Looking to tackle a bundle of different environments all in one go? New Zealand’s South Island has what you need and then some. Action is the common thread throughout this trip that incorporates hiking, kayaking, biking, glacier treks and even bungee jumping across a variety of landscapes, including rainforests, glaciers and some of the most gorgeous coastline you’ll ever see. This trip is exciting even when you’re not moving; accommodations include an authentic bush camp and a wilderness lodge deep in the rainforest itself. Unique? You bet.
Highlights: Exploring the trails of Abel Tasman National Park by foot, hiking the Franz Josef glacier valley, getting an adrenaline rush in Queenstown, weaving through the remote fjords of the Doubtful Sound by sea kayak, biking while stopping to taste local wine.
Essential China (ACEC)
Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity—climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China's cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan, ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.
Highlights: Bargaining in bustling markets, hiking the Great Wall and exploring the Forbidden City, Standing face-to-face with a Terracotta Warrior, visiting a panda sanctuary, seeing the giant Buddha of Leshan, exploring the holy Buddhist peak of Emei Shan, cruising the Yangtze and biking through Yangshuo's karst landscape.
Best of Southern India (AHBS)
From steamy Kerala backwaters and spice plantations to incredible temples and searching for tigers in the wild, have your camera ready as you experience the highlights of Southern India. This 2-week adventure offers a great balance of guided excursions and free time to explore on your own. Travelling by train, bus, rickshaw, tuk tuk, bicycle and country boats will bring you closer to the locals and is a fascinating way to gain insight into the peaceful backwaters of Kerala and stunning temples of Tamilnadu.
Highlights: Relaxing in peaceful backwaters, spotting wildlife in beautiful parks, uncovering ancient temples, exploring tea and spice plantations, taking a rickshaw ride through the streets of Madurai.
This might be a quick trip along the Great Ocean Road—but you’ll never feel rushed. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the highlights of the south coast, this itinerary features lots of inclusions at a great price. What’s more, you’ll have lots of options to get active when you head inland to Grampians National Park. Forego the typical coach tour and experience Australia the way it was meant to be explored.
Highlights: Marvelling at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, trekking and spotting wildlife in the region's national parks, spotting wildlife in remote saltwater lagoons.
You can’t get Down Under through a bus window. If you’re going to get off the tourist track, you’ll have to shake things up a bit—that’s why we’ve turned to trains, 4x4s, buses and boats for this itinerary. From the cobblestones of charming Melbourne, cut through the outback and explore the mysteries of Uluru. Follow your curiosity down the deserted tracks that make Australia so remote and spend 18 days discovering the natural beauty of one of the world’s most awe-inspiring destinations.
Highlights: Bedding down at a traditional sheep station and outside under the outback sky, learning about dreamtime stories from the Aborigines, experiencing a night underground in Coober Pedy, catching the magnificent colours of Uluru, hiking through gorgeous natural rock formations in the Red Centre, riding the route of Afghan cameleers on the Ghan Train, exploring the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kakadu National Park
Melbourne to the Red Centre (OAMR)
If you really want to get Down Under and experience Australia’s highlights without feeling rushed, you’ll have to get off the big coaches. Explore Melbourne before hitting the Great Ocean Road and cutting through the outback to the Red Centre. Here you’ll experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into Aboriginal culture. When it comes time to bed down, shake things up with a variety of unique accommodation—from safari tents to underground hostels and even a traditional sheep station.
Highlights: Marvelling at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, bedding down at a traditional sheep station, learning about dreamtime stories from the Aborigines, catching the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, exploring the Red Centre with a local guide
The outback...in comfort? Oh, it's possible. This G-Plus trip offers travellers the chance to explore the exotic extremes of contemporary Australia, from its busy big cities like Melbourne to the natural beauty of the outback and its massive rock formations. Visit vineyards in Australia’s booming wine regions, learn about the historic mining industry that shaped the nation while fossicking for gemstones. Visit fabled Uluru and learn about Aboriginal history. All Australia. All amazing. All yours.
Highlights: Exploring the famous Red Centre and witnessing the majesty of Uluru, Fossicking for gems and exploring a mine, Tasting some of Australia's best wines, Experiencing the wilderness of Australia's national parks.
Skip the long bus drive and ride the rails through the scenic outback before heading into the remote Kakadu region for three days. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers who want to make the most of their time, this itinerary includes the highlights of the Red Centre and Top End. Here you’ll meet some of the locals, experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into regional Aboriginal and European history.
Highlights: Riding the route of Afghan cameleers on the Ghan Train, gaining insight to Aboriginal art and culture, spotting crocs by boat in Kakadu National Park, discovering secret swimming holes and waterfalls in Litchfield National Park
Southern Thailand Beach Break (TATSTC)
Escape to the tranquil island of Koh Samet nestled just off the coast in the warm waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Relax and soak up the sun on this beautiful island of powdery white sand and smiles. The island is also home to many different wildlife species including monkeys, hornbills, gibbons and butterflies.
Highlights: Relaxing on the gorgeous golden sands of Ko Samet, Enjoying the famous Thai hospitality, Searching out the islands wildlife including monkeys, and gibbons.
Norwegian Fjords (XVNFNX)
Take part in a mystical North Atlantic journey and explore the various medieval towns of the Norwegian coast before heading north to the island of Spitsbergen. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ply the Norwegian Sea, keeping your eyes open for unique wildlife while searching for the elusive polar bear.
Highlights: Ship cruise around Bjørnøya—a birdwatcher’s paradise, discover Torghatten—one of the most bizarre rock formations in Norway, explore the mysteriously beautiful Træna archipelago, witness the Standing Stones of Stenness, explore the intriguing Ring of Brodgar and the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Skara Brae and Geiranger fjord
New Zealand—South Island Encompassed (ONSE)
Essential China (ACEC)
Great Ocean Road West—Melbourne to Adelaide (OAMA)
Australia South to North - Melbourne to Darwin (OAMD)
Outback to The Great Ocean Road in Style (OAOG)
Up Top Down Under—Alice Springs to Darwin (OARD)
Southern Thailand Beach Break (TATSTC)
Norwegian Fjords (XVNFNX)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|New Zealand—South Island Encompassed (ONSE)||15 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $2299 USD
|Essential China (ACEC)||21 days||Classic||Standard||
From $2999 USD
|Best of Southern India (AHBS)||14 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1147 USDPromotions Available!
|Great Ocean Road West—Melbourne to Adelaide (OAMA)||5 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $510 USDPromotions Available!
|Australia South to North - Melbourne to Darwin (OAMD)||18 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $2520 USDPromotions Available!
|Melbourne to the Red Centre (OAMR)||13 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $1700 USDPromotions Available!
|Outback to The Great Ocean Road in Style (OAOG)||12 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $2080 USDPromotions Available!
|Up Top Down Under—Alice Springs to Darwin (OARD)||6 days||Yolo||Basic||
From $999 USD
|Southern Thailand Beach Break (TATSTC)||5 days||G-Plus||Comfort||
From $549 USD
|Norwegian Fjords (XVNFNX)||15 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $4499 USD