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  • Sunset on La Jolla Beach

    San Diego short break

    California
    • Stay on Coronado Island, one of the top places to walk to and relax on the beach.

    • Kayak along the California coastline taking in the natural caves and marine wildlife.

    • Explore the USS Midway Museum.

    • Enjoy a variety of small shops and restaurants on Coronado Island.

    5 days from $1,355pp

  • Las Vegas, Nevada

    Southwest break

    US
    • Explore the desert region by horse or foot during your ranch stay.

    • Discover the local film history of Sedona.

    • Hike through the picturesque 'Red Rock Country' of Sedona.

    • Take in the memorable show of Cirque du Soleil, 'Love'.

    8 days from $2,950pp

  • Aurora Borealis over Fairbanks, Alaska

    Alaska's northern lights by train

    Alaska
    • Stay in a glass-windowed dome in the Alaskan wilderness, while also keeping a watch for mesmerizing northern lights.

    • Embark on an exhilarating winter wilderness activity: try your hand at dog-sledding and snowmobiling.

    • Admire the winter-wonderland scenery as you relax on a comfortable railway journey from Anchorage to Fairbanks.

    • Explore Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city, perhaps try ice-skating and fat-biking, or visit some of the city’s museums.

    7 days from $3,545pp

  • Palm Springs

    Desert to coast: Southern California self-drive tour

    US
    • Fly high above Las Vegas in a helicopter, before landing at the bottom of the mighty Grand Canyon.

    • Learn about the unique biology in Joshua Tree National Park on a guided hike and tour.

    • Relax under the swaying palm trees and the impressive mountain backdrop of Palm Springs.

    • Enjoy a coastal retreat in laid-back Orange County.

    • Spot humpback whales breaching onboard an America's Schooner Cup racing yacht.

    11 days from $4,070pp

  • Redwood National Park

    Northern California: Exploring the great outdoors

    US
    • Wander through Little Italy and North Beach on a guided food tour in San Francisco, enjoying homemade Italian coffee and treats.

    • Drive north on the Pacific Coast Highway, enjoying the rugged beauty and wide ocean views on this lesser-driven path.

    • Marvel at the mighty redwood trees and learn about their unique ecology, on a private guided tour in Redwood National Park.

    • Explore the geothermal wonderland of Lassen Volcanic National Park, one of the state's lesser well-known national parks.

    • Kayak across the vast waters of pristine Lake Tahoe in clear kayaks.

    14 days from $4,090pp

  • Nā Pali coastline, Kauai

    Hawaiian getaway

    Hawaii
    • Helicopter over the island of Hawaiʻi and see the expansive rainforest.

    • Hike on the Kīlauea Volcano.

    • Snorkel with manta rays.

    • Take a private guided tour around Volcanoes National Park.

    8 days from $4,375pp

  • The Chromatic pool, Yellowstone National Park

    Yellowstone National Park discovered

    US
    • Learn about the plethora of wildlife inhabiting Yellowstone National Park on a group tour.

    • Explore the geothermal activity of Yellowstone National Park.

    • Admire the mountains in Grand Teton National Park.

    • Visit the mountain town of Jackson Hole.

    10 days from $4,455pp

  • Abandon Crystal Mill near Aspen

    Colorado Rockies explored

    US
    • Explore the foothills of the Rocky Mountains outside of Denver.

    • Visit the authentic mountain town of Breckenridge.

    • Enjoy a white-water rafting adventure on the Roaring Fork River outside of Aspen.

    • See wildlife such as moose and elk in Rocky Mountain National Park.

    14 days from $4,710pp

  • The Chromatic pool, Yellowstone National Park

    The Great American West: self-drive through the USA Rockies

    US
    • Explore South Dakota's amazing Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse national monuments.

    • Experience the geothermal wonderland of Yellowstone National Park on a tour with a naturalist guide.

    • Get up close with nature on a privately guided wildlife tour in Northern Yellowstone with a local expert.

    • Learn all about the native inhabitants of this region, as well as the cowboy way of life in Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

    • Marvel at the majestic mountains in Glacier National Park during a private guided hike through the high mountain passes.

    16 days from $4,995pp

  • Grand Canyon sunrise

    Best of the southwest

    US
    • Explore the iconic Monument Valley for dramatic views over the other-worldly landscape and a rich history of the Navajo nation.

    • Soak up the electric atmosphere of Las Vegas and try some of the local cuisine on a downtown food tour.

    • Bike through the incredible geological formations in Zion National Park.

    • Finish your adventure by relaxing and unwinding in Sedona, the wellness capital of Arizona.

    • Soar over the rugged terrain and wide open landscapes, for a bird's eye view over the mighty Grand Canyon National Park.

    15 days from $5,720pp

  • Napa Valley vineyard

    Active California: LA to San Francisco self-drive tour

    US
    • Explore the mighty Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks with a knowledgeable naturalist guide.

    • In Northern California, spend time in the vineyards, tasting the different varietals grown in Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

    • At sunset, sail under the famous Golden Gate Bridge to conclude your epic California adventure.

