• Flower Fields and Bell Tower in the Swiss Alps

    Switzerland Tours: Your Friendly Neighborhood Alps

    <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Switzerland </a>has my name written all over it. At least the village of Biffig does. In traditional style, my family name Imboden is painted in curlicue letters on most of the chalets in town, right under the window boxes that overflow with bright red geraniums. My grandmother came from that speck of a place below the Matterhorn, and she used to tell me stories about riding a buggyup the mountain to school and then sledding home at the end of the day. Yes, I always thought she was exaggerating, but now I’ve seen that it was all true on Classic Journeys <a href="http://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Switzerland tours</a>. Living on an incline, the Swiss have a wonderful way of making a molehill out of the mountain next door, living normal lives in just about the most abnormally beautiful settings you could dream up.<br><br>The best place to see what that means is in the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Bernese Oberland region</a> where the mountains are exactly what you want them to be: jagged and taller than the clouds. They’re natural photobombs in every view. Imagine how it must be to have peaks like the Jungfrau, Eiger and Mönch as real-life screen savers in the background of everything you do. <br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Women overlooking Alps in Switzerland" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SeF&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012DK2" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Of course, the first farmers who put down roots in Mürren weren’t there for the views. When they left their valley, they might as well have been traveling up to a different planet. Even today, the village is too high to reach by car. (It takes a cog railway and cable car for you to get there.) While you gape at the landscape, you also have to wonder about the people for whom an almost unreachable meadow was plenty of compensation for the isolation it entailed.<br><br>That vibrant green grass and clean fresh air still matter in the 21st century. You can actually taste what I mean at my favorite alpine dairy farm. They not only milk the cows you see dotting the hillside. They also make the cheese that melts into the fondue that you dip into with fresh-baked bread. A few meadows down the valley, our friends Hugo and Angelika have added goats and llamas to their herd.  A visit with them always includes lunch cooked outdoors over a wood fire. As an added benefit, our llama trek provided the 10,000 steps for the day that took away any guilt in taste-testing more than my share of the luscious, locally produced chocolate.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Bell tower in countryside of Switzerland" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SeF&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012DKH" style="height: 247px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>What appeals to me most is that amidst all of that natural awesomeness, human connections matter to the Swiss. A lot. The heartfelt greetings you get from farmers and villagers make you feel like family. The cordial and quiet hospitality that <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Swiss hotels</a> lavish on you is second to none.<br><br>Of course, you can’t help but gasp at the sights. The thunder of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Trümmelbach Falls</a> is incredible to feel through the soles of your feet. It’s mind-blowing to eat lunch on top of an alpine peak in a revolving restaurant made famous by James Bond. The crunch of ice under your spikes as you walk on a glacier is an experience you’ll never forget. Ambling through wildflowers on the shores of a calm, high-altitude lake is just as unspeakably peaceful.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Woman at a lake with arms outstretched" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T0000026SeF&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T0000012DK7" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br>Even if you don’t have any Swiss genes of your own, you’ll love discovering the ingenious ways the Swiss people live in a world where the vertical is as common as the horizontal. In <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>, the scenery blows you away, and the people draw you in.<br><br>To book one of our <a href="http://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Switzerland tours</a>, call 833.387.1210 or <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/reservations/" target="_blank">make a reservation online</a>.

