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Cruise the Mediterranean

It is universally thought that modern civilization began along the shores of Southern Europe – from the start of science and democracy to viticulture and art. The thousands of years of history of the "Old Country" are evident along its many coastlines.

It will be difficult to go back home once you've lain on the beaches of Italy and Spain, gone to the historical sights of Jerusalem and Greece, and seen the amazing scenery of the Greek Islands and Santorini.

Pay a visit to Rome and its awe-inspiring Pantheon and ancient Coliseum; or the home of the Pope, Vatican City, with its Holy Catholic Church of St. Peter’s. Cruise graphic Anyone who loves unique architectural design should visit Barcelona to see Antoni Gaudi’s most celebrated work. Wine and food lovers will appreciate the opportunity to stop in some of the world’s principal wine-producing regions: Port in Portugal, Chianti in Italy, and Provence in France. `

On the Adriatic coast, check out the UNESCO World Heritage site of Dubrovnik, the historic city surrounded by ancient stone walls.

The Perfect Tour for You

Your bucket list may be chock-a-block with fun adventures from trekking up Peru’s Inca Trail, surfing the waves in Costa Rica, to horseback riding through the Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, or running with the bulls in Pamplona. There are also a myriad of other ventures to be had from a Top Gun and Air Combat Experience in San Diego to a Ferrari drive from Nice to Monaco alongside the curvy coast of the Mediterranean. These make for the best vacation for the adrenaline addicts out there.

Visiting the World’s National Parks

Irrespective of the country, there is a National Parks tour that will take you to some of the great marvels of the world. Here you’ll see many of the world’s most celebrated national parks.

The Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands is one of the most frequented UNESCO sites globally and the oldest national park in Ecuador. The giant tortoises and little penguins that wander the islands are an incredible sight to see.

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu, the magnificent Incan stronghold high in the Andean Mountains, is one of the most important archaeological places worldwide.

This marvel offers confirmation of what the urban Inca Empire looked like when it was at the apex of its power.

Yellowstone
In 1903 when President Theodore Roosevelt initially came across the magnificent geology and flora of Yellowstone, he proclaimed the site as “absolutely unique in the world”.

He was a big proponent of developing national parks to promote the idea that natural beauty was a precious asset for all generations to come.

Serengeti National Park
The world-famous Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Kruger National Park in South Africa are brimming with all kinds of animal species and a wide variety of fauna. Go there with an open mind and a sharp ear to treasure unique terrains and the sounds of predators looking for their next repast.

The Great Barrier Reef
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, situated off the northeastern shores of Australia includes the world’s most extensive coral reef system – a must see on any bucket list.

Fiordland National Park
Not far away, New Zealand’s Fiordland National Park has the most amazing fjords, eclipsing Norway’s own stunning natural wonders.

Special Interest Tours Galore
Specialty tours are becoming significantly popular.

There continues to be an increase in the number of specialty tours available to anyone with a favorite hobby or special interest.

For all the Wine Lovers
Regardless where you fall on the wine connoisseur spectrum, there's a spot for you in wine country.

Wine aficionados know that wine is more than just a combination of grapes and that the process involves an intricate and delicate process to attain the perfect balance of taste. Wine tasting tours can take you from Napa Valley, to the Stellenbosch Wine Route in South Africa, or to some of France’s most well-known wine regions such as Bordeaux or Champagne.

For the Lover of Food
Nowadays, gourmets can travel just about anywhere to satisfy their palates.

Even the most seasoned gourmand will learn something on a culinary tour because they will not only get a taste of local ingredients and artisan products, they’ll also gain an understanding of how history and culture influenced the development of the local cuisine.

Some of the higher-end tours may even provide you access to a star chef or get you a lesson or two with a Michelin-starred master.

For the Yoga Lover in All of Us
Yoga tours are yet another kind of specialty travel found on the marketplace.

In order to reach a state of serenity, practitioners of this ancient tradition combine meditation with specific techniques to regulate breathing which help to balance and strengthen both body and mind. Cruise example Stylish and charming destinations where you can really let go and slow down are perfect for these types of tours.

