10-day/9-night wildlife safari in UGANDA, Aug. 25-Sept. 3, 2008 & March 2-11, 2009.

Highlights: From Arusha, drive to Fort Portal, stopping at Sebitoli village/in Kibale Forest Primate Reserve, see red and white colobus monkeys, chimpanzees/game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, home to elephants, leopards, antelope/motor launch Mweya Channel for hippos, crocs, birds/Bwindi Impenetrable Forest for gorillas and tree-climbing lions/canoe Lake Bunyonyi/hyenas, buffalos, zebras...


Reduced single supplements are offered on selected 2008 departures of tours and cruises with Tauck.

For example, on the 12-day/11-night “Istanbul & the Black Sea” small-ship cruise (excluding airfare, $6,390 per person, double occupancy, with a single supplement of $4,235), the single supplement for the Aug. 12 and Sept. 24 departures is $1,235.

On five departures of “A Week in Paris and Provence” (land-priced $2,990, with a single supplement of $1,001), the single...


7-day/6-night cycling tour (level A/B, flat terrain and some hills, 4-12 miles per day).

Highlights: Transfer from Shannon airport to Cong, cycle to 12th-century Cong Abbey/ride along Lough Nafooey, Maam Turk Mountains and a fjord to Leenane/cycle Sky Road to Clifden, capital of Connemara/ferry to Aran Islands, bike and hike on Inishmore/in Galway, music in pubs.

Land only, $3,980. Single supplement, $800.

Bike Riders (Boston, MA; 800/473-7040,

15-day/14-night gulet cruise of TURKEY.

Highlights: From Bodrum, transfer to the gulet Almira, sail to Bargylia to visit temple of Artemis/Roman ruins in Milas/Herakleia on shores of Lake Bafa/Ionian site of Miletus with Greek theater, baths/museum and ruins of Ephesus/Temple of Apollo at Didyma/shrine to Zeus/archaeological excavations near ancient Iasos/return to Bodrum.

Land only, $4,280. Single supplement, $975.

Peter Sommer Travels (Ste. 2, 96 Monnow St., Monmouth...


17 days/14 nights.

Highlights: In Jakarta, National Museum, Bogor Botanical Gardens/Tangkuban Perahu Volcano near Bandung/train ride to Yogyakarta for Borobudur temple, horse carriage ride to visit elementary school, Sultan’s Palace, Ngasam bird market/fly to Sulawesi, drive along coast to Pare Pare/Toraja Highlands, ancestral sculptures in Lemo/on Bali, Pura Taman Ayun and Tanah Lot temples/visit a farm and school in Tunjuk village/Batur Volcano.

Land only, from $3,095. Single...


15-day/14-night tour departs Sept. 6 & Oct. 18, 2008.

Highlights: While touring five South African provinces, get involved with projects to benefit local people. Activities may include visiting rural schools to help with computer work stations, the library or English tutoring; helping AIDS orphans; getting electricity to Zulu villages; observing animal rescue or taking children on a field trip/in Johannesburg, visit Soweto/Drakensberg Mountains/colonial Ladybrand/Knysna (meet a...


9-day/8-night ecotour of COSTA RICA.

Highlights: From San José, visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens en route to lodge on Rio Sarapiquí/white-water rafting/canopy walks in Arenal Volcano National Park/Ecotermales Hot Springs/boat across Arenal Lake, horseback ride in Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve/search for resplendent quetzals, hummingbirds, howler monkeys; optional zipline/Villa Caletas on the Pacific/optional visit to Carrara National Park.

Land only, from $2,999. Single...


13 days/11 nights through October 2008.

Highlights: In Munich, Gothic Frauenkirche, Olympic Stadium/drive the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg/War Documentation Center, Party Rally Grounds in Nuremberg/Peasants’ Museum in Kleinlosnitz/Zwinger Palace and Green Vault (August the Strong’s Treasury) in Dresden/explore lives of writers Schiller and Goethe in Weimar plus German writer of American Westerns, Karl May, in Radebeul/900-year-old Warburg Castle in Erfurt/Bremerhaven...