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Classical Music Rhone Cruise: France to Spain October 10 – 25, 2016 (16 days)

Classical Music Cruise: Rhone (France & Spain)Cruise through the South of France along the Rhone, enjoying a breathtaking program of concerts, fine cuisine and great art set against a spectacular landscape. Our 16-day sensual feast has been designed by noted impresario George Zukerman, OC, OBC in concert with Special Travel to enthrall lovers of the Arts and la dolce vita. Includes 3 nights in Lyon, 7 aboard the luxurious river cruise ship AMADagio, and 4 nights in Barcelona, with musical performances both on board and in some of the great performance halls of Europe.

Lyon – Annecy – Belleville – Oingt – Vienne – Tournon – Viviers – Grignan – Avignon – Les Baux – Arles – Perpignan – Figueres – Barcelona


Hidden Gems of England May 29 – June 12, 2015 (15 days)

Hidden Gems of EnglandGardens, castles, charming villages and picturesque countryside on a unique tour to see the true beauty of England.

London – Kew – Hever Castle– Royal Tunbridge Wells – Penshurst – Biddenden Vineyard – Hastings – Alfriston – Scotney Castle– Great Dixter House – Portsmouth – Southampton – Winchester – Lymington – Salisbury – Stonehenge – Bradford on Avon – Bath – Cheddar – Glastonbury – Lacock – Malmesbury – Tetbury – Painswick – Windsor

Italy, Austria & SloveniaItaly – Austria – Slovenia: Highlights and Hidden Gems

June 1 – 17, 2015 (17 days)

Our exceptionally beautiful itinerary begins in the heart of Italy and curves up around the apex of the Adriatic, through centres of Empire and the Renaissance, hilltop castles and ancient healing springs. From the the breathtaking Italian lake district we visit the scenic Austrian Alps and extraordinary landscapes of Slovenia and the Croatian Coast before completing our journey in Venice.

Rome – Tivoli – Assisi – Montecatini – Pisa – Lucca – Siena
San Gimignano – Verona – Lake Garda – Sirmione – Bolzano – Lienz
Klagenfurt – Maria Wörth – Hochosterwitz – Kobarid – Postojna
Croatia – Portoroz – Piran – Trieste – Grado – Aquilea – Venice

Hilltop Villages of SicilyHilltop Villages of Sicily September 21- October 6, 2015 (16 days)
Join us for two wonderdul weeks in the Mediterranean as we take an in-depth look at Sicily, both its famous highlights and charms found a little more off the beaten track. Exploring the richly historic towns and sites, we'll get to know some of the locals - skilled artisans and wonderful character,s weathered in their craft. This distinctive Italian community offers a wealth of ancient Greek ruins, gorgeously decorated churches, picturesque alleys winding around hiltop villages, and glorious beaches fringed with jewel-coloured waters.

This tour will be escorted by Arlin McFarlane. Arlin has an eclectic background as a theatre director, short film-maker and owner-operator of Almost Home Bed and Breakfast. The personality and organization required for these also make her a natural tour leader. She fell in love with Sicily during a film project and is thrilled to be sharing her knowledge of the enchanting hill top towns with others. Arlin has a particular interest in digital storytelling and she is hoping to share that with anyone who wishes to know how to make short fun films using photographs and either narrative or music. Her work can be found at and

Rome – Palermo – Monreale – Corleone – Agrigento – Enna – Piazza Armerina – Caltagirone – Ragusa – Siracusa – Taormina – Etna – Catania

Jewels of the Adriatic:

Croatia Cruise + 4 Tour Options

Departing Sep. 26/Oct.2 – Oct. 10/15, 2015
(10/14/15/16 + 20 day tour durations)Jewels of the Adriatic Brochure

Croatia – Montenegro – Albania – Slovenia – Bosnia-Herzegovina

Four spectacular itineraries allow you to explore the rich beauty and history of the Adriatic coast and surrounding countryside! Choose one of five configurations including a private charter cruise along the exclusive Croatian Coast on a new small vessel; Pre-Tour and Post-Tour extensions to explore beautiful cities and wonders of the natural world; and a Land-Based tour exploring the very best Croatia and Slovenia have to offer! Five different tour configurations allow you to choose your style and length of trip, for the perfect vacation.

