Tours

8-day, 7-night voyage aboard 12-passenger Arctic research vessel, June 19-26, 2022. Group limit, 12. Highlights: Transfer from Kangerlussuaq to Camp Lloyd to board ship/in Sisimiut, museum with historical & cultural exhibits/Disko Island for icebergs/from Ilulissat, options to hike to Sermermiut valley, kayak, fish/at Aasivissuit-Nipisat, Inuit hunting ground, prehistoric camp sites. From €15,000 (near $17,340) per person. EYOS Expeditions (Douglas, Isle of Man; phone +44 7717...

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15 days, 14 nights, Aug. 27-Sept. 11, 2022. Highlights: In Scotland, whisky-tasting lesson in Edinburgh/Urquhart Castle at Loch Ness/Eilean Donan castle on Isle of Skye/Glenfinnan Viaduct/Oban/Glasgow/ferry, drive from Belfast, Northern Ireland, to Dublin, Ireland/Rock of Cashel/Blarney Castle/Kenmare/Ring of Kerry, Killarney Nat’l Park/Cliffs of Moher/in Doolin, traditional music in pubs. $7,699 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $1,880. Olde Ipswich Tours (Ipswich, MA...

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11 days, 10 nights (cruise is 6 nights), May 16-26, 2022. Highlights: In Budapest, HUNGARY, 500-year-old St. Matthias Church, board ship/in Bratislava, SLOVAKIA, 13th-century castle, medieval Michael’s Gate/in Vienna, AUSTRIA, Hofburg Palace, Vienna State Opera, Ringstraße/Wachau Valley/in 2,000-year-old Passau, GERMANY, Europe’s largest church organ in St. Stephen’s Cathedral, disembark/Munich/Passion Play/Linderhof Palace in Ettal. From $4,649 ppdo. Collette (Pawtucket,...

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11 days, 10 nights on islands in Tyrrhenian Sea. Departures April 24 & Aug. 28, 2022. Group limit, 6-12. Highlights: In Corsica, FRANCE, Cap Corse peninsula; Citadel of Calvi; Scandola Nature Reserve; in Ajaccio, Maison Bonaparte, Fesch Museum; Bonifacio/in Sardinia, ITALY, walled city of Alghero, Bronze Age ruins at Nuraghe Palmavera, UNESCO site Su Nuraxi di Barumini/Cagliari, dating to 8th century BC. $5,710 ppdo. Single supp., $1,175. Original World (San Rafael, CA; 415/381-5861, www...

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Bicyclists riding past trulli (limestone huts) in Alberobello, Puglia, Italy. Photo courtesy of Butterfield & Robinson

6-day, 5-night “easy-to-moderate”-paced cycling tour in southern ITALY. Departures April-June & Sept.-Oct. 2022. 29-50 miles daily, easy terrain. Highlights: In Otranto, 15th-century castle/Salento coast/Spanish-Baroque architecture in Lecce/descend from hilltop Ostuni to olive groves/in Alberobello, trulli (stone huts)/cheese-tasting, mozzarella-making class in Locorontondo. From $5,495 ppdo. Single supp., $1,500. Butterfield & Robinson (Toronto, ON, Canada; 866/551-9090...

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8 days, 7 nights in GREECE, April 18-25, 2022. Highlights: In Athens, Acropolis and museum, Parthenon, Kerameikos cemetery, ruins of Eleusis, visit to potter’s workshop/on Aegina, 2,500-year-old Temple of Aphaia, Byzantine Omorfi Ekklisia (“Beautiful Church”)/on Good Friday, watch celebrations in Plaka (oldest section of Athens)/private cooking lesson/Benaki Museum, 11th-century Monastery of Kaisariani/traditional Easter lunch. £2,985 (near $4,085). Single supp.,...

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12 days, 11 nights of “gentle-to-moderate”-paced family cycling. Departures Aug. & Oct. 2022, 2023. Avg. 16 miles biked daily (6½ days). Highlights: San José to Irazú Volcano/Tapanti Nat’l Park for waterfalls, swimming/rafting on Pacuare River/near La Fortuna, Arenal Volcano/visit rural school, farm/lesson on homemade coffee, tortillas/free day on Nicoya Peninsula for optional surfing, kayaking, horseback riding. From $3,490 (’22) or $3,665 (’23) ppdo...

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8 days, 7 nights, June 25-July 2 & July 9-16, 2022. Highlights: Transfer from Reykjavík to Hveragerði for e-biking, lava fields, hot springs/snorkeling at Silfra fissure in Thingvellir Nat’l Park/hike to craters on Laugavegur Trail/kayaking in Sólheimajökull glacier lagoon/Raufarhólshellir Lava Tunnel/Reykjavík. $6,495 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $1,500. ROAM Adventures (Nelson, BC, Canada; 888/639-1114, iroamtheworld.com).