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NEW 2017 Adventures

Our travelers are always looking for new opportunities for world discoveries. Here are our newest adventures with O.A.T.—and our new Small Ship Adventures with Grand Circle Cruise Line (GCCL). 2017 departures are ready to reserve now, and filling quickly. Be among the first to join our brand new adventures to Asia, South America, Europe, Antarctica, and the Middle East, and be sure to check this page often— we’ll be announcing more new adventures soon!

O.A.T. Adventures

NEW Okavango Delta Safari: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Venture on foot through the wilderness of Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park and learn how to track wild Rhinos with your local Trip Leader.
  • Witness Victoria Falls from both sides of the Zimbabwe-Zambia border, meaning more breathtaking views of this wonder of the world, as well as the exclusive chance to view—or bask in, if you dare—the famed Devil’s Pool.
  • Learn about the local culture and history of Livingstone, Zambia on a city tour, and during included visits to a nearby village and Zambia’s oldest museum.

Chobe • Okavango Delta • Mosi-oa-Tunya • Livingstone • Hwange • Victoria Falls
17 days from $6,895
including international airfare

Trip extensions:
Thornybush Game Reserve: Quest for Africa's Big 5
4 nights from $1545
Cape Town & The Cape of Good Hope
4 nights from $1345

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NEW India's Sikkim & Bhutan: Hidden Kingdoms of the Himalayas BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Discover age-old Sikkim traditions in the small countryside hamlet of Martam, India, where you’ll meet with a local shaman in his home, have lunch with a village leader and his family, and see what life is like at a local organic farm
  • Visit one of the oldest tea estates in the Darjeeling Hills, where you’ll talk to a planter, learn about the tea-making process, and sip some of the famous blends introduced by the British during the colonial era
  • Journey to Bhutan’s holiest site—Tiger’s Nest Monastery—a Buddhist temple complex perched on the face of a sheer cliff 3,000 feet above the mist-filled clouds of the Paro Valley

India: Delhi • Martam • Darjeeling • Bhutan: Thimphu • Gangtey • Punakha • Paro
19 days from $5395

Trip extensions:
India’s Sacred Cities of the North: Amritsar & Dharamsala
6 nights pre-trip from $1595
Nepal's Modern & Ancient: Kathmandu & Bandipur
5 nights post-trip from $1395

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NEW South Korea & Japan: Temples, Shrines & Seaside Treasures BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Meet and enjoy lunch with the impressive “ama”—or “sea women”—who make their living free-diving for pearls, octopus, lobster, sea urchins and more in the waters off of Mikimoto Pearl Island
  • Experience two distinct cultures in South Korea and Japan, witnessing relics dating back to the Silla dynasty, and exploring shrines to Buddha and the Shinto gods
  • Venture into the Demilitarized Zone, the buffer area between North and South Korea established at the end of the Korean War to encourage peaceful negotiations

South Korea: Seoul • Daegu • Gyeongju • Japan: Tokyo • Toba • Kyoto
17 days from $5995

Trip extensions:
Eastern China: Shanghai & Suzhou
7 nights pre-trip from $1895
Hiroshima
3 nights post-trip from $1245

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NEW The Stans of Central Asia: Turkmenistan & Uzbekistan BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Relive the days of the Silk Road by journeying across the vast sands of the Kyzyl Kum Desert to Bukhara, stopping at a small village to relax at a local tea house like merchants in ancient camel caravans have done for centuries
  • Witness legendary Uzbek hospitality firsthand while visiting Khiva, where you’ll sit down to lunch with a local family and be entertained by the music of traditional Karakalpak throat singers
  • Visit an Akhal-Teke horse farm to view the golden stallions considered the pride of Turkmenistan, and meet with the farm’s owner to learn about one of the oldest equine breeds in existence

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan • Uzbekistan • Khiva • Bukhara • Samarkand • Tashkent
16 days from $5995

Trip extensions:
Kyrgzystan & Kazahkstan
7 nights pre-trip from $2495
Tajikistan: Khujand & Dushanbe
6 nights post-trip from $2495

