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Inspiring Itineraries

 

For Couples

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A Safari Adventure in South Africa

Imagine an African journey featuring Johannesburg, Cape Town, Sabi Sands Game Reserve, and Victoria Falls.  You will be waking to the mist rising above the savannah plains, unwinding in a tranquil bush bath beneath the African sky, and enjoying an afternoon horseback ride through South Africa’s wine country. Africa has the uncanny ability to create unforgettable experiences with your special someone that will stay with you long after unpacking.

Events and Festivals

Grahamstown National Arts Festival, Cape Town Jazz Festival, Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (KKNK) Arts Festival, Knysna Oyster Festival, International Iron Man 70.3 World Championship and Cape Town Cycle Tour.

Things To See and Do

Big game tracking by vehicle, visit to penguin colony and elephant sanctuary, white water rafting, hot air ballooning, culinary experiences, wine tasting, art and culture immersion, boat rides, and helicopter rides.

Best Experiences

  • Explore the culinary delights of Cape Town and Cape Winelands on a private food and wine tour.

  • Tracking Africa's big game including the Big Five in open vehicles by day and at night accompanied by qualified game rangers and Shangaan trackers and going off road for exceptional close wildlife encounters.

  • Take a helicopter flight over the Victoria Falls, and witness what David Livingstone described as "Scenes so lovely must have been gazed upon by angels in flight."

  • Experience an elephant back safari at an elephant sanctuary. It is not just a ride on the largest animal in Africa, it's an                unforgettable experience where you will get to interact with the elephants as well as enjoy a ride through wilderness areas and      beautiful riverine scenery.

  • Board a boat to see the Great White Sharks of Seal Island which are famous for their highly athletic breaches in pursuit of Cape      Fur seals.

  • Visit the world-renowned Tsodido Hills in Botswana to witness ancient Sans Tribe rock art.

  • Soak in a romantic bush bath with a bottle of champagne. 

  • Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two beneath a star-studded African sky.

  • A visit to the penguin colony at Boulders. Penguins are only found in the Southern hemisphere and the African penguin's natural  habitat is to live on islands off the Coast of South Africa.

  • Soar above the vast Masai Mara of Kenya in a hot air balloon. 

  • Immerse yourself into one of the world’s most fascinating natural spectacles, the Great Migration.

Island Hopping in Hawaii

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Island Hopping in Hawaii

Journey to the enchanting islands of Hawaii and awake each morning to heavenly sunrises over surreal, deep blue waters. Absorb the state’s unique culture in bustling Honolulu, surf the world’s finest swells in the sport’s birthplace and soak up some rays on brilliant black-sand beaches. Head into the tropical rainforest to hike past idyllic waterfalls and along glowing lava craters, then go for a snorkel with gentle sea turtles and manta rays. After working up an appetite, indulge in an extravagant feast at a traditional luau.

Events and Festivals

The Aloha Festivals, Ironman Triathlon World Championship, Oahu Ukulele Festival, Kauai Tahitian Dance Competition, Moon Festival in Lahaina, Merrie Monarch Festival, Kona Coffee Cultural Festival and The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival.

Things To See and Do

Golf, Horseback Riding, Cycling, Hiking and Trekking, Wildlife and Conservation, Birding, Flightseeing, Adrenaline, Geology, Stargazing, Sailing and Boating, Yachting, Water Sports, Fishing, Surfing and Performance Arts.

Best Experiences

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•    North Shore Adventure: Surf or stand up paddle board Hawaii’s most famous coastline.
•    Hawaiian Arts + Fine Dining: Spend a day visiting some of Oahu’s world-class museums and cultural centers.
 

Maui

  • Road to Hana: Enjoy one of the most scenic drives in the world with your expert guide.

  • Hawaiian Culinary Adventure: Head to Upcountry with a local guide for farm-fresh produce and artisanal Hawaiian snacks and sweets.

  • Kayak Snorkel: Explore the marine life of Honolulu Bay by kayak with a naturalist guide by your side.

  • Hidden Waterfall Adventure: Enjoy a hike through native forest trails, exploring a series of secluded waterfalls and swimming in gorgeous freshwater pools.

 

The Big Island (Hawaii)

  • Zip Line and Waterfall Tour: Journey through the breathtaking landscape of the Kohala coast on an ATV expedition led by a daring local.

  • Volcanoes Adventure: Hover above Hawaii’s majestic volcanoes in a helicopter with the doors removed and “feel the heat.” On land, continue your tour with a local volcanologist.

  • Night Snorkeling with Manta Rays: Snorkel with these gentle creatures at night in the warm waters off Kona.

  • Private Beach Luau: Enjoy your own private luau on the beach with authentic Hawaiian entertainment and cuisine.

