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Dear Traveler,
We have a long-standing commitment to the natural world, and are known for our expeditions into wildness. So, we are uniquely equipped when turning our sights on human history and culture to integrate the two to see how the civilization were regarding was shaped by its surrounding nature. And that is what makes our uniquely designed history and culture itineraries so rewarding to so many the artful Whats InsIde for You balance between sightseeing, and time out in beautiful natural British & Irish Isles 6-7 surroundings to reflect and truly absorb the experiences in a lifehighlands and Islands of scotland 8-9 enhancing way. the Baltic sea 10-11 european odyssey 12-13 Because life-enhancement is truly the point of the expeditions Island odyssey: azores, contained here. Many of us of a certain age can remember the film title Madeira, Canary & Channel Isles 14-15 (if not the film) If Its Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium. If you remember, Greek Isles 16-17 the title became idiomatic shorthand to refer to the sort of rushed, Greece & the dalmatian Coast 18-19 mindless travel rooted in consuming a string of destinations and exploring egypt 22-23 returning home, breathless and bewildered. Passage through egypt 24-25 Each of the itineraries featured here contains a sequence and a rhythm Voyage along the that is the antithesis of rushed, mindless or consumption-oriented. Columbia & snake rivers 28-29 Each is about the manifold pleasures of a given geography. About not Peru: Land of the Inca 32-33 only seeing, but apprehending a place with all your senses so you deck Plans 34-39 special offers 40 can authentically claim to have been there. reservation Information 41 Our History & Culture expeditions offer the opportunity to see, do and learn and to be transformed in some way by the simple act of having traveled, having reflected and having absorbed more of the worlds prismatic wonders. I think you will find our expeditions satisfying on many levels. On behalf of our expedition teams, I look forward to the prospect of welcoming you aboard soon. All the best,

Sven-Olof Lindblad

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Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic have joined forces to further inspire the world through expedition travel. Our collaboration in exploration, research, technology and conservation will provide extraordinary travel experiences and disseminate geographic knowledge around the globe.

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founded in 1888 to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge, the national Geographic societys mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. Throughout its 120-year history, national Geographics explorers, writers and photographers have traveled the earth, sharing its amazing stories with each new generation. And since Lars-eric Lindblad opened the doors of his travel company in 1958, Lindblad expeditions has been bringing intelligent, curious and adventurous travelers into the world. now Lindblad expeditions and national Geographic have joined forces to bring you to the worlds most interesting places by expedition ship. And to further inspire the world through expedition travel. our knowledgeable staff, combined with the resources, experts and Photographers of national Geographic can now provide a richer, more substantive and inspiring engagement with the fascinating geographies we visit than any other travel company.
For 120 years National Geographics explorers, writers and photographers have traveled the Earth, sharing its amazing stories with each new generation. And while the iconic yellow border design of the magazine still reigns, the astounding quality of this brand-new digital archive brings your favorite articles and photographs from 1888-2008 to vivid life. To purchase, go to www.nationalgeographic.com/store

Through our Joint fund for exploration and Conservation, both are committed to collaboratively supporting global initiatives, with a special focus on the regions we visit. When you travel with us, youll have the satisfaction of knowing that our collaboration in exploration, research, technology and conservation will contribute to disseminating geographic knowledge around the globe.

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Clockwise: Senior Expedition Historian David Barnes; Expedition Leader Larry Prussin; Naturalist Sharon Grainger; Archaeologist Vinnie Butler; Expedition Leader Michelle Graves; Undersea Specialist David Cothran.

The best expedition staff in the industry. Period.


Thats a quote from one of the thousands of comment cards weve collected from guests after each expedition. our expedition Leaders are outstanding leaders who attract and inspire the historians, naturalists, Archaeologists, Marine Biologists and Undersea specialists who return each year, like migratory creatures, to their respective geographies. in addition, national Geographic Photographers and Lindblad Photo specialists accompany many of our voyages, so photo-lovers, from iPhone camera users to semi-pro shooters, can stand side-by-side with expert Photographers and pick up tips in the field, where it counts.

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Whether you seek a blend of culture and nature, or a deep steep in culture and history, count on these immersive expeditions to provide a lifetimes worth of peak experiences. There are many companies you might travel with to any of these destinations. But there is no other that can create the unique itineraries we offer. The balance of timing and docent-quality guidance the caliber of the Archaeologists, naturalists and historians we provide to accompany you, and help you create a thrilling narrative, out of what might otherwise be merely a string of enjoyably connected days. or the sheer number and variety of highlights along with our signature flexibility that allows us to take advantage of thrilling opportunities that may arise. Guests whove taken these trips marvel at what they saw and did and learned and at the fact that theyd been to Britain, ireland, scotland, all over europe, or to the ancient sites of the Mediterranean. yet seeing them with us revealed unglimpsed facets. And that, we say, is the point: our unique expedition style travel makes fresh discovery eternally possible.

Left: A walk through 12th-century Iona Abbey, where 60 kings lie buried; top: the gilded fountains at Petrodvorets, St. Petersburg; above: Spanish dancers in Santiago de Compostela.

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Exploring thE British and irish islEs


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DEpArTurE: 2011 May 16 prICES frOM: $9,440 to $17,240 (see pages 34-35 for complete prices.)

Travel with Mary robinson, the first woman President of ireland, for a unique perspective on the isles.
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Guest walking among Stones of Callanish.

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE CULTURE, MUSIC & CUISINE OF BRITAIN & IRELAND. VISIT THE EXTRAORDINARY REMOTE SCOTTISH OUTPOST OF ST. KILDA, A UNESCO SITE. EXPLORE THE PREHISTORIC VILLAGE OF SKARA BRAE IN ORKNEY.

e leave no Neolithic stone unturned as we trace the path of the Vikings and Celts along the windswept shores of England, Ireland, and Scotland. From aboard National Geographic Explorer, venture out in Zodiacs and kayaks and on foot to explore this wild and beautiful landscape, scattered with ancient monuments, charming villages and wild isles.
DAY 1: U.S./FLY OVERNIGHT TO LONDON, ENGLAND

DAY 2: LONDON/PORTSMOUTH/ EMBARK

Arrive in London and transfer to Portsmouth for embarkation aboard National Geographic Explorer. (L,D)
DAY 3: DARTMOUTH

Abbey Gardens, with a flourishing variety of subtropical plants. Watch for numerous birds, including shearwaters and sandpipers. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: THE SKELLIGS AND DINGLE PENINSULA, IRELAND

Stroll along Dartmouths quaint waterfront, observing many fine old buildings that recall its nautical past. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: ISLES OF SCILLY

On the island of Tresco we visit the

Navigate around Skellig Michael to view the curious beehive huts of a 6th-century Celtic Christian monastery. Watch for seabirds at the rocky island of Little Skellig. Later, go ashore at the charming village of Dingle. (B,L,D)

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Inverewe is an astonishing garden landscape, where the Gulf Stream moderates temperatures and allows palm trees to grow. (B,L,D)
St. Kilda

Shetland fair Isle Is. of Lewis. Hebrides Staffa Is. Iona Orkney Inverewe SCOTLAND

To Bergen

DAY 11: ORKNEY ISLANDS

Witness the standing stones of the ring of Brodgar, the 5,000-year- old village of Skara Brae and the massive St. Magnus Cathedral, built by the Vikings. Opt to stop for tea at Balfour Castle. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: FAIR ISLE AND MOUSA
Shetland pony, Scotland.

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Donegal Bay Aran Is. Dingle The Skelligs Dartmouth Isles of Scilly IrELAND WALES ENGLAND London portsmouth

DAY 6: ARAN ISLANDS AND CLIFFS OF MOHER

Cruise beneath the Cliffs of Moher on the way to the Aran Islands and Dun Aengus, a Celtic stone fort perched on a 200-foot cliff overlooking the sea. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: COUNTY DONEGAL, IRELAND

Explore Fair Isle, known for its woolen crafts, and visit the bird research center. Zodiac to the island of Mousa and examine an Iron Age broch (stone tower). (B,L,D)
DAY 13: SHETLAND ISLANDS

optional ExtEnsions

Exploring Wales, pre-voyage

Drive through scenic countryside, stopping to photograph Shetland ponies en route to the Jarlshof archaeological site. (B,L,D)
DAY 14: BERGEN, NORWAY/ DISEMBARK/U.S. (B)

5 Days. Explore the distinct Welsh culture and castles, gardens and abbeys. Take a scenic railway ride through the Snowdonia Mountains. Please call for details.

norwegian fjords, post-voyage

Dock at the sheltered fishing harbor of Killybegs and drive to Gaelicspeaking Glencolumbkille. In the evening, cruise past the soaring cliffs of Slieve League. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: IONA AND STAFFA, INNER HEBRIDES, SCOTLAND

4 Days. Add the rich landscapes of southern Norway, including Sogne Fjord, the worlds longest. Please call for details.

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HISTORIAN: Steve Blamires (right) is an authority on the Celtic and Viking peoples. NATURALIST: Born and raised in England, richard White is an avid birder and will tirelessly point out the many species we see. NATURALIST: Veteran Tom ritchie is a passionate advocate of the expedition experience and is always inspiring. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER: Kevin Schafer (left) is a founding Fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. his work has appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian and Audubon. Expedition staff may vary. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your departure.

Walk through the ancient nunnery to 12th-century Iona Abbey, where kings including Macbeth and Duncan lie buried. Explore Staffa Island and its famed great basalt columns and deep sea caves. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: OUTER HEBRIDES: ST. KILDA AND CALLANISH

Navigate along the wild western coast of Scotland and the Outer hebrides. Visit the remote UNESCO Site of St. Kilda. See the massive Neolithic Standing Stones of Callanish on the Isle of Lewis. (B,L,D)

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Tobermory on the Isle of Mull.

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EXCLUSIVELY CHARTERED Lord of thE GLEns IS PURPOSE-BUILT TO NAVIGATE THESE WATERS. BIKE, HIKE, KAYAK, TAKE NATURE WALKS AND VISIT ATMOSPHERIC PUBS IN SCOTTISH PORTS. ALL YOUR SENSES WILL BE IMMERSED IN SCOTLANDS DISTINCT HISTORY AND CULTURE.

iscover secluded villages, ancient sites, verdant landscapes and engaging people for an intimate perspective on Scottish life, past and present. Travel aboard the 48-guest luxury yacht Lord of the Glens through the Caledonian Waterway, from the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean, and to the islands of the Inner hebrides.

