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When Irish Eyes are Smiling | April 11-19
The Republic of Ireland is the land of breathtaking landscapes, friendly people, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and we'll tour the best of Ireland with you! Our exclusive land program will certainly exceed your expectations of the Emerald Isle, whether you’re raising a pint with new Irish friends at a lively pub, following in the footsteps of your ancestors among the rolling hills and picturesque castles, or enjoying the best of Irish culture through authentic experiences. Thrill at the amazing Cliffs of Moher and the gorgeous Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula on this perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle, including the mountainous beauty of Connemara.
Pacific Coastal Getaway | April 21 – May 1
Come aboard Norwegian Jewel and discover the best of the West on this Pacific Coastal cruise with its eye popping landscapes! Enjoy a stroll through sunny Santa Barbara with a visit to Stearns Wharf and the boutique and restaurant-lined promenade, or take to the water on a whale watching or kayak tour. Then catch a bird’s eye view of Seattle from the city’s famous Space Needle and visit Chihuly Garden and Glass—home to thousands of colorful glass flowers and plants and other awe-inspiring sculptures. In Ketchikan, hike through the enchanting ancient Tongass National Forest, nicknamed the “Crown Jewel,” or savor fresh local seafood at a Dungeness crab feast.
National Parks & Monuments of Arizona & Utah | May 4-13
Featuring: Grand Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, Monument Valley, Arches National Park, Canyonlands, Capital Reef National Park, Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park
Burgundy, Provence & Cote d’Azur | May 21 – June 2
Indulge in French flavors on a palate-pleasing itinerary that highlights the essence of France’s Burgundy and Provence. Uncover the Roman history of Chalon-sur-Saône and delight in charming Tournus with its towering Romanesque Abbey and historic apothecary shop. Visit French Châteaux from Burgundy to Provence, taste your way through the French culinary capital of Lyon. While you’ll get more than a taste of Burgundy and Provence during this itinerary, the essence of these destinations will linger on your palate and in your heart for a lifetime! In addition, spend three nights at the Côte d'Azur, with its famously glamorous beach resorts such as Saint-Tropez and Nice, and the independent microstate of Monaco (Monte Carlo).
Alaska Land & Cruise Tour (Southbound) | June 10 – 21
Featuring four days of pre-cruise sightseeing in Anchorage, Turnagain Arm, Mt. Alyeska, Talkeetna, and Seward, plus a relaxing Seven-Day Southbound Cruise including Valdez, Hubbard Glacier (cruising), Skagway, Juneau, Ketchikan, and Vancouver!
Michigan & the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island | June 22-30
Featuring: Ford Rouge Factory, The Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield Village, Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park & Gerald Ford Presidential Museum, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Colonial Fort Michilimackinac, two night stay at the magnificent Grand Hotel, Mackinac State Park historic Fort Mackinac, the Upper Peninsula incl. Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum & Soo Locks Boat Cruise, Frankenmuth’s World Famous Chicken Dinner & Bronner’s - the worlds largest Christmas store.
Red Wing to Alton – Mark Twain’s Mississippi | July 23-31
July 23 – 31, 2023 | 7-Day Cruise/Tour Itinerary: July 23 | Flight bound Minneapolis This morning, board your flight to Minneapolis. Upon arrival, a Universal Travel representative [...]
Splendor of the Great Lakes | August 5-15
Dive into North America’s maritime legacy on board the Ocean Navigator, a unique coastal vessel, that is able to navigate the intricate locking system of the St. Lawrence seaway and the 5 Great Lakes! With a caring crew of 84 pampering no more than 202 guests, you’ll feel at home from the moment you step onboard. Whether it’s a favorite cocktail served to you on deck, fresh hot coffee in the morning in your room, or the delicate chocolate on your pillow ensuring sweet dreams, serving you is our pleasure. Set sail on a Great Lakes adventure filled with intrigue, charm and marvels of nature. Explore the dual American-Canadian culture of Sault Ste. Marie, the throwback lifestyle in Mackinac Island, the rich innovations of Detroit and Cleveland and the majesty of Niagara Falls.
