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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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ANZAC Day Memorial Tour (ETAD)

Europe Turkey

With symbolic links to the dawn landing at Gallipoli, stand in the morning breeze and pay respect to the fallen on ANZAC Day at a dawn vigil. This special 3-day trip takes you by private bus along the Dardanelles, from Istanbul to the memorial site commemorating the common sacrifice for all of the nations involved. This moving tour will also include visits to other important sites such as Lone Pine and Chunuk Bair and the war cemeteries, making your visit to Turkey a unique and beautiful experience.

Highlights: Witness the moving dawn service and accompanying memorials, explore the ancient city of Troy

3 days
From $299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Basic
Physical Grading:
2

The Best of Turkey (ETBT)

Europe Turkey

This trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to experience as much of Turkey’s stunning scenery and fascinating history as possible. Begin the journey at the WWI battlefield of Gallipoli, then leap into Greek myths and explore the remains of the legendary city of Troy before strolling along the streets of Ephesus. Don't miss the remarkable white cliff pools of Pamukkale before boarding a comfortable and convenient flight back to Istanbul. Return refreshed and ready to explore the city’s bazaars, mosques and tea houses.

Highlights: Explore ancient historic cities, overnight in a converted Ottoman mansion, discover ancient Roman ruins and amazing natural scenery, taste delicious local cuisine, walk through the astonishing white pools of Pamukkale

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $999
$1249
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET)

Europe Turkey

Spectacular mosques, rustic Armenian churches and towering stone castles reward those willing to get off the beaten path. From ancient mud brick cities to exotic bazaars and the mysterious fallen stone heads at Nemrut Dagi, this 8-day trip is Turkey at its most fascinating. Travel to the land beneath the snow-capped peak of Mt Ararat, the legendary resting place of Noah's Ark and immerse yourself in the magnificent sights and legendary hospitality of the people in this lesser-known, and lesser-travelled, region of Turkey.

Highlights: Explore ancient mud brick cities, bargain in bazaars, taste regional specialties, visit the mysterious stone heads of Mount Nemrut

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1062
$1249
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Halloween in Transylvania (EQHT)

Europe Romania

Transylvania. The name itself is enough to send an icy chill down the spine of even the most fearless adventurer. Now imagine being there, in person, when the clock clangs midnight… on Halloween! At odds with its creeptacular reputation, Romania ranks as one of Europe’s most charming and underexplored regions, beguiling visitors with its stunning Gothic architecture, enveloping forests and friendly people. But as idyllic as it is by day, the real fun happens at night—particularly Halloween, when we’ll treat you to a costume party in an authentic castle. Think you’re not afraid of the dark? You will be.

Highlights: Attend a special Halloween costume party in an authentic Gothic castle, take a peek into the ruins of Dracula’s castle, explore medieval towns including the Old World cities of Brasov and Bucharest, learn the true story of the infamous 'Vlad the Impaler'

7 days
From $1299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Best of Northern Spain (ESNS)

Europe Spain

Spain has been described as less of a country than a collection of small nations all working together. Each region has its own distinct character, style, even language. This quick 8-day trip introduces you to Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces the best way: through food, art, culture and first-person contact. Vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San Sebastián, Bilbao’s fabulous architecture, Logroño's famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid and the mighty Pyrenees, all in just over a week? Yeah, we did that. Come find out how.

Highlights: Capture photos of stunning countryside and age-old cathedrals, indulge in the tapas lifestyle, wander through Gaudí's wonderland in Barcelona, live like a local in a 'casa rural' in the Pyrenees, experience the Basque way of life

8 days
From $1299
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Oktoberfest (EDOB)

Europe Germany

Bavarian beer, cuisine and culture combine to make this one tour of Germany you don’t want to miss. Imagine singing along with tens of thousands accompanied by ‘oom pah pahs’, while locals clad in lederhosen and feathered hats dance on tables. This is Oktoberfest! Of course, this tour is not only about beer—it’s also about sampling Munich’s cuisine and culture. Your CEO will take the hassle out of organizing so that you’re free to enjoy the party. Experience the lederhosen, the music and the friendliness of Bavaria—Ein Prosit!

Highlights: Revel in raucous Oktoberfest, dig into hearty regional fare, follow Bavarian beer from brewery to tankard and enjoy a tipple or two yourself, shop for lederhosen, feel right at home with apartment accommodations.

