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Self-Guided Walking The Great Ocean Walk - Apostles
Asia & South Pacific

Australia: The Great Ocean Walk

Activity level: Moderate Terrain

6-10 Miles Daily

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

From $3,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Pick your own route, as your daily path splits between beach walks and hilltop options, allowing you to choose your preferred vista for the day.
  • Spot wild kangaroos, koalas, peregrine falcons, kookaburras and more during strolls through wildlife reserves, as well as scenic wonders like waterfalls, shipwrecks, and the iconic “12 Apostles” sea stacks.
  • Stroll into town to enjoy the artsy shops, surfer charm, and renowned seafood of Apollo Bay from your conveniently located waterfront guest house.
  • Learn about Loch Ard Gorge during an afternoon walk with an experienced guide, who will speak about its geology, whale migration, maritime history, and much more.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Jan 1 - May 31 and Sep 1 - Dec 31

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Self-Guided Walking The Three Sisters Blue Mountains National Park
Asia & South Pacific

Australia: Sydney to the Blue Mountains

Activity level: Moderate to Challenging Terrain

6-12 Miles Daily

Tour Only

6 days, 5 nights

From $2,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Ride the world’s steepest incline railway into the Jamison Valley, where you’ll explore eucalypt forests, keeping an eye out for lyrebirds and 100-year-old mining relics.
  • Explore the Valley of the Waters, wending your way past plunging cascades and through grottoes, even following a “mid-cliff” path carved into the sheer rock face.
  • Stay in a five-star resort and spa in a luxurious country estate, perched beside a dramatic overlook that offers sweeping vistas of Jamison Valley.
  • Savor a multicourse dinner in a country lodge whose garden supplies the fruits and vegetables used in their kitchen.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Jan 1 - May 31 and Sep 1 - Dec 31

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Self-Guided Walking
North America

California: San Francisco to Point Reyes

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

4-9 Miles Daily

Tour Only

6 days, 5 nights

From $2,298 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Stay in the heart of iconic San Francisco, taking time to browse Ghirardelli Square, ride a cable car, or people watch in Chinatown.
  • Discover the tranquil white-sand beaches, dramatic bluffs, and hidden bays of Point Reyes National Seashore, keeping an eye out for whales and harbor seals as you go.
  • Stay in a charming hotel patterned after English country estates located just steps from the beautiful Muir Beach.
  • Be entranced by the colossal redwood groves of Muir Woods, the only old-growth coastal redwood grove in the region.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Mar 1 - Nov 30

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Self-Guided Walking
North America

California: The Wine Country

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

4-7 Miles Daily

Tour Only

6 days, 5 nights

From $1,998 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy daily wine tastings, including an indulgent sampling of Benziger Family Winery’s vintages paired with a tour of their vineyards.
  • Stay in the charming Gaige House, a boutique hotel in the heart of Sonoma, which boasts fireside public rooms, tranquil gardens, and easy access to wineries and hiking trails.
  • Savor a picnic basket of local specialties at Buena Vista Winery, the oldest vineyard in the entire region.
  • Explore Bothe-Napa Valley State Park, a beautiful landscape of oak and redwood chaparral laced by burbling creeks.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Mar 1 - Nov 30

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

England: The Cornwall Coast

Activity level: Moderate Terrain

6-10 Miles Daily

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

From $2,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Savor a dinner to remember at Padstow’s renowned Seafood Restaurant, owned by acclaimed chef Rick Stein.
  • Walk along Cornwall’s legendary South West Coast Path on a breathtaking ramble across grassy headlands, stopping to take in seaside bluffs and hidden coves.
  • Follow a cobblestone path accessible only at low tide to the island of St. Michael’s Mount, where an ancient castle and monastery await.
  • Take time to explore the quirky and artistic town of St. Ives, visiting its many galleries and boutiques as you go.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

England: The Cotswolds

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

6-12 Miles Daily

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

From $2,048 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Stroll through a bucolic landscape of plowed fields, pastureland, forests, and grassy paths straight out of a fairytale.
  • Stay in quaint country inns and converted manors brimming with English charm and surrounded by beautiful gardens.
  • Connect with locals and soak up the ambiance in historic pubs.
  • Visit the beautifully preserved Sudeley Castle and gardens, where King Henry VIII’s sixth wife, Queen Katherine Parr, is buried.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

