The highlight of this tour is an opportunity not to be missed. A tradition since 1634, the world-famous Oberammergau Passion Play is a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ that occurs once every 10 years in the quaint village of Oberammergau. This is just the beginning of amazing sights. Visit the cuckoo clocks in the Black Forest, stop to visit King Ludwig’s magnificent Newschwantstein Castle, spend a few days in Nuremberg, one of the most prestigious cities of the Middle Ages and an overnight in Munich, home to centuries old buildings and numerous museums.
Experience the grandeur of Egypt on this 7-day Stars of Egypt itinerary where you will enjoy the perfect blend of touring Egyptian sights with a leisurely sailing along the Nile. From the ancient world’s most inspiring pyramids in Giza and the priceless treasures of Tutankhamen; to Cairo, where ancient traditions thrive in a modern metropolis; and cruising along the Nile where you can see Aswan High Dam and the Colossi of Memnon, two 75 feet tall 1000 ton statues that once guarded an ancient mortuary, Egypt beckons.
With its beautiful countryside, astounding archaeological sites and bucolic villages, Greece charms you to your core. And then there is Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization and democracy, with the famous Acropolis, Pantheon and Temple of Zeus. Outside of the capital, we take you to the ancient theater of Epidaurus, to the Delphi oracle & museum and to the Meteora monasteries, perched on massive stone formations. Our trip also includes some island hopping to Santorini, an island of extreme beauty with deep fuchsias, cobalt blues and oyster pinks. Oia is one of the most photographed places in Greece.
Excite your inner adventurer when exploring South Africa! Set out from Johannesburg for safari in Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s leading game sanctuary that covers more than 7,700 square miles of land between the Crocodile River in the south and the Limpopo in the north. It also boasts the greatest species diversity in Africa–more than 140 resident mammal species, including the iconic Big Five (lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino). A 4×4 vehicle gives you nearly unlimited photo opportunity to snap pictures of zebra, wildebeest, giraffe, hippo, crocodile, wild dog and vast antelope herds. Then explore scenic Cape Town. This once colonial settlement is one of the world’s most picturesque tourist destinations and most beautiful cities. Snug between hilly mountains and pristine white beaches.
On the Best of Brazil, live the magic of Rio from its magnificent shoreline and beautiful white sand beaches, to its vast museums and cultural attractions, lively nightlife and spirited locals. Marvel at the world-renowned statue of Christ the Redeemer, an icon of Rio 2,330 ft. above sea level. Venture along the Brazilian side of Iguazu Falls and take in the vistas of San Martín Island and the waterfalls of Bossetti, San Martín, and Three Musketeers. Explore the 275 falls on the Argentine side of Iguazu Falls National Park to its most impressive views of The Devil’s Throat. This itinerary shows you the best of Brazil as you delve into African roots via the cuisine, religion, music and arts.
Enjoy first-class accommodations in the seaside town of Minori, dubbed “the town of good taste,” where gastronomic delights will awaken your senses. Overlook the terrace gardens spotted with citrus trees that fill the rugged hillsides and cascade down to the sea. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage towns of Amalfi and Ravello, historic cities boasting medieval architecture like Saint Andrew’s Cathedral and the Cloister of Paradise. Explore the ruins of Pompeii, a partially buried city after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, and visit Sorrento for authentic pizza at a local restaurant. Stop in the fishing village of Positano, where white homes overlook the turquoise Mediterranean Sea. Cross the Bay of Naples aboard a jetfoil to the fabled Isle of Capri, spotted with open air cafes and boutique shops. From there, explore the lively port of Salerno and then Paestum, one of the best collections of Greek temples in Western Europe. Enjoy the captivating sights, flavors and customs that make Italy’s Amalfi Coast a hit on many bucket lists.
Uncover the mystique of Egypt and marvel at the Great Pyramids of Giza. See the Sphinx, the world’s largest collection of Pharaonic artifacts and the treasures of Tutankhamen’s tomb. You will also sail the Nile River on a three-night cruise aboard a traditional Egyptian “felucca.” Visit the High Dam, the Granite Alexandria Quarries, Temple of Isis at Philae, the West Bank necropolis and the Funerary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut. Ending with a night in Alexandria, where you can admire the Roman Catacombs and Pompey’s Pillar, the area’s most prominent remaining Greek Landmark.
Sicily, the biggest island in the Mediterranean Sea, is full of art, history, and traditions. This Italy tour has everything, beginning with the enchanted beauty of Taormina’s Greek-Roman amphitheater, with its spectacular views of Giardini di Naxos and Mt. Etna, the largest active volcano in Europe. Then tour the Archaeological Park of Syracuse followed by Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples. The Theban poet Pindar described the temples as “the most beautiful city built by mortal men.” Visit Sicily’s capital city, Palermo, among the many distinguished palaces and monuments.
Travel to Italy and revel in renowned attractions and exquisite sites; Doge’s Palace in Venice where you will see the beautiful rooms decorated by 16 century artists, Piazza Della Signoria in Florence, Rome’s Colosseum, plus so much more during this ten-day immersion into “la dolce vita”! You can experience vinegar tasting in Modena and wine tasting at a castle in Umbria and we are sure your heart and soul will delight in the unforgettable sights and museums disseminated along the way.
The most important treasures of Peru are here for you to discover on this seven-day “Peruvian Classic Highlights” Travel Program. Come explore the enchanting cities of Lima and Cusco and have a lifetime experience exploring the lost city of the Inca’s – Machu Picchu, Peru’s most important archaeological site and one of the new Seven Wonders of the World.