Hiker on a gorgeous mountainside near abeach

ITINERARY INSPIRATION

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IRELAND
Railroad tracks in the fall
RAIL
JOURNEYS
Young Embera Child in Panama
UnCruise ADVENTURE
Christmas Market in Germany
CHRISTMAS MARKETS ON THE DANUBE

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Ireland Chauffer Experience

Overview…

 

“Cead Mile Failte,” a hundred thousand welcomes!

 

A 10-day, 9-night stay touring some of the best experiences Ireland has to offer.  Your Driver/Guide is a highly trained professional and will enrich your travel experience with a wealth of expert knowledge.

Must-Dos - Unique Experiences

Let's face it, everyone's must-dos look a little different. Here are just a few of our personal favorites.

  • Game of Thrones Winterfell Tour and Archery Package

  • Dinner in the Dungeon of Ashford Castle

  • Walking along the Giants Causeway

  • Touring the EPIC Irish Immigration Museum

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Itinerary…

 

You'll be met outside of the arrivals hall by your chauffer who will take you to your upscale Dublin hotel.

Day 1 – Walking tour of Dublin and a Pub Dinner
 

Day 2 – Depart for Belfast 

On your way to Belfast, you'll visit the set of Game of Thrones and see where this hit TV show was filmed. Enjoy exclusive access to the set, a chance to dress up in authentic Game of Thrones "Stark Family" costumes, and try your hand at archery.

Day 3 – Belfast continues

Take an extraordinary journey into the past with the Titanic Belfast, an ode to one of the most famous tragedies of our time. 

Set across an iconic six-floor building with nine interactive galleries, you’ll experience the Titanic through a miasma of stories,  sights, and sounds. 

Traverse the recently restored SS Nomadic, one of the Titanic’s service boats, see artifacts from the ship itself, walk the decks,  explore the shipyard, and comb through film director James Cameron’s redeveloped galleries of the ship’s launch day and maiden, the ill-fated voyage in the city where it all began.

Day 4  – Travel to Manor House for your next night's stay.

 

Day 5 - 6 – Arrive at Ashford Castle in County Mayo for 2-nights

 

As Ireland's first Forbes Five Star Hotel and the former home of the Guinness family, Ashford Castle is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. 

This is just a quick view of a few days in an itinerary used by one of our clients. Our itineraries are customized to you, so yours will look a bit different!

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Go West Rail Trip

Overview…

 

On this customized 10-day rail journey, you travel from our country’s capital all the way out west on this unique Western Rail Trip.  It’s not quite sea to shining sea, but it is certainly across a lot of wilderness!

Window Viewing Cabin on Amtrak California Zephyr train
 

A glimpse at a few days of this itinerary…

Day 1

All aboard in Washington D.C.

 

Day 2

A few hours in Chicago let you stretch your legs before your journey to the west begins.  

 

You’re now aboard the Amtrak Zephyr with its stunning observation car.  Glide through, not above, the amber waves of grain as you travel west. 

While onboard you not only have the opportunity to experience the vistas, you’ll also have your own private roomette with a large picture window, beds, and convenient bathroom.  Ready to eat?  The Zephyr has multiple dining options from full-service table meals to quick Cafe grab and go.  Your rail days are perfect days to recharge and relax.  Let the rail guide you through the landscapes.

 

Day 3

 

Explore Denver

 

Day 4

Rocky Mountain National Park Small-Group Tour.

 

Day 5

Discover Grand Junction

 

Day 6 

 

Today is a life-changing day.  You’ll join the group to take in the Moab 3 Park Tour

 

You’re picked up directly from your hotel and head off on the Scenic Byway UT-128 route along the Colorado River with majestic rock walls towering above. 

Meander through Red Rock country with views of Monitor Buttes and the La Sal Mountains as you travel to Dead Horse Point. Enjoy panoramic views of Canyonlands from this high plateau 2000 feet above Colorado River overlooking sculpted pinnacles and Buttes. 

 

After finishing Canyonlands, you’ll finish the loop and depart for Grand Junction with views of the remote Book Cliffs along the way. It’s a whirlwind day full of stunning views!  Now it’s time for All Aboard to rest while you head to Salt Lake City.

 

Day 7

Explore Salt Lake City

Day 8 

Salt Lake Express Shuttle to West Yellowstone

 

Day 9 

Yellowstone Lower Loop Bus tour

 

Day 10

Shuttle your way back to Salt Lake City for departure home.

