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Explore Spain & Portugal's alluring sites and cities while savouring their vibrant cultures and colours! After the first week spent exploring the East and Central Spain, these tours diverge: either continue on a rich and fascinating itinerary to the Moorish-influenced South, Gibraltar and Portugal... or settle back in luxury aboard AMA Waterways' new river cruise ship, to enjoy gourmet meals and local wines as the scenery unfolds before you.
Barcelona – Figueres – Cadaques – Zaragoza – Madrid – Alcala de Henares – Toledo – Cordoba – Granada – Costa del Sol – Gibraltar – Sevilla – El Rocio – Algarve – Lisbon
Barcelona – Figueres – Cadaques – Zaragoza – Madrid – Porto – Regua – Barca d'Alva – Salamanca – Figueria de Castelo Rodrigo – Pinhao – Bitetos – Lisbon
Ultimate African Safari: Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda Apr 21 – May 5/12, 2014 (15/22 days)
Stunning diverse landscapes, exotic wildlife and incredible experiences can be expected every day of this fabulous safari! From the source of the world's longest river to the slopes of it's highest free-standing mountain, and every savannah and rainforest in between, Africa offers peak experiences you won't find anywhere else! Enjoy encounters with pygmies, Masai, game drives with the opportunity to see all of the most sought-after big game, and the rare chance to see chimps and Mountain Gorillas. This beautiful region of Africa and its incredible inhabitants will take your breath away!
Nairobi – Aberdares – Lake Naivasha – Masai Mara – Serengeti – Ngorongoro – Lake Mburo – Bwindi – Kampala – Mabira – Jinja – Lake Victoria – Ngamba – Entebbe
Italian Campaign: 70th Anniversary of Breaking the Hitler Line May 14 – 26, 2014 (13 days)
From Rome to Venice, two of the world's most beautiful and historic cities, we follow the route of Canada'a troops through the stunning Italian countryside on the 70th anniversary of the breaking of the Hitler Line. With historians and local guides to enrich our understanding of the area's military and cultural history, we'll have unique opportunities to engage with residents and veterans and take part in special commemorative events. An extraordinary and deeply touching way to connect the past and present, keeping memories alive. Anyone interested in Canadian military history and the wonderful culture and people of Italy should not miss this unique opportunity!
Rome – Monte Cassino – Pontecorvo – Roccasecca – Pofi – Cepran – Frosinone – San Pietro – Ortona – San Marino – Villanova – Ravenna – Venice
The Scenic Alps May 23 - June 7, 2013 (16 days)
Delight in this quintessential look at some of the world's most pristine and picturesque landscapes. From tawny carved balconies heavy with flowers, to turquoise lakes reflecting charming villages, and peaks soaring over verdant valleys, the Alps continually earn their reputation as one of the most desirable destinations. Come envelope yourself in a region that has been cultivating beauty and hospitality for generations.
Oberammergau – Ettal – Linderhof – Neuschwanstein – Zugspitze Lech – Lake Constance – Mainau – Appenzell – Tirol – Merano – Bolzano – Kals – Lienz – Val Gardena – Krimmel Waterfalls – Innsbruck – Salzburg – St. Wolfgang – Berchtesgaden – Bad Ischl – Hallstatt – Munich
Iceland's Pristine Beauty with Greenland Sep. 4 – 16, 2013 (13 days
Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to explore the breathtaking natural beauty and unique culture of Iceland! From jewel-coloured lakes to soaring falls, thrilling geysers to mineral-rich spas, this is a wonderful country that treasures its rich natural gifts and embraces green, healthy lifestyles and a love of the outdoors. We also have a rare opportunity to experience Greenland's majestic sights, which are carved on a breathtaking, prehistoric scale!
Reykjavík – Þingvellir – Kaldidalur – Borgarfjörður – Snæfellsjökull Glacier – Djúpalónssandur – Arnarstapi – Stykkisholmur Eiriksstadir – Dalabyggð – Þingeyri – Akureyri – Siglufjörður Lake Mývatn – Dettifoss – Egilsstaðir – Höfn – Vatnajökull Hoffell – Skaftafell – Skógarfoss – Hvolsvöllur – Gullfoss – Geysir
Best of Ireland & Scotland Sep. 17 – Oct. 3, 2013 (17 days)
A perfect way to explore both great countries! Anticipate warm welcomes and great fun in the picturesque towns, historic villages and spectacular landscapes we will visit.
Dublin – Glendalough – Killarney – Kerry – Galway – Connemara – Derry – Belfast – Edinburgh – Inverness – Fort William – Glasgow
Best of the Baltics Sep. 22 – Oct. 6/9, 2013 (15/18 days)
The Baltic countries have a fascinating history expending back many centuries, through the period of Russian occupation up to their more recent independence and incorporation in to the European Union. Memorable experiences await you in their mix of charming cities, authentic villages and beautiful countryside.
Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Finland
plus optional St. Petersburg extension
China's Silk Road + Tibet Oct. 10/13 - 26/29, 2013 (14, 17 or 20 days)
This magical tour offers an exciting and colourful study in contrasts, from China's ancient monuments to its leading-edge cities, vast steppes to bustling markets, and vibrant metropolises to rarified hermitages. Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to peek behind the veil of the modern and mystical East!
