Tours

Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. Photo courtesy of Intrepid Travel

11-day, 10-night “easy”-level tour in Canada’s Alberta province. Departures Dec. 5 & 19, 2021. Group limit, 13. Highlights: In Edmonton, Royal Alberta Museum/ town of Peace River to see northern lights/in Jasper Nat’l Park (home to moose, elk, bears), ice walk in Maligne Canyon/hike to foot of Athabascar Glacier/choice of activities at Lake Louise/snowshoe hike in Banff Nat’l Park/Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park/free day in Calgary. $4,255 ppdo. Single...

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9-day, 8-night “easy to moderate” ecotour. Departures March-April, June-Aug., Dec. 2021. Highlights: Near San Isidro, Toucan Rescue Ranch wildlife sanctuary, home to sloths, toucans/two species of monkeys in Cahuita Nat’l Park/whitewater rafting on Sarapiquí River in La Selva Biological Station, home to coatimundis, otters, anteaters/soak in hot springs at base of Arenal Volcano/Monteverde Cloud Forest for rare birds/Carara Nat’l Park, home to scarlet macaws, ocelots/...

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12-day, 11-night Arctic expedition aboard 114-passenger Sea Spirit. Departures May 27 & June 14, 2022. Highlights: Embark in Reykjavík, ICELAND/during two sea days, watch for whales/Nanortalik, GREENLAND, for open-air museum, hot springs/10th-century Norse ruins at Hvalsey, Qassiarsuk/1909 wooden church in Paamiut/18th-century Old Nuuk/Disko Bay. $7,646-$12,406 per person, double occupancy (ppdo), based on cabin; triple share, $5,486 pp. Single supp., 1.7x-2x ppdo. Poseidon Expeditions (...

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8-day, 7-night train tour, May 22-29, 2021. Walking up to 2 miles a day. Highlights: In Dublin, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Book of Kells at Trinity College/in Galway, Eyre Square, 18th-century Spanish Arch/Cliffs of Moher/Burren Nat’l Park/Killarney Nat’l Park/Dingle Peninsula/pass Wicklow Mountains. $2,749-$3,349. Single supp., $599. Mike Ross Travel (Jackson, MI; 517/782-6847, www.mikerosstravel.com).

 

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7-day, 6-night “medium”-level walk along 68-mile mountain pilgrimage route. Departures May 29 & Aug. 21, 2021. Minimum group, 6. Highlights: In 15th-century walled town of Saint-Jean-Pied-de Port, FRANCE, 17th-century citadel/from Roncesvalles, cross two mountain passes into SPAIN/Pamplona/end walk in 11th-century Estella. From €860 (near $1,020) ppdo. Camino Ways (Dublin, Ireland; phone +353 1 525 28 86, caminoways.com).

 

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10 days, 9 nights. Departures May 13 & 27, June 3, 2022. Highlights: In Bern, Switzerland, the Swiss Parliament, Bear Pit/medieval Château de Chillon at Lake Geneva/train from Montreux to Gstaad for ski resort/in Lucerne, covered Chapel Bridge, baroque-style Jesuit church/in Austria, Innsbruck, walking tour of Salzburg/in Bavaria, GERMANY, Passion Play at Oberammergau, Rococo-style Linderhof Palace in Füssen, Munich. From $3,699 ppdo. Collette (Pawtucket, RI; 800/340-5158, www.gocollette...

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11 days, 10 nights. Monthly departures May-Sept. 2021. Highlights: By coach from Zagreb, Croatia, to Bled, Slovenia, for cruise to Bled Island/in Ljubljana, Old Town, 11th-century castle/return to Croatia for coastal city of Pula, walled island of Trogir, Plitvice Nat’l Park/in Split, 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace/in Dubrovnik, Rector’s Palace, 15th-century Onofrio’s fountains. From $2,093 ppdo. Trafalgar (Cypress, CA; 866/513-1995, www.trafalgar.com).

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17 days, 16 nights, including 13-day “moderate” trek in NEPAL. Avg. 5-6 hours of trekking per day. Departures Jan.-May & Sept.-Dec. 2021, Jan. 2022. Group limit, 16. Highlights: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla for trek to Ghat/cross Dudh Kosi River into Sagarmāthā National Park/in Khumjung, Sir Edmund Hillary’s “Schoolhouse in the Clouds”/hike past Khumbu Glacier/Tibetan Buddhist Tengboche Monastery/Lukla. From $2,990 ppdo. Single supp., $290. World Expeditions...

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