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Edelweiss, Traditional Villages, and Snow-Capped Peaks

Hike in the glorious mountains of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the heart of Bavaria, then head into the alpine splendor of Austria’s Tyrol, with two hiking options each day and wonderful hotels at night.

8 days from: $5095
Trip Level:
4+

Mountain Hikes and Magnificent Coastal Towns

Hike in the alpine setting of Durmitor National Park, the primeval forests and glacial lakes of Biogradska Gora National Park, and enjoy enchanting medieval Kotor, the jewel of Montenegro’s sun-splashed Adriatic coast.

11 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
3+

Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls

Classic Botswana camping safaris with expert guides: Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Kalahari, and Victoria Falls.

11 days from: $7395
Trip Level:
2

The Okavango Delta, Chobe’s Elephant Kingdom, and Victoria Falls

Wildlife viewing by open 4WD vehicle, safaris by riverboat and mokoro (dugout canoe), and exciting game walks, with stays in exclusive safari camps.

8 days from: $5595
Trip Level:
2

From Cape Town to Botswana

Discover South Africa's Cape Town, Zambia's world-famous Victoria Falls, and safari in Botswana's legendary Chobe National park, with its massive herds of elephants.

11 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
2

Adventuring in Nature’s Playground

Arenal Volcano National Park, the Caribbean waterways of Tortuguero National Park. and Manuel Antonio National Park on the sparkling Pacific are all on this private journey in nature-blessed Costa Rica.

8 days from: $3695
Trip Level:
2

Idyllic Islands,Medieval Hilltowns, and culinary delights

Enjoy hikes and cultural exploration in Motovon, a spectacular walled town, Pula, with its immense Roman amphitheater, the cliff-top village of Lubenice, the harbor town of Veli Lovinj, and the World Heritage Site of Trogir.

11 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

Mountain Hikes and Magnificent Coastal Towns

Hike in the alpine setting of Durmitor National Park, the primeval forests and glacial lakes of Biogradska Gora National Park, and enjoy enchanting medieval Kotor, the jewel of Montenegro’s sun-splashed Adriatic coast.

11 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
3+

Hiking, Biking, and Optional Sea Kayaking along the Dalmatian Coast

Experience hiking, biking, and sea kayaking along the glorious Dalmatian Coast in Croatia during this incredible 9-day Private Journey.

9 days from: $4095
Trip Level:
2

Enchanting Hikes, Cesky Krumlov, and Glorious Prague

Explore the castles and countryside of the Czech Republic on this exciting hiking and cultural adventure. Monrovia, Bohemia, and Prague including Telc and Cesky Krumlov.

9 days from: $3995
Trip Level:
2+

Exploring Darwin’s Islands aboard the Reina Silvia

Aboard the 12-guest Reina Silvia with your naturalist guide, set off into Darwin’s world for an active journey full of nature hikes and wildlife wonder, including fantastic snorkeling with playful sea lions.

8 days from: $4958
Trip Level:
1+

One of the Best Long-Distance Hikes in the World

Hike coast-to-coast all the way across England from the impossibly romantic Lake District to the stone-built villages of the Yorkshire Dales and onward to the purple heather lands of the North York Moors.

14 days from: $6195
Trip Level:
4+

Hidden Coves, Fishing Villages, and Hiking the Cornish Coast

10 day hiking and cultural adventure through the fabled lands of Cornwall, including Fowey and St. Ives.

10 days from: $5695
Trip Level:
3+

Country Walks, Prehistoric Caves, and Magnificent Chateaux

Discover the Lot Valley of southwest France, with hikes to cliff-perched towns including Rocamadour and overnights in historic hotels. Explore ancient abbeys, open-air markets, visit the extraordinary prehistoric Pech Merle caves.

9 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
2+

Coastal Trails, Ancient Abbeys, and Legendary Cuisine

Hike the coastal trails of Normandy and Brittany, visit acient abbeys and seaside villages, and enjoy legendary cuisine.

11 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
3

Glacial Cirques, Mountain Meadows, and the High Peaks of the Pyrenees

Hike the best trails of France's Pyrenees National Park, including the famed GR10 and the dramatic amphitheater called the Cirque de Gavarnie, with overnights in beautiful mountain villages.

