of Olives; the Israel Museum, with the Dead Sea Scrolls; and much more. Globus has also arranged some out-of-the-ordinary and fun experiences for you on this Israel tour. Take a cruise on the Sea of Galilee and hear a lecture on kibbutz life. Additionally, you’ll travel to the Dead Sea, where Globus has arranged for you to experience the water’s buoyancy and receive a salt scrub gift.

These are just some of the many highlights of this once-in-a-lifetime Israel vacation!

Treasures Of China 2019 - 11 Days From Beijing To Shanghai

Globus $2089 11 Details

Delve into the unique world of China during this magnificent tour as you explore Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai. As you’d expect from a vacation to China, a highlight is your visit to the Great Wall of China. Known as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, it is the only man-made object that can be seen from space by the naked eye. As you walk along the wall, see how expansive it is and imagine what it was like to construct the wall—at a time without modern machinery to help! As if the Great Wall of China is not enough to astonish you, wait until you see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Discovered accidentally in 1974, construction on the roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses started in 210 BC—all to help China’s first emperor in the afterlife.

These are just a sample of the many highlights you’ll see on this China tour. You’ll also be entertained by a music and dance show from the Tang Dynasty, which reigned over China a thousand years ago. Ride a rickshaw through one of Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys—an out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus to make your vacation unique. Natural beauty abounds in Guilin, where you cruise on the stunning Li River and visit a local tea farm for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process and a tea ceremony. In Shanghai, Globus has arranged lunch featuring xiaolongbao, the city’s most famous dish, and a visit to the Yu Yuan Gardens.

Sicily, The Amalfi Coast & Rome - Northbound

Tauck $8990 11 Details


Islands at the tip of Italy's boot... They've been conquered in turn by different invaders, with some, like Malta and Sicily, boasting a history of occupation that dates back thousands of years. Once you see the sensational seaside views from the cliff-top, Maltese city of Mdina, walled since medieval times, you'll discover why so many visitors were eager to claim this island gem for their own. Sicily, inhabited since the Ice Age, was a favorite trophy for the Greeks in the 5th and 6th centuries BC, followed in turn by a succession of rulers, including the Romans, the Vandals, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians, the House of Aragon and the Bourbons. The landscapes on this large Mediterranean island have proven to be fertile ground for vineyards, citrus groves, almond and cherry trees - and beaches. While its conquerors had their own reasons for turning Sicily into one of their colonies, travelers today revel in the archaeological treasures they left behind. You'll see an ancient Greek theatre and temple in Siracusa, a Roman renovation in Taormina, an open-air Arab casbah in Palermo, and Punic and Norman fortifications in medieval Erice - mingling with magnificent frescoed duomos, grand piazzas, Baroque balconies and terraced towns that speak volumes about Sicilian life, past and present.

Scenic Switzerland By Train 2019 - 9 Days From Zürich To Zürich

Cosmos $2199 9 Details

This Scenic Switzerland by Train tour is the perfect way to see Switzerland’s breathtaking mountains, charming mountain resorts, fascinating old towns, and beautiful lakes—all while you relax in first-class aboard Switzerland’s famous trains. You’ll overnight in Zurich, the Lucerne area, Lausanne, Zermatt, and St. Moritz. One of the highlights of this Switzerland train tour is the train journey aboard the Glacier Express from Zermatt, a picturesque cluster of rustic chalets beneath the majestic Matterhorn, to glitzy St. Moritz, one of the world’s most famous resorts. From your carriage windows, marvel at the thundering waterfalls, impressive snow-capped peaks, glacial ice fields, lush meadows, and picture-perfect villages. Another highlight of this Switzerland train tour is the journey aboard the Bernina Express from St Moritz to Tirano, Italy. Traveling on the highest railway across the Alps, you’ll witness glistening glaciers, stunning mountain streams, and alpine scenery, and you’ll travel through tunnels and over bridges that are engineering masterpieces!

But that’s not all…in Zermatt you’ll also experience the Gornergrat open-air cog railway, Europe’s highest. You’ll journey over remarkable bridges, through tunnels, and past rocky ravines and beautiful lakes. The views of the Matterhorn from the top are nothing short of spectacular! Other train journeys you’ll experience on this tour through Switzerland are the Montreux-Oberland Bernois Panoramic train to Montreux, situated on the shores of Lake Geneva and known as the “Swiss Riviera.” You’ll feel like you are immersed in the landscapes passing you by.

Stunning scenery and thrilling train rides…there’s no better way to see scenic Switzerland! So grab your camera and get ready for an amazing, value-minded vacation!

Roof Of The World Beijing To Shanghai

Viking River Cruises $4999 16 Details

Discover the many faces of China on this fascinating 16-day adventure. See the imperial treasures of Beijing, including the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Meet several thousand Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian. Explore both ancient and contemporary Shanghai, the “New York City” of China. Enjoy a 6-day Yangtze River cruise. Plus, experience Lhasa on the Tibetan Plateau, the “Roof of the World,” set high in the Himalayas. Spend three spiritually enlightening days visiting Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace and much more.

Bavarian Highlights 2019 - 9 Days From Munich To Munich

Globus $2042 9 Details

Lederhosen, Oktoberfest, pretzels, a beautiful Alpine backdrop, excellent beer, storybook castles, and medieval towns… this is Bavaria and on this Germany tour, you’ll experience Bavaria's highlights. You’ll overnight in Munich, Regensburg, Nuremberg, the Black Forest, and Oberammergau, and you’ll visit many medieval towns along the way.

Sightseeing throughout the tour features the must-see attractions. In Munich, visit Marienplatz with its Old and New Town Halls and its famous Glockenspiel, re-creating a royal wedding from the 16th century. History buffs are sure to be delighted in Regensburg, where your sightseeing features the 12th-century Stone Bridge, the oldest preserved bridge of its kind in Germany; the Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in the 2nd century; and St. Peter's Cathedral, dating back to the 13th century. You will also enjoy a Danube cruise on the Swarovski Crystal boat. In Nuremberg, admire the impressive medieval ramparts as you walk through the pedestrian area of the charming Old Town.

Additionally, on this Germany tour, Globus has included special experiences to help you get a feel for Bavaria and to make your vacation unique. Among the many included features, you can sample a "medieval hot dog" at the Historic Sausage Kitchen in Regensburg, one of Germany's oldest restaurants. Here—where the locals congregate—feel the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river. In picturesque Bamberg, the city with the largest historical center in Germany and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, taste "smoked beer," a type of beer with a distinctive smoke flavor. And of course you will enjoy coffee with the traditional Black Forest cake. Near Oberammergau, you'll visit Neuschwanstein Castle, the fairytale castle of King Ludwig II nestled in the Bavarian Alps, and the Museum of Bavarian Kings, with a horse-drawn carriage ride.

These are just a few of the many features on this Bavarian Highlights tour. Between the historical sights, fascinating towns, unique included experiences, and a beautiful scenic backdrop, this is a vacation of a lifetime!

Selected departures can join cruise WAZ “Romantic Rhine”

Switzerland: Europe's Crown Jewel

Tauck $7290 11 Details


Tauck's 11-day Switzerland journey takes you from the soaring panoramas of the Alps to the serene beauty of her lakes, chic resorts, and four distinct cultures - plus a glimpse of northern Italy's fashionable lake district. Journey into the Alps in a domed observation car on the Glacier Express... climb mighty mountains by cogwheel train to Gornergrat to view the Matterhorn... stay in historic hotels in the heart of world-famous resort towns like Lausanne, Lugano, Interlaken and St. Moritz, including an overnight at Lausanne Palace in Lake Geneva-view guest rooms, and a two-night stay at Interlaken's Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in rooms featuring vistas of the Jungfrau... cruise aboard a private boat to the Borromean Islands on Lake Maggiore and on a wine-tasting cruise on Lake Lugano... attend a Tauck Exclusive, private reception at the Ice Palace on the Jungfraujoch followed by a private funicular ride for dinner at the Harder Kulm, and more. Stunning scenery, centuries of rich history and warm, welcoming people await you in Tauck's Switzerland!observation cars...

Roof Of The World Shanghai To Beijing

Viking River Cruises $4999 17 Details

Discover the many faces of China on this fascinating 16-day adventure. See the imperial treasures of Beijing, including the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace. Meet several thousand Terra Cotta Warriors in Xian. Explore both ancient and contemporary Shanghai, the “New York City” of China. Enjoy a 6-day Yangtze River cruise. Plus, experience Lhasa on the Tibetan Plateau, the “Roof of the World,” set high in the Himalayas. Spend three spiritually enlightening days visiting Jokhang Temple, Potala Palace and much more.

Poland, East Germany & World War Ii 2019 - 13 Days From Warsaw To Munich

Globus $2510 13 Details

This World War II tour in Poland and East Germany is the perfect vacation for those who are interested in World War II. Your tour starts in Warsaw and ends in Munich. Along the way, you’ll visit cities, concentration camps, and places important during World War II—with overnights in Warsaw, Krakow, Wroclaw, Dresden, Berlin, Weimar, Nuremberg, and Munich.

Throughout this tour, you’ll visit some of the concentration camps used during World War II. Visit the most infamous, Auschwitz and Birkenau, where you’ll see chilling reminders of the Holocaust, and the Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar. Constructed in 1937, it was one of the largest concentration camps. You'll also visit the site of the former Dachau concentration camp, which started out as a work camp for German dissidents.

In Krakow, visit the Remuh Synagogue, and the Oskar Schindler Factory, a museum devoted to the wartime experiences of Krakow and made famous in the movie Schindler's List. You'll also visit the Memorium Nuremberg Trials and Courtroom 600 (if available), where you’ll learn about the background and repercussions of the trials at the original location where they were held as well as the Documentation Center and Zeppelin Field, where thousands of people gathered for Nazi rallies. These experiences – plus specialty dinners at local restaurants in Dresden and Nuremberg - are some of the special inclusions Globus offers to ensure your vacation is unique.

World War II brought devastation to the cities that were bombed, and you'll visit some of those cities. In Dresden, enjoy a guided walking tour of this city that was badly damaged by Allied bombing in February 1945 and has since been restored. In Berlin, visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, a symbol of reconciliation.

All of this and much more is included in this fabulous World War II tour in Poland and East Germany.

Ancient Wonders: Jordan & Israel

A&K $8495 13 Details

Behold magnificent Petra in Jordan; roam through Wadi Rum; float in the Dead Sea; privately cruise the Sea of Galilee, and discover ancient and modern Israel; from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv.

Greece & The Aegean In Outside Stateroom 2019 - 15 Days From Athens To Athens

Cosmos $2566 15 Details

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to visit Olympia, legendary home of the first Olympic Games. You've dreamed of cruising in the Greek Islands—now’s your chance to sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and visit these islands yourself. All of this and more await you on this budget-minded Greece tour and cruise.

Step back in time on your guided visits to many of Greece's historic sites. In addition to the Acropolis, visit the archaeological site of Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus, which still seats 14,000 spectators; and the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also visit the spectacular landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

You’ll also enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses; Kusadasi, Turkey, where an included excursion takes you to the fascinating Roman, Greek, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Rhodes, one of Europe's largest medieval towns with ramparts and palaces built during the Crusades; Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; and Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas.

Picturesque fishing villages, breathtaking islands, and ancient sites offer a sightseeing vacation of a lifetime. Your budget travel to Greece for a spectacular Greek tour and cruise is truly an affordable dream vacation!

Best Of Japan 2019 - 7 Days From Tokyo To Kyoto

Monograms $2579 7 Details

You Only Live Twice...at least, that’s the title of the James Bond movie filmed in Japan. What if that’s true? What if you only live twice—or even just once? Well, then you shouldn’t waste your time dealing with the hassles of planning your vacation. Instead, let Monograms handle the details and logistics, so your time is spent planning what to pack, bragging to your friends about your vacation, and enjoying yourself! On this 7-day vacation, we’ve arranged hotel accommodations for three nights each in Tokyo and Kyoto, as well as private guided sightseeing in each city, breakfast daily, and a bullet train ride from Tokyo to Kyoto. Plus, in each city, an expert Local Host® is on hand and at your service to ensure your trip runs smoothly, to answer your questions, and to help you put your own personal stamp on your vacation.