Kauai and Lanai

  • Na Pali Coast Three Ways: Go on a personalized hiking adventure, then tour the dynamic island of Kauai by helicopter and yacht.

  • Off-Roading Adventure: Take an off-roading escapade to Lanai’s Garden of the Gods, followed by a private picnic.

  • Sushi Lessons on Lanai: Learn the art of sushi on Lanai as you work with some of the freshest seafood in the Pacific.

 

For Friends

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A Private Barge Vacation Through Burgundy, France

Wind your way on the waters of Burgundy’s picturesque wine-making region, from Dijon to St-Léger, on an eight-passenger luxury barge. Uncover the secrets of historic chateaux hidden amid the leafy landscape. Lose yourself in elegant cities soaked in sunshine. Taste the spirit of Burgundy in its deep, complex wines. 

Events and Festivals

Hospices de Beaune Wine Festival, Les Zaccros d’ma rue’ Street Arts Festival, Saint-Vincent Festival, Vezelay Music Festival, Beaune International Festival of Baroque and Romantic music, Trois Glorieuses Wine Festival, Mediaeval festival at Semur-en-Auxois, Jousting tournament on the Saone, Meursault’s music festival, and French formula one Grand Prix at Magny-Cours.

Things to See and Do

Exclusive winery tours, wine tasting at Grand Cru vineyards, culinary classes, bike riding, antique shopping, Michelin star dining, private walking tours and hot air ballooning.

Best Experiences

  • Raise a toast to your French adventure in some of the country’s finest vineyards, grandest chateaux and, of course, on board Belmond Amaryllis itself. Highlights include tastings at medieval Clos de Vougeot and 15th-century Hôtel-Dieu.

  • Journey through Burgundy sampling from the 33 Grand Cru vineyards in the region. As you enjoy the slower pace of life on the water, take exclusive tours of Châteaux and be joined on-board by wine experts who offer years of experience and knowledge on the special Grand Cru vines.

  • Set off on a forest adventure to uncover the black jewel of Burgundy. Accompanied by an expert harvester and highly trained dog, you'll hunt under trees for the elusive Truffle de Bourgogne. Afterwards, enjoy a degustation of this most aromatic prize.

  • Hone your culinary skills with a cooking class or dine at Michelin star restaurants.

  • Have a picnic in a sun-soaked vineyard or the grounds of grand château.

  • Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado or simply want to expand your wine repertoire, extend your Burgundy voyage with a fascinating immersion. Join a local expert for three days of talks and tastings, with plenty of time spent amid world-class vines.

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Fun in the Sun in the Caribbean Islands

With over 2,000 miles of sandy beaches, it’s no wonder that the Caribbean is such a popular travel destination. Choose from one of its 7,000 islands to absorb vibrant local culture as you sip on a fruity cocktail served in a hollowed-out coconut. Snorkel among exotic sea creatures, take a rum distillery tour infused with colonial history or head into the jungle for waterfall hikes and zip line adventures. Work up an appetite and sample local flavors, then head out for a night of celebration at an exclusive yacht party

Events and Festivals

St. Lucia’s Chocolate Heritage Month, Jamaica’s Reggae Sumfest, Junkanoo Summer Festival in The Bahamas, New Year’s Eve in St. Barts, and The Barbados Crop Over Festival.

Things to See and Do

Golf, Hiking and Trekking, Wildlife and Conservation, Birding, Adrenaline, Geology, Sailing and Boating, Yachting, Water Sports, Fishing, Surfing, Architecture and Design, Music, Archaeology, Fine Dining, Cooking, Spirits, Yoga and the Healing Arts

Best Experiences

The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos

  • Diving for Tigers: Follow an expert dive Master on a cage-free diving trip with tiger sharks on the Little Bahama Bank.

  • Exumas Kitesurfing: Kitesurf with an expert in the turquoise waters of the Exumas.

  • Wild Turks: Go snorkeling or diving with humpback whales off the coast of Providenciales and watch migratory birds with an ornithologist. St. Barts and Anguilla

  • Cooking St. Barts-Style: Take a French-Caribbean cooking class with one of St. Bart’s top chefs, followed by dinner at a private villa.

  • Tennis Camp: Spend a week in Anguilla improving your tennis game with a pro instructor.

 

Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and the Grenadines 

  • Palm Island Snorkeling: Snorkel the circumference of St. Vincent’s Palm Island with a naturalist guide.

  • Rum Master Class: Learn to make the world’s oldest style of rum with a master distiller in Barbados.

  • Jungle Biking: Mountain bike through St. Lucia’s plantations and rainforests with a local expert.

  • Pony Express: Ride ponies on the secluded beaches of Mustique, followed by a private champagne picnic.

 

Puerto Rico and Jamaica

  • Kingston Crazy: Record a reggae track, run with an Olympian and roast world-class coffee in one crazy-busy Kingston day.