DAY 2: INVERNESS

Arrive in Inverness, and embark Lord of the Glens to the strains of a piper. reception and dinner on board. (D)
DAY 3: CULLODEN/CLAVA CAIRNS/ LOCH NESS

lochs. Enter Loch Ness, cruise past the fine ruins of Urquhart Castle, and learn about the legendary Loch Ness monster. Moor at Fort Augustus, with a whisky tasting this evening. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: LAGGAN LOCKS/BANAVIE/ GLENFINNAN

DAY 1: U.S./INVERNESS, SCOTLAND

Visit Culloden, the battlefield where Bonnie Prince Charlies forces were defeated in 1746, and then see the ancient standing stones of Clava Cairns. Sail on the Caledonian Canal, built to connect Loch Ness with the Great Glens three other

Ascend a flight of locks that runs through the heart of Fort Augustus. Glide along the tree-lined canal known as Laggan Avenue or hike or bike along the towpath, then

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sail into Loch Lochy. Continue to the town of Banavie, in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britains highest mountain. In the afternoon, take the West highland railway line over the renowned viaduct to beautiful Glenfinnan, surrounded by mountains, for fine walking options. Local musicians come aboard for a lively evening of music and song. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: LOCH LINNHE/SOUND OF MULL/ DUART CASTLE (ISLE OF MULL)

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Isle of Kyle of Skye Lochalsh Inverness Cuillin Hills fort Augustus Inverie Eigg Caledonian Canal Banavie SCOTLAND Tobermory Iona Isle of Mull

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Today, our ship descends Neptunes Staircase, a set of eight interconnected locks, and sails to Craignure on the Isle of Mull, in the Inner hebrides. In the afternoon, visit Duart Castle, an impressive fortress (with a dungeon!). After dinner, staff from the Wings Over Mull Birds of Prey Centre visit us aboard ship. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: IONA/TOBERMORY (ISLE OF MULL)

The Isle of Eigg.

Cross to Iona by ferry. Visit the abbey ruins and the rebuilt church, and learn about the ecumenical movement based there. Stroll through the royal graveyard, where generations of Scottish kings are buried. Continue to the town of Tobermory, and explore the lively quayside on your own this afternoon. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: ISLE OF EIGG/ISLE OF SKYE/ INVERIE

spectacular Kinloch Castle. This afternoon, explore the Isle of Skye. At the Museum of the Isles, trace the legacy of the 1,300-year-old Clan Donald, who once ruled the west coast of Scotland, and walk through the woodlands in Armadale. Then sail to the town of Inverie, for a drink at the most remote pub in the British Isles. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: ISLE OF SKYE

a guided walk in the Cuillin hills (weather permitting) amid some of Scotlands most spectacular scenery. If you prefer, explore Eilean Donan Castle and the village of Plockton. Celebrate your Scottish voyage at a farewell dinner on board. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: KYLE OF LOCHALSH/ DISEMBARK/INVERNESS/U.S. (B)

optional ExtEnsions

Edinburgh, pre-voyage orkney, post-voyage

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Sail this morning, and spend the afternoon on the Isle of Skye. Take

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HISTORIAN: Through presentations and guided walks, historian David Barnes (right) will reveal Scotlands rich history. NATURALIST: British Biologist Ian Bullock (left) will identify and discuss the environments that attract the large variety of birds well spot along our route. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPERT: Iris Barry, historian, archaeologist and resident of Fife, has a passion for Scotland. She is always delighted to share her knowledge of her homelands past, present and future. Expedition staff varies by voyage date. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

Sail north to tiny Eigg this morning, catching glimpses of the islands of the Inner hebrides along the way. At Eigg you can get a sense of what life is like for the roughly 90 people who live in this isolated community. Look for wildlife including Atlantic seals, minke whales, dolphins, porpoises and a variety of seabirds. Alternatively, we may visit the Isle of rum, renowned for

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Exploring thE Baltics historic WatErWaYs


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DEpArTurES: 2011 Aug. 28; sep. 5* *Travels from st. Petersburg to Copenhagen. (Please call for reverse itinerary.) 2011 prICES frOM: $11,990 to $21,830 (see pages 34-35 complete prices.)

Meet former presidents Mikhail Gorbachev and Lech Walesa of Poland on all Baltic departures. Travel with Gro Brundtland, former Prime Minister of norway, on Aug. 28.
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Peter the Greats Summer Palace at Petrodvorets.

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GUIDED BY EXPERTS, EXPERIENCE THE CULTURE OF NINE COUNTRIES ALONG THE BALTIC SEA. SEE ST. PETERSBURGS TREASURES & THE HERMITAGE. STAY AT THE FIVE-STAR GRAND HOTEL. EXPLORE THE UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF LBECK, RIGA, TALLINN & MORE.

he great Scandinavian capitals of Copenhagen and Stockholm and the treasures of St. Petersburg display only a fraction of this regions storied past. Delve deeper through dramatic water approaches, forays into character-filled villages and island stops for quiet walks. Wander around the artists colony at Christians or the tiny walled town of Visby, or have a deck party in the tranquil Swedish Archipelago. Count on our Baltic expedition team for peak experiences.

DAY 1: U.S./FLY OVERNIGHT TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK DAY 2: COPENHAGEN/EMBARK

DAY 4: CHRISTIANS & BORNHOLM ISLANDS, DENMARK

Arrive in Copenhagen in time for lunch and a stop at the Little Mermaid statue. (L,D)
DAY 3: LBECK, GERMANY

Land by Zodiac at tiny Christians for a morning of reflection and photography. Continue to verdant Bornholm to see the ruins of ancient hammershus Castle. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: GDNSK, POLAND

We have a splendid introduction to the hanseatic and renaissance architecture of Lbeck during a boat ride along the canals. Later, explore the city on foot. (B,L,D)

By special arrangement, meet with former President of Poland and Nobel Peace Laureate Lech Walesa. Visit the moving Solidarity Monument. Stroll the red-brick inner

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land Stockholm Mariehamn Tallinn ESTONIA Visby SWEDEN DENMArK Copenhagen riga Baltic Sea Christians Bornholm Klaipeda LITHuANIA LATVIA ruSSIA St. petersburg

Young dancers in Latvia, Riga.

Lbeck

city with the old merchants houses and 15th-century Artus Court. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: KLAIPEDA, LITHUANIA

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Arrive in Klaipeda, the primary port with red-roofed 19th-century buildings. Travel to Palanga, visiting a lavish estate which houses the celebrated Amber Museum. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: RIGA, LATVIA

the scenic Stockholm Archipelago. Continue to the land Islands, politically part of Finland, linguistically Swedish, and culturally autonomous, the land islanders are proud of their beautiful archipelago and wonderful maritime museum. Well explore via foot, Zodiac and kayak. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: TALLINN, ESTONIA

DAYS 13-15: ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA/DISEMBARK/GRAND HOTEL

riga has the finest collection of Art Nouveau buildings in Europe. We explore the Old Town and 14thcentury riga Castle. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: VISBY, GOTLAND, SWEDEN

See the superb Viking exhibits at the Fornsal Museum and explore the botanical gardens of this onceimportant Viking walled city. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: SWEDISH ARCHIPELAGO

Stroll through the medieval streets of the Old Town and Town hall Square. Take in the view from Dome hill of Tallinns picturesque assortment of spires and gables. The evening is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Disembark and check into the five- star Grand hotel Europe. Explore St. Petersburg: the hermitage Museum, the grandiose Peter & Paul Fortress, St. Isaacs Cathedral, Peter the Greats Summer Palace at Petrodvorets, and the opulent palace of Catherine the First at Pushkin. By special arrangement, Mikhail Gorbachev will speak to our group. And, on one evening, dinner will be on your own, with the option to attend a ballet performance. (Day 14: B,L; Days 13 & 15: B,L,D)
DAY 16: ST. PETERSBURG/U.S. (B)

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HISTORIAN: David Barnes deep knowledge brings European history and culture to life (shown left). HISTORIAN: A native of Ukraine, Dr. Olga Stavrakis took advantage of the opening of archives formerly closed by the Soviet authorities to do historical research after the collapse of the Soviet Union. NATURALIST: Karen Copeland (right) shares her special interests in birds and botany. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHERS: Travel with Sisse Brimberg & Cotton Coulson. Expedition staff varies by voyage date. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

We navigate through the enchanting islands of the archipelago, looking for opportunities to kayak, walk ashore and soak up the Swedish landscape. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: STOCKHOLM

Visit the famed Vasa Museum, with its restored 17th-century warship, and stroll the cobbled streets of Old Town Gamla Stan. (B,L,D)
DAY 11: LAND ISLANDS, FINLAND

Our morning is at sea, cruising

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Travel with nPrs robert Siegel on the sep. 19, 2011 voyage for an interesting perspective.
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12th-century monastery of Mont-St.-Michel, France.

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SAVOR THE RICH EUROPEAN CULTURE OF SEVEN DISTINCTLY DIFFERENT COUNTRIES. VISIT PLACES ACCESSIBLE ONLY BY ZODIAC, SUCH AS ST.-JEAN-DE-LUZ, ISLAS CIES AND ILE DAIX. SEE THE HISTORIC D-DAY BEACHES OF NORMANDY WITH OUR HISTORIANS.

his expedition through Europe is an active and insightful foray into culture and history. Explore seven countries, tracing the coast from Copenhagen and the hanseatic town of Lbeck to the lively Portuguese seaside city of Oporto. Venture into medieval towns and fortresses, admire legendary art and architecture, discover places accessible only by Zodiac such as Ile dAix and Islas Cies, and savor local specialties.