France: Provence & St. Rémy

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

4-10 Miles Daily

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

From $2,698 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Follow the ridgeline of the windswept Alpilles on a walk with awe-inspiring 360-degree views before stopping in the medieval village of Les Baux-de-Provence for lunch.
  • Stay in charming local accommodations, like Hotel Sous les Figuieres, whose owner, affectionately known as “Kups,” is always happy to chat.
  • Meet locals while browsing the stalls of open air markets in quaint towns like St. Rémy or Lourmarin.
  • Gain a deeper appreciation for the work of Van Gogh as you follow in his footsteps on a path that takes you to where some of his most iconic paintings were created.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 1 - Jun 26 and Sep 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking Ireland Cork and Kerry Coastline
Europe

Ireland: Cork & Kerry

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

4-9 Miles Daily

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

From $2,698 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Follow the beautiful Dingle Way along pristine coastline, enjoying views of the Blasket Islands and passing by Neolithic beehive stone huts, before popping into a local pub for a pint.
  • Enjoy an insider perspective on the surrounding countryside when you stay at the locally owned Gougane Barra Hotel, where your hosts are eager to share their knowledge of the region.
  • Delight in views first celebrated by Queen Victoria as you walk from Ladies’ View—looking out over the Killarney lakes—through Killarney National Park.
  • Explore a beautifully preserved country estate when you visit Muckross House, the centerpiece of Killarney National Park.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 15 - Sept 30

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Self-Guided Walking Ireland County Wicklow
Europe

Ireland: County Wicklow

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

6-8 Miles Daily

Tour Only

5 days, 4 nights

From $1,298 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Follow the Wicklow Way, Ireland’s first long-distance walking route, through quiet woodland to Poulanass waterfall.
  • Take time to explore one of the most important historic religious sites in Ireland, as you tour the tower, hermitage, and monastery of Glendalough.
  • Stay in a gracious post-and-beam bed-and-breakfast—enjoying dinner and an informal whiskey tasting in their highly regarded restaurant.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 15 - Sept 30

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Self-Guided Walking Italy The Amalfi Coast
Europe

Italy: The Amalfi Coast

Activity level: Moderate to Challenging Terrain

4-6 Miles Daily

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

From $2,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Walk along seaside bluffs, past terraced lemon groves and grape arbors, on the legendary Path of the Gods.
  • Explore the car-free cobblestone streets of the elegant town of Ravello from your centrally located family-owned hotel, stopping to visit hidden gardens and historic villas.
  • Enjoy the expert support of a Country Walkers guide, your local representative in the region and the designer of this tour.
  • Savor a day on the dramatic isle of Capri, following narrow walkways past garden fences to the Gardens of Augustus or the Belvedere delle Noci viewpoint.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 1 - Jun 30 and Sep 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

Italy: Genoa & the Cinque Terre

Activity level: Moderate to Challenging Terrain

2-4 Miles Daily

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

From $2,598 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Follow age-old paths through cork-oak forests along the sea, passing into citrus and olive groves on your way from Manarola to Vernazza.
  • Learn to make the region’s most acclaimed specialty—pesto—during a hands-on cooking class with a local chef.
  • Stay in a four-star castle in the ancient port town of Sestri Levante, overlooking two beautiful gulfs: the Bay of Silence and the Bay of Fables.
  • Take advantage of the Cinque Terre’s extensive train and ferry system to tweak and modify your itinerary at will.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 1 - Jun 30 and Sep 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

Italy: Umbria & Assisi

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

5-10 Miles Daily

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

From $2,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Savor a multi-course lunch and wine tasting at a DOC-certified vineyard in lovely Titignano, sampling local meats, cheeses, breads, and biscotti.
  • Stroll through the charming pedestrian center of ancient Orvieto, stopping by local ceramic shops, touring its dramatic 13th-century cathedral, or simply enjoying a cone of gelato.
  • Stay in a spa hotel built in an old villa and still graced with its original details: terracotta floors, large wooden beams, and rustic stone walls.
  • Follow the Franciscan Trail as it ascends through oak forest and pastures on its way to the spectacular hilltop town of Assisi.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 15 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
North America

Nova Scotia: Cape Breton Island

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

3-7 Miles Daily

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

From $1,998 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Enjoy the spectacular views from Skyline Trail, looking down from headlands 1,000 feet above sea level to the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
  • Stay in the elegant seaside resort of Keltic Lodge, which counts a private beach, spa, and 18-hole golf course among its many amenities.
  • Enjoy daily live music from local Cape Breton musicians in the pub and distillery attached to your lodgings.
  • Delight in the freedom of having your own transportation as you explore the Cabot trail by car and on foot.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily June 15 - Oct 15

