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Discover Cuba: Its People and Culture

Cultural, Education / Learning

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
8 Days
$ 737 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:
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: Cuba, Havana, Miami, Trinidad
From
$ 5,895

Highlights

  • Preservation: Explore World Heritage sites and learn about preservation efforts from Cubans who are passionate about their architectural heritage.
  • Art Traditions: Discover Cuba’s sophisticated art traditions during visits with artists in their studios.
  • Religion: Learn about the African origins of Cuba’s Santeria religion as you engage with practitioners 
at a local museum.
  • Music: Hear the complex rhythms of Cuban music, from son to rumba and jazz, and learn about these uniquely Cuban music styles.
  • Unique to our program! Attend a special panel discussion with a diverse group of experts, which takes place in Miami prior to your departure for Cuba.
  • Please note: Our November 10-19, 2016 departure runs on a 10-day schedule.
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Treasures of South Africa

Safari, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural, High Adventure

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
15 Days
$ 573 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:
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: South Africa, Botswana's Khama Rhino Sanctuary, Cape Town, Chobe National Park, Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Victoria Falls
From
$ 8,590

Highlights

  • The wonders of Southern Africa exceed the imagination.
  • Poised between soaring mountains and expansive views of the sea.
  • Travel through the breathtaking South African countryside aboard the Rovos Rail, one of the world’s most luxurious trains.
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Northern India’s Royal Rajasthan

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
14 Days
$ 704 per day
Type: 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:
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: India, Delhi, Rajasthan, Taj Mahal
From
$ 9,850

Highlights

  • Breathtaking Sites: Stand in awe as the afternoon sun bathes the ethereal beauty of Agra’s Taj Mahal, plus visit spectacular Agra Fort. Discover silent Fatehpur Sikri, a perfectly preserved Mughal city dating from the 16th century. 
  • Princely Capitals: Admire regal cities built by maharajas. In the “pink city” of Jaipur, visit the Amber Fort, City Palace Museum, and Jantar Mantar, an 18th-century royal observatory. In the “blue city” of Jodhpur, explore Mehrangarh Fort, home to royal palaces with priceless decorative arts. And in magical Udaipur, the “city of lakes,” discover the vast riches of the City Palace and enjoy its panoramic views over the scenic lake setting.
  • Wildlife: Accompanied by expert naturalists, visit two renowned wildlife refuges. In Ranthambore National Park, take game drives in search of monkey, wild boar, jackals, and the elusive Bengal tiger, and in Keoladeo Ghana National Park discover some of the 400 species of exotic birds at home in this World Heritage-listed bird sanctuary.
  • The Royal Rajasthan on Wheels: To better experience these imperial capitals and remote but fascinating places, travel for five nights in comfort aboard our luxury train, designed to re-create the splendor of the royal maharajas.
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Paris: City of Light

Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
12 Days
$ 349 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: France, Dijon, Palace of Versailles, Paris, Rouen
From
$ 4,190

Highlights

  • Flexible Schedule: Pack your time full of activities or enjoy a more leisurely pace—it’s your choice! Talks led by experts and special themed walking tours are complemented by time to pursue personal interests—solo or with new travel friends. Plus, your resident director is always available to advise on other activities so you’ll feel like a Parisian in no time!
  • Live Like a Parisian: Settle into the modern Adagio Paris Opera apart/hotel, located in a historic and bustling neighborhood. Plus, your Paris museum and metro passes provide easy access to the city’s treasures.
  • Walking Tours: Take walking tours featuring Le Marais, the Latin Quarter, and historic sites of World War II, and a
    special cruise along the Seine, all of which provide a deeper appreciation of Paris.
  • Day Excursions: Go beyond Paris to the Palace of Versailles, the Burgundian town of Dijon, and Rouen, the capital of Normandy on special day excursions.
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A Canadian Rockies Adventure

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, High Adventure

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
8 Days
$ 924 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:
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: Canada, Banff National Park, Jasper, Jasper National Park, Lake Louise, Vancouver, Whyte Museum
From
$ 7,395

Highlights

  • Vancouver: Enjoy a full day in this cosmopolitan city and explore many of its treasures.
  • The Rocky Mountaineer: View coastal forests, roaring river canyons, and snowcapped mountain ranges from the comfort of the train’s observation car and lounge.
  • Jasper National Park (est. 1907): Explore the park for a full day and take a cruise on Maligne Lake, one of the largest glacier-fed lakes in the world. Travel along the Icefields Parkway, where wildlife such as grizzly bear, moose, elk, and mountain goat are easily spotted.
  • Banff National Park
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Great European Journey

50 plus, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
11 Days
$ 500 per day
Type: 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:
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: France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Cologne, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Castle, Lucerne, Strasbourg, Zermatt
From
$ 5,495

