Flavors of Provence by Luxury River Ship
Awaken your senses as you explore the French countryside, sailing the picturesque Rhône and Saône Rivers. Discover a bounty of flavors, stand in awe before towering castles, feel the texture of vines that produce the wines of Burgundy and Provence, and taste your way through France’s gastronomic capital, Lyon. History, art, architecture, and natural beauty stimulate the mind and satisfy the soul on this journey.
Wonders of Peru, featuring an Amazon Cruise & Machu Picchu
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by Nov. 23 and save a total of $250 per person. From magnificent Inca ruins to sophisticated Lima and the lush Amazon Basin, explore the richness of Peru! Delight in a luxury cruise through the Amazon rain forest and discover the astonishing diversity of its wildlife on guided skiff boat rides and jungle hikes. In the Sacred Valley and Cusco, delve into Peru's remarkable Inca heritage, and ride by train through the Andes to explore magical Machu Picchu.
Taste of Chile: Culture & Cuisine
Join Dr. Laurence Michalak* for an enriching wine and culinary journey in Chile. Discover the vibrant South American spirit as you explore Chile's renowned wine regions and hear captivating stories shared by passionate local wine producers. From the bustling streets of Santiago to the quirky charm of Valparaiso and the tranquility of Santa Cruz, enjoy the delightful flavors, warm hospitality, and rich cultural heritage of this welcoming region.
Taste of Crete: A Hands-on Study of Traditional Mediterranean Foods
Embark on a transformative learning experience with esteemed enrichment lecturer Kristen Rasmussen as you explore the captivating island of Crete. Discover the intricate connections between food systems, culture, and nutrition as Kristen guides you through immersive discussions and hands-on experiences. From ancient castles to seaside villages, indulge in the delights of Mediterranean cuisine while gaining valuable insights into the historical, ecological, and biological factors that shape our diets and food traditions.
Emperors, Conquerors & Saints: A Voyage Exploring Turkey, Greece, the Greek Islands & Cyprus
The shores of the Aegean Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean gave birth to several of the world’s most important civilizations.
Pearls of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik & the Islands of Hvar
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.
Mystical India with Ranthambore Tiger Preserve [singles: waitlist only]
Mystical and spiritual, chaotic and confounding, India overflows with riches. While staying at excellent hotels, we travel the classic Golden Triangle: bustling Delhi; Agra, home of the sublime Taj Mahal; and Jaipur, great city of the Rajput. We also search for elusive Bengals at Ranthambore Tiger Preserve, and absorb the holiness of Varanasi.
Provincial French Countryside [singles: waitlist only]
Experience the beauty, allure, and hospitality of provincial France at an easy pace and in a unique style. Anchored by stays in vibrant Toulouse and enchanting Paris, this journey features diverse Languedoc, the remote Dordogne, the lovely Loire Valley, and historic Normandy as we stay in charming rural inns and small country hotels. It’s a small group tour de force!
Journey Through Vietnam 2024
In a land of breathtaking natural beauty, abiding tradition, and profoundly hospitable people, rewards abound for the thoughtful traveler. And in our flexible and congenial small group we encounter rewards aplenty on this comprehensive journey featuring all the highlights, plus the beautiful, remote Mekong Delta, where we spend two days.
Exploring Australia & New Zealand
Small group touring and the Lands Down Under – they add up to a perfect combination as we travel from Australia’s spectacular Great Barrier Reef and the storied Outback to sophisticated Sydney; from New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook and breathtaking Milford Sound to high-spirited Queenstown and nautical Auckland.
Moroccan Discovery from the Imperial Cities to the Sahara
This land of dramatic contrasts invites us to encounter its ancient ruins and sacred mosques, endless desert and storied mountains, imposing kasbahs and spirited souks. As we travel from the imperial cities of Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech to the High Atlas and vast Sahara, we open our eyes and hearts, to a truly foreign land, an age-old culture, and genuinely hospitable people.
Egypt and the Ancient Nile River [singles: waitlist only]
A beautiful country rich in history and cultural gems, Egypt beckons visitors as a "bucket-list" worthy destination. On this up-tempo tour, delight in five-star accommodations and cruise the Nile River aboard a privately chartered dahabiya. Gaze at the spectacular pyramids of Giza, admire antiquities at the Egyptian Museum, survey the changing scenery while gliding down the Nile, and explore legendary tombs and temples on this journey through the land of pharaohs.
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Our Tour Lecturers
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