10-day/8-night tour, Oct. 3-12, 2008.

Highlights: In Thessaloníki (founded 316 B.C.), Aristotle Square, Byzantine Aghia Sophia Church, mosaics, Archeological Museum of Salonika/Royal Tombs and golden artifacts from King Philip II in Vergina/archaeological site of Dion/Great Meteoron monastery in Meteora/in Delphi, follow Sacred Way to Temple of Apollo, Delphi Museum/in Olympia, Temples of Zeus and Hera/in Athens, Acropolis, Parthenon, Plaka.

$3,795 from New York. $4,195 from...


19-day/17-night tour, Oct. 25-Nov. 12, 2008.

Highlights: In Dakha, capital of BANGLADESH, Lalbagh Fort, National Museum/lost city of Khalifatabad/terra-cotta temple of Kantanagar/in Bogra, Paharpur Buddhist monastery/holy city of Mahasthagarh/in West Bengal state, INDIA, Hindu sculpture at Pandua/train to Kolkata and visit National Museum/cruise through the mangrove trees in Sundarbans National Park, home to Bengal tigers and other wildlife.

$6,980 from East Coast.



14-day tour includes 10-night cruise aboard the new 48-passenger RV Indochine. Discount of $500 per person for inaugural tour, Oct. 27-Nov. 9, 2008.

Highlights: In Ho Chi Minh City, VIET NAM, Cu Chi Tunnels, rickshaw to Chinese Market, Notre Dame Cathedral/ Mekong River cruise to CAMBODIA, with excursions to snake farm, bonsai seedbed, floating market, temples and a Cham community/Phnom Penh, and the “Killing Fields”/three nights’ Siem Reap to explore Angkor Wat and other Khmer sites...


17-day/16-night tour.

Highlights: In Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens/Cape Peninsula/jackass penguins at Boulder Beach/Cape Point Nature Reserve/Wine Route/in BOTSWANA, safari at Moremi Game Reserve (500 bird species)/Okavango Delta, home to crocodiles, red lechwes, elephants, wild dogs, buffalo/Savute Elephant Camp/Chobe National Park, where cheetahs, leopards and lions can be viewed/ferry into ZAMBIA/Victoria Falls.

Land and internal air...


 6 days/5 nights, Aug. 4-9, 2008. On 55-mile circular route in Yorkshire, ENGLAND, visit setting of books and TV series “All Creatures Great and Small.” Up to seven hours of hiking a day.

Highlights: From London, take train to Northallerton, Yorkshire/walk footpaths of Wensleydale along River Ure/lunch in “James Herriot’s” pub, used in BBC TV series/cross Great Shunner Fell and climb to Tan Hill Inn, “highest pub in England”/hike moors to Crackpot Hall/18th-century houses and Saxon...


Themed walking seminars in six cities: London, Paris, Rome, Naples, Florence and Venice. Examples follow. Vasari Corridor (FLORENCE), April 25, May 23, June 13 & July 11, 2008, 3:45-5:45 p.m., at €110 (near $165) including Uffizi Gallery admission. The Vasari Corridor was built in the 16th century to allow the Medicis passage from the Uffizi to the Pitti Palace without having to mingle with commoners.

Walk it with an expert in Florentine history and enjoy the art and architecture...


14 days/12 nights, May-September 2008.

Highlights: From Reykjavík, visit Gullfoss, Geysir and Thingvellir National Park/boat around Breida­fjördur island to see puffins and white-tailed eagles/Icelandic horses in Skagafjördur/boat a fjord from Akureyri to Hrisey Island/unique bird species at Lake Myvatn/see lava field at Dimmuborgir, climb ash crater, soak in Myvatn Nature Bath/Dettifoss, most powerful waterfall in Europe/at Lake Lögurinn, see farm mansion and visit Seydisfjörder...


8-day/7-night “challenging” hiking tour (some 8-hour walking days) in Albanian Alps. Stay in traditional guest houses and local homes. June-September 2008.

Highlights: From Kruja, hike up holy mountain of Sarisalltik and visit Sufi Dervish Sanctuary/ferry Drin River Canyon and Valbona River to Dunishë/hike shepherds’ path through Alps/hike from Rragan to Valbona Pass (1,966 meters) and Thethi village/walk toward Boga, viewing “the Accursed Mountains.”

From $2,052 from New York...