Tours

7-day, 6-night “moderately easy” trek in northern SCOTLAND. Departures Aug. 6 & 22, 2021. Group limit, 8. Highlights: Cross Pentland Firth from Inverness to Orkney/ferry to Rousay Island for walks to Midhowe Broch (fortified tower), Faraclett Head/Mull Head/Old Man of Hoy sea stack/Neolithic village of Skara Brae/Ring of Brodgar. From £1,795 (near $2,238) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £435 ($542). Wilderness Scotland (Aviemore, Highland,...

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13 days, 12 nights, Sept. 19-Oct. 1, 2021. Highlights: Bayonne, FRANCE, for Musée Basque/in San Sebastián, SPAIN, Plaza de la Constitución/boat ride on Bay of La Concha/in Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum/in Oñati, overnight in 13th-century tower/Pamplona/ferry from Hondarribia back to France/Château d’Abbadia in the French Pyrénées/shop for riverside picnic in St. Jean-Pied-de-Port/Bay of Biscay boat ride. $4,295 ppdo. Single supp., $550. Intimate France (Oakland, CA; 800/676-1247, www....

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Historic Reichenturm tower in Bautzen, Saxony, can be seen in eastern Germany with Martin Randall Travel. Photo by Constanze Sarfert (Photodesign Amador)

7-day, 6-night art historian-led tour focusing on architecture and gardens, Sept. 13-19, 2021. Highlights: Fly London-Berlin, drive to Frankfurt (Oder) and Eisenhüttenstadt/medieval Cistercian monastery in Branitz/Prince Pückler-Muskau’s 19th-century landscaped garden/see Baroque and Renaissance architecture in Gorlitz/in Zittau, 15th-century Lenten altar cloth at Church of Holy Cross. From £2,290 ($2,855) ppdo. Single supp., £140 ($175). Martin Randall Travel (based in...

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12 days, 11 nights, Aug. 23-Sept. 3, 2021. Highlights: In Warsaw, Old Town, Museum of Polish History/in Lublin, Majdanek concentration camp/in Kraków, 16th-century Flemish tapestries in Wawel Royal Castle, Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory museums/sites of Ausch witz, Birkenau/Black Madonna of Częstochowa/in Gdansk, Museum of the Second World War/Wolf’s Lair at Kętrzyn/symbolic cemetery at Treblinka. $3,600 ppdo. Single supp., $800. Valor Tours (Sausalito, CA; 800/842-4504, www....

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13 days, 12 nights. Departures April 14 & May 6, 2021. Group limit, 18. Highlights: Drive from Heraklion to Malia for Minoan Palace ruins/see white-sailed windmills on Lasithi Plateau/Byzantine frescoes at Church of Panagia Kera/Minoan palaces of Zakros, Knossos/wine tasting in Peza region/boat ride to ancient Lissos/Monastery of Agia Triada on Akrotiri Peninsula/ancient Eleutherna. £3,935 (near $4,906) ppdo. Single supp., £580 ($723). Peter Sommer Travels (Monmouth, Wales,...

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15-day, 14-night arts and culture tour led by textile expert, Feb. 3-17, 2021. Highlights: In Accra, visit “fantasy” coffin-carving studio, dye your own batik fabric, tour Trashy Bags factory/in Kumasi, Manhyia Palace Museum, fabric market/Elmina and Cape Coast castles/visit Kente cloth-weaving workshop in Bonwire/in Odumase, make beads from recycled glass. $4,295 ppdo. Single supp., $550. Behind the Scenes Adventures (Santa Fe, NM; 707/939-8874, btsadventures.com).

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9-day, 8-night archaeological tour led by Maya specialist in southern MEXICO, Jan. 30-Feb. 7, 2021. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Mérida, Great Museum of the Maya World/Ek’ Balam for “winged warrior” sculptures/at Chichén Itzá, 9th-century temples, pyramids, ruins of El Caracol (observatory)/in Dzibilchaltún, Temple of the Seven Dolls. $5,695 ppdo (group of 7-9) or $5,195 ppdo (group of 10-12). Single supp., $685. Archaeological Institute of America (Walpole, NH; 800/748-...

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16-day, 15-night tour. Monthly, July-September 2020. Group limit, 8-16. Highlights: Train from Oslo to Lillehammer for Norwegian Olympic Museum, Garmo Stave Church/12th-century stave church in Lom/“easy”-level hike in small town of Aurland/Flåm Railway to Myrdal Station/in Bergen, board a Hurtigruten ship for Molde, Trondheim, Arctic Circle crossing/Viking museum in Stamsund/Tromsø. $6,626-$6,933 per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., $3,164. 50 Degrees North (...

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