On an escorted tour you will be accompanied by a guide for all or most of your land program. Unless it’s designated as a special Escorted Group Tour, you’ll travel independently from your home city to join the group. Your tour guide will provide lots of information during the tour and peace of mind.
Expedition cruising gets you up close to your destination, its people and wildlife. Using much smaller ships than mainstream ocean cruises, you can sail into small spaces and get on and off the ship quickly, to maximize your time. These cruises generally aren't luxurious, but you'll be well taken care of and travel with a small group of like-minded people.
Independent programs may include some locally guided tours or may be completely un-guided, giving you maximum flexibility to "do your own thing". We can custom design most programs to give you exactly the right level of independence you are looking for.
Be awestruck by the most spectacular show on earth! We offer programs in Canada, Alaska, Iceland, Norway and Russia to see the Aurora Borealis in all its natural splendour! They're also often seen in Northern Ireland and Scotland during the winter months.
Sail the stunning fjords of Norway or the jagged coastline of British Columbia and Alaska, where whales abound. Explore the South Pacific cultures and lifestyle or cruise over the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, kept company by playful dolphins. Transit the Panama Canal or weave amongst the Galapagos Islands.
Polar Bears & Belugas
See majestic polar bears, the king of the Arctic, in their natural habitat out on the tundra in Churchill, Manitoba, in Arctic Canada, Alaska or Spitsbergen in Norway. In the summer months, travel to Churchill and Arctic Canada to see Beluga whales by the hundreds and their young calves, kayak amongst them or even take a swim with them!
Travel by rail on the ultimate Trans-Siberian Express from Russia across Siberia and Mongolia to China; the romantic Orient Express from London to Venice; through the rugged Canadian mountains on The Rocky Mountaineer; through Scotland's highlands and alongside her lochs on the Royal Scotsman; search for Northern Lights in Russia or explore Africa on Rovos Rail. We love trains!
Relax in comfort aboard your river cruise ship and watch the world go by! River cruising offers the opportunity to explore cities, towns, villages and the countryside along the way, on guided tours, walks or bicycle. Meals are taken on the ship and the small number of cabins allows for you to really get to know your fellow travellers.