Tours

10-day, 9-night “easy to intermediate”-level trip, Aug. 27-Sept. 5, 2019. Highlights: In Zadar, Sea Organ/ferry to Dugi Otok island to paddle from village of Veli Rat to Veli Lagan island/snorkel wreck of Italian merchant ship/Telašcica Bay nature park/Kornati archipelago/medieval village of Skradin/Stradinski Buk waterfall in Krka National Park/St. Nicolas Fortress/village of Prvic´ Luka. $4,495 ppdo. Single supp., $650. Tofino Expeditions (Bend, OR; 800/677-0877, www....

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17-day, 16-night photo tour, Oct. 4-20, 2019. Highlights: In BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA, Sarajevo’s Old Town, Mostar’s rebuilt stone-arch bridge/in MONTENEGRO, medieval walled Kotor, fishing village of Perast/in ALBANIA, Lake Skadar, Tirana/Prizren, KOSOVO/in Ohrid, NORTH MACEDONIA, Samuil Fortress, Skopje’s Old Bazaar. From New York, $5,850 ppdo. Single supp., $1,150. In Focus with Michele Burgess (Huntington Beach, CA; 714/536-6104, www.infocustravel.com).

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15-day, 14-night trip includes Deccan Odyssey luxury train in central and northern INDIA, Feb. 6-20, 2020. Highlights: In Mumbai, Dhobi Ghat, Gandhi museum/Elephanta Island cave temples/private train to Udaipur/in Jaipur, Palace of Winds/Delhi city tour/in Agra, Taj Mahal/Varanasi, then narrow-gauge railway to Darjeeling/Kolkata. $15,295-$30,595 ppdo or $22,995-$45,895, single (per cabin). Golden Eagle Luxury Trains (Denzell House, Denzell Gardens, Dunham Rd., Altrincham, Cheshire, England,...

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13 days, 12 nights, Oct. 7-19, 2019. Group limit, 14. Highlights: In Tokyo, Meiji Shrine, Samurai Museum, Mori Tower/Old Town of Asakusa/cruise from Hakone across Lake Ashi/volcanic valley of Ōwakudani/bullet train to Nagoya/train to 16th-century Takayama for Miyagawa Morning Market, Festival Floats Museum/Shirakawagō village/Nijo Castle in Kyoto/in Nara, 8th-century Kasuga Taisha shrine/Hiroshima. $15,480 ppdo or $18,780, single. Zegrahm Expeditions (Seattle, WA; 877/816-9687, www.zegrahm....

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10-day, 9-night "entry-level" trek, Sept. 23-Oct. 2, 2019 & March 16-25, 2020. Highlights: En route from Cusco to Písac, animal rescue center/in Písac, Incan ruins/kayak Piuray Lake/women's weaving cooperative in Chinchero/hike in Sacred Valley/hike from Incan fortress of Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/in Cusco, Temple of the Sun/15th-century ruins of Tipón. $3,495 ppdo. Single supp., $495. Wilderness Inquiry (Minneapolis, MN; 612/676-9400, www....

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The Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens, Greece. Photo by Mike Ross of Mike Ross Travel

10 days, 9 nights. Sept. 30-Oct. 9, 2019. Group limit, 8. Highlights: From Athens, cross Corinth Strait to Mycenae/cross Peloponnese to Olympia for Temple of Zeus, original Olympic Stadium, Olympic Museum/in Delphi, Temple of Apollo/fly to Santorini for ruins of Akrotiri, Red Beach, archaeological museum/in Athens, Plaka area, Hadrian's Library, Acropolis Archaeological Museum, Parthenon/Monastiraki. From $3,899 ppdo. Single supp., $499. Mike Ross Travel (Jackson, MI; 517/782-...

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7-day, 6-night cruise aboard 12-passenger, luxury hotel barge on Burgundy Canal in northern FRANCE. Through October 2019. Highlights: Arrive Paris/embark in Tanlay or Venarey, Burgundy/at Château de Commarin, see falconry, meet count/champagne tasting in Les Riceys/Renaissance murals at 16th-century Château d'Ancy-le-Franc/in Chablis, 9th-century L'Obédiencerie. Per date booked, $5,290-$6,150 (Stateroom) per person, double occupancy (ppdo) or $5,490-$6,350 (Junior Suite). Single supp...

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16-day, 15-night "moderate"-level tour in southern ITALY. Departures May-June & Aug.-Dec. 2019. Group limit, 8-16. Highlights: In Palermo, city tour on 3-wheeled moto-APEs/Byzantine art in Monreale's Norman Cathedral/in Mazara del Vallo, Kasbah quarter, cooking class/ride in Fiats through Modica/boat to Mothya Island/Valley of Temples/4th-century ruins at Villa Romana del Casale/8th-century seaside Catania/4-wheel-drive nature tour at Mt. Etna. $4,195-$6,525 ppdo (per departure city...

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