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Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.

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Iran - Discover Persia (ARIR)

North Africa / Middle East Iran

Follow in pilgrims' footsteps and explore the history of old Persia and the spirit of the new Iran. Discover magnificent mosques, small mountain villages and colourful gardens, and gain deeper insight into this ancient land. Wander the streets of ancient capitals and desert cities, and witness spectacular Zoroastrian temples. Your expert CEO will take the hassle out of planning and organizing, leaving you free to uncover the gems of Iran at the best cultural monuments and in the stalls of exotic bazaars.

Highlights: Bargain in the bazaars, walk through stunning palace gardens, savour flavourful and exotic Persian cuisine, relax in classic teahouses and meet the friendliest locals in the world, visit ancient Persepolis and Pasargadae

14 days
From $2299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Best of Tasmania (OATS)

Australia / Pacific Australia

The wild and wondrous island state of Tasmania stands apart from the rest of Australia in ways beyond mere geography. A great option for travellers who’ve already explored mainland Australia (including Aussies themselves) and are in the market for something a little different, this trip opens up the bountiful, untamed wilderness with a bundle of hands-on active pursuits. Go kayaking, jet-boating and fishing near Strahan, check out Cradle Mountain, Cataract Gorge, the eye-poppingly scenic Bay of Fires and meet some genuine Tasmanian devils at a wildlife sanctuary. It’s different down here. Discover why.

Highlights: Explore the national parks of Tassie, enjoy a barbecue on the beach, view the stunning Bay of Fires and Wineglass Bay, meet the famous Tasmanian devil, visit historic Port Arthur

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1599
$1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Western Express Southbound (NUPS)

North America United States

From ghost towns and the Grand Canyon to roadside burger joints and the cosmopolitan streets of San Francisco, this region is loaded with the intriguing and the incredible. Best of all, the San Francisco to Los Angeles itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sites—like the atmospheric mining town of Laughlin—you’ll get great pictures and a greater appreciation of what you’re seeing. Best of all, national park entrances fees are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.

Highlights: Basking in big city lights in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and San Francisco, hiking through Yosemite, sweating buckets in Death Valley, driving Route 66, reliving the Wild West at the ghost town of Calico

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Highlights of New Zealand (ONAC)

Australia / Pacific New Zealand

Two weeks is barely enough time to thoroughly explore your hometown, let alone a place as fascinating as New Zealand. For adventurers on a tight time-budget, this 15-day trip wraps up the must-dos of both islands with a nice little bow. Check out the Coromandel's gorgeous beaches, hang with the Maori in a traditional village, walk the black sand beaches of Kaikoura and get your adrenaline fix in Queenstown. Consider this your New Zealand Starter’s Kit.

Highlights: Check out a hot water beach, attend a Hangi in Rotorua, eat fish and chips on the beach like a real Kiwi, let loose in Queenstown, cruise around the fjords of Milford Sound, travel famous scenic rail routes

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $2999
$3749
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Best of Yunnan (ACBY)

Asia China

China is developing faster than just about anywhere else, but after wandering the scenic highlands of Yunnan for a while, you can’t help but wonder, “What’s the rush?” This 10-day trip is ideal for travellers eager to dig into a side of China you won’t find in bustling Beijing. Hike the huge (and hugely gorgeous) Tiger Leaping Gorge, explore ancient villages and stroll the streets of the Ming-influenced old city of Dali. This is China, unfiltered.

Highlights: Explore the old town of Lijiang, hike Tiger Leaping Gorge, wander cobblestoned streets in Shaxi, indulge in the spicy cuisine of Yunnan

10 days
From $1299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Ancient Empires—Beijing to Tokyo (ACCJ)

Asia Japan, China

Explore two ancient nations in 18 well-packed days on this unique journey that takes you from the epic lengths of the Great Wall of China to the poetic views of Mt Fuji. You'll face an army of Terracotta Warriors for an historical encounter you won't soon forget and spend nights in a traditional ryokan and a shukubo temple lodging for an authentic Japanese experience. Our CEOs will take you off the beaten track to reveal the cultural treasures of the region’s ancient sites.

Highlights: Experience the contrast between cultures, meet the ancient Terracotta Warriors, cross the East China Sea, get a bird's-eye view of Mt Fuji from a cable car, stay in a traditional ryokan

18 days
From $4799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

China Express (ACCR)

Asia China

Walk backwards in time along the Great Wall and stare down an army of Terracotta Warriors before leaping into the future of Shanghai's incredible high-rise towers on this fast-paced tour of China’s highlights. With the perfect blend of guided activities and free time to explore on your own, this adventure is made for those who want to get a taste of China in a short amount of time.

Highlights: Trek along the Great Wall, visit the Forbidden City in Beijing and the canal town of Suzhou, experience a local meal and Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an, enjoy an acrobat show in Shanghai

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1189
$1399
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Essential China (ACEC)

Asia Hong Kong, China

Encounter the essence of China in all its wonderful diversity—climb the Great Wall and stare down the Terracotta Warriors before heading down south on this 3-week tour of China's cultural and natural highlights. Rest your gaze on the giant Buddha of Leshan and explore ancient mountainside monasteries at Emei Shan, then float down the world-famous Three Gorges of the Yangtze River before stepping out to experience the vibrant rural life and stunning scenery of Yangshuo. With your accommodation and transport arranged by our expert CEOs, this adventure offers up a great combination of must-see highlights and free time to explore on your own.

