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Sam Magill ’ 50 takes in the splendor
of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.
”. . .congenial fellow
passengers and excel-
lent planning made for
a great experience.”
PASSAGE OF PETER THE GREAT
“I wish someone had
told me in advance
‘This will be an over-
the-top experience for
you— prepare yourself
for a treasure.’”
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LEGENDS OF THE NILE PARTICIPANT
December 30, 2007 – January
Arrive in Buenos Aires before
flying to Patagonia and boarding
the Corinthian II for an eight-day
cruise through the Drake Passage
in the Antarctic Peninsula and
back to Ushuaia. On-board naturalists enhance your journey, as
you watch for penguins, whales,
seabirds and elephant seals.
Starting from $8,495 (plus air).
Legends of the Nile
January 23 – February 2
Begin in Cairo and tour the rich
collection of ancient Egyptian
artifacts. Embark the H/S St.
George and travel along the Nile
River to visit the Temple of Philae
in Aswan, the Temple of Horus
& Sobek in Edfu, and the Valley
of the Kings & Queens in Luxor.
Starting from $3,395 (plus air).
February 1 – 10
Straddling the equator in the
Pacific Ocean, the Galápagos
Islands are home to some of the
most interesting and accessible
wildlife anywhere. On the 32-
guest M/V Evolution, you’ll be
accompanied by naturalist guides
and have ample time for explor-
ing the islands’ diverse terrain, as
well as snorkeling alongside sea
lions. Starting at $4,498 (plus air).
February 13 – 21
Explore the storied region of
Andalucía, a cultural melting pot
with its foundations in Roman,
Moorish, Jewish and Christian
civilizations. Stay in the capital city
of Seville, known for its dazzling
array of artistic and architectural
masterpieces. Starting from
$1,995 (plus air).
Island Life in Tahiti and
February 17 – 25
Experience the sublime paradise
of the South Seas aboard the S. Y.
Star Flyer and immerse yourself in
the beauty of Tahiti and French
Polynesia. This program features
exclusive lectures by a local expert
on the area’s culture and ecology.
Starting from $3,495 (plus air).
Treasures of South
March 4 – 16
Discover an exotic world of
thundering falls, spellbinding
coastal scenery, Andean peaks
and magnificent lakes on this
South American adventure
through Argentina and Chile.
Highlights include Buenos Aires,
Patagonia, Iguazu Falls and
Santiago. Starting from $4,295
Biking and Barging in
Belgium and Holland
April 18 – 26
The network of rivers, canals and
bikeways in the “Low Countries”
provides the ideal environment
for this active yet leisurely trip,
allowing one to absorb the
beauty of the richly historical
cities and the lush, gentle
landscapes that connect them.
Starting from $3,295 (plus air).
ACA Holland and
April 27 – May 5
Watch thousands of tulips and
daffodils nod in the breeze as you
explore the waterways of Holland
and Belgium. Experience the
unique ambiance that inspired
the art of Rembrandt, Vermeer
and Rubens aboard the MS
Switzerland II. Starting from
$1,895 (plus air).
Paradores & Pousadas:
Historic Lodgings of
Spain & Portugal
April 28 – May 12
The rich history of Portugal and
Spain comes to life during this
two-week adventure from Lisbon
to Madrid. Travel with a small
group, and enjoy accommoda-
tions in an array of medieval
monasteries, historic fortresses
and stately palaces, each
reflecting the spirit of its region.
UNC lecturer: Michael
McVaugh. Starting from $3,795
Village Life Along the
May 27– June 4
Join this voyage of discovery,
sailing aboard the intimate M. Y.
Monet. You’ll tour legendary
Venice across the Adriatic Sea
and travel along Dalmatia’s
ruggedly beautiful shoreline. UNC
lecturer: Stanley Chojnacki.
Starting from $3,195 (plus air).
June 4– 12
Synonymous with dazzling artistic
achievement and undulating
landscapes dotted with olive
groves and vineyards, Tuscany has
enchanted visitors for centuries.
Renaissance monuments, Siena’s
stunning cathedral and the
myriad wonders of Florence. Stay
in the center of Tuscany at the
four-star Hotel San Luca in lovely
Cortona. Starting from $2,195
Waterways of the
June 13 – 27
Spend four days in St. Petersburg,
with its fabulous Hermitage
Museum, before departing on a
one-week Volga River cruise
aboard the M.S. Bunin. Travel
through the Russian countryside,
with stops in Valaam, Kizhy,
Goritsy, Yoroslavl and Uglich.
Disembark in Moscow for three
days in a centrally located
four-star hotel. UNC lecturer:
Peter Coclanis. Starting from
$3,495 (plus air).
A Taste of Provence
June 13 – 21
Provençal country cooking and
luscious wines define this lovely
area in the south of France,
dotted with quaint villages nes-
tled among fields of lavender and
vineyards. Join a small group of
14 on an epicurean adventure
that includes five hands-on
cooking lessons and wine tast-
ings. Stay in Les Trois Fontaines —
two beautifully restored farm-
houses with sweeping vistas
above the Luberon Valley. Starting
from $3,500 (plus air).
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