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Vietnam Highlights

Includes

  • Return flights from Windhoek
  • All airport taxes
  • Transfers throughout
  • 9 day/ 8 Night tour
  • Trip includes a half day tour of Hanoi, a cruise around Halong Bay, a visit to the 400 year old Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An, a tour of Ho hi Minh City and much more.
  • 8 nights in twin share accommodation, air conditioned transportation and regional English speaking guides
  • 1 night on a local train
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees for all sight-seeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals indicated in program
  • Domestic flight from Da Nang International to Ho Chi Minh City Airport (Economy)
  • International air ticket reconfirmation

Excludes

  • Vietnam visa
  • Personal insurance
  • Gratuities for guide, driver, waiter/waitress, bell boy, etc.
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Beverages.

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TOUR DETAILS
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Seat in coach tour departure dates:
17 Feb, 17 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 16 Jun, 14 Jul, 18 Aug, 15 Sept, 20 Oct 2017

Day 1 – Arrival in Hanoi.
Meet & Transfer to city. Check in hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 – Hanoi half day sightseeing. (B)
In the morning, take a half-day city tour to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and a walking tour of the Old Quarter. The afternoon is free. (Optional tours are available at additional charge)

Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Halong. Embark for a cruise around Halong Bay. Overnight in Halong.

Day 4 – Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Hue (Brunch)
Morning continue boat cruise around Halong Bay with brunch onboard. In the afternoon, drive back to Hanoi. That evening, transfer to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Hue.

Day 5 – Hue arrival – half day sightseeing (L)
Arrive in Hue, meet at railway station & transfer to hotel. Lunch with Hue specialties at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Hue Citadel and Royal Antique Museum

Day 6 – Hue – Hoi An (B)
In the morning, take a boat trip on Huong river to Thien Mu pagoda then drive to Hoi An Ancient town. In the afternoon, take a walking tour to explore this World Heritage Site. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien
Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market.

Day 7 – Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) (Breakfast)
The morning is free. (Optional tours are available at additional charge) In the afternoon, take a flight to HCMC. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.

Day 8 – HCM City half day sightseeing. (B)
Half day tour including Cathedral, GPO, the China town with visit to Binh Tay market and Thien Hau temple. Afternoon is free. (Optional tours are available at additional charge).

Day 9 – HCMC – Departure (B)
Free until transfer to airport for departure.

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Subject to availability at time of reservation and prices subject to change without notice

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Solo Traveller

We’ve waived or reduced the Single Supplement on a generous number of itineraries and departures for guests eager to see the world solo. Book early, as these fares sell out quickly.

Castles along the Rhine (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 19, 26 | Apr 5, 16, 19 | May 17, 21 | Jun 7, 25 | Jul 2, 5, 26, 30 | Aug 6, 27 | Sep 17, 27 | Oct 8, 11, 29 | Nov 1, 5

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ALL INCLUSIVE

  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 6 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English-speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” “Village Day” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audioheadset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the exquisite S.S. Antoinette or the elegant River Empress
  • Lavishly appointed riverview staterooms and suites have handcrafted Savoir® of England beds, high-thread count 100% Egyptian cotton sheets and European duvets, and a menu of pillow options
  • Free Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • 4 countries: France, Germany, The Netherlands, Switzerland
  • 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “The Rhine River: Shaping European History from the Romans to the European Union”
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All gratuities, both onboard and onshore
  • Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

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A Portrait of Majestic France (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 2, 16
  • May 7
  • Jun 4
  • Jul 2, 23
  • Aug 13, 20
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 22
  • Nov 5

Bordeaux, Vineyards & Châteaux (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 2, 16
  • May 7
  • Jun 11
  • Jul 2, 16
  • Aug 6, 27
  • Sep 10
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 12

Burgundy & Provence (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 26
  • Apr 9, 23
  • May 28
  • Jul 23, 30
  • Aug 6, 13
  • Sep 10
  • Oct 8
  • Nov 5

Classic Christmas Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 8

Danube Holiday Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 9, 16

Delightful Danube & Prague (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • May 8
  • Jul 17, 31
  • Aug 14
  • Sep 6
  • Oct 18
  • Nov 1

Enchanting Christmas & New Year’s Cruise (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 23

Enchanting Danube (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 19, 26
  • Apr 2, 16
  • Jun 25
  • Jul 2, 23
  • Aug 13, 20
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 15
  • Nov 12

European Holiday Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Nov 30
  • Dec 14

European Jewels (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • May 15, 31
  • Jun 7
  • Jul 19
  • Aug 16, 30
  • Sep 13
  • Oct 11
  • Nov 1