Highlights

  • Holland: Take a private cruise along Amsterdam’s legendary canals, a World Heritage site.
  • Germany and the Rhine River: Visit the World Heritage site of Cologne’s Old Town, cruise through the scenic Rhine River Valley, enjoy a private wine tasting, and explore Heidelberg.
  • France: Arrive in Alsace, a region whose ownership has moved between Germany and France for generations, and discover Strasbourg's Old City, a World Heritage site.
  • The Swiss Alps and Legendary Railways: Explore the World Heritage site of Berne, travel through the Bernese Oberland to the snowcapped mountain peaks of the Alps, and stop in Interlaken to admire the Jungfrau. Dramatically set beneath the iconic Matterhorn, enjoy Lucerne and Zermatt aboard three legendary railways.
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Cannes Film Festival

Festivals & Special Events, Education / Learning

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
9 Days
$ 611 per day
Type: 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:
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: France, Cannes
From
$ 5,495

Highlights

  • Explore the world of film through screenings and special sessions with your Study Leader.
  • Hotel is located in the center of Cannes.
  • Starlets posing on sparkling beaches for eager paparazzi, veteran directors enjoying an espresso in a seaside café.
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A Journey from Bangkok to Bali

Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural, Religious

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
13 Days
$ 604 per day
Type: 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:
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: Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Bali, Bangkok, Georgetown
From
$ 7,850

Highlights

  • Traveling through sumptuous, ever-changing landscapes that showcase ancient histories and diverse cultures.
  • Also see the Malay, Chinese, and Indian influences in the old trading port of Georgetown.
  • Also discover an ancient temple, the Sacred Monkey Forest, and the artistic enclave of Ubud
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Adventure in Iceland

Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, Birding, High Adventure

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
11 Days
$ 454 per day
Type: Small 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: Iceland, Blue Lagoon, Glacial River Canyon National Park, Hraunfossar Falls, Lake Myvatn, Reykjavík, Thingvellir National park
From
$ 4,998

Highlights

  • Explore the natural beauty and geological wonders of this amazing island.
  • Massive glaciers, powerful waterfalls, volcanoes, spouting hot springs.
  • Visit Thingvellir National Park, where the world’s oldest parliament was established.
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Railroading the Rockies

50 plus, Train & Rail Journeys, Cultural

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
7 Days
$ 714 per day
Type: 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:
Very Easy

Very Easy Physical LevelMinimal walking. Motor vehicles for all major parts of trip. Wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Most cruises.

Visits: United States, Gunnison National Park
From
$ 4,995

Highlights

  • Garden of the Gods: Observe the breathtaking views of 300-foot-high sandstone rock formations against the backdrop of snowcapped Pikes Peak. Enjoy a trail walk and the newly renovated nature center and museum.
  • Georgetown Loop: Depart from Denver on a spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad that brings you deep into scenic Clear Creek Valley.
  • Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway: Ride this train for an unforgettable journey through the mountains to historic Durango.
  • Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad: Visit the village of Chama, New Mexico, and ride this historic train, which served the silver mines of the San Juans.
  • Royal Gorge Route Railway: Follow the winding, tumbling Arkansas River and view the granite cliffs of Colorado’s Royal Gorge.
  • Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway: Ride to the summit of Pikes Peak, a National Historic Landmark rising over 14,000 feet, where you’ll marvel at sweeping vistas of the Great Plains, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, and the Collegiate Range.
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In the Wake of Lewis & Clark tour

50 plus, Culinary & Wine, Nature & Wildlife, National Parks, Cultural, High Adventure, Sailing, Education / Learning

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
7 Days
$ 614 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: United States, Portland
From
$ 4,300

Highlights

  • Enjoy active adventures featuring kayaks, expedition landing crafts, and biking as you focus on the region's natural history.
  • Visit sites such as the campsites used by the Corps of Discovery and the eclectic Maryhill Museum with its collection of Native American basketry and beadwork
  • You'll discover the region's culinary delights, aboard ship as we’re underway, and at a family farm and winery
  • Pass through the series of eight locks that raise or lower the ship over 700 feet—a monumental triumph of engineering that deserves to be observed up close
  • Visit the Columbia River Maritime Museum, which chronicles the history of river navigation and this port town
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Highlights of Italy tour

Culinary & Wine, Cultural, Local Immersion & Homestays

3.0 | Average | 2 Reviews
17 Days
$ 334 per day
Type: Small 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: Italy, Florence, Rome, Venice
From
$ 5,684

Highlights

  • Showcasing ancient sites, priceless art, outstanding cuisine, and unique lodgings.
  • Discover the city’s most famous sites, including the Roman Forum and Colosseum and the Vatican.
  • Enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.
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