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Escorted Culture + Walking Tours

The world’s best walking tours.
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.

Central & South America

Lap up Latin America’s incredible culture from Patagonia to Panama, and Cuba to Colombia.
Featuring must-see’s like Machu Picchu, Easter Island, and the Galapagos. 

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USA

The National Parks like never before. Cities and countryside in a whole new light.
Spend your days with natives, naturalists, fishermen, artisans and local guides, and your nights in America’s most heavenly hotels. 

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Iceland

Walk on black-sand beaches, emerald lava fields and electric-blue glaciers. Lunch with the local police chief, and meet a shark fisherman. Last but not least: the northern lights. 

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Italy

Italian culture at its most deliciously colorful.
The coastal charm of Amalfi. Tuscany’s rustic vineyards.
The history of Venice, Florence and Rome. Fairytale Puglia. The Grandeur of the Italian lakes.
The sun-kissed isle of Sicily. And the coast and countryside of Sardinia.
 

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Morocco

Ride camels across the desert. Barter with traders in the maze-like Medinas of Fes and Marrakech.
Dine under desert stars with Berber tribes. Meet snake charmers. Explore magical gardens.

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Asia

Experience the culture and cuisine of Thailand.
Or if one country isn’t enough, tour Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
Witness the ancient wonders of Japan. See India’s iconic Taj Mahal, and the pink city of Jaipur. 

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South Africa

Devour Cape Town cuisine. Meet the playful penguins of Bolder Beach.
Walk through vineyards in the winelands. And spot the Big 5 (plus many more) on the safari of a lifetime.

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Culture + Walking Tours FAQ

What are walking tours?
Walking tours are vacations where travelers explore their destination on foot, whether a city, village, national park or rural landscape.

How are walking tours conducted?
Our walking tours are led by a local guide, who knows the area you’re visiting inside out. They’ll arrange your walks for the perfect timing so that you can enjoy the surroundings, and avoid the crowds. While you’re walking, our guides always have fascinating information and stories to share.

What makes a good walking tour?
A local guide! With local insight, you’ll be able to tread the routes less traveled, that most visitors haven’t heard of. And for more popular ‘must do’ walks, your guide will know the right time and direction to take avoid crowds and make the most of the surroundings. If for whatever reason the initial route isn’t available, they already have a plan B, even C, ready, so that you can still enjoy your vacation.

How much walking do your walking tours include? 
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. 

Are meals included in the walking tours?
Yes, we’ve tested every hotel for the quality of their catering, planned gourmet pop-up picnics, arranged lunches with locals, and reserved tables in the region’s finest restaurants. 

How difficult are the walks on Classic Journeys 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. 

What do Classic Journeys walks include?
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 with the world around us. 

Are your walking tours suitable for solo travelers?
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 full-time guide and like-minded travelers. And to make your solo sojourn practical, we offer the lowest single supplements you’re likely to find.

What should I bring on my walking tour?
Your packing list will depend on where you’re traveling, but generally it is worth packing:
-   Walking shoes or boots
-   Comfortable socks 
-   Comfortable pants or shorts 
-   A camera

What accommodation do walking tours include?
On our luxury walking tours, you’ll be staying in the very best hotels, villas and lodges each destination has to offer. We’ve hand-picked the finest places to stay, so that after each day of culture and walking, you can relax in complete comfort. 

What’s included in a Classic Journeys walking tour?
-    Luxury accommodation, with our signature invisible check in 
-    Transport around your destination
-    A knowledgeable local guide 
-    Entry to attractions, national parks, etc
-    Food and drink

What are the best walking tours in the world?
Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès
Galápagos & Machu Picchu
South Africa
Iceland
Italy: Amalfi Coast & Capri
Norway
Chile: Lake District & Patagonia
Peru & Machu Picchu

What are the best wildlife walking tours?
Galápagos & Machu Picchu
Yellowstone & Grand Tetons
Chile: Lake District & Patagonia
South Africa
Hawaii Big Island
Montana
Zambia
India with Ranthanbore extension 

What are the best walking tours for children and teenagers?
Our family tours include world class walks with engaging local guides who communicate with children and teens on their level. Youngsters can enjoy other activities too, like bike rides, rafting and zip lining.

What are the best walking tours for seniors?
Classic Journeys culture and walking tours are perfect for seniors. Whatever your age, and wherever you are in the world, you can explore on walks that are as smooth or strenuous as you want them to be. Enjoy the company of your local guide and fellow travelers, as well as wonderful immersion in the culture and landscape of your destination. 

