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Fall 2024

Columbia & Snake Rivers Journey II

SPECIAL10% GROUP SAVINGS: Save 10% on the cabin fare. Valid for new bookings only, subject to availability, may not be combined with other offers, and is not applicable on airfare or extensions. Follow the Pacific Northwest's storied waterways traveled by early explorers, settlers, and indigenous peoples as we take in spectacular scenery, tour museums and historic sites, and indulge our senses with the region’s culinary splendors and world-class wines.

Insider’s Japan III 2024

It’s a land of delicate art and bustling commerce, of rich traditions and dizzying modernity; a jumble of sights, sounds, and tastes that for visitors are truly foreign – and truly fascinating. This well-crafted tour features the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto, engages us in local life, and takes us off the beaten path to the lovely historic cities of Takayama and Kanazawa.

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 [on request]

From the Amazon’s unspoiled beauty to sophisticated Lima and magnificent Machu Picchu, unforgettable adventures await you on this exciting journey to Peru!

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.

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Pearls of Dalmatia: Dubrovnik & the Island of Hvar 2024

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 2024

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 2024 [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!

Floating fishermen village, Halong Bay, Vietnam

Journey Through Vietnam 2024 [doubles waitlist only]

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 2024

Small group touring and the Lands Down Under – they add up to a perfect combination as we travel from Australia’s sophisticated Sydney, sacred Uluru, and the wondrous Great Barrier Reef to New Zealand’s towering Mt. Cook, breathtaking Milford Sound, high-spirited Queenstown, and nautical Auckland.

The magnificent fort of the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou.

Moroccan Discovery from the Imperial Cities to the Sahara 2024

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.

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