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NEW Suez Canal Crossing: Israel, Egypt, Jordan & the Red Sea BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Behold the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the last of the remaining Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and a bastion of pharaonic influence and ingenuity that towers over the swirling desert sands of Giza. As you gaze up at this commanding structure—and the Khafre and Menkaure pyramids that flank it—you’ll be transported to a bygone era of deep spirituality and profound mystery.
  • Explore the rose-hued edifices of Petra, a former Nabatean capital that was painstakingly carved into the sandstone cliff faces of modern-day Jordan around 300 BC. Comprised of a series of temples, tombs, and tunnels, 85% of this UNESCO World Heritage Site remains buried by the sands of time.
  • Join the ranks of ancient sailors and tradesmen when you embark our privately owned 89-passenger M/V Clio small ship for a voyage from the Mediterranean to the Red Sea along the storied Suez Canal, a 150-year-old waterway that courses through the Egyptian desert, splits the African and Asian continents, and serves as a vital route for world commerce.

Israel: Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Tiberias, Golan Heights • Egypt: Suez Canal, Giza Pyramids, Luxor & Valley of the Kings • Jordan: Aqaba, Wadi Rum, Petra, Madaba, Mt. Nebo, Dead Sea, Bethany Beyond the Jordan • Allenby Bridge Border Crossing • Israel: Jerusalem
17 days from $7,495
including international airfare

Trip extensions:
Palestinian Discovery
5 nights from $995
Jerusalem & Masada, Israel
4 nights from $895

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NEW Italy’s Western Coast & Islands: A Voyage from Rome to Valletta BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Visit a local mozzarella cheese factory and learn from the cheesemakers how—by using rarer and more flavorful buffalo milk—Italy’s iconic soft cheese is made using a centuries-old technique. You’ll get to taste the delicious results as well.
  • Discover a confluence of ancient Albanian traditions and Italian hospitality as you lift a glass and exclaim salute (health) during a Home-Hosted Lunch with a local family in Civita, an ancient mountainside village set on the slopes of Italy’s Mount Pollino.
  • Stroll the ancient streets of Siracusa’s historical center, Ortygia, stopping to admire the magnificent Greek-temple-turned cathedral that anchors the grand Piazza del Duomo (central square) before enjoying free time to explore the colorful markets overflowing with produce and fishmongers proudly displaying the catch of the day.

Italy: Rome, Anzio, Ponza, Pozzuoli, Procida, Sorrento, Paestum, Civita • Sicily: Salina, Strait of Messina, Mount Etna, Siracusa • Malta: Valletta, Hagar Qim, Mdina
16 days from $5995
including international airfare

Trip extensions:
Tuscany: Florence & Siena
5 nights from $1,395
The Langhe Countryside & Lake Orta
5 nights from $1,595

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NEW Undiscovered Adriatic: Eastern Italy, Venice, Puglia & Malta BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Uncover another side of Venice when you visit the quieter islands of its lagoon—peaceful, sparsely-populated Torcello and the colorful fishing village of Burano. And of course, you’ll explore the main island—a city enchanted—where waterways replace pavement.
  • Step into the pages of a fairytale as you wander Alberobello—a small town nestled in Southern Italy. Lining the streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site are its characteristic trulli, charming conical-roofed homes of crisp, white limestone
  • Get a true taste of Italia—literally and figuratively—as you make your way through the twisty, winding groves of a family-owned olive farm. Learning about the plants and their cultivation as you stroll, and enjoy a sampling of the resultant olive oil during a light lunch onsite.