5 days
From $1349
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Budapest to Istanbul (EABI)

Europe Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria

From pastoral countryside to forbidding forests and magnificent mountain ranges, experience the romance of the east on your way from Budapest to Istanbul. In two well-paced weeks, explore the weathered architecture of Budapest, grand Ottoman palaces and mosques in Istanbul for an introduction to the artistic and cultural heights of two very different empires. With an intriguing combination of cultural colour and outdoor activities, you'll come away with a real feel for this lesser-explored corner of Europe.

Highlights: Discover the rich and varied culture of Eastern Europe, visit 'Dracula's Castle' and charming Slavic villages, explore the spectacular capitals of Budapest and Istanbul

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $1529
$1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Transylvania Unearthed – Halloween Edition (EQHR)

Europe Romania

Is there a better time to explore Romania's most (in)famous region than during Halloween? We don't think so. Yeah, this is indeed the place that popularized the vampire myth, but there's so much more to this charming swath of Europe beyond the spooky stuff. Incredible Gothic architecture, lush forests, captivating little villages filled with friendly people, and gorgeous cities like Sighisoara and Brasov. And on Halloween itself we'll even treat you to a costume party inside a genuine Transylvanian castle. Scared yet? Don't be. Your CEO is always there to hold your hand.

Highlights: Attend a special Halloween costume party in an authentic Gothic castle, take a peek into the ruins of Dracula’s castle, explore medieval towns like Brasov and Sighisoara with a little extra time, learn the true story of the infamous 'Vlad the Impaler'

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

Belgian Beer Tour (EBBT)

Europe Belgium

Some people’s idea of a beer adventure is checking out that pub two streets over from the local. The true beer connoisseur, however, is a different breed. Designed with the fancy suds aficionado in mind, this 8-day trip takes you to the ancestral home of Trappist, one of the world’s finest brewers. In Belgium, you’ll visit the six Trappist monastery-breweries in Belgium (including the chance to taste Westvleteren, one of beerdom’s most celebrated brews), explore Brussels and Bruges, and stuff yourself with mussels, waffles and chocolate galore. (Hey, beer-tasting is hungry work.)

Highlights: Visit all six Trappist breweries in Belgium, indulge in delicious Belgian cuisine, explore quaint towns like Bruges and Rochefort, learn about (and taste) rare beers and visit the monasteries they're made in

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1699
$1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Croatia and the Balkans (EJBT)

Europe Hungary, Serbia, Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

The Balkans are just getting noticed as a great European travel destination - we can’t believe it took so long! Situated on the balmy shores of the Adriatic and home to some of the most wondrous landscapes, monuments and villages you’ll ever see, this part of the world still feels like a well-kept secret. This adventure showcases the region’s compelling history and scenery and allows time for outdoor pursuits like kayaking and hiking. You may not know much about Croatia and the Balkans now, but once you’ve been, you’ll be hard-pressed to stop talking about them.

Highlights: Kayak to tiny islands in the crystal waters of the Bay of Kotor, enjoy beach time in Hvar, explore the ancient Roman palace of Diocletian on a guided tour

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $1699
$1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Baltics to St Petersburg (EXVS)

Europe Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Estonia

Decades after the fall of communism, the Baltic countries of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia remain a mystery to most travellers. We’re not complaining, though; more mystery means fewer crowds and an easier time getting to know these fantastic countries. Beginning in charming cobblestoned Vilnius and ending in St Petersburg, Russia’s cultural capital, this 2-week trip gets to the very heart of the region. Get an up-close glimpse of Riga’s castles and art district, experience rural life in Estonia, and venture into the fortresses and medieval architecture of Tallinn before crossing into Russia by land. Make the Baltics your special travel secret.

Highlights: Explore the charming and enigmatic Baltic countries, ride a bike around the coastal dunes of Lithuania's Curonian Spit, picnic in beautiful Riga, live like a local on a farm in Estonia, wander through back alleys in St Petersburg

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $1699
$1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Winter in Italy with Venice Carnival (EIIC)

Europe Italy

Peel back the mask and uncover the secrets of Venice during the legendary Carnival. From the marvels of St Mark's Square to the exuberant crowds in full costume, Venice is a feast for the senses. Feel the pull of mystery at the Bridge of Sighs and visit the tiny fishermen's island of Burano, known for its lace-making and painted houses. Explore Byzantine basilicas and the famous traditional glass-blowing studios of Murano. And of course, immerse yourself in the sounds and energy of the crowds on festival night. Add in the highlight cities of Rome and Florence and you have a trip you'll never forget.

