Chill Out

Busy, busy, busy ... why is everyone always trying to make you DO something? Sometimes the best thing to do is nothing at all, and some places seem perfectly designed for ... well, nothing. Try “being” rather than “being busy”, and you might even discover another side of where or even who you are. So hang your hammock, grab a pina colada and kick back.

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Local Living Italy - Southern Tuscany (EIST)

Europe Italy

Experience life the local way and you’ll experience a Tuscany that most tourists miss. This trip offers plenty of opportunity to get your hands dirty in the kitchen as you’ll learn to prepare and enjoy this picturesque region’s culinary and viticultural delights. Peruse the local markets and delis in search of the finest organic fare, sample wines in the very vineyards that produced them, and work off all that deliciousness with walks through some of the world’s most beautiful scenery. Just start forwarding your mail here now.

Highlights: Learn traditional recipes and eat delicious Tuscan cuisine, tour the agriturismo's organic orchards and wine cellar and learn more about the Slow Food movement, visit medieval Montalcino and sample delicious local wines, explore the Tuscan countryside and stone-walled hill towns

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $1189
$1399
Travel Style:
Local Living
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Cuba Libre (CCL)

Central America Cuba

Walking through the pincushion hills, wandering amongst orchids and lush mountain coffee plantations—see another side of the island on this week-long tour through the ‘Garden Province’ of Cuba. Tour a tobacco plantation, snorkel crystal-clear waters full of colourful coral and search for the pirates of lore along the Guanahacabibes Peninsula. Soak up local culture in a homestay for an immersive experience that travellers rarely get to know. Let our experienced CEO lead you off the beaten path and discover the cultural treasures of Cuba.

Highlights: Relax on the beautiful Caribbean beaches, experience Cuban hospitality during a homestay, visit a factory that produces world-famous Cuban cigars

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $849
$999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Guanacaste Beach Break (TCRGBN)

Central America Costa Rica

Ankles sore from too many bungee jumps and volcano treks? Maybe it’s time to stop and smell the frangipani. Costa Rica specializes in adventure, but this beach break is all about relaxing and recharging in style. Let us take care of transportation and the hotel—you just focus on taking it easy. Guanacaste is an eternity away from crowded trails or city streets, so sink into that deck chair poolside, grab a drink from the bar and contemplate the sun melting into the sea.

Highlights: Marvel at breathtaking sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, stroll along the beach and take time to relax

4 days
From $299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Independent Travel
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Highlights of China (ACHC)

Asia China

Experience the towering achievements of China's rich history as you uncover its past along the Great Wall and reflect on its future among Shanghai’s gleaming towers. Explore the country’s great cities, magnificent architecture, Buddhist heritage and archaeological treasures. Float down the Yangtze River and wander among iconic limestone karsts. Our expert CEOs will reveal the region’s hidden gems, taking the hassle out of travel so you can focus on experiencing all that China has to offer.

Highlights: Explore the Bund and the famous Shanghai Museum, cycle Yangshuo's dramatic rice fields, relax on a Three Gorges cruise, visit the Terracotta Warriors, walk along the Great Wall

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $2429
$2699
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Best of Java (AEJV)

Asia Indonesia

With a population of 135 million crammed into just under 140,000 sq. kilometres, you’d think there’d be no room on Java left for adventuring. Densely populated as it is, this amazing swath of Indonesia has loads of unexplored corners just waiting for travellers looking for something a little different. From Jakarta, you’ll venture to the curiously European-like city of Bandung (the “Paris of Java”) en route to Yogyakarta, home to the island’s monstrous volcanoes. Later, you’ll spend two days in Dutch colonial Batu before winding up on the gorgeous Balinese beaches of Sanur. (Hey, if you can’t beat the crowd, join it!)

Highlights: Explore vibrant Jakarta, take the train through terraced rice fields, visit a Buddhist sanctuary, meet the locals and learn the Javanese way of life

9 days
From $1149
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Classic Lombok (AEUS)

Asia Indonesia

Situated a short distance from Bali but visited by only a fraction of the tourist throngs, Lombok stands apart. From animist temples and bamboo forests to beautiful coral reefs and beaches, you'll experience the best of the region in only eight days. With hotels, transport and a number of included activities arranged by our CEOs, this adventure also allows plenty of free time to create your own highlights.

