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Published on October 15th, 2019 | by Emese Graham

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13 Totally Unique, but Equally Incredible Tours for Every Travel Style

So many tours, so little time. Find your next travel obsession among our favourite upcoming guided tours. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. 

1. Cruising Thailand & Malaysia with Intrepid

thailand malaysia adventure cruise intrepid tour

Duration: 9 Days

Start: Pulau Penang

End: Phuket

Destinations: Penang, Langkawi, Ko Tarutao, Ko Rok Noi, Ao Nang, Ko Yao Yai, Phuket

Drop into the heart of Old Town Georgetown in Penang, navigating street hawkers, trendy cafes, and a mish-mash of Chinese, Indian, and colonial influences. Then, navigate through the secrets of the Andaman Sea, hopping from one waterfall-crowned island to the next. Pepper your expedition with jungle walks, beach breaks, and high diving from limestone karsts. 

2. Back Roads of Central America with G Adventures

backroads central america tour g adventures

Duration: 18 Days

Start: San José

End: Antigua

Destinations: San José, Santa Teresa, Monteverde, La Fortuna, Cerro Verde, Suchitoto, Copan, Antigua

Breeze through the gems of Central America, firmly rooted in authentic local life. You and your group of fellow 18-to-30-somethings will stay in simple hotels, hostels, and local homes to maximize your experiences. That means more Tarzan swings into jungle swimming holes,  more white water rafting, more volcano hiking, and more breathtaking memories of your time in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Guatemala. 

3. An Invitation to India with Just You

invitation to india just you solo tours

Duration: 7 Days

Start: Delhi

End: Delhi

Destinations: New Delhi, Old Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Delhi

Hear the soaring notes of the Golden Triangle, Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. You’ll explore a symphony of cultures and histories, with insightful direction from your local guide. See the Taj Mahal at dawn, journey to the redstone Agra Fort, and explore the blushed tones of Pink City. Plus, enjoy an abundance of free time to immerse yourself in cuisine and local life. 

4. Gems of Southeast Europe Wine Cruise with AmaWaterways

gems southeast europe wine cruise ama waterways

Duration: 7 nights

Start: Giurgiu

End: Budapest

Destinations: Budapest, Mohács, Pécs, Vukovar, Novi Sad, Belgrade, Vidin, Rousse, Giurgiu   

A little plum brandy, a little medieval castle touring, a little floating around your ship’s swim-up bar, and you’re well on your way to a spectacular journey through southeast Europe. Visit the Transylvanian castle that inspired the legend of Dracula, taste the (fermented) fruits of an ancient Roman wine region, then treat yourself to the award-winning dining onboard. After walking and biking your way through so many iconic cities, you’ll more than earn some relaxing spa massages aboard the ship. 

5. Jordan Experience with Trafalgar

jordan experience trafalgar tour

Duration: 6 Days

Start: Amman

End: Amman

Destinations: Amman, Jerash, Petra, Wadi Rum    

Comb through ancient trade routes on your way to Mount Nebo, one of the most sacred sites in Jordan. With Trafalgar, you’ll have the once in a lifetime chance to join the Iraq Al-Amir Women’s Association to craft handmade soaps from local olive oil and stationary from recycled paper. Then, enjoy lively conversations over dinner with local families, embark on a jeep tour of the desert landscapes of Wadi Rum, and so much more.

6. Country Roads of Scotland with Insight Vacations

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Duration: 9 Days 

Start: Edinburgh

End: Glasgow

Destinations: Edinburgh, St. Andrews, Blair Atholl, Culloden, Inverness, Wick, John O’Groats, Orkney Islands, Kirkwall, Thurso, Isle of Skye, Eilean Donan, Kyle of Lochalsh, Glasgow

Sweep your gaze across the beautiful Orkney Islands – the perfect scene to begin a legendary tour of Scotland. The wail of the pipes will draw you into Edinburgh Castle to marvel at the Scottish Crown Jewels, or Loch Ness to search for magical creatures. You’ll stop for a dram at Old Pulteney Distillery and be the exclusive guest of Ballindalloch Castle and Gardens for high tea. 

7. Democracy Road with Topdeck

democracy road topdeck tours

Duration: 10 Days

Start: Budapest

End: London

Destinations: Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, London    

For those who have never had to squint past the Iron Curtain, Topdeck brings a reimagination of the iconic cities of Europe’s historic East and West. Grab a drink in one of Budapest’s original ruin bars, try your first currywurst, and watch a marionette opera. Your cross-continental tour will also bring you up close to a deeply troubling past with visits to the Berlin Wall, Anne Frank House, and former concentration camp Mauthausen. 

