15-day/13-night tour of five of the Azores islands of PORTUGAL, June 22-July 6, 2008.

Highlights: In Angra on Terceira, Sanjoaninas festival features parades/fly to Faial, see a folklore show with Azorean songs and dances, tour the museum of the Capelinhos Volcano/ferry to Pico, visit Artisan School, Whaling Museum/ferry to São Jorge, tour the island, including the windmills and a cheese factory/fly to Ponta Delgada on São Miguel, the largest city in the Azores/on São Miguel, Sete...


15-day/13-night tour, July 18-Aug. 2, 2008. 

Highlights: Fly from Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA, to Windhoek, NAMIBIA/world’s largest sand dunes (1,000 ft.) in Sossusvlei/the Moon Landscape along the Swakop River/flamingos at Walvis Bay/fur seals at Cape Cross/jackals, hyenas roam the beaches of Skeleton Coast National Park/San rock art dating back to 3,300 B.C./the Etosha Pan, home to 114 mammal species/Cheetah Conservation Center/end tour in colonial Windhoek. 

$7,025 from New...


12-day/11-night tour of SRI LANKA, through October 2008.

Highlights: From Negombo, drive to Dambulla Cave Complex, visiting the Elephant Orphanage en route/bicycle tour of medieval capital, Polonnaruwa/en route to Kandy, visit spice garden, enjoy a cultural performance/city tour of Kandy, visit a tea plantation, watch dancers, fire walkers, drummers/Horton Plains, World’s End/Rawana Ella Waterfalls/Jeep safari in Ula Walawe National Park/in coastal Bentota, boat ride, water sports,...


10-day/9-night tour.

Highlights: From San José, drive through rainforests to Tortuguero National Park/cruise the canals through the park to view monkeys, toucans, egrets, sloths, crocodiles, birds/Sarapiqui village/pre-Columbian ruins in Alma Ata Archaeological Park/active Arenal Volcano and thermal pools at Tabacon Hot Springs/take the SkyWalk beneath the canopy of Monteverde Cloud Forest/Guanacaste beach.

From $2,309 from New York or $2,369 from Los Angeles. Single supplement...


12 days/11 nights, April 7-19 & April 24-May 5, 2008. Payment due Feb. 2.

Highlights: From London, drive through Berkshire, visit Manor House at Upton Grey/Bowood House & Garden/Salisbury Cathedral/in Cornwall, visit gardens at Endsleigh, Trebah, Glendurgan, Trevarno, Pine Lodge/ Eden Project/optional day trip to Scilly Isles and Tresco Abbey gardens/in Devonshire, fishing villages, Docton Mill Garden, Italian fantasy garden at Tapeley Park/Forde Abbey/Cerne Abbas Giant/Sir...


9-day/8-night tour of the architect’s works in FRANCE and SWITZERLAND, May 8-19, 2008.

Highlights: London to Paris by train; in Paris, Fondation Le Corbusier, Maison Cook/Cubist villa Stein/in Besançon, Cité du Refuge (the Salavation Army hostel), Cité Universitaire hall of residence/Nôtre-Dame-du-Haunt chapel at Ronchamp/Corbusier’s birthplace, La Chaux-de-Fonds, SWITZERLAND/his first commission, Villa Fallet/Corbusier archive/in Lyon, France, La Saline Royale, Lyon opera house/...


14 days/13 nights in MOROCCO, June 1-15, 2008.

Highlights: Casablanca to Fes by train/any of 19 concerts of music inspired by the world’s great faiths by artists from Ireland, Russia, Afghanistan, USA, Portugal, more/attend classes to learn zikr, the Sufi chant/experience a hammam (steam bath)/Roman city of Volubilis/Palace at Meknes/Moulay Idris, cradle of Moroccan Sufism/Marrakech/fortified city of Essaouira/in Casablanca, Hassam II mosque.

Land only, $2,475. Single...


15-day/13-night tour of BURMA, Oct. 10-24, 2008.

Highlights: In Yangon, city tour, Shwedagon Pagoda/fly to Heho, drive into Shan hills to Inle Lake and take longtail motorboat to hotel/see leg rowers, floating islands, gardens/“jumping cats monastery”/8,094 images of the Buddha in Pindaya Caves/hill tribe people (Pa-O, Shan, Intha, Palaung) at Mine Thauth market/silk-weaving village/Phaung Daw OO Pagoda Festival/fly to Mandalay for temple visit, artists’ workshops/marble carving and...