Journey of the Norsemen: Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq Fire and Ice, Legends of Earth, Sea and Sky August 22 - 31, 2017 Aboard Silversea's Silver Explorer Filled
Enjoy nine days of sailing on board a luxuriously appointed, small ship as we cruise among stately cliffs, fjords and glaciers – visiting the dramatic landscapes and seascapes of Greenland! On this seafaring adventure we will: Travel through the playgrounds of humpback whales and orcas, see and learn about villages that are thousands of years old and the Inuit people who have continuously inhabited them, walk in the footsteps of ancient Norsemen and their settlements of over 1000 years ago, and soak in relaxing natural hot springs with a view of the iceberg fields floating nearby.
With luck, we’ll be treated to the dramatic spectacle of the Northern Lights painting the sky. Weather permitting, we’ll set off on Zodiac expeditions skirting the cliffs and icebergs of Greenland’s incomparable fjords! Ashore, we will have a chance to view native antiquities, the sites of early Norse villages, and the oldest Christian church in the Western Hemisphere. All this by day, and then return to the comfort of your spacious stateroom suite and the splendid amenities aboard the Silver Explorer, including complimentary fine wines and other beverages, butler service and ocean views in every cabin, and fine on board dining.
Don’t miss this opportunity! Some classes of staterooms aboard the Silver Explorer are already wait-list only, so we strongly suggest you call and make your reservation today!
Glorious Gardens and Grand Estates of England and Wales September 7 - 16, 2017 PRIVATE TOUR Very Limited Space Remaining
This exclusive travel experience is packed with the Landmark Trust and gardening stars of Britain! Joining you for private visits will be the London Telegraph's garden columnist, Helen Yemm, the Landmark Trust's furnishing manager, John Evetts (currently starring in the hit television show Restoring Britain's Landmarks), and Harriet Graham,one of Britain's top literary guides on a Jane Austen day.n, your tour has an exclusive Dames visit and lunch at Sulgrave Manor and a private visit and lunch at Upton Gray Manor. All of these special components are entwined with cultural experiences such as sitting in on a rehearsal of the Welsh Men's choir.
We have hand selected historic award winning hotels for this 10-day journey touring Britain and Wales' most iconic and beautiful private homes, manor houses, and gardens. We'll make our way through the rolling green hills of Hampshire and the ever-charming Cotswold region, then venture westward to explore wild and rustic Wales.
Travels with Martin Luther: A Journey through 500 Years (Berlin, Wittenberg, Erfurt, Dresden, Prague) September 15 - 24, 2017 Led by Dr. Arnold Klukas Closed for Reservations
2017 marks the 500th anniversary of when Martin Luther nailed his famed 95 Theses to the door of Wittenberg’s Castle Church in 1517, which set off a series of events that would change the Christian Church forever, known now as the Reformation. Take this momentous anniversary to explore Luther’s life by visiting the very locations that impacted and influenced his work.
We start in Berlin and travel to Wittenberg to visit the formidable Castle Church itself. Guided through exhibits dedicated exclusively to Luther and his work, we will learn about his close colleagues and the major propagandist of the Reformation. Our pilgrimage continues to visit the picturesque Erfurt where Luther became an Augustinian Monk and where he was ordained, Wartburg Castle, and the “Florence on the Elbe”: Dresden. To finish our Pilgrimage we end in the culturally-rich cosmopolitan city of Prague. This is an opportunity not to be missed. Click here to view the Full Itinerary and read more. Click here to view scenes from Travels with Martin Luther.
Iceland's Fire and Ice July 21 - 28, 2018
Connoisseurs Tours excitedly presents Iceland’s Fire and Ice, a seven-day tour designed exclusively for Connoisseurs Travelers. In seven days, we’ll explore the drama of this small island, from its bold Viking roots and magical history to its wild landscape shaped by millennia of active volcanoes and tip-toeing glaciers. We’ll hike to the top of ancient volcanic craters, feel the mists of booming icy waterfalls, and soak in healing hot springs while staying in grand and uniquely Icelandic accommodations. Iceland balances untouched nature with uniquely cosmopolitan sophistication: chic cafés sell bread baked by geothermal heat, designer boutiques are filled with Scandinavian prints and natural fabrics. Join us on this exploration into the mythical, rugged beauty of otherworldly Iceland.