Gems of Northern Italy (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • Mar 31
  • Apr 7, 21
  • Jun 16
  • Jul 21
  • Aug 11, 25
  • Sep 8
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 3

Grand Christmas & New Year’s Cruise (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 22

Grand European Discovery (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • May 14
  • Jun 25
  • Aug 20
  • Sep 17
  • Oct 15

Grand France (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 26
  • Apr 9, 23
  • Jun 4
  • Jul 2, 30
  • Aug 13, 27
  • Oct 22

Highlights of Eastern Europe (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 5, 10
  • May 22
  • Jun 5
  • Jul 3
  • Aug 14, 23
  • Sep 20
  • Oct 4

Holland & Belgium at Tulip Time (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 26
  • Apr 16

Imperial Waterways of Russia (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Jun 24
  • Jul 6

Legendary Rhine & Moselle (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 21
  • May 3
  • Jun 24
  • Jul 18, 30
  • Aug 11, 23
  • Sep 28
  • Oct 22
  • Nov 3

Paris & Impressions of the Seine (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 28
  • Apr 6, 15
  • May 3
  • Jun 17
  • Jul 5, 23
  • Aug 10, 19
  • Sep 15
  • Oct 12, 30
  • Nov 8

Paris & Normandy (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 9, 23
  • May 7
  • Jun 11
  • Jul 16, 23
  • Aug 6, 20
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 22
  • Nov 5

Parisian Royal Holiday (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Dec 6, 13

Portraits of Eastern Europe (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 10
  • May 22
  • Jun 5
  • Aug 14, 28
  • Sep 25

Rhine Holiday Markets (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Nov 28
  • Dec 5

Rhine-Main Discovery & Munich (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • May 19
  • Jun 16
  • Aug 11, 20
  • Sep 17
  • Oct 15
  • Nov 3

Splendors of Italy (2017)

Reduced Single Supplement

  • Mar 31
  • Apr 7, 21
  • Jun 16
  • Jul 21
  • Aug 11, 25
  • Sep 8
  • Oct 13
  • Nov 3

Tulips and Windmills (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Mar 30
  • Apr 3

Ultimate European Journey (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • May 3
  • Jun 14
  • Jul 3, 26
  • Aug 14
  • Sep 25

Ultimate France (2017)

Waived Single Supplement

  • Apr 9
  • May 28
  • Jun 11
  • Jul 2, 23
  • Aug 6, 27
  • Sep 3
  • Oct 22

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2017 Victoria Falls Marathon

Africa plays host to some ‘must do’ marathons, and the 2017 Econet Victoria Falls Marathon is definitely one of them! With a vibey ambiance and an epic sunset cruise, this feels much more like good fun than hard work! Yet, with great prizes up for grabs, don’t be fooled into thinking this run should not be taken seriously. And if the inclines on the route don’t take your breath away, the breathtaking backdrop of the iconic Victoria Falls surely will.

We’ve put together 3 night packages at selected Victoria Falls Hotels, which include all transfers, Race entry fee and official Marathon Sunset Cruise.

Prices include:

  • Return airport transfers from/to Victoria Falls International Airport
  • guaranteed bib number
  • T-shirt
  • medal
  • goodie bag
  • 3 nights accommodation in Victoria Falls on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Transfers to and from race start/ finish line (excludes transfer to race start for clients booked at Kingdom or
    Ilala Lodge)
  • Race entry fee : full/ half marathon
  • Official Marathon Sunset Cruise (including park fees and transfers)
  • Services of on-site coordinator at race and over weekend

Prices exclude:
Flights, taxes, visas, travel insurance, health requirements, equipment rental, drinks, all items of a personal nature and any other service not specified.

Combine this race with a safari to Hwange National Park, Zambezi National Park, or any other park in Zimbabwe – or Chobe National Park, in nearby Botswana – just a few of the suggested extensions we can assist you in booking.

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  • Day 1: Friday – 16 June 2017
    On arrival at Victoria Falls International Airport you will be met and transferred to Victoria Falls. Spend 3 nights here
    inclusive of breakfast daily in your choice of hotel (see price list below)
  • Day 2: Saturday –17 June 2017
    Spend the day relaxing at the pool or you may choose to participate in some of the many activities on offer (for own
    account) or explore the town where you can buy curios and have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
  • Day 3: Sunday – 18 June 2017
    Victoria Falls Marathon – RACE DAY
    Transfers from to/ from the stadium will be provided for all Wild Frontiers clients. The stadium offers shade, a cashbar
    and food stalls. Transfers not included for guests staying at Kingdom Hotel or Ilala Lodge.
    This afternoon around 15h30 you will be met and transferred to the jetty for the official Marathon Sunset Cruise.
  • Day 4: Monday – 19 June 2017
    Transfer to Victoria Falls International Airport for your flight back home.