Upon arrival, check into your hotel and say, “Konnichiwa” to your Local Host, who will greet you and provide valuable tools to help introduce you to Tokyo. A “prefecture” and capital of Japan, this is the world’s most populous metro area and home to unlimited choices—shopping, dining, entertainment, historic temples and sites, peaceful gardens, and excellent museums. After a restful night, rise and shine over a hearty breakfast. Afterward, embark on a private guided sightseeing tour using Tokyo’s famous subway system. You will see the Meiji Shrine, a 20th-century Shinto monument built within a man-made forest; the Samurai Museum, where you can learn about Japanese history and see authentic swords and armor; stop at Shinjuku Gyoen Garden, dating back to the 1600s; visit the bustling Nakamise Shopping Arcade; and one of the city’s most colorful temples, the Asakusa Kannon Temple.

Enjoy the evening and the following day at your leisure. Your Local Host will have suggestions about what to see and do during your stay. Perhaps take an excursion out of the city to Mount Fuji, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the country’s most iconic landmarks. Here, you will cruise on Lake Ashi and take a cable-car ride for spectacular views of the Owakudani volcanic valley and majestic Mount Fuji. Or maybe do a bit of exploring on your own. For an unforgettable view, ascend the 2,080-foot-tall Tokyo Skytree tower and if you’re a tech enthusiast, spend some time in the Akihabara electronics district.

A highlight of the vacation is the Shinkansen (bullet train) ride from Tokyo to Kyoto. Between the nearly 200-mile-per-hour speeds and niceties like heated toilet seats, this is, by far, the most entertaining way to travel between cities. The “cradle” of Japan’s cultural heritage, Kyoto, the “City of Ten-Thousand Shrines,” was the country’s capital and residence of the emperor from the 8th until the 19th centuries. Monograms take you on a guided sightseeing tour that includes visits to Sanjusangendo Temple and the beautiful Temple of the Gold Pavilion. Built on a lake and surrounded by a thick forest, the image of the temple’s reflection in the water is a must-take photo. You’ll also walk through Gion and explore the thousands of Torii Gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine. In your free time, hop aboard a rickshaw for a ride through the Old Town, visit nearby Nara, join a Japanese cooking class, attend a sake tasting, or indulge in some of the country’s finest Japanese cuisine.

Between the transportation we’ve arranged, sightseeing we’ve included, and the hotels we’ve booked, the only thing left for you to do is pack your bags and enjoy! With all the time and hassles saved and the comfort of knowing you’ll have a Local Host to help you during your vacation, you’ve got one fantastic vacation!

Italy & Greece With Aegean Cruise 2019 - 16 Days From Rome To Athens

Cosmos $2740 16 Details

Italy and Greece are countries steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy & Greece tour, you’ll see the highlights of what these countries have to offer, starting in Rome and ending in Athens.

In Italy, you’ll stay in Rome, and the Florence and Venice areas. In Greece, you’ll stay in Olympia, Nauplia, and Athens. You’ll also spend one night on a ferry to cross the Adriatic Sea from Ancona, Italy to Patras, Greece and then on aboard a 3-night Aegean Sea cruise.

Visit Rome with a local guide who brings ancient Imperial Rome back to life as you pass the Colosseum. Enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Piazza Signoria in the center of Florence: Juliet’s balcony in the medieval town of Verona; and Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. In Venice, take a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and watch glassblowers create works of art as they have done for centuries – or discover the center at your own pace.

Step back in time at your visit to Athens’ Acropolis and the Parthenon, dating back to the 5th century BC. Also visit Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC, where you’ll marvel at the arches, fountains, ramparts, and amazing masonry still standing.

Spend the last few days of your affordable tour of Italy and Greece in sheer relaxation aboard your 3-night cruise to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. You’ll see Mykonos, with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges; Santorini (weather permitting), with one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation; and Kusadasi, Turkey, where you’ll enjoy an included visit of the Ephesus archaeological site.

All of these elements come together perfectly to create a value-minded Italy and Greece tour like no other!

Treasures Of China With Hong Kong 2019 - 14 Days From Beijing To Hong Kong

Globus $2719 14 Details

Delve into the unique world of China during this magnificent tour as you explore Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. As you’d expect from a vacation to China, a highlight is your visit to the Great Wall of China. As you walk along the wall, see how expansive it is and imagine what it was like to construct the wall—at a time without modern machinery to help! As if the Great Wall of China is not enough to astonish you, wait until you see the Terracotta Warriors in Xi’an. Discovered accidentally in 1974, construction on the roughly 8,000 soldiers, chariots, and horses started in 210 BC—all to help China’s first emperor in the afterlife.

These are just a sample of the many highlights you’ll see on this China tour. You’ll also be entertained by a music and dance show from the Tang Dynasty, which reigned over China a thousand years ago. Ride a rickshaw through one of Beijing’s hutongs, the city’s ancient alleys. Meanwhile, natural beauty abounds in Guilin, where you cruise on the stunning Li River and visit a local tea farm for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process and a tea ceremony—an out-of-the-ordinary experience included by Globus to make your vacation unique. In Shanghai, Globus has arranged lunch featuring xiaolongbao, the city’s most famous dish, and a visit to the Yu Yuan Gardens. Finally, in Hong Kong, ride a cable car to the top of Victoria Peak, savor a traditional dim sum lunch, and take a ride on the tram commonly referred to as the “Ding Ding.”

History, amazing sights, cosmopolitan cuisine, and loads of fun await you on this fascinating China tour. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

The Holy Land

AlexanderRoberts $4299 8 Details

With our engaging native-born guide, our unique Israel tour reveals amazing stories of Biblical antiquity. In the intimate company of never more than 16 guests, you’ll also experience the vibrancy of 21st-century life in this ancient land. And every night, you’ll delight in our charming boutique hotels and 5-star property overlooking Old Jerusalem.

Alaska & The Yukon 2019 - 12 Days From Anchorage To Anchorage

Cosmos $2629 12 Details

This Alaska and the Yukon Territory tour features many of the most popular scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon Territory have to offer—beginning and ending in Anchorage. Along the way, take a boat to view breathtaking Mears Glacier on Prince William Sound and watch for eagles, whales, dolphins, mountain goats, and more. Between Valdez and Tok, enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Between Tok and Whitehorse, behold spectacular vistas of Kluane National Park’s rugged mountains. Between Dawson City and Fairbanks, delight in the stunning scenery as you motor over the Top of the World Highway.

More magnificent scenery awaits you on your journey aboard the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Travel through untamed wilderness and delight in viewing the awe-inspiring scenery via wide windows and the domed-roof car. With its six million acres, Denali National Park & Preserve is home to North America’s highest peak and offers majestic landscapes. Your two nights in Denali give you the opportunity to explore on your own or to take optional outings, such as a helicopter ride over the park or a wilderness tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more.

In addition to witnessing breathtaking scenery, this Alaska and Yukon Territory tour offers you a chance to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush. Follow the Trail of ’98 over the same mountains that determined gold seekers traveled in the middle of winter. Visit Skagway, where thousands of hopeful miners came in 1898, and stroll the wooden sidewalks. In Dawson City, see where the first gold strike was made and enjoy the ragtime music, can-can girls, and old-fashioned casino just as the prospectors did over a century ago.

All of this and more await you on this value-minded tour through Alaska and the Yukon Territory!

Italy & Greece With Aegean Cruise In Outside Stateroom 2019 - 16 Days From Rome To Athens

Cosmos $2905 16 Details

Italy and Greece are countries steeped in history with a treasure trove of ancient sites and scenic beauty. On this affordable Italy & Greece tour, you’ll see the highlights of what these countries have to offer, starting in Rome and ending in Athens.

In Italy, you’ll stay in Rome, and the Florence and Venice areas. In Greece, you’ll stay in Olympia, Nauplia, and Athens. You’ll also spend one night on a ferry to cross the Adriatic Sea from Ancona, Italy to Patras, Greece and then on aboard a 3-night Aegean Sea cruise.

Visit Rome with a local guide who brings ancient Imperial Rome back to life as you pass the Colosseum. Enjoy sightseeing of the must-see sights, including Piazza Signoria in the center of Florence: Juliet’s balcony in the medieval town of Verona; and Pisa’s famous Leaning Tower. In Venice, take a boat ride to St. Mark’s Square and watch glassblowers create works of art as they have done for centuries – or discover the center at your own pace.

Step back in time at your visit to Athens’ Acropolis and the Parthenon, dating back to the 5th century BC. Also visit Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC, where you’ll marvel at the arches, fountains, ramparts, and amazing masonry still standing.

Spend the last few days of your affordable tour of Italy and Greece in sheer relaxation aboard your 3-night cruise to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. You’ll see Mykonos, with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges; Santorini (weather permitting), with one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Book of Revelation; and Kusadasi, Turkey, where you’ll enjoy an included visit of the Ephesus archaeological site.

All of these elements come together perfectly to create a value-minded Italy and Greece tour like no other!

Signature Israel

A&K $6495 8 Details

Discover Biblical and historic sites in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem; explore Masada and Yad Vashem; and cruise the Sea of Galilee on this immersive independent journey.

The Sicilian 2019 - 10 Days From Palermo To Taormina Riviera

Globus $2069 10 Details

Your 10-day Italy tour of Sicily is packed with architectural treasures that have withstood the ages. You’ll begin your “off the beaten path” tour with guided sightseeing in Palermo’s ornate city of piazzas, markets, and churches.

You’ll relish the baroque style of the city’s historic sites, and savor authentic Sicilian culinary specialties that have been handed down for generations. From panelle, arancini, and cannoli – to almond biscuits and Marsala wines – your escorted tour of Sicily is an epicurean’s dream when it comes to cuisine. You’ll also be treated to a tasting at Sicily’s oldest chocolate factory.

As you tour the perimeter of the beautiful island of Sicily, you’ll also enjoy a cruise to the small island of Motya for a museum tour, as well as escorted tours through Sicily’s centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Sites such as the elaborate Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina.

From palaces to churches, you’ll encounter ancient works of art, architecture, and archaeological treasures. You’ll visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento with its Greek structures that have miraculously endured 24 centuries, the iconic St. George Cathedral and Ibla district of Ragusa, and the famous mosaic-tiled Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte in Caltagirone.

You’ll travel to Syracuse – birthplace of mathematician Archimedes – for a guided sightseeing tour that includes the 5th-century-BC Greek theater. You’ll also enjoy seeing the Church of Santa Lucia – filming location of Michael Corleone’s wedding scene in The Godfather movie– then relaxing with a granita and brioche at a local bar.

Your Sicily tour package concludes on the beautiful Taormina Riviera with an opportunity to visit Mount Etna – Europe’s largest active volcano. A sumptuous meal will put the finishing touch on your beautiful tour of the ancient island of Sicily – with new memories to cherish for years to come.

13 Day Kaleidoscope Of Central Europe

Gate1 $1999 13 Details

* Flights New York-Warsaw, Prague-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 11 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Warsaw
* 2 nights Krakow
* 2 nights Budapest
* 3 nights Vienna
* 2 nights Prague
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 15 meals: 11 breakfasts, 4 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Travel along the Royal Route, with its historic monuments and residences, Warsaw
* Visit the 16th century Wawel Royal Castle, Krakow
* Tour Auschwitz-Birkenau, the infamous network of concentration camps from World War II
* View Heroes Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
* See Matthias Church, that served as the scene of several coronations, Budapest
* Stop at Fishermans Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
* Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna
* Enjoy a guided walking tour of charming Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
* Take a city tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Eastern Us & Canada Grand Vacation 2019 - 15 Days From New York City To New York City

Cosmos $2306 15 Details

From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, the Québec City area, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

You’ll enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as New York City’s Greenwich Village; Boston’s Freedom Trail; Québec City’s Palace Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal’s 19th-century Notre Dame Church; Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; Toronto’s iconic, 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks and Arlington National Cemetery; and in Pennsylvania Dutch country, learn about the history of the Amish community—including their faith, culture, and way of life without the use of telephones or electricity in the home—at the Amish Farm & House.

Scenic drives also await you on this eastern Canada & U.S. tour. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern U.S. In Canada, travel along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, enjoy a cruise to hear the roar and view the falls up-close at the base of the falls. It is nothing short of spectacular! You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Thousand Islands National Park, where you’ll pass opulent summer homes, wooded islands, and lush landscapes.

Vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery…this Eastern U.S. & Canada tour features all of this and more!