Highlights: Revel with the Venetians through the lively streets of Venice Carnival, explore Florence's museums and markets, set eyes on the Leaning Tower of Pisa, savour a local meal in Rome.

9 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Highlights of Ireland (EQHI)

Europe Ireland

We’re all a little bit Irish come March 17th, but if you’re in the market for something more meaningful than a pint of green beer, hop aboard this delightful 9-day adventure to the Emerald Isle. Yeats’ grave, Cork, Blarney Castle, the karsts of the Burren, traditional music in a local pub... seriously, it doesn’t get much more quintessentially Irish than this. We mix the essential sites and time in the villages and country to really round out the experience. Even if Ireland isn’t the Old Country for you, this trip will make you feel as though you’re back home.

Highlights: Drink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub, visit the famous sites of Newgrange and Drumcliffe, learn how to bake traditional goodies, sail to the Aran Islands, kiss the Blarney Stone for the gift of gab

9 days
From $1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Absolute Turkey (ETAT)

Europe Turkey

This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history and beaches, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.

Highlights: Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a local family home, relax on an overnight boat trip, live like a local in a Turkish village

15 days
From $1899
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Absolute Turkey: Winter (ETAW)

Europe Turkey

This comprehensive tour of Turkey combines history, man-made wonders and natural phenomena, as well as a vibrant and welcoming culture. Begin your trip roaming the palaces and mosques of Istanbul before journeying into the bizarre as you explore otherworldly Cappadocia. From the amazing white cliff waterfalls of Pamukkale to the bustling bazaars of Istanbul, our local CEOs will show you the region’s hidden gems and make sure your trip burns brightly in your memory long after you've left this crossroads of Asia and Europe.

Highlights: Discover historic cities and explore the ancient ruins of Ephesus, marvel at the extraordinary scenery of Cappadocia, enjoy dinner in a local family home, meet a local family on a homestay

15 days
From $1899
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)

Europe Russia

Experience the treasures of Russian culture, history and architecture on this 8-day journey—wander picturesque towns older than Moscow and marvel at Orthodox frescoes and golden domes. An expert CEO will lead the way and locals will uncover what was hidden behind the Iron Curtain for years. Visit the Kremlin in Moscow and contemplate European masterpieces in St Petersburg's Hermitage. The graceful cathedrals of St Petersburg coupled with the grandeur of Moscow are just waiting to be discovered in this glimpse of Russia.

Highlights: Admire St Basil's Cathedral and Red Square, admire at the Kremlin Armoury treasures, visit Golden Ring churches and monasteries, relax at Lake Nero, explore St Petersburg's back streets and ornate buildings

8 days
From $1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

The Best of Eastern Europe (EABE)

Europe Hungary, Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovakia

From fairytale Czech towns to Budapest, the ‘Pearl of the Danube’, experience the unique culture, food and history of Eastern Europe. This 2-week trip through six Eastern European countries offers an intriguing combination of urban centres, village life and outdoor pursuits. Visit castles, churches and romantic town squares. Indulge in Berlin’s café culture and Prague’s beer, explore a village in the Tatra Mountains and float down river on a raft.

Highlights: Wander beautiful medieval cities, hike in the High Tatra Mountains, explore world-class museums, savor the café culture, soak in Budapest's famous baths, experience Krakow's eastern charm

15 days
From $1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Ultimate Italy: Winter (EIULC)

Europe Italy

From the delightful small towns of Umbria to Venice's splendour, this is an adventure for those looking to indulge in Italy’s delights in the winter, when the crowds are fewer and the food and drink in even greater abundance than usual. Marvel at the Renaissance glories of Tuscany and sample the cuisine of Emilia-Romagna in Bologna. Your CEO will take care of the details so you can travel at a leisurely pace and appreciate the scenery. Experience the best of Italy in winter in this all-encompassing tour.

