A ten-day jaunt through the countryside and cuisine of Switzerland is the ideal way to see (and taste) all things Swiss. This small nation packs a punch with its mountainous landscapes, glacial lakes, picturesque cities and food staples that are so tough to beat. Beginning in Zurich, head to historic St Gallen, lakeside Lucerne, adrenaline-filled Interlaken and cheese-obsessed Gruyeres before finishing in the nation's quaint capital, Bern. Here, the outdoors has never looked so good and chocolate has never tasted so smooth, so it’s time to test it out yourself.
A fascinating mix of natural oddities and ancient wonder, Jordan has so much to offer for the curious traveller. Live it up in cosmopolitan Amman, explore the mystic desert landscapes in Wadi Rum, visit the towering ruins of Petra and trek to its remote hilltop village, and discover the vibrant mosaics of Madaba. Your eight-day small group adventure through Jordan’s hotspots is an exciting and enriching adventure through a majestic desert land – best enjoyed with the eyes of an expert local leader and full of authentic local experiences.
Price Per Night:$412.19 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 11, 2020through Dec 27, 2020
Auckland, Bay of Islands, Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Te Anau, Dunedin...
This is the perfect New Zealand journey for those who desire to explore the North and South Islands. With comprehensive sightseeing inclusions and leisure time, it covers all the key destinations on this Premier Escorted Vacation.
Price Per Night:$315.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 06, 2021through Mar 23, 2021
Sydney, The Hunter Valley & Newcastle , Port Macquarie , Dorrigo National Park, Byron Bay, Brisbane to Fraser Island, Fraser Island , Airlie Beach, Whitsundays Cruise and Airlie Beach, Mission Beach...
Discover a thousand shades of green, indulge in some of the continent’s freshest food and share moments of connection with locals on this 13-day tour. Travel down the scenic East Coast Road into the countryside and across to the west coast before finishing in India’s deep south. Experience the cultures, religions and histories of this region through its small rural towns, fishing villages and the scented spice plantations set in the picturesque Western Ghats mountains. This revelatory trip introduces you to an area less travelled from the comfort of a private vehicle.
Price Per Night:$1,076.54 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 26, 2022through Feb 08, 2022
Ushuaia, Ushuaia – Embarkation Day, Drake Passage, South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula , The Antarctic Circle, Antarctic Peninsula and South Shetland Islands, Drake Passage, Disembark Ushuaia
Price Per Night:$219.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 11, 2021through Aug 20, 2021
Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Cairo, Amman, Wadi Rum , Aqaba, Petra...
From the ‘Land of the Pharaohs’ to the buoyant waters of the Dead Sea, this immersive 19-day tour through Egypt and Jordan is awash with highlights. Lose yourself in sun-kissed Cairo, be dazzled by the grandeur of ancient Egypt, cruise down the iconic Nile River, and explore the fascinating cities of Alexandria, Aswan and Luxor. Cross over to Jordan and discover the sweeping desert and echoing formations of Wadi Rum, the hand-hewn facades of Petra and the ancient Roman ruins at Jerash. This is a Middle Eastern odyssey to remember.
Price Per Night:$371.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Aug 11, 2020through Oct 17, 2020
Perth, Wave Rock, Kalgoorlie, Esperance, Albany, Margaret River, Fremantle, Geraldton, Monkey Mia, Kalbarri...
Explore vibrant cosmopolitan Perth before travelling inland to iconic Kalgoorlie, then watch in awe as the landscape transitions on your approach to the southern coast, where you'll discover white-sand beaches, crystal-clear waters, and ancient forests.
Cambodia has been largely in the tourist eye in past years, but don’t let that stop you exploring some of its lesser-known historical and natural wonders. Spend eight days wandering lush forests, swimming in remote lakes and waterfalls and traversing through countryside that is sure to delight and surprise you. Observe elephants in their natural habitat, enjoy delicious Khmer food with a local cooking demonstration, and visit the temples that are lesser known than Angkor, but no less fascinating. Your expedition through the outlying eastern haunts of the country will move you away from the usual tourist trail and into a more insightful Cambodian journey.
