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Cape, Rails & Kruger Quest (DSKQ)

Africa South Africa

Stretched across nearly 2.5 million hectares of wild South African frontier and home to over 600 species of mammals and birds, Kruger National Park is massive by any measure. Designed for travellers who don’t have a ton of time, this 8-day trip devotes the, ahem, lion’s share of its length to exploring South Africa’s most treasured game reserve with a few bonus experiences mixed in along the way. Get treated to a traditional family meal in Cape Town, take the train to Johannesburg with the locals, track the Big Five on daily game drives in Kruger and the surrounding area, and visit Soweto and a Planeterra project, too. One week now, memories forever.

Highlights: Take the train across the country like a local, explore coastal Cape Town, bike around Soweto township, search for the Big Five in Kruger National Park, savour a local meal with a family, visit the kids at the Planeterra-supported G Hope Africa preschool

8 days
From $1499
Travel Style:
Classic
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Tanzania Family Adventure (DTFA)

Africa Tanzania

Taking the kids to the zoo will occupy them for a day. Taking them to Africa itself will stick with them for the rest of their lives. There’s a whole lot of amazingness crammed into this ten-day adventure through Tanzania – game drives in the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti National Park, personal encounters with villagers in remote communities, plate upon plate of flavourful deliciousness on Zanzibar, and plenty more – but don’t worry; you’ll get to do it all (and then some).

Highlights: Spot the Big Five in the Serengeti, chill on the beach in Zanzibar, meet locals in the village of Mto wa Mbu, watch the sun set in the Ngorongoro Crater

10 days
From $3499
Travel Style:
Family
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Highlights of Jordan (DWHJ)

North Africa / Middle East Jordan

Explore ancient sights and lost cities, overnight in a Bedouin tent and dine with the locals amidst the dramatic desert scenery of Wadi Rum. Take in Petra's fascinating history and marvel at its thrilling beauty, and still have a chance to relax in the therapeutic waters of the Dead Sea. This 8-day trip is ideal for the traveller who is short on time but wants to soak up the colours, culture and history of a country that's small in size but big in adventure.

Highlights: Explore ancient cities and crusader castles, relax at the Dead Sea, camp overnight in the desert, visit the ancient rock-cut city of Petra

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

Hiking in the Balkans (ECHA)

Europe Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina

At the crossroads between East and West, the Balkan Peninsula is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. From the coastal city of Dubrovnik up into the mountains of Montenegro and the highest peak in Bosnia, cross the Balkans on two feet. Surrounded by medieval and modern history among the lakes and canyons, this is the ideal setting for some of the best trekking that the Balkans has to offer.

Highlights: Hike amongst the fjords and mountains of undiscovered Montenegro, explore the lakes and summits of Durmitor National Park, trek the slopes of Bjelašnica – home to the 1984 Winter Olympics, discover where Eastern delicacies meet Western traditions in Sarajevo

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1614
$1899
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA)

Europe France

Each summer, the Tour de France races across the country, giving a select group of very talented cyclists a chance to see the country from a blurry perspective. On this cycling tour of the Loire Valley, knowing the difference between a front derailleur and a rear dropout isn't necessary. Hop on one of our bikes and experience ornate châteaux, rustic markets, vineyards, and rural Gallic charm. Think of this as the perfect combination of slow food, fine wines, and remote country tracks – ideal for seeing the inspiring scenery.

Highlights: Cycle from one glorious château to the next, appreciate the lush Loire Valley scenery, visit local markets, taste wine in ancient vineyards, pedal through the "Garden of France".

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

Local Living France - Burgundy Canal Boat (EFBL)

Europe France

Get a new perspective on France with this canal boat adventure. Each day you'll cruise for four to five hours, clearing locks and seeing the world at a pace you'll appreciate. Along the way, stop for wine tastings and gastronomic indulgences, cycle along country lanes and hike green valleys. Your canal boat home has only a handful of cabins, so you're sharing the deck and views with a small group of like-minded travellers. With a CEO there to offer advice – and steer! – you'll quickly realize that getting there is half the adventure.

