2019 is here and with so many exciting destinations to choose from, it promises to be a great year to travel, experience, and explore. Although we’re partial to everything we offer, we’d like to share what our Destination Specialists have selected as our top five tour programs for 2019! To see our complete selection of suggested itineraries, or to have us customize a journey just for you, visit our website:
If you’ve been dreaming about a trip to the White Continent, 2019 is the perfect year to take the plunge, and by that we mean do a polar plunge in Antarctic waters! Antarctica is an extraordinary experience whenever you go, but our Water, Wildlife & the Wonders of Antarctica Signature Journey this March will give you so much more. Learn from expert lecturers in marine biology, witness the unique wildlife on shore, observe whale tagging, and participate in citizen science programs. Filmmakers from BBC will also be on board capturing footage for the Big Blue Live series. Plus, with end-of-season discounts up to $3,000 per person, there has never been a better time to go!
Water, Wildlife & the Wonders of Antarctica
A Borton Overseas Signature Journey | March 1-15, 2019
As Asian Zodiacs signs go, 2019’s “Year of the Pig” might elicit a chuckle. But dig (pun intended) a little deeper and you find just how symbolic it is. The pig is a water sign. So, why not celebrate by exploring the Mekong Delta in Cambodia and Vietnam? Here you will discover Khmer and Viet cultures going back a thousand years as well as the lush rice fields and fertile fishing grounds which are important to feed millions of people. You will also explore stunning river cultures in Hoi An, Hue, and Hanoi. It’s time to cruise into 2019!
Mekong River Cruise: Cambodia to Vietnam
14 Days | Departs daily, all year
In the words of ABBA – “Take a chance on” Sweden in 2019! Sweden has much to offer any type of traveler from active adventures to historic countryside manor houses, and, of course, the classic Göta Canal cruise. It is also the perfect place to celebrate the holidays and in 2019 we have two extraordinary holiday-themed trips to choose from. You can dance around the maypole on our Swedish Midsummer Signature Journey, June 17 – 26, or shop Stockholm’s famous Christmas markets on a Swedish Christmas Experience in December. What are you waiting for? Take a fika break (coffee break) and give us a call to start planning your Swedish getaway!
Swedish Midsummer: A Magical Celebration
A Borton Overseas Signature Journey | June 17-26, 2019
Photo: Per Bifrost/imagebank.sweden.se
The Galapagos Islands that Charles Darwin researched continue to enchant visitors with stunning scenery, captivating wildlife, and fascinating history. Many travelers experience the islands on a cruise, but did you know there is an option for land-based accommodations and day excursions? It’s an excellent way to experience the local culture in addition to the islands’ natural habitats. Overnight in comfortable hotels, experience the local cuisine, and embark on day trips to explore various islands. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, biking, swimming, and, of course, relaxing on the beach. Since the Galapagos Islands are near the equator, it is a year-round destination. The blue-footed boobies and Galapagos tortoises are waiting for you!
Galapagos Island Hopping
6 Days | Departs Sundays, all year
Yet to be rediscovered by the masses, we are sharing a secret with you: Zimbabwe. Okay – Zimbabwe itself isn’t much of a secret, as it was the safari destination of choice in its hey-day. Now that Mugabe is gone, travelers are returning and rediscovering the magic of Zimbabwe. While it is well-known for Victoria Falls, you’ll find plenty of stunning national parks with endless places to explore, trails to walk, rivers to canoe, waterholes to observe, wilderness to game drive, and luxury safari camps in which to indulge and savor. Along with healthy elephant and lion populations, safari-goers have a good chance of spotting endangered painted dogs, one of Africa’s most successful hunters. World-class guiding and diverse habitats, combined with wonderful hospitality and exclusivity, make Zimbabwe our top pick for travel to Africa in 2019. Don’t wait until you see everyone else posting their safari pictures on Instagram; pack your bags for Zimbabwe now!
10 Days | Departs daily, April 1–November 15
We hope to have the chance to help you plan YOUR extraordinary journey. Let’s get started, contact us today!
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