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SA and Namibian Traveller Rates | Land Only

  • Kingdom Hotel from:
    N$ 5 955 pps | N$ 8 840 single person per room
  • Sprayview Hotel from:
    N$ 6 285 pps  | N$ 7 955 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Hotel from:
    N$ 8 680 pps | N$ 14 030 single person per room
  • Ilala Lodge from:
    N$ 8 825 pps | N$ 11 610 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge from:
    N$ 10 135 pps | N$ 10 135 single person per room

* All prices are subject to change due to any unforeseen price increase or rate of exchange fluctuations. Calculated based on ROE as at 31 Oct 2016.


International Traveller Rates

  • Kingdom Hotel from:
    USD 580 pps | USD 845 single person per room
  • Sprayview Hotel from:
    USD 445 pps  | USD 560 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Hotel from:
    USD 720 pps | USD 1 190 single person per room
  • Ilala Lodge from:
    USD 750 pps | USD 1 000 single person per room
  • Victoria Falls Safari Lodge from:
    USD 715 pps | USD 715 single person per room

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The route takes you from the start at the post office opposite Kingdom Hotel, towards the old bridge between Zimbabwe and Zambia, offering runners spectacular views of the Victoria Falls. Turn around just before the Zambia border post before crossing the bridge again and heading up Zambezi Drive parallel to the Zambezi River. Once past the massive baobab tree you turn onto the road leading up to the Zambezi National Park. Run a shady loop into the park where you may see some game. We have game rangers deployed along the route for safety. Continue to Victoria Falls town and residential area. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and enthusiasm from the water stations before finishing at the school on the Kazangula Road.

Developed in conjunction with the National Athletics Association of Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls Marathon race is an AIMS (Association of International Marathon and Distance Races) registered event. The marathon race provides a platform for both local and international runners to pit themselves against the best! The route is well supported by regular water points and cooling down sections, all ably managed by the sponsors. All athletes are advised to spend the night before the race in the town of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe (NOT the Zambia side of the falls) as the border post will be closed early morning on the day of the race.

Start times:
All runs start on the main road close to Ilala Lodge and Kingdom Hotel, and finish at the school. This may change, please check on registration. Follow the markings directing each race.

  • 42.2km marathon @ 06h45 am
  • 21.1km half marathon @ 07h15 am
  • 7.5 km Fun Run @ 08h15 am

Cut off times:

  • 42.2km: cut-off after 6 hrs (12h30 noon)
  • 21.1km: cut-off after 6 hrs
  • Fun Run: no cut-off

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Vietnam Highlights

Includes

  • Return economy class flights and All airport taxes
  • Transfers throughout
  • 9 day/ 8 Night tour
  • Trip includes a half day tour of Hanoi, a cruise around Halong Bay, a visit to the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge in Hoi An, a tour of Ho hi Minh City and much more.
  • 8 nights in twin share accommodation, air conditioned transportation and regional English speaking guides
  • 1 night on a local train
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Entrance fees for all sight-seeing tours as specified in the itinerary
  • Meals indicated in program
  • Domestic flight from Da Nang International to Ho Chi Minh City Airport (Economy)
  • International air ticket reconfirmation

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TOUR DETAILS
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Day 1 – Arrival in Hanoi.
Meet & Transfer to city. Check in hotel. The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 – Hanoi half day sightseeing. (B)
In the morning, take a half-day city tour to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and a walking tour of the Old Quarter. The afternoon is free. (Optional tours are available at additional charge)

Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive to Halong. Embark for a cruise around Halong Bay. Overnight in Halong.

Day 4 – Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Hue (Brunch)
Morning continue boat cruise around Halong Bay with brunch onboard. In the afternoon, drive back to Hanoi. That evening, transfer to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Hue.

Day 5 – Hue arrival – half day sightseeing (L)
Arrive in Hue, meet at railway station & transfer to hotel. Lunch with Hue specialties at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Hue Citadel and Royal Antique Museum

Day 6 – Hue – Hoi An (B)
In the morning, take a boat trip on Huong river to Thien Mu pagoda then drive to Hoi An Ancient town. In the afternoon, take a walking tour to explore this World Heritage Site. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market.

Day 7 – Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) (Breakfast)
The morning is free. (Optional tours are available at additional charge) In the afternoon, take a flight to HCMC. Transfer to hotel upon arrival.

Day 8 – HCM City half day sightseeing. (B)
Half day tour including Cathedral, GPO, the China town with visit to Binh Tay market and Thien Hau temple. Afternoon is free. (Optional tours are available at additional charge).

