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Magical Hawaii
Magical Hawaii

Catch the aloha spirit during this family Hawaiian vacation visiting Oahu, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. Two- and three-night stays at wonderful beach front resorts combine time to explore the culture and history of the islands with just enjoying Hawaii's sun and surf. Take surfing lessons, learn how to dance the hula, try your hand at poi pounding, throw-net fishing or kapa cloth making - find out what life is like in Hawaii, past and present! Zip down one of the longest waterslides in the Hawaiian Islands, and swim in a lagoon teeming with colorful reef fish and green sea turtles. Visit Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to discover the origin of the Hawaiian Islands. See the poignant USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor. Swim, snorkel and build castles in the sand on some of the loveliest beaches in the world. This family Hawaii vacation is perfect for every generation of the family!

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Italia Bella: Rome to Venice
Italia Bella: Rome to Venice

Of all of our popular Italy tours, this is the one designed with your family in mind - on which you'll share the splendors of Italy together! Explore the imperial city of Rome and the legacy of the powerful Roman Empire that ruled the world millennia ago, and look up at the celebrated ceiling of the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. Discover the amazing art treasures of fabled Florence, birthplace of the Renaissance, get a hands-on pizza-making demonstration, and travel to the Tuscan city of Pisa to visit the famous Leaning Tower. Take the high-speed Eurostar train to Florence and to Venice, and enter a remarkable world of Renaissance architecture surrounded by water and bisected by historic canals. Our Italy tours of Venice include a gondola ride and serenade, a true delight!

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Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks - Northbound
Yellowstone & Grand Teton National Parks - Northbound

On this most exciting of Yellowstone tours discover why this amazing place, with its many geysers and thousands of other geothermal features, became the world's first national park - and with us, you'll stay right in the heart of the park. See Old Faithful shooting hundreds of feet in the air, and Fountain Paint Pot bubbling colorful mud. Our 10-day Grand Teton and Yellowstone tours the best of the west; it takes in the peaks and glaciers of Grand Teton National Park, Old West history at the museums of the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and the colossal Black Hills masterpieces of the Crazy Horse Memorial and the presidents at Mount Rushmore. Raft the Snake River, enjoy a pioneer lunch at a national trail museum in Idaho, and have a classic western ranch experience in Wyoming.

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Italian Lakes, Venice, Florence & Rome
Italian Lakes, Venice, Florence & Rome

From Michelangelo's statue of David to the echoes of gladiators at Rome's Colosseum, the art and drama of the ages inspire this journey. View the original works of the masters at the Uffizi Gallery, Vatican Museums, and Venice's Accademia. See the Doges' Palace and St. Mark's Square in Venice, the Roman Forum and the Vatican in Rome; and the medieval town of Siena in the Tuscan countryside. Enjoy a ferry ride across Lake Como at the foot of the Alps, and a train ride to Florence. Pursue your own interests with free time in Venice, Florence, and Rome when you travel Italy with us.

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Grand Australia & New Zealand
Grand Australia & New Zealand

Cosmopolitan cities, desert outback, tropical rainforests, thermal geysers and majestic mountains await your discovery on an ultimate Australia & New Zealand adventure! Your Australia tour and New Zealand travel adventure includes desert outback, tropical rainforests, coral reefs, glacier-capped mountains, dramatic fiords, and cosmopolitan cities. Bring plenty of film to capture the amazing sights of the Great Barrier Reef, the dramatic waters of Milford Sound, and the setting sun on Uluru (Ayers Rock). From koalas to kangaroos, jet boat rides to formal garden tours, luxurious Hayman Island to five-star elegance in the Outback desert, Aboriginal traditions to Aussie barbecues, you get a full sampling of Down Under culture.

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Cruising Down Under
Cruising Down Under

A leisurely cruise for 12 nights aboard Sapphire Princess is complemented by our inclusive shore excursions and multiple-night land stays in Auckland, Sydney and Port Douglas. Princess is one of the only cruise lines sailing to both of these incredible countries on the same voyage!

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The Best of Ireland
The Best of Ireland

The Emerald Isle bids you a hundred thousand welcomes on this comprehensive Ireland tour. Splendid scenery, fascinating history, a vibrant culture and warm, hospitable people all contribute to the great charm of Ireland. Enjoy stays in two castle hotels and visit with farmers. Experience the sophistication of Dublin and the peaceful ambiance of small villages. Have a pint with friendly locals at a lively pub. All that is best about Ireland is yours to enjoy during our Ireland tour.

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Incapirca Canari & Inca Ruins
Incapirca Canari & Inca Ruins

Visit the Canari, Inca ruins, various Inca and Canari Sites. Cuenca boasts some of the country's finest architecture. The Cuenca basin is a major "artisan" center producing ceramics, gold and silver jewelry, textiles and the famous Panama hat.

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Artisan Excursion to the Gualaceo Valley
Artisan Excursion to the Gualaceo Valley

You will visit Chordeleg, Gualaceo and village Sigsig. Cuenca boasts some of the country's finest architecture. The Cuenca basin is a major "artisan" center producing ceramics, gold and silver jewelry, textiles and the famous Panama hat.

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Authentic Zumbahua and Pujili Markets
Authentic Zumbahua and Pujili Markets

The traditional outdoor Indian markets of the Ecuadorian highlands teem with life and colour. Wander among the locals dressed in their traditional costumes, look at vegetables and fruits you may never have seen before, choose woven wall-hangings and knitted sweaters, or hand-embroidered blouses and dresses, admire the naïf paintings done by the people of Tigua - and all under the canopy of the deep blue Andean sky. This is really a photo opportunity you can't afford to miss. Take for example, the famous market at Saquisili held every Thursday, which has hardly changed in the last 500 years. This small town is located south of Quito, in the midst of arid lands planted with maize and dotted with eucalyptus trees, where the local people's rural lifestyle and festivals have carried on unchanged throughout the centuries. Just as in the old European medieval markets, each square in the town sells different products, some have cattle or poultry, others sell cereals and herbs, others rush mats, and others terracotta pots. The stalls are put together with rustic wooden planks with drapes of cloth to shelter the vendors from the relentless Andean sun. Watch how the locals buy and learn to haggle like them! Market day in the Andes depends on the town. In Pujili it is on Sundays and Wednesdays, in Latacunga on Saturdays and so on. Although the Ecuadorian currency is now the dollar, the tradition of barter is still thriving.

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