Tours

8-day, 7-night expedition aboard 33-passenger ship. Departures Jan.-Feb. & Nov.-Dec. 2022. Highlights: From Tromsø, sail along base of Lyngen Alps to 17th-century Hamnnes/Kvænangen Fjord/hiking on island of Spildra/village of Finnkroken for chance to see northern lights/free half-day in Tromsø. Based on cabin, $5,300-$7,350 (double), $4,505-$5,185 (single). Oceanwide Expeditions (Houston, TX; 800/453-7245, oceanwide-expeditions.com).

10-day, 9-night “easy-moderate”-level walking tour (3½-7 miles daily). Departures May-July, Sept.-Oct. 2022. Group limit, 18. Highlights: Hidcote garden in Chipping Campden/18th-century Broadway Tower/in Gloucestershire, Stanway House/Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water/in Bath, terraced 18th-century houses in Royal Crescent, Bath Abbey. From $4,198 per person, double occupancy (ppdo), with air from New York City; rate varies by dates, city (US & Can.). Country...

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12-day, 11-night river cruise plus Passion Play performance. Departures May-Sept. 2022. Highlights: In Budapest, HUNGARY, optional excursions, board ship/in Bratislava, SLOVAKIA, St. Martin’s Cathedral/in AUSTRIA, village of Hainburg an der Donau, Habsburg Imperial Palace complex in Vienna, city of Melk for Benedictine abbey/Neuschwanstein Castle, GERMANY/disembark in Innsbruck for Hofkirche, transfer to Oberammergau for Passion Play/Munich. $5,781-$8,430 ppdo (per cabin, dates)....

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11-day, 10-night cultural tour. Group limit, 2-8. Highlights: In Sofia, Bulgaria, St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, 4th-century Church of St. George, Roman ruins of Serdica/frescoes at Rila Monastery/Tsarevets fortress in Veliko Tarnovo/Klianti House in Plovdiv’s Old Town/wine tasting in Demir Kapija, North Macedonia/Lake Ohrid/in Skopje, Memorial House of Mother Teresa, Mustafa Pasha Mosque, Kale Fortress. $3,340 ppdo. Single supp., $355. Bestway Tours & Safaris (Burnaby, BC, Canada...

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13 days, 12 nights. Departures Oct. 24, 2022, April 14, May 3, Aug. 18 & Sept. 14, 2023. Group limit, 4-7. Highlights: Overnight in Windhoek/in Namib Desert, Namib Tsaris Conservancy/Damaraland for Doro Nawas Conservancy, Save the Rhino Trust/game drives in Ongava Game Reserve, home to elephants, lions/Etosha Nat’l Park/AfriCat clinic in Okonjima Nature Reserve. From $11,725 ppdo. Single supp., from $1,150. Internal air, $1,750 (6-7 guests); $2,250 (4-5 guests). Geographic...

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Leopard in Botswana. Photo by Thuto Moutloatse for Natural Habitat Adventures

18 days, 17 nights. Departures Aug. 29 & Oct. 4, 2022, and 2023. Group limit, 2-8. Highlights: From Windhoek to Kulala Wilderness Reserve, NAMIBIA, for Sossusvlei Dunes, hot-air balloon ride, sunset photo ops/fly to Ongava Private Reserve for Etosha Nat’l Park, home to rhinos, cheetahs/in BOTSWANA, photo ops from helicopter in Okavango Delta, Linyanti Reserve/in ZIMBABWE, Victoria Falls, Hwange Nat’l Park. From $33,995 ppdo. Single supp., $5,680. Internal air, $6,892. Natural...

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7 days, 6 nights in northeastern CANADA, July 4-10, 2022. Group limit, 24. Highlights: From Deer Park to Gros Morne Nat’l Park for Lobster Cove Head Lighthouse/Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre/in St. John’s, Quidi Vidi Village Plantation/Witless Bay Ecological Reserve, home to puffins, migrating humpback whales. From any US departure gateway, $3,490 ppdo; land only, $2,800. Single, with air, $4,150; land only, $3,450. Tours of Distinction (Simsbury, CT; 800/...

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10-day, 9-night cruise aboard 210-passenger ship. Departures May-July 2022. Highlights: Board in Reykjavík/in Siglufjörður, Herring Era Museum/Flatey Island, home to arctic terns, puffins/whale-, dolphin-watching at Húsavík/Seyðisfjörður for seal-spotting, horseback riding/Westman Islands/Reykjavík. Based on cabin, dates, $2,320-$3,025 per person, triple occupancy; $3,455-$12,980 per person, double occupancy (ppdo), or $6,005-$22,678, single. Iceland ProCruises (Zug, Switzerland; 678/701-...

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