Day 9 – HCMC – Departure (B)
Free until transfer to airport for departure.

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Europe Express

Visiting 5 countries: France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands

Topdecker, meet Europe. With so much to experience in this memorable introduction, we think you’re bound to hit it off. Take in all the major highlights of this fabulous continent (as well as some tucked-away gems), and discover why countries like France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Netherlands and Belgium are featured on everyone’s Pinterest boards. The perfect trip for those who are big on ambition but short on time, the Europe Express will have you ticking off bucket list items faster than you can say, “Group selfie!”. Let’s go!

Bucket List Inclusions

  • Paris gourmet picnic beside the Eiffel Tower
  • Dutch cheese & clogs demonstration
  • Vaporetto ride on Grand Canal, Venice
  • Visit former concentration camp Dachau
  • Canal dinner cruise in Amsterdam
  • Stay in the Rhine Valley castle region
  • Paris city driving tour

More Inclusions

  • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 6 nights in hostels & 4 nights in bungalows at European campsites
  • English Channel crossing
  • Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi
  • Guided tours of all major cities
  • Awesome Trip Leader + Driver + On-Site Chefs

Group Size
Maximum 48

Transport
Modern air-conditioned coach with free Wi-Fi, including power points for charging electronics.

Start/Finish Times
Start time:
Meet at 6am in London (or 5pm in Paris)
Finish time:
Approximately 9pm in London

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Day 1: London, England to Paris, France
All good things start with Paris. Meet the crew, grab some supplies and hit the road early in the morning as we jump across the English Channel to Paris. Pinch yourself and Instagram your first selfie over dinner before we kick off the trip with a guided tour of the City of Lights with your Trip Leader. Home to Coco Chanel, the Eiffel Tower and the Mona Lisa, Paris has more than earned its reputation as the European capital for all things culture, fashion and food. Tonight, find out why.

Included today:
-Paris city driving tour

Meals:
-Dinner
Day 2: Paris
This morning: free time en Francais. From canaltaronja.cat the Louvre and Musée d’Orsay to the l’Arc de Triomphe and Champs Elysées, you’ll be sure to make a solid dent in your bucket list. Hop on an optional bike tour of Paris or roam the streets on your own before our gourmet picnic at the Eiffel Tower. End your day with an optional Seine River cruise or a #throwback bohemian cabaret show.

Included today:
-Gourmet picnic by the Eiffel Tower

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Paris bicycle tour
-Seine River cruise
-Traditional cabaret show

Day 3: Paris to Swiss Alps, Switzerland
Trade in Parisian streets for snowy peaks. Home to the highest point in Europe, 72 waterfalls and one of the largest nature conservations in Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen is obviously where we’re spending the night. Urban charm ain’t got nothing on Swiss scenery. Upon arrival, chow down on Swiss cuisine and hit the bar for a nightcap.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 4: Swiss Alps
Scenic hikes and jaw-dropping views are on today’s agenda. Go low key with a mountain walk or hop on board the Jungfraubahn railway for an optional visit to the Jungfrau Mountain summit. Expect fairytale villages en route and sky-diving out of a helicopter upon arrival (if heights don’t scare you). Another local feast awaits your return, regardless of how you make your way back down.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Jungfrau excursion
-Helicopter ride
-Skydiving

Day 5: Swiss Alps to Venice, Italy
Time to yodel your way down the mountains and into the land of the long boot to say ciao to Venice. Check out our accommodation, have an Eat Pray Love-worthy relationship with an irresistible Italian (meal) and get pumped for living out your own version of The Italian Job tomorrow.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch
-Dinner

Day 6: Venice
You know it as the floating city, but this place is actually sinking (slowly). Check out St. Mark’s Square, Accademia Bridge and a who’s who of the city’s usual suspects on a guided walking tour, then jump on a vaporetto and explore the Grand Canal. Also on the schedule: an optional gondola ride through the maze of marble bridges and gelato shops we call Venice. Throw away your map in the afternoon and try to find the world’s most epic little bookshop, Libreria Acqua Alta, or just go on a mission to find the perfect gelato.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Venice
-Vaporetto ride on the Grand Canal

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Gondola ride on the Grand Canal

Day 7: Venice to Munich, Germany
It’s time to get to know the city where beer is officially considered a food. Your Trip Leader will clue you up on the Bavarian capital on a walking tour. Slide on your Lederhosen and have a royal Happy Hour experience (none of that craft beer nonsense here) at the 426-year- old Hofbräuhaus – the recipes here were passed down from Wilhelm V, the Duke of Bavaria.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Munich

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 8: Munich to Rhine Valley
Medieval castles, vineyards and the mighty Rhine River are all up next today. Breathe in as we weave our way through narrow cobblestone streets and tunnels, then give Queen B a run for her money with your own 12th-century castle quarters. Besides its obvious appeal (fairytale views over the Rhine, anyone?) half of Germany’s wine comes from here. Shame not to try some.