DAYS 1-2: U.S./FLY OVERNIGHT TO COPENHAGEN, DENMARK/EMBARK (D) DAY 3: LBECK, GERMANY

DAY 5: AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

Explore Amsterdams many canals, museums, and cafs. (B,L,D)


DAY 6: OOSTENDE, BELGIUM/BRUGES

See the step-gabled merchants houses, red-bricked warehouses and narrow alleys of Lbeck, a World heritage Site. Zodiac or have a guided walk to Buddenbrookhaus, home to authors heinrich and Thomas Mann. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: TRANSIT THE KIEL CANAL

From Oostende, drive to the medieval town of Bruges, a UNESCO Site. Board small boats to view the architecture from canal level. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: BAYEUX, FRANCE

(B,L,D)

View the Bayeux Tapestry, detailing the invasion of England by William the Conqueror. (B,L,D)

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DENMArK Kiel Canal Amsterdam Oostende Atlantic Ocean Bayeux Normandy St. Malo La rochelle lle dAix Santiago de Compostela Bilbao NETHErLANDS Bruges BELGIuM GErMANy

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Visit Utah and Omaha Beaches, sites of the historic D-Day invasion, and the American Cemetery. Continue to St. Mre Eglise. reboard in Cherbourg. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: ST. MALO AND MONT-ST.MICHEL

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Moor beneath the gateway to medieval St. Malo. Drive to the breathtaking 12th-century monastery of Mont-St.-Michel. return to St. Malo for stunning views and a walk around the ramparts. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: AT SEA (B,L,D) DAY 11: ILE DAIX AND LA ROCHELLE

La Corua Muros Islas Cies Oporto Lisbon

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Mediterranean Sea

DAY 15: ISLAS CIES AND BAYONA

Tiny and tranquil Ile dAix is famous as Napoleons last place of residence on French soil before his exile. Wander along the Vieux Port at La rochelle, where lively cafs line the waterfront. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: LA COTE BASqUE, FRANCE

Stroll the paths of Islas Cies National Park or the white-sand beach. Later, explore the picturesque port of Bayona. (B,L,D)
DAY 16: OPORTO, PORTUGAL

Zodiacs take us ashore at St.-Jean-de-Luz to visit Eglise St.-Jean-Baptiste, where Louis XIV married Maria Theresa of Spain. Stroll the harbor of this fishing village or the Grande Plage. (B,L,D)
DAY 13: BILBAO, SPAIN

Famous for its port wine, Oporto is a World heritage Site with stately architecture marked by the 12thcentury church of So Francisco. Sip port wine in one of the famed riverside porthouses. (B,L,D)
DAY 17: LISBON/DISEMBARK/U.S. (B)
Port wine barrels, Oporto, Portugal.

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HISTORIAN: robyn Woodward (right) is a Director of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology and shares her interests in European history and art. ARCHAEOLOGIST: Vinnie Butler interprets the landscape and adds great depth to the Western Europe experience. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER: Award-winner Bob Krist (left) has been on assignment throughout Europe, capturing its people and places. Expedition staff may vary. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

Explore Frank Gehrys futuristic Guggenheim Museum, with its distinctive titanium wave. (B,L,D)
DAY 14: LA CORUA/SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Visit the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela and witness the swinging of the botafumeiro or incense burner. A musical performance is followed by a Galician lunch at hostal de los reyes Catlicos. (B,L,D)

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DEpArTurE: 2011 May 2 prICES frOM: $10,990 to $20,110 (see pages 34-35 for complete prices.)

Travel with scientist, inventor, and filmmaker Greg Marshall, on May 2, 2011 for an interesting perspective.
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The Azores are a whale-watching mecca, and May is the best time to see them; shown here: sperm whales off the Azores coast.

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A RARE VISIT TO REMOTE ISLANDS: LAVA-CARVED LANDSCAPES & LOCAL CUSTOMS, WILDFLOWERS & WADERS. THE AZORES IN MAY IS ONE OF THE BEST PLACES ON THE PLANET TO SEE WHALES GALORE. SEE RIOTOUS GARDENS IN SPRINGTIME, INCLUDING A VISIT TO THE EDEN PROJECT, A UNESCO SITE.

hy do we love islands and island life? Immerse yourself in the theme of island exploration and make plenty of discoveries of your own: secluded archipelagos and virgin wildness, world-class whale-watching, springtime gardens in bloom, birds and ancient lore complement the comfort and fine service of National Geographic Explorer.
MAY 2: U.S./FLY OVERNIGHT TO LAS PALMAS, CANARY ISLANDS, SPAIN

MAY 3: LAS PALMAS/EMBARK

Arrive today in the Canary Islands. These subtropical islands are distinctly Spanish, known for their sunny climate and historical heritage (Columbus stopped here on his first trip to the Americas.) Embark our ship and set off for an island odyssey. (D)
MAY 4: EL HIERRO, CANARY ISLANDS

previous voyages to the Canaries, our local guides have urged us to visit this beautiful, off-thebeaten-path island. And so on this unique voyage we will do just that. Declared a UNESCO Biosphere reserve, El hierro offers lava fields, volcanoes and dramatic cliffs, trees that are a thousand years old and giant lizards on the verge of extinction. (B,L,D)
MAY 5-6: AT SEA/MADEIRA, PORTUGAL

Our first landfall is unspoiled El hierro, a Canary Island that we have never been to before. On

Often referred to as the floating

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in Englands southern isles. Learn about oceanography, island ecology, history and exploration. See video from our Undersea Specialist and slideshows from our National Geographic Photographer. (B,L,D)
MAY 14: ISLES OF SCILLY, ENGLAND
Atlantic Ocean AZOrES

ENGLAND portsmouth London fowey Isles of Scilly Channel Isl. frANCE

Springtime gardens in bloom.

Britain, a nation of gardeners, has produced no more exotic place than the Tresco Abbey Gardens. Built around the ruins of a 12th-century abbey, the gardens we visit are warmed by the Gulf Stream, allowing sub-tropical plants to flourish! (B,L,D)
MAY 15: FOWEY ISLAND/EDEN PROJECT

SpAIN MADEIrA MOrOCCO

El Hierro CANAry ISL.

Las palmas

garden of the Atlantic, Madeira has scenery of breathtaking beauty, a delicious climate and a riotous array of plants. See the botanical gardens, sample the seafood and famous Madeira wines, and browse the exquisite embroidery and wicker crafted here. (B,L,D)
MAY 7: AT SEA (B,L,D) MAY 8-10, AZORES ISLANDS, PORTUGAL

dependence on, and connection to, the natural world. (B,L,D)


MAY 16: SARK, CHANNEL ISLANDS

Steeped in maritime history, Drake, raleigh and Cook have all passed through Fowey (pronounced Foy by the locals). We stroll the winding medieval streets before heading to the Cornwall countryside and the Eden Project. A celebration of nature, the Eden Project, with vast biomes (greenhouses) filled with plants, emphasizes mans

To land on Sark is to step back in time, fifty, a hundred or even more years. A delightful island unlike any other, there are no autos here; most people travel by horse-drawn carriage, by bicycle or on foot. (B,L,D)
MAY 17: PORTSMOUTH/DISEMBARK/ U.S. (B)

Were devoting three days to the Azores Islands. There is plenty to lure us. Landscapes from rolling pastures to mountains, forests and volcanic peaks. Fumaroles and hot springs create striking scenery. The villages are lovely, the museums intriguing. These islands are a whale-watching mecca and May is the best time to see them. With our Undersea Specialist, well watch for sperm and pilot whales, and migrating fin, sei, humpback, killer and blue whales. (B,L,D)
MAY 11-13: AT SEA

Go to WWW.exPedItIons.CoM/nGexPLorer to tour the shIP


gain an insightful viEW of island lifE With an ExpErt tEaM.
EXPEDITION LEADER: Bud Lehnhausen (right) works closely with the Captain & staff to best reveal the diversity of natural history and cultures of these islands. OCEANOGRAPHER: Jim Kelley (left) will share his expertise on the geology, oceanography and meteorology of our island odyssey. HISTORIAN: David Barnes deep knowledge brings the history of seafarers and whalers to life. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC PHOTOGRAPHER: Kevin Schafer will help you to capture the beauty of these islands. Check our website for full bios of experts on this voyage.

With relaxing days at sea, learning will be the real adventure. hear talks preparing us for the days ahead

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sailing thE grEEk islEs


9 daYs/7 nights paNorama
DEpArTurES: 2011 May 5; Jun. 1, 8, 15; sep. 1, 28 prICES frOM: $6.290 to $8,690 (see page 37 for complete prices.)

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Guests exploring by Zodiac, at Naoussa, on the island of Paros.

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THERES A UNIqUE MIX OF HISTORIC SITES, VILLAGES, BEACHES, SWIMMING AND KAYAKING. FOUR STAFF MEMBERS ACCOMPANY EACH VOYAGE, A RATIO OF ONE STAFF FOR EVERY ELEVEN GUESTS. THERES TIME TO TURN OFF THE ENGINES AND HOIST THE SAILS ABOARD PAnorAMA.

he Cyclades are the essence of the Greek Isles. They surround the sacred sanctuary of Delos, one of the most important archaeological sites in the western world. These are the Greek islands of the imagination, where colorful fishing boats are reflected in azure waters; whitewashed villages cascade down scrabbled slopes; and the scents of rosemary and lavender fill the air. Many of the Cyclades remain virtually unknown to all but the Greeks and the discerning traveler.

DAY 2: ATHENS/MARINA ZEA/EMBARK/ CAPE SOUNION

Shopping in Mikonos.

