Price Per Night:$271.07 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Mar 27, 2021through Sep 18, 2021
Barcelona, Pyrenees / Ribes de Freser, Carcassonne, Provence / Arles, Nice, La Spezia, Cinque Terre / La Spezia, Pisa / Florence, Florence, Siena / Florence...
Lose yourself in three of Europe's most enchanting countries. From the vibrant streets of Barcelona, travel into the heart of the picturesque Spanish Pyrenees, then discover Provencal food and world-class wines as you frolic with Europe’s high rollers in the French Riviera. Feast on breathtaking sights in the cliff-top towns of the Cinque Terre, see master works of art in Florence and marvel at the leaning Torre de Pisa. Call into beautiful Siena then conclude this European adventure in the ancient city of Rome.
Price Per Night:$271.25 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 20, 2021through Sep 16, 2021
Reykjavik, Golden Circle / Hvolsvollur Area, Myrdalsjokull / South Coast / Reynivellir, Jokulsarlon Glacier Lagoon / Vik / Reykjavik, Reykjavik
Want a big adventure in a short amount of time? Travel to Iceland and explore the ancient land of Vikings and volcanoes on this five-day Lonely Planet Experience. Traverse the Golden Circle and marvel at the explosive power of the Geysir Geothermal Area and Gulfoss waterfall. Walk the black sand beaches of the Jokulsarlon lagoon and decide whether take an optional walk on the mighty Myrdalsjokull glacier. This fast-paced adventure focuses on the natural, untamed beauty of Iceland – taking you straight to the heart of the action with a local leader by your side.
Price Per Night:$208.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 22, 2021through Apr 02, 2021
Isla San Cristobal, Isla Santa Cruz, Isla Isabela, Isla Santa Cruz
Follow in the footsteps of Charles Darwin on this wildlife-filled Lonely Planet Experience through nature’s playground. Snorkel with sea lions, get up close to giant tortoises, scale a volcanic crater and discover the incredible evolutionary history of the Galapagos Islands, all under the guidance of an expert naturalist guide. With accommodation on Isla San Cristobal, Isla Santa Cruz and Isla Isabela, this trip is perfect for people who don’t want to tour the islands on a cruise. Included activities are both educational and immersive, while still allowing you plenty of free time to relax or get active at your own pace.
Delve into Israel and Jordan, holy lands rich with history and an oasis of delight and intrigue in the desert. This trip will see you wandering the immense ruins of Petra and exploring a lunar-like landscape at Wadi Rum. Take your time to explore ancient monuments, relics and holy sites of immense significance, visit hill-top fortifications and climb the Mount of Olives for the best view of Old Town Jerusalem. Immerse yourself in this journey across the best of the Middle East and gain a deeper understanding of this enduring land and its people.
Price Per Night:$237.73 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 17, 2021through Feb 19, 2021
Cairo, Alexandria, Aswan, Nile Cruise, Luxor, Cairo
Pharaohs, feluccas, temples and tombs. Pyramids, bazaars, mummies and catacombs. Egypt has myriad possibilities to marvel and discover, and on a 12-day cultural expedition to its highlights, you’ll understand how time has stood still and why you’ll need a history lesson at every turn. Lose yourself in the colour and chaos of Cairo’s Khan al-Khalili Bazaar, stand at the feet of Abu Simbel’s monumental temples, set sail down the iconic Nile and feel grand in the Valley of the Kings. With all your comforts cared for and questions answered by knowledgeable local leaders, Egypt will serve up all the historic, symbolic and pharaonic goods.
Price Per Night:$149.86 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 07, 2020through Sep 30, 2020
Sydney, Darwin, Kakadu
Explore the best of Australia's Top End including Kakadu National Park and Darwin. This package includes a stay at Cooinda Lodge Kakadu which is your gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Kakadu National Park.
Price Per Night:$218.57 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 12, 2020through Dec 07, 2020
Lima , Cusco (3450m), Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo (2792m), Inca Trail (3100m) or Quarry Trail (3700m) or Cusco, Inca Trail (3650m) or Quarry Trail (3600m) or Cusco, Inca Trail (2650m) or Aguas Calientes (2040m), Machu Picchu (2430) - Cusco, Cusco
Travel to Peru and retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Beginning in Lima, journey through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley, see the magnificent Ollantaytambo ruins before the ultimate destination – reaching Machu Picchu. This action-filled Peruvian tour gets you closer to the secrets of this elusive civilisation on a breathtaking adventure along the Inca Trail.
