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New Travel Adventures: 2018-2019

Southern Exposure is proud to announce our world group travel calendar for 2018-2019.
Please read on to learn more. For personal assistance, call at (269) 962-1255. New offerings include:

NORTHERN IRELAND & IRELAND IN DEPTH October 6 -24, 2018
SOLD OUT! Click here for our waiting list

CHRISTMAS MARKETS ALONG THE RHINE November 23 - December 4, 2018
SOLD OUT! Click here for our waiting list

SPAIN & PORTUGAL IN DEPTH January 24 - February 7, 2019

ULTIMATE AFRICA SAFARI February 18 – March 7, 2019
SOLD OUT! Click here for our waiting list

CHILE & ARGENTINA March 15 - April 2, 2019

UNTAMED ICELAND July 9-20, 2019
SOLD OUT! Click here for our waiting list

SOUTHERN FRANCE RIVERBOAT CRUISE October 8-20, 2019

HOLIDAY SPIRIT ALONG THE SEINE November 29 - December 6, 2019

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND February 2020

NORTHERN ITALY: THE ALPS, DOLOMITES & LOMBARDY April 2020

FJORD CRUISE: NORWAY, FINLAND & THE ARCTIC May 2020

BORDEAUX, THE LOIRE & CARCASSONNE October 2020

CHRISTMAS MARKETS ALONG THE DANUBE Early December 2020

All trips include overseas airfare, accommodations, transfers, listed meals and much more. Best of all, you'll travel in style with your friends from Southern Exposure.

Each of the trips listed below comes with a downloadable "travel info kit" with photos, itineraries and more (PDF format). Just click on the big image on the left of each trip for your very own copy. You'll find a wealth of information to help you select the best travel adventures from our schedule.

To find more call the Southern Exposure office at (269) 962-1255. We will be happy to answer your questions and provide additional information. Your comfort, safety and enjoyment are always our top three priorities on all travel adventures. Join us!

Reservations: Call (269) 962-1255 or click here now to send an e-mail message.

Ireland 2018 Waiting List

Northern Ireland & Ireland in Depth
October 6-24, 2018

Join your friends from Southern Exposure on this new adventure to the Emerald Isle in October 2018. Begin your journey in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and spend the next week exploring all that this special realm has to offer. As you travel, delve deeply into a land rich in history, legend, stirring music, and verdant landscapes. (Details & Photos)

On Day 8 you’ll begin the “Ireland in Depth” portion of your trip in historic Dublin, the Republic of Ireland’s cosmopolitan capital, before continuing on to the historic city of Kilkenny. From there, you’re off to Cork and its nearby seaport of Cobh, from which thousands of Irish emigrated during the Potato Famine. You’ll also visit Killarney and the 110-mile Ring of Kerry, boasting some of Ireland’s greatest scenery, before exploring the eerie landscape of the Burren and Cliffs of Moher. Finally, end your Ireland guided tour in lovely Galway, where there’s a tune playing around every corner. (Learn more)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

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Christmas Markets Along the Rhine
November 23 - December 4, 2018

Maybe it’s the sight of medieval landscapes glittering with colorful lights, or the familiar, heartwarming melodies of “Silent Night” and “O Christmas Tree” sung in their original German. Or maybe it’s the excitement of the traditional Christkindlmarkt (Christmas market), brimming with handmade toys and ornaments, and filled with the delicious aromas of freshly baked cookies and warm mulled wine. (Details & Photos)

For many, visiting the Christmas markets along the Rhine River is simply the most satisfying way to experience the holidays. This festive and enhanced Grand Circle River Cruise is a wonderful gift to yourself that will remain a treasured holiday memory for years to come. Best of all, you’ll travel in style with your friends from Southern Exposure and Grand Circle Travel! (Learn more)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

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Spain & Portugal in Depth
January 24 - February 7, 2019

Travel to Spain, a country that conjures images of rocky plains and whitewashed villages, rugged castles looming from distant hills, the windmills that taunted Don Quixote, bullrings, the fiery flamenco, and the strum of the guitar. Portugal brings to mind bold explorers, colorful ceramics, and close ties to the sea. (Details & Photos)

You’ll find all this and more on this tour of Spain as you sweep from the vibrant modern capital of Madrid through the olive-tree-filled hills of Andalucia and on to Portugal’s Atlantic coast, following a route traced first by the Romans and Visigoths and, later, by the Moors. Best of all, you’ll travel in style with your friends from Southern Exposure and Grand Circle Travel. Join us! (Learn more)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail. Don't miss this special opportunity to tour Spain and Portugal in style!

