Choose the escorted culture and walking tours named to Travel + Leisure World’s Best list 10 years in a row



If you’re like us, you think of travel as more than “going places.” When you strike out, it’s because you crave experience and discovery, not just monuments and museums. You want to understand what’s behind the touristic façade that most people never penetrate. You travel, because, for at least a few days every year, you want to step outside of your life. That’s why Classic Journeys handcrafted the world’s best walking tours—to immerse you into the history and culture of the places we visit. 

Local culture is just two feet away.
When you’re on foot, the world can’t slide past you faster than you can absorb it. You’ll have time—and proximity—to smell the apricot blossoms or feel the rumble of a glacier through the soles of your shoes. On our walks, you encounter rainforest tribespeople you never would have met and cottage gardens you never would have seen; you experience the tempo of a Mediterranean village in the hour before sunset in a way you never would have noticed if you breezed through in a vehicle.

Don’t worry, “walking tour” doesn’t mean you’ll hike, trek or hoof it from inn to inn. 
Only that you’ll spend part of each morning and/or afternoon with your feet on the ground getting up close to the region’s culture and natural history. That usually adds up to two or more optional daily walks. On our culture and walking tours, our expert local guides will describe walks before they occur; in regions where more strenuous walks are possible, they’ll be offered as alternatives. Often, our vehicle is nearby in case you have a change of heart. The outings might include a village tour, a seaside stroll or a local guide’s favorite path through an oasis, vineyard or red rock canyon. Because we average just 10 guests in each group, our footprint is small. We can take our time and blend in to the world around us.     

Traveling solo? Walk this way!
Nearly a third of our guests are solo travelers who want the thrill of exploration minus the what-ifs of going it all alone.  You’ll enjoy the camaraderie of your fulltime guide and like-minded travelers. And to make your solo sojourn practical, we offer the lowest single supplements you’re likely to find.
 
A Day in the Life of a Trip of a Lifetime

Breakfast at Stonehenge

The site isn’t open to the public yet. So it’s you, the rising sun, and a moment you never dreamed possible.

THE COTSWOLDS, STONEHENGE & LONDON
EXPLORE CROATIA’S INSTRIAN PENINSULA

Woodlands of Croatia

That snuffling is the truffle hunter’s dog, nosing for a nugget of black gold. Later at lunch, ask for extra shavings on your pasta.

EXPLORE CROATIA’S ISTRIAN PENINSULA
12:30 p.m. – The Chilean Andes

The Chilean Andes

Fire roars. Snowy peaks flare in the sun. A gaucho slides a sizzling steak onto your plate, and food has never tasted this good.

Learn more about Chile & Patagonia
25,000 years ago, a painter stood right here. You guide has the keys. Other tourists see the reproductions. You see the real thing, close up.

A Dordogne Valley Cave

25,000 years ago, a painter stood here. You guide has the keys. Other tourists see reproductions. You see the real thing, close up.

Start exploring the Dordogne Valley
5:36 p.m. – The Beach at Tortuguero

The Beach at Tortuguero

Sea turtle hatchlings bumble up through the sand. It’s one of nature’s great migrations, and it’s starting before your eyes.

Read more about Costa Rica
9:07 p.m. – Somewhere in the Sahara

Somewhere in the Sahara

Cross the Moroccan dunes by camel. Drop your bag in a luxury Berber tent and dine with Blue Men. End the day under a billion stars.

Learn more about Morocco
Choose from these Culture and Walking vacations

Argentina

Argentina

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Austria

Prague to Budapest

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Bhutan

Bhutan

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, NOV 

Brazil

Brazil

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JAN, MAR, OCT 

Cambodia

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights
JAN, MAR, MAY, OCT, DEC 

Canada

Nova Scotia

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, AUG, SEP 

Québec & Charlevoix

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

Chile

Chile

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, NOV, DEC 

China

China

Cultural Walking Adventure

12 Days, 11 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Croatia

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT 

Istria

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Cuba

Cuba: A Long Weekend in Havana

Cultural Walking Adventure

4 Days, 3 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, OCT, NOV, DEC 

Cuba: Cienfuegos, Trinidad & Havana

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC 

Cuba: Havana & the Viñales Valley

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, APR, JUN, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC 

Czech Republic

Prague to Budapest

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Denmark

Scandinavia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

France

Basque Pyrenées

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Bordeaux & the Dordogne Valley

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Loire & Burgundy

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, SEP, OCT 

Normandy & Brittany

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, SEP, OCT 

Provence

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sardinia & Corsica

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

The French and Italian Riviera

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Greece

Greek Isles

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Hungary

Prague to Budapest

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Iceland

Iceland

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

India

India

Cultural Walking Adventure

11 Days, 10 Nights
JAN, FEB, OCT, NOV, DEC 

Ireland

Ireland

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

Italy

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT, DEC 

Apulia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Italian Lake Retreats

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT 

Sardinia & Corsica

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sicily

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

The French and Italian Riviera

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Tuscany & the Cinque Terre

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT 

Laos

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights
JAN, MAR, MAY, OCT, DEC 

Montenegro

Montenegro

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT 

Morocco

Morocco

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAR, APR, MAY, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC 

Myanmar

Myanmar

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
FEB, MAR, NOV, DEC 

New Zealand

New Zealand's North & South

Cultural Walking Adventure

8 Days, 7 Nights
FEB, MAR, NOV, DEC 

Norway

Norway

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

Scandinavia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Peru

Peru & Machu Picchu

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAR, APR, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT, DEC 

Portugal

Portugal

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Scotland

Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

Spain

Barcelona & the Costa Brava

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Basque Pyrenées

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Spain: Seville, Granada & Córdoba

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sweden

Scandinavia

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Thailand

Thailand

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAR, MAY, NOV, DEC 

Turkey

Turkey

Cultural Walking Adventure

9 Days, 8 Nights
 

United Kingdom

Cotswolds, Stonehenge & London

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

Edinburgh & the Scottish Highlands

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

England's Cornwall Coast

Cultural Walking Adventure

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

United States

Charleston & Savannah

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, OCT 

Montana

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, AUG 

Napa & Sonoma

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
SEP 

Santa Fe & Taos

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, SEP 

Vermont

Cultural Walking Adventure

6 Days, 5 Nights
 

Vietnam

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights
JAN, MAR, MAY, OCT, DEC 

Zambia

Zambia

Cultural Walking Adventure

10 Days, 9 Nights
 
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