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Announcing Exclusive 2021 Women’s Departures

Travel in a group of like-minded women

 

There are infinite reasons to travel, but one common thread we at O.A.T. have found over the last 40 years is connection. We cross oceans not only to explore exotic lands, but also to share meaningful moments, whether with locals, members of our small group, or travel companions. Bond with fellow travelers who share a love for exploring our world on our EXCLUSIVE women’s departures, all of which are led by a female Trip Experience Leader.

Find out how you can connect with your fellow women travelers on these 2021 adventures—including NEW solo women’s departure dates—below. Space is limited and will fill fast, so call our Adventure Specialists at
1-800-955-1925 to reserve your spot today.

Ultimate Africa: Botswana, Zambia & Zimbabwe Safari

17 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 6/26, 8/24, 9/8, 11/15

“Pictures and videos can't capture the feeling you get when you see wild animals in their natural habitat. We had excellent drivers and guides who were incredibly knowledgeable about the animals, plants, government, etc.”

-Joyce Horstman, 5-time traveler from Rochester, NY

Safari Serengeti: Tanzania Lodge & Tented Safari

13 days including international airfare

Departure date: 8/17

“This trip was my 3rd with O.A.T. … and I am blown away not only by Africa (magical and thrilling Tanzania) but even more so by the skill and grace with which our Trip Leader and his team orchestrated every moment behind the scenes to maximize our adventure.”

-Judith Rosenberg, 3-time traveler from New York, NY

Morocco Sahara Odyssey

16 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 2/20, 9/20, 11/15

“Morocco is like a woven tapestry of so many cultures and history. Everywhere you turn you see beauty, whether in the desert, the old villages, or in its cities. The people are so friendly and welcoming.”

-Adina Goldstein, 3-time traveler from Stamford, CT

Israel: The Holy Land & Timeless Cultures

18 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 1/23, 2/17, 11/19, 12/17

"I feel that I received an education on this complex country. I can now speak on religious issues, policy issues, and its history. Our Trip Experience Leader was so knowledgeable on all subjects and because of his familiarity with Jerusalem, we got access to places not easily accessed.”


- Kristen Greer, 7-time traveler from Redondo Beach, CA

New! Tunisia: From the Mediterranean to the Sahara

16 days including international airfare

Departure date: 12/10

“The best part of the trip was Tunisia itself—with its two distinct ecological zones: Mediterranean and Sahara. The Roman ruins were amazing—the mosaics most of all!”

-Janet Sawyer, 10-time traveler from Concord, MA

New! Ethiopia: Cultural Discoveries in an Ancient Land

17 days including international airfare

Departure date: 3/11

Spend an evening in the home of four Ethiopian sisters and restaurant owners in Gondar who will teach you how to make tej, a honey wine flavored with an indigenous herb.

Sicily’s Ancient Landscapes & Timeless Traditions

15 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 2/22, 5/25, 8/29, 12/9

“Our Trip Experience Leader was organized, informative, helpful in times of difficulty, and worked well with the whole group. The itinerary was great; the island is beautiful and the sites are varied (historic, cities, farms, etc). The members of the group got along so well.”

-Deborah Gilbert, 11-time traveler from Silver Spring, MD

Crossroads of the Adriatic: Croatia, Montenegro, Bosnia & Herzegovina, and Slovenia

18 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 3/25, 5/11, 5/24, 7/7, 9/9

“From the war of the 1990s … to the different socio-economic lifestyles of the families we met during our Home-Hosted dinners, to the beauty of Plitvice Lakes National Park—it all amounted to an incredible experience made possible by the knowledge of our Trip Experience Leader.”


- Joan Munroe, 3-time traveler from Westbrook, ME

Enhanced! The Baltic Capitals & St. Petersburg

16 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 7/21, 8/10, 10/12

“The countries are beautiful, the people are friendly and welcoming, and if you are interested in history, as I am, there is so much here to see and learn. I saw beautiful castles and countryside. I had wonderful and unexpected encounters with the people.”


- Janice Goodrich, 4-time traveler from La Mesa, CA

Irish Adventure: Dublin, Belfast & the Northwest Counties

16 days including international airfare

Departure date: 10/18

“Every little town and group of people added another layer of beauty. O.A.T. gave us the flavor of all: country and city, history, and the new Ireland.”

-Barbara Spina, 4-time traveler from Toano, VA

Northern Spain & Portugal: Pilgrimage into the Past

17 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 11/2, 11/5

“Walking a small part of the Way of St. James brought a whole new appreciation for those pilgrims that walk it for hundreds of miles … I highly recommend this trip …”

-Jill Scott, 12-time traveler from Yakima, WA

New! French Impressions: From the Loire Valley to Lyon & Paris

17 days including international airfare

Departure date: 7/23

Visit a family-owned farm in the Dordogne region to learn how the terroir influences French food and cuisine.

