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O.A.T. and Grand Circle Journeys Resuming in July-August 2021

Posted on 7/6/2021 12:00:00 AM in The Buzz

Travel back to the days of antiquity and explore ancient Egypt’s greatest relics during our Egypt adventure—opening in August of 2021.

As we look forward to resuming travel again, we’ve been working closely with our network of 36 worldwide offices to determine where and when we can travel. Based on their expert guidance, these are the O.A.T. and Grand Circle journeys we will be opening in July and August of this year.

While we will be resuming operations on all of these adventures in 2021, we understand many travelers are planning further ahead. We have opened 2023 departures of many O.A.T. adventures—and you can reserve any 2021, 2022, or 2023 adventure with confidence with our Risk-Free Booking Policy through 12/31/21 .

1. Egypt & the Eternal Nile by Private, Classic River-Yacht —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 13)

5 nights aboard the privately chartered 16-passenger Asiya, Amunet, or Arton

Our most popular independent film:

 
Egypt Land of the Nile

Gain insights into American perceptions of Egypt in this nostalgic travelogue filmed in the 1960s.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 3,308 | Operating months in 2021: August-December | Travelers departing in August: 37

On this adventure, which has a 93% traveler excellence rating, journey back to the days of the pharaohs and experience the romance of the golden age of travel with five nights aboard an elegant classic private river-yacht. Discover ancient Egypt’s enduring legacy, from the treasures of Tutankhamen in Cairo and great temples of Luxor to the remote Valley of the Kings and tranquil enchantment of Aswan.

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2. Sicily’s Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Sicily

Join Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa for a tour of Sicily’s timeless treasures.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 2,775 | Operating months in 2021: August-December | Travelers departing in August: 54

On this Sicily travel experience, you'll discover an Italian island with more than 3,000 years of history. Once home to a Greek colony, a Roman province, an Arab emirate, a Norman kingdom, and more, traces of ancient conquerors can still be found in Sicily’s well-preserved ruins, elegant architecture, and gastronomic delights. Thanks to our expert Trip Experience Leader you’ll discover authentic cultural experiences with the friendly, fiercely-proud Sicilian people.

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3. Crossroads of the Adriatic: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Slovenia —18-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Kotor For All Seasons

Enjoy this musical journey highlighting the unspoiled beauty of Kotor.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 2,379 | Operating months in 2021: August-November | Travelers departing in August: 96

On this adventure, journey to the countries of Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Slovenia—southeastern Europe’s multicultural lands of forgotten beauty. Discover the heritage of the Balkans while witnessing stunning coastal scenery, exploring ancient walled cities, and experiencing the resilience of the people of these re-emerging nations. We'll get to engage with locals in each country we visit and learn about their current lives and wartime experiences.

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4. Morocco Sahara Odyssey —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average Group Size: 13)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Grannies on Safari: Discovering the Wonders of Morocco

Join the Grannies on Safari in Morocco—from the bustling medinas of Fez to the Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 2,634 | Operating months in 2021: August-December | Travelers departing in August: 46

On this adventure, we’ll truly get to know the people of Morocco, experience their traditions, and taste the secrets of their flavorful cuisine. We'll cross paths with nomads in remote stretches of desert, be welcomed in by locals for home-cooked meals and unforgettable conversation, and enjoy lively interactions with local Moroccans. Plus, we'll discover the beauty of Moroccan architecture.

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5. Enhanced! Untamed Iceland —13-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Overseas with David Conover: Iceland

Join David as he explores Iceland’s landscapes, chats with locals about Icelandic culture, and glimpses the center of the Earth.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 2,299 | Operating months in 2021: July-October | Travelers departing in August: 337 | Travelers departing in July: 362

Iceland is a verdant paradise of electric green valleys punctuated by craggy mountains, steaming hot springs, boiling mud pools, and lava fields said to be inhabited by elves. Here, our small group will afford us the opportunity to meet hardy locals who have historically carved a living from both the land and sea in farming communities and fishing villages, as well as discover the history of this isolated nation.

