Expanded Options From Seabourn Journeys

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Cruise itineraries don’t have to only last as long as what’s scheduled: Seabourn offers a variety of pre and post-cruise extensions through land-based immersive experiences. Seabourn Journeys have been built to showcase the best of what a location has to offer. Included in the journey are some meals, transportation, accommodation and guided experiences.

Options include: 

Splendors of Peru: Lima, Cuzco & Machu Picchu (Eight-day pre-cruise/Seven-day post-cruise)

In the capital of Peru, guests will explore the Church of Santo Domingo and Lima's oldest mansion as well as Inca masonry at the Convent of Santo Domingo, the fortress of Sacsayhuaman in Cuzco, and Machu Picchu. 

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Cambodia: Phnom Penh & Temples of Angkor (Six days)

Both old and new will be explored in Phnom Penh including the Silver Pagoda of the Royal Palace, ancient Khmer art at the National Museum, and infamous Khmer Rouge sites. There will also be a helicopter and guided foot tour of the Angkor Wat complex as well as stops at multiple temples. 

India's Golden Triangle: The Taj Mahal & Jaipur (Six days) 

Guests will tour Old Delhi's Jama Masjid mosque and Chandni Chowk in a cycle rickshaw as well as spend time in New Delhi at the Parliament House, India Gate and more. They will also dine with a local family in Agra.

Stops include Agra Fort and the famous Taj Mahal. Guests will then proceed to the Pink City of Jaipur with sites including Hawa Mahal, the "Palace of Winds." An elephant safari, the Amber Fort, and the Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing complete the journey.  

Sydney, The Red Centre & Great Barrier Reef (Eight-day pre-cruise/Seven-day post-cruise)

Guests who opt for this tour will visit the Rocks precinct and the Botanical Garden, take a private tour of the Sydney Opera House, and fly to the Red Centre.

While exploring the 500 million-year-old site, guests will take part in the Sounds of Silence experience, which includes a dining experience and introduction to Aboriginal culture and a traditional Anangu performance. 

Also included is touring Uluru by camel, a sunrise helicopter tour, UNESCO World Heritage Daintree National Park, cruise on the Daintree River, guided forest walk to the Botanical Ark, and more. Guests can also experience a full day of snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef from a luxury catamaran.

Myanmar: Yangon, Bagan's Temples & Inle Lake (Eight-day pre-cruise/Seven-day post-cruise)

In Yangon, guests will visit the 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, the 230-foot Reclining Buddha statue, and the carved Lion's Throne. In Bagan, float over thousands of stupas in a hot-air balloon, visit Shwezigon Pagoda, Kubyaukgyi Temple, Ananda Temple, and Htilominio Temple. At Inle Lake, a boat ride includes views of the gold-leaf Buddhas at Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda and Ngaphechaung Monastery perched on stilts over the lake.

South Africa: Cape Town & Kruger Park Safari Lodge (Seven-day pre-cruise/Six-day post-cruise) 

During the multi-day safari, guests will get up close to native wildlife. Then on to Cape Town's oldest wine-producing region, Groot Constantia, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens under Table Mountain, Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, Castle of Good Hope, and Company Gardens

Guests will then fly to Kruger National Park for a stay at Singita Lebombo Lodge overlooking the N'wanetsi River, with two game drives daily to see leopard, lion, white and black rhino, elephant, hippo, cheetah and more.

UNESCO South America: Rio, Iguazú Falls & Buenos Aires (Six days) 

Two of South America's most popular cities bookend this journey to the UNESCO World Heritage natural wonder of Iguazu Falls. In Rio de Janeiro, guests will travel through the Tijuca Rainforest Park crowned by the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado Peak en route to famed Copacabana Beach. 

Guests will see Iguazu Falls from the suspended walkway on the Brazilian side with a helicopter ride to dinner afterwards. Finally, a day in Buenos Aires with Plaza de Mayo, San Telmo and La Boca as well as a tango lesson at Café de los Angelitos.

UNESCO Treasures of China: Beijing, Xi'An & Hong Kong (Six days)

After a welcome feast of Peking Duck in Beijing, guests will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Temple of Heaven, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden City.

Other highlights include seeing the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall by cable car, the Beijing Olympic Village, the Terra Cotta Warriors Museum, the Chinese-style Great Mosque, and the ancient City Wall. 

In Hong Kong guests will take tours of markets, the Man Ho Temple and Hollywood Road, as well as scenic views from the Peak Tram.

The Denali Experience (Five days)

Guests will fly over the Great Gorge of the Ruth Glacier before heading deep into the Park with a guide to spot grizzly and black bears, wolves, moose, caribou and more. After a free day in Denali National Park with many options for activities, guests will ride in a domed observation car on a scenic railway This Journey requires a minimum of 10 guests per departure.

South Pole Quest (13 days)

From the Chilean capital of Santiago, guests will fly to Punta Arena then head by plane to Union Glacier Base Camp with a stay in comfortable camp facilities. Expedition guides share knowledge of life in an Antarctic climate and nearby wildlife. There will be opportunities to explore the glacier including Elephant's Head, Drake Icefall, Hidden Valley and the beach at Rossman Cove. Guests will then board a ski-plane and head for the South Pole before returning to base camp and Punta Arenas. This Journey requires a minimum of 10 guests per departure.

Good to know: Seabourn Journeys are fully commissionable at 14 percent and available in conjunction with select voyages in 2018 and 2019.

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