9 days from: $5095
Trip Level:
4 & 5

From the Mountains to the Sea along the GR5

Hike from mighty Mont Blanc, with its perpetual glaciers, through traditional villages and national parks to the palm-fringed beaches of the Cote d’Azur, where the Maritime Alps plunge into the blue Mediterranean.

14 days from: $6895
Trip Level:
5

On Foot from France to Italy to Switzerland

Classic circuit trek with Alps experts around Mont Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe, in alpine France, Italy, and Switzerland. Decades of experience, expert guides, and incredible accommodations.

8 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
5

Spectacular High Alps Traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt

Enjoy the good life in Europe on a classic Haute Route trek across the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt. Join expert guides as we hike among Western Europe's highest peaks.

12 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
5+

hiking the Exquisite Island Worlds of France and Italy

Discover the unique cultures and picturesque landscapes of Corsica and Sardinia, with coastal walks, mountain hikes, and cultural exploration.

11 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
3+

Mountain Trails and Ancient Cultures of Euskadi

This hiking and cultural adventure in Basque Country journeys into valleys and over mountains from Spain to France! Enjoy local cheeses, wine, and two dinners in Michelin-star restaurants.

10 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
3+

A Lodge-Based Adventure in the Republic of Georgia

11 day hiker’s journey to the Georgian Caucasus mountains with incredible views and an expert guide.

11 days from: $4095
Trip Level:
4

Edelweiss, Traditional Villages, and Snow-Capped Peaks

Hike in the glorious mountains of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in the heart of Bavaria, then head into the alpine splendor of Austria’s Tyrol, with two hiking options each day and wonderful hotels at night.

8 days from: $5095
Trip Level:
4+

Hidden Trails and Golden Beaches of the Cyclades

Explore the storied isles of the Cyclades, with wonderful hikes on Tinos, Naxos, and rugged Amorgos, each a tranquil realm of bougainvillea-draped hill villages above the gleaming Aegean.

13 days from: $4395
Trip Level:
3+

Ancient Sites and the Cyclades Islands

Explore Greece, from Olympia to Acropolis, and the Cyclades including Delos and Mykonos on your own private journey with an expert guide.

12 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

Hiking and Cultural Odyssey Across Iceland's Surreal Landscapes

Discover the natural wonders of western and northern Iceland, with hikes on steaming volcanoes, across rift fissures, below glorious waterfalls, and wonderful birding and whale-watching.

8 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
3+

Coral Gardens, Tropical Reef Fish, and Komodo Dragons

Experience some of the top snorkeling on the planet with this 11 day small ship and yacht adventure.

11 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
3

One of the Last Wild Frontiers on Our Planet

With our expert marine biologist Trip Leader, snorkel in one of the most pristine setting on our planet, the Waigeo Islands of the Raja Ampat archipelago in the heart of the Coral Triangle.

12 days from: $5595
Trip Level:
3

The Burren, County Mayo, Connemara, and the Aran Islands

From Galway to the Burren, Connemara, Joyce Country, the Ran Islands, and County Mayo, explore this cultural and hiking adventure in Ireland under expert guides for 9 days.

9 days from: $4695
Trip Level:
3

Coastal, Mountain, and Island Hikes in Cork and Kerry

Hike the most spectacular land and seascapes of southwest Ireland, from Sheep’s Head Peninsula, one of Ireland’s best-kept secrets, to the Kerry Way, the pilgrim trails of the Dingle Peninsula, and the remote Blasket Islands.

9 days from: $4695
Trip Level:
3

From Medieval Hilltowns to the Ligurian Sea

Explore Tuscany's medieval gems of Sovana and Sorano, radiant Siena, and enjoy a sunset hike into legendary San Gimignano. In the Cinque Terre, hike between secluded villages set beside the sparkling sea.

10 days from: $5695
Trip Level:
3

Ravello, Mt. Vesuvius, and Spectacular Coastal Hikes

Join us on the Amalfi Coast in sunny southern Italy. Hike beside the brilliant Mediterranean, explore Herculaneum and Mt. Vesuvius, enjoy incredible cuisine and culture.

9 days from: $5195
Trip Level:
3+

Piemonte, Lombardia, and the Veneto

In northern Italy, we enjoy superb hikes in Piemonte, Lombardia, and the Veneto along with wine and cheese tastings, a cooking class, and elegant meals created by some of Italy’s most legendary chefs.

