Europe has always been the destination of choice for those seeking a connection with the history of western culture. Beyond the capital cities and museums hides another Europe vacation opportunity, studded with incredible scenery, quaint villages, quiet coastlines, friendly people and adventurous activities. Europe travel options include some of the world?s greatest treks, walks, bike rides and leisurely sightseeing excursions, which run through landscapes as grand as the Alps, yet as subtle as Tuscany. How about a winter experience in Scandinavia? Or an epic 80+ day tour through a dozen countries? From the turquoise coast of Turkey and medieval capitals of Eastern Europe to Spanish Andalucia, discover the real Europe with the Great Adventure People!
A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world's most beautiful islands: the Greek Islands. Sail for eight days aboard our 15m (50-ft.) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, and dine on fresh seafood.
Highlights: Relaxing on white-sand beaches and swimming in brilliant turquoise water, testing your hand at sailing or just relaxing on the deck, wandering through whitewashed villages, tasting traditional Greek food and wine
Ultimate Italy: Winter (EIULC)
From the delightful small towns of Umbria to Venice's splendour, this is an adventure for those looking to indulge in Italy’s delights in the winter, when the crowds are fewer and the food and drink in even greater abundance than usual. Marvel at the Renaissance glories of Tuscany and sample the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna in Ravenna. Your CEO will take care of the details so you can travel at a leisurely pace and appreciate the scenery. Experience the best of Italy in winter in this all-encompassing tour.
Highlights: Indulging in a Roman meal with new local friends, wandering the winding streets of Siena, sipping a cappuccino in a piazza in Florence, visiting the medieval town of Gubbio, revelling in the breathtaking piazza San Marco in Venice
Our 15m exclusive yacht is the perfect way to see some of the most beautiful islands in the world. This 8-day adventure takes you from the Greek capital, Athens to the famous island of Mykonos. Relax in the sun or try your hand at sailing as your experienced skipper guides you through deserted bays and famous archaeological sites. You will have plenty of time for hiking, snorkelling, exploring and relaxing before digging into some local seafood.
Highlights: Relax on white-sand beaches and swim in brilliant turquoise water, try your hand at sailing (or just relax on the deck), wander through whitewashed villages, taste traditional Greek food and wine
A yacht adventure is the ideal way to experience what many consider the world’s most beautiful islands—the Greek Islands. Sail aboard our 15m (50-ft.) yachts, with time for hiking, snorkelling and relaxing. Explore ancient archaeological sites and taverna-lined harbours, dine on fresh seafood and don’t forget to try the ouzo! This 10-day round trip from Santorini will give you the chance to explore some of the treasures of the Greek Islands.
Highlights: Sail through the pristine waters of the Greek Islands aboard a yacht, capture the ultimate Greek snapshot on Santorini, wander through whitewashed villages on Paros, enjoy the party on Mykonos, discover Venetian architecture on Naxos
Arctic Highlights (XVAHNX)
Sailing from Spitsbergen to Greenland, follow the ice’s edge with an eye peeled to the horizon for wildlife. Navigating south, you'll explore this remote landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. This journey highlights the contrast and change in the Arctic as you move south, finally ending in the Iceland, "the Land of Fire and Ice." An Inuit village, unique wildlife and remote destinations are just some of the highlights on this truly unforgettable voyage through the Arctic.
Highlights: Explore the edges of an ice floe by Zodiac, walk on the tundra searching for birds, keep an eye out for a variety of whale species and dolphins, learn about the Arctic from lectures and onsite briefings, sail through magnificent fjords and visit a local community in Ittoqqortoormiit
People have been exchanging customs and ideas in Western Africa as long as there have been people. Now, it’s your turn. From the MS Expedition, you’ll get the chance to explore one of Africa’s most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. A solid combination of activity and leisure, you’ll have ample time to spot rare birds and endemic wildlife with skilled naturalists, mingle in local markets and learn about the region from our experienced expedition staff, including naturalists, historians, anthropologists, and ornithologists. While at sea we’ll also enjoy South African wine tastings from our very own sommelier and enjoy daily lectures from experts before wrapping it all up in enchanting Marrakech. Africa by sea? We didn’t believe it was possible either.
Highlights: Learn the history of voodoo and the slave trade, visit multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Explore bustling local markets and colonial architecture in historic West African ports, Gain insight into the region's modern history, Interact with our expert expedition team while enjoying the comfort and cuisine of the MS Expedition.
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
Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)
Similar to our 'Realm of the Polar Bear' itinerary (XVRPNX), you'll enjoy three additional days of exploring. Scour the ice and tundra in search of the elusive polar bear and encounter even more icebergs, glaciers and unique wildlife than you ever thought possible on this 11-day expedition. Search for lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds under the midnight sun.
