Travel to Pompeii, a Roman town incredibly preserved after the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD. Walk past the luxurious mansions and fabulous art of wealthy patricians, some of the more modest homes, as well as ancient baths, temples, theaters, markets and the huge forum.
Walk by some of the 15,000 paintings and inscriptions found in Pompeii and nearby Herculaneum that reveal an astonishing similarity to modern times: public notices about wine sales, apartment vacancies and upcoming events (theater performances and gladiator fights); political announcements: personal love notes and sexual innuendoes.
Drive to the enchanting village of Sorrento where you can relax and enjoy an Italian lunch, then stop at the old center of town where you can spend some free time strolling through the narrow alleys, exploring the town’s churches or browsing through the shops.
Discover the cultural highlights of the renowned city of Buenos Aires. DAY 1: Upon arriving in Buenos Aires at the beginning or end of your Antarctic journey, you will be met and greeted to transfer to your hotel. After checking in, you will walk over to a nearby restaurant for lunch to savor authentic Argentinian cuisine. Afterward, take a walking tour of Recoleta Cemetery, where the rich and famous of the past are buried. With over 6,400 crypts, statues, coffins and sarcophagi – among them one of the most famous being Eva “Evita” Perón’s – this labyrinthine city of the dead beckons you to step back in time and explore some of the country’s most fascinating history. From there, enjoy a brief walk to visit El Ateneo Bookshop, a renowned bookstore that even more than the bibliophiles will appreciate. Built within the former Grand Splendid theater and cinema, this bookshop maintains the ornate architecture and décor of the venue from its establishment in 1919. Once you finish your walking tours, you will return to have dinner either at the hotel or a nearby restaurant. DAY 2: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before boarding a bus for a panoramic tour of Buenos Aires’ highlights. Ride to May Square where you will have the opportunity to get off and walk to the neighborhood of San Telmo, renowned for its bohemian vibe with galleries, street murals and bars. Head over to La Boca, a neighborhood alive with the sound of music. Retaining strong influences of its Italian settlers, it holds a romantic atmosphere that’s prime for the tango performances you’ll find on almost any street corner. Enjoy lunch in this neighborhood before transferring back to the hotel. Settle in for a dazzling evening of a tango show and delicious dinner. DAY 3: Check out of the hotel and be transferred to the airport for the journey back home if you’re enjoying the post-cruise immersion. Or if you’re enjoying the pre-cruise immersion, you’ll be transferred to the airport to fly to Ushuaia where you’ll embark on your voyage. NOTE: Requires intermittent effort throughout, including walking medium distances over uneven surfaces and/or on steps. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. Guests in wheelchairs need to be fully escorted by someone who can push the wheelchair around the city. This service can also be hired in Buenos Aires but needs to be pre-booked before the guests’ arrival. Order of sites visited may vary. CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due at the time of booking. Tour is nonrefundable at 60 days prior to tour.
Please note: The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion.
|TIMING||ITINERARY & POINTS OF INTEREST|
|Meet Guide and Drive to Pompeii|
|Visit of Pompeii + Cameo Pit stop & Craft|
|11:45 AM||12:45 PM||Depart Pompeii and head to Sorrento|
|Arrive in Sorrento and proceed to Lunch|
|Woodwork demo and free time for shopping|
|Drive back to Naples|
|4:30 PM||Approximate arrival back to ship|
|Total Duration: 8 Hrs.|
Enjoy the marvel of one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World: Iguazu Falls. DAY 1: Upon arriving in Buenos Aires at the beginning of your Antarctic journey, you will be met and greeted to transfer to your hotel. After checking in, you will walk over to a nearby restaurant for lunch to savor authentic Argentinian cuisine. Afterward, take a walking tour of Recoleta Cemetery, where the rich and famous of the past are buried. With over 6,400 crypts, statues, coffins and sarcophagi – among them one of the most famous being Eva “Evita” Perón’s – this labyrinthine city of the dead beckons you to step back in time and explore some of the country’s most fascinating history. From there, enjoy a brief walk to visit El Ateneo Bookshop, a renowned bookstore that even more than the bibliophiles will appreciate. Built within the former Grand Splendid theater and cinema, this bookshop maintains the ornate architecture and décor of the venue from its establishment in 1919. Once you finish your walking tours, you will return to the hotel to freshen up before being taken to dinner. Along with a delicious meal, you will enjoy an authentic tango show for an evening of pure revelry before returning to the hotel for the night. DAY 2: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before transferring to the airport for your flight to Puerto Iguazu, where your jungle adventure begins. You’ll be met and greeted for a transfer to the Brazilian