Tours

15 days/13 nights, Oct. 17-25, 2008 & March 5-14, 2009.

Highlights: In Tripoli, Jamahiriya Museum/Berber village of Ghadames, “The Jewel of the Sahara”/ruins of Qasr al-Ghoul (Castle of the Ghost)/pottery making; troglodyte houses in Gharyan/Roman ruins at Leptis Magna/Byzantine village of Villa Sileen/fly to Benghazi to see the Great Man-Made River/Greek city of Teucheira, dedicated to goddess Cybele/mosaics at Qasr Libya/Hellenistic ruins at Ptolemais/drive through Jebel al-...

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11 days/10 nights in North and South Korea, Sept. 19-29 & Oct. 3-13, 2008.

Highlights: From Beijing, fly to P’yongyang for city tour, Mass Games/Kumsusan Memorial Palace, Juche Tower/captured “spy ship” USS Pueblo/Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910) pavilions in Moranbong Park/drive “Reunification Highway” to Panmunjon in the DMZ/Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum/fly to Seoul via Beijing/5,000 years of history at the National Museum of Korea/traditional tea ceremony/Changdeokgung...

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For singles of all ages. Anyone who wishes to avoid the single supplement will be matched with a roommate. On these examples, all prices are land or cruise only.

London & Countryside: six nights in London, July 26-Aug. 2, with day trips to Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, Canterbury, Leeds ($1,499; single supplement, $713).

Castles on the Rhine: 8-night Rhine cruise, Aug. 2-10, through Netherlands, Germany, France, Switzerland (from $2,174; supp. from $1,379).

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10-day/8-night tour, Oct. 3-12, 2008.

Highlights: In Thessaloníki (founded 316 B.C.), Aristotle Square, Byzantine Aghia Sophia Church, mosaics, Archeological Museum of Salonika/Royal Tombs and golden artifacts from King Philip II in Vergina/archaeological site of Dion/Great Meteoron monastery in Meteora/in Delphi, follow Sacred Way to Temple of Apollo, Delphi Museum/in Olympia, Temples of Zeus and Hera/in Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, Plaka.

$3,795 from New York. $4,195 from...

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19-day/17-night tour, Oct. 25-Nov. 12, 2008.

Highlights: In Dakha, capital of BANGLADESH, Lalbagh Fort, National Museum/lost city of Khalifatabad/terra-cotta temple of Kantanagar/in Bogra, Paharpur Buddhist monastery/holy city of Mahasthagarh/in West Bengal state, INDIA, Hindu sculpture at Pandua/train to Kolkata and visit National Museum/cruise through the mangrove trees in Sundarbans National Park, home to Bengal tigers and other wildlife.

$6,980 from East Coast.

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14-day tour includes 10-night cruise aboard the new 48-passenger RV Indochine. Discount of $500 per person for inaugural tour, Oct. 27-Nov. 9, 2008.

Highlights: In Ho Chi Minh City, VIET NAM, Cu Chi Tunnels, rickshaw to Chinese Market, Notre Dame Cathedral/ Mekong River cruise to CAMBODIA, with excursions to snake farm, bonsai seedbed, floating market, temples and a Cham community/Phnom Penh, and the “Killing Fields”/three nights’ Siem Reap to explore Angkor Wat and other Khmer sites...

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17-day/16-night tour.

Highlights: In Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens/Cape Peninsula/jackass penguins at Boulder Beach/Cape Point Nature Reserve/Wine Route/in BOTSWANA, safari at Moremi Game Reserve (500 bird species)/Okavango Delta, home to crocodiles, red lechwes, elephants, wild dogs, buffalo/Savute Elephant Camp/Chobe National Park, where cheetahs, leopards and lions can be viewed/ferry into ZAMBIA/Victoria Falls.

Land and internal air...

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 6 days/5 nights, Aug. 4-9, 2008. On 55-mile circular route in Yorkshire, ENGLAND, visit setting of books and TV series “All Creatures Great and Small.” Up to seven hours of hiking a day.

Highlights: From London, take train to Northallerton, Yorkshire/walk footpaths of Wensleydale along River Ure/lunch in “James Herriot’s” pub, used in BBC TV series/cross Great Shunner Fell and climb to Tan Hill Inn, “highest pub in England”/hike moors to Crackpot Hall/18th-century houses and Saxon...

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