WOOCS 2.1.6

Discovery tours for mature and senior travellers.

Small group tours  typically of 8 to 12 like-minded people discover cities, landscapes, culture & people. Journeys typically of 10 to 23 days, led by a tour guide who is supported by a cast of local knowledgeable guides. The perfect tour, that stays 2-3 nights in each selected location to explore and learn.

Tours

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Rome is arguably the most fascinating city in Italy, the capital city, once the center of a vast, ancient empire and still today a cultural focus within Europe. This small group program spends 14 days exploring, just Rome.

15 days
Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
Harbin Ice and Snow Festival Small group s
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Harbin, located in the north-east of China, is now home to one of the four biggest ice and snow festivals in the world. Harbin is one of China’s most popular winter destinations. The Harbin Ice and Snow festival began in 1963, each year the cith has sought to create a festival that exceeds the artistic creativity of the previous festival. Harbin is called “Ice City,” and the winters are bitterly cold, but the conditions are just right for the ice festival.

10 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

We will experience serene snow-covered Arctic landscapes. Throughout our journey guides and specialists will outline the history of this stark region and the nature of the peoples who wrested their living from it.

10 days
Europe
Level 2 - Moderate
Barcelona city
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Delve into Barcelona’s history, culture, and cuisine, take day trips to Andorra and the beach resort town of Sitges. Experience the Fiesta De La Mercè (a huge city festival), discover the wondrous architecture of Antoni Gaudi, take wine tours, learn to cook Catalan food, visit the Picasso and the Salvador Dali Museum. We also visit the Santa Maria Monastery of Montserrat.

This trip is a rare opportunity to discover what is below the surface of one of Europe’s most complex and beautiful cities.

21 days
Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
The Ancient City of Polonnaruwa
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The centre of the island offers rolling hills, year round cool climate and former British colonial hill stations complete with Tudor hotels, rose gardens and the oldest golf course in Asia.  Scattered around the country are National Parks filled with game. The world’s first game reserves were founded in Sri Lanka over 2,000 years ago.

15 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

During this program we encounter history from ancient periods; religions such as Buddhism and Shintoism; the philosophy of the people through visits to world renowned temples and shrines; and old towns full of ancient legends. Together we will share some traditions which the Japanese have inherited. A variety of sites including UNESCO World Heritages, has been chosen for this tour, all filled with clues to understand the essence of Japan.

12 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Moderate
Iran Culture and History Escorted Small Group Tour for seniors
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Unlike its neighbours to the west and northwest, Iran had not adopted Christianity and it was the explosive spread of Islam and its ready adoption, without the Arabic language or customs, which helped unite the culture and greatly enrich Persian heritage. Our program includes the great cities of Iran, historic sites, mosques, gardens, bazaars and teahouses.

17 days
Middle East
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

Experience the beautiful landscapes and the unique wildlife at places such as Kruger National Park, Cape Town, Victoria Falls and Chobe Game Reserve. During the program participants will have the opportunity to learn about the culture, the politics and the social issues facing African people and how the natural resource managers are caring for their wildlife reserves in the face of land enclosure, climate change and poaching.

19 days
Africa
Level 2 - Moderate

Explore Jordan, visiting its capital city Jordan, the ancient Desert Castles, Petra and the Dead Sea

9 days
Middle East
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

Nowhere else are these historic trials, tribulations and triumphs such a part of contemporary events and so integrated via song and words into daily life. In Ireland the past is the present and the present is the past. In this tour we step out into this evocative island of Ireland and quite simply absorb the most poignant place on Earth.

18 days
British Isles, Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
Florence Cathedral Basilica Santa Maria del Fiore detail
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Our tour features the best of the Italian countryside as well as the great cities and icons of Italy. We will see the Renaissance cities of Florence, Pisa, and Lucca as well as the Umbrian medieval cities of Perugia.

22 days
Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
Heritage, culture, history of Italy, cobblestone street Rome
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Rome, the world’s first superpower, lasted for almost a thousand years, leaving in its wake its amphitheatres, temples, viaducts, aqueducts, roads and forums. In this journey we thread our way through the Rome of the Kings, the Consuls, and the Emperors, then through the Italy of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, the Medici, and the Borgia. In the south, we visit the cosmopolitan city of Naples as well as Pompeii and the island retreat of Capri.

22 days
Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

Our tour features the best of the Italian countryside as well as the great cities and icons of Italy. We will see the Renaissance cities of Florence, Pisa, and Lucca as well as the Umbrian medieval cities of Perugia.

11 days
Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
Short Spain tours
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10 nights in Spain. Starting in Barcelona and finishing in Madrid.

11 days
Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
Baltics Small Group escorted Tour Latvia Estonia Lithuania
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The Baltic States, flexing their economic muscles, continue to become a focus of interest everywhere. The fall of the Berlin Wall and the subsequent integration of Germany bound the region into the engine of the European economy. Our program studies the diverse histories of and influences on, the Baltic States and studies how each of them is coping with its different form of independence.

21 days
Europe
Level 2 - Moderate
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland
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Few people think of Scotland as an island archipelago. These islands all have one thing in common – they all contain living history. The people who dwell on them, for the most part, live their daily lives now as they did centuries ago. These isles are among the world’s great repositories of archaeological treasures including villages preserved almost in their entirety.

20 days
British Isles
Level 2 - Moderate
Small Group Guided Tours to Spain and Portugal Barcelona Park Guell
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Our program explores the lands of Spain and Portugal, two countries bound by many centuries of history reflected in their modern cultures. Divided by history and language, contiguous neighbours Spain and Portugal were once host to gigantic empires that still bear their languages and lifestyles.

24 days
Europe
Level 2 - Moderate
Mizdakhan Cemetery, Nukus, Uzbekistan
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This Odyssey is designed for the adventurous traveller, a traveller who is prepared for a range of accommodation styles, for walking excursions and some long travel days in 3 Central Asian countries. The program combines experiences with great scenery, ancient and modern histories, family visits and lifestyles that differ dramatically.

27 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 2 - Moderate
Budapest
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Bulgaria and Romania have been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. Thracian and Roman ruins compete with Ottoman mosques and architecture.  Austro-Hungarian churches, monasteries, castles and villages stand next to communist-era mansions and museums. All embraced by spectacular, varied and unspoilt natural beauty.

23 days
Europe
Level 2 - Moderate

Uncover a Viking past and view of the world’s biggest fjords on this journey through Scandinavia. In low-lying Denmark we tour the Zeeland, the sea land, and our program includes the vibrant capital of Copenhagen. In Norway we travel through endless forests, skirting great fjords to Bergen. Extensions available in Tromsø or join our Norwegian Coastal Voyage.

13 days
Europe
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate
Tajikstan small group cultural tour
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We explore the country’s astonishing scenery and monuments. Tajikistan is the smallest of the 5 ‘Stans and is also the most mountainous. On our tour we encounter many ranges and mountain chains where we reach well over 3,000 metres above sea level while crossing passes.

7 days
Asia and the Orient
Level 1 - Introductory to Moderate

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