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A vacation is a chance to get away, and our classic experiences offer you exactly that opportunity. With destinations all over the world, you can explore bustling cities, ancient ruins, vast deserts, towering mountains, and crystalline waters teeming with wildlife, art, architecture, and culture. Each classic cruise and trip takes you to a different corner of our planet, from Africa to Europe to the AmericasAustraliaAsia, and even several itineraries that visit the North and South Poles! And each day of your itinerary brings with it new ways to experience your destination, including hiking, biking, walking tours, wine tasting, kayaking, wildlife viewing, or simply relaxing, among many other exciting activities. Let us know when you're ready to start planning your classic adventure!

Top 10 Classic Cruises and Land-based Trips for 2023-2024

Our 8 Favorite Classic Destinations for 2023-2024

10 Best Classic Cruises for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Antarctic Small Ship Expedition$649510Dec 2, 2022Leaving from Ushuaia, Argentina, this 10-day small ship expedition cruise of Antarctica is an excellent value and takes you through the Beagle …
Classic Tanzania Safari$45657Dec 2, 2022Explore Tanzania's national parks on this 7-day Classic Safari adventure. Camp in Lake Manyara at Migunga Forest Camp, take a game drive through the …
Mediterranean Gems: From Dubrovnik to Naples$1695011Dec 2, 2022Beginning in the enchanting Croatian city of Dubrovnik, sail across the Adriatic on an 11-day Mediterranean small ship cruise on the alluring Sea …
America’s Great River$1129915Dec 2, 2022Cruise America's great river on this 15-day itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi. Journey from St. Paul, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana and …
Enticing Douro$429911Dec 2, 2022Taste wines from historic vineyards on this 11-day Douro River cruise aboard the MS Amadouro. After spending 3 days exploring Lisbon, embark on a …
Exploring Alaska's Coastal Wilderness$75608Dec 2, 2022Explore massive glaciers, kayak scenic coastlines, encounter incredible and varied wildlife, and see the hidden wonders of Alaska. This exclusive …
Best of Thailand$180910Dec 2, 2022Your 10-day Thailand adventure begins in Bangkok, then covers the main highlights of the region including temple visits, local markets, the Elephant …

Top Classic Land-based Tours for 2023-2024

Top 4 Classic Trips in South America for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
Short Inca Trail Hike To Machu Picchu$18117Nov 30, 2022This 7-day trip culminates in a one day hike on the Inca Trail arriving to Machu Picchu with a full day and a half to explore the ruins. Explore the …
Machu Picchu by Train$15637Nov 30, 2022On this 7-day excursion through the Sacred Valley starting in Lima, you'll visit impressive Inca ruins such as Sacsayhuamán near Cusco, then Pisac, …
Patagonia Wildlife Safari$15255Nov 30, 2022On this tour of Chile's Southern Patagonia region experience penguins, guanacos, Darwin's Rheas, Andean foxes, and more as you hike or even bike …
Incas and Rainforest$226310Nov 30, 2022Journey through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu and explore the Peruvian Amazon in this 10 day tour. Spend 3 nights in the Amazon, observing the …

4 Best Classic Trips in North America for 2023-2024

Trip NameFromDaysNext DepartureSummary
St. Louis to Minneapolis$55999Jul 1, 2024Explore the segment of the Mississippi River that inspired legendary American author Mark Twain on this 9-day cruise from St. Louis to Minneapolis. …
America’s Great River$1129915Jun 24, 2023Cruise America's great river on this 15-day itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi. Journey from St. Paul, Minnesota to New Orleans, Louisiana and …
Minneapolis to New Orleans$1119916Jul 22, 2024Board American Duchess to join this 16-day cruise on the mighty Mississippi River. Set sail from Minneapolis, Minnesota and cruise to New Orleans, …
Memphis to St. Louis$25599Jul 9, 2023Board the American Queen and join this delightful 9-day journey from Memphis, Tennessee to St. Louis. Cruise the Mississippi river and explore the …

Top 4 Classic Adventures in Europe for 2023-2024

4 Best Classic Adventure Tours in Asia for 2023-2024

Travel Guide for Classic Itineraries

What to expect on a Classic travel experience with Adventure Life
Adventure is our first name, and we highlight that in all of our itineraries. Classic adventures include all of the staple activities you would hope for in any of our popular destinations:
Classic Tours and Cruises Around the World 
What's the Best Place to Take a Classic World Tour?

Classic European Tours
Although the Northern Lights can be seen from a variety of locales, they are most spectacular when seen from the northern European viewing areas, which include Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. Explore the cultures and history of Iceland, and Greenland before relaxing under the night sky and savoring a breathtaking natural spectacle

Classic African Safaris
An African safari isn't complete without seeing the Big Five, and there's no better place to do it than Tanzania

Classic Asian Adventures
Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the beaches of Bali, The Taj Mahal in India, and the fabled Sri Lankan elephants.

Oceania's Best Classic Tours
Don't miss out on the wide variety of marine life in Australia's The Great Barrier Reef. 


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