Highlights: Relax on the beautiful Gili Islands, explore traditional villages, snorkel vibrant reefs, bask on white-coral beaches

8 days
From $999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Maldives Dhoni Cruise (AFMS)

Asia Maldives

White sands, blue skies and crystal-clear waters – cruise the extraordinary islands of the Maldives by traditional dhoni. Experience the turquoise lagoons and perfect beaches that make these islands famous. Learn the local way and dive the spectacular corals of the Indian Ocean. Every day offers relaxing sea breezes and countless photo opportunities. Indulge yourself in this tropical paradise.

Highlights: Cruise through some of the world's most beautiful islands, uncover isolated beaches, explore small fishing villages, swim and snorkel the vibrant coral reefs of the Indian Ocean, savour local cuisine

7 days
From $1649
Travel Style:
Marine
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Beaches & Backwaters (AHBB)

Asia India

Watch the sunset through the fishing nets of Kochi, stretch out on white-sand beaches, drift through the tranquil backwaters and rise at dawn to see the sunrise. This 7-day tour offers a quick introduction to the diversity of South India. Inhale the exotic perfume of cardamom as you stroll through spice gardens and unwind with some yoga in your free time. Meet the locals and spend the night with a local family on a tour that's all about authentic cultural experience.

Highlights: Relax in the calm backwaters, experience a local homestay, chill out on quiet beaches, sample South Indian cuisine.

7 days
From $649
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

Ultimate Turkey (ETUT)

Europe Turkey

Combining the best of western and eastern Turkey, this comprehensive adventure offers a sweeping view of this fascinating country. From the architectural highlights of Istanbul's long history, make your way east for a glimpse of Turkey’s less travelled and more traditional side. Explore exotic covered bazaars and mud brick cities, and experience life in a place where time seems to stand still. From its incredible Mediterranean beaches to the unreal fairy chimneys of Cappadocia and giant stone heads of Nemrut Dagi—uncover all that Turkey has to offer.

Highlights: Dine in a local family home and taste regional delicacies, relax on an overnight boat trip, explore ancient ruins and bargain in bazaars, watch the sunset over Nemrut Dagi surrounded by mysterious rock sculptures, marvel at the landscapes of Cappadocia

21 days
From $2999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Best of the West (NUAA)

North America United States

Skyscrapers, sequoias and impossibly big skies await you in America’s West. This 15-day tour through the urban and natural wonders of California, Arizona and Nevada is perfect for travellers who want to inject a little downtown energy into their out-of-town escapes. In the cities, you’ll traverse the concrete jungle by day with an expert CEO and overnight in centrally located hotels. Elsewhere, you’ll get the chance to marvel at the grandeur of the Grand Canyon and bike in the Yosemite Valley before tucking into a barbecue dinner and camping under the stars. This is no dream; it’s the West like you’ve never seen it before.

Highlights: Stargaze in Los Angeles, marvel at a Grand Canyon sunset, get your kicks on Route 66, take a chance in Las Vegas, camp under the stars, hike in Yosemite, embrace the laidback spirit of California's coast.

15 days
From $2349
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip (NUFO)

North America United States

Bridging two iconic cities, this is a road trip that features amazing national parks, quirky landmarks and the spirit of America. Learn about Navajo culture, play the odds in Vegas, bask in genuine southern hospitality and get your cowboy on in Texas. Centrally located hotels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action no matter where you are. With so much heart and soul and so much to see and do on the road to New Orleans, don’t leave your heart in San Francisco because you’re going to need it.

Highlights: Stroll the hills of San Francisco, catch a sunset at the Grand Canyon, marvel at cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, feel the heat in Death Valley, roll the dice in Las Vegas, search for wildlife in Yosemite.

Promotions Available! 16 days
From $1869
$2199
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound (NUFY)

North America United States

Get out on the road and follow in the footsteps of Jack Kerouac to discover the real America. This ultimate coast-to-coast road trip connects you and your small group of fellow travellers to the iconic cities, natural wonders, national parks and monuments that make this land great. Learn about Navajo culture in the Southwest and what the odds are in Las Vegas. Whether it’s comfortable hotels in the cities or campsites in national parks, you’ll always be close to the action. So slide on your cowboy boots in Texas and your dancing shoes in Nashville and Memphis—it’s time to embrace the spirit of this land by hitting the open road.

