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Star Clipper Cruise – Greece and Turkey 2024

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Star Clipper Cruise – Greece and Turkey 2024

Life aboard Star Clipper is blissfully relaxed, much like traveling on a private yacht with expansive teak decks and two swimming pools. All meals are finely prepared and included with open seating in her elegantly appointed dining room. Gather at the Tropical Bar and Piano Bar or chill in the Edwardian-style library. Voyage with like-minded travelers where the traditions of the past are happily married to the comforts and amenities of the present day.
Enjoy unique sailing activities onboard such as climbing the mid-ship mast, hanging out in the bowsprit netting at the bow of the ship, or helping to set the sails. Choose to partake or simply relax and enjoy.

Travel Dates

September 28 – October 4, 2024 (7 nights)

INCLUDED:

  • Meals (full board – breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks)
  • Entertainment

SPECIAL FOR OUR GROUP:

  • Welcome Party
  • $150 per person on board credit
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • Farewell cocktail

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Port Charges
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Additional excursions

CRUISE PRICE

Only $400 or $800 Per Person Deposit. Hurry, this limited-time offer expires soon!

OWNERS CABIN – CLIPPER DECK – $3,780 per person
Deluxe outside cabin (no private verandah), Double bed, Separate sitting area, Minibar, Marble bathroom with a whirlpool, Room service
Average Cabin Size: 237 ft²

CATEGORY 1 – MAIN & SUN DECK $2,960 per person
Deluxe deck cabin, Twin converted to double, marble bathroom with a whirlpool, minibar, cabin doors open onto deck
Average Cabin Size: 156 ft²

CATEGORY 2 – CLIPPER DECK $2,660 per person
Large outside cabin, Twin/double/triple beds, marble, Bathroom with shower
Average cabin dimensions – 129 ft²

CATEGORY 3 – CLIPPER & COMMODORE DECK $2,520 per person
Bathroom with shower, Twin, double, or triple beds
Average Cabin Size: 118 ft²

CATEGORY 4 – COMMODORE DECK $2,400 per person
Outside cabin, Twin/double/triple beds, Marble bathroom with shower
Average Cabin Size: 118 ft²

CATEGORY 5 – CLIPPER & COMMODORE DECK $2,110 per person
Outside cabin, Raised double bed, twin/double/triple beds, Marble bathroom with shower
Average Cabin Size: 118 ft²

CATEGORY 6 – COMMODORE DECK $1,930 per person
Inside cabin, Upper/lower berths, Marble bathroom with shower.
Average Cabin Size: 86 ft²

THIRD SHARE: $1,050
PORT CHARGES: $270

Star Clipper

Star Clipper is a true Clipper Ship reflecting its proud heritage in every inch of its polished brass and gleaming charm. Star Clipper is a modern small ship in every way, created for adventure-loving passengers looking for the tradition and romance of the legendary era of sailing ships but with the comforts and amenities of the present day. It is 379 feet long and carries 166 guests in pampered comfort, over 36,000 square feet of sails. Sixteen sails billowing in the wind.

NAUTICAL HERITAGE

Star Clipper offers spacious accommodations and expansive teak decks with ample space for walking and relaxation. In fact, you’ll find that this ship offers more outdoor space per passenger than most conventional cruise ships.

The decor of Star Clipper is reminiscent of the grand age of sailing with a modern touch. Antique prints and paintings of famous sailing ships appeal to the eye, while polished decks and gleaming mahogany rails are richly reminiscent of Star Clippers’ proud nautical heritage.

MODERN AMENITIES

Star Clipper features open-seating dining in an elegantly appointed dining room, delightful indoor and outdoor Tropical and Piano bars, and an Edwardian-style library where a Belle Époque fireplace glows with a warmth that reflects the friendliness and enthusiasm of Star Clippers’ hospitable officers and crew.

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Itinerary

Saturday: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Sunday: At Sea

Monday: Rhodes, Greece

Tuesday: Bodrum, Turkey

Wednesday: Dalyan River, Turkey

Thursday: Santorini, Greece

Friday: Hydra, Greece

Saturday: Piraeus (Athens), Greece

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

Athens

Athens is the historical capital of Europe, and the birthplace of democracy, arts, science and philosophy of western civilization. Home of Plato, Socrates, Pericles, Euripides, Sophocles, Aeschylus. Athens is one of the world’s oldest cities. It’s recorded history spanning around 3.400 years and it is being inhabited since the 11th millennium B.C. E. Today, under the shadow of Parthenon, the contemporary urban scenery of the sprawling city reflects its exciting history, and its multi- cultural modern personality.

Rhodes

Rhodes has a long and impressive history; it’s a place where the strong medieval aspect blends with the traditional Greek one. It is also an island with great natural beauty: the lovely beaches face the pine woods on the mountainsides; the mountain villages overlook the seaside towns; and the archaeological sites, the medieval monuments, and the cosmopolitan resorts arranged in the traditional style all conspire to make the popularity of this destination so hard to resist, even to a demanding traveler.

Bodrum

Turkey’s top resort, Bodrum, is more than the town of that name. The Bodrum Peninsula, extending west into the Aegean and bordering the Mediterranean, actually has a dozen resort towns and villages along its shores, of which famous Bodrum is but one. Each has its own beaches, hotels and other pleasures. Although Bodrum was Turkey’s original south Aegean seaside resort, and has the richest history on the peninsula with its crusader castle and Mausoleum, other villages—now grown to towns—are becoming almost as well-known.

The Dalyan

The Dalyan is part of the Turkish Riviera, some of the most beautiful coastal territory in the Mediterranean. Most famous for the breeding ground of the endangered loggerhead sea turtle at Itzuzu Beach, the shores of the Dalyan River provide access to several of Turkey’s historical sites. Near the fishing town of Dalyan visitors may find the ancient Carian city of Kaunos, while travelers on the river, navigating through the dense reeds, may view the Lycian tombs, carved directly into the cliffs over the river.

Santorini

Santorini, known since ancient times as Thira, is one of the most famous islands in the world. The fact that you can sit in front of the caldera, enjoy local dishes, a drink or a coffee while gazing at the remarkable beauty of an active volcano is priceless! The island is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kameni in the southernmost part of the Cyclades.

Hydra

Hydra is a popular sailing destination. A rich naval tradition and a cosmopolitan island ambience are the defining characteristics of Hydra – a popular island in the Argosaronic Gulf – which attracts every year many personalities and jet-setters from Greece and abroad. This was the favourite destination and place of residence of painter Nikos Hatzikyriakos-Ghika, Leonard Cohen, and Henry Miller. It is also the birthplace of painter Panagiotis Tetsis, and of many other famous artists, writers etc. The island’s great beauty was appreciated also by celebrities such as Maria Callas, Pablo Picasso, and Sophia Loren.

Croatia Islands Cruise, Summer 2024

Embark on an unforgettable adventure taking you through stunning coastlines, tranquil natural sites, and diverse cultural and historical regions. Accompanied by expert, local guides and a professional crew on board, you’ll get to experience the wonders of Croatia in true style!

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday

Arrival to Split Airport. Transfer to Split harbor for embarking (Airport transfer/taxi not included). Embarkation at 5:00pm. Free time. Welcome drink on board, followed by dinner on board. Overnight in Split harbor.

Day 2 SPLIT – BOL
Morning guided tour of Split old town. Sail to Bol on Brač island with lunch and swim stop on the way. Free evening in Bol.

Day 3 BOL – HVAR
In the morning transfer to the highest point of Croatian islands – Vidova gora. Enjoy the view of Hvar, Vis and other islands of mid Dalmatian archipelago and our cruising route. Bus ride to the Museum of Olive for presentation and olive oil tasting with traditional foods and snacks. Lunch and cruise towards Hvar with a swim stop. Evening free time in Hvar for shopping or hike to Hvar fortress up on a hill above the town.

Day 4 HVAR – VIS

Free time in Hvar for shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon sail and lunch to Vis island. Pakleni islands swim stop. Evening arrival in Vis. Traditional dinner at Roki’s tavern.

Day 5 VIS – KORČULA
Morning sail to Korčula with swim stop on the way. Lunch on board. Docking in the evening in Korčula. Transfer to Popic Winery for tasting and snacks. Free evening in Korčula.

Day 6 KORČULA – NP MLJET
Sailing to Mljet Island and national park. Option to rent bicycles or kayaks on the island. Swim stop and lunch. Capitan’s dinner near Mljet on anchor under the stars.

Day 7 NP MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Morning sail towards Dubrovnik with plenty of time for swimming along the way. Docking in Dubrovnik in the afternoon. Free evening in Dubrovnik. Option to walk the city walls, go up the gondola, kayaking around the walls or visit a local beach.

Day 8 DUBROVNIK
After breakfast disembark at 9:00am. Continue to Post Cruise Tour in Dubrovnik or head to the airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

PRE-CRUISE Day 1 – SPLIT

Meeting at a preferred 4* city hotel. Relax and enjoy Split and explore the town. Welcome drink on the roof top terrace in the evening.

PRE-CRUISE Day 2 – SPLIT

Breakfast. Chill out in Split and optional activities in coordination with Your tour & cruise guide. Enjoy a hike to Marjan mountain for great views of the city and the islands with your guide or explore the towns rich cultural and historical heritage and shopping. Bike ride and beach visits. Some interesting adventures like rafting, kayaking, snorkeling or canyoning is also available in the area. Welcome group
dinner will be provided.

PRE-CRUISE Day 3 – SPLIT

Breakfast Free morning in Split. Transfer to the harbor for embarkation at 5:00pm. End of pre cruise package – Cruise start.

POST-CRUISE Day 1 – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast disembark and transfer to preferred 4* Hotel in Dubrovnik tourist resort area. Leave the luggage in hotel. Transfer to Dubrovnik old town. Free time for lunch. Afternoon guided city tour. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Free evening and dinner on own.

POST-CRUISE Day 2 – DUBROVNIK

Free day in Dubrovnik. Morning relaxation and enjoy the day on the beach of the Royal resort or in some of the classy beach clubs of the area. Optional short ride to explore old town, chill out or try some optional activities in Dubrovnik. Enjoy a cable car ride to Srd mountain for great views of the city and the islands (especially sunset) or explore the charming Lokrum island with its beautiful parks and intriguing history. Also, a Game of Thrones location and a nature reserve. Kayaking around the city walls. Possible day trips in the Dubrovnik area in coordination with your cruise & tour guide.

POST-CRUISE Day 3 – DUBROVNIK

Check out. Tour ends. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

MS San Spirito

The MS San Spirito is a sleek Deluxe Vessel that made its maiden voyage in 2020. It will make for the perfect vessel to explore and discover medieval towns and the many bays of Croatia’s Adriatic Coast.

Modern cabins can be found over two decks and comprise of double or twin beds, modern private facilities, Wi-Fi, full air-conditioning, safe, hair dryer, as well as the latest in safety systems.

Elegant public areas include an extra large air-conditioned salon-restaurant on the upper deck, covered terrace with sitting area. This is complemented with the sun deck, featuring sun-beds for all guests and the Elegance Rooftop Jacuzzi, designed to ensure an unforgettable cruise.

t the back of the ship an extra large swimming platform, with ladders, provides easy access to the water for a swim and two outdoor showers.

The perfect vessel for any Croatian adventure!

Travel Dates

SPLIT – DUBROVNIK – June 22–29, 2024 (8 days & 7 nights)
Pre-Trip – City Tour in Split – June 20-22 (2 days & 2 nights)
Post-Trip – City Tour in Dubrovnik – June 29-July 1 (2 days & 2 nights)

Package inclusions:

  • Cruise on MS San Spirito mini cruiser deluxe type
  • Accommodation in double/twin cabins, with halfboard included (Breakfast &
    Lunch some dinners are provided)
  • Captain’s dinner on Mljet
  • Cruise & tour manager during the program
  • Brac island program with museum of Olive oil visit
  • Split guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Korcula transfers & wine tasting program
  • Dubrovnik guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Dinner at traditional Roki’s Tavern in Vis

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Private tour leader on disposal for whole tour
  • Welcome drink at a roof top terrace
  • Group Dinner at a local restaurant
  • 2 nights in Split, panoramic double or twin room, breakfast included in a 4*
    Hotel in the heart of Split
  • All taxes and fees

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Private tour leader on disposal for whole tour
  • Group transfer from hotel to town guided city tour
  • 2 nights in Dubrovnik, panoramic double or twin room, breakfast included at
    preferred 4* Hotel in Dubrovnik
  • All taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips to the crew (suggested 90 EUR per person)
  • Tourist tax & port charge – 50 EUR per person in cash
  • Specialty beverages – Alcohol, soda & Espresso
  • Meals, transfers and activities on free time
  • Mljet biking tour and bike rentals (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • Korčula bike rentals to winery (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • 2D/2N day pre cruise package in Split
  • 2D/2N day post cruise package in Dubrovnik
  • Airport Transfers
  • Trip Insurance
  • Flights to and from Croatia

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Split.

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Dubrovnik

TOUR & CRUISE PRICE

DECK PREMIUM = $2,799.00 per person sharing
UPPER DECK STANDARD = $2,599.00 per person sharing
LOWER DECK = $2,399.00 per person sharing
LOWER DECK TRIPLE = $1,999.00 per person sharing

Based on single occupancy
UPPER DECK PREMIUM including single supplement = $4,199.00
UPPER DECK STANDARD including single supplement = $3,899.00
LOWER DECK including single supplement = $3,599.00

OPTIONAL:
PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT
2 days & 2 nights
$575.00 per person based on double occupancy
+$320 for single supplement
POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”
2 days & 2 nights – July 1-3 2023
$700.00 per person based on double occupancy
+$400 for single supplement

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Croatia Islands Cruise, Summer 2023

Discover the paradise that is Croatia on board a deluxe ship. This Dalmatian island hopping cruise is an unforgettable exploration of the islands and coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation as you indulge your senses while exploring inspiring destinations, charming fishing villages, unique national parks, and picturesque coves. Your comfortable, deluxe vessel has all modern facilities and is the perfect size to moor in the small ports and bays as you cruise north from Split to Dubrovnik.

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday

Arrival to Split Airport. Transfer to Split harbor for embarking (Airport transfer/taxi not included). Embarkation at 4:00pm. Free time. Welcome drink on board, followed by dinner on board. Overnight in Split harbor.

Day 2 SPLIT – BOL
Morning guided tour of Split old town. Sail to Bol on Brač island with lunch and swim stop on the way. Free evening in Bol.

Day 3 VIS – HVAR
In the morning transfer to the highest point of Croatian islands – Vidova gora. Enjoy the view of Hvar, Vis and other islands of mid Dalmatian archipelago and our cruising route. Bus ride to the Museum of Olive for presentation and olive oil tasting with traditional foods and snacks. Lunch and cruise towards Hvar with a swim stop. Evening free time in Hvar for shopping or hike to Hvar fortress up on a hill above the town.

Day 4 HVAR – VIS

Guided tour of Hvar. Free time in Hvar for shopping and sightseeing. Afternoon sail and lunch to Vis Island. Pakleni islands swim stop. Evening arrival in Vis. Traditional dinner at Roki’s tavern.

Day 5 VIS – KORČULA
Morning sail to Korčula with swim stop on the way. Lunch on board. Docking in the evening in Korčula. Free evening in Korčula.

Day 6 KORČULA – NP MLJET
Morning wine tasting excursion. Visit winery via bus (optional bikes with guide) in Lumbarda for wine tasting and local snacks. Transfer back to the ship. Sailing to Mljet Island and national park. Swim stop and lunch. Capitan’s dinner on Mljet on anchor under the stars.

Day 7 NP MLJET – DUBROVNIK
Morning hiking (optional biking) tour in the Mljet national park. Lunch on board. Afternoon cruise to Mljet Island, with plenty of time for swim along the way. Docking in Dubrovnik at sunset.

Day 8 DUBROVNIK
After breakfast disembark at 9:00am. Continue to Post Cruise Tour in Dubrovnik or head to the airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

PRE-CRUISE Day 1 – SPLIT

Meeting at a 4* city hotel with a Croatian guide. Relax and enjoy Split and explore the town. Welcome dinner in town.

PRE-CRUISE Day 2 – SPLIT

Breakfast. Chill out in Split and optional activities in coordination with Your tour & cruise guide. Enjoy a hike to Marjan mountain for great views of the city and the islands with your guide or explore the towns rich cultural and historical heritage and shopping. Some interesting adventures like rafting, kayaking, snorkeling or canyoning is also available in the area.

PRE-CRUISE Day 3 – SPLIT

Breakfast Free morning in Split. Transfer to the harbor for embarking the boat. Cruise starts. End of the pre-cruise package – Cruise start.

POST-CRUISE Day 1 – DUBROVNIK

After breakfast disembark and transfer to hotel Neptun 4* in Dubrovnik tourist resort area. Leave the luggage in the hotel. Transfer to Dubrovnik old town. Free time for lunch. Afternoon guided city tour. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Dinner.

POST-CRUISE Day 2 – DUBROVNIK

Free day in Dubrovnik. Morning relaxation and enjoy the day on the beach of the Royal resort or in some of the classy beach clubs of the area. Optional short ride to explore old town, chill out or try some optional activities in Dubrovnik. Enjoy a cable car ride to Srd mountain for great views of the city and the islands (especially sunset) or explore the charming Lokrum island with its beautiful parks and intriguing history. Also, a Game of Thrones location and a nature reserve. Kayaking around the city walls. Possible day trips in the Dubrovnik area in coordination with Your cruise & tour guide.

POST-CRUISE Day 3 – DUBROVNIK

Check out. Tour ends. Transfer to Dubrovnik airport (Airport transfer/taxi not included).

MS Karizma

The MS Karizma is one of the most attractive and luxurious boats in Croatia offering a more intimate cruising experience.

The MS Karizma’s size allows for access to the relatively small ports, coves and inlets providing unique views of the landscape and surroundings. This new boat for 2016 is a modern, yacht-like cruiser that features warm and inviting decor and the latest in facilities.

All en suite cabins, located over two decks, are generous in size and feature either twin or double beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, safe and much more.

The abundance of space and public areas on-board include a salon-restaurant with panoramic windows, comfortable seating, bar and dining facilities. This leads out to a covered outdoor terrace with plush sofas for your comfort.

The large sun-deck has sun-beds for all passengers from where you can take in the panoramic views. To make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform at the rear of the ship with a ladder for easy access to the water.

Travel Dates

SPLIT – DUBROVNIK – June 24 – July 1, 2023 (8 days & 7 nights)
Pre-Trip – City Tour in Split – June 22-24 (2 days & 2 nights)
Post-Trip – City Tour in Dubrovnik – July 1-3 (2 days & 2 nights)

Package inclusions:

  • Cruise on MS Karizma type mini cruiser deluxe type
  • Cruise Accommodation in double/twin cabins, with half board included (Breakfast & Lunch some dinners are provided)
  • Cruise Captain’s dinner on Mljet
  • Cruise & tour manager during the program
  • Cruise Brač island program with museum of Olive oil visit
  • Cruise Hvar guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Cruise Korčula transfers & wine tasting program
  • Cruise Dubrovnik guided walking tour with a licensed guide
  • Cruise Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Cruise Dinner at traditional Roki’s Tavern in Vis

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Private tour leader on disposal for the whole tour
  • Dinner at a traditional Croatian restaurant in Split
  • 2 nights in Split, panoramic double or twin room, breakfast included Hotel President 4* or similar
  • All taxes and fees

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Private tour leader on disposal for whole tour
  • Private Group transfer from hotel to town guided city tour
  • Private 2 nights in Dubrovnik, panoramic double or twin room, half board included Hotel Neptune 4* or similar
  • Private All taxes and fees

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips to the crew
  • Tourist tax – 40 EUR in cash
  • Specialty beverages – Alcohol, soda & Espresso
  • Meals, transfers and activities on free time
  • Mljet biking tour and bike rentals (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • Korčula bike rentals to winery (up to 25 EUR bike rental, 40 e-bike)
  • 2D/2N day pre cruise package in Split
  • 2D/2N day post cruise package in Dubrovnik
  • Airport Transfers
  • Trip Insurance
  • Flights to and from Croatia

PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Split

POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”

  • Transfers outside of itinerary and during free time
  • Meals during free time
  • Gratuities
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional day trips and transfers in Dubrovnik

TOUR & CRUISE PRICE

UPPER DECK PREMIUM = $2,799.00 per person sharing
UPPER DECK STANDARD = $2,599.00 per person sharing
LOWER DECK = $2,399.00 per person sharing
LOWER DECK TRIPLE = $1,999.00 per person sharing

Based on single occupancy
UPPER DECK PREMIUM including single supplement = $4,199.00
UPPER DECK STANDARD including single supplement = $3,899.00
LOWER DECK including single supplement = $3,599.00

OPTIONAL:
PRE-CRUISE PACKAGE in SPLIT
2 days & 2 nights – June 22-24 2023
$549.00 per person based on double occupancy
POST-CRUISE PACKAGE in DUBROVNIK “The Pearl of the Adriatic”
2 days & 2 nights – July 1-3 2023
$555.00 per person based on double occupancy

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Club Med – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2022

Soak up the sun in this action-packed, tropical oasis – a perfect getaway for all.

Punta Cana is the ultimate Club Med experience for an all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic. Cocktail by the pool, siesta under the palm trees, circus and and numerous other activities – absolutely everything you could wish for to create magic moments.

Welcome to the world’s biggest sports academy: Club Med. On the water, on the ground, or in the air: all-terrain activities are mapped out just for you. With coaching from your G.O®, experience new thrills, or find joy in improving your technique in a friendly setting. Would you rather take it easy? We have tranquil beaches and several relaxing activities, to combine with fun-packed evenings. If you have a thirst for adventure, choose our excursions. Exceptional sports and group lessons are available for all skill sets. Beginners and experienced sportsmen alike have access to state-of-the-art equipment and expert instruction from G.O’s trained in their discipline.

GOOD REASONS TO CHOOSE THIS RESORT

Staying on Hispaniola Island, in a warm and friendly Resort with a new, exclusive Zen Oasis for adults

Strolling in colorful gardens and along a half-mile stretch of beach, or trying your hand at sailing or stand up paddle boarding

Enjoying a massage under a palapa at Club Med Spa by L’OCCITANE or a round of Golf near Club Med

A really relaxing family vacation in a 70 sq meter Suite in the Exclusive Collection Space

Activities

LAND SPORT

  • Archery School
  • Fitness School
  • Golf School
  • Tennis School

LEISURE

  • Dance classes
  • Entertainment
  • Excursions
  • Swimming Pool Activities

WATER SPORT

  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing school
  • Water ski off site
  • Kitesurfing

Accommodation

Family Superior Room
These centrally located rooms are on the ground or second floors, and are designed to be bright and comfortable. Gaze out over the coconut groves and the royal poinciana trees.
  • Surface: 312 sqft
  • Capacity: 1 – 3 people
  • Strengths: Lounge
  • Equipments: Telephone, Internet, Television(s), Iron, ironing-board, Tea Kettle, Sofa, Air conditioning / Heating system, Baby bed (on demand), Baby welcome pack, Safe deposit box, Socket type B: 100-127 V
  • Services: Transfer for G.M® with transfer package, Laundry service (extra charge), Beach towel, Luggage service, Cleaning on demand
  • Categories: Superior

Restaurants

SAMANA

Newly enhanced! Completely redecorated and redesigned, this spacious restaurant near the main bar and lagoon pool welcomes you mornings, lunchtime and evenings with friends and family for international cuisine from the buffet.
Restaurant with tables for 2 to 8 people, equipped with high chairs for little ones.

HISPANIOLA

Newly enhanced! This restaurant welcomes you for sumptuous international cuisine served from the buffet, close to the water’s edge. The view over the lagoon from the superb terrace will take your breath away. Tables for 2 to 8 people, equipped with high chairs for babies.

INDIGO, BEACH LOUNGE

New! In a charming waterside location with a wonderful view over the lagoon, this restaurant, bar, and lounge had a total makeover this winter and is the ideal venue for relaxing gourmet moments.
You can have a late breakfast, a light lunch by the water, or get a tasty takeaway to eat on the beach.
You can also dine in an idyllic setting with table service (booking required). Enjoy local specialties, fish, and seafood in a quiet ambiance.
As the night goes on, the restaurant turns nightclub and you can dance the night away under the stars.
The bar is open all day, for drinks and refreshments a stone’s throw from the water.

Bars

HIBISCUS BAR & LOUNGE

This new adults-only bar provides the perfect Zen atmosphere to enjoy our peaceful vacation ambiance while relaxing poolside. Enjoy healthy smoothies, teas and light snacks while blissfully soaking in the sun.

INDIGO, BEACH LOUNGE

New! On one of the island’s finest beaches in the shade of the coconut palms, this bar has a touch of the exotic and a festive note, with its spacious dance floor, and terrace with a commanding view of the sea. An ideal spot for a refreshing pause in the daytime or to learn to dance the Bachata and the Merengue. At night the stars shine bright between the coconut trees.The bar also serves light snacks.

CIELO

Located on the first floor of the main building opposite the swimming pool, this bar has beautifully refined decor. Take the time to enjoy the tranquillity of the sea view from the terrace. Cigar humidor (at extra cost).

