A family-owned business with more than 100 years in the travel industry, Collette brings its passion and experience to every trip it creates

Collette offers magical journeys to world-class destinations. Get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most iconic sites and cities — and their hidden gems, too. Each tour contains a detailed day-by-day itinerary with a description of activity level, so you can pick the right trip for you. They offer optional add-on tours, pre- and post-vacation lodging deals, and optional extensions to most trips to make your trip unique to you. Collette offers a comprehensive, inclusive experience wherever you choose to go. Here are some of Collette’s top tours for 2023.

Croatia & Its Islands 12 Days/11 Nights

Begin in Dubrovnik taking in the ancient city walls and baroque architecture before embarking on a 36-passenger yacht, your home for the next week. As you island-hop up the Dalmatian coast, you’ll visit a 12th century Benedictine monastery in Mljet National Park, Marco Polo’s reputed hometown of Korcula, the luminous Blue Cave of Bisevo island and much more. In Split, one of the region’s oldest cities, see Diocletian’s Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, constructed in the fourth century. In Croatia’s capital of Zagreb, take time to visit the parliament building and the city’s old stone gate.

Collette will show you Alaska’s incredible beauty.

Alaska Discovery 12 Days/11 Nights

In Fairbanks, board the sternwheeler Discovery for a river cruise before a cozy motorcoach ride to Denali National Park; the next day, head deep inside for a tundra wilderness tour. Depart Denali on a glass-domed train for a night at the luxurious Talkeetna Alaskan Lodge before continuing on to Anchorage. For your last day on land, visit the Alaska Wildlife Rehabilitation Center to see how injured bear, moose and wolves are cared for on this 200-acre site. Embark on a 7-night southbound cruise to see magnificent glaciers, marine wildlife, island cultures, and more before concluding your journey in Vancouver.

Tropical Costa Rica 9 Days/8 Nights

Soak up San Jose’s culture and sun, and experience a guided coffee plantation tour. Then head to the coastal village of Guanacaste for a two-night stay with pristine beaches and idyllic ocean views. Visit the Monteverde Cloud Forest, a lush jungle featuring clouds at ground level, to spot tropical flora and fauna. Next, choose from seeing the world’s largest butterfly garden, a hanging bridge tour or a canopy zip-line park. Your next two days will be spent taking lake and river cruises in the towns of Arenal and Cano Negro, before leisurely returning to San Jose.

Holland & Belgium River Cruise 9 Days/8 Nights

Embark on a luxurious river cruiser, your home for the next week. First, experience Amsterdam as it was intended: by canal on a private boat for your party. Then choose from a cheese-making demonstration, a visit to Volendem fishing village or tour medieval Haarlem. As you cruise the Netherlands, take in the myriad of colorful tulip fields and iconic Dutch windmills. In Belgium, explore the fairytale cities of Bruges and Ghent before continuing on to Antwerp, where you’ll enjoy an onboard Captain’s Gala featuring food, drinks, and dancing. On your way back to Amsterdam, pass through the antique village of Kinderdijk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Iceland’s Magical Northern Lights 7 Days/6 Nights

One of the hottest travel destinations today, Iceland is home to spectacular natural and cultural locations. On this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to see the aurora borealis each and every night. Take an expanded tour of the renowned “Golden Circle,” which features breathtaking volcanoes, geysers and multi-level waterfalls. Visit the Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon to see piercing blue ice chunks break into the sea. On the black-sand Diamond Beach, watch mesmerizing, transparent wedges of glacier drift ashore. At Skógar Museum, see traditional turf homes and get a taste of cured shark and Icelandic schnapps.

See the beautiful green grass of Ireland up close.

Shades of Ireland 10 Days/9 Nights

Your trip ’round the Emerald Isle begins in Dublin: O’Connell Street, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the River Liffey, Phoenix Park and more. Next, visit medieval Kilkenny and stroll Waterford, Ireland’s oldest city. Continue on to Cork and Blarney to “gain eloquence” by kissing the legendary Blarney Stone. On the Atlantic Coast, make stops in Galway, Limerick and Ennis to see the iconic Cliffs of Moher, quaint rural villages and border collies in action during a traditional sheepherding demonstration. Back in the interior, visit whiskey distilleries in Tullamore before concluding your journey in Straffan.

Greek Island Hopper 11 Days/10 Nights

Your trip to Greece is on a 3-3-3-2 schedule of days spent in Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Athens again, respectively. In the Greek capital, take in ancient sites like the Acropolis and Temple of Zeus. Days on Mykonos will be spent exploring local beaches and villages at your leisure, as well as visits to local farms for olive oil and cheese sampling. Perhaps venture to Delos, the mythical birthplace of gods Apollo and Artemis. On Santorini, visit the ash-preserved city of Akrotiri and scenic vineyards before returning to Athens.

California Dreamin’ 8 Days/7 Nights

Begin this Golden State tour in Monterey and Carmel. Spend a self-guided day shopping, exploring pristine beaches or visiting the top-tier Monterey Bay Aquarium and Pebble Beach Golf Links. In Oakdale, a local farmer will take you to see the area’s rustic walnut and almond farms before continuing on to Tuolumne, the gateway to Yosemite National Park. The next day, you’ll enter the park to behold sites like El Capitan, the Half Dome and Yosemite Falls. See Gold Rush-era Old Sacramento and take a Lake Tahoe cruise before your trip ends in Napa Valley’s wine country.

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