Italy: Venice, Ravenna • Republic of San Marino • Italy: Urbino, L’Aquila, Tremiti Islands, Monopoli, Alberobello, Otranto, Stilo, Riace • Malta: Valletta, Hagar Qim, Marsaxlokk, Mdina
17 days from $5995
including international airfare

Trip extensions:
Ljubljana & Trieste
5 nights from $1,495
Rome, Italy
4 nights from $945

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NEW Voyage to Istria: Italy, Slovenia & Croatia BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Take a sobering tour through World War II history when you explore Risiera di San Sabba, a five-story rice factory that was converted into a concentration camp. Here, more than 3,000 enemies of the Nazi Party were killed—and thousands of Jews passed through its gates en route to Auschwitz.
  • Imagine the roar of an ancient Roman crowd as you explore Pula, Croatia’s three-level arena—the most complete ancient Roman amphitheater on Earth, which has hosted gladiator battles, knightly tournaments, and even rock concerts from the legends of today.
  • Wander through Piran, admiring the eclectic mix of architecture—from the romantic structure of the Venetian House to the medieval Punta Lighthouse and the baroque Cathedral of St. George. Discover another cultural staple of the Slovenian peninsula when you stand before the towering Giuseppe Tartini statue in the main square.

Italy: Venice • Slovenia: Piran • Croatia: Pula, Rovinj • Italy: Aquileia, Trieste
12 days from $3695
including international airfare

Trip extensions:
Ravenna & Padua, Italy
6 nights from $1295
Verona & Lake Como, Italy
5 nights from $1295

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NEW Italian Coastal Odyssey: Hidden Italy, Sicily & Malta BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Get swept up in a garden described as the most romantic in the world: Ninfa, a 260-acre English-style park encompassing an ancient Roman settlement. During your exclusive visit, witness vines creeping up crumbling castle walls, rivers trickling under medieval stone bridges, and sky peeking through moss-covered archways.
  • Discover an authentic slice of Italian life in Procida—a tiny island in the Bay of Naples that no other Americans-only company visits. Stroll among the multi-hued buildings, gaze out at the sparkling turquoise waters, and revel an authentic locals-only vibe as you explore at your leisure.
  • Set sail for Isole Tremiti, an archipelago of three islands heralded as the pearls of the Adriatic. Ruggedly beautiful, these uncovered gems offer both spectacular natural scenery and a long, rich history—the two larger islands have been inhabited since the second millennium B.C. But it’s the inviting turquoise waters that will truly leave visitors breathless.

Italy: Rome, Anzio, Ponza, Pozzuoli, Procida, Sorrento, Paestum, Civita • Sicily: Salina, Strait of Messina, Mount Etna, Siracusa • Malta: Valletta, Hagar Qim, Mdina • Italy: Riace, Stilo, Otranto, Alberobello, Monopoli, Tremiti Islands, L’Aquila, Urbino • Republic of San Marino • Italy: Ravenna, Venice
27 days from $12,790
including international airfare

Trip extensions:
Tuscany: Florence & Siena
5 nights from $1395
Trieste & Ljubljana
6 nights from $1495

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2018 NEW Antarctic Circle Expedition: Journey through Antarctica BACK TO TOP

Trip Highlights

  • Set off in pursuit of 66° 33´S—the Antarctic Circle—and celebrate a momentous travel milestone as you cross over this latitude to the “bottom of the world.” Experience an icy paradise unlike anywhere else on earth—a realm that most Antarctic travelers rarely visit.
  • See more of Antarctica with three additional nights aboard the M/V Corinthian expedition ship. Witness the delicate pink light of the summer sun, miles of snow-capped mountains, and massive tabular icebergs larger than any you’ll find in more accessible areas of the seventh continent.
  • Venture out into less-frequented waters during additional Zodiac excursions, and enjoy even more landings on the unspoiled shores of the peninsula and its surrounding islands (when weather allows).

Argentina: Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego • Antarctic Expedition Cruise: Drake Passage, Antarctic Peninsula, South Shetland Islands, Antarctic Circle
17 days from $13,895
including international airfare

Trip extensions:
Bariloche, Argentina: Patagonian Andes & Lakes
5 nights from $1695
Iguassu Falls, Argentina & Brazil
3 nights from $995

With just two departures available, this 2018 adventure will sell out. Reserve today!

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Please note: Offer applies to new 2017 reservations on select adventures and cannot be combined with any Frequent Traveler Credits within 60 days of departure, our Group Travel Program, or any other offer.