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  • World tour

    One Day World Tour

    The famous fictional explorer, Phileas Fogg, traveled the world in eighty days. But Phileas traveled before the wonders of technology brought us the Internet.<br> <br>Introducing the Classic Journeys One Day World Tour!<br> <br>Nothing beats traveling in real life. But that doesn&#39;t mean you can’t still enjoy the culture, cuisine, nature and architecture of destinations all over the globe, without having to leave our homes.<br> <br>So, here&#39;s your one day, round-the world trip. A Classic Journeys virtual culture, walking and culinary tour around the globe, from dawn til dusk.<br> <br>Buckle up and get ready to journey from the Amazon rainforest to the Moroccan desert, from Paris to Peru, and from New Zealand to New York, with several other stops in between.<br> <br>No passport necessary, no need to pack...no jetlag!<br> <br>And you can set off as soon as tomorrow morning.<br> <br>Happy traveling!<br><br><b>Arise in the Amazon</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour amazon rainforest Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3Ja" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>Swap your bedroom for Brazil. Set your alarm for this <a href="https://open.spotify.com/track/11xiivtPl95eSly3DTQuyz" target="_blank">recording of morning in the Amazon</a> and rise to the sounds of rainforest birdsong. <br><br><b>A morning stretch in Cambodia: elephant yoga </b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour Elephant Yoga BohoBeautiful Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3Ki" style="height: 360px; width: 500px;"></img> <br>In this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eb5dsG7L7lo" target="_blank">Vinyasa Power Flow Class</a>, Juliana leads a 20-minute session from the middle of the Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary in district of Anlong Veng. <br><br>As you go through the yoga practice, elephants bathe and graze in the surrounding jungle of northwestern <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/indochina-tours/" target="_blank">Cambodia</a>.<br><br><b>Prefer cardio? How about a helipad HIIT in Greece</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour Greek HIIT Bodycoach Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3Ks" style="height: 360px; width: 500px;"></img> <br>Get stuck into some interval training on a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/greece-tours/" target="_blank">Greek island</a> in this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pup1n9LvolQ" target="_blank">20-minute HIIT workout</a> with the Bodycoach, Joe Wicks. <br><br><b>Breakfast in Paris</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour Paris Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3Ju" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>To prepare your own <i>petit dejeuner</i>, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/london-and-paris-family-vacation/" target="_blank">Paris</a>-style, you will need—<br><br>Juice, orange or grapefruit, chilled.<br><br>Coffee, espresso.<br><br><i>Chocolate chaud</i> (also known as hot chocolate), made your favorite way and served in a bowl.<br><br>Bread and pastries: Popping to a Parisian <i>boulangerie</i> for a freshly baked baguette and pastries may not be possible, but you can certainly come close to that at home.<br><br>Ambitious bakers can try their hand at making their own…or simply add them to your next grocery shop. A lot of stores sell baguettes and pastries that can be baked from frozen, or you can buy the ready-to-eat versions, then put them in the oven for a few minutes for that fresh-bake feel. <br><br>Croissants and pain au chocolat (chocolate croissants) are classic <i>viennoiserie</i>, but pain aux raisins (raisin croissants) and brioche are delicious too.<br><br>Serve with butter—European style—and your favorite jam. <br><br>Sit wherever in your house gets the best morning sunshine and tuck in, playing the <a href="https://gift.mylittleparis.com/bruits-de-paris/" target="_blank">sounds of Paris</a> in the background (sounds of the city recorded before lockdown which transport you straight to Parisian streets). <br><br>To really feast like the French do, dip the bread and pastries into the hot chocolate then devour!<br><br><b>Ride the Swiss Railway <br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour Swiss Alps Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3QW" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></b><br>Take a <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfSsP706mR4" target="_blank">virtual train trip on the Wengernalp Railway</a>, part of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>&#39;s iconic train network. Hop on in the tiny village of Lauterbrunnen, famous for its sheer cliffs and 70+ waterfalls. Then enjoy a virtual ride past chocolate-box Swiss villages, alpine forest and flowery meadows, up, up and away to Kleine Scheidegg—a magnificent mountain pass at 6,762ft. <br><br><b>Snack and socialize in New Zealand </b><br>Many people associate the word ‘elevenses’ with hobbits, who declare it their third meal of the day in Lord of the Rings. <br><br>So why not enjoy it in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-zealand-tours/" target="_blank">New Zealand</a>, where the trilogy was filmed! <br><br>For the snack part of your elevenses, bake Anzac biscuits. These sweet oat cookies were