Explore Iceland At the place where two continental plates brush up against each other is Iceland, land of fire and ice. Get up close to this unique country on a nine-day exploration of its natural highlights. Make your way through lava tube caves. Watch the living Earth in action at some of the island?s volcanoes. Explore the rocky, mountainous landscapes of the stunning Sn?fellsnes Peninsula. Relax in incredible hot springs and keep your eyes peeled for whales off the coast. Find your element in a place of extreme elements.HighlightsTour the Golden Circle and see the geological wonders here, Head to J?kuls?rl?n glacier lagoon and view the icebergs floating by, Hike in Skaftafell National Park, Explore the beautiful Sn?fellsnes Peninsula.AccommodationHotels (8 nts).Group LeaderChief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.Group Size NotesMax 16, Avg 12.Meals Included8 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinnerWhat’s IncludedNational Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Icelandic Farm Experience, Hvalfj?r?ur
National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Eldfjallasafn Volcano Museum, Sn?fellsnes
G Adventures for Good: S?lheimar Ecovillage Visit and Community Lunch, Selfoss. Seljalandsfoss waterfall. Visit the lava Centre. Hverager?i geothermal garden. Visit J?kuls?rl?n Lagoon. Take an ice walk on a glacier in Skaftafell National Park. Visit black sand beaches. Explore Vatnaj?kull National Park. Golden Circle tour including Thingvellir National Park, Gulfoss waterfall and Geysir Hot Springs. Explore Sn?fellsnes Peninsula including Snaefellsjokull National Park, Sagaland and Deildartunguhver Hot Spring. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
Russia: Treasures of the Tsars Experience historic Russia as you view artifacts at the Kremlin, meet an expert on the Romanovs, cruise the scenic canals of St. Petersburg and enjoy crowd-free early access to the Hermitage and Peterhof.Discover Russia’s mighty imperial cities, enjoying exclusive visits
to legendary sites and access to the region’s best local expertsExplore medieval Suzdal and have lunch with a local familyEnjoy a talk by a Russian scholar on Russia’s past and presentAvoid the crowds with before-hours visits to the Kremlin
Armory Museum, Peterhof and the HermitageListen to a choir performance in Moscow’s magnificent
Church of St. NicholasMeet Zoya Belyakova, an expert on the Romanovs, to learn
about the fascinating history of Russia’s last ruling dynasty19 meals, with 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners