Tours

14 days, 13 nights, Aug. 6-19, 2019. Highlights: Overnight in DUBAI/fly to Nairobi for Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage, Kazuri bead factory/game drives in Samburu Nat'l Reserve, home to leopards/Ol Pejeta Conservatory for black rhino sanctuary, Goodall Chimpanzee Sanctuary/Great Rift Valley/safaris, village visit in Maasai Mara Nat'l Reserve. From Los Angeles, $5,840 ppdo. Land only, $4,920 ppdo. Single supp., $998. Essential Travel & Tours (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA; 310/544-9596,...

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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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Exploring a cave on Papa Stour, one of Scotland’s Shetland islands. Photo courtesy of Adventure Canada

11-day, 10-night voyage on 198-passenger Ocean Endeavour, June 21-July 1, 2019. Highlights: Transfer from Glasgow to Loch Lomond and board ship for Hebrides islands/Staffa for Fingal's Cave/Iona for Iona Abbey/Skye for hiking and birding/in Kirkwall, Orkney, Neolithic Ring of Brodgar, 12th-century St. Magnus Cathedral/Aberdeen. $5,495-$15,095 (based on cabin) ppdo. Single, 1.5 x ppdo rate. Adventure Canada (14 Front St. So., Mississauga, ON, L5H 2C4, Canada; 800/363-7566, www....

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6-day, 5-night "recreational-level" active trek. Departures May 12, 19, 26 & June 2, 9, 2019. Highlights: In Reykjavík, mountain bike through Þingvellir National Park/in Laugarvatn, Fontana Spa/bike to Gullfoss (waterfall)/horseback ride along south coast near Hekla volcano and through moss-covered lava fields in Lakagígar/hike in Vatnajökull National Park/bike atop 1,110-foot-tall Mt. Reynisfjall. From $5,699 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., 1,100. Trek Travel (Madison...

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8-day, 7-night "intermediate"-level walking tour in southwestern FRANCE, May 8-15 & Sept. 29-Oct. 6, 2019. Highlights: From Carcassonne, drive to Montlaur/walk through Gorges du Congoust/picnic at Ribaute in Pyrénées/7th-century Abbaye Sainte-Marie de Lagrasse/climb 1,500-foot Pech de Blanes/Corbières wine region/Cathar village of Cucugnan/Hermitage of St. Anthony of Galamus/fortified Cathar castles Château de Montségur and Château de Foix. €2,500 (near $2,835) ppdo. Single supp.,...

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11 days, 10 nights, Aug. 22-Sept. 1, 2019. Highlights: In Warsaw, Ghetto Memorial, Poland Military Museum/in Lublin, Sobibór, Majdanek and Bełz˙ec concentration camps/in Kraków, 16th-century Flemish tapestries in Wawel Castle, Oskar Schindler's Enamel Factory/in Cze˛stochowa, Black Madonna at Jasna Góra Monastery/sites of Chełmno and Treblinka extermination camps/Gdansk/ruins of "Wolf's Lair" at Ke˛trzyn. $3,500 ppdo. Single supp., $800. Valor Tours (Sausalito, CA; 800/842-4504, www....

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