LA CAVE

La Cave wine cellar* offers a wide selection of the finest French & world wines, champagnes and premium spirits, as well as a VIP table service at all the restaurants & bars in the Resort. You can also enjoy a glass of wine from the comfort of your room and even under the stars on the beach.
(*At extra cost).

Dates:

  • November 7 – 10, 2022

Price per person:

  • $489
  • No supplement for single rooms
  • +$60 in membership fees
  • $40 RT transfers for Airport to resort/person

Included:

  • 3 Night accommodation in a Superior B room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non-motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

Discover Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque Du Soleil
*
Play golf with the most spectacular views
*
Comtemplate the ocean from the Indigo Beach Lounge
*
Press pause and relax at the Zen Oasis

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • The Dominican Republic in brief
  • Surface area: 48,670 sq km
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Currency: the Dominican Peso.

Make the most of your stay in the Dominican Republic to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.
La Romana is 90 km from Club Med. It has brightly colored, picturesque wooden houses, the Duarte Park, the Church of Santa Rosa de Lima and Caleton Beach.
The capital, Santo Domingo, is 200 km from Club Med. The first city of the New World, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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SUMMER 2022 SKIING GROUP TRIP TO CHILE

Nevados de Chillan

Located in Chile’s southern region, Nevados de Chillan ski area is spread across the skirt of an active volcano Chillan and is one of the few resorts in Chile with tree skiing and hot springs. The resort enjoys some of Chile’s best snow conditions with an average snowfall of 25 ft and a diverse spread of terrain offering something for all ability levels. Nevados de Chillan in Chile is great for beginners and intermediates, but the feature of this ski resort is the interesting off-piste terrain that’s come about from a history of rivers of lava flow (none of them recently). Nevados de Chillan is renowned for its great backcountry ski touring opportunities, and the resort also offers cat skiing and heli-skiing.

Nevados de Chillan is a bit more off the radar compared to Portillo and Valle Nevado so it is rare to find long lift lines and tons of skiers tracking out the resort. Unlike Portillo and Valle Nevado, Nevados de Chillan offers tree skiing (when the snow conditions are very good). The unique feature of this resort is its natural outdoor thermal pools and one of the largest spa centers. The resort is also the only ski center in Chile that has a neighboring town, Las Trancas with more of a local’s vibe and plenty of entertaining restaurants and bars. Expert terrain around the volcano is endless. While most of the resort lacks the super steeps found in Portillo Resort to the north, most of the area is un-groomed with countless options for off-piste and backcountry exploring. It also has the longest ski run in South America (8 miles and it’s called Tres Marias), and is the only one with direct access to the thermal pools.

The off-piste and backcountry terrain is the real highlight here. You can ski tour here for days, exploring nearby valleys, summiting the volcanoes, ski some serious verticals and at the end of the day, soak in at the natural hot springs.

With a 7 nights package in Termas, you get 2 nights for free at the Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel!

TRAVEL DATES:

August 18-27, 2022

Package Inclusions

  • 2 nights stay in shared double occupancy in the Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel (August 18-20)
  • Round trip private transfer by motorcoach from/to Concepcion Airport to/from Hotel Termas de Chillan
  • 7 nights stay in shared double occupancy (Forest View) in Hotel Termas de Chillan (Saturday to Saturday; August 20-27)
  • Full-board meal plan (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; Drinks are not included)
  • $50 food and beverage included as additional value
  • Welcome Reception with a welcome drink and hors d’oeuvres
  • Free access to the full Spa Center (Indoor and Outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam baths, and jacuzzi)
  • All resort fees and taxes

Package Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Lift Tickets (approx. cost $75 per day)
  • Ski Rentals

Price per person: $3,439.00

*This package price is based on a minimum of 20 people traveling

Single supplement available and upon request
Room Upgrades are available and upon request
Optional Trip Extension to Santiago and Valparaiso

Payment Schedule:

Deposit Payment: 50% at the time of booking
Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy:

If the reservation is canceled 65 days prior to departure, the deposit payment is fully refundable
If the reservation is canceled within 64 days prior to departure, the full payment is non-refundable.

Hotel Termas de Chillan

On the sunny side of the Andean Mountain range where snow from currents of the Pacific Ocean ensures an extended ski season, the hotel nestles in the heart of Termas de Chillán, famous for its soothing thermal hot springs from which it takes its name. This is the largest, most varied skiable terrain in the country, with above-treeline powder bowls, natural half pipes, off-piste trails, and South America’s longest ski run, the 8-mile Las Tres Marias.

Between the forest and The Mountain, 109 serene rooms were thoughtfully redesigned to provide the utmost peace and absolute comfort. Nature itself makes each of these private sanctuaries uniquely rustic yet sophisticated. All rooms are equipped with a TV, Wi-Fi, safety box, mini-bar, air conditioning, and thermal insulation.

At Arboleda restaurant, the freshest, most exceptional local ingredients get transformed into gourmet seasonal dishes for you to savor from morning till night. Experienced chefs create classic and inventive dishes that reflect the nobility of The Mountain. Bar La Grieta further elevates your Termas de Chillán gastronomic journey.

The grand mountain is matched by one of the most expansive spas in Chile. Immerse yourself in restorative tranquility at ALUNCO with its extensive variety of treatments delivered by highly trained experts in separate sanctuaries dedicated to women and men.

  • 109 well-appointed rooms
  • Heated common areas
  • Restaurants
  • Game rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar
  • Store
  • Hair salon
  • Fitness gym
  • Children’s daycare center
  • Full-service hot springs spa
  • 3 hot springs pools (one indoor and two outdoor)
  • Pools: one outdoor and one indoor pool with an outdoor exit
  • Spa with all types of healing therapies and relaxation

Singular Santiago Lastarria Hotel

Located in the cultural and historical hub of Santiago, The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel invites guests to embody its unique spirit through relaxation and singular satisfaction. Providing excellent service in an elegant atmosphere, the hotel offers perfectly balanced architecture, distinctive design and gastronomy which integrates the essence of the area. An array of experiences, flavours and rest in Chile’s cultural gallery awaits you.

Retreat to an area of exceptional warmth and relaxation, with a design that combines classic and contemporary style. The Singular Santiago, Lastarria Hotel provides elegant yet simple accommodations in spacious rooms and suites ranging from 269 to 861 square feet. Interior decor includes traditional furniture and beds designed for deep, comfortable sleep with high thread-count sheets. Everything is set within a quiet and impeccable atmosphere of tranquility, featuring marble bathrooms, large executive working desks, minibar with soft drinks, in-room safe and coffeemaker.

Discover incredible Chilean flavors you won’t find any other place. A point of reference for food connoisseurs, the excellence of our gastronomy is based on French techniques using high-quality products from all over the country, served in a sophisticated setting with excellence. Don’t miss savoring a special moment at our Rooftop Bar, an unrivaled gem with a privileged view of historic San Cristobal Hill.

And don’t forget what Warren Miller has always told you “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll only be one year older when you do.” …don’t make it two.

Club Med Florida November 2021

Club Med - Sandpiper Bay Florida

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Superior Room

These rooms are large and comfortable, with space for 3 or 4 people. Located on the ground or second floor, they feature either a furnished terrace or a balcony.

Soleil Terrace

At the center of the Resort, the Market Place terrace welcomes you at off-peak times, for anything from late breakfasts to lunches and dinners outside set times.

Make the most of this huge shady terrace by the river where you can enjoy a range of snacks served at your table.

Open from 10.30 to 11.30 am, from 2.30 to 6 pm and from 10 to 11.30 pm.

Marketplace

Take in the spectacular views of the Saint Lucie River while dining at this pool-front, non-smoking restaurant. Offering a range of international dishes, including Asian, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine, you’ll never run out of scrumptious options to satisfy your every craving. If you’re looking to make healthier choices throughout your stay, look no further. We also offer a great selection of low-calorie, guilt-free dishes that are sure to delight your appetite. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet-style eatery is the perfect spot for the whole family to chill-out while they munch-out.

*High chairs and booster cushions are available.

The Riverside

Dine on local and gourmet dishes at this waterfront restaurant. You can also upgrade your meal with specialty dishes including a lobster dinner (at extra cost), and a selection of premium wine (at extra cost).
Open for dinner from 7 pm – 10 pm, this restaurant requires a reservation, and welcomes Resort guests including children 10 yrs. of age and older.
Non Club Med guests are also welcome at an additional cost.

Slice

Situated between the main restaurant and the theater, Slice Lounge is the perfect place for families to let loose, while they enjoy a little slice of paradise.

The Infinity

Near the adult pool, this bar welcomes you every day for a relaxing moment with a partner or friends.

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Dates:

  • November 8 – 11, 2021

Price:

  • from $459 per person, double occupancy + $60.00 membership fees
  • No additional charge for single room – limited availability

Included:

  • 3 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non-motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the resort (please contact us for pricing)
  • Parking fees: $15.00 daily
  • Additional insurance coverage available Please sign up individually using the attached link in Payment Details including the option to upgrade to a Cancel For Any Reasons policy
  • All personal expenses

Payment policy:

  • $200.00 deposit (refundable minus $75.00 up to August 01, 2021)
  • Final payment due date: September 01’20

Cancellation policy:

  • From registration day to 15 days prior to arrival : trip is refundable minus $75.00 to be given in the form of a future trip credit.
  • From 14 days prior to arrival day : no refunds will be given unless you have purchased travel insurance and you are cancelling for a covered reason.

Please note, one insurance policy per person is required.

Please click on the link if you’re interested in purchasing optional travel protection.

Safe Together by Club Med

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Croatia Islands Cruise, October 2022

Itinerary

Day 1 SPLIT ARRIVAL, Saturday
Arrival to Split Airport. Transfer to Split harbor for embarking.
Welcome drink on board, followed by dinner on board.
Overnight in Split harbor.

Day 2 SPLIT – VIS, Sunday
Morning guided walking tour of Split with a licensed guide.
At noon cruising towards Vis, with swimming in beautiful bays on Vis.
In the evening dinner at Roki’s
traditional tavern.
Overnight on Vis.

Day 3 VIS – KORČULA, Monday
Leaving Vis early in the morning we set off for Korčula, with swimming stop in one of pristine bays and lunch onboard.
Korcula program:
Korcula is well known as a wine producing island, famous for its homemade wines so a visit to this island wouldn’t be complete without tasting the local red and/or white wines and perhaps sampling a traditional snack. We will start at town of Vela Luka where we meet coach and transfer to Korcula- then cycle over to Lumbarda (usual route approx. 11-12km / 1 hour 15-30 minutes, but it is possible to do a shorter ride). Visit to winery in Lumbarda for wine tasting (2-3 wines) and light lunch (something like a Dalmatian platter: prsut, cheese, olives, bread and then something like hrstule for a dessert) .
After the winery tour you will be transferred back to the ship. Your evening is free to discover the town and enjoy dinner on your own at one of the many good restaurants.

Day 4 KORČULA – DUBROVNIK, Tuesday
In the morning cruise to Dubrovnik, the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Lunch on board. After lunch a guided tour of Old Town Dubrovnik with optional walk on the famous city walls. In the evening a special dinner at restaurant Klarisa.
Overnight in Dubrovnik

Day 5 DUBROVNIK – NP MLJET, Wednesday
Morning sea kayaking excursion around medieval walls.
You will set off to explore caves and beauties of mysterious Lokrum island, also called The Island of love. After paddling around the island you will paddle across the bay until you reach hidden cave beach called Betina, where you will have a break for snorkeling and sandwiches. The only way to reach this peaceful beach is from the sea side so you will enjoy in private camp; unique view of the City walls.
After a short break on the beach you will paddle along the cost toward the City walls. Paddling under the impressive city walls and rocks on which they were built, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Pearl of the Adriatic from a different perspective. Later cruise to Mljet Island, with plenty of time for swim along the cruise. Evening is free in Mljet.

Day 6 NP MLJET – HVAR, Thursday
Morning cycling tour of Mljet National Park. Continue sailing through lunch, arriving this afternoon in Hvar. Early evening guided tour of Hvar town.
Tonight enjoy Captain’s dinner onboard.

Day 7 HVAR – BOL – SPLIT, Friday
Morning free time in Hvar to hike to Hvar fortress up on a hill above the town.
Hiking tour on Brač island:
We start from Bol with transfer to the highest point of Croatian islands – Vidova gora. Upon the arrival to the belvedere we will spend some time to enjoy the view of Hvar, Vis and other islands of mid Dalmatian archipelago. Our guide will lead you through the history of the island and Vidova gora area where landscapes and lives of people where shaped by the destiny of vineyards and olive fields. From the top of Vidova gora we will take 45 minute walk through pine woods and typical inland landscapes, across natural water reserves all the way to shepherds village consisting of dry stone huts. We continue by bus to Škrip. Škrip is the oldest settlement on the islands with wonderfully preserved authentic architecture, and fortified houses of nobles of the past times. Škrip is not only the cradle of island culture but also very important agricultural center with centuries old olive oil tradition. We will visit the Museum of Olive Oil where your curator will show original old presses and tools and explain the process of olive oil making. We will also spend time enjoying olive oil tasting set in the old mill itself. We return to Bol by bus.
Evening cruise back towards Split. Free evening in Split.

Day 8 SPLIT, Saturday
After breakfast it’s time to disembark. Transfer to Split Airport for departure flights

MS Karizma

The MS Karizma is one of the most attractive and luxurious boats in Croatia offering a more intimate cruising experience.

The MS Karizma’s size allows for access to the relatively small ports, coves and inlets providing unique views of the landscape and surroundings. This new boat for 2016 is a modern, yacht-like cruiser that features warm and inviting decor and the latest in facilities.

All en suite cabins, located over two decks, are generous in size and feature either twin or double beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, safe and much more.

The abundance of space and public areas on-board include a salon-restaurant with panoramic windows, comfortable seating, bar and dining facilities. This leads out to a covered outdoor terrace with plush sofas for your comfort.

The large sun-deck has sun-beds for all passengers from where you can take in the panoramic views. To make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform at the rear of the ship with a ladder for easy access to the water.

Travel Dates: October 1 – 8, 2022

Discover the paradise that is Croatia on-board a deluxe ship. This Dalmatian island hopping cruise is an unforgettable exploration of the islands and coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation as you indulge your senses while exploring inspiring destinations, charming fishing villages, unique national parks, and picturesque coves. Your comfortable, deluxe vessel has all modern facilities and is the perfect size to moor in the small ports and bays as you cruise north from Dubrovnik to Split.

Package inclusions:

  • Cruise on MS Karizma
  • 7nights in double/twin cabins, with halfboard included and all taxes included
  • Cruise manager during the program
  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to airport Split
  • Brač island Hiking program
  • Museum of Olive oil visit
  • Hvar guided walking tour with a licenced guide
  • Korčula cycling and; wine tasting program
  • Dubrovnik sea kayaking program
  • Dubrovnik guided walking tour with a licenced guide
  • Mljet National Park entrance fee
  • Mljet National Park cycling program
  • Dinner at Roki’s tavern in Vis
  • Dinner at Klarisa restaurant in Dubrovnik

Price

  • $1.990.00 per person in lower deck cabin (twin/double), double occupancy
  • $2,250.00 per person in upper deck cabin (twin/double), double occupancy

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT

  • $910.00 lower deck cabin
  • $1,100.00 upper deck cabin

 

Payment conditions:
Deposit: 50% payable thru electronic payment link.
Remaining trip amount: Due 75 days prior to departure.

Special notes:
The captain reserves the right to change the route in case of bad weather conditions as well as conditions in the ports visited. The order of visits may be different than published in case of ports being overly crowded and too busy and with the intention to give the travelers a better experience.
Departure is guaranteed for 14 cabins booked.
Passengers are obliged to follow the rules and regulations of the ship found in written form onboard. In case of inappropriate behavior, the captain reserves the right to ask passengers to disembark. Due to specific mooring conditions and requirements in some Croatian ports, the ships can be moored side by side, making it necessary for the clients to cross from one ship to another with gaps in between.

In the event of cancellation:
The initial deposit is non-refundable. You may find a replacement for your reservation and transfer names outside of 66 days (without penalty). Name replacements within 65 days will incur a $150 processing fee. We strongly recommend insurance to guarantee your trip and give you peace of mind. You can request a quote or purchase through the link below :
https://goreadyinsurance.com/partners/alp/alpagent/single-trip

Club Med Florida November 2022

Dates:

  • November 7 – 10, 2022.

Price:

  • from $469 per person, double occupancy + $60.00 membership fees
  • No additional charge for single room – limited availability

Included:

  • 3 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non-motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the resort (please contact us for pricing)
  • Parking fees: $15.00 daily
  • Additional insurance coverage available Please sign up individually using the attached link in Payment Details including the option to upgrade to a Cancel For Any Reasons policy
  • All personal expenses
Club Med - Sandpiper Bay Florida

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Superior Room

These rooms are large and comfortable, with space for 3 or 4 people. Located on the ground or second floor, they feature either a furnished terrace or a balcony.

Soleil Terrace

At the center of the Resort, the Market Place terrace welcomes you at off-peak times, for anything from late breakfasts to lunches and dinners outside set times.

Make the most of this huge shady terrace by the river where you can enjoy a range of snacks served at your table.

Open from 10.30 to 11.30 am, from 2.30 to 6 pm and from 10 to 11.30 pm.

Marketplace

Take in the spectacular views of the Saint Lucie River while dining at this pool-front, non-smoking restaurant. Offering a range of international dishes, including Asian, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine, you’ll never run out of scrumptious options to satisfy your every craving. If you’re looking to make healthier choices throughout your stay, look no further. We also offer a great selection of low-calorie, guilt-free dishes that are sure to delight your appetite. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet-style eatery is the perfect spot for the whole family to chill-out while they munch-out.

*High chairs and booster cushions are available.

The Riverside

Dine on local and gourmet dishes at this waterfront restaurant. You can also upgrade your meal with specialty dishes including a lobster dinner (at extra cost), and a selection of premium wine (at extra cost).
Open for dinner from 7 pm – 10 pm, this restaurant requires a reservation, and welcomes Resort guests including children 10 yrs. of age and older.
Non Club Med guests are also welcome at an additional cost.

Slice

Situated between the main restaurant and the theater, Slice Lounge is the perfect place for families to let loose, while they enjoy a little slice of paradise.

The Infinity

Near the adult pool, this bar welcomes you every day for a relaxing moment with a partner or friends.

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

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Rio De Janeiro Carnival

Itinerary

Day 1 – Departure: Miami

Wednesday February 15, 2023
Direct flight with American Airlines from Miami International Airport

Day 2 – Arrival: Rio

Thursday February 16, 2023
Arrival: Galeão – Antônio, Carlos Jobim International Airport

  • Airport Pick-up
  • Drop off luggage at the hotel
  • Breakfast at Pão & Companhia Cafeteria
  • Lunch at Xodózin

Tours:

  • Christ the Redeemer
  • Mirante Dona Marta
  • Drive by beaches

Day 3 – Night out in Rio

Friday February 17, 2023

  • Hotel pick up 7:30am
  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Lunch at Ximeninhol
  • Hotel drop off
  • Dinner 7pm at Sacrilégio Lapa with live Samba – bands and DJs during the intervals
  • Hotel drop off by 1am

Tours:

  • Escadaria Selarón
  • Cathedral of São Sebastião
  • Sugar Loaf Mountain

Day 4 – Night 1 Carnival

Saturday February 18, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Day at Leisure
  • Enjoy the beautiful Copacabana Beaches
  • Dinner on your own (we may look to get reservations)
  • Hotel pick up 8pm
  • Sambódromo Day 1 Access Group, Regular sitting
  • Sambódromo pick 3am, hotel drop off

Day 5 – Night 2 Carnival

Sunday February 19, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Dinner on your own (we may look to get reservations)
  • Hotel pick up 8pm
  • Carnival at Sambódromo Day 2 VIP Section Special Group
  • Sambódromo pick up 3am, Hotel drop off

Day 6 – Copacabana Beach

Monday February 20, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • A day to recuperate and enjoy a relaxing day on Copacabana Beach

Day 7 – Departure

Tuesday February 21, 2023

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Late Lunch at Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Airport drop off

Day 8 – Arrival: Miami

Wednesday February 22, 2023

Dates:

  • February 15-22, 2023

Price:

  • Land + Air from $3,875.00
  • Single Supplement from: $1,100.00

Your package includes:

  • Air travel
  • Transfers Airport – Hotel – Airport
  • 2 nights at the Carnival
  • Day tours
  • Meals that are set up with the group
  • Breakfast at Pão & Companhia Cafeteria
  • Lunch at Xodózin
  • Lunch at Ximeninho
  • Sacrilégio Lapa for live Samba with bands and DJs during the intervals, the entrance fee waived for the group
  • Dinner at Xodózin
  • Lunch at Brazilian Steakhouse

Your package does not include:

  • Air taxes
  • Drinks and meals not listed

Carnival

From the beautiful beaches of Rio de Janeiro to Rio Carnival and the Rio Nightlife, the type of energy that the city of Rio emulates is just simply electrifying. What is even more exhilarating are the deliciously bronzed samba dancers, the pulsating music, the energy and applause of the spectators filled with Cariocas, natives of Rio de Janeiro, and visitors from around the world who call come to the same place to experience the world famous Rio Carnival.

The city glows with the smiles and energy of the locals or Cariocas. Samba music can be heard coming from neighborhoods throughout the city and crowds gather to dance and play all day, night and straight into the next morning. It is the inherent spirit of the Cariocas and their true joie de vivre that makes Rio Carnival such a glorious success year after year!

Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is a 10-million inhabited metropolis by the sea.

Given Rio’s gifted landscape, with mountains, beaches, the lake and forests, cariocas and visitors are an active bunch. Ruled by the sun, Rio de Janeiro offers much more than the beaches, the Sugar Loaf and the Statue of the Christ.

What can you expect from a city that is famous for its Samba, Bossa Nova and Funk? Rio de Janeiro nightlife is all about samba clubs, jazz bars, dance halls, pubs, lounges and nightclubs. Lapa is the headquarter of the music arena in Rio de Janeiro. Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana also offer dozen of ways for to spend a couple of sleepless nights like a native in the Marvelous city. And yes, blended in with the happiest people on earth, the cariocas.

The beaches of Rio you are most likely to explore during your visit to Rio are Leme, a quieter and more visited by families, Copacabana, mostly frequented by tourists, Ipanema, Leblon and Barra. The most popular beaches are Copacabana and Ipanema. But there are other beaches you should consider such as Recreio and Praia da Reserva.

When the subject is food, variety comes in many forms in Rio de Janeiro, which is not surprising given the large immigrant population of Lebanese, Japanese, Italians, Spanish, German and French. Not to mention the Portuguese and the Africans who have strongly influenced the regional cuisine.

It’s easy to eat well in Rio, regardless of your budget and you dietary restrictions. Fresh tropical fruit is the rule for a healthy meal. In fact, most cariocas start their day with a juice that often includes an Amazonian flavor like Açai or Cupuaçu. You will notice a Juice bar in every corner of the city. Soon you will get use to them. They are you cheapest and fastest option for a squeezed-by-order mango or carambola juice, or even for a cafezinho – strong, black, sweet coffee.

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Arena Copacabana Hotel

Arena Copacabana Hotel is the newest hotel in Copacabana Beach. Contemporary design with WiFi, king-size beds, acoustic windows, and central Air Cond among other features place this property as a top choice in Copacabana beachfront properties.

Arena Copacabana Hotel is 2 minute walk from the beach. Ideally located right next to Copacabana Beach, this modern hotel offers a panoramic rooftop pool. The gym, sauna, and a fine restaurant are its highlights.

The air-conditioned rooms at Arena Copacabana Hotel feature LCD TV, a mini-bar, a laptop safe, and soundproofed windows. Some rooms offer an ocean view.

At Fennel Restaurant, guests enjoy a rich buffet breakfast with tropical items, plus contemporary Brazilian and international dishes. In addition, the hotel has a poolside and indoor bars, where guests can order snacks and exotic cocktails.

SUMMER SKIING GROUP TRIP TO CHILE 2021

Hotel Termas de Chillan

On the sunny side of the Andean Mountain range where snow from currents off the Pacific Ocean ensures an extended ski season, the hotel nestles in the heart of Termas de Chillán, famous for its soothing thermal hot springs from which it takes its name. This is the largest, most varied skiable terrain in the country, with above-treeline powder bowls, natural half pipes, off-piste trails and South America’s longest ski run, the 13 kilometer (8 mile) Las Tres Marias.

Between the forest and The Mountain, these 109 serene rooms were thoughtfully redesigned to provide the utmost peace and absolute comfort during your stay. Nature itself gives each of these private sanctuaries a uniquely rustic yet sophisticated style, while keeping you cozy and relaxed.

ACCOMMODATIONS:

The nobility of nature inspires our entirely refreshed guestrooms.

Between the forest and The Mountain, these 109 serene rooms were thoughtfully redesigned to provide the utmost peace and absolute comfort during your stay. Nature itself gives each of these private sanctuaries a uniquely rustic yet sophisticated style, while keeping you cozy and relaxed.

All rooms are equipped with a TV, Wi-Fi, safety box, mini bar, air conditioning and thermal insulation. The staff will provide you with every necessity and indulgence, allowing you to need for nothing as you connect with the ancient spirit of The Mountain.

DINING:

At Arboleda restaurant, the freshest, most exceptional local ingredients get transformed into gourmet seasonal dishes for you to savor from morning to night.