Price Per Night:$212.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 02, 2021through Mar 31, 2021
Hobart - Central Plateau, Tarkine Region, Cradle Mountain National Park - Launceston, Bicheno, Freycinet National Park, Hobart
Much of this pristine wilderness state was – up until around 100 years ago – considered too remote to be used as much more than a penal colony. Fast-forward to now and that environment still remains pristine, but there are a few more creature comforts to make the journey an absolute pleasure. Discover immaculate UNESCO-listed forests and hike along the stunning Hazards Beach after a morning stroll to Wineglass Bay. There’s plenty of time to explore Tasmania at your own pace and enjoy the vast array of food, wine, history and sights.
Price Per Night:$336.08 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 07, 2021through Mar 19, 2021
Tokyo, Tokyo - Nikko, Nikko, Hakone, Takayama, Hiroshima, Miyajima - Hiroshima, Kyoto
This 13-day tour of Japan will introduce you to the cultures – old and new – that define this small but influential archipelago. Beginning in tech-mecca Tokyo and finishing with three nights in Kyoto, this immersive tour will also introduce you to lesser-known cities through Japan’s centre and southern reaches. Discover scenic beauty on the Hakone ropeway, sip the best sake in Takayama, find out about the Hiroshima of today and wonder at the floating torii gate of Miyajima. You’ll have a local to guide you through these lesser-known destinations and reveal layers of culture and history, plus an included Japan Rail Pass to get from A to B in style and comfort.
Price Per Night:$395.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 22, 2021through May 28, 2021
Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls (Brazilian side), Iguazu Falls (Argentinian side), Rio de Janeiro
Get a taste of the rhythms of Argentina and Brazil on this southern adventure journeying from Buenos Aires to Rio de Janeiro, taking in the spectacular Iguazu Falls along the way. From tango to samba, Spanish to Portuguese, and Malbec wine to caipirinhas, these two countries are sure to have you enthralled in their passionate zest for life.
Price Per Night:$206.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 01, 2021through Sep 25, 2021
Madrid, Granada, Ronda, Costa de la Luz / Tarifa, Seville, Cordoba, Valencia, Barcelona, Pamplona, San Sebastian...
Visit Spain's star attractions on a classic tour through its heart. Starting in Madrid, let your imagination unfold on a journey through this beautiful country oozing with charm, and visit the people and cities that reflect Spain's fascinating history and culture. Tour through Cordoba, Valencia, Barcelona and San Sebastian as you experience a fiery flamenco performance, follow your tastebuds to a tapas bar, admire unique architectural triumphs, worship the sun at the beach and sip some of the best red wine in the world. This 22-day adventure through Classic Spain is as colourful and diverse as the land itself.
Price Per Night:$197.60 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 04, 2021through Sep 14, 2021
Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada / Keough Hot Springs, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco
Get a dose of a classic USA on this 11-day wild western Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid. Stroll among the bizarre flora of Joshua Tree National Park, peer over the edge of the Grand Canyon and people-watch on the sandy boardwalks of Santa Monica. Trek and explore Yosemite, marvel at the size of Half Dome, and then head on to the coast as you move through constantly changing scenery through to the City by the Bay, San Francisco. For those who just want to hit the wide open road and see the natural wonder of USA’s west, this extensive LA to San Fran adventure is just the ticket.
Price Per Night:$307.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 01, 2021through Dec 30, 2022
Experience the best of Santiago on this delightful city stopover. Contrast historical city streets with the tranquil beauty of one of Chile's most celebrated wineries and discover what makes this enigmatic city tick.
Experience the real India on this comfortable introduction to the cultures of north India and the lush beauty of southern India. Travelling from Delhi in the north to Trivandrum in the south, discover everything that India has to offer. The highlights and hidden jewels are revealed against a backdrop of green on a Kerala tour and in the vibrant towns of Rajasthan. Visit India's flamboyant major cities and the quiet repose of tiny fishing villages, along with tea gardens, tribal homes and colonial enclaves. Discover the culinary delights of each region and stay in colourful hotels, heritage accommodation and even a palace!
