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2019 Trip Descriptions

Atlantic Encounters - Oceania Cruises* April 5 to April 19, 2019 Marina
New York to London (14 Nights)

From $3,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities) GoNext

Atlantic Encounters - Oceania Cruises*Take in renowned sights on both sides of the Atlantic—first in Canada, then in Ireland and France. First, sail to Saint John, a town located on the unique Bay of Fundy. Witness the Reversing Falls, a daily tidal phenomenon, and take in nineteenth-century Victorian-style buildings before continuing to Halifax, the capital of Nova Scotia. Although it’s the largest city in the Maritime Provinces, Halifax manages to evoke a small-town charm with the thriving spirit of its heritage. St. John’s, the following port, is often described as a mini San Francisco with its multi-colored row houses that cascade down the steep hilly slopes. Experience the town’s strong artistic and musical spirit before sailing across the Atlantic to Cobh. Take in scenic views of the large harbor, or consider visiting the nearby lively town of Cork to explore its seventeenth-century alleyways that lead to historic and cultural sites. Next, sail to Ireland’s capital, Dublin. The city packs character into neatly lined rows of Georgian buildings, gleaming edifices, and quaint cobblestone streets. Saint-Malo, a beautiful fortified town sitting on France’s coast, is perfect for by-foot exploration. Before ending your cruise in Southampton, visit Le Havre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Virtually destroyed during World War II, the city was rebuilt under the direction of Belgian architect Auguste Perret. Take in the modernist infrastructure or consider traveling to nearby Paris to cap off your trip.

Southern Grandeur - American Queen Steamboat Company*, April 7 to April 15, 2019
Memphis to New Orleans (8 nights)

From $2,799 per person, double occupancy GoNext

Southern Grandeur - American Queen Steamboat Company*Relax into the history and hospitality of the South on this week-long riverboat experience. Before embarking on the stately American Queen spend the night in Memphis, a town with rich blues heritage and compelling Civil War sites. Then, travel to Vicksburg—known as the “Red Carpet City of the South”—this town offers up an array of boutiques and museums in its charming downtown district. Sail to Natchez, the oldest city on the Mississippi, graced with stunning gardens and palatial mansions, and then to Baton Rouge. This capital city’s unique political history is reflected in a collection of memorable landmarks, from the elegantly furnished Old Governor’s Mansion to the imposing neo-Gothic Old State Capitol. Continue to St. Francisville, a beautiful town with unique shops and historic homes to discover. Before disembarking in New Orleans, journey to Nottoway and explore the impressive halls of the largest plantation house in the South.

California Rail Discovery, April 24 to April 30, 2019

Premier World Discovery

California Rail DiscoveryA crimson bridge, cable cars, a sparkling bay, and streets lined with elegant Victorian homes—San Francisco is undeniably one of the world’s great cities. Reason enough to join us on a spectacular seven day journey through northern California on the California Rail Discovery. Begin your trip with a two night stay along Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. The next day cross the Golden Gate Bridge for a visit to the picturesque town of Sausalito and then on to Sacramento and visit the world-renown California State Railroad Museum. Board the famous Napa Valley Wine Train the next day to relive history through the Napa Valley onboard vintage Pullman railcars – this is sure to be a highlight. The following morning board Amtrak’s California Zephyr and head east into the spectacular snow-capped Sierra Mountain range where we will disembark in the Reno/Tahoe area. The next two nights are spent on the shores of Lake Tahoe at the Lake Tahoe Resort. Visit Carson City and the historic town of Virginia City. A Paddlewheeler Cruise of Lake Tahoe and then a farewell dinner will cap off your seven day adventure out west.

Soldiers and Spies, April 30 to May 6, 2019
In collaboration with The National WWII Museum

Soldiers and SpiesThe National WWII Museum embarks on an exclusive seven-day tour of France, visiting sights from Alex Kershaw’s New York Times best-sellers, The Bedford Boys and Avenue of Spies, with the author himself serving as the features historian. Guests get an up-close view of the beaches of Normandy, and later roam the breathtaking streets of Paris with Kershaw, who provides depth and context to the espionage that occurred there more than 70 years ago.