9 days from: $6095
Trip Level:
2+

Greek and Roman Ruins, Coastal and Mountain Hikes

Hike in Sicily's vineyards, along the rugged coast, and on the slopes of mighty Mt. Etna, plus explore the evocative ruins at Segesta and Siracusa, with a grand finale at enchanting Taormina, one of Europe's most beautiful villages.

11 days from: $5395
Trip Level:
3

From Siena to Rome along the Via Francigena

Small group hiking and cultural adventure from Siena to Rome highlights to best of Italy's culture and scenery.

10 days from: $4995
Trip Level:
3

On Foot from France to Italy to Switzerland

Classic circuit trek with Alps experts around Mont Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe, in alpine France, Italy, and Switzerland. Decades of experience, expert guides, and incredible accommodations.

8 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
5

hiking the Exquisite Island Worlds of France and Italy

Discover the unique cultures and picturesque landscapes of Corsica and Sardinia, with coastal walks, mountain hikes, and cultural exploration.

11 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
3+

Hiking Mt. Etna and the Aeolian Islands

In Italy's Aeolian Islands, follow trails to the top the dramatic volcano-isles of Stromboli and Vulcano, hike on magnificent Mt. Etna, and enjoy coastal walks on the islands of Lipari and Panarea.

11 days from: $5395
Trip Level:
4

Lakes Como, Lugano, Maggiore, and Orta

Como, Maggiore, and Orta, the lakes of Lombardia, northern Italy. A fantastic itinerary featuring daily hiking, cultural villages, outstanding cuisine, and luxury hotels.

9 days from: $5295
Trip Level:
3

Experience Europe’s Most Dramatic mountains

A spectacular itinerary in the Dolomites, in the Sud Tirol, Italy. Two guided hiking options each day with expert guides and comfortable accommodations.

8 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
4 & 5

Lake Maggiore, Orta San Giulio, Isola Bella, and Cinque Terre

Explore Italy's Lake Orta, Isola Bella, and hike in the Cinque Terre with a private guide and stay in wonderful hotels.

10 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
2 & 3

A Photographer’s Dream Journey

See the incredible great migration in Kenya’s Masai Mara, a photographer's dream, on this small-group adventure that gets you close to the action.

11 days from: $7995
Trip Level:
2+

Natural History and Leaping Lemurs

Explore Madagascar's remote and seldom-visited nature reserves renowned for their endemic biodiversity: Ranofomana and Isalo National Parks, and Andasibe (Perinet) Reserve, home to the Indri indri lemurs.

16 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
2+

Leaping Lemurs, Rare Birds, and Exotic Flora

A once-in-a-lifetime natural history adventure in Madagascar introduces you to a variety of lemurs, surreal landscapes, and botanical wonders found nowhere else on earth. Explore Andasibe (Perinet), Berenty, and Ankarana and Amber National Parks.

13 days from: $4695
Trip Level:
2+

Mountain Hikes and Magnificent Coastal Towns

Hike in the alpine setting of Durmitor National Park, the primeval forests and glacial lakes of Biogradska Gora National Park, and enjoy enchanting medieval Kotor, the jewel of Montenegro’s sun-splashed Adriatic coast.

11 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
3+

An exclusive Conservation Safari in Namibia

Visit the only place in the world where desert lions exist and have the chance to work with vets at a big cat rehabilitation center on this 12 day once-in-a-lifetime journey.

12 days from: $6495
Trip Level:
2+

Etosha, Himba Tribes, Sossusvlei Dunes, and a Desert Hike

Track leopards and cheetahs at Okonjima and elephants in Damaraland, safari in Etosha National Park, climb the dunes at Sossusvlei, and take a 3-day walking safari in NamibRand Nature Reserve.

14 days from: $6195
Trip Level:
3

Sossusvlei Dunes, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park

Embark on a private journey through Sossusvlei Dunes, Damaraland, and Etosha National Park at your own pace in Namibia.

8 days from: $4295
Trip Level:
2

Experience the Natural History Paradise of the Rock Islands

Natural history sea kayaking and snorkeling tour of Palau including the Rock Islands, coral reefs, sharks and turtles, mangrove forests, Peleliu Island and marine archaeology.

10 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
3

In the Land of the Czars

With your private guide, explore Moscow, Russia’s Mother City, the “Golden Ring” of medieval towns along the Volga River, including the Holy City of Suzdal, with a grand finale in stunning St. Petersburg.