Highlights: Stroll the hills of San Francisco, look for wildlife in Yosemite, party in Las Vegas and New Orleans, marvel at the Grand Canyon and the cliff dwellings in Mesa Verde, watch bats in flight at Carlsbad Caverns, relive history in Washington DC, gaze at the New York City skyline.

23 days
From $3199
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Southwest Highlights (NUNL)

North America United States

Time for a pop quiz: Los Angeles, San Francisco and Las Vegas, or Death Valley, Yosemite and the Grand Canyon? Correct answer: both! This incredible 22-day adventure starts fast and never lets up for a second, introducing you to the very best of the American West and much, much more. This trip offers an unbeatable blend of outdoors and big cities; encounter the unusual ‘hoodoos’ of Bryce Canyon National Park, take an optional helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, sample the local vintages in Santa Barbara and explore some of the West’s biggest and brightest cities. You’ll never want to go home.

Highlights: Meet the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley, marvel at the Grand Canyon, hike in the beautiful Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, roll the dice in Las Vegas, drive the Pacific Coast Highway from LA to SF

Promotions Available! 22 days
From $3999
$4999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

National Parks & Bright Lights (NUNP)

North America United States

From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the Western US. It’s perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly ‘hoodoos’ in Bryce Canyon National Park and the desert scenery in Death Valley—the lowest spot on the continent—before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon. You won’t just visit the West Coast—you’ll live it.

Highlights: Search for stars in Los Angeles, meet the Navajo in stunning Monument Valley, marvel at the Grand Canyon, hike in the beautiful Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks, roll the dice in Las Vegas.

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $2639
$3299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Great Ocean Road East—Adelaide to Melbourne (OAAM)

Australia / Pacific Australia

Are there two words that go better together than “road” and “trip”? We don’t think so. On this short and sweet 3-day tour from Adelaide to Melbourne, we’ll drive the Great Ocean Road and take in the highlights. Grampians National Park, the Arch, the 12 Apostles – we’ll check ‘em out and get expert guidance from native Aussie CEOs along the way. Our small group sizes make it easy to bond with your fellow travellers, so you’ll come away with both new memories and new friends.

Highlights: Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, walk through a rainforest, learn about Aboriginal beliefs at a cultural centre.

Promotions Available! 3 days
From $339
$399
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3

Great Ocean Road West—Melbourne to Adelaide (OAMA)

Australia / Pacific Australia

This might be a quick trip along the Great Ocean Road—but you’ll never feel rushed. Geared towards budget-conscious travellers looking to hit the highlights of the south coast, this itinerary features lots of inclusions at a great price. What’s more, you’ll have lots of options to get active when you head inland to Grampians National Park. Forego the typical coach tour and experience Australia the way it was meant to be explored.

Highlights: Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, trek in the region's national parks, spot wildlife in remote saltwater lagoons.

Promotions Available! 5 days
From $679
$799
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3

Melbourne to the Red Centre (OAMR)

Australia / Pacific Australia

If you really want to get Down Under and experience Australia’s highlights without feeling rushed, you’ll have to get off the big coaches. Explore Melbourne before hitting the Great Ocean Road and cutting through the outback to the Red Centre. Here you’ll experience the mysteries of Uluru and gain insight into Aboriginal culture. When it comes time to bed down, shake things up with a variety of unique accommodation—swags to underground hostels and even a traditional sheep station.

Highlights: Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, bed down at a traditional outback station, learn about dreamtime stories from the Aborigines, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, explore the Red Centre

13 days
From $2199
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3

Northern Aboriginal Experience (OANA)

Australia / Pacific Australia

“Dreamtime,” the animist mythology central to indigenous Australian society, is a fascinating ideology that has helped shape the continent. This trip is just the ticket for curious travellers eager to learn more about Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary life straight from the people themselves. Up here in the north, you’ll study ancient traditions, learn how to spear-fish, wander the beaches and lush valleys along the Daintree River and embark on a life-affirming rainforest walk that will bring you closer to the land and the people who inhabit it than you ever thought possible. The dream is real, and it’s waiting for you to join it.