Experienced chefs create classic and inventive dishes that reflect the nobility of The Mountain, ensuring multi-sensory culinary memories at every meal.

Bar La Grieta further elevate your Termas de Chillán gastronomic journey, pleasing the palate with the best locavore delights The Mountain has to offer.

WELLNESS:

The grand mountain is matched by one of the most expansive spas in Chile.

Immerse yourself in restorative tranquility at ALUNCO, our spa and wellness center with its extensive variety of treatments delivered by highly trained experts in separate sanctuaries dedicated to women and men. Sauna, steam baths, jacuzzis and small pools enhance the healing therapies that we personalize for each of our guests.

At Alunco, which means ‘water reflection,’ architecture and interiors blend seamlessly with the surrounding forest here in the Andean foothills.
The hotel features:

  • 109 well-appointed rooms
  • Heated common areas
  • Restaurants
  • Game rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar
  • Store
  • Hair salon
  • Fitness gym
  • Children’s daycare center
  • Full-service hot springs spa
  • 3 hot springs pools (one indoor and two outdoor)
  • Pools: one outdoor and one indoor pool with an outdoor exit
  • Spa with all types of healing therapies and relaxation

NEVADOS DE CHILLAN IS CALLING

 

PICK YOUR TRAVEL DATES:

August 14-21, 2021 or August 21-28, 2021 (Saturday to Saturday)

BOOK NOW AND PAY LATER
NO DEPOSIT BY APRIL 1ST, 2021

EARLY BOOKING SPECIAL
20% OFF IF BOOKED BY APRIL 1ST, 2021

Package Inclusions

  • Round trip private transfer by motor coach from/to Concepcion Airport to/from Hotel Termas de Chillan
  • 7 nights stay in Hotel Termas de Chillan (Saturday to Saturday)
  • Based on double shared occupancy in Double 7th Floor or Double Forest Room
  • Half-board meal plan (Breakfast and Dinner)
  • Welcome Reception with welcome drink and hors d’oeuvres
  • Free access the full Spa Center (Indoor and Outdoor swimming pool, sauna, steam baths and jacuzzi)
  • All resort fees and taxes

Package Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Domestic Airfare
  • Lift Tickets

Price per person: $2,145

*this package price is based on minimum 20 people travelling
*20% discount is already included in the package price

Single supplement available and upon request
Room Upgrades available and upon request
Optional Trip Extension to Santiago and Valparaiso

Payment Schedule:

Deposit Payment: 50% of the total due on April 1st
Final Payment: 65 days prior to departure

Cancellation Policy:

If reservation is cancelled 65 days prior to departure, the deposit payment is non-refundable but it will be rolled over as full credit towards the future stay.
If reservation is cancelled within 64 days prior to departure, the full payment is non-refundable.

COVID Policy:

If the trip is not possible to operate due to COVID pandemic, the trip will be fully refundable.

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CONTACT PETE:

1-800-755-1330 Ext 234

pete@alpineadentures.net

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Nevados de Chillan

Located in Chile’s southern region, Nevados de Chillan ski area is spread across the skirt of an active volcano Chillan and is one of the few resorts in Chile with tree skiing and hot springs. The resort enjoys some of Chile’s best snow conditions with an average snowfall of 25 ft and a diverse spread of terrain offering something for all ability levels. Nevados de Chillan in Chile is great for beginners and intermediates, but the feature of this ski resort is the interesting off-piste terrain that’s come about from a history of rivers of lava flow (none of them recently). Nevados de Chillan is renowned for its great backcountry ski touring opportunities, and the resort also offers cat skiing and heli-skiing.

Nevados de Chillan is a bit more off the radar compared to Portillo and Valle Nevado so it is rare to find long lift lines and tons of skiers tracking out the resort. Unlike Portillo and Valle Nevado, Nevados de Chillan offers tree skiing (when the snow conditions are very good). The unique feature of this resort is its natural outdoor thermal pools and one of the largest spa centers. The resort is also the only ski center in Chile that has a neighboring town, Las Trancas with more of a local’s vibe and plenty of entertaining restaurants and bars. Expert terrain around the volcano is endless. While most of the resort lacks the super steeps found in Portillo Resort to the north, most of the area is un-groomed with countless options for off-piste and backcountry exploring. It also has the longest ski run in South America (8 miles and it’s called Tres Marias), and is the only one with direct access to the thermal pools.

The off-piste and backcountry terrain is the real highlight here. You can ski tour here for days, exploring nearby valleys, summiting the volcanoes, ski some serious verticals and at the end of the day, soak in at the natural hot springs.

And don’t forget what Warren Miller has always told you “If you don’t do it this year, you’ll only be one year older when you do.” …don’t make it two.

Hotel Termas de Chillan

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Sea Kayaking in Antarctica

Experience Antarctica from the unique vantage point of a sea kayak. The majestic landscape, the icebergs, the wildlife… everything looks different as you paddle quietly through the icy waters. A unique experience!

Antarctica Cruise

The Program

The sea kayaking program offered by Antarctica21 is a small-group experience limited to a maximum of 10 participants, under the guidance and leadership of an experienced Kayak Master.

Every day you are in Antarctica, your Kayak Master will work with the Expedition Team to look for the best kayaking opportunities within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. The group will be supported by a dedicated safety Zodiac. Each kayaking excursion will be approximately one
and a half hours in duration. At the end of the excursion, the Kayak Master will strive to offer the group some time at the landing site so you can explore.

To take part in the kayaking program you must have previous kayaking experience and must know how to swim. The minimum age for participation is 16 years.

Dates, Prices, and Conditions

The per-person participation price is $895 USD. The sea kayaking option is available on all air-cruises, except the Antarctica Express Air-Cruises. Payment of the participation fee is due at time of reservation. In the case of cancellation 120 days or more prior to departure, Antarctica21 will refund 50% of the participation fee. In the case of cancellation 119 days or less prior to departure, there will be no refund.

For complete details please review the “Sea Kayaking in Antarctica Terms and Conditions” document, which is available upon request.

Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica

See more of the Antarctic landscape with our hiking and snowshoeing program. Excursion locations are selected for their scenic appeal and will provide unique vantage points for your photographs. Depending on the conditions of the terrain, some excursions may require the use of snowshoes and/or trekking poles, which are provided by Antarctica21.

Hiking and Snowshoeing in Antarctica

The Program

The hiking and snowshoeing program offered by Antarctica21 is a small-group experience led by a Hiking and Snowshoeing Guide.

Every day you are in Antarctica your Hiking and Snowshoeing Guide will work with the Expedition Leader to look for the best hiking or snowshoeing opportunities within the trip’s schedule, based on suitable and safe weather conditions. Each excursion will be approximately one and a half hours in duration. Participants can select the excursions they want to join, paying a per-excursion fee.

To take part in the hiking and snowshoeing program you do not need previous experience. However, your level of physical fitness should be good. The minimum age for participation is 12 years.

Dates, Prices, and Conditions

The per-person participation price is $ 85 USD per excursion. The hiking and snowshoeing option are available on most departures. Excursions can be booked and paid onboard the ship.

For complete details please review the “Hiking and Snowshoeing Terms and Conditions” document, which is available upon request.

Hotel and Transfer Package

Should you wish to arrive in Punta Arenas a day earlier, or should you wish to spend an extra night there after you return from the White Continent, Antarctica21 offers you a convenient Hotel and Transfer package.

The package includes accommodation at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar and combines perfectly with your Antarctic air-cruise. With a single check-in, you will ensure that the hotel room for your extra night in Punta Arenas is the same as that included in your air-cruise itinerary.

The package is available pre-expedition and post-expedition and includes:

  • Dedicated group airport transfers
  • 1 night hotel accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • Drink voucher

Preferred Seating on the Antarctic Flight

For an extra level of comfort, you can purchase Preferred Seats on your Antarctic flight.

This option offers you a guaranteed aisle or window seat at the front of the aircraft and a guaranteed empty middle seat. It also offers you priority boarding in Punta Arenas and an amenities kit. Please note that due to the nature of the operation in Antarctica, priority boarding is not available on the return flight.

Capacity is limited to rows 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the aircraft.

PER-PERSON PRICE:

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruises (round-trip): $495 USD
Polar Circle Air-Cruises (round-trip): $495 USD
All other itineraries (one-way): $245 USD

In the case of cancellation 120 days or more prior to departure, Antarctica21 will refund 50% of the price paid. In the case of cancellation 119 days or less prior to departure, there will be no refund.

Expedition Jacket

Our Signature Waterproof Expedition Jacket has been hand-selected for you as the perfect, technical outer shell for use on our Antarctic air-cruises.

This Antarctica21-branded BR2 Offshore Waterproof Jackets by MUSTO is breathable and features double cuffs, an adjustable hem, a double storm flap with a drainage channel over the zip, a high collar, and a roll away fluorescent hood. The sleeves are articulated to allow complete freedom of movement. The fleece-lined collar, hood, and pockets add warmth, while the prismatic reflectors provide extra visibility. The jacket is an outer shell to be worn over a few layers of warm clothing.

PRICE: $349

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

Antarctica
Your journey begins in Ushuaia, Argentina, at the pier. Board your ship in the afternoon and sail along the Beagle Channel towards Puerto Williams, Chile, the southernmost town in the world. Explore the surroundings before setting sail to Cape Horn.


After an overnight crossing of Nassau Bay, you awake in full view of legendary Cape Horn! Weather permitting, board a Zodiac, and be one of the few privileged adventurers to step foot on this famous and rarely visited island. Back on board, set sail towards Antarctica and cross the famous passage named in honor of Sir Francis Drake, the great 16th-century British explorer.


As you sail through the Drake Passage en route to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations. In the company of expert guides, watch for wildlife from the lounge or from the outside decks. You may spot magnificent seabirds, such as albatrosses and petrels, as well as different species of whales on their way south to Antarctica.

Antarctica
After crossing the Antarctic Convergence, the environment changes noticeably. Keep your camera ready, as this is the time to watch for the first icebergs and the first sight of Antarctic land. Reaching the South Shetland Islands, sail in ice-filled bays while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Board a Zodiac for your first memorable shore visit to a penguin colony. Taking advantage of the endless Antarctic daylight, exploration will continue well into the evening.


Upon reaching King George Island, disembark at Fildes Bay. A 2-km (1.25-mi) walk takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station to the aircraft. Bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

The January 2-8, 2021 (HEB06-AE) departure on board Hebridean Sky is a day longer and operates in reverse, with start in Punta Arenas and end in Ushuaia. An itinerary description is available on request.

Antarctica Express Air-Cruise

6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS

Rates from $4,795

Introductory and affordable expedition experience. It combines visits to Cape Horn and Antarctica

Included in the Rate

  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers to the airport/hotel on Day 1.
  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
  • Group transfers to the airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers to the hotel/airport on the last Day of the Air-Cruise.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
  • Contingency Plan as described further on.
  • IAATO passenger fee.

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Specifically not Included in the Rate

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

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Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer

A new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

A modern and comfortable expedition vessel.

Antarctica Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky

A a small, all-suite expedition vessel.

Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise


The staff welcomes you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers.


A two-hour flight takes you from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. A 2-km (1.25-mi) walk takes you to the shore where you board a Zodiac to embark your vessel.


Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides.

No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. You will explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Antarctica cruise
Sailing north, we hope to stop at Elephant Island. It was here that the crew of Shackleton’s Endurance found refuge while he and five handpicked men carried on to South Georgia. While stormy conditions rarely allow a shore landing, you will see the island from the ship.


As we sail northward, our historian and our naturalists offer a series of presentations. There is time to socialize in the ship’s lounge while keeping an eye out for the region’s birdlife.


The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands, and deep fjords. Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton. At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins. At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins. If the weather is favorable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay.

Ocean Nova
As the ship heads to South America, the program of presentations continues. Use this time to enhance your understanding of the region and its history.

Antarctica
Approach South America and sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you head to Ushuaia.


Arrival to Ushuaia, where your journey ends at the pier upon disembarkation.

Note: The February 25-March 12, 2021 (MAG23-AS) departure operates in reverse, with start in Punta Arenas and end in Ushuaia. An itinerary description is available on request.

Antarctica and South Georgia Air-Cruise

16 DAYS / 15 NIGHTS

Rates from $14,395

No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. You will explore several spots in the Gerlache Strait that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

While stormy conditions rarely allow a shore landing, you will see the Elephant Island from the ship.

The island of South Georgia is a diverse landscape of majestic mountains, massive glaciers, grassy uplands, and deep fjords.

Visit the former whaling outpost of Grytviken, where you may pay your respects at the simple grave of Ernest Shackleton.

At St. Andrew’s Bay be overwhelmed by the sight of 150,000 king penguins.

At Cooper Island, the nesting home of thousands of black-browed albatrosses, see a large colony of macaroni penguins.

If the weather is favorable, visits are also planned at Fortuna Bay, Salisbury Plains, Prion Island, and Elsehul Bay.

Sail along the Beagle Channel. Take in the beauty of Tierra del Fuego and Navarino Island as you head to Ushuaia.

Included in the Rate

  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers to the airport/hotel on Day 1.
  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
  • Group transfers to the airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers to the hotel/airport on the last Day of the Air-Cruise.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
  • Contingency Plan as described further on.
  • IAATO passenger fee.

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Specifically not Included in the Rate

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

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Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer

A new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

A modern and comfortable expedition vessel.

Antarctica Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky

A a small, all-suite expedition vessel.

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

Humpback whales
Antarctica21 staff welcomes you in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM. Transfer to your hotel and attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. A welcome dinner introduces you to the local gastronomy as you meet fellow adventurers from around the world.

BAE 146 AVRO RJ Aircraft
A smooth two-hour flight takes you efficiently from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. Your Antarctic adventure begins as you exit the airplane and the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. The 2-km (1.25-mi) walk to the shore, where you board a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel, takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station.

Antarctica Penguins
Sail along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals and whales. Visit the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, disembarking by Zodiac each day. In small groups, hike to extraordinary sites and take part in exploratory Zodiac excursions to otherwise inaccessible areas.


Back at King George Island, bid farewell to Antarctica as you board the flight to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).


After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Polar Circle Air-Cruise

10 DAYS / 9 NIGHTS

Rates from $15,495

Our expert polar guides share their passion for Antarctica through an engaging program of illustrated presentations and lead you ashore to interpret the wildlife, the history and the many wonders of the Antarctic environment. From the glass-enclosed lounge, enjoy spectacular views while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests over a drink. The goal of the expedition is to sail far south in the attempt of reaching the Polar Circle. The Expedition Team plans the specific voyage route based on local conditions and takes advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature. Flexibility will be the key to a successful voyage. Your expedition may include visits to sites such as Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, the Lemaire Channel, Prospect Point, or other magnificent places. Each voyage is unique and each is crafted to provide the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment.

Included in the Rate

  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers to the airport/hotel on Day 1.
  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
  • Group transfers to the airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers to the hotel/airport on the last Day of the Air-Cruise.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
  • Contingency Plan as described further on.
  • IAATO passenger fee.

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Specifically not Included in the Rate

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

toggle dots below to see package inclusions

Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer

A new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

A modern and comfortable expedition vessel.

Antarctica Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky

A a small, all-suite expedition vessel.

Antarctica Cruise Ships and Aircraft

Antarctica Cruise Ships

Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer is a new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.

For our air-cruises, Magellan Explorer has capacity for 73 passengers in seven categories of accommodation, including dedicated single cabins. All cabins except Porthole cabins feature private balconies. All double cabins except two have two twin beds that can be configured as one king-size bed. All cabins feature a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, a sitting area, and a private bathroom with a shower.

The ship features an observation lounge and presentation room with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, a spacious and stylish dining room, a well-stocked bar, a library, a meeting room, a gym, a sauna, and a medical clinic. The forward-facing observation deck leads to the bow of the ship, which is accessible to guests to offer proximity to marine wildlife. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

The fitness center aboard Magellan Explorer has been designed and built by the professionals at Anytime Fitness, the world’s only fitness company with boutique gyms in all seven continents.

Magellan Explorer Specifications:

Passengers: 100 maximum
Expedition Staff & Crew: 60
Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 160 (in addition to 8 life rafts, capacity of 160)
Length: 90.7 m
Breadth: 16.2 m Draft: 4.3 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines, 3,440 kW
Ice Class: LR PC6
Cruising Speed: 14 knots in open water

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova is a modern and comfortable expedition vessel. She was built in Denmark in 1992 to sail the ice-choked waters of Greenland. She was fully refurbished in 2006 and has since benefitted from annual upgrades and improvements. Her ice-strengthened hull is ideally suited for expedition travel in Antarctica.

For our air-cruises, Ocean Nova has capacity for 67 passengers accommodated in comfortable outside cabins. The ship offers three categories of accommodation: dedicated Single Cabins, Twin Cabins, and Triple Cabins. All cabins feature a picture window, a writing desk with a chair, a wardrobe, individually controlled heating system, and a private bathroom with a shower.

In addition to a glass-enclosed observation lounge and presentation room, Ocean Nova also has a spacious dining room, a bar, a library, a small gym, and an infirmary. The ship has a fleet of 7 Zodiac boats that are well suited for disembarking and wildlife watching.

Ocean Nova Specifications:

Passengers 72 maximum
Expedition Staff & Crew: 46
Lifeboats: 2, fully enclosed, capacity of 110 (in addition to 4 life rafts, capacity of 100)
Length: 73.0 m
Breadth: 11.0 m
Draft: 3.7 m
Propulsion: Diesel engines, 2,000-horsepower
Ice Class: 1B, EO (Hull Ice 1A)
Cruising Speed: 12 knots in open water

Hebridean Sky

Antarctica Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky is a small, all-suite expedition vessel. She was built in 1992 and refurbished in 2005. In 2016 the ship underwent an extensive, multimillion-dollar renovation that transformed it into one of the finest small-ships in the world.

For our air-cruises, Hebridean Sky accommodates 75 passengers. She offers an exclusive and stylish base for adventurous exploration in Antarctica. Suites in eight different categories of accommodation are spacious, with premium appointments throughout. Each Suite features a sitting area, a private bathroom, a picture window, and two twin beds that, on request, can be joined to form a queen-size bed (cabins 601 and 602 only offer a queen-size bed).

A number of Suites include private balconies. Triple cabins feature a sofa bed suitable for individuals who are no more than 1.70 m (5′ 6″) tall. Public areas include “The Club” lounge, a library, a presentation lounge with audio-visual facilities, a dining room, an outdoor cafe, a medical clinic, a wraparound deck, and an elevator serving all passenger decks. The ship has a fleet of 10 Zodiac boats.

Hebridean Sky Specifications:

Passengers: 100 maximum
Expedition Staff & Crew: 85
Lifeboats: 4 fully enclosed, capacity of 192
Length: 90.6 m
Breadth: 15.3 m
Draft: 5.14 m
Propulsion: 2 main engines – 3,520 kW
Ice Class: 1C
Cruising Speed: 12.5 knots in open water

Aircraft

BAE 146/AVRO RJ Aircraft

BAE 146 AVRO RJ Aircraft

The BAE 146 / AVRO RJ aircraft was manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace (which later became part of BAE Systems). It is a high-wing aircraft with very short runway requirements, which make it particularly suited for this kind of destination. It is operated by Aerovias DAP, which has more than 25 years of experience flying in Patagonia and Antarctica.

Preferred Seating
For an extra level of comfort, you can purchase Preferred Seats on your Antarctic flight.

Seating Category
Preferred – Reserved Seating
Economy – Open Seating
Seats not in use

BAE 146/AVRO RJ Aircraft Specifications:

Model: BAE 146-200 / AVRO RJ-85
Capacity: 75 passengers maximum
Engines: 4 turbofans Honeywell ALF 502R-5
Length: 93 ft. 8 in (28.55 m)
Cruise Speed: 465 mph (750 km/h)
Wingspan: 86 ft. 5 in (26.34 m)
Service Ceiling: 31,200 ft. (9,500 m)

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise


Arrive in Punta Arenas, Chile, before 2 PM where you are welcomed by Antarctica21 staff and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, you attend a mandatory briefing that provides important information about your voyage and reviews the essential guidelines for Antarctic visitors. Later, gather for a welcome dinner and meet your fellow adventurers while enjoying a typical regional menu.


Your Antarctic adventure begins with a two-hour flight from Punta Arenas to King George Island, in the South Shetland Islands. As you exit the airplane, the clear Antarctic air fills your lungs for the first time. The 2-km (1.25-mi) walk to the shore, where you board a Zodiac to embark your expedition vessel, takes you through Chile’s Frei Station and Russia’s Bellingshausen Station.


Cruise between the South Shetland Islands and the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, sailing along ice-filled fjords and among spectacular icebergs, while enjoying the company of seabirds, penguins, seals, and whales. Each day, disembark by Zodiac and explore the landscape together with expert polar guides. Onboard the ship, attend an engaging program of lectures and presentations and enjoy spectacular views from the lounge while sharing your daily adventures with fellow guests.

 

Return to King George Island and bid farewell to Antarctica before boarding the flight back to Punta Arenas. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for the night. (Note: Meals in Punta Arenas are at your leisure and not included in the program).

 

After breakfast, transfer to the Punta Arenas airport for your onward flight.

Classic Antarctica Air-Cruise

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Rates from $ 11,495

No journey is the same and flexibility is the key to success in Antarctica. The Expedition Team plans the voyage route to take advantage of the ever-changing opportunities provided by Nature, crafting a unique and extraordinary experience each time. While the exact itinerary changes with each expedition, you will explore several spots that offer the best possible overview of the varied Antarctic environment. Your voyage may include visits to sites such as Paulet Island, Hope Bay, Port Lockroy, Petermann Island, Paradise Bay, Deception Island, the Lemaire Channel, or many other magnificent places.

Included in the Rate

  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, group transfers to the airport/hotel on Day 1.
  • For air-cruises starting in Punta Arenas, 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar, with a welcome dinner including drinks on Day 1.
  • 1 overnight with breakfast in Punta Arenas at the Cabo de Hornos Hotel or similar on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica.
  • Group transfers to the airport/hotel on the Day of the Scheduled Return Flight from Antarctica, and group transfers to the hotel/airport on the last Day of the Air-Cruise.
  • Flight from Punta Arenas to Frei Station on King George Island and/or vice versa as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Ship cruise along the Antarctic Peninsula as indicated in the program corresponding to each voyage.
  • Daily buffet breakfast and lunch on board ship offering a wide choice of dishes.
  • Daily served dinner on board ship offering a choice of three main courses.
  • Wine, beer, juice, and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board ship.
  • Coffee, tea, chocolate, cappuccino, water and snacks on board ship throughout the expedition.
  • All guided shore excursions.
  • Lectures and entertainment on board.
  • Comprehensive pre- and post-voyage information material.
  • Loan of waterproof boots for landing in Antarctica.
  • Contingency Plan as described further on.
  • IAATO passenger fee.

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Specifically not Included in the Rate

  • Accommodation, meals, excursions and transfers other than those included in the itinerary and the Contingency Plan corresponding to each voyage. Specifically, dinner in Punta Arenas upon return from Antarctica is not included.
  • Beverages purchased at the ship’s bar.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Extra expenses (communication, laundry, souvenirs, etc.).
  • Gratuities.
  • Visas for Chile and/or Argentina, passport expenses, and any arrival and/or departure tax, if applicable.

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Magellan Explorer

Magellan Explorer

A new and modern expedition vessel custom-built for our Antarctic air-cruises.

Ocean Nova

Ocean Nova

A modern and comfortable expedition vessel.

Antarctica Hebridean Sky

Hebridean Sky

A a small, all-suite expedition vessel.

Athens, Mykonos & Santorini 2021 with LEE

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Athens and the Greek Islands, combining remarkable archaeological sites, magnificent beaches, whitewashed villages, scrumptious food, and great shopping! In Athens – pay tribute to the Acropolis. In Mykonos – stroll through the whitewashed houses and the narrow alleyways and beautiful paradise beaches. In Santorini – enjoy magnificent views and whitewashed houses perched on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Aegean sea.
Experience Greek culinary delights while onboard a luxurious catamaran boat sailing around the island, visiting the active volcano and the hot springs and ending your trip with a magnificent view of the sunset.

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An ancient city dating to between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C.E., Athens is considered the birthplace of Western civilization. During the city’s Golden Age, great thinkers, writers and artists, such as Hippocrates and Plato, thrived. Greece’s capital has blossomed into a popular city break destination that marries archeological sites, contemporary cultural attractions and spirited day and nightlife. One of few European capitals to sport a coastline, the so-called Athens Riviera. In this corner of Athens you’ll find organized, emerald water beaches, and rocky coves perfect for a swim. There is certainly no shortage of inviting sand Five-star resorts with spas, esplanades, palm trees, sea sports, sailing and even golf at the modern Glyfada Golf Club await you. Traditional tavernas and gourmet restaurants serve freshly caught fish. The beat goes on at numerous beach bars and exclusive nightclubs where you will dance until dawn, barefoot on the sand.

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Divani Palace Acropolis is an iconic hotel showcasing the best of Athens.
Dine on the rooftop garden restaurant to look out over the Acropolis. From this stunning vantage, consider your central location on a quiet residential street, steps to the Acropolis museum, metro, Plaka area, and Monasteraki shopping.
The hotel offers the perfect room for guests every need where personality and stylish touches abound. Heritage and modernity blend in perfect harmony.
Unique details can be discovered in every turn traveling through the history of Athens starting from inside the hotel.

