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Published Jan 2, 2024
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Start the new year off right with a life-changing trip full of new cultures, unique cuisines, and hands-on activities! Hop across the pond and travel like a local through the canals of Venice, sip famous Port wine in centuries-old cellars, hike through Plitvice Lakes National Park, and discover medieval towns. Embark on four thrilling safari rides at Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve, seeking out the iconic Big 5. From witnessing continents collide in Turkey at the crossroads of Europe and Asia and experiencing Colombia's modern cities and mega-diverse natural wonders to diving deep into the authentic life of Cuba, we have just the right trip for you!
 
 
 
Discover the Adriatic: Croatia & Slovenia with Venice
 
 
The Adriatic region: Slovenia & Lake Bled to Croatia’s Split & Plitvice Lakes & more, plus the canals of Venice & Lake Wörth in the Austrian Alps
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3699
  
$2899
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Colorful Colombia
 
 
Explore the heart of Colombia and indulge in its fascinating culture and diverse ecosystems: bustling Bogotá; the verdant coffee-growing Pereira region; historic Medellín & colonial Cartagena
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3399
  
$2899
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Best of Turkey
 
 
Witness a fusion of Europe and Asia in Istanbul, then explore fairy-tale Cappadocia, Mediterranean Antalya, plus the ruins at Ephesus, Troy & more
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3349
  
$2749
  
15
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Kenya Safari Express
 
 
The perfect taste of Kenya: Nairobi, plus a boat safari on Lake Naivasha, a game drive in Hell's Gate & 3 game drives in Masai Mara
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$3399
  
$2599
  
7
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Best of Portugal
 
 
Porto & its famous wine, the university town of Coimbra, Fatima & medieval Obidos, then enchanting Lisbon with a day trip to fairy-tale Sintra
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$4149
  
$3449
  
10
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy*
 
SEE THIS PACKAGE
 
 
Havana Express
 
 
Dive deep into the authentic life in Havana: a journey that will open your eyes, expand your understanding, and fill your heart
 
FROM
 
FROM
 
$1399
  
$1199
  
4
W/ FLIGHTS
TOUR ONLY
DAYS
per person, double occupancy, during sale*
 
On Sale: Save $400–500*
 
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* Advertised prices may include an "Instant Savings" discount and/or sale discount, available for a limited time. Prices reflect these discounts. Advertised prices are per person, based on double occupancy; single occupancy rooms may be available for an additional charge. Advertised prices are the best available based on the least expensive travel dates, departure city, and other options, and do not include optional excursions or other optional items. Your total price will vary based upon the dates, flights, and other options you select during the booking process. For packages including flights, prices include Airline Taxes, Fees & Sept. 11th Security Fee, but do not include excess baggage fees or advance seat reservations. Prices and availability subject to change. More about our prices.

† The Carefree Booking policy is not travel insurance and only applies to a new booking—defined as booking without the use of funds on file from a previous cancellation. With our Carefree Booking policy, if you book one of our scheduled departures and decide later not to travel for any reason, you can transfer all payments you've made excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets, towards another available departure date or package, with no change fees or penalties.

Alternately, you can choose to receive a future travel credit for all payments made, excluding the cost of any issued flight tickets; or you can choose to receive a refund for that same amount, minus the deposit, per person future travel credit.

You may use these credits anytime, however they must be used or transferred within 5 years of your booking.

The Carefree Booking policy only applies to your original booking—limiting rebookings to one. Subsequent bookings will be subject to standard cancellation penalties. Additionally, any coupon or discount (other than our Instant Savings) does not transfer from the cancelled booking and therefore will not be applied to the new booking.

Travel protection premiums may be credited to your new tour provided: no claim is filed; (no vendor penalties such as Air, sea or rail etc have been incurred); and your new trip departs within 1 year of the cancellation of your original tour.

Valid for bookings made on or after September 23, 2022 Offer may not be available on all packages, including private and custom group departures and Biblical Journeys. Changes or cancellations requested after final payment due date are subject to our regular change and cancellation fees & policies. For more information and some additional restrictions, see our terms & conditions.

†† $199 deposit available on select packages. Valid for new bookings only. Changes to your package, departure date, or flights may require an increased deposit. If you select our optional travel protection plan, the premium will be added to your deposit. See additional terms & conditions.

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