Windstar Cruises

For anyone yearning for a more authentic and intimate travel experience, your ship has arrived. Windstar’s small, elegant ships take you off the beaten path and into unique ports-of-call and hidden harbors, to explore iconic destinations and exotic cultures. Exceptional, locally sourced culinary experiences from some of the most recognized chefs in the world. Highly personal, award-winning service. And an immersive approach that awakens the senses and stirs the soul. All this on ships that are unequaled in beauty and grace. This is travel that’s 180 degrees from ordinary, and it’s only found on Windstar.

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The Oasis at Death Valley

A true American oasis gets new life — a multi-million dollar renaissance is underway in Death Valley.

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VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations

VBT Bicycling and Walking Vacations is the leader in active vacations and has been rated among the “World’s Best Tour Operators” by the readers of Travel + Leisure for six years. VBT offers over 55 deluxe, small group bicycling, walking, and barge and bike vacations in 26 different countries and 11 U.S. States.  Unlike other companies, VBT also includes roundtrip international airfare from over 30 U.S. cities and select Canadian cities for all overseas vacations.

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Grand Canyon Railway & Hotel

All aboard to the Grand Canyon! Travel in a restored passenger car behind a vintage locomotive while being entertained by cowboy characters and western musicians. Ride the rails to the rim of the canyon. Plus, with hotel options at both ends of the line it’s easy to plan a package with everything you need.

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2017 Sustainability Report

Xanterra’s 2017 Sustainability Report summarizes our progress since our last report, published in 2015, and examines the progress toward our 2025 goals. Learn how we continue to set aggressive goals and lead our industry in sustainability and in addressing climate change by downloading and viewing the 2017 Sustainability Report.

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Ohio State Park Lodges

#OHTheSurprises you’ll discover at the Ohio State Park Lodges!  Open year-round, the five lakeside Lodges offer a variety of accommodation types, ranging from standard and bunk/loft rooms to 2- and 4-bedroom cabins. Get closer to nature and each other with indoor/outdoor pools, golf, boating, hiking, full-service dining and more.

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Xanterra operates the lodges and concessions in:  Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Crater Lake, Mt. Rushmore, Rocky Mountain, Zion, Glacier (which is closed during the winter season).  This also includes The Oasis at Death Valley (national park) and Grand Canyon Railway (which runs from Williams, AZ to the South Rim of Grand Canyon).

Who We Are

Xanterra Travel Collection operations encompass some of the most spectacular and iconic places on Earth. We are renowned for “legendary hospitality with a softer footprint”, and we take pride in combining these dramatic settings, landmark buildings, and global travel experiences with truly exceptional service.

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Enjoy the World at the Perfect Pace

You’ll be amazed by the sounds, scents, and sights that fill the stillness when you explore the world on foot.


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Ride the Train to the Grand Canyon

Enjoy a fabled journey into the heart of one of the seven natural wonders of the world.


Visit:  The Train

No One Else Goes So Far to Get Travelers So Close

Go beyond the reach of other ships, to smaller ports and local cultures, for more deeply engaging and authentic experiences.


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