Tours

Temple of Seti I in Abydos, Egypt. Photo courtesy of Andante Travels

11 days, 10 nights with Egyptology expert. Departures Nov. 23 & Dec. 3, 2018 & Feb. 22, Oct. 18 & Nov. 8, 2019. Highlights: In Cairo, Saqqara necropolis, Egyptian Museum/at Dahshur, Bent & Red pyramids/in Giza, Great Pyramid, Solar Boat Museum/in Minya, Tell el-Amarna/in Abydos, Temple of Seti I/in Luxor, Colossi of Memnon, Valley of the Kings, Karnak complex/Nile boat ride. $4,145 ppdo. Single supp., $695. Andante Travels (New York, NY; 888/331-3476, www.andantetravels....

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7 days, 6 nights of hiking (“moderately challenging,” avg. 7 miles per day) in IRELAND. Through August 2019. Highlights: From Killarney, hike to Killarney National Park/Moll’s Gap/Ireland’s tallest peak, Corrán Tuathail/Dingle Peninsula/Mount Brandon/Conor Pass/Dingle pub for music and dance. From €1,595 (near $1,845) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., €250 ($289). Wilderness Ireland (Unit 8A 1/2, Northwest Business Park, Collooney, County...

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11-day, 10-night train ride on Golden Eagle Danube Express, May 8-18, 2019. Highlights: In Budapest, HUNGARY, Matthias Church/train to Vienna, AUSTRIA, for Schönbrunn Palace, private concert/in Zürich, SWITZERLAND, Altstadt/in ITALY, Lake Como, Milan, Venice/in SLOVENIA, Julian Alps, Ljubljana. $9,195, $14,695 or $17,595 ppdo or $13,695, $24,695 or $29,595 single. Golden Eagle Luxury Trains (Denzell House, Denzell Gardens, Dunham Rd., Altrincham, Cheshire, England, WA14 4QF, U.K.; phone +44...

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13 days, 12 nights. Departures Jan. 23, Feb. 6, 20 & March 6, 2019. Highlights: In Abu Dhabi (UAE), Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital/in Dubai (UAE), Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, Burj Khalifa/in Oman, Mutrah Souq in Old Muscat, dine in seaside home/4-wheel-drive to Wadi Bani Khalid. $3,999 ppdo. Single supp., $1,000. Internal air, $270. Collette (Pawtucket, RI; 800/468-5955, www.gocollette.com).

16 days, 15 nights in southeast INDIA, Nov. 19-Dec. 4, 2018 & Jan. 14-29, 2019. Highlights: Fly from Calcutta to Visakhapatnam/drive to Jeypore for visits with remote tribal groups/Koraput Tribal Museum/Bastar Palace/Kondagaon village artisans/in Bhubaneswar, Museum of Tribal Arts & Artifacts/Konark Dance Festival (Dec.) or Adivasi Mela festival (Jan.)/in Puri, Jagannath Temple. Nov., $4,180 ppdo; single supp., $1,220. Jan., $4,265 ppdo; single supp., $1,240. (Prices based on min. 4...

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11 days, 10 nights. “Strenuous” hiking. Departures Jan. 19, June 29 & Aug. 31, 2019. Group limit, 6. Highlights: From Entebbe, Uganda, to Kibale Forest for chimp walk/night game drive in Queen Elizabeth N.P./gorilla trek in Bwindi Impenetrable N.P./track mountain gorillas in Volcanoes N.P., Rwanda/Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre. From $9,995 ppdo (includes 2 chimp visits & 2 gorilla permits). Single supp., $1,295. The Africa Adventure Company (Fort Lauderdale, FL; 800/882...

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6-day, 5-night tour, June 28-July 3, 2019, to see total solar eclipse in CHILE. Highlights: Fly Santiago to La Serena for astronomer’s talk/in Elqui Valley, pisco (Peruvian brandy) distillery, artisan town of Pisco Elqui/astronomer guide at Cruz del Sur Observatory/near Vicuña, Mamalluca Hill Observatory for eclipse (July 2)/in Coquimbo, Cruz del Tercer Milenio. $4,170 ppdo. Single supp., 50%. Lost World Adventures (Decatur, GA; 800/999-0558,  www.lostworld.com).

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10 days, 9 nights in northwestern INDIA, Nov. 11-20, 2018. Five days of horseback riding, 4-6 hours per day, beginner to advanced. Weight limit, 220 lbs. Group limit, 8-12. Highlights: New Delhi tour/train into Thar Desert/in village of Baghsara, help screen patients for free eye surgeries/horseback to Dugastau to deliver goats to villagers/in Chua, pediatric program plus games on horseback/Pushkar Camel Fair. From $5,950...

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