Price Per Night:$146.18 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 12, 2020through Jan 15, 2021
Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Arequipa, Arequipa/ Overnight bus to Cusco, Cusco, Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option, Inca Trail, Inca Quarry Trail or Train option and Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo...
Follow the path of the Andes in South America on a 35-day Lonely Planet Experience that hits both modern cities and ancient worlds. Spot birdlife circling canyons and search for signs of life in vast salt flats and lunar deserts scapes. Get acquainted with the local cultures at La Paz’s markets and the homes on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca. Learn the mysteries of the Nazca lines, wander the streets of Cusco and trek to the mighty Machu Picchu. With stops at Lima, Cusco and vibrant Buenos Aires and a local to lead the way, your South American adventure is jam-packed with fascinating experiences and plenty of space for independent travel.
Price Per Night:$296.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 09, 2021through Sep 19, 2021
Levanto, Hiking in Cinque Terre / Biking to Framura, Hiking in Cinque Terre, Hiking to Portovenere, Levanto / Santa Margherita, Hiking & Kayaking on Portofino Peninsula, Santa Margherita
When entering this region of Italy, things can seem a little surreal. The houses are painted in vivid multi-coloured shades, the sea is brighter than the sky and the sun rains down so heavily that everything seems a little technicoloured – welcome to the Cinque Terre. Describing it as a gem of Italy is totally correct, but to be more specific, it would have to be an opal – a play of colours, mainly reflected by the blue of the sea, dotted with gold, pink and green houses. This is a rare jewel that changes with the light of the day, and is best explored on foot, by bike or by kayak to truly understand the natural beauty of this precious treasure.
Travel to a region associated with one of the most significant military battles of our time. Be guided through Anzac Cove to the battlefields, the Nek and Lone Pine and share the stories of heroism and camaraderie that unfolded among the tragedies of what has become a defining moment in Australian and New Zealand history. Many say that the struggles of Gallipoli marked the birth of a national consciousness among Australians and New Zealanders. This journey provides a great opportunity to pay respect to those who lost their lives and to reflect on what they fought for, and you'll be able to take time out to explore Troy before returning to Istanbul.
Travel with Intrepid and Lonely Planet on a 22-day odyssey into Egypt and Jordan. Wander the rock-carved city of Petra, relax on the Gulf of Aqaba, cruise along the Nile in a traditional felucca and explore Luxor. As you travel these lands of courageous adventurers, mighty pharaohs and biblical prophets, be greeted by the hospitality of Bedouin and Nubian hosts. Combining bucket-list highlights like the Pyramids of Giza with world-class relaxation by the Red Sea, this trip will introduce you to the diversity of these two nations.
Price Per Night:$410.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 03, 2020through Nov 07, 2020
Santiago, Mendoza, Estancia Stay, Buenos Aires
Celebrate the energy and enthusiasm of Chile and Argentina on this journey from Santiago to Buenos Aires. Soak up the cuisine, arts and beauty of dramatic Santiago before adopting a slower pace at a traditional estancia. With ample opportunity to indulge in epicurean delights and local wines, this trip delivers adventure, relaxation and culture in true South American fashion.
Price Per Night:$236.43 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 24, 2021through May 01, 2021
Dubrovnik, Peljesac Peninsula / Korcula Island, Mljet Island National Park / Korcula Island, Hvar Island, Split
Discover the true heart and soul of Croatia with an eight-day seaside exploration of some of the Dalmatian Coast’s finest locations. Walk the walls of the Old Town of Dubrovnik, island hop between Korcula, Mljet and Hvar, and wander the harbourside of Split. Sampling regional specialties and local wine along the way, your Croatian discovery is full of nature and relaxation. Be impressed by the white stone villages dotted on the coast, be fulfilled with local produce and engaging history, and be reinvigorated by the turquoise waters of the Adriatic. Get ready to explore Croatia’s sparkling highlights and live like the locals.