Highlights Of Eastern Europe 2019 (Budapest To Bucharest)

Uniworld $4399 10 Details

Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in new cultures and make new friends as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.

Gaze in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament Building as it rises majestically above the Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly, intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and artists in Romania. Uncover scores of little-known treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and the surprising rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time to investigate the history and legends along the Danube while you cruise the Iron Gates. Tour Belgrade by bicycle, marvel at the massive People’s Palace in Bucharest or see Vlad the Impaler’s tomb in the Romanian countryside.

From Budapest to Bucharest, Roman ruins to medieval fortresses, this journey will reveal the unstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, as well as the highlights of this spectacular region. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour? Explorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern multicultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional cuisines and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales.

Alaska & The Yukon With Alaska Cruise 2019 - 19 Days From Anchorage To Vancouver

Cosmos $3289 19 Details

This Alaska and the Yukon Territory tour features many of the most popular scenic vistas that Alaska and the Yukon Territory have to offer—beginning and ending in Anchorage. Along the way, take a boat to view breathtaking Mears Glacier on Prince William Sound and watch for eagles, whales, dolphins, mountain goats, and more. Between Valdez and Tok, enjoy views of Bridal Veil Falls, Worthington Glacier, and Thompson Pass. Between Tok and Whitehorse, behold spectacular vistas of Kluane National Park’s rugged mountains. Between Dawson City and Fairbanks, delight in the stunning scenery as you motor over the Top of the World Highway.

More magnificent scenery awaits you on your journey aboard the Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Denali National Park. Travel through untamed wilderness and delight in viewing the awe-inspiring scenery via wide windows and the domed-roof car. With its six million acres, Denali National Park & Preserve is home to North America’s highest peak and offers majestic landscapes. Your two nights in Denali give you the opportunity to explore on your own or to take optional outings, such as a helicopter ride over the park or a wilderness tour to seek out grizzly bears, moose, and more.

In addition to witnessing breathtaking scenery, this Alaska and Yukon Territory tour offers you a chance to learn about the Klondike Gold Rush. Follow the Trail of ’98 over the same mountains that determined gold seekers traveled in the middle of winter. Visit Skagway, where thousands of hopeful miners came in 1898, and stroll the wooden sidewalks. In Dawson City, see where the first gold strike was made and enjoy the ragtime music, can-can girls, and old-fashioned casino just as the prospectors did over a century ago.

All of this and more await you on this value-minded tour through Alaska and the Yukon Territory!

Historic Cities Of Eastern Canada With Canada & New England Discovery Cruise 2019 - 16 Days From Toronto To Boston

Globus $2748 16 Details

Vibrant cities, charming and historic small towns, stunning scenery, and special experiences await you on this Eastern Canada tour. Your tour starts in Toronto and ends with a 7-night Canada cruise with overnights also in Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Québec City, and Montréal.

On your sightseeing tour in each city, you'll see the must-see sights, such as the residences of the Governor General and the Prime Minister in Ottawa; Québec City's Place Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal's Notre Dame Basilica, dating to the 19th century, where Globus has included an inside visit; and Toronto's 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower, where you'll enjoy lunch with incredible views. You'll also visit Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary in Cap-de-la-Madeleine, a national shrine with its fine stained-glass windows.

But that’s not all…this Eastern Canada tour also includes beautiful scenery. A tour highlight is a cruise to see the thundering falls of Niagara Falls. You'll also take a cruise through the waterways of Ontario’s Thousand Islands National Park. Plus, more picturesque scenery awaits you on your 7-night cruise to some of Canada’s historic towns and beautiful places. Ports of call include Québec City; charming Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island; Sydney, originally settled by Highland Scots; Halifax; Bar Harbor, surrounded by Acadia National Park; and Boston.

Globus has also arranged special experiences to make your vacation unique. Enjoy a wine tasting and tour at a local vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and a special dinner in Old Town Québec featuring regional French cuisine. Additionally, Globus has arranged a guided tour and breakfast at a sugar shack in Québec City, where you'll learn the art of making maple syrup.

This incredible tour and cruise of Eastern Canada is packed with fun and adventure—both on land and at sea!

Eastern Us & Canada Grand Vacation With Stay In New York City 2019 - 17 Days From New York City To New York City

Cosmos $2657 17 Details

From historic sites to beautiful scenery, enjoy the great cities of the Northeast and Canada on this exciting eastern Canada and U.S. tour. Your tour begins and ends in New York City with overnights in Boston, the Québec City area, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Lancaster, Washington DC, and Philadelphia.

Enjoy guided sightseeing of the must-see sights in each of the cities, such as Boston’s Freedom Trail; Québec City’s Palace Royale, the historic square known as the birthplace of French America; Montréal’s 19th-century Notre Dame Church; Ottawa’s Parliament Hill; Toronto’s iconic, 1,815-foot-tall CN Tower; Washington DC’s most famous landmarks and Arlington National Cemetery; In Pennsylvania Dutch country, learn about the history of the Amish community—including their faith, culture, and way of life without the use of telephones or electricity in the home—at the Amish Farm & House. Two extra nights in New York City give you time to see all of the sites and to explore on your own.

Scenic drives also await you on this eastern Canada & U.S. tour. Travel through New Hampshire’s White Mountains, with some of the most beautiful scenery in the eastern U.S. In Canada, travel along the lakeshore and through the rich farmlands and vineyards of Ontario to Niagara Falls. In Niagara Falls, enjoy a cruise to hear the roar and view the falls up-close at the base of the falls. It is nothing short of spectacular! You’ll also enjoy a cruise in Thousand Islands National Park, where you’ll pass opulent summer homes, wooded islands, and lush landscapes.

Vibrant cities, historic sites, and stunning scenery…this Eastern U.S. & Canada tour features all of this and more!

The Legendary Danube – Cruise Only 2019 - 8 Days Nuremberg To Budapest

Avalon Waterways $2199 8 Details

From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns, can be experienced right from your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship.

In Nuremberg, Germany, board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. And here you’ll taste local sausages at one of Germany’s oldest restaurants and we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s famous beers. Next stop is Passau, known for its narrow winding streets lined with Patrician houses, and the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.”

Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

Myanmar & The Irrawaddy

A&K $4995 11 Details

Journey to untouched Myanmar to experience the serenity of Inle Lake, observe life along the banks of the Irrawaddy River from aboard 'Sanctuary Ananda' and watch the rising sun illuminate thousands of temples in timeless Bagan.

Icons Of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond 2019 - 10 Days From Delhi To Delhi

Globus $2041 10 Details

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. On this India tour, you’ll visit some of India’s most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise, plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone.

Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. You’ll also enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. A final tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular India tour. If you’re a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!

Captivating China 2019 - 13 Days From Beijing To Shanghai

Monograms $2339 13 Details

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” This wise phrase from Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu sums up Monograms’ philosophy. But we believe the first step should be easy and a no-brainer. That’s why we handle all your vacation details for you. We make it where your “journey of a thousand miles” only requires you to take the first step—to contact us! On this 13-day vacation, we’ve arranged your hotel reservations, daily breakfast (plus five lunches), private guided sightseeing, and transfers from/to your hotels to/from the airports for all intra-vacation flights. To make your journey as comfortable and easy as possible, we also offer the services of a Local Host®—someone who will answer questions, offer suggestions, and help ensure your vacation runs smoothly in every city: Beijing, Chengdu, Xi’an, Guilin, and Shanghai. Your Local Host will welcome you with a smile when you arrive, and will help you get settled and familiar with each city and to help you personalize your vacation.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in Beijing, as we can pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. While in Beijing, we have arranged for you to have two private sightseeing tours with local experts. We’ll take you to the Great Wall, a must-see when you are in China. You’ll have the opportunity to walk along the wall and see amazing views, as well as capture some fantastic photos. The next day, visit Tian’anmen Square, the largest public square in the world, and the Forbidden City’s Imperial Palace, once the home of China’s great emperors. Your guide will share inside stories and the history of these attractions, not to mention what life is like in Beijing. From Beijing, fly to Chengdu. A full-day private guided excursion brings you to see the Leshan Giant Buddha, the world’s tallest stone Buddha at 233 feet. View the Buddha from a cruise on the river and from several vantage points on land. You’ll also visit the Giant Panda Research Base for a chance to see these beautiful animals up close!

Next, fly to Xi’an in central China. Here, your private guided tour includes a visit to the Dayan Pagoda, built in 652 AD. Of course, you cannot come to Xi’an—or even China, for that matter—without seeing the Terracotta Warriors, an archaeological treasure trove. Then, you’re off to the most scenic part of your vacation. In Guilin, one of China’s most beautiful areas, we’ve arranged for private guided sightseeing of its highlights. The highpoint will undoubtedly be a cruise on the tranquil Li River, where you will leave modern civilization behind as you pass by rice paddies, fishermen on bamboo rafts, and water buffalo grazing in the river.

Finally, fly to Shanghai, where your Local Host will be waiting for you. We’ve arranged two half-day private guided tours with a local expert, including the Yu Yuan Gardens, classical Chinese gardens dating back to the Ming Dynasty and a walking tour of the former French Concession, where remnants of a bygone era remain and feature the famous Art Deco Cathay Theatre. We’ve also included a traditional xiaolongbao (soup dumpling) feast and free time in Shanghai for you to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course).

We know that sometimes experiencing the culture hands-on is the best way to learn. That’s why we’ve included a noodle-making demonstration in Xi’an, as well as a visit to a local tea farm in Guilin for a hands-on demonstration of the tea-making process, followed by a tea ceremony. And that’s not all. Monograms has arranged VIP access for your inside visits. That means that rather than standing in long lines, we give you VIP access at the key sights. You’re traveling all the way to China, so why waste your time standing in line when you can be enjoying yourself?

Between the sightseeing we’ve arranged, the transportation and meals we’ve included, the hotels we’ve booked, and the attractions we’ve included, all you have to do is take that first step and call us—and then enjoy yourself on vacation! We’ve taken care of the other "thousand miles." With the time saved and the comfort of knowing you will have a Local Host with you throughout your vacation, you’ve got yourself a vacation that even Lao Tzu could not resist!

Signature Jordan & Israel

A&K $11395 13 Details

On this fascinating independent journey into the past, walk in ancient footsteps in rock-carved Petra and the otherworldly desert of Wadi Rum; sail on the Sea of Galilee; and visit Israel's storied cities and sites, from Bethlehem and Jerusalem to Masada and Nazareth.

17 Day Deluxe Southeast Asia

Gate1 $5799 17 Details

* Flights Los Angeles-Hanoi, Bangkok-Los Angeles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* All Intra-flights: Hanoi-Da Nang, Da Nang-Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City-Siem Reap, Siem Reap-Chiang Mai & Chiang Mai-Bangkok
* 15 nights accommodations in well-located Luxury Hotels
* 2 nights Hanoi
* 1 night Ha Long Bay
* 2 nights Hoi An
* 2 nights Ho Chi Minh City
* 2 nights Siem Reap
* 3 nights Chiang Mai
* 3 nights Bangkok
* All transfers
* Maximum 26 passengers per tour
* 35 meals: 15 full breakfasts, 10 lunches with soft drinks, 10 dinners with wine
* Welcome and Farewell receptions
* Hotel porterage and complimentary in-room Wi-Fi in all hotels
* Comprehensive sightseeing with all entrance fees per itinerary
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in Cambodia & Vietnam
* Comfortable air-conditioned vehicles
* Tips for restaurant staff, drivers and local guides
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Your Luxury Tour Highlights
Signature Collection blends specially arranged private visits and rich cultural meetings with exceptional personalized services
* Visit Ho Chi Minhs house, the infamous Hanoi Hilton and the Temple of the Jade Mountain
* Attend an enchanting performance of the world-famous Water Puppets in Hanoi
* Sail on a luxurious “junk” on fairy-tale Ha Long Bay past jagged cliffs, grottos and hidden caves
* Discover the beauty of ancient Hoi An on the walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site
* Visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, a secretive underground network built by the Viet Cong
* Boat excursion on wondrous Tonle Sap Lake, with its rich and diverse ecosystem
* At Angkor Thom, view the dramatic Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper Kings
* Stand before the puzzling giant smiling stone faces at the mysterious Bayon Temple
* Visit Angkor Wat, an architectural masterpiece named a "Seven Wonder of the World."
* Ascend Doi Suthep to visit Wat Phra That, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand
* Tour Bangkok’s elaborate Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Buddha and serene Wat Po
Your Signature Experiences
* A cooking demonstration precedes a remarkable culinary experience at Ha Long Bay
* In Hoi An, a private market adventure with a local Chef, followed by a cooking lesson
* Exclusive lecture and tour of Old Saigon conducted by Tim Doling, a writer and local historian
* Watch the glorious sunset from a traditional Khmer boat on the moat at Angkor Thom
* Private tuk tuk tour of Chiang Mai highlighted by illuminated temples and Old City walls
* Rice planting lesson by a local grower - change into mud boots and a farmer’s mor hom
* Private dinner cruise on a traditional teak rice barge, with views of glittering Bangkok
Flights from the USA may arrive in the early morning DAY 3.