Beautiful canyonlands at sunset
 

UnCruise ADVENTURE

Overview…

 

Monkeys, macaws, and butterflies. Rainforests, islands, and the Panama Canal—plus a visit with a local tribe. Explore the diverse places of Panama and Costa Rica by kayak, skiff, and guided hikes on this 11-day adventure cruise. 

Must Do’s - Unique Experiences

  • Panama Canal night transit 

  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Darien Jungle, Coiba National Park, Fort San Lorenzo

  • Embera village cultural visit

  • Tropical rainforest hikes

  • Snorkel and beach party at Granito de Oro islet

Kayaking in Costa Rica Coiba National Park

A peek at this incredible itinerary...

 

Day 1  San Jose, Costa Rica – Embarkation

Day 2  Curu National Wildlife Refuge

Day 3  Osa Conservation Area

Adventure lies around every bend in the isolated, wild Osa Conservation Area.

Day 4  Golfo Dulce

In Golfo Dulce, explore the rare flora and fauna of mangroves by kayak and skiff. Bottlenose, spotted, and spinner dolphins also swim in the waters of this tucked-away wilderness.

Day 5  Granito de Oro, Coiba National Park

Sail through the islands of Coiba National Park, making a stop at Granito de Oro islet. Named one of the world’s top 10 diving sites, your day of play features snorkeling among abundant marine life, kayaking around rocky outcroppings, and lounging on the warm sand for a casual beach party with the local hermit crabs.

Day 6  Captain's Choice

Day 7 Gulf of Panama | Marine Life Search

Cruise through the diverse isles and atolls in the Gulf of Panama hosting hundreds of avian and marine mammal species.

Day 8  Darien Jungle

The Darien Jungle is about as timeless today as it was 500 years ago. Delving deeper into this mysterious, almost mythical place, you get to meet the locals. Embera villagers offer a traditional welcome and share customs, stories, songs, and dance. Tip of the day, buy handicrafts from the villagers. Their highly prized and intricately woven rainforest baskets are keepers. 

Day 9  Pearl Islands Archipelago | Panama Canal

Have your binoculars handy for superb bird watching on a skiff tour of Bartolome Island’s bird sanctuary. Soon, you'll be transiting between two seas along with the 48-mile marvel, the Panama Canal. The lock authority gives the final go-ahead for your evening transit. Join your shipmates on deck for a toast as the canal lights up and the temperature subsides. 

Day 10 Fort San Lorenzo

It’s your last day, and it’s a big one. Take in a little history and a “walk on the wild side” among the battlements and canons of San Lorenzo Fort. 

Day 11 Panama City, Panama – Disembarkation

After an early breakfast, bid adiós to your crew. Make a stop at the Agua Clara Visitor Center.

Coral covered submarine with Uncruise ship in background

CHRISTMAS MARKETS

ON THE DANUBE

Overview…

  • 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest 

  • Experience Oktoberfest at the beginning of your cruise and Christmas Markets throughout.

  • You'll experience timeless traditions in five different countries.

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)

  • Computer for internet access

  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations

  • Pre- and post-cruise stays are available.

German Christmas Market Carousel
 

Cruise Itinerary…

Day 1  Board in Vilshofen

Day 2  Passau

Day 3 Linz

Linz is known for being the city of Christmas creches and its ever-popular torte. You have your choice of excursions. You may do a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz's Christmas markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour along the Danube River. May you prefer a full-day in Salzburg with a walking tour in the historic center, famous for its religious history, Baroque architecture, and the birthplace of Mozart. You can also visit Christmas Markets while in Salzburg, renowned for local handicrafts and unusual holiday presents. 

The afternoon offers other charming options for you as well.

Day 4  Weissenkirchen

Day 5  Vienna

Day 6  Vienna

 

More Christmas Markets are available for your enjoyment in Bratislava, on a walking tour. Maybe a hike up from Vienna to Bratislava castle to see the tree-lined Hviezdoslav Square, the narrow House of the Good Shepherd, Michael's Gate, and the Old Town Hall. Or maybe you would rather visit the Austrian palace of Schloss Hof, this is located near the Slovakian border.

The evening has you enjoying the festivities of the Vienna Christmas Markets.

Day 7  Budapest

Day 8  Disembark Budapest

European Christmas market in a cathedral's square