Tours

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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11 days, 10 nights in western CANADA. Departures Aug. 7 & 25 & Sept. 1 & 8, 2018. Highlights: In Vancouver, British Columbia, Stanley Park/town of Whistler/Gold Rush Trail/Helmcken Falls in Wells Gray Provincial Park/SkyTram in Jasper National Park/Banff National Park/Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park/Lake Louise. From £2,589 (near $3,514) ppdo. Single, from £3,408 ($4,626). Canada As You Like It (2 Oxford House, 24 Oxford Rd. North, London, England, W4 4DH, U...

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9-day, 8-night cultural and art tour in central MEXICO, Nov. 3-11, 2018. Highlights: In Guadalajara, attend a charreada (rodeo), visit renowned charros (traditionally dressed horsemen), see murals by José Clemente Orozco/in Tequila, visit distillers José Cuervo and La Cofradia/silver, leather, hat workshops/at Lake Chapala, 17th annual Feria Maestros del Arte. $2,585 ppdo. Tia Stephanie Tours (Ann Arbor, MI; 734/769-7839, www.tiastephanietours.com).

39-day, 38-night annual north-to-south hiking journey combining four of TASMANIA’s walking routes, Feb. 9-March 19, 2019. Highlights: Transfer from Launceston/Leven Canyon/Black Bluff range/8-day rafting on Franklin River/Sir John Falls/yacht transfer to Macquarie Harbour/fly over Southwest National Park to Melaleuca/hike to Cockle Creek/Hobart. AUD12,890 (near $9,902) ppdo. Single supp., AUD900 ($691). Tasmanian Expeditions (3/33 Churchill Park Dr., Invermay, TAS 7248, AUSTRALIA;...

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15 days, 14 nights. Departures Sept. 15, Oct. 13, 27 & Nov. 10, 2018. Highlights: In Windhoek, Christ Church, Ink Palace/in Okahandja, Kavango woodcarvers/Etosha National Park, home to black rhinos, leopards/Damaraland/Cape Cross seal colony/Swakopmund/climb Dune 45 at Sossusvlei/Sesriem Canyon. €3,382-€4,387 ($4,198-$5,445) ppdo. Kuoni (Kuoni House, Dorking, Surrey, England, RH5 4AZ, U.K.; phone +44 0800 092 4444, www.kuoni.co.uk).

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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).