10 days from: $3595
Trip Level:
1+

Hiking the Outer Hebrides and Isle of Skye

This Scottish hiking adventure explores the Isle of Skye, far Cuillins’ fjord-like inlets, historic Glencoe, Loch Ness, and the beaches of Harris with meals of fresh seafood along the way.

10 days from: $6395
Trip Level:
3+

Castles, Lochs, the Highlands, and the Inner Hebrides

Explore Glasgow, lochs and glens of historic Glencoe, the Inner Hebrides, Isle of Skye, and much more at your own pace on this 10 day private journey to Scotland.

10 days from: $6195
Trip Level:
2 & 3

Adventures from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic sea

Hike the trails of the snow-capped Julian Alps and explore Slovenia's traditional villages and historic towns, including Kobarid, immortalized in Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms, and medieval Piran on the blue Adriatic.

11 days from: $4795
Trip Level:
3

Idyllic Islands,Medieval Hilltowns, and culinary delights

Enjoy hikes and cultural exploration in Motovon, a spectacular walled town, Pula, with its immense Roman amphitheater, the cliff-top village of Lubenice, the harbor town of Veli Lovinj, and the World Heritage Site of Trogir.

11 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

Beautiful Cape Town and a Classic Wildlife Safari

Explore from Cape Town to the Cape of Good Hope, then set out for phenomenal big-five gameviewing in exclusive private game reserves adjoining world renowned Greater Kruger National Park.

10 days from: $4395
Trip Level:
2

From Cape Town to Botswana

Discover South Africa's Cape Town, Zambia's world-famous Victoria Falls, and safari in Botswana's legendary Chobe National park, with its massive herds of elephants.

11 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
2

Ancient Trails and Paradors of Northern Spain’s camino de santiago

Hiking adventure to Santiago de Compostela along St. James' path in France and Spain. Our van-supported journey explores El Camino de Santiago through medieval villages in the footsteps of pilgrims.

9 days from: $4195
Trip Level:
3

The Alhambra, Ronda, and the Whitewashed Villages of Southern Spain

Southern Spain hiking adventure in Granada Province, whitewashed villages and Moorish influence. Hike in Las Alpujarras, visit charming towns, and enjoy incredible cuisine and accommodations.

8 days from: $4295
Trip Level:
3

Mountain Trails and Ancient Cultures of Euskadi

This hiking and cultural adventure in Basque Country journeys into valleys and over mountains from Spain to France! Enjoy local cheeses, wine, and two dinners in Michelin-star restaurants.

10 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
3+

The Pyrenees Foothills, Mediterranean Coast, and Spectacular Medieval Towns

Explore the wonders of Spain and the idyllic region of Catalonia from Barcelona to Roses with a visit to Salvador Dali’s hometown, hikes among vineyards on Costa Brava, and all with a private guide.

9 days from: $5295
Trip Level:
2

Swiss Classics: Zermatt, Pontresina, and Guarda

This hiking journey links Swiss alpine towns Zermatt, Pontresina, Guarda, and Ardez using transportation including the Glacier Express. We hike mountains, glaciers, valleys, and villages!

8 days from: $4995
Trip Level:
2 & 3

Lake Lucerne, the Bernese Oberland, and Lake Geneva’s Lavaux Wine Country

Discover enchanting Lake Lucerne, the great snow peaks of the Bernese Oberland, and Lake Geneva’s Lavaux wine country on our hiking and cultural odyssey in Switzerland.

9 days from: $6495
Trip Level:
3

On Foot from France to Italy to Switzerland

Classic circuit trek with Alps experts around Mont Blanc, the highest peak in western Europe, in alpine France, Italy, and Switzerland. Decades of experience, expert guides, and incredible accommodations.

8 days from: $4495
Trip Level:
5

Spectacular High Alps Traverse from Chamonix to Zermatt

Enjoy the good life in Europe on a classic Haute Route trek across the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt. Join expert guides as we hike among Western Europe's highest peaks.

12 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
5+

Lakes Como, Lugano, Maggiore, and Orta

Como, Maggiore, and Orta, the lakes of Lombardia, northern Italy. A fantastic itinerary featuring daily hiking, cultural villages, outstanding cuisine, and luxury hotels.

