This year, National Geographic Expeditions allows family travelers to take an even deeper dive into wildlife, history, conservation and so much more with adventurous itineraries spanning the globe. With National Geographic Experts accompanying these expeditions, guests enjoy once-in-a-lifetime experiences, from snorkeling alongside a marine biologist to learning about ancient history from a professional.
Consider these three inspiring National Geographic Expeditions for a 2023 trip:
This 10-day Signature Land Trip embraces the growing trend of train travel with a journey across the Swiss Alps. In addition to spotting the peak of the Matterhorn and the vistas of the Bernina Pass, guests also experience Switzerland’s legendary trains, complete with quaint accommodations in towns along the route. The trip takes guests above Zermatt in a gondola, as well as on hikes, walks and tram rides through mountain landscapes. Guests also embark on a private boat ride across Lake Como and witness private chef demonstrations in Varenna.
Spanning eight days, this Signature Land Trip delves into the Old West. On this trip, learn about the forces that carved the Grand Canyon more than 200 million years ago; hike Zion’s canyons, hanging gardens and waterfalls; and enjoy stays at rustic park lodges near the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. Other trip adventures include exploring Bryce Canyon’s maze of red spires and, with the park celebrating its centennial year, there’s no better time to plan a visit.
Plan an eight-day river cruise through the European cities of Budapest, Passau and Bratislava. This trip entails a journey down the blue Danube River, with excursions available at each port of call. Experiences include stops in towns like Dürnstein, a bike ride through terraced vineyards in Wachau Valley and the chance to sample delicacies in Bratislava.
These three expeditions comprise just a few of the offerings National Geographic Expeditions features for 2023. To see a full list of destinations and trips, visit here.
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