Silversea launch 2018 Couture Collection of land tours
Silversea Cruises have announced a new range of pre- and post-cruise luxury land programmes taking their clients deeper into the destinations they are visiting.
Ranging from five to 11 days, the collection of nine land tours includes private helicopters, Gulfstream jets, tiger-tracking and even lunch on a glacier-capped volcano.
Conrad Combrink, VP Product Development Expeditions and Experiences, hand crafted each of these expeditions down to the smallest details, drawing inspiration from Silversea guests “dream destinations”
The Couture Collection of escorted pre- and post-cruise programmes are limited to small groups and guests can enjoy inclusive luxury accommodation at renowned boutique hotels, lodges and private tents specifically built for these experiences. Fares start at £11,000 pp.
See below for details of each tour or scroll down to view the Couture Collection video
2018 Couture Collection
Rwanda & Serengeti: Walking in the Footsteps of Giants -- Come face-to-face with the power and beauty that is Africa. Explore the lush rain forests of Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park while looking for the majestic mountain gorilla in an exclusive trekking experience. Go on a game drive seeking the Big Five from a custom 4x4 in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site best known for its amazing annual migration of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras.
- Eight days from £20,000; departures on Nov. 20 or 27; combinable with Silver Discoverer expeditions departing on Nov. 16 Port Louis to Zanzibar and Nov. 27 Zanzibar to Durban.
White Desert & South Pole: Standing on the Bottom of the Earth -- No place on Earth can compare to the vast white desert of Antarctica. Explore spectacular ice caves and tunnels. Climb a glacial island. Photograph a remarkable colony of emperor penguins at Atka Bay. Follow in the footsteps of Roald Amundsen and Robert Scott and be among the privileged few who have reached the South Pole. Enjoy the comforts and luxury of a stay at Whichaway Camp. Fly in and out of Antarctica on a Gulfstream business jet.
- Eleven days from £62,500; departure on Jan. 2; combinable with Silver Spirit's Dec. 18, 2017 voyage.
Namibia & Rovos Rail: Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of the Namibia Desert at the award-winning Little Kulala Camp in the Kulala Wilderness Reserve. Go flightseeing over the Skeleton Coast. Marvel at Sesriem Canyon. Float above enchanting desert landscapes in a hot-air balloon. From Pretoria to Cape Town, journey in luxury aboard the iconic Rovos Rail, known as The Most Luxurious Train in the World. Savour the South African scenery from a carefully restored carriage that evokes the charms of a bygone era.
- Six days from £11,000; departures on Jan. 8 or Mar. 14; combinable with cruises on Silver Spirit (Jan. 15) or Mar 21 Silver Cloud Cape Town to Tema.
India: In the Path of Powerful Titans -- Enjoy the luxury of private flights throughout India. Track tigers in Ranthambore wildlife reserve. Journey by vintage rail to the magnificent Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur, where an elegant dinner includes stunning views of Mehrangarh, an impressive centuries-old fort. Witness the charms of the ancient city of Jaisalmer from the comfort of The Serai luxury camp. Explore majestic desert dunes on a jeep or camel safari, then sample delicacies at an elegant bush dinner.
- Six days from £30,000; departure on Oct. 23; combinable with Silver Muse Oct. 8 cruise Athens to Muscat
Australia: Exploring the Unforgiving and Unforgettable Outback -- Enjoy private air travel to and from Darwin to experience an authentic outback adventure at the Bullo River Station, a cattle ranch tucked in the northwest corner of Australia's Northern Territory. Explore Aboriginal rock art galleries. Cruise up the spectacular Bullo River Gorge. Discover the amazing landscape of the Bungle Bungle Range. Swim in the jade-green natural rock pools of the Cascades.
- Five days from £25,500; departures on Jul. 23 or 29; combinable with Silver Discoverer expeditions departing on Jul. 19 Broome to Darwin or July 29 Darwin to Broome
Iceland: Revealing the Legends of Fire and Ice -- From thermal springs to glaciers, Iceland is a land of remarkable contrasts. Enjoy private helicopter travel to explore its most amazing wonders. Sip a champagne toast at the famous Godafoss Waterfall. During a stay at Deplar, a sheep farm turned luxury lodge, go kayaking, mountain biking, whale watching and more. Visit the bird-watching wonderland of Drangey Island. Lunch atop a glacier-capped volcano. Enter a man-made ice tunnel at Langjokull Glacier.
- Five days from £40,000; departures on Aug. 2 or 8; combinable with Silver Cloud expeditions departing on Jul. 27 Tromso to Reykjavik or Aug. 8 Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq
Tibet: Standing on the Rooftop of the World -- Discover some of the most amazing and isolated places on Earth. Observe morning prayers at a Buddhist nunnery. Visit Jokhang Temple, considered the holiest temple in Tibetan Buddhism. Witness a lively debate among monks at Sera Monastery. Unwind with a meditation class led by a monk. Picnic amid the stunning beauty of Yamdrok Yumtso Lake. Stroll through Norbulingka, the splendid former summer palace of the Dalai Lama. See the gigantic gilded statue of Maitreya Buddha at Tashilhunpo Monastery.
- Five days from £11,000; departures on Oct. 7 or 14; combinable with a Silver Shadow cruise departing Sep. 28 Tokyo to Hong Kong or Oct. 14 Hong Kong to Tokyo
Mongolia: Echoes of Genghis Khan -- Visit with one of the last remaining groups of reindeer herders, the Tsaatan community of Northern Mongolia. Marvel at the beauty of Lake Khuvsgul. Learn about the culture of the Kazakh people and witness their ancient tradition of hunting with golden eagles. At the Naadam Festival (Three Games of Men), observe an ancient spectacle of horse racing, archery and wrestling, valued as sports of strength, wisdom and courage.
- Six or seven days from £26,000; departures on May 2 or 10; combinable with a Silver Shadow cruise departing Apr. 25 Hong Kong to Tokyo or May 10 Tokyo to Seward
Bolivia: A Short Walk onto Another Universe -- Stay at the bottom of ice-capped Sajama, Bolivia's highest peak. Explore volcanoes, hot springs and 3,000-year-old plants. Visit Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, and stay in a unique luxury camp of geodesic dome tents. Discover the small village of Tahua, at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano, then hike to the cave of the Coquesa mummies and learn about their history. Relish stunning vistas on a drive through Los Flamencos nature reserve before indulging in the luxuries of the Alto Atacama Desert Lodge and Spa.
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