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Pardon My French.
River Cruise through France on a luxury cruise ship. Retreat to elegantly appointed river view staterooms and suites-most with not one, but two private balconies, providing a unique view of the ever-changing scenery. You’ll indulge in the freshest locally sourced cuisine always perfectly paired with fine wine. You’ll find yourself in France by the end of this journey.
Welcome to Paris, from here you’ll board you luxurious cruise ship and prepare for embarkation.
Uncover the history of Château Gaillard, situated on the cliffs high above the Seine, on a morning tour or you can hike there from the banks of the Seine, admiring the scenic views along the way. If you wish to explore the area on two wheels, join on a bike tour through the charming town of Les Andelys. After your adventures, set sail along the meandering Seine, enjoying the beautiful views of the Seine Valley’s dramatic white cliffs and centuries-old half-timbered houses.
You’ll have the opportunity to choose between several different excursions for both the morning and afternoon, depending on your interests. Take a full-day excursion to the seaside town of Honfleur, known for its picturesque harbor, or enjoy a half-day excursion that includes a Market visit and free time. You can also split your time between Honfleur and the delicious Pays d’Aude region of Normandy, where apple cider, Calvados and pommel outrank French wine. This excursion includes a scenic coastal drive through Beamont-en-Auge and Pont l’Eveque with a Calvados tasting. During the afternoon, you can join a city tour of the UNESCO-designated Le Havre. Alternatively, you have the choice to visit Etretat, where nature has carved incredible shapes out of the white cliffs and was the inspiration for many Impressionist artists. Should you wish to get more active, you can go on a bike tour to La Havre.
Today you’ll be able to experience one of three tours. For those wishing to go to the American sector of the historic Normandy Beaches, you will visit the cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer, Omaha Beach, the artillery battery at Longues-sur-Mer and the village of Arromanches, where the remains of the floating harbor used during the WWII landings can be seen. If you prefer, you can tour the Gold and Juno beaches in the British and Canadian sectors, where you will visit Ranville Cemetery, Pegasus Bridge, the Canadian cemetery at Beny-sur-Mer, the WWII museum in Courseulle and finally Arromanches. If you wish to experience a different kind of inspiration, the Romanesque Normandy Abbey Route will take you to the magnificent historic abbeys of the region. Or journey back in time with the interactive exhibits and vessels at the Seine Museum.
Spend the morning enjoying medieval Rouen with a choice of three excursions. Join a walking tour past the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, painted numerous times by Monet, and see the square where Joan of Arc was martyred, as well as the Medieval Quarter and Great Clock. For those who wish to be more active, you can join a biking or hiking tour around the city. Later in the day, you can explore the Jewish area of Rouen; or go on the “Tastes of Normandy” tour, where you’ll be treated to the delicious flavors of the region, including chocolate, cheese and cider.
In Vernon, you will have a choice of three excursions, depending on your interests. Visit Claude Monet’s home and gardens in Giverny. Art lovers will immediately recognize images immortalized in Monet’s most beloved paintings-such as water lilies, Japanese bridges and graceful willow trees. Wander around his famous gardens and home where he lived for more than four decades. Alternatively, visit the regal 18th-century Château de Bizy, inspired by the opulence of Versailles and enjoy an escorted tour of the palace and gardens. If you prefer a more active adventure, go on a guided bike tour, taking in the beautiful French countryside.
Travel to Auberge Ravoux in the heart of Auvers-sur-Oise, the last home of artist Vincent van Gogh. His spirit still lingers in his former attic rooms at the Ravoux Inn. The mere 70 days Van Gogh spent in Auvers-sur-Oise were astonishingly prolific as he painted more than 70 works here before his death. Or enjoy the youthful energy of Saint-Germain-des-Prés, with its museums, bookstores, churches and galleries. If you prefer something more active, strap on your helmet and pedal around the city of Conflans. Later in the day, relax on the Sun Deck or on your balcony as the ship takes a scenic cruise on its way to Paris.
The End…it’s time to say au revoir to one of the most romantic countries in the world.
I See Israel
You’ll step inside of a land that is held sacred by three faiths, visiting places where events recorded in the Bible unfolded. You’ll learn about life in Israel’s iconic cities and towns, from antiquity to today. Take a look inside this 9 day once in a lifetime journey.
You have arrived. Breeze through customs and immigration with VIP service, you’ll be greeted upon arrival and whisked past long lines at Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion International Airport, from here you’ll be transferred to your hotel, Dan Tel Aviv Hotel.
