Shop Old Hanoi?s markets. See the Khmer temple complex of Angkor Wat. Behold the haunting beauty of Ta Prohm, where jungle vines embrace ancient ruins. Explore Phnom Penh, Cambodia by cyclo rickshaw. Discover silk towns, fishing villages, monasteries and floating markets. With hotel stays in Hanoi, Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) bracketing your 8-day Mekong cruise, this 15-day cruisetour reveals the beauty and grace of a land we have only begun to know.
Admire Rhine Valley vistas from a 900-year-old castle. Sample the food and wine of Austria?s Wachau Valley. Learn the Viennese waltz and linger in Budapest?s Café Gerbeaud. Indulge all your senses on this 15-day journey spanning the best of Europe. Our most iconic itinerary traces the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers between the windmill-dotted waterways of Holland and the stunning landscapes of Hungary, with engaging encounters at every bend.
Experience the renaissance of Lisbon, newly invigorated with trending galleries and restaurants. Explore two of Iberia?s oldest university towns: Coimbra, Portugal and Salamanca, Spain. Roam the port warehouses of Porto. Enjoy traditional cuisine, wine and fado singing. Cruise the Douro River Valley, the world?s oldest demarcated wine region and a UNESCO Site. Our 10-day cruisetour includes a hotel stay in Lisbon and the added bonus of a visit to Spain.
Tap into your inner van Gogh at an Arles painting class. Discover Roman Provence at Les Arènes amphitheater and the Pont du Gard. Explore Avignon?s Palace of the Popes. Excite your palate in Lyon, capital of French gastronomy. Savor Beaujolais wines. Hunt for truffles and see how chèvre cheese is made. Come witness the beauty that inspired artists like Cézanne and Chagall on this 8-day Rhône cruise.
India is a country that is more complex and beguiling than perhaps any other - profoundly mysterious, gloriously exotic, seemingly infinite and absolutely unforgettable. Your adventure begins in Delhi, India?s stately capital, a compelling blend of different historical eras and religious influences. Marvel at the exquisite Taj Mahal, justifiably considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and wander amongst imposing fortresses, palaces and old bazaars of Jaipur, before embarking on your cruise along the Ganges River, where many other stupendous sights and experiences await.
The laid-back world of Mark Twain?s riverside America has long been a fascination to many a visitor. For centuries the mighty Mississippi River has coursed its way through America?s heartland as a life-source and a witness to many changes in fortune - be they political or cultural. Steamboating presents a unique mode of travel and a wonderful new perspective, from which to view the river and its riverside inhabitants. Join the only authentic overnight paddlewheel steamboat in America - the American Queen - sailing down the Mississippi, from Memphis to New Orleans, Tennessee to Louisiana, with excursions included in every cruise port of call. Combined with two-night stays in the two music meccas of Nashville and Memphis and culminating in New Orleans - ?The Big Easy? - this holiday is a unique blend of American beauty, history and lifestyle.
Discover China?s greatest treasures from The Great Wall and Forbidden City in Beijing to the incredible life-sized Terracotta Warriors and dramatic Yangtze Gorges in a relaxed and varied introduction to the very best of China. We visit the giants of Sichuan Province: the world?s largest stone-carved Buddha statue in the world at Leshan and those loveable Giant Pandas at the excellent Chengdu Panda Breeding Research Institute. The Pandas are indigenous to Sichuan Province and so too is the famous spicy cuisine you can enjoy in the company of our knowledgeable local guides.
Experience some of Europe?s most spectacular scenery as you cruise the Rhine with its fairytale castles and historic sites greeting you at every turn. Then sail down the Moselle with its medley of vineyards, woods and medieval villages. Travel through five amazing countries, along two beautiful rivers and countless canals and gain an intimate insight into the history and cultures that have shaped these regions over the centuries.