traditionally made for the Australia and New Zealand Army Corps, and fast become a kiwi household favorite. Baking them is simple, takes under 30 minutes and uses staple kitchen ingredients. <br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour New Zealand Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3LM" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br><br>Ingredients:<br>2 cups of rolled oats<br>2 cups of all-purpose flour <br>1 cup of desiccated coconut<br>1 cup of sugar <br>Pinch of salt<br>1 cup of salted butter <br>2 tablespoons dark corn syrup<br>3 teaspoons of baking soda <br>4 tablespoons of boiling water  <br><br>Method:<br>Mix dry ingredients. <br>Melt together butter and syrup. <br>Combine baking soda and boiling water, then add to the butter-syrup mix and watch it bubble! Stir everything together. <br>Scoop dough onto baking sheet. <br>Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350F until the edges are golden brown and crispy.<br><br>The drink part of your mid-morning break has to be a flat white—this fluffy coffee was invented in Wellington. <br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour New Zealand Flat White Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3LR" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>Ingredients:<br>Double espresso <br>3oz full fat milk, frothed<br><br>Method:<br>Pour the coffee, followed by the milk, into a pre-warmed mug. <br><br>With your cookies and coffee made, host a Zoom video catch-up with friends or family and call them using one of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/new-zealand-zoom-travel-backgrounds/" target="_blank">these virtual Zoom backgrounds</a>, which will transport you into gorgeous New Zealand landscape! <br><br><b>Hike the Rockies</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour Canada Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3Jz" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>Now to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/canada-tours/" target="_blank">Canada</a>’s Banff National Park, where this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sp1iQFHvC4" target="_blank">virtual Rocky mountain hike</a> finishes on the shore of Lake Louise.  Whether you pop this on your treadmill or watch it from the couch, you can almost feel the clear mountain air and smell the pine trees… <br><br><b>Take a lunch break in Lima<br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour Lima Peru Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3LW" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></b><br>Put together a Peruvian ceviche, using the traditional recipe of Classic Journeys guide Marisol, who runs some of our <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/peru-tours/" target="_blank">Peru tours</a>. <br><br>Follow Marisol&#39;s <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/tastes-of-latin-america-best-ceviche/" target="_blank">favorite ceviche recipe</a>, and listen to this <a href="https://open.spotify.com/album/2rQ0oG3P9Dr6rSesKuOE1g?si=jP7tLT4OQy63DQ5o4H7rqQ" target="_blank">relaxing Peruvian playlist</a> while you’re prepping. Then devour, imagining you&#39;re on a bench in Plaza de Armas, watching the world go by.<br><br><b>Catch some culture: tour the Taj Mahal</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour India Taj Mahal Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3K4" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>With the help of Google Street View, you can take a <a href="https://earth.google.com/web/@27.173059,78.042134,164.25682963a,471.54638365d,35y,0h,59.99245526t,0r/data=CjISMBIgMWNlYzBmZjgyNTA0MTFlN2JlYTcxN2E0Njc3ZDAzZDUiDHNwbGFzaHNjcmVlbg" target="_blank">virtual wander around the Taj Mahal</a>. Soak up the sights of <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/india-tours/" target="_blank">India</a>&#39;s most marveled-at building from the east and west, explore the garden and Taj Museum, then pause for a while on the banks of the Yamunna river. <br><br><b>Do dinner in the desert</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour Morocco desert Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3K9" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>You may or may not want to fashion a tent out of scarves and sheets (though if you have kids, they will love this!). <br><br>Cook a traditional Moroccan meal, using this <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/blog/tastes-of-morocco-chicken-tagine/" target="_blank">easy chicken tagine recipe</a> that we make on our Morocco tours). <br><br>Then, watch this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_WMLiz03j0" target="_blank">dinner show performed by Berbers</a> in the Merzouga Desert Camp, where we stay on our <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Morocco culture + walking tour</a>.<br><br><b>A night at the New York opera</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour New York Met Opera Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3KO" style="height: 360px; width: 500px;"></img><br>Over to the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/usa/" target="_blank">USA</a>, where the Metropolitan Opera is streaming <a href="https://www.metopera.org/user-information/nightly-met-opera-streams/" target="_blank">free nightly opera</a> until May 3. You can catch it live at 3:30pm PST / 6:30pm EDT, or each one is available to watch for 20 hours after streaming. Performances include Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Verde’s Aida, Nico Muhly’s Marnie. <br><br>Dress to impress, dim the lights and make New York’s classic Manhattan cocktail (2 parts bourbon, 1 part vermouth, dashes of Angostura and orange bitters). Then sit, sip and enjoy the show!