9 days from: $5295
Trip Level:
3

Ticino, Engadine, Glacier Express, and the Matterhorn

On this private trip, take a ride on the famous Glacier Express, explore Lugano’s lake town and the enchanting alpine villages of St. Moritz and Zermatt, and finish with a hike at the iconic Matterhorn.

10 days from: $4795
Trip Level:
2 & 3

Trek to the Summit of Africa’s Highest Mountain

Climb Kilimanjaro along the spectacular and less-traveled Lemosho-Crater Camp Route with expert guides. Adding a Serengeti safari extension makes this the ultimate experience of East Africa.

11 days from: $5395
Trip Level:
7

The Ultimate Safari: Tarangire, Ngorogoro Crater, and the Serengeti

Classic wildlife and walking safaris with skilled trackers in Serengeti National Park, plus Ngorongoro Crater, Olduvai Gorge, Lake Manyara, and Tarangire National Parks. Expert Masai guides, exclusive private camps, luxury lodges.

13 days from: $8395
Trip Level:
2+

Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro, and the Serengeti

Explore the Serengeti with exciting gameviewing at Grumeti River Camp or Klein’s Camp (depending on the season) and Serengeti Under Canvas, with a grand finale of wildlife wonder at Ngorongoro Crater.

9 days from: $6795
Trip Level:
2

Tonga’s Remote Tropical Isles and Pristine Coral Reefs

Discover Tonga’s enchanting Ha’apai Islands on a journey filled with sea kayaking adventures, snorkeling in crystalline waters, and spectacular encounters with the humpback whales, along with time-honored Polynesian hospitality.

9 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
3

A Mediterranean Voyage with Hikes to Hidden Ruins and Seaside Villages

Explore the brilliant coast of Turkey in a traditional "gulet" yacht. Glories of Rome, Greece, and Lycia along the Aegean coast, day hikes, unrivaled ruins, and cultural visits.

14 days from: $5995
Trip Level:
2+

From Roman Ruins to Imperial Istanbul

With your private guide, explore the monuments of Istanbul, the volcanic moonscape of Cappadocia, magnificent Ephesus, Bodrum on the Aegean Coast, and mountain-ringed Aphrodisias, a fantastic World Heritage Site.

11 days from: $5795
Trip Level:
2+

Istanbul, Cappadocia, and the Turquoise Coast

Sail the exquisite Turquoise Coast in your own private gulet (yacht), visit the Byzantine cave churches of Cappadocia and the marble-paved streets of magnificent Roman Ephesus, explore the treasures of Istanbul.

11 days from: $5095
Trip Level:
2

Chimpanzee Tracking, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and the Mountain Gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Enjoy thrilling encounters with mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in Uganda on this epic private journey.

8 days from: $4695
Trip Level:
3+

Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls

Classic Botswana camping safaris with expert guides: Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Kalahari, and Victoria Falls.

11 days from: $7395
Trip Level:
2

The Okavango Delta, Chobe’s Elephant Kingdom, and Victoria Falls

Wildlife viewing by open 4WD vehicle, safaris by riverboat and mokoro (dugout canoe), and exciting game walks, with stays in exclusive safari camps.

8 days from: $5595
Trip Level:
2

From Cape Town to Botswana

Discover South Africa's Cape Town, Zambia's world-famous Victoria Falls, and safari in Botswana's legendary Chobe National park, with its massive herds of elephants.

11 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
2

Moremi Game Reserve, the Okavango Delta, Chobe National Park, and Victoria Falls

Classic Botswana camping safaris with expert guides: Chobe National Park, Moremi Game Reserve, Okavango Delta, Kalahari, and Victoria Falls.

11 days from: $7395
Trip Level:
2

Active Safari Adventures in Hwange and Mana Pools

Explore the best of Zimbabwe and Victoria Falls without the crowds on this special 9 day private journey.

9 days from: $4895
Trip Level:
2+

The Okavango Delta, Chobe’s Elephant Kingdom, and Victoria Falls

Wildlife viewing by open 4WD vehicle, safaris by riverboat and mokoro (dugout canoe), and exciting game walks, with stays in exclusive safari camps.

8 days from: $5595
Trip Level:
2

From Cape Town to Botswana

Discover South Africa's Cape Town, Zambia's world-famous Victoria Falls, and safari in Botswana's legendary Chobe National park, with its massive herds of elephants.

11 days from: $5495
Trip Level:
2