Tours

24 days, 23 nights, March 10-April 2, 2020. Led by ITN columnist Randy Keck. Group limit, 24. Highlights: In Victoria, Melbourne for Queen Victoria Market/in Tasmania, colonial Ross and Campbell Town, Bicheno penguin tour, Salmon Pond Heritage Hatchery, city of Hobart/in Western Australia, Kings Park in Perth, Fremantle, Cape Leeuwin/in Northern Territory, School of the Air and Royal Flying Doctor Service in Alice Springs, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Katherine Gorge cruise/in Queensland, Cairns,...

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Bird’s-eye view of Mt. Aso’s caldera in Kyushu, Japan. Photo by Steve Parker for InsideJapan Tours

14 days, 13 nights in JAPAN, Nov. 15-28, 2019. Group limit, 14. Highlights: Kyoto/bullet train to Nagasaki for Glover Garden, Dejima island/hot springs resort at Unzen Onsen national park/in Kumamoto, shodo calligraphy workshop, samurai castle, Suizenji Garden/helicopter ride over Mt. Aso’s caldera/ferry from Kagoshima to subtropical island of Yakushima, home to deer, monkeys, ancient trees/chopstick-making workshop. From $5,285 ppdo. Single supp., from $483. InsideJapan Tours...

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9 days, 8 nights. Departures Nov. 2019-March 2020. Highlights: In Lisbon, historic Alfama district, 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery/medieval Óbidos/in Alcobaça, 12th-century monastery/in Fátima, Sanctuary of Fátima pilgrimage site/in Tomar, Convent of Christ/in Porto, port wine tasting/in Belmonte, Jewish Museum, olive oil tasting/in Évora, walled medieval center, Chapel of Bones. $1,249-$1,349 ppdo, per date and US departure city, or $999-$1,099 ppdo, land only. Globus Journeys (Littleton...

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Walking by the summit of Mount Hernio, near San Sebastián, in Spain’s Basque Country. Photo courtesy of Butterfield & Robinson

6-day, 5-night “avid”-level hike in northern SPAIN’s Basque country, Sept. 29-Oct. 4, 2019. Highlights: From Biarritz, walk Grand Route 10 to Ainhao/watch game of pelota (handball) in Bidarray/hike from Tolosa to Santa Marina for farm visit/Bidania Valley/sightseeing in San Sebastián/in port town of Pasaia, 16th-century whaling ship at Albaola maritime museum. $5,995 ppdo. Single supp., $1,000. Butterfield & Robinson (70 Bond St., 3rd Fl., Toronto, ON, M5B 1X3,...

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9 days, 8 nights in IRELAND. Departures through October 2019. Highlights: In Dublin, St. Stephen’s Green, Book of Kells/6th-century Clonmacnoise monastic site/Galway/in Connemara, catamaran cruise in Killary Harbour/in The Burren, sheepdog demos, Cliffs of Moher/jaunting car through Killarney Nat’l Park to 15th-century Ross Castle. From $1,999 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $700. CIE Tours International (Morristown, NJ; 800/243-8687, www.cietours.com).

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8 days, 7 nights in NORWAY. Daily choice of “easy” or “moderately challenging” walk. Departures, Sept. 4 & 18, 2019. Highlights: Towns of Svolvær and historic Kabelvåg/explore Vestvägøy island’s coastline, Stamsund fishing village/Annstad valley/islands of Hadseløya and Skrova/Merrvika Bay, home to sea eagles. £1,699-£1,899 (near $2,235-$2,500) per person. Nonmember associate fee, £10. HF Holidays (Centennial Park, Catalyst House, 720...

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14 days, 13 nights, Oct. 6-19, 2019, and Feb. 9-22 & Oct. 4-17, 2020. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Luang Prabang, Royal Palace Museum, Wat Xieng Thong, Kuang Si Falls, Tat Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre/learn rice-farming techniques/Plain of Jars in Xiengkhouang/320-foot-tall cavern in Kong Lor Cave/in Savannakhet, That Ing Hang Stupa/Bolaven Plateau minority villages/Don Khon Island/Khone Phapheng Falls on Mekong River/town of Champasak. Land only, $3,393-$3,529 ppdo. Single supp., $612...

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14-day, 13-night “leisurely moderate” trek. Through November 2019. Group size, 5-16. Highlights: In Hanoi, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Prison, Old Quarter/Halong Bay cruise/train to Hue for Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Dong Ba Market/cycle to Thanh Toan Bridge/My Son Hindu sanctuary in Hoi An/in Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels/Mekong Delta boat ride. $1,545-$1,985 ppdo. Single supp., $302. Exodus Travels (112 Merton St., Toronto, ON, M4S 2Z8, Canada; 844/227-9087, www.exodustravels...

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