20 Day China With 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise, Tokyo & Hong Kong

Gate1 $3949 20 Details

* Flights Los Angeles-Tokyo, Hong Kong-Los Angeles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* All intra-flights: Tokyo-Shanghai, Shanghai-Yichang, Chongqing-Xian, Xian-Beijing & Beijing-Hong Kong
* 18 nights accommodations
* 3 nights Tokyo
* 3 nights Shanghai
* 4 nights cruise upstream on the Yangtze River
* 2 nights Xian
* 3 nights Beijing
* 3 nights Hong Kong
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel & cruise porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 33 meals: 18 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners with beer
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 5-17)
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Embark on a city tour of Tokyo that includes the Tokyo Tower, Meji Shrine and Asakusa Kannon Temple
* Explore the classical Yu Yuan Gardens and the lively Bund, a popular riverside promenade
* See the magnificent Terracotta Warriors, a vast collection of life-size soldiers and horses
* Climb the 2000-year-old Great Wall, the World’s longest man-made structure
* Visit the Forbidden City, which served as the Imperial Palace until 1912 and the Summer Palace
* Savor a famous Peking Duck Dinner with Wine
* Admire panoramic views of Hong Kong Island from Victoria Peak
* Visit Aberdeen Harbor, home of the floating fisherman’s village
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Israel: Crossroads Of History

A&K $5795 8 Details

Discover Biblical and historic sites in Bethlehem, Nazareth and Jerusalem; explore Masada and Yad Vashem; privately cruise the Sea of Galilee; and visit the site of the Sermon on the Mount.

Highlights Of The South Pacific 2019 - 17 Days From Auckland To Sydney

Globus $5100 17 Details

Experience the best of Australia and New Zealand on an unforgettable tour 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 Hobbit on 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 the stunning Milford Sound to experience its pristine natural setting just as the Maori and European explorers did hundreds of years ago. Visit Te Puia, home to New Zealand’s largest geyser, bubbling mud pools and silica terraces and experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

Dine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through the city streets of Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus), and lose yourself in the city’s boutiques and decadent food and wine scene. From the laid-back seaside town of Port Douglas, a full-day excursion takes you to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or to take a semi-submersible watercraft tour of the famous underwater world that explodes with color and marine life. You’ll also visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoll, and Crocodiles. Go behind the scenes at the world-famous Opera House in Sydney and enjoy a spectacular harbor cruise.

Throughout this Australia and New Zealand tour, Globus has also arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, learn about the Maori culture during a special Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performance Or how about a wine-tasting and tour on beautiful Waiheke Island near Auckland?

From the South Pacific’s must-sees to its hidden gems, this Australia and New Zealand tour is a dream vacation!

Enchanting Danube 2019 (Passau To Budapest)

Uniworld $3499 8 Details

The shimmering waters of the fabled Danube River flow for thousands of miles through the very heart of Europe, silent witness to centuries of artistic achievement and historical events. This perfectly composed journey provides an immersive cultural tasting menu of four equally beguiling countries—ideal for first-time river cruisers as well as seasoned travelers seeking to experience yet another dimension of these much-loved destinations.

Our locally-based destination experts will take you well beyond the “must-sees” of each region, offering fresh takes on classic sites, insider knowledge of delightful under-the-radar locales, and VIP access to places only a privileged few will ever experience—such as a private early-morning viewing of the acclaimed art collection of the Kunstkammer Vienna.

A veritable showcase of the best of Central Europe, this new journey is one any culturally curious world traveler will love, featuring old-world capitals and charming towns and villages.

Generations Family Program (select sailings)
Our award-winning family program for young travelers ages 4-18 features fun-filled adventures and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning

Icons Of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond With Southern India 2019 - 14 Days From Mumbai To Delhi

Globus $2741 14 Details

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. On this India tour, visit some of its most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise, plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone.

Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. You’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—an out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. Another tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. You’ll also visit Mumbai, home to “Bollywood,” and Cochin, where you’ll take a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala to witness life along the scenic and serene waterways.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this marvelous India tour. If you’re a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!

Icons Of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond With Dubai 2019 - 13 Days From Dubai To Delhi

Globus $2591 13 Details

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. But first, stop off in Dubai to spend time discovering its many souks (markets) and explore this exciting city on your own. Then, head to India to visit some of its most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise, plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone.

Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. On this India tour, you’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—another out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. A final tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular tour to India and Dubai. If you’re a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!

Greece & The Aegean 2019 - 15 Days From Athens To Athens

Cosmos $2360 15 Details

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to visit Olympia, legendary home of the first Olympic Games. You've dreamed of cruising in the Greek Islands—now’s your chance to sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and visit these islands yourself. All of this and more await you on this budget-minded Greece tour and cruise.

Step back in time on your guided visits to many of Greece's historic sites. In addition to the Acropolis, visit the archaeological site of Mycenae, dating back to 1350 to 1200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theater in Epidaurus, which still seats 14,000 spectators; and the medieval Byzantine Citadel of Mystra, a castle founded in 1249. Also visit the spectacular landscape of Meteora with its 24 rock-top monasteries set in almost inaccessible sandstone peaks.

You’ll also enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewash houses; Kusadasi, Turkey, where an included excursion takes you to the fascinating Roman, Greek, and Byzantine excavations of Ephesus; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Rhodes, one of Europe's largest medieval towns with ramparts and palaces built during the Crusades; Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; and Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas.

Picturesque fishing villages, breathtaking islands, and ancient sites offer a sightseeing vacation of a lifetime. Your budget travel to Greece for a spectacular Greek tour and cruise is truly an affordable dream vacation!

Iconic Aegean With 4-Night Cruise 2019 - 8 Days From Athens To Athens

Globus $1874 8 Details

Sunny beaches, beautiful islands, ruins from some of Europe’s oldest civilizations, plenty of fun, and much more await you on this marvelous Greece cruise tour.

Your tour starts and ends in Athens and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. Among the sights you will see, you’ll visit the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC. Then enjoy the highlight of your vacation, a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses. Wander through the picturesque alleys and narrow streets; take photos of the windmills that overlook the embankment; relax at a waterfront café; and watch for the official mascot of Mykonos, a pelican. In Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, enjoy the white-sand beaches and shopping in the covered bazaar, and visit ancient Ephesus, with its fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations.

You'll also cruise to Heraklion, Crete's capital nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; Rhodes, with one of Europe's largest medieval towns; and Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. In Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas, you'll see bright white buildings and cliffs rising from the Aegean Sea—one of Greece’s most beautiful spots.

When not on an island, enjoy the ship's many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, splash in the pool, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their beauty and fascinating histories. Stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful Greek Islands…this Greece cruise tour is a dream vacation!

Classical Greece With Iconic Aegean 3-Night Cruise 2019 - 12 Days From Athens To Athens

Globus $2774 12 Details

You've seen photos of the ancient Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC—now’s your chance to see it in person. You've watched the Olympics on TV—now’s your chance to walk among the remains in Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC. You've dreamt of cruising in the Greek Islands—now’s your chance to sail into the deep-blue waters of the Aegean Sea and visit these islands yourself. All of this and more await you on this Greece cruise tour.

History comes alive on your guided visits to many of Greece's ancient sights. In addition to the Acropolis and Olympia, visit ancient Corinth, dating to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more.

You’ll also enjoy a 3-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Heraklion, Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; plus Kusadasi and Ephesus, Turkey.

Globus has also included some unique experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life. Enjoy a cooking demonstration to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki.

From the picturesque fishing villages and stunning islands to ancient historic sights, this Greece cruise tour is a dream vacation!

Iconic Aegean With 3-Night Cruise 2019 - 7 Days From Athens To Athens

Globus $1710 7 Details

Sunny beaches, beautiful islands, some of Europe’s oldest civilizations, fascinating archaeological treasures, and much more awaits you on this marvelous Greece cruise tour.

Your tour starts and ends in Athens and includes guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide. Among the sights you will see, you’ll visit the Acropolis, located on a rocky promontory and dating to the 5th century BC. Then enjoy the highlight of your vacation, a 3-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. Visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses. Wander through the picturesque alleys and narrow streets; take photos of the windmills that overlook the embankment; relax at a waterfront café; and watch for the official mascot of Mykonos, a pelican. In Kusadasi, on the Turkish coast, enjoy the white-sand beaches and shopping in the covered bazaar, and visit ancient Ephesus, with its fascinating Greek, Roman, and Byzantine excavations.

You'll also cruise to Heraklion, Crete's capital nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery, and Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation. In Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas, you'll see bright white buildings and cliffs rising from the Aegean Sea—one of Greece’s most beautiful spots.

When not on an island, enjoy the ship's many amenities. Sunbathe, sip a cool drink, sit back, and relax. The Greek Islands are calling you, and now is your chance to experience their beauty and fascinating histories. Stunning scenery, ancient monuments, and the chance to immerse yourself in the beautiful Greek Islands…this Greece cruise tour is sure to delight all of your senses!

Icons Of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond With Varanasi 2019 - 13 Days From Delhi To Delhi

Globus $2501 13 Details

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. On this India tour, you’ll visit some of India’s most famous sights and experience some of its fascinating rituals. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise, plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone.

Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. You’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—an out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. Another tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives in an open-air safari vehicle give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger.

If you’re interested in the different religions in India, you’ll get a chance to learn more. Visit Sarnath, the “Cradle of Buddhism,” where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy. In Varanasi, board a boat to watch the Hindu’s devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge—some practicing yoga, some meditating, and others bathing fully clothed.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this spectacular India tour with Varanasi. It’s a dream vacation!

9 Day Classic Central Europe

Gate1 $1369 9 Details

* Flights New York-Budapest, Prague-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 7 nights First Class accommodations
* 2 nights Budapest
* 3 nights Vienna
* 2 nights Prague
* Hotel taxes, fess & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 9 meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners with wine
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* View Heroes Square, the largest and most impressive square in Budapest
* See Matthias Church, that served as the scene of several coronations, Budapest
* Stop at Fishermans Bastion, for enthralling panoramic views of Budapest
* Visit Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family in Vienna
* Enjoy a guided walking tour of charming Bratislava, capital of Slovakia
* Take a city tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Classical Greece With Iconic Aegean 4-Night Cruise 2019 - 13 Days From Athens To Athens

Globus $2938 13 Details

Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, marvelous beaches, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…this is Greece, and on this Greece cruise tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!

History comes alive on your guided tour of Greece's ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more.

Globus has also included some unique experiences for you to get a true sense of Greek life. You'll enjoy a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki.

But that's not all...you’ll enjoy a 4-night cruise on the Aegean Sea visiting some of the most beautiful islands in the world. You'll visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous cosmopolitan island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Heraklion on Crete, nestled picturesquely between two mountain ranges with archaeological treasures and beautiful scenery; Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Patmos, where St. John the Divine wrote the Revelation; Rhodes, with one of Europe's largest medieval towns; plus Kusadasi and Ephesus, Turkey.

Picturesque fishing villages, stunning islands, ancient historic sights, and unique experiences…this Greece cruise tour is a dream vacation!

Icons Of India: The Taj, Tigers & Beyond With Dubai, Southern India & Varanasi 2019 - 20 Days From Dubai To Delhi

Globus $3741 20 Details

Discover India, a diverse country filled with a long history, a variety of languages, amazing monuments, and a rich cultural heritage. But first, stop off in Dubai to spend time discovering its many souks (markets) and explore this exciting city on your own. Then, head to India to visit some of its most famous sights and get to know the culture through special experiences. Of course, you’ll visit the Taj Mahal, built by Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan as a memorial to his beloved wife. Built from 1631-1648 AD, he employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen as well as a labor force of 20,000. You’ll get the chance to see this amazing structure at sunrise, plus Agra Fort, the 16th-century red sandstone fortress where Moghul rulers lived. In 1876, Jaipur was painted pink to welcome the Prince of Wales, and it has been known as the “Pink City” ever since. Here, visit the Amber Fort, built in 1592 with white marble and red sandstone.

