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Freedom of Choice

We understand that everyone has different tastes. That’s why we work with you to personalise your journey to suit your interests. Mix and match a wide selection of cultural, culinary, active and nature-based experiences. Go with something gourmet one day and get active the next. It's completely up to you.

Freedom of Choice Inclusions

Culture & Heritage

In Cape Town, embark on a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated and learn about the social and natural history associated with this significant destination.
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Discover the Victoria & Alfred (V&A) Waterfront with a visit to Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town. Named after Prince Alfred and Queen Victoria, this vibrant harbour attracts millions of people from all over the world. The Zeitz MOCAA is a modern art gallery located in this cultural hub.
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Take part in a Heritage Tour and discover the most colourful neighbourhood in Cape Town, Bo-Kaap, a location that celebrates multiculturalism.
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In Livingstone, embark on a Cultural Tour to a local village, followed by a visit to the vibrant Maramba Market, bustling with atmosphere and stalls selling everything from souvenirs to produce.
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Nature & Wildlife

In Victoria Falls, absorb the beauty of your surroundings on a game drive in the majestic Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, running parallel to the mighty Zambezi River. Glimpse unique wildlife and take in the awe-inspring spectacle of the southern Africa bush.
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Join a guided tour of the breathtaking Zimbabwean side of Victoria Falls. Relish your superb surroundings of this nautral phenomenon before a delicious lunch overlooking the spectacular gorges and falls (Zimbabwean visa at own cost).
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View of the beach in Cape Town, South Africa

Culture & Heritage

In Seoul, enjoy a stroll along the Seoul Fortress Wall before visiting the Dongdaemun Market and Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
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While in Tokyo, perhaps delve into the buzzing districts of Shibuya and Harajuku or you might like to learn more about the history of Japan at the Tokyo National Museum.
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Gourmet Delight

In Seoul, take a mouth-watering street food tour through Gwangjang Market before marvelling at the NANTA show.
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Take part in a sweets workshop learning how to make wagashi (traditional Japanese sweets) before visiting the Kyoto Confectionary Museum.
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Nature & Wildlife

You can discover some of Tokyo's greatest green spaces, heading out on a garden tour at Hamarikyu and the Imperial Palace East Garden.
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Set out to the scenic Pigeon Island Marine National Park and reveal the kaleidoscopic world beneath the surface as you snorkel among the more than 100 species of coral and 300 species of reef fish which call the park home.
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Relax & Revive

In Ajabgarh, relax with a traditional ayurveda massage to rejuvenate the body and mind. 
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Get Active

Set out on an E-bike cycling tour, where you’ll ride through the Miyagawacho and Gion geisha districts, stopping off at the Imperial Palace Park and cycling along the Shirakawa Canal and Kamogawa River.
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Chinese Temple lakeside among the lush green gardens

Culture & Heritage

Head to the workshops of Senteurs d’Angkor workshop to watch the artisans explore the local arts and crafts scene and stroll through the cities oldest market in  Siem Reap, Cambodia.
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In Cambodia take a moving excursion to the Killing Fields and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or tour the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh.
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Gourmet Delight

Take the opportunity to savour a delicious taste of Cambodia with a choice of terrific local restaurants for dinner in Siem Reap.
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Nature & Wildlife

In Siem Reap you can take a bicycle tour through the Cambodian countryside or take a relaxing horse and cart ride.
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Relax & Revive

Indulge in a relaxing with a head, hand or foot massage allowing you to recharge. Link to: Vietnam & Cambodia Destination Page
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Let your cares melt away and give yourself over to the healing powers of a traditional Khmer massage.
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Get Active

Explore some of Hanoi's iconic sights by foot including a stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake or journey to Ba Trang village and try your hand at a potters wheel.
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Woman on bike with flowers, Hanoi Vietnam