Highlights: Live on a canal boat for a week, cruise along the lush Saône and La Seille Rivers, hike and cycle riverside trails, taste French gastronomic delights, sample world-famous Burgundy wines, enjoy slow-paced travel through the French Burgundy countryside.

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1199
$1599
Travel Style:
Local Living
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Mont Blanc Explorer (EFME)

Europe Italy, France

The French call her "La Dame Blanche." To Italians, she’s "Il Bianco." And to all who set out to tame her, she is known simply as 'The Big One'. Towering above the already towering Alps, Mont Blanc commands respect. This trip puts committed travellers with excellent fitness on intimate terms with the ceiling of Europe, rewarding all comers with strolls through quaint alpine villages, hearty dinners, relaxing spa visits, and some of the most jaw-droppingly beautiful mountain scenery you’ll ever see. Prepare to be challenged, awestruck, and amazed.

Highlights: Marvel at Mont Blanc massif from France and Italy, Hike along stunning Alpine trails, Spend your evenings relaxing in quaint Alpine villages.

8 days
From $1549
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

Crete Hike & Kayak (EGCH)

Europe Greece

Hike through rugged forest, kayak to picturesque fishing villages and uncover the natural beauty of Crete on this compact trip jam-packed with adventure. Trek along trails deep into Samariá Gorge and witness the views at Agia Irini. Paddling your kayak past magnificent scenery to secluded beaches, you'll have plenty of chances to dive in and savour the turquoise waters. Encountering Crete and enjoying a meal with a local family will allow you to explore a side of this idyllic island that few travellers get to know.

Highlights: Kayak through Mediterranean waters, hike through magnificent scenery, explore ancient settlements and charming fishing villages.

8 days
From $1399
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Amalfi Family Adventure (EIAF)

Europe Italy

Eager to expose the kids to Italian cuisine that doesn’t come in a cardboard box in 30 minutes or less? Take ‘em to the Amalfi Coast. Long a secluded hideaway for adults, the Coast has the most for the younger set as well. Based in smaller towns amidst truly breathtaking scenery, there's a huge variety of activities for your family. Try a delicious cooking class, see the ruins of the doomed city of Pompeii, hike the hills of Tre Calli, explore Capri and more, all in a breezy and affordable seven days. This is pizza’s ancestral home, after all. Deliver yourself to its doorstep.

Highlights: Visit the ruins of the Roman town of Pompeii, stare into the crater of Mt Vesuvius, enjoy small-town life in Amalfi

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $1199
$1499
Travel Style:
Family
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Local Living Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano (EIGL)

Europe Italy

If you’ve ever wanted to forge a deeper bond with a destination, this is your chance. Centred in San Gimignano, this Local Living adventure places you in the heart of central Tuscany. You’re free to explore the town, visit vineyards, discover medieval highlights or embrace your inner artist wandering the Tuscan countryside. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into Italian cities, there’ll be day trips to visit Siena and Florence. You’ll share the main accommodation with like-minded travellers, and with a CEO there to point you in the right direction, prepare to fall in love with Italy.

Highlights: Share an apartment in our local friend Ugo's home, eat delicious Tuscan cuisine and sample regional wines, stroll the lanes of medieval San Gimignano, walk along the beautiful Tuscan countryside, make new friends at your home away from home.

7 days
From $1349
Travel Style:
Local Living
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
2

Ireland Hike, Bike & Raft (EQHB)

Europe Ireland

Ireland is well known for its rolling green hills – so why not get out there and bike them? On this active trip to the Emerald Isle, you’ll find plenty of adrenaline-filled activities that will get you into remote parts of the country and let you see this popular destination in a different way. Of course, there will still be plenty of chances for whiskey tasting and a pint at the pub as well. Get to know Ireland’s rugged side up close and personal.

Highlights: Sip the "Water of Life" at an Irish whiskey distillery, cycle around the rugged coastline of Slea Head, kayak through the clear waters of the lakes of Killarney, hike past picturesque villages and unspoilt countryside, drink a pint and listen to traditional music in a local pub.

