Asia, Africa and the South Pacific
Long-ago prophets and modern-day pilgrims have flocked to Israel for millennia. And for an ancient spiritual epicenter, the country still feels surprisingly contemporary and fresh. This tour offers a look at the culture of a region that has been the foundation of major world religions.
An island, a country and a continent all in one, What began as a British penal colony for England's unwanted, Australia now combines dazzling scenery, cultured cities and an irresistible, carefree, "carpe-diem" spirit. Experience the allure of the land Down Under.
An island, a country and a continent all in one, Australia combines dazzling scenery, cultured cities and an irresistible, carefree, carpe-diem spirit. Experience the allure of the land Down Under when you snorkel the Great Barrier Reef, gaze at Ayers Rock and explore the Sydney Opera House.
Few landscapes on earth continue to be untouched by man as parts of Africa are, and travelers here have an opportunity to experience these protected lands. After an introduction to the continent at Victoria Falls, spend a week scanning the horizon for cheetah in Hwange National Park, tracking the elephant herds in Chobe and gliding through the lush lagoons of the Okavango Delta.
China’s sheer size and density is impossible to fathom, until you walk across the vast expanse of Tiananmen Square or gaze at the unending Great Wall. Take a leisurely cruise down the Yangtze River and ride the world’s fastest train. Experience this country of superlatives with all of its contrasts, from pristine landscapes to towering cityscapes, and from ancient sites to modern marvels.
Egypt and the Nile River - 12 Days
Pharaohs and pyramids, sultans and souks, temples and tombs. Travel into a world of ancient wonders and discover the lands behind the legends. Sail the Nile River aboard a felucca, eat with a Nubian family in their village, and gaze upon the Pyramids in Giza, the last surviving Wonders of the Ancient World. This is an Edventure that should be on everyone's bucket list!
India at its most alluring—the mystique of Eastern religions, the swirl of colorful saris, and of course, the magic of the Taj Mahal. On this grand tour, you’ll experience it all
The traditional Japanese tea ceremony is the embodiment of Japanese hospitality, representing harmony, respect, purity and tranquility. You’ll experience this Zen aesthetic on every day of your Japanese tour—and not only while drinking tea. Discover how centuries-old traditions and temples coexist with cutting-edge culture and futuristic cityscapes. And witness how Japan’s art, architecture and day-to-day culture continue to reflect its time-honored philosophies.
Ring in the New Year in Sydney, Australia, host of the summer 2000 Olympic Games. Upon arrival, relax or begin your own exploration of the city’s iconic beaches, World Heritage sites, lush hinterland and acclaimed wine regions. A special place at a special time as the whole world celebrates!
This island nation is often called the “adrenaline capital of the world” and you’ll understand why as you cruise through the fjords of Milford Sound and skirt the peaks of the Southern Alps. Amid these spectacular landscapes, you’ll get a taste of the welcoming Kiwi culture and the country’s renowned sauvignon blanc, Maori rituals and steaming moonscapes amid the city of Rotorua.