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Trip Type Trip Type Classic Tour Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Small Group Guided Experiences Small groups are usually defined as between 10 and 24 travelers, often less. If you're the kind of person who enjoys more intimate experiences and personal service this is a good choice. All else being equal you will pay a premium for this style vs a larger group tour.
River Cruise These vessels are smaller than most ocean cruisers, limiting which amenties are available. Passenger counts can vary. One of the biggest advantages of a river cruise is the ability to dock at smaller ports and local villages.
Small Ocean Cruise Small ship cruises usually have a max passenger count of 500. The primary purpose of these trips is to spend time off the vessel in local ports (e.g. Mediterranean) or experiencing nature (e.g Galapagos or Antarctica). Cabins can vary from budget to luxury.
Private Tour Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Independent Package A travel company plans your itinerary and arranges all the logistics including lodging, local activities, and transportantion. You have the flexibility of a solo trip while still getting the convience and time savings of expert planning. Get 90% of the benefits of a tour, without a guide.
Vacation / Holiday Package Similar to a self guided tour, this usually involves a home base, such as a hotel or resort, with packaged activities and day tours as a part of the stay.
Large Ocean Cruise This is the "floating city" experience, with multiple ways to enjoy your vacation aboard the ship as much as on land. Ships are multiple floors, provide several activities, culinary, and shopping options. They often make fewer stops and have less time available for shore excursions.

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Lodging Level Lodging Level Camping Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Basic - 2 star You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Value - 3 star Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Premium - 4 star 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Luxury - 5 star The highest level of comfort and service. All accomodations are in four or five star hotels, boutique lodges or high-end homestays.

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Physical Level Physical Level Very Easy Minimal walking - motor vehicles available for all major parts of trip.
Easy Normal generally flat walking in urban or suburban environments.
Moderate Walking or physical activity half to most of day - no carrying equipment.
Strenuous All or most of day hiking or biking, hills included.
Extreme Very challenging all day hiking and backpacking carrying significant equipment.

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Whole Journeys

2 trips with 5 reviews

All Whole Journeys tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.6 for all Whole Journeys trips.

Whole Journeys

2 trips with 5 reviews

All Whole Journeys tours, river cruises, expedition cruises, and adventure trips. Find the best guided trips and expert planned vacation and holiday packages. Average rating of 4.6 for all Whole Journeys trips.

 
The Culinary Delights of Emilia-Romagna (Cycling), Italy
8 days

The Culinary Delights of Emilia-Romagna (Cycling), Italy

4.6 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
By Whole Journeys
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Cycling & Biking, Culinary & Wine
Visits:
Italy, Cremona, Parma
$ 3,995
$ 499per day
Highlights
  • Watch as cheese-makers create the world-famous Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Cycle leisurely over hills and through woodlands, stopping on country roads to enjoy the views
  • Savor dry-cured meats such as Prosciutto di Parma and Mortadella di Bologna
  • Spend the night at an agriturismo, a country-house hotel on a working farm
  • Learn how local grapes are transformed into sweet, rich balsamic vinegar
  • Take a guided tour of Bologna’s iconic towers, churches, and thousand-year-old porticos
  • Get a lesson in making artisanal gelato at the Gelato University
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Turkish Delights
12 days

Turkish Delights

4.6 | Excellent | 5 Reviews
By Whole Journeys
Has very high quality customer experiences and demonstrated commitment to responsible travel practices. read more
Type:
Group Tour
Lodging:
Basic - 2 star
Basic - 2 star Lodging Level You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Physical:
Moderate
Moderate Physical Level Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps.
Theme:
Hiking & Walking, Culinary & Wine, Cultural
Visits:
Turkey
$ 5,895
$ 491per day
Highlights
  • Marvel at Istanbul’s finest historic sites, including the Blue Mosque, Roman Hippodrome and the Grand Bazaar
  • Feast like a sultan at Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace and enjoy fresh seafood beside the Bosphorus Strait
  • Join the harvest celebration during the Festival of Wild Greens in Alaçati (April departure only)
  • Revel in the bounty of farmers markets and fish auctions
  • Sample wines at an organic vineyard and witness the Slow City movement at Seferihisar
  • Wander the ancient ruins of Ephesus
  • Hike through canyons and rock formations in Cappadocia, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Learn Turkish cooking during classes in Turkey’s coastal and interior regions
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