Tours & cruises: British Columbia, Mongolia, Western Europe

 
LA Times | Travel
 

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA Bald eagle-watching Drift along the Squamish River, surrounded by Canadian wilderness while watching hundreds of bald eagles descend on the annual salmon run during Canadian Outback Adventures' \"Bald Eagle Safari Bird Watching Adventure.\" Dates: Daily Nov. 29 t...

By Avital Binshtock // 11.12.08
 

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

Bald eagle-watching

Drift along the Squamish River, surrounded by Canadian wilderness while watching hundreds of bald eagles descend on the annual salmon run during Canadian Outback Adventures' "Bald Eagle Safari Bird Watching Adventure."

Dates: Daily Nov. 29 to Feb. 15, except Dec. 24 to 26 and Jan. 1.

Price: About $82 per person, including up to two hours of rafting and bird watching, hot beverages and transfers to and from the base. Lunch is included for trips with four or more participants, and private extended tours are available. Taxes not included.

Info: Canadian Outback Adventures, Vancouver; (800) 565-8735, www.canadianoutback.com.

FLORIDA AND MEXICO

Soap opera stars go cruising

Share a laugh with a celebrity during a cocktail party on the "Soap Cruise"; Cameron Mathison hosts, and stars of virtually every major soap opera will be aboard Celebrity's Century.

Itinerary: Miami to Key West, Fla., and Cozumel, Mexico.

Dates: Jan. 22 to 26.

Price: Starting at $329, double occupancy (single supplement can double the price), including travel insurance but not including land excursions or taxes.

Info: eCruises.com, Danbury, Conn.; (800) 223-6868, www.ecruises.com.

MONGOLIA

A winter ice festival

Embrace winter and Mongolian culture on Nomadic Expeditions' "Winter Festivals of Mongolia" tour; highlights include the Ice Festival on the frozen Lake Hovsgol and the Gobi Desert's Thousand Camel Festival.

Itinerary: Ulan Bator to Mörön, Lake Hovsgol and Dalanzadgad.

Dates: Feb. 25 to March 7.

Price: $2,470 per person, double occupancy, including lodging in yurts and hotels, guided tours and transportation within the country.

Info: Nomadic Expeditions, Monroe Township, N.J.; (800) 998-6634, www.nomadicexpeditions.com.

PORTUGAL, SPAIN AND FRANCE

Journey through religious history

Take a pilgrimage through Western Europe's richest religious-history sites.

Itinerary: Includes Lisbon, Fátima, Santiago de Compostela, León, Burgos, Lourdes and Barcelona.

Dates: June 28 to July 5, Aug. 9 to 16 and Sept. 19 to 26.

Price: $1,869 per person, double occupancy ($2,339 single), including first-class lodging, bus transportation between cities, all breakfasts and dinners, entrance fees to several cathedrals and tours. Airfare is not included.

Info: Picasso Tours, Los Angeles; (800) 995-7997, www.picassotours.com.

Binshtock is a freelance writer.