Walking Tours For True Travelers

If you’re like us, you think of travel as more than “going places.” Every small-group walking trip from Classic Journeys offers you a leisurely immersion in authentic local life. With an average of just 10 guests per departure, you can slip discreetly into the smallest village where our local guides know everybody from vintners to tribal chieftains to truffle hunters for

the journey of a lifetime
Our handcrafted trips make all the difference

"Classic Journeys provides unbeatable access to experiences around the globe." -Travel + Leisure


Your Classic Journeys guide lives in the region you visit. You get friendly, first-name, insider access to local culture.

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From Cuba to Tuscany, our itineraries cover everything from hot, trending destinations to favorite spots on your bucket list.

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You'll stay in the finest fashion. Our inns and hotels include some of the world’s highest-rated and most unique properties.

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We travel on our stomachs! You'll eat like the locals from Michelin-starred meccas to farmhouse lunches, market picnics, and more.

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Itinerary after itinerary, our small-group vacations cost 20% to 40% less than comparable trips from our competitors.

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Let us help you find the perfect journey. Call us at 800.200.3887

  • Featured Tour

    Amalfi Coast & Capri

    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days, 6 Nights

    On a launch approaching the Amalfi Coast at the start of our tours, you face a startling sight— like oversized rock climbers, gleaming villas cling with no visible foothold to the sheer cliffs. You have to ask yourself how…why? But when you swing open the shutters in your cliffside hotel room, the jaw-droppping view is all the answer you need. Situated on the "ankle" of the Italian boot, Amalfi has a balmy climate. Orange trees line village streets. Breezy seaside footpaths around Ravello and Positano encourage a nice slow pace perfect for absorbing the atmosphere. We also settle in for two mellow days on the glorious island of Capri—one of our favorite places in Italy. We get to the rarely visited rim of Mount Vesuvius and make time for Pompeii. And unlike most visitors, you'll see Amalfi in the best way—in the company of an Italian friend who knows the ins and outs of life on the edge of the sea. See Sicily, too! Our Sicily tour starts the day after Amalfi ends. Pair up the two for an amazing Italian vacation. Call 800.200.3887 for details.

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    The Galápagos

    Cultural Walking Adventure
    7 Days, 6 Nights

    Your first surprise on our Galápagos island tour? People live on these islands, too. On our island-based adventure, you’ll get a real feel for how it is to have giant tortoises and blue-footed boobies outside your back door. (It’s easier and more interesting than making forays from a cruise ship.) Our naturalist-guides will lead you to extraordinary wildlife experiences, minus the flocks of tourists. You’ll have abundant chances to walk, kayak and snorkel up-close to marine iguanas, Galápagos penguins and other creatures found nowhere else on earth. Then we’ll take you a few steps farther—to the rim of the world’s second largest volcanic caldera, a family-owned coffee plantation, and much more. Throughout, we stay in waterfront boutique hotels and abide by “Leave No Trace” environmental standards. And with our close ties to the islands, this Classic Journey supports more than 50 local community members and their families.

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    Cultural Walking Adventure
    9 Days, 8 Nights

    Entering a desert encampment after sunset, you see only the glowing Berber tents carpeted with kilims. Cumin-scented stew simmers over a campfire. And away from the native singers and the circle of light, the sky is simply amazing. Not until a morning breeze stirs your tent’s flap do you see in full light how stunning your desert setting is. Our Morocco travel adventure is full of surprises and this is just one of the many we share with you. Colossal Saharan dunes. Cool cedar-forested mountains. Narrow gorges with ribbon-like oases in their depths. And the Kasbah? It’s the word for fortress and a restored one from the Middle Ages is actually one of our hotels. The marvelous news is that, for all its surprises and adventure, Morocco travel also delivers everything you expect. We take in the vivid, noisy markets as we travel. Morocco offers warm hospitality from a culture accustomed to the diversity of Berber, Arab, Jewish, African and Mediterranean influences. You may also be surprised to know that the climate is moderate; this is the coolest and most welcoming of the African nations.

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    Cuba: A Long Weekend in Havana

    Cultural Walking Adventure
    5 Days, 4 Nights

    In the first half of the 20th century, Americans loved to hop down to Havana for a long weekend, spiced with the climate and culture of the tropics. Now that idea is back with this 5-day/4-night Cuba cultural tour program created to connect you with the island’s irresistible rhythms and vivid art. In one concise, complete weekend you’ll connect with the city’s dancers, musicians and artists at an extraordinary level. We’ll chat with the city’s most creative people, sit in on rehearsals, get in a salsa lesson and applaud their performances. We’ll take time to delve into the rich traditions and discuss how the arts and humanities have survived and thrived with the people at the heart of the movement. From our ideally located hotel in Old Havana, we’re close to every essential site – from Hemingway’s home to the oldest cigar factory and the city’s hottest music club. Throughout, we’ll also try some of the finest new restaurants, explore the historic landmarks, and hear the firsthand stories about the art of living in Havana – for a weekend you’ll never forget. We’ll immerse you in the lively world of Cuba’s art and music on this tour. Classic Journeys recognizes the value of fostering deeper cultural understanding and interaction between Cuba and the United States. To that end, and in careful respect of the license granted to us, we’ve planned a full program of personal encounters with Cuban people in the arts and humanities and from all strata of society. This Cuba art and music tour includes visits to major cultural institutions, as well as sites of artistic significance and historic importance. You should expect rich, full days calibrated to enable meaningful interact with the people and culture of Havana.


In 1995, we started our small-group walking tours in Italy, France and throughout Europe to capture the spontaneity of personal travel, minus the logistical hassles. Today, as an award-winning provider of overseas and domestic adventure travel, we offer vacations in 82 regions located in 42 countries on 6 continents.

What guests say

  • We had a wonderfully diverse group on our tour with excellent senses of humor. The best part was walking a gorgeous countryside with new old friends!
    – William and Marilyn F., Atlanta, GA

  • Our guide was the best I’ve ever had. In his company, I got the opportunity to get close to the sights, sounds and people of Morocco.
    – Lisa M., Palisades Park, NJ

our blog

6 ideas for one-easy-week getaways
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It’s surprisingly easy to fit a fantastic North American vacation into 6 days and 5 nights. Our “one easy week” trips start on Sunday and end the next Friday. In one calendar week, you get the handcrafted Classic Journeys experience—local guides, amazingly scenic walks, and immersion in the region’s culture and history. Though you’re only a time zone or two away from home, you'll be amazed at how far away you'll feel.

Prepare for a Journey of a Lifetime

In 1995, we started our small group walking tours in Italy, France and throughout Europe to capture the spontaneity of personal travel, minus the logistical hassles. Today, as an award-winning provider of overseas and domestic adventure travel, we believe more than ever that how you travel is as important as where you go.