Welcome to Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, ‘Mykonos’?
Marvel the amazing sunset from Little Venice Mykonos, stroll around the narrow paved streets of Chora, dance the day away at epic beach parties and swim at the exotic Mykonos beaches.

Lose yourself in the buzzing island lifestyle of Mykonos, with its brilliant-hued backdrop of blooming pink bougainvillea and cobalt-blue stair railings and doors set against the island’s iconic whitewashed walls. Then retreat into our exclusive cliffside enclave, perched above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos. Nourish, soothe and restore with locally-inspired spa treatments and hydrotherapy bath at our boutique spa, enjoy a leisurely lap in our sun-drenched pool, or enjoy the ultimate basking experience on a king-size sunbed with sea views for days.
Grace restaurant and your suite, will complete the ultimate hospitality experience.

Optional: Mykonos Guided Walking Tour

Starting the walking tour from the Yachting Club, you will follow the guide through the Old Town to the small Venice, and Windmills. On this way see the cathedral Paraportiani, the typical houses and numerous chapels. Discover the beauties of the Old Town walking along the narrow streets and alleys seeing the daily life as well as the town’s interesting architecture. Visit the Folklore Museum (near Paraportiani) to see its interesting exhibits and discover the past of this tourist island. End up the walking tour at Manto square. Enjoy free time for shopping.

Optional: Mykonos Cooking Lesson at a Mykonian Spiti

Spiti means home and the ‘Mykonian Spiti’ is our home that you are welcome at, during this cooking experience. For about 6 hours you will experience the traditional Greek way of life, the culture and the Greek art of cooking. It is not what you will do, it is mostly how you will do it. During this time you will learn tips and cooking methods that have made Mykonian Spiti, Mykonos and Greece, loved by its friends and visitors, but most importantly you will instil the hospitality and the everyday lifestyle of a traditional Mykonian family.
Teta, the host, will teach you about Mykonian culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. And while she’s chatting with you, you’ll be sampling various mezes and tasting Mykonian wine.

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Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thira), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kameni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.
It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.

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Santorini Palace Hotel

Santorini Palace is in the center of Fira, Santorini’s capital, walking distance from the breathtaking Caldera and restaurants. It features a free-form pool and a fitness center with a hot tub and sauna.
All air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden or the Aegean Sea. Facilities include a satellite TV and minibar. Each private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and hairdryer.
Guests at Santorini Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The restaurant served international dishes during dinner times. Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack bar by the pool. No elevator.

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Sunset Private Catamaran in Santorini

We begin your 5-hour tour approximately 3.5 hours before sunset to ensure a great afternoon of swimming, snorkeling, dining and an unforgettable sunset cruise. You will have the opportunity to visit the Hot Springs, sail past The Volcano, Venetian Light House, Red and White Beaches and the beautiful coastline. Swim at various locations at your leisure. Dinner is served at a private island (dependent on weather conditions) and free-flowing wine, beer, soft drinks or water all afternoon.

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Optional: Santorini Sunset Wine tasting

Admire the charming landscape of Santorini as you move between 3 of the most traditional wineries in the island, on a late-afternoon wine tour in the countryside while savoring up to 12 different varietals made from grapes such as the indigenous Assyrtiko, learn all about the island’s unique viticulture that produces some of the most crisp and seductively sweet wine in the Mediterranean.
After a spectacular wine tour in the countryside finish at a charming winery on the caldera cliffs for a memorable wine-tasting during sunset time.

This package includes:

  • 8 night lodging with breakfast at hand picked boutique hotels including tax and service fees
  • Welcome dinner at Elaia Restaurant (Athens) with drink package
  • Taverna style lunch near Acropolis
  • Santorini sunset cruise on chartered catamaran “Dream Catcher” with lunch and cocktails
  • Fully guided tour of Acropolis
  • Ferry ticket from Mykonos to Santorini
  • All transfers if participating in group activities
  • Farewell dinner in Santorini with wine
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour Manager at disposal

This package does not include:

  • Gratuities to guides, restaurant staff or drivers
  • Additional city tax of 4€ per guest per night at each hotel payable at check out
  • Transfers where not noted
  • Meals where not noted
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional group flights
  • Athens – Mykonos flight (mandatory)
  • Travel insurance

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Costa Rica 2021 – Arenal Springs Resort & Azura Beach Resort

ARENAL AREA

Arenal Volcano

Arenal Volcano National Park and La Fortuna

La Fortuna is a town in the Northern Plains, home to the majestic Arenal Volcano and one of the most beautiful places in Costa Rica because of its natural and geological wealth and the wide range of tourist activities. The Arenal Volcano is an active volcano although its activity has significantly decreased since 2011. However, there continue to be two very different landscapes in its structure: a cover of dense, green vegetation, and another dominated by lava and sand of the last eruptions.

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Hot Springs of La Fortuna

The hot waters from the Arenal Volcano are rich in minerals associated with health, so it is one of the most visited sites in the country for relaxing and enjoying an extraordinary natural landscape in the rainforest. There are several tourist developments that offer hot springs, but particularly noteworthy is the River Tabacon hot springs, which have an average temperature of 37 degrees Celsius and runs freely into the river.

Located on the southeast side of the volcano is Chato Hill which is an extinct volcano with an altitude of 1,140 m.s.n.m. Currently, in the crater you can see a greenish lagoon about 550 meters across, bordered by dense vegetation. To reach the lagoon you must walk an average of 5 hours in a narrow walkway, all worth the while to appreciate the beauty of the place. At the entrance to the main road to Chato Hill is the waterfall La Fortuna, one of the jewels of this place measuring 70 meters high and with pools for cooling off.

Near the village of Guatuso, along the Frio River is the Maleku Indigenous Reserve. Currently, the population has approximately 600 people, so you can visit some villages that preserve their culture, as in the case of El Sol, Margarita, and Tonjibe. In the area of La Fortuna there is also a small settlement that aims to show Maleku culture for tourism purposes and preserve their customs.

The Celeste River is one of the natural wonders of Costa Rica, formed from the union of two rivers with different mineral content from the slopes of the Tenorio Volcano, this gives the waters of this river a very particular blue color. The river is protected by the Tenorio National Park, which offers a trail of 7 kilometers surrounding the area, showing the main geological attractions, such as Teñideros, hot springs, the intense sky-blue waterfall, hot springs and fumaroles, between others.

A few kilometers from the center of La Fortuna is the country’s largest artificial lake. Lake Arenal is an anchored dam between forests and mountains that is 87.8 square kilometers, and at an elevation of 546 meters above sea level, this lagoon is ideal for boat tours, kayaking, fishing tourism and water skiing; windsurfing and SUP, among others.

The Black Reed Wildlife Refuge is located north of Costa Rica adjacent to the border of Nicaragua. There is a wetland of about 10,171 hectares surrounded by its extensive biodiversity, especially for species migrating from January to March, which require areas like this to make their migrating tour successfully. It is an ideal site for bird watching; so many visitors choose to take boat trips on the waters of the Frio River to reach Black Reed. The village of Black Reed is small but offers all a tourist needs to explore the area.

The area of Bajos del Toro, located at 1,442 meters above sea level, conceals natural treasures, among them Toro Amarillo and Agrio River Waterfalls. The biggest of all are the Toro Amarillo Waterfalls, measuring 90 meters high, and is formed from the union of three rivers: Toro Amarillo River, Desagüe River and Agrio River (named for its lemony taste), all of which have water with high mineral content that makes the landscape a fairy tale scene. Its landscape is unique because it has a particular blend of rivers, waterfalls, hydroelectric projects, natural reserves, and agricultural landscapes.

Puerto Viejo de Sarapiqui is a typical riverbank community, surrounded by forests and agricultural plantations, featuring rural architecture and numerous hammock bridges. Sarapiqui River tours allow you to watch wildlife from the dock. This area also allows you to enjoy whitewater rafting. The Sarapiqui River is 84 kilometers long and connects with the San Juan River (bordering Nicaragua), Barra del Colorado and Tortuguero. Near the town of Sarapiqui you can find the Vara Blanca and Cinchona communities, which offer the traveler very beautiful rural landscapes combined with dense vegetation. Imposed within its lush forest are a series of beautiful waterfalls culminating with the La Paz Waterfall.

Following the road bordering Lake Arenal one can locate along the way the little green lagoon Cote or Coter, standing at approximately 680 meters above sea level. Although the distance appears short, it has a diameter of 1 kilometer and its geological features have made several Costa Rican scientists believe that it could be a crater of an extinct volcano. Currently, it has recreational and tourist use, offering boat trips and artisanal fishing.

GUANACASTE

Dates:

  • December 4-11, 2021

Price:

  • Land package from $1,543.00 per person sharing

Your package includes:

  • Meet and Greet at the airport
  • One way private transfer from San Jose/Liberia Airport to Arenal Springs Resort
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in double occupancy/shared basis in Arenal Springs Resort (Junior Suite)
  • Tour orientation provided by Flow Tropicales (see attached file for all available tours)
  • Daily buffet breakfast and dinner for first 3 days
  • Resort and hotel taxes
  • One way private transfer from Arenal Springs Resort to Azura Beach Resort
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in double occupancy/shared basis in Azura Beach Resort – All Inclusive (Junior Suite Garden View)
  • All inclusive package at Azura Beach Resort: 24-hour fitness center; two outdoor pools; breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, unlimited alcoholic beverages, juices and soft drinks are included daily; room service for all guests; high speed internet; access to our international restaurants, International cuisine prepared by professional Chefs
  • Tour Orientation provided by the resort (see attached file for all available tours)
  • Resort and hotels taxes
  • One way private transfer from Azura Beach Resort to San Jose/Liberia Airport

Excluded:

  • International Airfare
  • All tours and excursions which will be arranged locally
  • All other items not mentioned in package inclusion

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ITINERARY

April 22, 2021

ARRIVE: Auckland

ACCOMODATION:
Auckland City Hotel – Studio Room

MEALS:
Welcome dinner at the hotel

EXPERIENCE:
Auckland Orientation Tour

Arrive ex flight TBA.
Meet and greet by a General Travel Representative and your North Island Driver, for assistance to your coach.

Enjoy a short Auckland Orientation Tour with a local guide – approximately 1 hour.
The tour includes: Points to note such as where banks are, where shopping is, and where food markets (supermarkets) are if guests wish to purchase snacks, Queen Street, The Viaduct, Auckland’s Waterfront.

You will then be transferred to your hotel for check-in, where you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon at leisure.

Tonight enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.
Includes: Welcome dinner at your hotel

Accommodation: Auckland City Hotel – Studio Room x 2 nights
Inclusion: Full breakfast daily

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Auckland

April 23, 2021

AUCKLAND SIGHTSEEING (WAIHEKE ISLAND)

ACCOMODATION:
Auckland City Hotel – Studio Room

MEALS:
Auckland City Hotel – Breakfast
Platter Lunch

EXPERIENCE:
Waiheke Island
Tastings at 2 Vineyards per person
Oneroa Village

OPTIONAL:
Ziplining

Breakfast at the hotel is included this morning.

Meet your driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the Downtown Ferry Terminal.

Enjoy a leisurely 40 minute ferry ride to Waiheke Island where you will spend the day experiencing a taste of what the island has to offer.

Day tour includes:

  • Return coach transfer from your hotel to the ferry terminal
  • Return ferry from the Downtown Ferry terminal to Waiheke Island Matiatia Wharf
  • Exclusive Private Vehicle with guide throughout tour on Waiheke Island
  • Platter Lunch per person
  • Tastings at 2 Vineyards per person

A few points to note:

  • Ziplining is optional – additional cost is NZ$70.00 per person.
  • Guests who choose not to zipline can do Onetangi beach and Peacock Sky tasting if they wish (there is time to do both).
  • After lunch, we have allowed some time for all guests to explore Oneroa Village before the final tasting at Mudbrick.
  • All venues have taxis on call should guests decide on the day they would like to leave earlier or later.

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Club Med Florida November 2020

Club Med - Sandpiper Bay Florida

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Superior Room

These rooms are large and comfortable, with space for 3 or 4 people. Located on the ground or second floor, they feature either a furnished terrace or a balcony.

Soleil Terrace

At the center of the Resort, the Market Place terrace welcomes you at off-peak times, for anything from late breakfasts to lunches and dinners outside set times.

Make the most of this huge shady terrace by the river where you can enjoy a range of snacks served at your table.

Open from 10.30 to 11.30 am, from 2.30 to 6 pm and from 10 to 11.30 pm.

Marketplace

Take in the spectacular views of the Saint Lucie River while dining at this pool-front, non-smoking restaurant. Offering a range of international dishes, including Asian, Italian, Mexican and American cuisine, you’ll never run out of scrumptious options to satisfy your every craving. If you’re looking to make healthier choices throughout your stay, look no further. We also offer a great selection of low-calorie, guilt-free dishes that are sure to delight your appetite. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this buffet-style eatery is the perfect spot for the whole family to chill-out while they munch-out.

*High chairs and booster cushions are available.

The Riverside

Dine on local and gourmet dishes at this waterfront restaurant. You can also upgrade your meal with specialty dishes including a lobster dinner (at extra cost), and a selection of premium wine (at extra cost).
Open for dinner from 7 pm – 10 pm, this restaurant requires a reservation, and welcomes Resort guests including children 10 yrs. of age and older.
Non Club Med guests are also welcome at an additional cost.

Slice

Situated between the main restaurant and the theater, Slice Lounge is the perfect place for families to let loose, while they enjoy a little slice of paradise.

The Infinity

Near the adult pool, this bar welcomes you every day for a relaxing moment with a partner or friends.

Florida’s best family all-inclusive Resort

For an all-inclusive stay with a focus on sports, Sandpiper Bay is the ideal Club Med Resort for an active family vacation. Located along the St. Lucie River, amid wonderfully lush vegetation, Club Med Sandpiper Bay enjoys a delightfully tropical climate, a Sports Academy with top-ranked coaches, and an adult-exclusive infinity pool with a dedicated bar. Located between Miami and Orlando, you can make the most of visiting other great American cities during your Florida vacation.

Dates:

  • November 13 – 17, 2020

Price:

  • from $629 per person, double occupancy
  • single room supplement $159

Included:

  • 4 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail party on arrival
  • All activities as described below including non motorized water sports
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

Excluded:

  • Airfare
  • Transfers to the resort (please contact us for pricing)
  • Additional insurance coverage available Please sign up individually using the attached link in Payment Details including the option to upgrade to a Cancel For Any Reasons policy
  • All personal expenses

Payment policy:

  • Upon registration $300 ($75 non-refundable at all times)
  • Final payment due date: September 01’20

Cancellation policy:

  • From registration day to 91 days prior : 50% of your deposit
  • From 90 days to 61 days prior : 100% of your deposit
  • From 60 days to arrival : trip is non refundable unless you have purchased the optional travel insurance.

Please note, one insurance policy per person is required.

Please click on the link if you’re interested in purchasing optional travel protection.

Safe Together by Club Med

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MSC Armonia: New Year’s Cruise – CARIBBEAN AND MEXICO

MSC Armonia is a ship beyond simple definition with its classic ambiance, luxurious comforts, and modern resort accommodations.

As one of the more intimate liners in our fleet, MSC Armonia takes travelers on an authentic journey where larger ships only dream to access.

On board, the amenities are just as breathtaking as the ports visited. There’s an elegant bathing complex with twin outdoor pools, whirlpool baths and a state-of-the-art gym. There is also shuffleboard and miniature golf. Pampering comes easy at the exotic MSC Aurea Spa. There, you can experience the finest modern beauty treatments and blissful Balinese massages found nowhere else at sea. There’s never a lack of exciting entertainment on board from the glittering Starlight Disco, Palm Beach Casino and the airy La Fenice Theatre.

A sumptuous choice of designer-themed bar lounges provides the perfect atmosphere for every mood. With a wide array of options, grab a beer at the proper English-style pub or sip specialty coffee at the authentic Italian café serving freshly-baked pastries and real Italian espresso drinks at all hours.

Kids love the Kids Club and teens enjoy jamming out at the Teen’s Club, which is conveniently next to the Star Galaxy Video Games Arcade.

There are four gourmet restaurants on this enchanting ship, the Marco Polo, La Pergola, and La Brasserie, plus the Girasole al fresco restaurant. Each is distinguished by very different lines, styles, and cuisines – from light snacks to elegant banquets – but all share the same Mediterranean passion for fine dining. Prepare to be amazed by our slow-food delicacies and freshly prepared delights, which are always made using the finest traditional ingredients.

Wrap your entire MSC Armonia cruise experience in a bow and you are left with the perfect gift of harmony.

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  • Gross tonnage: 65,542 tons
  • Number of passengers:2,679
  • Crew members: About 721
  • Number of Staterooms: 976
  • Length / Beam / Height: 902 ft/ 104 ft/ 177 ft
  • Decks: 13, incl. 9 for guests
  • Maximum speed: 20.1 knots
  • Average speed: 18 knots

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TRAVEL DATES
December 29 2020 – January 05 2021

Prices include

  • 7-night cruise in a shared cabin based in the category of your choice.
  • All stops and activities as described in the program.
  • All meals and drinks (Easy Package).
  • Standard WIFI package (up to 3 GB of data over 2 devices per cabin).
  • Private one-hour cocktail party for our group on sail day.

Prices do not include

  • Airfare to the port.
  • Travel insurance.
  • On board gratuities ($12.50/person/day).

This tour will not be hosted by an Anywhere Adventures group leader

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ITINERARY

Day 1:
Dec 29, 2020

PORT:
Tampa, United States

DEPARTURE:
4:00 PM

Tampa, United States

History and Tourist Attractions

Book your cruise on MSC Armonia and be one of the first to sail with us from Tampa, Florida. Located on Florida’s growing Gulf Coast yet close to the heart of the state, Tampa is known for its tourist attractions, rich Cuban culture, and cuisine, and vibrant city districts.

Before you embark on your MSC Cruise, discover authentic history. Learn and discover Florida’s past and personalities at the Tampa Bay History Center. With three floors of history, there’s so much to learn! Visit Ybor City, once known as the “Cigar Capital of the World,” which was once home to 200 factories and 12,000 cigar makers. Take a bite out of history too! Tampa’s historic Columbia Restaurant is the oldest restaurant in the state of Florida. The landmark restaurant opened in 1905 and offers award-winning Spanish/Cuban cuisine.

Looking for adventure before your cruise? Tampa offers various attractions for the whole family. From theme parks to animal encounters and water activities, you will be able to find something for all ages.

Day 2:
Dec 30, 2020

PORT:
Key West, United States

ARRIVAL:
12:00 PM

DEPARTURE:
7:00 PM

Key West, United States

Welcome to paradise, welcome to Key West

If viewed from afar, Key West seems to float amid a large expanse of sky and sea.

An MSC Cruise will take you right to the southernmost point of the United States, in the Sunshine State, a land of sun-seekers and wild beaches. About 150 km from Cuba, an MSC cruise in the Caribbean and the Antilles is an opportunity to admire the crystal clear waters surrounding Key West, a strip of land just a few kilometers from Miami. The Spaniards nicknamed it “Island of Bones” because here the indigenous people buried their deceased love ones. Connected to the mainland by bridges, Key West is literally a paradise that offers a breathtaking panorama and stages an ancient culture and history. Enjoy the sunset at Mallory Square and get lost in Duval street, one of the liveliest streets of the city, with shops, clubs, and restaurants, and you won’t ever want to leave. It is no coincidence that the likes of Harry S. Truman, Tennessee Williams, and Ernest Hemingway decided to reside here.

Don’t miss the chance to visit the residence of Hemingway himself: An MSC excursion will take you inside the villa, now a museum, where the writer lived for about ten years. A dive into his life: the paintings, the typewriter, the kitchen and every corner that the writer shared with his second wife Pauline Pfeiffer. During his stay in Key West, Hemingway wrote his novel The Old Man and the Sea, winner of a Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize.

When in Key West, a visit to the sea is a must. With an MSC excursion, it is possible to see its depths, from the comfort of a glass-bottomed boat, built to admire the different varieties of colorful fish that populate the Atlantic Ocean.

Day 3:
Dec 31, 2020

PORT:
Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas

ARRIVAL:
7:00 AM

DEPARTURE:
9:00 PM

Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve, Bahamas

Ocean Cay, a Unique Island

Discover our new and exclusive Bahamian destination: Ocean Cay MSC Marine Reserve.

Here you can spend a one-of-a-kind experience on an authentic Caribbean Marine Reserve, while connecting with the natural world, feeling the warmth of the Bahamian spirit and immersing in an eco-friendly environment. On Ocean Cay, you can enjoy a relaxing massage in a cabana, discover the beauty of the sea and explore the area with dedicated excursions.

Day 4:

Jan 01, 2021

PORT:
At Sea

Day 5:
Jan 02, 2021

PORT:
Cozumel, Mexico

ARRIVAL:
8:00 AM

DEPARTURE:
4:00 PM

Cozumel, Mexico

The land of the swallows

A forty-kilometer-long island directly off the coast from Playa del Carmen, Isla Cozumel is a renowned cruise-ship call: nearly every day, up to ten cruise ships dock at one of the island’s three dedicated piers, all just south of the only town, San Miguel.

A holiday to Mexico with MSC Cruises will present you with restaurants, souvenir shops, and jewelry stores, all along the malecón (Av Rafael Melgar) in downtown San Miguel.

If you fancy a museum, the attractive Museo de la Isla de Cozumel has small displays of the flora, fauna and marine life of the island, as well as a good collection of Maya artifacts and old photos.

If you’re not a diver, there’s a certain appeal in wandering the relaxed inland blocks of San Miguel, away from the piers, spotting Maya ruins and birds (the Maya called the island cuzamil – “land of the swallows”) in the dense forests and being the only person on the windswept eastern beaches.

Midway across the island, San Gervasio is the only excavated Maya site on Cozumel. With several small temples connected by sacbeob, or long white roads, it was one of the many independent city-states that survived the fall of Chichén Itzá, flourishing between 1200 AD and 1650 AD. As part of a larger nature reserve, the site is worth a visit for the numerous birds and butterflies you can spot early in the morning or late in the day.

Day 6:
Jan 03, 2021

PORT:
Progreso, Mexico

ARRIVAL:
10:00 AM

DEPARTURE:
6:00 PM

Progreso, Mexico

Mayan architecture along stunning beaches

Without a doubt, Progreso is a city that can satisfy your desire for the beach. Docking with your MSC cruise at the Caribbean and the Antilles, you will see a long and spacious coast, surrounded by the longest pier in Mexico, 4 miles, where you can find peace in a relaxed atmosphere.

Built in the nineteenth century as a seaport of Mérida, Progreso is located in the north-central part of Yucatàn overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. It is purely a maritime city and a very important industrial centre, around which, only a short distance away, there are numerous archaeological sites dating back to the Mayan culture.

To explore this city’s history, an MSC excursion will take you to Chichén-Itzà, an important Mayan archaeological site which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The site includes numerous buildings; what catches the most attention is the temple of Kukulkan, a stepped pyramid from the pre-Columbian era with stairways running along the four sides. The Temple of the Warriors is also very stunning; it consists of a large stepped pyramid with rows of carved columns, depicting warriors on the front and sides. Chichén-Itzà is characterized by the seven ball game fields. In particular the biggest one is adorned by bas-reliefs.

Day 7:
Jan 04, 2021

PORT:
At sea

At sea

Day 8:
Jan 05, 2021

PORT:
Tampa, United States

ARRIVAL:
7:00 AM

Tampa, United States

Singapore and Bali 2020

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Date:

  • May 02 – 12, 2020

Price:

  • Starting from $2,750.00
  • Single supplement $1,450.00

Start your tour by exploring Singapore, a city state at the crossroads of culture. Singapore warmly embraces the kaleidoscope of peoples that call the country home, and which you’ll discover in the cultural enclaves of Chinatown, Little India and Kampong Glam (Malay district). And this melting pot has left a lasting impact on the vibrant culinary scene, one of Southeast Asia’s best. In recent years, awe-inspiring, futuristic attractions like Gardens by the Bay and Marina Bay Sands have enhanced the city skyline. However, the country still retains its charming, historic neighborhoods crisscrossed by crowded side streets still teeming with traditional vendor stalls. Nicknamed, the “City in a Garden”, Singapore is covered in greenery and full of impressive gardens, such as the Singapore Botanic Garden which is home to the world’s largest orchid display.

Then, continue your Asian adventure in Bali. The first part of your stay is in Nusa Lembongan Island. An island that embraces the beauty of Balinese culture but without the crowds. Located just 30 minutes by boat from Bali’s Sanur, this is what people say Bali was like 30 years ago. In Lembongan you’ll find pristine beaches with coarse white sand, soaring cliff viewpoints, and sea views that can get very idyllic at sunset. Divers can explore vivid reefs off its southwestern coast. The island also has a mysterious underground house, lush mangrove forests, and seafood farming villages.

End your adventure with a complete change of scenery in the uplands of Bali, in artistic and wonderfully serene Ubud, the cultural epicenter of this lush and laid-back island. Hindu temples adorn the urban landscape while looming volcanoes and vibrant green rice terraces decorate the horizon. Ubud is the type of town where time takes a break, where days among the restaurants, cafes and artisan street stalls inadvertently turn to weeks. You’ll have a hard time leaving Ubud, and an even harder time forgetting it!