<br><br><b>Before bed, see the South African sunrise on safari</b><br><img alt="Around the world luxury tour South Africa Safari Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002PgNW&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000000o3KJ" style="height: 360px; width: 500px;"></img><br>The Twitch Wildearth channel does a <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/wildearth/" target="_blank">livestream safari sunrise </a>every day from <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/south-africa-tours/" target="_blank">South Africa</a>&#39;s Djuma Private Game Reserve, where you can see lions, leopards, elephants and more on the Sabi Sand plains. Watch it live at 9pm PDT or midnight EST (or catch a pre-recorded version).<br><br>They also show a daily sunset safari—wake up for it at 6am PST or 9am EST and start another day of virtual travel…

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  • Puget Sound

    Go "abroad" without a passport to these U.S. destinations

    No international trip in the works right now?  No problem.<br><br>The land of the free is phenomenally diverse. We have snowy mountains and arid deserts, vast plains and tiny islands, hulking glaciers and looming volcanoes… Modern cities meet historic settlements and fishing villages meet cowboy towns. We’re a melting pot of incredible cultures and cuisines, and while nothing will replace international travel, that’s not to say you can’t adventure like you would in Europe, Asia and Africa—right here—no passport needed. <br><br>Our Travel Experience Team open up their personal travel journals to provide you the perfect domestic travel prescription for whatever ailments your passport is feeling.<br><br><b>Hungry for historic charm?</b><br><b>Swap: England<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/england/" target="_blank"><img alt="Europe England London Sunset Skyline City Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI9b" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Charleston<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/charleston-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Charleston South Carolina Sunset Skyline City Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI9g" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br>From its days as an English settlement in the late 17th century, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/charleston-tours/" target="_blank">Charleston</a>’s preserved plenty of colonial English charm. Visit colorful country gardens and historic museums, walk past Georgian townhouses and through expansive parks. While in London you can browse the chic boutiques of Chelsea’s King’s Road, in Charleston you’ll find the stylish stores of King Street—plus tea rooms and British-style pubs for scone-scoffing and good old-fashioned fish and chips.<br><br><b>Seeking sunsets and sailboats? <br>Swap: Greek Islands  <br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/greece-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Europe Greece Sunset Sail Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8J" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: San Juan Islands, Washington</b><br><b><img alt="USA San Juan Washington Sunset Sail Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8T" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img> </b><br>If you’re mad about missing the Mediterranean, the fact that the <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/puget-sound-tours/" target="_blank">San Juan</a> archipelago is scattered along the ‘banana belt’ is a big bonus. Think warm days, blissful sunsets and balmy nights. Spend your stay hiking scenic hills, sea kayaking with whales and meeting all kinds of artisans—potters, wine makers, sculptors—and soak up the same off-the-grid feel you’d get on an island in the Cyclades.<br> <br><b>Wishing for wildlife wonderlands?</b><br><b>Swap: Africa<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/africa/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yIAK" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Alaska<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/alaska-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yIAP" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br>It’s not the sizzling savannah—<a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/alaska-tours/" target="_blank">Alaska</a> is an altogether different landscape—but you still get up-close encounters with some of the most majestic mammals on earth. Instead of wild cat safaris, you can spot whales. Watch colossal humpbacks, playful grays, sleek orcas and friendly belugas. There isn’t a more adorable substitute to baby lions than fuzzy black bear cubs. Add grazing moose, prowling wolverines, and swooping seabirds into the mix, and you’ll see that when it comes to wildlife, Alaska is second to none.<br><br><b>Aching for alpine adventure?