Dalmatian Cruise: Mljet – Korcula– Hvar – Bol – Split – Trogir – Sibenik – Sali – Zadar

Tirana – Kruje – Sveti Stefan– Budva – Kotor – Cetinje – Podgorica – Kolasin – Tara Canyon – Sarajevo – Mostar – Dubrovnik – Plitvice Lakes – Opatija – Postojna – Bled – Radovljica – Ljubljana – Zagreb

Click on the link or brochure image for full descriptions and more information. Regularly listed as one of Conde Nast's top travel destinations, this is a very desirable region and sure to book up quickly!

Best of the Baltics Sep. 28 – Oct. 12/16, 2015 (15/18 days)Best of the Baltics Brochure

Lithuania – Latvia – Estonia – Finland + Sweden – Norway with optional Stockholm – Oslo extension

Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to discover medieval castles and villages, colourful cityscapes of beautiful romantic architecture, verdant countryside and waterways and and extraordinary and fascinating history. Enchanting cultural traditions, unforgettable scenery and a warm welcome await you in this part of Europe slightly off the beaten path.

Vilnius – Trakai – Kaunas – Klaipeda – Curonian Spit – Nida – Siaulai – Rundale Palace – Riga – Turaida – Sigulda – Cesis – Valmiera – Tartu – Saaremaa – Kuresaare – Talinn – Helsinki – Stockholm – Oslo

South Africa, Botswana & ZimbabweSouth Africa, Botswana & Zimbabwe March 2 - 19, 2016 (18 days)
Experience the majesty and wonder of safaris in some of the world's most spectacular nature preserves, visit breathtaking Victoria Falls, scenic Cape Town, and the stunning South African coast.

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Cape Town – Cape of Good Hope – Hermanus – Entabeni Conservancy – Johannesburg – Victoria Falls – Chobe

The French Riviera & Italian Lakes:
Fabled Gardens, Villas & Villages
May 2 - 18, 2016 (17 days)
Teh French Riviera & Italian LakesThe French Riviera and Italian Lakes: few places are as synonymous with sophisticated luxury. This dreamy itinerary offers astounding natural beauty, rich cultures, picturesque villages, and elegant estates. Join us for a stroll through these fabled regions and with the help of our guide, peek into the worlds of those who made their surroundings works of art.

Roger Phillips will be returning as our convivial host on this tour of the beautiful landscapes of the French Riviera and Italian Lakes. An adventurous traveller, retired educator and Master Gardner, Roger has a wealth of knowledge and charm to share on this attractively-paced exploration of some of the world's most famed beauty spots.

Nice – Cap Ferrat – Eze – Monaco – Cannes – St. Paul de Vence – Portofino – Lake Garda – Verona – Lazise – Sirmione – Bolzano – Lago Maggiore – Lake Como – Bellagio – Milan


Classical Music Rhone Cruise: France to Spain October 10 – 25, 2016 (16 days)

Classical Music Cruise: Rhone (France & Spain)Cruise through the South of France along the Rhone, enjoying a breathtaking program of concerts, fine cuisine and great art set against a spectacular landscape. Our 16-day sensual feast has been designed by noted impresario George Zukerman, OC, OBC in concert with Special Travel to enthrall lovers of the Arts and la dolce vita. Includes 3 nights in Lyon, 7 aboard the luxurious river cruise ship AMADagio, and 4 nights in Barcelona, with musical performances both on board and in some of the great performance halls of Europe.

Lyon – Belleville – Vienne – Tournon – Viviers – Avignon – Arles – Perpignan – Figueres – Barcelona

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Classical Music Cruise: Danube May 1 – 15, 2015 (15 days)

Classical Music CruiseGeorge Zukerman, OC, OBC conducts a unique Danube cruise featuring a rich cultural program designed to enthrall lovers of music, travel and European history. Our 15-day feast for the senses includes three nights in each Prague and Vienna, and seven aboard the luxurious river cruise ship AMADolce, with musical performances both on board and in some of the great performance halls of Europe.

Prague – Regensburg – Vilshofen – Passau – Linz – Melk – Duernstein – Bratislava – Budapest – Vienna


70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland & Belgium Apr. 29 – May 11, 2015 (13 days)

Liberation of Holland & Belgium 70th AnniversaryJoin us for a fascinating and poignant tour celebrating the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Holland and Belgium. Historians and local guides will help provide context and a deeper understanding of the of the area's military and cultural history, and we'll have unique opportunities to engage with residents and veterans and take part in special commemorative events. A rare opportunity to walk through history with those who helped make it, and an unforgettable journey connecting the present to crucial events of the past.

