Idyllic Aegean Cruise Travel with Amanda Schott
Have you always dreamed of exploring the Greek Islands? Your Adventure Starts Here! This itinerary is a dream come true! It’s a stress-free cruise you can enjoy at your own pace. Come and be serenaded by the romance of the Aegean on the “Idyllic Aegean” seven-night cruise. Visit the most enchanting Greek Island destinations dotted around the Aegean Sea, where culture, history, pristine beaches, and fishing villages suspended in time all await. There’s something to suit every taste on this extra-special cruise, and with overnight stops in Santorini and Mykonos, come and unravel the best kept secrets of these sun soaked shores by night. Indulge in everything your heart desires and embark on an effortless odyssey through the jewels of the Aegean.
2023 Highlights of Norway
Venture to a place where crashing ocean meets craggy mountains, forging the awe-inspiring majesty of the Norwegian fjords. Start in Oslo, where ancient history greets you at the famous Fram Museum. Journey on one of the world’s steepest train rides, the legendary Flåm Railway, past rushing waterfalls, looming mountains, and picturesque valleys. Relax in the Norwegian countryside, where you’ll wake up amongst breathtaking mountain vistas and fjords. Go deep into the heart of the fjord region to the Briksdal Glacier. Cruise the crystal waters of the Geirangerfjord. Walk the ancient streets of Bergen’s trading port. From Oslo to Bergen, you’ll be awestruck by the grandeur of Norway.
Embark on a Spanish adventure as you take in medieval architecture, idyllic landscapes and delectable cuisine. Explore the wonders of the Prado Museum, one of Europe’s greatest museums. See the Cathedral of Seville, the third largest in the world. Enjoy reserved seating at a flamenco show and feel the passion of this famous dance. Visit the exotic and expansive Alhambra palace. Become part of an authentic “paella experience.” View Antonio Gaudí’s architectural masterpieces, including a visit to La Sagrada Familia. Explore Spain's priceless treasures of art, history and culture set against a backdrop of sunny Mediterranean shores and grand mountain ranges.
You will enjoy this 5 night getaway visiting New Orleans and Mississippi's Golf Coast! Spend time in New Orlean's French Quarter and Mardi Gras World then relax aboard the Steamboat Natchez for Mississippi River Cruise while listening to the sounds of Jazz. Visit Bellingrath Gardens & Home, the grand estate of Walter and Bessie Bellingrath features gardens and landscapes that showcase year-round floral pageantry.
Montreal & Quebec City Christmas Markets
This extended weekend getaway is sure to get you into the Christmas spirit! Enjoy the Christmas Markets while seeing the sites of Montreal and Quebec City.
Cruising the Danube to the Black Sea with Marci
Visit 7 countries in one tour and 1200 miles on the beautiful blue Danube river– seven countries including Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania, and five world famous capital cities, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest. Croatia will host you in its the most eastern city – Vukovar where you will learn of this heroic city that suffered the most during the war in early ‘90s. Enjoy your time in port of Rousse and head towards the rock monastery of Basarbovo – built in 16th century 35 meters above the Danube. Discover the church of St. Dimitar and its history, spectacular view and frescoes. Taste Bulgarian wine and some “banitza” (cheese pastry). Explore Romanian biggest port and its longest continually inhabited city – Constanta. Step on the golden sandy beaches of the Black Sea. And finally, on this tour we take you to the capital of Romania – Bucharest, also known as a “Paris of the East” where we visit one of the oldest Orthodox churches.
Southern Italy & Sicily - June 9 - 20, 2023
Journey through a crossroads of civilizations in Sicily and on to the spectacular coastlines of Southern Italy. Uncover Sicily’s capital Palermo and its Moorish and Norman influences. Explore Agrigento’s ancient Valley of the Temples. Travel to the historic hilltop town of Taormina. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting and agriturismo dinner. Venture to the ancient cave dwellings of Sassi di Matera. Discover spectacular Mt. Etna Volcano National Park. Explore the stunning Amalfi Coast and Sorrento. Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans in the excavated Pompeii. Allow the unique culture to capture your heart and get a glimpse into an age-old heritage composed of ancient monuments and cultivated lands.
