Small Ship & Expedition Cruises Tours & Trips 2020

944 trips to Small Ship & Expedition Cruises tours from 287 tour companies. 3,554 reviews. 4.6/5 avg rating.

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Style Style Small Group Tour Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
Private Guided Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Self Guided Tour A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Group Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ship Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Large Ship Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.
Retreats Similar to a self guided tour but staying in one location only with activities and day outings included as a part of the stay.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Travel Style Travel Style Flexible schedule A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers.
Full schedule For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included.
Balanced schedule You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included.

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Solo Friendly Solo Friendly Good for Singles Trips that specifically cater to travelers looking to meet other singles.
No Single Supplement Trips where single supplement is usually not required for solo travelers.

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Best of Antarctica (Ocean Endeavour)

Intrepid Travel
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11 days
$ 615 / day
$ 8,810
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Customise your trip with a wide range of optional activities on top of regular Zodiac excursions. Explore the water by kayak, sign up for a photography masterclass, rejuvenate with some onboard yoga and a massage, take a refreshing polar plunge or camp overnight like a true polar explorer.
  • Whereas most polar expeditions of this kind have a crew-to-passenger ratio of ten, fifteen or twenty to one, Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have an expedition crew member for every 8 passengers for a greater personal touch.
  • Our experienced leaders have made hundreds of polar voyages between them. They’re experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history, and they’ll share their knowledge throughout the journey during a comprehensive lecture program.
  • Rest assured that footprints are all you’ll leave behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, and we serve only sustainably sourced seafood, avoid single-use plastics and use biodegradable and phosphate-free cleaning products.
Visits:
Antarctic Peninsula, Argentina
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The Beautiful Blue Danube

CroisiEurope
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6 days
$ 376 / day
$ 2,254
From : $ 2,772
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tour the major capital cities along the Danube
  • Bask in the idyllic landscapes of the Wachau Valley
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Imperial Vienna and the Schoenbrunn Palace
    • Budapest, 2000 years of history
Visits:
Budapest, Bratislava, Passau, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany
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Antarctica, South Georgia & Falklands Odyssey ...

Intrepid Travel
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21 days
$ 595 / day
$ 12,489
From : $ 15,361
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Travel with experts in marine biology, glaciology and Antarctic history. They’ll share their knowledge throughout the journey during a comprehensive lecture program.
  • With optional adventures including ice camping and kayaking, and rare touches of five-star luxury thanks to an onboard spa and wellness centre, this is as good as Antarctic expedition travel gets.
  • Intrepid expeditions on the Ocean Endeavour have one expedition crew member for every eight passengers for a greater personal touch.
  • Rest assured that footprints are all you’ll leave behind. Your Antarctica expedition is carbon offset, serves sustainably sourced seafood and avoids single-use plastics.
Visits:
Antarctic Peninsula, Falklands Islands, Puerto Madryn, Ushuaia, Argentina, Falkland Islands, South Georgia
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The Loire Valley, a Royal legacy

CroisiEurope
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6 days
$ 311 / day
$ 1,863
From : $ 2,291
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment. Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cruise on board a paddle steamer
  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE the Loire from above(1)
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED
    • Full-day excursion to the castles of the Loire Valley: guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry
    • Wine-tasting in the cellars of the Brissac castle(3)
    • Secret courtyards and covered passageways in Nantes
    • The Saint-Nazaire shipyard, embodiment of French pride
    • The wine route of the Muscadet through the vineyards of the Nantes region
Visits:
France
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The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest with 2 ...

Avalon Waterways
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13 days
$ 419 / day
$ 5,398
Travel Style : N/A
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Welcome to Bucharest
  • Visit Peles Castle
  • Guided tour of Brasov; guided visit of Dracula's Bran Castle
  • Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; transfer to ship; onboard welcome reception
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta; wine tasting
  • Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or guided sightseeing in Rousse, or walk in the park with your Adventure Host
  • Choice of guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress, see the rock formations in Belogradchik or bike with your Adventure Host
  • Scenic cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubač fortress
  • Choice of guided sightseeing or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture
  • Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; choice of honey and wine tasting or hike to the Petrovaradin Fortress
  • Ilok guided tour with wine tasting; Vukovar guided tour
  • Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs
  • Sail from the Danube Delta of the Black Sea to Hungary’s capital of Budapest to experience river views like no other
  • Begin your Danube River vacation your way before your cruise with an overnight stay and sightseeing in Bucharest
Visits:
Belgrade, Belogradchik, Brasov, Bucharest, Budapest, Croatia, Romania, Transylvania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Serbia
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Sail Italy: Procida to Amalfi