Italian Riviera, May 25 to June 2, 2019
Discover the Italian Riviera on an exhilarating seven-night journey

From $2,995, plus air AHI

Italian RivieraDiscover the Italian Riviera on an exhilarating seven-night program. Take in the sparkling Ligurian Sea, sun-drenched beaches and charming towns. Stay in Sestri Levante, where colorful buildings frame the coastline, and explore the Italian region of Liguria. Cruise the coast to the Riviera towns of Portofino and Santa Margherita. Spend a day admiring the picturesque Cinque Terre, and feast your eyes on the villages of Manarola, Corniglia and Vernazza from the sea. Explore magnificent Genoa, where 42 Renaissance palazzi dominate the cityscape. Discover Camogli, a charming fishing village and a favorite seaside retreat. In neighboring Tuscany, visit Carrara and discover the origin of the ivory marble that sculptors have prized for centuries. In Lucca, choose between a cycling tour atop the city walls and a walking tour of the Old Town. Enjoy first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan with wine at dinner.

D-Day 75th Anniversary: An Iconic Journey of Remembrance, May 29 to June 7, 2019
In collaboration with The National WWII Museum

D-Day 75th Anniversary: An Iconic Journey of RemembranceJoin The National WWII Museum aboard the Seabourn Ovation from May 29 to June 7, 2019, to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the invasion of Normandy and liberation of France. Sailing down the North Sea and English Channel coast from Amsterdam to Normandy, the Ovation’s stops include Rotterdam, Bruges, Ghent, Dunkirk, Calais, Dieppe, the beaches and hedgerows of Normandy, and disembarkation in Dover. Extend your stay with a pre-tour in Amsterdam or a post-tour in London, and experience it all with the foremost experts in WWII history.

Only a fraction of the 16 million Americans who served in WWII are still alive today. This exceptional journey allows you to travel with a number of these heroic servicemen, hear their stories, and pay homage to their fallen brothers – truly an honor and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

France - Paris Noir, The African - American Experience, June 16 to June 24, 2019
Discover the reach of African-American culture in Paris

From $3,495, per person AHI

France - Paris Noir, The African-American ExperienceDiscover the reach of African-American culture in Paris, the City of Light, and walk in the footsteps of luminaries such as Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Eugene Bullard, Miles Davis and many more. From jazz musicians and club owners to writers and scholars, many African-Americans felt welcome and accepted here in Paris, thousands of miles from home, in the years following World War I. During this seven-night journey, trace the rich history of the city’s African-American community on specially designed walking tours and talks, watch a documentary about the African-American influence in 1920s’ and 1930s’ Paris and meet the filmmakers for a Q&A session, and listen to the music that entranced the city at a jazz concert. Along the way, enjoy quintessential Parisian experiences: the cuisine, a Seine cruise and traveling on the Métro. This small-group program, ideal for active travelers, features first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan, including wine with dinner.

Gaelic Glory - Oceania Cruises*, June 26 to July 5, 2019 Nautica
Dublin to Dublin (8 Nights)

From $3,899 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Gaelic Glory - Oceania Cruises*Immerse yourself in history and tradition as we sail through the Emerald and the British Isles, aboard Oceania Cruises’ Nautica. Embark Nautica in Dublin and head back in time to Viking-founded Waterford, the oldest city on the east coast of Ireland. Admire nature’s bounty in the delightful fishing town of Cobh and take in the unparalleled beauty of Bantry—a town rich with glens, streams, and forests. See Gaelic heritage come to life in Galway at An Taibhdhearc—the national Irish language theater of Ireland—and explore historic Londonderry, the only completely walled city remaining in the British Isles. While in Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic, discover an industrial city polished into a beautiful Northern Irish destination; and embrace Viking history at the museums in Douglas.

Circumnavigation of Iceland, July 24 to August 1 and July 31 to August 8, 2019
Air Included from Boston, New York-JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington-Dulles±
Exclusively Chartered Five-Star Small Ship LE CHAMPLAIN

