LONDON TO MONTREAL
23 Nights - September 9th, 2017
On this 23 night experience, hosted by Richard & Lyn Kaufman, you will have the opportunity to go from the gothic grandeur of London to the desolate beauty of the Aran Islands to the creative metropolis that is Montréal. You will start off your journey with 3 nights in London, where the 5-star Goring Hotel will serve as your home base while you revel in all of the familiar landmarks, get a healthy dose of art history and spend an evening experiencing the best of London's West End (pre-theatre dinner & a West End show included). From London, a complimentary transfer will bring you to Southampton where you will board Silversea's Silver Muse for it's first Trans-Atlantic crossing!
Once onboard, Richard & Lyn will host a very special evening in Waterford, where you will wine and dine at the luxurious Michelin starred restaurant, "The Lady Helen". Galway will be the next port offering a very unique hosted local experience, truly immersing you in what your destination have to offer. During the ships call in Galway we will be chartering an aircraft to bring our Specialty Platinum Cruise guests to the Aran Island of Inis Mor. These islands are culturally fascinating, being one of the only places in Ireland where the everyday language is Irish Gaelic and also the home of one of the most impressive pre-historic sites in Europe, fort Dun Aengus. Due to the island's restriction on cars, we will be exploring the Island and it's dramatic scenery via pony cart (or bicycle if you prefer!).
Upon disembarkation in Montréal, we will provide a complimentary transfer to either the city's superior Ritz Carlton or Hotel Le St. James in Old Town, where you will spend the next 2 evenings. With the city's unique mash-up of European and North American culture, the notable cuisine and the locals innate happiness to share their city, Montréal is a destination that simply cannot be missed.
This experience ends with a 2 night stay in the unspoiled and quaint town of North Hatley, at an unforgettable lakefront Relais & Chateau property, Manoir Hovey. Manoir Hovey is a destination in of itself and is one of our favorite destinations in all of North America. On your first evening you will be treated to an award winning tasting menu featuring local Quebec cuisine at its finest.
The diversity and dramatic beauty of this trip is simply unmatched.
Prices Start At $13,325 per person
Munich to Budapest
12 Nights - September 15th, 2017
Join us on this 12 night celebration of beer and Bavarian culture! This experience begins with 5 nights in Munich where you will be staying in upgraded rooms at Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinksi München, a luxurious 5-star hotel perfectly located in the heart of the city. Upon your arrival, you are invited to a welcome dinner, hosted by Stefan & Amy Bisciglia, who will accompany you throughout your time in Munich.
A highlight of your time in Munich is sure to be the famous Oktoberfest festival, which begins just the day after your arrival! With the help of a cultural Oktoberfest guide, who will make sure you're never led astray when it comes to the cultural customs and traditions, you will have the opportunity to put on your Bavarian garb (of which you will get an allowance for), watch the vibrant opening parade and spend 2 evenings in unique beer tents (all food & beer included).
Following your stay in Munich, a complimentary transfer will bring you to to Vilshofen, where you will board the AmaStella for a leisurely, 7 night journey down the Denube River exploring legendary capitals such as Vienna and Budapest.
Prices start at $6,689 per person
Madrid to Miami
24 Nights - November 14, 2017
This 24 night experience will bring you on a seamless journey from one of Europe’s most unexplored regions, Portugal’s Duoro Valley, all the way to the bustling city of Miami. You will start your journey in Madrid and cruise for 7 days on the AmaVida through the valley’s beautiful and dramatic landscape. This unique area features steeply terraced vineyards, dramatic gorges and medieval hilltop villages that have hardly changed over the centuries. After you’ve leisurely made your way to Portugal’s vibrant capital, Lisbon, you will spend 3 days exploring the historic city and then join one of our experienced advisors for a hosted Thanksgiving gala dinner. Our Specialty Cruise & Villas host will then join you on your 14 night sailing across the Atlantic to Miami, where onboard they will be hosting a number of themed wine dinners. These dinners will feature the best wines of Spain and Portugal, including the extremely stellar and one-of-a-kind wines from Madiera, which were produced over 100 years ago!
This Itinerary includes business class air. Prices from $11,495 per person.
Lisbon to Miami
16 Nights - November 24, 2017
This 16 night experience will kick-off with 2 nights in Portugal’s vibrant capital. Spend your days exploring the City of Seven Hills, never having to wander too far for a jaw dropping view. Get lost admiring the pastel and azulejo-splashed architecture and make sure to try one of the countless interpretations of Portugal’s beloved dish, bacalhau (dried and salted cod fish). While in Lisbon, we will also be bringing a little piece of home to you with a Thanksgiving gala dinner, hosted by a Specialty Cruise & Villas advisor who will then sail with you on your Trans-Atlantic crossing aboard the Regent Seven Seas Explorer to Miami. Once aboard the ship we will continue to host a number of themed wine dinners onboard, featuring the best wines of Spain and Portugal. The variety of sought after wines that you will get to taste, including the extremely stellar wines from Madiera (produced over 100 years ago!), will provide you with a truly unmatched and intimate experience of these historic wine regions.
This experience includes business class air. Prices from $7,895 per person.