Tours

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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14-day, 13-night cruise with scientist-explorer Prof. Tim Flannery aboard expedition vessel Spirit of Enderby, Sept. 30-Oct. 13, 2019. Highlights: Embark in Sorong, West Papua/Raja Ampat archipelago's Misool Island, home to dugongs, 5,000-year-old rock art, and Kofiau Island for rainforest, snorkeling/Zodiac on Mamberamo River to visit tribes/Cyclops Strict Nature Reserve/PAPUA NEW GUINEA for Sepik River/Madang. $6,995, triple; $7,995-$11,500, double; 1.8 x berth price, single. Permits/...

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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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15-day, 13-night "active" trip in SPAIN & PORTUGAL. Departures through Oct. 2019. Group limit, 22. Highlights: In Lisbon, Portugal, 16th-century Belém Tower, Jerónimos Monastery/in Sintra, 18th-century National Palace of Queluz/in Seville, Spain, olive oil tasting, flamenco dancing lesson/en route to Ronda, wine tasting/Alhambra palace in Granada/Gaudí monuments in Barcelona/Dalí museum in Catalonia. From New York, $4,429-$5,209 ppdo. Land only, $3,799-$4,599. Single supp., from $1,584....

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14-day, 13-night "moderate"-level walking trek (average 5-6 miles per day on 6 days). Departures April, Aug., Oct.-Dec. 2019 & Feb., March 2020. Group, 5-16. Highlights: Anuradhapura/Wilpattu Nat'l Park for game drive/Sigiriya/Dambulla cave temple/hike Knuckles Forest Reserve/at Maskeliya, climb Adam's Peak/Namunkula tea country/in Udawalawe, Elephant Transit Home/Mirissa beach/Galle. From $2,625 ppdo. Single supp., $810. On the Go Tours (68 North End Rd., London, England, W14...

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14 days, 13 nights in THAILAND. Highlights: In Bangkok, longtail boat along Chao Phraya River and klongs (small canals), meet monks at Wat Pho temple/Damnoen Saduak floating market/in Chiang Rai, Mekong River boat trip to Golden Triangle, 14th-century Wat Pa Sak Ngam stupa/cooking lesson with family in Hang Dong/prepare food for Chang Sanctuary elephants/in Phuket, tour Phang Nga Bay. From $13,995 ppdo. Single supp., from $7,750. Internal air, $750. The Evolved Traveler (Beverly Hills, CA;...

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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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