Tours

 7 days, 6 nights in ENGLAND. Departures May 3 & 24, July 12, Aug. 2, 9 & 16, 2020. Highlights: In London, Hampton Court Palace for tour of Henry VIII’s apartments, Hampton Court Maze/Windsor Castle/Cliveden estate, former home of Astors/Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey)/on River Thames, Stanley Spencer home in historic village of Cookham/Christ Church at Oxford. Cabins from $5,850 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $1,800. European Waterways (Berkshire...

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8-day, 7-night “moderate” bike trip, May 23-30 & Aug. 1-8, 2020. Average 61 miles per day over 6 days. Highlights: Transfer from Basel, Switzerland, to Mittelbergheim, France, to pick up bikes/Riquewihr wine country in Vosges foothills/town of Guebwiller/13th-century castle in Oricourt/vineyards of Burgundy/in Beaujolais, medieval city of Cluny. From $2,310 ppdo. Single supp., $390. Optional bike rental, $260. Saddle Skedaddle (Newcastle upon Tyne, England; in US, 888/414-...

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11-day, 10-night archaeological tour, May 21-31, 2020. Highlights: In SPAIN, Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum/Covalanas and El Pendo caves for ancient drawings/San Sebastián on Bay of Biscay/in FRANCE, city of Bayonne, Gargas caves for Paleolithic hand stencils/Museum of Prehistory at Tautavel/Pont-d’Arc Cavern for replica of Chauvet cave/Lyon. $7,945-$8,895 ppdo (per group size). Single supp., $965. Archaeological Institute of America (Boston, MA; 800/748-6262, www.archaeological.org...

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19-day, 18-night textile tour in Southeast Asia, June 19-July 7, 2020. Group limit, 6-12. Highlights: In LAOS, Buddhist temples in Luang Prabang, Vientiane wats (temple complexes), natural dye workshop/in CAMBODIA, Siem Reap for carved stone temples at Angkor Wat, silk ikat weaving demos/in THAILAND, Wax Candle Parade (Kao Phansa), indigo ikat dying/Bangkok. $4,595 ppdo. Single supp., $850. Behind the Scenes Adventures (Santa Fe, NM; info@btsadventures.com, www.btsadventures.com).

13-day, 12-night motorcycle tour in NEW ZEALAND, Nov. 1-13, 2020, Jan. 16-28 & Oct. 31-Nov. 12, 2021. Group limit, 12. Highlights: Motorcycle handover in Auckland (North Island)/ride south to Coromandel Peninsula/in Rotorua, attend Maori cultural event and hangi (earth-pit oven) meal/Tongariro Nat’l Park/Greytown wineries/ferry to South Island/Nelson/cross Southern Alps for Punakaiki Rocks/Fox & Franz Josef glaciers/Mt. Cook/Christchurch. From $7,900 ppdo, including motorcycle...

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13 days, 12 nights, Nov. 13-25, 2020. Group limit, 16. Highlights: Explore Marrakech/cross High Atlas pass through Berber country to Ouarzazate/en route to Draa Valley, meet locals/in the Sahara, dunes of Erg Chigaga, dry salt lake of Iriqui, overnight camping/in Western Sahara, meet Reguibat nomads/chance to fish in coastal Dakhla. From £2,925 (near $3,771) ppdo. Single supp., £290 ($374). Native Eye Travel (Suffolk, England, UK; phone +44 01473 328 546, nativeeyetravel.com)....

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White rhino in Ol Pejeta Conservancy, Kenya. Photo by Michele Burgess

17-day, 15-night photo tour led by professional photographer, July 7-23, 2020. Lodge in luxury tented camps. Highlights: In Nairobi, orphaned elephants at Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, Giraffe Centre/nearby Karen Blixen Museum/town of Karatina for primary school visit/21 game drives in Maasai Mara and Samburu game reserves, Ol Pejeta Conservancy. From New York, $9,300 ppdo; from Los Angeles, $9,600 ppdo. Single supp., $1,500. In Focus with Michele Burgess (Huntington Beach, CA; 714/536-...

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5 days, 4 nights in IRELAND, May 12-16, 2020. Highlights: From Dublin, Belmond Grand Hibernian train to Coolmore Stud, which breeds racehorses/at Limerick Junction, visit Racing Yard, meet jockey Tommy Stack/in Cork, Fota arboretum/Jameson whiskey distillery/tour of Kilgobbin House garden led by Countess Dunraven/karst formations at The Burren. From $7,875 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). The Ultimate Travel Company (London, England, UK; in US, 855/634-5789, www.theultimatetravelcompany....

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