This package includes:

  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Hotel Jen Orchardgateway 4* in Superior Room
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in Mahagiri Lembongan 4* in Beach Front room
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in Komaneka Bisma 4* in Bisma Suite room
  • All transfers with assistant
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide assistance throughout the program (except at Lembongan)
  • Mineral water and wet tissue during transfer and tours
  • Dedicated tour manager throughout program

This package does not include:

  • Domestic and International airfare throughout the program
  • Airport porter and/or extra baggage
  • Meals or beverages that are not mentioned
  • Personal expenses
  • Telephone
  • Laundry service
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • All expenses incurred due to flight cancellations/delays or due to other causes beyond our control (“force majeure”)

Singapore

Though physically small, Singapore is an economic giant. A truly modern metropolis, the city-state of Singapore is unlike anywhere else in Southeast Asia. Founded as a trading post for the British Empire, its rapid development and western style are a counterpoint to the more visceral Asian cities of Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia.
Because of its efficient and determined government, Singapore has become a flourishing country that excels in trade and tourism and is a model for developing nations. The capital city, also called Singapore, covers about a third of the area of the main island and is a blended mix of Malay, Chinese, Arab, Indian and English cultures and religions. Its unique ethnic tapestry affords visitors a wide array of sightseeing as well as culinary opportunities from which to choose.

Lembongan

Nusa Lembongan is an island located southeast of Bali. It is part of a group of three islands that make up the Nusa Penida district, of which it is the most famous. Full of hidden coves, perfect sunset spots, lovely guesthouses, and boutique resorts, Nusa Lembongan is perfect for a couple of days away from it all. Scuba diving around Nusa Lembongan and its neighbors, particularly Nusa Penida, is excellent. Spotting huge manta rays, underwater buddha statues and beautiful corals and colorful fish are the highlights. Nusa Lembongan is one of the best places to visit in Bali, providing a perfect balance between raw natural beauty, relaxation, and adventure.

Ubud

Ubud is, in many ways, the cultural hub of Bali. Home to one of Bali’s royal families, this traditional country town has royal palaces and ancient temples. The town is also where some of the world’s notable artisans and collectors have visited and worked in. Along the main street are dozens of art studios and galleries, along with an excellent local crafts market selling antiques, woodcarvings, crafts, textiles, paintings, and jewelry. A short drive outside Ubud will take you to Tegenungan Waterfall, Ubud Monkey Forest, and the photogenic Tegallalang rice terrace. Join a day trip to local villages like Campuhan, Penestanan, Peliatan, and Batuan, where you can see locals making and selling authentic Balinese crafts.

SELECTED HOTELS

Jen Orchard Gateway by Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore

Hotel Jen Orchardgateway Singapore by Shangri-La is the perfect springboard into The Lion City. With so much to see, eat, shop and do, explore Singapore at ease with unmatched, direct connectivity to public transport and a wide array of retail and dining options in the heart of Orchard Road.
Enthusiastic, upbeat and fuss-free service, comfortable rooms and an award-winning rooftop infinity-edged pool await after a busy day out. An urban oasis above the pulsating city, soak up panoramic views of the city skyline while lounging on the viewing platforms.

Superior Room: Slick, compact and modern design with all the in-room amenities.

Mobile massage services: The hotel offers a mobile massage service where you can enjoy a relaxing massage in the sunshine, a poolside cabana or the privacy of your room.

Daily Aquaspin class in the beautiful rooftop pool: Offered every day, Aquaspin proudly incorporates a wide range of programs tailored to your specific needs so you can achieve your fitness goals at your own pace. Build muscle strength, increase your cardiovascular endurance, or simply maintain a healthy, fit body.

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Mahagiri Lembongan Beach Resort

Set in Lembongan, Mahagiri Resort Nusa Lembongan is a beachfront resort with an outdoor pool and a direct access to Mahagiri Beach. It boasts views of Mount Agung, and the islands best spots for sunrises and sunsets.

Beach-front Room: All rooms have a flat-screen TV and a safety deposit box. Certain rooms have a seating area to relax in after a busy day. Every room is fitted with a private bathroom, stocked with slippers and toiletries as well as AC.
Water sports facilities, bike hire and car hire are available in the surrounding areas. You can engage in various activities, such as snorkeling and windsurfing.

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Komaneka Bisma Ubud Hotel

This five-hectare property built in 2008 was the first luxury boutique resort in the up-and-coming area on Bisma Lane near the center of Ubud. Set on a slope overlooking the Campuhan river valley, the suites and villas have splendid views of a tropical forest valley and the resort’s own rice fields. A sophisticated Ubud getaway near the center of town. Located 3,100 feet from Monkey Forest, the resort features 2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a spa.

Bisma Suite: Spacious one-bedroom suite of 88 sqm with private balcony for a sophisticated Ubud getaway. Interiors feature extensive use of wood and fine Indonesian textiles and art, lending an understated elegance to the space.

Wana Jiwa Spa, a luxurious sanctuary with a villa concept. Professional staff provide healing and beauty treatments such as facials, traditional massage, and body scrubs, drawing on ancient Indonesian herbal recipes. Wana Jiwa Spa offers a variety of natural products, including luxurious Babor spa products, augmented by the peaceful ambience of the Campuhan River.

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EXPERIENCE

Magestic Gardens in Lion City Singapore

One of the top places to visit in Asia, Gardens by the Bay spans over 100 hectares and is a highlight for any visitor to Singapore. Built at a cost of over one billion dollars, the gardens opened June 2012 and have already been billed as an unmissable attraction. The gardens house two domes or conservatories, Cloud Forest and Flower Dome, which are climate-controlled indoor glasshouses. The Flower Dome (the larger of the two) replicates the cool-dry climate of the Mediterranean and South Africa, whilst the Cloud Forest replicates a cool-moist climate found in Tropical Montane regions such as Mount Kinabalu in Sabah and high elevation areas in South America. Within the gardens, there are also 18 impressive-looking Supertrees (tree-like structures), which are vertical gardens up to 50 metres tall and perform a multitude of functions. Along with providing a bird’s eye view of the entire gardens, they also collect rainwater, generate solar power and act as vending ducts for the park’s conservatory. During our visit to Gardens by the Bay, we shall visit the Flower Dome and Cloud Forest, as well as an elevated walkway situated between two of the larger Supertrees. Here we can enjoy an impressive aerial view of the gardens.

Devil’s Tears – Lembongan Island, Bali

Offering panorama views of the coast line and some of the craziest waves you will ever seen, Devil’s Tears is definitely one of the coolest spots on Lembongan island.
An impressive show of Mother Nature’s power, to remind you why you don’t want to mess with her! After the crash of the waves against the rocks, you see a huge spray and then what looks like dozens of mini waterfalls cascading down back into the water. The water is a beautiful color of blue and a spectacular natural sight for both tourist and photographers alike.

Snorkel with giant manta rays

Located on Nusa Penida, Manta Bay is famous for being a regular feeding spot for these beautiful creatures. Our interaction with the Manta Rays is passive. Unlike turtles or fish, which often swim away at the sight of humans, the manta rays will often head straight for you and then dart off to the side at the last minute in a playful manner. They are not aggressive in any way but they could seem intimidating!

Monkey Forest Sanctuary

The Ubud Monkey Forest lies within the village of Padangtegal, which owns it. The village’s residents view the Monkey Forest as an important spiritual, economic, educational, and conservation center for the village. There are many of point of interest that you can see here. Other than around 700 monkeys, you also can see 186 species of trees in 12.5 hectares of forest, where will allowing you to get an abundant of fresh air.

Ubud Palace

This palace and its temple, Puri Saren Agung, share a compound in the heart of Ubud. Most of its structures were built after the 1917 earthquake and the local royal family still lives here. You can wander around most of the compound and explore the many traditional, though not excessively ornate, buildings.

Legong Dance

The Legong Dance is one of Bali’s most visually alluring royal court performances. The dance is also considered one of the island’s most revered classical pieces, known for its physically demanding postures and fast-paced movements which require a significant level of flexibility among its generally young female performers. Choreographed to a set pattern with the finest detail, the dance has been well-preserved through generations.

Eat, Pray Love Tour

Pray: Receive a blessing by a pedanda, a traditional Balinese priest, meet an astrologer who uses ancient methods handed down from generation to generation to read your fortune. Eat: You will experience the family techniques and learn more about the fresh produce, herbs spices and local Balinese cooking methods at the Kayun house, a neighborhood natural organic restaurant, it is named after a Balinese word “Kayun” which means, “Heart”. While the locals are preparing your dish, take a walk around the village compound to learn about the local architecture and layout of rural villages. Return to the house to dine on your tasty cuisine. Love: After lunch, complete your experience with a relaxing 1-hour Balinese massage.

Balinese Cooking Class

Transfer from your hotel to a local restaurant or guesthouse, where you will greeted by your chef and staff. Take a short walk to the vegetable market where you will browse the stalls with your guide- learning about the fresh spices, herbs, and vegetables on sale. After your tour of the market, walk to the restaurant to commence the cooking. You’ll then meet in the kitchen, wearing aprons, and begin your cooking. Not only will you discover the herbs, spices, and techniques of Balinese cooking but you will also learn about the ceremonial and cultural significance of food in Balinese society. The menu changes daily and after preparing the lavish feast, sit down to enjoy the meal together with a glass or two of local rice wine or homemade hibiscus tea. This tour is offered on a join-in basis and may include other participants.

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This package includes:

  • 9 night accommodations in 4* hotel with breakfast
  • Welcome and Farewell dinners with half a bottle wine per person in local restaurants / wine houses
  • All Transfers
  • 2 Group dinners at hotel Tivoli in Portimao
  • Vineyard picnic lunch with wine in beautiful countryside estate
  • Tuk Tuk 2 hour tour in Lisbon
  • English speaking guide service
  • Entrance fees at the following monuments: Serralves Park / PortoBones Chapel / Evora Cork House / Evora Royal Palace / Sintra
  • Visit and wine tasting in a wine cellar in Porto
  • One Hour boat trip on the Douro river
  • Visit and wine tasting in historic estate in Azeitao
  • Audio guide during the visits mentioned at the program
  • Porterage (1 bag per person)
  • 1 water per person/day
  • Tour Manager throughout the tour 2 group Dinners at hotel in Portimao

This package does not include:

  • International or domestic flights
  • Optional activities
  • Lisbon and Porto city tax: €2 per person/night payable at check out
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • Other services not mentioned in the program

SELECTED HOTELS

Carris Porto Ribeira 4* Hotel

Situated in Porto’s historic Ribeira district, the hotel is on a pretty cobblestone street and is just up the street from Ribeira Plaza. There are plenty of things to see and do in the local area, from boat tours on the river, a traditional fruit market, and many different bars and restaurants. The property is ideally situated for tourists wanting to see the main sights of Porto on foot. Just a five-minute walk away are many historic sights. The Carris Porto Ribeira hotel is partially set in a medieval fourteenth century building which has been carefully refurbished. The property is appealing to those who have an interest in history and architecture, as many original features still remain. It is said that parts of the building’s basement were used as prison cells in medieval times, and that the area now used as a tapas bar was once a chapel. The lobby and public areas of the hotel are now a stunning blend of history and modern design.

M’AR de Ar Muralhas 4* Hotel In Evora

Hotel MAR De AR Muralhas is located in the historic center of Evora, right in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, within a 5-minute walk of the well-known Giraldo Square, the nerve center of this magnificent city and capital of the kingdom during the early years of the 16th century. With perfect accessibility and a privileged location, MAR De AR Muralhas benefits from a large gardened area framed by the historic wall that provides an environment of incomparable beauty, particularly when it lights up at nightfall. Benefiting from this unique setting is the pool area, the BAR Muralhas esplanade, with a highly comfortable seating area, takes full advantage of the famous Alentejo nights and the planetarium that forms above our heads.

Tivoli Marina Portimao

Tivoli Marina Portimao is a 4 star resort with a privileged location next to the Portimao Marina and Praia da Rocha in Algarve, Portugal. This hotel is perfect for spending a holiday with friends or family and is right next to shops, restaurants and entertainment including water sports and golf.

The spacious studios and holiday apartments in Algarve are divided across three buildings: the Marina Sun, Marina Deck and Marina Beach, all within walking distance from all the hotel’s services including 3 pools (one for children) and restaurants and bars inside the resort.

My Story 4* Hotel in Lisbon

This comfortable hotel is located in the city of Lisbon. My Story Hotel Charming Augusta has 46 rooms and was built in 2018 in the most iconic street of Lisbon: the Rua Augusta. Sleep in the heart of the Portuguese capital, in waling distance to every main attraction and activity in the city center.

HIGHLIGHTS

Porto, Portugal

Porto is a coastal city in northwest Portugal known for its stately bridges and port wine production. In the medieval Ribeira (riverside) district, narrow cobbled streets wind past merchants’ houses and cafes. Sao Francisco Church is known for its lavish baroque interior with ornate gilded carvings. The palatial 19th-century Palacio de Bolsa, formerly a stock market, was built to impress potential European investors.
Porto gives you as much cobbled-street charm and dazzling ancient architecture as you’ll get anywhere else in Europe, and it’s nestled in one of the world’s leading wine regions — yet it’s still affordable and uncrowded. The city gets much of its character from Spain and North Africa — the signature azulejo blue tiles, which you’ll see adorning many of the buildings, have Moorish roots. It’s also one of the best places in Europe to see medieval architecture; Portugal stayed neutral during World War II and was never bombed, so you’ll find that the sorts of fortresses you’re used to seeing only as ruins are still intact.

Alentejo, Portugal

The Alentejo is a geographical, historical and cultural region of south-central and southern Portugal. In Portuguese, its name means “beyond the Tagus river”. Visitors of the Alentejo Region are at first taken by surprise by the remarkable traces of successive cultures: dolmens and cromlechs, Roman and Arab vestiges mingling with the most recent signs of Christianity, exemplified by the numerous medieval castles that stand out in the vast plain. A region of sun-baked olive groves, fortified towns and traditional villages, all of which are a joy to explore from Evora. Evora and the Alentejo offer a truly unique Portuguese experience, with a distinctive heritage, delicious regional cuisines and an infectious unhurried pace of life

Although equal in beauty to neighboring Mediterranean mainstays like Majorca and St.-Tropez, the Algarve is still enjoying relative obscurity but with glittering new resorts popping up along the coastline, a handful of Michelin-starred restaurants, and a delicious type of wine you won’t find anywhere else, it’s only a matter of time before that’s no longer the case. Beaches are the biggest draw, with more than 150 rolling out their wide, golden shores like welcome mats. Many are bordered by craggy rock cliffs and caves for an extra photogenic effect. Some 300 to 350 indigenous varieties of grapes grow in Portugal, and as a result, you can toss a cork in any direction and hit a bottle of delicious, locally produced wine. Negra Mole grapes, however, grow exclusively in the Algarve, and they’re used to produce a gentle, drinkable red that hits the palate like a Pinot Noir.

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing Sao Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril. Lisbon is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking. As a holiday destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife, delicious and affordable food, some of the best wines and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate.

Cascais, a formerly quaint fishing village that became (along with neighboring Estoril) a popular resort favored by European nobility and kings in the early 20th century. Today, it’s a colorful cosmopolitan town with elegant pedestrian streets, luxuriant villas, fashionable shops, restaurants and bars. Elements of its fishing village roots can still be felt at the lively fish auction that takes place every afternoon by the main beach and its brightly painted fishing boats, and the story of old Cascais is told by old photographs, paintings, and other items at the small “Museu do Mar” (Museum of the Sea).

Sintra, Portugal

Considered not only one of the wonders of Portugal but indeed of Europe, Sintra is truly a gem. Once the royal town of the country, it now deservedly holds UNESCO world heritage status and attracts hordes of visitors throughout the year. Its unusual geography, nestled in a stretch of hills surrounded on all sides by plain, estuary or ocean, and its subsequent climate, which is perhaps more typical of Northern Europe, create a verdant paradise where ornate palaces lie hidden behind tall trees and walled gardens, history abounds and romantics feel that they have at last found their nirvana. Hans Christian Anderson found inspiration here, describing Sintra as the “most beautiful place in Portugal” and Lord Byron during his time here christened it his “glorious Eden”. However, perhaps the most distinguished homage is paid by Portugal’s national poet, Luis de Camoes, in his epic poem Os Lusiadas.

Date:

  • September 18 – 28, 2021

Price:

  • Starting from $2,475.00
  • Single supplement $785.00

 

Estoril, Alentejo and Algarve

Explore sunny Portugal, with its miles of dramatic shoreline and legacy of global discovery.
In Evora, step inside a medieval walled city with Roman ruins. Travel to Portugal’s scenic “Silver Coast,” dotted with charming villages and castles. Revel in country life in the heart of Alentejo’s farms and vineyards. Unearth a wealth of Portuguese hand-made crafts like the famed azulejo hand painted tiles and unique items made of cork. Indulge in Portugal’s regional wines during a winery tour and be swept away by melodic Fado tunes. Explore the Algarve’s soft sandy beaches and classic fishing villages. Spend time in CasCais meandering its narrow cobblestone streets, oceanfront promenade and quaint bay area. Lastly, discover the charms of Lisbon with its postcard-perfect panorama of cobbled alleyways, ancient ruins and white-domed cathedrals atop one of its seven hills.

EXPERIENCE:

 

Porto Wine Tasting

Port Wine is born in the Douro Valley, but it is the city of Porto that gives the name to the wine. Why? Because that’s where the wine ages and is shipped from to all over the world. A visit to the Port wine cellars is a mandatory activity during any trip to Porto! Not only will you receive a tasting of different Port wine varieties, but you will also learn about the history of the house you are visiting and a broader history of Port wine.

Picnic in the Vineyard

Imagine yourself breathing that fresh air, relaxing in nature among the vineyards, with a glass filled with the best of Portuguese wines and a delicious lunch.
Monte da Ravasqueira is a wine estate in Alentejo, covering a vast area of the typical Alentejo landscape. You will visit the vineyards, winery and cellar and taste some of the best wines the region has to offer.

Fado Show and Dinner

The musical form of fado was adopted as a part of Portuguese culture and is now a symbol of the nation, with a particularly strong tradition in the historic districts of Lisbon.
The 50-minute show features talented artists. 2 singers and 2 musicians, playing the Portuguese guitar and classical guitar respectively. It is said that fado combines nostalgia, Portuguese pride, and hope, in a musical style epitomized by Amalia Rodrigues. Due to its cultural importance and unique style this musical form was declared part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

Cork Farm Tour

Immerse yourself in the world of cork on this one of a kind guided tour. First, we theoretically learn the cork process from tree to finished product. Then, visit the traditional cork factory to see the process up close and finally a visit the cork shop to see unique items made from the material.

Athens, Mykonos & Santorini 2022

Enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of Athens and the Greek Islands, combining remarkable archaeological sites, magnificent beaches, whitewashed villages, scrumptious food, and great shopping! In Athens – pay tribute to the Acropolis. In Mykonos – stroll through the whitewashed houses and the narrow alleyways and beautiful paradise beaches. In Santorini – enjoy magnificent views and whitewashed houses perched on the edge of the cliff overlooking the Aegean sea.
Experience Greek culinary delights while onboard a luxurious catamaran boat sailing around the island, visiting the active volcano and the hot springs and ending your trip with a magnificent view of the sunset.

ACTIVITIES

July 17 Afternoon

Mykonos Town Private Walking Tour (approx. 3 hours) $50.00

The Archaeological Museum and the Remezzo club (where the entrance of the old town is), close to the old port, is the starting point of the walking tour.
Walking down the coastal paved road, you will pass Manto Square, where the famous monument of Manto Mavrogenous stands, a Greek heroine of the Greek War of Independence. Right after you will head down the famous Matogianni area, where you will find clothing and footwear shops of famous fashion brands and you will see attractions such as the 3 wells, the home of Manto Mavrogenous’ mother, and the Maritime Museum. From there you will continue your walk, by passing the traditional “Gioras bakery”, an underground and old wooden stove, still operational until today where you will be treated a traditional bakery’s product and refreshment before you head towards five in row windmills, which still stand proudly as a local attraction after their operation was paused. Crossing the narrow winding paths, through the castle of the Chora and the Scarpa area where ‘Little Venice’ is located, which is famous for its picturesque medieval two and three-story houses (you will have 15 minutes free time here), you visit the elaborate church of “Panagia Paraportiani”, one of the most famous architectural structures in Greece and get to see the Folklore Museum.

July 18

Mykonian Spiti Late Afternoon Cooking Class (approx. 4 hours from pick up to drop off) $130.00

Spiti’ means home – and the “Mykonian Spiti” will be your home during this cooking experience. For about 5 hours you will learn the traditional Greek way of life, the culture and the Greek art of cooking. It is not what you will do, it is mostly how you will do it. During this time you will learn tips and cooking methods that have made Mykonian Spiti, Mykonos and Greece, loved by its friends and visitors, but most importantly you will experience the hospitality and the everyday lifestyle of a traditional Mykonian family.
Teta, the host, will teach you about Mykonian culture and history, share stories about her family’s life and make you feel just as if you are visiting close relatives or friends. And while she’s chatting with you, you’ll be sampling various mezes and tasting Mykonian wine.

July 19

Mykonos Ancient Delos Island Morning Half-Day Tour $65

A half-day trip, including the services of a professional guide, to the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis, a famous political and religious center in Antiquity.
The whole territory of the deserted Delos is one of the most important archaeological sites of the eastern Mediterranean protected by Unesco as one of the Unesco heritage sites of the world. You may visit, amongst others, the remains of the Temples of Apollo, the sanctuary of Artemis, the old city and the theatre and then, walk down the celebrated Lion Street.
Also, in the museum of Delos, you can admire Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman Sculptures, a collection of vessels rom all periods as well as small items of everyday use.

July 21

Santorini Sunset Wine and Pairing Tour $135 (includes pairing and transportation up to the countryside)

Admire the charming landscape of Santorini as you move between two of the most traditional wineries on the island, on a late-afternoon wine tour in the island’s countryside
While savoring up to 9 different varietals made from grapes such as the indigenous Assyrtiko, learn all about the island’s unique viticulture that produces some of the crispest and seductively sweet wine in the Mediterranean.
After a spectacular wine tour in the countryside finish at a charming winery on the caldera cliffs for a memorable wine-tasting during sunset time. Enjoy an assortment of local cheese and olives alongside wine-tastings and tapas platter filled with island specialties during the last winery stop.

July 21

Morning Oia Village Transportation / Independent Walking Tour – Price TBD based on count and it is only for transportation.

Oia (pronounced Ia) is the most famous of all villages of Santorini (picture famous blue dome buildings). It is known throughout the world for its beauty, the fantastic sunset and some amazing eating spots. It is certainly the most beautiful and picturesque village of Santorini (and some say of Greece).
This is a completely independent walking tour of Oia Village. There is no need to have a guided tour as you can explore this village at your leisure and there is only one walking path. We will arrange roundtrip

HIGHLIGHTS

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An ancient city dating to between 7,000 and 5,000 B.C.E., Athens is considered the birthplace of Western civilization. During the city’s Golden Age, great thinkers, writers and artists, such as Hippocrates and Plato, thrived. Greece’s capital has blossomed into a popular city break destination that marries archeological sites, contemporary cultural attractions and spirited day and nightlife. One of few European capitals to sport a coastline, the so-called Athens Riviera. In this corner of Athens you’ll find organized, emerald water beaches, and rocky coves perfect for a swim. There is certainly no shortage of inviting sand Five-star resorts with spas, esplanades, palm trees, sea sports, sailing and even golf at the modern Glyfada Golf Club await you. Traditional tavernas and gourmet restaurants serve freshly caught fish. The beat goes on at numerous beach bars and exclusive nightclubs where you will dance until dawn, barefoot on the sand.

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Divani Palace Acropolis is an iconic hotel showcasing the best of Athens.
Dine on the rooftop garden restaurant to look out over the Acropolis. From this stunning vantage, consider your central location on a quiet residential street, steps to the Acropolis museum, metro, Plaka area, and Monasteraki shopping.
The hotel offers the perfect room for guests every need where personality and stylish touches abound. Heritage and modernity blend in perfect harmony.
Unique details can be discovered in every turn traveling through the history of Athens starting from inside the hotel.

Welcome to Greece’s most famous cosmopolitan island, a whitewashed paradise in the heart of the Cyclades. According to mythology, Mykonos was formed from the petrified bodies of giants killed by Hercules. And did you know that the island took its name from the grandson of Apollo, ‘Mykonos’?
Marvel the amazing sunset from Little Venice Mykonos, stroll around the narrow paved streets of Chora, dance the day away at epic beach parties and swim at the exotic Mykonos beaches.

Lose yourself in the buzzing island lifestyle of Mykonos, with its brilliant-hued backdrop of blooming pink bougainvillea and cobalt-blue stair railings and doors set against the island’s iconic whitewashed walls. Then retreat into our exclusive cliffside enclave, perched above the sandy and protected beach of Agios Stefanos. Nourish, soothe and restore with locally-inspired spa treatments and hydrotherapy bath at our boutique spa, enjoy a leisurely lap in our sun-drenched pool, or enjoy the ultimate basking experience on a king-size sunbed with sea views for days.
Grace restaurant and your suite, will complete the ultimate hospitality experience.

santorini

Santorini is one of the Cyclades islands in the Aegean Sea. Crescent-shaped Santorini (or Thira), the precious gem of the Aegean, is actually a group of islands consisting of Thira, Thirassia, Aspronissi, Palea and Nea Kameni in the southernmost part of Cyclades.
It was devastated by a volcanic eruption in the 16th century BC, forever shaping its rugged landscape. The whitewashed, cubiform houses of its 2 principal towns, Fira and Oia, cling to cliffs above an underwater caldera (crater). They overlook the sea, small islands to the west and beaches made up of black, red and white lava pebbles.