Beijing – Zhengzhou – Luoyang – Xi’an – Kashgar – Karakul Lake – Urumqi – Turpan – Jiaohe – Shanghai – Chongqing – Lhasa – Namsto Lake
Old World Christmas Cruise Nov. 22 – Dec. 4, 2013 (13 days)
Revive your true Christmas spirit and revel in Old World splendour of some of Europe's brightest beauty spots, all a-glitter for the season! During the day indulge your senses with all the delectable tastes and smells of Christmas Markets, discover wonderful traditions and exquisite handicrafts, rekindle a sense of awe and gratitude away from the din of shopping malls, and explore the historic lanes to the sounds of carolers and carriages. Then escape to the luxury of your floating home aboard the newly-launched MS AMAPrima where the delights of sumptuous dinners, cosy concerts and the glorious view from your private balcony onto the Danube await. Includes all meals, drinks with dinners, plus special excursions and concerts. Cruise the Imperial capitals and cities of the Danube for the most relaxing and memorable Christmas holiday!
Berlin – Dresden – Prague – Nuremberg – Regensburg – Salzburg – Passau – Cesky Krumlov – Linz – Melk – Vienna – Budapest
Book early for special group discounts on airfare!
Costa Rica: Natural Beauty Jan 28 – Feb 11, 2014 (15 days)
A spectacular land of jewel tones, tropical scents, exotic creatures and breathtaking beauty, Costa Rica has remained a hidden gem for many. In just one day you can enjoy luscious fresh produce with your locally-grown morning coffee, take an amazing photo safari through vast nature preserves, and end your day with a ride through lush foliage toward a blissful soak in natural hot springs. Just think what two weeks in paradise can do to rejuvenate you!
San Jose – Poas Volcano – La Paz Waterfall Gardens – Monteverde – Selvatura Park – Arenal – Rincon de la Vieja – Guanacaste – Nicaragua – Manuel Antonio Park – Palo Verde National Park
Viva Mexico: Historic, Social, Folkloric, Traditional Feb 8 – 17, 2014 (10 days)
There is so much more to Mexico than the resort veneer! Discover Mexico's rich history and traditions, from Pre-Colombian and Aztec sites to colourful Colonial towns with fascinating but troubled legacies. We'll see some of the most populous cities in the world and also have the unique opportunity to learn from a small Zapotec community that has carried forward many of its pre-Colombian traditions. The beautiful hillside towns of the Independence Route, lush plantations of fruit and agave and spectacular coastline await your exploration of the authentic Mexico.
Mexico City – Teotihuacan – Guadalupe – Puebla – Oaxaca – Teotitlan del Valle – Queretaro – San Miguel de Allende – Guadalajara – Tlaquepaque – Puerto Vallarta – Tequila
70th Anniversary D-Day Commemoration & 100th Anniversary WWI Memorial Tour May 27 – June 10, 2014 (15 days)
Take part in the official ceremonies commemorating the 70th Anniversary of D-Day and revisit significant sites on what will be a touching and interesting journey through the beautiful French countryside. Hosted by a military historian to provide special insights and context for our visits, our group will enjoy numerous special events, access and unique opportunites to talk to locals and those affected by the fighting and intervening decades of recovery.
Paris – Reims – Verdun – Cambrai – Valenciennes – Mons– Arras – Ieper – Calais – Wimereux – Dieppe – Caen – Normandy
PPCLI 100th Anniversary Private Returns Tour Apr. 29 – May 19, 2015 (8-21 day options)
In Spring 2015 join members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, their friends and relatives to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the PPCLI on this memorable tour of Western Europe. We'll explore fascinating and evocative sites significant in the involvement of the Canadian Military in the Western European theatre, including a number of special events bringing members of the Regiment past and present together, with a highlight being the official commemoration ceremonies in Frezenberg, Belgium.
London – Frogmore – Brookwood – Winchester – Lille – Ieper – Frezenberg – Arras – Vimy – Cologne – Hemer – Frankfurt – Soest – Iserlohn – Deilinghofen – Kassel – Fulda – Koblenz – Rhine Gorge – Lahr – Baden – Hugelsheim – Riquewihr – Alsace – Strasbourg – Paris
Grand Eastern Mediterranean Tour & Cruise Oct. 6 – 21, 2013
A sweeping and breathtaking tour & cruise of the Holy Land encompassing Israel (Jerusalem – Bethlehem – Nazareth – Galilee) – Greece (Athens – Corinth – Rhodes), TURKEY (Ephesus) and Italy (Rome). This Mediterranean cruise offers incredible value, comfort and scope for exploring the Cradle of Civilization, and is ideal for both pilgrims and anyone interested in culture and history. SO MUCH INCLUDED! CRUISE, ALL EXCURSIONS, MEALS and FLIGHTS – AN INCREDIBLE VALUE!
Experience a cultural safari in Uganda, less well-known than its famous cousins to the south but no less impressive. We visit a number of parks and game farms where you'll see wildlife at its very best, and travel through majectic landscapes and small villages. As the highlight we have a chance to be close to the incredible gorillas - an experience of a lifetime!
This special tour will be restricted to a small group of 12-14 people maximum, so if you're interested in more information, contact us today! The small group size minimizes our impact on the fragile flora and fauna, and will allow us closer interaction with the wonderful culture.
Includes accommodation, transportation, guides, most meals, and fees (for Gorilla trek, etc.)
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