Tours

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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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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Woman from the Bedik tribe in Senegal. Photo courtesy of Spector Travel

9 days, 8 nights. Departures Nov. 17, Dec. 29, 2018 & March 16, 2019. Highlights: In SENEGAL, watch Fulani women harvest salt from pink Lake Retba/Dakar/ferry to historic island of Gorée for House of Slaves and Door of No Return/ferry from Barra to Banjul in THE GAMBIA/Tanje Village Museum/University of The Gambia. $2,999-$3,499 ppdo (per dates). Single supp., $490. Spector Travel of Boston (Boston, MA;...

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6 days, 5 nights. Departures October 2018-April 2019. Highlights: In Reykjavik, Northern Light Centre/in Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, hot springs, mud pools/in Hvolsvöllur, Lava Centre/Skaftafell National Park/village of Hveragerði/swim in Blue Lagoon. From £1,495 (near $1,995) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Regent Holidays (6th Floor, Colston Tower, Colston St., Bristol, England, BS1 4XE, U.K.; phone +44 203 733 4931, www...

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5-day, 4-night lecture tour in Venice, ITALY, Oct. 4-8, 2018, celebrating 500th anniversary of artist Jacopo Tintoretto’s birth. Escorted by expert in 16th-century Italian art. Highlights: Gallerie dell’Accademia/Scuola Grande di San Rocco/at church of I Gesuiti, the painting “Assumption of Mary”/in 14th-century Palazzo Ducale, “Il Paradi­so”/at island church of San Giorgio Maggiore, a ...

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