February 22 - March 7, 2015 - Gauchos, Tangos & Tapas
From Argentina’s sweeping Pampas, home of the legendary Gauchos, and Buenos Aires’ passionate tango rhythms to Brazil’s cosmopolitan spirit and Uruguay’s magnificent beaches, South America offers an intriguing mosaic of diverse cultures and stunning landscapes. Cruise this vast continent’s eastern shores and experience the incredible natural beauty and colorful traditions that make it one of the most unique, treasured destinations in the world.
An island off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula, Cozumel’s rich history dates back to 300 A.D. when the Maya first settled here. Over the centuries, Cozumel became an important sanctuary and destination for religious pilgrimages. Today, Cozumel is renowned for its extraordinary reefs, vast beaches and ancient Mayan ruins
March 7 - 17, 2015 - Kenya: the Original Safari Destination
Arrive in Addis Ababa this morning and connect with your flight to Nairobi, the safari capital of East Africa. Upon arrival you are welcomed by your Classic Escapes expert driver/guide and escorted to your luxurious hotel. The remainder of your afternoon is at leisure where you are free to settle in, relax and enjoy your fabulous resort.
April 15-29, 2015 - India: A Mosaic of Culture, Mysticism, and Wild Tigers
Arrive in Mumbai (formerly Bombay) where you are met and escorted to your home for the night, the Taj Mahal Hotel. Situated on a peninsula halfway up the west coast of India, Mumbai is India's economic powerhouse and home to more millionaires than any other city on the Indian sub-continent. As well as being the country's financial capital, Mumbai is also an important port, handling a third of all international trade, and a base for many of India's largest companies.
July 6-16, 2015 - The Great Journey through Europe
Featuring the Glacier ExpressSmall Deluxe River Ship Amadeus Fleet From approximately $3995 plus air
This extraordinary 11-day “Grand Tour” of Europe features an incredible combination of river, rail, lake and mountains including five nights aboard the deluxe Amadeus Fleet. Travel through the Western heart of the Continent through The Netherlands, Germany, France and Switzerland, cruising the most scenic sections of the fabled Rhine River. Specially arranged guided excursions feature five great UNESCO World Heritage sites—explore Amsterdam’s storybook canals, visit Cologne’s magnificent Gothic cathedral, tour the lovely Alsatian city of Strasbourg, cruise through the heart of the Rhine River Valley and walk through Berne’s Old Town. Also visit Germany’s medieval Rüdesheim and 13th-century Heidelberg Castle. Spend two nights each in Lucerne and Zermatt, Switzerland, ride aboard three legendary railways—the Gornergrat Bahn, for breathtaking views of the Matterhorn; the Glacier Express from Lucerne to Zermatt; and the Pilatus Railway, the world’s steepest cogwheel railway—and enjoy a scenic cruise on Lake Lucerne. This is the trip of a lifetime at an exceptional value! Complement your journey with the two-night Amsterdam Pre-Program.
October 1-13, 2015 - Symphony on the Blue Danube A Classical Music Cruise
Budapest/Bratislava/Vienna and featuring Prague and Kraków Featuring the Glacier Express Small Deluxe River Ship Amadeus Fleet From approximately $3995 plus air Visit six countries and up to eight UNESCO World Heritage sites on this exclusive journey to the cultural centers that inspired classical music’s Great Masters. This custom-designed and comprehensive itinerary, a unique combination of river and land travel, includes three nights each in the medieval gems of Prague and Kraków and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube from Budapest, Hungary, to Passau, Germany, through the stunning Wachau Valley aboard the deluxe Amadeus Fleet, one of the finest ship fleets to ply the waterways of Europe. Most Suites and Staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with a French balcony. Experience the musical heritage of Europe’s accomplished composers, including Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. Enjoy a comprehensive schedule of exclusive expert lectures, classical music performances and guided excursions featuring Bratislava’s medieval Old Town, imperial Vienna, the storybook village of Dürnstein and the magnificent Melk Abbey. A Budapest Pre-Program Option and Warsaw Post-Program Option are offered.
November 1-9, 2015 - Costa Rica: Showcase of Conservation
Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your accommodation, the Bougainvillea, where your evening is at leisure. Set among ten acres of lush gardens, the unique and comfortable Hotel Bougainvillea, located at the outskirts of a pleasant residential area in San Jose, provides a quiet hideaway where guests can truly experience the world famous natural beauty of Costa Rica. The grounds of the hotel are spectacular – being surrounded by coffee plantations, citrus orchards and lush gardens provides an enticing setting for walking through the winding trails, tennis, or relaxing by the swimming pool. Each of the 83 rooms has twin double beds, tub or shower, and a separate seating area. The furniture is made of Costa Rican hardwoods and rooms have cable television. In addition, each room has a balcony offering marvelous views of the mountains on one side and the San José skyline on the other.