To get the best out of a destination, it often pays to have a specialist guide. In India, esteemed British artist Maxine Relton leads small groups in creating a sketchbook response to Rajasthan’s secret sights while escorted tours in America bring you to hidden carpeted canyons and the spindly natural spires of its central national parks.
But it’s on a cruise where expert knowledge shines through best. In the Galápagos, expedition ships reward with island sunsets – the perfect backdrop to the region’s unique wildlife – and Irrawaddy cruises in Myanmar uncover ancient cities, waterside monasteries and golden pagodas. There are also excellent deals on trips through Europe’s great ports; follow in the footsteps of the Venetians choosing between complimentary shore excursions, beverage packages and $800 shipboard credit.
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A one-week escorted tour with Insight Vacations, coinciding with the vibrant colours of New England's fall season, venture from historic Boston through the Berkshire Hills to the White Mountains and Maine's Atlantic Coast.
Let expert-led escorted touring bring you to the jagged red-rock bluffs and sweeping plains of some of America’s most impressive national parks. Round it all off with a stay amid the glitzy shows and all-night casinos of America's 'Sin City' – Las Vegas.
The Canadian Rockies are spectacular. Giant peaks towering above beautiful tree-covered valleys and sparkling lakes, interspersed with pretty villages and mountain resorts sit alongside an abundance of native wildlife from deer and moose to black bears and grizzlies.