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Iceland – Europe’s Land Of Fire & Ice!

Iceland – Europes’s Land Of Fire & Ice!

Iceland is a volcanic island located in the North Atlantic Ocean, 300 km east of Greenland and 900 km west of Norway. The main island, which lies south of the Arctic Circle, covers an area of 103,000 km, which is roughly the size of the U.S. state of Virginia or slightly bigger than Ireland.
Iceland is a land sculpted by lava and ice, where geysers burst and glaciers gleam and emerald valleys stretch all the way to the ocean. On an exhilarating journey, encounter this wonderland of geological extremes close up and experience the mighty forces still shaping the landscape!

Number of days/nights: 9 days/ 8 nights
Dates: February 24 – March 4, 2017
Place of arrival: Reykjavik
Place of Departure: Reykjavik


Package price:

$2650 per person based on 2 people
(Supplement if less than 25 people: $175.00)


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Come tour Andalusia during the world famous Feria of Seville May 01 – 10, 2017.

Situated at the very tip of the Iberian Peninsula and only just separated from Africa by the Straits of Gibraltar, Andalucía has witnessed many different power struggles throughout its history which have influenced its culture. Come along on our private bus tour taking you to the three main cities of Andalusia: Cordoba, Seville and Granada. Cordoba is a city of Moorish architecture, ancient palaces, and flower-filled courtyards. We will be fortunate enough to be there during a yearly event names Los patios and extremely popular among visitors from all places.
Seville is capital city of the south and highlights include the impressive cathedral and Alcazar Palace. Let us take you there during the most exciting week of the year in this city, during the feria of Seville!
Our final destination is Granada. Set below the snow-capped peaks of the Sierra Nevada,… Continue reading


ICELAND is an amazing country filled with beautiful nature, wonderful food, and inspiring art and culture.



TRAVEL DATES: February 24 (departure date) to March 4 2017


Please join a group of adventures on this trip to Iceland.

This is an amazing, comprehensive 8-night program.

Price: $2650 per person based on 2 people
Single supplement: $700
EASY, FLEXIBLE payments.
The price above includes:
  • 7 night lodging including tax and breakfast at the following hotels (or similar):
    • 3 nights Reykjavik at 4* Hotel Reykjavik Centrum
    • 2 nights Vik 3* Hotel Dyrhólaey (this hotel is tentative as we are waitlisted on a different hotel)
    • 1 night Selfoss 4* hotel Selfoss / 1 night Snaefellsnes peninsula 3* Hotel Stykkishólmur
  • All transfers
  • Arrival welcome Icelandic breakfast
  • Arrival welcome dinner at Grillmarkadurinn including 1/2 bottle wine or 2 beers per person
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Cortina D’Ampezzo Escorted Trip


Travel Dates: March 4-11, 2017.

Cortina, Queen of the Dolomites has a heritage of nature, tourism and glamour. A much loved Italian holiday destination for all seasons, Olympic town, cradle of alpine sports, and, for more than a century, a symbol of style, fashion and La Dolce Vita. International showcase of the Italian way of life, and exclusively positioned in the breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Dolomite Alps.
Like any self-respecting classic, Cortina never goes out of fashion. With statistics like 8 hours of sunshine per day, on 8 out of 10 days, 3 ski areas, 33 lift facilities serving 115 km of piste on 62 well groomed slopes, and 95% coverage of snowmaking facilities, Cortina truly is a paradise for skiers. Part of Dolomiti Superski, the world’s number one ski carousel, the Ampezzo ski area also offers skiers the possibility of accessing total of 1.220 km of slopes and… Continue reading

South Africa Garden Route

South Africa Garden Route

A long stretch of golden beaches set against a mountainous backdrop, the splendidly scenic Garden Route is one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa.

