Past Trips

Featuring the Pushkar Camel Fair
Fri, November 04, 2016 - Tue, November 22, 2016

From the capital city of New Delhi to the breathtaking vistas of Rajasthan, take in this colorful and mind-boggling country. Admire the magnificent work of Mughal architecture at the Taj Mahal; take an elephant ride at Amber Fort; and discover the opulent forts and palaces of Jaipur.  ...

Minarets & Mosaics
Tue, October 18, 2016 - Wed, November 02, 2016

Explore Tehran including the vault of the Bank Milli Iran to view the spectacular Crown Jewels. Visit the Contemporary Art Museum and a local gallery to learn about the local art scene. Explore Kerman’s Grand Bazaar, and visit Shiraz, city of poetry and gardens. Experience the magnificent...

Wonders of Antiquity
Mon, October 10, 2016 - Mon, October 24, 2016

Experience Cairo’s Egyptian Museum and the open-air museum at Memphis. Encounter the enigmatic Sphinx. Explore the necropolis at Sakkara and the astounding Pyramids of Giza. Relax during a deluxe 3-night cruise on Lake Nasser. Discover the temples at Abu Simbel and Aswan’s temples at...

Poland, Hungary, Austria, Slovakia & the Czech Republic
Thu, September 22, 2016 - Sat, October 08, 2016

Begin your 17-day journey in Poland’s capital, Warsaw. Explore the faithfully rebuilt Old Town, and visit the Poline Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Travel south for a guided visit of the Nazi death camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Continue to Krakow, and visit the Old Town and Market...

Aboard the M.Y. Variety Voyager
Wed, September 21, 2016 - Thu, September 29, 2016

Discover the fascinating mix of cultures left in the wake of ancient empires while traveling across the historic Mediterranean and Tyrrhenian seas to the resplendent islands of Malta, Sicily and Capri and Italy’s southern coast during the best time of year.

Cruise for seven nights...

From Tokyo to Kyoto
Mon, September 12, 2016 - Sat, September 24, 2016
Our 13-day journey begins in Tokyo. Experience the Shinto Meiji Shrine and historic Imperial Palace. Visit Mt. Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and see the magnificent Mt. Fuji. Spend the night in Suwa at a ryokan, a traditional Japanese inn.

Travel to lovely Takayama and...
From the Basque Country to Catalonia
Fri, September 09, 2016 - Sun, September 18, 2016

Witness the contrasts of culture, food and wine on a sumptuous journey across northern Spain.

Discover Basque white wine, Cantabrian fish and a local fiesta in San Sebastian. Experience Spain’s best restaurant cellar and dine at Michelin-starred restaurants....

Denmark & Norway (with Sweden Extension)
Sun, July 31, 2016 - Wed, August 10, 2016

Experience Scandinavia’s vibrant cities, stunning fjords, jutting glaciers and crystalline lakes.

In Copenhagen visit Rosenborg Castle, the Opera House, and cruise the city's charming canals. Take a scenic overnight ferry cruise across Oslo Fjord to Oslo. Explore Oslo's...

From the Tundra to the Sea
Sun, July 17, 2016 - Tue, July 26, 2016

In the arctic region of Fairbanks learn about native cultures, and the state’s oil production during a visit to the Alaska Pipeline. Travel by scenic rail to Denali National Park and encounter Alaska’s most famed wildlife - grizzlies, wolves, caribou and moose. Hike, bike and enjoy...

With an Optional Extension to Machu Picchu
Mon, May 23, 2016 - Thu, June 02, 2016

How did the huge basalt statuary come to be erected on remote (and basalt-free) Easter Island? Who was responsible for the intricate patterns, animal figures, and other grand-scale markings in the earth of lines in Nazca, Peru and for what audience and purpose were they created? Why was Machu...