Evergreen Tours’ experts have been gazing into a crystal ball and come up with the hottest destinations for 2016 so you can get there first!
1. Eastern Europe
Holiday idea: AMSTERDAM TO BUCHAREST RIVER CRUISE (24 days, Amsterdam-Bucharest)
Take the classic 15-day river cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and enjoy a further seven days sailing on a deluxe Star Ship down the Lower Danube to discover the charms of Bulgaria and Romania and on to Bucharest. It’s a lesser-known part of the river but not for long!
2. The Baltics
Holiday idea: BEST OF THE BALTIC CRUISE & SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE RIVER CRUISE (26 days, Budapest-Copenhagen)
Love cruising? Enjoy the best of both river and ocean cruising over 26 days. First up, a 15-day river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on Evergreen’s award-winning Star Ship, then an 11-night Baltic cruise with Princess Cruises from Copenhagen. Discover Tallinn, St Petersburg, Helsinki and Stockholm. Simply breathtaking.
3. South of France
Holiday idea: DELIGHTS OF FRANCE RIVER CRUISE WITH NICE & MONACO EXTENSION (14 days, Lyon-Nice)
The rolling hills and charming towns along the banks of the Rhône & Saône rivers in the beautiful south of France are ever popular. A leisurely river cruise is the perfect way to explore this Roman history of the region, including the Papal Palace in Avignon, before a spot of sightseeing in Monaco.
4. Vietnam & Cambodia
Holiday idea: HIGHLIGHTS OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA AND MEKONG CRUISE (16 days, Hanoi-Siem Reap)
Rice paddies meet bustling cities, tradition meets modernity, and cuisine and culture complement each other. Cruise on the luxurious RV Mekong Navigator to discover why Asia is one of the hottest destinations for 2016.
Holiday idea: GRAND CANADA & ALASKA & VOYAGE OF THE GLACIERS CRUISE (24 days, Victoria-Fairbanks)
Take a spectacular Inside Passage cruise to Alaska, where you’ll discover the pristine Alaskan wilderness after an magnificent Canadian Rockies experience.
6. Eastern Canada
Holiday idea: BEST OF THE EAST & NEW ENGLAND DISCOVERY CRUISE (19 days, Toronto-New York City)
No trip to Canada is complete without experiencing the magic of eastern Canada. The European influence adds a unique charm, and a New England cruise from Quebec City to Boston is a beautiful way to discover the region.
7. South America
Holiday idea: SOUTH AMERICA AND CRUISING THE CAPE (35 days, Lima-Santiago)
Discover the best of South America – Machu Picchu, Cusco, Iguazu Falls, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and much more before embarking on a 14-night cruise from Buenos Aires to Santiago around Cape Horn.
8. The world’s great lakes
Holiday idea: EASTERN EXPLORER & GREAT LAKES DISCOVERY (23 days, New York City-Chicago)
Take a terrific tour of Canada’s east before a nine-night Great Lakes Cruise from Toronto to Chicago on the brand-new boutique Haimark ship, MS Saint Laurent. It’s undiscovered, so it’s going to be a hot destination – be among the first to enjoy the experience!
Holiday idea: ICONS OF THE USA (19 days, San Francisco-Washington)
Already booked a cruise in the US but want to experience the iconic highlights of the country in one easy package? Evergreen’s Icons of the USA tour – covering LA, San Francisco, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston and New York City – ticks all the boxes. Enjoy longer stays and get to know the heart of these great cities, then unwind on your cruise. Perfection!
10. Norwegian fjords
Holiday idea: NORWEGIAN FJORD CRUISE & SPLENDOURS OF EUROPE RIVER CRUISE (22 days, Budapest-Kirkenes)
The Norwegian fjords are one of Europe’s hidden gems. Enjoy the jaw-dropping landscapes on your cruise from Bergen to Kirkenes via the Arctic Circle. You’ll be hearing more about this incredible cruise as Australians get to experience the majesty of the region.