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Live one of the below 75 unique North America cultural experiences for 2023 or 2024. Visit villages and experience local cuisine with a local English speaking guide on your own private tour or small group guided tour. Discover unique local cultures on trips that include activities like village visits, cruises, cultural, river cruises, and wildlife viewing and cost from $1,999 for experiences of 5 to 27 days. Tell us about your ideal North America cultural trip and our North America experts will help you plan every detail of your next trip.
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Calm waters disturbed only by the flick of a whale's tail
$6,400
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Endeavour
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Connect with Tlingit culture
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Thirteen days take you through the inside passages and Glacier Bay National Park plus remote wilderness, native culture, and history. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Discover more about indigenous culture and the …
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A mother polar bear and her young relax on the Arctic landscape
$12,995
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Out of the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Travel the NW Passage Route
  • Enjoy Inuit hospitality
  • Visit Franklin Expedition graves
  • View Arctic wildlife
Starts / Ends:
Kugluktuk / Kangerlussuaq
Activities:
Hiking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
An iconic journey, the Northwest Passage remains an adventure today. Join the Ocean Endeavour on this 17-day journey as it sets sail eastward from Kugluktuk toward Gjoa Haven, where Amundsen honed his polar skills. Sail the Queen Maud Gulf, stopping for daily hikes and Zodiac cruises. Continue on …
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Explore the rivers of America
$5,599
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St. Louis to Minneapolis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Duchess
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
  • See Mark Twain's hometown, Hannibal
  • Relax in laid-back La Crosse
  • Admire local artwork in Red Wing
Starts / Ends:
St. Louis / Red Wing
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the land and river that inspired legendary American author Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name, Mark Twain. Cruise northward from St. Louis, Missouri along the mighty Mississippi River, toward the city of Minneapolis. Along the way, explore port towns such as Hannibal, Missouri, …
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View the iconic arch when you visit St. Louis, gateway to the west
$11,299
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America’s Great River

St. Paul to New Orleans - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Explore St. Louis' arts scene
  • Enjoy American music styles
  • Learn Civil War history
  • Experience New Orleans' culture
  • Visit the Quad Cities
Starts / Ends:
St. Paul / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover the history, natural beauty, and distinctive regional cultures of America's great river, the mighty Mississippi, on this 15-day cruise aboard Viking Mississippi. Set sail from St. Paul, Minnesota, and venture south toward New Orleans, Louisiana. Along the way, visit small towns and …
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Whale watching in Alaska
$7,900
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Inside Passage & Glacier Bay Wilderness Cruise

13 Day Itinerary aboard Safari Explorer
  • Enjoy Canada’s Inside Passages
  • Visit Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover LeConte Bay
  • Watch for whales at Frederick Sound
Starts / Ends:
Seattle / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wilderness beyond the expected on a 13-day Alaskan journey through Inside Passages and Glacier Bay National Park. Enjoy adventure activities in the San Juan Islands, Tongass National Forest, and Misty Fjords National Monument. Learn more about the Native culture and Pacific …
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View of Mendenhall glacier on an Alaska cruise
$3,600
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Glacier Bay National Park Adventure

8 Day Itinerary aboard Wilderness Adventurer
  • Explore Glacier Bay National Park
  • Discover orca and humpback whales
  • Enjoy wildlife viewing
Starts / Ends:
Juneau / Juneau
Activities:
Kayaking, Small Ship Cruises, Snorkeling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day cruise aboard Wilderness Adventurer gives an in-depth exploration of Alaska. Snug-in your kayak, visit the remote bays off of Icy Strait or join the team on a skiff to watch sea lions play. Have your binoculars ready, and look for puffins, Guillemots, gulls, snoozing sea lions, bears, …
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Explore the fascinating Louisiana bayou
$2,599
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Roundtrip New Orleans

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Duchess
  • Admire the beauty of New Orleans
  • Indulge in New Orleans music
  • Experience life at Natchez
  • See preserved historic homes
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore unique sites and attractions of the deep south on a river cruise round-trip from New Orleans. Uncover the treasures of Lower Mississippi River cities as you indulge in iconic Louisiana cuisine spiced with influences from the region’s diverse cultures. Visit historic estates and learn …
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View monuments from the Civil War in Mississippi
$11,199
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Minneapolis to New Orleans

16 Day Itinerary aboard American Duchess
  • Enjoy musical history in Memphis
  • Explore the arts in Minneapolis, MN
  • Discover St. Louis, Missouri
  • Admire the diversity of New Orleans
  • Learn about Civil War history
Starts / Ends:
Minneapolis / New Orleans
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Watch landscapes, cultures and even language transform as you cruise along the Mississippi river from Minneapolis to New Orleans aboard the American Duchess. Board this 16-day cruise to sail nearly the full length of the mighty Mississippi. Along the way, visit historic port cities and laid-back …
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Relax in the sunny squares of historic Savannah
$6,649
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Boston, MA to Nassau, Bahamas