Remarkable structures are just part of India’s appeal. On this India tour, you’ll enjoy a rickshaw ride through a colorful local bazaar (a unique adventure included by Globus), a cooking demonstration of Indian food, and a home-hosted dinner with an Indian noble family—an out-of-the-ordinary experience offered by Globus. Another tour highlight is a visit to Ranthambore National Park. Here, three game drives give you an opportunity to see native wildlife, including the elusive leopard and Bengal tiger. You’ll also visit Mumbai, home to “Bollywood,” and Cochin, where you’ll take a cruise on the backwaters of Kerala to witness life along the scenic and serene waterways.

If you’re interested in the different religions in India, you’ll get a chance to learn more. Visit Sarnath, the “Cradle of Buddhism,” where Buddha first spoke of his philosophy. In Varanasi, you’ll board a boat to watch the Hindu’s devotional bathing in the Ganges. Observe hundreds of pilgrims gathered at the river’s edge.

These are just a few of the many highlights offered on this marvelous India tour with Dubai. If you’re a traveler looking for a new adventure, this is the vacation for you!

Norway's Fjords And Arctic Svalbard

Lindblad Expeditions $15930 16 Details

Follow the length of Norway's majestic fjord-carved coast from Bergen to the glaciers and polar bears of the Arctic Svalbard archipelago -- one of the few places remaining where Nature provides highlight after wild highlight.

Heading north among Norway's thousands of islets on this enchanting Arctic cruise, the scenery becomes overpoweringly dramatic. This is the fjordlands—a region that stretches 1,000 miles. Each fjord is different from its neighbor:  roaring waterfalls, granite cliffs and tiny villages that cling to the steep sides of the fjord walls.

Then just 350 miles north of Norway's mainland, lies the Svalbard Archipelago, a wilderness region of massive icebergs, deep fjords, ice-capped mountains—and the masters of the Arctic, polar bears. Only 600 miles from the North Pole, Svalbard is the best place on earth to observe polar bears in their natural habitat--on the pack ice. And no one gives you a more immersive and respectful Arctic cruise experience there than we can.

EXCLUSIVE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES PROGRAM
Explore with Guest Speakers providing Global Perspectives. Travel with Don Walsh (May 24, 2013) oceanographer and honorary president of The Explorers Club.

Journey Through The Holy Land With Jordan - Faith-Based Travel 2019 - 14 Days From Tel Aviv To Dead Sea

Globus $3501 14 Details

See the stories of the Scriptures come to life as you walk in the footsteps of Jesus on this faith-based journey which includes some of Christianity’s most important sites. In Israel, visit sites of biblical importance such as Megiddo, Cana and the Mount of Beatitudes and hear the stories of the Bible told over time. The Old City of Jerusalem will leave you amazed as you see and learn more about Jesus’ life. And with an opportunity to float in the Dead Sea, it’s the perfect way to wind down and prepare for the next highlight Jordan, which combines history, art and fun but also gives several opportunities for meditation. Enjoy four-wheeling through sand dunes of the desert; discover Petra, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World®; and enjoy a relaxing two-night stay at a Dead Sea resort. Visit Mount Nebo where Moses saw the Promised Land and Bethany Beyond the Jordan where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. These are opportunities for prayer and reflection, bringing you closer to your faith and at the same time appreciating a truly inspirational destination.

Grand Danube Cruise (Nuremberg To Giurgiu)

AMA Waterways $6498 15 Details

Journey along paths forged by conquerors, crusaders and kings through Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Step back in time to explore the history and mystery living in the hillsides while cruising the Danube and through the Iron Gates. Legends of all kinds are waiting to be uncovered—Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria’s natural wonders; the Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo, built into the side of a mountain showcasing well-preserved medieval frescos; and the 14th-century Bran Castle, once home to Vlad the Impaler who inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Experience the Romans’ influence firsthand in Pécs, “the city of Mediterranean impressions," and through the taste of wine in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times. From imposing capitals—Bucharest, Budapest, Vienna and Prague—to towns lost in time, immerse yourself in the colorful folktales and traditions of the extraordinary people and places you visit along the way.

Nashville To Memphis — American Music Cruise

American Queen $2399 9 Details

AMERICAN MUSIC CRUISE - Discover the sights and sounds of Americas rivers and the roots from which sprung a variety of musical genres. Enjoy special onboard entertainment and focused lectures highlighting the music of the regions through which you are traveling. Whether its the sounds of New Orleans Jazz, the strains of the uniquely American musical art form the Delta Blues, the Rock and Soul of Memphis, or the homegrown Country Music melodies from Nashville, it all harmonizes with the rhythms of the river.

Theme:
• Music of America*

Italian Escape 2019 - 7 Days From Rome To Venice

Globus $1199 7 Details

Experience the passion of Italy on an escape…without the crowds and without the high-season prices. You’ve heard about Italy—its mouth-watering cuisine, excellent wine, fabulous art, splendid beauty, ancient ruins, extraordinary statues, and remarkable architecture—and now it’s your turn to experience it all! On this Italy escorted tour, get a taste of what the country has to offer and explore its most famous cities: Rome, Florence, and Venice. Have your camera ready as you discover the historical sights of Rome, including St. Peter’s Basilica, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel with its world-famous Michelangelo’s ceiling paintings. Also see the Colosseum, the ancient amphitheater used for deadly gladiator contests. Take a step back in time as you get up close to ancient buildings and ruins to imagine what life was like thousands of years ago.

Enjoy a walk through the Old Town of Assisi, and visit the Basilica of St. Francis, before arriving in Florence, known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world and often referred to as the art capital of Italy. Here, enjoy a guided walking tour that includes a visit to see Michelangelo’s famous David statue. Spend time shopping for local Florentine goods. In Pisa, marvel at the spectacular Square of Miracles with its world famous leaning tower. In romantic Venice, a private boat ride awaits. Visit the must-see sights, such as St. Mark’s Square and Basilica, the Doges’ Palace, and the Bridge of Sighs. You’ll also have time to explore the maze of streets and discover their hidden treasures. Or relax at an outdoor café in St. Mark’s Square and enjoy this prime people-watching spot.

Throughout this Italy escorted tour, Globus has arranged VIP access, so rather than waiting in long lines, you’ll get right to the front at all the famous sights. This gives you more time to experience the sights and more time to taste Italy’s sumptuous cuisine, shop for Italian goods, explore the stunning churches and museums, and participate in optional excursions. Just imagine the memories you’ll create on this fabulous Italian guided vacation at a price that’s as enticing as the wine and tiramisu!

Classical Greece With Idyllic Aegean 7-Night Cruise 2019 - 16 Days From Athens To Athens

Globus $3531 16 Details

Ancient ruins, stunning scenery, lots of sunshine, the Greek Islands, the crystal-clear Aegean Sea, and tasty cuisine…this is Greece, and on this Greece cruise tour, you’ll experience all of this and more!

History comes alive on your guided tour of Greece's ancient sights. Visit the Acropolis, dating back to the 5th century BC; Olympia, where the Olympics began in 776 BC; ancient Corinth, dating back to the 8th century BC; the ruins in Mycenae, dating from 1,350 to 1,200 BC; the amazingly well-preserved, 2,300-year-old open-air theatre in Epidaurus; Thermopylae, where the battle between the Greeks and Persians took place in 480 BC; Delphi, where you’ll hear about the Oracle; and more.

Globus has also included some unique experiences to give you a true sense of Greek life. Enjoy a cooking demonstration to learn how to make the traditional Greek tzatziki appetizer. Also enjoy a dance lesson, where you’ll learn how to dance the sirtaki.

You’ll also enjoy a 7-night cruise on the Aegean Sea cruising to some of the world’s most beautiful islands. You'll visit Mykonos, Greece's most famous jet-set island with its seafront village, sandy beaches, and whitewashed houses; Milos, the “Island of Colors”; Santorini (weather permitting), still an active volcano offering one of the world's most breathtaking panoramas; Heraklion on Crete; plus Kusadasi and Ephesus in Turkey.

From the picturesque fishing villages and stunning islands to ancient historic sights, this Greece cruise tour is a vacation of a lifetime!

12 Day Danube River Cruise With Prague

Gate1 $2549 12 Details

* Flights New York-Budapest, Prague-New York or vice versa
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 10 nights accommodations
* 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress [/cruises/ships/monarch-empress/], First Class Monarch Princess [/cruises/ships/monarch-princess/] or Monarch Baroness [/cruises/ships/monarch-baroness/]
* 3 nights Prague
* River port charges of $190 per person
* Cruise & hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 23 meals: 10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
* Shore excursions per itinerary
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
 
Special Features
* During your Budapest City Tour, see the Parliament, Heroes Square, Royal Palace and Matthias Church
* Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
* In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
* Marvel at the beautiful churches and ancient stone bridges in Regensburg
* City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
River Cruise Features & Amenities
* Captains Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
* Wine and beer with dinners
* Locally inspired recipes
* Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
* Late night snack
* Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access in public areas
* Self-serve coffee and tea station
* Lounge serving premium spirits
* Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
* Fitness center
* Non-smoking ship interior
* Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
* Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides
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Know Before You Book - High & Low Water
European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. Its a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ships itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Highlights Of The South Pacific With Fiji 2019 - 20 Days From Auckland To Nadi

Globus $5710 20 Details

Experience the best of Australia and New Zealand on an unforgettable tour filled with fascinating wildlife, dramatic scenery, and the region’s favorite cities.

In New Zealand, float by boat through the Waitomo caves under 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 the stunning Milford Sound to experience its pristine natural setting. Visit Te Puia, home to New Zealand’s largest geyser, bubbling mud pools and silica terraces and experience all that Queenstown offers as the “Adventure Capital of the World.”

Dine aboard the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant as it winds its way through the city streets of Melbourne (a special experience included by Globus), and lose yourself in the city’s boutiques and decadent food and wine scene. From the laid-back seaside town of Port Douglas, a full-day excursion takes you to the Great Barrier Reef to snorkel or to take a semi-submersible watercraft tour of the famous underwater world. You’ll also visit Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures for a guided tour to see native animals, including Cassowary, Wallaby, Quoll, and Crocodiles. Tour the world-famous Opera House in Sydney and enjoy a spectacular harbor cruise. From Sydney, it’s off to Fiji to tour Nadi on the main island, then enjoy leisure time to explore further or relax at your resort.

Throughout this Australia and New Zealand tour, Globus has also arranged out-of-the-ordinary adventures to make your vacation unique. For example, learn about the Maori culture during a special Hangi dinner and Maori cultural performance. Or how about a wine-tasting and tour on beautiful Waiheke Island near Auckland?

