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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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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