From $6,495, per person Gohagan

Circumnavigation of IcelandDiscover the ethereal “Land of Fire and Ice”—one of the world’s most enchanting and distinctive destinations—on this specially designed seven-night circumnavigation cruise of this stunning Nordic island nation. Cruise aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star, small ship LE CHAMPLAIN, featuring only 92 Suites and Staterooms and the world’s first multisensory underwater observation lounge. Look for orca, humpback whales and rare migratory birds; see landscapes of ancient Viking ruins and crystalline glaciers atop simmering volcanoes; and touch ice fragments calved from one of Europe’s largest glaciers. Cross the Arctic Circle on Grímsey Island and cruise along the coast of Surtsey, Earth’s youngest island and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the majestic and rocky vista of a former lava lake and marvel at dramatic Goðafoss, the “Waterfall of the Gods.” Includes round-trip air from Boston, New York-JFK, Newark, Toronto and Washington Dulles; Low Air Add‑Ons are available from select cities.† Reykjavík and the Golden Circle Pre-Cruise Option and Greenland’s Ice Fjord and Glaciers Post-Cruise Option are offered.

Wildlife & Frontiers of Alaska - Oceania Cruises*, July 26 to August 6, 2019 Regatta
Seattle to Vancouver (11 Nights)

From $3,649 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities)

Wildlife & Frontiers of Alaska - Oceania Cruises*Explore the astounding glaciers, native traditions, and awe-inspiring scenery on this cruise up and down the Alaskan and Canadian Pacific coast. Embark on the Regatta in Seattle and sail up the Inside Passage; a stunning waterway edged by verdant forests, mountains, and glaciers; and dotted with countless islands. Journey to Ketchikan, and explore the town’s rustic boardwalk or the glacially carved cliffs of Misty Fjords National Monument, on your way to Alaska’s capital city, Juneau. From authentic totems to upscale shopping, Juneau is a picturesque blend of the historical and the contemporary. Spend a day sailing in the shadow of the majestic Hubbard Glacier, and visit Icy Strait Point known for its harmonious Native Tlingit village of Hoonah and their restored 1912 salmon cannery. Delve into Skagway’s gold-rush heritage and catch Gold Fever in the famed Klondike fields. Immerse yourself in native cultures in Sitka. Perched on the edge of Canada’s wilderness Prince Rupert, legendary for its sport fishing and wildlife viewing, is a bridge between civilization and the natural world. Finally, cruise the open blue waters of the Outside Passage to Victoria, Western Canada’s oldest city, before disembarking the Regatta in Vancouver.

Town and Country Life - Cambridge - Oxford - Cotswolds, August 9 to 17, 2019
Featuring: “Downton Abbey,” Blenheim Palace and Lady Henrietta Spencer-Churchill Hilton Cambridge City Centre in Cambridge, and Macdonald Randolph Hotel in Oxford

$3,995 Plus Air Gohagan

Town and Country Life - Cambridge - Oxford - CotswoldsExperience firsthand the storied destinations and steadfast traditions that have shaped English character for centuries in Oxford and Cambridge—two beacons of academia—and in the quintessentially idyllic Cotswold countryside. During this extraordinary and intimate travel opportunity, spend three nights in the centrally located Hilton Cambridge City Centre hotel, right in the midst of Cambridge University’s world-renowned museums, and four nights in the Five-Star Macdonald Randolph Hotel, surrounded by the fabled college quads of Oxford University. Uncover the history behind Victorian Highclere Castle, also known as “Downton Abbey,” and discover the timeless charm of the storybook villages of the Cotswolds. Call on stunning Blenheim Palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hear about contemporary life from the locals during the exclusive Town & Country Life® Forum. This comprehensive small group travel program includes deluxe accommodations, specially arranged meals and all excursions at just the right pace—an excellent value. London Post-Program Option available.

Mediterranean Pathways - Oceania Cruises* August 22 to September 2, 2019 Sirena
Rome to Venice (10 Nights)

From $4,099 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities) GoNext

Mediterranean Pathways - Oceania Cruises*Sail to incredible destinations in Italy, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey aboard the luxurious Sirena. Embark in Civitavecchia, the port for legendary Rome, and head to Sorrento, a city that delights with cobblestone streets, a seaside promenade, vibrant southern Italian culture, and then to stunning Capri, with its jagged, cavernous coastline. Continue to the picturesque island of Sicily to Taormina, a town that boasts unrivaled panoramas of the Ionian Sea and Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano. Then, sail to Greece. Corfu offers a lush landscape of olive groves, wildflowers, white-sand beaches, and emerald hills and mountains; Gythion, once the port of ancient Sparta, has an array of pretty pastel-colored houses; and Mykonos, known as Little Venice, is home to iconic windmills. Browse the colorful market at Kusadasi, a jumping-off point to explore the archaeological wonders of Ephesus, one of the world’s best-preserved Greco-Roman cities. Next, continue to Dubrovnik, an ancient walled city on the Dalmatian Coast. Its pedestrian-only Old Town holds an abundance of delightful sites, from historic churches and ancient sculptures to chic shops, attractive gardens, and quaint cafés. Finally, sail to Venice, and stroll through the winding narrow alleyways to find hidden piazzas, romantic trattorias, and charming old shops.

