Tours

8 days, 7 nights of hiking & rafting, July 25-Aug. 1, 2021. Highlights: In Mosjøen, 19th-century buildings in historic Sjøgata/stay in Rabot Cabin by Okstindan Glacier/Laksforsen waterfall/whitewater rafting on Auster-Vefsna River/explore Torghatten mountain/climb Vega stairs (1,375 steps) up Mt. Ravnfloget. $5,995 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $1,000. ROAM (Invermere, BC, Canada; 888/639-1114, iroamtheworld.com).

 

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10 days, 9 nights of “moderate”-level walking in northern Portugal’s wine region, June 1-10, 2021. Highlights: Porto/port cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, “six bridges” cruise on Douro River/Quinta de la Rosa winery in Douro Valley/Côa Valley prehistoric rock engravings/in Braga, 18th-century Bom Jesus do Monte sanctuary/medieval Guimarães. $3,995 per person. GrapeHops Tours (San Diego, CA; 805/886-1551, www.grapehops.com).

 

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7-day, 6-night, “active”-level, cycling culinary tour in northwestern ITALY, Oct. 3-9, 2021. Avg. 30 miles biked daily. E-bikes available. Highlights: Transfer from Turin to historic Pollenzo for bike fitting/in Langa wine area, cooking class at winery, dinner at 3-Michelin-star restaurant/truffle hunting/13th-century Castello Grinzane Cavour/Fontanafredda Estate, known for Barolo wine. $5,995 ppdo. Single supp., $495. Tourissimo (Turin, Piedmont, Italy; in US, 857/997-0051, www....

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12-day, 11-night culinary and cultural tour, Aug. 6-17, 2021. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Warsaw, medieval Old Town, 17th-century Palace on the Isle, Warsaw Uprising Museum, cooking class/in Częstochowa, Jasna Góra Monastery/in Kraków, Cloth Hall, Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory, pierogi cooking class/Wieliczka Salt Mine/Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial & Museum/in Rybna, Jura Vineyard/in Zakopane, funicular ride, cheese tasting. $4,395 ppdo. Single supp., $700. Eat Smart Culinary...

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8 days, 7 nights aboard a dhoni (sailboat) in the MALDIVES. Departures Jan.-April, Aug. 2021-Jan. 2022. Highlights: In Malé, fish market, Malé Friday Mosque/sail to Vaavu Atoll, explore Kudiboli, Kuda Anbaraa islands/Meemu Atoll for snorkeling, beach barbecue/meet residents of Fulidhoo. $1,650-$1,710 ppdo. Explore! (Farnborough, Hampshire, England; in US, 800/715-1746, www.exploreworldwide.com).

Looking out over Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Photo by Jan Wigsten for Butterfield & Robinson

10 days, 9 nights, July 27-Aug. 5 & Aug. 17-26, 2021. Difficulty level, 2 out of 5. Highlights: In Ulaanbaatar, Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan/fly to southern Gobi Desert for camel ride among Singing Dunes/bike at Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)/musical performance in Yol Valley/private ger camp at Jalman Meadows/learn about nomad life in Upper Tuul River valley. $10,495 ppdo. Single supp., $2,500. Butterfield & Robinson (Toronto, ON, Canada; in No. Am., 866/551-9090, www.butterfield.com...

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10-day, 9-night “moderate”-level tour in Victoria, southern AUSTRALIA, March 14-23, 2021. Highlights: Transfer from Melbourne to Lorne, on Great Ocean Road/Apollo Bay museum/Great Otway National Park/gardens in Dunkeld, Glenthompson/19th-century French Gothic-style mansion, gardens near Wickliffe/in Ascot, Lambley Gardens & Nursery/on Lake Wendouree, 99-acre Ballarat Botanical Gardens. AUD6,450 (near $4,635) ppdo. Single supp., AUD1,300 ($934). Renaissance Tours (Sydney, NSW...

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11 days, 10 nights, Sept. 26-Oct. 6, 2021. Group limit, 14. Highlights: Transfer from Brasilia to Cuiabá, then to Porto Jofre/explore banks of Cuiabá River, home to jaguars, storks, toucans/near Alta Floresta, ecolodge provides base for finding spider monkeys, tapirs, peccaries, anteaters. $14,990 ppdo. Single supp., $4,000. Zegrahm Expeditions (Seattle, WA; 800/628-8747, www.zegrahm.com).