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Santorini Palace Hotel

Santorini Palace is in the center of Fira, Santorini’s capital, walking distance from the breathtaking Caldera and restaurants. It features a free-form pool and a fitness center with a hot tub and sauna.
All air-conditioned rooms open to a balcony overlooking the well-tended garden or the Aegean Sea. Facilities include a satellite TV and minibar. Each private bathroom is fitted with a bathtub and hairdryer.
Guests at Santorini Palace can start their day with a buffet breakfast. The restaurant served international dishes during dinner times. Refreshing drinks and light meals are prepared at the snack bar by the pool. No elevator.

This package includes:

  • 8 night lodging with breakfast at hand picked boutique hotels including tax and service fees
  • Welcome dinner at Elaia Restaurant (Athens) with drink package
  • Taverna style lunch near Acropolis
  • Santorini sunset cruise on chartered catamaran “Dream Catcher” with lunch and cocktails
  • Fully guided tour of Acropolis
  • Ferry ticket from Mykonos to Santorini
  • All transfers if participating in group activities
  • Farewell dinner in Santorini with wine
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour Manager at disposal

This package does not include:

  • Gratuities to guides, restaurant staff or drivers
  • Additional city tax of 4€ per guest per night at each hotel payable at check out
  • Transfers where not noted
  • Meals where not noted
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional group flights
  • Athens – Mykonos flight (mandatory)
  • Travel insurance

Date:

  • July 14, 2022 – July 23, 2022

Price:

  • Starting from $3,050.00 land
  • $350 interisland flights | $350 + intl air currently approx. $1100 (subject to availability)
  • Single supplement $1,700.00

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Classic China and Yangtze River Cruise

Beijing, Xian, Yangtze and Shanghai

Sail aboard the President No.8 cruise ship on the mighty Yangtze River from Yichang to Chongqing for 3 days of sightseeing and relaxation. Your luxurious cruise experience includes balcony cabin accommodation, meals and informative guides who explain top attractions along the river.

President No.8

Ship Overview

President No.8 took her maiden voyage on April 26th, 2013. President No.8 sets up a new standard of the deluxe Yangtze ship of President Fleet.
It is the largest cruise ships on the Yangtze, with 146.8 meter in length and 20.2 meter in width. Onboard the ship, there are 215 luxury standard rooms, 13 luxury executive rooms on the top deck, and 2 presidential suites on the fore side of 3rd deck, totaling 230 rooms for 460 guests. Specially designed for customers who travel with family, President No. 8 offers 100 luxury standard cabins which can be upgraded into triple rooms for family with kids. So the total capacity of the ship can be about 580 guests. There are 7 decks.

Cabin Amenities

Privateb Balcony, private Bathroom, telephone, TV, shower, bathtub, mini bar, mineral water, hair dryer, bath toiletries, slippers, bathrobe, kettle/coffee maker, safe box, desk.



Monday, May 4, 2020–Tiananmen Square & Forbidden City

Tian’anmen Square

Tian’anmen Square is at the very center of the modern city of Beijing. Bounded to the north by Tiananmen Gate, to the west by the Great Hall of the People, to the east by the National Museum of China and to the south by the imposing Qianmen Gate. Chairman Mao’s Memorial Hall (mausoleum) sits on the Square and his portrait, one of the world’s most recognizable pictures, looks down from the Tiananmen Gate. A required backdrop for any photo visitors may take of themselves.

Forbidden City

Forbidden City, so called because it was off limits to commoners throughout the history of Imperial China. Commoners caught in the Palace during this period were executed. The current construction was originally built between 1406 and 1420 by 100,000 artisans and a million laborers as a Palace for the Ming and Qing Emperors, The Palace is so large, that legend has it was designed with 9,999 rooms, to represent the ultimate Imperial number. From this Palace, the emperors governed China, often rather erratically, as they tended to become lost in this self-contained little world and rarely left it. A truly great monument to a great civilization.

Hutong China

Here you will be transferred to a very typical ‘Beijing’ area – the Hutong’s, in which Beijinger’s have lived for hundreds of years. You will be transported by Rickshaw through the Hutongs; narrow alleys formed by closely built dwellings in a quadrangle formation, facing onto an inner courtyard. These were built during the Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, the sizes and designs varying depending on the social status of the residents. The Hutong’s still account for about 15% of all housing in Beijing.

Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is ranked among the most famous structures in China. The dominant feature of the entire complex is the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, an ornate and colorful structure mounted on a three-tiered marble altar. Amazingly, the wooden pillars ingeniously support the ceiling without nails or cement with the roof alone weighing an estimated 2 tonnes. In the park, many Beijinger’s who have retired, playing Chinese chess, dancing, performing Peking Opera and doing Tai Chi among other popular activities. What was once the preserve of the Emperor is now a playground for the masses.

Great Wall

The most voted for of the Seven Wonders of the World, the Great Wall is a breathtaking sight and an awesome experience. Started in the fifth century BC and gradually extended over the centuries, particularly during the Ming Dynasty, it served as a defensive boundary against marauding Huns and other nomadic tribes. Mutianyu Great Wall connects Juyongguan Pass in the west and Gubeikou Great Wall in the east. It’s one of the best-preserved parts of the Great Wall. With woods cover over ninety-six percent of the total scenic area, the wall presents different aspects of beauty in the four seasons.

Bird's Nest

Affectionately known as Bird’s Nest, the National Stadium is situated in Olympic Green Village. It was designed as the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. After the Olympics ended, it has been opened as a tourist attraction. Now, it’s the center of international or domestic sports competition and recreation activities. In 2022, the opening and closing ceremonies of another important sport event, Winter Olympic Games will be held here.

Terracotta Army Xi'An

The highlight of your stay in Xian is the visit to the underground vaults where the famed Terra Cotta Warriors were discovered. In 1974, near Xi’an in central China, villagers chanced upon what has become one of the world’s most astonishing archaeological findings – an 8,000 man army in battle-ready formation, each warrior a life-size figure in pottery made over 2,200 years ago. The warriors were found when a group of peasants digging a well accidentally made one of the century’s greatest archaeological discoveries of the Twentieth Century.

Xian City Wall

When Zhu Yuanzhang, the first Emperor of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644), captured Huizhou, a hermit named Zhu Sheng admonished him that he should ‘built high walls, store abundant food supplies and take time to be an Emperor,’ so that he could fortify the city and unify the other states. After the establishment of the Ming dynasty, Zhu Yuanzhang followed his advice and began to enlarge the wall built initially during the old Tang dynasty (618 -907), creating the modern Xian City Wall. It’s the most complete city wall that has survived in China, as well being one of the largest ancient military defensive systems in the world.

Yangtze River Cruise
Sail aboard the President No.8 cruise ship on the mighty Yangtze River from Yichang to Chongqing for 3 days of sightseeing and relaxation. Your luxurious cruise experience includes balcony cabin accommodation, meals and informative guides who explain top attractions along the river.
Included excursions are the Three Gorges Dam, Shennong Stream and temples of Shibaozhai and in addition can visit Three Gorges Tribe, White Emperor City and Fengdu Ghost City on their optional offered excursions.

China Cruise

Yu Garden is a traditional Chinese park complete with beautiful pavilions, miniature lakes, bridges and rock formations. This small park is located in the heart of Shanghai’s old Chinese quarter and links to Yuyuan Market. Built in 1559, in the Suzhou style by a high official in honour of his father, the garden has maintained its classic beauty over the centuries.

Jade Buddha Temple

In the western part of Shanghai, a very modern and flourishing city, there is a venerable and famous Buddhist temple, Jade Buddha Temple. In 1882, an old temple was built to keep two jade Buddha statues which had been brought from Burma by a monk named Huigen. In 1918, the old temple was burned down and a new one was built on the present site and named Jade Buddha Temple. The two precious jade Buddhist statues are carved with whole white jade. The sparkling and crystal-clear white jade gives the Buddhas the beauty of sanctity and make them more vivid.

The Bund Shanghai

A wide boulevard lined with impressive neo-classical buildings. The Bund is the classic image of Shanghai and the city’s main attraction. Sweeping along the western side of the Huangpu River, the majestic buildings date back to Shanghai’s grandest days. Many banks and financial companies built impressive offices here in the early 20th century when Shanghai was the financial capital of Asia. To Westerners, it was for years Asia’s Wall Street where fortunes were made and lost.

Nanjing Road

Shanghainese will tell you, “If you have not visited Nanjing Road, you have not seen China”. Nanjing Road, regarded as the premier shopping, visiting and business thoroughfare in Shanghai, if not China. It is a symbol of Shanghai’s rapid development and business expansion. Almost like a permanent coming out party. Over time, it has been restructured, undergoing significant changes. Big traditional stores no longer dominate the market since modern shopping malls, specialty stores, theaters, and international hotels have mushroomed on both sides of the street. What happens here affects not just Shanghai, but one-fifth of the world’s population.

Huangpu River

Huangpu River is a landmark of Shanghai, separating the city into two parts, Pudong and Puxi. On both sides of the river, there gather various styles of architectures and essential scenery. Famous attractions like the Bund and Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone are located along the river. The best way to appreciate Huangpu River is to take a ship cruising on the river, especially in the evening. At night, the lights are blazing, decorating the different styles of architectures standing on the banks, showing different beauty.

Dates:

  • May 3-13, 2020

Price:

  • Land only from $2,690
  • Land + Air from $3,899
  • Single Supplement: $865 (both land and cruise)

Your package includes:

  • Private air-conditioned coach in each city
  • Licensed English-speaking local guide in each city
  • Admissions to the sightseeing places IN ITINERARY
  • Yangtze River Cruise (double occupancy)
  • 6-night hotel accommodation (standard room, double occupancy) with Chinese & Western buffet breakfast
  • Domestic airfares for Beijing/Xian, Xian/Chongqing (economy class), train of Yichang/Shanghai (2nd class)
  • Lunches with 2 glass of soft drinks; welcome dinner with 2 glasses of soft drinks or half a bottle of wine
  • Shopping stop as 2 in Beijing, Jade Factory and Pearl; 1 in Xian, Terra-Cotta Demonstration Workshop; 2 in Shanghai, Silk factory and tea house
  • TOUR MANAGER

Yangtze River Cruise

  • May 3-13, 2020

Day 1 Yangtze River Cruise

In the late afternoon, you’ll be transferred to Chongqing Chaotianmen Port to board your ship during 18:00-21:00 boarding time frame. Your 3-day relaxing downstream Yangtze River cruise will sail at 21:00!

Day 2 Yangtze River Cruise

This morning, wake up leisurely and enjoy the gentle sunshine shining over the tranquil Yangtze River. You can either follow the Taichi master to play Taichi on the sundeck or enjoy a cup of coffee to stretch your mood to start your beautiful day. It will be colorful and interesting no matter if you stay onboard or go shore excursions at river stops.
Onboard you will enjoy different kinds of cultural activities and entertainment, like attending a Yangtze River History and Culture Lecture to know deeply about the third longest river in the world, taking part in the Captain’s Welcome Party to make new friends, or having great fun at the wonderful evening shows with sing, dance and music.
Follow a local English-speaking tour guide on a shore excursion to Shibaozhai Pagoda, a pearl of Yangtze River in Zhongxian County. Reputed as one of the eight extraordinary architectures in the world, this 12-story, 16th century red wooden pagoda leans against the side of the rocky and craggy hill about 200 meters tall. Climbing up to the top of Shibaozhai, you can not only visit the Buddhist temples and halls but also have panoramic view of Yangtze River. (Please note: Comfortable shoes are highly recommended since there will be many stairs to climb up the pagoda.)
Optional shore excursion to Fengdu Ghost City. Called “the Homeland of Divine Comedy in China”, it consists of buildings, structures, dioramas and statues related to the afterlife in hell. Entering this “City of Ghosts”, you will know many mysterious stories about underworld and cruel tortures and different kinds of devils and Chinese demons. (Please note: the visit to Fengdu Ghost City requires much walking and comfortable shoes highly recommended!)

Day 3 Yangtze River Cruise

Today you will sail through the spectacular Three Gorges! Follow the guide’s live interpretation and soak up the breathtaking gorge scenery passing by as you drift through Qutang Gorge, Wu Gorge and Xiling Gorge respectively.
On this day, take an enjoyable shore excursion to Shennv Stream (Goddess Stream), a tributary of the Yangtze River in Wushan County. You will be switched to a smaller boat to sail down this primitive stream running in a narrow side gorge where you will have close-up views of steep mountains and hanging coffins high on the cliffs as well as hear some of the local history. Besides, you will be entertained with local music and dance offered by the Tujia ethnic group.
This evening, enjoy the well-prepared Captain’s Farewell Party with all your mates onboard and have a pleasant dinner together.
Optional shore excursion to White Emperor City. Located at the entrance of Qutang Gorge, this excursion gives you the chance to know Romance of the Three Kingdoms and offers the best pot to appreciate the magnificent “Kui Gate”.

Day 4 Yangtze River Cruise

After breakfast, you’ll go through a check-out procedure and disembark at Maoping Port. Then, take a morning shore excursion to visit the world-famous project – Three Gorges Dam. The dam is the largest hydropower station in the world with an annual energy output of 84.7 billion kilowatt-hours. The Three Gorges Dam includes three areas: the dam itself, a hydroelectric, and a system of locks. The height of the Three Gorges Dam is 185 meters (607 ft) above the sea level. The dam is about 2,300 meters (7,546 ft) long and about 115 meters (377 ft) wide. With a water capacity of 39.3 billion cubic meters, the dam will hold a huge reservoir which will efficiently prevent flooding in the middle and lower portions of the Yangtze River.
Optional experience: you can choose to sail through the world’s largest ship lift – Three Gorges Dam Ship Lift to very closely marvel at the huge dam which is a totally fresh and exciting experience for travelers.
After the dam visiting, you’ll take the tourist bus arranged by the cruise company transferring you to Yichang Three Gorges Center Cruise Terminal around 12:30~13:30. Here you’ll be picked up and escorted to Yichang Airport / train station for your flight or train to next destination.

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Croatia Islands Cruise, Summer 2020

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Travel Dates: August 29 – September 05, 2020

Discover the paradise that is Croatia on-board a deluxe ship. This Dalmatian island hopping cruise is an unforgettable exploration of the islands and coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation as you indulge your senses while exploring inspiring destinations, charming fishing villages, unique national parks, and picturesque coves. Your comfortable, deluxe vessel has all modern facilities and is the perfect size to moor in the small ports and bays as you cruise north from Dubrovnik to Split.

Package inclusions:

  • 8 days / 7 nights on MS Karizma yacht with half-board (breakfast + lunch or dinner as listed on itinerary)
  • Professional tour leader/cruise manager throughout the entire program
  • Welcome Drink
  • Daily cabin servicing on board
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • All taxes and fees
  • 1 night in double shared occupancy in 5 star Amadria Park Hotel Capital in Zagreb (breakfast included)
  • Transportation in air-conditioned deluxe coach from Split Airport to the yacht
  • Transportation in air-conditioned deluxe coach from the yacht to Amadria Park Hotel Capital in Zagreb
  • Transportation in air-conditioned deluxe coach from Amadria Park Hotel Capital in Zagreb to Zagreb Airport
  • Luggage Handling
  • Licensed English speaking guides for walking tours of Split, Korcula, Dubrovnik and Hvar
  • Dinner and Wine in the restaurant Rokis on the island of Vis
  • Dinner in the restaurant ‘Klarisa’ in Dubrovnik
  • Dubrovnik Sea Kayaking Tour
  • Brac Island Hiking / Museum of Olive oil Visit
  • Plitvice Lake Entrance Fee
  • Biking Tour in National Park Mljet
  • National Park Mljet Entrance Fee

Price per person: $1,999

Optional Excursions while on tour

UNDERGROUND TUNNELS TOUR ON VIS

This excursion visits military tunnels from the “Cold War” used for the submarines and gun battery in the past.

GAME OF THRONES TOUR IN DUBROVNIK

On this tour, you will be taken through all the parts of the Old town where some of the most memorable scenes from the ongoing cultural phenomenon were filmed.

Ship specifications:

  • Launched: 2016
  • Length: 48m
  • Breadth: 9m
  • Speed: 17km/h
  • Crew: 7
  • Passengers: 36
  • Cabins: 18
  • Voltage: 220v
  • Sun deck with deck chairs, sunbeds and ample shade
  • Salon-restaurant
  • Lounge bar and outside seating
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Swimming platform
  • Free Wi-Fi

MS Karizma

The MS Karizma is one of the most attractive and luxurious boats in Croatia offering a more intimate cruising experience.

The MS Karizma’s size allows for access to the relatively small ports, coves and inlets providing unique views of the landscape and surroundings. This new boat for 2016 is a modern, yacht-like cruiser that features warm and inviting decor and the latest in facilities.

All en suite cabins, located over two decks, are generous in size and feature either twin or double beds, air-conditioning, LCD TV, safe and much more.

The abundance of space and public areas on-board include a salon-restaurant with panoramic windows, comfortable seating, bar and dining facilities. This leads out to a covered outdoor terrace with plush sofas for your comfort.

The large sun-deck has sun-beds for all passengers from where you can take in the panoramic views. To make the most of every swimming opportunity there is a platform at the rear of the ship with a ladder for easy access to the water.

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Scotland and Ireland group trip 2019

From medieval old towns and fairytale castles to rolling green hills and craggy coastlines, the allure of Scotland and Ireland beckons your imagination. Leprechauns vs. lake monsters. Bagpipes vs. Blarney Stone. Guinness vs. gallons of whisky. It’s impossible to choose a favorite when Scotland & Ireland go head to head. Hence you need to do them both.

Optional Pre-trip Extension to London July 2-6

Glasgow is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. It’s famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, a rich legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity due to trade and shipbuilding. Today it’s a national cultural hub, home to institutions including the Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet and National Theatre of Scotland, as well as acclaimed museums and a thriving music scene.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and it is located in central eastern Scotland, near the Firth of Forth, close to the North Sea. Thanks to its spectacular rocks, rustic buildings and a huge collection of medieval and classic architecture, including numerous stone decorations, it is often considered one of the most lively cities in Europe.
Edinburgh is not only one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, it is a city with a fantastic position. The view falls on all sides – green hills, the hint of the blue sea, the silhouettes of the buildings and the red cliffs. It is a city that calls you to explore it by foot – narrow streets, passageways, stairs and hidden church yards on every step will pull you away from the main streets.

Elegantly arranged along the Tay, Perth is a pleasant city with large tracts of parkland surrounding an easily navigated center. Perth was once the capital of Scotland and the Scottish Parliament once sat here. Today, the city is laced with gorgeous city architecture, unrivaled surrounding landscapes and an intriguing royal history. The ‘Fair City’ of Scotland continues to inspire locals and travelers alike.

Culture, history and super-friendly people are what Belfast is all about. Visit here and you’ll experience a place unlike any other in Europe. This is a city that can trace its history back to the Bronze Age; a city that built Titanic; a city forging a unique food scene; and a city that dances to its own beat. From its mighty shipbuilding past to the dynamic arts scene that swirls around the Cathedral Quarter, Belfast likes to mix it up.

A harbor city on Ireland’s west coast, sits where the River Corrib meets the Atlantic Ocean. The city’s hub is 18th-century Eyre Square, a popular meeting spot surrounded by shops and traditional pubs that often offer live Irish folk music. Nearby, stone-clad cafes, boutiques and art galleries line the winding lanes of the Latin Quarter, which retains portions of the medieval city walls.

Welcome to Dublin, a lively capital city that’s as intimate as a village and as friendly as your local Irish pub. With its seamless blend of classic visitor sights, excellent social scene and the natural playgrounds of Dublin Bay and the Dublin Mountains framing it on all sides, this laid back city is an adventure in itself. Dublin is all about the muse behind the music, the craic, and, of course, the people! Dublin has been named Europe’s friendliest city twice by TripAdvisor for good reason. So grab a pint, strike up a conversation, and settle in for the experience of a lifetime.

London, city, capital of the United Kingdom. It is among the oldest of the world’s great cities—its history spanning nearly two millennia—and one of the most cosmopolitan. By far Britain’s largest metropolis, it is also the country’s economic, transportation, and cultural center.

At its center stand the imposing Houses of Parliament, the iconic ‘Big Ben’ clock tower and Westminster Abbey, site of British monarch coronations. Across the Thames River, the London Eye observation wheel provides panoramic views of the South Bank cultural complex, and the entire city.

Book by March 15 for $150 OFF

Dates:

  • July 06-16, 2019
  • Londong pre-extension trip: July 02-06, 2019

Price:

  • $3,125 pp/do
  • $885 pre-extension pp/do

This package includes:

  • 10 nights at 4/5 star hand picked hotels with daily breakfast
  • Welcome cocktail reception (2 drinks per person)
  • Welcome dinner (3 courses with wine tea/coffee)
  • Dinner at your hotel on day 3 (3 courses with tea/coffee)
  • Lunch at a local pub/restaurant with beer tasting on day 7
  • Lunch at the Doolin Music House (light lunch with 1 glass of wine)
  • Farewell dinner at a local restaurant (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)

Visits:

  • Edinburgh Castle
  • St. Andrew’s Castle
  • St Andrew’s Cathedral
  • Royal Lochnagar Distillery
  • Balmoral Castle
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Marble Arch Caves
  • Cliffs of Moher
  • Cruise on Loch Lomond
  • Ferry from Cairnryan to Belfast
  • Traditional Irish music session at the Doolin Music House
  • English speaking guide on all tours
  • Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel included
  • Service charges and taxes
  • All transfers by deluxe motorcoach

Extension Inclusions:

  • 3 nights at 4 star hotel with daily breakfast
  • Lunch at a local restaurant (2 courses with tea/coffee)
  • Farewell dinner at the Swan at The Globe (3 courses with tea/coffee and 2 glasses of wine)
  • All tours and entrances as mentioned
  • Modern motor coach
  • English speaking guides
  • Porterage of one bag per person in/out of each hotel

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Club Med – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 2019

Soak up the sun in this action-packed, tropical oasis – a perfect getaway for all.

Punta Cana is the ultimate Club Med experience for an all-inclusive vacation in the Dominican Republic. Cocktail by the pool, siesta under the palm trees, circus and games for the kids – absolutely everything you could wish for to create magic moments.

5 REASONS TO CHOOSE THIS RESORT

Staying on Hispaniola Island, in a warm and friendly Resort with a new, exclusive Zen Oasis for adults

Strolling in colorful gardens and along a half-mile stretch of beach, or trying your hand at sailing or stand up paddle boarding

Seeing your children discover Baby Gym or having fun in the Waterpark

Enjoying a massage under a palapa at Club Med Spa by L’OCCITANE or a round of Golf near Club Med

A really relaxing family vacation in a 70 sq meter Suite in the Exclusive Collection Space

STANDARD ROOM
These centrally located rooms are on the ground or second floors, and are designed to be bright and comfortable. Gaze out over the coconut groves and the royal poinciana trees.
  • Surface: 312 sqft
  • Capacity: 1 – 3 people
  • Strengths: Lounge
  • Equipments: Telephone, Internet, Television(s), Iron, ironing-board, Tea Kettle, Sofa, Air conditioning / Heating system, Baby bed (on demand), Baby welcome pack, Safe deposit box, Socket type B: 100-127 V
  • Services: Transfer for G.M® with transfer package, Laundry service (extra charge), Beach towel, Luggage service, Cleaning on demand
  • Categories: Superior
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
  • The Dominican Republic in brief
  • Surface area: 48,670 sq km
  • Capital: Santo Domingo
  • Official language: Spanish
  • Currency: the Dominican Peso.

Make the most of your stay in the Dominican Republic to discover the natural beauty and fascinating culture of the region.
La Romana is 90 km from Club Med. It has brightly colored, picturesque wooden houses, the Duarte Park, the Church of Santa Rosa de Lima and Caleton Beach.
The capital, Santo Domingo, is 200 km from Club Med. The first city of the New World, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

LAND SPORT

  • Archery School
  • Fitness School
  • Golf School
  • Tennis School

LEISURE

  • Dance classes
  • Entertainment
  • Excursions
  • Swimming Pool Activities

WATER SPORT

  • Scuba diving
  • Sailing school
  • Water ski off site
  • Kitesurfing

Welcome to the world’s biggest sports academy: Club Med. On the water, on the ground, or in the air: all-terrain activities are mapped out just for you. With coaching from your G.O®, experience new thrills, or find joy in improving your technique in a friendly setting. Would you rather take it easy? We have tranquil beaches and several relaxing activities, to combine with fun-packed evenings. If you have a thirst for adventure, choose our excursions. Exceptional sports and group lessons are available for all skill sets. Beginners and experienced sportsmen alike have access to state-of-the-art equipment and expert instruction from G.O’s trained in their discipline.

SAMANA

Newly enhanced! Completely redecorated and redesigned, this spacious restaurant near the main bar and lagoon pool welcomes you mornings, lunchtime and evenings with friends and family for international cuisine from the buffet.
Restaurant with tables for 2 to 8 people, equipped with high chairs for little ones.