Number of days/nights: 10 Night/11 Day
Dates: September 14 – 24, 2017
Place of arrival: Port Elizabeth,SA
Place of Departure: Capetown,SA




Single Supplement: $799

All prices are subject to currency adjustments prior to final payment. Current pricing based on exchange rate of 1 USD = 14.32 ZAR

Your Package Includes:

  • 9 nights lodging with breakfast, including tax and service fees at our hand-picked hotels/resorts:
    • 3 nights Kariega Private Game Reserve: Kariega Main Lodge
    • 1 night Knysna: Knysna Hollow Country Estate
    • 1 night Oudtshoorn Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages
    • 4 nights Capetown Winchester Mansions
  • 2 x daily game drive at Kariega
  • 9 x breakfasts / 4 x lunches / 5 x dinners
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Winemaking in Chile

Reclaiming the Roots of Winemaking in Chile

The Maule Valley

With crisp Sauvignon Blancs and cool-climate Pinot Noirs from the Casablanca Valley as its poster children, Chile is steadily gaining traction in the international wine arena. The Central Valley sees thousands of thirsty visitors each day who come to discover the secrets of Winemaking in Chile.
For those willing to venture a little further afield, it’s not too late to witness a fledgling movement just taking wing.  Maule is a largely undeveloped agricultural region just south of Colchagua. Independent winemakers are turning to the stripped-down practices dating back more than a hundred years for inspiration. This search for simplicity has led to a rediscovery of traditional methods and forgotten grapes, yielding astoundingly fresh and modern results.
Price Per Person $2,436


Day 01

Travel 3.5 hours south to the Maule Valley, stopping for lunch at the historic Casa Silva winery and then a… Continue reading

England and Ireland Escorted Tour


England and Ireland Escorted Tour

Travel Dates: Monday 12th – Wednesday 21st September 2016.

Your package includes:

  • 9 nights at good 3/4 star hotels, all rooms with private bath/shower
  • Breakfast at hotels each day, days 2 – 10 inclusive
  • Welcome reception with 2 drinks and appetizers in private room at your hotel on day 1
  • 6 dinners at hotels
  • Dinner and entertainment at Dunguaire Castle or similar on day 8
  • Farewell dinner and entertainment at The Merry Ploughboy Pub or similar on day 9
    Westminster Abbey Tower of London Stonehenge
    Old Sarum Roman Baths Shakespeare’s Birthplace
    Ann Hathaway’s Cottage Waterford Crystal Kilkenny Castle
    Cliffs of Moher Dan O’Hara’s Homestead Kylemore Abbey
    Guinness Storehouse
  • London Eye Flight on day 2
  • Tea and scones and sheep dog demonstration at Jerpoint Park on day 6
  • All transfers including English speaking guide
  • Porterage: 1 piece of luggage per person in & out each hotel
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Explore the history and culture of Scotland!

Explore the history and culture of Scotland!

Travel Dates: July 04. – July 11. 2016.


  • Number of days/ nights: 8 days / 7 nights
  • Place of arrival: Edinburgh Airport
  • Place of departure: Edinburgh Airport


  • LAND ONLY PRICE: $2,699.-


  • 7 nights at a good 3/4 star hotels, all rooms with private bath or shower
  • Breakfast at hotel each day, day 2 – 8 inclusive
  • Welcome cocktail and dinner at local restaurant on day 1
  • Traditional dinner and entertainment at Prestonfield House or similar on day 2
  • Dinner at hotel on day 5
  • Farewell dinner with 3 drinks per person at a local restaurant on day 7
  • Lunch at a local pub/restaurant on day 4
    Edinburgh Castle Rosslyn Chapel Blair Castle
    Blair Atholl Distillery Cawdor Castle Eilean Donan Castle
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THE HAKUBA VALLEY – Japana – Early booking special


Early bird special: BOOK BY NOVEMBER 30TH

The Hakuba Valley has long been Japan’s premier destination for skiers and snowboarders, the host of the 1998 Winter Olympic Games with multiple FIS World Cup is fast becoming a world class resort destination.Hakuba’s ski season runs from early December to early May each winter, receiving on average an astonishing 45 ft of snowfall each winter.

Winter in Hakuba means opportunities to enjoy an incredible array of winter sports against the backdrop of the spectacularly beautiful Northern Japan Alps. In addition to skiing and snowboarding, you can enjoy telemark skiing, Nordic skiing, snow rafting, snowmobiling, heli skiing and snowshoeing. Thanks to its dry climate and exceptional powder snow, Hakuba provides an unparalleled winter vacation experience in Japan. Hakuba Valley Pass applies for 10 ski resorts including Jiigatake, Kashimayari Sports Village, Hakuba Sanosaka, Hakuba Goryu, Hakuba 47, Hakuba Happo One, Hakuba Iwatake, Tsugaike Kogen, Hakuba Norikura and… Continue reading

What It’s Really Like To Ski In Europe

One of the most underrated times of year to hit the slopes is nearly upon us: early season in the ski resorts. These are the few precious weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas where you can find the amazing combination and kill deals... Continue reading