Ultimate Africa 2019 Oval Waiting List

Ultimate Africa Safari
Feb. 18 - March 7, 2019

On this African safari, you’ll observe elephants in Chobe National Park…enjoy a warm welcome when your small group visits a village near Hwange National Park…feel the rumble of Victoria Falls roaring in the distance…and exchange stories with your travel companions around a fire under a star-filled African sky. In the morning, wake to birdsong and begin another day on the safari of your dreams. (Details & Photos)

You’ll experience small lodges and tented camps, game-viewing drives and guided walks with our sharp-eyed Trip Leaders,and local village visits. From world-famous Chobe National Park to the lush Okavango Delta, from Africa’s spectacular big game to its colorful local cultures—this is the ultimate African safari. Best of all, you’ll travel in style with your friends from Southern Exposure. Join us! (Learn more)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

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Chile & Argentina - The Andes to Patagonia
March 15 - April 2, 2019

Stretching from the southern end of the Andes Mountains in Argentina and Chile to Cape Horn, the Americas’ southernmost tip, are the storied lands of Patagonia. Carved by centuries of geological movement, the Patagonian wilds harbor more fjords than all of Scandinavia, as well as jutting mountains, steep cliffs, winding waterways, towering volcanoes, and majestic glaciers that form a landscape of rugged beauty. (Learn more)

We travel to Chile and Argentina to explore alpine landscapes, to cross the windswept steppes where gauchosroam, to discover the many wonders of Los Glaciares and Torres del Paine national parks, and to experience the timeless culture of the remote island of Chiloé. And we’ll begin and end our wilderness adventure in Argentina’s lively capital, Buenos Aires, where we’ll indulge our senses together. (Details & Photos)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

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Untamed Iceland
July 9-20, 2019

Travel to Iceland, a world away yet tantalizingly close. This special travel adventure showcases Iceland's natural beauty and Viking heritage from a truly Icelandic perspective—through its inhabitants. Meet hardy locals who carve a living from both the land and sea in farming communities and fishing villages. (Details & Photos)

Discover the history of this isolated nation preserved in a series of enchanting medieval tales known as the Sagas. In the beautiful capital city of Reykjavik, witness the creativity of a city. Explore the Reykjanes Peninsula on an ATV, watch for whales, and journey to within 40 miles of the Arctic Circle at Akureyri. Icelandic culture and traditions, together with the power of nature, combine for an unforgettable adventure in an unspoiled land of stark beauty. (Learn more)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

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Southern France Riverboat Cruise
October 8-20, 2019

Marvel at the hills of Nice and the lights of Paris, the capital of romance, as we cruise through gently sloping hills and vineyards aboard one of our private river ships. Along the way, you'll witness the lovely landscapes and enchanting villages that inspired the great artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. (Details & Photos)

Get close to ancient history in "Vienne"—a city known for its impressive Roman amphitheater and Corinthian columns. View ornate papal palaces, Gothic cathedrals, and medieval fortifications. And, stroll the jet-setting streets of the Cote d'Azur's premier Riviera hotspot—elegant Nice. Plus, with a maximum of just 46 American travelers, you’ll discover it all while enjoying an intimate cruising experience with your friends, new and old, from Southern Exposure. (Learn more)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

Holiday Spirit Along the Seine 2019

Holiday Spirit Along the Seine
November 20 - December 6, 2019

Delight in the warmth of the holiday season in France, beginning and ending in Paris, which is truly the “City of Light” at this time of year. As you cruise on a private Grand Circle river ship enjoy the convenience of unpacking just once, with ALL meals included, plus wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. (Details & Photos)

During your trip, you'll disembark to set off on included walking tours of Paris and Rouen, each city alive with the bustling magic of the season. You'll also experience exclusive Discovery Series events that bring memorable French holiday traditions to life, such as a Christmas concert at a Rouen cathedral and lively French cooking and language lessons onboard. Plus, make the most of your included international airfare by joining our trip extensions in Paris and charming Aix-en-Provence, FranceJoyeux Noel, indeed!

