• Girl at Taj Mahal, India

    19 Mind Blowing Travel Destinations for '19

    <p>Go deep in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/iceland-tours/" target="_blank">Iceland</a>. Have a million-star <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/peru-tours/" target="_blank">Machu Picchu</a> moment. Shorten that bucket list. Stretch your imagination. Your options are as wide as the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Sahara </a>and as deep as <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bryce-tours/" target="_blank">Bryce Canyon</a>. You’ll be on trend and away from the crowds when you follow our experts’ advice on any of these I-can’t-believe-I’m-doing-this experiences.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/amalfi-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015snM" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>CLIFFHANGER PIZZA</b></a><br>Toss and bake your own pizza… and then don&#39;t forget to taste it as you have lunch on a local friend’s sky-high terrace overlooking the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/amalfi-tours/" target="_blank">Amalfi Coast</a>.</p> <p><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/peru-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015snR" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/peru-tours/" target="_blank"><b>STARRY INCA NIGHTS</b></a><br>Feel <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/peru-tours/" target="_blank">Machu Picchu</a> haunt you as you return to the ruins, lit only by the starry megawatt nighttime sky over the Andes.</p> <p><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/iceland-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015snW" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/iceland-tours/" target="_blank"><b>ICY CAVING</b></a><br>Shiver—from the beauty of it all, not the cold—as you enter the glowing natural chamber of a glacial ice cave in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/iceland-tours/" target="_blank">Iceland</a>.</p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/japan-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015snb" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>RAREFIED GEISHA</b></a><br>In <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/japan-tours/" target="_blank">Kyoto</a>, accept the elegant honor of dining as the honored guests of traditional geishas who entertain you with samisen and ritualized dance.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/londonstonehengecotswolds/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015sng" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>SECRET STONEHENGE</b></a><br>Enter sacred <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/londonstonehengecotswolds/" target="_blank">Stonehenge </a>for a private visit at dusk, and toast the falling night and mysterious past with a flute of champagne.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/cuba/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015snl" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>PRISTINE BAY OF PIGS</b></a><br>Invade the<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/cuba/" target="_blank"> Bay of Pigs</a> in a snorkel mask, the better to see the miraculously rich marine environment under the waves.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015sri" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank">PATAGONIA TO THE NTH DEGREE </a></b><br>In <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/chile/" target="_blank">Chile</a>, walk at the foot of the snow-capped Andes, eat with the Gauchos at a barbecue on a remote sheep ranch, and boat up to the sheer face of a Patagonia glacier. </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/panama/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015snq" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>JUNGLE LIVING</b></a><br>Paddle deep into <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/panama/" target="_blank">Panama’s rainforest</a> for a day of interaction with the indigenous Embera Tribe in their riverside village-on-stilts.<br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagos-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015snv" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>PENGUIN PLUNGE</b></a><br>Swim as you’ve never swum before with the world’s only warm-water penguins in the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagos-tours/" target="_blank">Galápagos</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015so0" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>BREEZIER MOROCCO</b></a><br>Compare the sands along the Atlantic coast with those around your luxury desert encampment on a 6-day visit that also includes <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-luxury-tour-package/" target="_blank">Essaouira and Marrakesh</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015so5" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>UP THE LAZY DOURO</b></a><br>Cruise <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/portugal/" target="_blank">Portugal’s</a> gorgeous river to a vineyard walk, port-tasting, and a picnic for a perfeito Portuguese day.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soA" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>TUSCAN FANTASY</b></a><br>Live your dream at a glamorous hilltop villa-hotel with a count and countess as your hosts. Go ahead and go<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany-tours/" target="_blank"> totally Tuscan</a>.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/china/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soF" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>GREATER WALL OF CHINA</b></a><br>Leave the masses behind and stroll on a beautiful, unrestored stretch of<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/china/" target="_blank"> the Great Wall </a>to truly grasp the imperial will that built it.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/indochina-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soK" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>ANGKOR WATTAGE</b></a><br>Watch <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/indochina-tours/" target="_blank">Cambodia’s </a>legendary temples fade into awesome view on a morning walk in the growing brilliance of sunrise.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/norway-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soP" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></b></a><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/norway-tours/" target="_blank"><b>NÆRØYFJORD</b></a><br>Stroke a silky alpaca at the family hotel where you’re greeted with wide-open arms after a cruise on <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/norway-tours/" target="_blank">Norway’s </a>skinniest fjord.<br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/india/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soU" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>TOO TAJ TO BELIEVE</b></a><br>Claim ownership of the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/india/" target="_blank">Taj Mahal</a> from the unbelievable vantage point of your regal hotel room that overlooks the pearlescent masterpiece.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/normandy/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soZ" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>LOW-TIDE HIGH POINT</b></a><br>Channel a 12th-century pilgrim as you walk to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/normandy/" target="_blank">Mont-St.-Michel </a>on the firm sandy seabed emptied by the ebbing tide.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/scotland/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soe" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>COOL COLLIES</b></a><br>Envy the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/scotland/" target="_blank">Scottish shepherd</a> whose team of ridiculously smart border collies respond to his commands with extra-sensory precision.</p> <p> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bryce-tours/" target="_blank"><b><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Ej5N&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000015soj" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>HOODOO VOODOO</b></a><br>Walk on Mars, also known as the floor of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bryce-tours/" target="_blank">Bryce Canyon</a>, where the maze of sandstone spired called hoodoos transports you to a different world.</p>