Included today:
-Rhine Valley River Cruise

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Rhine Valley River cruise

Day 9: Rhine Valley to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amster-DAM it’s going to be a good day! Start dreaming of cheese, clogs and cheeky cafe stops as we roll through tulip and windmill dotted fields to Amsterdam. Learn how cheddar and the chunky wooden shoes are made, and then get your bearings on a walking tour of the vibrant capital. End the night with a cone of hot chips with mayo. Mmm.

Included today:
-Walking tour of Amsterdam
-Steins and Cuckoos demonstration
-Dutch cheese and clogs demonstration

Meals:
-Breakfast

Day 10: Amsterdam
Join the 881,000 bicycles and get local on a city bike tour of Amsterdam’s iconic canals, bridges and parks. Culture fiends, delve deeper with a visit to the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh or Rijksmuseum. Still thirsty for more? Check out the Heineken Experience for an interactive visit and tasting at the brewery. Top it off with a dinner cruise on the canal.

Included today:
-Canal dinner cruise

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Dinner

Optional activities:
-Bicycle tour of Amsterdam

Day 11: Amsterdam to London, England
After all the Amster-damage has been done and dusted, it’s time to hit the road and make tracks to ol’ Blighty. Soak up all the happy group vibes you can possibly handle – this is your last coach ride with the gang. #sadface.

Meals:
-Breakfast

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Poseidons Pathways

7 Days, Athens to Athens

Indulge in relentless relaxation sailing in Greece

Visiting 1 country: Greece
Welcome to your unforgettable sailing adventure in Greece, where bronzing under the eternal Mediterranean sun need only be interrupted by swim stops and cocktail hour. Starting and finishing in Athens, we’ll navigate the sparkling seas, tree-covered islands and rocky coastlines, and then head ashore to embrace the island life. Think: quaint towns, ancient ruins, buzzing nightlife and irresistible dishes. Did we mention gyros?

Bucket List Inclusions

  • Learn to sail
  • Stand up paddleboards on the yachts
  • Daily swim stops
  • Take part in a local yacht regatta

More Inclusions

  • Topdeck Representative across each flotilla
  • On-board qualified skipper
  • 6 breakfasts, 6 lunches 6 nights in a cabin (twin or double) on luxury yachts
  • BYO drinks at no charge

Group Size
Maximum 6-8 per boat (2-4 boats per trip)

Transport
Motorised sailing yacht

Start/Finish Times
Start time:
Meet at 1pm at Pier 9 Alimos Marina

Finish time:
Approximately 2pm in Athens

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Day 1: Athens to Agistri
Break out the anchor tattoos and hoist the sails. We’re pointing our compass to Agistri. Work up an appetite swimming the blue seas surrounding the uninhabited island of Aponisos, and then hunt down a well-earned Grecian feast in the harbour.

Day 2: Agistri to Epidaurus
Leave Agistri behind and set course for Epidaurus – a spot that has so much charm you’ll want to stay out late. Don’t miss the ancient amphitheatre and beachside bistros. Explore by day, dance by night.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 3: Epidaurus to Poros
Poros is about as Greek as you’re going to get as far as photo-ops go. Go old-school at the temple of Poseidon or go swimming before another epic sunset session. Yep, this is the life.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 4: Poros to Ermioni
Cast off and head for Ermioni. It’s ranked as Greece’s most historical village, so grab some gyros, pick a century and set your watch to island time. Also: an underwater archaeological site that’ll have you mesmerised for days.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 5: Ermioni to Hydra
Enjoy swim stops aplenty at the uninhabited island of Dokos, and then it’s off to Hydra – where wheeled vehicles are banned. Cue cobblestoned alleyways and romantic vibes. It’s not called the gem of the Aegean for nothing.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 6: Hydra to Aegina
Charts out and on to Aegina today, but not before a swim stop at the island of Moni. Your mission: hunt down the best fish in Perdika’s seaside tavernas, channel your inner goddess at Athena’s ancient temple and Instagram some more old-school ruins. Soak it all in – this is your last night onboard.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Day 7: Aegina to Athens
Have a swim, grab some sun and set sail to Athens. You might need to hang up your captain’s hat, but the title is earned for life. Polish your peg-leg and chat to us about your next expedition today.