Price Per Night:$406.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 29, 2020through Dec 11, 2020
Tokyo, Tokyo/Yamagata, Yamagata, Yudanaka, Takayama, Hiroshima, Kyoto
Ever-welcoming and always fascinating, Japan is a land of ancient cultures, austere traditions and groundbreaking technology. Experience the best that this diverse country has to offer from the excitement of lively Tokyo to the tranquil winter scenes in Yamagata. Watch the snow monkeys enjoy an onsen like a pro, feast on local delights at a Takayama market, take a sobering visit to the Hiroshima Peace Park and explore magnificent Kyoto temples. Discover ancient castles, magical winter wonders and fascinating feudal history on this authentic travel adventure. If you pack a good sense of humour and leave all inhibitions behind, the Land of the Snow Monkeys rarely disappoints.
Price Per Night:$197.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 01, 2020through Dec 29, 2022
Get a true taste of Istanbul – a city resplendent, enduring and diverse, truly forging itself as the world’s most spectacular intersection of cultures, cuisine and continents. Embark on a Short Break Adventure to get an essential Istanbul experience – exploring the Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Hippodrome and Grand Bazaar. You’ll also get under the skin of the place, eating with a local family, sharing tea and nargile and finding spots hidden from the tourist eye.
Trace India’s famous Golden Triangle on this rollicking 8-day tour of Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur. Explore the icons and discover local spots in the perfect introduction to the diverse north of this fascinating country. Begin in throbbing Delhi and explore the city by rickshaw and metro. Travel to romantic Jaipur to wonder at the pink-hued architecture and the 18th-century observatory. Get a little respite from the bustle with a rural heritage stay, then head to Agra and encounter the iconic Taj Mahal plus the city’s incredible fort. Before you know it, you’re back in Delhi, ordering chaat like a pro and toasting a chai to an incredible adventure.
Price Per Night:$116.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 30, 2021through Sep 19, 2021
Soldeu, Andorra, Salamandres Lake Walk, Cycling and Zip wiring in Cortals Valley, White Water Rafting in Sort, Free Day in Soldeu, Mountain biking on The Iron Route, Walking in Incles Valley, Soldeu, Soldeu
Prepare for some thrilling adventures during this action-packed week in the Pyrenees. Nestled between France and Spain, Andorra’s beautiful surrounding landscape provides thrillseekers with a setting for some serious adrenalin-fuelled fun. Hike up mountains, cycle through valleys, whitewater raft, zip-line and more in this small yet stunning European adventure land.
There aren’t many people who get the chance to set foot on the rarely visited island of Jan Mayer – this foggy nature reserve is set deep in the North Atlantic Ocean and is inhabited by less than 20 Norwegian military and metrology personnel. You also might not expect to see a volcano in the Arctic, but you will, amid glaciers and ice. Throw in the usual (albeit amazing) suspects – unforgettable Zodiac rides, spectacular fjords and time spent searching for illusive polar bears and other iconic wildlife, and you’ll find that this is not your standard Arctic adventure.
Price Per Night:$292.93 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 22, 2021through Aug 14, 2021
Oslo, Bergen, Norwegian Fjords, Lillehammer, Swedish Lakes, Stockholm, Stockholm / Overnight Ferry, Helsinki
Tour Scandinavia and discover the many charms and delights on this two-week adventure through Norway, Sweden and Finland. Travel through some of Europe's most stylish capitals and be wowed by some of the world's biggest fjords. Visit Norway's uber-cool Oslo, travel to Sweden's vibrant Stockholm and explore Finland's hip Helsinki. Along the way, uncover a Viking past, learn of a maritime heritage and get swept up in Olympic fever. Whether it's walking along charming streets in Bergen or sailing through vast fjords, you'll undoubtedly be left with a multitude of picturesque memories from this once in a lifetime Scandinavian adventure.
Price Per Night:$82.70 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jun 26, 2021through Aug 11, 2021
Mexico City, Puebla, Oaxaca, Oaxaca / Overnight Bus, San Cristobal de las Casas, Palenque, Palenque Ruins / Merida, Merida, Chichen Itza / Playa del Carmen, Playa del Carmen...