Club Med Punta Cana

HISPANIOLA

Newly enhanced! This restaurant welcomes you for sumptuous international cuisine served from the buffet, close to the water’s edge. The view over the lagoon from the superb terrace will take your breath away. Tables for 2 to 8 people, equipped with high chairs for babies.

Club Med Punta Cana

INDIGO, BEACH LOUNGE

New! In a charming waterside location with a wonderful view over the lagoon, this restaurant, bar and lounge had a total makeover this winter and is the ideal venue for relaxing gourmet moments.
You can have late breakfast, a light lunch by the water, or get a tasty takeaway to eat on the beach.
You can also dine in an idyllic setting with table service (booking required). Enjoy local specialities, fish and sea food in a quiet ambience.
As the night goes on, the restaurant turns nightclub and you can dance the night away under the stars.
The bar is open all day, for drinks and refreshments a stone’s throw from the water.

Club Med Punta Cana

HIBISCUS BAR & LOUNGE

This new adults-only bar provides the perfect Zen atmosphere to enjoy our peaceful vacation ambiance while relaxing poolside. Enjoy healthy smoothies, teas and light snacks while blissfully soaking in the sun.

Club Med Punta Cana

INDIGO, BEACH LOUNGE

New! On one of the island’s finest beaches in the shade of the coconut palms, this bar has a touch of the exotic and a festive note, with its spacious dance floor, and terrace with a commanding view of the sea. An ideal spot for a refreshing pause in the daytime or to learn to dance the Bachata and the Merengue. At night the stars shine bright between the coconut trees.The bar also serves light snacks.

CIELO

Located on the first floor of the main building opposite the swimming pool, this bar has beautifully refined decor. Take the time to enjoy the tranquillity of the sea view from the terrace. Cigar humidor (at extra cost).

Club Med Punta Cana

LA CAVE

La Cave wine cellar* offers a wide selection of the finest French & world wines, champagnes and premium spirits, as well as a VIP table service at all the restaurants & bars in the Resort. You can also enjoy a glass of wine from the comfort of your room and even under the stars on the beach.
(*At extra cost).

Club Med Punta Cana

Book by February 27, 2019

Dates:

  • Select dates between March 30, 2019
    through July 6, 2019

Price:

  • Starting from $119 pp/pn
  • additional: up to $250 Air Credit

Subject to change

RESORT HIGHLIGHTS

Discover Club Med CREACTIVE by Cirque Du Soleil
*
Play golf with the most spectacular views
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Comtemplate the ocean from the Indigo Beach Lounge
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Press pause and relax at the Zen Oasis

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Club Med – Turks and Caicos, Caribbean 2019

Adult-only resort with a casual, Caribbean feel

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CLUB MED TURKOISE VILLAGE

Stroll along the stunning shores of Grace Bay, on the island of Providenciales, awarded the best beach in the world by TripAdvisor’s 2017 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Club Med Turkoise Village is located on the island of Providenciales in Turks & Caicos, which is south of the Bahamas in the Caribbean.

Discover a breathtaking, secluded resort exclusively for adults comprised of colorful bungalows perched along a 12-mile beach.

ACCOMMODATION

This adult-only resort features 211 comfortable and refreshed Superior rooms and 80 brand new Deluxe rooms in colorful, 3-story bungalows for a casual, Caribbean feel. Take in the magnificent ocean view from the balcony of the newly designed Deluxe rooms.
Each room comes equipped with a flat-screen television, ironing kit, hair dryer, safe and mini-fridge

Room facilities:

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee machine
  • Hair dryer
  • Ironing kit
  • Security safe(s)
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Television(s)
  • U.S. electrical sockets / 110 Volts

BEACH AND POOL

The vast beach at Club Med Turkoise is considered by many to be the best beach on the island of Providenciales, and possibly the best beach in the Caribbean. Beach sand is as soft as talcum powder, and water is clear turquoise.

Chaise lounges are plentiful and the water is seductively warm, enticing swimmers to stay in long.

With such a gorgeous beach, few guests at Club Med Turkoise prefer spending time around the pool during the day. That said, it’s a lovely spot to linger after dinner, sipping a tropical drink, gratis in the all-inclusive rate.

Wherever you’ve spent the day, return to the beach at sunset for the best show on the island.

turks and caicos club med caribbean

THE OCEAN

Explore the ocean depths in this divers’ paradise, one of the world’s top wall-diving destinations.

Popular beach sports at Club Med Turkoise include scuba diving, windsurfing, sailing, beach volleyball. and waterskiing. There’s no charge for lessons in kayaking, sailing Hobie Cats, windsurfing, or snorkeling.

The snorkel boat at Club Med Turkoise departs twice a day (no charge) to different locations and provides equipment. Water temperatures are generally in the low 80s.

Some visitors recommend snorkeling at Coral Gardens; a sunken freighter is among its underwater attractions.

DAY-TIME ACTIVITIES

There’s also a troupe of circus performers who guide trampoline and flying trapeze activities in addition to producing several shows weekly.

Off-premise, take excursions such as taking a powerboat to Middle Caicos for a cave safari or touring the island by boat.

LESSONS FOR ALL LEVELS
Flying trapeze, snorkeling, tennis, sailing and fitness

OPEN ACCESS & ORGANIZED PLAY
Basketball, bocce ball, water polo, football, softball, table tennis, beach volleyball, paddle boarding and snorkeling

SPECIAL PROGRAMS
Scuba diving, horseback riding lessons, kiteboarding, deep-sea fishing, massages and green fee packages

CULTURAL AND ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES OFF-SITE
“Heart of the Islands” Ecotour (1 day)
Caicos Cay cruise (1/2 day)
Ecotour: Paddle Board (1/2 day)
Kayak Ecotour (1/2 day)

DINING & NIGHT-TIME ACTIVITIES

Breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets are laden with fresh fruits and vegetables, pasta, seafood, cheeses, breads and desserts. (Guests rave about the white-chocolate bread.)

Food and presentation have a distinctive French touch, and daily changing themes (Italian, Asian, Mexican, etc.) keep things from getting boring.

Inside, communal tables seat ten persons. Those who’d rather keep to themselves can eat outside at individual tables. Beer and inexpensive wines are included with meals.

Evenings at Club Med Turkoise, guests gather at Sharkie’s Bar. (In addition to alcoholic beverage, Sharkie’s can supply smoothies, frozen drinks, and java jolts from an espresso machine.)

But that’s not the only night-time activity: There’s a weekly sunset cruise, circus performances, and production shows put on by the G.O.s. A DJ spins club music in the disco following the show, and you can always try your luck in a poker tournament or at the slot machines.

There are also two other restaurants including the quieter beachfront Grille. Dinners also have a different nightly theme when it comes to how to dress: Wednesday is cowboy, Friday is (not very) formal, on Saturday many guests wear black, and for Sunday dinner they’re in white.

Dates:

  • October 31 – November 04, 2019

Price:

  • from $612 per person, double occupancy
  • single room supplement $125

Your package includes:

  • 4 Night accommodation in a Superior room (half twin basis)
  • All your meals and drinks (certain premium brands at a cost)
  • Private cocktail on arrival
  • All activities are included (motorized sports with a supplement)
  • Lessons by highly trained professionals in the sport of your choice
  • All entertainment at night by the Club Med “G.O’s”
  • Basic travel insurance (medical expenses up to only $1000 per person)
  • Assistance from an Anywhere Adventures representative

Itinerary:

October 31, 2019

  • Book your own flight or contact us and we will make sure to get you to beautiful Club Med Turks & Caicos right on time so that you don’t miss any fun!!!Transfers can be arranged ( 80$ Round trip per person). Check-in starts at 4PM but you can arrive at the resort around lunch time and start enjoying yourselves! Settle in your beautiful “Superior” room and then meet us for a private cocktail party. Time TBA. Dinner and all evening activities included.

November 11 – 03, 2019

  • Three full days of fun activities await –See attachment for the activity list. All your meals and drinks are included.

November 04, 2019

  • Our last day includes breakfast and lunch then time to transfer back to the airport (at own expenses). There is the option to extend your stay if you wish.
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Caldera House – Jackson Hole

Caldera House – Jackson Hole

Though just 8 keys, Caldera House makes a bold statement on the Jackson Hole scene

Each is a sprawling villa ranging from two to four bedrooms and offers full private staff including chef, wait staff, maid, house butler, and even a ski butler and concierge, making it a perfect home for multi-gen families.
A luxurious boutique hotel nestled at the base of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Teton Village, Wyoming.

Caldera House is ideally situated in the heart of Teton Village, just a few feet from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort tram and a short drive to Grand Teton National Park. Summer or winter, The House offers unparalleled access to adventure in a setting to die for.

House Adventures

Summer or winter, take advantage of all Jackson Hole has to offer with the help of your dedicated concierge. From dog sledding and snow trekking to whitewater rafting and fly fishing, we customize every adventure to suit your seasonal tastes.

Spa & Fitness

Guests of Caldera House have 24-hour access to our well-equipped fitness studio, heated outdoor infinity plunge, and cedar dry sauna. A number of relaxing massages and treatments are available at the spa or in-room, if desired.

Eat & Drink

Nestled at the base of the mountain, ski straight to Southcable Café for a quick bite or beer, or cozy up with a warm meal at the iconic Old Yellowstone Garage.

Sports Shop

Operated year-round by local aficionado Gov Carrigan, our Mudroom and Nomad pro shops provide high-quality gear rental, retail, expert tuning and more.

Private Events

Caldera House can easily accommodate a variety of functions, be it a group retreat, holiday party, rehearsal dinner, reception, or buyout. Our Member’s Lounge—equipped with full bar, large slopeside-facing outdoor patio, and fire pits—is available for parties and events accommodating up to 80 guests.

Le Massif in Courmayeur

Upcoming: Winter, 2019

Le Massif: The Most memorable Vacation

Situated on the slopes of Mont Blanc, near the Via Roma shopping area in the center of Courmayeur, the eco-friendly Le Massif offers guests a unique modern-Alpine aesthetic with spectacular views and full ski concierge and ski butler service.

A new concept of hospitality

Unique moments of perfection. When passion and Italian style come together, they create a new concept of hospitality. An elegant hotel and spectacular chalet on the slopes of Mont Blanc that will make your family vacation one to remember.

The best location

Le Massif hotel is just a three minute walk from the ski lifts taking you to Plan Checrouit.

Everything you need for a family vacation

From connecting rooms to our All Inclusive packages for kids up to 12 years.

Ski butler

They’ll take care of your ski equipment, from hiring it to transporting it to the slopeside chalet at Plan Checrouit so you can focus on enjoying the slopes.

Ski room at La Loge du Massif

A ski room on the slopes where you can keep all your equipment dry and at the right temperature in your very own heated locker. Ready and waiting for your next descent.

Ski pass at reception

Get your day on the slopes off to the right start. Collect your ski pass from the hotel reception and then get skiing on over 200km of slopes, including La Thuile, depending on the type of pass you’ve purchased.

Transfer service from the hotel to the slopes for kids

The staff will take your children to the slopes for their skiing lessons and back again after. Giving you total peace of mind.

The most respected ski schools in Courmayeur

Ski Concierge will help you book the best classes from the hotel.

La Loge du Massif

Your very own chalet and restaurant on the slopes. Complete with Ski Butler and Ski Room to make every moment you spend on the slopes – or relaxing – absolutely perfect. La Loge du Massif also offers a number of eateries inspired by Italian tradition: a restaurant, bar with terrace and PA-NI-NO, a great place to devour a gourmet sandwich

Lefay Dolomiti

Fabulous option for ski enthusiasts traveling with wellness-focused companions

Dolomites, Italy

The sleek Lefay spa retreat on Lake Garda debuts an 84 suite sister hotel in the heart of the Dolomites just outside Pinzolo’s Modonna di Compiglio ski resort. With contemporary-styles suites starting at 575 sft and a whopping 50,000 sft spa, Lefay offers a fabulous option for ski enthusiasts traveling with wellness-focused companions. Summertime promises endless fitness experiences such as hiking, mountain biking and climbing.

Lefay Wellness Residences

The first holiday homes with service levels of the highest possible standard

To create places of our dreams, where silence, space, light and nature harmoniously co-exist. A Lefay branded stay provides an experience in which holistic wellbeing merges with the concept of new luxury, characterized by Italian style and respect for the environment. With the launch of Wellness Residences, Lefay has extended its wellness offering to include holiday homes where Guests can live in their own space with service levels of the highest possible standard. Lefay Wellness Residences introduce a new holiday experience. Choosing a Lefay residence in the Dolomites means owning a place to stay that encapsulates contemporary luxury and exclusive five-star services. The management of the unit by Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti ensures that the Residence is optimally managed allowing the owner to enjoy all the comforts of home without the worry of keeping it in perfect condition.

Lefay Resort

Where silence, light, nature and luxury harmoniously co-exist.

Set in the woods and perfectly in harmony with its surrounding landscape, Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti is consistent with the Brand’s philosophy of reinterpreting the traditional architecture of the place and taking style inspiration from the local mountain buildings. All the materials chosen, from the wood, stone and the rigorous simplicity of the finishes, reflect the natural perfection of the Dolomites. The property accommodates 23 Residences and 86 Suites featuring Lefay’s signature luxury elements of light, nature, silence and open spaces. It’s just a few minutes from the Resort to Pinzolo, a lively town offering local activities throughout the year.

Heliskiing at Auberge Blue Sky

Upcoming: May, 2019

Explore the American West

Set outside of Salt Lake City’s pristine mountains, Blue Sky will be a game changer in offering a luxury ranch and tented camp experience within easy reach of a hub city. Its luxury yurts will be among the largest glamping options in the country while its bespoke approach to outdoor adventures, let by ex-Aman visionary Stuart Campbell, will redefine the way people explore the American West. Guests will have exclusive access to heli-skiing landing directly at Blue Sky for incredibly private off-piste adventures with over 1 million acres of private back-country skiing within a 10 minute flight.

Auberge Blue Sky: Luxury as nature intended

From horseback riding through private trails that wind through fields of alpine sagebrush, fly fishing on the premier Blue Ribbon Provo River, and shooting our 18-stand sporting clay course, the unique pleasures of our Wild West ranch beckon. In winter, cross-country ski miles of groomed trails, and take in backcountry skiing, cat skiing and full heli-ski experiences directly on our 3,500 estate. For guests headed out to Park City Mountain Resort, only 20 minutes away, our exclusive Blue Sky Ski Lounge is conveniently located at the base of the mountain.

Listen to the flow of a nearby spring-fed creek. Hear the footfall of horses over hard packed trails. And spot a herd of wild elk grazing on the horizon. Near Salt Lake City but a world away, our 3,500-acre ranch in the Wasatch Mountain Range is where you’ll leave the cares of the modern world behind and reconnect with nature, from downhill skiing at nearby Park City Mountain Resort in winter to fly fishing and clay shooting any time of year. You’ll feel right at home with our relaxed Western lifestyle—and with the Blue Sky family.

Val d’Isere Group Trip

HOTEL ORMELUNE

Let the mountains shake up your senses. Explore another dimension, jam-packed with vibrant fun and intense color. Capture the thrill of the great outdoors and haul it inside to prolong the pleasure: recharge your batteries, discover the pepped up version of the mountain holiday on offer at the Hotel Ormelune, in Val d’Isère, Savoie.

In the center of Val d’Isère’s original village, a stone’s throw from the ski slopes, this family hotel has cast of the clichés to propose 56 rooms reflecting the light-hearted good humor of a clear mountain sky. Named after the Ormelune mountain, the hotel, like its namesake, takes us cheerfully off the beaten track, its imaginative decor and fun-filled comfort a happy alternative to the resort’s more standard hotel offerings.
Vivid colors, a relaxed atmosphere, warmth, and comfort – the Ormelune is all about fun and freedom.

Let the Ormelune lift your spirits to new heights in a realm of radiant good humor that leaves no room for the greyer shades of life.

Courchevel 1650 Ski School is 250 feet from Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel and Courchevel 1650 l’Ariondaz ski elevator can be found within walking distance. The nearest airport is Chambéry-Savoie Airport, 40 mi from the hotel. Geneva Airport is 112 mi away.

Val d’Isere

Val d’Isere is an authentic Alpine village with the facilities and comfort of a large resort. Its baroque church, traditional houses, the surrounding mountains and the Isere river flowing through its center have long been the inspiration for local architects. The village today is made up of an elegant mixture of luxury hotels, holiday residences, traditional alpine chalets built from stone and wood, and some altogether more contemporary structures.

With two-thirds of its ski area situated inside the heart of the Vanoise National Park, Val d’Isere is governed by nature and the rhythm of the seasons. The resort is committed to preserving the biodiversity of the planet by being socially responsible and respectful of the environment.

Dates: February 1-9, 2019

Your package includes:

  • Swiss Air Non-Stop Round-Trip JFK/NYC to Geneva (includes no charge for ski equipment)
  • Hotel Ormelune, close to slopes
  • Breakfast/Dinner
  • No charge for skis
  • Private Transfers
  • All Taxes

Price:

  • Package Price for double occupancy $2,150 or $2,495 (depending on room size and view)
  • Single package price: $2,995

Skiing and sightseeing in Zillertal, Tyrol

Skiing and sightseeing in Zillertal, Tyrol Optional Pre-Ski excursion to Krakow, Poland

Escorted trip with Cynthia Walsh

Dates:

  • February 09-16, 2019
  • Pre-Ski excursion: February 06-09, 2019

Your package includes:

  • Ski Week at The Sport Hotel Theresa, Zillertal
  • Extensive breakfast buffet with a health corner, raw vegetables and fruits, juice-bar and the specific energy breakfast
  • From 1.00 pm until 4.00 pm: we spoil you with a light wellness buffet, fresh salads, soups, hot dishes, homemade cakes
  • In the evening, we serve our five-course menus – enjoy the excellent, light gourmet cuisine by our Tyrolean chef Stefan Egger

Optional Pre-Ski excursion to Krakow

  • Accommodation at Hotel Golden Tulip Krakow City Center
  • Round Trip transfer from Krakow/Airport – Hotel and back
  • Guide/Transfer assistance by arrival (pick up at the arrival terminal with name sign)
  • ½ day City tour of Krakow with an English-speaking local guide
  • Entrance fees to Marien church
  • All taxes and charges for ground services (like local taxes etc…)

Pricing:

  • $2,455, per person/double occupancy
  • $2,765, per person/single occupancy

Included estimated air from Boston. Other airports available, air pricing based on availability at time of booking. Air tax and fuel surcharge not included and can change until ticketed.

Optional Pre-Ski excursion to Krakow

  • $310, per person/double occupancy
  • $485, per person/single occupancy

Deposit due of $500.00 per person due by September 1, 2018. to secure hotel space at sign up plus insurance if purchased

For all details, please contact our ski travel specialists Holly Gagnon
1-800-755-1330 Ext 216

Request a quote for Zillertal, Tyrol Optional Pre-Ski excursion to Krakow, Poland, Escorted trip with Cynthia Walsh

DATES & TRAVELERS

VACATION DATES:

Check In: 02/09/2019
Check Out: 02/16/2019

Are you dates flexible?

Yes
No

WHO IS TRAVELLING?

DESTINATION, LODGING & LIFT TICKETS

PRESELECTED DESTINATION: Zillertal, Tyrol Optional Pre-Ski excursion to Krakow, Poland, Escorted trip with Cynthia Walsh

SELECT UP TO 3 ADDITIONAL RESORTS:

LODGING AMENITIES:

Ski-in/Ski-out
Walk to Lift
Shuttle to Lift
Fitness Room
Fireplace
High speed internet connection
Daily Housekeeping
Hot Tub (Private)

LIFT TICKETS:

Number of days
Single date
No Lift Tickets

ACTIVITIES

LESSONS:

Ski/Snowboard School
Adult Lessons
Kids Lessons

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Rafting
Scenic Tours
Snowcat Skiing
Heli-skiing
Tubing
Ski Biking
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Nordic Sports
Ice Skating
Cross-Country Skiing
First Tracks
Powder Tours
Hiking

EQUIPMENT RENTAL:

Ski
Snowboard
Bike

TRANSPORTATION

Do you need Rent a Car?

Yes
No

Do you need Air Transportation?

Yes
No

Air transportation additional info

Do you need transportation from/to airport?

Yes
No

Do you have any additional requests regarding your transportation?

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The Sport Hotel Theresa, Zillertal

3000 m ² SPA-experience:

Indoor swimming pool (32°C) with a current system
Hot whirlpool (36°C)
Spacious, heated outdoor pool (32°C)
panorama saltwater pool in the garden (35°C) (all pools with oxygenated energy water)
more space in the pool area with new cozy couches
6 differnet saunas (Finnish sauna 90°C, bio-sauna 60°C, herbal grotto, Ottoman steam bath, Roman bath)
huge Infrared Sauna
Spacious sauna courtyard with two coldwater-plunge
4 quiet relaxing areas: Large light-filled “sun house” to relax with soft music, thermal couches, a fireplace and panoramic views; the wonderful “relaxing-oasis” in tyronean style
“Room of Silence” with a breathtaking mountain view (4. floor)
Great SPA lounge with SPA reception
15 Beauty and massage cabins overlooking the THERESA garden
Refreshment bar, tea, fruits, Grander water and juices
Cuddle robe and slippers you will find in your room
Active

“Indoor and Outdoor” gym location

Light-filled fitness-center with a 160m ² (provided by the company Gym80 and Prekorr. All cardiac devices with satellite TV, MP3 players and DVD equipped)
Fitness and mental training with our professional trainers (Pilates, yoga, water-gym, Mental Balance,…)
In winter: ski-excursons, go tobagganing, curling, …
Other amenities

Additional garden area with a pond

free garage parking for your car
free e-car charging station
Free Surf computer
free Wi Fire Code (2 access per room)

Kraków

The City’s magic consists of the unique complex of architecture, art, and culture (more than 25% of the resources of the Polish works of art is gathered in Kraków). Thanks to this heritage the City was honored with the title of the European Capital of Culture in 2000. Today Kraków, the former capital of Poland, is one of the most important cultural and tourist centers of the country, and the seat to many cultural institutions, theatres, cinemas, museums and philharmonic that make life pleasant for the inhabitants and over 7 million tourists visiting our City every year. Nowhere in Poland could one find such a rich variety of cultural and artistic events: every year Kraków is host to over 40 festivals like the International Jewish Culture Festival, the Print Triennial, the Sacrum Profanum Festival, and the International Short Film Festival. Every year the City hosts over 2,500 performances and concerts. Kraków is a special place that, like a magnet, attracts the people of culture and art who draw their inspiration from the atmosphere and rich past of the City.

Kraków has many green areas that provide opportunities for recreation and active rest, including the Botanical Garden of the Jagiellonian University and the Zoological Garden in the Wolski forest complex which is a traditional place of recreation for the inhabitants. The rich and constantly expanded recreational base (ice rink, swimming pools, including the Aqua Park, tennis courts, and the network of cycling paths) and other venues encourage people to practice sports and spend their time in the open air.

Interactive Zillertal ski map

ENGELBERG SWITZERLAND PRESIDENTS WEEK

Engelberg

Engelberg-Titlis is the largest winter and summer holiday destination in central Switzerland. The attractive village with the famous monastery offers a wide variety of holiday activities for families, newcomers and those in the know. The many exciting options will make your stay an unforgettable mountain experience.

Engelberg is not just a winter resort – it’s a winter paradise. The town offers such a variety of things to do that you will be tempted to extend your stay long enough to try everything. The two sides of the valley couldn’t be more different and they provide pure enjoyment to both athletes and those who like to take it slower.

Engelberg: the largest – and as the locals like to boast – probably also the most beautiful ski area in central Switzerland. Spread over an altitude of 2000 meters, there is room for snowboarding, skiing and sledding, a varied winter program to make your holiday exciting. The long, snowy winter begins as early as October and lasts into May. The 35 km of cross-country ski trails meandering through the lovely Engelberg area make cross-country skiing a fantastic experience!

Fresh wind in your hair, glistening snow and sunshine – this is what you expect from sledding fun in Engelberg. Try one – or all – of the three different sledding runs with a total length of 7 km. On Fridays and Saturdays between Christmas and early March the sledding runs are also open at night for a fast downhill run. If you prefer a more quite pace, explore the area around Engelberg on 53 km sign-posted winter hiking trails.

Hotel Terrace

Hotel description

This charming hotel lies on a south-facing hillside above the Engelberg and enjoys fabulous views out over the village. Majestic mountains and a ski jump are to be found in the area surrounding the hotel and the nearest bus stop is approximately 500 m away. The centre of Engelberg may be reached in just 2 minutes by making use of the hotel’s nostalgic funicular. This pleasant 5-story hotel comprises a total of 170 rooms and features a spacious foyer with a 24-hour reception desk, a lift, Internet access and an in-house nightclub. There is also a cosy bar and a restaurant offering some excellent cuisine available to guests and those arriving by car may make use of the hotel car park. The welcoming, tastefully furnished rooms each come with an en suite bathroom with a shower, a hairdryer, a direct dial telephone, satellite/ cable TV, a radio and a hire safe. Leisure options include table tennis and a spa area with a solarium, a sauna and steam baths.

