Antarctica
December 2020

CONFIRMED DEPARTURE

Journey by ship to a continent considered by many to be the ultimate travel destination where the wildlife is prolific and the scenery is staggeringly beautiful.  Your adventure begins in Argentina where you will have two nights to explore the exciting city of Buenos Aires and enjoy a tango show.  Fly to Ushuaia where you will board your ship and begin your journey to Antarctica. Sail through the Beagle Channel to the Antarctic Peninsula where you spend six enthralling days.  Here you will come across the countless penguin colonies that thrive in these ice strewn waters. Go ashore on deserted Antarctic islands and cruise in zodiacs to get close to icebergs and marvel at the dramatic, ever-changing landscapes. On board your ship, experienced lecturers have an in-depth knowledge of the biology, history and geology of this area. Come aboard for an adventure like no other!

TOUR MANAGER Leen van Duin

TOUR DATES Sunday 6 – Sunday 20 December 2020 – 14 nights

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of a Calder & Lawson tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 2 nights accommodation in Buenos Aires before the cruise
  • 11 nights on board MS Fridtjof Nansen including all meals
  • Transfers, sightseeing and entrance fees as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips and gratuities for crew and local guides
  • Pre-tour material.

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not specified in the Itinerary
  • Hotel porterage
  • Please note that unlike most of our tours, if you wish to pay by credit card, a surcharge fee of 2% will be charged for Visa or Mastercard and 3% for Amex.

TOUR PRICE Ex Auckland, share twin per person
Outside cabin on upper deck (XT)                           $18,450
Suite with private balcony (ME)                              $20,750

Sole use cabins are limited and available on request

GROUP SIZE Minimum 10, maximum 18

 

Highlands & Islands of Scotland
Coming in 2021…

Sail the remote and beautiful islands of the Inner Hebrides and through the heart of Scotland via the Caledonian Canal that bisects the country navigating four Lochs: including the mythical Ness. Stay for seven nights on board M.V. Lord of the Highlands, a vessel with the appeal of a luxury yacht. Sail to the mystical Isle of Skye, the picture postcard Tobermory on Mull, the early Christian island of Iona, and tiny Eigg. Your itinerary also includes the Orkney Islands rich in archaeological discoveries.  Scottish history will come to life in places such as Blair and Cawdor Castles, the Clan Donald Centre, the battlefield of Culloden and the endearing Castle of Mey.  You will have time to explore both Inverness and Edinburgh. An ideal tour for those wanting to experience legendary Scottish hospitality and scenery. Ask us about a 3-night pre-tour package which includes attending the Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

  • The services of an experienced Calder & Lawson Tours tour manager
  • Economy class airfares
  • 1 nights accommodation northbound
  • 10 nights land based accommodation in Scotland
  • 7 nights accommodation on board the Lord of the Highlands
  • 1 nights accommodation south-bound
  • Meals as detailed in the itinerary
  • All group transfers as specified in the itinerary
  • Admissions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Sightseeing tours with local guides as detailed in the itinerary
  • All tips for local guides and other service providers
  • Port taxes on the cruise
  • Pre-tour material

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Airline taxes
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages during included meals, unless specified
  • Hotel porterage

This tour has been cancelled for 2020, and will be re-offered in 2021. Please contact us if you would like to register your interest.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biking in New York, Cape Cod & Vermont
Coming in 2021….

Begin your tour with three nights in New York City experiencing the vibrancy of ‘The Big Apple’. Visit  Times Square, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and other iconic sights both on foot and by bike. You will also have time to catch a Broadway show if you wish. Moving on to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard, you will cycle easy paths past scenic lighthouses, gingerbread cottages and dramatic sea vistas.  Discover what makes Martha’s Vineyard such a favourite with artists, writers and American Presidents. Following this spectacular coastal riding, you will travel to Vermont to ride through the glorious fall colours. Every day will feature leisurely lakeside cycling and magical views of Lake Champlain. Rides will be on the Burlington bike path and quiet back roads, through charming New England towns all the while staying in cosy inns and boutique hotels.   E-bikes are available.

This tour is being re-scheduled into 2021. New dates will be published here as soon as they are confirmed.