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Wings Over the Nile
January 23 – February 6 ❯❯
Discover Egypt and Jordan’s
storied archaeological sites — the
Giza Pyramids and the Sphinx,
and Jordan’s hidden city of Petra.
Enjoy a four-night Nile River cruise
aboard the Oberoi Shehrazad
from the Valley of the Kings to
the Aswan Dam. Your privately-chartered plane allows for visits
to remote sites such as St.
Catherine’s Monastery and the
Temple of Abu Simbel, before
flying to Jordan to visit the Dead
Sea. Starting from $6,738 (plus
Gardens of the
January 26 – February 2 ❯❯
Enjoy the rich cultural legacy, lush
landscapes and the extraordinary
geology of the Caribbean. This
voyage is a rare opportunity,
aboard the legendary Sea Cloud,
to explore many ports that are
difficult to reach by larger vessels.
Discover the fascinating heritage
of this region with visits to its
great houses and public and
private gardens. Starting from
$4,995 (plus air)
Treasures of Argentina
February 28 – March 12 ❯❯
Explore this exotic world of spellbinding coastal scenery, glittering
glaciers and Andean peaks and
lakes. Enjoy strolling along the
European-style boulevards of
Buenos Aires, cruising the
Andean Lakes and discovering a
penguin colony in Tierra del
Fuego. Starting from $4,995
Discovery Down Under
March 8 – 21 ❯❯
Immerse yourself in the remote
beauty of New Zealand, discover
the glittering architecture of
Sydney and delve into the age-old
traditions of the Aborigines. See
the mountainous fjords of Milford
Sound and revel in the classic
English charm of the delightful
town of Christchurch before your
three-night cruise aboard the
intimate Coral Princess II along
the Great Barrier Reef. Starting
from $3,995 (plus air).
Treasures of Southern
April 21– May 4 ❯❯
Follow your adventurous spirit to
South Africa and Zambia on this
two-week journey. Experience
the highlights of the continent
including beautiful Cape Town
and breathtaking Victoria Falls.
From your luxurious accommodations at the private Shishangeni
Lodge in Kruger National Park,
enjoy safaris to observe diverse
wildlife. Starting from $5,795
Tulip Time Cruise
April 25 – May 3 ❯❯
Discover picturesque Holland
and Belgium aboard the Avalon
Tranquility. From Amsterdam,
travel to Arnhem, Dordrecht,
Middelburg and Rotterdam, as
well as Antwerp, Bruges and
Ghent in Belgium. Enjoy
excursions to the spectacular
Keukenhof Gardens, the quaint
fishing village of Volendam and
to Edam— known for its cheeses.
UNC lecturer: Thomas Stumpf.
Starting from $2, 100 (plus air).
Cruise from Singapore
April 30 – May 18 ❯❯
Trace the spice-trade route of
Marco Polo across the Indian
Ocean aboard the Crystal
Symphony. As you sail from
Singapore to Dubai, enjoy ports
of call on Thailand’s island of
Phuket and the Indian cities of
Kochi and Mumbai with their
colonial architecture recalling the
influence of the Portuguese and
the British East India Company.
Conclude your voyage in Dubai,
the “City of Gold.” Starting from
$5,395 (plus air).
ACA Saxony Cruise &
May 8 – 16 ❯❯
Berlin is the perfect prelude for
this journey aboard the MV
Katharina von Bora into one
of Europe’s most majestic and
historic regions. Visit some of
the most picturesque cities in
Germany’s Brandenburg and
Saxony regions before concluding
your journey in Prague. Starting
from $2,695 (plus air).
Paradores & Pousadas
May 11– 25 ❯❯
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 reflect-
ing the spirit of this region. UNC
lecturer: Michael McVaugh.
Starting from $4,195 (plus air).
Classic China & the
May 18 – June 1 ❯❯
Experience the legendary sites of
Beijing and then take a special
inside look at communal life
along Beijing’s ancient alleyways
or hutongs. After visiting the
famed terra-cotta warriors in
Xian, board your Victoria Cruises
ship at Chongqing for a three-
night cruise on the Yangtze to
witness daily life along its shores
and see the spectacular Three
Gorges before your final stop in
Shanghai. Starting from $4,095
(airfare from Raleigh-Durham
May 30 – June 6 ❯❯
Join this small-ship voyage aboard
the National Geographic Sea Bird
and let a crew of experienced
naturalists and expedition leaders
introduce you to a land of fjords
and islands teeming with wildlife.
Kayak among icebergs, hike amid
towering spruce and hemlocks
and watch gravity-defying
humpback and orca whales.
Starting from $5,390 (plus air).
ACA Swiss Alps /
May 31– June 8
This extraordinary Alpine region
will inspire you as it did literary
luminaries in the 19th century
who heralded the idyllic treasures
of Switzerland and Italy in their
praise-filled travelogues. Enjoy
this pristine part of Europe with
three nights in St. Moritz and
four nights in Como. Starting
from $2,895 (plus air).
Flavors of Burgundy
June 7 – 18 ❯❯
Explore this region of France with
its medieval towns and remnants
of Roman times, on an 11-day
itinerary aboard the 138-passen-
ger Avalon Scenery. Sail from the
French Riviera to Paris along the
Rhône and the Saône Rivers, and
enjoy excursions to vineyards as
well as culinary outings and walk-
ing tours in gastronomic capitals
like Mâcon, Lyon and Avignon.
Starting from $3,109 (plus air).
Landmarks of the
June 15 – 23 ❯❯
Enjoy this voyage aboard the
luxurious Corinthian II to the
historic and artistic treasures of
the western Mediterranean.
Explore the islands of Sicily, Corsica
and Sardinia, the ancient sites of
Pompeii, Tunis and Carthage and
the splendid, enduring Italian
cities of Pisa, Florence and Rome.
UNC lecturer: Cecil Wooten.
Starting from $5,995 (plus air).
June 22 – 30 ❯❯
Though pastoral and relatively
remote, this northwest corner of
France has played an important
role throughout history, from the
days of William the Conqueror
to the Allied invasion on the
Normandy beaches during WWII.
Enjoy seven nights at the Grand
Hôtel de Cabourg. Starting from
$2,895 (plus air).
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