15 incredible new tours you should add to your travel wish list
We’ve launched 15 new tours just this year, and each one’s packed with jaw-dropping destinations. Need help narrowing them down? Take our Tour Match quiz to figure out which one’s right for you. Keep reading to learn about our newest tours.
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1. A Week In Ireland
Enjoy a feast fit for a king inside medieval Bunratty Castle. Sip mead from a goblet and learn about Ireland and the castle’s history. Then, make your way to the Great Hall to enjoy a sumptuous, four-course dinner and an evening of live entertainment, including songs and stories of Irish lore.
Related article: 7 hidden-gem towns to visit in Ireland →
2. Cuba People & Culture: Havana, Trinidad & Cienfuegos
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Visit one of Old Havana's small, family-run restaurants, known as paladares, on our tours to Cuba. After dinner, tap your toes and sway along as local musicians perform songs inspired by famous Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club. “The cultural, people-to-people focus with the opportunity to meet so many artists and musicians, to see them perform, to visit their homes and schools, and to interact directly made this a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” said traveler Cynthia.
3. Food & Wine: Campania, Puglia & the Amalfi Coast
Walk through the charming town of Santa Maria di Leuca to a local winery for a family-style lunch. Then, take a drive through the heel of Italy. Pass by beaches, coastal cliffs, quaint towns, olive groves, vineyards, and small, whitewashed villages. You’ll make your way to the scenic Adriatic port town of Otranto, where you’ll discover the Old Town on the harbor and a Romanesque Cathedral. “Prepare yourself to have the best Southern Italian food, majestic picturesque sceneries, and the most amazing people you’ll meet,” said traveler Kathy.
Related article: The best things to do, eat, and see in Southern Italy →
4. Japan Adventure: Kyoto, the Japanese Alps & Tokyo
Explore the island of Okinawa, which is known as the Hawaii of Japan thanks to its lush landscape and pristine beaches. The island is designated a Blue Zone, because of its high number of centenarians, people living to at least 100 years old due to their unique environment. Enjoy a meal of local specialties as your guide explains why this particular diet is key to the islanders’ healthy lifestyles. Bitter melon, seaweed, and raw fish are a few healthful, local foods you’ll have a chance to try.
5. A Week in Croatia: Zagreb, Split & Dubrovnik
Set out to explore the small Republic of Montenegro, home to stunning beaches, rugged mountains, and deep canyons. Sail to the famed islets of St. George and Our Lady of the Rocks where you’ll explore the UNESCO-protected town of Kotor, known for its medieval walls and churches nestled between the hills and sea.
Related article: The Go Ahead Travel Guide to Croatia →
6. Ireland: A Feast of Culinary Flavors & Local Traditions
Head to St. James’s Gate in Dublin and pay a visit to the iconic Guinness Storehouse (it dates back to 1759!). Here, a beer specialist will welcome you into Connoisseur Bar, a luxurious private pub, and take you on a journey through the tastes, traditions, and stories of the “black stuff.”
7. Greek Islands Adventure: Athens, Naxos & Paros
Board a catamaran sailboat for this epic cruise around the iconic Greek islands. Spend a full day sailing, island hopping, and taking in the beautiful coastal scenery of the Cyclades Islands. Snorkel at the picture-perfect Blue Lagoon and take a swim at the idyllic Faneromeni Beach.
Related article: 5 of the top ancient Greek temples to explore in Greece →
8. Israel Adventure: Tel Aviv, the Dead Sea & Jerusalem
Take in sweeping views of the Dead Sea and Jordanian Mountains at the summit of Mount Masada, a desert fortress from the First Jewish-Roman War. You’ll learn about the site’s history as you explore the plateau-top fortification. Admire the views of Masada National Park before taking a cable car ride back down to the base.
9. French Riviera & Provence Adventure
Spend an evening in Monaco on the trip of a lifetime. The tiny principality is world-renowned as a hot spot for the rich and famous. Ruled by the Grimaldis, Europe’s oldest royal family, Monaco has retained its independence for more than 700 years. Perched atop the Rock of Monaco overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, you’ll tour Old Town before heading to the Monte Carlo Casino.
Related article: 5 of the prettiest places to visit in Provence, France →
10. Food & Wine: A Taste of Bordeaux & Burgundy
Taste for the flavors of Burgundy on one of our top new trips. Explore the wine region during visits to two vineyards along the Côte d'Or wine route. Take a daylong trip through the Burgundy wine region, beginning in a central region called Côte de Beaune. You'll try world-renowned wines, including Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, at countryside vineyards.
11. Tuscany Adventure: Lucca, Siena & Maremma
Set off into the rolling hills of the Chianti region to visit a winery and farm estate, known locally as an agriturismo. You’ll tour the villa and gardens to learn about wine production. Then, enjoy dinner and three estate-made wines while soaking in views of the Tuscan countryside’s landscape. Between meals and wine tastings, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work up an appetite. “From riding bikes in Lucca, to making pasta in cooking classes, this was a very active trip,” said traveler Martha. “It is very full of walks and hikes and going through vineyards and farms to meet the farmers, winemakers and olive oil makers.”
Related article: What an Italian agriturismo is & why you should visit →
12. Poland & the Baltics Adventure: Warsaw to Tallinn
On this tour of four Baltic nations, visit the Latvian countryside and the majestic Turaida Castle, built in 1214 by Albert of Riga. The castle is located in Gauja National Park, where you’ll take in the sweeping views of the ‘Switzerland’ of Latvia. Stop at a local home in the village of Zipari, where you’ll enjoy a farm-to-table lunch on one of our top new trips.
13. America’s National Parks by Train: Rocky Mountains, Arches & Zion
Climb aboard a customized Hummer safari vehicle for a sunset adventure in Moab’s famous rock canyons for one of our trips of a lifetime. You’ll drive between red rock fins, weave in and out of the canyons, and scale steep, sandstone hills. Along the way, you’ll learn about the area’s geology from your expert guides as you enjoy views over the gorgeous Canyonlands region.
14. Bhutan Adventure: The Trans Bhutan Trail
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Travel from Bhutan to Tibet on the same pilgrimage trail Buddhists have walked for more than 500 years. Pass more than 200 sacred sites on a series of breathtakingly beautiful hikes. Walking through ancient fortresses and charming local villages on the eastern ridge of the Himalayas and staying at four-star hotels and unique, boutique properties throughout Bhutan makes this one of the best tours for 2023.
Related article: Reasons to visit Bhutan, one of the happiest places on Earth →
15. Ghana Adventure: Accra to Cape Coast
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Climb aboard a 4x4 game-drive vehicle and set off in search of zebras, baboons, antelope, and 170 species of birds on the Shai Hills Resource Reserve. Experience panoramic views of the lush grasslands of the Greater Accra Savannah in Ghana after a leisurely hike to the summit of Mogo Hill.
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