Glaciers, game reserves, royal treasures
From one night to five nights, the 86 offerings range from overnight packages in exciting cities to overland explorations to Angkor Wat and Chiang Mai, luxury safaris in Africa’s private reserves, and trips into the Swiss and Italian Alps and the Arabian desert. One expedition into the Himalayas visits Kathmandu and Mount Everest.
‘Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal and Mount Everest’ is a four-night expedition centering on Mumbai and Kathmandu. It includes flightseeing over Mount Everest and visits to Patan, Bhadgaon City, Bodhnath Stupa and Pashupatinath. Tour participants will have a private audience at the Living Goddess, visit a Tibetan monastery and attend an evening prayer ritual.
‘Taj Mahal: Eternal Masterpiece,’ available as a two- or three-night package, visits this UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New 7 Wonders of the World at dawn and dusk. Other highlights include Agra Fort and Itmad-Ud-Daulah and a classic Kathak dance performance.
‘Luxury Safari: White Elephant Safari Lodge’ is ideal for travelers with a limited amount of time. This overnight at the White Elephant includes two game drives, guided nature walks, afternoon tea and sundowners, along with birdwatching at dusk or a cruise on Lake Jozini. The nearly 75,000-acre lodge features eight luxurious private tents with verandas.
‘Luxury Safari: Belmond Eagle Island Lodge’ takes travelers to the heart of the Okavango Delta for game drives to see elephants, hippos, crocodiles, big cats and more. In addition to the two nights at this modern, luxurious game lodge, the program includes one night each in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
Further land options include ‘Glaciers, Lagoons Waterfalls,’ focused on Iceland’s natural wonders plus a culinary tour of Reykjavik, and ‘Royal London The English Countryside,’ combining the best of historic London with the charm of the Coltswolds, Bibury and Burford, along with the historic Roman baths in Bath.
‘Rome Tivoli Treasures’ features private access tours of the Vatican Museum and Saint Peter’s Basilica plus an in-depth look at the historic town of Tivoli and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Villa D’Este, a favorite respite of Emperor Augustus.
And ‘Canadian Rockies by Rocky Mountaineer’ combines Banff, Sulphur Mountain and Vancouver with SilverLeaf service on The Rocky Mountaineer luxury train.