Sunday, January 13 – Sunday, January 20, 2013 – Gardens of the Caribbean

The Caribbean’s balmy island breezes and centuries-old tradition of gardening make a delightful winter interlude. Board the sailing yacht Sea Cloud II and enjoy private entrée to a splendid variety of island gardens during a seven-night voyage. Accompanied by horticulturist Patrick Bowe, sail from Antigua to St. Barthélemy, with its French savoir faire. On Tortola admire the spectacular harbor views at lush Governor’s Gardens, and on Virgin Gorda sample a rum punch at the exclusive Bitter End Yacht Club. Continue to St. Eustatius in the Netherlands Antilles and to Nevis, for a visit to the Alexander Hamilton house. Spend a morning in Iles des Saintes with its charming Colonial capital before concluding in Antigua. Throughout your voyage, enjoy elegant amenities aboard ship and time for leisurely hours under full sail. An optional prelude in Antigua will be offered.

Travel in the company of exceptional Smithsonian Study Leader, Patrick Bowe, author of The Gardens of the Caribbean, Gardens of Central Europe, and most recently Gardens of the Roman World. Call 855-330-1542 for complete information, or visit www.smithsonianjourneys.org/tours/caribbean. Pricing starts at $4,995.

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