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  • Patio Overlooking Ocean and Boat, Greece

    Exclusive experiences that will take you off the beaten path

    <h2>For a vacation that’s not like everyone else’s</h2>   <p>When you travel, average is easy. The real joy comes from discovering yourself in remarkable experiences that tourists can’t even imagine. Step off the beaten path with Classic Journeys, and the culture, history and everyday life of a region comes alive. Whether you’re at at a remote vineyard that appears on no map or basking in privileged access to a legendary site, these exclusive experiences take you where other travelers never get the chance to go.</p> <h3><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/world/" target="_blank" title="search world travel tours">JUST CLICK ANY HEADLINE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE DESTINATION. OR CHECK OUT THE EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES CLASSIC JOURNEYS OFFERS TO 75 REGIONS LOCATED IN 35 COUNTRIES ON 5 CONTINENTS.</a></h3> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/istria/" target="_blank" title="Greece adventure travel"><b>Truffle hunting in Istria</b></a><br><br>In a world where a prized black truffle can sell for $500 a pound, truffle hunters are understandably secretive about where they unearth their treasures. So it’s a rare privilege when – sworn to secrecy – you are allowed to tag along with one of our friends and his truffle-sniffing hound. The lumpy black fungus grows deep in the soil. Finding even one is a huge success. Later, if you treat yourself to a few shavings on a plate of risotto, you’ll appreciate like never before this strange, wonderful and profitable tradition.<br><br><img alt="Truffle hunting" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0I" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/india/" target="_blank" title="India travel tours"><b>Chatting with a Royal Family</b></a><br><br>In vast India, an elite group of families descend from the maharajahs and maharanis. Today, in Jaipur, we meet and chat with recent generations of the Royal Family. Away from the family’s city palace, you’ll encounter them at their farmhouse in a private sanctuary in the countryside near the Amber Fort. While other visitors to the region are satisfied with museum visits, you’ll be welcomed into their home with refreshments and fascinating conversation.<br><br><img alt="Palace in India" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0N" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/provence/" target="_blank" title="Provence vacation packages"><b>Cooking with a Michelin-starred chef</b></a><br><br>Other travelers hope for a table at one of Provence’s top-rated tables. You? You actually spend a few hours in the kitchen Chef Alain whose restaurant has earned Michelin stars for 16 years. He shares the secrets of selecting the ingredients for cuisine à la Provençale. In his kitchen full of fresh Mediterranean produce, you roll up our sleeves, fire up the stove, and get a firsthand lesson in creating the region’s vibrant flavors. And then you sit down to the lavish dinner you helped prepare – a gourmet experience your friends will envy.<br><br><img alt="Cooking in Provence" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0S" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany/" target="_blank" title="Tuscany travel packages"><b>At home with a Tuscan Count &amp; Countess</b></a><br><br>Villa Le Barone is the Tuscan fantasy, just 30 kilometers or so from Florence. Built as the home of the Renaissance della Robbia family, this classic villa-hotel is owned today by a Count and Countess who are your very gracious hosts. The pool is cool on a sunny Chianti day. The gardens are thick with roses and chestnut trees. Dinner on the terrace overlooking the village of San Leolino will have you grasping for adjectives…and wishing the moment would never end.