VIENNA, AUSTRIA, City tour including Belvedere Palace
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA, City tour including Primate Palace
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY, City tour including Fisherman’s Bastion
OSIJEK, CROATIA City tour with wine tasting & organ concert
NOVI SAD, SERBIA, Walking tour
BELGRADE, SERBIA, City by bus & walking tour
VIDIN , BULGARIA, City Tour including Baba Vida’s Fortress
BUCHAREST, ROMANIA, City tour including Parliament House (outside)
MOSCOW, Panoramic city tour by motor coach. Tour of Kremlin with one Cathedral, Armory Museum
UGLICH, Walking tour, inside visit to the Church on the Spilled Blood
YARLOSLAVL: Panoramic City Tour, inside tour of St. Elijah the Prophet Cathedral
GORITZY, Visit to an authentic local peasant house with cookies and tea tasting
KIZHI: Walking tour of this unique island museum
MANDROGI: Walking tour, Authentic BBQ lunch
ST. PETERSBURG Panoramic City tour by motor coach, inside tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, Tour of the Hermitage Museum
Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Islands are some of the last truly unspoilt regions of the world. The mysterious White Continent, with its multi-coloured ice caps, glistening glaciers and towering snow-capped mountains, offers unparalleled scenery and photographic opportunities. Enormous numbers of penguins, whales, seals and seabirds congregate in the food-rich waters along the Antarctic and sub-Antarctic shores.
Our small, specially designed expedition ships journey south, taking full advantage of the long hours of daylight during the austral summer, their ice-strengthened hulls allowing us to navigate safely through the pack ice and narrow waterways. Our zodiac excursions, guided by foremost Antarctic experts, offer the freedom to explore remote locations and observe Antarctica's abundant wildlife.
A typical itinerary in the Falklands – South Georgia, and Antarctic Peninsula could be as follows. This is a sample only, the final itinerary will be determined by the Expedition Leader on board.
Guidance during activities ashore will depend on the group each passenger chooses according to their own physical ability. In the Arctic we aim at splitting into three groups: a hiking group on a strenuous walk, a medium-paced group with more time for photography etc., and a leisurely group. A German speaking staff member will not necessarily be available for each group. During Zodiac cruises, each boat’s driver/guide will not necessarily be bilingual.
Cruise to Weddell Sea - In search of the Emperor Penguin incl. helicopters
Your unique chance to be part of a true expedition voyage. The Emperor Penguin rookery is situated south of Snow Hill Island. Although we will probably not be able to reach that far through the ice (less than 50 % chance based on our voyages in the last three seasons), the idea is mainly to situate ourselves in or between the Antarctic Sound and James Ross Island, close to the ice-edge and observe the emperor penguins on their way to the open water. We will use our helicopters in our attempts to search for individual Emperor Penguins.
During our “Basecamp Ortelius” , all offered activities (including camping, kayaking, snowshoe/hiking, mountaineering, photo workshops as well as our
standard included shore excursions and zodiac cruises) are free of charge, except for scuba diving.
Expedition is our passion. The ship becomes our base camp for these voyages. “Base camp” is by definition a temporary storing and starting place, from which an activity starts. We offer “activity modules” which go beyond our normal shore program. The vessel will stay for two or three days at specific locations to serve our active passengers as a comfortable hub to allow more time than usual for wide ranging activities.
Welcome to our new and exciting cruises along the Rhine featuring stops in 4 countries including….Holland’s vibrant Amsterdam, Germany’s Cologne, France’s Strasbourg and Switzerland’s Basel with Smaller pedestrian friendly ports of Spayer, Cochem and Ruedesheim, all steeped in a 1000 years of history, Mystery and world renowned charm! Aboard our fantastic 5* M/S “Bellejour” featuring all outside cabins and 2 decks with full floor to ceiling French Balconies! Welcome on board!
Exciting sights you will visit:
Zagreb, Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Hvar, Vis, Korcula island tour with olive oil and wine tasting, Korcula city tour, Mljet National Park and Dubrovnik