In Athens, our hospitality suite is at the Electra Palace hotel located beneath the Acropolis. After lunch well travel to Marina Zea, embark Panorama, sail toward Cape Sounion, and anchor under the headland. Take a late afternoon swim before dinner, and dont miss sunset on the Temple of Poseidon above! (L,D)
DAY 3: AT SEA/SIFNOS

DAY 1: FLY OVERNIGHT FROM THE U.S. TO ATHENS, GREECE

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at sea. We may stop for a late morning swim before docking at Sifnos. Distinguished for its pottery and its Venetian dovecotes, Sifnos is a rugged island with a harbor village and upper chora (village), waterfront tavernas and convenient beaches. Its a great island for walkers and loungers alike. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: AT SEA/FOLGANDROS

This is a day that weve left to the spur of the moment and the curiosity of the group on board. These are home waters for Panorama and we will take this day to find the hidden Mediterranean and the special spots that suit the occasion. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: NXOS/MIKONOS

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Athens Cape Sounion

Aegean Sea Mikonos Delos Sfnos Nxos

folgandros

Santorni

A morning sailing south brings us to a secluded beach on the seldomvisited island of Poliegos, where well swim and kayak under the colorful cliffs. After lunch, we sail for Folgandros, where we dock for the night. Visit a waterfront taverna or head up to the stunning, cliffside town of hora. (B,L,D)

Nxos was a center of Cycladic art 5,000 years ago. Well visit the ancient village of Apeiranthos, which has retained its marble-paved streets, two-story houses built of stone, alleyways and charming cafs. return to the port for lunch on board or in town, and swim at the adjacent beach. Then we cruise to Mikonos. Whether you hit the beaches or visit the world-class clubs and hotspots, Mikonos promises fun for everyone. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: DELOS/AT SEA

DAY 9: MARINA ZEA/DISEMBARK/ ATHENS

Disembark Panorama this morning and fly home, or take the optional three-night extension to Crete. (B)

optional ExtEnsions

athens, pre-voyage crete, post-voyage

2 Days. Please call for details. (on selected dates) 3 Days. Please call for details.

grEEcE Family advEnturE


9 Days/7 Nights 2011 Jul. 21, 28; Aug. 4 Our family-friendly staff will help your family explore Greek gods and mythology, the Greek alphabet, classical drama, folk traditions, volcanoes, and of course beaches. To learn more, see WWW.ExpEDITIONS.COM/fAMILyGrEECE

Sunset behind the Nxos arch.

DAY 5: SANTORNI

Santorni is an island archipelago that was once a single volcanic cone. It erupted some 3,600 years ago, burying what some say was legendary Atlantis. Be on deck as we sail into the caldera and see the cliffs from the sea. Then drive through vineyards to picturesque Oia before visiting the town of Thira, perched high on the volcanic cliff, with great views of the caldera. We may set sail in the mid afternoon to find an anchorage for a swim stop, with the evening dependent on our plans for the following day. (B,L,D)

This morning we land at the tiny archaeological highlight of Delos, where the twin gods Artemis, goddess of animals and the hunt, and Apollo, god of healing, reason, and light were said to have been born. We explore, among other places, the Street of the Lions and the marble Temple of Apollo. After a swim we set sail for Marina Zea. (B,L,D)

discovEr thE cYcladic islands With dEdicatEd ExpErts.


NATURALIST: Sharon Grainger (right) has traveled the world with Lindblad and has spent the past two seasons in Greece aboard Panorama. She will ensure guests enjoy Greece's natural wonders. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPERT: A native of Athens, Stella Galani (left) is a Greek scholar with an intimate understanding of the rich history and culture of her country. Expedition staff varies by voyage date. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

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undEr sail: grEEcE to thE dalMatian coast


12 daYs/10 nights paNorama
DEpArTurES: 2011 May 12, 22*; sep. 8, 18* *Travels from dubrovnik to Athens. PriCes froM: $8,390 to $12,250 (see page 37 for complete prices.)

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Dubrovnik, Croatia.

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DISCOVER CROATIAS ISLAND CITIES OF KORCULA AND HVAR, AS WELL AS HISTORIC DUBROVNIK. TAKE IN ALBANIAS GRECO-ROMAN CITY OF BUTRINT, A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. SAIL MONTENEGROS GULF OF KOTOR TO A TINY ISLET FORMED BY STONES CAST IN THE WATER.

ravel through the legendary Corinth Canal to visit two of ancient Greeces best known destinations: Delphi, site of the ancient oracle, once considered the center of the world, and Ithaka, home of homers Odysseus. Along the remarkably beautiful Dalmatian Coast, discover cultures that have persisted through millennia and the historic marvels of the region, and learn about people who have weathered unending waves of foreign rule, yet maintained their strong cultures.

DAY 1: FLY OVERNIGHT FROM THE U.S. TO ATHENS, GREECE DAY 2: ATHENS/MARINA ZEA/EMBARK/ CORINTH CANAL

DAY 3: DELPHI/AT SEA

Arrive in Athens, spend a bit of time at the Electra Palace hotel, located in the shadow of the Acropolis, and board Panorama in Marina Zea. After dinner, view illuminated geologic formations that seem within arms length as we cruise through the Corinth Canal. (D)

Delphi and its oracle were an important pilgrimage destination for the ancient Greeks. Explore the Sanctuary of Apollo, home to the Delphic oracle, and walk along the Sacred Way before setting sail for a late afternoon swim. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: ITHAKA

Today, Odysseuss island remains off the beaten track, with gems of small Ionian villages. Well explore sites linking the island to homers

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DAY 5: SARAND AND BUTRINT, ALBANIA

The ancient city of Butrint is now a UNESCO World heritage Site with a hellenic theater, Byzantine basilica and Venetian towers. At intriguing Sarand we see a blend of religions, cultures and landscapes. Swim and hike along the coastline in the afternoon. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: TIRAN, ALBANIA

Dubrovnik is regarded as the bestpreserved medieval town in the world. Well anchor in the heart of the Old Town. Take marble-paved streets to the 15th-century rectors Palace and the Franciscan Monastery; walk along the ramparts, then explore this magical city. Tonight you might opt for dinner on your own or a stroll in town. (B,L,D)
DAY 9: KORCULA

ibenik CrOATIA Hvar Dubrovnik MONTENEGrO Korula c

Kotor

Durrs

ALBANIA Tiran Sarand Butrint

GrEECE
Ithaka Delphi Athens

DAY 11: HVAR/AT SEA

From Durrs, we drive to the old capital of Kruje and visit the fine Ethnographic Museum. We continue to the contemporary capital, Tiran, to see the relics from one of the longest dictatorships in Eastern Europe. After a festive lunch, we return to Durrs in the afternoon to set sail. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: KOTOR, MONTENEGRO

Today well visit the medieval town of Korcula, birthplace of Marco Polo. Located on a hill jutting into the Adriatic, Korula is one of the most atc mospheric and historic of all Croatia's towns, with remarkable architecture, a superb cathedral and fine stone carving. As a special treat, we'll have a performance of Korula's famed c Moreka sword dance. (B,L,D)
DAY 10: IBENIK/KRKA NATIONAL PARK

hvar is one of the most lively of Croatias historic Venetian towns. Well visit the Franciscan monastery, the stunning main street arsenal and the oldest active theater in Croatia. In the afternoon you can have lunch in town or opt for a swim. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: DUBROVNIK/U.S.

Disembark this morning for flights home, or join the optional extension to Dubrovnik and Split. (B)

Sail into the magnificent Gulf of Kotor. here we visit the historic town of Perast, and take a local boat to the islet of Gospa od krpjela, Church of Our Lady of the rock. Spend the afternoon discovering medieval Kotor, or join us for a drive up the 27 serpentine switchbacks for an unrivaled view. (B,L,D)
Island church at Kotor.

The port of ibenik has a spectacular entrance and its own World heritage Site. Well visit the cathedral of St. Jakov and its remarkable frieze decorated with 71 sculptured faces. Outside of town, well spend time amid waterfalls, cliffs and boardwalks of Krka National Park. We depart through the ibenik Channel and set sail south. (B,L,D)

optional ExtEnsions

athens, pre-voyage

2 Days. Please call for details.

Mostar, trogir & split,

post-voyage or pre-voyage, depending on departure date 3 Days. Please call for details.

Your ExpEdition tEaM Will WEavE a tapEstrY of grEEk and adriatic culturEs.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EXPERT: Grace Fielder (right) is a noted expert on the history, culture and languages of the Dalmatian Coast. She has even moonlighted as a lavender harvester on hvar Island. EXPEDITION LEADER: Veteran Expedition Leader Tom OBrien (left) researched and designed all three itineraries in Greece and along the Dalmatian Coast, to ensure that each voyage is a genuine Lindblad experience. Expedition staff varies by voyage date. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

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Ithaka. Then we cruise to one of Ithakas bays for a swim, and sail to Albania. (B,L,D)

DAY 8: DUBROVNIK, CROATIA

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Who designed the great pyramids and grand temples? What prompted such lavish monuments? how were the stones fashioned and hoisted? When was mummification perfected? from your visit to the egyptian Museum in Cairo, to all the sites along the nile, including Abu simbel and Giza, youll witness the astonishingly vivid things the egyptians created over thousands of years and have your own host of questions. And the answers will always be conveniently, and companionably, at hand. Weve assembled an outstanding team of highly experienced egyptologists, pre-eminent in their fields of culture, art, history and archaeology. They will be with you from the moment you arrive in Cairo until your departure. We have carefully crafted our itineraries determining the most advantageous routes, and the best times of the day to visit sites to avoid the crowds and provide you with peak experiences. We fly you by private air, avoiding the crowded airports and flight delays. our hotels, the four seasons at the first residence, and the Mena house oberoi, offer the best locations and amenities. And our ship, Salacia, is one of the finest navigating the nile. in addition to your choice of itineraries, as youll see on the following pages, you have the opportunity to extend your voyages to take advantage of your proximity to alluring Alexandria and Jordan. As weve designed them, our itineraries will make the sweep of egypts history and grandeur of its culture a living breathing part of your life while youre there, and a lasting memory long after you return home.

Left: Tomb of Amen-Khopshef at Luxor. Top right: A traditional felucca sailboat. Top left: Privately chartered flights allow you to make the most of your time in Egypt.

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10 daYs/8 nights salacia
DEpArTurES: 2010 oct. 14, 18*; nov. 11, 15*, 19; dec. 9, 13* 2011 Jan. 13, 17*, 21; feb. 3, 7*; Mar. 3, 7*, 11, 31; Apr. 4*; oct. 13, 17*; nov. 10, 14*, 18; dec. 7, 11*, 30* Departures in red are sold out. *on these dates, the nile voyage travels from Luxor to Aswan. prICES frOM: $4,700 to $7,690 Please call for fall 2011 costs. (see page 38 for complete prices.)

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Egyptian art and writings inside the temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel.