<br>Swap: Switzerland<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Europe Switzerland Mountain Hut Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8Y" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a> <br>For: Wyoming</b><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/yellowstonefamily" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Wyoming Teton Mountain Hut Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8d" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a> <br>Rather than rafting down <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/switzerland-tours/" target="_blank">Switzerland</a>&#39;s Lütschine, ride the rapids on <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/yellowstonefamily" target="_blank">Wyoming</a>’s Snake River, past thick forests and rugged rocks. And while Grindelwald has the ancient alpine allure, Jackson Hole’s cowboy character captures many hearts and the teetering peaks of the Grand Tetons are a terrific stand in for the Jungfrau massif.<br> <br><b>Dreaming of desert days?</b><br><b>Swap: Morocco<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Africa Morocco Marrakech Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI9C" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br><b>For: New Mexico</b><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-mexico-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA New Mexico Taos Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI9H" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>Both destinations bubble with history. Instead of meeting Berber tribes in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/morocco-tours/" target="_blank">Morocco</a>, in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-mexico-tours/" target="_blank">New Mexico</a> you can meet the Taos Indians, who’ve lived here for a thousand years. And rather than the ancient riads and souks of the Marrakech medina, you have the adobe buildings of the Ancient Taos Pueblo (both UNESCO World Heritage Sites). They share the foodie factor, too, each offering their own take on coffee, bread and (our favorite) breakfast pancakes. While Moroccans make tagines, New Mexicans concoct carne adovada.<br><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/private/" target="_blank"><img alt="Trips totally tailored to your taste with Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001z78M" style="height: 177px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br><br><b>Thirsty for vineyards and wine tours?<br>Swap: Bordeaux<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bordeaux-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Europe France Bordeaux Vineyard Winery Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8i" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Napa and Sonoma, California</b><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/napa-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA California Napa Sonoma Vineyard Winery Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8n" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>Wine improves with age but waiting for travel doesn’t. So while a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/bordeaux-tours/" target="_blank">Bordeaux</a> chateaux tour should be on everyone’s bucket list, until that can happen, a <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/napa-tours/" target="_blank">California</a> wine trip will prove that new world wines are just as worthy. Get your fill of local cheeses, wines and olives at intimate tastings and scenic picnics. And since you save in the international airfare, maybe some of that savings goes toward a case or two of your favorite vintages traveling back with you at the end of the week. <br><br><b>Need National Park nirvana? </b><br><b>Swap: New Zealand<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-zealand-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="New Zealand Mountain Lake Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI9M" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Montana<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/montana-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Montana Mountain Lake Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yIBD" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br>If it can’t be the Land of the Long White Cloud, it has to be Big Sky Country. There’s no Hobbiton in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/montana-tours/" target="_blank">Montana</a>, but the multitude of things the state does have in common with <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/new-zealand-tours/" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> makes up for it: rustic mining towns, national parks with snow-capped peaks and glassy alpine lakes, and lush rolling meadows dotted with sheep. While New Zealand has its rich Maori heritage, Montana has the Blackfoot tribe. And when it comes to dessert, the Huckleberry swirl gives New Zealand’s pavlova a delicious run for its money.<br><br><b>Pining pastoral pampering?</b><br><b>Swap: Provence <br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/provence-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Europe France Provence Lavender Field Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI92" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Washington<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/puget-sound-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Washington Lavender Field Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI97" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br>If there was ever a time to breathe the soothing scent of lavender fields, feast on colorful cuisine, and end each day with botanical baths, surely this is it. <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/provence-tours/" target="_blank">Provence</a> might be the poster child for such a scene but <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/puget-sound-tours/" target="_blank">Washington</a> makes a magnificent plan 1A. Summertime sees rolling fields painted purple with lavender, local artisans and fresh pastries.