Sip mulled wine and collect unique handicrafts, hand-made ornaments and toys at some of the largest and most famous Christmas markets in Europe. Spend three nights in the traditional Alpine village of Oberammergau and two nights in the heart of the Black Forest. Bask in holiday cheer as you stroll along the cobblestone streets of Innsbruck, capital of Tyrolean Austria, and embark on your choice of a cultural walking tour or a visit to the Museum of Tyrolean Regional Heritage. Explore Strasbou...
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Explore sites beloved by conservationist John Muir, from San Francisco to the Sierra Nevada - Muir Woods, Sequoia National Park and his beloved Yosemite National Park. Experience the powerful beauty of glacier-carved mountains, soaring redwood and sequoia forests, and gain behind-the-scenes insights into past and present preservation efforts.
Special tropical Tauck touches await on our classic four-island tour across Hawaii - including ocean-view rooms at luxury beachfront resorts for 11 nights,private evening with an after-hours tour, reception and dinner at Queen Emma Summer Palace on the island of Oahu, a private catamaran sail at sunset on the Big Island, an ecology lecture on Kauai, a hands-on gourmet cooking experience on Maui, and an adventure aboard an outrigger canoe off Waikiki Beach.
Explore the Native American, Spanish and Old West influences in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, and visit Taos Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, the National Museum of Nuclear Science, the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Ghost Ranch, a private artist's studio and more as you make your way across New Mexico.
Understanding the meaning of freedom and America's story... Explore the meaning of freedom - from the earliest settlement to the Colonial era to the Revolutionary War to building a Republic. Discover the nation's economic expansion and industrial growth... 18th century social and religious movements... the Civil War... political diversity... and the defining themes that shaped the American experience century upon century.
Our autumn excursion through Grand New England sheds new light on American history and culture at the idyllic retreats of authors and statesmen in Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire... in mountain forests, fertile fields and rocky coastlines... and the elusive soul of New England from Boston to Bar Harbor, from Mount Washington to Acadia National Park.
Lighthouses stand watch over the coastal landscapes and storybook villages of the Maritime Provinces, enticing you with a cultural mix of French, Irish, Scottish, and English influences - Highland kilts, Celtic music, British towns, Acadian art... along with the legacies of Anne of Green Gables and Alexander Graham Bell, and traditions like a kitchen party, rug hooking, whale watching and oyster shucking... and culinary treats starring blueberries, lobsters, and planked ...