Culture and History Tours

For history hounds and culture vultures there's never a shortage of locations to indulge your curiosity and immerse yourself in the traditions of days gone by. Vibrant living cultures infused with the olden times offer a window into the past, and hold a mirror up to our own world.

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Canadian Arctic Polar Bear Migration (NCPM)

North America Canada

The polar bear is one of nature's most ferocious stars—see them for yourself in their native land. Travel to the Inuit town of Arviat—in the middle of one of the planet's most extreme environments—and immerse yourself in Inuit culture. Inuit guides will lead you further off the grid to remote huts on the tundra where you'll witness the annual polar bear migration and once-in-a-lifetime views. Along the way, you'll visit local artists, try traditional teas and experience a way of life you will truly never forget.

Highlights: Head out onto the tundra and try not to be overwhelmed when spotting migrating polar bears, immerse yourself in the history and culture of the Inuit people of Arviat, be surrounded by untouched Arctic scenery, get the chance to photograph bears in this remote frontier

4 days
From $3999
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Quebec and Ontario Explorer (NCQO)

North America Canada

From sugar shack maple syrup to Niagara vineyard wines of note, from French food to French fries, this 1-week trip serves up the best of central Canada. Get a hit of urban decadence in Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa and a soothing wilderness stay in lakeside cottages in the Algonquin region. You'll travel in comfortable vehicles with a local CEO there to lead the way, so you're spending your time appreciating the magnificent sites instead of figuring out how to get to them.

Highlights: Embrace the ethnic diversity of Toronto and Montreal, witness how Canadian maple syrup gets from trees to your pancakes, appreciate the evening call of the loon beside a campfire at your lakeside cottages, visit Ontario's award-winning wine region for a taste.

9 days
From $2599
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
Physical Grading:
2

Canadian Rockies Trail (NCRC)

North America Canada

Stunning scenery and wildlife abound in Western Canada. This 12-day trip offers fresh air in Jasper, Banff and Wells Gray, a whale-watching tour off Victoria and a river safari through Grizzly Bear Valley. Do the region justice with comfort level accommodation, including a guest ranch stay, and stunning drives—the Sea to Sky Highway and the Icefields Parkway. Whether you're enjoying an ice walk on a glacier or strolling down Victoria's charming downtown core, you're going to want to bring your camera.

Highlights: Cruise scenic roads from the Pacific Coast to Rocky Mountain heights, head out to sea to spot killer whales, search for grizzly and black bears at the Blue River, feel down home during a cowboy guest ranch stay, take an ice walk on an active glacier

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $2804
$3299
Travel Style:
Comfort
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Upgraded
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

Los Angeles to San Francisco Express (NUAF)

North America United States

LA, San Francisco, Vegas, the Grand Canyon—they might as well rename this whole region ‘The American Best.’ Steel yourself for 8 days of 24-hour thrills as you dive headfirst into the best the West has to offer. Scour the streets of classic American cities in search of the classic American meal—the venerable hamburger—then escape the grid to camp and explore in Yosemite and the Grand Canyon. Add in a streetwise local CEO to keep you headed in the right direction and you’re all set for a whirlwind adventure you won’t soon forget, if ever.

Highlights: Take a dip in the Colorado River, stargaze in Los Angeles, experience a Grand Canyon sunset, roll the dice in Las Vegas, camp under the stars, stroll the hills of San Francisco, hike in Yosemite.

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1039
$1299
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

San Diego, Grand Canyon & Vegas (NUAV)

North America United States

Kicks abound on Route 66—come get yours. Nicknamed 'Main Street of America', there’s nothing Norman Rockwell-esque on the stretch of highway you’ll travel on this trip. Burgers, longboards and big-city shenanigans are the order of the day every day as you take in the sights and sounds of LA, Vegas, San Diego and the Grand Canyon with an expert CEO leading the way. If you’ve always longed to see the real American Southwest but never had the time or the money, well, you’re fresh out of excuses.

Highlights: Experience a Grand Canyon sunset, stargaze in Los Angeles, roll the dice in Las Vegas, indulge in the attractions of San Diego, get your kicks on Route 66.