Meals:
-Breakfast
-Lunch

Please note this itinerary is subject to change due to weather and mooring conditions

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The Golden Midi Cruise

Canal du Midi

57km / 61 locks / 35.5hrs of cruising
Get the full Canal du Midi experience on a ten-night boating adventure through France’s most prolific wine-producing region. This active itinerary will tick off all of the main sights from your Midi wish list, including historic Carcassonne, while allowing ample opportunity to laze on the sundeck and enjoy the seductively slow pace of the canal.

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Castelnaudary
    0km / 0 locks / 0hrs of cruising
    Arrive in 17th century Castelnaudary, clustered around the beautiful Grand Bassin with its iconic church standing proud on the horizon. After settling into your boat, stroll into town for dinner and be sure to try Cassoulet, a local speciality of sausage, goose and duck, slow cooked in a casserole with white beans.
  • Day 2: Castelnaudary to Villesèquelande
    26km / 19 locks / 6hrs of cruising
    After a morning of gentile cruising and a lazy lunch on board, unload the bikes for a short cycle into Bram, an attractive town arranged in a concentric circle around the pretty church. Then onwards to overnight in quiet Villesèquelande.
  • Day 3: Villesèquelande to mymedic.es Carcassonne
    14km / 5 locks / 3.5hrs of cruising
    Explore the impressive, fortified city of Carcassonne with its bustling network of cobbled streets thronging with restaurants and shops, all nestled inside the imposing city walls. Take a guided tour around the huge 12th Century Château Comtal and the fearless might enjoy the gruesome Musée de l’Inquisition. And don’t miss the ethereal magnificence of the Basilica of Saint Nazaire.
  • Day 4: Carcassonne to Trèbes
    12km / 6 locks / 3.5hrs of cruising
    Head away from the canal on an organised tour to the spectacular Domaine Gayda, one of the leading wine producers in the area. Tour the state-of-the-art winery and enjoy a relaxed and fun tasting of their excellent range of wines. Finish with a three-course lunch, with wine, in their superb restaurant that overlooks the Pyrenees before returning to Carcassonne for your onward journey to Trèbes.
  • Day 5: Trèbes to Argen Minervois
    34km / 18 locks / 8 hrs of cruising
    Enjoy the slow pace of the canal as you spend most of the day cruising, stopping to admire the pretty village of Marseilette on the way. Your destination is the beautiful town of Argens Minervois, clustered around a 14th century chateau, so have a wander around before dinner
  • Day 6: Argens Minervios to Le Somail
    14km / 1 lock / 2.5hrs of cruising
    Overlooking the canal, Château de Paraza is the site of an impressive winery. Look around and sample the produce and then continue onwards to Le Somail. In the afternoon, why not hire the most legendary of convertible cars, an old Mythic 2 CV, a fun way to drive through the vineyards and countryside toward L’Oulibo Olive Cellars to learn how olive oil is made,
  • Day 7: Le Somail to Capestang
    22km / 0 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Visit Madam Gourgue’s Antiquarian Bookshop where you’ll find everything from cheap paperbacks to very rare editions, crammed in bookshelves from floor to ceiling. Onward to Capestang and, for something exquisite, dress up for dinner and take a short taxi ride to the very grand Château les Carrasses for a fine-dining experience in a beautiful setting.
  • Day 8: Capestang to Colombiers
    13km / 0 locks / 2.5hrs of cruising
    Explore Capestang including its 14th century castle & impressive painted ceilings. Further along the canal, visit the Oppidum of Ensérune, an archaeological site and museum with impressive views over the dried Montady Lake. Then it’s time to navigate through the 165m long Malpas tunnel. In Colombiers, visit the Saint-Sylvestre church, which is full of history and at night, the rectory’s gardens are lit up and are perfect for a charming walk
  • Day 9: Colombiers to Villeneuve Béziers
    13km / 11 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Today you will descend the famous Foneserranes staircase of seven locks. Then it’s onwards, past Beziers, to moor just past the bustling city in the more peaceful surroundings of Villeneuve Béziers.
  • Day 10: Villeneuve Béziers to Port Cassafières
    9km / 1 lock / 2.5hrs of cruising
    Explore magnificent Béziers, one of the Midi’s largest cities. Don’t miss the 13th century Romanesque cathedral with terrific views out over the surrounding vineyards. Then cruise the final stretch to Port Cassafières for a stroll along the beach at Portiranges to build your appetite for dinner.

