Insider’s Japan II [waitlist only]
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.
Total Solar Eclipse: Texas [singles: waitlist or paired share]
Enjoy a rare opportunity to see one of the world's most incredible wonders: a total solar eclipse. Join fellow celestial enthusiasts and Cal Alumni on a 4-night trip to Texas, where in addition to seeing the eclipse, you'll have a private visit to one of Texas's top science institutions as well as the opportunity to relax at a nature lodge just outside the city.
Taste of Catalonia: Cambrils to Barcelona
Experience Catalonia, one of Spain’s most prestigious wine regions, with its relaxed coastal vibes and rich culture.
Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania [on request]
On safari ... it’s one of the most alluring phrases in all of travel. And Kenya and Tanzania count among the most alluring places to be “on safari.” As our small group travels from grasslands to highlands, to reserves and national parks, we enjoy intimate game drives, see stupendous landscapes, stay in excellent accommodations, and meet gracious local people.
Africa’s Wildlife: On Safari in Botswana, Zambia, & Victoria Falls
A glimpse of a world primeval awaits on this singular safari to Botswana’s Chobe National Park, where elephants preside over a bounty of wildlife; Zimbabwe’s dazzling and powerful Victoria Falls; and Zambia’s exceptional South Luangwa National Park, a remote jewel of an unspoiled and historic preserve.
Legendary Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast [waitlist only]
Fascinating sights, scents, and sounds reign in this land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Turkey engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.
Portrait of Italy from the Amalfi Coast to Venice [waitlist only]
From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this wide-ranging tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. You’ll especially appreciate the small size of your group as you stay in unique accommodations in the Tuscan countryside and in a medieval village.
Portugal: Alluring Alentejo
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by Feb. 29 and save a total of $250 per person.
Machu Picchu to the Galapagos [waitlist only]
They rank as two of South America’s greatest treasures, and a small group tour is the natural selection for both: the enigmatic ruins at Machu Picchu, where we overnight at an intimate on- site hotel; and the fascinating Galapagos Islands, Darwin’s “living laboratory,” for a four-night island-based adventure.
Finland: Arctic Magnificence [doubles: waitlist only]
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by Jan. 16 and save a total of $250 per person.
Croatia & Cruising the Dalmatian Coast [singles: waitlist only]
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by Apr. 9 and save a total of $250 per person.
Apulia – Undiscovered Italy
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT: Book by Feb. 25 and save a total of $250 per person.
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Our Tour Lecturers
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