7 days
From $1049
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip (NUCF)

North America United States

Remember the country they sing about in 'America the Beautiful'? The one with the spacious skies, gleaming alabaster cities and majestic purple mountains? It’s still out there. Come see it with us. Ideal for wildlife enthusiasts and outdoorsy folk who want to see the country by day and revel downtown by night, this trip takes you across the Great West, from the City of Big Shoulders through Yellowstone and Yosemite and past herds of grazing bison to the City by the Bay. In a word: Perfect.

Highlights: Camp along the Mississippi, Hike the Badlands, witness geysers at Yellowstone and presidents at Mt Rushmore, meet the wildlife of Grand Teton National Park and in Jackson's One Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, explore the hills of San Francisco

Promotions Available! 17 days
From $1839
$2299
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Tour East Coast USA (NUEC)

North America United States

From big city bustle in New York to anachronistic Amish communities in rural Pennsylvania, this 9-day trip captures the rollicking history and modern energy of the East Coast. Relive the revolution in Boston, explore the great museums of Washington DC and get soaked on the boat at Niagara Falls. You’ll travel by private van and stay in central hotels so that you’re always in the heart of the action. This trip is compact enough for those short on time but long enough to make some new friends while discovering America’s past.

Highlights: Sightsee in the Big Apple, meet an Amish community, taste Hershey's chocolate straight from the factory, experience the Great Lakes and powerful Niagara Falls, wander along the Freedom Trail in Boston

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1529
$1799
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

San Francisco to Los Angeles Express (NUFA)

North America United States

Vegas, Frisco, LA and the quest for the perfect burger—all that’s missing from this quintessentially American experience is a ballgame and mom’s apple pie. Promising unfiltered fun from dawn to dusk in some of the West’s best locales, this trip mixes downtown excitement with all-natural, full-contact thrills exploring the Grand Canyon and camping under the stars in Yosemite National Park. All this in just one reasonably-priced week? This is America, the land of opportunity! Believe in the impossible.

Highlights: Experiencing the lights of San Francisco and Las Vegas, hiking Yosemite and the Grand Canyon, stargazing in Los Angeles, driving Route 66, camping in nature.

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1039
$1299
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Camping America's West (NUFF)

North America United States

Think every trail in the Great American West has been blazed by now? Think again, partner. Spread across 22 glorious days, this trip takes you on an incredible loop from beautiful San Francisco and back again with stops in LA, San Diego, Scottsdale and Vegas along the way. In between, you’ll have the chance to take a dip in the Pacific, raft the Colorado River, hike the Grand Canyon and stretch out under star-filled skies in the region’s top national parks. Three weeks of your life, a memory for all time.

Highlights: Stroll the hills of San Francisco, savour views of the scenic coastline, learn about Navajo culture, hike through the best of the West's parks, stand on the rim of the Grand Canyon, play the odds in Las Vegas.

Promotions Available! 22 days
From $2474
$2749
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

Canyon Country & Coasts (NUFV)

North America United States

Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures and must-see monuments, the Southwest—America’s great wide open—is a living postcard. On this trip, you’ll venture inland from the Pacific Coast of California to the Grand Canyon and Monument Valley, camping outdoors and reconnecting with a side of this great country most rarely see. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.

Highlights: Stroll the streets of San Francisco, stargaze in Los Angeles, marvel at cliff dwellings at Montezuma Castle, peer over the Grand Canyon rim, hike the best of the West's national parks.

16 days
From $2099
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

22 days
From $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.

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

Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound (NUOY)

North America United States

From the Big Apple to the Big Easy, this roadtrip swings south along the East Coast and captures the best cities, historical monuments and beautiful scenery from New York to New Orleans and everything in between. Embrace big city beats, Nashville grooves and the traditional twang of the Appalachian Mountains. As always, centrally located hotels in the cities and campsites in the wilderness keep you in the heart of the action. Skip flying and discover country roots and the earthly delights that come with staying grounded.

Highlights: Feel the beat in Memphis and New Orleans, drive through the Appalachian Mountains, walk through American history in Washington DC, go all night in New York City.

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $977
$1149
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2

Pacific Coast California Express (NUPC)

North America United States

We haven’t seen the original blueprints, but the Pacific Coast of California seems to have been custom built for road trips. Climb in and prepare for eight days spent cruising around Los Angeles and up the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, stopping in Santa Barbara, checking out San Simeon and Monterey, exploring San Francisco on foot, playing in the surf and generally having the time of your life, Cali-style. The best part? On this road trip, we do all the driving.