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

14 Day Danube River Cruise With Budapest & Prague

Gate1 $2849 14 Details

* Flights New York-Budapest, Prague-New York or vice versa
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 12 nights Deluxe accommodations
* 2 nights Budapest
* 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress [https://www.gate1travel.com/cruises/ships/monarch-empress/], First Class Monarch Princess [https://www.gate1travel.com/cruises/ships/monarch-princess/] or First Class Monarch Duchess [https://www.gate1travel.com/cruises/ships/monarch-duchess/]
* 3 nights Prague
* River port charges of $190 per person
* Cruise & hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
* Shore excursions per itinerary
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
Special Features
* View Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
* Guided tour of the historic Benedictine Melk Abbey
* City tour of Prague "The City of a Thousand Spires"
 
River Cruise Features & Amenities
* Captains Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
* Wine and beer with dinners
* Locally inspired recipes
* Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
* Late night snack
* Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
* Self-serve coffee and tea station
* Lounge serving premium spirits
* Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
* Fitness center
* Non-smoking ship interior
* Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
* Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides
-------------------------
Know Before You Book - High & Low Water
European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. Its a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ships itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

17 Day China With 4 Day Yangtze River Cruise & Tokyo

Gate1 $3049 17 Details

* Flights Los Angeles-Tokyo, Beijing-Los Angeles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* All intra-flights: Tokyo-Shanghai, Shanghai-Yichang, Chongqing-Xian & Xian-Beijing
* 15 nights First Class accommodations
* 3 nights Tokyo
* 3 nights Shanghai
* 4 nights cruise upstream on the Yangtze River
* 2 nights Xian
* 3 nights Beijing
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel & cruise porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 30 meals: 15 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 6 dinners with beer
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 5-17)
* Services of local guides in all major cities
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* Embark on a city tour of Tokyo that includes the Tokyo Tower, Meji Shrine and Asakusa Kannon Temple
* Explore the classical Yu Yuan Gardens and the lively Bund, Shanghai's popular promenade
* See the world-famous Terracotta Army, a collection of finely sculpted life-size soldiers, horses & chariots
* Visit the amazing Forbidden City, once residence of Chinese Emperors and Summer Palace
* Visit the 2000-year-old Great Wall, the World’s longest man-made structure
* Savor a famous Peking Duck dinner with wine
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

7 Day Athens With 3 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise

Gate1 $999 7 Details

* Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 5 nights accommodations
* 2 nights Athens in your choice of hotels
* 3 nights Celestyal Cruise [/cruises/ships/celestyal/]
* Cruise gratuities & porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 11 meals: 5 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
* Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Entrance fees per itinerary
 
Special Features
* Visit the Acropolis, the astonishing ancient architectural masterpiece built during the Golden Age of Athens
* Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
* Tour the Minoan palace of Knossos, with its awe-inspiring Throne Room and beautiful frescoes
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

11 Day Classic Greece With 3 Day Iconic Aegean Cruise

Gate1 $1999 11 Details

* Round trip flights New York-Athens, Athens-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 9 nights accommodations
* 3 nights Athens
* 1 night Olympia
* 1 night Delphi
* 1 night Kalambaka
* 3 nights Celestyal Cruise [/cruises/ships/celestyal/]
* Cruise gratuities & porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 19 meals: 9 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 7 dinners
* Unlimited drink package on board the cruise
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager (Days 2-7)
* Entrance fees per itinerary
Special Features
* Visit the Acropolis, an ancient architectural masterpiece
* Tour the Minoan palace of Knossos, with its awe-inspiring Throne Room and beautiful frescoes
* Visit Olympia, birthplace of the first Olympic Games
* Ascend to Meteora with its mystical monasteries
* Explore the archaeological site of Ancient Ephesus and the colorful town of Kusadasi
* Tour the archaeological sites of Delphi and the Temple of Apollo
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

China Experience 2019 - 9 Days From Beijing To Shanghai

Cosmos $1299 9 Details

On this tour through China, you'll explore some of China's most famous sites and learn about its ancient and current culture. You'll start with three nights in Beijing, end with three nights in Shanghai, and spend two nights also in Xi'an.

A highlight of this China tour includes a visit to Xi’an, where you'll discover the Terracotta Warriors. These well-preserved, life-size figures of thousands of warriors, horses, and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China's first emperor into the afterlife. They are nothing short of spectacular! Of course, no tour to China is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. Imagine how you'll feel when you're standing on this famous site!

Other highlights of this China tour include visits to the Shanghai Museum, with a collection of 140,000 relics, some dating back 6,000 years; Beijing’s Forbidden City, the home of China's emperors from 1420 to 1912; and Beijing's Temple of Heaven, first constructed in 1420 and the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for a good harvest.

You'll enjoy a Peking duck dinner in Beijing, a walking tour of the Muslim quarter in Xi'an, a visit to a Silk Museum in Shanghai, and more. For the value-minded traveler, this China tour has it all!

12 Day Israel, Ancient & Modern Culture

Gate1 $2799 12 Details

* Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
* Round trip flights New York-Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 10 nights accommodations
* 2 nights Tel Aviv
* 1 night Haifa
* 2 nights Galilee
* 1 night Dead Sea
* 4 nights Jerusalem
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 17 meals: 10 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners (including a home hosted lunch and farewell dinner)
* Coffee and tea served with all meals.
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
* Active itinerary with unique cultural features
Tour Highlights
* Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals.
* Visit Old Jaffa, the ancient port city known for its biblical links with Solomon, Jonah and St. Peter
* Walking tour in Tel Aviv highlights the splendid Bauhaus architecture, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site
* In Haifa, view the Baha'i Shrine and see the magnificent and serene Baha'i Gardens
* Descend by cable car to the magical underwater grottos and sea caves at Rosh Hanikra
* Enjoy wine tasting and a vineyard tour at a boutique hilltop winery in the Golan Heights
* Visit the Hula Valley Nature Reserve; view the multimedia presentation about this unique ecosystem
* Pamper yourself in the warm thermal pools or float in the waters of the Dead Sea
* On the fabled mountaintop of Masada, you'll be transported back in time to the days of King Herod
* Discover the "golden" city of Jerusalem, one of the oldest and holiest cities in the world
* Participate in the Temple Mount "Sifting Project" of ancient rubble dating back to the Temple period
* In Jerusalem, share a Sabbath Dinner with a family at their private home - a feast of local favorites!
* Attend a fabulous performance of the dramatic "Sound & Light Show" at David's Citadel
* Visit the Jerusalem Archaeological Park and Davidson Center offering a window into Jerusalem's glorious past
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Christmastime On The Danube – Westbound 2019 - 9 Days Vienna To Prague

Avalon Waterways $2129 9 Details

This Christmastime river cruise begins in Austria’s magical capital of Vienna, home to the sounds of Mozart and Strauss, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, and the Spanish Riding School. See the famous sights with a Local Guide, or opt to go on a culinary tour through the Christmas markets to get a taste of all the best flavors Austria offers during this time of year. Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. Here, you’ll tour the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey—one of Europe’s largest monasteries—where monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls.

Arrive in Passau, Germany, and visit the city’s charming Christmas market set against the breathtaking backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. In Regensburg, after a guided tour of the city, savor traditional sausages at Historiche Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), one of Germany’s oldest restaurants and enjoy a tasting of German beers. Learn about Christmas traditions as you cruise to Nuremberg, the thousand-year-old city with its medieval fortifications and gothic churches. The Old Town is illuminated with festive lights and decorations, and the Christmas market has dozens of stalls offering traditional wares, such as Lebkuchen (spicy gingerbread) and unique decorations and ornaments. Then, make your way to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic—one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.

In Prague’s Old Town, see the magical Astronomical Clock, built in 1410, and once the envy of all Europe. The Christmas markets offer an array of Christmas tree ornaments, wooden toys, and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content with a warm cup of svarene vino (hot mulled wine) among the rows of brightly decorated wooden huts, and be sure to see the beautifully decorated tree in Old Town to end this perfect, seasonal river cruise.

Iconic Christmas Markets (Nuremberg To Budapest)

AMA Waterways $3099 8 Details

Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: Budapest’s Vörösmarty Square, where all products sold in the market are guaranteed as traditionally handmade; Vienna with its impressive Christmas Markets that seem to majestically appear around every corner; Nuremberg’s festive Christkindlesmarkt, the largest and oldest Christmas Market in Germany; and Regensburg’s Christmas Market at Thurn and Taxis Castle, considered one of Bavaria’s most beautiful and romantic—along with many others throughout your journey—are yours to explore. Sparkling lights; the festive sounds of children dressed as angels singing carols; enticing smells of hot-mulled wine, roasted chestnuts, sausages and sweet treats of every kind; and timeless wonders are a feast for all your senses.

Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness

Lindblad Expeditions $6490 7 Details

What You Came for – Bears, Eagles & Whales
Watch brown bears foraging along the wild Alaska shore from the safety of our National Geographic cruise ship. Wake to the cry of a soaring eagle, see tons of ice thunder from the face of a glacier, walk in a spruce forest, and observe lunge-feeding whales. Discover Southeast Alaska — a land of fjords and islands teeming with wildlife.

Tlingit Interpreter and National Park Ranger
Explore Glacier Bay National Park and experience its magnificent scenery animated by the lore and legend of its indigenous people and the expertise of a local guide. A native Tlingit Interpreter and a National Park Ranger will join us on board our cruise ship, adding layers of history and insider knowledge.

Alaska Through Your Viewfinder
Every Alaska cruise sails with an on board Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic-certified Photo Instructor. Exclusive to Lindblad Expeditions, this Naturalist is specially trained to help you capture the moments at the heart of your expedition cruise.

Benefit From Our Experience
Since 1982, longer than anyone else in the region, our Alaska tour and expedition has explored the magnificent Inside Passage of Alaska with an intimate number of guests in the company of Naturalists aboard our small cruise ship.

Go Deeper – Add a Denali National Park Exploration
Begin or extend your Alaska expedition with a 7-day journey into of one of North America’s natural treasures – Denali National Park.

Our Forest Service Special Use Permit for Tongass National Forest enables you to hike and kayak in wild and remote areas of Southeast Alaska. Lindblad Expeditions is an equal opportunity employer and provider.
 

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPERTS
Travel with and learn from these National Geographic photographers: Michael Melford on June 1 or 8, Rich Reid on August 24 and Susan Seubert on August 25.

NOTE: REVERSE ITINERARY on some departures means different start and end points. Before booking flights, please confirm with an Expedition Specialist.
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China Experience With Hong Kong 2019 - 12 Days From Beijing To Hong Kong

Cosmos $1849 12 Details

On this tour through China, you'll explore some of China's most famous sites and learn about its ancient and current culture. You'll start with three nights in Beijing, end with three nights in Hong Kong, spend three nights in Shanghai, and two nights in Xi’an.

A highlight of this China tour includes a visit to Xi’an, where you’ll discover the Terracotta Warriors. These well-preserved, life-size figures of thousands of warriors, horses, and chariots were created in the 3rd century BC to accompany China’s first emperor into the afterlife. They are nothing short of spectacular! Of course, no tour to China is complete without a visit to the Great Wall of China, the longest man-made structure in the world. Imagine how you’ll feel when you’re standing on this famous site!

Other highlights of this China tour include visits to the Shanghai Museum, with a collection of 140,000 relics, some dating back 6,000 years; Beijing’s Forbidden City, the home of China’s emperors from 1420 to 1912; and Beijing’s Temple of Heaven, first constructed in 1420 and the place where the emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties worshipped the god of heaven and prayed for a good harvest. In Hong Kong, take a cable-car ride for sweeping views of Victoria Harbour, savor a dim sum lunch, and enjoy a full day at your leisure to explore the city at your own pace.

You’ll enjoy a Peking duck dinner in Beijing, a walking tour of the Muslim quarter in Xi’an, a visit to a Silk Museum in Shanghai, and more. For the value-minded traveler, this China tour has it all!

12 Day Discover Northern France

Gate1 $3629 12 Details

* Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
* Round trip flights New York-Paris, Paris-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 10 nights First Class accommodations
* 3 nights Paris
* 2 nights Normandy
* 1 night St. Malo
* 2 nights Loire Valley
* 2 nights Versailles
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 19 meals: 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 6 dinners with wine (including welcome & farewell dinners)
* Coffee and tea with all meals. Wine is included with lunch and dinner
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
* Services of local English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
* Active itinerary with unique cultural features
Tour Highlights
* Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals
* Visit the remarkable Louvre Museum, home of the Mona Lisa and other celebrated masterpieces
* Travel to the Champagne region to enjoy tastings of this expensive bubbly delight
* Visit the magnificent Reims Cathedral, where French Kings have been crowned
* Tour the home of Claude Monet in Giverny, one of the world’s greatest impressionist painters; view the tranquil gardens that inspired his masterpieces
* Experience the American Cemetery on Omaha Beach, resting place of thousands of U.S. troops. Salute their bravery
* Meet a World War II historian who helps you gain a greater understanding about D-Day and the Normandy beaches
* Visit the WWII Memorial Museum, a stirring monument to peace, with its detailed chronology of events that took place in this region
* Visit iconic Mont St. Michel, magnificently rising from the sea on a mighty rock
* View the 400 foot long Apocalypse Tapestry, that depicts more than 70 scenes from the Book of Revelation, in Angers
* Visit the elegant Chateau de Chenonceau, a jewel of Renaissance architecture
* Dine in a Troglodyte Cave, cut into the face of a cliff - a unique experience
* At the Royal Chateau of Amboise, visit the chapel’s memorial to Leonardo da Vinci
* View Chambord Castle, Loire’s largest Chateau, built in the 16th century by King François I
* In Chartres visit the world-famous Gothic cathedral, considered the greatest in France
* Enter the Palace of Versailles to see the lavish apartments of King Louis 14th and the extravagant Hall of Mirrors
* Walk through the amazing Versailles Gardens and view the spectacular musical fountains
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Cycle Vietnam’S Backroads

G Adventures $1784 14 Details

Are you bored of spin classes and biking the same old trails at home? The cure is Vietnam. This 14-day trip is one of Asia's classic cycling journeys, riding from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, giving you a unique viewpoint of the countryside. With thousands of kilometres of stunning beaches and beautiful coastal roads, as well as some of the freshest seafood around, this ride is an indulgent experience whether in or out of the saddle. Prepare to have your cycling legs challenged.

