The home of Polar Expeditions, fascinating train journeys,
beautiful small ship cruises and escorted tours.

2013 has been another enriching year for both ourselves at Unique Destinations and for our travelers of the mind who were fortunate to have had in depth experiences in places of great sanity. By this I  refer to the magnificence of Antarctica and stunning South Georgia.Year after year this wonderful wilderness takes top honors as the most real and awesome place on earth.

2014 is the centennial celebration of the epic Shackleton voyage aboard the Endurance – a story everyone should read.

Following closely on Antarctica in beauty, is the majestic coast of East Greenland where last year sightings of the Northern Lights were

In February the cultural side of Ethiopia was explored with a small group tour to Axum, the Simien Mountains, the fascinating rock hewn
churches of Lalibela and the 4th century monasteries on Lake Tana, source of the Blue Nile. We will definitely return to this intriguing
country and include the rift valley of the south.

Rodney Trudgeon of Fine Music Radio did us very proud as speaker on our 2 music cruises – Opera & Art in Provence and a cruise on the
Elbe from Berlin to Prague with operas in both these great cities, plus the bonus of the Berlin Philharmonic.

In 2014 we enter our 20th year of marketing Antarctica and what a privilege it has been to introduce it to very many adventurers. The
greater majority regard it the most fascinating place they have ever traveled to.

We thank all our many loyal clients for their support and invite you to experience some of our latest products – small ships in Alaska,
the Himalayas, a rail journey into Persia or our new garden cruises.

Hans & Leo van Heukelum