Paradores & Pousadas, August 31 – September 14, 2019
Portugal to Spain (15 Days)

From $4,578 per person, total price from Boston or New York Odysseys Unlimited

Paradores & PousadasThis distinctive 15-day journey takes your small group through the Iberian Peninsula to the intimate lodgings of Spain’s paradores and Portugal’s pousadas. Begin in the Portuguese capital with Lisbon’s sights then travel to Evora, a treasure-trove of Portuguese, Roman, and Moorish heritage. Discover Merida’s Roman ruins, Seville’s romance, and cultural gem Cordoba. From charming Ronda journey to Granada with its extraordinary Alhambra. Explore medieval Toledo before a three-night stay in monumental Madrid and visits to the 18th-century Royal Palace, the world-renowned Prado, and vast Plaza Mayor. Enjoy Spain’s lively cultural capital, Barcelona, on an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension.

Flavors of Northern Italy - September 7 to September 15, 2019

From $3,995 per person, double occupancy Orbridge

Flavors of Northern Italy - September 7 to September 15, 2019Join our small group for an intimate, nine-day journey to the culinary and cultural heart of Northern Italy—a region brimming with exquisite local wines, specialty ingredients, soul-satisfying signature dishes, and the wonderful Italians who conjure them with time-honored techniques. Settle in to a beautiful, family-owned wine estate outside Verona within reach is a connoisseur’s pick of centuries-old wineries, artisan producers, and extraordinary historic sights. With each day highlighted by exclusive experiences, you’ll access authentic Italy, learn from local Italians, and most of all, revel in la dolce vita—the joyful celebration of food, friends, and life.

Masters of The Air, September 13 to September 20, 2019
In collaboration with The National WWII Museum

Join the National WWII Museum along with historian and best-selling author Donald L. Miller, PhD, for a reminiscent tour to England. Masters of the Air features Miller’s masterful storytelling as he brings to life the air bases, landscape, and history of East Anglia. His passion for the men of the Mighty Eighth Air Force creates an emotional experience available only through this tour. Experience the warfare that was revolutionary during WWII, the war that was waged from the skies.

Alpine Countries with Oktoberfest, September 24 to October 2, 2019

Premier World Discovery

Alpine Countries with OktoberfestThe annual 16-day Oktoberfest Festival started in 1810 and takes place each year in Munich, the capital of Bavaria, Germany. Beginning in September and running through the first weekend in October, it is the world’s largest fair with 6 million visitors per year. Here is your chance to enjoy the culture, music, food and of course Bavarian beer.

Your home for seven nights is in Innsbruck, Austria, situated in the Tyrol region of the Alps. Innsbruck is a perfect hub to venture from and experience majestic scenery, sample wonderful food and explore historic cities & sights of the Alpine Countries.

Touring includes the following: Innsbruck City Tour, Munich City Tour and Oktoberfest, a day traveling in the Alps to see Neuschwanstein Castle, the Wies Church, and the village of Oberammergau. It also includes a day to travel and tour Salzburg. This tour also features two traditional dining experiences with a Bavarian Restaurant & Beer Hall Lunch in Munich & Bier Garden Dinner in Innsbruck.

Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, October 11 to October 16, 2019

Premier World Discovery

Albuquerque Balloon FiestaTravel with us to the Land of Enchantment to enjoy New Mexico’s beautiful landscapes, history and architecture. A highlight will be the world famous Albuquerque Balloon Festival, the world’s largest and most famous hot air ballooning event. Witness the Mass Ascension, which includes more than 500 balloons taking to the sky. Also experience the balloons up close and illuminated on solid ground during the Balloon Glow.

