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Greek Isles for the 18-35 Year Old Traveler 

Go beyond Santorini and hop amongst the Greek Isles with stops in Mykons, Ios, Santorini and Athens. Spend your days in charming fishing villages, lazing about on pristine beaches, hiking on ancient volcanoes, sampling ouzo and olives and soaking up that island vibe.

Days 1-2, Athens: Get settled in Greece and acquainted with the antiquities of Athens before venturing off to the Greek Isles. Who can resist the pull of the Acropolis and Olympic Stadium. Hang out in the festive Plaka neighborhood to enjoy a true Athenian evening.

Days 3-5, MykonosLive the sybaritic lifestyle of a Mykonos local, soaking up the sunshine and sea for several days. Your small group tour guide will show you his favorite windmills, storybook cafes overflowing with tzatziki and olives and other hidden gems. 

Days 6-8, Santorini: Cruise on to Santorini, that iconic isle of white-washed house and blue-domed churches. Your local guide will unveil the best spot to witness a famous Oia sunset, introduce you to the island specialty of fried tomato balls and one of the best beaches on the island, Perissa Beach.

Days 9-11, Ios: On Ios, take advantage of the sea and try every watersport under the sun and experience the Hora party scene.

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Classic Ireland Highlights

Everyone loves Ireland - the ancient castles, the hospitable charm, the rolling green hills, the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, the sheepdogs and that famous stone at historic Blarney. See the best of the Emerald Isle on a small group tour and you’re ensured hidden gems, local expertise and perhaps even the chance to spend the night on the grounds of a castle!

Day 1, Dublin: Meet your fellow travelers and enjoy a traditional Irish meal, staving off jetlag and getting excited about the quintessential Ireland experiences to come.

Day 2, Dublin: Your choice - explore by car with your local, expert guide and see St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the General Post Office and O’Connell Street. Or, set off on a walking tour, with directions and recommendations from your guide, to see St. Stephen’s Green and Grafton Street.

Day 3, Kilkenny, Waterford: Experience the medieval ambience of the 12th-century Kilkenny, then take an easy walking tour of Ireland’s oldest city, Waterford. You might choose to take a guided tour of the Medieval Museum and sip wine in the ancient Mayor’s Wine Vault or tour the Waterford Crystal Factory.

Day 4, Killarney: Go ahead, kiss the Blarney Stone and receive the gift of eloquence - it’s an Ireland must. With your small group, however, you’ll be able to get in there, give it a smack, and get back to your sightseeing without a lot of hassle and commotion reminiscent of larger groups. Join an expert boatman for a private cruise on the lake, then have dinner with your new friends in one of your local guide’s favorite favorites.

Day 5, Ring of Kerry: Take your time today, enjoying the picture-perfect Ring of Kerry and its beautiful beaches and charming villages. Shop for local handicrafts in Gap of Dunloe and visit a family farm to watch the sheepdogs in action.

Day 6, Limerick: Roll through the Killarney National Park countryside in a traditional car, headed to pretty adare. Then, move on to Limerick to explore King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone.

Day 7, Limerick: Your small group tour guide will unveil the 700-foot-high Cliffs of Moher, far from the larger tours, where you can enjoy the view in peace and quiet. Marvel over the Neolithic tombs and stark beauty of the Burren and take a privately guided tour of Galway.

Day 8, Kingscourt: You’re in Ireland, so don’t pass up the whiskey! Your small group will have the opportunity to visit a local distillery where you’ll learn about the product’s heritage and craftsmanship and, of course, toast your exclusive Ireland vacation. 

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Beautiful and Fun July 2018


Napa and the Sonoma Coast

Loved all the different scenery - rolling grassy hills, bayside towns, etc. The bikes were durable and smooth. Got some great speed!

Operator AmeriCan Cycling Adventures



It was a great experience July 2018


Treasures of Two Capitals

It was a great experience in Russia and we enjoyed our trip immensely.

Operator Travel All Russia



I had the time of my life!! June 2018


Let's Go South - 7 Days/6 Nights

I booked the Amalfi Coast trip for my summer break. I had so much fun during the Amalfi Coast tour and our guides were fabulous! I would highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting Italy, especially for the first time!! Read more

Operator Italy on Budget Tours



Still Spellbound by the Grandeur of Alaska May 2018


Grand Alaska 2018

Focused on the amazing wildness of Alaska without worrying about the mundane details. Expert, low-key tour director made everything look easy. Excursions enhanced appreciation for the history, terrain, wildlife, peoples, boom and bust cycles that make Alaska so unique. Clear view of Denali, great weather, days 'at sea' with binoculars in hand!

Most Memorable Moment:
Flightseeing, Tundra Wilderness tour (clear Denali, rare wolf sighting and grizzlies in distance), crossing Prince William Sound (sea-otters, orcas, stellar sea-lions, and more), Hubbard Glacier calving, Glacier Bay entire day, Whale Watching out of Juneau, and bald eagles everywhere!
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Operator Tauck



We just did an amazing 4 day hike with Action Peru May 2018


Action Peru Treks Company Reviews

We just did an amazing 4 day hike with Action Peru in Machu Picchu and had a fantastic time! The staff during our hike were outstanding and thoughtful. I didn't have much time to get used to the altitude change but they had a 'taxi' horse for me on the first day, which was a big relief! I even got a birthday cake while camping! Freddy went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed to be comfortable and he was with us all the way through right up to the sun gate! I would highly recommend using Action Peru! Read more

Operator Action Peru Treks



It was excellent quality May 2018


Classic Cuba

I thought the hotel was the best in Havana - it was excellent quality. The food stops were very good. I learned so much about Cuba and her people due to the great places we visited - for instance, spending the morning at a health clinic and shopping for the evening meal at the local market. Read more

Operator Alexander + Roberts

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