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Zegrahm Expeditions Travel Resources

Welcome to the Zegrahm Expeditions resources page! Here you will find inspiration for your next adventure and information from your last adventure, produced by our field leaders, Seattle office staff, and contributing writers. From blog posts and field reports (daily recaps of a past expeditions with images) to photo galleries and videos, explore your world from our perspective.

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Valletta, Malta
August 5, 2016
Field Report

Tuesday & Wednesday, May 31 & June 1, 2016 - Valletta, Malta / Embark Island Sky

Welcome to Malta, the honey-hued and history-steeped island sitting at the crossroads of the Mediterranean! After checking in with Cruise Director Lynne Greig and into the Grand Hotel Excelsior, we scattered to enjoy the amenities of the hotel’s coastal location or walked into...

Lisbon, Portugal
July 20, 2016
Field Report

Thursday & Friday, May 12 & 13, 2016 - Lisbon, Portugal / Embark Sea Adventurer

We checked into the Intercontinental Lisbon after our various journeys and met for a wine reception in the evening, followed by a welcome dinner. We caught up with old friends from previous Zegrahm trips, and met new acquaintances. Expedition Leader Mike Messick and Cruise...

Cavtat, Croatia
October 19, 2015
Field Report

For more information on our 2016 Fabled Adriatic expedition, visit our trip page

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - Dubrovnik, Croatia: Welcome to Croatia! After checking into the Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, we checked in with Cruise Director Kelsey Simmons before setting...

Istanbul, Turkey
July 27, 2015
Field Report

Tuesday & Wednesday, June 2 & 3, 2015 - Istanbul, Turkey / Embark Variety Voyager: Welcome to Istanbul! On arrival at the historic Pera Palace Hotel, some of us opted to unwind in the luxury of this newly renovated landmark, while others chose to relax at a nearby hamman, the ultimate Turkish bath experience, or to set out to explore the city. In the evening we gathered to meet our fellow travelers and...

Sao Miguel, Azores
July 22, 2015
Field Report

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 28 & 29, 2015 - Depart USA / Ponta Delgada, São Miguel, Azores: From a diverse array of states and nations, 68 intrepid adventurers set out to celebrate a quarter of a century in the adventure travel industry. All arrived at the charming island of São Miguel in the Azores and checked in at the Hotel Marina Atlantico. In the early evening we joined our fellow travelers for our welcome reception and dinner at the...

Valletta, Malta
June 1, 2010
Field Report

Wednesday, April 14, 2010 - Valletta, Malta: After our individual arrivals we made our own way to the comfortable Grand Hotel Excelsior just outside the walls of the city of Valletta situated on the northeastern coast of the island. In the afternoon many of us set out to explore the ancient city while some rested after the long journey to the Mediterranean. In the evening we enjoyed a welcome cocktail party and dinner.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 - ...

Circumnavigation of the Black Sea
November 15, 2014
Field Report

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - Istanbul, Turkey: Converging in Istanbul, our flights touched down at the busy Ataturk International Airport from many different parts of the world. Seven different nationalities were brought together for the start of our odyssey around the Black Sea, and a happy buzz filled the opulent Pera Palace Hotel. We enjoyed introductions of our expedition team during dinner, before we all adjourned for a welcome night’s rest, as our exploration...

Circumnavigation of the Black Sea
November 1, 2013
Field Report

Thursday & Friday, September 5 & 6, 2013 - Istanbul, Turkey / Embark Island Sky: Welcome to Istanbul! On arrival at the historic Pera Palace Hotel, some of us opted to unwind in the luxury of this newly renovated landmark. Others chose to relax at a nearby hamman, the ultimate Turkish bath experience, or to set out to explore the city. In the evening we gathered to meet our fellow travelers, some arriving from a pre-extension to Cappadocia in...

Granada, Spain
June 30, 2011
Field Report

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - Granada, Spain: Upon arrival in Granada, we were able to take in the sights, walk around town, or simply relax at the beautiful Alhambra Palace Hotel. A welcome dinner with speeches by the staff got everyone excited for the upcoming journey.

Friday, May 6 - Granada / Malaga / Embark Clipper Odyssey: Our first full day of the trip greeted us with sunny skies! The birding group headed off with Peter Harrison and...

Tenerife Island, Canary Island, Spain
June 30, 2012
Field Report

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - Granada, Spain / Malaga / Embark Clipper Odyssey: During breakfast we became better acquainted with our traveling companions whom we had dined with the previous evening at our welcome dinner hosted by Lynda Murphy, our Cruise Director for the upcoming adventure. Afterwards, we set off to explore the ancient city of Granada.

No trip here is complete without a visit to what is arguably Spain’s crown jewel; the Alhambra, recently voted one...

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