Welcome to the 'Last-Minute Availability' edition of Navigator. If you haven't yet got your 2014 vacation plans in
place, fear not! Look out your passport, pack your bags, grab a cuppa and read all about our fantastic upcoming
guaranteed tours in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania and North America.
But remember: most of the booking deadlines
for the below tours are almost upon us, so don't delay in calling our Destination Specialists to reserve your spot
on a cultural journey of a lifetime!
The Adventures Abroad team
TN1 Must book by 12 Feb 2014!
On the brink of adopting a new constitution that will be one of the most liberal in the Arab world and buoyed by recent
positive media coverage, Tunisia is witnessing a surge in popularity. Discover
the legendary city of Carthage, colourful souks and mosques, fantastic Roman amphitheatres and aqueducts,
and a blend of Mediterranean charm and traditional Arab culture. Our April 2014 tour of this underrated
(and still relatively tourist-free) destination only needs 2 more bookings to become guaranteed and the booking
deadline is imminent!
Canadian Arctic Safari 2015
MCCA Only 3 spots left until sold out
Guaranteed within a week of its launch and almost completely sold out after two, our land-based 2015 Canadian Arctic
tour, designed and led by Senior Tour Leader Martin Charlton, proved wildly popular with travellers eager to
see the exotic wildlife, unique cultures and desolately beautiful landscapes of the North. Polar bears, seals, whales,
pods of tusked narwhals, gargantuan ice shelves and the Inuit way of life; only the Arctic yields these
treasures. This is a one-time departure featuring gourmet meals and luxury safari-style tented camps.
IS8 Optional 4-day Jordan extension
Israel continues to rank high on our most popular destinations list—our March 2014 departure is guaranteed with
limited space remaining—and it's not difficult to understand why. For some, the draw is the impressive religious and
historic sites—and since Israel is the 'Holy Land' of three of the world's major religions, there's no shortage in
that area; for others, it's the eclectic fusion of ancient with modern, European with Middle Eastern and bustling urban
centres with desert oases. Choose to tour Israel by itself (code IS1), or opt to extend your adventure into Jordan to explore the
incredible UNESCO World Heritage sites in Petra (code IS8).
ES1 Guaranteed - limited space available
Like a meticulously woven tapestry, Northern Spain is a colourful masterpiece of regional diversity, incredible
human endeavour and creative genius; a place where entire cities are works of art unto themselves, where all
the cultural movements down the centuries have left their mark and where the mediaeval complements the modern
at every turn. Our guaranteed April 2014 itinerary reads like a tour of world-class cities and highlights:
Santiago de Compostela, Leon, Bilbao, Barcelona, Madrid, the Guggenheim, the Cathedral of the Holy Family,
Gaudi architecture, Madrid Royal Palace and Prado Museum. Book soon to secure your spot.
The Five Stans
CA3 Booking deadline imminent!
We first launched this remarkable tour that provides a comprehensive overview of the rarely visited areas of Central
Asia back in 2010 and interest was high, a trend that is continuing this year, with both our April and
September departures guaranteed for 2014. There's not much time left if you want to join the spring departure to see the
region's ancient walled cities, magnificent mosques, minarets dating from the 12th century, lively bazaars with locals
in traditional dress, and urban centres that haven't changed in two centuries.
Kingdoms Of The Himalaya
H10 Last-minute space!
Venture deep into the heart of the world's largest mountain range and discover hidden gems as yet relatively
untouched by mass tourism. Our Himalayan Kingdoms series traverses Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Darjeeling
province in India, and we have three guaranteed tour codes lined up for April 2014! Stupefying vistas of
snow-capped, rugged summits and lush valleys, immense Buddhist palaces, labyrinthine monasteries, amazing
temple complexes and vibrant traditional festivals: this spectacular series captures the essence of
a truly fascinating part of the world.
ML1 Guaranteed & filling fast!
Though small, Malta manages to cram just about everything a traveller could want between its borders: historic
sites dating from prehistoric through to colonial eras; a fascinating history as old as any in the Mediterranean;
timeless hamlets and bustling cities compact enough to be explored on foot; and unique culture and nature. Among the
highlights of our tour: the Grand Master's Palace, underground catacombs and Neolithic temples, mediaeval city walls and
2nd-century citadels, Crusader fortresses, and sailing the routes of the Knights of St John and the Ottoman fleet of Suleyman the
AZ1 Four guaranteed tours for 2014/2015
With April and September departures guaranteed for 2014 and 2015, our 2-week adventure through Azerbaijan,
Georgia and Armenia remains a perennial favourite for travellers.
We follow parts of the ancient Silk Road trading route, which linked China with Western Europe, and our
destinations offer up a wealth of historic, architectural and cultural marvels owing to their
location at the nexus between Europe and Asia. Along with millennia-old monasteries, world-famous wine
districts, palaces, mosques and outrageous views of the Caucasus Mountains, according to some, here
is where you find the most beautiful sceneries on Earth.
MO5 2 guaranteed April 2014 tours
Exotic, kaleidoscopic and imbued with an almost palpable ancient mystique, Morocco never fails to seduce travellers...
and those who visit can seldom resist returning. The High Atlas Mountains and sweeping Sahara dunes lend dramatic
backdrops to bustling UNESCO Heritage medinas, vibrant spice markets, imposing fortresses, cities of maze-like
sandstone alleys and Berber villages. We have two tours guaranteed for April 2014 (8 days and 15 days); sign up
soon to avoid disappointment!
Norway & Finland Cruising
MCNF Second departure added!
Following the lightning-fast selling out of the only scheduled September 2014 departure, we have now added
a new September 2014 date (13th) to ensure no one misses out on this classic Nordic adventure. Along with
embarking on city tours of Oslo, Bergen, Helsinki, Trondheim and Kirkenes, we'll enjoy a seven-day coastal
cruise, with six shore excursions to discover the cultural life and old traditions of local inhabitants.
AD1 Guaranteed for May & Sept. 2014
Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina are the focus of our popular Adriatic adventure and our comprehensive,
17-day itinerary leaves no stone unturned as we explore this stunning region of the world. Ljubljana, Hvar,
Dubrovnik, the Julian Alps, Plitvice Lakes, the Istrian Peninsula: all the major attractions are there, and the scenery
truly has to be seen to be believed.
South Pacific Explorer
MCSP Only 1 spot left before sold out!
Any plans for early summer? June might seem like a while away yet, but since we have only 1 spot remaining
on our highlight-packed South Pacific adventure that spends time in Palau, Tonga, Samoa, Guam, Vanuatu
and the Solomon Islands, you'll need to act fast to join the fun! Showcasing the most traditional cultures
and exotic tropical landscapes in Oceania, this 24-day tour will astonish you with soaring volcanoes, lush jungles,
paradisiacal islands and cultural diversity.