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13 Days | 12 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Iceland is a real-life fantasyland of towering waterfalls, bobbing icebergs, steaming lava beds and turquoise thermal pools. Share a voyage around this island country with your family. Experience incredible natural environments by land and sea, encounter whales, dolphins and birds, interact with the residents of remote villages and learn stories of Vikings and elves. Begin with two nights in Reykjavik then sail clockwise around the island, ultimately returning to the capital.


• Discover incredible natural formations like Gullfoss (“Golden Waterfall”) and Geysir and take a dip in the famous Blue Lagoon.
• See Europe’s largest glacier and take a boat excursion through icebergs on a glacier lagoon.
• Witness the aftermath of a volcanic eruption on the island of Heimaey.

Program Notes

This is a family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 8 and up.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Walking up to two miles per day over varied terrain. Participants must be able to descend exterior stairs (with railings) from ship to board Zodiac vessels for shore excursions (sometimes in rough water). Final step from board to Zodiac is 14 to 18 inches.

Itinerary Summary

Arrival Reykjavik, 2 nights; embark MV Ocean Diamond, 9 nights; disembark Reykjavik, departure.

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Jul 5 — Jul 17, 2016 $5295  
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Special Offer: OFFER EXTENDED: Enroll by Dec. 31, 2015 for free air from JFK. Other cities available at low cost.

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11 nights of accommodations
31 meals: 11 breakfasts, 10 lunches, 10 dinners
2 Expert-led lectures
13 Field trips
2 Performances


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