Price Per Night:$680.83 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 01, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
USA to Tanzania, Welcome to Arusha, Tanzania, Arusha to Lake Manyara National Park, Lake Manyara National Park to Serengeti, Serengeti National Park, Serengeti National Park to Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Crater to Nairobi, Nairobi to Amboseli National Park, Amboseli National Park...
Take in the beauty of Eastern Africa and its majestic plains with Across the East African Plains. With a variety of national parks and games reserves, you will have plenty of opportunity to spot wildlife up close and embark on a plethora of adventures. With Kenya and Tanzania as your backdrop for this exciting safari sojourn, you will truly experience all that the East African Plains have to offer.
Price Per Night:$287.08 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Sep 07, 2020through Sep 28, 2020
Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington, Christchurch, Fox Glacier, Queenstown, Te Anau, Dunedin, Lake Tekapo, Christchurch
Explore the delights of New Zealand on your Value-Plus Escorted Vacation. Highlights include the Bay of Islands, the geothermal geysers and rich Maori culture of Rotorua and the snow-capped mountains of the South Island.
Price Per Night:$160.71 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Oct 04, 2020through Oct 11, 2020
Bangkok, Sukhothai, Village Homestay, Village Homestay - Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai
Northern Thailand is a treasure trove filled with glittering temples, ancient ruins, exotic markets and sumptuous foods. Explore the capital of Siam's golden age at Sukhothai, visit the bustling markets of Chiang Mai, stay at a special homestay with local friends and enjoy a traditional khantok dinner - there's so much to discover on this tour through Thailand's northern kingdoms.
Travel through Morocco and Spain. From the splendidly chaotic medina of Marrakech, through the ancient city of Seville, to the artistic streets of Barcelona, come and explore the great Moorish metropolises of Morocco and Spain. Step back in time as you wander down medieval alleyways and through crumbling Roman ruins. From spectacular sunsets to exotic spice-filled souqs - with a good dose of tapas and flamenco in between - discover age-old cultures and bright, new beginnings on this exotic adventure.
Price Per Night:$332.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Dec 01, 2020through Dec 28, 2020
From humble beginnings rise great things. The capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi has transformed from a small fishing village into a sky-scrapered metropolis where even falcons have passports and fly in first class. Marvel at the glittering skyline of glass and steel, and at the marble domes of the Grand Mosque, one of the world’s most extravagant places of worship. Delve into the culture and history of the city-state while wandering down seaside walkways, and see the pre-oil world in the Heritage Village. With a dose of poolside relaxation and retail therapy, this is a perfect short introduction to the Emirates.
Price Per Night:$211.00 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 07, 2020through Dec 19, 2020
Sydney, Ayers Rock, Port Douglas
Sydney, Rock and Reef is the perfect itinerary for the first time visitor to Australia and will definitely provide inspiration for many more visits in the future. Even though this is a well-traveled path, there is every opportunity to experience small group tours, luxury hotels, wildlife encounters and this tour ticks every box.
From the bustling markets to the Atlas Mountains, this seven-day Lonely Planet Experience combines city sights and mountain trekking. This action-packed trip will immerse you in mazelike Marrakech, introduce you to Amazigh (Berber) culture and see you summiting Mt Toubkal. Stay in mountain gites and hiking huts, trek through spectacular mountain scenery and reach the ‘roof of North Africa’ with an expert crew and trusty pack mules. See two very different sides of Morocco in just one week.
Price Per Night:$294.64 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Apr 12, 2021through Oct 11, 2021
Beijing, Great Wall – Train to the Roof of the World, Train to the Roof of the World, Lhasa (3656m), Gyantse (4025m), Shigatse (3890m), Sakya (4310m), Everest National Park (5200m), Kyirong (2800m), Thankot...
Take part in an epic 5000-kilometre overland journey from imperial Beijing, through the mighty mountains and monasteries of Tibet, and finishing in Nepal’s compact capital of Kathmandu. There’s temples aplenty to explore, mountain passes and rugged landscapes to drive past, and, oh, did we mention standing in the shadow of Mt Everest? Experience one of the world’s greatest train journeys, get to know the highland haven of Lhasa and discover the world’s highest monastery in the foothills of Qomolangma. Respecting Buddhist cultures past and present, this insightful journey to the literal Roof of the World has never been so easy, yet still so incredibly fascinating.