Highlights: Bargain in bustling markets, hike the Great Wall and explore the Forbidden City, stand face-to-face with Terracotta Warriors, visit a panda sanctuary, cruise the Yangtze, bike through Yangshuo's karst landscape

Promotions Available! 21 days
From $2762
$3249
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

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

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

Wild China (ACWC)

Asia Hong Kong, China

Walk the Great Wall of China and trek through stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge. Stare down Terracotta Warriors and commune with giant pandas. For those seeking a unique adventure that balances China’s highlights with a look at its ‘wild’ side, this 3-week tour gives you the classics before taking you further afield to the hidden gems. Best of all, you get the free time you need to explore at your own pace. Whether wandering mountain monasteries or cycling through the region’s watercolour scenery, this tour will take you down the road less travelled.

Highlights: Meet the Terracotta Warriors, sleep overnight in a monastery, hike Emei Shan and Tiger Leaping Gorge, marvel at the Li River countryside near Yangshuo, bask in the glamour of Hong Kong

21 days
From $2999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Discover Japan (AJDJ)

Asia Japan

From the towers and gadgets of Tokyo to the serenity of sacred shrines and the soaring beauty of Mt Fuji, this trip provides the perfect blend of guided excursions and free time to explore this fascinating region at your own pace. Linger in the gardens of Kyoto, shoot through the mountain air on a Shinkansen bullet train and stay in a traditional ryokan for the ultimate in Japanese luxury.

Highlights: Experience the past at Takayama's folk village and Kyoto's historic centre, explore Kanazawa Castle, lose yourself in the picturesque Kenroku-en Garden and the 'Ninja' Temple, marvel at iconic Mt Fuji and Miyajima's floating Torii Gate

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $3824
$4499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo (AJJR)

Asia Japan

From Buddhist monks of Koyasan to the high rollers of Tokyo, capture the many faces of Japan on this condensed tour beginning in Osaka. Savour the region’s culinary delicacies and the beautiful views at Mt Fuji. You'll stay in a traditional ryokan and really soak up local culture in onsen hot springs. A great combination of included activities and free time, this adventure provides a taste of the rich culture of Japan.

Highlights: Take in the views of Mt Fuji, stay in temple lodging and a traditional ryokan, gaze at the famous floating gate Miyajima Torii, explore Kyoto's Nijo Castle

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $2699
$2999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Backroads of Japan (AJMS)

Asia Japan

Tokyo and Kyoto—the modern and imperial capitals of Japan, respectively—represent the perfect merger of the ancient and the contemporary. On this trip, you’ll thoroughly explore both and everything in between, from traditional villages and miles of rice fields to ancient temples and the stunning vistas of the Japanese Alps. Snow monkeys, geishas, the teeming pedestrian scrambles of Tokyo’s Shibuya district and the impossibly friendly staff of your traditional ryokan are just a few of the locals you’ll meet and never forget.

Highlights: Experience the bustle of modern Tokyo, visit the Zenkoji temple in the Japanese Alps, discover the snow monkeys bathing in the hot springs, cycle the Kibi Plains, explore Kyoto's temples.

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $3059
$3599
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3
14 days
From $2299

Iran - Discover Persia (ARIR)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1599
$1999

Best of Tasmania (OATS)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599

Western Express Southbound (NUPS)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $2999
$3749

Highlights of New Zealand (ONAC)

10 days
From $1299

Best of Yunnan (ACBY)

18 days
From $4799

Ancient Empires—Beijing to Tokyo (ACCJ)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1189
$1399

China Express (ACCR)

Promotions Available! 21 days
From $2762
$3249

Essential China (ACEC)

14 days
From $2699

Highlights of China (ACHC)

21 days
From $2999

Wild China (ACWC)

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $3824
$4499

Discover Japan (AJDJ)

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $3059
$3599

Backroads of Japan (AJMS)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Iran - Discover Persia (ARIR) 14 days Classic Standard
From $2299
Best of Tasmania (OATS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1599
$1999
Western Express Southbound (NUPS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1279
$1599
Highlights of New Zealand (ONAC) 15 days Classic Standard
From $2999
$3749
Best of Yunnan (ACBY) 10 days Classic Standard
From $1299
Ancient Empires—Beijing to Tokyo (ACCJ) 18 days Classic Standard
From $4799
China Express (ACCR) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1189
$1399
Essential China (ACEC) 21 days Classic Standard
From $2762
$3249
Highlights of China (ACHC) 14 days Classic Standard
From $2699
Wild China (ACWC) 21 days Classic Standard
From $2999
Discover Japan (AJDJ) 14 days Classic Standard
From $3824
$4499
Japan Express: Osaka to Tokyo (AJJR) 9 days Classic Standard
From $2699
$2999
Backroads of Japan (AJMS) 12 days Classic Standard
From $3059
$3599