Intrepid Travel
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4 days
$ 292 / day
$ 1,203
From : $ 1,577
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Among the pastel-hued houses of tranquil Procida, you’ll really feel like you’ve wandered off the beaten track
  • Visit the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, which emerged from the ashes after thousands of years, and take a peak inside the steaming crater of the volcano that destroyed it
  • Stroll through the flourishing countryside of the Amalfi Coast and pick olives straight from the tree
  • This region is a haven for seafood, views and relaxation. With the free time that's afforded on this trip, you're able to explore the coast's famous cuisine, find the ideal picture-postcard views and float along at your own leisure
  • The stunning landscape of the Sorrentine Peninsula is a picturesque blend of coastlines, volcanoes and distinctive islands
Visits:
Naples, Pompeii, Sorrento, Amalfi Coast, Italy
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Croatia Sailing Adventure: Split to Dubrovnik

Intrepid Travel
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8 days
$ 265 / day
$ 2,180
From : $ 2,862
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • What better way to see the historic towns, protected forests and stunning islands of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast than aboard a private yacht? All aboard for a week in paradise
  • Explore beautiful Split, where tradition, modernity and a variety of European influences come together. A visit to the Diocletian’s Palace reveals some of the Adriatic Coast’s most important surviving Roman buildings
  • Bliss out on Brac’s world famous Zlatni Rat beach, a spit of white sand jutting out into turquoise waters
  • Opened to the public only in 1989, the island of Vis boasts coastal scenery and a military history just waiting to be discovered. Also, the local vugava wine is rather nice
  • Stari Grad, Hvar’s Old Town, is quite literally one of the oldest towns in Europe, and a charming one at that. It provides a great base from which to explore the island
Visits:
Croatia, Diocletian's Palace, Dubrovnik, Split
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Sail Greece: Santorini to Mykonos

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8 days
$ 215 / day
$ 1,770
From : $ 2,322
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Spend your days island-hopping in the Cyclades, swimming in the clear waters of the Aegean and sleeping aboard a yacht
  • The blue and white villages of Santorini may cling to the rim of an ancient volcano, but the only fire you’ll see is in the island’s magnificent sunsets
  • In the sleepy fishing villages of the Small Cyclades islands, you’re more likely to break bread with a local than a tourist
  • A taste of rural life on the large island of Navos is a mix of historic neighbourhoods and Kitron liqueur
  • Stylish Mykonos is a place where Europe’s chic and beautiful come to play – offering an exclusive, boutique feel to the island
Visits:
Mykonos, Santorini, Akrotiri, Greece
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Croatia Sailing Adventure: Dubrovnik to Split

Intrepid Travel
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8 days
$ 261 / day
$ 2,145
From : $ 2,815
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • What better way to see the historic towns, protected forests and stunning islands of Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast than aboard a private yacht? All aboard for a week in paradise
  • Set sail out of beautiful Dubrovnik. The World Heritage-listed walled city plays host to film crews every year
  • Wander the length of car-free Lopud in the idyllic Elafiti Islands
  • Discover the lush forests of Mljet, which are yet to be spoilt by mainstream tourism.
  • Visit Odysseus Cave where, according to legend, the king of Ithaca once found refuge after surviving a shipwreck
  • Once ruled by the Roman, Ventian and Austro-Hungarian empires, Korcula is a quiet escape full of vineyards, olive groves and tranquil coves
  • Cross the water from the island of Vis to Cave Bisevo’s blue grotto in a rowing boat
Visits:
Croatia, Dubrovnik, Split, Diocletian's Palace
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Greece Sailing Adventure: Cyclades Islands

