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Top 25: O.A.T. Adventures Open in 2021 and 2022

Posted on 10/5/2021 12:00:00 AM in The Buzz

Seljalandsfoss is among the most impressive waterfalls you’ll discover on Untamed Iceland—which was our first adventure to depart in 2021.

After so many months on the ground, we’re grateful for every traveler who we’ve been able to reconnect with the world—and so far, more than 6,000 travelers have embarked on 2021 departures. Beginning with our first departure to Iceland on July 1, we have been working closely with our 36 worldwide offices to determine where and when to reopen. These are the top 25 O.A.T. adventures that will welcome travelers this year, and will continue to operate in 2022.

1. Untamed Iceland —13-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Nancy & Ed Garner, 24-time travelers from Coram, NY:

 
Iceland 2016

Follow travelers Nancy and Ed G. as they journey through volcanic fields, under the Northern Lights, and past cascading waterfalls.

Travelers departing in 2021: 1,013
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,713
First 2021 departure date: July 1

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2. Northern Italy: The Alps, Dolomites & Lombardy —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Ching & Charles Schueddig, 22-time travelers from Naples, FL:

 
Ching & Chuck's Northern Italy Adventure

Join travelers Ching and Chuck S. as they visit Milan’s Duomo, scenic Lake Como, the spire-like peaks of the Dolomites, and charming Verona.

Travelers departing in 2021: 575
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,7152
First 2021 departure date: August 1

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3. Italian Coastal Odyssey: Hidden Italy, Sicily & Malta —28-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)
21 nights aboard the privately-owned 50-passenger M/V Artemis or M/V Athena

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by William C. Thornton, 21-time traveler from Georgetown, TX:

 
Malta to Rome

Witness all Italy and Malta have to offer, from market squares filled with handicrafts to wooden boats docked in scenic harbors alongside traveler William T.

Travelers departing in 2021: 37
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 108
First 2021 departure date: August 6

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4. Hidden Gems of the Dalmatian Coast & Greece —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)
11 nights aboard the privately-owned 50-passenger M/V Arethusa or M/V Athena

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Jeanne Cox, 3-time traveler from Houston, TX:

 
Greece and Dalmatia

Discover the ancient ruins of Athens and the coastal charm of the port of Hvar in this slideshow captured by traveler Jeanne C.

Travelers departing in 2021: 218
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 932
First 2021 departure date: August 18

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5. Turkey’s Magical Hideaways —17-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 12)
4 nights aboard the privately-chartered 13-passenger Turkish gulet

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Walter Cooper, 8-time traveler from Garnet Valley, PA:

 
Turkey - Journey Through History

Soar above the hills of Cappadocia on a hot-air balloon ride, explore an underground city, and roam Istanbul's Grand Bazaar with traveler Walter C.

Travelers departing in 2021: 331
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,016
First 2021 departure date: August 18

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6. Crossroads of the Adriatic: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Slovenia —18-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Penny Parker, 21-time traveler from St. Louis, MO:

 
Crossroads of the Adriatic - Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Discover the rich history and immense beauty of Croatia, Montenegro, and Bosnia & Herzegovina with traveler Penny P.

Travelers departing in 2021: 595
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,998
First 2021 departure date: August 23

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7. Morocco Sahara Odyssey —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Marty Luster, 4-time traveler from Gloucester, MA:

 
Moroccan Treasures

Follow Marty L. on his Morocco journey from Rabat to Tineghir, with stops at the Royal Mausoleum and Volubilis archaeological site.

Travelers departing in 2021: 565
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 2,191
First 2021 departure date: August 25

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8. Sicily’s Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Wayne Chen, 10-time traveler from Southborough, MA:

 
Beautiful Sicilia and Calabria

Explore Sicily before crossing to Calabria, the "sun-drenched toe of the Italian boot," in this captivating photographic essay from traveler Wayne C.

Travelers departing in 2021: 804
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 2,281
First 2021 departure date: August 26

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9. Egypt & the Eternal Nile by Private, Classic River-Yacht —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 13)
5 nights aboard the privately-chartered 16-passenger Asiya, Aida, Amunet, or Aton

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Ching & Charles Schueddig, 22-time travelers from Naples, FL:

 
Ching & Chuck's Egypt Adventure

Explore bustling Cairo, behold the Giza pyramids, hover over the desert in a hot-air balloon, and more with travelers Chuck and Ching S.

Travelers departing in 2021: 731
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 2,779
First 2021 departure date: August 26

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10. Northern Spain & Portugal: Pilgrimage into the Past —17-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Mary & Walter Cooper, 8-time travelers from Garnet Valley, NY:

 
A Northern Iberian Journey

Travelers Mary and Walter C. visit Ponferrada, last station of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, and explore the Duoro Valley by foot, boat, and bus.

Travelers departing in 2021: 323
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,147
First 2021 departure date: August 27

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11. Undiscovered Adriatic: Eastern Italy, Venice, Puglia & Malta —11-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)
11 nights aboard the privately-owned 50-passenger M/V Artemis or M/V Athena

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Harvey Cohen, 16-time traveler from Winter Haven, FL:

 
Italy 2018

Join traveler Harvey C. as he captures the magic of Venice, from vistas of the Adriatic Sea to bustling piazzas.

Travelers departing in 2021: 145
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 434
First 2021 departure date: August 28

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12. Back Roads of Iberia: Spanish Paradores & Portuguese Pousadas —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Penny Parker, 21-time traveler from St. Louis, MO:

 
Iberia Part Two Chapters in Spain, Mérida to Ronda

Learn about the curious culture of Spain with traveler Penny P., from the "pop-off head" statues of Mérida to a 14th-century mosque in Ronda.