Highlights: Make the most of your time in the high Arctic with 11 days to explore, take a turn on ‘polar bear watch’ with one of our expert guides, take an optional polar plunge, capture a herd of Svalbard reindeer in your viewfinder, enjoy spectacular vistas under the midnight sun, learn from lectures on history and the natural sciences
Realm of the Polar Bear (XVRPNX)
From close-up encounters with icebergs and glaciers to the region’s plentiful wildlife, this is a voyage of non-stop highlights. Always on the lookout for exotic animals, you’ll explore this landscape not only by ship but also on foot and via Zodiac. Roaming polar bears, lounging seals, grazing reindeer and colonies of birds all co-exist in this harsh land we dare only to explore a few months of the year.
Highlights: Spend time on deck searching for polar bears and whales, cruise through breathtaking fjords and admire massive glaciers, experience the midnight sun, learn about Arctic history and ecology from our expert guides, brave the Arctic waters and take a polar plunge, enjoy the silence of the Arctic tundra
Trans Mongolian Express (ACTM)
From the Great Wall of China to the Hermitage in St Petersburg, travel halfway around the world in three incredible weeks. Board one of the world’s great trains and ride the rails on this once-in-a-lifetime trip across the grassy steppes of Mongolia and through the taiga forests of Siberia. Share train carriages with locals, overnight in Mongolian ger tents and in cozy Russian homestays. Not only does this trip provide the perfect blend of comfortable accommodations and plenty of activities, but also free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace.
Highlights: Exploring the courtyards of the Forbidden City and walking along the Great Wall of China, riding the rails through Mongolia's grassy steppe and Siberia's taiga forest, staying in a local village on Lake Baikal, admiring the grand structure of Moscow's Kremlin and Red Square, marvelling at the rich art collection in the Hermitage.
Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)
Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The graceful cathedrals of St Petersburg coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are just waiting to be discovered in this glimpse of Russia.
Highlights: Admiring St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, gawking at the Kremlin Armoury treasures, visiting Golden Ring churches and monasteries, relaxing at Lake Nero, exploring St Petersburg's back streets and ornate buildings
Trans Mongolian Adventure (ARRT)
Epic doesn't begin to describe this overland journey from Russia to China. From the cathedrals of Russia to the imperial palaces of Beijing, you'll encounter the best of St Petersburg and Moscow before boarding the legendary Trans-Siberian Railway en route to Lake Baikal. Experience secluded Mongolia's colourful culture and spend a night in a ger before continuing on to the palaces of Beijing. An experienced CEO will lead the way and take care of the details so you’re free to enjoy one of the world's greatest train rides. Offering a balance of guided excursions and free time, this adventure is proof that getting there is half the fun.
Highlights: Wandering St Petersburg streets and Beijing hutongs, taking the train across the steppes, dining on Lake Baikal's fish, admiring Red Square and Chinese temples, spending the night in a traditional Mongolian ger.
Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Mykonos) (GVSM)
Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Athens to Mykonos) (GVAM)
Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Santorini) (GVSS)
Arctic Highlights (XVAHNX)
West Africa Cruise - Cape Town to Marrakech (XVCMDX)
Norwegian Fjords (XVNFNX)
|Trip||Length||Style||Service Level||Starting Price|
|Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Mykonos) (GVSM)||8 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||Standard||
From $1190 USDPromotions Available!
|Ultimate Italy: Winter (EIULC)||13 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1700 USDPromotions Available!
|Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Athens to Mykonos) (GVAM)||8 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||Standard||
From $1399 USD
|Greek Islands Sailing Adventure (Santorini to Santorini) (GVSS)||10 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||Standard||
From $1350 USDPromotions Available!
|Arctic Highlights (XVAHNX)||14 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $4949 USD
|West Africa Cruise - Cape Town to Marrakech (XVCMDX)||32 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $16999 USD
|Norwegian Fjords (XVNFNX)||15 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $4949 USD
|Realm of the Polar Bear in Depth (XVRDNX)||11 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $5199 USDPromotions Available!
|Realm of the Polar Bear (XVRPNX)||8 days||Small Ship Cruising & Sailing||N/A||
From $3360 USDPromotions Available!
|Trans Mongolian Express (ACTM)||21 days||Classic||Standard||
From $3995 USDPromotions Available!
|Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)||8 days||Classic||Standard||
From $1615 USDPromotions Available!
|Trans Mongolian Adventure (ARRT)||17 days||Yolo||Basic||
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