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Notes

This itinerary is a 10 nights option but can be reached in 7 nights minimum with more time cruising per day and different stops.
This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense

Note: This itinerary can also be taken in the opposite direction

The Adriatic Seaside Cruise

Precenicco to Casale

230km / 4 locks / 7 Lifting Bridges / 25hrs of cruising
The enchanting Venetian Lagoon, the golden sands of the Adriatic Coast and the peaceful countryside of the Friuli region are yours to discover on this week-long boating holiday. A perfect route for first-time boaters who wish to experience the delights of the city. This itinerary steers you clear of the busy waterways around central Venice, directing you instead to neighbouring islands so you can use the speedy water-taxi service to get you to the thriving city centre.

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  • Day 1: Precenicco to Marano Lagunare
    15km / 0 locks / 0 Lifting Bridges / 1.5hrs of cruising
    Cruise down the peaceful River Stella and head across the Marano Lagoon to Marano Lagunare, an old fishing village full of character. The main square, dominated by the beautifully restored millenary tower, has an excellent choice of seafood restaurants. Buon appetito!
  • Day 2: Marano Lagunare to Concordia Sagittaria
    40km / 1 lock / 1 Lifting Bridge / 4hrs of cruising
    Head back across the Lagoon to join the canal which runs along the sunny Adriatic Coast towards Venice. A detour north will bring you to Concordia Sagittaria and neighbouring Portogruaro, where a guided walk will reveal the fascinating Roman history of these two pretty towns.
  • Day 3: Concordia Sagittaria to Caorle
    25km / 0 locks / 2 Lifting Bridges / 3hrs of cruising
    Your next stop is Caorle to admire the traditional coloured houses and explore the quirky shops and boutiques. Enjoy delicious ice cream in one of the many Gelateria and stroll to the beach for a dip in the Adriatic.
  • Day 4: Caorle to Lido di Jesolo
    70km / 1 lock / 4 Lifting Bridges / 7.5hrs of cruising
    Spend a leisurely day cruising, enjoying the spectacular wildlife of the Friuli region – bound for the chic beach resort of Lido de Jesolo
  • Day 5: Lido di Jesolo to Vignole (Venice)
    30km / 1 lock / 0 Lifting Bridges / 3hrs of cruising
    After a morning on the sand, cruise onward to the Venetian lagoon to moor in Vignole. A speedy Vaperetto ferry will take you into the heart of Venice. Marvel at St Mark’s Square and visit the famous St Mark’s Basilica, and tour the Doge’s Palace next door. Take the elevator to the top of the Campanile, the iconic bell-tower, for great views of the Square and beyond.
  • Day 6: Vignole to Burano
    10km / 0 locks / 0 Lifting Bridges / 1hr of cruising
    Before departing Venice, wander around the famous Rialto market and the impressive Rialto Bridge next door. And don’t leave without taking an iconic Gondala ride! After lunch, take a vaporetto to the Island of Murano to visit one of the many glass factories to admire the master glass blowers at work.
  • Day 7: Burano to Casier
    40km / 1 lock / 0 Lifting Bridges / 5hrs of cruising
    In Burano visit the lace-making museum and stroll around town admiring the multi-coloured houses. Don’t miss San Martino Church with its crooked bell tower. Your week ends with a leisurely cruise out of the lagoon and up the River Sile to Casier for a farewell dinner in the excellent Ristorante Trattoria al Sile.

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Notes

This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense

Note: This itinerary can also be taken in the opposite direction

The Midi-Robine Cruise

Trèbes to Narbonne

109.5km / 34 locks / 24.5 hrs of cruising
Combine the famous, tree-lined Canal du Midi, including legendary Carcassonne, with the splendour of the Canal de la Robine. This delightful canal meanders lazily through vast lakes and nature reserves towards the Mediterranean coast. This itinerary will deliver a boating holiday full or variety, which takes in popular, iconic sites as well as and lesser-known gems.

