Tours

Exploring a cave on Papa Stour, one of Scotland’s Shetland islands. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

11-day, 10-night voyage on 198-passenger Ocean Endeavour, June 21-July 1, 2019. Highlights: Transfer from Glasgow to Loch Lomond and board ship for Hebrides islands/Staffa for Fingal's Cave/Iona for Iona Abbey/Skye for hiking and birding/in Kirkwall, Orkney, Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, 12th-century St. Magnus Cathedral/Aberdeen. $5,495-$15,095 (based on cabin) ppdo. Single, 1.5 x ppdo rate. Adventure Canada (14 Front St. So., Mississauga, ON, L5H 2C4, Canada; 800/363-7566, www....

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6-day, 5-night "recreational-level" active trek. Departures May 12, 19, 26 & June 2, 9, 2019. Highlights: In Reykjavík, mountain bike through Þingvellir National Park/in Laugarvatn, Fontana Spa/bike to Gullfoss (waterfall)/horseback ride along south coast near Hekla volcano and through moss-covered lava fields in Lakagígar/hike in Vatnajökull National Park/bike atop 1,110-foot-tall Mt. Reynisfjall. From $5,699 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., 1,100. Trek Travel (Madison...

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8-day, 7-night "intermediate"-level walking tour in southwestern FRANCE, May 8-15 & Sept. 29-Oct. 6, 2019. Highlights: From Carcassonne, drive to Montlaur/walk through Gorges du Congoust/picnic at Ribaute in Pyrénées/7th-century Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse/climb 1,500-foot Pech de Blanes/Corbières wine region/Cathar village of Cucugnan/Hermitage of St. Anthony of Galamus/fortified Cathar castles Château de Montségur and Château de Foix. €2,500 (near $2,835) ppdo. Single supp.,...

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11 days, 10 nights, Aug. 22-Sept. 1, 2019. Highlights: In Warsaw, Ghetto Memorial, Poland Military Museum/in Lublin, Sobibór, Majdanek and Bełz˙ec concentration camps/in Kraków, 16th-century Flemish tapestries in Wawel Castle, Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory/in Cze˛stochowa, Black Madonna at Jasna Góra Monastery/sites of Chełmno and Treblinka extermination camps/Gdansk/ruins of "Wolf's Lair" at Ke˛trzyn. $3,500 ppdo. Single supp., $800. Valor Tours (Sausalito, CA; 800/842-4504, www....

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12 days, 11 nights, Sept. 23-Oct. 4, 2019. Highlights: In Yerevan, Armenia, Yerevan Opera Theatre, genocide memorial, cognac tasting at Ararat Brandy Factory/cave monastery of Geghard/near Lake Sevan, resort town of Dilijan/in Tbilisi, Georgia, Narikala fortress, Bridge of Peace/rock-hewn town of Uplistsikhe/in Kutaisi, 11th-century Bagrati Cathedral. $2,190 ppdo. Single supp., $550. Scope Travel (Elkins Park, PA; 201/463-4656, www.scopetravel.com).

11 days, 10 nights, Aug. 24-Sept. 3, 2019 & July 19-29, 2020. "Challenging" level. Group limit, 2-10. Highlights: In Entebbe, Lake Victoria/Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary/game safari at Murchison Falls, home to leopards, hippos, giraffes/Kibale National Park for chimp tracking/Queen Elizabeth Nat'l Park for bird-watching/gorilla tracking in Bwindi Impenetrable Nat'l Park/Mabamba Swamp, home to shoebills. Per group size, $6,050-$7,900 ppdo. Single supp., $600. Gorilla, chimp permits...

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The Norman keep at Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: ©Crown 2018 (Visit Wales)

7 days, 6 nights, July 14-20, 2019. Highlights: In Caerleon, Roman ruins, National Roman Legion Museum/Chepstow Castle/to Goodrich, ENGLAND, for Marcher Castle/Tintern Abbey on Welsh bank of River Wye/medieval Cardiff Castle/St Fagan's/Kidwelly, Carew, Pembroke castles/in Pembrokeshire, St David's Cathedral. £2,695 (near $3,434) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £550 ($701). Peter Sommer Travels (Chippenham House, 102 Monnow St., Monmouth, England...

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9 days, 8 nights, May 24-June 1, 2019. Highlights: In London, ENGLAND, Chelsea Flower Show, Thames River cruise/transfer via Calais to Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS, for Aalsmeer Flower Auction, village of Volendam/in Bruges, BELGIUM, 16th-century gabled houses, Basilica of the Holy Blood/in FRANCE, Paris, Loire Valley, gardens of Versailles and Giverny. From $3,250 ppdo. Single supp., $1,311. Insight Vacations (Rye, NY; 888/971-6788, www.insightvacations.com).