Intrepid Travel
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10 days
$ 229 / day
$ 2,357
From : $ 3,094
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • A Santorini sunset around the caldera is a sight to behold. Walk along the volcanic rim of the island past white villages that cling to plunging cliffs and watch as day turns to night in the most stunning of ways.
  • Sail the Aegean Sea on your small group yacht and island-hop through the Cyclades, taking regular stops to swim off the side of your boat and letting the pitch and roll of the ocean help you sleep at night.
  • Feast on fresh seafood at a sleepy waterfront taverna in the Small Cyclades islands – far away from tourist crowds and deep in the local way of life. This is island living, Greek style.
  • Step back in time among the Venetian architecture of Naxos and consider learning about rural life with a daytrip to a country village – a couple of the many experiences to be had around the Cyclades.
  • No Greek island adventure is complete without a stop in Mykonos. Embrace your hedonistic side with its boutique culture and nightlife or relax on one of the many beaches dotted along the coast.
Visits:
Mykonos, Santorini, Greece
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Sail Italy: Amalfi to Procida

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4 days
$ 297 / day
$ 1,223
From : $ 1,604
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Step back in time among the olive groves, ancient villages and medieval architecture of Amalfi. This town retains a rustic charm, and you’ll have plenty of time to explore before you set sail.
  • Explore the caves of Capri’s Grotta Azzura (Blue Grotto) and swim in the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean as you while away the day on board your small yacht.
  • If it was good enough to be the holiday destination of Roman emperors, the idyllic city of Capri is good enough for anyone. Let the isle’s history captivate you as you spend the day exploring with your small group.
  • With its pastel buildings and tranquil marina, mooring in the town of Procida is an ideal place to relax by the sea with an apertif or explore on foot.
  • What to do when you’re not sailing or exploring, you ask? Eating, of course. With delicious regional cuisine and some freshly caught seafood hauled in locally each day, you definitely won’t go hungry.
Visits:
Amalfi Coast, Blue Grotto, Isle of Capri, Italy
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Phuket Sailing Adventure

Intrepid Travel
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7 days
$ 121 / day
$ 1,015
From : $ 1,148
The strike-through price reflects either the high season trip price or the average price a traveler pays for a similar itinerary when the components are booked separately.
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included. Moderate
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Leave behind the vibrant, modern pizzazz of Phuket and set sail on the beautifully calm waters of the Andaman Sea
  • There are few things more relaxing than sleeping out beneath the stars, rocked by the gentle pitch of a yacht
  • Slip into the indulgent beach-loving life with walks on the finest white sand, and swims and snorkels in the inviting azure waters of Thailand’s best beaches
  • Feast on delicious food with no effort at all, with the on-board chef whipping up Thai favourites
  • Just relax: the biggest decision of the day is whether to paddleboard or kayak
Visits:
Andaman Sea, Phuket, Thailand
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Introduction to Spitsbergen

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10 days
$ 819 / day
$ 8,990
From : $ 10,074
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Travel Style : Array Full on
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Comfort (4*)
Highlights
  • Uncover the incredible landscape of Spitsbergen, from the quirky northernmost city of Longyearbyen and brilliantly blue glaciers like the ‘14th July Glacier’, to stunning fjords and towering mountains and cliffs
  • Experience the unique and memorable sensation of 24 hours of sunlight
  • Scour sheets of ice and hopefully be rewarded with unforgettable sightings of the ruler of the Arctic – the Polar Bear
  • With endless daylight there are also endless wildlife-viewing opportunities – elusive Arctic foxes, breaching whales, lounging masses of walruses, and enchanting seabirds dotted along the cliffs of Alkefjellet
  • Choose to get even closer to this amazing environment with optional activities like snowshoeing, hiking, and gliding along pristine waters between icebergs in a sea kayak
Visits:
Helsinki, Spitsbergen, Finland, Norway
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Mekong Discovery (Southbound)

Avalon Waterways
Preferred
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8 days
$ 544 / day
$ 4,349
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Visit Wat Hanchey and partake in a traditional water blessing by local monks; walking tour in Angkor Ban with school visit
  • Ox cart ride through the countryside and visit a local farmer’s home in Kampong Tralach; visit the silversmith village of Konpong Louang; visit the Tuol Sleng Museum and one of the Killing Fields in Phnom Penh, or visit the lively central market
  • Sightseeing by private cyclo, including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum; show by children from local orphanage
  • Visit a local market and the religious sites at Sam Mountain in Chau Doc
  • Walking tour of Long Khanh A with cotton-weaving demonstration; interact with sampan-making and conical hat making families in Cu Lao Gieng
  • Visit a local garden and a local workshop to see how rice wine and traditional candy are made
  • On this unique and inspiring Southeast Asia river cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam, you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in interesting places along the mighty Mekong River