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Trèbes
    0km / 0 locks / 0hrs of cruising
    Arrive in pretty Trebes and, after settling into your boat, discover the beautiful oak beams and sculpted figures of the 13th century church nearby.
  • Day 2: Trèbes to Puichéric
    17.5km / 11 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Take a short taxi ride to the ancient Cathar stronghold of Carcassonne for a tour of the city walls and 12th Century Chateau. Enjoy lunch among the bustling cobbled streets within the city walls and then head back to your boat and begin you peaceful cruise eastwards.
  • Day 3: Puichéric to Ventenac
    25km / 8 locks / 5hrs of cruising
    Explore the leafy trails of Le Redorte before lunch at the elegant Chateau. Then it’s time for a spot of wine-tasting at the Ventenac Minervois Cave Cooperative… and chance to stock up for the rest of your journey of course!
  • Day 4: Ventenac to Le Somail
    5km / 0 locks / 1hrs of cruising
    In Le Somail, wander among the crammed bookshelves of Madam Gourgue’s Antiquarian Bookshop where you’ll find everything from cheap paperbacks to very rare editions. After lunch, head into the countryside for a tour around the Olive Groves of L’Oulibo.
  • Day 5: Le Somail to Narbonne
    18km / 9 locks / 5.5 hrs of cruising
    Visit the fascinating Amphoralis gallo-roman potters’ Museum, the site of a 1st – 3rd century Roman Potter factory that has recently been uncovered. Spend the afternoon cruising along the pretty Canal de la Robine towards Narbonne
  • Day 6: Narbonne to Port-la-Nouvelle
    22km / 3 locks / 4hrs of cruising
    A walk around Narbonne takes you through 2500 years of history, including the very grand Archbishop’s Palace and cloisters and the remarkable Gothic cathedral. In the afternoon, as you head south towards the Mediterranean coast, the scenery changes and the canal leads you among a vast network of lakes.
  • Day 7: Port-la-Nouvelle
    22km / 3 locks / 4hrs of cruising
    Take a morning stroll around the bustling fishing port of Port-la-Nouvelle or along the vast sandy beaches nearby before heading back to Narbonne. On the way, stop for a walk around the Isle of Sainte-Lucie, a nature reserve of exceptional beauty. The day finishes back in Narbonne for a final farewell dinner – bon appétit!

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Notes

This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense

Note: This itinerary can also be taken in the opposite direction

The Amsterdam Cruise

Vinkeveen return

92km / 6 locks / 28 Lifting Bridges / 17.5hrs of cruising
The serene and picturesque River Vecht will guide your boat on a journey through quintessential Dutch villages; past grand windmills, stunning landscapes and temptingly clear lakes. All complimented by two lively and characterful cities at each end, one being the nation’s trendy capital, Amsterdam.

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  • Day 1: Arrive in Vinkeveen
    0km / 0 locks / 0 Lifting Bridges / 0hrs of cruising
    Arrive in Vinkeveen and head out across Vinkeveen Plassen to eat in one of the many lake-side restaurants
  • Day 2: Vinkeveen to Weesp (and Amsterdam)
    24km / 2 locks / 2 Lifting Bridges / 3hrs of cruising
    Cruise north to historic Weesp and take your bikes to the nearby Naardermeer Nature Reserve. Then, a quick 20 minute train ride will see you in the centre of Amsterdam, the lively and cosmopolitan capital of the Netherlands and famous for its its vibrant and diverse nightlife… and of course its World-renowned Red Light District?
  • Day 3: Weesp (and Amsterdam) to Muiden
    4km / 0 locks / 3 Lifting Bridges / 1.5hrs of cruising
    Head back to Amsterdam to explore the Capital’s beautiful architecture, impressive landmarks, and several notable museums such as the National Museum and the Anne Frank Museum.
  • Day 4: Muiden to Loenen
    23km / 0 locks / 7 Lifting Bridges / 4.5hrs of cruising
    In Muiden, visit the beautifully restored 13th century Muiderslot Castle a, UNESCO World Heritage site and now a museum which tells the castle’s fascinating history. In the afternoon, begin your journey south along the pretty and winding River Vecht.
  • Day 5: Loenen to Maarssen
    10km / 0 locks / 4 Lifting Bridges / 2hrs of cruising
    Mosey around the attractive village of Loenen with its many stately homes and waterside gardens. Nearby, the huge expanse of Loosdrechtse Plassen is a popular place for watersports, including kayaking, and stunning walks around its perimeter. Then head onwards to moor overnight in Maarseen, home to many elegant manor houses and well-tended gardens. Visit the romantic old town with its quaint little church
  • Day 6: Maarssen to Utrecht
    9km / 1 lock / 4 Lifting Bridges / 2hrs of cruising
    Explore the University city of Utrecht, one of Holland’s largest cities and home to a lively retail centre, countless restaurants, and many good museums. Climb the 465 steps of the Dom Tower for magnificent views as far as Amsterdam and Rotterdam.
  • Day 7: Utrecht to Vinkeveen
    22km / 3 locks / 8 Lifting Bridges / 4.5hrs of cruising
    Head back to Vinkeveen and spend the afternoon cruising among the many islands of Vinkeveen Plassen, take a refreshing swim and enjoy the holiday atmosphere

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Notes: This itinerary is a suggestion only. All cruising distances and times are approximations and are subject to local navigation restrictions at the time you cruise, planned or otherwise. Please check advertised opening times of sights and attractions to avoid disappointment. Various tours or attractions may need to be booked in advance. All meals, entry fees and tour tariffs are payable at your own expense