Vacations departing April 2023
Panama Canal Cruise & Coastal California
Cruise Through Panama Canal Details
Take a Panama Canal cruise to witness for yourself one of history’s most impressive feats of engineering—and some of California, Mexico, and Central America’s prettiest scenery. You really can have it all on this unforgettable cruise and land tour!
Your guided cruise tour begins with a stop in Cartagena, a stunning UNESCO-listed city on the Caribbean coast. From there, you’ll be awed as you cross over the legendary Panama Canal, the 51-mile passage connecting the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.
On the Pacific side, you’ll have plenty of time to relax and soak up the rays in sunny beach towns and resort cities from Costa Rica to Mexico.
Your cruise ends in Los Angeles, where you begin you tour up the California coast. You won’t find a more dazzling spot than ritzy Santa Barbara. Known as the American Riviera, Santa Barbara is renowned for its Spanish mission-style architecture and clear ocean views.
Continuing north, you can sample a Danish pastry in Solvang in the picturesque Santa Ynez Valley, and look out for playful dolphins along Pismo Beach. History lovers will enjoy visiting the fishermen’s community of Monterey, where historical buildings bring early California to life. Wrap up your journey in the “City by the Bay.” San Francisco is full of iconic architecture including the Golden Gate Bridge, Coit Tower, and the Victorian Painted Ladies.
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Sights of Spain & Mediterranean Cruise
Mediterranean Vacation Details
This guided land tour of Spain, followed by a stunning Mediterranean cruise, promises to be the trip of a lifetime. Start your tour in Madrid, one of Europe’s most spectacular and culturally vibrant capital cities. Do you love history? Then Toledo is for you. Its cathedral is arguably the greatest example of Gothic architecture in the world.
In Barcelona, you’ll see ancient influences throughout the Gothic Quarter, the heart of the Old City. Of course, Barcelona is also home to impressive works of the famous Antoni Gaudí, including the Sagrada Familia.
Your cruise embarks from Barcelona, stopping first in Marseille. France’s oldest city is recognized as a Distinguished European Capital of Culture. Then it’s off to Naples, which was first settled by the Greeks over 3,000 years ago. Messina, on the island of Sicily, is the ideal place to enjoy cannoli or explore famous sites like the Piazza del Duomo and the magnificent Messina Cathedral.
Your final port stop is Valletta, one of the world’s smallest capitals. Valletta is so rich with history that the entire city has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue back to Barcelona where you disembark and say adios to this amazing vacation package.