8. From the Inca Empire to the Peruvian Amazon with Avalon Waterways

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Duration: 11 Days

Start: Lima

End: Lima

Destinations: Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Iquitos, Peruvian Amazon

Hear the whispers of long-gone kingdoms in Peru’s rich cultural centres. Lima, Cusco, and Machu Picchu unfold with each new step. Pair your exploration of cities past and present with a deep dive into Peru’s Amazonian region. You’ll kayak, fish, swim, and keep a watchful eye out for pink dolphins on your way to Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. 

9. Zebras & Zanzibar with On The Go

zebra zanzibar on the go tours

Duration: 11 Days

Start: Nairobi 

End: Dar es Salaam 

Destinations: Nairobi, Arusha, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Pangani, Dar es Salaam, Zanzibar

Did you pack your sleeping bag? Check. Camp out in safari towns and conservation parks on a quest to spot the “Big Five” in Ngorongoro Crater, the cradle of humankind. You’ll journey through the Masai town of Mtu Wa Mbu, catch a glimpse of Mt. Kilimanjaro’s summit, and then rest up on “Spice Island”, where white sand beaches offer the perfect setting to unwind and scroll through your wildlife photos. 

10. The Croatian with Globus

the croatian globus tour

Duration: 11 Days

Start: Zagreb

End: Dubrovnik

Destinations: Zagreb, Ljubljana, Postojna, Opatija, Pula, Plitvice, Zadar, Trogir, Split, Bosnia, Herzegovina, Dubrovnik

Zigzag through the Dalmatian Coast with Globus. Lend your ears to the echoes of ancient temples, the cacophony of hidden waterfalls, and the Sea Organ’s never-ending tune. Step everywhere from medieval town centres to enchanted forests. You’ll catch a glimpse of Game of Thrones scenes, catch your breath in the quiet caves of Postojna, and savour every bite of the catch of the day. 

11. Flavours of Vietnam with Blue-Roads

flavours vietnam blue roads

Duration: 12 Days

Start: Hanoi 

End: Ho Chi Minh City

Destinations: Hanoi, Tam Cốc, Ninh Bình, Halong Bay, Da Nang, Hội An, Huế, Ho Chi Minh City, Củ Chi

Fly across the globe to settle an argument – is the best Vietnamese food found in family kitchens, in street food stalls, or restaurants? In the end, everyone wins. You’ll learn to cook authentic Vietnamese fare, have more than your fill of savoury street eats, and form new friendships over home-cooked meals. Plus, enjoy an overnight junk boat cruise in Halong Bay, meet Hanoi’s last papier-mache mask-making family, and squeeze in must-see sites like Cu Chi Tunnels and Temple of Literature.

12. Experience Colombia with Collette

experience colombia collette

Duration: 10 Days 

Start: Bogotá

End: Cartagena

Destinations: Bogotá, Cocora Valley, Medellín, Cartagena

Experience the must-sees, must-dos, and must-sips of Colombia with Collette. You’ll sample the best of the colourful Paloquemao Market and then explore the country’s prime coffee region for a “bean to cup” tour with local farmers. Lace up your hiking boots (or your saddle) to explore Cocora Valley by foot, by 4×4, or by horseback. Get cozy in upscale accommodations after full-to-the-brim days of walking tours, tasting menus, and metropolitan arts & culture. 

13. Portugal, Spain & the Douro River with Uniworld

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Duration: 11 Days

Start: Lisbon

End: Porto

Destinations: Lisbon, Coimbra, Porto, Régua, Pinhão, Vega de Terron, Barca d’Alva

What’s the hurry? Slow it down and roll through Portugal and Spain at river’s pace. Savour the free time and the pastries alike in Lisbon, pause along the Douro River Valley for wine tastings, and pause in Coimbra to visit one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Uniworld will guide you through the birthplace of port wine, prehistoric carvings at Foz Côa, and masterfully guided walking tours of Salamanca, Guimarães, and beyond. 

 

With a guided tour expertly matched to your unique travel style, you can spend your getaway doing only what you love. Talk to an Expert Traveller today so you can reserve your spot on one of these amazing journeys, or find an adventure that’s even better!


About the Author

Emese is an SEO Content Specialist at Flight Centre in Toronto. She's a huge fan of laidback, stress-free travel and enjoys tasting as much of the world's cuisine as she can.



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