Room description

The rooms vary in size from small to medium. Some twin rooms have the beds in line rather than side by side due to the shape of the room. Rooms have modern furniture and are in good condition, as are the bathrooms. Most rooms have balconies with views over Engelberg and the surrounding mountains.

Dates:

  • FEB 15 – FEB 23, 2019, or
  • FEB 22 – MARCH 2, 2019

Your package includes:

  • United Non-Stop Round Trip EWR/ZRH (other city departures available)
    • UA #134 ewr / zrh 2/15 7:05 pm, arrival: 8:40 am next day
    • UA # 135 zrh / ewr 2/23 10:20 am, arrival: 1:45pm
  • Private Round Trip Transfers from airport to hotel
  • 7 nights lodging in 3 star Terrace Hotel
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Daily buffet breakfast and gourmet dinners (Wine Included)
  • All Taxes and fuel charges
  • 6-Day Ski Pass INCLUDED

Price:

Package Price for double occupancy $1,849.00

Request a quote for ENGELBERG SWITZERLAND PRESIDENT’S WEEK, with Lee

DATES & TRAVELERS

VACATION DATES:

Are you dates flexible?

Yes
No

WHO IS TRAVELLING?

DESTINATION, LODGING & LIFT TICKETS

PRESELECTED DESTINATION: ENGELBERG SWITZERLAND PRESIDENT’S WEEK, with Lee

SELECT UP TO 3 ADDITIONAL RESORTS:

LODGING AMENITIES:

Ski-in/Ski-out
Walk to Lift
Shuttle to Lift
Fitness Room
Fireplace
High speed internet connection
Daily Housekeeping
Hot Tub (Private)

LIFT TICKETS:

Number of days
Single date
No Lift Tickets

ACTIVITIES

LESSONS:

Ski/Snowboard School
Adult Lessons
Kids Lessons

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES:

Rafting
Scenic Tours
Snowcat Skiing
Heli-skiing
Tubing
Ski Biking
Snowmobiling
Snowshoeing
Nordic Sports
Ice Skating
Cross-Country Skiing
First Tracks
Powder Tours
Hiking

EQUIPMENT RENTAL:

Ski
Snowboard
Bike

TRANSPORTATION

Do you need Rent a Car?

Yes
No

Do you need Air Transportation?

Yes
No

Air transportation additional info

Do you need transportation from/to airport?

Yes
No

Do you have any additional requests regarding your transportation?

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Hakuba, Japan

Hakuba

Situated in the breathtakingly beautiful Northern Japan Alps, Hakuba stands out as one of Japan’s top winter resort areas, offering some of the best winter sports action in Japan. The host of the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics, Hakuba comprises nine ski resorts stretched across a broad valley, and provides more terrain, vertical rise and advanced ski and snowboard slopes than anywhere in Japan. Abundant snow falls and excellent powder conditions make Hakuba a perennial top choice of skiers and snowboarders from around the world.

9 resorts, 135 lifts, over 200 runs

For more than 70 years, Hakuba has been providing skiers, boarders and outdoor enthusiasts the ideal conditions for enjoying a superlative winter sports experience. Over 200 different trails, exceptional powder and some of the longest vertical skiing in Japan are just a few of the reasons why Hakuba has earned its reputation as a prime destination for skiers and boarders of all levels.

Whether you are a beginner looking for ski/snowboard lessons to learn to link turns on the green runs, an advanced skier/snowboarder ready to take it to the park and work on your freestyle skills or somewhere in-between, our ski school offers friendly, personal and professional service. All our instructors speak fluent English, hold first aid and instructing certificates and come with glowing recommendations; as well we have instructors who speak French, Spanish and more.

Tokyo

Winter in Tokyo

Defeat the biting cold with hearty food, warm baths, and enchanting holiday illuminations

The chill of winter means you’ll have to come extra prepared to brave the elements, packing scarves, gloves, down jackets, and more. Once you acclimate to the cold, you’ll find the city is full of enchanting spectacles, soothing food, and centuries-old rituals. What’s more, the crisp air, deep blue skies, and minimal rain make for incredible views across the city and surrounding countryside.

Tips:

  • With temperatures averaging between 32 to 47 degrees Fahrenheit, be sure to come prepared with a heavy jacket, muffler, and winter cap
  • If you’re still having trouble dealing with the chill, go to any convenience store and purchase a box of hokkairo disposable heating pads that you can adhere to the inside of your shoes, gloves, and jackets
  • The low humidity in winter results in crystal clear views, so you may be able to see the silhouette of Mt. Fuji from the top of Tokyo Skytree

Dates:

  • February 8 – 18, 2019

Your package includes:

  • Round Trip NYC – Tokyo
  • Private Round-Trip Transfers from airport and to each hotel
  • Meet and Greet with English Speaking Representative
  • 2 nights lodging in Tokyo
  • 7 nights lodging in Hakuba
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • All Taxes and fuel charges
  • 5-Day Ski Pass included

Optional:

  • Snow Monkeys Tour
  • Group Discounted Trip Insurance 6% Trip Cost [regardless of age]

Price:

  • $3,395 – per person, double occupancy
  • $1,895 without air – per person, double occupancy

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Jigokudani Monkey Park

Ski Hakuba

Tokyo

Les 3 Vallees

Les 3 Vallées

The world’s largest ski area!

370 miles of ski-in / ski-out interconnected ski runs

Located in the Tarentaise (Savoie department of France) the “3 Vallées” is the name which brings together the ski resorts of Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Meribel & Courchevel. The 3 Valleys ski pass opens the doors to the largest ski area in the world.

There are no buses to take, no cable cars linking the valleys, 100% of the three valleys ski area is accessible only on skis. In the 3 Valleys you have at your fingertips some of the best skiing in France, and the connections between the resorts of Val Thorens, Les Menuires, Méribel and Courchevel are easy and accessible. You can switch from one station to another by simply changing your choice of ski slope; the connections are made as naturally as possible.

HOTEL FAHRENHEIT SEVEN

Located in Courchevel, Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel features ski-to-door access. Among the various facilities of this property are a bar and on-site dining. The property features a sauna and free WiFi throughout the property.

The units in the hotel are fitted with a flat-screen TV. All rooms have a private bathroom with free toiletries, while selected rooms also feature a balcony. The rooms include a desk.

Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel offers a buffet or continental breakfast.

Skiing is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the accommodations.

Staff at the 24-hour front desk speak English and Spanish.

Courchevel 1650 Ski School is 250 feet from Fahrenheit Seven Courchevel and Courchevel 1650 l’Ariondaz ski elevator can be found within walking distance. The nearest airport is Chambéry-Savoie Airport, 40 mi from the hotel. Geneva Airport is 112 mi away.

Dates:

  • JAN 25 – FEB 2 2019

Your package includes:

  • Swiss Air Non-Stop Round-Trip JFK/GVA (includes no charge for ski equipment)
  • Private Round-Trip Transfers from airport to hotel
  • 7 nights lodging in 4-star Hotel Fahrenheit Seven
  • Daily buffet breakfast and 4 course gourmet dinners
  • All Taxes and fuel charges

Price:

Package Price for double occupancy $2,449.00

single occupancy rate available

 

Optional Group Discounted 6-Day Ski Pass 291 EURO, senior pass available, over 70 pass is FREE

Discover Croatia and its Adriatic Sea

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Transfer from Dubrovnik airport to your Hotel for check-in from 2 PM onwards. After settling in, you will have a welcome reception at your Hotel followed by a guided tour of the city. The special charm of this ancient town are the buildings that have remained from the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. Many of the monuments belong to the modest Renaissance architecture with some traces of Gothic style. Take the cable car from the Old Town to Srđ mountain to enjoy scenic views of the mighty ramparts and of the Elaphiti Islands. After the tour, you will have some free time before we meet up for welcome dinner in one of the traditional restaurants in Dubrovnik. Return transfer to your Hotel. Overnight in Dubrovnik.

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Buffet Breakfast on board. This morning you will have free time to explore Dubrovnik by strolling around in its narrow streets and small squares, shop on the Stradun street, and explore Game of Thrones locations. Transfer to your ship M/S Equator at 2 PM followed by welcome meet & greet cocktail reception on board. Departure to the island of Mljet. Enjoy the magical scenery as the ship cruises around Dubrovnik city walls before heading north to one of the Elaphiti islands for a swimming stop. We continue our journey towards the island and national park Mljet with lunch on board. Overnight in Pomena (Mljet)

Buffet Breakfast on board. Today, we will explore the island of Mljet. The legend says Greek hero Odysseus spent years on this island when he was captured by the nymph Calypso. Join the cruise manager for a stroll to the famous salt lakes in the Mljet National Park and enjoy the boat ride to St Mary Isle to visit an ancient Benedictine monastery, an old abbey and a Church dating back to the 12th Century. Alternatively, you can rent kayaks, bicycles, scooters or convertible cars to roam around the National Park or island on your own, but beware of the nymphs! This afternoon, we will depart towards the island of Korčula, best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. Stop for lunch on board in one of the secluded bays en route. Late afternoon arrival in Korčula Town followed by a guided walking tour of this enchanting place surrounded by walls and one of the best preserved medieval cities in the Mediterranean. Fish bone street pattern was used in the design of Korcula Old Town for a natural cooling effect and it provides citizens with sheltered and comfortable accommodation. Korčula has an abundant choice of restaurants to enjoy a gourmet experience and numerous bars for those looking for evening entertainment. Optional excursion to small village near Korčula Town for typical Dalmatian dinner and to learn about the history and traditional way of living. Overnight in Korčula Town.

Buffet Breakfast on board. Today, we will be active cycling from Korcula Town to Lumbarda (usual route approx. 10 miles / 1 hour 15-30 minutes, but it is possible to do a shorter ride). For those who don’t want to cycle, there will be free time to explore Korcula Town before you will be transferred by vehicle to Lumbarda to meet with the cyclers for wine tasting (2-3 wines) and light lunch (Dalmatian platter: prsut, cheese, olives, bread followed by ‘hrstule’ for a dessert). Transfer by coach to Vela Luka where we will visit olive oil production site followed by informal tasting of oils/preserves. Back to the ship before continuing our journey to the island of Vis. Dinner on board. Overnight in Vis.

Breakfast on board. Once a strategic naval Yugoslav base and closed to the public for years, Vis has a special charm – “the Mediterranean as it once was” making it really interesting to visit. Vis town, situated on the northern side of the island, has developed near the remains of ancient Issa, the first urban center in Croatia. Try some exquisite local wines in one of the Vis traditional wineries. If interested, visit the remains of the Roman thermal place, City museum or simply take a walk enjoying the views of the beautiful Villae Rusticae situated along the waterfront. This afternoon, we cruise towards the small island of Biševo to visit the Blue Cave, a magnificent natural phenomenon. As sometimes weather conditions can be very unpredictable, the possibility of our visit will depend on those conditions, however you will be notified of this on time. Continue towards the jet-set island of Hvar with a swimming stop and lunch on board at the Pakleni Islands. Hvar, the longest and sunniest island in the Adriatic is known for glorious lavender fields and breathtaking beauty. In the evening Hvar offers an abundance of entertainment – numerous restaurants, bars and clubs, many open long into the night. Overnight in Hvar Town

Breakfast on board. Hvar, one of the most popular islands in the Adriatic and a meeting point for the international jet-set. The “Croatian Madeira” is also one of the longest islands stretching along the shores of Croatia. This morning, we will have guided tour of the town – the Renaissance cathedral with its original tower, and the oldest community theatre in Europe founded in 1612. Hike up the zig-zag path to the town fort overlooking the harbour for lovely scenic views of your ship and the Paklinski Islands. In the afternoon, an optional cycling tour will be arranged. You will cycle from Hvar Town on a winding road to a viewpoint from where you can see a beautiful panorama of Hvar and all the islands. As we continue our ride, we will pass through 3 villages and also stop in one of them for a tasting of local products. Feel the sense of history mixed with fresh air and great food. The ride is 50-50 of gravel road and asphalt. Dinner on board. Overnight in Hvar Town

Breakfast on board. Morning departure to Brač island where swimming is planned at the most famous beach in Dalmatia – Zlatni Rat near Bol – whose shingle promontory shifts from side to side as the wind and waves constantly cause the shape to change. Bol is a typical fishermen’s village converted into a popular tourist destination yet retaining its charm. We will spend a day here before continuing for Split. On route to our last destination, we will be welcomed by Captain’s dinner with live music on board. Overnight in Split.

Breakfast on board. This morning we will have a tour of Split with a licenced guide. The guided walking tour of Split shows us the historic inner city, built around the Roman Emperor Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. You will see the remnants of Split’s Roman heritage, it’s Renaissance and Gothic structures, Jupiter’s Temple, the Peristyle, and the Cathedral. The rest of the day at leisure.
Farewell dinner in traditional restaurant in Split.

Breakfast and time to say goodbye to the crew and all your new friends! Check out by 9.00 am and transfer to Split airport.

Travel Dates: August 30 – September 7, 2019

Route: Dubrovnik – Split

Discover the paradise that is Croatia on-board a deluxe ship. This Dalmatian island hopping cruise is an unforgettable exploration of the islands and coastline of the Adriatic Sea. It is the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation as you indulge your senses while exploring inspiring destinations, charming fishing villages, unique national parks, and picturesque coves. Your comfortable, deluxe vessel has all modern facilities and is the perfect size to moor in the small ports and bays as you cruise north from Dubrovnik to Split.

Package Inclusions

  • 8 days / 7 nights on deluxe cruiser MS Equator with half-board (breakfast + lunch or dinner)
  • Professional tour leader/cruise manager throughout the program
  • All ground transportation in air-conditioned deluxe coach
  • Luggage Handling
  • 1 night in 4-star Hotel in Dubrovnik (double/twin room) with Breakfast
  • Welcome Drink Reception in Hotel in Dubrovnik
  • Welcome Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Dubrovnik (1 glass of wine or beer pp included)
  • Captain`s Dinner with live music
  • Farewell Dinner in a traditional restaurant in Split (1 glass of wine or beer pp included)
  • Licensed English speaking guides for walking tours of Dubrovnik, Korcula, Hvar, and Split
  • Cycling Tour on Korcula island
  • Winery and Olive Oil Tasting on Korcula island
  • Tasting of local products in Hvar
  • Mljet National Park Entrance Fee
  • Daily cabin servicing on board
  • Free Wi-Fi on board
  • All taxes and fees

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Package Exclusions

  • International airfare for flights into Dubrovnik and out of Split (we can arrange your flights from airport gateway upon request basis)
  • Meals other than specified as included
  • Hvar Cycling Tour – 115 euro per person
  • Travel Insurance (we can provide insurance upon request; the premium is 6% of the package cost)
  • Tips or gratuities to guides/drivers/porters/hotel, restaurant and yacht crew
  • Optional wine and gourmet tasting, hiking, trekking, biking tours in each destination along the route

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Pre and Post Trip Options

  • Historic Zagreb
  • Scenic Lake Bled
  • Ljubljana-the capital of Slovenia
  • Goriska Brda – The Tuscany of Slovenia
  • Visit to Postojna Cave
  • Istrian Peninsula touring (Pula, Brijuni, Rovinj, Porec)
  • Visit to Plitvice Lakes National Park
  • Charming Opatija
  • Explore lovingly re-built Mostar
  • Sarajevo – the WInter Olympic Games Site
  • The dramatic Bay of Kotor in Montenegro
  • Lovcen National Park
  • Lake Skadar
  • Sveti Stefan
  • Belgrade – the vibrant Serbian capital
  • Novi Sad – the city of diversity and rich cultural heritage in Vojvodina
  • Drvengrad – Emir Kusturica’s ethno village in Serbia and many more destinations in Balkan peninsula

Optional Excursions while on tour

WINE TASTING IN BOL, KORČULA, VIS
Get your taste buds working and try Dalmatian wine sorts on different islands

SEA KAYAKING IN HVAR
Paddle in your kayak from one inlet to another, from one island to another in less than ten minutes and explore the beauty of nature and its creations. Pakleni islands is a group of 14 islets and rocks dispersed in front of the town of Hvar.

UNDERGROUND TUNNELS TOUR ON VIS
This excursion visits military tunnels from the “Cold War” used for the submarines and gun battery in the past.

VILLAGE DINNER EXPERIENCE FROM KORČULA
Try a typical Dalmatian dinner in a small village near Korčula and learn about the history and traditional way of living.

RENT-A-BIKE ON MLJET
Most of the island Mljet is a National Park so enjoy the beautiful nature and rent a bike for 2 hours to cycle around both lakes.

RIVER RAFTING excursion on Cetina River
Experience the refreshing clear water, heart-pumping rapids combined with gentle streams through the breathtaking scenery of Cetina Canyon.

PLITVICE LAKES FROM SPLIT
Enjoy beautiful sixteen lakes with crystal clear water connected by magnificent waterfalls. Pure nature, mountain forests and fresh air. One of the most beautiful national parks in Croatia, and a UNESCO site.

CABLE CAR IN DUBROVNIK
Take the cable car in Dubrovnik to Srđ mountain and enjoy the scenic views of the old city. Excellent dining possibilities and off-road buggy safari starting point.

OFF-ROAD BUGGY SAFARI IN DUBROVNIK
Get off the beaten track in 2-seater buggies! This excursion will take you to locations rarely seen by visitors to Dubrovnik which include hilltop fortresses and Croatian ranch. Starting point on Srđ mountain.

GAME OF THRONES TOUR IN DUBROVNIK
On this tour, you will be taken through all the parts of the Old town where some of the most memorable scenes from the ongoing cultural phenomenon were filmed.

SEA KAYAKING AROUND DUBROVNIK TOWN WALLS IN DUBROVNIK
Experience swimming in hidden bays, snorkeling and magnificent views of Dubrovnik town walls from the sea.

Price per person: $2,100

Price is based on 35 full paying participants. In case there are less than 35 people, the price will be adjusted accordingly.

Complimentary trips: 1 person free with 35 paid guests

All pricing is based on check payments only. All prices are subject to currency adjustments prior to final payment. Current pricing is based on the exchange rate of 1 EUR = 1.18 USD.

Please note that the itinerary may be adjusted based on your preferences as long as package inclusions remain the same.

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MS Equator

There is nothing as enticing as the clear blue sky touching the crystal waters of the Adriatic when aboard a small passenger ship.

The brand new Equator is a gem in the fleet of yacht-like ships built in the Split shipyard according to the latest EU standards applicable to small ship cruising.

With the friendly crew of 6 members, Equator offers an intimate atmosphere accommodating up to 36 passengers in her 18 cabins with private facilities and air conditioning.

Nicely appointed public areas located on the upper deck include a spacious restaurant with panoramic windows adjacent to a large terrace with deck chairs and tables where you can spend your time at leisure and enjoy your open-air breakfast. For swim lovers, there is a large platform with two ladders as well as public showers.

Sundeck with loungers on the topmost level measures 200 square meters and features a wow factor – an open-air Jacuzzi.

Launching in 2017 Equator is just perfectly designed for your relaxed and rejuvenating retreat while sampling the very best of the fabled Dalmatian coast with its little islands, romantic bays and medieval ports.

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Ship Specifications:

  • Sun deck with deck chairs and sunbeds
  • Rooftop jacuzzi
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Swimming platform

Technical details:

  • Launched: 2017
  • Length: 128 ft
  • Breadth: 26 ft
  • Speed: 11 m/h
  • Crew: 6
  • Passengers: 36
  • Cabins: 18
  • Voltage: 220v

Amenities:

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk
  • Balcony

Island Hopping Cruise 2019

Overlooking the calm blue waters of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik is one of the world’s most magnificent walled cities. Now a UNESCO world heritage site and Croatia’s most popular destination, it was once the capital of the maritime republic, The Republic of Ragusa (1358-1808).
The city walls, mostly a double line, have been a source of pride for Dubrovnik since the 16th century. Along its course and within its walls lie several towers and fortresses, as well as numerous historic monuments. And beyond the walls, many villas surrounded by pretty gardens. The Stradun, or main street features beautiful late-Renaissance houses on each side. Except for the Stradun, the old city is a maze of picturesque, steep, narrow streets that twist and turn.

It is Croatia’s greenest island with its Mediterranean vegetation, clear and clean sea, gentle sandy shoreline and a wealth of underwater sea life. The island is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the Croatian islands. Half Mljet island is a pristine national park. There are few residents, no large towns and only one major road. Mljet is well known for its white and red wine, olives and goat cheese. It is indeed a unspoilt island covered by a dense Mediterranean forest. The sea is rich in fish and marine life.

Korcula is best known as the birthplace of Marco Polo. The island is a little further away to get to so you have fewer crowds and can enjoy the island more! So lush with dark pine forests, vineyards and olive groves the ancient Greek settlers called it Korkyra Melaina (‘Black Corfu’), Korcula has managed to avoid the tourist trap tendencies of its original Greek namesake to the south.
Korcula town itself is a walled medieval town rising straight up out of the clear blue waters of the Adriatic, with a herringbone pattern of narrow streets and alleys. Korcula produces some good wines, in particular “Grk” and “Posip”, and one of Croatia’s best red wine producing areas, dingac, lies on the nearby Peljesac peninsula.
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The island of Vis is a pearl among Croatian Adriatic islands, left untouched by the development of tourism for so many years. Vis has always been an island of fishermen and winegrowers. Komiza on the island of Vis is considered the cradle of fishing in the Adriatic, and in times gone by, the Komiza fishermen where well known in all Mediterranean harbours as experts in their field.
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Hvar, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, is best known as a summer resort. Highlights of the port town Hvar include its 13th-century walls, a hilltop fortress and a main square anchored by the Renaissance-era Hvar Cathedral. The island also features beaches such as Dubovica and inland lavender fields. Boat excursions serve the nearby Pakleni Islands, which have secluded beaches and coves. Hvar Island is known for its excellent climate. It enjoys no fewer than 2,800+ hours of sunshine each year. With warm summers and mild winters, rich culture, beautiful views overlooking the Adriatic Sea, it’s no wonder that Hvar Island attracts so many visitors.
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Brac provides an excellent window into authentic island life, particularly in the interior. It has been inhabited since Neolithic times and has an extensive and fascinating history.
Bol is a small village that hosts a big, beautiful beach: Zlatni Rat. It is perhaps the best known and the most beautiful beach in Croatia.
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With the rugged dalmatian mountains as a backdrop and the blue Adriatic Sea lapping its shores, Split is emerging as one of the must-see cities of Europe.
Come for the scenery and fall in love with the people who know how beautiful their city is and are proud to show it off.
It’s a magnificent blend of antiquity and modernity, with the relics of its time as part of the Roman Empire celebrated as much as the al fresco wining and dining that tourists expect.
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With cascading waterfalls hidden among lush forest greenery, it’s easy to see why Croatia’s very own Garden of Eden regularly features in lists of the world’s most beautiful places. At the heart of the Plitvice Lakes National Park, 16 azure pools spill into each other, connected with rocky outcrops dripping in moss. A boardwalk curves sinuously between lakes, allowing visitors to drink in the arresting beauty of the Plitvice Lakes at very close quarters.
The Plitvice Lakes area has been a site of continuous human settlement since prehistory, and today, locals still inhabit small settlements scattered around the park.
Given the long human history of the area, myths and legends have, over time, sprung from each of the 16 lakes. One of the most popular myths is the tale of an ancient, magic queen who was responsible for the creation of the lakes.
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TWO SAILING DATES AVAILABLE:

  • May 16 – 25, 2019
  • May 24 – June 02, 2019

Price:

  • Starting at $2,365.00

Your package includes:

  • 6 days / 7 nights on deluxe cruiser Arca MS with halfboard (breakfast + lunch or dinner)
  • Professional tour leader / cruise manager throughout the program
  • All transfers in air conditioned coach
  • 1 night in Zagreb at Westin Zagreb 5*
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Zagreb
  • Farewell dinner at a local Dubrovnik restaurant
  • Traditional “Peka” lunch in Vis
  • Mljetisland National Park entrance fee
  • Plitvice Lakes National Park entrance fee
  • Licenced English speaking guides for walking tours of Dubrovnik/Hvar/Korcula and Split
  • Wine tastings in Bol /Jelsa and Lumbarda
  • All taxes and fees

MS Arca Fiumana

The brand new, Deluxe MS Arca Fiumana launched in 2017. With sleek lines, excellent manoeuvrability and the latest in safety features she is well suited to cruise Croatia’s picturesque coast and berth in the historic smaller ports. For your comfort the ship features 18 spacious cabins on two decks. All are fully air-conditioned and have twin or double beds, private en suites and contemporary facilities. Public spaces are plentiful and include an air-conditioned salon-restaurant, with fully equipped bar. This leads to a spacious outdoor lounge area with comfortable sofas. The large sun deck on top of the ship includes sun-beds and a shaded area from which to take in the views. At the rear of the ship a swimming platform allows easy access to the sea during many swim stops.

Ship Specifications:

Technical details:

  • Length: 48.2m
  • Breadth: 8.1m
  • Speed: 19km/h
  • Crew: 6
  • Cabins: 19
  • Voltage: 220v

Specifications:

  • Sundeck with sun beds
  • Salon restaurant
  • Bar
  • Large screen LCD TV
  • Outdoor lounge with tables and comfortable sofas
  • Large rear swimming platform
  • Air-conditioned en-suite cabins
  • Free Wi-Fi

Amenities:

  • En-suite
  • Air-conditioning
  • Toiletries
  • TV
  • Safe
  • Hair Dryer
  • Wardrobe
  • Desk