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Most Popular New European Adventures for 2022

Posted on 9/14/2021 12:00:00 AM in The Buzz

In the center of Edinburgh, Scotland—a highlight of our most popular new adventure—head to the top of Calton Hill to explore the National Monument and take in panoramic views of the city.

O.A.T. travelers are always seeking out new horizons to explore—and these are our most popular new adventures with travelers in 2022.

While you can reserve all of these adventures for next year, we understand many travelers are planning further ahead. We have opened 2023 departures of many O.A.T. adventures—and you can reserve any adventure with confidence with our Risk-Free Booking Policy through 12/31/21.

1. Scotland Revealed: Legends, Lochs & Highland Landscapes —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13 travelers)

Our most popular independent film:

Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Edinburgh and Scotland

Follow Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa to Scotland’s legendary sights, including Edinburgh Castle.


Rolling hills dotted with castles and churches overlook picturesque lochs ... winding cobbled streets hug stacks of stone buildings ... unspoiled Isles reveal secluded beaches and verdant pastures ... these settings have provided the background for Scotland's rich history, which is the stuff of legends. On this new adventure, we’ll trace the coast of Scotland all the way down to its capital city, gaining an intimate glimpse into the country's past.

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2. Arctic Expedition: Untamed Norway & Svalbard —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22 travelers)

9 nights aboard the privately chartered 175-passenger Ocean Diamond

Our most popular independent film:

Svalbard, A Journey to the Top of The Earth

Witness the icy wonderland of the Arctic, from its crystalline icebergs to rare animal species that call it home, including puffins and polar bears.

Stately walruses gazing at you from behind massive tusks … tranquil herds of reindeer grazing in the tundra … polar bears lumbering about on the coastlines—these are the sights that you may come across at the top of the world. The Arctic was once a place that only the bravest explorers competed to see. Today, you can be one of the lucky few to cross the elusive Arctic Circle when you set sail aboard the 175-passenger M/V Ocean Diamond and journey north into the frozen wilderness.

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3. French Impressions: From the Loire Valley to Lyon & Paris —17-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13 travelers)

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.


France is many things to many people, and you'll experience the many sides of La Republique. Beginning in Angers, gateway to the Loire Valley, explore fairytale-like chateaux that conjure courtly duels, stroll the cobbled lanes of medieval hilltop towns and fortifications, and visit the setting of a World War II tragedy for a glimpse into a dark moment in France's history. Eat your way through Lyon, France's culinary epicenter. Cap it all off in undeniably chic Paris, discovering the city as you've never seen it before.

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4. Under the Midnight Sun: Sami Lapland, Norway & the Arctic Circle —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13 travelers)

Our most popular independent film:

Smart Travels with Rudy Maxa: Oslo and Norway

Visit Norway with Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa, and witness its iconic architecture, Viking heritage, and culture.


At the top of the world, just above the Arctic Circle, there’s a land of astonishing beauty where the summer sun never sets. Travel to the Nordic countries of Finland and Norway on an adventure that no other travel company can offer. From stylish Helsinki you’ll journey into the wilderness of Inari, a lesser-traveled region of Lapland, where you’ll enjoy personal, intimate connections with the Sami people—one of Europe’s last remaining indigenous cultures—during our NEW A Day in the Life experience.

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5. French & Italian Rivieras: Marseille, Corsica, Elba & Rome —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22 travelers)

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

Our most popular independent film:

French Riviera

Trace France's Mediterranean coast as Emmy Award winner Rudy Maxa explores sun-dappled Nice and sophisticated Cannes.


Sun-soaked shorelines ... shimmering azure waters ... craggy coves revealing hidden, white-sand beaches ... the Riviera is all this—and more. Begin your Small Ship Adventure with three nights in Marseille. Then, aboard the M/V Artemis, discover both the glitzy, well-known Riviera locales like Nice and Portovenere in Cinque Terre; and drop anchor in more intimate ports like Bastia sunny Corsica; Viareggio, gateway to fashionable Lucca; and Porto Santo Stefano, a Tuscan beach town with some of the clearest waters in Italy. Cap it all off with two nights in Rome.

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6. Turkish Coastal Voyage: Greek Islands, Athens & Istanbul —15-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22 travelers)

7 nights aboard the privately-owned 50-passenger M/V Arethusa

Our most popular independent film:

Top 15 Places to See in Istanbul, Turkey

Find out what makes Istanbul a must-see destination, from the sixth-century basilica-turned-mosque—Hagia Sophia—to the Egyptian Market, a busy and vibrant spice bazaar.

Join us on a unique Turkish coast and Greek island cruise that sails the legendary waters of the Aegean—Homer's "wine-dark sea"—and captures all the glory of mythic heroes of the past. Discover the enchantment and scenic beauty of the Greek islands dotting Turkey's breathtaking Aegean coastline. Experience the Turkish countryside in Dikili, a mountain village in the Kozak Valley. You'll also visit monumental sites of classical history—from the hilltop sanctuary where Hippocrates wrote his famous oath to the great battlefield of ancient Troy.

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