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SAIL ABOARD sALACiA, ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST COMFORTABLE SMALL SHIPS ON THE NILE. STAY AT PREMIER ACCOMMODATIONS IN CAIRO AND NEAR THE PYRAMIDS OF GIZA. TAKE PRIVATELY CHARTERED FLIGHTS WITHIN EGYPT.

ur 10-day voyage to Egypt takes us to Cairo and along the Nile, in the company of distinguished Egyptologists who will show you the many remarkable aspects of ancient and modern Egypt. you will see the artistic and scientific brilliance of the pharaohs, and the cultural vibrancy that has been maintained from the earliest settlements of the fertile Nile Valley to Egypt today. you visit bazaars alive with color and fragrant spices, and gain an

superb 47-guest Salacia. This is a true discovery of Egypts arts, religions and, of course, the aweinspiring architecture.
DAYS 1-2: U.S./FLY OVERNIGHT TO CAIRO, EGYPT

A traditional felucca sailboat plies the Nile.

Arrive late in the day and transfer to the Four Seasons at the First residence in Cairo.
DAY 3: CAIRO

appreciation for Egypts unique diversity. A highlight will be a four-night Nile voyage aboard the

Explore Islamic Cairo, where super- lative mosques include Mohammed

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Ali Mosque, whose five domes can be seen throughout the city. Visit the Khan el Khalili bazaar for rich leather goods, hand-worked gold and fragrant spices. At the Egyptian Museum, view masterpieces from ancient Egypt, including the mummies of pharaohs. Gather this evening for a welcome dinner. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: CAIRO/ABU SIMBEL/ASWAN/ EMBARK

Disembark Salacia and fly from Luxor to Cairo. Transfer to the Mena house Oberoi hotel, located at the foot of the Pyramids of Giza. The afternoon and evening are free. (B,L)
DAY 9: PYRAMIDS AND SPHINX/ MEMPHIS AND SAqqARA/CAIRO

pyramids (Giza) Saqqara & Memphis

Cairo

A private flight takes us from Cairo to Abu Simbel, where the front of the temple has four colossal statues of ramses II. Visit the nearby Temple of hathor, built for ramses favorite wife, Queen Nefertari. Continue by private aircraft to Aswan and board Salacia. Visit Aswans granite quarries and walk across the massive 1,162-ton unfinished obelisk. Then discover Philae Temple, dedicated to the goddess Isis. Sail by felucca past Kitchener Island. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: ASWAN/KOM OMBO/EDFU

Abu Simbel

optional ExtEnsions

alexandria, pre-voyage

DAY 10: CAIRO/U.S. (B) NOTE: Note: We recommend that

3 Days. Explore Alexandria, Egypts city on the Mediterranean, and stay at the Four Seasons hotel. Please call for details.

See Kom Ombos temple, dedicated to the gods haroeris and Sobek. At Edfu, visit the Temple of horus, one of the best preserved masterpieces of the ancient world. This afternoon we sail along the Nile. (B,L,D)
DAYS 67: LUXOR

you arrive in Cairo a day early to adjust to the time difference. Additional nights at the Four Seasons at the First residence are $220 per person per night (double occupancy through April 2011).

Jordan, post-voyage

4 Days. Discover Jordan, a country that encompasses biblical lands and ancient kingdoms including Petra. Please call for details.

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thEir knoWlEdgE is liMitlEss, and thEY havE a WondErful WaY of convEYing it.
EGYPTOLOGIST: Manal Fathi (right), born in Cairo, has worked with Lindblad Expeditions since 1992. She completed postgraduate studies in Egyptology at helwan University and Cairo University. EGYPTOLOGIST: Moufid Mansour, originally from Alexandria, completed his studies in Egyptology in 1985; and furthered his education in hieroglyphics and ancient Egyptian art. EGYPTOLOGIST: Magda George (left) studied Egyptology at Cairo University, as well as Islamic art and architecture at the American University in Cairo. She has been guiding visitors to Egypt since 1980, and loves to share her knowledge. Expedition staff varies by voyage date. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

Karnak and Luxor Temples are located about two miles apart, but were once joined by a single paved road lined with ram-headed sphinxes. Visit Karnak Temple, an architectural wonder, and stroll through Luxor Temple, guarded by massive statues of ramses II. Cross the Nile to visit the Valleys of the Kings and Nobles, and see the Temple of Queen hatshepsut, which has been called the finest building in Egypt. At the Luxor Museum see a mural from the Temple of Aton. (B,L,D)

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The Pyramids of Giza are all that remain of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Learn how and why the Pyramids were built, then see the enigmatic Sphinx. Well visit Memphis, Egypts ancient capital, and Saqqara, with its Step Pyramid complex. A memorable farewell dinner ends your expedition. (B,L,D)

Esna Edfu

Luxor

Kom Ombo Aswan

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DAY 8: LUXOR/DISEMBARK/CAIRO

EgYpt

passagE through EgYpt


15 daYs/13 nights salacia
DEpArTurES: 2010 oct. 6, 20*; nov. 3; dec. 1, 15* 2011 Jan. 5, 26; feb. 10*, 23; Mar. 23; Apr. 7*; oct. 5, 20*; nov. 2, 29; dec. 14* *on these dates, the nile voyage travels from Aswan to Luxor. note: Prior to the Jan. 26, 2011 departure, the itinerary will be slightly different. Please call for details. prICES frOM: $6,995 to $10,990 Please call for fall 2011 costs. (see page 38 for complete prices.)

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Still vibrant pharaonic art is seen in this tomb in the Valley of the queens.

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DAYS 1-2: U.S./FLY OVERNIGHT TO CAIRO, EGYPT DAY 4: CAIRO

Arrive late in the day, and transfer to the Four Seasons at the First

This morning take a drive through Islamic Cairo, see the five domes

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assage Through Egypt gives you the luxury to explore at a pace that allows you to absorb Egypts myriad aspects. Travel to sites most visitors miss including the exceptional temple at Abydos; enjoy six nights aboard the superb ship Salacia; fly within Egypt by private air; and stay in the finest hotels.

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Join a morning visit to the Egyptian Museums seemingly limitless collection of antiquities: mummies of the pharaohs, funerary jewels, and elaborate sarcophagi. The afternoon is at leisure to take advantage of the hotels amenities. (B)

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DAY 5: CAIRO

DAY 14: MEMPHIS/SAqqARA/DASHUR/ CAIRO

Abu Simbel

DAYS 6-11: CAIRO/LUXOR/EMBARK/ SAIL THE NILE

Fly by private air to Luxor to embark Salacia, and travel to Dendera to see the Temple of hathor, one of the most beautiful buildings in Egypt. Continue to the great, lessvisited Temple of Seti I at Abydos. return to Luxor to view the Temples of Luxor and Karnak, and the Luxor Museum. Then cross the Nile to the Valleys of the Kings, Queens and Nobles and the Temple of Queen hatshepsut. See the Temple of horus at Edfu and the temple at Kom Ombo. At Aswan, sail by felucca along Kitchener Island, and see the massive 1,162-ton unfinished obelisk. Visit Philae, dedicated to the goddess Isis, and observe fine objects at the Nubian Museum. (B,L,D)
DAY 12: ASWAN/DISEMBARK/ ABU SIMBEL/CAIRO

In the morning visit Saqqara, site of the Step Pyramid complex; Memphis, Egypts ancient capital; and Dashur, site of the Bent and red Pyramids. This afternoon is at leisure to explore Cairo on your own, revisit the Egyptian Museum or relax. A farewell dinner ends your expedition. (B,D)
DAY 15: CAIRO/U.S.

optional ExtEnsions

alexandria, pre-voyage

3 Days. Explore Alexandria, Egypts graceful city on the Mediterranean, and stay at the Four Seasons hotel. Please call for details.

Jordan, post-voyage

Fly home this morning or extend your expedition to Jordan. (B)

4 Days. Discover Jordan, a country that encompasses biblical lands and ancient kingdoms including Petra. Please call for details.

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our ExpErts Will rEvEal to You thE BEst of lEgEndarY EgYpt.
EGYPTOLOGIST: Ghada Doss (right), born in Cairo, received her degree from helwan University and began working as an Egyptologist in 1990. Shes been a long-time favorite of our guests. EGYPTOLOGIST: Ahmed Borham, a native of Alexandria, studied Egyptology at Alexandria University. he has published work on the dwellings of Pharaonic Egypt, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Egyptology. EGYPTOLOGIST: Tarek El Shourbagy (left) earned a B.S. in Tourism from helwan University, and has extensively studied Egyptian history, art and archaeology. he has been guiding since 1994. Expedition staff varies by voyage date. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

Disembark Salacia and take a private flight to Abu Simbel, the site of ramses IIs greatest temple. When the Nile was dammed at Aswan, this entire structure was removed from its original site and raised 200 feet, piece by piece, to

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This morning we continue to explore Cairo. Visit the Coptic churches, including the Church of Abu Serga and the 4th century hanging church. Wander through winding streets to the 1,000-year-old Ben Ezra Synagogue. Take the afternoon to explore further on your own, or relax at your hotel. (B,L)

DAY 13: PYRAMIDS & SPHINX/CAIRO

The Pyramids of Giza are all that remain of the seven wonders of the ancient world. Learn about the Pyramids and Sphinx, prior to an evening sound-and-light performance on the Pyramid plateau. (B,L)

Abydos Dendera Esna Edfu

of Mohammed Ali Mosque. Then stroll through the vibrant Khan el Khalili bazaar and explore a historic part of the city. Gather this evening for dinner. (B,D)

where it stands today. The nearby Temple of Nefertari was built for ramses favorite wife. After our visit we fly by private aircraft to Cairo and check into the Mena house Oberoi hotel at Giza. (B,L)

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for eons, the Pacific northwest has been a restless land. Great upheavals of earth have created mountain ranges, volcanic eruptions have covered the region with molten ash and rock, and unfathomable floods have scoured the earth. Thats where our journey begins. Join us on In the Wake of Lewis and Clark, for the opportunity to explore the Columbia and snake rivers in Washington, oregon and idaho in the company of the historians, naturalists and experts who know it best. These are the grand waterways of the West, pioneered by Lewis and Clark, roamed by rough-and tumble fur traders, and traversed by courageous settlers as they forged their way along the oregon Trail. Weve been exploring this region for decades. our small expedition ship is perfectly suited for such historic waterways. shell carry you more than 450 miles upstream a voyage impossible for a big ship in all the comfort that a modern-day explorer could ask for. Be assured that this voyage is not solely about history. Well pass through a series of eight locks, each an engineering marvel in its own right, which will lift us some 700 feet nearly ten times what the Panama Canal entails. our modern tools for exploration, including a fleet of kayaks and Zodiac landing craft, will take you into wildness with an array of activities.