National Park, where you start with lunch at a local restaurant to fortify yourself for your excursion. Allow yourself to be enchanted by this spectacular scenery, a remarkable gift from the planet for all your senses. Enjoy a walking tour of the Iguazu Falls – also declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site – from the Brazilian side first. Return to the hotel for dinner. DAY 3: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the Argentina side of the falls. Take a boat ride to the bottom of these cascades as they merge with the river. As you stand beneath the rushing waters of these magnificent waterfalls, you may come to feel a sense of awe overcome you as you listen to the sound of their mighty stream. Once your trekking comes to an end, you will have lunch at the national park’s restaurant to savor the local flavors of Argentina. From there, you will be transferred back to the airport and take a flight back to Buenos Aires. You’ll be greeted here and transferred to your hotel for dinner there or at a nearby restaurant. DAY 4: After checking out of the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ushuaia or to the pier in Buenos Aires as you prepare to embark on your voyage. NOTE: Requires intermittent effort throughout, including walking medium distances over uneven surfaces and/or on steps. Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended. Guests in wheelchairs need to be fully escorted by someone who can push the wheelchair around the city. This service can also be hired in Buenos Aires but needs to be pre-booked before the guests’ arrival. CANCELLATION POLICY: Full payment is due at the time of booking. Tour is nonrefundable once booked.
Jan 10, 2024
You will be met by your private guide, Diane, at Cape Town Airport and transferred to the Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, where you will spend 3 nights in luxury with daily breakfast.
Imagine discovering a sophisticated world of luxury in a city of untold wonder overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
The Table Bay offers the ultimate in 5-star luxury hotel accommodation in Cape Town. Considered to be the best address in Cape Town, this sophisticated Sun International property was opened in May 1997 by former South African president, Nelson Mandela.
The Table Bay continues to set its own standards in international service, world-class cuisine, richly-appointed rooms and luxury. No detail has been spared to give you an unforgettable luxury stay in Cape Town. The Table Bay also boasts direct access to the V&A Waterfront for indulgent shopping, diverse museums and an array of fine dining establishments.
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Jan 11, 2024 Tour
Duration: 9:00 am – 5pm
You will depart your hotel at approximately 9:00 am for a Winelands Tour of the Stellenbosch and Franschoek wine regions.
Stellenbosch is perhaps South Africa’s most famous wine-producing region and is home to some of its best-known wineries, renowned for the quality of their Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Bordeaux Blends.
The Franschhoek Valley is a broad vineyard-lined valley in the southeast corner of Paarl, in South Africa’s Western Cape. This small valley is home to some of South Africa’s most famous wine estates and has been producing wine since the 17th Century.
You will enjoy two premium wine tastings and a lunch with wine at one of top winelands restaurants. Return to your hotel will be approximately 5:00 pm.
Wineries visited are subject to change.
Jan 12, 2024 Tour
Duration: 6:45 am – 5:00pm
You will depart your hotel at 6:45 AM for the drive to Aquila Private Game Reserve. Enjoy a picturesque drive past vineyards, fruit orchards and mountains, to arrive for a 9:00 am breakfast. After breakfast you will embark on a 2 ½ Hour Safari Game Drive in an open vehicle. On return, a Buffet Lunch is served after which there will be some leisure time before returning back to your hotel. The Aquila Game Reserve is so much more than just an unforgettable wildlife experience. It is a luxurious African adventure that will make memories to last a lifetime. Return to your hotel will be approximately 5:00 pm.
Jan 13, 2024
Enjoy your breakfast prior to checking out. You will be transferred from the hotel to the cruise terminal for your 14 night cruise aboard Regent Seven Seas Voyager.
DEPARTURES: AM OR PM DEPENDING ON LANDING SITE AND WEATHER AVAILABILITY: WEATHER PERMITTING INCLUDED
There’s a feeling of connection that swells as you land on the shores of the Seventh Continent. Make your way across the snow, walking paths few explorers who came before you have and feel a sense of kinship with them. Your expedition guide may lead you to dedicated high points and sightseeing locations for some of the best views. Our polar expedition guides know the terrain almost as well as the wildlife and will enhance your experience as they point out the flora (yes, plants in Antarctica!) and fauna. You may come across some of Antarctica’s renowned wildlife, like a penguin colony filled with the whimsical birds as they go about their natural lives. Your guide will instruct you on how to properly interact at a safe distance so that you have the opportunity to make the most of your expedition and capture the moment while leaving only footprints behind.
