10-day/9-night tour.

Highlights: From San José, drive through rainforests to Tortuguero National Park/cruise the canals through the park to view monkeys, toucans, egrets, sloths, crocodiles, birds/Sarapiqui village/pre-Columbian ruins in Alma Ata Archaeological Park/active Arenal Volcano and thermal pools at Tabacon Hot Springs/take the SkyWalk beneath the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest/Guanacaste beach.

From $2,309 from New York or $2,369 from Los Angeles. Single supplement...


12 days/11 nights, April 7-19 & April 24-May 5, 2008. Payment due Feb. 2.

Highlights: From London, drive through Berkshire, visit Manor House at Upton Grey/Bowood House & Garden/Salisbury Cathedral/in Cornwall, visit gardens at Endsleigh, Trebah, Glendurgan, Trevarno, Pine Lodge/ Eden Project/optional day trip to Scilly Isles and Tresco Abbey gardens/in Devonshire, fishing villages, Docton Mill Garden, Italian fantasy garden at Tapeley Park/Forde Abbey/Cerne Abbas Giant/Sir...


9-day/8-night tour of the architect’s works in FRANCE and SWITZERLAND, May 8-19, 2008.

Highlights: London to Paris by train; in Paris, Fondation Le Corbusier, Maison Cook/Cubist villa Stein/in Besançon, Cité du Refuge (the Salavation Army hostel), Cité Universitaire hall of residence/Nôtre-Dame-du-Haunt chapel at Ronchamp/Corbusier’s birthplace, La Chaux-de-Fonds, SWITZERLAND/his first commission, Villa Fallet/Corbusier archive/in Lyon, France, La Saline Royale, Lyon opera house/...


14 days/13 nights in MOROCCO, June 1-15, 2008.

Highlights: Casablanca to Fes by train/any of 19 concerts of music inspired by the world’s great faiths by artists from Ireland, Russia, Afghanistan, USA, Portugal, more/attend classes to learn zikr, the Sufi chant/experience a hammam (steam bath)/Roman city of Volubilis/Palace at Meknes/Moulay Idris, cradle of Moroccan Sufism/Marrakech/fortified city of Essaouira/in Casablanca, Hassam II mosque.

Land only, $2,475. Single...


15-day/13-night tour of BURMA, Oct. 10-24, 2008.

Highlights: In Yangon, city tour, Shwedagon Pagoda/fly to Heho, drive into Shan hills to Inle Lake and take longtail motorboat to hotel/see leg rowers, floating islands, gardens/“jumping cats monastery”/8,094 images of the Buddha in Pindaya Caves/hill tribe people (Pa-O, Shan, Intha, Palaung) at Mine Thauth market/silk-weaving village/Phaung Daw OO Pagoda Festival/fly to Mandalay for temple visit, artists’ workshops/marble carving and...


13 days/11 nights in PERU and BOLIVIA.

Highlights: In Lima, PERU, walking tour, Herrera Museum/Ica, wine capital of Peru/fly over Nazca Lines/cruise to Ballestas islands for sea lions, penguins, boobies/fly to Cuzco/Pisac market day/train to Urubamba Valley/Machu Picchu/at Cuzco, Incan sites of Puca Pucara, “House of the Sun”/from Puno, hydrofoil to Huatajata, BOLIVIA/Kallawaya medicine doctor museum, Tiwanaku ruins/La Paz for Museum of Archeology, witch doctor market.

Land and...


7-day/6-night walking tour of 2,000 years of Parisian architecture, hosted by author Rachel Kaplan (“Little-Known Museums In and Around Paris”) and architectural historian Arthur Gillette, Sept. 10-17 and Oct. 23-30, ’04.

Among highlights: Gallo-Roman baths, gladiatorial arenas/Art Nouveau district of Hector Guimard/Modernist buildings of Le Corbusier and Mallet-Stevens/buildings designed by Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Christian Potzemparc, Philippe Starck and Renzo Piano/meetings with...


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-...