  • Private Bio Bays: Explore Puerto Rico’s bioluminescent bays without the tourists in tow.

  • On the Coffee Trail: Visit some of the world’s premiere coffee plantations in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains.

  • Old San Juan Immersion: Visit artisan shops, rum distilleries, bakeries, and music shops with a local, then stay to play through the night.

 

For Families

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Alaskan Expedition Cruise Adventure

Bring the whole family and share a journey across generations—kids are welcomed from age 8 to 98 (and beyond!) to experience magical wilderness, wildlife, history, and cultures together. Although there isn’t any adult-free play zones and no babysitting services, everyone learns while having fun—think summer camp for the entire family.  There is a unique variety of activities for opportunities to reconnect and discover, to build family bonds and create lifelong memories.

Events and Festivals

Seward Silver Salmon Derby, Iditarod Sled Dog Race, Fur Rendezvous Festival, Alaska World Arts Festival, Sitka Whalefest, Alaska State Fair, Mt. Marathon Race, and Seward Halibut Tournament.

Things to See and Do

Whale watching, kayaking, snorkeling, paddle boarding, Skiff expedition, hiking, exploring wildlife with a guide, burro trail ride, visit Tongass National Forest, Tracy Arm, Glacier National Park, South Marble Island, and the Fjords.

Best Experiences

  • See breaching whales and leaping dolphins

  • Do a tide pool treasure hunt

  • Get your face painted with glacial mud

  • Explore with a Skiff expedition

  • Snorkel with the sea creatures

  • Have s’mores around a beach bonfire

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Dude Ranch Fun in Montana

You and your kids or grand kids will get reacquainted, reconnected, and revitalized at a dude ranch. Accommodating families of all sizes, including large, multigenerational groups, dude ranches offer something for everyone.  Supervised, age-appropriate day activities include everything from hiking and horseback riding to fishing and mountain biking, as well as nature education, wildlife appreciation and wrangler activities.  Nanny services and after-hours nanny services are available for the rare opportunity to treat yourself to spa services, a wilderness adventure to reconnect with your significant other, a romantic dinner overlooking the Blackfoot River or simply a night to gaze at the billions of stars in Montana’s Big Sky.

Events and Festivals

Standing Arrow Pow-Wow, Montana Folk Festival, Livingston Roundup Rodeo, North American Indian Celebration, and Big Sky Country State Fair.

Things to See and Do

Trail rides, cattle drives, carriage rides, wilderness adventures, fly-fishing, boating, hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, paintball, rafting, go-karts, rappelling, swimming, outdoor music, chuckwagon dining, campfires, and ATV riding.

Best Experiences

  • Learn to fly fish

  • Hike on a guided trail adventure 

  • Take a guided ATV ride on trails 

  • Get an arena lesson on horse riding

  • Take a hot air balloon ride over the ranch

  • Go sapphire hunting and geocaching

  • Take aim with archery

 

 For Clubs and Nonprofits

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Golfers’ Train Journey in Scotland

Charter the entire train for an unparalleled adventure with your golf club with up to 40 of your people and plan a customized journey through the Scottish Highlands. Guests will relax in en-suite cabins and an onboard spa, outdoor viewing verandah, two elegant dining cars and bar car are at your disposal.


To many golfers, the Old Course at St Andrews, an ancient links course dating to before 1574, is a site of pilgrimage. There are many other famous golf courses in Scotland including Royal Dornock Golf Club, Castle Stuart Golf Links, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie, Gleneagles, Muirfield, Balcomie and Royal Troon.

Events and Festivals

Spirit of Speyside Whisky Festival, Iverness Whiskey and Gin Festival, The Highland Games, The Royal Highland Show, Edinburgh Art Festival, and The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

Things to See and Do

Golf, private whisky tastings, exclusive castle and gardens tours, fishing, clay pigeon shooting, canoeing, canyoning, white water rafting, quad biking, guided hikes, and guided walking tours.

Best Experiences

  • Experience golf in its truest form, playing on courses where the sense of history and tradition is as impressive as the majestic scenery.

  • Step through the pages of history at Glamis Castle, Eilean Donan Castle and Culloden Battlefield or a guided walking tour along Caledonian pine forest trails.

  • Home to some of the largest expanses of dark skies in Europe, the Scottish Highlands are the perfect place to delve into the wonders of the cosmos. Join an expert astronomer for an exhilarating planetary exploration in the Cairngorms. After this fascinating adventure you will never look at the sky in the same way again.

  • Visit some of Scotland's most celebrated whisky distilleries. Gain an insight into the crafting of casks, and of course, indulge in a wee dram. A selection of tours is available, including Glen Ord, one of the oldest in the country and Tullibardine Distillery in Blackford village, where guests can experience a tour led by the master blender.