Take a scenic, coastal drive to the ancient Roman capital, Caesarea, where Herod laid out a classical city. Near its amphitheater, view a partial inscription mentioning Pontius Pilate. Then, visit the seaport cities of Haifa and Acre, the latter a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While at Acre, tour the Knights’ Halls, the Crusaders’ main fortress and palace; view the El Jazzar Mosque (White Mosque); and see covered markets. On this evening you’ll stay at the Scots Hotel, experience an atmosphere of calmness, quiet, tranquility; combined with history and mystery. You’ll stay here for two evenings
Cruise the Sea of Galilee like a local, stopping at Capernaum and the synagogue where Jesus taught. See St. Peter’s House and Tabgha, where the miracle of the loaves and fishes is said to have occurred. In the afternoon, visit the Mount of Beatitudes, site of the Sermon on the Mount, then continue to the Golan Heights, a rocky plateau overlooking the Sea of Galilee and bordering Syria and Lebanon.
Visit Nazareth, where Jesus spent much of his life. See the Basilica of the Annunciation, built on the traditional site of Mary’s home; Mary’s Well, where an angel is said to have visited; and the basement of the Church of St. Joseph, purported site of Joseph’s carpentry workshop. Continue overland through the Jordan Valley to the Decapolis city of Beit Shean. Arrive in Jerusalem this afternoon. Enjoy the remainder of your day at leisure.
Today, journey to the Mount of Olives for a view of the city overlooking Temple Mount (or Al Haram el-Sharif). Visit the Garden of Gethsemane where, according to the Bible, Jesus prayed with his disciples before his crucifixion. Then, explore the fascinating, history-rich Old City of Jerusalem, built by King David in 1004 BC. Stop first at the Western Wall, one of Judaism’s most sacred sites. View the Temple Mount area (Al Haram el-Sharif) with its Dome of the Rock; El Aksa Mosque; and the Davidson Center, where artwork and archaeological finds take you back through the ages. In the Christian Quarter, stroll the Via Dolorosa, the street traversed by Jesus when he was bearing his cross, and stop at the Convent of Zion Sisters (Antonia Fortress), where Pontius Pilate tried Jesus. Passing the Stations of the Cross through bazaars of the Old City, arrive at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, reputed site of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection. You’ll stay at the King David Hotel, one of the world’s legendary hotels, for 5 evenings.
After breakfast you’ll be able to design your day with one of three activities.
Explore the Historic Jewish Quarter– for site visits of the stunning new discoveries excavated at the City of David.
See More of the Christian Quarter– with the opportunity to view the tomb at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
Revisit the Old City – to see the Tower of David and wander myriad alleyways, home to local merchants for centuries.
Pass the Knesset (Israel’s Parliament) en route to the Israel Museum, where you view the Shrine of the Book, home to a selection of the famous Dead Sea Scrolls. See a fascinating model of Jerusalem as it was during the time of the Second Temple. Then visit Yad Vashem, a vast Holocaust memorial on the Mount of Remembrance and a leading institution for Shoah research. Drive to Bethlehem, located in the West Bank, to see the Church of the Nativity, the traditional birthplace of Jesus.
Drive along the buoyant Dead Sea to Masada, where you ascend by cable car to the last stronghold of the Jewish Zealots; here, Israelite fighters held out for three years against the invading Roman army before taking their own lives rather than allowing themselves to be enslaved. Stop at the Dead Sea before returning to Jerusalem.
You’ll be transferred to the hotel to board you flight home.
It’s All Greek To Me.
Step inside of a picture perfect world and lose yourself. Greece is rich in colors and culture. This is what calendars are made of. Stay in in a beautiful villa with a private pool to lay beside while watching every sunrise and sunset your heart desires. No matter what you do in Greece, you can’t go wrong. It’s absolutely stunning and will undoubtedly cause your heart to skip a few beats along the way.
Upon arrival, meet your private chauffeur that will take you to the King George, A Luxury Collection Hotel in Athens, you’ll stay for two nights in the Executive Acropolis one bedroom suite. This suite has an impressive view overlooking Athens’ most famous landmark, the Acropolis, from a private balcony. Enjoy an evening of private dining at the veranda/pool area under an illuminated sky.
