A Chronicle of Russian Cuisine and CultureView More
Great for: Cultural enthusiasts and Foodies.This journey promises to take you beyond borscht into the depths of Russian cuisine, Vodka included.
Transylvania TraverseView More
Great for: Avid bikers. Even if you don’t encounter Dracula, Transylvania’s most prominent resident, you’ll bike, walk and ride horses through this bastion of Old Europe, meeting the locals.
Wilderness Walking: The Outer Hebrides and SkyeView More
Great for: Travelers seeking adventure off the beaten path. No wilderness in Scotland? Wander the peaks and glens of these remote islands and you’ll change your mind.
Green Charms of SloveniaView More
Great for: Cultural enthusiasts. Immersion in the Slovenian countryside is the focal point of this hands-on tour, where you’ll experience beekeeping, making pottery, and cooking local dishes.
Reindeer Spring MigrationView More
Great for: Wildlife enthusiasts and those who want to see a reindeer in their natural habitat (not hauling a fat man in a red suit on a sleigh). The Samis are one of Europe’s few remaining indigenous cultures, and reindeer are their mainstay; this is your chance to live and work with them as they travel with the herds.
Turkish DelightsView More
Great for: Cultural enthusiasts. Whole Foods Market has entered the tour business, and organizes this culinary taste-fest – kebabs and beyond -- through Istanbul, Izmir and Cappadocia.
Sweden: Dogsledding to the Ice HotelView More
Great for: Wildlife enthusiasts and those who have always wanted to go dogsledding. Driving a dogsled is a memorable experience in itself, and driving one above the Arctic Circle to a hotel made of ice is one of a kind.
Human Origins: Southwest France and Northern SpainView More
Great for: History buffs and Cultural enthusiasts. You’ll get a first-hand look at prehistoric cave paintings in southern France and Spain’s Basque country, in the company of a paleoanthropologist.
Wildlife in the Changing Andorran PyreneesView More
Great for: Wildlife enthusiasts and Nature lovers. As on any Earthwatch fieldwork expedition, you’ll get down and dirty with researchers as you delve into the effects of climate change on alpine species.
Iceland Winter AdventureView More
Great for: Hikers and Nature lovers. REI members get a discount for this hiking and snowshoeing journey around Iceland when darkness blankets much of the day – and the aurora borealis lights the sky.
See other National Geographic Top Trip Compilations:
National Geographic Best Tours Around the World
National Geographic Top Tours of a Lifetime, 2015
National Geographic Top Tours of a Lifetime, 2014