Parliament, Budapest © AngMoKio

At Special Travel International, we have been busy planning new and exciting tours for 2019 and 2020 – from our popular Classical Music Cruise Series to military history, hiking and sightseeing tours. Here is a selection of what we have in store for you. We hope you can join us!

Feb 2019: Ecuador and the Galápagos

Discover Ecuador’s natural wonders and amazing biodiversity on this unique tour – Quito, the Amazon jungle, vibrant markets, hot springs, volcanoes, and a 4-night private cruise through the southern and eastern islands of the Galápagos, home to some of the best snorkelling spots and most diverse and impressive marine wildlife around.


North Seymour Blue Footed Booby © Daniel Sendecki, G Adventures Inc

Apr 2019: A well-kept secret: Spain’s Northern Coast

Travel off the beaten path in Northern Spain and discover elegant cities, rolling hills, dramatic coastal landscapes, fishing villages and great wines.

Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao © Erika Barahona Ede, FMGB Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa; all rights reserved

May 2019: Highlights of Tuscany and Umbria hiking the St. Francis Way

Discover Tuscany and Umbria's great cities such as Florence and Assisi, picturesque villages and spectacular landscapes hiking the St. Francis Way (Camino di Francesco).

Walkers near the Basilica of St. Francis, Assisi © Sviluppumbria, Fabrizio Ardito

May 2019: The Italian Campaign

Join the Royal Westminster Regiment Association, Family & Friends on The Italian Campaign, marking the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Melfa River. Optional pre-tour to Sicily.

Montecassino ruins, 1950 @ WW2Radio

May 2019: Normandy 1944

Commemorate the 75th Anniversary of D-Day and the WWI battlefields of Northwest Europe. Choose between a 15-day tour and a 13-day tour.

Canadian soldiers landing at Juno Beach, June 6, 1944

June 2019: Iceland, Scandinavia & Baltic Cruise

Discover the Nordic highlights from Iceland to Scandinavia via Russia by land and sea. This beautiful tour includes a 7-night cruise on the Costa Magica.

Old Town, Tallinn © Kadi-Liis Koppel, Tallinn City Tourist Office & Convention Bureau

Oct 2019: The Majestic Rhine – Beethoven and the Romantics

Experience the rich culture of the European Heartland on the luxurious AmaSerena. Enjoy an exquisite program of 10 concerts devised by renowned Artistic Director George Zukerman, OC, OBC.

AmaSerena on the Rhine © AmaWaterways

May 2020: Culture & History of Jordan, Israel and Oberammergau Passion Play

Do not miss the once-in-a-decade performance of the world-renowned Passion Play, performed and produced by residents of the Bavarian village of Oberammergau since 1634. Combine this with a cultural journey through the Middle East, or a scenic tour of the Austrian Alps.

Jesus before Pilate © Passion Play Oberammergau 2020

Treasury, Petra © Jordan Tourism Board

Hallstatt © Wolfgang Weinh, Oesterreich Werbung

*** It is not too late to book some of our 2018 tours! ***

Sep 2018: England, Wales & Scotland

London's highlights, gorgeous countryside and Britain's pop TV & music culture with a private visit to the sets of ‘Coronation Street’.

Rovers Return Inn, Coronation Street

Sep 2018: Grandeur of the Loire

Cruise along the beautiful Loire Valley and explore its magnificent châteaux on these two unique tours. Choose to combine the cruise with the rich history and culture of Brittany and Normandy, or the exceptional wine-growing area of Bordeaux and its surrounding villages.

MS Loire Princesse © Michel Friz, CroisiEurope

Sep 2018: Legendary Ireland

Come along on this great value tour including flights, entrance fees, events and most meals. The unicorns and pubs are calling!

Irish Village

Oct 2018: The Eternal Danube

3 nights in Prague, a 7-night Danube cruise aboard the luxurious AmaSerena, 3 nights in Vienna in our Classical Music Cruise Series by Artistic Director George Zukerman, O.C., O.B.C. hosted by Kai Gleusteen, concert master at the Liceu in Barcelona, Spain. Musical highlights include Beethoven’s Fidelio at Prague’s Estates Theatre, chamber music in Prague and at Vienna’s Musikverein, and Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at the Vienna State Opera.

AmaSerena in Passau, Germany © AmaWaterways

***Other projects we are currently working on for
2019-2020 include***

Feb 2019: Cuba

May 2019: Africa – Botswana, Namibia, Zimbabwe

June 2019: Highlights of Scotland

Oct 2019: England Theatre Tour

Nov 2019: Highlights of South America

Mar 2020: Morocco and the Canary Islands

May 2020: Liberation of Holland

May 2020: Japan

Please register your interest in these tours by emailing us at
or calling us at 1800 665 0998.