Left: Dramatic views down the Palouse River Canyon; above: Fort Clatsop was the encampment of the Lewis and Clark Expedition near the mouth of the Columbia River during the winter of 1805-1806.

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U.S. PACIFIC NORThwEST

a voYagE along thE coluMBia and snakE rivErs in thE WakE of lEWis & clark
7 daYs/6 nights NatioNal GeoGraphic sea Bird
DEpArTurES: 2011 sep. 17, 23, 29; oct. 5, 11, 17, 23, 29 prICES frOM: $3,820 to $6,670 (see page 39 for complete prices.)

BOOK BY OCTOBER 29 FOR UP TO $750 OFF select departures. Call for details.

A Zodiac carries guests ashore to explore the river bank.

ExpEdition HigHligHts
NAVIGATE THROUGH EIGHT SETS OF LOCKS, LIFTING THE SHIP OVER 700 FEET. KAYAK ON THE PALOUSE RIVER FOR YOUR OWN PERSONAL DISCOVERIES. TAKE A JET BOAT RIDE ON THE SNAKE RIVER INTO THE DRAMATIC HELLS CANYON.

he Corps of Discovery expedition, led by Lewis and Clark from 1804 to 1806,was a dramatic episode in American history. Conceived by Jefferson as more than a geographic exploration, it studied native cultures, collected specimens and, through maps, put form to what was terra incognita. Explore the Palouse river by Zodiac and kayak, see Native American petroglyphs, cruise eastern Washingtons wine country and take a jet boat ride into hells Canyon, the deepest gorge in North America.

DAY 1: PORTLAND, OREGON/EMBARK

Board the ship and cruise the center of Portland on the Willamette river before reaching the Columbia river. (D)
DAY 2: EASTERN WASHINGTONS WINE COUNTRY

well-watered landscape gives way to gracefully tapered buttes and semi-arid steppes. Locks lift the ship higher and higher into deserthued canyons. At the entrance to the Snake river, we pass between banks formed by the largest basalt flow in the world. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: CLARKSTON

Awake this morning to the colorful plateaus east of the sweeping Cascade Mountains, an area famous for its expanding wine industry. As we travel on, the Columbia completely changes character: a

At Clarkston, we find ourselves at the confluence of the Snake and Clearwater rivers, more than 450 miles from the sea. Travel by

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Palouse River WASHINGTON Columbia River Cascade Mountains John Day Dam OrEGON Snake River
Clarkston

IDAHO Clearwater River

Astoria

portland Willamette River

Columbia Gorge

Hells Canyon

Hood river Bonneville Dam

river. Cruise past the 620-foot-high Multnomah Falls and visit the Columbia Gorge Discovery Center. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: ASTORIA
Multnomah Falls.

optional

1-night pre-voyage Extension


in portland, oregon Call for details and rates.

comfortable jet boat up the Snake river into one of North Americas most scenic spots, spectacular hells Canyon. Or you may opt to follow in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark along the Clearwater river, visiting several of their actual campsites. Led by our local historian, we learn about the relationship between the Nez Perce people and Lewis and Clark. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: EXPLORING THE PALOUSE RIVER

We continue our journey by navigating the Columbia to the mouth of the river at Astoria. At Fort Clatsop, where the explorers hunkered down for the wet winter of 1805-1806, we walk through the full-scale reconstructed fort. The Columbia river Maritime Museum chronicles the history of river navigation and this port town. (B,L,D)
DAY 7: PORTLAND/DISEMBARK/HOME

Transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)

Pictographs along the Snake River.

The still water of the Palouse river is the perfect mirror for the surrounding basalt cliffs as we set off on our Zodiac cruises and kayak adventures. Visit Palouse Falls where cascading waters plunge into pools below. Afterwards, sail down the Snake river, enjoying a barbecue on deck. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: COLUMBIA RIVER GORGE AND HOOD RIVER

ExplorE ovEr 450 MilEs of changing rivErscapE With an ExpErt ExpEdition tEaM.
NATURALIST: Former President of the Lewis and Clark Trail heritage Foundation Dr. robert Gatten (left) will share his expertise. EXPEDITION LEADER: Veteran leader Cindy Manning (right) will share her fascination with the history and geology of the Columbia and Snake rivers. HISTORIAN: In addition to being a historian and wonderful storyteller, Jerry Igo is a botanist and education chairman for the Native Plant Society of Oregon. Expedition staff varies by voyage date. Check our web site for full bios of experts on your selected departure.

Today, venture through the Columbia river Gorge, perhaps the most awe-inspiring section of the entire

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exPLorinG PerUs LAnd of The inCA


for the first time, we are offering our week-long exploration of Perus Land of the inca as a stand-alone journey. This expedition has been developed with the insight and depth weve obtained from decades in the region. you can be assured that the exhaustive attention to detail that goes into all our ship-based expeditions has gone into planning this exhilarating land journey. your Peruvian expedition team will be of the same caliber as those on our ships. And your accommodations have been carefully chosen for their location, ambiance and comfort. Peru, of course, is primarily known for its inca archaeological sites Machu Picchu being the most famous and best preserved. But in our 30 years exploring the region, weve found that there is a contemporary living component to this rich cultural heritage that is inca. Todays inca incorporate modern life while holding onto certain ancient values and ideas. in Peru we are immersed in history in so many ways, including the food, which is some of the worlds most diverse. did you know that Peru alone has over 2,000 known species of potatoes? it is the ultimate fusion cuisine (its Quechua roots, the spanish influence coupled with Asian flavors). you will feast on ceviche, tiradito, and papa rellena. The markets, alive with color, the mountains and rushing rivers all contribute to a country rich in wonder. hike to ruins in the Urubamba valley and examine pre-Columbian treasures at the renowned Larco herrera Museum. explore Lima the city of kings and the ancient incan capital of Machu Picchu, where we hike to the sun Gate and watch day break over the ruins. so please, read on. We hope you will be inspired to join us.
Left: Girls by the Incan walls of Cusco; Above right: Machu Picchu; Above left: Cusco Cathedral.

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8 daYs/7 nights
year-round, weekly departures. prICES: 2011 $4,180 per person double occupancy; $5,180 per person sole occupancy. international and internal airfare not included. Call for sample rates.

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BEST GUIDES IN PERU: Our experienced hand-picked team will give you an insiders view of the archaeological wonders, local markets and fabulous fusion cuisine.

Machu Picchu received much attention after the National Geographic Society focused their entire April 1913 issue on it.

ExpEdition HigHligHts
SEE DAYBREAK OVER THE RUINS AT MACHU PICCHU FROM THE FABLED SUN GATE. DISCOVER CUSCOS RICH HERITAGE AND VISIT THE SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCA. EXPLORE THE MASSIVE INCA STONE FORTRESS OF OLLANTAYTAMBO.

e spend a week in Peru. Occasionally people ask, why so long when the highlight is Machu Picchu? The fact is that there is so much more in Peru, which youll see when you read the itinerary. youll spend your time in the company of expert guides exploring Perus wonders ancient, colonial and contemporary.

DAY 2: LIMA/CUSCO/SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCA

This morning fly from Lima to Cusco and drive to Awanacancha, where llamas, alpacas, vicuas and guanacos are bred. Visit Pisac, the gateway to the Sacred Valley, and walk through the local food market before visiting its ruins. Check into the Sol y Luna hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCA

choose from horseback riding, a spa treatment or a Paso horse demonstration. Dinner is an outdoor event at our hotel, complete with a campfire, barbecue and a vibrant dance performance. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY/MACHU PICCHU

DAY 1: U.S./LIMA, PERU

Depart the U.S. and arrive in Lima by late evening.

Visit the massive Inca stone fortress of Ollantaytambo. In the afternoon,

Continue from the valley to Machu Picchu for a guided introduction, then stay overnight at the 31-room Orient Express Sanctuary Lodge. you'll share Machu Picchu with only a handful of visitors. (B,L,D)

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quechua mother and child.

DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO

Before sunrise, hike to the Sun Gate, the ancient final checkpoint to Machu Picchu, and watch day break over the quiet ruins. After a train and bus ride we arrive in Cusco for two nights at the Orient Express Monasterio hotel. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: CUSCO

17th-century cathedral and convent of Koricancha. Dinner is on your own. (B,L)


DAY 7: CUSCO/LIMA

DAY 8: LIMA/U.S. (B)

EXTEND YOUR ADVENTURE:


This peru journey can be combined with a voyage to the Galpagos Islands or the upper Amazon of peru. Call an Expedition Specialist (1.800.397.3348) for details.

return to Lima and visit the Larco herrera Museum and stroll the Plaza Mayor. Lunch is traditional Latin American style. Dinner is on your own. (B,L)

Explore the Inca Empires capital city of Cusco and visit the vast Sacsayhuamn Fortress. The afternoon is open to stroll around the city. Visit one of the museums or convents including the magnificent

thE ExpEdition tEaM looks forWard to rEvEaling incan culturE to You.


LOCAL EXPERT: Ernesto Ore (left) shares his broad base of knowledge to create a memorable exploration of Perus exquisite countryside and cuisine. And hell describe his particular talent for incorporating modern life while holding on to ancient ideas and values. LOCAL EXPERT: A native Cusqueo, harvey Martinez hopes one day to rewrite the Spanish history of the Inca into the Inca history of the Inca. LOCAL EXPERT: As a Peruvian Air Force helicopter crew member, Karina Terrazas traveled throughout the Andes and jungles of South America. Conversant in her native Quechua, she has deep pride in her countrys history and people.

Perus markets are alive with color.

Expedition staff varies by voyage date.

