Tours

39-day, 38-night annual north-to-south hiking journey combining four of TASMANIA’s walking routes, Feb. 9-March 19, 2019. Highlights: Transfer from Launceston/Leven Canyon/Black Bluff range/8-day rafting on Franklin River/Sir John Falls/yacht transfer to Macquarie Harbour/fly over Southwest National Park to Melaleuca/hike to Cockle Creek/Hobart. AUD12,890 (near $9,902) ppdo. Single supp., AUD900 ($691). Tasmanian Expeditions (3/33 Churchill Park Dr., Invermay, TAS 7248, AUSTRALIA;...

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15 days, 14 nights. Departures Sept. 15, Oct. 13, 27 & Nov. 10, 2018. Highlights: In Windhoek, Christ Church, Ink Palace/in Okahandja, Kavango woodcarvers/Etosha National Park, home to black rhinos, leopards/Damaraland/Cape Cross seal colony/Swakopmund/climb Dune 45 at Sossusvlei/Sesriem Canyon. €3,382-€4,387 ($4,198-$5,445) ppdo. Kuoni (Kuoni House, Dorking, Surrey, England, RH5 4AZ, U.K.; phone +44 0800 092 4444, www.kuoni.co.uk).

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Château de Chenonceau as seen on Select Wine Journeys’ tour in France’s Loire Valley. Photo by Ken Genge

7-day, 6-night tour, meeting winemakers and tasting wines, in central FRANCE, Sept. 16-22 & Oct. 14-20, 2018. Lodging at Manoir du Grand Echeneau in Vouvray. Highlights: 9th-century village of Rochecorbon for 18th-century château, 11th-century lighthouse, wine caves/village of Candes-Saint-Martin/12th-century Fontevraud abbey/at Clos Lucé, scale models of da Vinci’s inventions. $2,125 ppdo. Single supp., $450. Select Wine Journeys (8847 214B St., Langley, BC, V1M 2H9, CANADA; 604/...

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4-day, 3-night birding tour via minibus in West Cork, IRELAND, Oct. 7-10, 2018. Group limit, 6-12. Highlights: From Cork to Rosscarbery on Wild Atlantic Way via The Old Head, Galley Head, Toe Head, looking for migrant birds/ferry to Cape Clear Island for bird observatory. €799 (near $983) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Ireland’s Wildlife Tours (The Mall School, Connonagh, Leap, Co. Cork, IRELAND; phone +353 21 234 8015, tours.irelands wildlife.com).

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6 days, 5 nights in southern ITALY. Through October 2018. Choice of levels of difficulty. Highlights: Shuttle from Bari to Montescaglioso/bike to Matera for prehistoric sassi dwellings/Alberobello for trulli/7th-century town of Cisternino/pasta-making lesson, wine tasting in Fasano/Ostuni/Adriatic towns of Polignano a Mare, Monopoli. $3,398-$3,798 ppdo. Single supp., $610. Backroads (Berkeley, CA; 800/462-2848, www.backroads.com).

6-day, 5-night “medium-level” trek (32 miles’ walking, 310 miles’ driving) in GEORGIA. (Option for horse riding or Jeep tour.) Departures to October 2018. Highlights: From Tbilisi to 11th-century Alaverdi Cathedral via Gombori Pass/Kvavlo village/Tusheti region/Unagira Mountain/medieval Keselo towers in Upper Omalo/Oreti Lake. $360-$895 ppdo (per group size). $425-$1,130 ppdo with horses. Tushetiland Travel (Digomi distr., Block 5, Bldg. 13 F 29, Tbilisi, GEORGIA;...

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8 days, 7 nights. Departures Sept.-Nov. 2018 & March-June, Sept.-Oct. 2019. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Seoul, “food insight tour” at market/Korea Train Express to Jeonju Hanok Village for kimchi-making class or (in Oct.) Jeonju Bibimbap Festival/in Sunchang Gochujang, red chili paste cooking demo/in Gyeongju, market, royal tombs/at Bulguksa Temple, monks demonstrate martial art of sunmudo/ in Busan, Jalgalchi seafood market, craft brewery. $2,450-$2,570 ppdo (per dates...

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9 days, 8 nights, Dec. 10-18, 2018. Highlights: In Marrakech, Jardin Majorelle, Berber Museum, medina/cross High Atlas range to fortified village of Aït Benhaddou/Ouarzazate/Todra Gorge/in Sahara Desert, Geminid meteor shower with astronomer, Berber camp overnight/8th-century Fes el-Bali/Roman ruins of Volubilis/imperial city of Meknes/in Rabat, Chellah necropolis/Casablanca. $1,385 ppdo. Single supp., $310. On the Go Tours (68 North End Rd., West Kensington, London, England, W14 9EP, U.K.;...

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