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6. Northern Italy: The Alps, Dolomites & Lombardy —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Milan and Lake Como

Join Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa on a journey through Italy’s stunning Lombardy region.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 1,906 | Operating months in 2021: August–October | Travelers departing in August: 62

Witness the awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural treasures of Northern Italy on a journey from the fashion capital of Milan to the snow-covered Alps and towering pinnacles of the Dolomites. Discover a different side of Italy, and explore the enchanting juxtaposition of Italian and bordering cultures in this scenic region of woodlands, vineyards, and valleys.

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7. Northern Spain & Portugal: Pilgrimage into the Past —17-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: France’s Carcassonne and the Pyrenees

Join Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa in southern France to discover medieval castles, ebullient artwork, and soaring Pyrenees peaks.

Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 1,336 | Operating months in 2021: August-December | Travelers departing in August: 46

Follow the path of ancient pilgrimage routes on a journey from the Basque capital of Bilbao and Hemingway’s beloved Pamplona to legendary Santiago de Compostela. Throughout this Portugal and Spain travel experience, you’ll witness the full breadth of the region’s delights—including the azure waters of Concha Bay in San Sebastian and the maze-like streets of León—as well as savor local tastes when you sample wine and enjoy a Home-Hosted meal.

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8. Turkey's Magical Hideaways —17-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 12)

5 nights aboard our privately-chartered 13-passenger Turkish Gulet

Our most popular independent film:

 
Tough Trucks - Turkey: Silk Road

Follow host Holly Morris as she gets to know the tough truckers who transport goods along the legendary Silk Road today.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 1,271 | Operating months in 2021: August-November | Travelers departing in August: 62

Discover multicultural treasures on a journey from the palaces and grand mosques of exotic Istanbul to the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia. Walk in the footsteps of saints and legionnaires in Ephesus, and then witness the cliff-top beauty of Antalya. Plus, you’ll ply the enchanting waters of the Turquoise Coast for four nights aboard a private 13-passenger gulet-style yacht.

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9. Hidden Gems of the Dalmatian Coast & Greece —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)

11 nights aboard our privately owned 50-passenger M/V Arethusa or M/V Athena

Our most popular independent film:

 
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast

Discover Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast—including its crown jewel of Dubrovnik—with Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 1,047 | Operating months in 2021: August-November | Travelers departing in August: 82

During this comprehensive adventure, visit destinations that have enchanted travelers for more than a millennium. From the Adriatic to the Aegean, you’ll witness turquoise lakes linked by soaring waterfalls and whitewashed villages. You’ll not only discover the Dalmatian Coast's iconic cities, but also travel off the beaten path to smaller ports, like Hvar, aboard our privately owned, 50-passenger small ship.

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10. Undiscovered Adriatic: Eastern Italy, Venice, Puglia & Malta —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)

11 nights aboard our privately owned 50-passenger M/V Artemis

Our most popular independent video:

 
Metropolis Venice

Discover this tiny former republic at the head of the Adriatic, from its maze of waterways to its opulent architecture.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 548 | Operating months in 2021: August-October | Travelers departing in August: 46

With the only travel company to offer an itinerary of this kind, you'll discover a side of Italy that few American travelers have ever seen. Aboard an award-winning, 50-passenger small ship, you'll cruise from the top of Italy's boot all the way past the toe to discover what life is really like in six of the popular peninsula's lesser-known regions—as well as the tiny island of Malta.

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11. Italian Coastal Odyssey: Hidden Italy, Sicily & Malta —19-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)

21 nights aboard our privately owned 50-passenger M/V Artemis or M/V Athena

Our most popular independent film:

 
Globe Guides - Day Trips From: Florence and Venice

See which legendary cities and sites you can visit from Florence and Venice, including Verona, Cremona, Chianti and Pisa. 

Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 136 | Operating months in 2021: August | Travelers departing in August: 40

This comprehensive adventure combines our two eastern and western Italy Small Ship Adventures into one unforgettable experience. You'll immerse yourself in the lesser-known gems along three sides of the Italian Peninsula, plus Sicily and Malta. Witness ancient Greek temples, taste traditionally made wine and olive oil, and savor authentic slices of local life, and two new A Day in the Life experiences in Italy’s unspoiled ports.

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12. The Seine: Paris to Normandy —13-day Grand Circle Cruise Line River Cruise (Average group size: 38-45)

10 nights aboard our privately owned 120-passenger M/V Bizet

Our most popular independent film:

 
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Paris

Join Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa to preview Paris’s iconic sights and sophisticated customs.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 1,651 | Operating months in 2021: August-November | Travelers departing in August: 145

Embark on a Seine River Cruise from cosmopolitan Paris to the heartland of France, and delve into a region rich in history and culture. Explore Paris, witnessing the monuments, cathedrals, and avenues made famous in film and photographs. Stroll the same streets that inspired Monet on a tour of Montmartre—Paris’s bohemian neighborhood. Visit the lovely landscapes of Giverny and enjoy a sweet treat with a local family during a Home-Hosted Visit in Rouen.

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13. Cruising Burgundy & Provence to the Cote d'Azur —13-day Grand Circle Cruise Line River Cruise (Average group size: 38-45)

7 nights aboard our privately owned 86-passenger M/V River Chanson

Our most popular independent film:

 
Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: France’s Burgundy and Loire Regions

Revel in the art of good living as Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa explores the legendary Burgundy region.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 1,539 | Operating months in 2021: August-November | Travelers departing in August: 50

Marvel at the lights of Paris, the capital of romance, and cruise through gently sloping hills and vineyards aboard the latest river ship added to our privately owned fleet—the luxurious M/S River Chanson. Along the way, you'll witness the lovely landscapes and enchanting villages that inspired the great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

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14. New! The Great National Parks: Yellowstone, Grand Teton & Mount Rushmore —13-day Grand Circle Travel Tour (Average group size: 30)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Elk Refuge

Observe Wyoming’s majestic elk survey their frosty kingdom of snow covered hills and grassy fields.

Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 618 | Operating months in 2021: July-September | Travelers departing in August: 81 | Travelers departing in July: 77

Experience America's natural bounty on this 13-day journey, focused on our Northwest national parks. Explore the expansive wilderness and geothermal wonderland of Yellowstone—the first national park in the world. Delve into the history of the country’s lawless frontier days, admire the mountain majesty of Grand Teton, and marvel at ever-changing landscape of the Dakota Badlands.

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15. New! Southwest National Parks: Arches, Zion, Bryce & the Grand Canyon —12-day Grand Circle Travel Tour (Average group size: 30)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Equitrekking: Utah

Ride through the national parks of Utah, discovering the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and more.

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Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 544 | Operating months in 2021: August-September | Travelers departing in August: 80

Discover sprawling red sandstone canyons, towering buttes, and boundless skies on this 12-day journey focused on the national parks of the Southwest. Marvel at the natural wonders of six American national parks—including Bryce Canyon, Zion, Mesa Verde, and the Grand Canyon. These are magical lands that people travel from the ends of the earth to see in their lifetime, and it’s all waiting for you in your own backyard.

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16. New! Alaskan Discovery: Denali National Park & the Kenai Fjords —10-day Grand Circle Travel Tour (Average group size: 30)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Alaskan Discovery—2021 Itinerary

Witness the rugged beauty of America's 49th state—from snowcapped mountain peaks and gleaming glaciers to friendly seals and whales emerging from deep-blue seas.

Travelers reserved for 2021, 2022 & 2023: 487 | Operating months in 2021: July-September | Travelers departing in August: 119 | Travelers departing in July: 77

When you join us on this Grand Circle Tour, you'll not only discover the majesty of Alaska's natural setting during explorations of Denali and Kenai Fjords National Parks, but you'll also feel the warm spirit of America's 49th state as locals eagerly await to share their traditions with you.

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