You’ll experience this remarkable ancient capital city on the Ancient Athens Private Tour. You’ll explore countless ruins and modern structures beginning with Acropolis Hill and the Parthenon. As you continue through the city you’ll see The Panathenaic Stadium, Presidential Palace, the majestic Temple of Zeus, Hadrian’s Gate, National Library and Museum of Cycladic Art. In the evening relax and enjoy a signature cocktail, and savor a triumph of flavors of modern Greek cuisine in Tudor Hall Restaurant & Bar, overlooking the magical city for a magical Greek dining experience.
Following breakfast, board your private transfer to Piraeus Pier for your relaxing and scenic ride to Santorini. You’ll arrive at Newport Pier on Santorini and board your private transfer to Mystique, A Luxury Collection Hotel where you’ll spend five incredible evenings in the Holistic Villa. Upon arrival you’ll enjoy a complimentary bottle of champagne while you explore your free standing villa which is located at the highest point of Mystique. You’ll enjoy two luxurious cave-style bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, a large private terrace with an infinity pool, outdoor jacuzzi and sun beds, open-air dining area and panoramic sea views to the Caldera and the volcano. I know, breathtaking right?
After a relaxing morning, embark on a romantic island voyage on a Sunset Catamaran Cruise. Your private chauffeur will take you to Ammoundi Port where you’ll board a luxury Lagoon 560 catamaran for a heart-stirring semi-private sunset cruise. Stop at the Hot Springs for a mud bath that will surely leave you feeling refreshed, followed by snorkeling at both White Beach and Red Beach. Enjoy a delicious barbecue onboard as you sail into the sunset at Oia Village.
Spend these days at leisure on this picturesque island. Regenerate the mind, body and soul overlooking the caldera at The Asian Spa where you’ll enjoy a massage or whole being ritual designed to harmonize man with nature. Spend time lounging by the pool on the volcanic cliff high above the Aegean and enjoy a signature cocktail from the refreshing waters or unwind in the resorts private Perivolos beach area. In the evening enjoy an artisan Japanese offering with fresh sushi and locally-sourced seafood with an Asian flair in Asia Lounge Restaurant.
Explore the island with a private chauffeur-driven tour. Visit the capital, Fira, with its designer shops, art galleries, and wealth of eateries and bars. Discover island history at the Archaeological and Prehistoric Thira Museums, as well as the Orthodox Metropolis for a bit of notable island relics dating back to the fifth century BC. Explore the ancient city of Thira on the ridge of the steep Messavouno Mountain or Pyrgos, found at the highest point of the island, with hilltop ruins and panoramic views for a magical experience. For a magical finale, intrigue your senses with eclectic flavors and engaging aromas with an exquisite private dinner.
The time has come where you must depart and return home. Board your private transfer to the Newport Pier for your hydrofoil back to Athens. From there you’ll transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. We hope you took lots of pictures this destination is what calendars are made of!
Lions, and Zebras, and Cheetahs. Oh My!
Tanzania’s most spectacular treasures lie spread before you on this exceptional adventure through its most scenic landscapes and richest wildlife areas. Lose you heart among the vast plains of the Serengeti, one of Africa’s most famous safari destinations, where horizons know no end and a fascinating variety of wildlife makes its home. A landscape like no other on earth, the awe-inspiring Ngorongoro Crater offers infinite views over a beautiful natural haven where exceptional wildlife encounters lie around every corner. Be sure to pack heavy, because once your arrive, you may want to extend your stay.
Upon your arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport you will take a private transfer by road to Arusha Coffee Lodge, where you will enjoy dinner and spend your first magical evening in a plantation suite. The aptly named Arusha Coffee Lodge lies hidden amongst the sprawling grounds of Tanzania’s largest coffee plantation below the rugged peaks of Mt Menu.
After you enjoy breakfast at the Arusha Coffee Lodge, you will be transferred to Arusha Airport for your scheduled flight. You’ll fly high above parts of the Great Rift Valley before landing at Lake Manyara airstrip on the escarpment. Once you land you’ll be met by your chauffeur who will transfer you to Lake Manyara Tree Lodge, where you’ll enjoy two nights in an elegant Stilted Treehouse. Lake Manyara National Park offers a wilderness experience in diverse habitats, from its Rift Valley soda lake to dense woodlands and steep mountainsides. Apart from a spectacular setting, the park is famous for its unusual tree-climbing lions and the vast elephant herds it was established to protect. You’ll have a chance to enjoy a safari.
