Tours

7-day, 6-night cruise aboard 12-passenger, luxury hotel barge on Burgundy Canal in northern FRANCE. Through October 2019. Highlights: Arrive Paris/embark in Tanlay or Venarey, Burgundy/at Château de Commarin, see falconry, meet count/champagne tasting in Les Riceys/Renaissance murals at 16th-century Château d'Ancy-le-Franc/in Chablis, 9th-century L'Obédiencerie. Per date booked, $5,290-$6,150 (Stateroom) per person, double occupancy (ppdo) or $5,490-$6,350 (Junior Suite). Single supp...

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16-day, 15-night "moderate"-level tour in southern ITALY. Departures May-June & Aug.-Dec. 2019. Group limit, 8-16. Highlights: In Palermo, city tour on 3-wheeled moto-APEs/Byzantine art in Monreale's Norman Cathedral/in Mazara del Vallo, Kasbah quarter, cooking class/ride in Fiats through Modica/boat to Mothya Island/Valley of Temples/4th-century ruins at Villa Romana del Casale/8th-century seaside Catania/4-wheel-drive nature tour at Mt. Etna. $4,195-$6,525 ppdo (per departure city...

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14-day, 13-night cruise with scientist-explorer Prof. Tim Flannery aboard expedition vessel Spirit of Enderby, Sept. 30-Oct. 13, 2019. Highlights: Embark in Sorong, West Papua/Raja Ampat archipelago's Misool Island, home to dugongs, 5,000-year-old rock art, and Kofiau Island for rainforest, snorkeling/Zodiac on Mamberamo River to visit tribes/Cyclops Strict Nature Reserve/PAPUA NEW GUINEA for Sepik River/Madang. $6,995, triple; $7,995-$11,500, double; 1.8 x berth price, single. Permits/...

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12 days, 11 nights in CANADA's Northwest Territories, July 18-29, 2019. Highlights: Fly from Norman Wells to Keele River/10 days (about 190 miles) northeast through Class I & II rapids toward Mackenzie River, passing through canyons, mountains, forests, home to caribou, Dall's sheep/Mackenzie River to town of Tulita/charter shuttle back to Norman Wells. CAD5,995 (near $4,560) ppdo. Single supp., CAD82 ($62). Wild Women Expeditions (P.O. Box 20031, Corner Brook, NL, A2H 7J5,...

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10-day, 9-night "entry-level" trek, Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2019 & March 16-25, 2020. Highlights: En route from Cusco to Písac, animal rescue center/in Písac, Incan ruins/kayak Piuray Lake/women's weaving cooperative in Chinchero/hike in Sacred Valley/hike from Incan fortress of Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/in Cusco, Temple of the Sun/15th-century ruins of Tipón. $3,495 ppdo. Single supp., $495. Wilderness Inquiry (Minneapolis, MN; 612/676-9400, www....

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Zebras and a female springbok at a waterhole in Etosha National Park, Namibia. Photo by Jason Duplessis of Fish Eagle Safaris

15-day, 14-night safari with Wilderness Safaris in NAMIBIA. Highlights: Drive from Windhoek to Sossusvlei area for sand dunes/catamaran cruise on Walvis Bay for dolphins, seals, lighthouse/Damaraland Camp in Huab River Valley/black rhinos in Desert Rhino Camp/Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp/Ongava Game Reserve/Etosha National Park. $9,450-$11,650 ppdo (per departure date). Single supp., $400. Fish Eagle Safaris (Houston, TX; 800/513-5222, www.fisheaglesafaris.com).

 

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7-day, 6-night "fairly easy" walking tour of south-central ENGLAND, July 13-19, 2019 & May 30-June 5, 2020. Group limit, 10. Highlights: In Oxfordshire, Blenheim Palace (Churchill's birthplace)/Woodstock to Charlbury/Chedworth Roman Villa mosaics/Stow-on-the-Wold, Bourton-on-the-Water/Cotswold Falconry Centre/Chipping Campden/Sudeley Castle/ruins of 13th-century Hailes Abbey. £2,500 (near $3,272) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £360 ($471). Caspin...

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8-day, 7-night "moderate"-level barge-and-bicycle tour in the NETHERLANDS. Departures May-Sept. 2019. Highlights: Sail from Amsterdam to Spaarndam/bike from Haarlem to 19th-century Cruquius Pumping Station/in Leiden, cycle along Vliet canal to Delft/sail through Rotterdam/Gouda/cycle along Waver and Amstel rivers. $2,395 ppdo (Superior barge) or $2,195 ppdo (Premium barge). Single supp., $895 (Superior) or $495 (Premium). E-bike rental, $350. Active Journeys (4891 Dundas St. W., Etobicoke,...

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