Tours

8-day, 7-night cruise plus biking (average 15-35 miles daily). Departures May 25, June 8, Sept. 7 & Oct. 12, 2019. Highlights: Embark gulet in Marmaris/from village of Turunç, ride bikes to lookout point, Serçe Cove/cruise to bay of Bozukkale for hike to ancient ruins/bike to Bozburun for snorkeling or kayaking in Aegean/on Datça peninsula, Greek ruin of Knidos/on Sedir Island, ruins of Kedrai/Bodrum. From $6,595 ppdo. Single supp., $1,200. DuVine Cycling + Adventure Co. (Somerville, MA...

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18 days, 17 nights. Departures April 11, May 30, July 11, Sept. 5 & Oct. 3, 2019. Group limit, 2-12. Highlights: In Ashgabat, TURKMENISTAN, State Historical & Cultural Park of Ancient Merv, Tolkuchka bazaar/in Nukus, UZBEKISTAN, Karakalpakstan State Museum of Art/Khiva open-air museum/Bukhara/Samarkand/Tashkent/TAJIKISTAN National Museum in Dushanbe/in Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN, Museum of Kazakh Musical Instruments, Green Bazaar/Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN. $5,895 ppdo. Single supp., $835. Internal...

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19 days, 18 nights, June 22-July 10, 2019, including 11 nights on 6-cabin freighter MV Bravo Supporter, 4-night homestay on Pitcairn. Led by astronomy professor. Group limit, 6-10. Highlights: Fly from Papeete, Tahiti, FRENCH POLYNESIA, to island of Mangareva to board ship/on Pitcairn Island, honey tasting at apiary, Pitcairn Island Museum, stargazing from Taro Ground/Henderson Island for birding/Oeno Island for total solar eclipse on July 2. NZD16,550-NZD17,850 (near $11,369-$12,262) ppdo....

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12-day, 11-night tour, with 10 days of guided digging for rare finds from Bronze Age to Edwardian period at sites along ENGLAND-WALES border. Expert always on site. Export licenses arranged for finds over 50 years old. Group limit, 6. From £1,499 (near $1,972) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Includes transfers, lunches (on site), spades, detectors. Metal Detecting Holidays (Whittington, Oswestry, Shropshire, England, SY11 4DT, U.K.; phone +44 772 583 2239, www....

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11 days, 10 nights, Sept. 2-12, 2019. Includes photo workshops. Highlights: In Porto, wine caves next to Douro River, Mercado do Bolhão, Church of São Francisco/Douro Valley wineries/fishing village of Nazaré/in 12th-century village of Óbidos, chocolate-cherry liqueur tasting/in Sintra, 19th-century Pena Palace/seaside village of Cascais/Lisbon. From Boston, $4,999 ppdo. Single supp., $900. Sagres Vacations (Fall River, MA; 877/412-4394, www.sagresvacations.com).

18-day, 17-night, "moderately challenging" bike tour, Aug. 18-Sept. 4, 2019. Highlights: In Berlin, GERMANY, cycle along part of Berlin Wall/in Saxony, town of Görlitz/Elbe River in CZECH REPUBLIC/in Bohemia, castles, Renaissance town of Telcˇ/in Podyji National Park, Šobes vineyard/in AUSTRIA, Danube River, Vienna/Budapest, HUNGARY. €7,105 (near $8,222) ppdo. Single supp., €1,020 ($1,163). Ride & Seek Bicycle Adventures (15/30 Fletcher St., Bondi 2026, NSW, Australia; phone +...

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15 days, 14 nights. Highlights: In Cairo, Egypt, pyramids, Egyptian Museum/fly to Luxor for Karnak, Luxor temples/4-night Nile cruise/King Tut's Tomb, Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut/horse-carriage ride to Temple of Edfu/Temple of Kom Ombo/fly to Jordan for Petra, Wadi Rum/in Jerusalem, Israel, visit Western Wall, walk Via Dolorosa and see Dead Sea Scrolls at Israel Museum. $3,950 ppdo. Single supp., $1,200. Amazing Global Travel (Chandler, AZ; 480/840-1947, amazingglobaltravel.com).

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7-day, 6-night, "somewhat challenging" 200-mile bike tour, highlands to coast. Regular departures. Group limit, 2-10. Highlights: Train from Colombo to Kandy/bike through villages, tea plantations/Gampola railway to Nanu Oya/Nuwara Eliya/Yala National Park, home to elephants, monkeys/Sinharaja Forest Reserve/port city of Galle. $2,300 ppdo. Single supp., $670. Grasshopper Adventures (Brea, CA; 844/874-3720, www.grasshopperadventures.com).