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

Australia & New Zealand 2020

Australia & New Zealand
February 2020

Discover a region of true natural and cultural diversity on our Australia & New Zealand Tour. Join us on our comprehensive itinerary to explore iconic South Pacific locales like Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, cosmopolitan Sydney, and New Zealand’s mystical Milford Sound. (Itinerary & Photos)

You’ll also go beyond the landmarks to make up-close cultural discoveries, as your resident Program Director introduces you to Australian Aboriginal people, New Zealand's native Maori, friendly schoolchildren, and more—all the engaging people who give this part of the world its deserved reputation for friendliness and good cheer. (Itinerary)

Best of all, you’ll travel in style with your friends from Southern Exposure!

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

Northern Italy 2020

Northern Italy: The Alps, Dolomites & Lombardy
April 2020

Witness the awe-inspiring landscapes and cultural treasures of Northern Italy on a journey from the fashion capital of Milan and romance of the Lombardy Lakes to the snow-covered Alps and towering pinnacles of the Dolomites. Discover the enchanting juxtaposition of Italian and Austrian culture in this scenic region of woodlands, vineyards, and valleys dotted with medieval villages. And thanks to our small group size, you’ll get to meet and mingle with the people who live and work amidst the verdant valleys and Alpine splendor of Italy’s northernmost lands. You’ll rub elbows with Italian miners, visit with fishermen and local families, get to know winemakers, and meet with Ladin-speaking locals to learn about the unique language and culture they are trying to preserve in valleys hidden deep in the Dolomites. And you’ll ride through the majestic Alps into Switzerland aboard the legendary Bernina Red Train. (Itinerary & Photos)

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

Fjord Cruise 2020

Fjord Cruise: Norway, Finland & the Arctic
May 2020

Set a course for the Arctic Circle as you traverse a pristine land of steep, rugged mountains, narrow ocean inlets, and vivid blue fjords. Following in the wake of the Vikings who settled this northern wilderness, you and your small group of no more than 25 will board an authentic 400- to 1000-passenger Hurtigruten steamer ship. An active part of Norway’s maritime heritage, Hurtigruten's fleet regularly sails into local harbors to deliver supplies and travelers to hard-to-reach towns. (Itinerary & Photos)

Cruise along Norway’s coast near the top of the world—crossing the Arctic Circle—and step ashore to discover small, colorful cities and quiet fishing villages. Sail through majestic fjords, carved by glaciers throughout the Ice Age. Then disembark your ship to explore the Lapland region—a subarctic realm of astonishing beauty—where you will hike the North Cape and encounter the enduring culture of the indigenous Sami people.
Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

Bordeaux Trip 2020

Bordeaux, the Loire & Carcassonne
October 2020

The Loire, Bordeaux, and Carcassonne offer the best of France—its valleys, vineyards, and magnificent châteaux are steeped in history and alive with the warmth of its people. Experience them like never before. Cruising with your small group, you’ll sail three stunning waterways—the Garonne, the Gironde, and the Dordogne—enjoying panoramic vistas and disembarking for cultural discoveries. (Itinerary & Photos)

Begin your discoveries in Nantes, once Brittany’s capital city, and encounter fantastical feats of artistic machinery at The Machines of the Isle of Nantes. Then travel south from the splendor of the Loire Valley, stopping to admire the beautiful seaport of La Rochelle before embarking on a seven-night cruise aboard our intimate, 75-passenger vessel. Witness the 18th-century opulence of Bordeaux—the Roman capital of Aquitaine. Then disembark in Bordeaux to travel to the vibrant city of Toulouse, and visit the majestic medieval citadel of Carcassonne, a UNESCO World Heritage city. Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

Christmas Markets Along the Danube 2020

Christmas Markets Along the Danube
Early December 2020

Christmas trees aglow with white candles...the wafting harmonies of Handel, Bach, and the strains of “Silent Night”... sumptuous gingerbread cakes...handmade wood carvings ...and the warm, happy spirit of the season all around you. Experience this popular holiday getaway, and cruise along the Danube River through the most beloved ports of Austria and Germany. (Itinerary & Photos)

You’ll explore the region’s craft-filled Christmas markets in the company of like-minded American travelers, and behold storybook medieval towns in all their holiday finery. Along with spending convivial moments with others who share the holiday spirit. Only Grand Circle brings you this unique and comprehensive holiday River Cruise package at such an unbeatable value!

Space is on a first-come, first-serve basis and is truly limited. To reserve your spot, call Southern Exposure at (269) 962-1255 or click here to send an e-mail.

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