Tahiti and the Society Islands aboard the Paul Gauguin

8-day Cruise
Australia & the Pacific
Cruise

 

IRT’s Angela Walker took this wonderful cruise in October 2015. To read about her adventure, click here.

Discover your own island inspiration in the destination that enchanted painter Paul Gauguin, author James A. Michener, and countless others.

In one wonderful week, you’ll explore the best of the South Pacific, with stops in lush Huahine, beautiful Bora Bora, and postcard-perfect Moorea. Once you’ve made these islands your home—even if just for a week—they’ll always be calling for you to return.

Embark on the m/s Paul Gauguin in Tahiti, an island on the wish list of almost every cruise enthusiast. Then, sail on to Huahine, known as the “Garden Island” for its lush rainforests and dramatic terrain.

Next, spend a day on Motu Mahana, a South Seas paradise. On a white sand beach beneath palm fronds ruffled by gentle breezes, you can snorkel, kayak, play volleyball, or simply relax, and enjoy a traditional feast with Polynesian entertainment.

Then it’s on to spectacular Bora Bora to see why author James A. Michener called it “the most beautiful island in the world.” Bask on a private beach on a motu off the coast and admire the jagged volcanic peaks, multi-hued lagoons, and palm-fringed beaches of Moorea, said to be the inspiration for Bali Hai.

Persian Odyssey: Moscow-Tehran

18-Day Escorted Tour
Asia,Europe
Luxury

As rail tours go, experiencing Persia and the Silk Road on board the Golden Eagle is truly stunning. Combining one of the most important trading routes of ancient civilisation with the remarkable treasures of Persia, this unique journey takes in destinations that are rarely experienced by the Western visitor which makes it all the more special. These tours are operated by Australian Pacific Touring.

VSOE London-Paris-Berlin & v.v.

2 days
Europe
Luxury

Located in northeastern Germany on the banks of the River Spree, Berlin is the country’s capital as well as its largest city, covering approximately 550 square miles. It is a city of culture, politics, media and science.

Berlin is home to renowned universities, orchestras, museums and is well-know for its festivals, diverse architecture and contemporary arts. Dramatic history, eclectic architecture and a thriving social scene await in Berlin.

The VSOE makes its first-ever visit to this thriving metropolis in the heart of Europe. Be a part of this historic journey in June, 2016!

VSOE London-Paris-Verona & v.v.

2 days
Europe
Luxury

From the cobbles of fashionable Carnaby Street to the romantic arches of Piazza dei Signori, travel between two historic cities aboard the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Tour is also available between Paris-Verona and Verona-Paris.

Your time aboard the train promises to be as enchanting as the destination. Whether sampling world-class cuisine, listening to the resident pianist or admiring the passing scenery, every moment promises multi-sensory delight.

 

Northern National Parks

10-day Escorted Tour
North America
First-class

Come and explore two favorite National Parks: Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park. Begin in Seattle before boarding Amtrak® east to Glacier National Park. A tour and boat cruise is included in this pristine natural environment. Then travel south by bus to Yellowstone National Park. Enjoy 2 days of touring Yellowstone’s breathtaking scenery and sights. Then continue through Grand Teton National Park for a night’s stay in scenic Jackson Hole. Travel on to Salt Lake City, the Crossroads of the West, where a city tour and finale dinner end a remarkable trip.

Latest News: Book by February 28 and save $400 per couple!

Royal Canadian Pacific Charter

Charter Only
North America
Luxury

The overnight capacity is for up to 30 guests in 18 staterooms. The room types are below:

  • 5 double rooms – each room has one standard double bed
  • 7 lower twin rooms – each room has two single beds shaped in an “L” configuration
  • 1 upper & lower twin room – two single beds in “bunk bed” configuration (currently sold as a single capacity room)
  • 5 single rooms – each room as one single bed

*Please note: there are only 12 rooms that sleep 2 so if you have more than 12 couples, some would be in separate rooms.

Amazon Voyage

10 Day voyage aboard La Estrella Amazonica
South America
Cruise

The rainforest of the Amazon Basin fires the imagination of dreamers and explorers, hinting at an adventure like no other. On this Amazon Voyage, daily excursions allow you to discover the secrets hidden under the rich canopy and along narrow tributaries beyond the river’s edge. Be amazed by the symphony of cicadas and tree frogs, howls from the howler monkeys and songs from the many species of birds found here. Spend evenings cruising the headwaters of Earth’s most legendary river, stargazing and storytelling as Peruvian lore becomes part of your personal story.

La Estrella Amazonica is a riverboat featuring gracious, 21st-century comfort. Each of the 15 airy cabins is air-conditioned with private balcony, and has floor-to-ceiling windows so you are constantly surrounded by rainforest vistas. This riverboat boasts unrivaled public spaces, including the Amazon’s largest open-air Observation Deck, a modern Lecture Room and even a Fitness Room. Two highly trained chefs serve a variety of Peruvian cuisine, and each night you enjoy a guides’ reception.  As a special perk, you can take advantage of complimentary laundry service during your seven nights onboard.

The Amazon Voyage includes a variety of flexible activity options, such as swimming, bird watching, jungle walks, kayaking, village visits, peaceful excursion boat rides, cooking demonstrations and more, so that you enjoy an enriching and fun adventure. Against a backdrop of rainforest and water, create a lifetime of memories. Join us in exploring the diverse ecosystems that comprise the heart of Earth’s greatest wilderness.

Royal Canadian Rockies Experience

7-day Escorted Tour (Suggested Itinerary)
North America
Luxury

*News Flash*
In 2014, the Royal Canadian will be operated only on a whole-train charter basis.

The Royal Canadian Pacific luxury train explores western Canada’s Rocky Mountains with its ever-changing backdrop of snow-capped peaks. This luxury rail service, tops in North America, features impeccable on-board food and service as well as carefully crafted tours to special places such as the dazzling Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park and beautiful Lake Louise.

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