Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

January 1 – 16, 2022 | Malcolm David Eckel
An adventure into remote areas of eastern India – from Bodh Gaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment to Patna where a casket believed to contain the Buddha’s ashes was found, to the great city of Kolkata, to Bishnupur’s Laterite Hindu temples, to the Buddhist Golden Triangle of the East, to the intricately carved Jain caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, and to the Sun Temple at Konârak.

Hidden Mexico Tour: El Tajin to Cantona to Guanajuato

Hidden Mexico Tour: El Tajin to Cantona to Guanajuato

July 15 – 29, 2022 | Karl Taube
Travel from the Gulf Coast lowlands to Mexico’s Central Plateau, and along the way see nine UNESCO World Heritage sites – Tlacotlalpan, El Tajin, Sanctuary of Atotonilco, the Padre Tembleque Aqueduct, El Camino Real Tierra Adentro, and the historic colonial cities of Puebla, Querétaro, San Miguel de Allende, and Mexico City. Added highlights are the rarely visited archaeological sites of the Bajía region.

The Baltics: In the Path of the Northern Crusades

The Baltics: In the Path of the Northern Crusades

June 6 – 19, 2022 | John France
Delightful medieval towns, fairy-tale castles, verdant forests, and wild coastlines with shifting sand dunes await while traveling through these three fascinating countries on the shores of the Baltic Sea. And during the trip, learn about and witness the interesting local traditions, and taste luscious cuisines inspired by the multitude of civilizations that have streamed across these lands.

Wales and Roman England Tour

Wales and Roman England Tour

June 2 – 16, 2022 | James Bruhn
Travel through the Welsh and English countryside to view the remnants of prehistoric, Roman, medieval and industrial sites. Explore the World’s largest prehistoric copper mine, Great Orme; Segontium Roman Fort; medieval St. Davids Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral; and the Castles and Town Walls of Edward I at Caernarfon, Conwy, Beaumaris and Harlech, all UNESCO sites.