Tours

8 days, 7 nights of “easy”-level walks in southern ENGLAND. Departures May-June, Sept. 2021 & May-June, Aug.-Sept. 2022. Average 3-4 miles a day. Group limit, 12. Highlights: In Oxford, 15th-century Bodleian Library, 16th-century Christ Church/hamlets of Swinbrook, Asthall/Highgrove House & Gardens/Slad Valley nature reserves/Sudeley Castle/Greystones Farm Nature Reserve/Cotswold Falconry Centre. From $7,995 ppdo (2021), $8,295-$8,495 ppdo (2022). Single supp., $1,995....

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7-day, 6-night art history tour in Firenze (Florence), ITALY, Nov. 1-7, 2021 & March 21-27, 2022. Highlights: Palazzo Medici Riccardi for frescoes/early 15th-century Hospital of the Innocents (orphanage)/Uffizi Gallery/Bargello Nat’l Museum/at Palazzo Pitti, Boboli Gardens. From London, £2,610 (near $3,656) ppdo; land only, £2,380 ($3,334). Single supp., £380 ($532). Martin Randall Travel (London, England; in US, 800/988-6168, www.martinrandall.com).

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10-day, 9-night “medium”-level tour. Departures June 2021-December 2022. Avg. 16 miles biked daily, over 4 days (bikes provided). Group limit, 15. Highlights: In Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels/in Hội An, biking, noodle-making demo/train to Hanoi to tour Old Quarter/Mai Châu hiking and homestay/Hạ Long Bay for islands, caves, kayaking, overnight on boat. $1,649-$1,849 ppdo (based on dates). G Adventures (Toronto, ON, Canada; 888/800-4100, www.gadventures.com).

 

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12-day, 11-night safari in Southern Africa, Oct. 15-26, 2021. Highlights: At safari lodge in Victoria Falls, ZIMBABWE, choose game drives/below Victoria Falls, hike to rafts for journey toward Indian Ocean/rescued elephants at elephant camp/day trip to Chobe Nat’l Park, BOTSWANA/explore Upper Zambezi for giraffes, baboons, in 2-person inflatable kayaks. $6,995 ppdo. Single supp., $1,500. ROAM Adventures (Invermere, BC, Canada; 888/639-1114, iroamtheworld.com).

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12 days, 11 nights in southern MEXICO. Highlights: In Mexico City, chocolate tasting at MUCHO Mundo Chocolate museum, Frida Kahlo’s Blue House/in Puebla, handmade candy at La Gran Fama dulcería, cooking class for mole poblano/in Oaxaca, tour featuring tlayudas (grilled tortillas with toppings), guacamole cooking class/Mitla archaeological site/mezcal distilleries. $4,832-$9,680 ppdo (based on group size). Single supp., $2,167. Journey Mexico (US office: Laredo, TX; 800/513-1587, www....

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8 days, 7 nights aboard expedition yacht M/V Legend. Highlights: Free day in Quito, ECUADOR/fly to Galápagos to board ship/on Santa Cruz, Sally Lightfoot crabs/South Plaza Island for blue-footed boobies, swallow-tailed gulls/on Santa Fe, land iguanas, sea turtles/on San Cristóbal, David Rodriguez Breeding Center for giant tortoises. All rates per person. Standard: $3,999 double, $5,999 single; Standard Plus: $4,329 triple, $4,399 double, $6,624 single; Junior Suite: $4,660 triple, $4,840...

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8-day, 7-night “easy”-level bike tour in southern FRANCE, June 4-11, 2021. Average 25 miles per day. Group limit, 14. Highlights: From Les Baux-de-Provence, ride through Parc Naturel Régional des Alpilles/St. Rémy de Provence/in Vaucluse region, Renaissance castle in Gordes, medieval château in Saint Saturnin-lès-Apt/Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque en route to Venasque/Mont Ventoux. €3,725 (near $4,520) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., €70 ($85) per...

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6 days, 5 nights in central ITALY. Departures May-Oct. 2021. Daily choice of activity level (1-4). Highlights: From Orvieto, ride to medieval Porrona/port of Castiglione della Pescaia/Lagoon of Orbetello nature reserve, home to flamingos, ospreys, common terns/scenic views from Monte Argentario’s summit. $5,099-$5,999 ppdo (per dates). Single supp., $1,500. Backroads (Berkeley, CA; 800/462-2848, www.backroads.com).

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