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thE Worlds ultiMatE ExpEdition ship


CApACITy: 148 guests in 81 outside cabins. rEGISTry: Bahamas. OVErALL LENGTH: 367 feet. National Geographic Explorer is a state-of-the-art expedition ship, and the newest addition to the Lindblad fleet. it is a fully stabilized, ice-class vessel with an ice 1A rating on the hull, enabling it to navigate polar environments while providing exceptional comfort. it carries 36 double kayaks and a fleet of 13 Zodiac landing craft. An Undersea specialist operates a remotely operated vehicle (rov) and sophisticated undersea video equipment, extending access to the underwater world. puBLIC ArEAS: Bistro Bar; Chart room; restaurant; Global Gallery; Library, Lounge with full service bar and state-of-the-art facilities for films, slideshows and presentations; Mud room with lockers for expedition gear, and observation Lounge. our open Bridge provides guests an opportunity to meet our officers and Captain and learn about navigation. MEALS: served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Menu is international. CABINS: All cabins face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls. some cabins have balconies. ExpEDITION EquIpMENT: Zodiac landing craft, kayaks, remotely operated vehicle (rov), hydrophone, splashCam, underwater video camera, Crows nest remote controlled camera, video microscope. SpECIAL fEATurES: A full-time doctor, Undersea specialist, Lex Photo specialist and video Chronicler, internet caf and laundry. WELLNESS: The vessel is staffed by a Wellness specialist and features a glass-enclosed fitness Center, outdoor stretching area, two Lexspa treatment rooms and sauna.
prices are per person, double occupancy unless indicated otherwise.

National Geographic explorer


CATEGOry 1: Main deck with one or two Portholes #301-308 CATEGOry 2: Main deck with Window #317-320, 335-336 CATEGOry 3: Main deck with Window #313-316, 321-328, 337-340, 342, 344, 346, 348, 350 CATEGOry 4: Upper and veranda decks with Window #103-104, 107-108, 201-202, 204-207, 210, 212, 217, 226, 228 CATEGOry 5: Upper deck with Balcony #209, 211, 214, 216, 218, 220-222, 224 CATEGOry 6: veranda decksuite #101-102; Upper deck-suite with Balcony #213 CATEGOry 7: Upper decksuite with Balcony #215, 219, 230 CATEGOry 2 SOLO: Main deck with Window #309-312, 329-334 CATEGOry 3 SOLO: Upper and veranda decks with Window #105-106, 203, 208 CATEGOry 3 TrIpLE: Main deck with Window #341, 343 SHArED ACCOMMODATIONS: Available in Categories 1 and 2. NOTE: Cabins #209, 211, 214, 216-218, 220, 222, 224, 226, 228, 303-306 These cabins have one queen-sized bed. All other double cabins have two lower single beds; some can convert to a queen-sized bed. note: sole occupancy cabins available in Categories 2 and 3. Third person rates are available in the designated triple occupancy cabins at one-half the double occupancy rate.
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CAT. 1

2011 2011 2011 2011

$9,440 $11,990 $12,590 $10,990

$9,990 $12,690 $13,430 $11,650

$10,380 $13,370 $14,100 $12,110

$10,790 $14,490 $14,650 $12,590

$12,880 $16,370 $17,480 $14,990

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ELEVATOR

LIBRARY

OBSERVATION LOUNGE

Left to right: Upper Deck cabin with balcony; standard bathroom; example of a Main Deck cabin with window.

BRIDGE

BRIDGE DECK

SAUNA

LEXspa

FITNESS CENTER

CHART ROOM
101
DECK

WELLNESS DECK
105-S

LOUNGE
107

103

SUN DECK DECK

106-S

104

108

RESTAURANT

102

VERANDA DECK
BISTRO RECEPTION
BAL. BAL.
BAL.

Spacious solo cabins available on all guest decks.


BAL.

GLOBAL GALLERY

201

205

207

203-S

217

BALCONY BAL. BALCONY

219 221

213

215

209 214

211 216

224

218

220

222

GALLEY

230

208-S

UPPER DECK
313 315 317 319 321 323 325 327 335 337 339
309-S 311-S 329-S 331-S 333-S

202

204

206

210

212

226

228

BAL. BAL. BAL. BAL. BAL. BAL.

305

307

MUD ROOM
ZODIAC BOARDING STAFF OFFICE

ZB

B DECK

CAT. 6

CAT. 7

CAT. 2 SOLO

CAT. 3 SOLO

$14,870 $19,170 $20,200 $17,350

$17,240 $21,830 $23,090 $20,110

$12,480 $15,860 $16,790 $14,560

$12,980 $16,710 $17,620 $15,140

WC

IW

301 302

303 304

343-T

341-T

306

308

310-S

312-S

330-S

332-S

334-S

348

350

314

316

318

320
DOCTORS OFFICE

322

MAIN DECK
UNDERSEA SPECIALIST INTERNET CAFE

LOCKERS

324

326

328
ZB

336

338

340

ADVANCE pAyMENT

$1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,000

342

344

346

Head Waiter Gaylord welcomes you to the Dining Room. Dining is a varied daily experience: completely casual, with no assigned seating for easy mingling. Breakfast and lunch are buffet-style, with an array of options. Dinner is served and always visually pleasing and delicious.

NOTE

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lord of the Glens


CApACITy: 48 guests in 26 outside cabins. rEGISTry: Great Britain. OVErALL LENGTH: 150 feet. puBLIC ArEAS: With exterior teak decks, hardwood finished interiors and fine fabrics, the Lord of the Glens offers a stylish and relaxing ambiance. The two lounges and two open-air viewing areas are social hubs aboard ship. There is a bar, and space to read books from the well-stocked library. MEALS: served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling, meals focus on healthy cuisine including fresh scottish poultry, salmon, trout and other options. CABINS: Cabins are tasteful, comfortable and amply sized, with outside views. Most cabins have picture windows (three have two large portholes high in the cabin). facilities include a private bathroom with shower, individually controlled air-conditioning and heating, satellite television, music system, hair dryer, telephone, safety deposit box, bathrobes and toiletries. SpECIAL fEATurES: Bicycles and kayaks are on board. There is complimentary internet access at a computer in the reception area. Lord of the Glens is the only ship of its kind able both to navigate the locks of the Caledonian Canal and sail among the islands of the inner hebrides. she offers us the unique ability to explore both the highlands and the fabled scottish isles.
CATEGOry 1: James Watt deck #105 (2 lower beds, 2 portholes); James Watt deck sole occupancy #104*, 106* (1 double bed, 2 portholes); david roberts deck #209 (2 lower beds) 211-212 (1 double bed, picture window). CATEGOry 2: david roberts deck #201-208, 210, 214, 216-217 (2 lower beds, picture window); sole occupancy #218*-219* (1 double bed, picture window) Alexander Graham Bell deck #301-306 (2 lower beds, large picture window). SHArED ACCOMMODATIONS: shares can be arranged at the double occupancy rate in Categories 1 and 2.

Above: All public areas aboard Lord of the Glens are richly clad in wood finishes and provide wrap-around views. Cabins are spacious and comfortable.

TERRACE

DAVID LIVINGSTONE LOUNGE/LIBRARY

SIR WALTER SCOTT LOUNGE

TERRACE

THOMAS TELFORD DECK


RECEPTION

ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON RESTAURANT

301 303 302 304

305 306

ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL DECK


201 202 203 205 204 206 207 208 209 211 210 212 217 214 216 219* 218*

DAVID ROBERTS DECK


105

104* 106*

JAMES WATT DECK

prices are per person, double occupancy unless indicated as solo.

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CAT. 2

CAT. 1 SOLO

CAT. 2 SOLO

ADVANCE pAyMENT

NOTE

2011

$6,290

$6,990

$7,690

$8,690

$700

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panorama
CApACITy: 44 guests in 22 outside cabins. rEGISTry: Greece. OVErALL LENGTH: 175 feet. puBLIC ArEAS: The ship is fully air-conditioned. outdoor areas include two sun decks and two bars. There is a library area and the lounge has a full service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations. Guests are welcome on our open Bridge to meet the Captain and officers and learn about navigation. MEALS: served in single seatings with unassigned tables, for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. The menu is international, with a focus on local specialties. CABINS: All face outside with windows or portholes, private facilities and climate controls, television/vCr and mini bars with two lower beds. ExpEDITION EquIpMENT: Kayaks and snorkeling equipment are available. SpECIAL fEATurES: Guests may swim directly from the yachts stern swim platform, weather permitting.

CATEGOry 1: st. Marten deck # 9-12, 15 Cabins 11, 12 &15 feature two lower single beds with portholes high in the cabin. Cabins 9 & 10 feature double bed. CATEGOry 2: st. Marten deck # 14, 16-23 Cabins feature two lower single beds with portholes high in the cabin. Cabins 20-23 can be converted to triples for children under 18 years of age. (The third bed is an upper bunk bed.) CATEGOry 3: santorini deck #1- 6 Cabins 1, 3, 4 and 6 feature double beds; cabins 2 and 5 have two single beds. All cabins have two windows (#1 has three windows). Cabins 3 & 5 can be interconnected. CATEGOry 4: riviera deck A1 & A2 feature two lower single beds, a chair and three windows. NOTE: sole occupancy cabins are available in Categories 1 and 2 only. SHArED ACCOMMODATIONS: shares can be arranged at the double occupancy rate in Categories 1 and 2 only.

Insets clockwise from top left: Relaxing on deck; lounge; Category 3 cabin; Category 4 cabin.

A1 A2
RIVIERA DECK

3 6

1 4 2
SANTORINI DECK

23 21 19 17 15 11 9 22 20 18 16 14 12 10
ST. MARTEN DECK

prices are per person, double occupancy unless indicated as solo.