Dive into Central America on this 47-day Lonely Planet Experience, bookended by two chaotic capitals and filled with fun, adventure and culture. Journey through Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica on an epic adventure through the tantalising highlights of the region. Get acquainted with Central American cultures, spectacular landscapes and fascinating histories as you explore the wealth of ancient ruins, spot the range of unusual wildlife and relax on idyllic Caribbean shores. This is one of our longest adventures through Central America – a trip that zig-zags from the top of the continent to the bottom and delivers you with stories to tell and a tan to show off.
Dive into India on this 11-day Lonely Planet Experience, powered by Intrepid, and discover a wide range of cultural highlights in a relatively short amount of time. From the spiritual centre of Varanasi to the chaotic capital of Delhi, this journey is perfect for travellers who want local guidance and unique included experiences without sacrificing the freedom to explore independently. Witness the beauty of the Taj Mahal, feel enlightened on a boat trip along the River Ganges, and get the royal treatment during a 16th-century heritage stay. Bring an open mind and an open heart and plunge headfirst into this utterly captivating destination.
Price Per Night:$198.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 15, 2021through Jun 26, 2021
Vienna, Bratislava, Hedervar/Lipot, Komarom, Esztergom, Budapest
Retrace the steps of the Roman, Ottoman and Turk Empires on this adventure along the mighty Danube River. Journey through picturesque villages, forests and lush farmlands as you cycle from Vienna to Budapest, passing through Slovakia and it's cosmopolitan capital. Live it up in Baroque style at the elegant Schönbrunn Palace or get lost in the cobbled laneways of Komarom, a city with one foot in Hungary and the other in Slovakia. Visit the architectural jewel of the Danube River, the Esztergom Basilica, and pass by the imposing white-hued Bratislava Castle. Celebrate a day in the saddle with a luxurious soak in one of Budapest's iconic baths.
Price Per Night:$1,089.76 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 28, 2021through Aug 18, 2021
Helsinki, Embarkation in Murmansk, Exploring Novaya Zemlya, Exploring the Kara Sea and Severnaya Zemlya, Exploring Franz Josef Land, Disembarkation in Murmansk, Helsinki
From the stunning wildernesses of the Russian Arctic to the bright lights of Helsinki, this is an adventure you’ll never forget. Make like a true polar explorer and voyage around unspoiled areas like Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya and Franz Josef Land. You’ll never get tired of gazing up at the face of a glacier or watching a calving iceberg. Polar bear encounters are a real possibility and there will be plenty of opportunities to spot walrus, seals, whales and wide variety of seabirds.
Take a tour of India and be introduced to the Mountains and Mystics of this incredible country. This is a journey of the body, mind, and spirit as you travel through the foothills of the world's highest mountains – the Himalayas. These mystical lands look and feel very different from the rest of India – from the food and clothes to the crisp, clean mountain air and spiritual soul of the locals. Discover it all on a 13-day enlightening adventure, and be enchanted by a land in perfect balance between physical and spiritual worlds.
Take off on an unforgettable journey down Italy’s rarely visited heel, getting to know another side of this entrancing country. Believe the beauty of Amalfi, unwind in style among the sophisticates of Trani and tour the Roman ruins, baroque churches and whitewashed alleyways of Lecce. Wander among the peculiarly shaped houses of Alberobello, wander the hillside dwellings of Matera and discover the old town’s life surrounding Bari's Basilica di San Nicola. Head down and say ciao to Italy’s southernmost slice of the Adriatic.
Price Per Night:$190.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 27, 2021through Sep 05, 2021
Los Angeles, Joshua Tree National Park, Grand Canyon National Park, Las Vegas, Sierra Nevada / Keough Hot Springs, Yosemite National Park, San Francisco
Los Angeles and San Francisco are two of the most well-known locations in the USA. But what’s in between? The Real LA to San Francisco tour takes you from the bustling vibes of La La Land to the shores of San Francisco, via Arizona and Nevada. See desert landscapes, beautiful national parks and the extravagance of Las Vegas. If you want to experience the buzz of the big city mixed with the adventure of forest and national park, this trip has all your bases covered. Journey through the west coast on a classic North American road trip with the flexibility to go with the flow.