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.
Savoring Southeast Asia
This is a comprehensive overview of four countries: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Packed full of a wide variety of cultural, historical, and recreational activities, Savoring Southeast Asia is perfect for the traveler who is interested in "sampling" every aspect of each country.
From $4700 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
Virtual Israel Experience
Don't leave home to join this multi-modal, weeklong experience that engages all five senses while exploring varied facets of Israeli life and culture.
From $18 Per Person
Competitours Central America Adventure
Get ready for a surprise itinerary that will take you into the heart of local cultures around Central America. Friendly competition and hands-on challenges will take you and your teammate just outside your comfort zone and into the zone of delightful adventure. We plan the details and give you a packing list.
From $4350 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 $6325 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
Urban Oasis of Colombia
This 7-day tour begins in the vibrant capital of Bogotá and ends in UNESCO World Heritage city Cartagena. Both cities embody the colonial history and authentic cultural charms of Colombia. This tour is ideal for those seeking exceptional cultural and culinary experiences.
From $1525 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 $4200 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 $5900 Per Person
Wildlife Wonders of Brazil
The mysterious and diverse Pantanal comes together in this wildlife-focused trip. Explore everything the Pantanal has to offer. You’ll visit the Araras Eco Lodge and Hotel Baiazinha and see how many you can spot of the 80 mammals, 698 bird species, 260 fish species, and 50 kinds of reptiles that call this region home.
From $5625 Per Person
Highlights of Southeast Asia
This trip is a comprehensive overview of three countries: Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. It's a wonderful option for those interested in a cultural, historical, and recreational sampling of Southeast Asia. From visiting UNESCO World Heritages sites such as Angkor Wat to sleeping on a "junk" in Halong Bay, the variety of this itinerary will surely keep you on your toes.
From $3100 Per Person
Istanbul City Break
Istanbul is one of the best cities in the world for an urban getaway that feels truly exotic. Feast your senses and visit some of the world's significant sites on two continents.
From $895 Per Person
Wild and Sacred Sanctuaries
Maximize your experience with the nature and wildlife of Sri Lanka. Seek out elephants, monkeys, langurs, sloth bear, leopards, samburs and many other mammals, as well as endemic bird and plant life in some of Asia's best sanctuaries. Visit cultural highlights as well.
From $3995 Per Person
Competitours USA Escapade
Get ready for a surprise itinerary that will take you into the heart of local cultures around the USA. Friendly competition and hands-on challenges will take you and your teammate just outside your comfort zone and into the zone of delightful adventure. We plan the details and give you a packing list.
From $4125 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 $4300 Per Person
Angkor Wat Odyssey
Immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the temple ruins at Angkor Wat. Also float on Tonle Sap, and continue to the capital of Phnom Penh (if you wish).
From $1150 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 if you choose.
From $4295 Per Person
Your comprehensive trip through the spectacular sites and stories of Israel will chronicle the dramas of the Canaanites, Israelites, Philistines, Assyrians, Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Jewish Hasmoneans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Ottomans, Palestinians, and Israelis.
From $6595 Per Person
An Original Greece Odyssey
Superbly-guided exploration of choice islands, ruins, and landscapes with active days and comfortable accommodations.
From $5500 Per Person
Cape Town Stopover & Wine Country
Explore Cape Town and its surrounds with penguins at Boulders Beach, photos at Cape Point, history on Robben Island, views from Table Mountain, wine in Franschoek, and more.
From $1535 Per Person
Join this active and engaging experience that takes you away from the crowds. Enjoy cooking lessons, biking, hiking, kayaking, and swimming in cenotes; learn how the Mayas lived years ago; explore colonial architecture; and see wildlife at a large coastal wetland and wildlife refuge.
From $2750 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 $4850 Per Person
Rare Journey into Japan
Visit Japan in the Fall on this once-only Rare Journey! You'll see the best of Tokyo and Kyoto - but this trip really highlights the more remote villages and distinctive culture of Japan. Join cross-cultural expert David Everhart to connect with local communities, understand customs, visit unique shrines and temples, and immerse yourself in the natural beauty that defines Japan's rural charm.
From $7990 Per Person
Travel to Vietnam's most beautiful sites with an expert local guide and learn a very personal story about history, cultures, and hope.
From $3395 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 $6450 Per Person
Highlights of Spain
This guided trip will take you through the must-see regions of Spain from top to bottom, starting with the vibrant Catalan capital, Barcelona, then south to Madrid. Travel by train into Andalucia where you visit Granada, Cadiz, and finish with a flourish in Seville. Add additional stops along the way if you wish!
From $5850 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 $6500 Per Person
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 $5200 Per Person
This is an expertly-guided, flexible exploration for non-hikers who enjoy wildlife, ancient traditions, spiritual discovery, and beautiful mountain scenery.
From $3960 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
Competitours Europe Adventure
Friendly competition and hands-on challenges will take you and your teammate just outside your comfort zone in the original stomping grounds of Competitours - Europe. This delightful adventure will follow a surprise itinerary that reveals itself as the trip unfolds. We plan the details and give you a packing list.
From $4250 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 $4600 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