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CAT. 1

CAT. 2

CAT. 3

CAT. 4

CAT. 1 SOLO

CAT. 2 SOLO

CHILD TrIpLE ADVANCE (MAx. 1/ CABIN) pAyMENT

NOTE

2011

$6,290

$6,950

$7,490

$7,950

$7,890

$8,690

$3,780

$700

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2011

$6,290

$6,950

$7,490

$7,950

$7,890

$8,690

$3,780

$650

2011

$8,390

$9,840 $10,730 $11,190 $10,820 $12,250

$1,000

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salacia
CApACITy: 47 guests in 26 outside Junior suites and one Master suite. rEGISTry: egypt. OVErALL LENGTH: 236 feet. Salacia was built in 1991 and completely refurbished and refitted in 2006. puBLIC ArEAS: There is a tremendous amount of attractive and comfortable public space. The oasis Lounge is the venue for talks and briefings, and it and the adjacent Atrium Lounge are inviting places to read, have a drink and relax. There is a sun deck with pool, spa and chairs, and an Upper sun deck with chairs, where al fresco meals are often served, weather permitting. The Upper deck has a cozy library/ lounge. The nile deck has a spa with exercise machines, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, and a massage treatment room. MEALS: The dining salon offers continental cuisine, fine Middle eastern dishes and rare local specialties. Lunch is often served on deck, weather permitting. dinner is typically served la carte. refreshments are available throughout the day and evening. if you would like room service, it is complimentary. CABINS: All Junior suites are spacious and face outside, with two large windows, sitting area, mini-bar, hair dryer, programmable safe, telephone, television and private dvd player. They are a mix of twinbedded and double-bedded cabins. each has private bathroom, with shower and deluxe amenities. Laundry is done free of charge. There is ample storage space in each cabin. The large, elegant Master suite is beautifully furnished, with a wealth of amenities and an elegant ambiance. SpECIAL fEATurES: her spaciousness and appropriate size set Salacia apart from virtually all other ships on the nile. she has the feel of a luxurious private yacht. With five decks, including two decks with exclusively public space, she was refitted in 2006 to accommodate only 47 guests. The vessel has a swimming pool (with sauna, Jacuzzi and shower adjacent), and a spa equipped with fitness equipment, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and massage treatment room. A professional masseuse is on board. There is a gift shop and hair salon. The crew of 60 provides personable, attentive service. JuNIOr SuITES: nile, Main and Upper decks MASTEr SuITE: Upper deck SHArED ACCOMMODATIONS: shares can be arranged at the double occupancy rate in Twin Junior suites only.

Clockwise from top: salacia; the Palm Court Restaurant; Master Suite; double bedded Junior Suite, swimming pool and Sun Deck.

Sun Deck

AL FRESCO DINING AREA SAHARA TERRACE CAFE

Bar

UPPER SUN DECK


HEALTH CLUB
Bar

ATRIUM LOUNGE

WC

WC

Swimming Pool

Lido Sun Deck


Bar Bar

OASIS LOUNGE

SUN DECK
301* 303*
Master Suite

305

Sundries

Chart Lounge & Library

PALM COURT RESTAURANT


302

304*

306*

307*

Internet

Beauty Salon

Gift Shop

UPPER DECK
201* 203** 205** 207** 209*
Reception

211*

215*

202*

204**

206**

208**

210*

212*

214*

MAIN DECK
101* 103** 105** 107**
109

TEMPLE SPA

102

104**

106**

108**

110

NILE DECK

*DOUBLE BEDDED **TWIN BEDDED

prices are per person, double occupancy unless indicated as solo.

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MASTEr SuITE

JuNIOr SuITE SOLO

ADVANCE pAyMENT

NOTE

2010 Jan-Apr 2011 2010

$4,700 $5,190 $6,995 $7,690

$7,125 $7,690 $10,175 $10,990

$6,580 $7,190 $9,795 $10,590

$450 $500 $700 $800

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National Geographic sea Bird


CApACITy: 62 guests in 31 outside cabins. rEGISTry: United states. OVErALL LENGTH: 152 feet. puBLIC ArEAS: our twin sister ships feature a Library; Global Market; Lounge with full-service bar and facilities for films, slide shows and presentations; observation deck; partially covered sun deck with chairs and tables, and Lexspa. our open Bridge provides guests an opportunity to meet our officers and Captain and learn about navigation. MEALS: served in single seatings with unassigned tables for an informal atmosphere and easy mingling. Breakfast is a wide selection buffet and lunch is often served family style. Menu emphasizes local flair. CABINS: All face outside with windows, private facilities and climate controls. ExpEDITION EquIpMENT: Bow camera, hydrophone, kayaks, snorkeling gear, splash-Cam, underwater video camera, video microscope, wet suits in Baja and Zodiac landing craft. SpECIAL fEATurES: Guest internet access. A video Chronicler on board all voyages. A ships doctor is on board in Baja and Costa rica/Panama. An Undersea specialist is on board in Baja. WELLNESS: The vessel is staffed by a Wellness specialist and features exercise equipment, Lexspa and outdoor stretching area.

Photos (clockwise): Expedition ship national Geographic sea Bird can access hard to reach locations; Cocktail hour recaps are informative & always social; the sun deck is a great place for a morning stretch with our Wellness Specialist.

SUN DECK
LEXspa

106

104

102

100

GYM EQUIPMENT

BRIDGE DECK
219 216 217 214 215 211 212 210 209 207 205 203 201 208 206 204 202 200
OBSERVATION DECK

UPPER DECK
305 303 301
DINING ROOM BAR LOUNGE

304 302 300

MAIN DECK

prices are per person, double occupancy unless indicated as solo.

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105

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CATEGOry 1: Main deck #300-305 Conveniently positioned between the dining room & lounge, these cabins feature two single lower beds, a writing desk and a large view window. CATEGOry 2: Bridge deck #100-104; Upper deck #200-212, 215 These well-located cabins include two lower single beds & a view window. CATEGOry 3: Bridge deck #105, 106; Upper deck #214, 216, 217, 219 These cabins feature a seating unit with table and two large view windows. Upper deck cabins include two lower single beds which can convert to a double bed and a pull-out single bed for a third person; Bridge deck cabins include two lower single beds only. NOTE: sole occupancy cabins are available in Categories 1 and 2 only. Third person rates are available in certain categories at one half the double occupancy rate. SHArED ACCOMMODATIONS: shares can be arranged at the double occupancy rate in Categories 1 and 2 only.

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Costs Include: All accommodations aboard ships or in hotels per itinerary or similar, all meals and nonalcoholic beverages aboard ship, meals on land as indicated, air transportation where indicated as included, shore excursions, sightseeing and entrance fees, special access permits, transfers to and from group flights, use of snorkeling equipment and wet suits, use of kayaks (where available), tips (except to Egyptologists and ships crew), taxes and service charges, services of a ship physician on most voyages, and services of our expedition staff. Not Included: Air transportation (except where shown as included), extensions, passport, visa, immigration fees, scuba diving (where available), meals not indicated, baggage/accident/travel protection plan, items of a personal nature, such as alcoholic beverages, e-mail, voyage DVD, laundry. Gratuities to Egyptologists and ships crew at your discretion. Airfare: For all programs, airfare is an additional cost unless otherwise indicated. Sample airfares are subject to change. We will gladly assist in making your air arrangements. There will be a $50 per person service fee if you elect for Lindblad Expeditions to handle your air arrangements. Note: Complete pre-journey information, including suggestions on what to bring and recommended reading, will be sent prior to departure. TERMS & CONDITIONS Reservations: To reserve your place, an advance payment for the program as outlined is required at the time of reservation and is payable by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover or check. The per person amount due is noted on ships pages within this brochure. Final Payment: For expeditions of eight nights or less, final payment is due 60 days prior to departure. For expeditions of nine nights or more, final payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Travel Protection Plan: Travel protection and medical insurance are available at extra cost. Ask about our comprehensive guest travel protection plan for a worry-free expedition. Smoking Policy: Smoking is allowed only in designated outdoor areas. Responsibility and Other Terms & Conditions: Certain other provisions concerning, among other things, limitations of Lindblad Expeditions and the National Geographic Societys liability for loss of property, injury, illness or death during the voyage will be provided to all guests on the ships ticket sent prior to departure, and are also available on our web site at www.expeditions.com/terms, or upon request. By registering for a trip, the guest agrees to all such terms and conditions. Note: Itineraries and prices listed in this brochure are as of publication date, and are subject to change. The company reserves the right to impose surcharges based on increases in the companys actual cost of fuel.
CANCELLATION POLICY For Expeditions 8 Nights or Less Number of Days Prior to Expedition Start 90 or more days 8960 days 5930 days 290 days Per Person Cancellation Fee $150* Advance payment cost 50% of trip cost No refund

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> 2009, 2005-2008, 1997-2002 Cond Nast Traveler Gold List. > 2008 National Wildlife Federation honors Lindblad Expeditions for conservation leadership with its Conservation Achievement Award for Corporate Achievement. > 2009 and 2008 Travel + Leisures Worlds Best award for Small-Ship Cruise Lines and Tour Operators. > 2008 The municipality of Puerto Ayora, the largest city in Galpagos, grants an award to Sven Lindblad for his commitment to the preservation and conservation of the Galpagos archipelago and his commitment to the local community. > 2007 Tourism for Tomorrow Global Tourism Business Award. > 2007 Seafood Champion Award. Go to www.expeditions.com/awards for an extended list.
We are proud to be a Founding Member of Adventure Collection a family of the worlds most trusted and experienced active travel companies. Each member company of Adventure Collection is dedicated to enriching the lives of its guests and to giving back to the areas in which it travels. For more information visit www.AdventureCollection.com.
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For Expeditions 9 Nights or More Number of Days Prior Per Person to Expedition Start Cancellation Fee 120 or more days $150* 11990 days Advance payment cost 8960 days 25% of trip cost 5930 days 50% of trip cost 290 days No refund This policy applies to expeditions. We strongly recommend that you purchase a travel protection plan. Cancellation policy may differ for extensions. Please call for details. *You will be issued a $150 Lindblad Expeditions Travel Certificate. Note: A variation of this policy applies to a party of eight people or more. Ask for details.
Lindblad Expeditions, as an Active Member of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA), is required to post $1 Million with USTOA to be used to reimburse, in accordance with the terms and conditions of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program, the advance payments of Lindblad Expeditions customers in the unlikely event of Lindblad Expeditions bankruptcy, insolvency or cessation of business. Complete details of the USTOA Travelers Assistance Program may be obtained by writing to USTOA at 275 Madison Avenue, Suite 2014, NY, NY 10016, or by email to information@ustoa.com or by visiting their website at www.USTOA.com.
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