4-day/3-night tour in southern GERMANY includes 2-day “test drive” of a Porsche 911 or Boxster S (two people per car). Departures August-October ’04.

Tour begins and ends with free days in Stuttgart. On days two and three, drive a high-performance Porsche to country towns, through the Black Forest and on the Autobahn. A travel host accompanies the self-drive group. Meet for gourmet meals and three nights in fine hotels, including the Schlosshotel Bühlerhöhe Hotel resort near Baden-...


30-year art teacher and acclaimed artist Jon Neuse leads this workshop, Oct. 16-24, ’04.

Five days’ painting (in your medium of choice) in Segovia and Avila plus visits to Madrid’s Centro de Arte Reina Sofia National Museum (home of Picasso’s “Guernica”) and the Museo de Picasso in Buitrago del Lozoya. $2,595, land only.

Hellenic Adventures, Inc., 2940 Harriet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55408-2237; phone 800/851-6349 or visit

13-day tour of INDIA departs Nov. 14, ’04.

Among highlights: Thousands of camel traders, singing and festivities on the desert sands of Pushkar during the annual fair (two days)/Taj Mahal/abandoned city of Fatehpur Sikri/bird sanctuary at Bharatpur/elephant ride to Jaipur’s Amber Fort/in Udaipur stay at Shiv Niwas Palace, the residence of the Maharana.

$1,795 excluding international air.

Big Five Tours & Expeditions, 1551 SE Palm Ct., Stuart, FL 34994; phone 800/244-...


Nov. 18-27, ’04. Among highlights: Ancient Timbuktu/travel by camel in the Sahara Desert/commercial center of Mopti/Djenne’s mud mosque and Monday market/meet Dogon tribesmen/colonial architecture in Segou/artisan market in Bamako — leather products, Tuareg jewelry, artifacts, mud cloth and woven baskets.

$2,669 from New York. Single supplement, $300. Optional extensions to Burkina Faso and Benin.

Spector Travel of Boston, 581 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02116; phone 617/351-...


10-day/8-night “moderate” walking tour for women 30 and over, Sept. 15-24, ’04.

Among highlights: Meet in Paris, FRANCE, and ferry from St. Malo to the island of Guernsey, ENGLAND, to wander through wildflower fields and explore WWII bunkers, 14th-century castle and Victor Hugo’s home/ferry to island of Sark to walk in formal gardens of feudal estate plus villages, beaches, caves/ferry to Normandy, France, and tour Mont-Saint-Michel/Omaha Beach and American Cemetery/Bayeux Tapestry/...


8-day/7-night “moderate-level” walking tour of coast between Amalfi and Sorrento, ITALY. Departures through Oct. 24, ’04. Limit, 15.

Among highlights: Pickup at Naples airport/fishing town of Minori/in Ravello, Moorish Villa Rufolo, Villa Cimbrone’s grottoes and temples/Amalfi’s Pathway of the Gods/Aragonese castle in Annunziata/Sorrento’s “Land’s End”/optional day tour to Pompeii and Herculaneum.

From $2,077, land.

Breakaway Adventures, 1312 18th St. NW, Ste. 401,...


11-day tour of BHUTAN starts/ends in NEPAL. Departs Sept. 4, Oct. 9, ’04 & May 14, ’05. Maximum, 12.

Among highlights: In Kathmandu, Hindu shrines, Buddhist stupas, Tibetan communities/view Himalayas on flight to Bhutan/Taktsang “Tiger’s Nest” Monastery/Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu/from Dochu Pass, walk through mountain villages and rice fields to Chimi Lhakhang, Punaka, glacial Phobjikha Valley/return to Thimphu for visits to women’s textile museum and nuns at Drubthob Lhakhang/fly...


10-day hotel/lodge/tented camp safari in KENYA with education for children by Intrepid’s Adventurer Club. Departures through Dec. 18, ’04.

Among highlights: In Nairobi, hand-feed Rothschild giraffes at the Giraffe Center/Karen Blixen Museum/dinner at Carnivore restaurant/in Samburu Game Reserve, choose game drives, camel ride, rafting or Samburu village visit/Sweetwaters Camp plus visit to Chimpanzee Sanctuary/Masai Mara game drives, Maasai village visit, community development...