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Self-Guided Walking portugal alentejo medieval path

Portugal: Lisbon & Undiscovered Alentejo

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

5 - 8 Miles Daily

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

From $3,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Walk medieval pathways that have long linked the charming stone villages of Serra de São Mamede Natural Park.
  • Follow a local guide through the cultural treasure of Évora, a magnificent time capsule of the medieval age and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Trace the spectacular Rota Vicentina along high Atlantic cliffs, stopping to explore fishing villages and soak your feet in refreshing waters.
  • Conclude your guided tour of Lisbon with a live performance of fado, Portugal’s traditional music of longing, during a special dinner.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily (except Fridays) Mar 1 - Jun 30, Sep 15 - Nov 15

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Self-Guided Walking Portugal Douro Valley

Portugal: Porto, Minho & Douro Valley

Activity level: Moderate to Challenging Terrain

4-7 Miles Daily

Tour Only

7 days, 8 nights

From $3,898 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Trace ancient shepherd trails through breathtaking mountain vistas and terraced farmland to traditional stone villages in remote Peneda-Gerês National Park.
  • Join a local guide for a fascinating walk through Guimarães, birthplace of Portugal and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enrich your strolls along the Douro River Valley’s terraced vineyards with wine tastings at charming hillside quintas, or wine estates.
  • Savor a moveable feast in Porto as a local guide shows you around and welcomes you to a mouthwatering trio of eateries for Portuguese cuisine.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Sep 15 - Jun 30 and Sep 15 - Oct 31

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Europe

Scotland: The Scottish Highlands

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

5-11 Miles Daily

Tour Only

7 days, 6 nights

From $2,298 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Explore Blair Castle, a 13th-century behemoth that served as the ancient seat of the Dukes and Earls of Atholl and the home of Clan Murray.
  • Climb through fields of heather on your way to Bealach Pass in Killiecrankie before stopping by Scotland’s smallest distillery in the afternoon.
  • Stay in the magnificent Killiecrankie House Hotel, with views of a deep gorge in the River Garry, impeccably manicured gardens, a grand living room with fireplace, and fresh-cut flowers in each room.
  • Visit with friendly locals and browse shops as you explore the charming village of Pitlochry.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily May 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

Spain: Andalusia & Seville

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

6-9 Miles Daily

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

From $2,698 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Stroll through the cork-oak forests of Aracena and Cortelazor, in rural regions completely overlooked by the tourist crowds of Andalusia’s major cities.
  • Visit a local pig farm, where Spain’s renowned jamón ibérico is made and chat with the owner as he shows you his spread.
  • Make time for flamenco and tapas in the one-of-a-kind city of Seville, whose Moorish influences and cobblestone streets delight.
  • Stay in a hotel occupying a large traditional finca (farmhouse), whose owner makes guests feel at home by serving large meals family style in the kitchen.

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Departure Dates

2017: Mar 20 - Jun 30 and Sep 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

Spain: Camino de Santiago

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

5-9 Miles Daily

Tour Only

9 days, 8 nights

From $3,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Experience a broad range of landscapes, from the rugged Pyrenees to the wine country of La Rioja and the medieval cobblestone streets of Santiago de Compostela.
  • Enjoy scenic transfers between walking regions, in the company of friendly, knowledgeable drivers who know the countryside intimately.
  • Tour the spectacular Episcopalian Palace in Astorga, one of the only Gaudí buildings outside of Catalonia.
  • Take time for the powerful pilgrim’s mass in Santiago de Compostela, where the pilgrims who complete the route each day are honored.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 1 - Jun 30 and Sep 1 - Oct 31

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Self-Guided Walking
Europe

Spain: Catalonia & the Costa Brava

Activity level: Easy to Moderate Terrain

5-8 Miles Daily

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

From $2,798 USD

per person

Tour Highlights:
  • Stay in the storied seaside village of Cadaqués, a town on the Costa Brava that inspired artists like Dalí and Picasso.
  • Explore the dormant volcanoes of the Garrotxa region, a forgotten stretch of woodland in the foothills of the Pyrenees.
  • Stay in an intimate, family-owned hotel built in a converted farmhouse and decorated with Moroccan antiques.
  • Enjoy the sweeping views from the Benedictine Monastery of Sant Pere de Rodes, which looks across the fishing village of El Port de la Selva to the distant sea.

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Departure Dates

2017: Departs daily Apr 20 – Oct 31

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