From Venice to the Nile
All aboard for a lavish, luxurious ride aboard the legendary Orient Express, the most celebrated train on Earth. Your historic ride will transport you back in time to a bygone era of incomparable service. Tales of intrigue and murder aboard these very cars will heighten the mystery of this once-in-a-lifetime excursion. Next stop: Pompeii, the ancient Italian city frozen in time by Vesuvius' volcanic eruption. You'll join an archeological dig to unearth the secrets of a buried civilization. In Egypt, set sail on a voyage of friendship as two lifelong friends explore the last living remnants of ancient Nubia on Sehel Island.
From the Outback to Shangri-La
Discover Shangri-La, a land of mystical powers hidden deep within the Himalayas as you follow a sherpa on a pilgrimage to a mountain monastery in the shadow of Mt. Everest. Join a rancher and his daughter as they venture deep into Australia's great Interior to retrace the steps of his grandfather, one of the first settlers in the punishing Outback. In Malaysia, the oldest jungle on Earth, witness the triumphant return home of an Iban youth, whose remarkable rite of passage sent him to prove himself in the outside world. Your journey concludes in Gualin, China, where an artist finds inspiration in this mystical realm's natural wonders and cultural traditions.