Highlights Of Eastern Europe 2019 (Bucharest To Budapest)

Uniworld $4399 10 Details

Follow a path forged by crusaders, kings and conquerors through Hungary, Serbia, Croatia, Romania and Bulgaria. Immerse yourself in new cultures and make new friends as you travel from splendid Budapest to dynamic Bucharest, discovering the best that the revitalized nations of Eastern Europe have to offer along the way.

Gaze in wonder at the lofty spires of Hungary’s Parliament Building as it rises majestically above the Danube in Budapest. Sit down for friendly, intimate meals with farmers in Croatia and artists in Romania. Uncover scores of little-known treasures, including the picturesque Bulgarian hill towns of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and the surprising rock-hewn churches of Ivanovo—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Step back in time to investigate the history and legends along the Danube while you cruise the Iron Gates. Tour Belgrade by bicycle, marvel at the massive People’s Palace in Bucharest or see Vlad the Impaler’s tomb in the Romanian countryside.

From Budapest to Bucharest, Roman ruins to medieval fortresses, this journey will reveal the unstoppable resiliency of the human spirit, as well as the highlights of this spectacular region. The adventure of a lifetime awaits you.

Who will enjoy this cruise/tour? Explorers wishing to discover ancient lands and modern multicultural cities. Photographers, amateur archaeologists, connoisseurs of regional cuisines and anyone who loves beautiful and mysterious locales.

17 Day Danube River Cruise With Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest & Prague

Gate1 $3899 17 Details

* Flights New York-Warsaw, Prague-New York
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 15 nights Deluxe accommodations
* 2 nights Warsaw
* 2 nights Krakow
* 1 night Budapest
* 7 nights outside cabin aboard the Deluxe Monarch Empress [/cruises/ships/monarch-empress/] or First Class Monarch Princess [/cruises/ships/monarch-princess/]
* 3 nights Prague
* River port charges of $190 per person
* Cruise & hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 30 meals: 15 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
* Shore excursions per itinerary
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions
Special Features
* In Warsaw, along the Royal Route, view historic monuments and residences
* Admire the historic 16th century Wawel Royal Castle in medieval Krakow
* View Vienna with its magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments
* Visit Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities
* City tour of Prague, "The City of a Thousand Spires"
River Cruise Features & Amenities
* Captains Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
* Wine and beer with dinners
* Locally inspired recipes
* Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
* Late night snack
* Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
* Self-serve coffee and tea station
* Lounge serving premium spirits
* Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
* Fitness center
* Non-smoking ship interior
* Cruise Director & Activities Director throughout
* Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides
-------------------------
Know Before You Book - High & Low Water
European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. Its a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ships itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Israel Explorer

G Adventures $1799 8 Details

Perched at the crossroads of Middle Eastern history for centuries and the spiritual home to Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike, Israel remains a must-visit destination for anyone eager to understand this dynamic, always-changing region. Explore the historic towns of Bethlehem and Nazareth, soak in the energy of vibrant Tel Aviv, and experience a soul-stirring connection to ancient and modern sites and peoples. Thousands of incredible moments, one comprehensive trip.

Christmastime From Prague To Basel 2019 - 12 Days Prague To Basel

Avalon Waterways $4028 12 Details

Celebrate this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Czech Republic, on through the heart of Germany, and ending in Switzerland.

Prague, the beautiful Czech capital, is set on the banks of the Vltava River and a Local Guide will be proud to show you the famous sights. The Christmas market offers rows of brightly decorated wooden huts selling ornaments and Czech handicrafts. Explore to your heart’s content and try a traditional hot sausage from one of the stalls.

Board your ship in Nuremberg, Germany, host to one of the oldest Christmas markets. Get into the holiday spirit as you stroll through the illuminated Old Town. 200 stalls sell traditional German Christmas wares and seasonal delicacies. In delightful Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, you’ll find nativity scenes built by local citizens throughout the town. Learn about holiday traditions as you cruise to Würzburg, and here walk through the halls of the ornate Bishop’s Residenz—home to the largest ceiling fresco ever painted. Then stroll through the Christmas markets while you sip Glühwein (hot mulled wine). Learn how to bake a traditional cookie before arriving at one of the charming small towns with half-timbered houses that are dotted along the Main River. In Rüdesheim on the Rhine River, see Europe’s largest nativity scene with life-size figures. Visit Heidelberg Castle, which towers magnificently over the city, before cruising to Strasbourg, France. This time of year, the historic charm of the city is mixed with the festive aromas, sights, and sounds—creating a truly magical atmosphere! Visit the gothic cathedral with its ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Continue your Christmastime river cruise to Breisach, Germany—gateway to the famous Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, before ending in Basel Switzerland.

The Best Of The Balkans With 3-Night Greek Cruise 2019 - 21 Days From Dubrovnik To Athens

Globus $4281 21 Details

For the traveler who wishes to see it all, this is the perfect vacation to explore the Balkan countries. Visit the must-see sights and hear about the long and fascinating histories as you journey through Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, and Greece.

Tour highlights include 15th-century Rector's Palace in Dubrovnik, built in gothic style with renaissance and baroque elements; Mostar’s Old Bridge, a reconstruction of the city’s original 16th-century Ottoman bridge; Serbia’s capital Belgrade; the Romanian cities of Timisoara, Sibiu, Sighisoara, Bucharest, and Brasov, where you’ll visit the impressive Black Church; Ruse, Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”; the ancient Holy Sofia Church, built in the 6th century and today a symbol of Sofia; plus Thessalonika’s Basilica of Saint Demetrious, and Athens’ Acropolis, in Greece.

Globus has also included some unique experiences. You'll visit Dracula’s 14th-century Bran Castle in Romania; the Rila Monastery in Bulgaria, and in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Globus has included a visit to the Sarajevo Tunnel built between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian War.

At the end of your tour, embark on a beautiful three-night Aegean cruise from Athens. Ports of call include Mykonos, Kusadasi and the fascinating excavations of Ephesus (Turkey), Patmos, Heraklion (Crete) with an included excursion to Knossos, and Santorini (weather permitting). It’s a great way to end your Eastern Europe tour!

13 Day Classic Thailand

Gate1 $999 13 Details

* Round trip flights Los Angeles-Bangkok, Bangkok-Los Angeles (some departures operate in reverse)♦
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* Intra-flight Chiang Mai-Bangkok
* 11 nights First Class accommodations*
* 4 nights Bangkok
* 1 night Ayutthaya
* 1 night Sukhothai
* 2 nights Chiang Rai
* 3 nights Chiang Mai
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 18 meals: 11 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners with wine or beer
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
 
Special Features
* In Bangkok, visit serene Wat Po, home of the astonishing giant Reclining Buddha, over 150 feet long
* Visit Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, used as a summer palace by the Siamese royalty
* Marvel at Chai Wattanaram Temple, one of Ayutthaya’s most impressive remaining monuments
* Explore Historical Sukhothai, capital of the first Kingdom of Siam
* Visit the House of Opium & Golden Triangle
* Discover Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep Temple, the most sacred temple in Northern Thailand
* Authentic Thai Dinner at Chiang Mai Private Home
♦Flights from the USA may arrive on DAY 3. Included sightseeing commences in the morning on Day 3.
* some departures operate in reverse order, going to Chiang Mai after Bangkok instead of Ayutthaya
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Magnificent Moselle & Rhine 2019 (Frankfurt To Cologne)

Uniworld $4099 10 Details

Germany’s spectacular backdrops and breathtaking natural wonders will reveal themselves as you cruise along the alluring Moselle and Rhine rivers. Uncover the best-kept-secret in river cruising, the Moselle, as you sail past some of Europe’s most serene, village-dotted and vineyard-lined landscapes.

Discover the cities along the rivers where you’ll encounter cozy German towns and villages, a myriad of bike trails, stunning wooded and mountainous areas, Germany’s beguiling history and delectable cuisine. Spot timber-framed houses with flower boxes, intimate squares, and historic buildings starting in Frankfurt. Step into old-world Europe with a “Let’s Go” experience that will show you Mainhattan (not to be confused with New York City’s beloved borough) by bike. Wander through charming Mainz before venturing to Rüdesheim, where you can explore the Abbey Eberbach. Enjoy a Rhinegau Riesling tasting within the historic walls and explore the grounds of the popular and picturesque filming location.

Take in natural wonders and cultural treasures near and far as you cruise along the Rhine before meeting the winding Moselle. Revel in the picture-perfect wine villages of Boppard and Cochem nestled along the Moselle. Discover Germany’s oldest town, Trier, and learn about its rich Roman history on a panoramic walking tour that includes Emperor Bath, Constantine Basilica, and Karl Marx’s birthplace. Dive deeper into Germany’s heritage in Remich, Bernkastel, Bonn and Cologne. Embark on a castle hike, a village and vineyard walk, or cycle past famous landmarks and scenic shorelines, tasting classically-German beer, wine and sausage along the way. Let the enthralling Moselle and Rhine captivate you.

16 Day Spiritual Southern India

Gate1 $1549 16 Details

* Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
* Flights New York-Chennai, Kochi-New York
Other departure cities available. Please click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 14 nights accommodations
* 2 nights Chennai
* 2 nights Mahabalipuram
* 1 night Pondicherry
* 2 nights Thanjavur
* 2 nights Madurai
* 2 nights Periyar National Park
* 3 nights Kochi
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* Hotel porterage
* All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
* 31 meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 8 dinners with wine♦
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned vehicles
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Comprehensive, guided sightseeing and entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
* Active itinerary with unique cultural features
♦Due to regional laws, hotels and restaurants will not serve alcoholic beverages on the first day of the month and certain holidays. On these days, no wine or beer will be included with dinner
Tour Highlights
* Thanks to our small group size, we can get to the heart of our destination, visit places that other tours miss, and get to know the locals
* Visit the UNESCO site of Mahabalipuram, an ancient archaeological wonder rising on a rocky outcrop
* In Kanchipuram, "City of a Thousand Temples," tour the Ekambareswarar and Kailasanathar Temples
* Exclusive visit to a traditional silk weaving factory - meet with artists and learn how to drape and wear a sari
* Journey to enchanting Pondicherry, a former French settlement that retains its carefree French atmosphere
* At serene Auroville, visit the Meditation Center inspired by the teachings of the Indian yogi Sri Aurobindo
* Witness pilgrims immersing themselves in a ritual bath at Amma Mandapam on the banks of the river
* Tour the spectacular Maratha Palace with its priceless collections of Chola bronzes and stone carvings
* View the impressive UNESCO listed Lord Brihadeeswarar Temple, a magnificent architectural achievement
* In vibrant Madurai on the banks of the Vaigai River, view the 1000-year old Meenakshi Temple
* Visit the Gandhi Museum dedicated to this remarkable man lovingly called the "Father of the Nation"
* Enjoy two nights at Periyar National Park, the best-known sanctuary in South India, home to Bengal tigers
* Attend a colorful Kathakali Dance performance that combines storytelling with music and physical strength
* Visit the Paradesi Synagogue in Kochi the oldest existing Jewish synagogue in India
* Specially arranged cooking class in Kochi reveals some of the secrets of Indian cuisine
* In Alleppey, board a houseboat that cruises along the intricate network of canals, lakes, lagoons and rivers
†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Pittsburgh To Louisville — Lewis And Clark 2019

American Queen $2599 9 Details

RETURN TO PITTSBURGH - Embrace all of the grandeur, history and romance that the American Queen is renowned for while enjoying daytime exploration of intriguing towns and nightly Big Band performances.

