Tours

6 days, 5 nights in central ITALY. Departures May-Oct. 2021. Daily choice of activity level (1-4). Highlights: From Orvieto, ride to medieval Porrona/port of Castiglione della Pescaia/Lagoon of Orbetello nature reserve, home to flamingos, ospreys, common terns/scenic views from Monte Argentario’s summit. $5,099-$5,999 ppdo (per dates). Single supp., $1,500. Backroads (Berkeley, CA; 800/462-2848, www.backroads.com).

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Council Square in Brașov, in Romania’s Transylvania region. Photo courtesy of Odysseys Unlimited

17 days, 16 nights. Departures April-Oct. 2021, 2022. Group limit, 12-24. Highlights: In Sofia, Bulgaria, Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, medieval Boyana Church/Rila Monastery/in Plovdiv, cooking class, 1st-century Roman theater/in Bucharest, Romania, Palace of Parliament, Choral Temple, Great Polish Synagogue/private organ concert in Transylvania’s Sighișoara/in walled town of Brașov, Bran Castle, First Romanian School Museum. With international air from selected cities, $4,592-$5,392...

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15 days, 14 nights, Nov. 1-15, 2021 & Feb., Oct. 2022. Min. group, 4. Highlights: In Old Delhi, 17th-century Jama Masjid Mosque, rickshaw through market/in New Delhi, Mahatma Gandhi memorial/fly to Varanasi to visit Sarnath, where the Buddha first taught the Dharma/sunrise boat ride on River Ganges for Hindu ceremonies/in Agra, Taj Mahal, Agra Fort/in Jaipur, Amber Fort/Pushkar Camel Fair/in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort/Ranakpur Jain Temple/in Udaipur, traditional music & dance...

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14-day, 13-night “leisurely”-paced tour. Departures July 2021-April, Sept.-Dec. 2022. Group limit, 4-16. Highlights: In Hanoi, Temple of Literature, Hòa Lò Prison/Ha Long Bay for karst towers, kayaking, climb Marble Mountains/in Hoi An, cooking class at Red Bridge Restaurant & Cooking School/in Ho Chi Minh City, War Remnants Museum/Cu Chi Tunnels/Mekong Delta cruise/fly to Siem Reap, CAMBODIA, for Angkor Wat. $3,099-$3,279 ppdo (based on departure). Single supp., $581-$597....

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12-day, 11-night luxury tour in East Africa. Departures May 2021-Dec. 2022. Group limit, 18. Highlights: Arrive in Nairobi, Kenya/game drives in Amboseli Nat’l Park, home to elephants, zebras/in Tanzania, game drive at Lake Manyara, home to tree-climbing lions/Olduvai Gorge/Serengeti Nat’l Park/in Kenya’s Maasai Mara Nat’l Reserve, game drives, choice of activities (birding walk, bead crafts, weaponry skills testing with Maasai). $8,995-$12,995 ppdo (per dates)....

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7-day, 6-night culinary tour in British Columbia, CANADA, Sept. 19-25, 2021. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Victoria, tastings for craft beer, macarons, pierogis, chocolate, plus Fan Tan Alley (Chinatown), Bastion Square/kayaking in Sooke Basin, home to seals, otters, eagles/in Duncan, Westholme Tea Company, Averill Creek Vineyard Estate wine tasting/Chemainus wall murals/Morningstar Farm robotic milker demo, cheese tasting/goats grazing on roof at Old Country Market in Coombs. $2,160 ppdo...

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15-day, 14-night photo tour led by volcanologist. “Moderate” activity level. Group limit, 7. Departures June 24 & July 30, 2021. Highlights: Free afternoon in Reykjavík/in Þingvellir National Park, Geysir geothermal area/hot springs at Hveravellir/soak in Mývatn Nature Baths/in central highlands, Askja volcano/in Skaftafell Nat’l Park, Svartifoss waterfall over black basalt columns. €3,595 (near $4,422) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., €150...

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10 days, 9 nights. Departures May-October 2021. Highlights: In ENGLAND, Windsor Castle, Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, walking tour of medieval city of York, village of Grasmere in Cumbria (Lake District), Liverpool, London, Roman baths in Bath, Stonehenge/in Edinburgh, SCOTLAND, Georgian houses in “New Town,” Edinburgh Castle for Scottish Crown Jewels, Stone of Destiny/in WALES, Tintern Abbey on the River Wye, Cardiff Castle. $2,595-$2,890 ppdo (per dates). Single supp., $775....

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