<br><br><b>Want wild, wonderful nature?</b><br><b>Swap: Iceland<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/iceland-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Europe Iceland Black Sand Beach Cliff Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI9l" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Hawaii<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/hawaii-big-island/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Hawaii Big Island Iceland Black Sand Beach Cliff Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI9q" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br>Believe it or not, the Big Island’s Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa peaks do see snowfall, but we’re not comparing <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/hawaii-big-island/" target="_blank">Hawaii</a> to <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/iceland-tours/" target="_blank">Iceland</a> because of its climate. We’re comparing them because of volcanoes. Both the Big Island and Iceland have spectacular landscapes, formed and constantly changing as a result of volcanic activity. You can hike lava trails to waterfalls and craters, walk black-sand beaches, climb dramatic cliffs, and venture into magma chambers. While Viking folklore explains Iceland’s landscape with tales of trolls and dragons, on the Big Island you’ll learn how Hawaiian heroes, demigods and deities formed the fascinating sights around you.<br><br><b>Craving cinematic scenery?</b><br><b>Swap: Jordan <br><img alt="Jordan Wadi Rum Rock Formation Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yIAA" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img><br>For: Utah<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/grandcanyon/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Utah Bryce Canyon National Park Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yIAF" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br>We’d happily cross the Atlantic to witness Jordan’s Wadi Rum rock formations, but closer to home in <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/grandcanyon/" target="_blank">Utah</a>, Bryce Canyon’s hulking hoodoos glow the same vivid orange under the same blazing sun—and in the nearby Grand Canyon and Zion national parks there offer more magnificent rock fins and spires to gawp at.<br><br><b>Feverish for fjords and glaciers? </b><br><b>Swap: Norway <br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/norway-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Europe Norway Fjord Mountain Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8s" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Kenai Fjords, Alaska <br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/alaska/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Alaska Fjord Mountain Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yI8x" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a></b><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/norway-tours/" target="_blank">Norway</a>’s coastlines are cinematic, but until we can be nose to nose with the terminal face of a Norwegian glacier or sail up one of its fjords, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/alaska/" target="_blank">Alaska</a> provides an awesome alternative. The ice-gouged coastline of the Kenai Peninsula features dramatic fjords, dozens of glaciers, outlying islands and tall mountains, while colorful coastal settlements offer a warm welcome.<br><br><br><b>Missing a seasonal spectacle?</b><br><b>Swap: Japan<br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/japan-luxury-tours/" target="_blank"><img alt="Asia Japan Cherry Blossom Spring Season Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yIAU" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a><br>For: Vermont</b><br><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/vermont/" target="_blank"><img alt="USA Vermont Fall Season Luxury Vacation Classic Journeys" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yIAZ" style="height: 355px; width: 500px;"></img></a> <br>If March lockdown orders made you miss travels to spectacular spring blossoms, make up for it with a fall foliage tour. Spring scenes don’t get more spectacular than <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/japan-luxury-tours/" target="_blank">Japan</a> in the middle of cherry blossom season, and later in the year you’ll find no fall landscape more fiery than Vermont’s. While Japan has its wisteria tunnels and sake distillery tours, <a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/vermont/" target="_blank">Vermont</a> offers covered bridges and brewery visits. In September and October, the state’s aflame with leaves painted golden-yellow, rust-red and every color in between. <br><br><i><a href="https://www.classicjourneys.com/usa/" target="_blank"><img alt="User-added image" src="/servlet/rtaImage?eid=a2Y1T000002Q4oL&amp;feoid=00N50000008QRzC&amp;refid=0EM1T000001yID4" style="height: 177px; width: 500px;"></img></a></i>

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