When Irish Eyes are Smiling | Aug 8 – 16
A journey through the Emerald Isle - Featuring Waterford Crystal, the Blarney Castle, the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher, Connemara and more... The Republic of Ireland is the land of breathtaking landscapes, friendly people, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences and we'll tour the best of Ireland with you! Our exclusive land program will certainly exceed your expectations of the Emerald Isle, whether you’re raising a pint with new Irish friends at a lively pub, following in the footsteps of your ancestors among the rolling hills and picturesque castles, or enjoying the best of Irish culture through authentic experiences. Thrill at the amazing Cliffs of Moher and the gorgeous Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula on this perfect introduction to the Emerald Isle, including the mountainous beauty of Connemara.
Niagara Falls & Buffalo | Aug 20 – 25
Featuring the mighty Niagara Falls (both sides), Maid of the Mist & Cave of the Winds, Whirlpool Areal Car, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Erie Canal & Buffalo River cruise, Icewine Tasting, and much more!
Atlantic Coastline-Wine & Culture Voyage | Sept 5 – 18
Welcome aboard a luxurious boutique hotel at sea, the Azamara Journey®, a 5-Star mid-sized ship (680 guests and 400 crew) with a deck plan that’s intimate but never crowded, and offers everything modern voyagers are looking for - plus some unexpected extras. It’s been said that guests sail with Azamara for the destinations, but come back for the staff and crew. Re-imagined staterooms include modern amenities, furnishings, and European linens. The cruise line’s authentic service goes beyond the expectations of even the most well-traveled cruisers. Added to that, world-class dining options, spa experiences to relax and refresh, and all-new entertainment offerings, you’ve got an onboard experience that’s matched only by the immersive cultural encounters in store for you on shore.
Gems of the Adirondacks and Lake Placid | Sept 25 – Oct 1
September 25 - October 1, 2023 Featuring the Finger Lakes region, Adirondacks, 1000 Islands and Lake Placid
Kenya | Oct 9-20
Luxury Tented Camp Safari Up-close with the Big 5
Kenya | Oct 13 – 24
Luxury Tented Camp Safari Up-close with the Big 5
Charms of the South-The Lower Mississippi | Nov 5-13
Embark on a unique riverboat adventure along the Lower Mississippi River between Memphis and New Orleans. Savor a week aboard a luxurious paddle wheeler as you cruise down the river. Spacious luxury awaits aboard the floating masterpiece that is the American Queen. This boutique-style riverboat offers exquisite dining beautiful decks and exceptional amenities. Combining the best of the old and the new, this beautiful lady epitomizes the grace and grandeur that have made cruising on the Mississippi River a cherished American tradition for more than two centuries. The enthusiastic, all-American crew, will share with you a wonderful journey filled with historical tales, culinary delights, unique culture, vibrant music, and new friends. From your private balcony, enjoy expansive river views, the rising bluffs of the historic river towns, and the tree-lined banks accented with blue herons and bald eagles. Featuring the home of the King of Rock and Roll - Graceland, a 7-night cruise aboard the American Queen, and a post excursion of the famous New Orleans French Quarter.
Rhine River Christmas Market Cruise | Nov 22 – Dec 4
Featuring 2-nights in Zurich, 2-nights in Lucerne, plus 7-nights of cruising the Rhine River from Switzerland through France, Germany to the Netherlands Discover fairytale castles and historic vineyards as part of this spectacular Rhine River holiday fantasy. Enjoy Zurich, the medieval town of Lucerne, and Basel, before setting sail aboard the beautiful AmaMora, an elegantly decorated ship. Encompassing the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland, as well as iconic landmarks and majestic mountain landscapes, this distinctive itinerary is truly a Christmas miracle. Visit cities and towns brimming with beautiful decor, glittering Christmas trees, and holiday spirit. Wander the stalls of France’s oldest Christmas Market in Strasbourg and explore the restaurants, open-air wine gardens, and Christmas Market of Drosselgasse, the cultural heart of Rüdesheim. Explore the canal-laden city of Amsterdam in all its seasonal glory, with its neat rows of buildings and rich history.
Christmas in New York City | December 6-10
Featuring Christmas Spectacular - Starring the Radio City Rockettes + a Behind the Scenes Guided Tour of the Showplace of the Nation; The Radio City Music Hall, Two Broadway Shows, 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Hudson River Cruise and much more!!!