Ask 100 people what would constitute their “Best Days Ever” and you’d get 100 different answers or more! Besides the obvious choices of major life events like graduating, buying a home, getting married, the birth of children and grandchildren, travel is far and away the most common source of “Best Days Ever” experiences. What would your choices be?
One of the most travelled age groups are the 18-30somethings. These tours are specifically designed to appeal to these adventurers, taking care of the organizational details and giving the free time these travellers want.
Active holidays usually get you going and involved, whether it be exploring the world walking, biking, hiking, running, kayaking or skiing. But, they might also take the activity down a notch on a yoga escape or wellness retreat. There's no right or wrong way to be active - as Nike ™ would say "Just Do It"!
Spot the Big Five and relax in luxurious safari-camp life. Sample local wines in splendid Cape Town. Chill on Zanzibar's sugar-sand beaches. Our Africa specialists have been on so many safaris that we've honestly lost count. Let us use our experience and expertise to help you plan the perfect African trip including many top-rated, luxury tented safari camps.
The 7th Continent, truly one of the last frontiers on Earth! View whales and huge colonies of penguins up close, kayak past sculptured icebergs floating by. Retrace the path of explorer Shackleton, and step foot on Antarctica’s massive ice sheet.
Cruise in solitude by giant icebergs, glaciers, whales, soaring sea birds, herds of caribou and musk oxen. Learn about traditional Inuit cultures in authentic Arctic settings. Marvel at the spectacular Northern Lights. Our polar bear and beluga tours have their own page on our website.
From enormous, crowded, chaotic cities to uninhabited mountain slopes; dense forests to pristine beaches; creative, modern buildings to ancient temples; historic, sacred rivers to fabled rail lines. Asia has it all!
Baltics & Russia
The fascinating and colourful, Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania are located on the Baltic Sea, which gives the region its name and borders Russia to the east.
Our own backyard offers a huge variety of landscapes from the vast prairies , to the rugged Rockies and the shorelines of the east, west and Northern coasts. Indigenous cultures, renowned landscapes, Northern Lights, polar bears, Beluga whales and a myriad of wildlife - they all call Canada home! Our Arctic, Polar Bears & Belugas and Northern Lights Style pages feature tours that focus on those areas of interest.
Pristine white sand beaches, palm trees swaying in a gentle sea breeze, rum drinks and delicious fresh fruit, lively island communities and history rich in diversity.
England & Wales
Immerse yourself in England’s historic treasures and discover the remarkable, natural wonders of Wales.
Europe - East & Central
The East and Central Europe area is made up of many cultures, ethnicities, languages and histories, and there's no clear cut "right or wrong" way to group them. It's diversity makes it a fascinating region, well worth exploring!
Europe - West & South
Glide by castles and cathedrals on a river cruise; live like a local in a Tuscan village; visit WWI and WWII historic sites in the Netherlands, Belgium and France; hoist a beer and munch on a pretzel in Germany or Austria or marvel at the ancient sites in Greece. Europe offers all this and more!
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.
Families come in all shapes and sizes and so do family vacations! We can offer a wide variety of personalized, travel plans to fit your family perfectly, no matter if it's a laid back beach holiday or an action-packed, multi-activity tour.
These stunning, rugged jewels of the North Atlantic are amongst Europe's best kept secrets! Drive the scenic, winding coastal road, count waterfalls. Cruise the jagged shoreline beneath towering cliffs; hike and picnic in unspoiled, lush, green hills.
Food & Wine
Learn from a local how to create their country's special dishes in a hands-on setting. Or, awaken your inner sommelier and test your palate during vineyard visits and wine tastings.
Sail among immense icebergs and witness massive icebergs breaking off the glacier's face. Fly over the ice cap, world’s second largest ice sheet, kayak into splendid fjords in solitude. Witness the combination of Inuit and Viking cultures in picturesque, colourful villages.
Land of Fire and Ice! Witness active volcanoes, geysers, tectonic rift valleys, sheer cliffs and countless waterfalls. Lush green or lava fields - Iceland is a land of contrasts and stark beauty. Explore Europe's largest glaciers and fjords. Meet the unique Icelandic horse, colourful puffins and reindeer. Kick back in picturesque villages or in hipster, yet traditional, Reykjavik. Self-drive, escorted tours or off-road 4X4 adventures are offered through the magnificent, Viking landscape.
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.
Sip a Guinness or an Irish whiskey in a quaint pub; clap your hands and sing along to Irish ballads and folk songs and listen to local storytellers. Explore ancient sites; meander along stone-hedged lanes and countryside in endless shades of green. From hip Dublin and vibrant Belfast, home of the Titanic, to soaring cliffs in the west and stepping stones of giants in the north, the isle of Ireland is yours to explore!
Mexico & Central America
Mayan ruins, dynamic cultures, rhythmic music and colonial towns. Get up close during authentic experiences, immerse yourself in the history and natural beauty all around you.
Middle East & North Africa
The Middle East is thought of as the cradle of civilizations, birthplace of three of the major religions in the world - Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The north coast of Africa is a natural extension culturally to the traditional lands of the Middle East.
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 up close and by the hundreds along with their young calves.
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.
The three countries of Norway, Sweden and Denmark traditionally make up Scandinavia. Some also include Finland in the grouping, based on geologic and economic grounds. Whatever countries you call Scandinavia, we call them all fabulous!
Tap your toes to the skirl of the pipes, sip whisky and soak in the history of the highland clans in bonnie Scotland.
Explore the Amazon’s jungle canopy or hike the iconic, ancient Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Witness jaw-dropping Chilean and Argentinian fjords and glaciers. Sail the route of Charles Darwin through the fascinating Galapagos Islands and see its unique wildlife.
Escape to gleaming, white beaches on lush volcanic islands, snorkel with colourful fish in coral reefs and swim in stunning, turquoise seas. Learn about Polynesian and Aboriginal cultures and the many historied island nations. Climb legendary Uluru or hike the Milford Track.
"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing", Helen Keller. To each of us, what adventure means is different. To travellers, it usually means being on the hunt for unique adventures; stepping out of our comfort zone; exploring the rarely explored; learning new ways to think, live and view the world. Unique adventures should affect us at the very core of who we are.