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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, many 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: 5/13, 6/6, 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 dates: 5/19, 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, 5/9, 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: 2/17, 11/19

"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 dates: 4/23, 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 dates: 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: 2/3*, 2/22*, 4/3, 8/29, 12/9*

*NEW solo women’s departures

“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, 5/24, 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: 4/28, 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 dates: 4/22, 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: 3/31, 11/2

“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! Scotland Revealed: Legends, Lochs & Highland Landscapes

15 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 5/21, 8/13

Mingle with the community of Gartmore Village and experience the impactful work these people are doing with local teens with learning and social disabilities.

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.

Untamed Iceland

12 days including international airfare

Departure date: 6/14

“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

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

New Zealand: Natural Wonders North & South

17 days including international airfare

Departure date: 5/1

*NEW single only departures

“Amazing best describes the people, the scenery, our fantastic Trip Experience Leader, and the whole trip. Twelve people in our group allowed us to get to places a larger group would not have been able to manage.”

Jeanne O’Conner, 5-time traveler from Saint Paul, MN

Real Affordable Peru

11 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 4/18, 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

Route of the Maya

16 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 5/16

“I was attracted to the tour by the prospect of seeing ancient Mayan archaeological sites and learning more about this highly developed civilization. What I did not expect was to learn so much about Mayan society in the present day … I would recommend this tour unhesitatingly.”

-Marjorie Wing, 3-time traveler from Boston, MA

Chile & Argentina: The Andes to Patagonia

18 days including international airfare

Departure date: 9/6

*NEW single only departures

"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."

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

Colombia's Colonial Jewels & the Coffee Triangle

12 days including international airfare

Departure dates: 5/12

“What a joy to see how far the country has progressed and to learn all the lessons it can teach us about peacemaking, commitment to the welfare of all, and environmental concerns.”

-Gloria Mog, 7-time traveler from Arlington, VA

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