Enjoy three nights in Santa Fe, founded in 1607, making it America’s oldest state capital city and third oldest continuously inhabited U.S. city. Enjoy a Santa Fe City Tour with a local guide, featuring the Santa Fe Plaza, the Palace of the Governor’s (built in 1610) and a visit to the Loretto Chapel to learn of its mysterious past. Santa Fe is part of the UNESCO Creative City Network as one of the most important art markets in the world and is renowned for its beauty, Pueblo-style architecture and museums.

The River Seine to The Beaches of Normandy, October 13 to October 21, 2019
In collaboration with The National WWII Museum

The River Seine to The Beaches of NormandyProviding a whole new level of luxury, the River Seine to the Beaches of Normandy tour is half cruise, half chateau stay that takes guests down the Seine. The journey features expert local guides, exclusive content provided by the National WWII Museum’s archives, and special tours of iconic landmarks steeped in heroism and history. Experience sights like Saint-Mere-Eglise, Omaha Beach, and Pegasus Bridge, all while enjoying the exquisite accommodations of our chartered ship the Uniworld SS Joie de Vivre and the chateaus of the French countryside. This tour is a once in a life time opportunity to integrate yourself into the beauty, culture, and history of a region that played a critical role in world history.

Majestic Vistas - Oceania Cruises* October 27 – November 4, 2019
Venice to Rome (7 Nights)

From $1,999 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities) GoNext

Majestic Vistas - Oceania Cruises*Explore ancient cities and alluring architecture, as you set sail across the Ionian Sea. Embark Marina in Venice, and sail to Dubrovnik an ancient walled city on the Dalmatian Coast that retains its centuries-long allure. View Venetian architecture in Kotor and opulent baroque landmarks in Valletta. Stroll through Messina, a lovely medieval city, rich with history and famous for a cathedral where Richard the Lionheart worshipped in 1190. Before returning to Rome, rejoice in Naples, home to world-class dining, fascinating museums, and treasures such as the Farnese Bull, or observe the ruins of ancient Pompeii, a vast archaeological site, standing in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

Artists & Aristocrats - Oceania Cruises* October 29 to November 6, 2019 Sirena
Rome to Barcelona (7 Nights)

From $2,299 per person, double occupancy (airfare included from select cities) GoNext

Artists & Aristocrats - Oceania Cruises*Take in the legacy of the great patrons, popes, and painters of the Mediterranean on this weeklong voyage. Depart from Civitavecchia and sail to Livorno, a jumping-off point for adventures in the monument-rich cities of Florence and Pisa and the idyllic Tuscan countryside. Monte Carlo, the next stop, is an extravagant city surrounded by the renowned destinations of Nice, Èze, and Cannes—all connected by the famous Grand Corniche—while Antibes, the following port, boasts the best natural sand beaches on the French Riviera. Continue to Marseille, France’s oldest city and gateway to the picturesque landscapes and medieval towns of Provence, and Palma de Mallorca, a town with impressive architecture and historic monuments. Finally, before ending your cruise in Barcelona, stop in Valencia, famed for its unique mix of Baroque cathedrals, futuristic architecture, and lush parks.

Holiday Markets Cruise, November 27 to December 5, 2019
Experience the diverse history of the British Isles

From $2,099, per person, AHI

Holiday Markets CruiseExperience the diverse history of the British Isles on your voyage through the United Kingdom and beyond. Arrive in London; Britain’s forward-thinking capital that blends history, pageantry, and innovation; and embark the luxurious Nautica before you depart for Newcastle, a cultural hub adorned with timeless Victorian structures. Arrive in Edinburgh, where you’ll find this dignified capital’s finest details in the intimate squares and maze-like alleyways of medieval Old Town; and explore fascinating Viking history at the Manx Museum in Douglas. In Belfast, birthplace of the Titanic, you’ll discover an industrial city polished into the sleek Northern Irish destination you see today; before indulging in the cultural feast that is Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city. From the beaches to The Beatles, Liverpool delights with modern attractions and classic British heritage. Hike the Welsh countryside in Holyhead before disembarking the Nautica in Dublin, Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital.


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AHI Travel 800.323.7373
Gohagan Travel 800.922.3088
Go Next 800.842.9023
Orbridge 866.639.0079
National WWII Museum 877.813.3329 ext 257
Premier World Discovery 877.953.8687
Odysseys Unlimited 800.370.6765



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