Highlights: Indulge in a traditional Roman meal, sip a cappuccino in a piazza in Florence, visit the medieval town of Gubbio, wonder the streets of Modena, revel in the breathtaking piazza San Marco in Venice

13 days
From $1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Running of the Bulls (ESRB)

Europe Spain

Experience one of the world's most iconic and exciting festivals—Pamplona’s Running of the Bulls. Immortalized in literature by Ernest Hemingway, this explosive, passionate and occasionally gory festival is an important element of Spanish heritage. Witness all the mayhem from a coveted balcony with a view of the famous run. Encounter Basque culture and stunning coastal scenery before continuing on to Bilbao, home of the magnificent Guggenheim Museum. From vibrant Catalan nightlife in Barcelona to the regional wines and pintxos (tapas) in San Sebastián, feel the Spanish culture.

Highlights: Soak in the colour and spectacle of the San Fermin festival, savour the local food and wine, relax on gorgeous beaches, explore world-class museums and architecture

8 days
From $1999
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Ultimate Italy (EIRV)

Europe Italy

From the villages of the Cinque Terre to Tuscany's medieval splendour, this is an adventure for those looking to indulge in all of Italy’s delights. Walk through grand piazzas and winding lanes, stroll the canals of Venice and float past villas on Lake Como. Marvel at the ancient grandeur of Rome and the Renaissance masterpieces of Florence. Your CEO will take care of the details so you can travel at a leisurely pace and appreciate the scenery, whether it’s sipping vino in Tuscany or sampling local delicacies within the walls of charming Lucca. Experience the best of Italy in this all-encompassing tour.

Highlights: Experience medieval and Renaissance delights, discover a passion for regional wines and Italian cuisine, savour the sea views and Tuscan hills, explore the elegant countryside of Lake Como by boat, enjoy an authentic Roman meal with new friends

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $2124
$2499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2
3 days
From $299

ANZAC Day Memorial Tour (ETAD)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $999
$1249

The Best of Turkey (ETBT)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1062
$1249

Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET)

7 days
From $1299

Halloween in Transylvania (EQHT)

8 days
From $1299

Best of Northern Spain (ESNS)

5 days
From $1349

Oktoberfest (EDOB)

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $1529
$1799

Budapest to Istanbul (EABI)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1699
$1999

Belgian Beer Tour (EBBT)

Promotions Available! 15 days
From $1699
$1999

Croatia and the Balkans (EJBT)

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $1699
$1999

Baltics to St Petersburg (EXVS)

9 days
From $1699

Winter in Italy with Venice Carnival (EIIC)

9 days
From $1799

Highlights of Ireland (EQHI)

15 days
From $1899

Absolute Turkey (ETAT)

15 days
From $1899

Absolute Turkey: Winter (ETAW)

8 days
From $1999

Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR)

15 days
From $1999

The Best of Eastern Europe (EABE)

13 days
From $1999

Ultimate Italy: Winter (EIULC)

8 days
From $1999

Running of the Bulls (ESRB)

Promotions Available! 14 days
From $2124
$2499

Ultimate Italy (EIRV)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
ANZAC Day Memorial Tour (ETAD) 3 days Classic Basic
From $299
The Best of Turkey (ETBT) 8 days Classic Standard
From $999
$1249
Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1062
$1249
Halloween in Transylvania (EQHT) 7 days Classic Standard
From $1299
Best of Northern Spain (ESNS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1299
Oktoberfest (EDOB) 5 days Classic Standard
From $1349
Budapest to Istanbul (EABI) 14 days Classic Standard
From $1529
$1799
Transylvania Unearthed – Halloween Edition (EQHR) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1649
Belgian Beer Tour (EBBT) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1699
$1999
Croatia and the Balkans (EJBT) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1699
$1999
Baltics to St Petersburg (EXVS) 14 days Classic Standard
From $1699
$1999
Winter in Italy with Venice Carnival (EIIC) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1699
Highlights of Ireland (EQHI) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1799
Absolute Turkey (ETAT) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1899
Absolute Turkey: Winter (ETAW) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1899
Golden Ring of Russia (ARGR) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1999
The Best of Eastern Europe (EABE) 15 days Classic Standard
From $1999
Ultimate Italy: Winter (EIULC) 13 days Classic Standard
From $1999
Running of the Bulls (ESRB) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1999
Ultimate Italy (EIRV) 14 days Classic Standard
From $2124
$2499