Theme:
• Big Band*
 

Journey Through The Holy Land - Faith-Based Travel 2019 - 9 Days From Tel Aviv To Jerusalem

Globus $2375 9 Details

See the stories of the Scriptures come to life as you walk in the footsteps of Jesus on this faith-based journey which includes some of Christianity’s most important sites. Visit places of biblical importance such as Megiddo, Cana and the Mount of Beatitudes and hear the stories of the Bible told over time. The Old City of Jerusalem will leave you amazed as you see and learn more about Jesus’ life. No visit to Israel is complete without floating on the Dead Sea, the perfect way to relax and reflect about your experience. This is truly an inspirational vacation of a lifetime.

4 Nights London With Stonehenge & Bath, 2 Nights York & 3 Nights Edinburgh 2019

Monograms $2080 10 Details

“That’s Barry!” No we are not talking about a person named Barry. It’s what people say in Edinburgh when they think something is fantastic. When you take this 10-day vacation to London, York & Edinburgh with Stonehenge & Bath, we know you’ll be saying “that’s barry” everywhere you go! And the reason everything is “barry” (fantastic) is because when you travel with Monograms, all the details are arranged for you. We’ve not only arranged your hotel reservations, we include daily buffet breakfasts, sightseeing and transportation between cities. Plus, you get the services of our one-of-a-kind feature, the Monograms Local Host®, a friend in each city who is there for you to share local insights, make recommendations and help make your vacation all you want it to be.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive in London, where we can seamlessly pick you up at the airport and take you to your selected hotel. Here, you will be greeted with a warm welcome by your Local Host, who will give you a set of materials to help you become familiar with the city. The next day, after an included breakfast, we've arranged exclusive sightseeing with a local expert that will take you to the must-see attractions. You will visit St. Paul's Cathedral, with its world-famous dome and fascinating history, and you will see the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace. You will also have a full day in London to explore on your own (with the support of your Local Host, of course). You may want to visit Windsor Castle, the Tower of London, the British Museum, or one of the world-famous department stores, such as Harrods.

From London, we will take you to Stonehenge, the most famous prehistoric monument in the world. You'll stand in awe as you try to figure out the mystery behind this monument. We will also take you to Bath, where you will visit the Roman baths, built nearly two thousand years ago.

Then you are off to York. To make travel as convenient as possible, we will pick you up at your London hotel and escort you to the train station. Once you arrive in York, your Local Host will pick you up at the train station, take you to your hotel, and present you with materials on the city so you can start exploring immediately. The next day, we've arranged for you to have a hop-on/hop-off sightseeing tour, where you will see York Minster, the world-famous cathedral dating from the 7th century. Wait until you see its medieval stained glass!

The following day, we will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the train station, where you will catch the Express train (first-class) to Edinburgh, where your Local Host will greet you at the train station and escort you to your hotel. We've arranged a sightseeing tour with a local expert who will share insider stories with you as you see the "New Town," dating to the 18th century, and the "Old Town," dominated by Edinburgh Castle. We will take you to Edinburgh Castle, where you will see the "Honours of Scotland," the oldest set of crown jewels in the British Isles. You will also have a full day to explore on your own. Perhaps take a ghost tour of Edinburgh's Old Town or explore Holyrood Palace, Her Majesty the Queen’s official residence in Scotland and once the home of Mary, Queen of Scots.

As you can see, Monograms has taken care of the details for you. And did we mention we've included first-class train tickets on the Express train between London, York, & Edinburgh? Between the transportation and transfers we've included, the sightseeing and guides we've arranged, the hotels we've booked, and the breakfast we've included, all you have to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride! Imagine the stress and hassles saved by allowing us to handle the details—not to mention the comfort of knowing you'll have a Local Host in each city—and you've got yourself a vacation of a lifetime! Now that is “barry!”

Memphis To Pittsburgh — Racing On The River 2019

American Queen $4799 16 Details

RACING ON THE RIVER - By any measure, the Ohio River is no mere tributary to the Mississippi, but a mighty river unto itself. On this new itinerary, you will embark on a cruise imbued with the heritage of small town America and the nostalgia of Americas vibrant steamboating history. As you discover the charming attractions of quaint ports that have long been guest favorites, you will have the opportunity to take part in themed racing events such as a 5k run in Augusta, and experience the thrill of horse racing at the famed track at Churchill Downs in Louisville. But racing on the river just wouldnt seem right without the excitement of riverboat racing, so join us onboard as we challenge riverboats, such as the Belle of Louisville, for a good old-fashioned race on the river!
 

14 Day Ultimate National Parks

Gate1 $3449 14 Details

* Flights Los Angeles-Phoenix, Rapid City-Los Angeles
Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
* Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
* 13 nights accommodations
* 1 night Scottsdale
* 1 night Tusayan (Grand Canyon)
* 2 nights Page
* 2 nights Springdale
* 1 night Salt Lake City
* 1 night Jackson
* 2 nights Yellowstone National Park
* 1 night Cody
* 2 nights Rapid City
* Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
* 17 meals: 13 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners
* Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor coach
* Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
* Services of English-speaking local guides
* Entrance fees per itinerary
* Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring
Special Features
* Stay in the Old Town of Scottsdale, where the "Old West meets the New West"
* Visit picturesque Sedona, with its distinctive red rock formations and artist community
* Stop at Montezuma Castle, site of prehistoric Native American cliff dwellings
* Stand in awe at the rim of the Grand Canyon with its breathtaking beauty
* View Lake Powell, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world
* Tour Bryce Canyon, a wondrous land of pines and oddly sculpted red rock formations
* Discover Zion National Park, enjoy short hikes and stunning views
* Salt Lake City Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Tabernacle Choir and Temple Square
* Discover dramatic Grand Teton National Park with its jagged peaks, glaciers, lakes and dense forests
* Visit Yellowstone National Park established in 1872, as the first national park in the United States
* Mount Rushmore, the iconic massive carved sculpture of the faces of four U.S. presidents
* Crazy Horse Memorial started over 50 years ago and is still incomplete

Louisville To St. Louis — Lewis And Clark 2019

American Queen $2599 9 Details

LEWIS AND CLARK - The Ohio River served as a thrilling avenue of American Discovery. Explorers became heroes, bigger-than-life exploits were transformed into legends, and American identity was forever tied to the West. The wilderness region is just as evocative today with an abundance of history to explored. Delve into the early days of American exploration and acquaint yourself with the heroic Lewis and Clark Expedition. Special guest historians will be onboard to provide you with a sense of the challenges and triumphs that the nations early pioneers faced.  

The Blue Danube Discovery 2019 - 12 Days Budapest To Prague

Avalon Waterways $2849 12 Details

This timeless Europe river cruise vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic.

In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade.
In the picturesque town of Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses. Further up the Danube River, you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg—the only German city not bombed during WWII. Your last stop is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle.

Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague, known as the “Golden City.” See the sights with a Local Guide and explore on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square, and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!

Paris Getaway 2 Nights 2019

Monograms $612 3 Details

Coco Chanel. Ernest Hemingway. Vincent van Gogh. Oscar Wilde. They all spent time in Paris, the “City of Light”, and now it’s your turn. That’s why Monograms has made it easy for you with this Paris package. We’ve arranged for your hotel reservations, daily buffet breakfast, and sightseeing. Plus, a one-of-a-kind feature is the Monograms Local Host®, who will answer questions, offer you suggestions, arrange activities for you, and be on hand to help make sure your Paris trip runs smoothly.

Your Paris trip begins when you arrive. If you desire, Monograms can pick you up at the airport and get you seamlessly to your hotel. Your Local Host will meet you at your hotel with a warm greeting and materials to familiarize you with the city. After all, with only four days in Paris, you don’t want to waste time getting lost or trying to figure out where to go. The next morning, after your included breakfast, we will pick you up at your hotel for sightseeing with an expert local guide. You’ll hear inside stories about the must-see sights, like the Opéra and Arc de Triomphe. We’ll take you into Notre Dame Cathedral, with a history dating back to 1163, and the Louvre, the most visited art museum in the world (Louvre replaced with Seine cruise on Tuesdays). But don’t worry…we won’t leave you on your own. We give you guided, VIP access to the Louvre, which means you get to go past all of those other tourists waiting in line. There are thousands of pieces of art, so who has time to waste in line? Your time is better off spent enjoying the museum and the city. In your free time, you may choose to cruise down the Seine River, shop along the infamous Champs-Elysées, enjoy a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge, eat dinner at the Eiffel Tower, or perhaps take an excursion to the Palace of Versailles or Claude Monet’s Giverny. In a city this unique and exciting, the choices are numerous!

To make sure you get the most out of your Paris vacation package, we’ve included all the details, from daily breakfasts, VIP access and the services of a Local Hosts. Think about all the time you save by letting us handle the details for you. So all you have to do is pack your bags and go!

Chattanooga To Memphis — Civil War 2019

American Queen $2299 9 Details

THE ENDURING LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR - The Mississippi River, and its tributaries, was of great strategic value as both a transportation and communication route during the Civil War. Experience authentic Southern culture as you journey through living history and explore the legacy of the Civil War both onboard and in ports of call. Distinguished guest speakers will be onboard to captivate you with astounding Civil War presentations. 
 

Canyon Country Showcase Summer 2019

CostSaver $1730 12 Details

Discover the allure of the Canyonlands as you journey through ancient pueblos, Native American ruins and cliff dwellings that have stood for centuries. Admire the breathtaking array of National Parks and outstanding natural beauty this area boasts as your journey has you gazing deep into mighty canyons, and at the towering ruby red hoodoos and spectacular sandstone formations that form this distinctive panorama.

Best Of Eastern Canada And Usa (Summer 2019)

Insight $4496 16 Details

Uncover the best of Eastern Canada and USA as you explore these diverse countries in a style and manner that suits you. From delicious regional delicacies in Montpelier, where you'll try Vermont's traditional 'sugar on snow', to the sweeping skylines of New York City, you'll be taken aback by Canada's natural wonder and the US's revolutionary history. Top tip: Don't forget your raincoat as you board a cruise taking you up close to the thundering phenomenon that is Niagara Falls.

Danube Holiday Markets 2019 (Budapest To Passau)

Uniworld $3399 8 Details

Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity throughout his realm. As you ramble through the Christmas Market on Vörösmarty Square, admiring the handmade porcelain, stop to watch as kürtos kalács (a pastry) is baked on rods over an open fire and then coated with sugar before it’s handed to you.

In Bratislava, where a lively young art scene is revitalizing the compact city core, stalls abound with traditional Slovakian Christmas items such as medovníky (spiced ginger cookies) and šúpolie (figurines made from corn husks). Experience Uniworld’s exclusive “Taste of Christmas” program in the heart of Vienna during the day. Follow the lights down the Landstrasse in Linz to the Volksgarten, where you’ll find a fairytale Christmas display—large animated renditions of scenes from fairytales that will entrance the child in you. Or mail a letter from Christkindl, where children from all over the world send their Christmas wish lists.

Glorious baroque architecture, delightful concerts and ravishing scenery will make this Christmas season unforgettable as you sail through the holidays on the Danube.

Who will enjoy this cruise? Music lovers will find many special holiday treats on this cruise, from onboard caroling and a classical concert in Vienna to an exclusive organ recital. Shoppers will delight in the chance to pick out a variety of unique gifts at enchanting Christmas markets.

Alton (St. Louis) To Red Wing (Minneapolis) — Mark Twain's Mississippi 2019

American Queen $2299 9 Details

AN AMERICAN LITERARY ICON – Delve deep into the life and works of Mark Twain with special onboard programming all the while traveling "his" Mississippi River. You will also have the opportunity to explore his hometown of Hannibal, MO, and visit the sites that inspired his most cherished works.

Theme:
• Mark Twain*

Fall Colours Of New England Summer 2019

CostSaver $1580 10 Details

From historic Boston to quintessential Cape Cod and deep into rural New England explore picture postcard small towns steeped in rich autumn colors with their quaint homes, curiosity shops and towering white church steeples, this great value trip covers essential fall foliage with a few surprises along the way.

California And The Golden West Summer 2019

CostSaver $1890 14 Details

Discover what makes California and the Golden West so incredibly special as you take in the stunning scenery of the awe inspiring Grand Canyon, the barren beauty of its deserts and the grandeur of the Sierra Nevada. Compare the cultures of the iconic Californian cities from laid back San Diego, to glitzy Los Angeles and cosmopolitan San Francisco. Travel back through the scenic wine country of the central coast as you reflect on your wonderful experience.

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