Tours

6-day, 5-night “recreational-level” bicycle tour in northeastern FRANCE. Departures May 23, July 18, Aug. 1 & 8, 2022. Avg. 25-31 miles a day. Highlights: In Strasbourg, 8th-century St. Stephen’s Church/bike Canal de la Bruche to medieval Dachstein/near Bœrsch, Spindler Marquetry Workshop/Route des Vins wine tasting/Unterlinden Museum in Colmar/villages of Ribeauvillé, Riquewihr, Kayserberg. From $6,495 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $1,000....

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Walking in vineyards in Barolo, Piedmont, Italy. Photo courtesy of Hedonistic Hiking

8-day, 7-night “Level 2 – gentle” hike (one challenging day, optional), focused on gourmet food, in northwestern ITALY, Oct. 21-28, 2022. Average 5½ miles a day (over 5 days). Highlights: Drive from Turin to Saluzzo/walk to Manta for 13th-century castle/in Elva, frescoes in 15th-century church/chocolate tasting in Cherasco/Banca del Vino in Pollenzo/truffle hunting with dog in La Morra/wine tasting at a Barolo vineyard. €2,895 (near $3,480) ppdo. Single supp.,...

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15 days, 14 nights in GREECE. Departures Oct. 14, 2021 & April 28, 2022. Highlights: From Athens to Isthmus of Corinth/Ancient Nemea for 4th-century-BC Doric Temple of Zeus, site of Nemean Games/medieval Monemvasia for 12th-century Agia Sophia Church, wine tasting/Sparta/Caves of Diros/Temple of Zeus at Olympia/in Arcadia, Temple of Apollo Epikourios at Bassai/Mycenaean citadel of Tiryns/Corinth/National Archaeological Museum in Athens. £4,435 (near $6,125) ppdo. Single supp.,...

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14 days, 13 nights, Jan. 17-Feb. 4, 2022. Group limit, 14. Highlights: Overnight in Tokyo/fly to Kyushu Island/Kirishima-Kinkowan Nat’l Park/Arasaki Crane Reserve/in Takayama, sake breweries, miso stores/at Kambayashi Onsen, thermal spring/in Jigokudani, photo ops with Japanese macaques soaking in a thermal pool/at Akan-Mashu Nat’l Park, steaming sulfuroles, whooper swans/Shiretoko Peninsula, home to Steller’s sea eagles. From $19,990 ppdo. Single supp., $3,000. Zegrahm...

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5-day, 4-night “Grade 3” hike (up to 12½ miles a day) in Queensland, AUSTRALIA. Departures May 24, June 14 & 28, July 26, 2022. Group limit, 6-8. Highlights: Drive from Mt. Isa to start of Pinnacle Trail/morning tea at Big Bend Waterhole/swimming at Stockyard Gorge/en route to Dry Gorge, Tree Snake Spring/marine limestone formations at Lost City/in Camooweal, picnic lunch by Georgina River. $3,850 ppdo. Trek West Hiking (Mount Isa, QLD, Australia; phone +61 07 4748...

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11-day, 10-night “moderate”-level expedition on New Zealand’s South Island, April 4-14 & Nov. 7-17, 2022. Group limit, 12. Highlights: Christchurch/Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area, home to the kea (alpine parrot)/Pancake Rocks/Māori carvings at bone carver’s studio/in Mt. Aspiring Nat’l Park, assist scientists in the field/plant trees in Kiwi Birdlife Park/free time in Queenstown/in Fiordland Nat’l Park, cruise Doubtful Sound/Te Anau Bird Sanctuary....

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15 days, 14 nights. Departures May 24 & Sept. 27, 2022. Min. group size, 4. Highlights: In Algiers, Place des Martyrs, 17th-century El Djedid Mosque, Bardo Museum, the Casbah/in Annaba, ruins of Hippone, Basilica of St. Augustine/in Constantine, Palace of Ahmed Bey, El-Kantara Bridge/Roman ruins at Timgad/Mozabite town of Ghardaia, walled villages/weavers’ workshops in Tlemcen/Le Jardin d’Essai botanical garden/Roman aqueduct in Cherchell. $4,525 ppdo. Single supp., $950....

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12 days, 11 nights. Departures April 16, 23 & 30, 2022. Group limit, 24. Highlights: In the Netherlands, canal cruise in Amsterdam, Keukenhof gardens in Lisse, Floriade Expo 2022 in Almere, cheese tasting in Gouda, Kinderdijk windmills/in Belgium, free days in Bruges, Brussels/in France, Notre-Dame de Reims Cathedral, tasting at a maison du champagne in Épernay, Montmartre and 2nd arrondissement in Paris. From select West Coast airports, $4,999-$5,499 per person, double occupancy (ppdo...

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