    • Learn the basics of surfing with a private lesson, with a top surf instructor, on Santa Monica Beach.

    • A guided group adventure around iconic Yosemite National Park will allow you to explore the famed granite domes up close.

    15 days from $6,095pp

  • Hubbard Glacier, Alaska

    Alaska cruise & Canadian Rockies by train

    Canada and Alaska
    • Learn the history and culture of Jasper from your First Nations guide as you search for wildlife.

    • Pass through the towering peaks of the Canadian Rockies on the Icefields Parkway.

    • Zoom along the open road to glittering lakes and stunning viewpoints on a traditional Harley-Davidson.

    • Travel in timeless style on the Rocky Mountaineer to Vancouver.

    • Cruise through the Inside Passage to Alaska and experience the rich wildlife, gastronomy and culture.

    15 days from $6,995pp

  • Seabourn Odyssey at Yakutat Bay, Alaska

    Fjords of Alaska: Luxury Inside Passage cruise

    Canada and Alaska
    • Taste the local flavors of Vancouver on a private guided tour of the Gastown district.

    • Enjoy a more intimate experience on an all-inclusive luxury Silversea cruise.

    • Spot whales and bears from included guided excursions in Ketchikan.

    • Take a journey into the mountains on the White Pass scenic railway from Skagway.

    • Take a scenic flight over the towering Mount Denali, the highest mountain peak in North America.

    12 days from $8,180pp

  • Dog-sledding, Alaska

    Luxury Alaska in the winter wilderness

    Alaska
    • Embark on exciting winter activities, including dog-sledding, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.

    • Relax in the outdoor hot tub, admiring the view of the snowy Alaska Range.

    • Eat superb food created by the lodge's chef owner.

    • Enjoy yoga and stretching classes, and indulge in a range of spa treatments.

    • Explore the Alaskan city of Anchorage, trying out ice skating and fat-wheel cycling.

    • Travel to your wilderness lodge by ski-plane, landing on a frozen lake right in front of the property.

    6 days from $8,675pp

  • Bison in Yellowstone in the winter

    Winter in Yellowstone and ranch stay

    US
    • Enjoy wildlife watching in Grand Teton National Park at sunrise with a naturalist guide.

    • Visit the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson.

    • Experience Yellowstone National Park as a winter wonderland and without the crowds.

    • Try your hand at cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in Yellowstone National Park.

    • Take a moon-lit sleigh ride to a remote cabin for dinner and live music at Lone Mountain Ranch.

    13 days from $9,685pp

  • Whales, Hawaii

    Family self-drive tour of Hawaii's highlights

    California and Hawaii
    • Enjoy some family relaxation on Maui's white-sand beaches.

    • Greet the local marine life on a snorkel adventure.

    • Between January and March, experience the majesty of humpback whales at sunrise.

    • Sample roadside treats and explore the landscape on the Road to Hāna.

    • Access your family's adventurous side and experience the heat of Hawaii's legendary volcanoes.

    12 days from $9,815pp

  • SS Legacy, Uncruise - Alaska Fjords & Glaciers

    Small ship Alaska cruise with Seattle

    Alaska, US
    • Embark on a seven-night small ship cruise to discover coastal Alaska's spectacular scenery and wildlife.

    • Take in the highlights of cosmopolitan Seattle — the Space Needle, Pike Place Market and so much more.

    • Enjoy a thrilling helicopter trip to the Mendenhall Glacier, then go dog-sledding on a glacier.

    • Kayak in Glacier Bay and walk in the Tongass National Forest as part of your small-ship cruise experience.

    13 days from $11,620pp

  • Mount Denali

    Alaska explorer

    Alaska
    • Marvel at the grandeur of Wrangell-St Elias National Park while visiting Kennicott and McCarthy.

    • View the fjords and tidewater glaciers and wildlife of Kenai Fjords National Park by boat.

    • Look for whales, porpoises, and sea otters while admiring the glaciers of Prince William Sound.

    • Experience Mount Denali by air with a thrilling glacier landing.

    18 days from $11,880pp

  • Ranch at Rock Creek, Phillipsburg, MT

    Luxury ranch & beach

    US
    • Spend five nights at a luxury ranch in a pristine valley in Montana.

    • Try out a variety of activities at the ranch, including horseback riding, fly-fishing for cutthroat trout, and mountain biking.

    • Unwind by relaxing in a cliff-side resort overlooking Laguna Beach.

    9 days from $14,190pp

  • Humpback whale breaching near Seward

    Ultimate Alaska guided wildlife safari

    Alaska
    • Ride the historic Alaska Railroad over Moose Pass to Seward.

    • Cruise to the face of a tidewater glacier and stay overnight on a private island.

    • Look for whales, otters and puffins in Kenai Fjords.

    • Experience world-class bear viewing in one of the best places to see brown bears.

    • Spot grizzlies, wolves and caribou roaming the tundra beneath the Alaska Range in Denali National Park.

    13 days from $24,695pp

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