To be inspired by stories of the past, start with these itineraries that can transport you there.
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Sandy shores, tidal marshes, and pine forests make for an experience where salty air and evergreen scents mingle in The Lowcountry—and set the stage for an inspiring and refreshing trip. On this five-day expedition into the genuine culture, flavors, and natural beauty of the region, you’ll find small communities with deep regional roots, delicious cuisine, and fascinating history.
This customizable five-day journey explores Switzerland’s German-speaking Bern region, with stops in Gstaad, Interlaken, and the Jungfrau and Adelboden-Lenk-Kandersteg regions, to experience fairytale charm, natural wonder—and Fondue Backpacking.
This customizable five-day journey explores Switzerland’s French-speaking Vaud region, with stays in the resort towns of Lausanne and Montreux to enjoy the stunning mountain and lake scenery.
Visit five countries in Central America on this 12-day cruise that includes ancient sites, colonial cities, and natural wonders.
This eight-day cruise on the Danube stops in four different countries and must-visit cities like Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, along with smaller towns.
This 9-day trip through Japan includes four of its most exciting cities— Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, and Tokyo—as well as stops in some of the country’s quieter corners.
Explore the many colors and flavors of Morocco on this itinerary that takes you from the ancient medinas (old towns) and mosques of Marrakech to sleeping under the stars in the Sahara Desert.
Feast on impeccable Italian fare and world-class wines as you savor your way through the famed Tuscan and lesser-known Umbrian regions of central Italy.
This 8-day trip begins and ends in Lima, but its focus is the ancient Inca sites of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and legendary Machu Picchu.
This five-day trip to Singapore is a whirlwind introduction to the best of the city’s cocktail, dining, and shopping scenes.
This week-long itinerary includes stops at all of Jordan’s most famous sites: Amman, Wadi Rum, Petra, and the Dead Sea.
Get to know one of Mexico’s most fascinating cities through its food, crafts, mescal, and lush flora.
Two ruggedly beautiful islands, Tasmania and New Zealand’s South Island, are the focus of this 14-day cruise.
This cruise visits some of the world’s most fascinating and remote ports, in northern Japan and the Russian Far East.
This eight-day itinerary to England and France focuses on the countries’ capitals, London and Paris, with day trips to Windsor and Versailles.
In a city so dazzling it can be daunting, here’s a sampler of both Parisian classics and recent additions that will leave you wanting more.
Whatever your passions—art, architecture, history, music—Austria’s capital will surprise and delight you.
This long overlooked corner of Mexico is now attracting travelers with its Mayan ruins, vibrant indigenous cultures, and national parks.
This northern Hungary itinerary includes the historic sites of Eger and the peaks of the Mátra mountains.
This six-day, food-focused itinerary hits some of Belgium’s culinary highlights in Brussels and Bruges.
This week-long itinerary includes stops in Amman, Wadi Rum, and Petra, while highlighting opportunities to meet with residents of Jordan.
This seven-day trip to Jordan includes biblical sites, ancient cities, and the country’s most stunning natural landscapes.
This cruise along France’s Rhône river follows the stretch from Arles to Lyon, and also includes a visit to the charming village of Beaune.
This 9-day itinerary calls at the highlights of five Eastern European countries: Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania.
This 13-day trip includes visits to Saigon, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap, as well as an unforgettable cruise along the Mekong River.
This 8-day cruise on the Danube includes stops in four countries—Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—and at some of Europe’s most enchanting towns and cities
This cultural itinerary to Abu Dhabi includes centuries-old desert oases and forts, architectural wonders, and world-class museums.
From Rome and Portofino to Cannes and Monte Carlo, revel in the glitz and glamour of the Rivieras as you explore some the world’s most famous ports.
The highlight of this journey to Burma, or Myanmar, is a cruise along the Irrawady River beginning in Mandalay and with a stop to explore the temples of Bagan.
This 9-day journey begins in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, continues on to a Mekong River cruise, and ends in Siem Reap, the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat.
This week-long trip through Vietnam focuses on the cultural highlights of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and Hanoi.
This seven-day itinerary to Belgium includes its culinary, cultural, and historic highlights with stops in Antwerp, Bruges, Brussels, and Ghent.
This packed, four-day itinerary to Belgium steers you to iconic highlights of the country’s two largest cities, Brussels and Antwerp.
Scout your way through Scotland on this seven-day itinerary that takes you along the film trail and to bustling Edinburgh and Glasgow, ancient castles, pristine glens, and storybook villages.
Indulge yourself on this five-day itinerary that takes you from Edinburgh’s 16th-century home of Mary, Queen of Scots and horseback riding at the 850-acre Gleneagles Estate to your luxury suite in a 17th-century castle turned luxury hotel.
Explore Scotland’s most inspiring masterpieces on this four-day itinerary that takes you from Glasgow’s street murals and Kelvingrove Art Gallery to the mind-blowing V&A in Dundee, the UNESCO City of Design.
This itinerary to northwestern Hungary includes two of the country’s most charming towns, Sopron and Kőszeg.
A journey to Hungary’s Tokaj region focuses on both its Jewish heritage and its famous wines.
This five-day itinerary focuses on Missouri’s largest cities, St. Louis and Kansas City, with a pastoral ride through the countryside on the Katy Trail.
The Matterhorn, the Black Forest, and the postcard-perfect Alpine town of Hallstatt are some of the must-see stops on this journey through the Alps.
Immerse yourself in South Africa’s thriving art scene during a 9-day trip that features Johannesburg, Cape Town, and a safari camp known for its collection.
Ready to get to know Charleston? This itinerary provides a taste of what makes it a must-visit destination.
Canada’s capital, Ottawa, is approaching its 150th anniversary—and has the bevy of cultural and historic sites to prove it. Cari Gray’s itinerary highlights Parliament, ByWard Market, and Canada’s National Museums. After seeing them, and exploring Gatineau Park, you’ll continue to the charming wine region of Prince Edward County.