Join us for this spectacular 14-day journey featuring a nine-night exclusively chartered cruise to Antarctica, Earth’s last frontier. Cruise aboard the intimate Le Boréal, one of the finest vessels in Antarctic waters, featuring private balconies in 95% of the deluxe, ocean-view accommodations. Experience the White Continent in its unspoiled state—fantastically shaped icebergs, turquoise glaciers, bustling penguin rookeries and breaching whales. Accompanied by the ship’s expert team of naturalists, board sturdy Zodiac watercraft for excursions ashore and observe Antarctica’s abundant wildlife. Spend two nights in vibrant Buenos Aires. Extend your journey with the exclusive three-night Iguazú Falls Post-Program Option.
This unique itinerary and small-ship voyage showcases the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula between Barcelona and Lisbon, including Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River. Cruise ancient trade routes from the Mediterranean Sea to the Atlantic Ocean aboard the five-star small ship Le Lyrial. Visit Portugal’s Algarve region, Spain’s Granada and Valencia, the Rock of Gibraltar and the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Daily port calls and included excursions featuring four UNESCO World Heritage sites. Barcelona pre-cruise and Lisbon post-cruise options.
Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Plaza Madeleine Hotel, formerly a grand 19th-century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, castles and prehistoric treasures through specially arranged excursions and cultural enrichments, including the pilgrimage site of Rocamadour and the fascinating prehistoric cave paintings of Rouffignac and Cap Blanc. Bordeaux pre-program option and Albi/Toulouse post-program option.
Experience the best of China and Tibet: from the Himalayan “Rooftop of the World” through the dramatic gorges of the Yangtze River to the historic neighborhoods of Old Shanghai. Enjoy five-star accommodations in Beijing, Xi‘an, Lasa and Shanghai and cruise for three nights from Chongqing to Sandouping aboard the deluxe Victoria Jenna. Stunning beauty and centuries-old civilizations, including eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, Three Gorges Dam, the Great Wall, Beijing’s Forbidden City and Xi’an’s warriors of the terra-cotta army.
Experience the true essence of Italian life in the fabled lakes district, an impossibly picturesque setting that has inspired poets, composers, artists and philosophers for centuries. Enjoy charming accommodations in the Palace Hotel in the heart of Como and soak in private lake cruises on Como, Maggiore and Orta. Excursions to Bellagio, Villa del Balbianello, the Borromean Islands, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Sacro Monte di Orta and Milan. Verona/Venice post-program option.
Take in Palma de Mallorca’s impressive architecture, enjoy stunning views in historic Marseille, visit Monte Carlo’s famous casino, relax on Antibes’ beautiful beaches, discover Ajaccio’s Napoleon relics, and taste Livorno’s renowned fresh seafood.
Explore the historical legacies and dynamic cultures of coastal Portugal, Spain, France and England aboard the Le Boréal. Cruise up the storied River Thames to London’s Tower Bridge and hear from guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II, who joins you on the hallowed beaches of Normandy. Explore Oporto in Portugal’s renowned wine country, walk in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims in Santiago de Compostela and visit the Guggenheim Museum and Le Mont Saint-Michel. Lisbon pre-cruise and London post-cruise options.
Take in Africa’s premier safari destination by land and air during the annual great migration of wildebeests, zebras, gazelles and Cape buffalo — an extraordinary wildlife event. Privately chartered flight and daily game drives in Tanzania’s finest parks — Lake Manyara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater and Tarangire. An expert curator illuminates human prehistory at Oldupai Gorge, where the Leakey family discovered 1.8-million-year-old human fossils. Deluxe accommodations in premier Serena Safari Lodges and a comfortable tented camp.
This incredible expedition cruises into the mysterious Amazon River basin aboard the all-suite Zafiro and features two nights in Peru’s capital city of Lima — a UNESCO World Heritage site. Led by expert naturalists, marvel at the diversity of nature’s most wondrous offerings — delicate orchids, transparent glass frogs, pink river dolphins and more. Visit local villages, observe traditional ways of life and even a shaman’s ancient ritual of purification! Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley post-tour options.