Travelers departing in 2021: 307
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 922
First 2021 departure date: September 1

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13. Northern Greece, Albania & Macedonia: Ancient Lands of Alexander the Great —18-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by William C. Thornton, 21-time traveler from Georgetown, TX:

 
Greece, Albania, North Macedonia & Serbia with OAT

Visit small villages in the Pindu Mountains and learn how to make meat pies with a Greek family in their taverna alongside traveler William T.

Travelers departing in 2021: 223
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 617
First 2021 departure date: September 1

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14. Tuscany & Umbria: Rustic Beauty in the Italian Heartland —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Steven dos Remedios, 16-time traveler from Oakland, CA:

 
Tuscany, Umbria and Rome

Explore small cafés lining cobbled lanes in Lucca, vineyards stretched across rolling hills in the Chianti region, and more with traveler Steven D.

Travelers departing in 2021: 227
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 669
First 2021 departure date: September 1

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15. Italy’s Western Coast & Islands: A Voyage from Rome to Valletta —17-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)
10 nights aboard the privately-owned 50-passenger M/V Artemis or M/V Athena

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Roger Gee, 13-time traveler from San Diego, CA:

 
Italy's Western Coast, Sicily and Malta

Follow traveler Roger G. as he witnesses panoramic views on Procida Island, tastes mozzarella at a dairy farm, and more.

Travelers departing in 2021: 62
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 318
First 2021 departure date: September 8

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16. Ancient Egypt & the Nile River —16-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)
7 nights aboard the privately-chartered 75-passenger Nefertiti

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Kenneth Reek, 11-time traveler from Fort Collins, CO:

 
Egypt and the Eternal Nile 2018

Witness the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and the Tomb of Ramses IX through the eyes of traveler Kenneth R.

Travelers departing in 2021: 507
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,525
First 2021 departure date: September 9

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17. Jewels of Bohemia: Czech Republic, Slovakia & Hungary —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Phil Zimmerman, 14-time traveler from Chesterfield, MO:

 
O.A.T.'s Jewels of Bohemia, August 2015

Enjoy medieval castles, cobbled streets, musical performances, and a cooking lesson as you follow traveler Phil Z. through Central Europe.

Travelers departing in 2021: 141
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 855
First 2021 departure date: September 16

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18. Irish Adventure: Dublin, Belfast & the Northwest Counties —16-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Penny Parker, 21-time traveler from St. Louis, MO:

 
Irish Adventure, Part I

Follow traveler Penny P. as she discovers Ireland's natural beauty and daily life—from the Cliffs of Moher to a local pub. 

Travelers departing in 2021: 164
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,394
First 2021 departure date: September 16

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19. Iberian Voyage: Lisbon to Barcelona —15-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)
10 nights aboard the privately-owned 89-passenger M/V Clio or 98-passenger M/V Corinthian

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Carol Epstein, 26-time traveler from St. Pete Beach, FL:

 
Traveler's Perspective: Iberia

Follow traveler Carol E. as she makes her way through Spain and Portugal.

Travelers departing in 2021: 140
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 643
First 2021 departure date: September 20

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20. Real Affordable Peru —11-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Jennifer Tuttle, 2-time traveler from Springfield, IL:

 
The Amazon Jungle of Peru

Join traveler Jennifer T. as she hikes through the Amazon jungle, encountering exotic animal and plant species along the way.

Travelers departing in 2021: 66
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 831
First 2021 departure date: October 1

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21. New! Scotland Revealed: Legends, Lochs & Highland Landscapes —15-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular independent film:

 
Adventure Golf - Scotland

Join host Ian Cross on a golfer’s dream trip through Scotland as he visits King’s Course and the world’s first women-only golf course.

Travelers departing in 2021: 88
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,639
First 2021 departure date: October 1

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22. Costa Rica: Natural Parks & Tropical Forests —13-day O.A.T. Small Group Adventure (Average group size: 13)

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Glenn Gillaspie, 6-time traveler from Beverly Hills, CA:

 
Glenn’s Costa Rican Adventure

Follow traveler Glenn G. through Costa Rica as he explores San José and zip-lines through the Monteverde Cloud Forest.

Travelers departing in 2021: 146
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 524
First 2021 departure date: November 2

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23. Cruising the Adriatic: Croatia & Montenegro —15-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 22)
10 nights aboard the privately-owned 50-passenger M/V Athena

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by William Thornton, 21-time traveler from Georgetown, TX:

 
Dalmatian Coast

Experience the Adriatic and Italy's hidden gems through the eyes of traveler William T.

Travelers departing in 2021: 200
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 218
First 2021 departure date: November 2

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24. Machu Picchu & the Galápagos —17-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 13)
3 or 4 nights aboard a privately-chartered 16-passenger Galápagos small ship

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Keith Olstad, 4-time traveler from Minneapolis, MN:

 
Ecuador's Galápagos Islands

Join traveler Keith O. on his cruise through the Galápagos Islands—listening to the sound of the waves and spotting sea lions, tortoises, and dolphins.

Travelers departing in 2021: 63
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 1,040
First 2021 departure date: November 4

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25. Ultimate Galápagos Exploration & Ecuador’s Amazon Wilds —17-day O.A.T. Small Ship Adventure (Average group size: 13)
3 or 4 nights aboard a privately-chartered 16-passenger Galápagos small ship

Our most popular slideshow by an O.A.T. traveler—by Jerrold Mitchell, 3-time traveler from Truckee, CA:

 
Amazon Rain Forest - Coca, Ecuador

Cruise down the Napo River to a remote lodge and get a glimpse of the diverse flora and fauna of Ecuador with traveler Jerrold M.

Travelers departing in 2021: 100
Travelers reserved for 2022-2023: 954
First 2021 departure date: November 5

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