Gourmet Delight

Tasmania is a food lover’s haven. Enjoy a modern take on a traditional high tea in Hobart, and embark on a beer lover's beer and cheese tasting tour at the historic Boag's Brewery in Launceston.
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On Bruniy Island discover the cultural heritage of this iconic island and meet the producers of the Bruny Island cheese, chocolate, and honey on an exclusive tour. At lunch enjoy sweeping views of Adventure Bay while tucking into famous Bruny Island oysters and a delicious menu including premium Tasmanian fish and chips- accompanied by a couple of glasses of quality Tasmanian wine, beer, cider or juices.
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Nature & Wildlife

Enjoy a day out discovering the heritage listed natural wonder, The Great Barrier Reef,  on a custom-designed floating pontoon stationed in the outer reef. Get up close and personal with the locals including turtles, the giant friendly Māori wrasse and abundant varieties of colourful tropical fish.
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Relax & Revive

Relish in Tasmania's beauty with a guided nature walk through Cradle Mountain, where you’ll find wildlife in abundance in this ancient national park, from the iconic Tasmania Devils to platypi, echidna, and the highly inquisitive black currawong. Find yourself in awe of the dazzling natural sights and come away with a profound connection to nature.
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Get Active

Enjoy a guided walk around Hobart or learn about Tasmania’s native flora and fauna during a guided wilderness walk through the mystical rainforest of the Tarkine.
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Experience the incredible Cradle Mountain and it's wild, ancient surroundings.

Culture & Heritage

Visit the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa to learn of the cultural, historic and artistic achievements of Canada's Indigenous First Nations peoples. Join a discovery of the First Peoples Hall and tour the Canadian History Hall.
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In New York City, Cruise up to the iconic Statue of Liberty and take in the famous New York City skyline from the Hudson River. Take pause at Ellis Island to visit the National Museum of Immigration.
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It's Banff's people, alpine architecture and wildlife that makes it so unique, and the Banff Experience is your chance to take it all in. Also visit the Cave and Basin National Historic Site.
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Gourmet Delight

A special afternoon tea is on the table at Fairmont Banff Springs. In the hotel's Rundle Lounge, enjoy traditional English-style indulgences and a selection of fine teas.
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Quebec City is quite the foodie destination. Discover culinary and cultural traditions, and sample local produce on this guided exploration.
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Nature & Wildlife

In Banff, take to the skies above Banff National Park for a bird’s-eye view of the Rocky Mountains. Soar past snowy peaks and jagged mountains, enjoying breathtaking views of pristine lakes and alpine meadows. View Featured Trip.
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In Whistler, be swept to entirely new heights on the Peak 2 Peak Gondola. The Cloudraker Skybridge also takes you 130 metres from Whistler Peak to the West Ridge, across the Whistler Bowl.
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In Jasper, across the crystal waters of Maligne Lake, join a cruise past the jagged mountain peaks to Spirit Island, a destination only accessible by boat. Along the way, you'll learn about the geology, wildlife and history of this spectacular alpine destination from a local guide.
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Relax & Revive

Harking back to the hot spring that first called travellers some 100 years ago, soothe your tired muscles in the mineral pool and pulsating waterfalls of the Fairmont Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs.
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For over a century, the Fairmont Empress has been serving traditional English afternoon teas. The exquisite menu incorperates fresh, local ingredients and ethically sourced tea. Savour this experience and the delectable flavours on offer at this iconic location.
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Get Active

On the Athabasca River in Jasper, set off on a thrilling river rafting journey. Perfect for rafting novices, small rapids and calms waters ease you in to the activity, and your guide will point out areas of interest and wildlife along the way.
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Head out on an exciting river rafting adventure in Moab along a world-renowned stretch of the Colorado River. As you ride the rapids, admire the rocky landscape on either side of the river.
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Get your heart pumping and feel the cool mountain breezes as you ride through the stunning wilderness of Jasper on an exhilarating chauffeured Harley-Davidson sidecar motorcycle tour.
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Moraine Lake, Canada

