Symphony on the Blue Danube

October 2016

Visit five countries and up to six UNESCO World Heritage sites on this custom-designed, music-themed journey featuring three nights Prague and a five-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube aboard the deluxe m.s. Amadeus Elegant. Enjoy private classical music performances and a comprehensive schedule of guided excursions. Berlin Pre-Program and Budapest Post-Program Options.


Parliament Building,
Budapest, Hungary

Ancient Empires

September 2016

RomePompeiiAmalfi Coast
Isle of CapriSicilyMalta

Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship m.y. Variety Voyager

Discover fascinating ancient empires on this seven-night cruise to Malta, Sicily, Capri and southern Italy, aboard the exclusively chartered, 72-passenger m.y. Variety Voyager and featuring eight UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the superbly excavated town of Pompeii, the beautiful Amalfi Coast and Agrigento’s majestic Valley of Temples.

Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy

Coastal Life® Odyssey of Ancient Civilizations
Cruising along the Adriatic and Aegean Seas

Fall 2016

Venice Dalmatian CoastBay of KotorAlbania
CorfuCorinth CanalDelphiAthens

Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship Five-Star m.s. Le Lyrial

Explore dynamic crossroads of the Roman, Byzantine, Venetian and Slavic civilizations and their distinctive deep-rooted cultures that have flourished for more than three thousand years.
This comprehensive and exciting custom-designed small ship
itinerary takes us along the pathway of these great civilizations
through five countries—Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania and Greece —and to six UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Island Life® Ancient Greece
an Aegean Odyssey

September 26 to October 4, 2016

Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship Five-Star
m.s. Le Lyrial

An unparalleled nine-day Aegean odyssey round trip from Athens, Greece, aboard the exclusively chartered Five-Star small ship m.s. Le Lyrial. Call on Crete, Santorini, Delos, Mykonos, Pátmos and medieval Rhodes—islands steeped in myth and history. Visit extraordinary Meteora and the legendary Palace of Minos at Knossos. Athens Pre-Cruise and Peloponnese Post-Cruise Options.

Santorini, Greece

Delos, Greece

Trade Routes of Coastal Iberia

October 2016

GibraltarSevilleAndalusia Lisbon

A voyage aboard the exclusively chartered Small Ship Five-Star m.s. Le Lyrial

Cruise the ancient trade routes of Phoenician, Roman and Moorish mariners on this comprehensive itinerary to the coastal jewels of the Iberian Peninsula. Travel in style while enjoying the unique opportunity to cruise into the heart of Seville on Spain’s legendary Guadalquivir River.

Belém Tower, Lisbon, Portugal

Rivieras and Islands
France Italy Spain

September/October 2016

Monte CarloPortofinoCorsicaSardinia
Barcelona FlorenceRomeMarseilles
CarcassonneCinque Terre Aix-en-Provence

Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship m.y. Variety Voyager

Cruise for seven nights from Barcelona to Rome aboard the exclusively chartered, small ship m.y. Variety Voyager. Visit the sun-drenched French and Italian rivieras and islands and up to five UNESCO World Heritage sites, with excursions featuring Corsica, Sardinia, Florence or Pisa, Italy’s Cinque Terre, Monte Carlo, Marseilles and Nice.

The Duomo, Florence, Italy

Marseilles, France

Passage along the Blue Danube:
Transylvania and the Danube Delta to Vienna

October 2016

Aboard the exclusively chartered deluxe
m.s. Amadeus Royal

This custom-designed, 13-day travel program features six distinct countries in the enchanting eastern Danube River Valley. Spend two nights in Bucharest then cruise for nine nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Royal to Vienna, visiting medieval cities, charming villages and rugged countryside. Vienna Post‑Program Option.

Peleş Castle, Translyvania, Romania

Town and Country Life® in the
Italian Lakes and Venice

Fall 2016

Lake ComoLake Maggiore

Immerse yourself in the true essence of town and country life in northern Italy with three nights Venice and four nights in the fabled Lake District. Enjoy a private boat cruise on Lake Como and expert-guided excursions. Enriching lectures and the exclusive Town & Country Life Forum®with local residents brings personal perspectives of the region’s modern life and cultural heritage. In the extraordinary floating city of Venice, enjoy a private cruise on the Grand Canal.