Today you’ll take a leisurely afternoon bike ride through the nearby Mayoka community is hosted by an expert guide. You can cycle through this bustling village and interact with the friendly, local people. You may even cross paths with the nomadic Mang’ati tribe, adorned with traditional animal skin cloaks, textured skirts and colorful beads. Once you leave the village, you can peddle on a picturesque route to the lakeshore, where they can admire bright pink flocks of flamingos. After dinner you will head out onto a night drive where you’ll have the opportunity to encounter sightings of nocturnal predators.
After breakfast your chauffeur will take you on a scenic drive back to the Lake Manyara airstrip. You’ll have one more opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the unique wilderness Lake Manyara National Park has to offer. On arrival, you’ll meet with your representative from Ngorongoro Crater Lodge who will drive you to the lodge, where you’ll spend two nights in a gorgeous suite. You will have the opportunity to take a Olduvai Gorge & Shifting Sands Tour or go on a Empakai Crater Hike.
Today you’ll have a chance to explore and experience a few once in a life time activities. You can spend the afternoon learning how to create beautiful Maasai beadwork with Papai, one of Massai Mamas. Witness the resident zebra drinking from the water tap outside of the Safari Shop, they have taught themselves to open the tap themselves. While you’re here you absolutely have to try the Lodge’s famous fudge, the chef will even share the recipe with you. In the evening you can experience a private dinner in the Wine Store.
Tuck into a sensational breakfast feast before your drive back to the Lake Manyara Airstrip, for you scheduled flight to Klein’s Camp/Serengeti Under Canvas or Grumeti Serengeti Tented Camp. You’ll stay 3 evenings in a stylish tent with an open air shower. You should expect a lot of adventure during this portion of your trip. Today you can relax, lay by the pool and listen to the grunting hippos, and have lunch next to the river and watch the animals drink.
Today you can partake in a safari, and go on a hot air balloon ride. Later in the day relax while you receive an Earth Glow Body Polish and Wrap.
Enjoy a full day trip to discover the wonders of Lake Victoria. There is a gloriously diverse range of exciting things to do, you have a full day, at your leisure, engage with thrilling wildlife, embark on an exciting fishing safari in a traditional canoe, and catch you own scrumptious giant Nile perch for dinner, or simply stroll along the lakeshore marveling at the beautiful expanse.
Enjoy an early morning safari and a tantalizing breakfast before heading to the airstrip, where you’ll bid farewell as your board your flight to Kilimanjaro International Airport for your outbound flight.
The Luck Of The Irish.
Getting lost in Ireland is the absolute best release from the world. There may be times during your journey where you won’t see a local for an hour or more. You’ll simply just find yourself immersed in nature without a care in the world as to whether you’ll every find your way or not. You’ll remember Ireland forever and form unforgettable memories.
Welcome to Ireland! This is an incredible self-drive experience. Upon arrival you will pick up your car that you’ll tour Ireland in for the next 7 days. This journey will be one of many wrong ways, wrong turns, and a whole lot of fun. You’ll stay in a speciality suite at The Merrion Hotel, the Lord Monck and Lord Antrim Suites are the finest five star hotel suites in Dublin city centre. The Merrion is a perfect hotel for you to catch up on some sleep and recover from jet lag upon arrival.
In the afternoon tour the Guinness Storehouse Factory and have a pint of beer. Save room for dinner, you’ll dine at Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud, a two star Michelin restaurant located beside the Merrion Hotel.
Spend today touring the city, do a little souvenir shopping, take a tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, visit the famous Dublin Castle with over 800 years of Irish memories encapsulated within its walls, take a picture of The Spire of Dublin, and in the evening party like the Irish at The Temple Bar.
After breakfast your road trip begins, first stop Kilkenny, a medieval city rich in heritage with a treasure trove of historical landmarks. You’ll check in at Mount Juliet Estate, and stay in a Manor House Suite which is considered a home-from-home accommodation for those who are accustomed to the very best. Your suite offers the highest level of luxury with beautiful views of the River Nore.
While in Kilkenny walk the city, visit the Kilkenny Castle, or if you love riding horses, Mount Juliet Equestrian is one of the most advanced in the country, and known to be a rider’s paradise.
