NEW Destinations to Explore in 2021

For 40 years now, we’ve been exploring the road less traveled. We continue to innovate in 2021 with new, off-the-beaten-path adventures that are carefully curated and expertly led. From winding through Tunisia’s enchanting souks to sailing across the glistening Aegean Sea, peruse our new adventures below to be among the first O.A.T. travelers to experience these destinations. And, don’t forget, you have the freedom and flexibility to personalize your experience no matter where you choose to go—arrive early, stay later, discover more.

Plus, we’re pleased to offer a savings of $500 per couple on any 2021 departure of these new adventures when you reserve by 4/1/2020 and mention code: TABB 980. Call us at . Call us at 1-800-955-1925 to reserve your departure today.

Small Group Adventures by Land

Trip Highlights

  • Experience Georgia’s legendary hospitality, culinary heritage, and 8000-year winemaking tradition with activities like tastings at a family-owned winery, home-cooked meals with local families, and hands-on lessons on making Georgian dumplings and a sweet treat called churchkhela
  • Visit the haunting remains of Vardzia, an 800-year-old monastery cave city carved into the side of a mountain to protect 2,000 Georgian monks from the invading Mongol Hordes
  • Get to know the warm and welcoming people of the Caucasus during visits that include a felt-making workshop, a community center, an enamel jewelry craft center, and more
  • Trace the roots of Armenia’s Christianity at Khor Virap, a remote monastery at the foot of Mount Ararat and the UNESCO-listed city of Echmiadzin, home to the world’s oldest Christian cathedral

Georgia: Tbilisi, Borjomi, Stepantsminda (Kazbegi), Sighnaghi | Armenia: Yerevan
16 days from $5695
including international airfare

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Azerbaijan: Baku, Shaki
5 nights from: $1695
Russia: Moscow
4 nights from: $1495

Trip Highlights

  • Explore some of the best-preserved Roman ruins, including the forum temples of Sbeitla, and the ancient city of Dougga
  • Spend two nights in a private tented camp in the Sahara Desert, and explore the bordering oasis towns of Tozeur, Douz, and Ghilane
  • Witness the site of ancient Carthage, whose ruins still evoke a vivid picture of antiquity, and visit a World War II cemetery honoring the final resting place of thousands of American soldiers
  • Experience what daily life is like in Kairouan when a local family invites you into their home to give you a glimpse of their culture and to share a traditional Home-Hosted Dinner

Tunisia: Tunis, Kairouan, Tozeur Oasis, Sahara Desert Camp, Tataouine, Sidi Bou Said
16 days from $3495
including international airfare

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Italy: Rome
5 nights from: $1395

Trip Highlights

  • Feel the warm, inviting spirit of the people of Scotland as you grab a pint with fishermen in a local pub, let a local teach you the traditional Gaelic language, and converse with a scholar at the University of St. Andrews
  • Sip on a glass of Scotland’s famous libation, whiskey, as you trace the whiskey-making process from start to finish at a local distillery
  • Discover the historically-rich coastal town of St. Andrews—the launching site of the 16th-century Scottish Reformation, home to Scotland’s oldest university, and the birthplace of the beloved sport of golf



Scotland: Glasgow, Oban, Inverness, St. Andrews, Edinburgh
15 days from $5095
including international airfare

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England: Bath, Windsor
5 nights from only $2795

Trip Highlights

  • Spend A Day in the Life in a Swazi village, where you’ll become immersed into the culture and routine of its people during a conversation with the village’s leader and as we prepare a Home-Hosted lunch
  • Spot exotic wildlife in their natural habitat during up to 19 game-viewing drives in Kruger National Park and Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve
  • Participate in a conversation about apartheid in Johannesburg with a relative of Hector Pieterson, a young boy who was killed during a 1976 uprising

South Africa: Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe, Port Elizabeth, Knysna, Cape Town │ Eswatini (Swaziland): Mbabane
19 days from $4795
including international airfare

Trip extensions:

South Africa: Entabeni Game Reserve
4 night pre-trip from $1195

Zimbabwe: Victoria Falls
3 night post-trip from $1495

Trip Highlights

  • Experience a jungle trek in the mist-covered slopes of the Virunga volcanoes for a face-to-face encounter with one of last remaining sanctuaries of mountain gorilla families on the planet
  • Learn about Rwanda’s colonial past and its history of ethnic tensions that culminated in the 1994 genocide through haunting exhibits at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, which was conceived both as a tribute to genocide victims and to ensure that this history is never repeated
  • Go on up to four game-viewing drives in Akagera, one of the continent’s oldest national parks, a scenic wonderland that is home to the “Big Five” and considered one of Africa’s best-kept safari secrets

Rwanda: Kigali, Akagera National Park, Volcanoes National Park
11 days from $7195
including international airfare

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Uganda: Kampala, Murchison Falls, Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary
5 nights pre-trip from $2995

Tanzania: Karatu, Ngorongoro & Serengeti National Park
6 nights post-trip from $3495

Trip Highlights

  • Visit a Women’s Crafts Training Center, an organization that teaches single mothers and Ethiopian women with HIV how to create crafts to provide for their families
  • Enter the home of four Ethiopian sisters who will show our small group how to make tej, a honey wine flavored with an indigenous herb—and then dine in their restaurant
  • In Lalibela, explore a series of ancient Ethiopian Orthodox churches carved from rock some 900 years ago, including the iconic Church of Saint George, shaped like a Greek cross

