We’ve picked several Outstanding “Bucket List” Tours – tours we know you have always wanted to take but just haven’t decided to book. Well, now is the time! These tours are unique because not only are you with a group of like-minded travelers, but you have a fantastic escort leading you the whole time. We offer many other “Bucket List Tours,” but there is simply not enough room to list them all. If you can “Dream” it . . . Chances are we have it! Price Reflected on the following tours are Per Person Double and include roundtrip air from Richmond. Passports are required for all International tours.
Iceland . . . Land of Fire and Ice
Special Northern Lights Departure
March 11 – 17, 2020
Chances are, if you truly have a “Bucket List” then we are betting Iceland is on it. No destination is like it! Iceland is known for its unspoiled dramatic and oh so picturesque landscape with drastic cliffs, black beaches, and spectacular waterfalls. Once you have been you will realize you have experienced a magical place and will understand why so many people dream to visit here. You will feel changed for having visited such a remote destination, unique in so many ways. The scenery promises an endless series of snow-covered volcanoes, mountains and ice fields. With a rugged, “other-worldly” terrain, the Nordic icy views are like nothing you’ll see in the rest of the world.
The country is often called the “Land of Fire and Ice” due to the numerous volcanos and glaciers. 11% of Iceland is actually covered in glaciers. We are hoping to get a “2 for 1” on this tour as seeing the “Northern Lights” is also on so many “Bucket List” as well. There’s something special about seeing such a spectacular show that is 100% natural. What makes them even more special is their elusiveness. The conditions have to be just right to witness this beautiful phenomenon, but that is why we are traveling in March – to have a better chance of seeing them.
Adriatic & Dalmatian Coast
Small Ship Adventure Plus 2-Nights in Croatia
May 20; August 21; September 9; October 7, 2020
Experience the history, culture, food, and architecture of old-world Europe, combined with deep blue seas, thick forests, and the region’s best beaches. Exploration and relaxation make this the perfect vacation!
This 11 Day tour includes 7-nights on board the MS Swallow cruising the Adriatic Sea with included shore excursions in Split, Pucisca, Hvar and Korcula with English-speaking local guides. Travel to the lush island of Mljet before sailing to Slano, the gatekeeper of of the peninsula’s wine empire including a local trip for a wine-tasting session of local vintage. Spend time in Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of the Adriatic’ and a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the country of Montenegro on a guided included excursion. Don’t miss the chance to visit this beautiful hidden gem of Croatia.
Japan – Land of the Rising Sun
Featuring Tokyo, Hakone, Takayama, Kanzawa, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Osaka
October 19, 2020
Enjoy a cultural immersion into the land of Emperors, Buddhas, temples and shrines memorializing Shoguns through the centuries. Steeped in history, yet cosmopolitan, Tokyo and Kyoto offer a vibrant look into the country’s past as well as its contemporary cities.
Experience transportation from ‘ancient’ to modern with a rickshaw ride and journeys on the famed bullet train. Witness the effects of history and restoration during a visit to Hiroshima and see Osaka’s famous landmark castle. This 15-day tour includes 19 meals, two journeys on famed bullet trains and Geisha entertainment in Kyoto as well as a transformation into the traditional Japanese culture and beauty. View the scenic wonders of Lake Chuzenji and the Kegon Waterfall, view Mt. Fuji from the aerial lift in Hakone, and visit Hiroshima’s Peace Memorial Park and Museum.
Tour of Greece
Featuring Athens, Mykonos, Santorini
April 28 – May 6, 2020
Step into history and discover a place where the mythical Greek Gods ruled the world. Spend three nights in Athens and travel by high-speed ferries across the Aegean Sea to the islands of Mykonos and Santorini where you will meet friendly islanders, eager to welcome you to their picture-perfect paradise.
If you have ever wanted to visit Greece, this is the perfect tour! Great mixture of included attractions and free time to explore. Highlights include a visit to the ancient Parthenon, panoramic city tour of Athens which includes the Temple of Zeus and site of the first modern Olympic games. You’ll get a great overview tour, offering fantastic views, while on the islands of Mykonos and Santorini. It is a treat just taking in the views of all the whitewashed houses and blue domed churches – high up on cliffs with the sea in the backdrop. Sign up today for this incredible island-hopping adventure!
Classic Italy by Rail
Featuring Venice, Florence, and Rome
November 2-11, 2020
For centuries it was the center of civilization, and Italy continues to fascinate with historic cities, majestic vistas, and hill towns frozen in time. This tour is not only a visual delight but gives you the chance to savor Tuscan cuisine.
Explore the classic beauty of Venice with its canals and gondolas better stepping onto a high speed train to Florence as you observe the Italian vistas from vineyards to hills Highlights include a walking tour of Venice and Florence, Academia Gallery and the sculpture of David, three nights in Montecatini and a full day excursion to Siena before you depart for Pisa to see the famous Leaning Tower. Your travel from Florence to Rome features another high-speed train journey. Your time in Rome includes a City tour with a visit to the Coliseum and a tour of Vatican City including a visit to the exquisite Sistine Chapel. The best of Italy all in one tour!