Join in tours are a fun way to meet travelers from other English speaking countries. These programs are an excellent value and are quite popular. See our weekly departures.
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During Japan’s pre-Meiji period five ancient roads existed to reach Edo (today’s Tokyo). The Nakasendo and Tokaido routes may well be the best known. The program allows you to experience a portion of the Nakasendo by walking it for two days. Use Kyoto as the starting point and immerse yourself in a bit of ancient Japan, its villages and post stations along these famous trails.
Stay in a Kokuya, a traditional Japanese-style hotel (ryokan) with a 400-year history. The ryokan has natural hot springs, which can benefit your muscles, joints, and skin. Visit Jigokudani Park, home to the famous Snow Monkeys. The Japanese Macaques like to soak in the hot springs, and it can be quite entertaining to watch their interactions.
Hokkaido is Japan’s second largest and northernmost island. It is often overlooked by visitors but has much to offer in nature and landscape. The island has cool summers and snowy winters. The Sapporo Snow Festival enjoys worldwide fame. This tour includes culture, important cities and visits several nature parks. You may access the island by air. The island can also be reached by Japan’s high speed rail through the Seikan Undersea Tunnel, one of the longest in the world.
Experience the Culture and Cuisine of Japan on this 12 day adventure: Visit the street markets in Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka and sample the local food; Interactive culinary experiences to learn how to make soba noodles, rolled sushi, and miso soup; Learn the traditions of Sake brewing and have a taste; Visit Japan’s cultural capital, Kyoto, home to around 2,000 shrines and temples, including 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites; And learn about Shingon Buddhism in Koyasan.
See many different sides of Japan during this 2-week adventure…metropolitan glamour, inspiring spiritual beauty, and natural grandeur. From bustling, sophisticated Tokyo, to the foot of Mount Fuji, to Japan’s cultural and fascinating heart, the imperial Kyoto, you will have the opportunity to savor the essence of Japan’s enduring allure. And enjoy very special activities we have included for the family.
Your next big adventure awaits in Greenland. Explore the scenic South West Greenland in 5 days. Start in Narsarsuaq, a small town where Greenland earned its name from the Vikings. Travel by boat to Qaqortoq, a beautiful town and one of the greenest areas in the country. Get a bird’s eye view of the Arctic landscape on a helicopter flight back to Narsarsuaq.
This 8-day tour of Greenland’s South West Coast starts in the most popular tourist destination and third largest town, Ilulissat. Then embark on a 4-night journey on a ferry southbound along Greenland’s west coast. Stops will be made in Sisimiut, Nuuk and other towns before arriving in Qaqortoq, one of the greenest areas in the country. Your adventure continues with a helicopter flight to Narsarsuaq.
Discover the well-known Russian cities of St Petersburg and Moscow as winter wonderlands. Arrive in Moscow, Russia’s capital. One of the most dynamic metropolises in the world, Moscow, is world renowned for its onion domed cathedrals. Take a train ride to St Petersburg through endless Russian landscapes along the River Volga. Nicknamed the ‘Venice of the North’, St. Petersburg is Russia’s fairytale-like former capital. Visit the city’s historical squares and cathedrals and learn about its legendary rulers such as Peter & Catherine the Great.
New Year’s Day in Poland is known as Sylwester (St Sylvester Day). Celebrate this holiday and traditions in Poland. Start in Warsaw with a city tour of the Royal Route and Old Town. Take a train through the plains of central Poland to arrive in Krakow. A city tour takes you to Old Town and Wawel. Enjoy a festive New Year’s Eve Gala. Take some time to wander the Christmas Markets sill happening around the city.