For Those Nature Lovers

Eco-tours take visitors to fragile and relatively undisturbed natural areas where they can enjoy the tranquil beauty of unspoiled landscapes. Eco-tourism is meant not only to provide unforgettable experiences for nature-lovers, but also to educate them on the importance of protecting natural resources. These tours are also designed to educate travelers about preservation and how to better the welfare of local peoples.

Women Only!

Tours targeted expressly at women are getting to be more and more popular.

Woman traveling solo want to experience the world in a protected environment where they can also meet other like-minded women.

Being on a women’s only tour where you can get together with other like-minded travelers makes any vacation more pleasurable and pleasing.

For All the Spiritual Seekers
Where can you travel to restore your faith and reflect upon centuries of religious history?

Faith-based tours present a unique way to re-mold your religious viewpoints and also leave you with a revitalized sense of faith. There is no question that you’ll never get bored on whatever type of tour you take.

Discover Africa: Its Sights, Sounds and Peoples

A trip to Africa will take you along the same route as early explorers from countries such as Portugal, The Netherlands, England, and Germany. The diverse cultures established by ancient tribal traditions and colonialism are fascinating to compare when you stop in places such as Senegal, Mozambique, Madagascar, and Mauritius.

From South Africa’s breathtaking mountains to the desert panorama of Namibia, there is something for everyone. Zanzibar, or "Spice Island", is a tropical archipelago off the coast of Tanzania well known for its abundance of valuable spices, including cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg, making it a great place to visit for food enthusiasts.

The Marvels of Asia

Noted for its sophisticated cosmopolitan culture, Hong Kong is an international trade, style, and culinary hub for Asia.

Thailand’s biggest island, Phuket, is famed for its stunning natural beauty, beach life, and culture. With a distinctive history and cultural influences from around the world including Portuguese and Jewish, Cochin (or Kochi) is part of India’s Kerala state and is commonly known as the “Queen of the Arabian Sea”. Yet another must-see is Petra, the Jordanian city designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, which is known as “Rose City” because it was built of rose-colored stone.

The diversity of the world is yours to experience – from lush jungles to vibrant cities, from historic landmarks to breathtaking panoramas – when you tour the globe on a luxury cruise

Tour Around North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean Islands

The Americas and the Caribbean are comprised of many distinctive countries, each with its own unique culture, lifestyle, and gorgeous vistas. The Caribbean is very deserving of its reputation for a laid-back, casual lifestyle, though each island from Aruba and Antigua to St. Martin and Puerto Rico is distinguished by its own language and culture bestowed on it from Spain, The Netherlands, Britain, France, or Africa. Central America, which connects North America to South America, possesses gorgeous natural wonders and a fascinating history.

From the remains of famous civilizations including the Aztec, Maya, and Olmec to the lush jungles of Costa Rica, there is something for everyone. Travel through the Panama Canal to marvel at its one-of-a-kind engineering. Traveling through North and South America will take you through spectacular natural beauty as well as interesting man-made attractions.

Going North to Canada, you can explore Quebec City to feel its French character, or the Viking colony L’Anse aux Meadows, which dates back to the 11th century. Discover the natural beauty of Alaska’s glaciers when you tour along the west coast of the U.S.A, or go to the East Coast instead, if you like more cosmopolitan cities.

Head On South
Continuing southward, travelers will find jaw-dropping ruins, a broad diversity of cultures and peoples, and world music we all recognize, and may have even danced to.

Cruise to Brazil and the renown beach city of Rio de Janeiro or visit the rain forests of the Amazon River.

In Chile, stop in the city of Valparaiso, with its colorfully decorated houses climbing the sharp hillsides, or if you prefer stunning natural landscapes, visit the country’s breathtaking fjords and massifs. Learn to do the Tango in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Keep going south all the way to Antarctica to experience the gorgeous snow-filled landscape.

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