  • For the adrenaline junkies, take part in a guided white-water rafting tour through dam released rivers such as River Garry, Orchy and Moriston. This exhilarating experience will have you tackling the wild and raging waters, whilst passing through the rugged landscape of Scotland.

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Danube River Cruise for Classical Music Lovers

Enjoy this journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna.

 

Long considered the music capital of the world as well as the birthplace of the waltz, Vienna has inspired and influenced countless musicians and artists throughout the centuries. There are over 15,000 concert events of various sizes and genres each year, with roughly 10,000 music fans turning in for a live show of classical music each night and many more treated to wonderful concerts in classical Viennese concert cafés. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.

Events and Festivals

Castle Grafenegg Music Festival, Innsbruck Festival of Early Music, Salzburg Festival, Bregenzer Festspiele, Tyrol Festival Erl, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Jazz Festival in Saalfelden and La Strada.

Things to See and Do

Castle hike and tour, city walking tours, biking, culinary tasting tour, wine tasting, art, architecture, and classical music concerts.

Best Experiences

  • ​Listen to a concert with some of the most popular compositions of Mozart and Strauss, as performed by local, world-class musicians such as those from the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra or the Vienna Residence Orchestra 

  • Take a hike to explore a castle

  • Visit the majestic Opera House in Vienna and the Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs

  • Experience a local wine tasting paired with apricot treats

  • Enjoy a folklore show and wine tasting at a 500+ year old castle

  • Take a city tour of Linz and see the Mozart House

  • Bike along the Danube and the “cultural mile”

  • Enjoy a full day tour of the city of Salzburg

 

 For Businesses

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Culinary and Wine Enthusiasts' Journey through Tuscany

Do you have a wine business, restaurant, cooking school or Italian language program?  Take your group to explore the traditional hill towns of Tuscany on a sumptuous 5-day small group Tuscany culinary and wine vacation. Based in the charming village of Cortona, walking distance from the lively piazza, you’ll explore the region through its cuisine, and of course, through some of the best wines in Tuscany. You’ll learn to cook an authentic Italian meal, visit local food producers, sip wine at lush, rolling vineyards, and nibble on treats as you explore the delightful hill towns of Montepulciano, Pienza, Siena, and of course, Cortona. Culminating with a traditional truffle hunt and dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant with an exclusive tasting menu, this Tuscany culinary tour is a relaxing getaway on its own or continue exploring with visits to Sicily or Florence.

Events and Festivals

Maggio Musicale Fiorentino music festival, Palio di Siena horse race, Luminara di San Ranieri candlelight festival, Lucca Summer Music Festival, Mercantia street art festival L’Eroica cycling event, Mercato del Campo Christmas market, Expo del Chianti Classico art and culture event, Grape Festivals, and San Giovanni’s festival.

Things to See and Do

Cooking classes, wine tasting, walking tour of Montepulciano, Cortona and Pienza, see Val d’Orcia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, truffle hunt, Michelin Star dining, olive oil tasting, local shopping, and cheese farm visit. 

Best Experiences

  • Visit a family-owned farm in the Chiana Valley

  • An Italian cooking class specializing in traditional Tuscan cuisine

  • Wine and cheese tasting in Pienza and Montepulciano

  • Local producer’s tour to taste and sip Tuscan products

  • Truffle hunt and farm-to-table lunch

  • Dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant

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Bourbon Aficionado Adventure in Kentucky

Do you have a bourbon club or own a distillery?  Take your group and stay in Historic Mansions and Inns on this bourbon and back roads extravaganza in the heart of blue grass country. Louisville is a handsome city and surprisingly hip, sitting on the glorious Ohio River.  Enjoy superb farm-to-table restaurants. Head off the beaten path and discover the longest cave system on earth, complete with underground rivers. And, of course, there is the bourbon.

Events and Festivals

The Kentucky Derby, Autumn foliage Leaf Peeping, Jack O’Lantern Spectacular, Old Louisville Holiday Home Tour

Things to See and Do

Exclusive bourbon tasting, distillery tours, blue grass music, farm to table dining, horse farm tour, tour of longest cave system with underground rivers, Louisville city tour, and Frazier museum, Louisville Slugger Factory and Museum, Kentucky Derby Museum, zip line in a giant cavern, drag shows at Play Louisville, antique shopping, Muhammad Ali Center, walking tour of Old Louisville Victorian homes and the Louisville zoo.

Best Experiences

  • Visit world-renowned bourbon distilleries and experience a behind the scenes distillery experience

  • Tour the Mega cavern by bike or walking or zip line in this only underground zip line course

  • Bottle your own personal bourbon for your own private-label stash.

  • VIP bourbon tasting and tour with a 4th generation legendary bourbon family

  • Take a private heritage horse farm tour

  • See major movie locations, including for Secretariat and Seabiscuit