Planet Earth is a big place with lots to see, and an infinite number of ways to see it. With nearly 40 years of experience in Travel, Viking Travel has developed refined preferences for departures from our preferred suppliers.
This page will be updated seasonally, and shows off our preferred departures, worldwide. To inquire about availability or pricing, email Avery, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurtigruten's Expedition to the Arctic Islands
Oslo | Longyearbyen | Greenland | Reykjavik
14 days, Oslo to Reykjavik
Embark on an adventure to the three largest islands in the Arctic: Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Iceland and discover dramatic landscapes, extreme isolation, and unique wildlife. Meet with the elements of the Arctic wilderness as we take you closer to raw and untouched nature on our expedition ship, MS Fram. Discover the largest national park in the world, with opportunities to see polar bears, musk oxen, polar hares, polar wolves, and the Greenland falcon. Observe and admire untouched landscapes, deep fjords, and high mountains.
Tauck's Spotlight on New Zealand
Wellington | Blenheim | Marlborough Sound | Milford Sound Te Anau | Queenstown | Lake Wakatipu | Auckland
10 days, Wellington to Auckland
The ultimate in New Zealand tours, Tauck's New Zealand-only trip offers an in-depth look at this beautiful country from Wellington to Auckland. As a Tauck Exclusive, travel aboard our exclusive air charters as you enjoy fabulous travel experiences throughout the North and South Islands. Make cultural connections as you explore Maori traditions; explore your adventurous side on a jet boat cruise; travel by helicopter to the top of Bob's Peak in Queenstown; pamper your palate on a green-lipped mussel and wine cruise on the Marlborough Sounds, lunch at a winery known for its Pinot Noir and lakeside views, and a wine tasting on Waiheke Island; and view some amazing natural wonders from the glacier-carved cliffs of Milford Sound to stunning Lake Wakatipu.
Silversea Expedition's Silver Galapagos
San Cristobal | Roca Leon Dormido | Bartolome | Santiago Isabela | Fernandina | Floreana | Santa Cruz | Baltra
7 Days, San Cristobal to Baltra
"A Galápagos expedition cruise, enjoyed aboard Silver Galapagos, brings you to one of the most isolated places in the world to encounter an abundant variety of wildlife species that is incredibly unique and found nowhere else on earth. Lying just off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos archipelago is inaccessible to most, yet this isolation has allowed nature to develop in ways exclusive to the islands. Experience it all with complimentary exploration activities including Zodiac tours, snorkeling, kayaking and nature hikes led by our highly experienced guides certified by the National Park of the Galápagos."
Add-on Lima and Machu Pichu
Tauck's Essence of South America
Santiago | Puerto Montt | Puerto Varas | Bariloche | Buenos Aires | Iguazu | Rio de Janeiro
14 Days, Santiago to Rio de Janeiro
"Tauck’s comprehensive 14-day South American tours inspire with in-depth discoveries of the many natural and architectural wonders of this remarkable continent. From the western coast of Chile to the eastern coast of Brazil by way of Patagonia and the Andes (through some of South America's most breathtaking scenery), we’ll share the pleasures of this wonderfully diverse continent with you. Spend multiple nights in world-class cities – two in Santiago, and three in Buenos Aires and Rio de Janeiro – at fine hotels in the heart of each city. Cross the Andes overland and by private boat. View spectacular Iguazú Falls from both Brazil and Argentina. Sample the fine wines of Chile and famous Argentinian beef; get a behind-the-scenes look at Rio's colorful Carnaval; feel the passion and the heat of the tango and the samba. This most enriching of South American tours is the experience of a lifetime!"
Avalon Waterways' Festive Time on the Romantic Rhine
2018's Departure Information: "One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this winter wonderland journey along the Rhine River, which starts in Switzerland with stops in France, Germany, and Holland! Each town is festively lit and decorated and strains of Christmas carols fill the air.
Board your vessel in Basel, Switzerland, then head for Breisach, Germany, the gateway to the Black Forest, an area of unrivaled natural beauty, best known for Black Forest ham, cherry cake, and the cuckoo clock. Here’s your first chance to explore a Christmas market offering many traditional items. Continue your river cruise to Strasbourg, France, where you’ll visit the red-sandstone gothic cathedral with ancient murals and fascinating astronomical clock. Strasbourg is home to one of the oldest and finest Christmas markets in Europe and its centerpiece is a giant Christmas tree. Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering magnificently over the city, and watch the skaters on the ice rink below. Stop in Mainz for a guided walk and visit the captivating Gutenberg Museum. Next up is the charming wine town of Rüdesheim, and unique Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. You’re sure to be enthralled by the life-size figures of Europe’s largest nativity scene on the Market Square. Pass through the dramatic Rhine Gorge before arriving in Cologne—your last stop in Germany. Here, you’ll explore the 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture and famous twin-spired cathedral. Wander through the Christmas market, try some traditional Lebkuchen and get some inner warmth with a cup of Glühwein.
As an exclamation point to this wonderful Rhine river cruise, you’ll spend time in Holland’s popular, modern capital of Amsterdam. The best way to see the treasures of this 700-year-old city is on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten lined with homes dating back to the city’s “Golden Age.”
"This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned, 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve, and overnights also in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start in Lisbon and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal.
Throughout this Portugal tour, you’ll visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century; and Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. Built in the 16th century and now regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown.
Enjoy the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, tour the excavations, view the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and take an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. For those interested in food and wine, Globus has arranged some special treats for you. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), a wine tasting at a Port wine cellar in Oporto, and more.
All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal tour! "
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