Cities are the ultimate venue for immersion into the heart of a country. Thrumming with energy, movement, people, and life, a city is a laboratory for exploring the elements that combine to form the cultural milieu for local citizens. Here, you can ask questions about government and the people it affects. You can view the most significant infrastructure of the nation. You can witness the ways in which politics, religion, social values, economic forces, and artistic energy interact in the urban crucible. For many travelers, visiting cities is a foundational step in understanding the landscape and culture of the country as a whole. Such urban immersion can provoke revelatory insights into the relationships between individuals, culture, and community.
Spend a few days in Singapore, a small island nation off southern Malaysia, while traveling to or from your main destination.
From $1000 Per Person
Baltics from Castles to Coast
Make your way through the countryside and delightful cities of the Baltic States, including Vilnius, Trakai, Riga, Parnu, and Tallinn. Explore castles, cafés, and galleries. Learn storied history.
From $3300 Per Person
Big Five of India
Explore Manas and Kanha's wildlife parks in search of India's Big Five; discover Kolkata, the city of joy; and more on this amazing wildlife safari with senior naturalist guide Avi Sarkhel.
From $5225 Per Person
Beyond the Bosphorus
Journeys' best-value comprehensive Turkey exploration offers set departures for small groups. This nicely paced itinerary begins in Istanbul, includes Cappadocia, Antalya, Pamukkale, and Sirince, and concludes with the Roman ruins at Ephesus.
From $3860 Per Person
Japan is a spectacular dynamic destination for the entire family. Experience the profound traditions and the 21st century energy. Join a group in summer or visit on your dates. Early April is cherry blossom time!
From $3800 Per Person
Italy Inspiration Sampler
Journeys International's Italy offerings are as flexible as your imagination. We present a sample itinerary based on the goals of many first-time travelers to Italy and some of our favorite spots. Your unique preferences and passions will let us customize an adventure for you and any companions you might bring.
From $3500 Per Person
Classic and Festive Japan
Take in Japan's highlights and contrasts, and meet the Japanese as they welcome you with open arms. If you go in May, you'll witness Aoi Matsuri, and elaborate festival in Kyoto showcasing hundreds of people in grand imperial court costume.
From $5400 Per Person
Becoming Jewish in America
Join Eastern Michigan University professors of Jewish Studies Dr. Jeffrey Bernstein and Dr. Martin Shichtman on an expedition to explore the American Jewish experience. Over the course of a no-holds-barred week spent in New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, investigate what life was like for early immigrants to the United States, and learn how life has evolved over time for Jews seeking to thrive in a diverse country. Visit places central to Jewish American identity, and meet with cultural and political leaders responsible for both maintaining and re-imagining that identity on a journey to better understand what it has meant for Jews to become American.
From $3175 Per Person
Turkey Adventure with Teens
Hike the moonscape of Cappadocia. Sleep in a cave hotel. Roam the ruins at Ephesus. Set sail in the Mediterranean, and swim in the turquoise waters. How can learning be so much fun?!
From $3695 Per Person
Explore the planet's most extensive wetland. This unusual itinerary offers North and South Pantanal, featuring more wildlife than anywhere else in this hemisphere—hyacinth macaws, black caimans, yellow anacondas, capybaras, anteaters, perhaps the elusive jaguar & more.
From $4995 Per Person
North India Treasures
This is the India of our imagination; the grace and magnificence of the Taj Mahal, the cultural grandeur or Rajasthan, and the vibrancy of Mumbai.
From $2900 Per Person
An Original Greece Odyssey
Superbly-guided exploration of choice islands, ruins, and landscapes with active days and comfortable accommodations.
From $4200 Per Person
Taj Mahal, Temples, and Tigers
The perfect India trip for travelers looking to experience both the natural and cultural highlights of India. Explore the cultural riches of Delhi, Jaipur, and Khajuraho and search for wildlife at three fantastic parks.
From $3700 Per Person
Ancient Arts and Temple Gardens of Japan
We've taken the original and very popular Classic and Festive Japan itinerary and tweaked it for those interested in exploring more of the arts, crafts, and gardens that Japan is famous for. Your adventure takes you from vibrant Tokyo to Mt. Fuji and scenic Lake Ashinoko in Hakone, then to the old capital of Kyoto via bullet train.
From $6000 Per Person
Ancient Athens and Idyllic Islands of Greece
A diverse and flexible journey with just the right mix of history, relaxation, and active adventure, this trip combines explorations of Greece's ancient cultures with days of fun in the sun on idyllic islands. Visit Athens, Mykonos, Santorini, and add other island explorations of your choosing.
From $3500 Per Person
Women’s Journey through Sicily and Beyond
Mysterious parts of Italy delight the senses on this trip that starts in the quixotic city of Naples, visits Pompeii, an ancient city frozen in time, and then moves to the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea to explore Mt. Etna, Syracuse, and “Baroque Sicily” as it is known. Join long-time Journeys adventure director Florine Herendeen for this women-only experience.
From $5625 Per Person
This is an expertly-guided, flexible exploration for non-hikers who enjoy wildlife, ancient traditions, spiritual discovery, and beautiful mountain scenery.
From $2600 Per Person
Best of the Southern Andes
Explore vibrant Buenos Aires and nearby Colonia, Uruguay. Absorb the scenic splendor of northern Patagonia's Lake District. Drink in (and gobble up) the beauty of wine country. Travel overland to Santiago and Valparaiso, where the mix of historic and contemporary culture will delight you.
From $5725 Per Person
Bohemia & Beyond
Explore Austria, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic. Experience the iconic region of Bohemia. Wander charming cities, tour castles, dine on local delicacies, and drink fantastic beer and wine of the region.
From $4365 Per Person
Discover South Korea
A superbly guided exploration of the most venerated, significant and impressive cultural, religious and historical sites of South Korea. Explore Seoul, Gyeonju, Jeju, Busan and the DMZ, learning about the unique aspects of Korean culture and history. Gain a personally-guided insight into the spirit and energy of contemporary Korean society.
From $3900 Per Person
Havana and the Valley of Viñales
On a short trip, in a very small group, explore big-city Havana and the ancient landscape of the Viñales Valley -- a perfect counterpoint for visitors who want a deep experience of both culture and outdoor adventure in Cuba.
From $4550 Per Person
G’Day Australia for Families!
Immerse your family in the living wonders and legends of Australia. Enjoy close-up encounters with wildlife, foods, rain forests, reefs, and great, kid-friendly, "strine-speaking" Aussie guides.
From $2750 Per Person
Discovery Down Under
Australia is too big to see in one trip, so we've taken what we consider the must-see highlights and compiled them into this comprehensive adventure. You'll have the best guides, fully engaging activities, and a big dose of cheerful "G'Day" hospitality.
From $3995 Per Person