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The Many Faces of the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean—Homer's "wine-dark sea"—ranks as the Western world's grandest melting pot, and its original dramatic stage. Biblical tales from the Middle East; Roman and Greek civilizations of enormous world import; and a constant stream of trade, cultural exchange, and conflict have worked to influence every nation whose coastline touches these azure waters.

Build your next adventure around the Mediterranean by exploring one of the tours below. We visit cosmopolitan hubs as diverse as Barcelona and Tel Aviv, hybrids of ancient and modern like Athens and Rome, and a panoply of fascinating sites and monuments to both man and nature. Dive in, and find your next great travel experience!

17 days
Across Spain and Portugal
With Paradores & Pousadas
Post-Tour Extension: Barcelona – On Your Own
Fortified cities and tiny fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, iconic shrines to both religion and fine art, and intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular small group journey from Lisbon across the north of Spain, ending in vibrant Barcelona.
From
$5,374
14 days
Ancient Greece, with Santorini and Crete
2024
Unearth the grandeur of the ancient world on this singular journey combining premier archaeological sites with the beauty and lore of the Aegean and her isles. As the ancient world comes alive in Athens and the Peloponnese, Crete and Santorini, we celebrate the glory that was Greece – and still is today.
From
$5,992
12 days
Discovering Provence
With the French Riviera
Post-Tour Extension: The French Riviera – On Your Own
Assuredly part of France, but altogether Provençal, the beloved region nestled between the Rhone and the Mediterranean has seduced visitors since Roman times – as it will you. Our small group travels from hill towns to the Camargue plains, medieval villages and on to the storied French Riviera on this journey par excellence.
From
$4,297
12 days
Israel: Timeless Wonders
Post-Tour Extension: Jordan: Petra & Amman
Encounter a land of extraordinary beauty and belief, of spirit and story, history and hospitality. From modern Tel Aviv to scen­ic Upper Galilee, ancient Tiberias and storied Nazareth to Jerusalem, “City of Gold,” we engage all our senses in a small group encounter with this extraordinary and holy land, with a five-night stay in Jerusalem at the legendary King David hotel.
From
$6,784
15 days
Legendary Türkiye
From Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast
Post-Tour Extension: Cappadocia & Konya
Fascinating sights, scents, and sounds reign in this land where Europe and Asia meet. From Istanbul, magnificent “Empress of the World,” to ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and the dramatic – and legendary – Turquoise Coast, Türkiye (formerly Turkey) engages and beguiles, offering us an unparalleled small group experience.
From
$4,392
15 days
Northern Italy
From the Alps to the Adriatic
Post-Tour Extension: Venice – On Your Own
This leisurely exploration of Italy’s varied northern regions, from the romantic Lake District and dramatic Cinque Terre to beloved Tuscany, the majestic Dolomites, and canal-laced Venice, offers a refreshing perspective on a well-known land. In the company of our congenial small group, we celeb­rate the Italian penchant for hospi­tality, good food, and good living. In a word, splendido!
From
$5,074
15 days
Paradores & Pousadas
Historic Lodgings of Spain & Portugal
Post-Tour Extension: Barcelona – On Your Own
You’re invited on a distinctive small group journey through the Iberian Peninsula to the intimate lodgings of Spain’s paradores and Portugal’s pousadas: medieval monasteries, historic fort­resses, and stately palaces, each reflecting the spirit of its region. We feel the spell of Iberia’s rich Roman and Moorish past – and the pull of its vibrant contemporary life.
From
$4,474
15 days
Pearls of Dalmatia
With Dubrovnik & the Island of Hvar
Post-Tour Extension: Montenegro
Independent, democratic Croatia welcomes visitors eager to absorb its remarkable history and culture – and its beautiful and unspoiled Dalmatian coastline. As our small group travels from historic Zagreb and beautiful Lake Bled to the Habsburg resort of Opatija, the island of Hvar, and beloved Dubrovnik, we see why this cherished region lays such a claim on the hearts of all who visit.
From
$5,184
Limited availability in 2024
16 days
Portrait of Italy
From the Amalfi Coast to Venice
Post-Tour Extension: Venice – On Your Own
From the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to eternal Rome, through the gentle Umbrian and Tuscan countryside to timeless Venice, this wide-ranging tour showcases ancient sites, contemporary life, priceless art, and beautiful natural scenery. You’ll especially appreciate the small size of your group as you stay in unique accommodations in the Tuscan countryside and in a medieval village.
From
$4,574
12 days
Sicily in Depth
Crossroads of the Mediterranean…the “toe” in Italy’s boot…“God’s Kitchen”…Sicily is all this and much more, as we see on our stellar small group journey around this Italian island. It’s lively cities and ancient ruins, temples of man and of nature, hospitable people and delectable cuisine…a feast for all the senses.
From
$3,974
15 days
Southern Italy & Sicily
With Apulia & the Amalfi Coast
Post-Tour Extension: Rome – On Your Own
Delight in a special exploration of Italy’s southern climes, from striking Sicily and the breathtaking Amalfi Coast to unheralded Apulia, the alluring “boot heel” where a vivid history, unique architecture, and bountiful plains join the sun and sea in creating a prized (and crowd-free) region. Add Italian hospitality, outstanding cuisine, and notable lodgings for la dolce vita, small-group style.
From
$5,074
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET

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