<br><br><img alt="Villa Le Barone" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0X" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/londonstonehengecotswolds/" target="_blank" title="London to Stonehenge"><b>A private visit to Stonehenge</b></a><br><br>Breakfast at Stonehenge. Three little words say it all about how you experience one of the world’s most famous places. While 4,000 or more tourists swarm there every day, we arrange exclusive access for a private touch-the-stones visit when the site is closed to the rest of the world. It’s rare chance to feel the solitude and mystery of Stonehenge in a way that other visitors never can.<br><br><img alt="Stonehenge" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0c" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco/" target="_blank" title="Morocco vacation packages"><b>Dinner at a grand private home in Marrakesh</b></a><br><br>In Morocco, the wealthy and well connected don’t flaunt their good fortune. In classic tradition, their city homes turn plain faces to the street. But inside? Step through the low door, along a path lit with lanterns, past an interior pool with just the subtlest burble of a fountain. And there you are in a grand private home, once featured in a book about the country’s finest interior design. After the noise and jangle of the city’s streets, it’s remarkably quiet here as you savor a wonderful meal, prepared just for you.<br><br><img alt="Riad in Morocco" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0h" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/scotland/" target="_blank" title="tours in Scotland"><b>Whiskey tasting at an artisanal Scottish distillery</b></a><br><br>In the Scottish village of Fife, there’s a stream that appears to flow uphill. In times past, the locals named the crazy stream Daft Burn…and today one of Scotland’s newest distilleries is located there at Daftmill in buildings that date back to Napoleonic times. It’s a lively treat visit the farm – where the distillers are brothers who grow their own malting barley. As you meet the Cuthbert family who runs the establishment and accept a taste of their spirits, you get a wonderful insider’s look at an old tradition that’s given rise to a lively new subculture.<br><br><img alt="Whiskey tasting in Scotland" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0m" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/greece/" target="_blank" title="travel to Greece">Personally guided tour of the Palace of Knossos</a></b><br><br>Knossos, on the island of Crete is considered Europe’s oldest city, dating back to the Bronze Age. Legend says King Minos imprisoned the Minotaur in the labyrinth. This site is colossal but, in the company of your private guide, you’ll get a concise, meaningful exploration of the complex of more than 1,300 rooms, halls, passages and frescoes dating to 1,700 BC. While other visitors study maps and juggle guide books, you have the luxury of focusing completely on the wonders around you.<br><br><img alt="Palace of Knossos" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p1Q" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bordeaux/" target="_blank" title="France vacation packages"><b>Exploring a prehistoric cave</b></a><br><br>Southwest France is known for it’s remarkable cave paintings, but at places like Lascaux visitors are only allowed to see replicas. You, however, come face-to-face with a 27,000-year-old cave painting of a bison that tourists are strictly prevented from visiting. Thanks to Bar, our friend who, participates in preservation of this precious heritage, you’ll be invited to light a candle and walk not far into this remarkable private cave to see the relic first hand, in the glow of a flickering frame just as its painter did.<br><br><img alt="Cave in France" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002p0r" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/world/" target="_blank" title="search world travel tours">Ready to see Stonehenge in private or cook in Provence with a Michelin-starred chef? </a>Classic Journeys will make it happen. Or <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/world/" target="_blank" title="search world travel tours">find your favorite destination</a> and see what exclusive cultural and historic experiences we’ve handcrafted for you.</p>

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  • Woman sitting in front of Taj Mahal, India

