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Insider’s Japan III

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.

Inside the London Theatre Scene: One Week in the West End [on request]

Introducing an exciting expansion to our theatre lineup! For 2024, Cal Discoveries will offer both a one-week ("short") London Theatre program in addition to our traditional two-week program. This short program will take place June 23-30, 2024, conveniently preceding the regular program running June 30-July 13, 2024. True theatre enthusiasts can save $300 by combining both programs into a single, unforgettable theatre-filled vacation!

Inside the London Theatre Scene [on request]

Immerse yourself in the London theater scene for two weeks. Join lively discussions and learn from theater directors, producers, and actors in intimate Chorus Chats. Unpack once and feel like a local in the heart of London. Can't get enough theatre? Add on our one-week London Theatre trip June 23-30, 2024 for a spectacular, theatre-filled vacation and save $300!

Wonders of Peru, featuring an Amazon Cruise & Machu Picchu

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 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 Catalonia: Cambrils to Barcelona

Experience Catalonia, one of Spain’s most prestigious wine regions, with its relaxed coastal vibes and rich culture.

Costa Rica’s Natural Heritage

In this small Central American democracy kissed by nature, our small group discovers a nation’s wealth in four distinct regions, from cloud forest to rainforest, Central Valley to Pacific Coast. As Costa Rica presents its staggering display of biodiversity – pristine landscapes, unique microclimates, exotic flora and fauna – we enjoy a relaxed yet comprehensive exploration that celebrates Costa Rica’s wideranging natural resources.

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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

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.

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