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Crossroads of Europe: Cruising the Rhine & Moselle

In order to truly experience the culture of this region, you’ll be immersed in many aspects of it. You’ll meet the “count” and sip a glass of fine Riesling during a guided tour through the historic Reichsburg Castle, and learn about Germany’s light and fruity vintages during a wine tasting in Bernkastel. To better understand the how the locals unwind, you’ll embark on a pub crawl in Breisach.

Rhine Getaway

As you cruise through the heart of Europe, you’ll experience the stunning art and culture for which this region is renowned. See the famed Gutenberg Bible – a rare literary treasure – and admire the works of masters in Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum. Along the way, you’ll gain insights on the culture and art here during lectures on the painters of the “Golden Age.”

The Douro: Portugal's River of Gold & Spain

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and treasured art of Portugal and Spain as you travel past medieval towns, terraced vineyards, and historical landmarks on The Douro: Portugal’s River of Gold & Spain. Explore the local customs and traditions of this enchanting region as you tour museums, admire architecture, and learn about local wine and tea production (as well as partake in a tasting or two!).

Grand European Sojourn

Connect with the varied cultures of Europe on this comprehensive journey. Enjoy an exclusive Hungarian folklore program, learn about Croatia’s independence when you have lunch with a local family in Osijek, and engage in some lively conversation with university students in Veliko Turnôvo. Through these personal, face-to-face interactions, you’ll gain a new perspective on this region’s culture.

Passage to Eastern Europe

The culture of Eastern Europe is distinctive, and there’s no better way to experience it than by interacting with the locals. On this journey, you’ll eat lunch with a Croatian family and learn about the country’s independence, enjoy a dance performance by Bulgarian children, chat with university students, take in an exclusive Hungarian folklore program, and more.

Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring

Discovering the art and culture of a new destination is perhaps the best way to capture its unique essence. On Essential Holland: Tulips in Spring, you’ll learn about local customs during several culinary tastings, explore priceless art in several museums, and take guided tours of various destinations. You’ll also enjoy insightful lectures that help give context and depth to your journey.

Majestic Rivers of Europe: Castles, Cathedrals & Fairytales

There is a multi-hued palette of culture in the heart of Europe, and you’ll experience it on Grand European Tour. Visit famous museums, stroll through fabled castles, and attend an exclusive concert in the “City of Music.” What’s more, you’ll enjoy insightful lectures that help provide context and depth to the experiences you’re having. This is great opportunity to immerse yourself in European cultures.

Northern Aegean Treasures: Highlights of the Greek Isles

You’ll be immersed in the architecture, art, and cultural life of Greece and the Greek Islands on this special voyage. Learn as you cruise with our lecture series. Witness the best examples of the art and architecture of ancient Greece. Marvel at the treasures of the Grandmaster’s Palace in Rhodes.

Southern Aegean Voyage. Athens, Crete & Rhodes

You’ll be immersed in the architecture, art, and cultural life of Greece and the Greek Islands on this special voyage. Learn as you cruise with our lecture series. Witness the best examples of the art and architecture of ancient Greece. Marvel at the treasures of the Grandmaster’s Palace in Rhodes.

Croatia & Pearls of the Adriatic Coast

The many influences upon Croatian life are apparent in the arts that permeate everday life. You’ll browse among traditional crafts at Zagreb’s famed Dolac market. Hear members of the Croatian National Philharmonic Orchestra in an exclusive chamber concert. And visit the ornate interiors of St. James Cathedral in Sibenik.

Heart of Germany

Fall under the holiday spell as you explore the rich culture of several historical cities on Heart of Germany. In addition to exploring a variety of Christmas markets, you’ll explore fascinating museums, visit medieval towns where many of our own winter holiday traditions originated, and even enjoy a German language lesson on board!

Iceland Adventure: Circumnavigating the Untamed

On Iceland Adventure: Circumnavigating the Untamed, you’ll journey to a variety of charming villages filled with rich heritage and traditions, where you’ll receive a true snapshot into Icelandic culture and modern life. Discover lands that inspired novels, paintings, and other works of art. You’ll also get a chance to sample local delicacies and regional cuisine on this astonishing adventure.

Amazon River Cruise: Peru’s Wildlife Wonders

As you travel through the Amazon, you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience several unique cultural gems. During several village visits, you’ll learn uses for medical plants found in the jungle, witness shamanic traditions and uplifting performances by local children, and gain valuable insight into the daily lives of Amazon villagers.

Myanmar Explorer: Burma & The Irrawaddy River

Experience the art and culture of this country firsthand as you enjoy an oxcart ride to a temple, take in a traditional Burmese puppet show, and visit Shwe Pyi Thar village to experience daily life of the locals along the Irrawaddy River. You’ll also stop by the village of Yandabo, where you’ll learn about the age-old tradition of making pottery.

Grand Asian Journey: Exploring The Mekong & Irrawaddy Rivers

Experience the culture of Southeast Asia on this adventure. Visit the tapestry making and marble carving workshops, experience life in a riverside village, take in a water puppetry show, and visit a Cambodian dance school where you can meet some of the students and teachers. You’ll also set off on a sampan cruise and a ride in an ox cart.

Across Cuba: From Santiago de Cuba to Havana

Discover how art, music, and performance are deeply engrained in the everyday life of Cuban people. You’ll experience surroundings of Spanish baroque architecture, watch exquisite handcrafts produced in small workshops, hear the buoyant sounds of Cuban music, and marvel at the street art known as Fusterlandia.

America’s Great Lakes

Uncover a new side of America’s vibrant culture as you join Vantage on America’s Great Lakes. Experience rich Native American traditions and ceremonies, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride on Mackinac Island, and travel through time exploring American cultural artifacts at the Henry Ford museum. You’ll also enjoy insightful lectures that help give context and depth to your journey.

Mysteries Of Angkor Wat & The Mekong River

Sit back and appreciate the pageantry of a traditional Angkor Dance Show. Enjoy a performance by Cambodian children on board your ship.

Across Patagonia: Chile’s Lakes, Mountains & Wildlife

Delve into the fascinating heritage of Patagonia as you tour museums, explore cities, and wander through local markets on Across Patagonia: Chile’s Lakes, Mountains & Wildlife. You’ll also enjoy insightful lectures that help give context and depth to your adventure.

Best of Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia

The wildlife of southern Africa is justifiably famous, but on Best Of Africa: South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana & Namibia, you’ll experience the unique culture of these fascinating countries as well. Whether it’s interacting (and perhaps haggling) with locals at a market, visiting a school to share some special moments with the students, or experiencing everyday life when you stop by a Namibian village, the culture of East Africa comes to life on this adventure.

South America Adventure: Chile, Argentina & Uruguay

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and treasured art of South America as you explore several lively cities during South America Adventure: Chile, Argentina & Uruguay. You’ll uncover the local customs and traditions of this region as you visit an authentic working estancia (ranch) for a variety of activities, watch a fiery tango performance, and learn about the region’s soil, climate, and wine culture during a local winery visit.

Highlights of China & The Yangtze

Set off on a tour of Jokhang Temple, the holiest site in Tibetan Buddhism. Learn about Tibetan culture and religion at a lecture.

Imperial China, Mysterious Tibet & the Yangtze River

Sit back and enjoy a Sichuan opera performance. Visit a local park to sing and dance along with locals.




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