What are the best walking tours for foodies?
Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès
France: Bordeaux & the Dordogne Valley
France: Loire & Burgundy
France: Provence
The French & Italian Riviera
Greek Isles
Italy: Amalfi Coast & Capri
Italy: Tuscany & the Cinque Terre

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What are the best city walking tours?
Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès
Italy: Tuscany & the Cinque Terre
Charleston & Savannah
Prague to Budapest
Cuba: A Long Weekend In Havana
Japan
Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia
Québec & Charlevoix

What are the best walking tours for history?
Charleston & Savannah
Prague to Budapest
Croatia's Dalmatian Coast
Cuba: Cienfuegos, Trinidad & Havana
France: Normandy & Brittany
Italy: Tuscany & the Cinque Terre
Peru & Machu Picchu
Cotswolds, Stonehenge & London

Choose from these Culture and Walking vacations

Argentina

Argentina

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Austria

Christmas Markets of Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Special Edition

7 Days, 6 Nights
DEC 

Prague to Budapest

Culture + Walking

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Bhutan

Bhutan

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, NOV 

Cambodia

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Culture + Walking

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

Canada

Nova Scotia

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, AUG, SEP 

Québec & Charlevoix

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

Chile

Chile: Easter Island, Atacama & Vineyards

Culture + Walking

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, SEP 

Chile: Lake District & Patagonia

Culture + Walking

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

China

China

Culture + Walking

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

Colombia

Colombia

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
FEB, JUN, AUG, SEP, DEC 

Croatia

Croatia's Dalmatian Coast

Culture + Walking

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

Slovenia & Croatia

Culture + Walking

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

Cuba

Cuba: A Long Weekend in Havana

Culture + Walking

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

Cuba: Cienfuegos, Trinidad & Havana

Culture + Walking

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

Czech Republic

Christmas Markets of Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Special Edition

7 Days, 6 Nights
DEC 

Prague to Budapest

Culture + Walking

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Denmark

Scandinavia

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Ecuador

Galápagos & Machu Picchu

Safari + Wildlife

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAR, JUN, JUL, OCT, DEC 

France

Basque Pyrenées

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Bordeaux & the Dordogne Valley

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Loire & Burgundy

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
JUN, OCT 

Normandy & Brittany

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Provence

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sardinia & Corsica

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

The French & Italian Riviera

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Greece

Greek Isles

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Hungary

Christmas Markets of Prague, Vienna & Budapest

Special Edition

7 Days, 6 Nights
DEC 

Prague to Budapest

Culture + Walking

8 Days, 7 Nights
JUN, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Iceland

Iceland

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

India

India

Culture + Walking

9 Days, 8 Nights
JAN, MAR, NOV, DEC 

India & The Holi Festival

Special Edition

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAR 

India & The Pushkar Camel Fair

Special Edition

9 Days, 8 Nights
NOV 

Ranthambore National Park

Extension

3 Days, 2 Nights
JAN, FEB, MAR, NOV 

Ireland

Ireland

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

Italy

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
APR, MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Amalfi Coast & Capri

Special Edition

6 Days, 5 Nights
DEC 

Italian Lake Retreats

Culture + Walking

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

Puglia

Culture + Walking

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

Sardinia & Corsica

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sicily

Culture + Walking

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

The French & Italian Riviera

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Tuscany & the Cinque Terre

Culture + Walking

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

Japan

Hiroshima

Extension

3 Days, 2 Nights
APR, MAY, SEP, NOV 

Japan

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
APR, MAY, SEP, NOV 

Tokyo

Extension

2 Days, 2 Nights
APR, MAY, AUG, SEP, NOV 

Laos

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Culture + Walking

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

Montenegro

Montenegro

Culture + Walking

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

Morocco

Morocco: Marrakesh, Sahara & Fès

Culture + Walking

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

Myanmar

Myanmar

Culture + Walking

9 Days, 8 Nights
FEB, MAR, NOV, DEC 

Nepal

Nepal

Culture + Walking

8 Days, 7 Nights
MAR, APR, NOV, DEC 

New Zealand

New Zealand's North & South

Culture + Walking

8 Days, 7 Nights
FEB, MAR, DEC 

Norway

Norway

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Scandinavia

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Peru

Peru & Machu Picchu

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAR, MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP, OCT, NOV, DEC 

Portugal

Portugal

Culture + Walking

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

Scotland

Scotland

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

Slovenia

Slovenia & Croatia

Culture + Walking

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

South Africa

South Africa

Safari + Wildlife

9 Days, 8 Nights
MAR, JUN, JUL, OCT, DEC 

Spain

Barcelona & the Costa Brava

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Basque Pyrenées

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Spain: Seville, Granada & Córdoba

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, SEP, OCT 

Sweden

Scandinavia

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
 

Switzerland

Swiss Alps

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
AUG, SEP, OCT 

Thailand

Thailand

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
JAN, MAR, NOV, DEC 

Turkey

Turkey

Culture + Walking

9 Days, 8 Nights
 

United Kingdom

Cotswolds, Stonehenge & London

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

England's Cornwall Coast

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

Scotland

Culture + Walking

7 Days, 6 Nights
MAY, JUN, JUL, SEP 

United States

Acadia National Park

Culture + Walking

5 Days, 4 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP, OCT 

Charleston & Savannah

Culture + Walking

5 Days, 4 Nights
APR, MAY, OCT 

Montana

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUL, AUG 

Napa & Sonoma

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
 

Santa Fe & Taos

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
MAY, SEP 

Vermont

Culture + Walking

6 Days, 5 Nights
 

Yellowstone & Grand Tetons

Safari + Wildlife

6 Days, 5 Nights
JUN, JUL, AUG, SEP 

Vietnam

Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia

Culture + Walking

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

Zambia

Zambia

Safari + Wildlife

10 Days, 9 Nights
 
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