2022, here we come! We all hoped that 2021 would enable us to travel the world, meet friends in other countries and simply let us roam free. Since that dream has faded away, we got busy setting up 2022 programs and we have our tours ready. Here is a selection of what we have in store for you. We look forward to having you join us soon!
JANUARY 2022 - Classical South Pacific on the m/s Paul Gauguin
Discover the charms of the South Pacific in Tahiti and the Society Islands with 3 nights at the beautiful InterContinental Resort Tahiti followed by a 7-night sojourn on a luxury ship with Polynesian flair – the intimate m/s Paul Gauguin. Violinist Kai Gleusteen and pianist Catherine Ordronneau will be your musical hosts.
m/s Paul Gauguin © Paul Gauguin Cruises Ponant
JANUARY 2022 - Ecuador and the Galápagos
Explore the breathtaking city of Quito, situated high up in the snow-capped Andean mountains, the Amazon basin – the largest rainforest in the world – and witness the amazing biodiversity of the Galápagos on a unique 4-night private cruise. Get up close and personal with sea lions, tortoises, prancing blue-footed boobies, marine iguanas and a host of unusual species both on land and sea.
APRIL 2022 - NW Europe and the Liberation of Holland
See most of the great historical locations of two world wars in Normandy, Belgium and Holland, accompanied by a military historian. Explore the beautiful cities of Rouen, Caen, Honfleur, Dieppe, Ypres, Arnhem, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.
Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland, Apeldoorn
APRIL 2022 - Liberation of Holland & Belgium
Follow in the footsteps of our Canadian veterans through Belgium, Holland and Vimy Ridge, with a military historian. You will also explore the beautiful cities of Cologne, Ghent, Antwerp, Arnhem, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, as well as the magnificent Keukenhof Gardens, one of the largest flower gardens in the world.
Liberation of Holland © VND | Passchendaele Memorial Gardens © Visit Flanders
APRIL 2022 - Classical Italy
Enjoy incomparable music and opera during this beautiful journey through Northern Italy, including performances at two of the most renowned opera houses in the world – Teatro Alla Scala in Milan and La Fenice in Venice. This tour can be combined with our For the Love of Vienna tour.
MAY 2022 - For the Love of Vienna
Explore one of the world’s greatest cultural capitals and enjoy performances at the city’s greatest concert halls, including the Musikverein and Vienna State Opera. This tour can be combined with our Classical Italy tour and 3-day journey from Venice to Vienna via the Dolomites and Southern Austria.
Musikverein, Vienna © Wolf Dieter Grabner | Hofburg Palace, Vienna © Peter Ciro
MAY 2022 - The Scenic Austrian Alps & Oberammergau Passion Play
Attend the once-a-decade performance of the world-renowned Passion Play (Passionsspiele), produced and performed by residents of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau since 1634. Explore the cities of Vienna, Salzburg and Innsbruck, and enjoy spectacular scenery, picturesque villages and historic towns as you drive through the Austrian, Italian and German Alps.
Way of the Cross © Birgit Gudjonsdottir, Passion Play Oberammergau 2022
MAY 2022 - Culture & History of Jordan, Israel & Oberammergau Passion Play
Step into the ancient world of the Middle East on a journey that combines the cultural and historical highlights of Jordan and Israel, including the “lost city” of Petra, the Roman ruins of Jerash and the ancient city of Megiddo. Proceed to Bavaria to attend the much-anticipated Passion Play (Passionsspiele), produced and performed by residents of Oberammergau since 1634.
Treasury, Petra © Jordan Tourism Board
JUNE 2022 - Italian Campaign - Ken MacLeod Memorial Tour
Honour the contributions of the D-Day Dodgers in the 1943-45 Italian Campaign. Explore the key battle areas of Anzio, Monte Cassino, the Liri Valley, Ortona, Coriano Ridge and others with Military Historian Karen Storwick.
Roman Forum, Rome | Lt. I. Macdonald (binoculars) and Canadians of the 48th Highlanders in Ortona on Dec 10, 1943
SEPTEMBER 2022 - Best of the Baltics
Discover charming cities, traditional villages, uniquely beautiful countryside and the fascinating history of the Baltic countries. Visit the old towns of the three Baltic capitals – Baroque Vilnius, Art Nouveau Riga and medieval Tallinn – all of them UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and enjoy a day trip to the vibrant seaside city of Helsinki. Optional extension to Stockholm, Sweden and the sophisticated Norwegian capital, Oslo.
Old Town, Tallinn © Kaupo Kalda, Visit Estonia
SEPTEMBER 2022 - Classical Music on the Romantic Danube
Join the Juno-Award-winning Gryphon Trio for a musical journey along the Danube aboard AmaWaterways’ luxurious AmaSonata. Attend classical music performances in world-renowned concert halls in Budapest and at Vienna State Opera or the Musikverein, plus private performances by your guest artists on board the ship and ashore. Optional 3-night extension in Prague.
SEPTEMBER 2022 - The Historic Danube: Golf & Culture
Experience the rich culture and history of the Danube with 2 nights in Budapest, a 7-night cruise aboard AmaWaterways’ luxurious AmaSonata and 3 nights in Prague. Play six rounds of golf on world-renowned courses in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and the Czech Republic; some of these host International and National Championships and are part of the European PGA schedule.
Golfer at Pannonia Golf & Country Club | Cruising the Danube © AmaWaterways
OCTOBER 2022 - Highlights of Greece
Explore the birthplace of Western civilization where ancient myths and modern influences collide on a journey from Thessaloniki through Central Greece, the Peloponnese, the Greek Islands and Athens. Experience the spectacular beauty of Mykonos, Patmos, Rhodes, Crete and Santorini on a 4-night cruise, and enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, delicious cuisine and warm hospitality of these glorious islands.
NOVEMBER 2022 - Historical Uganda: Kingdoms of the White Nile
Discover “the Pearl of Africa’s” beautiful and diverse scenery, from the savannah to the rainforest, the snow-capped mountains to the Great Lakes, and visit the source of the world’s longest river – the Nile. Spot some of the “big five” in Queen Elizabeth National Park, including the leopard, lion, buffalo and elephant, and join an optional trek with the rare mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Optional extension to beautiful Rwanda – the “land of a thousand hills”.
Giraffes, Queen Elizabeth National Park
JANUARY 2023 - Enchanting India & Sri Lanka
Discover the fun and frenetic capital of Delhi and Goa’s relaxing tropical atmosphere, as well as the lush scenery, thrilling wildlife, colonial history and coconut-rich cuisine of Kerala and Sri Lanka. Optional pre-tour to Agra and the iconic Taj Mahal.
Sigiriya © Sri Lanka Tourism Bureau
MAY 2023 - Classics on the Volga
Join the Juno Award-winning Gryphon Trio, the Gleusteen-Ordronneau Duo and Julie Nesrallah on the MS Aleksandra for a feast of classical music along the Volga. Experience exceptional performances at the Bolshoi, Moscow’s International House of Music and/or Moscow Conservatory, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Hall or Mariinsky Theatre, as well as concerts by your hosts while aboard. Discover the magnificent artistic and cultural heritage of Moscow and St. Petersburg, and enjoy Russia’s beautiful scenery from the comfort of your ship.
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg
Please register your interest in these tours by completing a Reservation Form (NO DEPOSIT until the end of the summer) or calling us at 1800-665-0998.
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