Culture & Heritage

In Budapest, Tour the Hospital in the Rock, a museum dedicated to a former secret emergency hospital and nuclear bunker.
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In Turkiye, travel to the ancient city of Troy, the location of the Trojan War and the famed Wooden Horse that was the downfall of this remarkable city.
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Seize the day and walk to the 18th-century Würzburg Residence. Admire the palace's unique construction and marvel at the Baroque style architecture.
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In Iceland, delve into the rich history of Icelandic literature as you explore lava trails and learn of the sagas set in this epic landscape.
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In Lerwick, learn about the significance of Shetland’s fishing industry and meet a breeder of Shetland ponies. Or, visit the Jarlshof Prehistoric and Norse Settlement to see a remarkable archaeological site. 
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Gourmet Delight

In Portugal, visit Quinta da Avelada, a family owned business that has been producing wine in the Douro region since the 1870s. Explore the gardens before sampling wine and cheese.
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In Poland, learn how to make authentic Polish food such as pierogis and placki with a local chef.
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In Paris, taste your way through the city on a culinary walking tour.
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In Kirkwall, perhaps travel to the Neolithic Heartland of Orkney, designated as a World Heritage Site. See the Standing Stones of Stenness and the Ring of Brodgar before visiting the charming fishing village of Stromness.
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Visit the Old Amsterdam Cheese Store and learn about the production of cheese. Tantalise your tastebuds with a cheese tasting and sample delicious wine selected by a sommelier.
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Nature & Wildlife

Discover the Logar Valley on a relaxing ride aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Wind through the glacial valley on scenic roads, admiring the region's natural beauty and fascinating communities.
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In Rovaniemi, embark on a snowshoe excursion. Soak up the atmosphere as an expert local guide leads you along a series of snow-covered forest trails.
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Journey to Bijambare Nature Park and explore the ancient Bijambare caves. The limestone cave complex, filled with stalagmites and stalactites, sits within a stunning natural setting of pine forests and pasture.
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Relax & Revive

Relax on board your ship as you learn the Dutch language with a fun, interactive lesson. Learn the correct pronunciation of key phrases, leaving you speaking like a local in no time.
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Get Active

In Durnstein take in views of the spectacular Wachau Valley as you hike to the ruins of Durnstein Castle.
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Discover Belgrade from a different perspective on a kayak tour. Begin at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, where you will paddle to Great Island and Lido Beach.
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Join a guided bike ride through the countryside near Amsterdam to the village of Durgerdam before visiting the Street Art Museum.
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Bikes resting on a bridge, Netherlands

Culture & Heritage

A must for any The Lord of the Rings fans while in Rotorua is a Hobbiton Movie Set Tour. This tour explores locations where some of the famous scenes were filmed. You’ll feel as though you’re a part of the massive blockbuster trilogy.
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Embark on a tour of the Omaka Aviation Heritage Centre in Blenheim, a world-class museum showcasing WWI and WWII aircraft and artefacts.
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Visit the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre in Aoraki/Mount Cook for a unique experience and exploration of mountaineering, interactive experiences, education and conservation of New Zealand's natural wonders. 
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Lovingly restored by the Barker Family, Larnach castle and surrounding grounds are at the heart of the Dunedin visitor experience. Discover the rich history that dates back to 1871 on a guided tour of the castle.
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Gourmet Delight

Set off on a Queenstown Wine Sampler Tour in the Gibbston Region, visiting four boutique cellar doors. Sample the finest wines across Central Otago, accompanied by a wine guide who will share their knowledge on winemaking. 
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Marvel at the beauty of Marlborough Sounds on the Seafood Odyssea Cruise as you indulge in salmon, oysters and green shell mussels paired with wonderful local wine.
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Nature & Wildlife

