Gold & Glamour
Welcome to the continent of Asia! A country of luxury shopping and a lively nightlife. Day 1: You will be met upon arriving at Dubai International Airport. Get transferred from the airport to your hotel, check-in, go over your 5-day itinerary, spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 2: Enjoy breakfast, then you will be left completely alone to enjoy your morning on your own. The afternoon will be a 4x4 safari ride for some adventurous cultural experiences like sandboarding, camel ride at the Bedouin campsite with a henna designer and an evening BBQ dinner amongst a scenic desert landscape. Day 3: A cultural journey through time into the mazes of wind- towered buildings, narrow lanes and meandering pathways of the lively souks with a city tour of Dubai. An evening dinner cruise on the famous Dubai Creek while enjoying incredible views. Day 4: Day trip from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and Stroll around the white marble masterpiece of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, admire views of the Yas Marina Formula 1 circuit and Ferrari World and visit the Heritage Village to learn about Abu Dhabi’s pre-oil past and Bedouin beginnings. Day 5: Check-out.
Price $960 pp, May 2020
The city of water.
Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy with its canals, narrow streets, gondolas and balconies. On this express trip to Venice, you will indulge in this pioneering city as it has been built on water, Day 1: Upon arriving at Stazione di Venezia Santa Lucia train station in the AM you will be met and transferred to check into your accommodations, go over your 5-day itinerary, then take the ruga (streets) for a visit to the most famous public square in the city St. Mark’s square. Feast your eyes on the city’s most opulent church: St. Mark’s Basilica and enjoy the mosaics in the gallery, walk out onto the roof to view the city of Venice, next, take the elevator up to St. Mark’s Campanile (clock tower) to admire the incredible view of the Alps. In the past, only VIP guests could visit the bell tower as Venice’s Lords were wary about granting permission to foreigners to enter in case they used it as an opportunity to survey the city’s layout and ports for military purposes. Then back down from the tower you’ll admire the Basilica di San Marco, the most famous church in Venice. Finally, enjoy a cup of fine Italian coffee at a café in the square while listening to classical music. Day 2: Venice has a maze of back alleys so today you will be totally on your own to just wander freely and lose yourself on the island of Venice and do not forget to enjoy a gelato in the side streets of Venice. Day 3: Today starts early with a walk towards Ponte di Rialto for a gondola ride at the Rialto Bridge. The Rialto Bridge is the oldest of the four bridges that span the Grand Canal. The bridge has a covered section for shops and the T Fondaco dei Tedeschi by DFS mall is not far which is perfect for luxury shopping and an amazing photo op on the rooftop. There are markets with access to either side of the bridge for some souvenirs shopping. Next, we will head south towards San Pantalon, a Catholic church with an unassuming facade, and a ceiling featuring an impressive painting of 40 different canvases that cover more than 400 square meters. The painting presents the Martyrdom and the Glory of Saint Pantaleone and dates back to the 17th century. Finally, end the day with an authentic Italian dinner. Day 4: Venice is a city of waterways and 118 islands, and no visit to Venice is complete without a trip where we leave the mainland. Today is a day trip to Burano and Murano by vaporettos. Burano is well-known for its multi-colored houses and picturesque canals. Spend the early afternoon wandering around the rainbow streets ending with lunch. Then hop onto a vaporetto ferry to Murano another quiet Venetian island. It is well known for glass-making and there are several glass factories on the island. Finally, catch a sunset then take the vaporetto’s back to the main island. Day 5: check-out.
Price $894 pp, Oct. 2020
Day 1: You’ll be met with your guide at the hotel to go over your 4-day itinerary. Then the rest of the day will be on your own but don’t end the night without experiencing the Leidseplein, the party hub of Amsterdam. Day 2: a food tour to explore behind the scenes and introduce you to the families keeping Dutch food traditions alive. Explore the architecture and little-known historical sites along the way then the remaining of the day is on your own to enjoy. Day 3: “Venice of the North day trip to Giethoorn for a food & canals tour through the unique cultural and historical sights of Amsterdam. Day 4: The AM is for you to enjoy before your PM check-out. Price $1,320 pp, April 2020
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‘Jewel of the Indies’
Cartagena, Colombia a hot, historical city on Colombia’s tropical Caribbean coast. The colorful walls, to flowered balconies, delicious food, and friendly locals you are sure to have some wonderful unique experiences. Day 1: You will be met upon arriving at Rafael Núñez International Airport, transferred to your all-inclusive hotel (city-center), check-in, and go over your long weekend itinerary. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure until the evening at which time you will feel the rhythm of music with salsa dancing. Followed by dinner, wine or a cold Aguila beer while watching the sunset over the Caribbean Sea. Day 2: Start the day off with a full-day tour to discover this Caribbean city’s wealth of beautiful architecture, the elegant mansions of the Manga neighborhood and continuing to monuments like San Felipe Castle and the Monastery of La Popa. You’ll also wander the UNESCO World Heritage-listed walled city and its atmospheric public squares. Walkthrough the system of underground tunnels in the fortress and take the steep steps to the highest point of the top to get views of the city. Day 3: Today we’re heading out of the city for a beach day! Delight in a full day on the most beautiful beaches of the Colombian Caribbean coast. Day 4: "Until next time!" Price $1,310 pp, May 2020
Amalfi Coast, Italy
Day 1 –Upon arriving at Naples International Airport you will be met then driven to Napoli Centrale train station for a short train ride to Circumvesuviana train station in Sorrento where you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. Check-in, go over your 6-day itinerary, then spend the rest of the day at leisure. Day 2 - Positano: A visit to the highlight of the Amalfi coast and explore a town that is both colorful and vertical on your short bus ride to begin an easy hike of the Path of the Gods via Agerola. The views are spectacular, as you are surrounded by green and overlooking the transparent sea. Near the Vallone Porto, you will see a Valle delle Ferriere waterfall and the Canyon of Furore. Arriving in the afternoon you get to relax in this stunning setting and enjoy the sunset. Day 3 - Amalfi and Ravello: An intimate look at the stunning Amalfi Coast on this day cruise from Positano. Glide past the Emerald Grotto sea cave in Conca Dei Marini, the Furore fjord, and the fishing village of Praiano, marveling at the UNESCO-listed seashore as you go. Hop off the boat for a dip or some time to snorkel, and explore the town of Ravello or Amalfi at your leisure. Day 4 - Pompei: Spend a day completely thrown in a different era walking along its well-preserved streets, passing every home, temple, villa, and the shop is like time traveling, being completely immersed in this ancient world, imagining what their life (and their death) was like. Pompei is unique in that the whole city has been left untouched. Day 5 - Capri: We save the best for last. A ferry ride from Sorento for a private boat ride to overlook the island and visit its majestic Blue or the Emerald grottos, enjoy the beautiful rocky beach and transparent waters. Finally, take a cable car into town to enjoy boutiques, restaurants and more amazing views like the Giardini Di Augusto with splendid manicured gardens made by Roman emperor Augusto on top of the island, and the Via Krupp, an amazing ancient path with many steps leading to the bluest waters of Capri. Day 6: Check-out. Price $1,634 pp, Sept. 2020 - Oct 2020.
From the pristine beaches and ancient ruins of the Eastern Mediterranean to the artsy and flavorful countries of the Western Mediterranean. Whether you love art, history, natural wonders, fine cuisine, or all of the above, a Mediterranean cruise lets you experience something amazing at every port. It is easy to fall in love with the Mediterranean and the unique cruise itineraries.