Boston - Nassau - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Learn Boston's history
  • Wander through historic Baltimore
  • Experience Southern hospitality
  • Explore Charleston's architecture
Starts / Ends:
Boston / Nassau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail on this 16-day itinerary cruising the seaboard from bustling Boston to beachy Nassau aboard Ocean Voyager. With stops in Baltimore, Charleston, West Palm Beach, and more, this journey has been handcrafted to sample the Eastern cities of the United States as you head to your final destination …
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Visit historic St. Louis
$2,559
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Memphis to St. Louis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Queen
  • Listen to the music of Memphis
  • Explore wonders of New Madrid
  • Admire historic handicrafts
  • Explore the culture of St. Louis
Starts / Ends:
Memphis / St. Louis
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the American Queen and join this delightful 9-day journey From the legacies that line the Mississippi River to the corners of creative genius along Ohio, your riverboat journey promises a wealth of eye-opening experiences and memories. Explore the seismic wonders of New Madrid and the iconic …
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Visit historic Memphis, Tennessee
$3,999
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Heart of the Delta

New Orleans to Memphis - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Viking Mississippi
  • Enjoy the music of Memphis
  • Get a taste of Cajun cuisine
  • Discover Civil War history
  • See the historic homes of Natchez
Starts / Ends:
New Orleans / Memphis
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Immerse yourself in the history and heritage of the Mississippi River on this 8-day voyage from New Orleans to Memphis. Soak up the rich French and Acadian cultures that infuse the Lower Mississippi, and be inspired by the stories of famed musicians and Civil Rights heroes. Savor delicious Cajun …
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Mendenhall Glacier with field of Fireweed in Juneau, Alaska
$8,495
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Alaska Bear Country & Wilderness Expedition

8 Day Itinerary aboard Kruzof Explorer
  • Search for unique wildlife
  • Hike across Baranof Island
  • Explore Sumner Strait
  • Enjoy private access to Hobart Bay
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Juneau
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This 8-day wilderness tour takes you through Alaska's most abundant wildlife areas while taking in the breathtaking glacier fjords. In the western Kuiu Island bay, you may kayak, hike, and explore by skiff. Explore beautiful waterfalls, towering icebergs, numerous harbor seals, and granite …
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Enjoying a hiking excursion in Alaska
$8,495
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Alaska Coastal Discoveries & Culture

8 Day Itinerary aboard Kruzof Explorer
  • Explore Sitka Sound
  • Discover Kuiu and Kupreanof islands
  • Admire unique wildlife
  • Learn more about the locals
Starts / Ends:
Sitka / Ketchikan
Activities:
Hiking, Kayaking, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Alaska on this 8-day Alaska Coastal Discoveries & Culture Expedition. Enjoy a collection of unique towns and Native villages, where you’ll learn about the region’s compelling history and three distinct Native cultures. Journey through Alaska’s most abundant wildlife …
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Visit quaint fishing villages along the coast of Nova Scotia
$4,899
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Montreal to Gloucester

11 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Voyager
  • Enjoy Montreal's ambiance
  • Admire the scenic Strait of Canso
  • Explore Charlottetown
  • Discover the history of Halifax
Starts / Ends:
Montreal / Boston
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Phenomenal experiences lie in store for those who choose this epic 11-day adventure. Indulge in the beauties of Montreal during your pre-cruise hotel stay, then prepare to be astounded once the ship sets sail. On this excursion, a biologist joins you on board to enhance the pleasure of gliding …
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$3,599
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Louisville to St. Louis

9 Day Itinerary aboard American Countess
  • Taste famous Kentucky bourbon
  • Enjoy the music of Owensboro
  • Admire historic handicrafts
  • Explore vibrant St. Louis
Starts / Ends:
Louisville / St. Louis
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the American Countess riverboat and cruise through the heart of the American Midwest on this 9-day journey from Louisville, Kentucky to St. Louis, Missouri on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. Experience the laid-back, small-town hospitality of Kentucky ports such as Owensboro, where …
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Explore Toronto
$3,994
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Portland to Toronto

Portland - Toronto - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Navigator
  • Stroll the streets of Portland
  • Discover the history of Halifax
  • Cruise the scenic Strait of Canso
  • Explore beautiful Montreal
Starts / Ends:
Portland / Toronto
Activities:
Small Ship Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits, Whale Watching
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Navigate the waters that tie New England to Canada on this 12-day spectacular journey aboard Ocean Navigator. Scenic sailing through the Thousand Islands goes unmatched, and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, planted within the Garden of the Gulf, invites travelers to rollick in whimsical …
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Tutka Bay hiking
$7,715
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Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge

3-8 Day Itinerary
  • Fish the deep sea for salmon
  • Visit Katmai National Park
  • Kayak around Tutka Bay
  • Tour an oyster farm in Sedovia
Activities:
Fishing, Kayaking, Land, Village Visit, Whale Watching, Wilderness Lodge, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore the Alaskan wilderness on this 4-day stay at Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge. Arrive in Homer and water taxi across the bay. Be sure to keep your eyes open for humpback whales, orca whales, and baby sea otters. Take guided adventures each day including deep sea fishing, visiting Katmai National …
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Midnight sun light, Ilulissat
$12,995
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Into the Northwest Passage

17 Day Itinerary aboard Ocean Endeavour
  • Visit ancient sites and villages
  • Meet the stunning Arctic wildlife
  • Experience Inuit culture first hand
  • Explore the Ilulissat Icefjord
Starts / Ends:
Kangerlussuaq / Kugluktuk
Activities:
Hiking, Small Ship Cruises, Village Visits, Whale Watching, Wildlife Viewing
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Sail the heart of the Northwest Passage in comfort aboard the ice-strengthened Ocean Endeavour. On this 17-day journey, experience quaint villages, dramatic fjords, and calving glaciers of Greenland. Then, cross the Davis Strait, and pay respects at the Franklin Expedition graves at Beechey Island. …
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