Tours

16-day, 15-night tour. Monthly, July-September 2020. Group limit, 8-16. Highlights: Train from Oslo to Lillehammer for Norwegian Olympic Museum, Garmo Stave Church/12th-century stave church in Lom/“easy”-level hike in small town of Aurland/Flåm Railway to Myrdal Station/in Bergen, board a Hurtigruten ship for Molde, Trondheim, Arctic Circle crossing/Viking museum in Stamsund/Tromsø. $6,626-$6,933 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $3,164. 50 Degrees North (...

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6-day, 5-night, “moderate”-level walking tour in northern ENGLAND. Departures May-Aug. & Oct. 2020. Highlights: From base in Wooler, coastal path via Dunstanburgh Castle to Boulmer/Alnwick Castle, gardens/estate village of Hethpool/Chillingham Castle/village of Rothbury. From £659 (near $856) ppdo. Ramblers Walking Holidays (Hertfordshire, England, UK; info@ramblersholidays.co.uk, www.ramblersholidays.co.uk).

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12 days, 10 nights in central FRANCE, with 6 nights on FC barge. Departures May, June & Aug.-Oct. 2020. Group limit, 12-20. Highlights: In Lyon, Fourvière Basilica, tromp l’œil murals/walled city of Beaune/MS Jeanine on Rhône-Rhine Canal for small town of Dôle/Burgundy Canal for Petit-Ouges commune, Dijon/high-speed train to Paris. $5,597-$6,297 ppdo, per departure city, dates. Land only, $4,795-$5,095. Single supp., $2,995. Odysseys Unlimited (Newton, MA; 888/370-6765, www....

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14 days, 13 nights in eastern Russia, Aug. 4-17, 2020. Group limit, 6-16. Highlights: In Yakutsk, Mammoth Museum, visit to large producer of finished diamonds/cruise Lena River to Lena Pillars Nature Park/fly to Kamchatka Peninsula for chopper to Valley of Geysers, hiking on Avachinsky volcano. $7,695 ppdo. Single supp., $950. Internal air, $1,500. MIR Corporation (Seattle, WA; 800/424-7289, www.mircorp.com).

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18-day, 17-night, small-ship cruise in Southwest Pacific, Sept. 10-27, 2020. Highlights: In Port Moresby, PAPUA NEW GUINEA, National Museum & Art Gallery, board Island Sky/Bonarua Island for birding, fishing & weaving demos/Dobu & Fergusson islands for three active volcanoes/in Solomon Islands, Tetepare for lowland rainforest, Nicobar pigeons, and Utupua for Zodiac ride among mangroves/Santa Cruz Islands/musicians, dancers on Vanuatu. $14,480-$40,580 ppdo (per cabin category...

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A giraffe calf posing for a portrait in Tanzania. Photo by Jared Sternberg/Gondwana Ecotours

10 days, 9 nights, July 13-22, 2020. Group limit, 18. Highlights: Arrive Kilimanjaro Airport/game drives in Arusha and Tarangire national parks, home to giraffes, hippos, hyenas/in Ngoron goro, hike Empakaai Crater/Maasai village visit with song and dance/Serengeti Nat’l Park, home to lions, zebras, gazelles. $5,995 ppdo. Single supp., $600. Gondwana Ecotours (New Orleans, LA; 877/587-8479, www.gondwanaecotours.com).

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14 days, 13 nights. Departures Oct.-Nov. 2020 and Jan.-April 2021. Highlights: In Sandton, Liliesleaf heritage site/visit a shebeen (house tavern) in Soweto/in Johannesburg, Apartheid Museum/three nights in Kruger Nat’l Park, with game drives to see giraffes, the Big Five/nature walk near Knysna/wine tasting in Stellenbosch, Franschhoek/Cape Town. From Sacramento, San Francisco, Reno or Spokane, $4,999 ppdo. Single supp., $700. Collette (Pawtucket, RI; 800/468-5955, gocollette.com...

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8-day, 7-night food & wine tour in central ITALY. Departures June 14 & 21 & Aug. 2, 2020. Highlights: Transfer from Rome to medieval town of Sulmona for tour, visit to 11th-century Roccascalegna, cooking lessons/10-course fish feast on a trabocco (fishing pier)/wine tasting in Prezza/gelato in Raiano. $3,299 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Italian Cooking Holiday (Providence, RI; 401/516-6158, italiancooking.holiday).