DEPARTURES: ONCE PER VOYAGE, EXPEDITION LEADER DECIDES ON DATE ACCORDING TO SCHEDULE AND WEATHER. AVAILABILITY: WEATHER PERMITTING INCLUDED
Connect with your wild side as you plunge into the icy waters of Antarctica, much like the seals and penguins of the continent. The moment of truth comes as you approach the edge of the platform and prepare to make the jump. But with your fellow explorers cheering you on, it’s easy to take on the challenge. A photographer on board will capture the moment and you’ll even be rewarded with a certificate of achievement, so you can brag about your adventure to your friends and family back home. And feel free to be a spectator as you cheer on your fellow explorers while they take the dive. DISCLAIMER: Safety harness is used. Activity is very safe. Guests should not carry any loose items on them at the time of the dive. All cameras, GoPros and similar devices need to be attached to the body.
If you’re an inexperienced kayaker looking for a bit of a challenge, then paddling is a more easily controlled kayak. Guided by a kayak master amid a small group, this excursion gives you the opportunity to find your personal moment amid the epic landscapes and drifting ice floes. It’s an opportunity to glide through Antarctica’s waters and perhaps come close to seals and whales as they swim nearby. Your kayak master helps you spot wildlife as you navigate the waters and gives you the chance to appreciate the wondrous beauty of these animals as you connect with Antarctica’s nature. Charged per occurrence.
For experienced stand-up paddlers a distinctive immersion in Antarctica happens with a stand-up paddle boarding excursion. It’s easy to admire the incredible scenery as you float atop chilly waters, facing the continent’s cliffs and peaks on the horizon. You’ll feel a thrill run through you as you dip your paddle into the water, breaking the slush ice sitting atop the surface. Your excursion guide helps you spot marine wildlife as it passes nearby your paddle board, giving you the chance for that awe-inspiring moment you came all this way to capture. You can even pause and sit or lay down on your paddle board to gaze up at the impossibly blue sky overhead, looking for petrels, or other seabirds in the area. For added safety, a Zodiac driver follows close behind to help you on your journey. Charged per occurrence.
Alongside a kayak master, experienced kayakers have the opportunity to set off through Antarctica’s unspoiled waters. Our kayak masters help you navigate the ice floes as you make your way through the water channels that bring you close to nature. With their guidance, you can safely cruise through the waters, perhaps even coming close to penguins as they dive from the ice floes into the sea. Sea kayaking offers a unique point of view of The White Continent as each paddle stroke takes you further from the ship and deeper into the heart of Antarctica. As you rush through the waters with your kayak, the astonishing blues and whites of the icebergs take your breath away. But take a few minutes to be still as well, because that’s when incredible moments can take place, like the possibility of a whale breaching the water’s surface mere feet away from your kayak. 1 charge, multiple trips as available (3 trips guaranteed)
You could spend a night camping in Antarctica for a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will never forget. This is one of the few encounters that truly brings you as close to the continent and its raw beauty as possible. Expedition guides build the camp in the afternoon as you spend a day exploring the grounds. Before settling in for a night in the camp, you have one last chance to grab a hot meal and shower on board. Once the Zodiac brings you back to shore, it’s a truly wild experience as you and your fellow adventurers are left with required gear, drinking water, and a few extra layers of clothing for warmth. Charged per occurrence.
OPTIONAL PRE OR POST-CRUISE
For guests who choose to arrive early before their luxe-adventure voyage or stay longer after it ends, Atlas has selected an ideal hotel for your stay. Your optional accommodation offers a haven of simple elegance where you can rejuvenate before embarking on an exciting journey. Complete the form below and return it to us to reserve your accommodations for your pre- or post-cruise stay.
PRE AND POST HOTEL | BUENOS AIRES
- APH501PRM Single: $489pn
- APH502PRM Double: $489pn
Recognized around the world for superb hospitality and personalized service, the luxurious Alvear Palace Hotel offers you a splendid stay to linger a while longer before or after your journey ends. Magnificent architecture and décor add to the opulent ambience of this outstanding hotel. Enjoy amenities like the Alvear Sushi Bar, Alvera Roof Bar, Alvear Grill and L’Orangerie Restaurant, among many other features.
Terms and Conditions:
C$1,899/person is based on double occupancy and subject to change and availability at the time of booking.
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