Tours

Po Klong Garai Cham temples in Phan RangTháp Chàm, Ninh Thuan, Vietnam. Photo courtesy of Bestway Tours & Safaris

13 days, 12 nights. Departures Oct. 28, 2018 & April 7 & Nov. 3, 2019. Group limit, 2-6. Highlights: In Hanoi, Temple of Literature, Quán Su Pagoda, Hoa Lò Prison/class at Hanoi Cooking Centre/1-night Ha Long Bay cruise/fly to Da Nang/in Hoi An, buy ingredients, watch cooking demo/Thanh Dong organic farm/in Ho Chi Minh City, bike tour to Tan Phong Island/Cái Bè floating market, cooking class. $2,150 ppdo. Single supp., $595. Bestway Tours & Safaris (8678 Greenall Ave.,...

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8 days, 7 nights in southern ITALY, Sept. 17-24, 2018. Highlights: From Bari to Ruvo di Puglia for Castel del Monte/in Martina Franca, 18th-century Basilica di San Martino/trulli in Alberobello/sassi in Matera/in Lecce, 12th-century Abbey of Santa Maria Cerrate/11th-century Otranto Cathedral. From London, £2,495 (near $3,437) per person, double occupancy (ppdo); land only, £2,330 ($3,210) ppdo. Single supp., £335 ($462). Ciceroni Travel (2 The Square, Aynho, Banbury,...

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9-day, 8-night motorcoach tour in Eastern Europe. Through October 2018. Highlights: In Dubrovnik, CROATIA, Orlando’s Column, Sponza Palace/in Split, Jupiter’s Temple, Sveti Dujam cathedral/Plitvice Lakes National Park/in Zagreb, medieval St. Mark’s Church, Baroque St. Catherine’s Church/in SLOVENIA, Bled Castle, Ljubljana open-air market. $1,655 each, triple occupancy, or $1,727 ppdo or $2,354 single. Tradesco Tours (Davis, CA; 800/448-4321, www.tradescotours.com)....

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12 days, 11 nights in northern INDIA. Through November 2018. Highlights: In Amritsar, Golden Temple, Ram Bagh Garden at Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s summer palace/in McLeod Ganj, Dalai Lama’s monastery Tsuglagkhang/near Palampur, Sobha Singh Art Gallery/at Masroor, 8th-century rock-cut temples/Kangra Valley Railway from Baijnath to Nagrota/in Shimla, Himachal State Museum/ride narrow-gauge “toy train,” Shimla to Solan/depart from Delhi. From $1,963 ppdo. Single supp., $891...

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12-day, 11-night tour of Sydney and South AUSTRALIA. Highlights: In Sydney, The Cannery, Barangaroo, Tramsheds, Kensington Street/fly to Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, for Admirals Arch, Seal Bay/blend wine at Penfolds in Barossa Valley/tea at Maggie Beer’s Farm Shop/Arkaba Station/fly over Wilpena Pound in Flinders Ranges National Park. $9,850 ppdo. Single supp., $4,125. Extraordinary Journeys (New York, NY; 212/226-7331, www.extraordinaryjourneys.com).

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Château de Chenonceau as seen on Select Wine Journeys’ tour in France’s Loire Valley. Photo by Ken Genge

7-day, 6-night tour, meeting winemakers and tasting wines, in central FRANCE, Sept. 16-22 & Oct. 14-20, 2018. Lodging at Manoir du Grand Echeneau in Vouvray. Highlights: 9th-century village of Rochecorbon for 18th-century château, 11th-century lighthouse, wine caves/village of Candes-Saint-Martin/12th-century Fontevraud abbey/at Clos Lucé, scale models of da Vinci’s inventions. $2,125 ppdo. Single supp., $450. Select Wine Journeys (8847 214B St., Langley, BC, V1M 2H9, CANADA; 604/...

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4-day, 3-night birding tour via minibus in West Cork, IRELAND, Oct. 7-10, 2018. Group limit, 6-12. Highlights: From Cork to Rosscarbery on Wild Atlantic Way via The Old Head, Galley Head, Toe Head, looking for migrant birds/ferry to Cape Clear Island for bird observatory. €799 (near $983) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Ireland’s Wildlife Tours (The Mall School, Connonagh, Leap, Co. Cork, IRELAND; phone +353 21 234 8015, tours.irelands wildlife.com).

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6 days, 5 nights in southern ITALY. Through October 2018. Choice of levels of difficulty. Highlights: Shuttle from Bari to Montescaglioso/bike to Matera for prehistoric sassi dwellings/Alberobello for trulli/7th-century town of Cisternino/pasta-making lesson, wine tasting in Fasano/Ostuni/Adriatic towns of Polignano a Mare, Monopoli. $3,398-$3,798 ppdo. Single supp., $610. Backroads (Berkeley, CA; 800/462-2848, www.backroads.com).