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Italy: Tuscany, the Cinque Terre and Piedmont

8 Sep 2014 00:00
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18 Sep 2014 00:00
Celebrate Italy's breathtaking natural beauty, magnificent artand stunning architecture on this exclusive small-group journey. Experi ence the rich history, culture, and culinary and winemaking traditions o f the region. Discover Florence, the heart of Tuscany, and admire Michel angelo's David at the Accademia. Explore the Renaissance walls of Lucca an d see the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa.

China and the Yangtze River

15 Sep 2014 00:00
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29 Sep 2014 00:00
Discover the fascination of China on this journey that reveals its mystique, timeless treasures, world-class cities and tranquil farmin g villages. Travel to famous landmarks, including the vast Summer Palace , the Temple of Heaven and the Great Wall. Walk through sprawling Tian'anm en Square, and step inside the massive walls of the Forbidden City. Marve l at the Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an and the Buddhist cliff carvings in Dazu. Volunteer at the Chengdu Panda Base and delight in a unique opportun ity to learn about China's giant pandas.

Treasures of East Africa: Tanzania and Kenya

22 Sep 2014 00:00
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6 Oct 2014 00:00
Track Africa's magnificent wild animals across the Serengeti onthis once-in-a-lifetime adventure that introduces you to Tanzania's and K enya's legendary national parks and most spectacular landscapes. Watch zeb ra walking along grass-filled plains and cheetahs searching for prey on th is East African safari. Spy the Big Five - Cape buffalo, lion, elephant , leopard and rhinoceros - on morning and afternoon game drives through th e Serengeti and Masai Mara reserves and Amboseli National Park.

Village Life in Dordogne

25 Sep 2014 00:00
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3 Oct 2014 00:00
Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full we ek in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well-preserved mediev al villages in France. Stay in the family-owned Hôtel Plaza Madeleine, forme rly a grand 19th-century townhouse.

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

26 Sep 2014 00:00
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4 Oct 2014 00:00
This unique eight-day itinerary and small ship voyage showcasesthe resplendent Iberian Peninsula and the coastal jewels found between Ba rcelona, Spain, and Lisbon, Portugal. Cruise Spain's legendary Guadalqu ivir River, into the heart of beautiful Seville, an opportunity only ava ilable on this itinerary and by small ship. Visit Portugal's Algarve regio n and the regalcity of Granada, stand on the 'Top of the Rock' to see thePillars of Hercules spanning the scenic Strait of Gibraltar and call on t wo of the enchanting Balearic Islands - Palma de Mallorca and Ibiza.

Grand Danube Passage: Sofia and Prague

4 Oct 2014 00:00
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19 Oct 2014 00:00
The Danube has played an integral role in centuries of Europeandevelopment. Experience the legacy of the traders, travellers, artists and others who helped create Eastern Europe's rich culture. Begin with twonights in Sofia, Bulgaria, a city filled with Roman, Byzantine and Ott oman monuments. Continue with a nine-night Danube cruise aboard MS AmadeusBrilliant, a stateof- the-art river cruiser. Venture into opulent palace s and elegant cathedrals. Marvel at the man-made splendour of Belgrade, B udapest, Bratislava and Vienna as well as the region's natural beauty.

Sicily and the Amalfi Coast

17 Oct 2014 00:00
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26 Oct 2014 00:00
Sicily, a crossroads of the ancient world, abounds with natur al beauty and impressive man-made creations. Discover Greek temples, stat ely Roman ruins and ancient amphitheatres with nearperfect acoustics as yo u explore Taormina, Agrigento and Syracuse. Journey across the Strait of Messina to mainland Italy and the mountainous Amalfi Coast with its beauti ful pastel-painted houses. See why it is nicknamed the Divine Coast as youwitness the region's many treasures. Marvel at the spectacular, verticaltown of Positano.

The Real Galapagos-SOLD OUT New Dates March 22-31, 2015

2 Nov 2014 00:00
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11 Nov 2014 00:00
Explore the Real Galapagos on our unique eight-night cruise on board the exclusively hartered deluxe 40-passenger yacht Isabella II, alo ng with stops in the Ecuadorean cities of Quito and Guayaquil. Discover th is living museum and remarkable showcase of evolution. Learn from Canadianhost naturalists and Galapagos National Park guides. Enjoy special visitsto the Darwin Centre and El Chato Reserve to meet researchers. Activitieswill include hikes, walks and explorations in small groups of 12 partici pants.

Treasures of India and Nepal

9 Nov 2014 00:00
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24 Nov 2014 00:00
The incomparable landscapes and fascinating culture of India ne ver cease to amaze. Neighboring Nepal is known for stunning mountain scene ry, elaborate architecture and centuries-old traditions. Begin your disco very of these magical lands in Delhi, India's capital, where grand mosqu es, monuments, lively markets and a performance of Sufi devotional musicawait you. In Jaipur, visit Galtaji, a Hindu pilgrimage site, marvel a t the imposing Amber Fort and enjoy dinner with a local family in their ho me. Set out on a safari at Ranthambore National Park, a celebrated tiger sanctuary.

Great Classical Music in Vienna and Prague

13 Nov 2014 00:00
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23 Nov 2014 00:00
Join Rick Phillips, for 14 years the host and producer of CBC' s Sound Advice, who will accompany alumni from McGill University and the University of Toronto on this connoisseur's trip to two great European mus ic cities. We'll enjoy splendid concerts of classical music in Vienna and in Prague, two of Europe's most beautiful cities, renowned for first-cla ss musical performances. Each day Rick Phillips will make a presentation o n the performance of the day or an essential piece of music, followed by an arranged visit to a single gallery or museum.