Northern Greece, Albania & Macedonia: Ancient Lands of Alexander the Great

18 days including international airfare

Departure date: 10/26

“I have an abiding interest in the Balkans and this was my third Balkan trip; by far the most interesting and rewarding. Northern Greece, Albania, and Northern Macedonia are amazing, Albania’s story is so compelling. Take this trip, you will not be disappointed."

-Phyllis DaParma, 3-time traveler from Collegeville, PA

Untamed Iceland

13 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 5/25, 7/27

“I went to Iceland expecting beautiful scenery. I found it … Come ready to be an explorer, an adventurer, and a lover of the land and the sea.”

-Annette Mann, 6-time traveler from Laguna Woods, CA

Northern Italy: The Alps, Dolomites & Lombardy

15 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 4/15, 10/10

“One of the best O.A.T. trips we have taken. Be prepared for breathtaking views of the lakes, Alps, and Dolomites—but the best part is that you get to experience the mountains instead of just looking at them. If you like to be active, this is the trip for you."

-Sara Gilbert, 8-time traveler from Laguna Woods, CA

New! Scotland Revealed: Legends, Lochs & Highland Landscapes

15 days including international airfare

Departure date: 10/11

Mingle with the community of Gartmore Village and experience the impactful work these people are doing with local teens with learning and social disabilities. Plus, sip Scotch whiskey while learning how to make the famous libation at a distillery in Oban.

Back Roads of Iberia: Spanish Paradores & Portuguese Pousadas

16 days including international airfare

Departure date: 9/8

“I absolutely loved the trip to Portugal and Spain with O.A.T. ... I always say that the activities on O.A.T. tours are unique experiences from the Home-Hosted Dinner to the tile painting and cheese making in Portugal, to the cooking lesson (which I’ve already applied here back home) and intimate introductions to life and culture in these two amazing countries."

- Victoria Badalamenti, 5-time traveler from Brooklyn, NY

Enhanced! A South Pacific Odyssey: Australia, the Outback & New Zealand

30 days including international airfare

Departure date: 9/19

“The history, the culture, the landscape, the activities, and the people we met exceeded our expectations. Our Trip Experience Leaders, while very different, brought passion, knowledge, and a keen sense of fun to our adventure.”


- Karen Clark Pace, 3-time traveler from Pleasanton, CA

Real Affordable Peru

11 days including international airfare

Departure date: 9/19

“The itinerary itself was perfect, hitting many on and off-the-beaten-path sites and experiences that you might not find on your own."

-Susan Silverstrone, 3-time traveler from North Babylon, NY

Real Affordable Costa Rica

14 days including international airfare

Departure date: 12/1

“We traveled from the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, through the rain forest, small communities, through agricultural regions and so much more. We loved meeting the people, learning of their history and customs, as well as whitewater rafting, swimming, horseback riding, and walks through the rain forest."

- Kathleen Worth, 11-time traveler from Umpqua, OR

Chile & Argentina: The Andes to Patagonia

18 days including international airfare

Departure date: 9/6

“This was my third O.A.T. adventure so I knew to expect ‘greatness,’ but this trip was above and beyond what I ever expected. Every aspect of the trip—the guides, immersion into the culture, group dynamics and the incredible beauty of our planet—was on full display."

-Sue Simning-Hoeft, 3-time traveler from Random Lake, WI

Japan's Cultural Treasures

14 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 5/28, 9/25, 10/21, 11/15

“What we liked the most about this tour was the chance to meet people who have jobs and experiences unique to Japan. This ranges from the retired sumo wrestler and the taiko drummer to the survivors of Fukushima and Hiroshima."

-Ellen Wersan, 3-time traveler from Minneapolis, MN

Heart of India

17 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 2/4, 8/24, 10/5

“Heart of India far exceeded my expectations, providing particular insight into the culture and people of this diverse subcontinent. I learned a great deal by studying the faces of the people we met, from the Muslim family in Old Delhi to the children of the village we visited during ‘A Day in the Life.’"

-Pamela Keene, 9-time traveler from Flowery Branch, GA

Inside Vietnam

19 days including international airfare

Departure date: 10/13

“The numerous home visits offered many authentic opportunities to connect with people. Especially the day with the village chief, making beverages and eating the vegetables we brought from the market ... Halong Bay and the caves were magic."

-Mary Doughty, 5-time traveler from Portland, ME

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