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Find your perfect tour: Know your tour types

Feb 01, 2014 by Jamie Burke


Food & Wine Tours

WHAT: Taste your way through a foodie-favored region.

HOW: Cooking classes and demonstrations, vineyard visits and farmhouse dinners.

BRING YOUR: Appetite (and clothing with a little give).

GO & DO: Sip champagne in Champagne on a Food & Wine tour through France or sample Parmigiano Reggiano at the source in Northern Italy.

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City Stays

WHAT: Get to know a single city by settling in for a few days.

HOW: It’s all optional—sign up for guided excursions or explore on your own time.

BRING YOUR: Subway map and some stylish walking shoes.

GO & DO: Explore Guadi’s candy-colored wonderland in Barcelona or feel the romance of Paris.

woman walking down stairs overlooking the town of vernazza

Walking Tours

WHAT: Take off on foot for a different perspective.

HOW: Hidden streets and country pathways show you a new side of each destination.

BRING YOUR: Hiking boots, sunglasses and rain gear.

GO & DO: Trek through Italy’s Dolomites or wander the lavender fields of Provence.

couple sitting in a safari jeep taking a photo of an elephant in africa

Safari & Wildlife Tours

WHAT: Say hello to local flora and fauna up close.

HOW: Delve into the world’s most beautiful National Parks with knowledgeable local guides or venture into the unspoiled wilds of Africa on game drives and village visits.

BRING YOUR: Binoculars, sunhat, and adventurous spirit.

GO & DO: Explore the natural beauty of the U.S. or witness the power of Victoria Falls.

religious church of fatima in portugal

Religious Heritage Tours

WHAT: Connect to faith and personal history.

HOW: Journey through sacred landmarks and historic sites.

BRING YOUR: Affinity group or family.

GO & DO: Feel the pulse of Jerusalem or discover the last secret of Fátima in Portugal.

woman blocking the sun with her hand while riding on a boat

WHAT: Take to the water to see two sides of each destination.

HOW: Explore on land, relax at sea, unpack once and see it all—your accommodations move with you.

BRING YOUR: Dinner jacket and Dramamine.

GO & DO: Cruise through Alaskan glaciers or float down the Yangtze in China.


Special Event Tours

WHAT: Join the party to celebrate global culture.

HOW: Jet off to the world’s biggest festivals, celebrations, and cultural events.

BRING YOUR: Festive enthusiasm.

GO & DO: Toast St. Patrick in Dublin or see millions of flowers in bloom at Keukenhof.

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About the author | Jamie Burke
Always on the lookout for the next best meal ever, Jamie loves exploring the world—and all the great food in it. When she's not working to inspire new travelers, you'll find her biking around Boston, eating at her favorite sushi place, or hanging out at home with her family (and cat).

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