7 days, 6 nights. Ongoing departures. Group limit, 2-8. Highlights: Drive from Mexico City to Teotihuacán for Temple of Quetzalpapálotl, Avenue of the Dead/Port of Veracruz/16th-century town of Tlacotalpan/Los Tuxtlas Biosphere Reserve for hiking, waterfalls, lessons on medicinal properties of plants. $1,670 ppdo, $1,450 pp triple, $1,260 pp quadruple. Totonal (Calle 7 Sur, s/n. Manzana 29, Lote 12 Colonia Ejido, 77712 Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico;, www....

The Norman keep at Cardiff Castle in Cardiff, Wales. Photo: ©Crown 2018 (Visit Wales)

7 days, 6 nights, July 14-20, 2019. Highlights: In Caerleon, Roman ruins, National Roman Legion Museum/Chepstow Castle/to Goodrich, ENGLAND, for Marcher Castle/Tintern Abbey on Welsh bank of River Wye/medieval Cardiff Castle/St Fagan's/Kidwelly, Carew, Pembroke castles/in Pembrokeshire, St David's Cathedral. £2,695 (near $3,434) per person, double occupancy (ppdo). Single supp., £550 ($701). Peter Sommer Travels (Chippenham House, 102 Monnow St., Monmouth, England...

A family of bread merchants in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. Photo by Michel Behar/MIR Corporation

18 days, 17 nights, Aug. 5-22, 2019. Group limit, 5-12. Highlights: In Bishkek, KYRGYZSTAN, State Museum of Fine Arts/11th-century Burana Tower on old Silk Road/visit shepherd family near Son Kul Lake/4x4 over 14,050-foot Kyzyl-Art Pass into TAJIKISTAN/picnic at Karakul Lake/in Khorog, Pamir Botanical Gardens/in Dushanbe, Rudaki Park, National Museum/18th-century Hissar Fort. $7,995 ppdo. Single supp., $795 (11 nights only). Internal air, $80. MIR Corporation (Seattle, WA; 800/424-...


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....


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,

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 +...


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,


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,