Why I love an Early Season Ski Trip

One of the most underrated times of year to hit the slopes is nearly upon us: early season in the ski resorts. These are the few precious weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas where you can find the amazing combination and kill deals... Continue reading

Cape Town 7’s Rugby Package

4 Nights Cape Town 7’s Rugby Package

Your package includes:

  • 4 Nights Accommodation at Cape Town Hotel
  • Match Day Tickets for the 12thand 13thDecember 2015
  • Return Airport transfers to/from Cape Town International Airport

Your package does not include:

  • International and Domestic flights
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Portage

Optional 3 Night Safari Extension Package


  • 3 Nights Accommodation at Thornybush Game Lodge Kruger National Park
  • Return Airport transfers to/from Hoedspruit International Airport

From $1,469.00 per person sharing

11th December – 15th December 2015 (4 nights)

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Food. Wine. Snow. Copper Mountain, February 15!


Copper Uncorked!

Plan to be in Copper Mountain on Sunday, February 15 for their unique spin on a traditional chicken wing challenge.

For Copper Uncorked, local chefs compete to see who can make the best chicken wing and wine pairing. Think wings can only go with beer? Think again as you taste a Southern buttermilk fried chicken wing with a prosecco, a bacon wrapped adobo wing with quinoa green chile fritter and Kim Crawford sauvignon blanc or lobster stuffed drummie with Diablo sauce and a chardonnay.

Great skiing, great foodie adventure. We can send you there!

Contact us at 800.755.1330 and let us get you to Copper Mountain for Copper Uncorked.

Garden Route – Escorted Group Trip

Begin your journey into the soul of South Africa

Kariega Private Game Reserve – Garden Route – Route 62 – Cape Town

  • 10 Days / 9 Nights
Travel Dates
  • 19 September 2015 – 28 September 2015
Package price
  • $1,999 per person sharing
  • $549 single supplement
Destination Accomodation Nights Basis Room Type
Kariega Private Game Reserve Kariega Main Lodge 3 Dinner, bed, breakfast,
lunch and activities daily
1x Twin Room
Garden Route Tsitsikamma Village Inn 1 Dinner, bed and breakfast 1x Twin Room
Route 62 Berluda Farmhouse & Cottages 1 Dinner, bed, breakfast and lunch 1x Twin Room
Cape Town Winchester Mansions 4 Dinner, bed and breakfast 1x Twin Room

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DAY 1: Kariega Main Lodge, Kariega Private Game Reserve

Kariega Private Game Reserve

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Alpine Adventurers Go To The Snow: August in South America

Rick Reichsfeld and his Alpine Adventures Team visited Buenos Aires to check out city hotels before going to the mountains to ski. Continue reading

Gondolas and Glass

Part of the group took a bus from the airport to Piazzale Roma and transferred to a water bus. The rest of our group took a water taxi directly to Piazza San Marco, a quick 45 minutes from the airport. The Grand Canal is the main thoroughfare in Venice; the Venetians have a much more scenic commute than most! Hotel Bonvecchiati hosted Team Alpine, and combined a central location with four star lodging. Continue reading

Cortina Cliffhangers

Cortina adventures began at the resorts of Cristallo & Faloria. We clambered the last few steps up precarious boot pack for the ultimate view over the Dolomites Continue reading

Dolomite Adventures

Picturesque does not begin to describe the mountains in the Cortina area. Italian wine tasting experience was enhanced by the delicious local meats and cheeses. Continue reading

Another Day in the Ski Paradise of the Arlberg Region

Starting off with fresh powder on a cloudy day overlooking Zurs. Team Alpine was able to ski with Leo Demelbauer, who guides escorted trips for Alpine to Europe Continue reading

Alpine Arrives to Austria in Style

At The Hotel Arlberghaus in Zurs, Thomas & Hannelore welcomed us to Arlberghaus with wine. Team Alpine enjoyed Austrian hospitality at the Hotel Kristinia Continue reading

Ecuador and the Galapagos by Jen Connelly

Visit Ecuador & the Galapagos with Jen Connelly from Alpine Adventures. Explore Amazing Variety of Things to See and Do. Contact Jen to plan your next adventure Continue reading

St. Moritz- Top of the World

Join us & visit St. Moritz, the birthplace of winter tourism & today's top alpine holiday destination with first-class hotels & best restaurants in Switzerland! Continue reading