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National Geographic's Best Trips for 2016 Trips & Tours

National Geographic's Best Trips for 2016. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages from over 600 tour companies. 8 trips found. 3 reviews with an average rating of 5.0 for all National Geographic's Best Trips for 2016 trips. See all National Geographic's Best Trips for 2016 Reviews

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Spectacular Scotland tour

Cultural

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
11 Days
$ 254 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Scotland, United Kingdom, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Scottish Highlands
From
$ 2,799

Highlights

  • Visit fascinating Edinburgh Castle
  • See the St. Andrews Castle (Fife)
  • Enjoy watching Glamis Castle (Angus)
  • Glenkinchie Distillery (East Lothian)
  • See the Stirling Castle
  • Vis t to awesome Loch Ness (Highlands)
  • See the Urquhart Castle (Highlands)
  • Iona Abbey & Iona Nunnery
  • Duart Castle (Isle of Mull)
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery (Glasgow)
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Burgundy Biking tour

Cycling & Biking

5.0 | Excellent | 25 Reviews
6 Days
$ 833 per day
Type: Small Group Tour
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: France, Burgundy
From
$ 4,995

Highlights

  • Experience the Ride along the Saône River
  • Have a great opportunity to ride the Bike across valleys.
  • See the Canal de Bourgogne and the magnificent Castle of Châteauneuf
  • Discover France
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The Legendary Danube tour

Cultural, Education / Learning, Small Ship Cruise

4.9 | Excellent | 100+ Reviews
11 Days
$ 278 per day
Type: River Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Budapest, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Matthias Church, Nuremberg, Prague, Vienna, Wachau
From
$ 3,058

Highlights

  • Visit Cities Prague, Nuremberg,Regensburg and Vienna
  • Experience the cruise through Vltava River and Danube River.
  • Visit to famous churches St. Stephen's Basilica, Matthias Church and St. Stephen’s Cathedral
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Discovering Poland tour

Cultural

4.2 | Great | 13 Reviews
12 Days
$ 162 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Poland, Auschwitz, Gdańsk, Krakow, Warsaw
From
$ 1,949

Highlights

  • Visit the Jasna Góra monastery to witness the world-famous Black Madonna.
  • Explore the poignant history of Auschwitz.
  • Overnight in medieval Torun, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • While at a 16th-century bakery in Torun, learn how to make your very own gingerbread according to a 500-year-old recipe.
  • Gather at the docklands of Gdansk, site of the 1980 Solidarity uprising against Communist rule.
  • Explore Europe’s democratic evolution at the newly-opened European Solidarity Centrum.
  • Explore the Teutonic Knight’s Marienburg Fortress, the largest castle in the world and a UNESCO site.
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Quintessential Britain tour

Cultural, Education / Learning

4.5 | Great | 30 Reviews
19 Days
$ 316 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Value - 3 star

Value - 3 star Lodging LevelMid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.

Physical:
Moderate

Moderate Physical LevelRegular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.

Visits: England, United Kingdom, British Museum, Edinburgh, London
From
$ 5,999

Highlights

  • View the recently rediscovered amphitheatre and ruins of Roman London.
  • Explore the castles and history of mountainous Snowdonia in North Wales.
  • Visit Shakespeare's Stratford-upon-Avon.
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Bhutan Photo Adventure tour

High Adventure, Photography, Hiking & Walking

4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
14 Days
$ 500 per day
Type: Group Tour
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Strenuous

Strenuous Physical LevelFull day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness.

Visits: Bhutan, Thailand, Bangkok, Bumthang Valley, Taktsang Monastery, Thimpu
From
$ 6,995

Highlights

  • Document some of Bhutan's most beautiful and sacred places, from the icy crest of Jhomolhari to the Buddhist sites of Bumthang.
  • Take portraits of yak herders and farming families on hikes through Bhutan's stunning valleys.
  • Focus on the exquisite details of Buddhist architecture, from medieval dzongs to the intricately painted monasteries that dot the landscape.
  • Capture the color and pageantry of local culture on photo shoots with traditional dancers, archery experts, and monks.
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Exploring Greenland and the Canadian High Arctic tour

Small Ship Cruise

4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
13 Days
$ 999 per day
Type: Small Ship Cruise
Lodging:
Premium - 4 star

Premium - 4 star Lodging Level3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: Canada, Greenland, Ottawa
From
$ 12,990

Highlights

  • Glide between soaring icebergs at the mouth of the Ilulissat Icefjord, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Observe polar bears, walruses, ringed seals, belugas, and-with luck-narwhals in their natural habitat.
  • Follow in the wake of legendary explorers as we explore the Lancaster Sound, the gateway to the Northwest Passage.
  • Discover the incredible wildlife and landscapes of Baffin Island on hikes and excursions by Zodiac.
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Hawaii: The Big Island and Maui tour

Cultural, Nature & Wildlife

4.0 | Great | 2 Reviews
8 Days
$ 737 per day
Type: Private Guided
Lodging:
Luxury - 5 star

Luxury - 5 star Lodging LevelThe highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

Physical:
Easy

Easy Physical LevelSome walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises.

Visits: United States, Haleakalā National Park, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Kīlauea, Kona, Maui, Mauna Loa, Puʻuhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park
From
$ 5,895

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Hawaiian legend and lore while exploring blooming botanical gardens, sacred temples, and ancient sea caves.
  • Drive along the cliffs of Maui’s legendary Hana Highway, named one of the world’s greatest road trips in National Geographic’s Drives of a Lifetime.
  • Hike across a steamy crater floor in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and stroll the black volcanic sands of Punalu'u Beach.
  • Observe humpback whales on a private cruise with naturalists.
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