Highlights: Sleep in a swag under the impressive southern night sky, spear fish and cook what you catch with Aboriginals, make your own Aboriginal artwork, learn about life in remote communities with a local host, explore pristine coastal rainforests.

Promotions Available! 3 days
From $849
$999
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
4

The Red Centre to Adelaide (OARA)

Australia / Pacific Australia

Bored with the outskirts? Go right into the (Red) center of the action with our trek from Alice Springs to Adelaide. On the way, we’ll hike Kings Canyon, camp out under the stars in Uluru, check out an opal mine in Coober Pedy and class it up with a wine tasting in the Clare Valley. Opt for a scenic flight over the great salt lake of Lake Eyre, and savour your time on the road with new friends and amazing Aussie CEOs. Now you can say you've really done Australia.

Highlights: Savour South Australian wine in the Clare Valley, bed down at a traditional Outback station, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, explore the Red Centre.

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $879
$1099
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3

The Red Centre to Melbourne (OARM)

Australia / Pacific Australia

It’s a wide-open space between the aptly named Red Centre and Adelaide, and we intend to make the most of it on this 9-day trek full of good company and good times. From touring national parks to wine tastings in the Clare Valley to hitting up the iconic Great Ocean Road, you’ll get a feel for the Outback that can only come from travelling in a close-knit group. Plus, our expert CEOs will make sure everything goes smoothly, leaving more time for you to enjoy yourself.

Highlights: Marvel at the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road, bed down at a traditional Outback station, catch the magnificent colours of Uluru at sunset, explore the Red Centre

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1199
$1499
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
3
Promotions Available! 8 days
From $849
$999

Cuba Libre (CCL)

4 days
From $299

Guanacaste Beach Break (TCRGBN)

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $2429
$2699

Highlights of China (ACHC)

9 days
From $1149

Best of Java (AEJV)

8 days
From $999

Classic Lombok (AEUS)

7 days
From $1649

Maldives Dhoni Cruise (AFMS)

7 days
From $649

Beaches & Backwaters (AHBB)

21 days
From $2999

Ultimate Turkey (ETUT)

15 days
From $2349

Best of the West (NUAA)

23 days
From $3199

Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound (NUFY)

Promotions Available! 22 days
From $3999
$4999

Southwest Highlights (NUNL)

13 days
From $2199

Melbourne to the Red Centre (OAMR)

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $879
$1099

The Red Centre to Adelaide (OARA)

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1199
$1499

The Red Centre to Melbourne (OARM)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Local Living Italy - Southern Tuscany (EIST) 7 days Local Living Standard
From $1189
$1399
Cuba Libre (CCL) 8 days Classic Standard
From $849
$999
Guanacaste Beach Break (TCRGBN) 4 days Classic Standard
From $299
Highlights of China (ACHC) 14 days Classic Standard
From $2429
$2699
Best of Java (AEJV) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1149
Classic Lombok (AEUS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $999
Maldives Dhoni Cruise (AFMS) 7 days Marine Standard
From $1649
Beaches & Backwaters (AHBB) 7 days Yolo Basic
From $649
Ultimate Turkey (ETUT) 21 days Classic Standard
From $2999
Best of the West (NUAA) 15 days Yolo Camping
From $2349
San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip (NUFO) 16 days Yolo Camping
From $1869
$2199
Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound (NUFY) 23 days Yolo Camping
From $3199
Southwest Highlights (NUNL) 22 days Classic Standard
From $3999
$4999
National Parks & Bright Lights (NUNP) 15 days Classic Standard
From $2639
$3299
Great Ocean Road East—Adelaide to Melbourne (OAAM) 3 days Yolo Basic
From $339
$399
Great Ocean Road West—Melbourne to Adelaide (OAMA) 5 days Yolo Basic
From $679
$799
Melbourne to the Red Centre (OAMR) 13 days Yolo Basic
From $2199
Northern Aboriginal Experience (OANA) 3 days Yolo Basic
From $849
$999
The Red Centre to Adelaide (OARA) 7 days Yolo Basic
From $879
$1099
The Red Centre to Melbourne (OARM) 9 days Yolo Basic
From $1199
$1499