Tours

14-day, 11-night astronomy & game-viewing expedition, Sept. 10-23, 2020. “Gentle” fitness level. Highlights: From Windhoek to Rooisand Desert Ranch to see southern constellations through wide-field binoculars/giant sand dunes of Sossusvlei/coastal town of Swakopmund/in Twyfelfontein, desert-adapted elephants, ancient petroglyphs/Etosha National Park, home to black rhinos, giraffes, birdlife/leopard & cheetah tracking with AfriCat Foundation at Okonjima. From London,...

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24 days, 23 nights, March 10-April 2, 2020. Led by ITN columnist Randy Keck. Group limit, 24. Highlights: In Victoria, Melbourne for Queen Victoria Market/in Tasmania, colonial Ross and Campbell Town, Bicheno penguin tour, Salmon Pond Heritage Hatchery, city of Hobart/in Western Australia, Kings Park in Perth, Fremantle, Cape Leeuwin/in Northern Territory, School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Katherine Gorge cruise/in Queensland, Cairns,...

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Bird’s-eye view of Mt. Aso’s caldera in Kyushu, Japan. Photo by Steve Parker for InsideJapan Tours

14 days, 13 nights in JAPAN, Nov. 15-28, 2019. Group limit, 14. Highlights: Kyoto/bullet train to Nagasaki for Glover Garden, Dejima island/hot springs resort at Unzen Onsen national park/in Kumamoto, shodo calligraphy workshop, samurai castle, Suizenji Garden/helicopter ride over Mt. Aso’s caldera/ferry from Kagoshima to subtropical island of Yakushima, home to deer, monkeys, ancient trees/chopstick-making workshop. From $5,285 ppdo. Single supp., from $483. InsideJapan Tours...

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9 days, 8 nights. Departures Nov. 2019-March 2020. Highlights: In Lisbon, historic Alfama district, 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery/medieval Óbidos/in Alcobaça, 12th-century monastery/in Fátima, Sanctuary of Fátima pilgrimage site/in Tomar, Convent of Christ/in Porto, port wine tasting/in Belmonte, Jewish Museum, olive oil tasting/in Évora, walled medieval center, Chapel of Bones. $1,249-$1,349 ppdo, per date and US departure city, or $999-$1,099 ppdo, land only. Globus Journeys (Littleton...

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14-day, 13-night dance tour, May 7-20, 2020. Highlights: In Málaga, Málaga Cathedral, Picasso Museum, tapas tour, tango lesson/wine tasting in Ronda/in Cádiz, dance lesson at Peña Flamenca La Perla/Doñana National Park/in Seville, Museum of Flamenco Dance/in Córdoba, Mosque-Cathedral, flamenco workshop/olive oil tasting near Baeza/in Granada, the Alhambra, Albaicin Quarter souk, guitar workshop. $3,465 ppdo. Single supp., $795. Jim Gold International (Teaneck, NJ; 201/836-0362, www.jimgold....

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6 days, 5 nights in GERMANY, Aug. 5-10, 2020. Highlights: From Munich to Lake Chiemsee in Bavaria for Herrenchiemsee Castle/in the Alps, see Passion Play in Oberammergau/near Füssen, Neuschwanstein Castle/country manor house of Berg Castle on Lake Starnberg/King Ludwig II’s tomb at St. Michael’s Church in Berlin. $3,100 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $270. Historical Trips (The Clock Tower, 4 Oakridge Office Park, Whaddon, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, SP5...

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14 days, 13 nights, Oct. 6-19, 2019, and Feb. 9-22 & Oct. 4-17, 2020. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Luang Prabang, Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Kuang Si Falls, Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre/learn rice-farming techniques/Plain of Jars in Xiengkhouang/320-foot-tall cavern in Kong Lor Cave/in Savannakhet, That Ing Hang Stupa/Bolaven Plateau minority villages/Don Khon Island/Khone Phapheng Falls on Mekong River/town of Champasak. Land only, $3,393-$3,529 ppdo. Single supp., $612...

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14-day, 13-night “leisurely moderate” trek. Through November 2019. Group size, 5-16. Highlights: In Hanoi, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Old Quarter/Halong Bay cruise/train to Hue for Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Dong Ba Market/cycle to Thanh Toan Bridge/My Son Hindu sanctuary in Hoi An/in Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels/Mekong Delta boat ride. $1,545-$1,985 ppdo. Single supp., $302. Exodus Travels (112 Merton St., Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8, Canada; 844/227-9087, www.exodustravels...

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