Highlights: Drive the scenic Pacific Coast Highway, ride a bike around Monterey and eat on Cannery Row, lounge on the beach in Santa Barbara, walk the hilly streets of iconic San Francisco, search for stars in Hollywood

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

Western Express Northbound (NUPN)

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, this Los Angeles to San Francisco itinerary is structured so that those short on time can experience the region's best. At the sights—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 are included, so you can explore Yosemite and still try your luck in Las Vegas.

Highlights: Bask in big city lights of Los Angeles and Las Vegas, wind through the streets of San Francisco, hike through Yosemite, feel the heat in Death Valley, get your kicks on Route 66

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

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

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

Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF)

North America United States

Imagine a land of lava and geysers, bears and bison, mountains and glaciers—now open your eyes to the possibilities of Yosemite, Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. This ultimate journey through these iconic national parks offers the outdoor enthusiast plenty of time to spot wildlife, soak in the scenery and experience the bubbling, gushing wonder of it all—there is more geothermal activity in Yellowstone than anywhere else in the world. Even when you close your eyes, you can sense the immense beauty surrounding you.

Highlights: Be inspired by wilderness in the Rockies, dance at the One Million Dollar Cowboy Bar, watch geysers erupt in Yellowstone, stroll the hilly streets of San Francisco.

15 days
From $2199
Travel Style:
Yolo
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Camping
Physical Grading:
2
4 days
From $3999

Canadian Arctic Polar Bear Migration (NCPM)

9 days
From $2599

Quebec and Ontario Explorer (NCQO)

Promotions Available! 12 days
From $2804
$3299

Canadian Rockies Trail (NCRC)

15 days
From $2349

Best of the West (NUAA)

7 days
From $1049

San Diego, Grand Canyon & Vegas (NUAV)

Promotions Available! 9 days
From $1529
$1799

Tour East Coast USA (NUEC)

Promotions Available! 22 days
From $2474
$2749

Camping America's West (NUFF)

16 days
From $2099

Canyon Country & Coasts (NUFV)

23 days
From $3199

Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound (NUFY)

22 days
From $4999

Southwest Highlights (NUNL)

15 days
From $3299

National Parks & Bright Lights (NUNP)

8 days
From $1699

Pacific Coast California Express (NUPC)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1279
$1599

Western Express Northbound (NUPN)

8 days
From $1599

Western Express Southbound (NUPS)

15 days
From $2199

Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Canadian Arctic Polar Bear Migration (NCPM) 4 days Comfort Upgraded
From $3999
Quebec and Ontario Explorer (NCQO) 9 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2599
Canadian Rockies Trail (NCRC) 12 days Comfort Upgraded
From $2804
$3299
Best of the West (NUAA) 15 days Yolo Camping
From $2349
Los Angeles to San Francisco Express (NUAF) 8 days Yolo Camping
From $1039
$1299
San Diego, Grand Canyon & Vegas (NUAV) 7 days Yolo Camping
From $1049
Chicago to San Francisco Road Trip (NUCF) 17 days Yolo Camping
From $1839
$2299
Tour East Coast USA (NUEC) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1529
$1799
San Francisco to Los Angeles Express (NUFA) 8 days Yolo Camping
From $1039
$1299
Camping America's West (NUFF) 22 days Yolo Camping
From $2474
$2749
San Francisco to New Orleans Road Trip (NUFO) 16 days Yolo Camping
From $1869
$2199
Canyon Country & Coasts (NUFV) 16 days Yolo Camping
From $2099
Coast to Coast Road Trip Eastbound (NUFY) 23 days Yolo Camping
From $3199
Southwest Highlights (NUNL) 22 days Classic Standard
From $4999
National Parks & Bright Lights (NUNP) 15 days Classic Standard
From $3299
Music, Mountains & Monuments Eastbound (NUOY) 8 days Yolo Camping
From $977
$1149
Pacific Coast California Express (NUPC) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1699
Western Express Northbound (NUPN) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1279
$1599
Western Express Southbound (NUPS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1599
Camping Yosemite & Yellowstone (NUSF) 15 days Yolo Camping
From $2199