Tours

9-day, 8-night “moderate-difficult” walking tour in JAPAN. Departures Nov. 2019, March-May & Sept.-Nov. 2020. Group limit, 12. Highlights: Osaka/train to Koyasan for pilgrimage walk/climb from Takijiri-oji to Takahara, Hashiori-Toge Pass/hot springs of Yunomine Onsen/descend from Fushiogami to Hongū Taisha for 111-foot-tall torii/Nachi-no-taki waterfall. ¥388,000-¥400,000 (near $3,638-$3,750) ppdo. Single supp., from ¥34,000 ($314). Walk Japan (Unit 1401, Chung...

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5 days, 4 nights in MEXICO, Dec. 9-13, 2019 & May 5-9, 2020. Highlights: In Mexico City, Mass at Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe/Teotihuacán pyramids/in Puebla, 17th-century Rosary Chapel/gondola ride among “floating gardens” of Xochimilco. From New York City, $1,599 ppdo; land only, $999. Single supp., $300. Traveling Pilgrim (Mulberry, FL; 888/878-8187, www.travelingpilgrim.com).

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15 days, 14 nights. Departures Dec. 2019-Aug. 2020. Highlights: From San José to Caribbean coast through Braulio Carrillo Nat’l Park/Tortuguero Nat’l Park, home to sloths, monkeys, crocodiles/chocolate tour at Tirimbina Rainforest Center/Bajos del Toro Cloudforest for orchids, birds/Manuel Antonio Nat’l Park for mangroves, iguanas/Isla de Caño, home to coral reefs, turtles. Ppdo, £3,065-£3,175 ($3,726-$3,860). Single, £3,880-£4,030 ($4,716-$4,899)....

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16 days, 15 nights. The Arctic on 150-passenger M/V Hondius. Departures June 29, July 9 & 19, 2020. “Moderately strenuous” pace 6-8 hours daily. Group limit, 25. Highlights: In Oslo (3 nights), Vigeland Park, medieval Old Town/board ship in Longyearbyen for a 10-night cruise/Zodiac outings to Ny-Ålesund, glaciers, Svalbard’s Seven Islands/Hinlopen Strait, home to blue whales, polar bears/Hornsund fjord. $13,195-$14,495 per person, double occupancy (ppdo), in July,...

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Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Italy’s Umbria region. Photo by Margherita de Fraja for Martin Randall Travel

8-day, 7-night, “moderate” walking tour of art, architecture in central ITALY, May 4-11 & Sept. 21-28, 2020. Group limit, 10-18. Highlights: Bologna/at Museo della Madonna del Parto of Monterchi, 15th-century fresco by Piero della Francesca/13th-century Franciscan convent in Cortona/in Montefalco, 15th-century frescoes/walk to Spello through olive groves, past Roman aqueduct/Assisi. Ppdo, £2,810 (near $3,414) from London or £2,690 ($3,269), land only. Single,...

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15-day, 14-night round trip on the Danube. Departures April-June, Aug.-Oct. 2020. Highlights: Embark in Budapest, HUNGARY/in Kalocsa, Paprika Museum/in Pécs, 4th-century Christian mausoleum/130-foot-tall rock relief of Romanian hero in Iron Gates Gorge/in SERBIA, medieval Novi Sad/in CROATIA, Vukovar, Old Town of Osijek/in BULGARIA, cross Danubian Plain to Pleven/in Bucharest, ROMANIA, Palace of Parliament. $3,639-$7,359 ppdo (based on date). $3,639-$14,718 single (per date and availability...

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Caravan-Serai tour members walking in Wadi Rum, Jordan, after camping overnight. Photo by Rita Zawaideh

10 days, 9 nights, Oct. 28-Nov. 6, 2019, includes aiding refugees. Highlights: In Amman, 2nd-century Roman Theater, Amman Citadel, Jordan Folklore Museum, King Abdullah I Mosque/Roman ruins of Jerash/mountaintop Ajloun Castle/“Bethany” baptism site on Jordan River/in Madaba, see 6th-century mosaic map in St. George Church and spend a day helping distribute humanitarian aid to refugees/Petra/4x4 jeep tour and overnight camping at Wadi Rum. $2,200 ppdo. Single supp., $500....

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5-day, 4-night cruise in FRANCE on 202-passenger A-Rosa Viva. Through Dec. 2019. Highlights: Board in Saint-Denis/in Rouen, Christmas market, 14th-century astronomical clock/in Mantes-la-Jolie, Notre-Dame de Mantes/full day in Paris. From £579 (near $738) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £300. Newmarket Holidays (Cantium House, Railway Approach, Wallington, England, SM6 0BP, U.K.; phone +44 333 060 8846, www.newmarketholidays.co.uk).

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