Visit Butchart Gardens in British Columbia’s capital Victoria. Explore the world-class floral displays and themed gardens, created from an old quarry by the Butchart family over a century ago, then return to dine in style, in the original Butchart residence in the evening.
Superb Dining On Board
All meals are included throughout your Mekong and Irrawaddy river cruises. Prepared by expert chefs each day, each meal presents a comprehensive insight into the delicious local cuisine while Western favourites are always available.
Included Beverages During Your Cruise
During your Mekong River cruise, enjoy international wines, local beer and spirits included with lunch and dinner, while soft drinks are included all day in the Saigon Lounge & Bar, as well as espresso coffee at Le Viêt Nam Café. View Mekong River Ship - RV Apsara.
Cooking Class in Hoi An
Discover the art of Vietnamese cuisine at Hoi An’s Morning Glory Cooking School. Learn how to create signature Vietnamese dishes. Then, savour the delicious lunch you’ve prepared. View Featured Trip.
Dinner in Siem Reap
In Siem Reap, you will be treated to an authentic experience as you dine on a selection of traditional Khmer cuisine while you witness a magnificent Apsara dance. View Featured Trip.
KOTO Culinary Centre in Hanoi
Enjoy a meal at KOTO on Van Mieu in Hanoi, which opened for disadvantaged youth to be trained by expert chefs. This hospitality training centre gives at-risk and disadvantaged youth the opportunity to break the poverty cycle by creating brighter future prospects for themselves. View Featured Trip.
The Chopsticks Saigon
In Ho Chi Minh City, dine in the former home of the Vice President of Southern Vietnam prior to 1975. This converted villa offers rich history, as well as a selection of tasty Vietnamese cuisine and a world-class wine list. View Featured Trips.
Milawa Cheese Factory
Victoria's High Country is home to some of the state's finest produce. Call in on Milawa Cheese factory, a family-owned company whose fresh milk comes from the pastures of the King Valley and Victorian High Country. View Featured Trip.
Kings Canyon Outback BBQ
The quintessential Aussie experience – enjoy an outback BBQ at Kings Canyon Resort complete with live entertainment. The perfect way to unwind after a day exploring the landscapes of the red centre. View Featured Trip.
New Norcia Benedictine Community
Established in 1847 by Spanish Benedictine monks as a mission for the local Aboriginal people, New Norcia's monastery is still in use today. While you visit, the monks will prepare a gourmet meal using a century-old wood-fired oven. View Featured Trip.
Gourmet Australian Beach Barbecue
While anchored at the Kimberley Coast’s tranquil Winyalken Bay, enjoy authentic Aussie flavours on the beach as you watch the sun setting over the Indian Ocean. View Featured Trip.
Like a Local in Miltenberg
Experience life as a local in the small German town of Miltenberg as you’re welcomed into the home of a family for coffee and cake. View Featured Trip.
Polish Dinner, Warsaw
Sample modern Polish cuisine at the famous Dom Polski restaurant in Warsaw, located in a villa in the city's upmarket Saska Kepa area. View Featured Trip.
Lunch in Tuscany
Delight in a lazy lunch and wine tasting amid the Tuscan countryside at Castello Vicchiomaggio. View Featured Trip.
A Taste of Morocco
Dive into a world of nomads and merchants, snake charmers and storytellers in the steamy souk of Fez, where you'll enjoy tasting mint tea, Moroccan coffee and sweets. View Featured Trip.
Make sure you have your camera handy as your ship approaches the incredible Church of the Transfiguration on Russia's Kizhi Island. View Featured Trip.
Enjoy an evening of learning and fun, as you partake in a Jordanian hands-on dining experience at Petra Kitchen. View Featured Trip.
Attend a Jewish Sabbath
Experience an authentic Jewish Sabbath, where you are welcomed into a family’s home for a five-course dinner by candlelight, to share in the meaning of Shabbat. View Featured Trip
Israeli Lunch in Jerusalem Old City
Enjoy a special lunch, where you’ll sample an Israeli staple, the falafel, and learn about its role in the traditional Israeli household. View Featured Trip.
Skyline Gondola Lunch
Enjoy lunch with the very best views in Queenstown. Soar high above the city on the Skyline Gondola then disembark for a delicious meal while enjoying panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu and The Remarkables. View Featured Trip.
Gourmet New Zealand Dinner
Dine on world-class New Zealand produce at Rakinui Restaurant at Peppers Bluewater Resort. Think high-country salmon, free-range pork and venison farmed at nearby estates. View Featured Trip.