On a Glacier Explorer cruise, explore and learn about the ever-changing glacial landscape, as you journey across the icy lakes in a MAC Boat with your experienced guides, while icebergs of every shape and size periodically tear away
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In Rotorua, it's all about nature. Embark on a North Island adventure. Experience the Agrodome Farm Show and visit Te Puia Thermal Reserve. Link to: North Island Sub-Destination Page
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Cruise across Lake Te Anau for a subterranean adventure with twinkling glowworms guiding and illuminating the boat’s path through the underground rivers, on a Te Anau Glowworm Caves experience.
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Relax & Revive

Enjoy the unique Auckland landscape from the water on a relaxed harbour sailing experience. Take in Auckland’s city highlights; sail under the Harbour Bridge, see volcanic peaks and the iconic city skyline from the best view in town
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Keep an eye out for local bird life and enormous trout as you enjoy the Million Dollar Cruise on Lake Wakitipu in Queenstown.
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Get Active

Set out from Queenstown on a Skippers Canyon adventure following the Shotover River Valley on an exciting 4WD tour.
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Aboard a Dart Wilderness Jet, is an adventure that takes you on an unforgettable journey along the glacierfed Dart River through iconic landscapes, towering mountain ranges and ancient native forests.
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Escape the bustle of the city on a half-day tour to Auckland’s wild black sand beaches and lush rainforest. Experienced wilderness guides unfold the story of the forest and its unique flora and fauna
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A bright sunny day at Matamata Hobbiton

Culture & Heritage

Embark on a colonial walking tour of Rio de Janeiro, where the legends woven through the city’s narrow colonial-era streets are brought to life. Stroll through some of the city's most significant streets, taking in architectural influences from Portugal.
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Explore the 15th-century dry stone archaeological site at the Incan Sacsayhuaman Fortress in Cusco. Alternatively, satiate your gustatory senses with a cooking class, discovering traditional Peruvian dishes and ingredients.
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Discover the Parisian character of Buenos Aires on a city walking tour. Visit the Plaza San Martin, Plazoleta Pellegrini and more.
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Immerse yourself in Buenos Aires’ sophisticated high arts scene on a fascinating tour of the iconic and majestic Teatro Colón, considered the world’s leading opera house by acoustic finesse.
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Gourmet Delight

In the Argentian capital of Buenos Aires, immerse yourself in local flavours and music. Enjoy a delicious dinner of authentic Argentinian cuisine and wine as you watch a traditional, lively tango demonstration.
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Cut off a slice of local culture with a visit to Fogon Asado and enjoy the intoxicating aroma and taste of South American barbecued meats.
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Enter through a private entrance at the Alvear Palace Hotel to a world of gastronomic delight that combines traditional grilling techniques with non-traditional cuts of premium meat in a relaxed, elegant setting.
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Satiate your gustatory senses with a cooking class, discovering traditional Peruvian dishes and ingredients.
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Nature & Wildlife

Get up close to the roaring cascades of Iguazu Falls on an included jet boat safari, or for a special bird’s-eye-view, soar over the falls on a helicopter flight.
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Journey to the island of Tigre for a cruise along the waterways of the Parana Delta. Discover daily life within this maze of rainforest and tiny islands, which is also a haven for birdlife.
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Get Active

Sail the waters of Guanabara Bay aboard a schooner sailing ship or perhaps join a colonial walking tour, where the legends woven through the city’s narrow colonial-era streets are brought to life.
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Tango dancers

Culture & Heritage

Explore the city’s religious diversity at the citadel of Salah-el-Din, before browsing through treasures at Khan El-Khalili Bazaar. Or wander through the streets of Coptic Cairo. Link to: EGJI26 Page
Art lovers may choose the Gayer Anderson Museum followed by a walk through Khan El Khalili bazaar.
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Relax & Revive

If we can tear you from the shores of the Dead Sea, you might like to soak in the thermal waters of the Ma’in Hot Springs. Or visit the Dead Sea Panoramic Complex and Museum, which also offers incredible views over the Jordan Rift Valley and the Dead Sea.
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Camels in desert, Wadi Rum, Jordan

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