    Ten Top Travel Destinations to Fall in Love Again

    <p>After all, what’s more memorable and intimate than that lovely instant when you draw a little gasp, turn to each other, and realize that this is one of those irreplaceable experiences that you will share forever.</p> <p>The love you feel for a place, a culture, or your favorite travelling companion grows unexpectedly. But here are 10 places that reliably win raves from the passionate travelers who <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/" target="_blank">explore the world with Classic Journeys</a>.</p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/india/" target="_blank" title="India travel tours">1. The Taj Mahal, wrapped in a plush robe</a></b><br><br>That’s you and not the Taj in the robe. After all, your over-the-top room in the Oberoi Amarvilas overlooks the gleaming white monument to love. The comfort is decadent. The view is the stuff of dreams. And it’s you who is living the enviable life that makes such moments possible.<br><br><img alt="Oberoi hotel" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rwn" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco/" target="_blank" title="Morocco">2. Under a billion Saharan stars</a></b><br><br>By camel, you arrived at your luxury Berber tent in Morocco’s Merzouga dunes. Campfire dinner is over now, and you wander just past the edge of the camp. Firelight is replaced by the dazzle of the starriest sky you’ve ever seen. Holding hands, you look up and rediscover infinity together. Even if you’ve never wished on a star, this night you will.<br><br><img alt="Berber encampment in Morocco" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rws" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/amalfi/" target="_blank" title="Amalfi Coast &amp; Capri tours"><b>3. Arm-in-arm in Capri</b></a><br><br>The day-trippers are gone. Capri’s narrow streets are quiet now, except for the sounds of an evening meal drifting out from an open window. The shops seem to belong to you as their glowing windows light the sidewalk. Arm in arm, you amble aimlessly. (You can’t get lost in this village.) Life is sweet, and there’s a limoncello nightcap calling your name.<br><br><img alt="Quisisana outdoor patio" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rwx" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/cuba/" target="_blank" title="Cuba travel tours">4. In the back seat of a ’56 Buick</a></b><br><br>Where else could you be but Havana? The vinyl smells new. Elvis is on the radio. The top is down in the warm air. Even if you’re too young to remember this sweet ride from when it was new, you can’t help feeling happy…and how the world of possibility is just waiting for you, the way it is for Cuba these days.<br><br><img alt="Woman riding in classic car in Cuba with arms in the air" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rx2" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/peru/" target="_blank" title="Peru vacation packages">5. Cresting the peak above Machu Picchu</a></b><br><br>The last stretch of the Inca Trail is a tease. It seems like you should be to the ancient city by now. And then you crest the top—and Machu Picchu is actually below you. Your condor’s-eye view takes your breath away. You’re happy to claim a boulder and sit for a while just to absorb it all and truly feel on top of the world.<br><br><img alt="Woman looking at Machu Picchu" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rx7" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/galapagos/" target="_blank" title="Galapgos Island tour">6. Doing the penguin walk in the Galápagos</a></b></p> <p>Of course, you want to be serious about nature in the Galápagos—Darwin, evolution, and habitat preservation. But the penguins. Oh, the penguins. They’re fearless, funny and face-to-face with you. It’s one of those moments when you realize how crazy-wonderful the world is, especially when a couple of the little guys photobomb your selfie.<br><br><img alt="Galapagos penguins" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rxC" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/tuscany/" target="_blank" title="Discover Tuscany"><b>7. On the terrace of your Tuscan villa</b></a><br><br>Notice how the afternoon sun turns your glass of Chianti into drinkable rubies. Watch the breeze send a silver ripple across your grove of olive trees. Smile lazily at the good fortune that led you to this villa hotel. It’s amazing how quickly you discover your were born to live this life—and it’s such an easy life to love.<br><img alt="Villa Le Barone hotel" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rxH" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/turkey/" target="_blank">8. Floating beside your Turkish yacht</a></b><br><br>The gracious teakwood hull rides the water in a secluded Mediterranean bay. On your back in the calm waters, you look up to the bluest sky. Below, ancient ruins waver ghostlike in the depths. Later, you’ll zag to a coastal village, zig to a Roman amphitheater. But in this sensual moment, you can’t imagine being anywhere else…with anyone else.<br><br><img alt="Gulet in Turkey" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rxM" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><b><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/londonstonehengecotswolds/" target="_blank" title="London to Stonehenge">9. In the silent heart of Stonehenge</a></b><br><br>For you, the legendary stone circle is unbroken. The silence is remarkable. There’s not a tourist in sight, just the pillars of stone—huge, and yet shockingly small in the vastness of the surrounding plains. You don’t need to grasp their ancient mystic meaning to feel the life-changing power of this moment in the Cotswolds.<br><br><img alt="Stonehenge" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rxR" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br> </p> <p><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/grandcanyon/" target="_blank"><b>10. Under the hoodoos’ spell</b></a><br><br>Deep in a dreamlike forest skinny red rock spires called hoodoos, it’s as if you beamed off to another planet. It’s only Bryce Canyon. And yet you get that shiver of excitement from exploring someplace utterly new, a landscape that courses through your life.<br><br><img alt="Bryce Canyon National Park" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y50000001z7mb&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM500000002rxW" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></p>

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