Small Group Tours
Insider’s Japan II 2024 [singles: 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.
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 Catalonia: Cambrils to Barcelona
Join Dr. Alex Saragoza for an unforgettable exploration of Catalonia's renowned wines and diverse landscapes. Delight in exclusive culinary experiences, from private cooking classes to Michelin-starred restaurants, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of charming towns and vibrant Barcelona. Uncover the fascinating history behind Catalonia's wine-making traditions as Dr. Saragoza sheds light on the region's transformation through grape growing.
Mediterranean Food & Nutrition: A Learning Expedition in Greece
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.
Costa Rica’s Natural Heritage 2024
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.
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 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.
Classic Safari: Kenya & Tanzania 2024 [singles: waitlist only]
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.
New Zealand Adventure [singles: waitlist only]
It’s a tale of two islands as our small group journeys from New Zealand’s North to its South, through lively cities and pristine fjords, past lush farmland and enchanted forests in a land where the outdoors is the national shrine. Add engaging “Kiwis” and intriguing indigenous cultures – it’s a pure New Zealand experience.
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 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.
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.
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Our Tour Lecturers
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