Themed walking seminars in six cities: London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice. Examples follow. Vasari Corridor (FLORENCE), April 25, May 23, June 13 & July 11, 2008, 3:45-5:45 p.m., at €110 (near $165) including Uffizi Gallery admission. The Vasari Corridor was built in the 16th century to allow the Medicis passage from the Uffizi to the Pitti Palace without having to mingle with commoners.

Walk it with an expert in Florentine history and enjoy the art and architecture...


14 days/12 nights, May-September 2008.

Highlights: From Reykjavík, visit Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park/boat around Breida­fjördur island to see puffins and white-tailed eagles/Icelandic horses in Skagafjördur/boat a fjord from Akureyri to Hrisey Island/unique bird species at Lake Myvatn/see lava field at Dimmuborgir, climb ash crater, soak in Myvatn Nature Bath/Dettifoss, most powerful waterfall in Europe/at Lake Lögurinn, see farm mansion and visit Seydisfjörder...


8-day/7-night “challenging” hiking tour (some 8-hour walking days) in Albanian Alps. Stay in traditional guest houses and local homes. June-September 2008.

Highlights: From Kruja, hike up holy mountain of Sarisalltik and visit Sufi Dervish Sanctuary/ferry Drin River Canyon and Valbona River to Dunishë/hike shepherds’ path through Alps/hike from Rragan to Valbona Pass (1,966 meters) and Thethi village/walk toward Boga, viewing “the Accursed Mountains.”

From $2,052 from New York...


10-day/9-night wildlife safari in UGANDA, Aug. 25-Sept. 3, 2008 & March 2-11, 2009.

Highlights: From Arusha, drive to Fort Portal, stopping at Sebitoli village/in Kibale Forest Primate Reserve, see red and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees/game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to elephants, leopards, antelope/motor launch Mweya Channel for hippos, crocs, birds/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorillas and tree-climbing lions/canoe Lake Bunyonyi/hyenas, buffalos, zebras...


Reduced single supplements are offered on selected 2008 departures of tours and cruises with Tauck.

For example, on the 12-day/11-night “Istanbul & the Black Sea” small-ship cruise (excluding airfare, $6,390 per person, double occupancy, with a single supplement of $4,235), the single supplement for the Aug. 12 and Sept. 24 departures is $1,235.

On five departures of “A Week in Paris and Provence” (land-priced $2,990, with a single supplement of $1,001), the single...


7-day/6-night cycling tour (level A/B, flat terrain and some hills, 4-12 miles per day).

Highlights: Transfer from Shannon airport to Cong, cycle to 12th-century Cong Abbey/ride along Lough Nafooey, Maam Turk Mountains and a fjord to Leenane/cycle Sky Road to Clifden, capital of Connemara/ferry to Aran Islands, bike and hike on Inishmore/in Galway, music in pubs.

Land only, $3,980. Single supplement, $800.

Bike Riders (Boston, MA; 800/473-7040,

15-day/14-night gulet cruise of TURKEY.

Highlights: From Bodrum, transfer to the gulet Almira, sail to Bargylia to visit temple of Artemis/Roman ruins in Milas/Herakleia on shores of Lake Bafa/Ionian site of Miletus with Greek theater, baths/museum and ruins of Ephesus/Temple of Apollo at Didyma/shrine to Zeus/archaeological excavations near ancient Iasos/return to Bodrum.

Land only, $4,280. Single supplement, $975.

Peter Sommer Travels (Ste. 2, 96 Monnow St., Monmouth...


17 days/14 nights.

Highlights: In Jakarta, National Museum, Bogor Botanical Gardens/Tangkuban Perahu Volcano near Bandung/train ride to Yogyakarta for Borobudur temple, horse carriage ride to visit elementary school, Sultan’s Palace, Ngasam bird market/fly to Sulawesi, drive along coast to Pare Pare/Toraja Highlands, ancestral sculptures in Lemo/on Bali, Pura Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples/visit a farm and school in Tunjuk village/Batur Volcano.

Land only, from $3,095. Single...