2020-2021 Tour Summaries

Savoring New Zealand

March 3–13, 2024
After an extended closure during the pandemic New Zealand is open — and hot again as a destination! We’ve redesigned our previous itinerary to focus less on the thrill-seeing adventure activities in favor of the country’s excellent epicurean scene and some of its natural splendors. From Waiheke Island to Wellington, from Dunedin to Queenstown, this is a terrific cross-section of what this beautiful country has to offer.

Occitanie & Provence

September 23–29, 2024
Straddling the famed Rhône River we explore two delightful regions in the south of France —Occitanie to the west of the river, Provence to the east — while using one hotel base for the week. This sun-baked territory is rich in history and rich in its culinary offerings. Join us as we explore Nîmes, Arles, Montpellier, Châteauneuf-du-Pape and much more!

Mexico City & Oaxaca

January 9–16, 2025
Join us as we explore two fascinating and very different cities in Mexico. Kicking it off in Mexico City we’ll cover pre-Columbian sites, trendy neighborhoods, Frida Kahlo’s home, and the best archeological museum in Latin America while also savoring the city’s excellent food scene. Then to Oaxaca city and its surrounding areas where Indigenous cultures prevail along with an outstanding arts & crafts scene, great restaurants, mezcal bars, colorful buildings, stunning churches, and a significant archeological site.

The Basque Lands

May 12–18, 2025
The Basque country is home to a fiercely independent people with an ancient language. Our itinerary reveals the delights of this region of Spain (and a smidgen of France) that is undeniably quite a bit unlike the rest of the country. The area is full of enticements — modern architecture, famous wine, renowned cuisine, history, and beaches to name just a few.

Cruising Norway

Join a Venture Out group aboard a 9-night luxury sailing to witness the summer splendor along the coast of Norway! We’ll depart out of Copenhagen and then cruise up the Norwegian coast on our intimate 188-passenger luxury ship completing our journey above the Arctic Circle! Gaze upon soaring craggy mountains, UNESCO-listed fjords, glaciers, and quiet seaside villages. Ports of call include famous Bergen, the Lofoten Islands, Kristiansund’s rare preserved stave churches from the Middle Ages, and many other points of interest!