Price Per Night:$183.33 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jan 09, 2021through Nov 20, 2021
Dakar, Ile de Goree, Lompoul Desert Camp, Djoudj National Park / St Louis, Toubakouta, Kuntaur, Kassagne, Kartong, Banjul, Toubab Dialao...
Discover wildlife-rich wetlands, desert dunes, delicate French colonial architecture and sleepy coastal villages during this 13-day Expedition through Senegal and The Gambia. See abundant, colourful bird life. Ponder the remnants and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Search for hippos and chimpanzees while you cruise on pirogues. Watch the sunrise over undulating orange dunes in the Lompoul desert. Visit four entries on the World Heritage list. Relax on the golden sands that line the coast. This trip will open your eyes to the beauty and natural splendour of two countries on the edge of West Africa.
Welcome to Greece – a land of crumbling ruins and crumbling feta, the sun-bleached cradle of modern civilization. A lot of Grecian itineraries begin with Athens’ historical highlights before skipping quickly off to the Greek Islands. But not this one. We’ve designed a comprehensive tour that includes the best of the mainland AND the islands. From the Sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi and the unbelievable monasteries of Meteora, all the way to the olive groves and sandy beaches of the Cyclades. Along the way you’ll discover that Greeks are passionate about a few very specific things: good times, good food, and good gossip. Kalimera!
Price Per Night:$526.67 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Jul 07, 2020through Dec 15, 2020
Cruise into the heart of the Amazon where lush rainforests, tropical birds and exotic wildlife beckon on all sides. Few areas of the world offer a more pristine and diverse opportunity to experience nature and geography.
Travel to Nepal and hike through the Annapurnas, one of the most naturally beautiful regions on the planet, on this active adventure. Through rocky terrain, lush forests and fields of wildflowers, and under the shadow of snowy peaks, spend each day walking through the wonder of nature. Stop and rest at rural villages for a glimpse into a simple, traditional life. Reach a prime vantage point which offers panoramic views of the awesome Annapurna region – a true highlight of an unforgettable journey.
Price Per Night:$107.08 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
May 12, 2021through Oct 06, 2021
San Jose, Puerto Viejo de Talamanca, Bocas del Toro/Isla Colon, Boquete, Santa Catalina, Panama City
Come on a zig-zagging adventure through the jungles, beaches, islands and villages of Costa Rica and Panama. From San Jose to Panama City in 13 days, this laidback Lonely Planet Experience will introduce you to some of the most beautiful spots in two Central American cultures, then give you the freedom to explore them however you want. With your local leader to steer you in the direction of the best bars and surf breaks, plus a small group of adventurers to enjoy them with, you can’t go wrong on this carefree Caribbean journey.
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.
Price Per Night:$172.14 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Feb 14, 2021through Dec 19, 2021
Bangkok, Sukhothai, Village Homestay, Village Homestay - Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Bangkok - Overnight train, Khao Sok , Ao Nang, Penang...
Visit South East Asia’s buzzing cities and pristine islands on a highlight packed journey through Thailand and Malaysia. Explore these distinct cultures, from the laidback beachside bliss of Krabi to modern Kuala Lumpur. Travel to Northern Thailand and experience the incredible hospitality of the Thai people on a rural homestay. Discover Chiang Mai, a treasure trove of glittering temples and mouth-watering cuisine, before heading south to the beach haven of Penang. Contrast the sights and sounds of South East Asia by ending the trip in ultra-modern Singapore, a glimpse of the future and a great place to explore.
Price Per Night:$557.50 (USD) (based on double occupancy, for comparison only)
Nov 24, 2020through Nov 30, 2020
Rio de Janeiro, Iguazu Falls, Buenos Aires
Get a taste of the rhythms of Brazil and Argentina on this southern adventure journeying from Rio de Janeiro to Buenos Aires, taking in the spectacular Iguazu Falls along the way. From samba to tango, Portuguese to Spanish and Caipirinhas to Malbec wine, these two countries are sure to have you enthralled in their passionate zest for life.