  • In the enchanting Cambodian countryside, go on an ox cart ride amongst rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers
Visits:
Cai Be, Chau Doc, Siem Reap, Cu Chi Tunnels, Cambodia, Vietnam
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Rhine & Rhône Revealed (Northbound)

Avalon Waterways
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15 days
$ 480 / day
$ 6,998
Travel Style : Array Relaxed
Physical Level : Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments. Very Easy
Lodging Level : Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value (3*)
Highlights
  • Onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Roman Amphitheater, or painting workshop, or walk with your Adventure Host
  • Guided sightseeing, visit the Palace of the Popes
  • Guided walk, visit Old Town and the cathedral or walk with your Adventure Host
  • Choice of guided walk in Tournon or bike with your Adventure Host; choice of guided walk in Vienne or hike with your Adventure Host
  • Guided sightseeing, picture stop on Fourvière Hill
  • Cheese tasting on board
  • Visit the Hôtel-Dieu in Beaune; transfer to Basel; onboard welcome reception
  • Choice of excursion to Black Forest, or visit to a local winery in Breisach or bike with your Adventure Host
  • Choice of guided sightseeing, visit La Petite France district and the gothic cathedral or bike with your Adventure Host
  • Choice of guided tour of Heidelberg Castle, see the Great Vat, or hike up Philosophers' Way; visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz
  • Visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; free time in Koblenz
  • Choice of “Cologne Highlights” walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour or bike with your Adventure Host
  • Choice of canal cruise or walk with your Adventure Host
  • Immerse yourself in French and German culture on this fabulous European river cruise vacation along the Rhône and Rhine Rivers
  • The views will be spectacular so be sure to pack your camera so you can capture the romance and splendor of this magical journey
Visits:
Amsterdam, Arles, Avignon, Basel, Heidelberg, Lyon, Rudesheim, Strasbourg, Vienne, Burgundy, Koblenz, Heidelberg Castle, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland
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Amazing trip to Brazil

5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 4.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 4.0

Daria helped us with our Brazil trip. We visited Rio, Iguazu Falls and Lencois Maranhenses. The transfers, tours and guides were excellent. It was a stress free due to all the help from Daria. I highly recommend Daria for your Brazil tour.

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Operator Etours Brazil

Igazu falls & Pantanal

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our personal travel organiser Daria was arranging everything 100% to our liking. Even at 5 am she was available when worrying about a late airport transfer. Thank you so much!
We visited Igazu falls snd power station as well as Pantanal and Bonito. Great wonders!

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Operator Etours Brazil

Perfect trip to Brazil

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip was amazing. Everything well organized by Daria. We are from Germany and I wrote many mails with Daria to plan our trip. I couldn't be better. We had privat tours with perfect guides and drivers. Thank you so much for this experience.

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Operator Etours Brazil

Wonderful Journey

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

Our trip to Brazil was beautiful and adventurous!
The organization was perfect!
There was always someone there to pick us up.
All guides were very friendly and competent.
All accommodations were of a very high standard.
In any case, I can warmly recommend ETours Brazil.

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Operator Etours Brazil

Excellent tour operator; Gianluca

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

(Translated by Google) Excellent tour operator; Gianluca, very kind, always attentive to the needs of his customers, offers interesting and tailor made tours not only in Rio but throughout Brazil, a perfect base for visiting this beautiful country.

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Ottimo tour operator;Gianluca, gentilissimo, sempre attento ai bisogni dei suoi clienti ,offre tours interessanti e su misura non solo a Rio ma in tutto il Brasile.Un perfetto punto di appoggio per visitare questo bel paese.

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Operator Etours Brazil

Best business partner.

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0

(Translated by Google) Best business partner. Serious, correct and honest work!

(Original)
Melhor parceiro comercial. Trabalho sério, correto e honesto!

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Operator Etours Brazil

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