Ethiopia: Addis Ababa, Aksum, Lalibela, Simien Mountains National Park, Gondar, Bahir Dar
17 days from $7195
including international airfare

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Trip Highlights

  • Behold the Loire Valley’s magnificent Chateau du Plessis-Bourré, a fairytale-like castle with towers, drawbridges, and moats—little changed since it was built in the 15th century
  • Experience the culinary delights of Lyon—France’s gastronomic capital—during a food tour of the city with more restaurants per capita than anywhere else in France
  • Delve into French medieval history as you stroll the ramparts of Carcassone’s hilltop citadel, La Cité, and then spend a day on a farm in the countryside to learn about the region’s gastronomic specialties before sharing a meal inside the farmhouse

France: Angers, Sarlat, Carcassone, Lyon, Paris
17 days from $4695
including international airfare

Trip extensions:

France: Paris, Honfleur, Angers
6 nights pre-trip from $2395

Spain: Bilbao, Guernica
5 nights post-trip from $1595

Small Group Adventures by Small Ship

Trip Highlights

  • Cruise the French and Italian Rivieras for 10 nights aboard our privately owned 50-passenger ship, the M/V Artemis, which was designed with small groups in mind
  • Spend 3 nights in Marseille, a NEW destination for O.A.T.; discover the ancient maritime history of France’s largest port city and visit the stunning oceanside cliffs at nearby Calanques National Park
  • Stroll the cobbled streets of Lucca, an elegant Italian city and UNESCO World Heritage Site, then visit a Tuscan olive oil mill to learn how this golden elixir is made—and enjoy a farm-fresh meal prepared, of course, with olive oil
  • • Experience the legendary warmth of Italian hospitality when you share a home-cooked meal with a local family in Portoferraio on the Italian island of Elba, sampling traditional cuisine and learning about life on this charming island

France: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Nice, Bastia (Corsica) • Italy: San Remo, Portovenere, Cinque Terre, Viareggio, Lucca, Portoferraio (Elba), Porto Santo Stefano, Giglio, Rome
17 days from $7495
including international airfare

Trip extensions:

France: Toulouse & Carcassonne
5 nights pre-trip from $1595

Italy: Abruzzo & Tivoli
6 nights post-trip from $1495

Trip Highlights

  • Cruise for 9 nights aboard the M/V Corinthian, our privately owned 98-passenger ship that offers access to intimate ports that larger vessels can’t reach
  • Trace the footsteps of Allied soldiers during a moving visit to the beaches of Normandy, where we’ll learn about the devastating World War II history that occurred here
  • Discover Ireland’s stunning natural beauty as you explore the Ring of Kerry, Dingle, and the towering cliffs of Donegal’s Slieve League, and get a taste of Irish culture when you learn to make traditional Irish soda bread during a hands-on cooking lesson

England: London, Portsmouth, Falmouth | France: Normandy, Cherbourg, Caen | Ireland: Cork, Kinsale, Dingle, Ring of Kerry, Killarney, Galway, Connemara, Killybegs | Northern Ireland: Derry, Belfast
14 days from $7795
including international airfare

Trip extensions:

England: London
3 nights pre-trip from $895

Northern Ireland: Belfast
3 nights post-trip from $795

Trip Highlights

  • Cruise Northern Ireland and Scotland for 9 nights aboard the M/V Corinthian, our privately owned 98-passenger ship that offers access to intimate ports—like the Isle of Iona—that larger vessels can’t reach
  • Gain insight into the two opposing sides of the Scottish Independence Movement when two local Scots—one for independence, one for remaining part of the UK—come aboard our ship for an enlightening conversation
  • Journey along Scotland’s coast from the remote waters of the Hebrides to the far-flung shores of the Orkney archipelago, and explore the small fishing village of Footdee, which dates back to medieval times

Northern Ireland: Belfast | Isle of Man | Scotland: Tobermory, Dunvegan, Stornoway, Stromness, Inverness, Aberdeen, Edinburgh
13 days from $7495
including international airfare

Trip extensions:

Northern Ireland: Belfast
3 nights pre-trip from $795

Scotland: Edinburgh
3 nights post-trip from $1095

Trip Highlights

  • Witness the richly-detailed monuments, bas-reliefs, and corridors of Abu Simbel, twin temples that were originally carved into a mountainside before being moved to their present location after the construction of the Aswan High Dam
  • Cruise the Nile for seven nights aboard the privately-chartered Nefertiti—a recently refurbished, 75-passenger small ship that we charter exclusively for O.A.T. travelers—and soak in views of river life from your private balcony
  • Admire the 30-foot tall alabaster statue of Ramses II in Memphis, and venture to the city’s necropolis—Sakkara—to witness the oldest known pyramid in Egypt, which was constructed in the 27th century BC

Egypt: Cairo, Sakkara, Memphis, Luxor, Qena, Edfu, Kom Ombo, Aswan, Abu Simbel
16 days from $4295
including international airfare

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Israel: Jerusalem | Jordan: Petra, Amman
8 nights pre-trip from $2295

Egypt: Alexandria, Cairo
4 nights post-trip from $895

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