This tour will be escorted by historian Ken MacLeod and a selection of expert local guides to further enrich your tour experience and interaction with local citizens.

Frankfurt – Rhine – Cologne – Ghent – Ieper – Menin Gate – Maldegem – Adegem – Bruges – Antwerp – Arnhem – Katwijk– Holten – Otterlo – Groesbeek – Reichswald – Apeldoorn – Rotterdam – Keukenhof – Amsterdam

PPCLI 100th Anniversary Private Returns Tour Apr. 29 – May 19, 2015 (8-17 day options)

PPCLI 100th Anniversary Private Returns TourIn Spring 2015 join members of the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, their friends and relatives to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the PPCLI on this memorable tour of Western Europe. We'll explore fascinating and evocative sites significant in the involvement of the Canadian Military in the Western European theatre, including a number of special events bringing members of the Regiment past and present together, with a highlight being the official commemoration ceremonies in Frezenberg, Belgium.

London – Frogmore – Brookwood – Winchester – Lille – Ieper – Paris – Frezenberg – Arras – Vimy – Cologne – Hemer

Veterans: The Italian Campaign + SicilyThe Italian Campaign + Sicily May 8/11 - 22, 2016 (12/15 days)
It's the 20th anniversary of the tour which has become a perennial favourite: The Italian Campaign! Join historian Ken MacLeod for a journey through the breaktaking regions of Italy and Sicily fought for and liberated through the efforts of Canadian troops. Including a rich itineray of special events at significant sites, this tour will bring you to a deeper understanding of our military involvement, the political context, and the generations affected. An enthralling and deeply moving experience far beyond the standard scenic tour awaits!

Rome – Taormina – Leonforte – Agira Catania – Johannesburg – Pontecorvo – Melfa River –Gari River – Sant'Angelo – Ortona – Moro River – Gradara – San Marino – Rimini – Villanova – Bagnacavallo – Cessena – Ravenna – Montecchio – Tavullia – Coriano Ridge– Venice


Hockey World Juniors: Helsinki + Talinn December 27, 2015 - January 6, 2016 (11 days)Hockey World Juniors in Helsinki Finland
Attend the World Juniors games and support Canada in their quest for Gold. We'l take the opportunity to explore the cultural highlights of Helsinki, Southern Finland and enjoy a trip to scenic Talinn, Estonia.

Helsinki – Talinn




Uganda: Natural Beauty & Wildlife

Bwindi Forest silverback gorillaExperience a cultural safari in Uganda, less well-known than its famous cousins to the south but no less impressive. We visit a number of parks and game farms where you'll see wildlife at its very best, and travel through majectic landscapes and small villages. As the highlight we have a chance to be close to the incredible gorillas - an experience of a lifetime!

This special tour will be restricted to a small group of 12-14 people maximum, so if you're interested in more information, contact us today! The small group size minimizes our impact on the fragile flora and fauna, and will allow us closer ugandan wildlife groupinteraction with the wonderful culture.

Includes accommodation, transportation, guides, most meals, and fees (for Gorilla trek, etc.)

Interested in this destination? Groups start at just 4 travelers. Please contact us by phone or email for information.

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Liberation of Holland & Belgium 70th Ann.
Apr. 29 – May 11, 2015

PPCLI 100th Anniversary Tours
Apr. 29 - May 12, 2015

Classical Music Cruise
May 1 – 15, 2015

Hidden Gems of England
May 29 – June 12, 2015

Italy – Austria – Slovenia
June 1 – 17, 2015

Hilltop Sicily
Sep 21 – Oct 6, 2015

Jewels of the Adriatic Cruise + Tours
Sep 26 – Oct 15, 2015

Best of the Baltics
Sep 28 – Oct 16, 2015

Hockey: Helsinki World Juniors
Dec 27, 2015 - Jan 6, 2016

South Africa, Botswana + Zimbabwe
Mar 2 – 19, 2016

French Riviera + Italian Lakes
May 2 – 18, 2016

Italian Campaign + Sicily
May 8/11 – 22, 2016

Music Cruise: Rhone
Oct. 10 – 25, 2016

Uganda Cultural Safari
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