Discover Croatia, Slovenia & the Adriatic Coast
Dive into beauty and history as you explore the medieval cities, tranquil lakes, stunning coastlines and quaint villages of Croatia and Slovenia. Explore Ljubljana, Slovenia’s romantic capital city. Discover the richness of Opatija, the “Riviera of Croatia” and an Istrian gem. Explore Plitvice Lakes National Park by foot and by boat, a place where waterfalls cascade down sheer cliffs connecting sixteen pristine lakes. Step back into Roman times in Split’s Diocletian’s Palace. Enjoy visits to local restaurants, wineries and artisanal food producers. Take in the white stone buildings and massive city walls of the ancient harbor town of Dubrovnik. Explore fascinating Zagreb by foot and funicular. Delight in the old-world charm found in this sunny Adriatic paradise.
Treasures of Europe
Set your sights on the European journey of a lifetime and discover all the must-sees of England, France, Switzerland and Italy. See the incredible sites of London, from Buckingham Palace to Big Ben. Take the Eurostar train to Paris – the “City of Lights” – and enjoy a panoramic city tour before taking in breathtaking views from your dinner table aboard a Parisian river boat. Board a high-speed train bound for Lucerne, the enchanting Swiss city on a cobalt lake and one of Switzerland’s most beautiful places. In Venice, discover a floating city where iconic landmarks of centuries-old history line canals dotted with gondolas. Tour Florence, the “Cradle of the Renaissance,” and make a special visit to David – Michelangelo’s masterpiece. Finally, in Rome, bask in cultural treasures and envelop yourself in the history in the “Eternal City,” which includes a visit to the mythic Colosseum. Storied history, mouthwatering cuisine and iconic landscapes await.
Spotlight on Boston
Have a wicked good time exploring the capital city of Massachusetts and the surrounding towns, all overflowing with American history and character. Visit the places where the American Revolution took root, and view must-see sites like the Old South Meeting House, Boston Common, and Beacon Hill. Venture out to Lexington & Concord, where the “shot heard ‘round the world” was fired and the fight for liberty began. Walk the grounds of Harvard University, guided by a student. Visit the presidential library of John F. Kennedy and learn about his illustrious career or take a photo adventure through picturesque neighborhoods. Boston is ready to charm you with cobblestone streets, historic brick buildings, thriving historic neighborhoods, art museums, shopping, and more.
2023 Alaska: Call of the Wild
Alaska is more than a pretty picture: it’s your rejuvenation destination. On an Alaska vacation, you’ll discover a connection with the abundant natural beauty and culture of the 49th state on a glacier excursions, mountain adventures, wildlife watching cruises, or Alaska Native cultural experiences.
2023 New England Rails & Sails with Flights
Tour New England by rail and sail during autumn’s splendor by taking three exciting rail excursions and three fun-filled New England cruises. Also, travel the beautiful Kancamagus Highway through the White Mountains and spend two nights at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino.
Cruising Northern Croatia - Travel with Barb May
Explore Croatia’s magnificent history and culture as you cruise along the crystalline waters of the Northern Adriatic Sea. Enjoy the comfort aboard a privately chartered ship for seven memorable nights and spend your days relishing Croatia’s sunny splendor. Visit a Renaissance cathedral and medieval monuments in Šibenik. Partake in the playful games of light and sound at the world-famous Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun art installations. Explore the “nautical paradise” of Kornati National Park and be sure to have a taste of some homemade Rab Cake on your stop in Rab Island. Learn all about the hidden beauty and wondrous history of this Mediterranean gem. Extend your trip with an optional 3-night stay in Split.
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