7 days
From $1699
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

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

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

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

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

Northern Spain by Bike (ESSB)

Europe Spain

Encounter the beauty of Catalonia's countryside and its rustic towns on this compact and active bike trip. Designed for the weekend cyclist, this itinerary is challenging enough to get the heart pumping but comfortable enough that you can still appreciate the crystal-clear streams, ancient walled cities, and stunning Mediterranean coastlines of the Pyrenees. Journey across volcanic landscape to ancient towns where you can recharge with culinary delicacies before winding down on the beaches of the Costa Brava. Experience the beauty of Catalonia and cycle through its heart!

Highlights: Cycle through glorious countryside, learn about Catalan culture and customs, savour tapas and local wines

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1274
$1499
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
3

Lycian Way Trekking (ETAA)

Europe Turkey

Walk Turkey's Lycian Way, widely regarded as one of the world's great trails. Gain an appreciation of the landscape of this great country in a way that is impossible from inside a bus. Whether a casual walker or a serious trekker, this active journey will appeal to those looking for a better way to appreciate magnificent scenery. You'll hike through pine forests and olive groves, across flower-filled fields and past shepherd's huts, then unwind in simple, scenic accommodation along the coast. This is adventure at its purest and most simple.

Highlights: Trek the famous Lycian Way, breathe in the fresh air and inspiring views, stay in local beach huts along the stunning coastline, visit Turkish villages and wandering through ruins.

8 days
From $799
Travel Style:
Active
Trip Type:
Small Group
Service Level:
Standard
Physical Grading:
4

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
8 days
From $1499

Cape, Rails & Kruger Quest (DSKQ)

10 days
From $3499

Tanzania Family Adventure (DTFA)

8 days
From $1299

Highlights of Jordan (DWHJ)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1614
$1899

Hiking in the Balkans (ECHA)

8 days
From $1299

Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA)

8 days
From $1549

Mont Blanc Explorer (EFME)

8 days
From $1399

Crete Hike & Kayak (EGCH)

Promotions Available! 7 days
From $1199
$1499

Amalfi Family Adventure (EIAF)

7 days
From $1699

Ireland Hike, Bike & Raft (EQHB)

9 days
From $1799

Highlights of Ireland (EQHI)

7 days
From $1299

Halloween in Transylvania (EQHT)

8 days
From $1299

Best of Northern Spain (ESNS)

8 days
From $1999

Running of the Bulls (ESRB)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1274
$1499

Northern Spain by Bike (ESSB)

8 days
From $799

Lycian Way Trekking (ETAA)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $999
$1249

The Best of Turkey (ETBT)

Promotions Available! 8 days
From $1062
$1249

Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET)

Trip Length Style Service Level Starting Price
Cape, Rails & Kruger Quest (DSKQ) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1499
Tanzania Family Adventure (DTFA) 10 days Family Standard
From $3499
Highlights of Jordan (DWHJ) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1299
Hiking in the Balkans (ECHA) 8 days Active Standard
From $1614
$1899
Loire Valley Cycling (EFAA) 8 days Active Standard
From $1299
Local Living France - Burgundy Canal Boat (EFBL) 8 days Local Living Standard
From $1199
$1599
Mont Blanc Explorer (EFME) 8 days Active Standard
From $1549
Crete Hike & Kayak (EGCH) 8 days Active Standard
From $1399
Amalfi Family Adventure (EIAF) 7 days Family Standard
From $1199
$1499
Local Living Italy—Tuscany San Gimignano (EIGL) 7 days Local Living Standard
From $1349
Ireland Hike, Bike & Raft (EQHB) 7 days Active Standard
From $1699
Highlights of Ireland (EQHI) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1799
Transylvania Unearthed – Halloween Edition (EQHR) 9 days Classic Standard
From $1649
Halloween in Transylvania (EQHT) 7 days Classic Standard
From $1299
Best of Northern Spain (ESNS) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1299
Running of the Bulls (ESRB) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1999
Northern Spain by Bike (ESSB) 8 days Active Standard
From $1274
$1499
Lycian Way Trekking (ETAA) 8 days Active Standard
From $799
The Best of Turkey (ETBT) 8 days Classic Standard
From $999
$1249
Eastern Turkey Adventure (ETET) 8 days Classic Standard
From $1062
$1249