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.
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 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, Kanazawa, 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, a 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!
January 22, 2021 – January 29, 2021
The limitless possibilities that include extensive rainforests, volcanoes, rivers traveling through the mountains, beaches and natural resources safeguarded by an important organization of national parks and forest preserves will unfold before your eyes on this amazing holiday in Costa Rica.
8 Days • 13 Meals
Treasures of the Pharaohs
March 19-March 29, 2021
Ancient wonders, endless golden sands and atmospheric local souqs make Egypt the ultimate travel destination. From the enigmatic aura of the Sphinx to the imposing glory of the Pyramids, step into the Land of the Pharaohs and discover the exotic charms of evocative Egypt.
11 Days • 21 Meals
Wonders of Australia and New Zealand
May 19th, 2021 – June 3, 2021
Visit the other side of the world with our holiday to the ‘must-see’ cities in Australia and New Zealand. Experience the Outer Barrier Reef, take a stroll through Australia’s modern cities and revel in the unspoiled natural beauty of New Zealand on this 16-day holiday.
16 Days • 20 Meals
East African Safari Adventure
June 10, 2021 – June 22, 2021
Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime — a safari across two African countries! Experience elephants, giraffes, wildebeests, rhinos, and other animals you’ve only seen in zoos or on TV in their natural habitats.
13 Days • 32 Meals
Cruising Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands
October 5, 2021 – October 12, 2021
See Mother Nature frozen in time, in a place unlike any other on Earth. Join us on an unforgettable trip to the Galápagos Islands, a place so unique it changed the way we think about our world.
8 Days • 16 Meals
Culinary Italy from Sorrento to Rome
October 10, 2021 – October 22, 2021
Discover the beauty and charms of southern Italy on this adventure through the Sorrento area,
Campania region and Rome. UNESCO World Heritage Sites, historic monuments, breathtaking scenery, and hands-on culinary experiences are sure to please as you travel through Italy.
13 Days • 17 Meals
Featuring Dubai and Abu Dhabi
November 4, 2021 – November 12, 2021
Experience the luxurious United Arab Emirates
cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Visit one of the largest mosques in the world in Abu Dhabi and ascend 1475 feet into the sky in Dubai.
Explore local vegetable, spice and gold markets; BBQ at a Bedouin campsite and enjoy an exhilarating 4-wheel drive jeep tour through the
golden sand dunes.
13 Days • 17 Meals