It’s time to head to Kenmare, along the way stop at the Jameson Experience in Midleton, the heart of Ireland’s cherished whiskey making tradition. After tasting a sample, you’ll continue on to Kenmare. Upon arrival you’ll check into a suite at The Park Hotel Kenmare, where you’ll spend two evenings, you’ll indulge in a combination of tradition, timeless elegance and modern luxuries to ensure a very special quest experience.
Kenmare is a charming town where you’ll want to explore, shop the boutiques, or simply relax
Travel the road that winds around the beautiful Iveragh Peninsula, better known as the “Ring of Kerry”, you’ll want to reserve the day for this breathtaking adventure, don’t be afraid to just get lost. If you decide not to complete the Ring of Kerry and simply want to drive through the middle, you’ll travel through the Killarney National Park.
After breakfast its time to head to County Clare to experience the Cliffs of Moher. Once you’re on the cliff you’ll see a little town at the bottom of the hill. We highly encourage you to venture down there, what you’ll find is a quaint little surf town known as Doolin. Midway down the hill you’ll see a magical shop that is worth the stop, they sell jewelry, crystals, and it has a coffee shop inside. For the next two evenings you’ll stay in the Brian Boru Suite at the Dromoland Castle, which is truly fit for royalty.
It’s been a long, adventurous, unforgettable week, but you’re not finished yet! Take a trip to the Burren National Park, you’ll experience a lunar-like landscape of rock and cliffs with 7 walking trails, woodland, otters, mink, and lizards. As your trip comes to an end treat yourself to a tailored Dromoland full body massage at the Dromoland Castle.
It’s time to depart, however this experience will live on in your heart forever. You’ll depart through the Shannon Airport.
Running of the Bulls
Want to experience the running of the bulls in Spain? Now is your chance to experience it in the lap of luxury. Enjoy a first-class experience watching this spectacular annual event from the balcony of a private home on Estafeta Street. Spanish tradition holds that bull-running began in northeastern Spain in the early 14th century. Running of the bulls is the highest profile event of the San Fermín festival, which is held every year from the sixth of July till the fourteenth of July. Are you ready to join in on this Spanish tradition?
You have arrived in Pamplona. Your chauffeur will be waiting for you as you exit customs with a sign, with your name, to take you on a private transfer from the Pamplona Airport to Hotel Tres Reyes Pamplona Preferred Lifestyle Collection for 3 evenings in a Mercedes E Class luxury car.
This is your first day viewing the running of the bulls. You’ll have access to a private house, with a second floor balcony at the beginning of Estafeta Street allowing you to see the whole street. Your guide will show you the house the day before to ensure you’ll know how to arrive and avoid closed streets. While here you’ll enjoy a typical Spanish breakfast with sweets and coffees.
On your second day of the running of the bulls you’ll have access to a private house, the balcony chosen will be in the middle of Estafeta Street and ending of Estafeta where you’ll have a global view of the street and you’ll be able to see the bulls in front of you. Your guide will show you the house the day before to ensure you’ll know how to arrive to avoid closed streets. While here you’ll enjoy a typical Spanish breakfast with sweets and coffees.
Your chauffeur will transfer you to the Pamplona Train Station in a private Mercedes E Class luxury car. You’ll ride business class by train from Pamplona to Barcelona. Your chauffeur will be waiting for you as you exit the platform with a sign that has your name on it. You’ll then be transferred to the ultra luxurious Mandarin Oriental where you’ll spend 3 breathtaking evenings in a one-bedroom suite with a living/dining area, terrace with jacuzzi and a butler.
You’ll enjoy a private Barcelona City Tour. Your private guide will meet you at your hotel to take you to the Sagrada Familia Temple. Sagrada Familia Temple is the most famous work of Antonio Gaudi and Barcelona’s most visited monument. Once you are finished, you can take time to explore more of the Gothic Area. This tour leads you through the original Barcelona, the one born under the Roman rule that still follows the same routes. You’ll discover the thrilling history of this singular city as you visit the Cathedral (outside), the King Square, and the Old Jewish area, St. James Square, leaving through the door of the Roman wall. The Roman wall of Barcelona has nearly 2,000 years of history. It is the largest monument in Barcelona with over 2/3 of the wall still remaining hidden. You will end the tour with a complete visit to Güell Park, Here you will learn the Gaudi secrets hidden in the park.
Ahhhhh! It’s time to relax. Today you’ll explore at your leisure.
Sadly the day has come for you to return home. Your chauffeur will take you from the Mandarin Oriental Hotel to the Barcelona Airport in a private Mercedes E Class luxury car.