Rialto Bridge, Venice

Villa del Balbianello, Lake Como

Village Life® In Dordogne

Fall 2016

Experience the provincial character of Dordogne for one full week in Sarlat-la-Canéda, one of the most beautiful and well‑preserved medieval villages in France. Stay in the family‑owned Plaza Madeleine Hôtel, formerly a grand 19th‑century townhouse. Discover the region’s charming villages, medieval castles and prehistoric treasures. Paris Pre- and Bordeaux Post-Program Options.

Dordogne River Valley

River Life® along the Dutch Waterways

April 2017

Aboard the exclusively chartered deluxe m.s. Amadeus Silver II

Cruise for seven nights in Flanders aboard an exclusively chartered, deluxe, Amadeus small river ship when Holland’s breathtaking tulip fields are in bloom. Meet local residents during the exclusive River Life Forum®. Tour the Kröller-Müeller museum. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens. Amsterdam Pre-Cruise and the Hague, Delft, and Kinderdijk Post-Cruise Options.


European Coastal Civilizations


April/May 2017

LisbonOportoSantiago de CompostelaBilbao
BrittanyNormandy BeachesRiver Thames to London

Featuring Guest Speaker: Dwight David Eisenhower II

Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship Five-Star
m.s. Le Boréal

This eight-night cruise along coastal Portugal, Spain, France and the United Kingdom aboard the Five-Star m.s. Le Boréal features a memorable cruise up the River Thames, our exclusive C´est Bon! CULINARY TRADITIONS program celebrating local cuisines and wines and a visit to the beaches of Normandy with special guest speaker Dwight D. Eisenhower II.

Mont-St-Michel, Brittany, France

Springtime in Provence
Burgundy Beujolais

May 2017

Cruising aboard the Deluxe Small River Ship
m.s. Amadeus Provence

This exclusive French sojourn features one night in dynamic Marseille and a six-night cruise through the Provence and the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe m.s. Amadeus Provence, launching
|in 2017. Explore Arles, Avignon, Orange, Beaune, Lyon and the Beaujolais vineyards. Palette of Provence Pre-Program and Geneva and the French Alps Post-Program Options.

Château Montmelas, France

Marseilles, France

Celtic Lands

May 2017

Featuring Guest Speakers: Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood

Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship Five-Star
m.s. Le Boréal

Cruise for eight nights from Scotland to Wales, Ireland and France. Meet Dwight David Eisenhower II and Allen Packwood, Director of the Churchhill Archives at Cambridge. Both will provide exclusive lectures and personal insights. Enjoy guided excursions in each port of call, including the beaches of Normandy.

Scottish Highlands

Changing Tides of History
Cruising the Baltic Sea

June 2017

Aboard the exclusively chartered small ship Five-Star
m.s. Le Boréal

Experience the cultural rebirth of the Baltic States, with eight nights aboard the exclusively chartered, Five-Star m.s. Le Boréal. Enjoy specially arranged presentations by former president of Poland Lech Wałęsa and by noted author and scholar Sergei N. Khrushchev, son of Nikita Khrushchev. Visit Gdańsk, Tallinn, St. Petersburg, Helsinki and Visby.

Stockholm, Sweden

St. Petersburg, Russia

Waterways of Russia
St. PetersburgMoscow

June 2017

Cruising aboard the deluxe river ship m.s. Volga Dream

Cruise for 10 nights aboard the exclusively chartered, deluxe,
90-passenger m.s. Volga Dream through Russia’s old-world heartland. Enjoy two nights each in St. Petersburg and Moscow. Visit 10th-century Uglich, medieval Yaroslavl, the
14th-century Kirillo-Belozersky monastery near Goritsy and the open-air museum of Kizhi Island. St. Petersburg Pre-Cruise and Moscow Post-Cruise Options.

Goritsy Monastery, Russia

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